Google Seeks Dismissal of Authors Guild Claims

Google seeks to toss authors from lawsuit
Boston Globe
By Larry Neumeister | AP NEW YORK - Google Inc. has urged a judge to toss the Authors Guild and an organization representing photographers out of six-year-old litigation over the future of the world's largest digital library, a move that would force ...

Google wants authors group out of NY library case
The Associated Press
By LARRY NEUMEISTER, AP – 42 minutes ago NEW YORK (AP) — Google Inc. urged a judge Thursday to toss The Authors Guild and an organization representing photographers out of 6-year-old litigation over the future of the world's largest digital library, ...

Judge to Decide Fate of Authors Guild Class Action Against Google
Publishers Weekly
By Andrew Albanese From the questions he asked from the bench, it certainly seems like Judge Denny Chin wants to see the Authors Guild lawsuit against Google and its library book-scanning program proceed as a class action. But after a morning of oral ...

Google asks judge for library suit to be dismissed
Christian Science Monitor
The Authors Guild says Google doesn't have permission to reproduce portions of books for their digital library. By Molly Driscoll / May 4, 2012 Author Jim Bouton is one of the three authors named in the case as a plaintiff. The Authors Guild said in...

Christian Science Monitor

Google seeks dismissal of suit filed by authors
San Francisco Chronicle
INTERNET Google asks judge to dismiss suit Google asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit by an organization representing authors over the search-engine company's digital scanning of millions of books, saying the group can't represent the owners of the ... 

Authors Contend Google's Book-scanning Project Hurting Millions
Around 20 million books have already been digitized by Google since the project started in 2004, and the guild is seeking minimum statutory damages for the authors it wants to represent. The case brought by the authors was filed in 2005 and is one of ...

'Shades of Grey' author EL James speaks before 1000 women in New Haven
Chicago Tribune
When EL James, the British author of "Shades of Grey," appeared before 1000 women at the Omni Hotel in New Haven Wednesday evening, it was "Women's Lib 2.0" -- and you know what the "O" stands for. James, whose naughty fictional trilogy details the ...

Superheroes will fly off the shelves on Free Comic Book Day
By Brian Truitt, USA TODAY The Avengers blast onto movie screens this week, but heroes of all sorts await readers Saturday on Free Comic Book Day. Marvel Comics is putting out an Avengers issue for Free Comic Book Day Saturday, right in time to hook ...


Comic Book & Graphic Novel Round-Up:
Paste Magazine
Free Comic Book Day returns once again on Saturday May 5 2012. If you've never been, it's exactly as amazing as it sounds. Every year on the first Saturday of May you can walk into almost any comic book store in the world and leave with free comics.

Gawker's 'Fox Mole' has book deal; 2013 memoir is titled 'An Atheist In the ...
Washington Post
NEW YORK — The “Fox Mole” has a book deal. Joe Muto is a former Fox News associate producer who was fired last month after writing a few anonymous pieces for the news blog Gawker. Muto has an agreement with Dutton for a memoir coming out in early 2013.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Manhunt'
Washington Times
Mr. Bergen, CNN's national security analyst, came to prominence in early 1997 when he interviewed bin Laden in the mountains of eastern Afghanistan and then published three acclaimed books about al Qaeda and bin Laden. For this book, Mr. Bergen ...

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Author and Legal Scholar, Michelle Alexander, Talks about The War on Drugs and ...
Huffington Post
Kathleen Wells: Author and legal scholar, Michelle Alexander, has written a powerful and highly acclaimed, well-researched book titled, "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness." In that book, she writes that a war has been ...

Author Says 2012 Survival Lies in Egypt
Houston Chronicle
In his book “Awakening the Pharaoh: How to Avoid World Cataclysm in 2012” (published by AuthorHouse), author Andrew Wojcikiewicz presents a unique hypothesis about the end of days through an exciting and action packed novel. In “Awakening the Pharaoh,” ...

Are Book Trailers Necessary?
Huffington Post
Slowly but surely, a new mode of advertisement for publishers and authors is starting to take hold in the industry -- the use of book trailers to publicize new and upcoming titles. For some trailers, creating a buzz for the book involves fancy ...

A Low Six-Figure Book Deal for the Fox Mole
By John Cook
Congratulations to Joe Muto, formerly known as the Fox Mole, for selling a book about his experiences inside Fox News Channel to Dutton, an imprint of Penguin.

