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FlatWorld Returns to Its Roots

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FlatWorld Knowledge, intended to combat the high cost of college textbooks by publishing low-cost, quality educational materials, began straying from its mission over the years. Now, under new leadership and with a shortened name, it's back on track.

Castillo Comes to Writers House

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Johanna Castillo is returning to her roots, leaving her editorial job for a post as a literary agent. The v-p and executive editor of Atria will return to the deal-maker's life on June 6, joining Writers House as a senior literary agent.

Pulitzers, MIT Investigate Díaz

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MIT and the Pulitzer Prizes have each launched investigations into claims of misconduct against award-winning author Junot Díaz, who has stepped down as chairman of the Pulitzer board.

New Prima Title Celebrates Women in Gaming

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The first title in Prima Games’ newly announced Gaming and Pop Culture line is 'Women in Gaming: 100 Pioneers of Play' by Meagan Marie, a 352-page celebration of women who have made a mark in the male-dominated videogame industry.

Junot Diaz #MeToo Accusations Surface

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A number of authors have taken to Twitter to accuse Junot Díaz, author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning novel 'The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao,' of sexual harassment and other misconduct.

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