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Annalisa Quinn

Annalisa Quinn appears in the following:

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Book News: 15 Unpublished Elmore Leonard Stories Coming Out Next Year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  • A collection of 15 unpublished stories by the late, great crime writer Elmore Leonard is expected to come out in the U.S. and U.K. in 2015.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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Book News: Apple May Pay Consumers $400 Million In E-Book Settlement

Thursday, July 17, 2014

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

  • Apple has agreed to pay consumers $400 million to settle a civil lawsuit — but only if it is unsuccessful in appealing last year's conviction of e-book price fixing. If that ruling is overturned, Apple will ...

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Book News: Harper Lee Says New Biography Is Unauthorized

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

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

  • Former Chicago Tribune reporter Marja Mills says her just-released biography of Harper Lee, The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee, was written with "the trust, support and encouragement" of Lee and her older sister, Alice. But ...

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Book News: Pakistani Civil Servant Who Published Debut Novel At 79 Dies

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

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

  • Pakistani writer Jamil Ahmad, who published his debut novel, The Wandering Falcon, when he was 79, has died "after a long illness," his publisher said. He was 83. Ahmad spent decades as a civil servant in the ...

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Giant Snails Stopped From Entery The U.S. At LAX

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

U.S. customs inspectors at Los Angeles International Airport intercepted dozens of live snails. In Nigeria, they are considered a delicacy. But in California, they are an invasive species.

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Book News: Famed Philosopher Accused Of Plagiarizing White Separatist Journal

Monday, July 14, 2014

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

Marxist philosopher Slavoj Žižek — who is one of the world's most prominent living public intellectuals — has been accused of plagiarizing from the white separatist magazine American Renaissance. (The magazine calls itself a "race realist" publication, while ...

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Citigroup Agrees To Settlement Over Risky Mortgages

Monday, July 14, 2014

Citigroup will pay $4 billion to the Justice Department and spend $2.5 billion to help struggling homeowners modify their mortgages. And, talks are underway between the government and Bank of America.

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Book News: Singapore Pulls 2 Children's Books With Gay Couples From Libraries

Friday, July 11, 2014

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

  • Authorities in Singapore, where gay sex is illegal, have withdrawn two children's books about gay couples from libraries. In a statement, the National Library Board suggested that gayness and family values are incompatible: "Young children ...

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Book News: Co-Author Of Book On How Not To Be Gored By A Bull Gets Gored

Thursday, July 10, 2014

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

  • A Chicago man who co-authored a book about how not to be gored by bulls in the annual running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain, has been gored by a bull. On Wednesday, Bill Hillmann, one ...

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Book News: Amazon Makes Direct Offer To Hachette Authors

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

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

  • The intrigue continues in the publishing dispute between Amazon and Hachette Book Group. On Tuesday, the retailer wrote directly to a handful of Hachette authors, asking for thoughts on a proposal that would give 100 percent of ...

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Israel Continues Gaza Offensive, Hints At Ground Operation

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Update at 2:42 p.m. ET

Israeli leaders are signaling that a ground invasion might be imminent as the offensive on Gaza intensifies, killing at least 53 people and wounding 465 others.

The toll comes from the Palestinian Authority's Health Ministry.

Reporter Daniel Estrin tells NPR's Newscast unit that Israel's military ...

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Book News: J.K. Rowling Writes A New 'Harry Potter' Story

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

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

  • J.K. Rowling has a new short story about the adult Harry Potter, written in the form of a gossip column by Rita Skeeter, the ruthless and fact-bending journalist of the Potter series. Harry, who is attending the ...

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Book News: Does Anyone Actually Finish Thomas Piketty's 'Capital'?

Monday, July 07, 2014

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

  • In The Wall Street Journal, Jordan Ellenberg examines which bestsellers people aren't really reading. The math professor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, uses the (unscientific but clever) method of looking at where the most highlighted ...

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Roxane Gay: 'Bad Feminist,' Real Person

Saturday, July 05, 2014

Roxane Gay's new collection of essays, Bad Feminist, is littered with defiant, regal I's. "I do not care for epigraphs." "I was not impressed."

Gay — novelist, essayist and relentless documenter of her own life — proclaims her I-ness everywhere she goes: on her blog, she describes what she ate ...

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Book News: Children's Author Walter Dean Myers Dies At 76

Thursday, July 03, 2014

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

  • Celebrated children's and YA author Walter Dean Myers, whose motto was "Reading is not optional," died Tuesday at age 76, his literary agent said in a phone interview. He died from complications from pneumonia. Myers wrote more ...

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Book News: Amazon Defends Negotiating Tactics In Hachette Fight

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

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

  • After many months of silence, Amazon has come out in defense of its tactics in an ongoing dispute with the publisher Hachette. Amazon executive Russ Grandinetti told The Wall Street Journal [subscription required] that the ...

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An Exploration Of 'Friendship' That's Full Of <3

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

The last word in Emily Gould's new book is not a word. It's a <3, which is pretty brave, if you think about it. But with her <3, Gould isn't trying to make some point about Our Changing Digital World — instead, she's unselfconsciously representing the way people talk to ...

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Book News: Chinese Importer Talks About Why Clinton's Book Was Dropped

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

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

  • An employee of the importer Shanghai Book Traders spoke to The Associated Press about the reasons Hillary Clinton's book Hard Choices was blocked in China, a country Clinton refers to in the book as the ...

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