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A Long-Lost Dr. Seuss Book Is Coming Out This Summer

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 02.20.2015 | Books

Oh, the places Dr. Seuss will go again! He may have died in 1991, but beloved children's author Dr. Seuss -- real name was Ted Geisel -- has a ne...

'How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are: Love, Style, and Bad Habits' By Anne Berest, Audrey Diwan, Caroline de Maigret, and Sophie Mas

Sugar Rautbord | Posted 01.31.2015 | Books
Sugar Rautbord

How to Be a Parisian Wherever You Are is a little guidebook - not to the sites of Paris--but rather, with a wink and a nod and la bise, to the interiors of a modern chic Parisian woman's sophisticated pysche. Life lessons from the Three Simones.

Fame: Spotlight on Super Woman Clare Boothe Luce

Jim Luce | Posted 01.06.2015 | Books
Jim Luce

Although I attended her funeral at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York, I never knew Clare Boothe Luce in life. Through Sylvia Jukes Morris' twin works, Rage For Fame and the most recent Price of Fame, I feel I have come to know Clare in all her complexity far more intimately.

Innovate Never Imitate

Rob Taub | Posted 09.16.2014 | Books
Rob Taub

The International Thriller Writers motto is "Innovate Never Imitate," and part of the organization's mission statement "is to provide a way for successful, bestselling authors to help debut and midlist authors advance their careers."

Julianne Moore Launches App for her Best Selling Children's Book Character Freckleface Strawberry

Holly Cara Price | Posted 07.25.2014 | Technology
Holly Cara Price

Julianne Moore's acting career began with theatre and television roles in the early-mid 1980's and has since soared to a rarified prominence that very few actors can lay claim to.

The Most Dangerous Game: Christopher Yates' Black Chalk

Jaime Lubin | Posted 07.09.2014 | Books
Jaime Lubin

"Never trust the artist, trust the tale." Christopher Yates invokes the famous D.H. Lawrence quote that functions as an epigraph to Black Chalk, Yates' darkly psychological debut thriller.

Are New York Publishers Still Relevant?

Penny C. Sansevieri | Posted 04.12.2014 | Books
Penny C. Sansevieri

For years New York publishers (also called legacy publishing or corporate publishing) were at the top of the publishing food chain. They decided which...

First Look At Lena Dunham's New Book

The Huffington Post | Hilary Miller | Posted 02.10.2014 | Celebrity

The wait is nearly over! Lena Dunham took to Instagram Monday morning (Feb. 10) to share the cover of her upcoming book, "Not That Kind of Girl: A You...

Five Minutes to a Better Job Search in 2014

Steve Dalton | Posted 03.11.2014 | Business
Steve Dalton

The single best job search action you can take in 2014 is this: e-mail someone who has your target job and request a phone call to discuss what he/she's learned while at that job. That's it.

The Best of the Best Books Lists

Carole DeSanti | Posted 03.02.2014 | Books
Carole DeSanti

Every year, as an editor, reader and writer, I wish for a cool hand, or the hand of history, to lay alongside these best-ofs and favorites.

Should We Worry About the Big 6?

Frederic Colier | Posted 08.24.2013 | Books
Frederic Colier

Should we worry about the survival of the six main publishing houses? This question has been occupying lots of minds, given the massive change in technology and arrival of new players.

Borders Owed Publishers How Much??

Posted 05.07.2013 | Books

When Borders closed its stores a year and a half ago, it left thousands of creditors unpaid. A Publishers Weekly story today features the list of the ...

Screen-Free Week: Go Outside and Learn to Ride a Bicycle

Chris Raschka | Posted 06.28.2013 | Parents
Chris Raschka

Is it silly to write about screen-free week online in a blog? Yes, probably. Tell you what. Print this out. Fold it twice and put it in your pocket. Then go outside and teach someone how to ride a bicycle.

WATCH: Kids Get Inspired To Unplug For One Full Week

Posted 04.23.2013 | Parents

"I spent my entire childhood unplugged," children's book author Dan Yaccarino says in this video from Random House Children's Books. "What I really en...

PHOTOS: Amazing Way To Donate Books

Posted 04.26.2013 | Books

Mailbooks For Good is a genius idea. Once you've finished a book, you unwrap the cover, fold it around the book, seal it, and put it in a mailbox, whe...

How 'Fifty Shades' Helped Publishing

AP | Posted 03.26.2013 | Books

FRANKFURT, Germany -- Booming sales of the "Fifty Shades of Grey" erotic trilogy helped publisher Random House to a record year. The company sold 70 ...

Random House Changes Controversial Contracts

Posted 03.12.2013 | Books

Following pressure from the writing community, Random House has changed its controversial contract terms for digital-only imprints Hydra, Alibi, Loves...

Should Publishers Pay Author Advances?

Posted 03.08.2013 | Books

This week, Random House generated controversy among writers over the terms of their contracts for two of their new digital-only imprints: Hydra, which...

George Saunders Interview: Tenth of December

Cynthia Ellis | Posted 04.30.2013 | Books
Cynthia Ellis

Saunders is a kind of literary guide, taking us on a tour of the human condition. In his previous stories, he has outlined for us the cage built from capitalism and longing from which none of us is free. But in his latest collection, there is hope that these bars might have the capacity to bend.

DOJ Approves Random House Penguin Merger

AP | Posted 04.16.2013 | Books

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has closed an investigation of a proposed merger between Penguin and Random House and will take no action to...

Scientology: Scary or Sacred

Tom Alderman | Posted 04.14.2013 | Books
Tom Alderman

This is certainly not the first exposé of Scientology -- although it might qualify as the most abundant. Time magazine, CBS-TV, and NBC-TV are among the many who've taken on this most controversial of religions since its beginnings in the mid-1950s.

Random House Opens Its Doors

Posted 12.21.2012 | Books

Last Friday, we spent the day at Random House as media sponsors of their first-ever Open House. As e-books become more popular, publishers are inc...

Sleeping With the Frenemy

Nayia Moysidis | Posted 01.30.2013 | Books
Nayia Moysidis

Penguin and Random House got married and rode off into the sunset, but HarperCollins hasn't given up just yet. This week, HarperCollins' publishing promiscuity invited another player into the mix: Simon & Schuster.

Biggest Problems Facing Penguin-Random House

Peter McCarthy | Posted 01.21.2013 | Books
Peter McCarthy

As a former executive at both organizations, I believe the Penguin-Random House merger will be harder to pull off than it sounds.

Publishers, Weakly: What the Penguin/Random House Merger Really Means

Michael Levin | Posted 12.29.2012 | Books
Michael Levin

The publishers will blame everyone in sight for their predicament, but this is a self-inflicted wound; what the Brits would call an "own goal."