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  • Penguin settles in e-book price fixing case

    Penguin settles in e-book price fixing case
    Penguin has settled with the Department of Justice in the e-book price-fixing case brought against Apple and five publishers this year. Three of the other publishers involved &38212; Hachette, Simon & Schuster and HarperCollins — have already agreed...
  • Amazon's 'technical issue' blocked e-book purchases overnight

    Amazon's 'technical issue' blocked e-book purchases overnight
    On Thursday evening, it suddenly became impossible to purchase most e-books on Amazon. It was possible to buy hardcovers, paperbacks and audiobooks, but not most Kindle e-books from the online retailer's website. The purchase of most Kindle e-books had...
  • Denis Dutton dies at 66; founder of Arts & Letters Daily website

    Denis Dutton dies at 66; founder of Arts & Letters Daily website
    Denis Dutton, a scholar, author and Internet trailblazer who founded Arts & Letters Daily, a pithy website that links thousands of devoted followers around the world to smart, provocative writing online about books, culture and ideas, died Tuesday in...
  • 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....
  • 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....
  • Authors in L.A.: Parenting lessons from Anne Lamott and more

     
    Anne Lamott visits L.A. this week to discuss "Some Assembly Required," in which she shares parenting insights as she watches her son adjust to fatherhood....
  • Morning books: Climate wars, Nick Hornby, Francis Moore Lappe

     
    Controversies over food, climate change and university publishing, a hike in ebook prices, a changed sport, and a literary look at Pinterest in today's book news....
  • Scott Turow: Apple didn't collude, it offered an e-books life raft

     
    After news broke that the Justice Department's antitrust division is continuing its investigation of alleged collusion between Apple and five major publishers, author Scott Turow argues a lawsuit would be a mistake....
  • World Book Night is coming to the U.S.

     
    World Book Night, so far a UK-only celebration of free book giveaways, will debut in the US in 2012....
  • Saving libraries but not librarians [Blowback]

     
    The digital revolution, while improving society, has gutted many professions. And now, the Internet is replacing librarians. Or at least it should be....
  • Justice Department confirms investigation of e-book industry

     
    The U.S. Justice Department's antitrust arm said it was looking into potentially unfair pricing practices by electronic booksellers, joining European regulators and state attorneys general in a widening probe of large U.S. and international e-book...