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  • Anne Marie Waters/ SHARIA WATCH: An Appeal for Two Minutes of Your Time

    07/24/2016 7:29:19 PM PDT · by wtd · 8 replies
    Gates of Vienna Blog ^ | July 24, 2016 | Anne Marie Waters, Baron Bodissey
    Anne Marie Waters: An Appeal for Two Minutes of Your TimePosted on July 24, 2016 by Baron Bodissey Anne Marie Waters of Sharia Watch is writing a book, but she’s having trouble finding a publisher — no surprise there! However, Here’s her appeal, as posted on her website: An appeal for two minutes of your time by Anne Marie Waters I’ve been writing a book for a while. I have been to countless publishers. Those who replied told me how good it was, but… Not one will print it. I know why. I’ll explain. image of book cover ['Beyond...
  • Book Publisher Afraid That Bergdahl Book Proposal Will Harm Obama

    08/13/2014 11:44:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 08/13/2014 | Aaron Bandler
    A book proposal drafted by Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s platoon mates has one publisher worried it would subject President Barack Obama to criticism, Yahoo! News reports. The proposal insinuates that Bergdahl was a “‘premeditated’ deserter who ‘put all our lives in danger,’” and that he was an “oddball” and a “loner” who quickly shifted from excitement over killing a Taliban leader to dreaming of getting lost in the mountains and sending his personal items home. The proposal also claims that the Taliban had improved their IED attacks against American vehicles since his desertion, and that Bergdahl was training Taliban forces, although...
  • Biggest children’s book publisher erases Israel from map

    11/13/2013 6:57:33 AM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies ^ | 11/13/13 | Elhanan Miller
    Arab textbooks are not the only ones erasing Israel from their maps. Scholastic, the world’s largest publisher of children’s books, has also eliminated the Jewish state in a book. “Thea Stilton and the Blue Scarab Hunt,” part of the popular Geronimo Stilton children’s series translated from Italian and published by Scholastic in 2012, tells the story of a group of investigative journalists involved in a treasure hunt in Egypt. Writers Elhanan Miller Elhanan Miller Elhanan Miller is the Arab affairs reporter for The Times of Israel Follow or contact: Facebook Twitter Email RSS Newsroom Email Facebook Twitter Related Topics children...
  • Paula Deen’s #1 Amazon Best-Selling Book Dropped By Publisher Months Before Release

    06/28/2013 6:55:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 61 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 6/28/13 | Andrew Kirell
    Earlier this afternoon, we reported on how despite the controversy over her past use of racial epithets, celebrity cook Paula Deen is experiencing a surge in book sales on retailer Amazon. The sales spike was so strong that her newest book, Paula Deen’s New Testament, hit #1 on the site’s Best Seller list despite not being released until October. It turns out those huge pre-sale numbers are for naught. The book’s publisher has canceled its release. In a statement released Friday afternoon, Ballantine Books announced it has dropped Deen and will not publish Paula Deen’s New Testament: 250 Favorite Recipes,...
  • The Dog In the Manger In the Night-Time

    04/26/2012 3:00:35 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ^ | 4-25-12 | Michael Walsh
    From the Sherlock Holmes story, Silver Blaze: Gregory: “Is there any other point to which you would wish to draw my attention?” Holmes: “To the curious incident of the dog in the night-time.” Gregory: “The dog did nothing in the night-time.” Holmes: “That was the curious incident.”[ My mention yesterday of Obama’s former literary agent, Jane Dystel, got me thinking about the fishy circumstances under which Dreams From My Father came to see publication, and Ms. Dystel’s strange silence on the subject — even though she apparently was euchred out of a significant payday by her client. You may recall...
  • Publisher of The Jewish Week Warns Jews "Don't Piss off Obama"

    11/17/2011 7:00:00 PM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Yid with Lid ^ | 11/17/11 | Jeff Dunitz
    Sometimes it astounds me the extent to which a progressive "journalist" will go to spin stories in their direction, thus putting politics before serving the readers. Sometimes it astounds me the extent to which a progressive Jew will go to promote their favorite politicians thus putting politics before either their home country, America or the Jewish people. In his latest column in the paper he publishes, Gary Rosenblatt of the Jewish Week astounded me times two, as he talked about the disastrous ADL/Abe Foxman request for Jews to avoid criticizing the POTUS and warned that if American Jews upset President...
  • A Race Between Digital and Print Magazines (New York Times Barf Alert!!)

