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David McCullough, Pulitzer-winning historian, dies at 89

Aug. 08, 2022 18:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — David McCullough, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author whose lovingly crafted narratives on subjects ranging from the Brooklyn Bridge to Presidents John Adams and Harry Truman made him among the most popular and influential historians of his time, has died. He was 89. ...

What to watch in Wis., 3 other states in Tuesday's primaries

Aug. 08, 2022 13:03 PM EDT

The Republican matchup in the Wisconsin governor's race on Tuesday features competing candidates endorsed by former President Donald Trump and his estranged vice president, Mike Pence. Democrats are picking a candidate to face two-term GOP Sen. Ron Johnson for control of the closely divided...

Antitrust trial puts book publishing industry in the dock

Aug. 06, 2022 08:47 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Justice Department's effort to block the merger of Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster isn't just a showcase for the Biden administration's tougher approach to corporate consolidation, it's a rare moment for the publishing industry itself to be placed in the dock. ...

CEO of publishing giant defends deal challenged by US gov't

Aug. 04, 2022 19:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of publishing titan Penguin Random House on Thursday defended his company’s deal to acquire rival Simon & Schuster against the government’s claim it would thwart competition. But he acknowledged that the merger would buttress his company’s position as the...

Stephen King testifies for government in books merger trial

Aug. 02, 2022 20:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stephen King didn't break any legal ground on the stand Tuesday as he testified against his own publisher's efforts to merge with Penguin Random House. But he did know how to please a crowd and even get the judge to thank him for his time. “It was a real...

US begins court battle against publishing giants' merger

Aug. 01, 2022 18:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government and publishing titan Penguin Random House exchanged opening salvos in a federal antitrust trial Monday as the U.S. seeks to block the biggest U.S. book publisher from absorbing rival Simon & Schuster. The case comes as a key test of the Biden...

EXPLAINER: Bid to block book merger sets competition fight

Jul. 30, 2022 23:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — At a time of mega-mergers and flashy high-tech corporate hookups, the biggest U.S. book publisher’s plan to buy the fourth-largest for a mere $2.2 billion may seem somewhat quaint. But the deal represents such a key test for the Biden administration's antitrust policy that the...

Hong Kong book fair kicks off with fewer political books

Jul. 20, 2022 20:40 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s annual book fair kicked off Wednesday, with several publishers of political books prevented from taking part in the fair and others saying they had to be cautious about what they exhibited. The fair’s main organizer, the Hong Kong Trade Development...

Simon & Schuster publisher steps down to work on book

Jul. 19, 2022 16:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The publisher of Simon & Schuster's flagship imprint, Dana Canedy, is stepping down to concentrate on a sequel to a book Denzel Washington adapted last year for a film of the same name, “A Journal for Jordan.” Canedy, a former New York Times editor and...

Apple-Books-Top-10

Jul. 19, 2022 11:51 AM EDT

Apple Books US Bestseller List - Paid Books Book Title by Author Name - ISBN - (Publisher) 1. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens - 9780735219113 - (Penguin Publishing Group) 2. The 6:20 Man by David Baldacci - 9781538719879 - (Grand...