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Alice Sebold’s publisher pulls memoir after overturned rape conviction

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Alice Sebold’s publisher Scribner is pulling her 1999 memoir Lucky from shelves after a man was cleared of the rape at the heart of it. Anthony Broadwater was convicted of raping Sebold in 1982, and spent 16 years in ...

Staff at magazine publisher Future to share in £10m bonus pot

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Staff at Future, the owner of magazines from Marie Claire to Metal Hammer, are to share a £10m bonus pot after the pandemic-proof publisher reported expectation-busting revenues and profits for the year. Shares in the...

Authors back Sally Rooney’s boycott of an Israeli publisher

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Major authors including Kamila Shamsie, Monica Ali and China Miéville have backed Sally Rooney’s decision not to sell translation rights to an Israeli publisher, describing it as an “exemplary response to the mounting...

Harry Potter publisher reports record profits despite supply chain crisis

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Bloomsbury, the Harry Potter publisher, has unveiled record sales and profits on the back of the popularity of titles including Tom Kerridge’s latest cookbook during the coronavirus pandemic despite supply chain probl...

Sun publisher pays Sir Simon Hughes phone-hacking damages

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The publisher of the Sun has paid a substantial sum to settle a phone-hacking claim brought by the former Liberal Democrat MP Sir Simon Hughes, who claimed he was illegally targeted by reporters wanting to out his sex...

National Enquirer publisher fined over payment for Trump story

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A federal election watchdog fined the publisher of the National Enquirer $187,500 for scuppering the story of a former Playboy model who claimed she’d had an affair with Donald Trump. The Federal Election Commission (...

Publisher cancels Philip Roth biography after sexual abuse claims against Blake Bailey

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The publisher of a highly anticipated and widely discussed biography of Philip Roth is pulling the book and cutting ties with author Blake Bailey, who faces multiple allegations of sexual harassment and assault. WW No...

Publisher halts Philip Roth book amid sexual abuse claims against biographer

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The publisher of a new, bestselling Philip Roth biography has temporarily halted the book’s shipping and promotion as its author, Blake Bailey, faces multiple allegations of sexual harassment and abuse from women who ...

Mike Pence’s publisher refuses to cancel memoir after staff protest

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Simon & Schuster has said it will not pull out of a seven-figure book deal with Mike Pence after some of its employees called for the contract to be scrapped, stating that “we come to work each day to publish, not...

Harry Potter publisher Bloomsbury issues another profit upgrade

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The Harry Potter publisher Bloomsbury has issued its second profit upgrade of the year, lauding a lockdown reading boom, but the trend may not endure as coronavirus pandemic restrictions are lifted through the summer....

Publisher ceases promotion of Cuomo’s Covid book amid nursing home inquiry

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The publisher of American Crisis, Andrew Cuomo’s book about the coronavirus pandemic, will cease promotional efforts as the governor struggles under a New York crisis of his own making. Cuomo has been accused of sexu...