Flavorwire » 10 Beautiful Buildings Inspired by Famous Books
By Emily Temple
Truly wonderful books have a habit of growing and changing years after they've been written, worming themselves into places you might not expect — our decisions, our aesthetic and cultural sense, and even, with the right kind of care, our physical world. Case in point: Orhan ...entire oeuvre — to tide us over. Click through to see our gallery of real-life architecture inspired by literature from all over the world, and let us know if we've missed your favorite literary tribute in the comments.

Cash Money Content Author Wahida Clark Hits New York Times ...
By Seandra Sims
Signed to a publishing deal under Cash Money Content (Simon & Schuster), owned by entrepreneurs Bryan “Birdman” Williams and his brother, Ronald “Slim” Williams, Clark has made an unlikely journey to the coveted book sales list. Clark became a writer while serving a nine ... has sold more than 650000 books to date. With her Cash Money Content deal secure, Clark's own company is reportedly worth over $1 million, and is home to 14 authors with 18 novels currently in stores.

May Book Giveaway | At Home With Books
By Alyce
May Book Giveaway. Posted on May 4, 2012 by Alyce. The choices for this month are two booksthat were sent to me unsolicited. Although they look like fine stories, they fall out of my normal range of interest so I'm offering them to you.
At Home With Books

New Lauren Conrad Book Cover: Beautiful! - The Hollywood Gossip
By (Free Britney)
Now there's a book all about it! Between her signature winged eyeliner and experimentation with colorful hair hues, the former star of The Hills has proven that she can teach her fans a thing or two about beauty just as well as any magazine ...
The Hollywood Gossip

Beinart Book a Colossal Flop « Commentary Magazine
By Jonathan S. Tobin
Both conservative and liberal Jewish critics have panned Peter Beinart's book about the so-called Crisis of Zionism, giving the onetime neo-liberal scribbler a series of spankings that would daunt a less conceited author. ... And considering that Beinart is believed to have received an advance of several hundred thousand books for it, one imagines that the brass at TimesBooks — the partnership between Henry Holt and the New York Times that published Crisis — are kicking ...
Commentary Magazine

Bark Bark Woof Woof: Book Report
By Mustang Bobby
Book Report. The latest shiny object to distract the wingnuts is David Maraniss's new biography of President Obama and his history with his "New York girlfriend." Apparently they're just finding out about her and raising a lot of questions about ...
Bark Bark Woof Woof

Nicole Villeneuve: Literary Recipes: Walt Whitman's Cranberry ...
By Nicole Villeneuve
Literary Recipes: Walt Whitman's Cranberry Coffee Cake. Posted: 05/ ... (Adapted from The Home Cook Book and Food52′s Prune Coffee Cake). 3/4 cup dried ... Originally posted on Paper and Salt, which recreates more literary recipes ...
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pattinase: Friday's Forgotten Books, May 4, 2012
By pattinase (abbott)
He brought to each book a witty and brutal intelligence that exposed all of us as less than we'd want to be. You can get Ross Thomas books on the Mysterious Press e site as well as in many mystery bookstores.I can almost guarantee you'll be ...

Guardian Books podcast: Literature which disrupts reality | Books ...
The Dedalus book of Absinthe by Phil Baker (Dedalus) ... to our weekly podcast, presented by editor of Guardian books Claire Armitstead, for author interviews, ...

Vampires of Carpathia (Dragolescu Chronicles, Book 1) - Smashwords
Authors/Publishers. How to publish on Smashwords ... How to format ebooks ... Also published by Swordworks & Miro Books: ... Bookmark or share this book: ...

Books Worth Reading
This book is informative & interesting; an easy read as it is page by page a little bio of ... him through this book is what a thinker & how curious he was; all the types of books that he ... It's about the author and how she got started as well as a synopses of each book with all the ... She is one of my favorite authors and was local!

Activity Books for Kids - World Book Encyclopedia Sets, Books ...
Online encyclopedias, educational books & sets for kids, students & adults. World Book is a leader in the production of award-winning reference sources for ...

Microsoft Partners with Barnes and Noble, Orhan ... - Poets & Writers
Barnes and Noble has combined its Nook, digital, and college business into a new ... Nobelprize-winning Turkish writer Orhan Pamuk has created a museum ...

Interview: Joshua Graham, Author of Darkroom
Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)
ORG Author Joshua Graham is taking the world one reader at a time. He is a #1 bestsellingauthor on Amazon and Barnes and Noble, and the winner of the 2011 International Book Awards. Suspense Magazine listed Beyond Justice in its Best of 2010, ...

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