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Popular young adult author Vizzini, 32, dies in NY

NEW YORK (AP) — Ned Vizzini, a popular young adult author and television writer who wrote candidly and humorously about his struggles with depression, has committed suicide. He was 32. Vizzini jumped off the roof […]


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Feds, states want Apple to revamp e-book practices

NEW YORK (AP) — The Justice Department and 33 state attorneys general on Friday said they want to prevent Apple from entering into contracts with sellers of e-books, movies, music and other digital content that […]


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Early Crichton novels to be released as e-books

NEW YORK (AP) — Ten early novels that Michael Crichton wrote under pen names while he was in medical school are coming out as e-books. Open Road Integrated Media announced Thursday that it was releasing […]


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Publisher speeds up e-book access for libraries

NEW YORK (AP) — The publisher of Khaled Hosseini, Harlan Coben and other popular authors has decided that it’s comfortable with letting libraries offer e-book editions of brand new releases.


Susan Spencer-Wendel and her husband John. (Photo credit: SusanSpencerWendel.com)

Reporter faces life’s toughest deadline with book

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Booksellers around the world are preparing to stock the story of a Florida woman battling Lou Gehrig’s disease. Former Palm Beach Post reporter Susan Spencer-Wendel’s book, “Until I Say Goodbye,” hits bookshelves Tuesday.


Johnny Depp starting book imprint

NEW YORK (AP) – Johnny Depp is bringing a dash of cool to the book world. Depp will help run a publishing imprint with the same name as his production company, Infinitum Nihil, meaning “Nothing […]


Kindle customers may get credit via settlements

NEW YORK (AP) – Amazon has alerted its Kindle customers that they are entitled to a credit on prior electronic book purchases as part of settlements between some major e-book publishers and the government. In […]


Cameron Diaz working on fitness book

(AP) – Cameron Diaz‘s latest project is all about looking and feeling good. HarperCollins announced Wednesday that the star of “Charlie’s Angels,” “There’s Something About Mary” and other films has an agreement with the publisher […]



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