The top 10 books on Apple Books-US
Apple Book charts for week ending July 14, 2019: (Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, Publisher)
1. Under Currents by Nora Roberts - 9781250213273 - (St. Martin's Publishing...
Pro-KKK editor out at Alabama newspaper
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The longtime owner and editor of a small Alabama newspaper that called for a revival of the Ku Klux Klan has sold the publication and retired, months after igniting a...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Religious publishers say President Donald Trump's most recent proposed tariffs on Chinese imports could result in a Bible shortage.
CHICAGO (AP) — The publisher of the storied African American newspaper Chicago Defender has announced it will no longer publish a print version.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The publisher of a Maryland newspaper where a gunman killed five people last year is pushing for a national monument to fallen journalists.
NEW YORK (AP) — The company that recently bought Sports Illustrated has found someone to run it: a small media company called Maven.
Authentic Brands Group bought Sports Illustrated from...
Correction: BookExpo-BookCon story
NEW YORK (AP) — In a story June 2 about BookExpo and BookCon, The Associated Press erroneously identified an author. The author's name, changed recently from Kheryn Callender, is now Kacen...
CHICAGO (AP) — The photo archive of Ebony Magazine that chronicles African American life is to go on the auction block in July if a Chicago bankruptcy court approves.
JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — A southern Wisconsin-based communications company plans to sell its newspapers and radio stations.
Bliss Communications announced Monday it intends to sell its...
NEW YORK (AP) — Robert L. Bernstein, a publishing executive and human rights activist who presided over a generation of dynamic growth at Random House and advocated for dissidents around the...
READING, Pa. (AP) — A federal bankruptcy judge on Wednesday approved the sale of the 150-year-old Reading Eagle to a publisher known for its aggressive cost-cutting.
READING, Pa. (AP) — A news media company with a history of taking over struggling newspapers and then cutting jobs has offered to buy the Reading Eagle out of bankruptcy.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A writer on the verge of releasing her debut novel is facing a backlash after she posted a picture on Twitter of a public transit worker eating on a train and reported details...
PEOSTA, Iowa (AP) — Kristin Thomas, the co-owner of Bio-Bond, is not shy when discussing the ambitions of the Peosta-based business she and her husband started four years ago.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Barry Zito has written a book detailing his rise and fall as a baseball pitcher and his intensifying belief in religion.
"Curveball" will be published Sept. 17 by Thomas...
ROME (AP) — A Polish-born Holocaust survivor opened a book fair in Italy on Thursday to a standing ovation, after organizers agreed to ban a publisher linked to a neo-fascist group.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The publisher of The New Orleans Advocate says workers have begun adding desks to its newsroom and advertising area in anticipation of hiring staffers from the recently...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — It's a media shake-up that will leave New Orleans with one major newspaper, instead of two, for the first time in nearly seven years.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Kevin Stitt's appointment of an Oklahoma businessman to fill a vacant seat on the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents has raised concerns among some members of the...
NEW YORK (AP) — With the Mueller Report finally out Thursday, at least in redacted form, publishers are hurrying to release book editions. Two Mueller Report books are in the top 15 on Amazon.com...
The Latest: Quito arrest part of Assange probe
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in London (all times local):
Friends of a Swedish software developer arrested in Ecuador as part of a...
Correction: Johnson Publishing-Bankruptcy story
CHICAGO (AP) — In a story April 9 about Johnson Publishing Co. filing for bankruptcy, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the company owns Ebony and Jet magazines. It is the former...
NEW YORK (AP) — Lenny Dykstra has sued former New York Mets teammate Ron Darling, St. Martin's Press and Macmillan Publishing Group over a passage in the pitcher's new book accusing the outfielder...
South Carolina publisher buys New Orleans publisher
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A South Carolina publisher of books of local history and interest has bought a New Orleans company showcasing books about Louisiana and local history.
Cuba reduces newspaper length due to paper shortage
HAVANA (AP) — The Cuban government says a newsprint shortage is forcing at least six state-run newspapers to cut back on pages and circulation days in a potent sign of the cash shortage...
NEW YORK (AP) — News publishers would gain greater power to negotiate terms with Facebook and Google under terms of a bill filed Wednesday in the House of Representatives.
Publishers plan bound editions of Mueller report
NEW YORK (AP) — When Attorney General William Barr releases a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller's report on the Russia investigation, several publishers will be ready to put it...
Google, McClatchy collaborating on local news experiment
NEW YORK (AP) — Google and the McClatchy publishing company say they will work together on an experiment launching three digital-only outlets to provide local news in U.S. communities that are...
Virginian-Pilot, Daily Press editor leaving newspapers
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Virginian-Pilot and Daily Press newspapers' top editor is leaving amid restructuring at the publications.
The Virginian-Pilot reports Friday that Tribune Publishing...
NEW YORK (AP) — The man who helped introduce J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter" books to U.S. audiences is leaving his longtime job at Scholastic and starting his own publishing house.
Paperback pioneer Betty Ballantine dead at 99
NEW YORK (AP) — Betty Ballantine, half of a groundbreaking husband-and-wife publishing team that helped invent the modern paperback and vastly expand the market for science fiction and other genres through such blockbusters as "The Hobbit" and "Fahrenheit 451," has died.
Ballantine died Tuesday at her home in Bearsville, New York, granddaughter Katharyn Ballantine told The Associated Press. She was 99 and had been in declining health.
