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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Publishing News

Anti-trust authorities in China have given the OK  for a merger between publishers Penguin and Random House. China was one of the last countries to approve the merger which should be complete next month.

The anti-trust  trial against Apple began yesterday. Apple and five of the largest U.S. publishers “consciously committed to a scheme to raise e-book prices throughout the industry”, Justice Department lawyer told a U.S. District Judge. The 5 other publishers have settled out of court.

 Joyland, Stephen King’s latest horror novel (out today), will only be available in print. King says, "I have no plans for a digital version. Maybe at some point, but in the meantime, let people stir their sticks and go to an actual bookstore rather than a digital one."