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Taiwan-based Caribbean writer launches book about her homeland

Taiwan-based Caribbean writer Peggy Carr on Wednesday (Dec. 16) launched her new book titled "Shape of a Warrior," a socio-cultural historical narrative about what life was like for the indi...

Publishing saw upheaval in 2020, but 'books are resilient'

NEW YORK (AP) — Book publishing in 2020 was a story of how much an industry can change and how much it can, or wants to, remain the same. “A lot of what has happened this year — if ...

Publishing saw upheaval in 2020, but 'books are resilient'

NEW YORK (AP) — Book publishing in 2020 was a story of how much an industry can change and how much it can, or wants to, remain the same. “A lot of what has happened this year — if ...

McClatchy names Black woman executive editor of Miami Herald

MIAMI (AP) — McClatchy has named Monica R. Richardson to lead its newsrooms in Florida, becoming the Miami Herald's first Black executive editor in the newspaper's 117-year history, the company said M...

Bertelsmann's Penguin division snaps up Simon & Schuster

BERLIN (AP) — German media giant Bertelsmann said Wednesday that it is buying publisher Simon & Schuster from ViacomCBS for $2.17 billion in cash. Bertelsmann says the New York-b...

Book-publishing exec Dawn Davis is new Bon Appetit editor

Book-publishing executive Dawn Davis is Bon Appetit's new top editor, taking the helm following a reckoning on race and culture at the food magazine. Davis, a Black woman, was most r...

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___ Stocks soar on plans for more stimulus measures, Biden wins NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow Jones Industrial Average soared more than 1,100 points, or 4.5%, Wednesday a...

Publisher Simon & Schuster for sale, not 'core' to ViacomCBS

NEW YORK (AP) — Simon & Schuster, the publisher of such authors as Stephen King and Bob Woodward, is up for sale. ViacomCBS, fresh off a merger, is looking to sell its book publ...

Knopf names Reagan Arthur as its new publisher

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the world's most prestigious literary publishers has chosen just its fourth editorial leader in its 105-year history: Reagan Arthur has been named executive vice president and p...

Head of Hallmark's media business leaves, no reason given

NEW YORK (AP) — The head of Hallmark's media business is leaving the company after 11 years. No reason was given for Bill Abbott's departure, and no replacement was immediately named...

Sonny Mehta, visionary head of Alfred A. Knopf, dies at 77

NEW YORK (AP) — Sonny Mehta, the urbane and astute head of Alfred A. Knopf who guided one of the book world's most esteemed imprints to new heights through a blend of prize-winning literature by Toni ...

Bertelsmann to take full control of Penguin Random House

BERLIN (AP) — Germany-based media and services company Bertelsmann says it will buy the 25% of publisher Penguin Random House that it doesn't already own for $675 million. Bertelsman...

Taiwan mulls tax exemption for book publishers to save brick-and-mortar bookstores

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese government is considering a business tax exemption for the publishing industry as its latest measure to save brick-and-mortar bookstores on the island. Mi...

Singing News Radio Network Gets New Host

CAMARILLO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 30, 2018--Salem Media Group (NASDAQ: SALM), announced today that well-known Southern Gospel on-air personality Rodney Baucom is taking over as the new host as t...

Singing News Radio Network Gets New Host

CAMARILLO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 30, 2018--Salem Media Group (NASDAQ: SALM), announced today that well-known Southern Gospel on-air personality Rodney Baucom is taking over as the new host as t...