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  1. screen time
    Will Google’s AI Plans Destroy the Media?The new bot-generated content is ominous for digital publishers. But the search giant might have a reason to pull back.
  2. stop the presses
    Would Joan Didion Have Liked her Memorial Service Much?As those who would claim her legacy convene, she’d likely just roll her eyes.
  3. politics
    In Defense of Donald Trump’s $230 Picture BookIs it funny that his first postpresidential book consists of 300 photos with captions scrawled in Sharpie? Sure. But it’s the perfect move for him.
  4. the group portrait
    Book Publishing’s New Power ClubA wave of hires is set to pick up where the reckoning left off.
  5. capitol riot
    Simon & Schuster Cancels Josh Hawley’s Book Deal After Capitol RiotThe publisher stated it “cannot support Senator Hawley after his role in what became a dangerous threat.”
  6. memoirs
    Barack Obama Has Finally Finished His BookPart one of a two-volume reflection on his life and presidency will come out just after the presidential election.
  7. mueller report
    This Summer’s Hot Beach Read: The Mueller ReportWith more than 300,000 copies sold, the damning document is a certified publishing sensation.
  8. year in culture 2018
    Book Publishing’s No Good, Very Good Year of TrumpIn 2018, publishers cried about the president all the way to the bank.
  9. select all
    Why Facebook Is Terrifying Publishers With a New TestA bifurcated feed hints at more relevant information for users, and less for businesses that rely on Facebook traffic.
  10. Win McCormack Buys The New RepublicThe Tin House editor’s purchase caps a tumultuous year for the magazine.
  11. Time-Yahoo Merger Could Be the AOL Time Warner of the TeensTime Inc. officials met with bankers to “discuss the possibility” of joining with Yahoo. 
  12. Yahoo Searched for Ways to Cut Costs — Layoffs Were the Top ResultThat search engine you sometimes use by accident just fired a bunch of people at digital magazines you don’t read.
  13. Abramson Gets $1 Million to Write About MediaThe former executive editor of the New York Times plans to write about “the future of media.”
  14. the future of purr-blishing
    Who Killed Cat Fancy?This was much more than another print-is-dead tale.
  15. flash boys
    Michael Lewis: Flash Boys Could Shake Wall St.The star author’s latest is out Monday and he’s expecting big impact.
  16. new eras
    5 Tips for Derek Jeter on Book-PublishingThe Yankees star is starting a new phase in his career.
  17. america’s sweetheart
    Sarah Palin Writing ‘Fun, Festive’ Book About the War on ChristmasJust in time for the holiday shopping season.
  18. stories from the storm
    As Sandy Loomed, the Publishing Industry PanickedBut not about the storm.
  19. publishing
    Penguin Clawing Back Book Advances From Ana Marie Cox and Elizabeth WurtzelAnd a Holocaust survivor.
  20. the fox mole
    The Fox Mole Got a Book DealIt’s in the six figures.
  21. lawsuits
    U.S. Sues Apple, Publishers Over E-book PricesAs threatened, the Justice Department filed their antitrust suit.
  22. riddle me this
    What Do Barack Obama, George W. Bush, and Amanda Knox Have in Common?Hint: It has nothing to do with Italian diplomatic relations.
  23. publishing
    Good Financial News Where We Least Expected ItPublishing!
  24. kaaaahhhnnn!
    DSK Has a Fascinating Book He’d Like to Recommend’The True Story of Dominique Strauss-Kahn’ provides a forum for his defenders.
  25. made-off
    Madoff Daughter-in-Law Shops Book Deal“The emotional story of a strong-minded woman overcoming tragedy and moving ahead with life.”
  26. vermin!
    There Are Bedbugs Between Hachette Book Group’s CoversAs if the publishing industry doesn’t have enough problems.
  27. media metamorphoses
    Yale Publishing Course Will Be International, Business-OrientedWe spoke with the director of the new Ivy League graduate program.
  28. ink-stained wretches
    Kirkus Reviews May Survive YetA buyer is on the horizon, and work has resumed at the venerable trade.
  29. ink-stained wretches
    Tina Brown to Go Back Into Book PublishingShe has a new plan this time.
  30. ink-stained wretches
    Stephen King Is Too Rich to Care About People Stealing His BooksLet them eat Funyuns.
  31. ink-stained wretches
    Annals of Law: New Guinea Tribe Sues New YorkerIt’s just your standard-issue case involving rape, murder, and pig theft.
  32. inevitable things
    ‘Bag Lady’ Alexandra Penney Will Be Off the Streets A Little LongerBernie Madoff taketh away, but he also giveth.
  33. feuds
    Madoff Losses Unite Feuding BoncampagnisWho? Oh, them.
  34. media deathwatch
    The Media Climate Gets Hotter and HauterMore bad signs of the times, and more publications that are pretending times are better than they really are.
  35. geniuses
    ‘Pretty Girls Are Like Cars That Need a Lot of Oil’The 9-year-old author of ‘How to Talk to Girls’ offers timeless advice.
  36. election hangover
    Joe the Plumber Gets Book DealDo you feel like you are going to barf? Wait till you hear the title.
  37. the rage of the creative underpaid
    Daily Intel’s Plan for Solving the Economic CrisisThe city is hemorrhaging jobs. Daily Intel knows just how to stanch the flow.
