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After Random House Restructuring, Rubin Named Publisher at Large

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Daily News

Online Only, posted 2.13.09

Two months after Markus Dohle announced a dramatic restructuring of Random House imprints, a move that eliminated Stephen Rubin's position as publisher of Doubleday Publishing Group, the Random House chairman yesterday named Rubin publisher at large.

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Two Authors Among New York's Fifty Hottest Bachelors

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Online Only, posted 2.12.09

Page Six Magazine, the New York Post's celebrity and gossip supplement, published on Monday a feature in which the editors named the fifty "hottest bachelors" in New York City. Among the rock stars, real estate moguls, and fashionistas on the list are two authors, Salman Rushdie and Keith Gessen.

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Layoffs Hit HarperCollins

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Online Only, posted 2.11.09

Publishing giant HarperCollins joined the industry-wide restructuring movement on Tuesday, announcing the closing of an imprint and the dismissal of two of its top executives. 

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Amazon Unveils Kindle 2

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Daily News

Online Only, posted 2.10.09

At an elaborate, much-hyped presentation at the Morgan Library in New York City yesterday, Amazon unveiled the Kindle 2, an improved version of its popular e-book reader. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos says the upgraded device, which will be available February 24 and will carry a price tag of $359, has more memory, faster page turning, a sharper display, and a longer battery life than its predecessor, which was launched in 2007.

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Senate Votes to Cut Arts From Economic Stimulus Bill

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Daily News

Online Only, posted 2.9.09

The United States Senate voted on Friday to cut funding for the arts from the economic recovery bill. The amendment to the bill, offered by Republican senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma, passed by a wide margin, seventy-three votes to twenty-four. The House of Representatives had approved fifty million dollars in supplemental grants funding for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) as part of the $819 billion economic stimulus bill put forward by president Barack Obama.

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Google Offers More Free Books for Mobile Phones

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Daily News

Online Only, posted 2.9.09

Google announced last week that it has made available to users of advanced mobile phones an additional five hundred thousand titles from its Book Search digital library.

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