Edward Snowden’s profits from memoir must go to US government, judge rules

Court says state is entitled to any profits from Permanent Record because its publication breached non-disclosure agreementsEdward Snowden is not entitled to the profits from his memoir Permanent Record, and any money made must go to the US government, a judge has ruled.Permanent Record, in which Snowden recounts how he came to the decision to leak the top secret documents revealing government plans for mass surveillance, was published in September. Shortly afterwards, the US government filed a civil lawsuit contending that publication was “in violation of the non-disclosure agreements he signed with both the CIA and the National Security Agency (NSA)”, and that the release of the book without pre-publication review by the agencies was “in violation of his express obligations”. Snowden’s lawyers had argued that if the author had believed that the government would review his book in good faith, he would have submitted it for review. Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2019-12-20 13:20:57 UTC ]
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Publisher Cancels Woody Allen’s Memoir After Employee Walkout

Ronan Farrow also said he would cut ties with Hachette Book Group over the decision to publish Apropos of Nothing. Continue reading at Slate

[ Slate | 2020-03-06 20:49:10 UTC ]
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Publisher cancels Woody Allen's memoir a month before publication

On Friday, a day after a walkout, Hachette announced it will return all rights to the author. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-03-06 20:46:29 UTC ]
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Woody Allen’s memoir has been cancelled. (Proof that protest works!)

In a statement, Hachette Book Group has announced that it has cancelled its publication of Woody Allen’s memoir, Apropos of Nothing, which was originally scheduled for release in April 2020. Hachette will return all rights to the author. “The decision to cancel Mr. Allen’s book was a difficult... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-03-06 20:10:39 UTC ]
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HBG Will Not Publish Woody Allen's Memoir

Hachette Book Group has announced that Grand Central Publishing will not publish Woody Allen’s memoir, 'Apropos of Nothing​,' and will return all rights to the author. The book was originally scheduled for sale in April 2020. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-06 05:00:00 UTC ]
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HBG staff walk out over Woody Allen memoir

Staff at Hachette Book Group staged a walkout of its New York and Boston offices yesterday (5th March) in protest against its decision to publish Woody Allen’s autobiography. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-05 22:07:34 UTC ]
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Ronan Farrow Cuts Ties with Publisher Hachette Over Woody Allen Memoir

Ronan Farrow has cuts ties with publisher Hachette over their decision to publish Woody Allen's memoir. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-03-05 21:43:26 UTC ]
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Employees at Little, Brown are walking out to protest the publication of Woody Allen’s memoir.

Today, employees at the Little, Brown and Company imprint of the Hachette Book Group have organized a walkout in protest of the company’s announcement that it will be moving forward with the publication of Woody Allen’s memoir, Apropos of Nothing. Allen’s memoir was purchased by Hachette’s... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-03-05 21:02:55 UTC ]
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HQ signs Wilson's 'searing' memoir on autism and ageing

HQ has acquired the first adult memoir from children’s author Anna Wilson, billed as a “searing” account of autism and ageing. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-05 06:36:10 UTC ]
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HBG Staffers Stage Walkout Over Woody Allen Memoir

Three days after Grand Central Publishing announced that it would publish the director's forthcoming memoir, employees at the imprint and at other Hachette Book Group divisions have staged a walkout in protest of the acquisition. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-05 05:00:00 UTC ]
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S&S to publish Reebok founder's 'remarkable' memoir

Simon & Schuster has snapped up Reebok founder Joe Foster’s memoir, aptly titled Shoemaker. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-05 04:41:37 UTC ]
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'Protect and respect gold-standard copyright regime', APPG tells government

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Publishing has published a new report, asking the government to "protect and respect" the UK’s gold-standard copyright regime. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-05 03:14:22 UTC ]
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Ronan Farrow Drops Publisher Over “Wildly Unprofessional” Decision to Publish Woody Allen’s Memoir

The author of Catch and Kill says he won't work with Hachette Book Group after it announced plans to publish his father’s book. Continue reading at Slate

[ Slate | 2020-03-04 19:50:27 UTC ]
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Seven Dials acquires volunteer's memoir of battling ISIS

Seven Dials has acquired the "explosive" story an ordinary man who went to Syria as an international volunteer to fight alongside the Kurdish YPG against ISIS. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-04 14:20:59 UTC ]
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Mirror Books to publish 'remarkable' World War Two memoir

Mirror Books will publish new memoir about the only living sisters to have signed the Official Secrets Act during the Second World War.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-04 12:36:25 UTC ]
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Profit up for Bonnier Group

The Bonnier Group has delivered a 35% increase in operating profit in its latest accounts.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-04 10:21:24 UTC ]
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William Collins scoops ex-US Ambassador Darroch's memoir

William Collins has landed the “riveting and candid” memoir of Kim Darroch, Britain’s Ambassador to the US during Donald Trump’s White House reign. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-04 06:17:07 UTC ]
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Ronan Farrow condemns his publisher for plans to release Woody Allen memoir

Writer known for #MeToo investigations – whose sister says Allen abused her – suggests he can no longer work with HachetteRonan Farrow has distanced himself from the publisher of his latest book after the company announced plans to publish a memoir by his father, Woody Allen, saying the move... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-03-04 03:04:40 UTC ]
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Dylan Farrow calls Woody Allen's upcoming memoir 'deeply unsettling'

Dylan Farrow slammed Woody Allen's upcoming memoir, "Apropos of Nothing," calling it "deeply unsettling." She accused her adoptive father of sexual abuse in the 1990s. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-03-03 18:48:28 UTC ]
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HarperNonFiction wins six-way auction for ex-prison governor's memoir

HarperNonFiction has won a six-way auction for the "unflinching" memoir of Vanessa Frake, the former governor of one of Britain’s most notorious prisons. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-03 05:40:46 UTC ]
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Transworld pre-empts memoir by Jewish Dutch resistance fighter

Transworld has pre-empted a memoir by Jewish Dutch resistance fighter and Ravensbruck survivor Selma van der Perre.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-02 21:39:29 UTC ]
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