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Annalisa Quinn

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Book News: George R.R. Martin Was Told Sci-Fi Would Rot His Brain

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

  • Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin told an audience at the Edinburgh International Literary Festival that his teachers said sci-fi would rot his mind. "When I was 12 or 13, I had teachers take away ...

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Book News: Petitions, Orwell And The Amazon-Hachette Fight

Monday, August 11, 2014

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

  • The dispute between publisher Hachette and online retailer Amazon has escalated yet again, with dueling petitions and a debate over the interpretation of a George Orwell quote. On Sunday, the group Authors United ran a full-page ...

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Book News: Hachette's Deal For Perseus Falls Through

Friday, August 08, 2014

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

  • The planned acquisition of Perseus Books Group by Hachette and Ingram has collapsed. The deal, which was announced in June, would have seen Perseus' publishing imprints go to Hachette and its distribution business go to Ingram. Hachette, ...

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Book News: Google, Barnes & Noble Team Up To Take On Amazon

Thursday, August 07, 2014

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

  • Google and Barnes & Noble are working together to compete with Amazon on same-day delivery of books, The New York Times reports. Beginning today, the Internet giant and the struggling retailer will offer same-day delivery to ...

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Book News: U.S. Appeals Court Slams 'Extortion' By Conan Doyle Estate

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

  • The estate of Arthur Conan Doyle has been ordered to pay more than $30,000 in legal fees to Leslie Klinger, an author and Sherlock Holmes expert who successfully challenged the estate's copyright. Calling the estate's grip ...

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Book News: George R.R. Martin Will Republish Children's Book From 1980

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

  • A 1980 children's story by George R.R. Martin, Game of Thrones author and wanton murderer of his own characters, will be re-released this October. Set in the world of his Song of Ice and Fire series, The ...

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Fighting Genital Cutting Of British Girls: A Survivor Speaks Out

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

When Nimco Ali was 7, she thought her family was going on vacation. They flew from their hometown in Manchester, England, to Djibouti on the Horn of Africa.

Ali doesn't remember the exact location. But she clearly remembers what happened there.

The young girl found herself in a dingy room, ...

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Book News: U.K. Leader, Authors Spar Over Ban On Sending Books To Prisons

Monday, August 04, 2014

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

  • British Prime Minister David Cameron has responded to a letter by leading U.K. writers criticizing a new security measure that prevents books and other small packages from being sent into prisons. The letter signed by Salman ...

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Book News: 'Lost' Dr. Seuss Stories To Be Published

Friday, August 01, 2014

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

  • "He climbed. He grew dizzy. His ankles grew numb. But he climbed and he climbed and he clum and he clum." Random House Kids is coming out with a collection of forgotten Dr. Seuss stories that were ...

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Book News: George W. Bush Coming Out With Biography Of His Father

Thursday, July 31, 2014

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

  • Former President George W. Bush plans to take a break from painting to publish a biography of his father, former President George H. W. Bush. The book, which will be published by Crown on Nov. 11, "covers ...

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Book News: PEN Award Winners Include Poet Frank Bidart, Ron Childress

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

  • The winners of the 2014 PEN Literary Awards – more than a dozen prizes honoring writers of various genres — were announced on Wednesday morning, and include Frank Bidart ("a poet of roiling intensity, a poet singularly ...

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Book News: Louise Shivers, Author Of 'Here to Get My Baby Out of Jail,' Dies

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

  • Louise Shivers, who published her first book, Here to Get My Baby Out of Jail, at the age of 53, has died. She was 84. The 1983 novella followed the wife of a North Carolina tobacco ...

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Book News: The Clash Of The Comic(-)Cons

Monday, July 28, 2014

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

  • The nation's biggest comic book convention has issued a cease-and-desist letter to the nation's third-biggest comic book convention over the use of the name "Comic Con," The Associated Press reports. A lawyer for San Diego's Comic-Con ...

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Book News: Amazon Reports Big Quarterly Loss

Friday, July 25, 2014

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

  • Amazon reported big second quarter losses Thursday and said the current period may be even worse. The company posted a quarter net loss of $126 million, or 27 cents a share, even though sales rose 23 percent. ...

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Book News: Amazon Exec Says Hachette Is Using Authors 'As Human Shields'

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

  • Amid the ongoing dispute between Hachette and Amazon, Amazon executive Russ Grandinetti has proposed paying Hachette authors normal royalties while donating the e-book profits to charity, according to Publishers Weekly. Amazon's removal of the pre-order button on ...

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Book News: Booker Prize, Now Open To U.S. Authors, Longlists 5 Americans

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

  • The 13-book longlist for the Man Booker Prize, the U.K.'s most prominent literary award, was announced Wednesday. The prize is traditionally open to writers from countries in the Commonwealth and Ireland, but this year marks the ...

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Book News: Thomas Berger, Author Of 'Little Big Man,' Dies

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

  • Thomas Berger, the witty and feverishly prolific author of Little Big Man, died July 13 in Nyack, N.Y., following an illness, his publisher said Monday. He was 89. Although Berger was most famous for Little Big Man, ...

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Book News: 'Big 5' Publishers Absent From Amazon's New E-Book Service

Monday, July 21, 2014

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

  • The so-called Big Five publishers — Penguin Random House, Macmillan, HarperCollins, Hachette and Simon & Schuster — don't appear to be participating in Kindle Unlimited, Amazon's new e-book subscription service. Following the model of services such ...

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Book News: 15 Unpublished Elmore Leonard Stories Coming Out Next Year

Friday, July 18, 2014

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

  • A collection of 15 unpublished stories by the late, great crime writer Elmore Leonard is expected to come out in the U.S. and U.K. in 2015. They are early stories, written while Leonard worked as a ...

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NPR Music Returns For 2014's Newport Folk Festival

Friday, July 18, 2014

The Newport Folk Festival has been around for more than half a century now — this is its 55th year, to be exact — and the event now routinely sells out months before its lineup is even announced. And why shouldn't it? On the main stage alone at this year's ...

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