Publishing

South Carolina House Speaker Jay Lucas presides over the opening of the 2020 legislative session on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
March 07, 2020 - 7:58 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — House Speaker Jay Lucas sees South Carolina's opportunity to sell or overhaul state-owned utility Santee Cooper as a chance to reshape the future of energy, at least where he lives. Lucas is stressing that whoever ends up controlling the utility that directly or indirectly...
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This combination photo shows a book cover image for "Apropos of Nothing," an autobiography by Woody Allen, to be released on April 7. (Grand Central Publishing via AP, left, and AP Photo)
March 06, 2020 - 3:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Woody Allen’s publisher has decided to cancel the planned release of his memoir “Apropos of Nothing.” The announcement Friday by Hachette Book Group followed days of criticism focused on allegations that Allen sexually abused his daughter Dylan Farrow. On Thursday, dozens of...
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March 06, 2020 - 3:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Woody Allen’s publisher has decided to cancel the planned release of his memoir “Apropos of Nothing.” The announcement Friday by Hachette Book Group followed days of criticism focused on allegations that Allen sexually abused his daughter Dylan Farrow. On Thursday, dozens of...
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FILE - This Feb. 8, 2020 file photo shows Oprah Winfrey speaking at "Oprah's 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus" tour in New York. Winfrey reversed her book club selection of Kate Elizabeth Russell’s upcoming “My Dark Vanessa” after the novel was briefly the subject of online controversy, a spokeswoman confirmed Thursday. "Ultimately we did not end up moving forward with it as a book club selection,” a spokeswoman for Winfrey said. (Photo by Brad Barket/Invision/AP, File)
March 05, 2020 - 2:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey reversed her book club selection of Kate Elizabeth Russell’s upcoming “My Dark Vanessa” after the novel was briefly the subject of online controversy, a spokeswoman confirmed Thursday. "Ultimately we did not end up moving forward with it as a book club selection,” a...
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In this Feb. 13, 2020 photo released by Apple, Oprah Winfrey, right, hosts a taping of Oprah's Book Club with Jeanine Cummins, author of "American Dirt," second right, and panelists, from left, Esther J. Cepeda, Julissa Arce and Reyna Grande in Tuscon, Ariz. The two-part interview will begin streaming on Apple TV Plus at midnight ET on Friday, March 6. (Karen Ballard/Apple via AP)
March 04, 2020 - 3:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — When Oprah Winfrey chose the novel “American Dirt” for her book club, she imagined engaging in an impassioned television dialog about the narrative, which follows a Mexican mother and her son fleeing to the United States. Instead, Winfrey ended up organizing a show that put the book...
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March 04, 2020 - 1:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Simon & Schuster, the publisher of such authors as Stephen King and Bob Woodward, is up for sale. ViacomCBS, fresh off a merger, is looking to sell its book publishing business as it tries to raise cash to pay down debt and please shareholders with dividends and stock buybacks...
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March 04, 2020 - 1:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — ViacomCBS, fresh off a merger, is looking to sell its Simon & Schuster book publishing business as it tries to raise cash to pay down debt and please shareholders with dividends and stock buybacks. Simon & Schuster is a major publishing house, releasing nearly 2,000 books a...
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Former national security adviser John Bolton takes part in a discussion on global leadership at Vanderbilt University Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
March 03, 2020 - 12:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The publisher of John Bolton’s highly anticipated memoir has pushed back the release date from March 17 to mid-May. Simon & Schuster cited the ongoing government security review of the former national security adviser’s “The Room Where It Happened." The new date is May 12, the...
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This combination photo shows a book cover image for "Apropos of Nothing," an autobiography by Woody Allen, to be released on April 7. (Grand Central Publishing via AP, left, and AP Photo)
March 03, 2020 - 10:17 am
NEW YORK (AP) — An upcoming memoir by Woody Allen is being blasted by daughter Dylan Farrow, who called it “deeply upsetting” and criticized the publishing house for putting it out. Farrow has alleged that Allen molested her as a child in the early 1990s. Allen has denied any wrongdoing, and he was...
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This combination photo shows a book cover image for "Apropos of Nothing," an autobiography by Woody Allen, to be released on April 7. (Grand Central Publishing via AP, left, and AP Photo)
March 02, 2020 - 1:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A memoir by Woody Allen, rumored for years and once thought unpublishable in the #MeToo era, is coming out next month. Grand Central Publishing, a division of Hachette Book Group, announced Monday that the book is called “Apropos of Nothing” and will be released April 7. “The book...
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