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Hong Kong rags-to-riches publisher facing Security Law trial

Nov. 30, 2022 10:01 AM 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...

Boston Globe names first woman to serve as paper's editor

Nov. 14, 2022 19:27 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Globe named Nancy Barnes as its next editor on Monday, elevating a woman to serve in the top job for the first time in the newspaper's 150-year history. Barnes has worked as the chief news executive at NPR and has run major newspapers. She announced in...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Nov. 11, 2022 15:48 PM EST

Hartford Courant. November 10, 2022. Editorial: Time is running out to save local news Local journalism is a cornerstone of democracy and a vital source of information for communities across the country, with newsrooms covering local politics, high school sports,...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Nov. 11, 2022 15:26 PM EST

The Herald-Dispatch. November 7, 2022. Editorial: Even in a digital world, the permanence of print media matters With another election nearly over, professional pundits, amateur commentators and everyone else are offering their opinions on what happened and why. The...

HarperCollins union begins strike, citing wages, diversity

Nov. 10, 2022 19:54 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Some 250 copy editors, marketing assistants and other employees at HarperCollins Publishers went on strike Thursday, with the two sides differing over wages and benefits, diversity policy and union protection. It was a rare work stoppage in book publishing, where HarperCollins is...