Jason Epstein, Editor and Publishing Innovator, Is Dead at 93

His literary and marketing instincts brought quality paperbacks to American readers and led to the creation of The New York Review of Books.

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I Can’t Brook the Idea of Banning ‘Negro’

That’s a distraction from real work in the real world.

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Norman Mailer Book to Be Released by Skyhorse

The independent press acquired the title after Random House, the writer’s longtime publisher, declined to make an offer.

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Daniel Menaker, Book Editor Who Wrote With Wit, Dies at 79

After 26 years at The New Yorker, he became chief editor at Random House, overseeing works by a raft of luminaries. He wrote a half-dozen well-received books of his own.

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Harold Evans, Crusading Newspaperman With a Second Act, Dies at 92

In Britain, he helped redefine high-quality newspapers and challenged legal restrictions on the press. In America, he brought new scope and glitz to book publishing as the head of Random House.

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Michelle Obama Is Reading Books to Children Stuck at Home

The former first lady said she would share some of her favorite children’s books and try to give families a much-needed break.

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