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March 21, 2009 | Associated Press
William Morrow says it plans to publish the first of two books by hero pilot Chesley B. Sullenberger III later this year. Topics will include his boyhood, his military service and, of course, his "Miracle on the Hudson" experiences. William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, said Friday that the subject and timing of the second book was not yet known. Sullenberger safely ditched his US Airways plane in New York's Hudson River on Jan. 15 after its engines were disabled by geese.
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January 27, 2014 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Kate DiCamillo's novel for young adults, "Flora and Ulysses," is the winner of the 2014 John Newbery Medal, the top honor in children's literature from the American Library Assn . The Caldecott Medal for most distinguished picture book went to "Locomotive" by Brian Floca, and the Michael L. Printz Award for young adult literature went to Marcus Sedgwick's "Midwinterblood. " The annual prizes were announced at the library association's midwinter meeting, held this year in Philadelphia.
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BUSINESS
March 4, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
Former book publisher Judith Regan, who in January settled a lawsuit against Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. for an undisclosed sum, was sued by her former lawyers, who say she fired them after the settlement and owes them legal fees. In a complaint filed in New York Supreme Court in Manhattan, the law firm, Dreier, alleges Regan retained it to represent her in February 2007 and agreed to pay 25% of any money she recovered as a result of a judgment or settlement. Dreier represented Regan in a suit related to her dismissal in 2006 from News Corp.
BUSINESS
September 8, 2012 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski and Carolyn Kellogg, Los Angeles Times
Publishing insiders worry that a decisive court ruling benefiting retailer Amazon.com Inc. will undermine an industry already struggling with the transition to e-books. A federal court Thursday approved a settlement between the Justice Department and three of the country's largest publishers, who were accused of colluding to fix prices for e-books. Hachette Book Group, HarperCollins Publishers and Simon & Schuster were alleged to have conspired with Apple Inc. to control the price of e-books sold online as part of a larger effort to end Amazon's online dominance.
BUSINESS
September 24, 1997 | Bloomberg News
News Corp. said it has formed News America Publishing Group for its U.S. book and magazine units, which include HarperCollins Publishers, TV Guide and its electronic publishing units. Anthea Disney, HarperCollins president and chief executive, will run the group. The move is the second step of a reorganization of the Australia-based company that involved moving its marketing business into a separate division.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 27, 2014 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Kate DiCamillo's novel for young adults, "Flora and Ulysses," is the winner of the 2014 John Newbery Medal, the top honor in children's literature from the American Library Assn . The Caldecott Medal for most distinguished picture book went to "Locomotive" by Brian Floca, and the Michael L. Printz Award for young adult literature went to Marcus Sedgwick's "Midwinterblood. " The annual prizes were announced at the library association's midwinter meeting, held this year in Philadelphia.
BUSINESS
January 25, 2010 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski and Alex Pham
Not since biblical times has the arrival of a tablet been greeted with such anticipation. Apple Inc. won't reveal the details of what is widely expected to be a new tablet computer until Wednesday, but it has already shaken up the publishing world, whose executives wonder whether the device will revolutionize the distribution of newspapers, magazines and books in the same way that the iPod transformed the music industry. Fueling widespread speculation, Apple last week invited reporters to "come see our latest creation" but provided no other information.
BUSINESS
September 11, 2009 | Bloomberg News
Comedian Jerry Seinfeld and his wife, Jessica, won their bid to dismiss a lawsuit over her bestselling cookbook "Deceptively Delicious: Simple Secrets to Getting Your Kids Eating Good Food." A federal judge in New York on Thursday dismissed the suit filed by Missy Chase Lapine, author of "The Sneaky Chef: Simple Strategies for Hiding Healthy Foods in Kids' Favorite Meals." Lapine accused Jessica Seinfeld of plagiarizing her book and Jerry Seinfeld of defaming her by calling her a "nut job" and "wacko" on national television.
BUSINESS
January 21, 2010 | By Alex Pham
Amazon.com Inc. is playing hardball with book publishers. The Seattle online bookseller said Wednesday that it would give authors a 70% cut of the sale of e-books sold for its Kindle readers, net of digital delivery costs -- essentially offering writers a way to bypass traditional book publishers. In a direct swipe at print publishers, the company asserted that authors would make more money if they published digitally with Amazon. "Today, authors often receive royalties in the range of 7% to 15% of the list price that publishers set for their physical books," Russ Grandinetti, Amazon's vice president of Kindle content, said in a statement.
BUSINESS
September 8, 2012 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski and Carolyn Kellogg, Los Angeles Times
Publishing insiders worry that a decisive court ruling benefiting retailer Amazon.com Inc. will undermine an industry already struggling with the transition to e-books. A federal court Thursday approved a settlement between the Justice Department and three of the country's largest publishers, who were accused of colluding to fix prices for e-books. Hachette Book Group, HarperCollins Publishers and Simon & Schuster were alleged to have conspired with Apple Inc. to control the price of e-books sold online as part of a larger effort to end Amazon's online dominance.
