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Random House Makes a Big Bet on Janet Evanovich

For Janet Evanovich, author of the No.1 bestselling series featuring the romantically challenged bounty hunter and Jersey girl Stephanie Plum, this has been a summer of doing away with the old and in with the new. Out is her longtime publisher St. Martin's Press, with whom she has worked since the late-1990s. In is the Ballantine Bantam Dell imprint of Random House.

John Edwards' Mistress Seeks Share of Aide's Bestselling Book Profits

The ongoing court battle between Rielle Hunter, the mistress of John Edwards, and Andrew Young, a top aide to the former Senator, has added a new twist: lawyers for Hunter argued that she should have some of the profits from The Politician, Young's number-one bestselling tell-all about Edwards'life on the campaign trail.