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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...

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...

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...

The top 10 books on Apple Books-US

Oct. 1, 2019 1:54 PM EDT

Apple Book charts for week ending September 29, 2019: (Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, Publisher) 1. Lethal Agent by Kyle Mills & Vince Flynn - 9781501190643 - (AtriaEmily Bestler Books) 2. The Water Dancer (Oprah's Book Club) by Ta-Nehisi Coates - 9780399590603 - (Random House Publishing Group) 3....

Justice Department files lawsuit against Snowden over memoir

Sep. 17, 2019 6:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government filed a lawsuit Tuesday against former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, alleging he violated nondisclosure agreements by publishing a memoir without giving the government an opportunity to review it first. The Justice Department is seeking to...

Edmund White to receive honorary National Book Award

Sep. 12, 2019 10:35 AM EDT

Winning an honorary National Book Award has Edmund White thinking about the more pleasurable moments of the writing life. "Everybody always complains about it, but it occurred to me the other day that it is better than working and you meet lots of interesting people," says White, this year's recipient of the...

Libraries want public to protest publisher's e-book embargo

Sep. 11, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The American Library Association asked the public for help Wednesday to press Macmillan Publishers to rethink a planned embargo on electronic copies of new releases to public libraries. The publishing house recently announced that beginning on Nov. 1 it will allow library systems to...

In new book, Times reporters detail Weinstein investigation

Sep. 9, 2019 8:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A new book by The New York Times reporters who uncovered sexual misconduct accusations against Harvey Weinstein reveals the identities of some of the whistleblowers who aided their investigation and includes new details on the movie mogul's attempts to persuade the newspaper not to publish...