| Jul 8, 2014
| 1:34 PM
How can anyone forget the chaos and pandemonium that was the threatened Huy Fong Foods Sriracha ban, or “SrirachaGate 2014” as many have dubbed it? There was a hurricane of emotions ravaging hot sauce fans when they thought the condiment might...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 12:04 PM
“Are books the new vinyl? I think they are,” Jen Hitchcock says. A 20-year veteran of the music industry, she had seen vinyl records disappear and then return as a viable form. When she was laid off from her job in music publishing, she took...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 8:54 PM
Back in late 2010, Apostle Carl White helped pick who would receive a lucrative state grant — then got $5,000 from the winning recipient.
"It didn't seem like a big deal to anybody," White recalled.
But now the state is seeking to recover the...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 9:14 AM
Apple has settled a portion of its e-book price-fixing case involving several state governments which were seeking up to $840 million on behalf of consumers.
The terms of the settlement were not disclosed in a document filed Monday with a U.S. Federal...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 4:03 PM
An unusually public battle is being waged between Amazon and one of America's top five publishers, Hachette. Why the rancor? Here's what you need to know.
1. What is Hachette?
Although Hachette publishes about 1,000 books a year, you've probably...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 9:29 AM
Buying anyone a book as a gift can be a potentially fraught experience, but it’s especially difficult to get your dad something.
I’ll never forget the time my father opened a package containing Erik Larson’s excellent “In the...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 9:12 AM
About a month ago I quit Amazon cold turkey, and I feel great.
I have bought nothing from Amazon since May 16. Not a book, not a DVD, not an MP3. After years of purchasing pop culture from the mega e-retailer at an embarrassing pace — even as I...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 10:24 AM
High-tech creation myths are expected to start with a garage. Amazon, impatient with ordinary from the outset, began with a road trip. In the summer of 1994 Jeff Bezos quit his job on Wall Street, flew to Fort Worth, Texas, with his wife MacKenzie and...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 8:39 AM
Hachette, one of the "big five" companies in publishing, announced Tuesday that it will acquire the sixth-largest publisher, Perseus Books Group. Industry observers suggest the consolidation will bolster Hachette's position in its ongoing dispute with...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 7:48 AM
A New York bookstore is launching a book drive for unaccompanied immigrant children on July 10. The shop, La Casa Azul Bookstore, asks that the books be new or gently used, for pre-kindergarten through 8th grade, culturally appropriate and in Spanish....
| Jun 4, 2014
| 4:02 PM
— James Patterson, king of the airport novelists, spent much of last week being celebrated by the nation's independent booksellers.
On its face, it seems like an irony: Author of unabashedly commercial fiction earns plaudits from snooty vendors of...