Disney 'Furious' at NBC for Breaking Embargo on Kennedy Book

Disney execs are “furious” that the world exclusive on the embargoed Jackie Kennedy book and audiotapes was broken by NBC, and not ABC, according to the New York Post’s Keith Kelly. Both ABC and the book’s publisher, Hyperion, are owned by Disney. The book, “Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy,” and accompanying tapes had an embargo date of today, but NBC’s “Nightly News with Brian Williams” first aired excerpts of the audio last Friday, and on the “Today” show Monday and Tuesday morning. NBC apparently got a hold of the book and tape set from a bookstore owner who put it out for sale early. But the network did limit its audio selection to “fair use” excerpts, says to Kelly. Hyperion said that it was unaware that NBC had a copy of the book until after Friday’s “Nightly News” aired. “Caroline Kennedy and her family granted ABC the exclusive rights to the audio,” said a Hyperion spokesperson. “We made NBC aware of the copyright, and we urged NBC to respect those copyrights.” According to Kelly, Hyperion also offered the “gift-wrapped scoop” to the New York Times for publication yesterday, but after NBC broke the embargo, the Times was permitted to run the story on Monday, a day ahead of schedule. The broken embargo didn’t keep ABC from airing its two-hour special about Kennedy with Diane Sawyer last night, and the book itself is currently No. 1 on the Amazon best-seller list. Continue reading at 'AdWeek'

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Pamela Butchart | 'Funny books can break down some of the barriers of children believing 'books aren’t for me''

Award-winning author and schoolteacher Pamela Butchart is set to go stratospheric in 2018, with a World book Day title and a Secret Seven revamp in the pipeline. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Is Dawn Finally Breaking For E-books in Spanish? Spanish Books Spring 2014

In recent months, the double-digit sales growth of ebooks in English has begun to plateau, but since the Spanish-language book market tends to be around three to five years behind the English-language market, ebook sales of Spanish books in the U.S. are just beginning to gain traction. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Record-Breaking Submissions Received by the Sheikh Zayed Book Award

The Abu Dhabi-based Sheikh Zayed Book Award sees a 23-percent jump in entries activity, Egypt leading in its number of submissions. The post Record-Breaking Submissions Received by the Sheikh Zayed Book Award appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Daunt Books takes Singh's 'visionary' The Breaks

Daunt Books Publishing has acquired The Breaks by Julietta Singh, the first non-fiction book on its Originals list, billed as a "visionary and moving" take on race, inheritance and mothering. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Kennedy launches crowdfunder for Beirut book industry

The director of an international publishing consultancy company has launched a crowdfunding campaign to support those who work in Beirut's book industry, following an explosion that killed over 200 people in the Lebanese capital last week. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Macmillan Abandons Library E-book Embargo

“There are times in life when differences should be put aside,” reads a brief memo from Macmillan CEO John Sargent addressed to librarians, authors, illustrators, and agents, revealing that Macmillan will "return to the library e-book pricing model that was in effect on October 31st, 2019." Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Is Macmillan Reconsidering Its Library E-book Embargo?

Macmillan executives are seeking feedback on three new e-book licensing proposals from a select group of librarians. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Sharjah International Book Fair Draws a Record-Breaking 2.52 Million Visitors

While reporting big attendance numbers, the Sharjah Book Fair this year is most memorable for events affirming its deepening world publishing relationships. The post Sharjah International Book Fair Draws a Record-Breaking 2.52 Million Visitors appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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As Boycotts Mount, Macmillan CEO Defends Library E-book Embargo

On Monday, just days after the publisher's controversial embargo on new release e-books in libraries went into effect, Macmillan CEO John Sargent met with a group of state librarians, fleshing out his belief that new release e-books in libraries hurt the publisher's revenues. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Am I Allowed to Break Up with My Book Agent?

The Blunt Instrument is an advice column for writers, written by Elisa Gabbert (specializing in nonfiction), John Cotter (specializing in fiction), and Ruoxi Chen (specializing in publishing). If you need tough advice for a writing problem, send your question to [email protected] Continue reading at Electric Literature

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Librarians Launch National Campaign to Oppose Macmillan’s Library E-book Embargo

“ALA’s goal is to send a clear message to Macmillan CEO John Sargent,” said ALA executive director Mary Ghikas, announcing the launch of a national e-book advocacy campaign. "Libraries have millions of allies out there, and we’re inviting them to take action.” Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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ABA Condemns Amazon for Breaking 'Testaments' Embargo

The American Booksellers Association responded to Amazon's violation of 'The Testaments' embargo by promising to step up their efforts to persuade the Department of Justice to investigate Amazon's business practices. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Indie Booksellers Incensed as Amazon Breaks 'Testaments' Embargo

A highly anticipated new book. A broken embargo. A cluster of angry booksellers. Penguin Random House has reacted to the fact that Amazon seems to have shipped copies of Margaret Atwood's 'The Testaments' in spite of the fact that it's on-sale-date is nearly a week away. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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After Tor Experiment, Macmillan Expands Embargo on Library E-books

In a memo to authors and agents, Macmillan CEO John Sargent asserted that 45% of Macmillan’s U.S. “e-book reads” were now 'being borrowed for free' from libraries," and said the publisher's new terms are "designed to protect the value of your books during their first format publication." Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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This Southern murder trial inspired Harper Lee's 'lost' book. 'Furious Hours' reexamines it

It was one of the publishing events of the millennium so far: the publication of Harper Lee’s second book in 2015, more than half a century after “To Kill a Mockingbird.” Actually, though it was set two decades after “Mockingbird,” “Go Set a Watchman” had been written before — it was the... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Breaking India's menstruation taboos with a comic book

Aditi Gupta created a comic book to help girls in India better understand their periods. Continue reading at BBC World

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Mirror Books scoops real-life Breaking Bad

Reach plc (formerly Trinity Mirror) publishing imprint Mirror Books has acquired the true story of a man who discovers that his father is a drug-dealer: Breaking Dad by James Lubbock. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Century signs two-book deal with Emma Kennedy

Century has signed a two-book deal with actress and writer Emma Kennedy, including a "moving, multi-generational" novel called The Box of Dreams. Launching Kennedy's career as a novelist, Arrow deputy publisher Emily Griffin acquired world rights in all languages in two books from Kennedy... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Librarians Question Tor’s E-book Embargo

Librarians have been looking at the data and they say Macmillan’s recent claim that library ebook lending is having a “direct and adverse” impact on science fiction publisher Tor’s retail ebook sales appears to be more fiction than science. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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