A federal judge blocked Penguin Random House's proposed purchase of Simon & Schuster, saying that the joining of two of the world's biggest publishers could "lessen competition."
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The proposed merger between Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster will likely change things for authors and readers - for better or worse
The Department of Justice is suing to block a proposed merger between Penguin Random House and Simon and Schuster
The award-winning author of Homegoing, Yaa Gyasi, has just published her second novel titled
The lawsuit filed this week in federal court alleges that the organization, which lends books online for free, amounts to a "piracy site" that has been eluding copyright law for years.
Atwood said that she was inspired by readers' questions about the dystopian world of Gilead — and, she says, by "the world we've been living in." It's set to be released next September.