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January 03, 2019 - 6:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — "Death Wish" novelist Brian Garfield has died. The author whose horror classic launched a film franchise starring Charles Bronson was 79. Literary agent Judy Coppage says Garfield died "peacefully" on Dec. 29 at his home in Pasadena, California. Garfield wrote dozens of books and...
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FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2016, file photo, author James Patterson poses for a portrait in New York. Patterson has renewed a most welcome holiday publishing tradition, bonuses for independent bookstore employees. The best-selling author announced Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, that 333 workers each will receive $750. The winners, nominated by customers and colleagues among others, are listed on the web site of the American Booksellers Association. (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP, File)
December 18, 2018 - 8:03 am
NEW YORK (AP) — James Patterson has renewed a most welcome holiday publishing tradition — bonuses for independent bookstore employees. The best-selling author announced Tuesday that 333 workers each will receive $750. The winners, nominated by customers and colleagues among others, are listed on...
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December 11, 2018 - 9:45 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Sales for Michelle Obama's memoir have topped 3 million and the former first lady is extending her book tour into 2019. "Becoming," published four weeks ago, is among the fastest-selling nonfiction books in history and already among the best-selling political memoirs of all time...
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FILE- In this Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, file photo Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell waits to address the Federal Reserve Board's 15th annual College Fed Challenge Finals in Washington. The Federal Reserve says that the U.S. economy was growing in the fall, but there were concerns about higher tariffs from a widening trade war, rising interest rates and tight labor markets. In its latest report on economic conditions around the country, the Fed says most of its 12 regions saw moderate growth through late November. Dallas and Philadelphia says growth had slowed while St. Louis and Kansas City depicted growth as slight. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
December 05, 2018 - 4:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve said Wednesday that the U.S. economy was growing in the fall, but there were concerns about higher tariffs from a widening trade war, rising interest rates and tight labor markets. In its latest report on economic conditions around the country, the Fed said...
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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2018 file photo, former first lady Michelle Obama speaks to the crowd as she presents her anticipated memoir "Becoming" during her book tour stop in Washington. Crown Publishing tells The Associated Press on Wednesday that the former first lady's memoir has sold more than 1.4 million copies in all formats in the U.S. and Canada in the seven days since it was released Nov. 13. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
November 21, 2018 - 3:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Michelle Obama's "Becoming" has become a massive hit. Crown Publishing told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the former first lady's memoir has sold more than 1.4 million copies in print and digital formats in the U.S. and Canada in the seven days since it was released Nov. 13...
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This cover image released by Crown shows "Becoming," by Michelle Obama. Crown Publishing told The Associated Press on Friday that the former first lady’s memoir had sold more than 725,000 copies after its first day of publication. “Becoming” came out Tuesday, the same day Obama launched a national book tour. (Crown via AP)
November 16, 2018 - 1:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Michelle Obama's "Becoming" is already well on its way to selling a million copies. Crown Publishing tells The Associated Press on Friday that the former first lady's memoir had sold more than 725,000 copies after its first day of publication. "Becoming" was released on Tuesday, the...
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November 13, 2018 - 7:52 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is hard to escape. Whether you've bought shoes at Zappos, picked up milk at Whole Foods or listened to an audiobook on Audible, you've been caught up in Amazon's growing web of businesses. And now, Amazon's sprawling empire will stretch even further. The company is expected...
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Copies of Bob Woodward's "Fear" are seen for sale at Costco, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2018 in Arlington, Va. It's not clear whether President Donald Trump has much to fear from "Fear" itself. But the book of that name has set off a yes-no war between author Bob Woodward and the president, using all the assets they can muster. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
September 12, 2018 - 3:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Bob Woodward's "Fear" is spreading quickly. Woodward's account of a dysfunctional Trump White House has already sold more than 750,000 copies, Simon & Schuster announced Wednesday, the day after the book arrived in stores. "Fear" is virtually assured of joining Michael Wolff's "...
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FILE - In this April 26, 2016, file photo, Dylan Farrow attends the TIME 100 Gala, celebrating the 100 most influential people in the world, at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York. Farrow is getting into the book business by releasing two YA novels. The story is set in a fantasy world where those in control of society use magic to change the truth. The first book, “HUSH,” will hit stores in fall 2020. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
August 24, 2018 - 3:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Dylan Farrow is getting into the book business by releasing two young adult novels. The story is set in a fantasy world where those in control of society use magic to change the truth. The first book, "HUSH," will hit stores in fall 2020. The series will be published by Wednesday...
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August 08, 2018 - 10:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Bill Clinton is a now a million-selling novelist. "The President is Missing," a thriller co-written with James Patterson, has more than 1 million sales in North America alone. The book's co-publishers, Alfred A. Knopf and Little Brown and Co., announced the sales figures Wednesday...
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