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  • Aug 12- News Corp, owner of the Wall Street Journal, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as strong growth in its digital real estate services and book publishing business partially offset the weakness in its print business. News Corp, whose revenue is largely dependent on its newspaper holdings in the United States, Australia and Great Britain,...

  • Scientific discovery: The Bard was a pothead? Sunday, 9 Aug 2015 | 12:53 PM ET
    Marijuana Canada Cannabis

    Shakespeare may have been a user of cannabis, suggesting 'The Bard' may have written under the influence, according to a report.

  • Dr. Seuss' new release Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Dr. Seuss' new release

    The first new Dr. Seuss book in 25 years is published today.

  • Harper Lee's 'Go Set a Watchman' breaks records Monday, 20 Jul 2015 | 11:37 AM ET
    Harper Lee's "Go Set a Watchman" on sale.

    Go Set a Watchman, Harper Lee's highly anticipated second novel, has broke records at one of the biggest publishing houses.

  • Insights from Singapore's ex-Foreign Min Sunday, 19 Jul 2015 | 8:51 PM ET
    Insights from Singapore's ex-Foreign Min

    George Yeo, chairman of Kerry Logistics and former Foreign Minister of Singapore, discusses his new book titled "George Yeo and Bonsai, Banyan and the Tao."

  • Harper Lee's 'Go Set a Watchman' sales huge Tuesday, 14 Jul 2015 | 3:12 PM ET
    A customer browses a copy of author Harper Lee's novel "Go Set a Watchman" at a bookstore in London, July 14, 2015.

    Harper Lee's new novel 'Go Set A Watchman' breaks sales records in its first day on the shelves at book stores and retailers.

  • Numbers behind 'Go Set a Watchman' release Tuesday, 14 Jul 2015 | 10:59 AM ET
    A woman holds a copy of Harper Lee's book "Go Set a Watchman" before purchasing it inside of a Barnes & Noble store in New York, July 14, 2015.

    A look at the impact of Harper Lee's nationally acclaimed novel, 'To Kill a Mockingbird', and new release 'Go Set a Watchman'.

  • 'To Kill A Mockingbird' sequel to be released Tuesday, 7 Jul 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    'To Kill A Mockingbird' sequel to be released

    Anticipation builds for the publication of "Go Set A Watchman," Harper Lee's first novel since "To Kill A Mockingbird."

  • NEW YORK, June 30- Apple Inc said Tuesday that it was assessing its next steps after a U.S. court upheld a trial judge's decision concluding that the iPad maker conspired with five publishers to increase e-book prices. In a statement issued after the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York handed down its 2-1 decision, the company maintained that it did not...

  • NEW YORK, June 30- A divided federal appeals court on Tuesday said Apple Inc orchestrated a conspiracy with five publishers to increase e-book prices, in a victory for the U.S. Justice Department. By a 2-1 vote, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with a lower court judge that the conspiracy violated federal antitrust law, and that the judge acted properly in...

  • NEW YORK, June 30- A divided federal appeals court on Tuesday said Apple Inc orchestrated a conspiracy with five publishers to increase e-book prices. By a 2-1 vote, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with a lower court judge that the conspiracy violated federal antitrust law, and that the judge acted properly in imposing an injunction to prevent a...

  • Will JK Rowling cast a spell over the theater? Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 8:15 AM ET
    Harry Potter

    Potter fans, get your wands and capes at the ready. A Harry Potter play will makes its debut at London’s West End, in the summer of 2016.

  • June 22- It could soon pay more to write lengthier books, if you are an author self-publishing on Amazon.com Inc's Kindle ebook platform. Starting next month, the e-commerce giant will pay independent authors based on the number of pages read, rather than the number of times their book has been borrowed. The move is aimed at authors enrolled in Kindle Direct...

  • June 22- It could soon pay more to write lengthier books, if you are an author self-publishing on Amazon.com Inc's Kindle ebook platform. Starting next month, the e-commerce giant will pay independent authors based on the number of pages read, rather than the number of times their book has been borrowed. Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing platform lets authors...

  • NEW YORK, June 17- E.L. James, the British author of the hugely successful "Fifty Shades of Grey" erotic novels, is celebrating the fictional birthday of her famous male character on Thursday with the release of her new book, "Grey," which looks set to be an instant bestseller. Publisher Vintage Books said demand for the novel, told from the viewpoint of business tycoon...

  • BRUSSELS, June 11- The European Commission opened a formal antitrust investigation into Amazon's e-book business on Thursday, opening yet another front in mounting EU scrutiny of America's global tech giants. The investigation adds to the pressure on the online retailer in Europe, where it is already being investigated for the low tax rates it pays in...

  • BRUSSELS, June 11- The European Commission opened a formal antitrust investigation into Amazon's e-book business on Thursday, opening yet another front in mounting EU scrutiny of America's global tech giants. The investigation adds to the pressure on the online retailer in Europe, where it is already being investigated for the low tax rates it pays in...

  • A century later, Queen Victoria's book published Monday, 8 Jun 2015 | 1:31 PM ET
    The Adventures of Alice Laselles by Queen Victoria

    A children's book penned by Britain's Queen Victoria when she was a kid has finally been published.

  • NEW YORK, May 28- A federal appeals court on Thursday rejected Apple Inc's bid to disqualify an antitrust compliance monitor appointed after the technology company was found liable for conspiring with five publishers to raise e-book prices. While saying some allegations against the monitor Michael Bromwich "give pause," the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in...

  • NEW YORK, May 28- A federal appeals court on Thursday rejected Apple Inc's bid to disqualify an antitrust compliance monitor who was appointed after the company was found liable for conspiring with publishers to raise the prices of e-books. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York said a lower court judge did not abuse her discretion in rejecting Apple's...