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DiCaprio and Winslet to Star in Adaptation of Yates Novel

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Daily News

Online Only, posted 3.30.07

Titanic costars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet will appear together again in a film adaption of Richard Yates's novel Revolutionary Road (Little, Brown, 1961). The movie, which is scheduled to begin filming this summer, will be directed by Sam Mendes, who won an Academy Award for his directorial debut, American Beauty (1999).

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Los Angeles Times Book Review to Shrink

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Online Only, posted 3.27.07

The Los Angeles Times announced yesterday that on April 15 it will no longer publish its Book Review as a stand-alone section; instead it will be combined with the opinion section (currently titled “Current”).

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Goodbye Warner Books; Hello Grand Central Publishing

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Daily News

Online Only, posted 3.26.07

The Warner Books imprint of Hachette Book Group USA announced today that it will change its name to Grand Central Publishing. The imprint was formerly part of Time Warner Book Group, which was acquired last February for $537.5 million by the Hachette Livre division of the French conglomerate Lagardère.

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Beckett's British Publisher to Retire and Sell Rights

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Online Only, posted 3.22.07

John Calder, the namesake and owner of the British publisher Calder Publications, recently announced that he plans to retire and sell the rights to publish the company’s books, which include the British copyrights to many of Samuel Beckett’s novels.

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AbeBooks Creates Book Recommendation System

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Daily News

Online Only, posted 3.21.07

The used book Web site AbeBooks recently launched a book recommendation system that draws titles from personal collections compiled on LibraryThing, a book cataloging Web site created by Tim Spalding in 2005. Whenever an AbeBooks user searches for one of the ten million books listed in the databases of both AbeBooks and LibraryThing, the new BookHints system will generate a list of three to six other books that the user might enjoy.

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PEN American Center Elects Prose as New President

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Daily News

Online Only, posted 3.20.07

During its annual meeting last night, the PEN American Center elected Francine Prose to succeed biographer Ron Chernow as its president. Chernow had served a one-year term and could have run for reelection, but declined for personal reasons. More