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  • Benedikt Taschen -- how to sell books in L.A.

     Benedikt Taschen -- how to sell books in L.A.
    It's not just a brand name on a big fancy book. "Taschen" is a man, Benedikt Taschen, who started his publishing empire with a comic-book shop leveraged with a stock of remaindered art books. The firm is headquartered in Germany, but when he's in Los Angeles, his landing pad is the Chemosphere, the John Lautner flying-saucer-on-a-hillside. Taschen just released a three-volume collaboration with National Geographic ("Around the World in 125 Years"), and it's clear from the myriad images at his desk that Taschen cast his eye, and his approval, over what's in those books and so many others.
  • Tor drops DRM from e-books, unlocking digital controls

 will drop digital rights management from its e-books by July 2012. The first wave of reaction is largely supportive.

    Authors in L.A. this week: Matty Simmons, Julie Andrews

    Authors in L.A. this week: Matty Simmons with an 'Animal House' memoir, Julie Andrews and more

    Authors in L.A. this week: Gustavo Arellano, Ken Caillat and more

    This week in L.A.: Gustavo Arellano on tacos, Ken Caillat on Fleetwood Mac, and more

    Authors in L.A.: T.C. Boyle, Jodi Picoult and a busy week

    T.C. Boyle, Russ Feingold and Jodi Picoult are all authors and they are all in the LA area this week.