    02/07/2011 9:07:36 PM PST · by lbryce · 11 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 4, 2011 | Nick Bilton
    The New York Times The long road to download Wired’s digital iPad magazine. This morning I decide to try a little experiment: I opened up my iPad, clicked on the little Wired icon and purchased the magazine’s latest digital issue. After I agreed to fork over $4, it began downloading. For the next phase of the experiment, I grabbed my car keys, left my apartment and drove about 12 blocks to a local magazine store in Brooklyn, where I also purchased the latest issue of Wired magazine, this time in print. I didn’t run any red lights, or speed, or...
  • Democrats Imply a Publisher Promoting Republican Books Could Be Illegal

    09/06/2010 11:59:14 AM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 9/6/10 | Tim Graham
    Over at, Seton Motley reports that if the Democrats can't ban books, they'll try to ban book promotion. Democrats are furious that the conservative Threshhold imprint of Simon & Schuster (a corporate cousin of CBS) published a book by three House Republicans titled "Young Guns," and included a promotional video: That was too much free speech for the Democrat Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), which lawyered up and sent the publishing house an ominous letter intimating it may be in violation of several campaign finance laws - claiming the video was an in-kind contribution to Republicans.
  • Publisher halts book about bombing of Hiroshima (phony liberal)

    03/01/2010 3:24:13 PM PST · by OldDeckHand · 18 replies · 669+ views
    AP via ^ | 03/01/10 | HILLEL ITALIE
    NEW YORK – Publication has been halted for a disputed book about the atomic bombing of Japan in 1945, The Associated Press has learned. Charles Pellegrino's "The Last Train from Hiroshima" had received strong reviews and had been optioned for a possible film by "Avatar" director James Cameron. But publisher Henry Holt and Company, responding to questions from the AP, said Monday that Pellegrino "was not able to answer" several concerns, including whether two men mentioned in the text actually existed. "It is with deep regret that Henry Holt and Company announces that we will not print, correct or ship...
  • ELCA Publisher's Board Terminates Defined Benefit Retirement Plan

    01/04/2010 7:44:16 PM PST · by lightman · 7 replies · 562+ views
    ELCA News Service ^ | 4 January AD 2010 | John Brooks
    ELCA Publisher's Board Terminates Defined Benefit Retirement Plan 10-001-JB CHICAGO (ELCA) -- Augsburg Fortress, the publishing ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), announced in a Dec. 31, 2009, letter to participants that it will terminate its defined benefit retirement plan effective March 5. The action, approved by the board of trustees of Augsburg Fortress Dec. 18, affects 500 plan participants. Not affected by the decision is the company's current retirement plan -- a defined contribution plan -- in which Augsburg Fortress' current employees can participate. That plan is a 403b plan "common for non-profit organizations," according to...
  • Sarah Palin calls divorce report 'made up' (in NY meeting with publisher)

    08/05/2009 9:23:22 AM PDT · by SolidWood · 15 replies · 1,425+ views
    Politico ^ | 8/5/09 | Mike Allen
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin tells POLITICO that widespread blogosphere reports about a possible divorce from her husband, Todd, are “made up.” In a brief telephone interview on Tuesday night, Palin quipped that she loves finding out “what’s goin’ on in my life from the news.” “Do you want to talk to Todd?” she teased. “He’s sitting right next to me.” But he didn’t come on the line. The former governor and her family were in New York City to visit her publisher, HarperCollins Publishers. Read more:
  • Radical Muslims guilty of firebomb plot on publisher of Prophet Mohammed book

    05/15/2009 4:59:22 PM PDT · by Cindy · 8 replies · 464+ views ^ | May 15, 2009 | Adam Fresco, Crime Correspondent
    Note: 3 photos included. # A radical Muslim who dressed his baby daughter in a hat with “I love al-Qaeda” on it tried to firebomb the home of the publisher of a controversial novel about the Prophet Mohammed. Ali Beheshti, 40, along with Abrar Mirza, 22, have admitted conspiracy to recklessly damage property and endanger life after they poured diesel through the letterbox of a publishing house in Islington, North London. Abbas Taj, 30, a mini-cab driver, was found guilty at Croydon Crown court of conspiracy to firebomb the home of Martin Rynja, the publisher of The Jewel Of Medina....
  • Newsweek May Stop Weekly Circulation

    01/18/2009 11:02:26 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 72 replies · 2,020+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 1/17/09
    Battered by a one-two punch of declining readership and ad pages, Newsweek magazine is getting an extreme makeover this year that will include a large circulation reduction, deep cuts in operating costs, and a new effort to attract advertisers by concentrating on an elite audience. According to The New York Times, executives at Newsweek say the retooled magazine will focus on being a "thought leader" that focuses on telling readers how to think about news, rather than telling people what happened in the last week. The plan, similar to the editorial outlook espoused by The Economist magazine, is aimed at...
  • Sci-Fi's No. 1 Fanboy, Forrest J Ackerman, Dies at 92 (Forry's Famous Monsters of Filmland)

