Publishing

In this Nov. 20, 2018 photo, Joseph Soldwedel, the publisher of the Prescott Daily Courier, poses for a photo in Phoenix. Soldwedel, the owner of a chain of small Arizona newspapers, and his wife Felice are locked in a nasty divorce dispute that includes allegations of poisoning. (AP Photo/Matt York)
December 13, 2018 - 8:00 pm
PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — An award-winning Arizona newspaper publisher and his wife are locked in a bizarre divorce case that has morphed into something more: a journalism ethics saga. Joseph Soldwedel has accused wife Felice Soldwedel in a lawsuit of trying to kill him by poisoning him, and detailed...
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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2018 file photo, former first lady Michelle Obama speaks to the crowd as she presents her anticipated memoir "Becoming" during her book tour stop in Washington. Crown Publishing tells The Associated Press on Wednesday that the former first lady's memoir has sold more than 1.4 million copies in all formats in the U.S. and Canada in the seven days since it was released Nov. 13. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
November 21, 2018 - 2:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Michelle Obama's "Becoming" has become a massive hit. Crown Publishing told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the former first lady's memoir has sold more than 1.4 million copies in print and digital formats in the U.S. and Canada in the seven days since it was released Nov. 13...
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November 13, 2018 - 9:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Around two dozen employees will be laid off in a re-organization at Hachette Book Group. The publisher announced Tuesday that various imprints would be consolidated and merged, ranging from the religious imprint FaithWords to the feminist Seal Press. Among those leaving are Hachette...
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FILE - In this April 16, 2002, file photo, Stan Lee, 79, creator of comic-book franchises such as "Spider-Man," "The Incredible Hulk" and "X-Men," smiles during a photo session in his office in Santa Monica, Calif. Comic book genius Lee, the architect of the contemporary comic book, has died. He was 95. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
November 12, 2018 - 1:56 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stan Lee, the creative dynamo who revolutionized the comic book and helped make billions for Hollywood by introducing human frailties in superheroes such as Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and the Incredible Hulk, died Monday. He was 95. Lee was declared dead at Cedars-Sinai...
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October 29, 2018 - 5:32 am
SYDNEY (AP) — Award-winning actress Judy Davis has told a court that she had heard talk in the film industry that Oscar-winner Geoffrey Rush's career was finished after he was accused of inappropriate behavior toward a female co-star in a Sydney stage play. Rush is suing the publisher of Sydney's...
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October 27, 2018 - 4:50 am
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A rights group has sharply criticized the Serbian government after the defense ministry published and promoted books written by two former generals convicted of war crimes by a U.N. court. The Youth Initiative for Human Rights on Saturday said the move amounted to open state...
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President Donald Trump responds to a reporters question during an event with sheriffs in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
September 06, 2018 - 12:34 am
NEW YORK (AP) — It was an extraordinary decision at a tense time for editors at The New York Times: a senior official at the Trump administration wanted to tell the world that some who work for the president try to blunt his worst instincts, but wanted the cover of anonymity to avoid being fired...
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September 04, 2018 - 6:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — With J.D. Salinger's centennial coming next year, the big news so far is that his publisher is planning to celebrate it. Little, Brown and Company announced Tuesday that new editions of "The Catcher in the Rye" and his three other books would be released in November. Little, Brown...
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In this Nov. 27, 2013 photo, plastic newspaper boxes for The Village Voice stand along a Manhattan sidewalk in New York. Village Voice publisher Peter Barbey announced on Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, that the venerable alternative weekly will cease publication. The announcement comes three years after Barbey bought the paper and one year after it ceased publishing in print. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
August 31, 2018 - 4:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Village Voice, the Pulitzer Prize-winning alternative weekly known for its muckraking investigations, exhaustive arts criticism, naughty personal ads and neurosis-laden cartoons, is going out of business after 63 years. Its publisher, Peter Barbey, announced Friday that the...
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August 29, 2018 - 1:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a victory for the American newspaper industry, the U.S. International Trade Commission on Wednesday blocked tariffs imposed by the Trump administration on imported newsprint, finding that American producers weren't harmed by imports from Canadian paper mills. The newspaper...
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