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Conde Nast To Pay $5.8 Million To Underpaid Interns

Find out why the publisher is about to pay up.

November 14, 2014

Hachette, Amazon Reach Deal On Book Sales After Fight

Inside the end of the high-profile publishing feud.

November 13, 2014

Bezos Names New Publisher At Washington Post

Washington (AFP) – The Washington Post has a new publisher, owner Jeff Bezos announced Tuesday in his latest move to reshape the prestigious daily for the digital era. Bezos, the Internet entrepreneur and founder of Amazon, named Fred Ryan as publisher and chief executive, replacing family scion Katharine Weymouth. Ryan is a former Reagan administration […]

September 2, 2014

Amazon Vs. Hachette: Soul Searching In Techie, Bookish Seattle

By Katharine Schwab, The Seattle Times SEATTLE — In this city famous for its independent bookstores and pungent coffee shops — brick-and-mortar institutions that value touch, taste and long, rainy afternoons — a high-profile conflict about the business of selling e-books has left many readers feeling conflicted. Their dilemma: balancing an addiction to the convenient […]

August 13, 2014

Hachette Pushes Back After Amazon Alleges Price Fixing

New York (AFP) — Hachette Book Group has defended itself against accusations of pushing up prices for e-books amid a simmering dispute with online retail giant Amazon. “Hachette sets prices for our books entirely on our own, not in collusion with anyone,” the American head of the publishing group, Michael Pietsch, wrote in a letter […]

August 11, 2014

Dorothy Salisbury Davis, Writer Who Brought Strong Women To Mysteries, Dies At 98

By Elaine Woo, Los Angeles Times Dorothy Salisbury Davis, who gained distinction as a “grand master” of mystery writing with tautly spun novels and short stories that portrayed women as strong, complex characters instead of the more usual helpless damsels and femmes fatale, died Aug. 3 in Palisades, N.Y. She was 98. The cause was […]

August 11, 2014

Gannett To Split TV And Newspaper Units Into Separate Companies

By Joe Flint, Los Angeles Times Gannett Co. is spinning off its publishing assets into a separate publicly traded company. The McLean, Va.-based broadcaster and publisher whose holdings include more than 40 television stations, USA Today, and 81 local newspapers, is the latest media company to separate its newspaper and television units. Last year, Rupert […]

August 5, 2014

Authors Call On Readers In Amazon Book Battle

New York (AFP) – Big-name authors are calling on readers to help them get out of the cross-fire in a battle between online giant Amazon and French publishing powerhouse Hachette. An open letter to readers picking up momentum online Thursday had racked up more than 60 signatures including those of Lee Child, James Patterson, Hilary […]

July 4, 2014