All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Random House’

John Grisham Child Porn Comments Went Too Far

Author John Grisham has apologized for comments he made regarding child pornography during an interview with the Telegraph. Grisham claimed that the United States is wrongly convicting too many men for viewing child pornography. He said that many of them simply had too much to drink, started surfing the web, and accidentally stumbled upon pictures of children. “We have prisons …

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Paula Deen Dropped by Publisher, Cookbook Cancelled

Since admitting under oath to using the “N word,” celebrity chef Paula Deen has been losing sponsorships and business partnerships seemingly every day for the past week. Smithfield Foods dropped Deen as the face of Smithfield Hams shortly after the Food Network severed its ties to the southern chef. Walmart soon followed suit, and on Friday retailers including Sears, Walgreens, …

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Penguin Random House Merger Becomes Official

Media groups Bertelsmann and Pearson, which own Random House and Penguin, respectively, announced a merger of these two publishing giants. Under the terms of the deal, Bertelsmann will hold 53% of the new publishing group, with Pearson holding the remaining 47%. Random House Chairman and CEO Markus Dohle has been appointed as CEO, with Pengin Chairman and CEO John Makinson …

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Google, Random House Close To Book Search Deal

Random House maybe closer to joining Google’s book search project, something the world’s largest publisher has been opposed to in the past.

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Publishers Scoff At Online Book Search

In one of its most ambitious projects ever, Google has set a goal to digitize all book content that is public domain, and also snippets from other copyrighted words in order to provide users with the most comprehensive book search function ever conceived.

Several prominent libraries have already signed up to be a part of the Google Book Project, but the online search giant’s ambitions have some publishers turning up their nose in disapproval.

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