  38. intel
    Jane Friedman: ‘I’m Not Done by a Long Shot!’At an unofficial gathering last night to celebrate the former HarperCollins CEO, everyone donned fun Jane masks and did their best not to acknowledge that her exit was totally awkward and abrupt.
  39. intel
    Found Hound to Get Book Deal?Owner hints dog “has more than enough material for a novel.” Please, God, no.
  40. party lines
    George Lois Didn’t Love Our ‘Two Guys Fisting’ CoverAlso, the legendary adman and ‘Esquire’ cover designer has a new gig.
  41. ink-stained wretches
    Hearst Corp. CEO Victor Ganzi Is OutThe abrupt departure leaves former CEO Frank Bennack Jr. in charge.
  42. intel
    Jane Friedman Shoved Out Just As She Was Leaving?Let’s just say her best friend left the party and things got awkward — so she started gathering her things to leave, but not quickly enough.
  43. intel
    Jane Friedman’s Departure: Sentimental or Suspicious?The HarperCollins CEO suddenly resigned late last night, leaving more than a few scratching their heads. Do people like her just simply retire?
  44. white men with money
    Bloomberg to Solve Country’s Problems the Old-fashioned Way: With Self-help BookThe mayor is currently working on a tome titled: ‘Do the Hard Things First (and Other Bloomberg Rules for Business and Politics).’
  45. ink-stained wretches
    Paula Froelich of ‘Page Six’ Enters the Fiction FrayThe laugh-it-up columnist just sold her ‘Sex and the City’–type debut novel to Simon & Schuster.
  46. 21 questions
    Former Hillary Clinton Intern Keli Goff Thinks Chris Rock Should Be PresidentName: Keli Goff Age: 28 Job: Political pundit, author of Party Crashing: How the Hip-Hop Generation Declared Political Independence, out this week from Basic Books. Neighborhood: Lower East Side Who’s your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional? Jackie O. The First Lady, not the rapper. What’s the best meal you’ve eaten in New York French fries at Bette, followed by cheesecake at Veniero’s. In one sentence, what do you actually do all day in your job? I write and talk about politics.
  47. in other news
    Kristen Is Rich Last night, Ashley Alexandra Dupré, a.k.a. “Kristen,” told the New York Times she was worried about paying her rent in the fancy Flatiron district building in which she lives. But in fact, in the less than 24 hours since that interview took place, Dupre’s personal wealth has increased considerably. The two songs on her Amie Street profile, which each cost 98 cents, have reportedly been downloaded more than two million times, and according to that site’s business model, Dupré should receive 70 percent of the total profit. Plus! Playboy and Penthouse are both reportedly interested in setting up photo shoots. “We’ve already discussed some options,” Penthouse publisher Diane Silberstein tells Radar, adding that they’d pay in the “high six figures.” Book publishers, however, are dragging their feet. “I don’t think it’s worth anything,” HarperCollins publisher Jonathan Burnham tells Portfolio today, making us want to wrap our hands around his neck and administer a light throttle. “There’s no story there.” Seriously? Does no one remember for instance the best-selling Diary of a Manhattan Call Girl, soon to be an HBO series with Darren Star? Hookers are so hot right now.
  48. intel
    O.J. Simpson Shows the Goldmans the MoneyHey – did you hear O.J. Simpson got in trouble again? Yeah, apparently some bad mojo went down in Vegas. The whole mess began when Simpson tried to get back some personal memorabilia that had been taken from him and then was accused of armed robbery. Oddly enough, the stuff (a Hall of Fame plaque, a signed photo of Simpson and J. Edgar Hoover, and some signed footballs) was originally removed from his house to keep it away from the family of murder victim Ron Goldman, says the Daily News. The family is owed $38 million by Simpson, and a friend says Simpson’s cohorts were trying to keep the memorabilia from being sold off to help pay the debt. Which is funny, since in trying to get it back, O.J. has inadvertently thrown even more money into the Goldmans’ coffers.
  49. in other news
    Fake Steve Jobs Is Greedy, Outed, and at Work on a Fake Novel If you’re enough of a techie that the idea of a parody blog written from Steve Jobs’s point of view strikes you as rife with comic possibilities, well, you probably already know Fake Steve Jobs. And if you do, you’ve probably just read (while browsing the Times on your iPhone, no doubt) that the paper exposed the anonymous author of that blog — i.e. Fake Steve himself — as Daniel Lyons, a senior editor at Forbes. (“Hope you feel good about yourself, you mangina,” wrote Lyons to Times reporter Brad Stone in today’s you-got-me post — written in his own voice, not Steve’s.)
  50. party lines
    McCourt, Gopnik, Hamill — Plus Other Aging Literati — Celebrate the Strand’s 80th The Strand Bookstore turned 80 on Saturday, and owners Fred Bass and Nancy Bass Wyden threw a big party in its honor. You may not have been there, but New York’s Party Lines team was. What’d we learn? That Frank McCourt dislikes lettuce and parsley, that Kurt Andersen was inspired to write novels by Don DeLillo, that Adam Gopnik is willing to wear silly hats, and that, at least on special occasions, Nora Ephron will display her neck. Strand Bookstore Celebrates Its 80th Anniversary [Interactive Party Lines] Earlier: The Strand Turns 80
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