Publishing

FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2016, file photo, protesters try to stick photos of missing booksellers, one of which shows Gui Minhai at left, during a protest outside the Liaison of the Central People's Government in Hong Kong. Gui Minhai, a Hong Kong-based publisher who sold books of gossip about Chinese leaders, told several outlets including the South China Morning Post that he never wanted to leave China and that Stockholm was using his case to “create trouble.” (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)
February 10, 2018 - 12:59 am
BEIJING (AP) — A detained Swedish bookseller at the center of an escalating row between Western governments and Beijing has accused Sweden of using him as a "chess piece" in a media appearance arranged by Chinese police. Gui Minhai, a Hong Kong-based publisher who sold books of salacious gossip...
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The Los Angeles Times building is seen in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, a biotech billionaire, struck a $500 million deal Wednesday to buy the Los Angeles Times, ending the paper's quarrelsome relationship with its Chicago-based corporate overseers and bringing it under local ownership for the first time in 18 years. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
February 08, 2018 - 1:34 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The struggling Los Angeles Times found a local savior in a biotech billionaire willing to buy the storied newspaper from a corporation half a continent away, but the change of ownership brings its own set of questions and uncertainty. Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong agreed to pay $500...
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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2017, file photo, pharmaceuticals billionaire Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong waves as he arrives in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York for a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump. The Los Angeles Times is reporting its parent company is in talks to be sold to Soon-Shiong. The Washington Post first reported Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018 that the sale was being negotiated by Tronc Inc., formerly Tribune Publishing. The Times then reported that the price was $500 million and would include the San Diego Union-Tribune. Chicago-based Tronc owns 10 U.S. newspapers. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
February 07, 2018 - 2:23 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The man buying the Los Angeles Times is a 65-year-old physician-entrepreneur described by Forbes Magazine as "America's richest doctor," and one who has said his goal is to cure cancer in his lifetime. Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong also is a basketball fanatic who shoots hoops on a...
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February 06, 2018 - 8:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Liberty are remaining under the control of New York Knicks owner James Dolan and Madison Square Garden for now. The WNBA team was put up for sale in November. An MSG executive confirmed to The Associated Press on Tuesday that Dolan's group has decided to keep the...
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FILE - In this July 13, 2017 file photo Jim Kirk, publisher and editor in chief of the Chicago Sun-Times, responds to a question at a news conference n Chicago. A spokeswoman for Los Angeles Times' parent company said Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, it plans to announce that Kirk will be named the newspaper's editor in chief. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast,File)
January 29, 2018 - 9:50 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In another newsroom shake-up at the Los Angeles Times, veteran Chicago journalist Jim Kirk was named editor in chief Monday to replace Lewis D'Vorkin, whose short tenure was marked by clashes with staff. Kirk, 52, became the third top editor at the Times in less than six months...
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January 28, 2018 - 7:54 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal copyright board has raised the music streaming royalties for songwriters and music publishers by more than 40 percent to narrow the financial divide separating them from recording labels. The decision announced earlier this weekend by the National Music Publishers'...
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FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2018 file photo, copies of the book "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House" by Michael Wolff are displayed at Barbara's Books Store in Chicago. Wolff's "Fire and Fury" is well on its way to becoming one of the top selling nonfiction books in recent years. The tell-all about the Trump administration book has sold more than 1.7 million copies in the combined formats of hardcover, e-books and audio, publisher Henry Holt and Company told The Associated Press on Wednesday, Jan. 24. Published less than 3 weeks ago, the book remains No. 1 on Amazon.com and other lists. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
January 24, 2018 - 10:22 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Wolff's "Fire and Fury" is well on its way to becoming one of the fastest selling nonfiction books in recent years. "Fire and Fury" has sold more than 1.7 million copies in the combined formats of hardcover, e-books and audio, publisher Henry Holt & Co. told The...
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January 14, 2018 - 11:40 am
BERLIN (AP) — German weekly news magazine Der Spiegel reports that the owners of European fashion chain C&A are considering selling the company to a Chinese investor. Der Spiegel published a report online Sunday that cited unnamed company sources saying a deal is close to completion. C&A...
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FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2017, file photo, Derek Jeter, chief executive officer and part owner of the Miami Marlins and former New York Yankees player, sits court side as the Miami Heat played against the Golden State Warriors in an NBA basketball game, in Miami. The latest acquisition by Jeter’s publishing imprint: A memoir by Robert Scheer, founder of the foster youth charity Comfort Cases. Jeter Publishing told The Associated Press on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, that Sheer’s “A Forever Family” will come out in November. (AP Photo/Joe Skipper, File)
January 11, 2018 - 11:04 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest acquisition by Derek Jeter's publishing imprint: A memoir by Robert Scheer, founder of the foster youth charity Comfort Cases. Jeter Publishing told The Associated Press on Thursday that Scheer's "A Forever Family: One Man, One Backpack, A World of Difference" will come...
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Copies of the book "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House" by Michael Wolff are displayed at Barbara's Books Store, Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
January 08, 2018 - 2:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the book "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House" (all times local): 10:20 a.m. The publisher of Michael Wolff's "Fire and Fury" isn't backing down. In a letter sent to company employees Monday and shared with The Associated Press, Macmillan CEO John Sargent...
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