Publishing

March 12, 2019 - 4:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Howard Stern fans are clearly up for his new book. The shock jock's "Howard Stern Comes Again" will be published May 14, Simon & Schuster announced Tuesday. It's his first book in more than 20 years and was No. 1 on Amazon.com within hours of its announcement. Stern's previous...
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Penelope Muse Abernathy, a University of North Carolina professor, stands with the daily newspaper selection in the Park Library at the School of Journalism in Chapel Hill, N.C., on Thursday, March 7, 2019. "Strong newspapers have been good for democracy, and both educators and informers of a citizenry and its governing officials. They have been problem-solvers," said Abernathy, who studies news industry trends and oversaw the "news desert" report released the previous fall. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
March 10, 2019 - 11:27 pm
One of the last investigations Jim Boren oversaw before he retired as executive editor of The Fresno Bee was a four-month examination of substandard housing in the city at the heart of California's Central Valley. The multimedia project revealed the living conditions imposed on many of the city's...
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FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, file photo, Frankie Shaw arrives at a premiere in Los Angeles. In an announcement Friday, March 8, 2019, Showtime said the comedy series "SMILF" has been canceled. The announcement comes after a Hollywood Reporter story in December that detailed allegations of abusive on-set behavior and violation of industry rules by the show’s creator and star Shaw. Shaw denied the allegations, saying she sought a safe and healthy set environment. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
March 09, 2019 - 6:29 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Showtime has canceled the comedy series "SMILF" after two seasons, and ABC studios, which produces the show, has suspended a development deal with its creator, star and executive producer Frankie Shaw. The dual announcements Friday came after a December story in The Hollywood...
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February 21, 2019 - 8:38 am
NEW YORK (AP) — "Pike Logan" novelist Brad Taylor has a three-book deal with a new publisher. William Morrow, a HarperCollins Publishers imprint, announced Thursday that it had signed the author for the next three installments of his million-selling thriller series. The first novel is scheduled for...
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FILE - This Nov. 5, 2013 file photo, shows Anna Lindstedt, Sweden's ambassador to China during a press conference in Stockholm. Sweden’s ambassador to China is under internal investigation, the embassy said Thursday Feb. 14, 2019, after she set up meetings between the daughter of a detained Swedish publisher and two businessmen that appeared to have gone awry. (Leif R Jansson/TT via AP, File)
February 14, 2019 - 8:22 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Sweden's ambassador to China is under internal investigation over a meeting she arranged between the daughter of a detained Swedish publisher and two Chinese businessmen who she says threatened her father. Ambassador Anna Lindstedt returned to Stockholm on Wednesday to meet with...
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February 13, 2019 - 9:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Betty Ballantine, half of a groundbreaking husband-and-wife publishing team that helped invent the modern paperback and vastly expand the market for science fiction and other genres through such blockbusters as "The Hobbit" and "Fahrenheit 451," has died. Ballantine died Tuesday at...
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February 12, 2019 - 7:52 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's top security official on Tuesday banned two publishers for allegedly belonging to a banned Kurdish organization. German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said he banned the publishers Mezopotamien Verlag und Vertrieb GmbH and the MIR Multimedia GmbH because they support the...
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February 12, 2019 - 7:14 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Katie Couric is writing a memoir, one she is counting on to live up to its title: "Unexpected." In an announcement Tuesday, the publisher Little, Brown and Company told The Associated Press that the book was scheduled for spring 2021. Couric plans to share details both "hilarious"...
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FILE- In this Sept. 13, 2018, file photo Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO, speaks at The Economic Club of Washington's Milestone Celebration in Washington. Bezos says the National Enquirer is threatening to publish nude photographs of him unless his private investigators back off the tabloid that detailed the billionaire’s extramarital affair (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
February 08, 2019 - 9:52 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' allegations against the National Enquirer's publisher (all times local): 9:45 a.m. The publisher of the National Enquirer says it will investigate Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' allegation that it threatened to publish revealing personal photos of him...
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FILE- In this Sept. 13, 2018, file photo Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO, speaks at The Economic Club of Washington's Milestone Celebration in Washington. Bezos says the National Enquirer is threatening to publish nude photographs of him unless his private investigators back off the tabloid that detailed the billionaire’s extramarital affair (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
February 07, 2019 - 10:44 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said Thursday he was the target of "extortion and blackmail" by the publisher of the National Enquirer, which he said threatened to publish revealing personal photos of him unless he stopped investigating how the tabloid obtained his private exchanges with...
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