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  • 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,...
  • Former Times Publisher Wins Newspaper Award

    04/19/2005 7:59:51 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 5 replies · 291+ views
    SAN FRANCISCO, April 19 - Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, chairman emeritus of The New York Times Company, was awarded the Katharine Graham Lifetime Achievement Award on Tuesday by the Newspaper Association of America at its annual meeting here. The award is named for the late publisher of The Washington Post, to whom it was awarded posthumously in 2002. In presenting the award, Gregg K. Jones, chairman of the association, said Mr. Sulzberger deserved recognition for two main reasons: publishing the Pentagon Papers in 1971 and reinvesting in The Times during the financial crises of the 1960's and 1970's. Mr. Sulzberger, 79,...
  • Cardinal warns against 'Da Vinci Code'

    03/16/2005 5:23:02 AM PST · by Robert Drobot · 3 replies · 314+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 16 Mar 2005 | Editors
    VATICAN CITY -- If you're not among the millions who have already read "The Da Vinci Code," an Italian cardinal has a plea for you: Don't read it and don't buy it. Genoa Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, who previously was a high-ranking official of the Vatican's office on doctrinal orthodoxy, told Vatican Radio on Tuesday that the runaway success of the Dan Brown novel is proof of "anti-Catholic" prejudice. Allegations in the novel that Jesus married Mary Magdalene and has descendants have outraged many Christians and have been dismissed by historians and theologians.
  • Publisher Sees Bias in Media (mine: NY Times publisher speaks at Kansas State University)

    09/13/2004 8:05:55 PM PDT · by Jessarah · 6 replies · 428+ views
    The Manhattan Mercury ^ | 9/13/2004 | Leah Fliter
    9/13/2004 1:29:04 PM Publisher sees bias in media Leah Fliter Staff Writer SULZBERGER Arthur Sulzberger: "My profession has damaged its relationship" with readers. [Photo: David Mayes] Government, the media, and each citizen "must insist" that there be more constructive communication, the publisher of The New York Times said this morning during his Landon Lecture. Arthur Sulzberger Jr. said that "too many news outlets enjoy their roles in the political theater of the absurd" that's hampering thoughtful debate about the nation's problems — and leading to widespread cynicism about news and the political process. Sulzberger delivered Kansas State University's 134th Landon...
  • High Point Publisher Leaves $1 Million To His Dogs

    05/12/2004 4:36:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies · 184+ views ^ | 5/12/04
    High Point Publisher Leaves $1 Million To His Dogs POSTED: 7:14 am EDT May 12, 2004 UPDATED: 7:39 am EDT May 12, 2004 HIGH POINT, N.C. -- When High Point Enterprise publisher Randall Terry Jr. died last week, he left a substantial amount of money to six of his closest companions -- his golden retrievers. Ajax, Athena, Achilles, Diana, Rumor and Venus were his family, says Terry's assistant Paula Welton. The dogs and their owner shared the kind of bond only dog-lovers know, and Welton says the dogs gave Terry peace in his final moments. They came to visit him...
  • `Mein Kampf' Czech Publisher Gets Sentence

    01/28/2004 1:23:58 PM PST · by yonif · 7 replies · 133+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | Jan 28, 2004 | AP
    PRAGUE, Czech Republic - The publisher of a Czech translation of Hitler's "Mein Kampf" received a three-year suspended sentence Wednesday on charges of promoting Nazism, Czech radio reported. In 2000 Michal Zitko published a Czech-language edition of the book in which Hitler expressed his hatred of Jews and desire to conquer territory in Eastern Europe. He received a three-year suspended sentence in 2001 on charges of promoting Nazism. The sentence, however, was overturned by a higher court, which ruled that the first trial had been riddled by procedural errors. Last August, a district court in Prague again found Zitko guilty,...
  • "National Sunday Law" - book that showed up in my mailbox today...

    12/08/2003 4:47:57 PM PST · by TheBattman · 37 replies · 468+ views
    My mailbox | December 8, 2003 | TheBattman
    I received this book in my mail box today. The mailing address was a generic "Postal Patron" much like most junk mail. The title of the book is "National Sunday Law" and is credited to someone named A. Jan Marcussen. The book is 94 pages including a bibliography. A quick scan of the book leads me to believe that this book is a mix of twisted Christian theology (including bible verse references) with some pretty paranoid political fears. Cover

    10/21/2003 10:57:51 AM PDT · by Pan_Yans Wife · 57 replies · 429+ views
    TheDrudgeReport ^ | October 21, 2003 | Matt Drudge
    Elizabeth Smart's parents are losing control of a carefully orchestrated and lucrative November Sweeps rollout for official product based on the abduction of their daughter! MORE The "Elizabeth Smart Story" [which many in the industry have dubbed "The Ed Smart Story"] began to unspool this week on schedule with an authorized Couric/Oprah one-two public relations punch. But now Ed and Lois Smart and Doubleday, publisher of the upcoming book, are claiming the project has been kidnaped -- after CBS betrayed them by airing an unauthorized one-hour "news" special last Saturday night! MORE According to the publisher, CBS had verbally agreed...

