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FILE - In this March 14, 2016, file photo, author Veronica Roth attends the premiere of

Free e-book includes excerpts from new Veronica Roth novel

Jan. 16, 2020 8:07 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Fiction from Sue Monk Kidd and Veronica Roth, essays by comedian Mike Birbiglia and a memoir about Philip Roth are among the upcoming works excerpted in a free e-book compilation. Buzz Books 2020: Spring/Summer was released Thursday by the industry newsletter Publishers Lunch. The 44...

FILE - In this June 28, 2017, file photo, Pope Francis, left, and Pope Benedict XVI, meet each other on the occasion of the elevation of five new cardinals at the Vatican. Retired Pope Benedict XVI has broken his silence to reaffirm the value of priestly celibacy, co-authoring a bombshell book at the precise moment that Pope Francis is weighing whether to allow married men to be ordained to address the Catholic priest shortage. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool photo via AP, File)

Two popes -- one retired, one reigning -- cause a furor

Jan. 14, 2020 4:12 PM EST

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Ever since Benedict XVI announced he would become the first pope in 600 years to resign, Catholic theologians, canon lawyers and others warned of the potential confusion in having two popes living side by side in the Vatican, one reigning, the other retired but calling himself...

Settlement agreed upon in audio book captions lawsuit

Jan. 14, 2020 1:02 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The audio book company Audible, Inc. and the publishing houses that had sued it for copyright infringement have agreed to a settlement. In a letter filed this week in federal court in New York, Audible's attorneys, writing on behalf of both sides, announced that “the parties have...

FILE - This June 28, 2011 file photo shows people waiting to attend an autograph signing event during the Romance Writers of America Annual Conference in New York. The Romance Writers of America faced another high-level departure and several publishers announced they would not participate in this summer's annual conference.  Writers, editors and publishers have been furious with the RWA over allegations that it has failed to address a lack of diversity in the organization. Numerous RWA board members have left, including President Damon Suede on Thursday. Also this week, the RWA cancelled its annual RITA prizes and confirmed that the Harlequin, Avon Books and Berkeley Romance are among the publishers who dropped out from the conference in San Francisco.  (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg, File)

Frustration with lack of diversity grows at Romance Writers

Jan. 9, 2020 5:05 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Turmoil continued Thursday at the Romance Writers of America as it faced another high-level departure and several publishers announced they would not participate in this summer's annual conference. Writers, editors and publishers have been furious with the RWA over allegations that it has...

Pakistani writer says his novel on ex-dictator confiscated

Jan. 7, 2020 4:13 AM EST

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — A prominent Pakistani novelist and New York Times columnist said on Tuesday that security agents raided the offices of his publisher and confiscated all the copies of his book about the country's former military dictator Ziaul Haq. The raid took place on Monday in Karachi, the...

REMOVES REFERENCE TO PLACE OF DEATH - In this undated photo provided by Random House Sonny Mehta poses for a portrait. Mehta, the urbane and astute head of Alfred A. Knopf who guided one of the book world's most esteemed imprints to new heights through a blend of prize-winning literature by Toni Morrison and Cormac McCarthy among others and blockbusters such as

Sonny Mehta, visionary head of Alfred A. Knopf, dies at 77

Dec. 31, 2019 1:51 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Sonny Mehta, the urbane and astute head of Alfred A. Knopf who guided one of the book world's most esteemed imprints to new heights through a blend of prize-winning literature by Toni Morrison and Cormac McCarthy among others and blockbusters such as "Fifty Shades of Grey" and "The Girl...

In this Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, photo Pete Mulvihill poses for a photo in  his Browser Books store that he recently opened in San Francisco. Mulvihill has felt optimistic enough about being an independent bookseller that he bought a third store within the past two months. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Indie booksellers persevere despite Amazon, rising costs

Dec. 11, 2019 11:12 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Pete Mulvihill has felt optimistic enough about selling books that he bought a third bookstore within the past two months. “The industry is much better than it was — the last four to five years have been pretty healthy,” says Mulvihill, who owns three Green Apple Books...

Publisher Skyhorse plans to release impeachment report

Dec. 10, 2019 4:19 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A second publisher plans to release the Impeachment Report in book form, and this edition will feature a defense of President Donald Trump. Skyhorse announced Tuesday that “The Impeachment Report: The House Intelligence Committee's Report on the Trump-Ukraine Investigation, with...

The report from Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee on the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump is photographed in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. The House released a sweeping impeachment report outlining evidence of what it calls Trump’s wrongdoing toward Ukraine. The findings will serve as the foundation for debate over whether the 45th president should be removed from office. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)

Random House to publish Trump impeachment report

Dec. 4, 2019 4:54 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A leading publisher will release a book edition next week of the House Intelligence Committee's findings on President Donald Trump. Random House told The Associated Press on Wednesday that “The Impeachment Report: The House Intelligence Committee’s Report On Its Investigation...

FILE - This July 28, 2004 file photo shows author Adriana Trigiani in New York. Dutton announced Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. that it had reached a two-book deal with Trigiani, whose previous works include “The Shoemaker’s Wife” and the “Big Stone Gap” series. (AP Photo/Jim Cooper, File)

Adriana Trigiani switches publishers for next books

Dec. 3, 2019 11:08 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Million-selling novelist Adriana Trigiani has a new publisher, but a familiar editor. Dutton announced Tuesday that it had reached a two-book deal with the author, whose previous works include “The Shoemaker’s Wife” and the “Big Stone Gap” series. Trigiani...