Court hands Amazon major e-book victory

Court hands Amazon major e-book victory
The settlement approved Thursday requires the publishers not only to kill their contracts with Apple within a week but also to end contracts with any e-book retailers that specifically place restrictions on a retailer's ability to set prices on e-books ...


US opposes penalty for Russia over historic books
CBS News
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is opposing a Jewish group's bid to have civil fines levied against Russia for failing to obey a court order to return its historicbooks and documents — a dispute which has halted the loan of Russian art works ...

Book kiosks torn down: A Brotherhood attack on freedom of speech?
Ahram Online
Unverified pictures of books strewn about on the streets or with pages torn out and smallbook kiosks allegedly destroyed by the security authorities in Alexandria spread all over the internet and social networks on Friday, 7 September. Now Egyptian ...

Philip Roth unable to correct Wikipedia entry on his own book
Fox News
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Philip Roth penned the book “The Human Stain” about a college professor deemed a racist for an innocent comment he made in class one day, despite the character's secret, African-American heritage. The Wikipedia entry for ...

Books about books: 'Mr. Morris Lessmore' and the enduring importance of print
New York Daily News (blog)
Despite its origins in modern technology, "Morris Lessmore" is a welcome addition to an increasing number of books about the importance of books. As the picture book world evolves and adapts to new technologies (most prominent picture books have ...

Woodward: Book is not GOP ammunition
Politico (blog)
Bob Woodward says that his highly anticipated book about 2011's "grand bargain" between President Barack Obama and congress is not ammunition for Republicans, though many have characterized it as exactly that. “I am not delivering that -- ammunition.

SEAL's Osama bin Laden book sheds light on Ambien use in military
CNN (blog)
The new book "No Easy Day" by former U.S. Navy SEAL Matt Bissonnette has attracted a great deal of attention for his first hand account of the killing of Osama bin Laden. Bissonnette chronicles the drama of the daring operation and the al Qaeda leader...

SEAL's book risks endangering lives just to cash in on bin Laden raid
Buffalo News
For anyone who values both the First Amendment and the nation's right to defend itself, the publication of a former Navy SEAL's book on the raid the killed Osama bin Laden presents a conundrum: Where do you strike the balance between fundamental rights ...

Book News: Haunted Houses, Reader-Friendly Pay Phones
New Yorker (blog)
“In the book the problem of life is basically: I only have one and it moves in one direction. People tend to seek all kinds of solutions to ... I don't know if it's the right one or the best one, but it ended up in the book.” An interview with Zadie ...

New Yorker (blog)

BOOK REVIEW: 'The New Leviathan'
Washington Times
Since 2009, Encounter Books, one of the livelier and more erudite conservative publishers on the scene, has published a sharp series of polemics called “Broadsides.” At 30 and counting, these short monographs have addressed a range of topics from ...
Washington Times

Who Killed Lincoln? New Book By Timothy L. O'Brien - Huffington Post
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The following is the first chapter of "The Lincoln Conspiracy" (Ballantine Books, $26), a new historical thriller by Timothy L. O'Brien, Executive Editor of The Huffington Post. It is a tale ... The Internet Newspaper: News, Blogs, Video, Community ...
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San Francisco Public Library Stands Up to the Big Six Bullies ...
By Dan Eldridge
More on TechnologyTell: Gadget News | Apple News ... “Nearly half of e-book readers surveyed by the Pew Research Center this year did not know whether their library offered e-books, and neither did 58 percent of all library cardholders.” ...
TeleRead: News and views on e-books,...

Book News: Beckett in the Boonies, Playboy Interviews : The New Yorker...
Philip Roth has a new biographer. Peter Osnos on the “cruel paradox” of self- publishing. Playboy is releasing fifty of its best interviews over fifty days, starting ...

Gabby Douglas book, final 'Twilight' trailer - Books - USA Today
What's buzzing today? Gabby Douglas' book will be out for Christmas and a James Patterson book is being adapted for the big screen.

