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Federal Judge May Not Approve Apple's Ebook Settlement

Apple finally reached a settlement with the Department of Justice and the state attorneys general in the ebook price fixing case in which Apple and major book publishers conspired to raise the price of ebooks sold to consumers. But it may not pass muster with the court. Read more... July 25, 2014

Daniel Silva Talks The Heist, the Pitfalls of Readers Googling as They Read

Novelist Daniel Silva was a guest on CBS This Morning to talk about his new espionage thriller, The Heist. Read more... July 20, 2014

Weird Al Yankovic Turns Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines into a Rant About Proper Grammar

Weird Al Yankovic has a new album out and one of his parodies is just hilarious. He did a spoof of Robin Thicke's raunchy and controversial song "Blurred Lines." Weird Al renamed the song "Word Crimes" and made it into a rant about poor grammar and improper word use. The song is from Weird Al's new album, Mandatory Fun. Read more... July 15, 2014

Archie Comics is Relaunching Red Circle Comics as Dark Circle Comics

Archie Comics is getting back into the superhero business in a big way. Archie is relaunching its Red Circle Comics imprint under the new name of Dark Circle Comics. The Red Circle Comics imprint was launched in the 1970s as a platform for the superheroes that didn't really fit in the Archie world. The Fly, the Fox, Firefly the Web and Wizard had their adventures chronicled in the imprint. Read more... July 12, 2014

The Amazon Hachette War: For Authors, It's Personal Now

The ongoing war between Amazon.com and Hachette just got a lot more intense. The online retailer and the book publisher have been battling over new contract terms under which Amazon will sell Hachette titles. Each side gives a different account of what has happened. Amazon says Hachette won't come to the table and that its offers were fair, and Hachette says it has made fair offers which Amazon won't accept. Read more... July 11, 2014

National Portrait Gallery Opens Virginia Woolf Exhibit

The National Portrait Gallery had press previews today for its new Virginia Woolf: Art, Life and Vision exhibit which opens to the public tomorrow. The exhibition showcases the life of one of England's most important twentieth century writers. Read more... July 9, 2014

Scarlett Johansson Wins Libel Case Against French Novelist

Scarlett Johansson just won her lawsuit against bestselling French novelist Gregoire Delacourt on the grounds of defamation of character. Read more... July 7, 2014

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