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  • NEW YORK— Diversity will get an extra push at this week's BookCon and BookExpo America. BookCon's selection of four white, male authors for a discussion of children's books helped lead to the formation of the grassroots advocacy group We Need Diverse Books and the hasty assembly of the panel "The World Agrees: We Need Diverse Books." "They've heavily invested...

  • Finance to fiction: Corporate thriller   Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 7:23 AM ET
    Finance to fiction: Corporate thriller

    Michelle Miller, "The Underwriting" author and former banker at JPMorgan Private Bank, portrays the human side of Wall Street and Silicon Valley in her new book.

  • LOS ANGELES— It's a meet-and-greet worthy of an A-list star. "A year ago, I went to New York and tried to get a book publisher to take a meeting with me," said Graham, who represents Franta and other mega-popular YouTubers. Here we are a year later at Barnes& Noble in Los Angeles with a New York Times best-selling author who is a client.

  • The report intends to draw attention to how pervasive Chinese censorship could affect writers outside the country as China takes an increasingly prominent place in the global publishing industry. China will be the regional focus of this year's BookExpo America in New York next week, with a delegation of hundreds of state writers and publishers.

  • UK Supreme Court OKs publication of sexual abuse memoir Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 5:54 AM ET

    LONDON— Britain's Supreme Court has ruled that a pianist may publish a memoir detailing sexual abuse he suffered as a child, despite his ex-wife's privacy concerns. The court on Wednesday sided with John Rhodes and lifted a lower court's injunction that had prevented his book from being published. He said that if the Supreme Court had allowed the injunction to...

  • How can 'outsiders' succeed?   Friday, 15 May 2015 | 11:50 AM ET
    How can 'outsiders' succeed?

    Robert Kelsey, author of "The Outside Edge", tells CNBC all about his new book and how outsiders can be leaders.

  • YOUR MONEY-How much should you give as a wedding gift? Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 8:00 AM ET

    BOSTON, May 14- When you go to as many weddings as Stephanie Wong does, you need to come up with some guidelines for gift-giving. During the past two years, Wong, 32, who works in marketing for a book publisher in San Francisco, has been to about a half-dozen weddings. She offers these guidelines to wedding-goers wherever they might be: A distant relative or co-worker...

  • May 5- News Corp, owner of the Wall Street Journal and HarperCollins, reported a decline in quarterly revenue and profit due to foreign currency changes and a drop in ad sales at its newspapers. At the Wall Street Journal advertising revenue fell 11 percent. Robert Thomson, CEO of News Corp, said in a statement that real estate will "underpin long-term expansion."

  • April 24- Scholastic Corp said it would sell its educational technology and services business to publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Co for $575 million in cash, as it focuses on its core children's book publishing business. Scholastic, publisher of the "Harry Potter" series in the United States, has also benefited from the popularity of Minecraft Handbook...

  • April 24- Book publisher Scholastic Corp said it would sell its educational technology and services business to publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Co for $575 million in cash. The transaction is expected to add to Houghton Mifflin's net income and free cash flow in 2016 and save $10 million to $20 million annually, the company said. The deal is expected to...

  • April 13- E-commerce company Amazon.com Inc and publisher HarperCollins have reached a new multi-year publishing deal that covers both print and digital titles, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing HarperCollins. The deal calls for HarperCollins, owned by News Corp, to set the retail prices of its digital books, with incentives for HarperCollins to...

  • Apple exec on board with Jobs bio 2.0 Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 1:17 PM ET
    Steve Jobs in 2002.

    A new biography, "Becoming Steve Jobs," is coming out Tuesday, and at least one senior Apple executive is offering strong praise for it.

  • Analyst: Here's the risk with Apple   Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 11:35 AM ET
    Analyst: Here's the risk with Apple

    Colin Gillis, BGC Financial, discusses whether Apple can sustain its cash flow.

  • 'Becoming Steve Jobs' co-author says more books to come

    Eddy Cue tweeted his endorsement for the book "Becoming Steve Jobs." Co-author of the upcoming book, and Fast Company executive editor Rick Tetzeli, discusses Steve Jobs' legacy and the writing of the book.

  • One agency in Harper Lee inquiry ends its role Friday, 13 Mar 2015 | 10:19 AM ET
    Harper Lee in 2007

    One agency has ended its role in the inquiry about whether Harper Lee was manipulated into publishing a second novel. The New York Times reports.

  • BRUSSELS, March 5- France and Luxembourg lost their battle to apply reduced VAT rates to ebooks on Thursday when a top European court agreed with EU regulators that only paper books qualified for lower taxes. EU rules allow member states to set lower rates of value-added tax on printed books but the European Commission decided two years ago that the 5.5 percent...

  • Ayn Rand is 110, and still influential years later Saturday, 7 Feb 2015 | 12:06 PM ET
    Ayn Rand, Russian-born American novelist, is shown in Manhattan with the Grand Central Terminal building in background in 1962.

    More than three decades after her death, Ayn Rand remains both influential and controversial in the debate over free markets.

  • Feb 5- News Corp, owner of the Wall Street Journal and HarperCollins, reported quarterly revenue and a profit just above analysts' consensus forecast as its book publishing and real estate businesses offset dwindling print revenue. News Corp's revenue is largely dependent on its newspaper holdings in the United States, Australia and Great Britain.

  • UPDATE 1-News Corp posts revenue above estimates Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 5:18 PM ET

    Feb 5- Rupert Murdoch's News Corp, which publishes the New York Post, reported quarterly revenue and a profit above average analyst estimate as its burgeoning book publishing and real estate businesses offset dwindling print revenue. News Corp and Twenty-First Century Fox Inc were part of the same company until they were spun off into separate listed...

  • News Corp posts 1.9 pct rise in revenue Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 4:11 PM ET

    Feb 5- News Corp, which publishes the New York Post, reported a 1.9 percent rise in quarterly revenue, helped by its book publishing and real estate businesses. Net income available to shareholders fell to $142 million, or 24 cents per share, for the second quarter ended Dec. 31, from $150 million, or 26 cents per share, a year earlier. Revenue at the publisher, helmed by...