    08/28/2003 4:26:05 PM PDT · by frithguild · 28 replies · 162+ views
    New York Post ^ | August 25, 2003 | Richard Johnson
    <p>HILLARY Clinton's memoir "Living History" earned the junior Senator an $8 million advance, but some say it cost 75 employees at Simon & Schuster their jobs. Just weeks after S&S published Clinton's autobio, the publisher laid off 75 employees. A company rep says "there's no connection" between Clinton's fat payday and the mass layoffs, but the New York Press begs to differ. The paper points out that even if Clinton manages to sell 1.5 million copies - 1.2 million have been sold since June 9 and sales are slipping rapidly - the publisher can't possibly make back the money it lavished on her. Of course, S&S can dole out whatever obscene sums it wants, but, the paper notes, it "should be known that the result of the overpayment . . . is that 75 men and women no longer have jobs."</p>
  • Publisher of Christian Science Monitor Dies at 72

    08/02/2003 8:21:12 PM PDT · by chance33_98 · 6 replies · 216+ views
    Publisher of Christian Science Monitor Dies at 72 BOSTON (AP) - John Lewis Selover, the publisher of The Christian Science Monitor and a Christian Science Church leader who helped shepherd the church's expansion, has died. He was 72. Selover, of Boston, died Friday "among family, after a brief illness at home," said Peter Osterlund, spokesman for the Christian Science Board of Directors. Osterlund said the family declined to specify the nature of the illness. Selover was elected to the board of directors in 1985, and later became the board's vice chairman. In 1998, he became the manager of The...
  • Publisher Lied About Hillary Book Sales

    06/16/2003 6:52:57 PM PDT · by Libloather · 157 replies · 509+ views
    Rush Limbaugh .com ^ | 6/16/03 | El Rushbo
    Publisher Lied About Hillary Book Sales June 16, 2003 Here are some facts to smash the myths on Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton's new book: There were not a million printed. There were not 200,000 sold on the first day. There was not a "leak" to the Associated Press of the book's content. Hillary's publisher, Simon & Schuster, sent the data on Bill and Monica to AP. The American Prowler reports all of this. More: Ann Coulter wrote a great column about this guy named Packer who made a big show of rushing to buy the book at midnight when it...
  • Billionaire publisher Gaylord shaped Oklahoma - Edward L. Gaylord dies at 83

    04/28/2003 5:36:54 AM PDT · by MeekOneGOP · 11 replies · 415+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | April 27, 2003 | By ARNOLD HAMILTON / The Dallas Morning News
    Billionaire publisher Gaylord shaped Oklahoma 04/28/2003 By ARNOLD HAMILTON / The Dallas Morning News OKLAHOMA CITY – Billionaire publisher Edward L. Gaylord, whose conservative political philosophy helped transform Oklahoma into a largely Republican state, died Sunday night after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 83. Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, where he served as chairman emeritus. Mr. Gaylord, whose shy and retiring demeanor and modest lifestyle belied his status as Oklahoma's second-wealthiest person, had battled pancreatic cancer for months. He just recently announced he would relinquish...

    01/04/2003 8:47:49 PM PST · by Quix · 4 replies · 278+ views
    The Bible Code Digest ^ | 2002 2003 | The Bible Code Digest
    These FAQs provide excellent answers to some common questions, critiques of both skeptics and the curious. Answers to Key Frequently Asked Questions About the Bible Codes Where can I get a quick introduction to the basics of Bible codes? CLICK HERE for BASIC INTRODUCTION INTO BIBLE CODES & THEIR HISTORY . . . And for answers to such essential questions as, “What are Bible codes?”, “What is an example of such a code in an English text?”, “Why have Bible codes been controversial?” and “For what people or events have proponents claimed there were clusters of Bible codes?” Who...
  • What is Knopf Waiting for? (Bellesiles' Arming America still pushed)

    12/21/2002 8:33:53 AM PST · by SteveH · 8 replies · 253+ views
    History News Network ^ | 12/16/2002 | Jerome Sternstein
    What Is Knopf Waiting For? By Jerome Sternstein Mr. Sternstein is Professor Emeritus of History, Brooklyn College, CUNY, and co-editor of The Encyclopedia of American Biography. Early in 2002, Jane Garrett, Michael Bellesiles's editor at Alfred A. Knopf, told Danny Postel of the Chronicle of Higher Education that the publisher "stands behind" Arming America despite everything the book's critics had to say about its scholarly failings. "I realize that he made some errors," Garrett admitted, "but they certainly were not made intentionally. They were the result of some over-quick research," she said, adding that Knopf was "satisfied" with what Bellesiles...
  • It's The Elite Who Are Corrupt

    07/25/2002 7:48:19 AM PDT · by BillyJack · 30 replies · 828+ views ^ | June 10,2002 | Charley Reese
    Most Americans are so steeped in egalitarian thinking that they like to delude themselves that they share in running the country. We ordinary folks, in fact, don't run the country and have a slim-to-none chance of even influencing its direction. Thomas R. Dye, a professor at Florida State University, has made a study of power. Since power in our country resides in institutions, he defines individuals with power as those who occupy the top positions in the government and in corporate, legal, educational, civic and cultural institutions. He found that there are only about 7,000 of these positions in the...