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Blue Whales, Collateral Damage, and the U.S. Navy's Avoidable War on Whales

Joel Reynolds | Posted 07.01.2014 | Green
Joel Reynolds

Among a wide range of potential harms, scientists have found that high-powered Navy sonar disrupts blue whale feeding, halting their deep-foraging dives, displacing them from krill patches, and silencing their calls.

Two Years Ago Today, the 'Least Credible History Book in Print' Was Published

Chris Rodda | Posted 06.10.2014 | Media
Chris Rodda

The Jefferson Lies was Barton's first "history" book to be published by a major publisher -- Thomas Nelson, one of the largest American trade publishers and the world's largest Christian publisher.

Where is That Simon & Schuster Edition of The Jefferson Lies That David Barton Has Been Promising?

Chris Rodda | Posted 10.09.2013 | Media
Chris Rodda

Exactly one year ago today, on August 9, 2012, Christian publisher Thomas Nelson took the virtually unprecedented action of pulling one of its books from publication due to the book's many inaccuracies. That book, of course, was David Barton's The Jefferson Lies.

One Year Ago Today, the 'Least Credible History Book in Print' was Published

Chris Rodda | Posted 06.10.2013 | Books
Chris Rodda

One year ago today, on April 10, 2012, a new book hit the shelves -- David Barton's The Jefferson Lies: Exposing the Myths You've Always Believed About Thomas Jefferson.

Authors Caught Between Inky Mom & Paper Dad

Randy Susan Meyers | Posted 05.26.2013 | Books
Randy Susan Meyers

Judging from how much the order for my new novel, The Comfort of Lies, was reduced, I am firmly in the "lesser known" camp of writers in the standoff between Barnes & Noble and Simon & Schuster.

How 'Wool' Changed Publishing

Hugh Howey | Posted 05.11.2013 | Books
Hugh Howey

A million bucks on the table--on two different tables--and we walked away. Were we crazy?

Get Others to Share Your Ideas and to Buy

Kare Anderson | Posted 04.20.2013 | Business
Kare Anderson

An anger-evoking true story that's spreading, "Exec loses job after allegedly slapping toddler on plane," quickly moved Dan Schawbel to write on Faceb...

52 books, 52 weeks, Week 7: The Ugly Cry

Catherine McKenzie | Posted 04.22.2013 | Books
Catherine McKenzie

After a #fail with James Patterson's Private Berlin last week, I was happy to turn to a book I knew I would like this week, John Green's The Fault in Our Stars.

Publishing's Drug Problem

Andrew Shaffer | Posted 10.28.2012 | Books
Andrew Shaffer

Publishing has its own performance-enhancing drug scandal. In a New York Times story , self-publishing phenom John Locke (not the philosopher, nor the Lost character) admitted to buying Amazon reviews.

Lucas Kavner

'Busy Trap' Writer Admits He's Pretty Busy

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucas Kavner | Posted 07.12.2012 | Home

Last week, a New York Times essay from writer and cartoonist Tim Kreider probably appeared in your Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr feed at least once, or ...

Price-Fixing Is Bad for Both Readers and Authors

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 06.30.2012 | Books
Hoyt Hilsman

The truth is that this dispute is not about saving literature or the sanctity of the literary world, it is about the publishers' business model.

How to Find (and Lose) a Book Title

Randy Susan Meyers | Posted 03.26.2012 | Books
Randy Susan Meyers

For the effort most authors put into titling their book, you'd think they'd get to see it splashed across the cover -- but an overwhelming amount of us are told by our editors, "Love the book, hate the title. Find another one."

Rin Tin Tin: The Tale Of The 'Dog Who Was Born In 1918 And Never Died'

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.27.2011 | Books

Move over, Lassie. Rin Tin Tin might be considered "the most famous dog in the history of movies and television," and now Susan Orlean's latest bo...

US Government Embarrassed by Afghan Woman Again

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

Malalai Joya, one of Afghanistan's most famous woman, who was just denied a visa for a book tour to the U.S. Having successfully applied for a U.S. visa four times before, this time it is not about Joya, but about the war in Afghanistan.

New Earthquake Novel Eerily Prescient Of Japan Disaster

The Guardian | Benedicte Page | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

An eerily prescient novel in which a giant earthquake knocks the earth from its axis has netted a £500,000 deal reminiscent of the heady days before ...

Making Books Do Things eBooks Can't, And Vice Versa

latimes.com | David L. Ulin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Mainstream publishers say printed books are far from extinct. Nonetheless, their role in publishing is changing. Amazon.com now sells more e-books tha...

Simon And Schuster Year End Results: Children's Division 'Strongest In Their History'

publishersweekly.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In a year-end letter to employees that dealt heavily with digital developments and its impact on the industry and Simon & Schuster, company CEO Caroly...

Simon And Schuster Announces 'Book Deal With God'

GalleyCat | Jason Boog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In a tongue-in-cheek press release today, Simon & Schuster announced they have sealed a book deal with God. The currently untitled book will be attac...

Sleeping With The Enemy?

nytimes.com | JULIE BOSMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

David Rosenthal, the publisher who was ousted from Simon & Schuster in June, has been named the president and publisher of a new book imprint at Pengu...

Larry Ashmead Dies

nytimes.com | DOUGLAS MARTIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

A 9-year-old boy once visited his local library in Rochester to hear a mystery writer read from her book. But what particularly thrilled him was to le...

How the Media Fans the Flames of Western Extremism

Sabria Jawhar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sabria Jawhar

The unintended consequence of booking people with questionable credentials and outrageous opinions to draw viewers is that Western extremism is legitimized.

McChrystal Dismissal Inspires Simon & Schuster To Release Timely eBook 'Truman Fires MacArthur'McChrystal Dismissal Inspires Simon & Schuster To Release Timely eBook 'Truman Fires MacArthur'

Los Angeles Times | Carolyn Kellogg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Fast on the heels of news that President Obama had dismissed Gen. Stanley McChrystal, Simon & Schuster is releasing an eBook that chronicles another h...

Book Publishing Websites: The Best And Worst (PHOTOS, POLL)

The Huffington Post | Caroline Eisenmann and Amy Hertz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Everyone in book publishing has a website. We know Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indiebound and Borders among others sell books on the web. Authors have web...

Jonathan Karp Takes The Helm As New Publisher Of Simon & Schuster

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — In what it said was time for a "fresh approach," Simon & Schuster has hired Jonathan Karp, who published Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's "Tr...

Hilary Duff To Write Young Adult Book Series

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — Welcome the latest celebrity children's author, Hilary Duff. Simon & Schuster Books for Young readers said Tuesday the actress-singe...