Robert Bernstein, top publishing executive, dead at 96

Entertainment 05/28/19, 13:11

Robert L. Bernstein, a publishing executive and human rights activist who presided over a generation of dynamic growth at Random House and advocated for dissidents around the world, from the Soviet Union to Argentina, died Monday at age 96.Bernstein died in a Manhattan hospital after a brief illness, according to ...

Holocaust survivor opens book fair after neo-fascist banned

World 05/09/19, 15:55

A Polish-born Holocaust survivor opened a book fair in Italy on Thursday to a standing ovation, after organizers agreed to ban a publisher linked to a neo-fascist group.Halina Birenbaum, an 89-year-old poet who lives in Israel, was quoted by Italy's Corriere della Sera daily as saying "this is more proof ...

Paper plans hires from new acquisition; number not yet known

U.S. 05/06/19, 17:22

The publisher of The New Orleans Advocate says workers have begun adding desks to its newsroom and advertising area in anticipation of hiring staffers from the recently purchased Times-Picayune.Publisher Dan Shea says The Advocate will hire journalists and other staff from The Times-Picayune. But on Monday he said it's too ...

Publisher of iconic black magazines files for bankruptcy

Entertainment 04/09/19, 20:27

Johnson Publishing Co., owner of the iconic Ebony and Jet magazines that helped changed the negative image of black people portrayed by U.S. media, filed for bankruptcy liquidation Tuesday in a federal court in Chicago.In announcing the Chapter 7 bankruptcy petition, the company said it was "caught in a tidal ...

Dykstra sues Darling over book claiming racist tirade

Sports 04/09/19, 18:51

Lenny Dykstra has sued former New York Mets teammate Ron Darling, St. Martin's Press and Macmillan Publishing Group over a passage in the pitcher's new book accusing the outfielder of directing racist comments toward Boston starter Oil Can Boyd during the 1986 World Series.Dykstra, sentenced seven years ago to prison ...

Bill introduced to help publishers bargain with tech giants

Tech 04/03/19, 15:29

News publishers would gain greater power to negotiate terms with Facebook and Google under terms of a bill filed Wednesday in the House of Representatives.The proposal aims to give newspaper and digital publishers who have been struggling financially the right to bargain collectively with the tech giants. The publishing group ...

Publishers plan bound editions of Mueller report

Entertainment 03/29/19, 15:13

When Attorney General William Barr releases a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the Russia investigation, several publishers will be ready to put it out in book form. Barr notified Congressional leaders Friday that he expects the report out by mid-April. Mueller submitted his findings, nearly 400 pages, ...

Swedish foreign ministry investigates ambassador to China

World 02/14/19, 02:06

The Swedish Embassy in China says its ambassador is under internal investigation.The embassy said Thursday that Ambassador Anna Lindstedt has returned to Stockholm to meet with officials from the foreign affairs ministry. She is not under criminal investigation.Lindstedt left Beijing on Wednesday, according to the embassy, which declined to give ...

Open the vaults: Unpublished Salinger work to be released

Entertainment 02/01/19, 17:29

One of the book world's publishing's greatest mysteries is finally ending: J.D. Salinger's son says previously unpublished work by his late father will be coming out.In comments which appeared Friday in The Guardian, Matt Salinger confirmed longstanding reports that the author "The Catcher in the Rye" had continued to write ...

Brad Meltzer returns to first publisher, has 3-book deal

Entertainment 01/31/19, 08:45

Best-selling thriller writer Brad Meltzer is returning to his publishing roots.Meltzer has a 3-book deal with the HarperCollins imprint Morrow, which released his debut novel "The Tenth Justice" in 1997. Morrow announced Thursday that his next book will come out in 2021 and will feature the protagonists Nola Brown and ...

Origin of virus that hobbled newspapers still unclear

U.S. 12/30/18, 19:02

The origins of a suspected computer attack that disrupted the Los Angeles Times and Tribune Publishing newspapers remained unclear Sunday after causing delivery delays and being brought to the attention of federal investigators.San Diego Union-Tribune Publisher Jeff Light described the incident as "what now seems to have been a malicious ...

‘Lady Chatterley’ copy from famous trial sells for $72,000

Europe 10/31/18, 08:59

A paperback copy of "Lady Chatterley's Lover" used by the judge in the landmark U.K. obscenity trial of the novel's publisher has sold at auction for 56,250 pounds ($72,000), more than three times its pre-sale estimate.The tattered Penguin paperback — along with a damask bag designed to stop photographers snapping ...

Serbian govt criticized for publishing war criminals’ books

Entertainment 10/27/18, 01:54

A rights group on Saturday sharply criticized the Serbian government after the defense ministry published and promoted books that include the war memories of two former generals convicted of war crimes by a U.N. court.The Youth Initiative for Human Rights said in an open letter to Prime Minister Ana Brnabic ...

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