August 14, 2013 |
Stay classy, readers. Ron Burgundy, the legendary TV anchorman of "Anchorman," will publish a memoir in November. "Let Me Off at the Top!: My Classy Life and Other Musings," a fully authorized tell-all autobiography, will hit shelves about a month before "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" comes to movie screens. Burgundy, of course, is a fictional construct, but that isn't getting in the way of the character -- portrayed by Will Ferrell on screen -- telling his story in a book.
August 14, 2013 |
A new study of prostate cancer suggests that a tumor's aggressiveness is inherently fixed at the time of its appearance, although diet, lifestyle and environmental factors may trigger progression of the disease in low-level cases. The findings, published Wednesday in the journal Cancer Research, add to mounting evidence that many small, slow-growing prostate tumors can be left in the body and carefully monitored instead of being treated with surgery, radiation, hormone therapy or drugs.
August 10, 2013 |
Holding back time is a big job. But out here in the high mountain desert, where rattlesnakes and sagebrush outnumber people, it is a task Dean Coombs shoulders each week with a certain glee. Tuesday is press day at the Saguache Crescent, now in its 134th year. Coombs is the disheveled guy hunkered down amid the dust and dilapidation of the newspaper's office, hunting and pecking at the keyboard of the same Linotype machine his grandparents used when Warren G. Harding was in the White House.
August 9, 2013 |
The man who allegedly posted a photo of his dead wife on Facebook published "How I Saved Someone's Life and Marriage and Family Problems Thru Communication" in February. On Thursday, Derek Medina posted a bloody photo of his wife's twisted body on a linoleum floor on Facebook with the note, “I'm going to prison or death sentence for killing my wife. Love you guys. Miss you guys. Take care. Facebook people you'll see me in the news,” the Miami Herald reports. Medina, 31, turned himself in to police later that day; he has been charged with murder.
August 7, 2013 |
Get your vision boards out and prep your DVR for the inevitable Oprah special, as pop-spiritual writer Rhonda Byrne - best known for the monster hit "The Secret" - is publishing a new book, "Hero," due out Nov. 19th. "Hero" will be released through Simon & Schuster's Atria Books. In a press release, Judith Curr, the company's president and publisher, promises that "this book will inspire and show us all how to search for, find, and live our dreams. " "Hero" will follow 12 of the world's most successful people, sharing their wisdom and insight.
August 6, 2013 |
A group of music publishers, including Warner/Chappell Music Inc., has sued Fullscreen Inc., which operates thousands of YouTube channels, over copyrighted songs in the digital media company's music videos. The Culver City-based Fullscreen, which has helped boost the popularity of many YouTube stars , has built more than 15,000 channels with 200 million subscribers and gets about 2.5 billion views a month. In a complaint filed in a New York federal court Tuesday, the National Music Publishers' Assn.
August 6, 2013 |
Libraries buy lots of books. Library patrons like to read bestsellers at the library. They have e-book readers and ask: Why can't I check out these virtual books at the library too? The libraries want to provide them, but say the “big six” publishers aren't making it easy. “Libraries say they're being cut out of the market because publishers are afraid they can lose money selling e-books to libraries,” says Lynn Neary in a new report on NPR on Monday. Take, for example, the current No. 1 New York Times bestseller “Zealot: the Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth” by Reza Aslan.
August 2, 2013 |
In a filing on Friday, Apple Inc. fired back against a series of measures proposed by federal attorneys that would restrict the company's ability to strike electronic-book deals. Apple attorneys said the "injunction is a draconian and punitive intrusion into Apple's business, wildly out of proportion to any adjudicated wrongdoing or potential harm. Plaintiffs propose a sweeping and unprecedented injunction as a tool to empower the Government to regulate Apple's businesses and potentially affect Apple's business relationships with thousands of partners across several markets.
August 1, 2013 |
Years ago, when he was publishing my first novel, Charles Scribner III told me a joke: "How do you make a small fortune in publishing?" The punch line: "Start with a large fortune. " The joke came to mind while reading "Hothouse," Boris Kachka's juicy history of the venerable publishing house Farrar Straus & Giroux. Roger Straus Jr., the man at the center of the firm, was a Guggenheim on his mother's side and a Straus - as in Abraham & Straus and Macy's department stores - on his father's.
July 31, 2013 |
For 15 years, Dave Eggers' McSweeney's publishing enterprise has helped readers discover all things cool and quirky. On Wednesday, the Harry Ransom Center, the humanities library at the University of Texas, announced that it has acquired the archive of McSweeney's publishing company, which includes McSweeney's books, DVD journal Wholphin, the Believer, the food magazine Lucky Peach and the center's flagship literary journal first published in 1998, Timothy...