Milo Yiannopoulos sues former publisher for $10m

Rightwing provocateur seeks damages from Simon & Schuster after it dropped memoir Dangerous over contentious remarks – but imprint says suit is ‘without merit’A $10m (£7.7m) lawsuit announced by far-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos has been dismissed by his former publisher as “publicity-driven and entirely without merit”. The rightwinger chose to self-publish his memoir Dangerous after being publicly dumped by Simon & Schuster in February after a video clip in which he appeared to defend sexual relationships between men and boys as young as 13.Yiannopoulos announced the legal action at a protest outside S&S’s New York head office on Friday. In the complaint, filed in the New York supreme court the same day, the former Breitbart editor claims breach of contract, saying that Dangerous, published on 4 July, would have sold more copies if it had been supported by the publishing giant, which dropped out despite paying a reported $250,000 advance. Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2017-07-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Memphis Publisher Sues Salinger Estate

The Devault-Graves Agency is claiming that the J.D. Salinger Trust is thwarting the publisher's attempts to sell a collection of Salinger short stories abroad. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Bolan son sues music publisher

The son of T Rex frontman, Marc Bolan, is suing a UK music publisher for $2m, alleging the company has violated copyright laws. Continue reading at BBC News

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Readers sue Armstrong and US publishers

Two US book buyers are suing cyclist Lance Armstrong and his publishers Random House US and... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Touch Publishing Platform Onswipe Now Reaching 10M Monthly Active Users On iOS

Onswipe, a startup that helps publishers build websites optimized for iPads and other touchscreen devices, is closing out what sounds like a big year. Content published through the Onswipe platform reached 44 million unique visitors over the course o ... Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

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Cruise sues magazine publisher

An attorney for Tom Cruise said he filed a US$50 million defamation lawsuit Wednesday against the publishers of Life & Style magazine for articles that said the actor has abandoned his 6-year-old daughter, Suri. Continue reading at Stuff

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German Cabinet Backs Law That Could Allow News Publishers to Sue Google

The German cabinet gave its backing Wednesday to a draft law extending copyright protection to snippets of news articles republished by search engines, although... Continue reading at PC World

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Antitrust officials reportedly sue Apple, publishers over ebooks

WASHINGTON -- Antitrust officials are expected to announce Wednesday that they are filing suit against Apple Inc. and five major book publishers for allegedly colluding to fix the price of ebooks. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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US Sues Apple and Publishers Over e-Book Prices

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U.S. Sues Apple, Publishers Over E-Book Pricing

The U.S. filed an antitrust lawsuit Wednesday against Apple Inc. and five of the nation's largest publishers, alleging they conspired to limit competition for the pricing of ebooks. Continue reading at AllThingsD

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Publishers Association hails ‘biggest year ever for UK publishing’ in latest report

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Publishing Scotland: 10 Newly Named International Publishing Fellows

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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

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OUP becomes latest publisher to announce US Read and Publish deal

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Bonnier Books' Sydney-based publisher Echo Publishing has appointed Tegan Morrison as associate publisher. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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