Apple to DOJ e-book antitrust lawsuit: "Bring it on"

Apple to DOJ on e-book antitrust lawsuit: Bring it on
CBS News
(Credit: CBS) (CNET) Apple remains intent on fighting the US Justice Department's e-bookantitrust lawsuit in court. In a preliminary hearing before US District Judge Denise Cote in Manhattan, an attorney for Apple reportedly reiterated the company's ... 

Apple wants a trial in e-book case, report says
Washington Post
Apple is spoiling for a fight with the Justice Department, following charges that the technology giant worked with publishers to fix the prices of e-books. In court Wednesday, Apple lawyer Daniel Floyd told a federal judge in New York, that the company ...

Apple will fight the DOJ
Christian Science Monitor
By Husna Haq / April 19, 2012 The Department of Justice claims that Apple and five major publishers fixed e-book prices and that the price-fixing reduces industry competition. We're not entirely surprised that Apple is taking on the Department of...

Christian Science Monitor

Ebook price-fix trial showdown? Bring it on, say Apple and pals
By Brid-Aine Parnell • Get more from this author Apple wants to go to trial in the US over allegations of price-fixing in the ebook market, the company's lawyer said yesterday, but it may end up settling with the EU. The fruity firm and fellow ...

'Three Cups Of Tea' Author Greg Mortensen Sued By Readers For Book Fabrications
Huffington Post
Regardless of whether claims are true that author Greg Mortenson fabricated portions of "Three Cups of Tea," neither he nor his publisher can be held liable because the First Amendment protects exaggerations or lies in memoirs, his publisher's attorney ...

Future of author John Updike's Pa. house unclear as would-be buyer waits for ...
Washington Post
Late author John Updike's childhood home is for sale and facing an uncertain future. The nonprofit John Updike Society wants to buy the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer's house with a $200000 foundation gift to preserve it as a museum and headquarters.

Publishers Seek to Resolve E-Book Case
Wall Street Journal
By CHAD BRAY NEW YORK—Lagardere SCA's Hachette Book Group and News Corp.'s HarperCollins Publishers LLC hope to extend an agreement with state regulators nationwide to resolve consumer litigation over e-books, lawyers for the publishers said Wednesday.

CBI books BEML chief on charges of cheating, corruption
The Asian Age
PTI The CBI today booked BEML chairman VRS Natarajan for alleged cheating, criminal conspiracy and corruption in connection with tendering process for hiring a private consultancy firm and carried out searches at several locations including his ...

Getting a read on the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
Los Angeles Times
More than 400 authors are scheduled over the two days at USC. Writers as varied as Anne Rice and Jeff Kinney will hold court. Rodney King will be at the Festival of Books. (Jay L. Clendenin, Los Angeles Times / March 14, 2012) By Nick Owchar, ...

Author's childhood home in limbo
Reading Eagle
But both sides want the two-story house at 117 Philadelphia Ave. to serve as a historic site honoring the late author. The John Updike Society would like to purchase the property with a $200000 foundation gift to preserve it and use it as headquarters.

Book Talk: John Grisham on America's summer sport
"Calico Joe" is the 25th novel from prolific author John Grisham, 57, and though set against the backdrop of major league baseball, it is more an exploration of forgiveness and the relationship between a father and son. The son of a construction worker ...

2 publishers close to settling states' Apple e-books antitrust suit
Los Angeles Times
The judge overseeing an antitrust lawsuit against Apple Inc. over e-book prices was told by a lawyer that two publishers that earlier settled with the Justice Department are now close to a deal with 15 states. Three publishers named in the US ...

World Book Night set for April 23rd.
New York Daily News (blog)
BY Frank Santo This April 23 rd , a non-profit organization called World Book Night US will be sponsoring America's first annual World Book Night. The event, which also will be taking place in the UK, entails selected participants, or 'givers,' ...

'Three Cups of Tea's' Greg Mortenson Sued Over Book Fabrications
By Guest Writer at By Maryam Ansari, Esq. We've reported on how author Greg Mortenson was found to be abusing his charity's funds. Now, the "Three Cups of Tea" author is being sued for allegedly fabricating the stories in his book, ...

Future of author John Updike's Pa. house uncertain
The Associated Press
(AP) — Late author John Updike's childhood home in eastern Pennsylvania is for sale and facing an uncertain future. The nonprofit John Updike Society wants to buy the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer's house with a $200000 foundation gift to preserve it ...

Canadians file class-actions against e-book publishers
By Laura Hazard Owen Apr. 19, 2012, 9:19am No Comments Last week, the Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against Apple and five publishers for allegedly colluding on e-book prices, and class-actions suits in the US continue. Three Canadian law firms ...

