Fight Over Ex-Gitmo Detainee's Book Profits Ends

Fight Over Ex-Gitmo Detainee's Book Profits Ends
ABC News
The Australian government on Tuesday dropped its court battle to seize profits from a book written by a former Guantanamo Bay detainee, saying his guilty plea before a U.S. military commission could not be relied upon. David Hicks, an ex-kangaroo skinner ...

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David Hicks' Guantanamo Book Sees Australia Case Against Profits End
Huffington Post
In Australia, criminals can be sued for money that a federal court determines is proceeds from their crimes, including indirect profits from book and movie deals. But it was unclear whether Australia's criminal profit law applied to Hicks because he pleaded ...

Under Israeli blockade of Gaza, books are a rare, cherished commodity
Christian Science Monitor
Gazan students and educators say that under the Israeli-imposed siege, education is suffering too. The blockade makes it so difficult to bring in books that they are forced to resort to bootlegging and smuggling, they say. The limited supply of original books ...

Christian Science Monitor

High-stakes poker organizer Molly Bloom has book deal, memoir coming out in ...
Washington Post
It Books, a division of HarperCollins, announced Tuesday that Bloom's book is tentatively scheduled for publication in the summer of 2014. The book is not yet titled. Loading... Comments. Weigh In; Corrections? Personal Post. The publisher says the book will take readers inside the poker matches that Bloom ran in New York, Los Angeles, Miami and Las Vegas “until it all came crashing down around her.” Bloom says in a statement that for seven years she “reigned supreme” over the secret world of underground, ...

US Defends E-Book Antitrust Case Against Apple, Others
Wall Street Journal
s (NWS, NWSA) HarperCollins Publishers LLC, Hachette Book Group Inc. and Simon & Schuster Inc. have all agreed to settle the Justice Department lawsuit and to make changes that would increase price competition for e-books. News Corp. also owns Dow ...

DOJ defends its Apple lawsuit
Christian Science Monitor
Charles Schumer), the Department of Justice, perhaps not surprisingly, staunchly defended its case against Apple and five major publishers, insisting they conspired to raise the prices of e-books. The DOJ's investigation into sharp upticks in e-bookprices ...

Christian Science Monitor

Beloved New Zealand children's author Margaret Mahy dies; 2-time Carnegie ...
Washington Post
WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Beloved New Zealand children's author Margaret Mahy, who wrote more than 120 books and earned acclaim at home and abroad, has died at the age of 76. She died Monday after being diagnosed with cancer, her ... Zealand, and her books were translated into 15 languages. Prime Minister John Key said in a statement Tuesday that Mahy was “widely acknowledged as one of this country's finest authors, and one of the world's greatest writers of children's and young adults' stories.” ...

Auction planned for two-thirds of inventory at author McMurtry's Booked Up store ...
Washington Post
A selection hand-picked by the author called the “McMurtry 100” will be auctioned off individually. A list of these 100 books is available on the auction house website. A few other single-item lots will be available, including the well-known Goodspeed's sign.

Drake publisher of Herald-Journal of Spartanburg
Sacramento Bee
SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- A regional sales director for Halifax Media Group has been named aspublisher of the Herald-Journal of Spartanburg ( Kevin Drake was chosen by the parent company as part of an administrative restructuring.

Australian government ends fight for profits from ex-Guantanamo detainee's ...
Washington Post
By Associated Press, AP. SYDNEY — The Australian government on Tuesday dropped its court battle to seize profits from a book written by a former Guantanamo Bay detainee, saying his guilty plea before a U.S. military commission could not be relied upon.

Justice Department Responds to Criticism of E-Book Price-Fixing Lawsuit
Hollywood Reporter
Prosecutors say that those critical of its plans "have an interest in seeing consumers pay more for e-books, and hobbling retailers that might want to sell e-books at lower proces." The DOJ shrugs off concerns that have been raised as ... development, spurring such innovation as colore-books. Among those who have filed comments criticizing the government are the American Booksellers Association, The Authors Guild, a group of nine mid-tier publishers, Barnes & Noble, literary agents, and not surprisingly, Apple.

