YouTube Seeks To Stop Conspiracy And Fake News From Rising In Its Rankings

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YouTube is changing its new video recommendation algorithm to prevent promoting conspiracies and false information, according to a post on its official blog on Friday.
The company said it would target content that “comes close to – but does…

‘Orphan X’ Author Gregg Hurwitz Inks Deal For Next Three Books In Series

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EXCLUSIVE: Gregg Hurwitz, author of the best-selling Orphan X series, has inked what’s described as a “significant seven-figure deal” with publisher Minotaur Books for the next three volumes in the series. The next book in the series,…

‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ Author E L James Pens New Novel: ‘The Mister’ Arrives In April

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Fifty Shades of Grey author E L James is about to drop her first novel since the blockbuster S&M-light franchise: The Mister, a contemporary romance set in London, Cornwall, and Eastern Europe, will be published worldwide on April 16.
The novel arr…

Tribune Publishing And New York Post Make Top Executive Changes

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Publishers were coming and going today at two major media outlets.
Tribune Publishing Chief Executive Justin Dearborn stepped down after three years, the newspaper company announced Thursday. Chicago newspaper executive Tim Knight was named CEO. He was…

The Weekly Standard To Close; Anti-Trump Conservative Magazine Was Cable News Pipeline

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The Weekly Standard magazine, one of cable news’ trustiest suppliers of traditional conservative voices, is shuttering. Publisher Clarity Media Group announced the closing this morning, drawing the ire of high-profile staffers and the disappointm…

Michelle Obama Memoir ‘Becoming’ Is Top Book Of 2018; Donald Trump’s Sudden Bibliophilia Explained?

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Suddenly, Donald Trump’s newfound interest in books is beginning to make sense: One day after the president tweeted five plugs for books written by right-wing supporters and Fox News pals like Gregg Jarrett and Jeanine Pirro, Penguin Random House…

Margaret Atwood’s ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Book Sequel Set For 2019: ‘The Testaments’ Acquired By Doubleday & Anchor

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Margaret Atwood’s vision of a post-Handmaid’s Tale world will be revealed next September, when the author’s The Testaments is released, and the creator of all things Gilead promises “almost everything” readers have ever asked ab…

Ballantine Books & Universal Nab ‘Into The Dark’ Account Of Thai Cave Rescue Told In Words Of The Rescued & Rescuers

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EXCLUSIVE Ballantine Books has acquired world English rights to Into The Dark, a book that the publisher says will, for the first time, chronicle last summer’s rescue of the Wild Boars soccer team from a flooded Thai cave in the actual words of e…

Trib’s Tronc Trounced: Tribune Publishing Name Returns Next Week

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A little more than two years after Tribune Publishing Co. now infamously changed its name to the Wall Street collective head-scratcher tronc, Inc., the company is officially changing its name back. The Chicago-based publishing company will resume tradi…

Encore: Burt Reynolds Has Tales To Tell: Passing On ‘Cuckoo’s Nest’, 007, ‘Die Hard,’ Bonding With Eastwood, McQueen, Newman & Carson But Not Brando

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UPDATE: Few in Hollywood had more stories to tell, or told them better than Burt Reynolds. Wanna bet? Read this interview Reynolds did with Deadline while promoting his memoir, with great tales about his interactions with everyone from Bette Davis to O…

Author-Songwriter Amy S. Foster Signs On To Pen ‘Red Sonja’ Book

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EXCLUSIVE: Red Sonja has been raising her sword in comic books since the 1970s, hit the big screen in 1985 (and will again), stopped by for a visit on the late-’90s syndicated TV series Conan and was animated in 2016’s Red Sonja: Queen of P…

Outside Magazine Teams With The Gotham Group To Develop Film, TV Projects

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EXCLUSIVE: Outside, the magazine which has published feature articles that were the basis for both film and television projects such as Everest, The Perfect Storm, Into the Wild, Blue Crush and 127 Hours, has just teamed up with The Gotham Group. The t…

‘CSI’ Creator Anthony E. Zuiker Book Venture Pens Deal With Simon & Schuster

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Zuiker Press, a new publishing enterprise founded by CSI franchise creator Anthony E. Zuiker and wife Michelle Zuiker, has signed a distribution deal with Simon & Schuster, the Zuikers said today.
Zuiker Press, described as an “issue-based” graphic…

‘Stranger Things’ Books Set For Fall Debut From Penguin Random House

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EXCLUSIVE: Penguin Random House will partner with Netflix on a worldwide publishing deal for books based on the critically acclaimed Netflix original series Stranger Things, Deadline has learned.
The first two titles, set for a release this fall, will …

Assemble Media Taps Macmillan’s Brendan Deneen For Lit & IP Development

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EXCLUSIVE: Assemble Media, the New York-based multi-platform production company, has brought on Macmillan Entertainment executive editor Brendan Deneen to serve as Assemble’s President of Literary and IP Development.
Over the past eight years at …

Penguin Random House Promotes Execs; Nina Von Moltke Takes Strategic Development Role

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Penguin Random House has promoted senior exec Nina von Moltke to the newly created role of President, Director of Strategic Development, Penguin Random House U.S. The promotion was among several staffing changes announced today by Madeline McIntosh, CE…