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Penguin Group Launches Multimedia "Office"

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 6.17.09

Penguin Group recently unveiled a new portion of its Web site called From the Publisher's Office that presents a range of multimedia features promoting the publisher's titles. The new "Web network" contains content that was created, recorded and produced by Penguin editors and staff specifically for the site.

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Author at the Center of Salinger Lawsuit Defends Book

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 6.16.09

The author sued earlier this month by J. D. Salinger for usurping rights to The Catcher in the Rye has come forward with a defense of what Salinger called a "rip-off, pure and simple" of his classic novel.

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Simon & Schuster Partners With Scribd

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 6.15.09

Simon & Schuster has become the first major publisher to sell its titles through the online document-sharing service Scribd. Under the terms of a partnership announced on Friday, nearly five thousand e-books from the Simon & Schuster catalogue are being made available for purchase on the site, along with digital previews of thousands more.

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Dodge Foundation CEO to Step Down Next Year

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 6.12.09

David Grant, president and CEO of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, announced this week that he will step down by June 2010. Grant has helmed the New Jersey-based philanthropic organization—best known as the sponsor of the Dodge Poetry Festival—since 1998.

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Boston University MFA Program Receives $2 Million Gift

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 6.11.09

The graduate creative writing program at Boston University (BU) recently received two million dollars from Robert Hildreth, chair of the university’s board of overseers.

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North Korea Sentences American Journalists to Twelve Years

by Stephen Morison, Jr.

Daily News

Online Only, posted 6.10.09

Two American journalists who were arrested on March 17, presumably at the border between North Korea and China, have been tried and sentenced to twelve years hard labor, North Korea’s official news agency, KCNA, recently announced. The state agency accused the women, Laura Ling and Euna Lee, of “illegal border crossing” and described their punishment as “reform through labor.”

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