Author and former astronaut, Sally Ride, succombs to pancreatic cancer
Sally Ride, according to Wikipedia, was also a physicist and author. She wrote or co-wrote fivebooks on space aimed at children, with the goal of encouraging children to study science. View slideshow: In Memory of Sally Ride · Ride joined NASA in 1978, ...

'Where We Belong': Emily Giffin discusses new book
Entertainment Weekly
Where We Belong, Giffin's newest novel, is finally available. Earlier this summer, EW dubbed it “another pastel-colored surefire hit,” and the perfect summer read. Belong certainly lives up to both of those claims. The book follows Marian Caldwell, a successful ...

US Justice Dept rejects criticisms of ebook settlements
The US Department of Justice has hit back at criticisms of its ebook case against Apple and five major publishers, saying its critics either don't understand or are just looking out for themselves. The DoJ filed a case in April accusing Apple and five publishing ...

Australia abandons bid to seize freed Guantánamo detainee's book profits
War court. Australia abandons bid to seize freed Guantánamo detainee's book profits. By CAROL ROSENBERG The Miami Herald. Get Adobe Flash player. Loading... Photos. Similar stories: Australia abandons bid to seize freed Guantánamo detainee's book ...

The Rare Book Scholar's Secret Weapon
New York Times (blog)
Andrew Shurtleff for The New York TimesDavid L. Vander Meulen, professor of English at the University of Virginia, shows his class the school's Hinman Collator developed to collate books. Rare Book School, an annual gathering of bibliophiles at the ...

New York Times (blog)

Novel idea: Book deliveries
The Detroit News
He takes books from his own collection, and accepts ones donated from other teachers. He then stacks them neatly in the back of his "book cab" and pedals his way through the subdivisions every Monday and Thursday throughout the summer. There are no ...

DoJ defends controversial e-book suit
TG Daily
The Department of Justice has hit out at opponents of its e-book price-fixing case against Apple, saying that they are serving their own self-interest. The suit alleges that Apple colluded with major book publishers to keep prices down in Apple's iBookstore and ...

TG Daily

Bio of tarnished coach has publisher fumbling
Columbus Dispatch
Simon & Schuster, the publisher, is backpedaling quickly in the final weeks before the release of Paterno, one of the most unfortunately timed books of 2012. Announced in March 2011 as “a biography of America's winningest college football coach, who changed the country one football player at a time,” the book will enter the marketplace at a moment when the name of Joe Paterno, the Penn State football coach ... Now, Simon & Schuster is limiting interviews with the author and scaling back a planned book tour.

Columbus Dispatch

NCAA throws the book out to throw the book at Penn State
For once the NCAA didn't hide behind its rule book or some obscure bureaucratic bylaw. It applied the rule of common sense and did the right thing. If someone in a position of power at Penn State had done that a lot more than a football program would have ...

Multiple Amazon Tablets; DOJ Defends Apple E-Book Case; Canon's EOS M
PC Magazine
In other e-reader news, the Justice Department released comments it has received regarding Apple's e-book price-fixing case. During the DOJ's public comment period, many notes excused the price fixing as "necessary to end Amazon's reported 90 percent ...

Uncooking the books
Toledo Blade
The revelation that Toledo Public Schools has been deleting the test scores of habitually truant students from data it gives the state to prepare the district's annual report card raises troubling, and thus far unanswered, questions: Did the district's manipulation ...

A Conversation With: Author Nell Freudenberger
New York Times (blog)
The American author, who is based in Brooklyn, tells the captivating story of Amina Mazid, a 24-year-old from Dhaka, Bangladesh, who meets an American man named George Stillman online and moves to Rochester, New York, to marry him. Ms. Freudenberger, 37, is no stranger to the Indian subcontinent: she's traveled ...Fellowship and inclusion in The New Yorker's “20 Under 40” fiction issue. She spoke to India Ink recently about her latest book, her journey to Bangladesh to research it and her love for India. Q.

