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As #PublishingPaidMe trends, authors share race-based pay gap and publishers vow to improve diversity
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As #PublishingPaidMe trends, authors share race-based pay gap and publishers vow to improve diversity

Using #PublishingPaidMe authors and book publishing employees are speaking out against the homogeneity of their industry and how much writers of colour are paid, issues that are gaining urgency as protests against systemic racism continue around the US.

Publishers sue Internet Archive over free lending of e-books; claim non-profit is robbing them of revenue at a crucial moment
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Publishers sue Internet Archive over free lending of e-books; claim non-profit is robbing them of revenue at a crucial moment

Traditional libraries pay licensing fees to publishers and agree to make them available for a particular period or a certain number of times. Internet Archive, on the other hand, acquires copies through donated or purchased books, which are then scanned and put online.

As Hachette drops Woody Allen memoir following backlash, French subsidy set to go ahead with release
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As Hachette drops Woody Allen memoir following backlash, French subsidy set to go ahead with release

The Hachette Book Group has decided not to publish Woody Allen's memoir Apropos of Nothing following massive backlash which included Hachette employees staging a walkout and Allen's son Ronan Farrow severing ties with the publisher.

Hachette employees stage walkout to protest Woody Allen memoir: 'Stand in solidarity with Ronan and Dylan Farrow'
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Hachette employees stage walkout to protest Woody Allen memoir: 'Stand in solidarity with Ronan and Dylan Farrow'

To protest the Hachette Book Group imprint Grand Central's announcement that they would be publishing Woody Allen's memoir, workers at Hachette staged a walkout of its New York offices yesterday, saying their concerns about publishing someone accused of sexual abuse weren't being addressed.

Ronan Farrow cuts ties with publisher Hachette after its acquisition of Woody Allen’s memoir
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Ronan Farrow cuts ties with publisher Hachette after its acquisition of Woody Allen’s memoir

Journalist and author Ronan Farrow said in a tweet that he was cutting ties with his publisher Hachette Book Group, after it's imprint Grand Central announced that it would be publishing Woody Allen’s memoir.

The Little(r) Museums of Paris asks travellers to slow down, explore city's lesser-known centres of culture
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The Little(r) Museums of Paris asks travellers to slow down, explore city's lesser-known centres of culture

Discover a new side of Paris, hidden in plain sight. From hunting spoils, to old phonographs, private gardens and much more, The Little(r) Museums of Paris is full of interesting facts about the lesser known treasures in the city of lights

Amazon's Audible sued by HarperCollins, Penguin Random House and other publishers
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Amazon's Audible sued by HarperCollins, Penguin Random House and other publishers

Audible wants to provide the text as well despite only having the right to sell audiobooks

Google's Eric Schmidt to write a book on how to run a company
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Google's Eric Schmidt to write a book on how to run a company

Now that he is no longer Google's CEO, Eric Schmidt evidently has a lot more time to write books....

Court hears terse testimony in e-book trial
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Court hears terse testimony in e-book trial

Macmillan CEO John Sargent, who testified this week at a trial over alleged price-fixing of e-books, was no one's idea of a friendly witness. Of the five publishers the U.S. Justice Department sued last year, Macmillan was the last to settle and the most defiant...

Apple denies colluding with eBook publishers to undermine Amazon
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Apple denies colluding with eBook publishers to undermine Amazon

Apple said the publishers had decided, independent of Apple, to eliminate discounts on the wholesale book prices of e-books and to take other measures to push Amazon to raise prices.

Apple denies colluding with eBook publishers to undermine Amazon
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Apple denies colluding with eBook publishers to undermine Amazon

Apple said the publishers had decided, independent of Apple, to eliminate discounts on the wholesale book prices of e-books and to take other measures to push Amazon to raise prices.

U.S. Justice Dept may sue Apple, publishers on e-book pricing
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U.S. Justice Dept may sue Apple, publishers on e-book pricing

The U.S. Justice Department has warned Apple and five of the biggest U.S. publishers that it plans to sue ...