New publisher named for Homer, Kenai papers
KENAI, Alaska (AP) — A new publisher is leading both the Homer News and the Peninsula Clarion in Kenai.
Sound Publishing Inc., which owns both newspapers, appointed Jeff Hayden as publisher. He started his post Monday.
Terry Ward, regional publisher and Sound Publishing vice president, says he's pleased to put the newspapers in Hayden's capable hands. He says Hayden "has a deep-rooted desire to help local businesses with their marketing and a passion for community journalism."
Newspaper cutting print editions on Mondays, Tuesdays
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The Blade newspaper in Toledo says it will stop publishing its print editions on Mondays and Tuesdays.
The newspaper says the changes will begin on Feb. 25 and that it will continue digital distribution of news on those days without the print edition.
Germany bans 2 Kurdish publishing houses for backing PKK
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's top security official on Tuesday banned two publishers for allegedly belonging to a banned Kurdish organization.
German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said he banned the publishers Mezopotamien Verlag und Vertrieb GmbH and the MIR Multimedia GmbH because they support the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK.
Authorities searched the two publishing houses in western and northern Germany on Tuesday, the Interior Ministry said in a statement.
Open the vaults: Unpublished Salinger work to be released
NEW YORK (AP) — One of the book world's greatest mysteries is finally ending: J.D. Salinger's son says previously unpublished work by his late father will be coming out.
In comments that appeared Friday in The Guardian, Matt Salinger confirmed longstanding reports that the author of "The Catcher in the Rye" had continued to write decades after he stopped publishing books. He said that he and Salinger's widow, Colleen, are "going as fast as we freaking can" to prepare the material for release.
Brad Meltzer returns to first publisher, has 3-book deal
NEW YORK (AP) — Best-selling thriller writer Brad Meltzer is returning to his publishing roots.
Meltzer has a 3-book deal with the HarperCollins imprint Morrow, which released his debut novel "The Tenth Justice" in 1997. Morrow announced Thursday that his next book will come out in 2021 and will feature the protagonists Nola Brown and Zig Zigarowski from last year's "The Escape Artist."
Danish newspaper, chief editor fined for ex-spy boss book
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A major Danish newspaper and its chief editor were fined 150,000 kroner ($22,900) on Friday for publishing a book based on interviews with Denmark's former domestic intelligence agency chief that the spy service had claimed could contain secrets.
The Copenhagen City Court says Politiken boss Christian Jensen violated a ban by publishing the book, which is based on Jakob Scharf's seven years as head of the Denmark's Security and Intelligence Service, known as PET.
Origin of virus that hobbled newspapers still unclear
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The origins of a suspected computer attack that disrupted the Los Angeles Times and Tribune Publishing newspapers remained unclear Sunday after causing delivery delays and being brought to the attention of federal investigators.
The Latest: Tribune says newspapers hit by computer virus
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a computer virus that has affected the printing and delivery of newspapers across the nation (all times local):
Tribune Publishing says a computer virus disrupted production of the Chicago Tribune and its other newspapers across the country, the Chicago Tribune reports .
Oklahoma AG: Defunct publisher will pay about $1M to victims
EL RENO, Okla. (AP) — A father and son who ran an Oklahoma-based publishing company have agreed to pay back about $1 million to the thousands of writers and musicians they defrauded, according to the state's attorney general.
From Trump to #MeToo, publishing made headlines in 2018
NEW YORK (AP) — The publishing world made headlines in 2018, and not always by design. A wave of best-sellers offered damaging accounts of Donald Trump's White House, a million-selling memoir by Michelle Obama had readers longing for the previous administration and a political thriller by former President Bill Clinton had some taking a closer look at a White House scandal from the 1990s. Meanwhile, some of the country's top writers were called out for sexual harassment and a Dystopian novel written in the 1980s seemed ever more timely.
APNewsBreak: Obama’s book sells 1.4 million copies in a week
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.
Oklahoma AG says ex-publisher’s victims can get music files
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter says a website has been set up for artists duped by a defunct publisher to retrieve their digital book and music files.
Hunter said Tuesday his office has sent a letter to more than 1,100 victims of Mustang-based Tate Publishing, which closed last year. Hunter says it provides step-by-step instructions for downloading documents.
#MeToo brings change, debate to literary magazines
NEW YORK (AP) — For literary magazines over the past year, much of the news has been in the masthead.
‘Lady Chatterley’ copy from famous trial sells for $72,000
LONDON (AP) — A paperback copy of "Lady Chatterley's Lover" used by the judge in the landmark U.K. obscenity trial of the novel's publisher has sold at auction for 56,250 pounds ($72,000), more than three times its pre-sale estimate.
The tattered Penguin paperback — along with a damask bag designed to stop photographers snapping the judge carrying the scandalous tome — sold to an anonymous bidder at Sotheby's in London on Tuesday.
Egypt releases author, publisher held over book on economy
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt has released an economist and his publisher more than a week after their arrest over a book that challenged President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's economic policies.
Abdel-Khaleq Farouq said Tuesday that a court ordered him and the publisher, Ibrahim el-Khateib, to be released pending an investigation into accusations of publishing "fake news."
Serbian govt criticized for publishing war criminals’ books
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A rights group on Saturday sharply criticized the Serbian government after the defense ministry published and promoted books that include the war memories of two former generals convicted of war crimes by a U.N. court.
The Youth Initiative for Human Rights said in an open letter to Prime Minister Ana Brnabic that the move amounted to open state support for the war criminals sentenced by the Yugoslav tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands.