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Stephen King, shown on May 22, 2018, at the 2018 PEN Literary Gala in New York, is the government’s “star” witness in its federal antitrust trial on Aug. 1, 2022. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
Aug 1, 2022

Stephen King testifies for government in publishing giants’ merger trial

The government and publishing titan Penguin Random House exchanged opening salvos in a federal antitrust trial as the U.S. seeks to block the biggest U.S. book publisher from absorbing rival Simon & Schuster.

Jun 14, 2022

Judge in Maryland strikes down library e-book law

A federal judge in Maryland struck down a state law requiring publishers to make e-books available on “reasonable terms" to libraries if they were also being offered to the public.

Sep 16, 2021

Apprentice House Press donates proceeds from sale of Rob Hiaasen books

Apprentice House Press has contributed the proceeds from author Rob Hiaasen’s books “Float Plan” and “Love Punch” to nonprofits promoting gun safety.

Mar 21, 2015

Magazine publisher Meredith succeeds focusing on women

The nation’s top publisher of magazines and websites for women has its origins in a journal sold door-to-door featuring tips to help farmers get ahead in the early 1900s.

Aug 2, 2013

Feds, states want Apple to revamp e-book practices

NEW YORK — The Justice Department and 33 state attorneys general on Friday said they want to prevent Apple from entering into contracts with sellers of e-books, movies, music and other digital content that are likely to raise prices. The demand comes out of an antitrust suit against Apple Inc. and five e-book publishers. A […]

Jul 10, 2013

N.Y. judge: Apple conspired to raise e-book prices

NEW YORK — Apple Inc. milked the popularity of its iTunes store to form an illegal cartel with publishers to raise electronic book prices, a federal judge ruled Wednesday, citing “compelling evidence” from the words of the late Steve Jobs. Wednesday’s ruling by U.S. District Judge Denise Cote in New York sided with government regulators’ […]

Jun 11, 2013

News Corp. shareholders approve split

NEW YORK — News Corp. says its shareholders have approved a plan to split into two publicly traded companies. The company says approval came with an overwhelming majority of support. It did not immediately break down vote totals. News Corp. said Tuesday that it expects to complete the separation of its entertainment and publishing businesses […]

May 24, 2013

News Corp. board approves split, stock buyback

LOS ANGELES — News Corp. said its board of directors has approved plans to split its entertainment and publishing businesses into two separate companies. The company also adopted a shareholder-rights plan designed to prevent a hostile takeover in the volatile trading period after the split is complete. The New York-based media conglomerate also said Friday […]

Jan 4, 2013

Lessons from the publishing world for the business world

If you keep on plugging, you’ll eventually end up exactly where you need to be.

Oct 18, 2012

Newsweek turns the page

Can Newsweek reinvent itself as The Daily Beast?

Aug 6, 2012

Bookworm: Just the ticket for frequent fliers

You haven’t gained weight. Not an ounce. That’s what you were thinking as you looked at the airplane seat to which you’d been assigned. You hadn’t gained weight, so the only explanation was that the seat was made for first-graders. If you could’ve gotten your knees out from under your chin and pulled the tray-table […]

Jun 12, 2012

Bookworm: A basic look at building a solid business reputation

It may be just your imagination, but the phone isn’t ringing as much as it used to. People aren’t coming in the door quite as often, either, and you’re not sure why. It could be the economy, but that’s supposed to be getting better. It could be the market, or the fickleness of the buying […]

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