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Making 'indie' video games gets trickier as industry evolves

Dec. 07, 2022 09:43 AM EST

Video game developer Ben Esposito’s first big break was a quirky game called Donut County starring a raccoon who dropped small objects and then entire neighborhoods into an ever-growing hole in the ground. His latest, Neon White, is a campy twist on the first-person shooter genre...

'Expressive times': Publishing industry an open book in 2022

Dec. 07, 2022 09:36 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In 2022, the story of book publishing was often the industry itself. Penguin Random House's attempt to purchase Simon & Schuster ended up in a Washington, D.C. courtroom, as the Department of Justice prevailed after a three week antitrust trial last summer that...

Facebook parent Meta threatens to remove news from platform

Dec. 06, 2022 17:08 PM EST

Facebook parent Meta Platforms Inc. said Tuesday it will be “forced to consider” removing news content from its platform if Congress passes legislation requiring tech companies to pay news outlets for their material. The Journalism Competition and Preservation Act, if passed,...

Hong Kong publisher's national security trial postponed

Dec. 01, 2022 07:33 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — The trial of a Hong Kong newspaper publisher who was arrested in a crackdown on the city's pro-democracy movement was postponed Thursday after the territory's leader asked China to effectively block him from hiring a British defense lawyer. Jimmy Lai, 74, faces a...

Hong Kong publisher Lai faces Security Law in delayed trial

Nov. 30, 2022 23:18 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Jimmy Lai broke into Hong Kong's rambunctious media world 30 years ago armed with the belief that delivering information equates with protecting freedom. Lai's own freedom is at stake as he fights charges of endangering national security as former publisher of his...

Venezuelan publisher receives award from US book association

Nov. 30, 2022 08:32 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — One of Venezuela's few remaining independent publishers is being honored by the Association of American Publishers, the trade association announced Wednesday. Editorial Dahbar, which publishes books that include interviews with political prisoners and critiques of...

More than 150 agents back striking HarperCollins workers

Nov. 28, 2022 17:07 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 150 literary agents, whose clients include Danielle Jackson, V.E. Schwab and L.A. Chandlar, have signed an open letter to HarperCollins vowing to “omit” the publisher from upcoming book submissions until it reaches an agreement with striking employees. ...

Proposed merger of two publishing giants is officially over

Nov. 21, 2022 19:56 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Simon & Schuster's corporate parent has officially ended the agreement for Penguin Random House to purchase the publisher, a proposed sale a federal judge already had blocked last month. Paramount Global also announced Monday that it still plans to sell Simon...

Bob Dylan publisher sorry for $600 book's replica autographs

Nov. 21, 2022 13:41 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Bob Dylan's publisher is offering refunds for a $600 special edition of his new book, “The Philosophy of Modern Song,” acknowledging that the allegedly “hand-signed” copies were not individually inscribed. "To those who purchased THE PHILOSOPHY OF MODERN...

Apple-Books-Top-10

Nov. 15, 2022 12:53 PM EST

Book Title by Author Name - ISBN - (Publisher) 1. Desert Star by Michael Connelly - 9780316421461 - (Little, Brown and Company) 2. It Starts with Us by Colleen Hoover - 9781668001233 - (Atria Books) 3. Charm by Tracy Wolff - 9781649371294 - (Entangled...