New York Times (blog)

Children's author Mahy dies at 76
BBC News
New Zealand children's author Margaret Mahy, who wrote more than 120 books, has died at the age of 76. Her cousin Ron Mahy said she died in Christchurch on Monday after being diagnosed with cancer. The author's best-known booksincluded A Lion in ...

BBC News

Chris Colfer re-imagines a fairy-tale in new book
USA TODAY's Bob Minzesheimer reviews The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell. --Rare Book School: Book camp?! Count us in. The New York Times profiles a five-week intensive summer program focused on studying rare, historic books at the University of ...


Astronaut & Author Sally Ride Has Died - GalleyCat
By Jason Boog
Astronaut & Author Sally Ride Has Died. ... more TVNewser TVSpy UnBeige AgencySpy PRNewser 10000 Words MediaJobsDaily SocialTimes AllFacebook AllTwitter· The First Word On the Book Publishing Industry ... In addition to her historic career as an astronaut, Ride helped write seven science books for kids, including: To Space and Back, Voyager; The Mystery of Mars and Mission Save the Planet. You can find all her books at this link. Here's more from her ...

14 Literary Characters We've Had Crushes On - The Frisky
By The Frisky
It's easy to get so wrapped up in a book that you start thinking the characters are real. And it's especially fun to do so when the characters seem like ideal dudes. That's why we've collected an assortment of fictional male characters we've ...
The Frisky

Literary Agent Tina Bennett Joins WME - The Hollywood Reporter
By Andy Lewis
Tina Bennett has joined talent agency WME's New York literary division. ... Her non-fiction clients include such well-known authors as Malcolm Gladwell (Tipping Point), Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation) and Laura Hillenbrand (Seasbiscuit). .... to her character Gwen Stacey that wasn't in the comic book, she replied, "Modernizing was a major thing because she was around 50 years ago that was a big thing and all of those things that aren't necessarily happening in comics books like ...
Hollywood Reporter

Book Review: Public Meltdown | Alternative Energy Stocks
By Guest Contributor
The focus on the public's view of nuclear plant operator Entergy (NYSE:ETR) sets Public Meltdown: The Story of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant, by Richard Watts apart from other nuclear energy books. The book avoids pro or ...
Alternative Energy Stocks

Book Cab Delivers Summer Reading To Students « CBS Detroit
By sstoddart
Field Elementary third grade teacher Pete Pizzuoli helps students select books from the BookCab. Pizzuoli and other teachers from the school are delivering books to students at home this summer. (credit: Plymouth-Canton Community ...
CBS Detroit

Department of Justice defends Apple e-book lawsuit
By Cody Lee
The US Department of Justice says it has received nearly 1000 public comments since it lodged its lawsuit against Apple and a number of major book publishers.

Flavorwire » Literary Ink: Famous Authors and Their Tattoos
But more and more authors are showing off their tattoos nowadays, and even ... Photo via Nautilus English Books. ... In a fantastic essay about the author, he writes, “I impetuously went into a .... With thoughts expressed, I yearn for something concrete…a tattoo to celebrate newbook and 20year Anniversary sounds good.

Who Gets A Million Dollar Book Deal? - The Dish | By Andrew ...
But the most romantic seven-figure book deals—what Publishers Marketplace calls a “major deal” in their insider publisher code to indicate the amount of money ...

TED Conferences Launches TED Books And The TED Books App ...
Recently, they have launched an ebook series known as TED Books. ...The eBooks are also ...

Meet the Raspberry Pi – download the e-book! | Raspberry Pi
The cut-down version of Meet the Raspberry Pi, written by Eben Upton, our Executive Director, and Gareth Halfacree, is now available on Amazon as a Kindle ...

Fiction Addiction: How to make a fortune from self-publishing
New Zealand Herald
Fiction Addiction: How to make a fortune from self-publishing. 0. comments. Add. By Bronwyn Sell. 9:30 AM Tuesday Jul 24, 2012. Tweet; Email; Print. Self-publishing ebooks may seem promising, however, there are a few steps needed to make it a successful ...

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