Barack and Michelle Obama have signed a deal to publish their memoirs with New York-based Penguin Random House, in a coveted contract reportedly worth tens of millions of dollars.
The jewel in the crown of Bologna Children's Book Fair, the "Illustrator's Exhibition" (波隆納世界插畫大展) is showcasing the latest in innovation with the works of 77 artists chosen by a prestigious international jury that met in Bologna to evaluate and discuss the works of 3,191 illustrators from 61 countries.
Novelist Michael Peterson agreed to a plea deal Friday that enables him to maintain his innocence even as he acknowledges prosecutors have enough evidence to convict him of manslaughter in his wife's death.
Chinese publishers from Jiangxi Province signed several strategic cooperation pacts with their Taiwanese counterparts at the 2017 Taipei International Book Exhibition Wednesday, the opening day of the annual event that is of major significance to the publication sector in Asia.
Vice President Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁) on Wednesday noted how books can influence people's lives, citing his own daughter as an example of this.
Taipei World Trade Center (台北世界貿易中心) Halls 1 and 3 throw open their doors today, presenting the 25th Taipei International Book Exhibition (台北國際書展).
Hailed as a must-see for Taiwanese anime creators and readers, the 2017 Taipei International Comics & Animation Festival (台北國際動漫節) closed in Taipei on Monday, attracting huge crowds of fans. People, many dressed as anime characters, stood in long lines within Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center (台北世貿南港展覽館) to visit the various booths.
"Josie came to this city ... to have a good time and she is going to have it while she lasts," one madam advertised in a 1903 directory of Storyville, then New Orleans' flourishing legal red-light district.
George Orwell's "1984" has gone from required reading to desired reading.
A former special agent who once helped capture the Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo is working on a book.