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  • Kim Kardashian's newest project: a selfie book

    Kim Kardashian's newest project: a selfie book
    Leave it to Kim Kardashian to release a photo book titled "Selfish." Cue the smirks. Now cue them in reverse, because this entrepreneur is simply embarking on her next make-me-money-honey venture. The 352-page hardcover book, made up entirely of Kimmy K...
  • 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...
  • Musikfest's founder takes a bow

    Musikfest founder Jeff Parks has a confession: He doesn't like crowds. But Parks, who has helped draw millions of people to Bethlehem, wore a big smile last week as he weaved his way through crowds at the annual free music festival. Making his way...
  • 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...
  • Kim Kardashian to publish a book of selfies with Rizzoli

    Kim Kardashian to publish a book of selfies with Rizzoli
    Kim Kardashian, queen of all media, will publish (another) book. This one is the Kardashianest: titled "Selfish," it's a photo book of selfies. It will be published by Rizzoli. The book will be, the publisher writes, "The selfie photography of Kim...
  • Authors United: Who signed?

    More than 900 authors signed an open letter to Amazon that appeared in print Sunday and is online at the website Authors United. The letter appealed to Amazon to treat books from Hachette fairly. "As writers -- most of us not published by Hachette -- we...
  • George W. Hilton, college professor

    George W. Hilton, college professor
    George W. Hilton, a retired college professor, author and transportation economist whose works on railroads and shipping included the seminal history of Maryland's Ma & Pa Railroad, died Aug. 4 of heart failure at Lorien Health Park in Columbia. He was...
  • Cal State looks for ways to drive down cost of textbooks

    Cal State looks for ways to drive down cost of textbooks
    It's the middle of summer and while many other students are hanging out at the beach or preoccupied with jobs, Elizabeth Rodriguez is emailing instructors for information about the books she will need as a Cal State Dominguez Hills junior this fall. Her...
  • Feisty Jimmy Piersall, 84, still full of opinions

    Feisty Jimmy Piersall, 84, still full of opinions
    The man who talked himself out of baseball jobs on both sides of town was still talking. Our cellphone call had long ago been dropped due to the accidental push of a button on his end, so whatever Jimmy Piersall was saying to me was only being heard...
  • At home, really, with Superman

    At home, really, with Superman
    Superman, the story goes, was born on the planet Krypton and sent to Earth in a small rocket by his father when that planet was about to explode. He was actually born in 1933 in a two-story bungalow in a scruffy neighborhood on the east side of...