Phone hacking: key claims from Tom Watson's book
The Guardian
11.32am: Labour MP's Tom Watson's book on Rupert Murdoch makes some sensational allegations including claims that Rebekah Brooks's office was bugged while she was still chief executive of News International. We've got a preview copy of the book and are ...

The Guardian

'Three Cups of Tea' author Greg Mortenson battles a civil lawsuit
Christian Science Monitor
By Husna Haq / April 18, 2012 Two weeks after agreeing to a $1 million deal to settle allegations that he mishandled charitable contributions, “Three Cups of Tea”author Greg Mortenson is back in federal court this week – this time to face a civil ...

Christian Science Monitor

Do 'Three Cups of Tea' readers deserve their money back?
Los Angeles Times
That was the subject of a federal court hearing Wednesday in Great Falls, Mont., where Mortenson and his publishers are seeking dismissal of a lawsuit that aims to obtain class-action relief for book-buyers allegedly defrauded by purported fabrications ...

Writers, James Bond, and the Perils of Product Placement
Huffington Post
Critics argue that throughout the Fleming novels, numerous novelizations by other authors, and twenty-two movies (to date) that have featured the spy, there are only a few remaining signifiers that make Bond who he is: his code number (007), ...

Bring on e-book pricing trial, Apple lawyer says
Financial Post
A digital book is displayed on an Apple Inc. iPad. The anti-trust division of the US Department of Justice last week accused Apple and five publishers of colluding to break up's low-cost dominance of the digital book market.

Financial Post

Podcast Part 4: Pournelle On Using Multimedia To Sell Books
In this fourth and final podcast segment, Jerry talks about the value of editors, the multimedia possibilities of advertising books and short stories on the Internet, and the best fields of study for prospective science-fiction authors.

'Fifty Shades of Grey' author EL James coming to New Haven in May (video)
New Haven Register
By Sandi Kahn Shelton, Register Staff If you've been busy over the last few weeks, you might not have noticed that the book world has gone into a swoon. Make that a passionate swoon — complete with handcuffs, say, and some rope.

Book passage on the restored African Queen in the Florida Keys
By Laura Bly, USA TODAY The African Queen, the rickety river steamboat that carried pilot Humphrey Bogart and his prim passenger Katharine Hepburn in John Huston's 1951 film of the same name, will be hitting the water in the Florida Keys next week ...


Pulitzer's no decision on fiction prize exposes flaw in process
Washington Post
I was one of three jurors — along with the former books editor for the Times-Picayune, Susan Larson, and novelist Michael Cunningham, who himself won the Pulitzer Prize in 1999 for “The Hours.” Like everyone else, we three jurors found out Monday that ...

CISPA Author: It's Not Perfect, But We're Making 'Tremendous ...
By Alex Fitzpatrick
The author of CISPA admits the bill isn't perfect, but believes he's making "tremendous progress" towards passing the bill. ... CISPA Author: It's Not Perfect, But We're Making 'Tremendous Progress' · Alex Fitzpatrick April 18, 2012 by Alex ...
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Apple Willing To Stand Trial On E-Book Price-Fixing Allegations ...
By Chris Morran
Even though three of the publishers accused of colluding with Apple to fix prices on e-bookshave already settled with the Dept. of Justice, the electronics giant continues to assert its innocence and wants the opportunity to answer the ... The government alleges that when Apple entered the e-book market in anticipation of the launch of the iPad, it colluded with a handful of major publishers to make "agency pricing" — wherein the publisher, and not the seller, determines the retail cost of ...
The Consumerist

Food Politics » Books: thinking about food
By Marion
Stuckey is a professional food developer for whom understanding what makes for taste and flavor is essential. This chatty and accessible book is a great introduction to how and what we taste, and why. She ends it with a chapter on 15 ways to ...
Food Politics

Queen Anne Books changes hands » Queen Anne View
Queen Anne Books today announced it has a new owner, Katharine C. Hershey, a longtime resident of Queen Anne and loyal customer of the independent, neighborhood bookstore. Hershey assumes ownership of the store from former owner ...
Queen Anne View

Apple wants to go to trial in eBook price-fixing, no settlement ...
By Jake Smith
The civil antitrust suit alleged, however, that Apple's move to let publishers set their own prices—and it is a requirement that publishers do not sell their digital books for cheaper elsewhere—forced consumers to pay millions more for eBooks ...

