Walter Isaacson’s New Book Celebrates Three Notable Women

“The Code Breaker” is about a world-changing scientist and dedicated to two legends of the publishing industry.

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What Happens When a Publisher Becomes a Megapublisher?

The merger of Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster has the potential to touch every part of the industry, including how much authors get paid and how bookstores are run.

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How Getting Canceled on Social Media Can Derail a Book Deal

Morals clauses are despised by many authors and agents, but big publishers insist that they need a way out if a writer’s reputation takes a nosedive.

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Trump’s Suspended Twitter, Hawley’s Canceled Book and the First Amendment

There are reasons to question the wisdom of recent actions by Twitter in barring President Trump from its site and Simon & Schuster in canceling the publication of Senator Josh Hawley’s book. But the First Amendment is on their side.

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Simon & Schuster Cancels Plans for Senator Hawley’s Book

The publisher faced calls to drop the Missouri Republican’s upcoming book, “The Tyranny of Big Tech,” following criticism of his efforts to overturn the presidential election.

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Surprise Ending for Publishers: In 2020, Business Was Good

With people stuck at home and so many other activities shut down, a lot of reading — or at least a lot of book buying — happened this year.

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Penguin Random House to Buy Simon & Schuster

ViacomCBS agreed to sell the 96-year-old company in a deal that potentially creates a megapublisher.

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Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp Bids for Simon & Schuster

A sale of the venerable publisher of Stephen King and Hillary Clinton could fetch $1.7 billion and rev up consolidation in book publishing.

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‘There Are Tons of Brown Faces Missing’: Publishers Step Up Diversity Efforts

The push in book publishing for more authors and workers of color hasn’t abated, and companies are increasingly making lasting changes to the way they do business.

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In Book Fight, Lawyers Clash on Whether to Fault Bolton or White House

A judge made no ruling at a hearing shadowed by a career official’s claims that Trump aides politicized the prepublication review process.

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Justice Dept. Opens Criminal Inquiry Into John Bolton’s Book

Investigators are examining whether the former national security adviser illegally disclosed classified information.

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Dawn Davis, Bon Appétit’s Next Editor in Chief, Is a Book-World Star

Dawn Davis, who will become one of the few Black top editors in Condé Nast’s history, will oversee a brand where many workers have complained of discrimination.

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In Publishing, ‘Everything Is Up for Change’

A wave of deaths and retirements prompted publishers to name new leaders. Now the industry is in a rare moment of transformation that promises to influence the books put out into the world.

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New York Judge Clears Publication of Trump Tell-All

In his ruling, Judge Hal B. Greenwald dismissed the argument by the Trump family that a 2001 confidentiality agreement applied to the book, which goes on sale on Tuesday.

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In New Book, Trump’s Niece Describes Him as Still a Child, Seeking Attention

The release of Mary L. Trump’s “Too Much and Never Enough” has been widely anticipated.

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Mary Trump’s Book Accuses the President of Embracing ‘Cheating as a Way of Life’

The president’s niece, Mary L. Trump, is the first to break ranks with the family and release a tell-all memoir.

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Simon & Schuster Advances Publication Date of Trump Tell-All

The release of “Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man,” by Mary Trump, is now scheduled for July 14.

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Simon & Schuster Names Dana Canedy New Publisher

Ms. Canedy, a former journalist at The New York Times and the administrator of the Pulitzer Prizes, will run the namesake imprint at one of the country’s largest book publishers.

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Mary Trump Fights Effort to Bar Publication of Her Book

Mary Trump and her lawyer filed documents questioning the validity of the nondisclosure agreement she signed, saying it was based on fraud and was too broad to be enforced.

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Tell-All Book on Trump Can Move Forward Pending Hearing, Judge Rules

The decision reversed a lower court’s ruling that had temporarily halted publication of the book by the president’s niece, but it didn’t address whether she violated a confidentiality agreement.

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New York Judge Blocks Publication of Trump Tell-All Until a July Hearing

The book, “Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man,” is scheduled to be published late next month.

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Trump Family Will Ask Second Court to Stop Publication of Tell-All Book

A Queens County, N.Y., judge said his court lacked jurisdiction in the case.

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Trump Family Asks Court to Stop Publication of Tell-All by President’s Niece

President Trump has said Mary L. Trump signed a nondisclosure agreement in connection with a 2001 court case related to the estate of Fred Trump Sr., the president’s father and her grandfather.

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Judge Rejects Trump Request for Order Blocking Bolton’s Memoir

But the judge also sharply criticized the former national security adviser, suggesting his $2 million book advance may be in jeopardy.

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Judge Weighs Administration Request to Order Bolton to Try to Pull Back Book

A lawyer for President Trump’s former national security adviser called the request “theater,” portraying it as legally and practically impossible.

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Justice Dept. Escalates Legal Fight With Bolton Over Book

The Trump administration asked a judge to order the former national security adviser to stop publication of his memoir even as explosive details emerged.

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Simon & Schuster Names Jonathan Karp C.E.O.

Previously the president of the company’s adult publishing division, he succeeds Carolyn Reidy, who died earlier this month.

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Carolyn Reidy, the Head of Simon & Schuster, Is Dead at 71

Taking the helm in 2008, she steered the publishing house, one of the Big Five, through a deep recession and a digital revolution.

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