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Book News: Just Months In, A Publisher That Promised Innovation Ends Its Run

7 hours 29 min ago

Atavist Books launched with aims of upending the print-first publishing model. Now it's announcing its plans to close. Meanwhile, partnerships between public libraries and airports are taking off.

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Better Off Red: 'War Dogs' Puts Marines On Mars

10 hours 16 min ago

Greg Bear's latest space adventure goes from the Earth to Mars and back again with a grizzled group of "Skyrines" (Sky marines, get it?) on the trail of a mysterious alien treasure.

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Among The Young And Privileged In North Korea

12 hours 47 min ago

American journalist Suki Kim spent six months teaching English at a North Korean University that serves the sons of the elite. She chronicles her experience in a new book, Without You, There Is No Us.

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Amazon Deal With Simon & Schuster Raises Questions For Other Publishers

October 21, 2014 - 12:27pm

Amazon has received a fair amount of bad press lately over its long-running dispute with the Hachette publishing house. So Monday's announcement of a deal with Simon & Schuster took some industry watchers by surprise.

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You Definitely Need This Condo Pony, And Other Products From 'SkyMaul'

October 21, 2014 - 12:27pm

"The Hot Dog Clock" and "The Forever Diaper" are also must-haves. A San Francisco comedy group is once again poking fun at the in-flight catalog SkyMall.

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Book News: Amazon Inks A Deal With A Publisher Not Named Hachette

October 21, 2014 - 6:07am

The online retailer has reached a multiyear deal with Simon & Schuster, one of the "Big Five" U.S. publishers. Meanwhile, Amazon's pricing dispute with Hachette Book Group persists.

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Who Is 'Limonov'? Not Even His Biographer Really Knows

October 21, 2014 - 3:03am

A new biography of the Russian political prankster/author/revolutionary Edward Limonov asks what turns out to be an unanswerable question: What's Limonov thinking, and what does he really want?

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From Sizzling Fajitas To The Super Bowl, How Sounds Help Sell

October 20, 2014 - 12:44pm

Joel Beckerman is a composer who specializes in sonic branding. His new book is called The Sonic Boom: How Sound Transforms the Way We Think, Feel, and Buy.

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One Lawyer's Fight For Young Blacks And 'Just Mercy'

October 20, 2014 - 11:00am

When police pulled a gun on Bryan Stevenson as he was sitting quietly in his car in Atlanta, he knew he had to effect change. His memoir describes his attempts, including freeing men on death row.

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Book News: Toni Morrison's Collection Finds A Permanent Home At Princeton

October 20, 2014 - 6:30am

The Nobel laureate taught at Princeton University for 17 years. Now, her papers — some 180 linear feet of them — are returning to be housed in the school's library. Also: a roundup of new releases.

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There's Never A Dull Moment On This Trans-Siberian Adventure

October 20, 2014 - 12:23am

Morning Edition's David Greene has taken this 6,000-mile ride twice. He shares his experience in the cramped third-class cars — borscht and all — in his new book, Midnight in Siberia.

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Many Views Of Muhammad, As A Man And As A Prophet

October 19, 2014 - 3:01pm

In her new book, The Lives of Muhammad, Boston University professor Kecia Ali discusses the different ways that Muslim and non-Muslim biographers have depicted the prophet over the centuries.

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