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Neither fire nor fury for Wolff's new Trump book

Jun. 12, 2019 10:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The sequel to Michael Wolff's million-selling "Fire and Fury" is not attracting the same kind of interest, not even from President Donald Trump. NPD BookScan reported Wednesday just 17,756 first-week sales for "Siege," Wolff's latest account of the Trump White House. It ranked just No. 11...

US stock market notches best week since late November

Jun. 7, 2019 4:55 PM EDT

Wall Street turned the page on a painful May in the stock market by notching its best week since late November. Stocks climbed for a fourth consecutive day Friday, capping a week of gains that reversed most of the losses in May, when President Donald Trump's tariff threats escalated trade wars with China and...

Barnes & Noble, with sales falling, is sold to hedge fund

Jun. 7, 2019 2:10 PM EDT

Barnes & Noble is being acquired by a hedge fund for $476 million and will be taken private. The national chain that many blamed for the demise of independent bookstores has been ravaged by Amazon.com and other online sellers, but remains a critical outlet for publishers. On Friday, it was acquired by Elliott...

Correction: BookExpo-BookCon story

Jun. 6, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story June 2 about BookExpo and BookCon, The Associated Press erroneously identified an author. The author's name, changed recently from Kheryn Callender, is now Kacen Callender. The incorrect pronoun "she" has also been deleted. A corrected version of the story is below: Book sales...

Amazon to release Mindy Kaling's new essay collection

May. 28, 2019 4:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mindy Kaling is taking a different path with her next book. The actress and writer plans to release her third collection of essays through Amazon.com's Amazon Original Stories imprint. The book, currently untitled, is scheduled for the summer 2020. Amazon announced Tuesday that topics will...

'Sideline' products will be in the spotlight at BookExpo

May. 28, 2019 2:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For as long as she's been a bookstore owner, Gayle Shanks has been an advocate not just for books, but for what some sellers call "sideline" products, from pens to notepads to coffee mugs. "I've spent an enormous part of my career as a bookseller trying to convince my fellow booksellers...