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'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...

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...

Judge blocks Penguin Random House-Simon & Schuster merger

Oct. 31, 2022 22:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge has blocked Penguin Random House's proposed purchase of Simon & Schuster, agreeing with the Justice Department that the joining of two of the world’s biggest publishers could “lessen competition” for “top-selling books.” The ruling was a victory for...