A Primer on Ebooks for Libraries Just Starting With Downloadable ...
By Paul Biba
(Library Journal is presenting a series of articles, Exploring Ebook Options, that takes an indepth look at some of the ebook platforms that are now in the marketplace. Baker & Taylor's Axis 360 and Freading from Library Ideas have already ...
TeleRead: News and views on e-books,...

Motherlode Book Club: Ask Anne Lamott, Author of "Some Assembly ...
Anne Lamott, author of "Operating Instructions" and the new sequel, "Some Assembly Required: A Journey of My Son's First Son" is answering reader questions.

8 Facts History Books Got Wrong
By The Huffington Post News Editors
Just Friends: Famous Author Duos Who Kept It Clean. PLAY. FULLSCREEN. ZOOM. SHARE ...FOLLOW BOOKS. Like. 13k. Get Alerts. Photo Galleries. By Margaret Bristol for Bookish There are plenty of stories scholars and writers have passed off as fact, when truth be told, they are actually fiction. Remember, there was a time when folks though... By Margaret Bristol for Bookish There are ... history to show America's 'Secret Heroes' · Book review: Björn Wahlroos's selective history ...
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Review of the Day – Chuck Close: Face Book by Chuck Close « A ...
By Elizabeth Bird
Chuck Close: Face Book By Chuck Close & Glue and Paper Workshop Abrams Books for Young Readers $18.95. ISBN: 978-1-4197-0163-4. Ages 9-12. On shelves now. The autobiography assignment. Oh, it exists. It exists and children's librarians ... Never mind that while biographies are plentiful, good autobiographies come out once in a blue moon and, when they are written for kids, tend to be about children's authors anyway (See: Jack Gantos, Beverly Cleary, Jerry Spinelli, Walter ...
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Auden wrote 'by far' the best book in 1945, but was denied the ...
By Philip Weiss
In 1945, the Pulitzer Prize committee judged British poet W.H. Auden to have published "by far" the best book of poetry, but the prize went to a book by Karl Shapiro for political reasons. Shapiro was said to be “one of us”-- he was in uniform, ...

Women slam 'their' minister for new book - The Local
Accordingly, the venue for the book's launch was filled almost exclusively with young women – a similar generation to the 34-year-old Schröder – who took a hostile view of the minister's ideas. "We want kindergarten places – not ... I didnt know criticizing meant going to the author of booksigning, yelling stuff at her and generally harassing her. Can you please give me a wiki link ... If you don't like criticism and protests, you should not writebooks.
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Lessons Learned from an eBook Launch |
By sachag
Since then, I've sold the eBook over 2000 times and almost reached $10000 in profits. A lot of people have asked me for more details about how I wrote, launched, and promoted the book, so here is a post-mortem to see what went right, what ...

Dan Kennedy: E-books and the Privatization of the Village Square
By Dan Kennedy
What's that got to do with e-books? A physical book, once printed, enters a public sphere of a sort, especially if it's purchased by a library. But an e-book remains largely under the control of the corporation that distributed it -- most likely Amazon ...
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Six fresh books worth perusing | Harvard Gazette
Six fresh books worth perusing. Among these titles by Harvard writers, there's something for everyone. By Sarah Sweeney. Harvard Staff Writer. Thursday, April 19, 2012. 605main. File photo by Brooks Canaday/Harvard Staff Photographer ... “If transformative forces persist and prevail,” the authors write, “the United States can finally move toward becoming the society that James Madison envisioned in Federalist #10, one in which “no majority faction, not even native-born European ...
Harvard Gazette

Free eBooks - AppNewser
Read all Free eBooks news. ... Today's Free eBook of the Day is just that, The Proposal by ...

Booktango Introduces Revolutionary Free E-Book Cover Designer
MarketWatch (press release)
BLOOMINGTON, IN, Apr 18, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Booktango(TM), the free DIY e-book publishing platform from Author Solutions, Inc., announced its new e-book cover designer feature is now available for Booktango users.

Author Sues Ubisoft, Claims Assassin's Creed Plagiarized His Novel
Gaming Bus
By Connor Horn Pennsylvania author John L. Beiswenger announced a new lawsuit against Ubisoft over alleged similarities between the plot of his 2002 book, Link: A Novel, and the plot of Ubisoft's popular 2007 video game, Assassin's Creed.

Gaming Bus

Bethesda Holds Annual Literary Festival
Virginia Connection Newspapers
The 13th annual Bethesda Literary Festival will host an array of local and national authors, journalists and poets, as well as writing contests and poetry contests. Featured literary guests include Thomas Friedman, Marvin and Deborah Kalb, Joby Warrick ...

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