| May 3, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Rupert Murdoch still believes in romance.
The billionaire press baron's publishing company, News Corp., said Friday that it has agreed to purchase Harlequin Enterprises from Canada's Torstar Corp. for about $415 million in cash.
The world's leading...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 8:20 AM
Veteran publishing executive Jack Griffin has been named chief executive of the new Tribune Publishing Co., leading a group of eight newspapers including the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune.
The publishing chain is being spun off as a separately...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 2:08 PM
Tribune Co. has named the leadership team for Tribune Publishing, which is preparing to spin off as a separate newspaper company later this year.
Eddy Hartenstein, publisher and CEO of the Los Angeles Times, will serve as non-executive chairman of the...
| Mar 22, 2014
| 1:02 PM
Holding a whiteboard, the University of Maryland, College Park students scrawled their complaints and posed for a picture.
"My name is Justin and I spent $114 on ONE textbook," a student wrote. "My name is Jeff and I spent $736 on textbooks," wrote...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 5:37 PM
"I should write a book." We've all heard that statement before from friends or family or coworkers. We might have even said it ourselves. We all have stories to tell, whether real or fictional.
In the past, those who wrote a book faced a limited...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 5:05 PM
Back in 2000, Entrepreneur's StartUps magazine featured an article about Janice McLean Deloatch as she was trying to launch a business in Maryland that dispensed pantyhose from vending machines.
The venture didn't take off. But the Abingdon resident took...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 2:55 PM
Media mogul Rupert Murdoch's publishing company News Corp. swung to a profit in its fiscal first quarter -- its first financial reporting period as a stand-alone company -- but revenue slipped nearly 3%.
News Corp. separated from the more profitable...
| Oct 17, 2012
Nonsense was big business for Larry Sloan, who co-founded a Los Angeles publishing company in the 1960s to print books that were blueprints for silliness.
The series of word-game books, "Mad Libs," became absurdly popular and marked its 50th...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 11:26 AM
The American Library Assn. announced its 2013 book award winners Monday at its annual national conference, held this year in Seattle. While the best-known awards are the John Newbery Medal and the Caledecott Medal, there are dozens of awards, each of...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 12:38 PM
Fresh paint on the cement wall of an industrial warehouse space across from Handsome Coffee Roasters reveals two sides of Los Angeles' downtown Arts District. Graffiti tags cover one half of the wall; the other has just been coated with glossy red paint...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 3:00 AM
News Corp. has moved closer to its historic breakup that is expected to test whether investors share Chairman Rupert Murdoch's confidence that there is a solid future for newspapers.
On Tuesday, shareholders approved measures that will allow Murdoch's...