Annalisa Quinn

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Book News: Hillary Clinton's New Memoir To Cover Arab Spring, Killing Of Bin Laden

Thursday, April 04, 2013

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

  • Simon & Schuster announced in a press release on Thursday morning that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is coming out with a memoir in 2014. According to the release, the book will "use a number of ...

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Book News: Author And Wife Of Amazon CEO Defends Online Retailer

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

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

  • Mackenzie Bezos, the author of the novel Traps and the wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, defended the company publicly for the first time to The Times [paywall protected], calling it "great for authors and books." ...

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Book News: American Library Association, Barnes & Noble Called 'Facilitators Of Porn'

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

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

  • The American Library Association and Barnes & Noble were among the groups named by conservative group Morality in Media in its "Dirty Dozen List" of "the top 12 facilitators of porn." The list states that the ...

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Book News: Shakespeare Was A Tax Evader And Food Hoarder, Researchers Say

Monday, April 01, 2013

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

  • Research from scholars at Aberystwyth University in the U.K. suggests that William Shakespeare was prosecuted for evading taxes and for hoarding grain during a famine and then reselling it at inflated prices. Jayne Archer, A co-author ...

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Book News: New Book To Feature Unseen Works Of Art By Jean-Michel Basquiat

Friday, March 29, 2013

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

  • The former girlfriend of the late, iconoclastic artist Jean-Michel Basquiat is reportedly planning to write a book that will include previously unseen works of art — including murals he painted on the walls of her apartment ...

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Book News: Taliban Shooting Victim Is Publishing A Memoir: 'I Am Malala'

Thursday, March 28, 2013

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

  • Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenage girl shot in the head by a Taliban gunman last fall for advocating girls' right to an education, plans to publish a memoir this fall titled, I Am Malala. "I want ...

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Book News: Fifty Shades Of Greenbacks: Random House Profits Jump

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

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

  • Profits at Random House shot up 75.6 percent last year because of Fifty Shades of Grey sales, according to Publisher's Weekly. The Fifty Shades trilogy has been so successful that CEO Markus Dohle announced ...

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Book News: Wis. Governor Takes Heat Over His Choice Of Ghostwriter

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

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

  • Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is being criticized for hiring Marc Thiessen, a journalist and vocal supporter of "enhanced interrogation techniques," to ghostwrite his book. The National Review, citing anonymous sources, broke the news of the ...

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Book News: Willa Cather's Letters To Be Published Against Her Wishes

Monday, March 25, 2013

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

  • Willa Cather's letters are being published next month (never mind that the author of My Antonia was militantly opposed to her letters being made public), and The New York Times has excerpts: "In other matters ...

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Chinua Achebe And The Bravery Of Lions

Friday, March 22, 2013

Chinua Achebe, the prominent Nigerian novelist and essayist who died on Thursday, said in a 1994 interview with the Paris Review, "There is that great proverb — that until the lions have their own historians, the history of the hunt will always glorify the hunter."

Achebe's books are ...

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Book News: Newly Found Oscar Wilde Letter: 'Sacrifice For Your Art'

Friday, March 22, 2013

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

  • A recently discovered 13-page letter from Oscar Wilde advises a mysterious "Mr. Morgan" that "[t]he best work in literature is always done by those who do not depend on it for their daily bread and the highest ...

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Book News: Is Amazon Building A CIA Cloud?

Thursday, March 21, 2013

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

  • A report in Federal Computer Week, a magazine covering technology within the federal government, cites anonymous sources claiming that the CIA has signed a contract with Amazon worth about $600 million over the next decade to ...

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Book News: Jane Goodall Apologizes For Lifted Passages In Her New Book

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

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

  • A new book from prominent primatologist Jane Goodall "contains borrowed passages without attribution," according to a report in The Washington Post. The book, Seeds of Hope: Wisdom and Wonder From the World of Plants, is due ...

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Book News: Honolulu, Chicago Campaign To Host Obama's Presidential Library

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

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

  • Honolulu and Chicago are vying to be the site of President Obama's Presidential Library, according to The Associated Press. Although Obama's second term has barely started, representatives the University of Chicago and from the University of ...

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Book News: Anger After Chicago School District Removes 'Persepolis'

Monday, March 18, 2013

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

  • Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi's graphic memoir about growing up in revolutionary Iran, has been pulled from 7th grade classrooms in Chicago because of its depiction of torture. An apparently false report that it would be also removed ...

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Book News: Geithner Writing 'Behind The Scenes' Story Of The Financial Crisis

Friday, March 15, 2013

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

  • Former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has a book deal with Crown to write an account of the financial crisis that will explain "how decisions were made during the most harrowing moments of the crisis, when policy ...

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Book News: Apple CEO Ordered To Testify In E-Book Price Fixing Case

Thursday, March 14, 2013

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

  • Apple CEO Tim Cook has been ordered by U.S. District Judge Denise Cote to testify in the Justice Department's antitrust case over alleged price fixing. Last year, the DOJ filed a lawsuit accusing Apple and ...

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Book News: Michael Vick Cancels Book Tour Because Of Threats

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

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

  • Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick has cancelled the book tour for his autobiography, Finally Free, after "protests escalated into threats of violence," his publisher told CNN. Vick's past connections to an interstate dogfighting ring — ...

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Book News: Hippies Were Dirty And Liked Music By Satanists, Louisiana Textbook Claims

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

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

  • An American history textbook used by some schools in Louisiana's voucher system has caused a bit of a stir over passages describing 1960s counterculture. America: Land I Love teaches eighth graders that during the '60s, "Many ...

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Book News: Amazon Tries To Claim '.book' Domain; Publishers Fight Back

Monday, March 11, 2013

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

  • The Authors Guild and the Association of American Publishers are battling a bid by Amazon to claim new Internet domains such as ".book," ".author" and ".read." In complaints filed late last week to the Internet Corporation ...

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