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  • Quit Crying, It’s Time to Get Rich! Monday, 4 Jan 2010 | 12:56 PM ET

    Great news: The 'R' word is back! No, not recession. Or recovery. Rich! So quit your crying and get to it.

  • Awkward Timing for Book by Tiger Woods Monday, 28 Dec 2009 | 2:01 PM ET

    It's  no joke, but might sound like a setup for one— Hachette Audio in May will release Tiger Woods’ 2001 best seller, “How I Play Golf,” as an audio book.  In it,  Woods shares the “psychological practices he uses daily to keep his game in top shape and help him transcend all the ups and downs of golf.”.

  • Adding Fees and Fences on Media Sites Monday, 28 Dec 2009 | 10:20 AM ET
    Laptop and money

    Newspapers, including The New York Times,  are weighing whether to ask online readers to pay for at least some of what they offer, as a handful of papers, like The Wall Street Journal and The Financial Times, already do. Indeed, in the next several weeks, industry executives and analysts expect some publications to take the plunge.

  • Top Author Shifts E-Book Rights to Amazon.com Tuesday, 15 Dec 2009 | 12:01 PM ET

    Ever since electronic books emerged as a major growth market, New York’s largest publishing houses have worried that big-name authors might sign deals directly with e-book retailers or other new ventures, bypassing traditional publishers entirely. Now, one well-known author is doing just that.

  • Cormac McCarthy has written more than a dozen novels on a portable Olivetti manual typewriter he bought in a Knoxville, Tenn., pawnshop around 1963 for $50. With this machine starting to break down, McCarthy  agreed to auction it donate the proceeds to the Santa Fe Institute, a nonprofit interdisciplinary scientific research organization with which both men are affiliated.

  • iTunes for Magazines: Publishers Plan Online Newsstand Wednesday, 25 Nov 2009 | 2:28 PM ET

    A consortium of magazine publishers including Time and Condé Nast plan to jointly build an online newsstand for publications in multiple digital formats, according to people with knowledge of the plans.

  • Playboy in Talks With Iconix to Sell Itself —Sources Friday, 13 Nov 2009 | 10:37 AM ET

    Playboy Enterprises is in preliminary talks to sell itself to Iconix Brand Group, people familiar with the matter said.

  • New Harry Potter Theme Park Set for Orlando Wednesday, 16 Sep 2009 | 12:27 PM ET
    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

    The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, the keenly anticipated Florida theme park, will open in the spring and allow visitors to tour Hogwarts, buy quidditch gear and drink butterbeer.

  • Google's 'Fast Flip' Could Reinvent News on Internet Tuesday, 15 Sep 2009 | 4:31 PM ET

    Google, long seen as an enemy by many in the news industry, is making a bold attempt to be seen as a friend with a new service it hopes will make it easier for readers to read newspaper and magazine articles.

  • Small Blogs Turn a Profit, Thanks to Big Advertisers Monday, 14 Sep 2009 | 4:08 PM ET
    Close up of someone typing on a laptop.

    The dream of quitting the day job and making a living from blog revenue has proved to be far-fetched for most bloggers. But a few entrepreneurs have found success in blog networks.

  • Julia Child

    Almost 48 years after it was first published, “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” by Julia Child is finally topping the best-seller list, bringing with it all the butter, salt and goose fat that home chefs had largely abandoned in the age of Lipitor.

  • Woman Tells of Affair With Madoff in New Book Friday, 14 Aug 2009 | 10:49 AM ET
    Bernard L. Madoff

    Hadassah, the Jewish volunteer organization, knew it had invested $40 million with Bernard L. Madoff by the late 1990s. It also knew it had taken more than $130 million from its Madoff accounts and still had millions on the books when the vast Ponzi scheme was revealed in December.

  • A Rorschach Cheat Sheet on Wikipedia? Wednesday, 29 Jul 2009 | 11:03 AM ET
    Rorschach Test

    Wikipedia is engulfed in a furious debate with psychologists who are angry that the online encyclopedia has reproduced the 10 original Rorschach plates online, for free.

  • It Doesn't Pay to Be a Hero in This Recession Monday, 8 Jun 2009 | 1:24 PM ET

    Apparently Tina Turner was right: We don't need another hero. That ship captain who was held hostage by Somali pirates got a book deal that was just a fraction of the deal that other hero, the pilot who landed a jetliner safely in the Hudson, got. What's the matter — do we have "hero fatigue?!"

  • A Michael Lewis review in The New Republic of Warren Buffett's authorized biography can, and has, been seen as a renewed attack by the well-known business journalist on the Oracle of Omaha.  But it also culminates in a defense of Buffett as a "real live human being" who has remained "deeply admirable."

  • The Hidden Market Devouring Twilight Novels Friday, 24 Apr 2009 | 12:37 PM ET
    Twilight

    Vampires are having their moment in, well, if not the sun, then certainly the Twilight. Author Stephenie Meyer's series of books about the romantic yearnings of an undead teen are the, uh, lifeblood of the book business these days.

  • Techs Barrel Higher; Rosetta IPO Soars Thursday, 16 Apr 2009 | 5:34 PM ET

    Stocks ended a rocky session higher Thursday as investors were encouraged by JPMorgan's results and techs rallied amid anticipation of better results from Google after the bell.

  • Stocks Wobble as Jobless Pop Fizzles Thursday, 16 Apr 2009 | 1:38 PM ET

    An early pop fizzled Thursday as investors digested a mixed bag of economic and earnings news. Banks were mixed as techs gained.

  • Futures Rebound After Jobless Drop Thursday, 16 Apr 2009 | 8:54 AM ET

    Futures pointed to a higher open Thursday as investors shrugged off some dismal data points, choosing to focus on a drop in the headline jobless-claims number.

  • Alice Schroeder, author of Bantam Dell's

    Warren Buffett's authorized biographer will not be hosting a "sage advice" dinner featuring the Omaha billionaire at this year's Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting, bringing a decade-long tradition to an end. Since 1998, Snowball author Alice Schroeder has invited up to several hundred guests to hear Buffett answer questions in an informal, off-the-record, event.  The New York Times reports that Buffett has canceled this year's dinner, "apparently because of his displeasure with some aspects" of Schroeder's book.

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