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Naomi Wolf and publisher part ways amid delay of new book

Oct. 18, 2019 8:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Naomi Wolf and her U.S. publisher have split up amid a dispute over her latest book, "Outrages." Wolf and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announced separately Friday that they had "mutually and amicably agreed to part company" and that Houghton would not be releasing "Outrages." Neither Wolf nor...

Library exhibit offers glimpse into Salinger's life and work

Oct. 17, 2019 10:23 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — As he worked on early drafts of "The Catcher in the Rye," a novel which proved both scandalous and life-changing, J.D. Salinger considered adding his generation's idea of a trigger alert. "I think there's going to be a lot of swearing and sexy stuff in this book," warns narrator Holden...

Farrow books sells across Australia despite legal threat

Oct. 17, 2019 4:54 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Ronan Farrow's new book is being sold in Australia despite threats of defamation lawsuits that the Pulitzer-winning journalist believes led some Australian retailers to drop the bestseller. "Catch and Kill" covers events leading to Farrow's New Yorker magazine expose of Hollywood...

The top 10 books on Apple Books-US

Oct. 15, 2019 5:13 PM EDT

Apple Book charts for week ending October 13, 2019: (Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, Publisher) 1. What Happens in Paradise by Elin Hilderbrand - 9780316435567 - (Little, Brown and Company) 2. The 19th Christmas by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro - 9780316494021 - (Little, Brown and Company) 3. Lethal...

Woods to write a memoir on ups and downs of his career

Oct. 15, 2019 11:02 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Tiger Woods is writing what he describes as his definitive story in a memoir titled "Back." HarperCollins Publishers announced Tuesday it has acquired rights to the first memoir written by Woods. Still be determined is when it will be published. The memoir will cover Woods from his youth as...

Richard Jackson, publisher of Judy Blume, dead at 84

Oct. 14, 2019 1:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The publisher of acclaimed children's books by Judy Blume, Paula Fox and others has died. Richard Jackson was 84. Simon & Schuster's Children's Publishing announced Monday that Jackson died Oct. 2. Additional details were not immediately available. Jackson was editorial director of...

Bed Bath & Beyond taps former Target exec to be new CEO

Oct. 9, 2019 6:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Struggling home goods chain Bed Bath & Beyond has named Target's former chief merchandising officer to be its new CEO and president. The Union, New Jersey-based chain says that Mark J. Tritton, a 30-year-retail industry veteran, will assume the top role on Nov. 4. Tritton succeeds...

The top 10 books on Apple Books-US

Oct. 8, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

Apple Book charts for week ending October 6, 2019: (Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, Publisher) 1. Bloody Genius by John Sandford - 9780525536628 - (Penguin Publishing Group) 2. Lethal Agent by Kyle Mills & Vince Flynn - 9781501190643 - (AtriaEmily Bestler Books) 3. The 19th Christmas by James Patterson...

Sports Illustrated, under new management, cuts staff jobs

Oct. 3, 2019 7:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sports Illustrated’s new manager said Thursday that the 65-year-old sports magazine is cutting more than 40 jobs out of a staff of 150. Maven, the company now managing the magazine, will add 200 contractors to cover college and professional sports teams, said Maven spokesman Greg...

Nunes files $77M suit, alleging Iowa farm story defamed him

Oct. 3, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A California congressman has filed yet another lawsuit against a major media organization, claiming he was defamed in a magazine story about his family’s Iowa dairy farm. Devin Nunes, the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, filed the $77.5 million lawsuit...