Publishing Books


  • *Apple hopes services up in China "as soon as possible"- spokeswoman. BEIJING, April 22- Apple Inc's online book and film services have gone dark in China, after Beijing introduced regulations in March imposing strict curbs on online publishing, particularly for foreign firms. "We hope to make books and movies available again to our customers in China as soon as...

  • WASHINGTON, April 18- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a challenge by a group of authors who contend that Google's massive effort to scan millions of books for an online library violates copyright law. The Authors Guild and several individual writers have argued that the project, known as Google Books, illegally deprives them of revenue.

  • Kindle Voyage ebooks

    The e-book business is thriving, despite the competition between digital, print and audible books, according to the boss of Kobo.

  • E-readers are a thriving business: CEO

    Michael Tamblyn, CEO of Kobo, discusses the e-book market and what the audience for e-readers are like.

  • SCOTUS won't hear Apple e-books case appeal

    Apple will have to pay $450 million as part of a settlement, after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the company's challenge to an appellate court decision that it conspired to fix e-book prices.

  • Book store

    Sales of print and digital books are struggling, despite World Book Day. However, one area is bucking the trend: Audio books.

  • Umberto Eco attends the Festival Della Comunicazione on September 11, 2015 in Camogli, Italy

    Italian author Umberto Eco, famous for the 1980 international blockbuster "The Name of the Rose," died on Friday, Italian media reported. He was 84.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 17- A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld Apple Inc's $450 million settlement of claims that it harmed consumers by conspiring with five publishers to raise e-book prices. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York rejected a challenge by an e-books purchaser to the fairness, reasonableness and adequacy of the settlement, which won...

  • Powell's Books CEO: Another generation of print readers coming

    Miriam Sontz, Powell's Books CEO, says Amazon's brick and mortar buzz is a great acknowledgment there is something special about shopping in bookstores versus online. Sontz also addresses the high cost of renting space.

  • The big business of 'Wimpy Kid'

    Jeff Kinney, "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" author, discusses how he turned his best-selling children's books into a half billion dollar empire.

  • The Magic Tree House books

    Lionsgate revealed on Thursday that it had acquired "The Magic Tree House" books for an undisclosed sum and will be developing live-action films.

  • A German edition of Adolf Hitler's 'Mein Kampf' (My Struggle) is pictured at the Berlin Central and Regional Library (Zentrale Landesbibliothek, ZLB) in Berlin on December 7, 2015.

    Copyright for Hitler's Mein Kampf has expired in Germany, making it possible for anyone to publish it. A critical edition of it, released by two scholars quickly sold out.

  • Next Game of Thrones book delayed

    The author behind 'Game of Thrones' revealed that he has missed two deadlines for his next novel, 'The Winds of Winter.'

  • A still from the British drama series, Downton Abbey.

    The next project of "Downton Abbey" creator Julian Fellowes will be a serialized novel released digitally.

  • Author James Patterson.

    American novelist James Patterson is on a mission. His goal is to get more people to read and to "draw attention" to illiteracy.

  • 'Elf on the Shelf' returns for the holidays

    "Elf on the Shelf" authors Chanda Bell, CCA & B co-CEO, and Christa Pitts, CCA & B co-CEO, discuss the tenth anniversary of the popular Christmas book and plans to expand the brand.

  • Author Mary Higgins Clark poses for photographs with her newest book during BookExpo America held at the Javits Center on May 28, 2015 in New York City.

    Mary Higgins Clark, the bestselling author who has written dozens of books, has two rules when beginning to write a thriller, she tells CNBC.

  • German antitrust authorities are investigating Amazon and Apple for an agreement about selling audiobooks, the FT reports.

  • JK Rowling revealing new children's book plans

    Harry Potter author JK Rowling says she's working on a new children's book, but it may take time.

  • Jeff Kinney, author of 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid'' series, poses at his new Plainville, Mass., bookstore, An Unlikely Story, on July 10, 2015.

    Jeff Kinney has sold more than 150 million copies of his book series, "Diary of a Wimpy Kid."