Fifty years after Maurice Sendak's classic was first published, a London-based author and illustrator hoped to issue a sequel to commemorate the author's death. Not so fast, says HarperCollins.
The two houses have completed their merger, resulting in the world’s largest book publisher: Penguin Random House.
While we wait for the judge's verdict, here's a peek at some of the funniest and/or most interesting slides from the closing arguments.
The Department of Justice's trial against Apple kicked off in New York Monday. The DoJ alleges that Apple conspired with publishers to set ebook prices, while Apple argues that there was no conspiracy and that Apple was operating the way it normally does with content providers.
Amazon Publishing is launching Kindle Worlds, a publishing platform that lets authors sell fan fiction based on properties like Gossip Girl. Amazon Publishing retains the rights to the works and will set the prices. So much for those 50 Shades problems.
This week, Digg and Feedly both surveyed RSS users on the types of social features they’d like to see integrated into a Google Reader replacement. Feedly says it will roll out an updated product in a couple weeks, while Digg’s product launches in June and is likely to be paid.
Amazon announced Thursday that it is acquiring Goodreads, the book-based social network founded by Otis Chandler in 2006. The purchase price was undisclosed, and the deal is expected to close in the second quarter of 2013.
The last remaining publisher holdout in the e-book pricing antitrust lawsuit against five publishers and Apple, has decided to settle about ten months after the lawsuit was originally filed. Now Apple is the only remaining party fighting the DOJ lawsuit.
The Casual Vacancy, the first and much-buzzed-about book for adults from “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling, is likely to be Hachette’s top-selling title this fall. Many readers will rush to buy it tomorrow — but thanks to the realities of the ebook price fixing settlement, they’ll be paying an unusually high price for it.
Popular blogger and Brazen Careerist founder Penelope Trunk has a new book, The New American Dream, and she’s gotten a lot of attention because, even though she had received her full advance, she decided to pull her book from the publisher and self-publish instead.
State spokesman Philippe Reines explained more about how the program will work and clarified some things that aren’t included in the available public documents.
Google is rolling out a new product, “Google Consumer Surveys,” that lets publishers monetize content through “microsurveys” created by companies that want to carry out inexpensive market research.