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Topic: Books

Jann Wenner Pulls Out of Authorized Bio

It's not the first time he's abandoned a book

Plans for writer Rich Cohen’s authorized biography of legendary Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner have come to a halt after Wenner mysteriously withdrew his support for the project, the New…

Amazon's Publishing Plans Cause Rivals Some Unease

Traditional publishers wary of big hire

Earlier in the week, Amazon announced that it was hiring Laurence Kirshbaum, the former CEO of Time Warner Book Group, to head a new publishing imprint. This seems like an…

Former Time Warner Book Group CEO to Join Amazon

He will head a new general interest imprint

Laurence Kirshbaum, former CEO of Time Warner Book Group, will join Amazon Publishing's New York office as vice president and publisher. Kirshbaum, who will head a new general interest imprint,…

E-Book Sales Pass Print on Amazon

Critic: 'One more nail in the coffin' of traditional bookstores

While the Rapture isn’t scheduled to occur until Saturday, according to members of certain religious fringe groups, it looks like doomsday has come early for publishers of print books. Amazon announced…

Novelists Can't Stop Writing About Crappy Foot-Clinic Sign

What is it about the rotating Sunset Foot Clinic podiatry sign on West Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, situated in a no man's land between Silver Lake and Echo Park,…

People Actually Spotted Reading in Barnes & Noble's Nook Ad

People still love books. No, really, says Barnes & Noble. In the wake of last year’s declining sales of physical books, the retailer kicked off a media blitz this week…

2011 Pulitzer Prize Winners Announced

And the award goes to...

The winners of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize were announced on Monday. No prize was awarded for breaking news reporting—marking the first time no award was given in that prestigious category. Another…

Ad blitz begins for HBO's 'Game of Thrones'

HBO's big-budget take on one of my favorite books, "A Game of Thrones" by George R.R. Martin, is finally marching across America with an invasion of advertising. Posters began going…

Kindle users like to run around and have fun

In its latest Kindle commercial, Amazon.com trots out self-absorbed twentysomethings in trendy clothes who hang out in coffee bars and invade each other's personal space. The Kindle's glare-free display—a key…

Kindle gets warmer and fuzzier for holidays

The Kindle ice queen is gone, replaced by friendlier types in the Amazon e-reader's first two holiday spots. In the first one, a woman settles on a Kindle as the…

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