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Former Vice President Mike Pence memoir set for 2023 release

Apr. 07, 2021 18:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Vice President Mike Pence has a book deal. His autobiography, currently untitled, is scheduled to come out in 2023. “I am grateful to have the opportunity to tell the story of my life in public service to the American people, from serving in...

Report accuses Columbus Zoo top executives of misusing funds

Apr. 07, 2021 16:58 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The former president and chief financial officer of the Columbus Zoo arranged for relatives to live in houses owned by the zoo and used its marketing sporting event tickets for their own personal use, according to findings released Tuesday by a law firm hired by the...

The top 10 books on the Apple Store

Apr. 06, 2021 15:20 PM EDT

US Bestseller List - Paid Books Book Title by Author Name - ISBN - (Publisher) 1. The Rebel by Kendall Ryan - No ISBN Available - (Kendall Ryan, LLC) 2. The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah - 9781250178626 - (St. Martin’s Publishing...

Avant-garde publisher Giancarlo DiTrapano dead at 47

Apr. 02, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Giancarlo DiTrapano, an avant-garde magazine and book publisher who as the founder of New York Tyrant worked with Atticus Lish, Sam Lipsyte and Padgett Powell among others and proudly defied mainstream trends, has died. He was 47. A spokesperson for...

After blank front page, newspaper learns it's appreciated

Apr. 01, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stories are back on the cover of Kansas City’s Northeast News this week after the newspaper intentionally printed a blank front page of its previous edition to show community members what they'd miss if the newspaper folded. On this week's cover of the...

Birds as revelations: Atwood writes foreword for Gibson book

Mar. 30, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When Margaret Atwood would receive invitations over the years to literary events around the world, literature wasn't the only factor shaping her response. She also kept in mind the interests of her longtime partner and fellow Canadian author Graeme Gibson. ...

Alternative bidders emerge for newspaper chain Tribune

Mar. 29, 2021 18:57 PM EDT

A group of alternative bidders is emerging for newspaper chain Tribune Publishing, which had agreed to a $630 million acquisition by hedge fund Alden Global Capital. Over the weekend, The New York Times reported that a billionaire who lives in Wyoming, Hansjörg Wyss,...

'Captain Underpants' spin-off pulled for 'passive racism'

Mar. 29, 2021 12:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A graphic novel for children that was a spin-off of the wildly popular “Captain Underpants” series is being pulled from library and book store shelves after its publisher said it “perpetuates passive racism.” The book under scrutiny is 2010's...

News Corp. buys Houghton Mifflin Harcourt books division

Mar. 29, 2021 11:44 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In the latest news of consolidation in the literary world, Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. announced Monday it's buying Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's book-publishing division, which includes such blockbuster releases as J.R.R. Tolkien's “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy and...

Maryland businessman offers to buy Tribune newspaper company

Mar. 25, 2021 11:49 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Maryland businessman has offered to buy the Tribune Publishing media company that owns The Baltimore Sun, the Chicago Tribune and other newspapers. The Baltimore Sun reported Wednesday that hotel executive Stewart Bainum Jr. has offered $650 million...