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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.
  • Department of Justice sues Apple and 5 major publishers over e-books

    A lawsuit over ebook pricing arrives from the Department of Justice targeting Apple and five of six major publishers: Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, Hachette, Penguin, and McMillan.

    Skylight Books joins Occupy actions for May Day

    Skylight Books sides with Occupy and strikes this afternoon -- then reopens for a sing-a-long of labor songs.

    Watch worldwide book sales, live

    A fascinating interactive map shows one bookseller's global book sales in real time.

    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