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In this image from video, Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., speaks as the Senate reconvenes to debate the objection to confirm the Electoral College Vote from Arizona, after protesters stormed into the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. (Senate Television via AP)

Sen. Josh Hawley has new publisher for 'Big Tech' book

Jan. 18, 2021 11:00 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Josh Hawley has found a new publisher after his book was dropped by Simon & Schuster in the wake of the siege of the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump. The conversative publisher Regnery announced Monday that Hawley's “The Tyranny of Big Tech” will...

FILE — In this Aug. 20, 2020 file photo, Connecticut Attorney General William Tong speaks to the media during a watch party for the Democratic National Convention, at Dunkin' Donuts Park, in Hartford, Conn. Connecticut authorities are investigating whether Amazon's e-book deals with certain publishers are anticompetitive and violate antitrust laws, state Attorney General William Tong said Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

Connecticut probing Amazon's e-book deals with publishers

Jan. 14, 2021 1:03 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut authorities are investigating whether Amazon's e-book deals with certain publishers are anticompetitive and violate antitrust laws, state Attorney General William Tong said Thursday. Tong released only a few details of the probe. He said the state attorney general's...

Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., asks questions during a Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee hearing to discuss election security and the 2020 election process on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Greg Nash/Pool via AP)

Simon & Schuster drops book by Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley

Jan. 7, 2021 10:31 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A planned book by Sen. Josh Hawley, who objected to President-elect Joe Biden’s win and backed baseless claims that the election was stolen, has been canceled by its publisher in the wake of the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol by a mob of pro-Trump supporters, a decision the...

This combination photo shows the logo for a new imprint for Roc Lit 101, left, and Jay-Z, founder of Roc Nation, who is starting the imprint with Random House. (AP Photo)

Jay-Z's Roc Nation forms book publisher with Random House

Dec. 15, 2020 8:00 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A decade after publishing his memoir “Decoded,” Jay-Z is forming a more lasting partnership with the book industry. Roc Nation, the entertainment company founded by the rapper, is starting an imprint with Random House called Roc Lit 101. In a joint announcement Tuesday,...

FILE - A pedestrian walks past boxes set up in front of book store Book Soup in West Hollywood, Calif., on Oct. 16, 2020, to encourage shoppers to buy from independent book stores instead of online retailers like Amazon. For independent stores and publishers, the pandemic amplified the divide between the industry's biggest players and everyone else. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

Publishing saw upheaval in 2020, but 'books are resilient'

Dec. 14, 2020 1:02 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Book publishing in 2020 was a story of how much an industry can change and how much it can, or wants to, remain the same. “A lot of what has happened this year — if it were a novel, I would say that it had a little too much plot,” said Simon & Schuster CEO Jonathan...

Top publisher teams with top maker of bilingual materials

Dec. 7, 2020 1:06 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the country's top book publishers is partnering with an award-winning education technology company that specializes in bilingual materials for kids. Macmillan Publishers announced Monday that it had formed a “strategic” relationship with Encantos, where products range...

FILE -- This March 13, 2003 file photo shows an exterior view of the German media giant Bertelsmann in Guetersloh, Germany. German media giant Bertelsmann said Wednesday that it is buying publisher Simon & Schuster from ViacomCBS for $2.17 billion in cash. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, file)

Penguin to buy Simon & Schuster, create publishing giant

Nov. 25, 2020 3:24 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German media giant Bertelsmann said Wednesday that its Penguin Random House division is buying rival Simon & Schuster in a megadeal that would reshape the U.S. publishing industry. Penguin Random House, already the largest American publisher, will buy the New York-based Simon &...

FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020 file photo, Douglas Stuart speaks at The 2020 Booker Prize Awards Ceremony, at the Roundhouse in London. Fittingly in this year of work-from-home and lockdowns, Douglas Stuart’s life-changing moment came to him on his sofa. The Scottish writer was at home on Manhattan’s Lower East Side when he was announced as the winner of the 2020 Booker Prize last week. (David Parry/PA via AP, File)

Douglas Stuart hopes Booker win helps working-class writers

Nov. 24, 2020 11:37 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Fittingly in this year of work-from-home and lockdowns, Douglas Stuart’s life-changing moment came to him on his sofa. The Scottish writer was at home in Manhattan when he was announced as the winner of the 2020 Booker Prize last week. Stuart won the 50,000-pound ($66,000) literary...