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Meet the Publicist: Fauzia Burke

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When the internet was in its infancy, Fauzia Burke, a tech-savvy publicity and marketing professional, quit her publishing job and launch FSB Associates, a book publicity firm. 25 years later, it's clear she made the right call.

Arcadia Expands Wildsam Offerings

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A little more than one year after it acquired Wildsam Field Guides, Arcadia Publishing has expanded the series through several initiatives, including the addition of new editors and the launch of new lines.

DoJ Sues Author of Melania Trump Tell-All

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The Department of Justice this week filed suit against Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, a former friend of first lady Melania Trump, alleging that she violated a nondisclosure agreement by publishing a tell-all book, 'Melania and Me: The Rise and Fall of My Friendship with the First Lady.'

PRH Launches Book the Vote Initiative

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Penguin Random House has partnered up with PEN America, Out of Print, and When We All Vote to launch Book the Vote, which the publisher describes as a "nonpartisan initiative to protect free speech and ensure every voter’s right to participate in elections."

Chelsea Green Prepares Naomi Wolf Release

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As Chelsea Green prepares to release Naomi Wolf's previously canceled 'Outrages,' it’s the politics of American publishing that worry publisher Margo Baldwin. "You can disagree with me. But you don’t get to tell me what I can publish or not publish," Baldwin said.

Bringing Michelangelo to the Page

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In December, Callaway Arts and Entertainment will publish The Sistine Chapel, an oversize three-volume set with detailed full-scale reproductions of the frescoes in the chapel. Its price tag? $22,000,

Court Rules the DoJ's Case Against Bolton Can Go Forward

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A federal judge this week denied former national security adviser John Bolton’s motion to dismiss the government's case against him, finding that the government has presented sufficient evidence to support its claim that Bolton breached his confidentiality agreements by publishing his memoir 'The Room Where It Happened' without proper clearance.

HMH Reorganization Will Cut 525 Jobs

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As Houghton Mifflin Harcourt shifts more of its education publishing business to the creation of digital products, the company said it has implemented a restructuring program that will cut its workforce by 22% in order to save between $95 million to $100 million annually.

PW Inks Distribution Deal for Digital Archive

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East View Information Services will now distribute the 'Publishers Weekly' Digital Archive. The archive is composed of 7,500 past issues of 'PW' with more than 650,000 fully searchable pages. It includes 435,000 book reviews beginning in the 1940s.

NSC Official Details a Politically Tainted Review Process for Bolton Memoir

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In a bombshell letter filed with the court this week, attorneys for the National Security Council official who led the prepublication review of John Bolton’s bestselling memoir 'The Room Where It Happened' confirmed the official's position that the book was cleared of classified information after an intensive process—only to end up blocked by political appointees.

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