Stories tagged with Publishing

David Rubenstein’s paper trail

By Laurie Bennett   |   December 2, 2013 at 8:06am   |   0 Comments

Among the curios recently acquired by private equity billionaire David Rubenstein: the world’s most expensive book.

Mapping the e-book wars

By Laurie Bennett   |   July 1, 2012 at 10:22am   |   0 Comments

Titans such as Apple, Google, Amazon, Sony and Microsoft are vying for majority stakes in digital readers and distribution.

Can book publishers learn from newspaper experience?

By Muckety   |   December 29, 2009 at 8:14am   |   0 Comments

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The financially debilitating “information yearns to be free” ethic that has dominated the web since its inception has spread to e-books.

As the Washington Post recently noted, most of the bestsellers at Amazon’s Kindle store are free.

Although the list can change moment to moment, when we checked Tuesday morning, 75 of the top 100 titles were giveaways. The top price was $9.99.

The book industry is being transformed by digital distribution just as the newspaper industry has been. Let’s hope book publishers have been paying attention.

Tom Cruise bio puts spotlight on Scientology

By Emily Morgan   |   January 15, 2008 at 4:40pm   |   3 Comments

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Tom Cruise

An unauthorized biography of Tom Cruise, released today, has put the Church of Scientology back in the news.

Andrew Morton, who has made a name for himself writing biographies of Princess Diana, Madonna and Monica Lewinsky, spent two years researching on Cruise. He concluded that Cruise is the second-highest ranking person in the church.

Cruise’s rep has called Morton’s book a “false, vicious and bigoted attack.” In anticipation of Morton’s interview this morning on the Today show, the church issued a press release denying many of the book’s claims.

Judith Regan lawsuit has a great plot

By A. James Memmott   |   November 14, 2007 at 1:44pm   |   0 Comments

There’s no question that the $100 million defamation lawsuit filed Tuesday by former books publisher Judith Regan has news value.

But the 70-page complaint also has literary value, as well.

Though it’s bogged down in places with legal terms, it’s still a Judith Regan style page-turner, complete with scenes of betrayal, confrontation and deception.

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