BUSINESS
January 25, 2010 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski and Alex Pham
Not since biblical times has the arrival of a tablet been greeted with such anticipation. Apple Inc. won't reveal the details of what is widely expected to be a new tablet computer until Wednesday, but it has already shaken up the publishing world, whose executives wonder whether the device will revolutionize the distribution of newspapers, magazines and books in the same way that the iPod transformed the music industry. Fueling widespread speculation, Apple last week invited reporters to "come see our latest creation" but provided no other information.
BUSINESS
January 21, 2010 | By Alex Pham
Amazon.com Inc. is playing hardball with book publishers. The Seattle online bookseller said Wednesday that it would give authors a 70% cut of the sale of e-books sold for its Kindle readers, net of digital delivery costs -- essentially offering writers a way to bypass traditional book publishers. In a direct swipe at print publishers, the company asserted that authors would make more money if they published digitally with Amazon. "Today, authors often receive royalties in the range of 7% to 15% of the list price that publishers set for their physical books," Russ Grandinetti, Amazon's vice president of Kindle content, said in a statement.
BUSINESS
September 11, 2009 | Bloomberg News
Comedian Jerry Seinfeld and his wife, Jessica, won their bid to dismiss a lawsuit over her bestselling cookbook "Deceptively Delicious: Simple Secrets to Getting Your Kids Eating Good Food." A federal judge in New York on Thursday dismissed the suit filed by Missy Chase Lapine, author of "The Sneaky Chef: Simple Strategies for Hiding Healthy Foods in Kids' Favorite Meals." Lapine accused Jessica Seinfeld of plagiarizing her book and Jerry Seinfeld of defaming her by calling her a "nut job" and "wacko" on national television.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 21, 2009 | Associated Press
William Morrow says it plans to publish the first of two books by hero pilot Chesley B. Sullenberger III later this year. Topics will include his boyhood, his military service and, of course, his "Miracle on the Hudson" experiences. William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, said Friday that the subject and timing of the second book was not yet known. Sullenberger safely ditched his US Airways plane in New York's Hudson River on Jan. 15 after its engines were disabled by geese.
BUSINESS
March 4, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
Former book publisher Judith Regan, who in January settled a lawsuit against Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. for an undisclosed sum, was sued by her former lawyers, who say she fired them after the settlement and owes them legal fees. In a complaint filed in New York Supreme Court in Manhattan, the law firm, Dreier, alleges Regan retained it to represent her in February 2007 and agreed to pay 25% of any money she recovered as a result of a judgment or settlement. Dreier represented Regan in a suit related to her dismissal in 2006 from News Corp.
HEALTH
July 22, 2002 | Jane E. Allen
OVERVIEW: Many of us eat a beige and white diet heavy on potatoes, rice and flour. But Heber, director of the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition, and Bowerman, a UCLA dietitian, say we could all be healthier by following this simple rule: Eat foods from all the colors of the rainbow. WHAT WORKS: This is a multipurpose book.
HEALTH
July 22, 2002 | Jane E. Allen
OVERVIEW: Many of us eat a beige and white diet heavy on potatoes, rice and flour. But Heber, director of the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition, and Bowerman, a UCLA dietitian, say we could all be healthier by following this simple rule: Eat foods from all the colors of the rainbow. WHAT WORKS: This is a multipurpose book.
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December 29, 2001 | WILLIAM LOBDELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
You can review "Churches" by Judith Dupre with a single sentence: It is a visually stunning book. This should be all the critique needed for a 2,000-year worldwide survey of church architecture, an art form that, in the words of architect and author Steven Schloeder, helps us "enter into the mystery of worship with our whole being--body and soul, will and intellect, memory and imagination, emotions and senses, to enhance the worship of Jesus Christ."
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December 29, 2001 | WILLIAM LOBDELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
You can review "Churches" by Judith Dupre with a single sentence: It is a visually stunning book. This should be all the critique needed for a 2,000-year worldwide survey of church architecture, an art form that, in the words of architect and author Steven Schloeder, helps us "enter into the mystery of worship with our whole being--body and soul, will and intellect, memory and imagination, emotions and senses, to enhance the worship of Jesus Christ."
HEALTH
December 11, 2000 | JANE E. ALLEN
You may recognize Karen Duffy's face, if not her name. The Revlon spokesmodel, actress and acknowledged good-time girl led a charmed life, even accompanying her dream date George Clooney to the 1995 Emmy Awards. But that life changed abruptly. A day after the Emmys, she found herself in a New York hospital, with a sudden headache so debilitating she was barely able to function. Finding the source of the pain took months. Doctors finally diagnosed sarcoidosis of the central nervous system.
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