Book news - Avery
Book news. My publishers at the University of the Illinois Press asked me for an interview about my southern gospel book recently, and the results of the ...

Pentagon: SEAL's Bin Laden Book Reveals Classified ... - ABC News
After reading the controversial book that details a U.S. Navy SEAL's firsthand account of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, top Pentagon officials said the ...

Confessions of a Bookaholic: Book News and Events
Book News and Events. There will be a ... Even more great news: There will be giveaways! An alternate ... A Life Bound By Books · Author Kristie Cook. Loading. Book News
Three wonderful Tumblr writers have new books on sale today, and what a diverse group they are: Dan Wilbur tells you How Not To Read in a funny little guide ...

Michael Pietsch of Little, Brown to Be Hachette Book's Chief Executive
New York Times (blog)
Michael Pietsch, the publisher of Little, Brown and Company, has been named chief executive of the Hachette Book Group, replacing David Young, the company is expected to announce the change in a memo to staff on Monday. Mr. Pietsch will take over on ...

New York Times (blog)

'Feisty' female agent spent five years tracking Osama Bin Laden, 'teed up ...
New York Daily News
The CIA operative who led Navy SEALS to Osama Bin Laden's lair was a "wicked smart” and “ feisty" female agent who spent five years tracking the terror mastermind and wept after he was taken out, according to one SEAL's controversial new book.Author ...

New York Daily News

Richard Bach: 'Seagull' author speaking, healing slowly, son says
Washington Times
Writer Richard Bach, author of the inspirational best-seller “Jonathan Livingston Seagull,” is able to speak a few words and respond to simple commands as he remains hospitalized in intensive care more than a week after his small plane went down in ...

Washington Times

How Emma Straub got to know Los Angeles for 'Laura Lamont'
Los Angeles Times
In preparing to write the book, Straub started by watching a lot of old movies. That wasn't enough, however; like her heroine, she had to come to Los Angeles. Straub will read from “Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Skylight Books.

Fake Reviews Are Worse Than Bad Ones
Huffington Post
Recently I read an article published in the New York Times called "The Best Book Reviews Money Can Buy," by David Streitfeld, about authors who are paying for reviews in order to help promote theirbooks and increase their sales. Instead of real ...

Amis in America: A talk with the British author
Huffington Post
The book is also a sendup of fame, which Amis has known firsthand for much of his adult life. He is the son of "Lucky Jim" novelist Kingsley Amis and has reaped bittersweet rewards for choosing the same career. His books so startled the once-genteel ...

Naomi Wolf pens paean to good sex
Huffington Post
We have a pinched nerve to thank for the latest book from Naomi Wolf, author of the best-selling "The Beauty Myth," about the fashion industry's oppression of women. At 46, Wolf began to suffer from a spinal nerve compression that diminished her ...

Rare Nazi book donated to holocaust museum
Chicago Tribune
When a La Grange Park Public Library employee noticed the German word for secret written inside the front cover of an old book donated to the library, she knew it wasn't the typical anonymous gift. An envelope tucked inside its pages gave more clues to ...

Author Salman Rushdie reflects on new role as screenwriter
Los Angeles Times
Movies · TV · Music · Celebrity · Arts & Culture · Industry · Awards: The Envelope · Calendar · Books· Comics · Health · Booster Shots · Science Now · Medicine · Fitness & Nutrition · Mental Health · Health Reform · Cancer · Living · Home · Food ...

Gruffalo author Julia Donaldson urges Maria Miller to protect libraries
The Guardian
The award-winning children's author Alan Gibbons, another vocal libraries campaigner, has also written to Miller since her appointment last week. "I note that you have said it is ' … so important to ensure that books and reading play an important part ...

The Guardian

EW Q&A: David Byrne on the future of music and his new book, 'How Music Works'
Entertainment Weekly
His recently-penned book called How Music Works does in fact try to explain everything about music. There are by-the-numbers breakdowns of different record label contracts; musings on the ways in which technology and society influence the kinds of ..

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