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  • Dorothy Salisbury Davis dies at 98; brought strong women to mysteries

    Dorothy Salisbury Davis, who gained distinction as a "grand master" of mystery writing with tautly spun novels and short stories that portrayed women as strong, complex characters instead of the more usual helpless damsels and femmes fatale, died Aug. 3...
  • Disney movie preorders caught up in Hachette-like dispute with Amazon

    Reuters—Amazon.com Inc has halted pre-orders of some Disney movies, the Wall Street Journal reported, in what appears to be another contract dispute after the online retailer began a protracted spat with publisher Hachette Book Group this year....
  • Hachette CEO Michael Pietsch responds on e-book pricing

    The dispute between Amazon and Hachette over e-book pricing heated up this weekend with a volley of open letters making various cases to the public. The latest is a response to consumers from Hachette CEO Michael Pietsch about how and why the company...
  • Amazon launches attack on Hachette over e-book pricing

    Amazon launches attack on Hachette over e-book pricing
    Amazon launched a campaign Friday night to counter the 900-plus authors who have signed an open letter supporting publisher Hachette. In a dispute over terms about the wholesale and retail price of e-books, Amazon has blocked pre-orders of Hachette...
  • More than 900 authors sign angry, open letter to Amazon

    More than 900 authors have signed an open letter to Amazon, charging the online retailer with engaging in “selective retaliation” against writers in its dispute with the Hachette publishing group. The writer Douglas Preston began circulating...
  • What Amazon's e-book numbers are and aren't telling you

    How much should an e-book cost? Publishers set the retail price for a current e-book, like James Patterson's "Invisible," at $14.99. That's a lot less than a hardcover copy of the book ($25.50), but it's still more than Amazon thinks a reader should be...
  • The summer of the anti-Hillary Clinton books rolls on

    The summer of the anti-Hillary Clinton books rolls on
    In June, Hillary Clinton released a new book that served as the unofficial kickoff to a presidential campaign set to hit the homestretch in the summer of 2016. But for the moment she’s enduring what Politico called "the summer of the anti-Clinton...
  • Downtown Mount Dora plans artsy events Friday evening

    Ken Austin, founder of the Central Florida Watercolor Society, will present his exhibit "Big Women," which opens Friday with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Mount Dora Center for the Arts, 138 E. Fifth Ave. Austin's exhibit focuses on a series of...
  • Medium.com an open book for writers, readers and armchair travelers

    Before reading and writing become a lost art, here they are, romancing digital devices. The question is: Do you want to be a writer or a reader? Name: Medium.com What it does: A blog publishing platform founded by Ev Williams and Biz Stone (also...
  • 'Alliance' dissects changing relationship between workers and managers

    If the hype is to be believed, you can see the future in Silicon Valley. In that part of California, youthful geniuses start companies that change everything about how we live and do business. And, if authors Reid Hoffman, Ben Casnocha and Chris Yeh are...
  • Review: 'Michael Jackson, Inc.' by Zack O'Malley Greenburg

    Review: 'Michael Jackson, Inc.' by Zack O'Malley Greenburg
    Michael Jackson made a few brilliant business decisions in his life and a lot of cruddy ones. But probably his most effective move of all — from a financial sense, anyway — was to die of a drug overdose at age 50 on June 25, 2009. Before...