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  • Authors Guild calls Amazon 'ruthless,' sides with Hachette

    Authors Guild calls Amazon 'ruthless,' sides with Hachette
    The dispute between the online retailer Amazon and the publisher Hachette has been playing out in public since May, with Amazon delaying the delivery of books by Hachette authors in a bid to pressure Hachette in contract negotiations. This week, the...
  • Textbook shelved after sex toy, bondage topics spark protest

    Textbook shelved after sex toy, bondage topics spark protest
    Fremont Unified School District's superintendent has temporarily shelved a controversial ninth-grade health textbook after roughly 2,200 parents and residents took issue with its sexual bondage topics and other material, and demanded it be kept out of the...
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    “Gift of Art, An Evening of Love and Inspiration”: Best-selling author Zane, a writer of post-feminist African-American erotica, is the guest of honor for the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum’s annual fundraiser and couples mixer Tuesday...
  • Leesburg comic publisher to release graphic novel of end times

    Leesburg comic publisher to release graphic novel of end times
    LEESBURG — A Leesburg Christian comic book publisher is getting reading to launch a graphic novel adaptation of the upcoming faith-based film, "The Remaining," a supernatural thriller about the Biblical account of the rapture and end times....
  • Is Amazon the bully or the hero?

    The Seattle Times recently invited children's book author Nina Laden and writer Frank Schaeffer to debate on the fractious contract negotiations between online retailer Amazon.com and book publisher Hachette. Laden argues Amazon is a marketing behemoth...
  • The slick way to spruce up upholstery (without duct tape)

    Frasier Crane's father was really attached to his old recliner. Frasier: "Oh, Dad, no, no! Not more duct tape!" Martin: "Yeah. I gotta repair a little split in the old throne here. You gotta catch these rips early, or they look like hell." Frasier:...
  • Racism, the misuse of genetics and a huge scientific protest

    "A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race, and Human History" is the new book by science writer Nicholas Wade that asserts a genetic basis for certain human behaviors and distinguishes them by race. It's been widely panned in book reviews, especially by...
  • Haruki Murakami's 'Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki' recounts a pilgrim's progress

    "Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage" by Haruki Murakami; Alfred A. Knopf (400 pages, $25.95) When the bottom falls out of your life, you can't always figure out what the hell happened. You just have to get through it. But getting...
  • Amazon vs. Hachette: Soul searching in techie, bookish Seattle

    SEATTLE In this city famous for its independent bookstores and pungent coffee shops brick-and-mortar institutions that value touch, taste and long, rainy afternoons a high-profile conflict about the business of selling e-books has left many readers...
  • Book-jacket artist investigates act, art of reading in 'What We See When We Read'

    "What We See When We Read" by Peter Mendelsund; Vintage Original (448 pages, $16.95) Peter Mendelsund's "What We See When We Read" may be the liveliest, most entertaining and best illustrated work of phenomenology you'll pick up this year. An...
  • 'Outlander' a Highland fling

    Diana Gabaldon's eight-book "Outlander" novel series has sold more than 25 million copies worldwide, yet the author didn't publish her first story the first "Outlander" novel until she was nearly 40 and already established in an academic career as a...