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Olympic Swimmer Amanda Beard's New Sport: Author

She won three Olympic medals for swimming when she was only 14 years old, has posed for Playboy, and struggled with drugs and eating disorders. Now Amanda Beard is telling her story and the release of her new memoir will hopefully coincide with her bid to qualify for the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

James Bond E-Books: Bypassing Print

Instead of licensing the digital rights to Penguin, Ian Fleming's literary estate is making the e-book editions available directly itself. Getting the most out of the Bond brand is the estate's rationale for keeping the e-books in-house.

E-Book Sales Give a Big Boost to Simon & Schuster

Book publisher Simon & Schuster did not have the greatest of first quarters, according to the report released Wednesday: Sales and earnings dropped or were flat compared to a year ago. The bright spot, however, came on the digital side, with e-book sales zooming up.

No Happy Ending to 2009 for Book Publisher Simon & Schuster

While parent company CBS ended 2009 with a modest 1% dip in sales, the same could not be said for its book publishing arm Simon & Schuster. For the fourth quarter ending Dec. 31, S&S reported sales of $220 million, a 10% drop (or $25 million) from the previous year, and profits of $13.6 million, more than half as much ($28.5 million) the company earned in 2008.