    12/08/2008 7:57:29 AM PST · by weegee · 18 replies · 566+ views
    Time ^ | Saturday, Dec. 06, 2008 | By Richard Corliss
    ...Forrest J Ackerman, who died Thursday at 92 of a heart attack in Los Angeles, was all these things and many more: literary agent for such science fiction authors as Ray Bradbury, Isaac Asimov, A.E. van Vogt, Curt Siodmak and L. Ron Hubbard; actor and talisman in more than 50 films ... editor of Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine and creator of the Vampirella comic.... ...Born in Los Angeles in 1916, Ackerman traced the birth of his vocation to 1926, when he read his first "scientifiction" tale in an early issue of Amazing Stories... ...His dream of bringing together the...
  • Darwin's publisher was urged not to publish evolution work - "On the Origin of Species"

    04/24/2007 9:20:31 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 41 replies · 1,163+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 4/24/07 | AFP
    LONDON (AFP) - Charles Darwin's publisher was urged by an adviser not to publish the scientist's historic work "On the Origin of Species," The Times reported on Wednesday. Citing correspondence between Darwin's publisher John Murray and one of his special advisers Reverend Whitwell Elwin that is on display at the National Library of Scotland in Edinburgh, the paper said that Elwin suggested instead that Darwin write about pigeons. Murray asked Elwin for his opinion on Darwin's work on evolution, and unsurprisingly for a reverend, Elwin gave the evolutionary thesis, which challenged Church teaching of creationism, a thumbs-down. "At every page...
  • Would-be O.J. publisher fired for anti-Semitic remarks

    12/19/2006 4:00:47 AM PST · by Zakeet · 28 replies · 1,229+ views
    Reuters ^ | December 18, 2006 | Arthur Spiegelman
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Controversial publisher Judith Regan, whose plan to publish a book by O.J. Simpson called "If I Did It" ignited a firestorm of criticism, was fired for making anti-Semitic remarks in an argument with a colleague, a publishing source said on Monday. The source confirmed a report in The New York Times that said Regan's sudden departure on Friday came after she made the comments in an argument with a Jewish lawyer for HarperCollins, a division of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. empire and the publisher of the Regan Books imprint. The Times said shortly after the remarks...
  • Dad of 'Idol's' Barrino Sues Publisher

    09/27/2006 8:40:40 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 4 replies · 329+ views ^ | 9 26 06 | HILLEL ITALIE
    NEW YORK - The father of "American Idol" winner Fantasia Barrino has filed a $10 million libel suit against the publisher of a book about his daughter, alleging that it contains "false, exaggerated, sensational, intentional and malicious untruths." In papers filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, Joseph Barrino is seeking damages from Simon & Schuster, which released "Fantasia: Life Is Not a Fairy Tale" in 2005. The book was made into a TV movie, starring Fantasia, that aired on the Lifetime network in August. Among the details disputed by Joseph Barrino: that he was hostile to the music...
  • What Media Bias? ( NY Times Sulzberger "Apology" )

    05/24/2006 8:05:30 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies · 1,121+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | May 24, 2006 | Paul Kirby
    New York Times Publisher Arthur Sulzberger’s wild left-wing rant at a graduation ceremony in New York... Sulzberger “apologized” to graduates at the State University ...for the failure of his generation to stop the Iraq War and to sufficiently promote “fundamental human rights” like abortion, immigration, and gay marriage... He begins with a facetious “apology” to the class for being part of the generation that let them down due to insufficient liberal activism. “When I graduated in 1974, my fellow students and I ended the Vietnam War and ousted President Nixon. OK. OK. That’s not quite true. Maybe there were larger...
  • Publisher says Bible textbook respects both facts and faith (new volume aimed at public schools)

    09/28/2005 5:24:14 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies · 442+ views ^ | 9/23/05 | Richard N. Ostling
    Publisher says Bible textbook respects both facts and faith NEW VOLUME IS AIMED AT PUBLIC SCHOOLS By Richard N. Ostling Associated Press Posted on Fri, Sep. 23, 2005 An interfaith group released a new textbook Thursday aimed at teaching public high school students about the Bible while avoiding legal and religious disputes. The non-profit Bible Literacy Project of Fairfax, Va., spent five years and $2 million developing ``The Bible and Its Influence.'' The textbook, introduced at a Washington news conference, won initial endorsements from experts in literature, religion and church-state law. American Jewish Congress attorney Marc Stern, an adviser on...
  • In Search of a Publisher

    07/25/2005 5:56:15 PM PDT · by NietzschesJoker · 4 replies · 449+ views
    Self | 7/25/2005 | Self
    Dear Freepers, I am a new writer in search of a publisher, and I thought it prudent to post here in the hopes that someone might be able to give me a lead on a publisher or an agent. Shameless, I know, but the query process demands the total abandonment of humility. Please post below or contact me by Freepmail if you are an interested publisher or can point me in the direction of one. General comments are also welcome, of course. I've posted an excerpt from the 45,000 word manuscript, "Ethereal Plain: A 21st Century American Philosophy," below. Essentially,...