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Understanding Why 'Warren Buffett Invests Like a Girl'

No joke: The Oracle of Omaha made his billions by tapping into his feminine side. Author LouAnn Lofton's new book, "Warren Buffett Invests Like a Girl," explains what women and Warren do right when it comes to the markets, and how you can learn from their temperaments.

A Bankrupt Borders Makes Everyone Poorer, Especially Authors

Beginning as early as the end of the week, 6,000 Borders employees will be out work, and publishers will likely lose millions of dollars in bad debt. Hardest hit will be "midlist" authors -- those whose books aren't bestsellers but still do well enough to justify their

Gawker Is on Shaky Legal Ground Over Sarah Palin Book Excerpts

When Sarah Palin protested after gossip site Gawker posted pages from her upcoming book America By Heart, Gawker taunted her for her lack of knowledge about copyright law. But a federal judge has ordered Gawker to take the pages down temporarily.

News Corp. Buries HarperCollins' Earnings

Why did News Corp bury the earnings results of its book publishing unit HarperCollins? Does the media giant view the publisher as merely an afterthought -- or could Rupert Murdoch be contemplating a sale?

The Justin Bieber Effect Reaches Books and Film

No matter how you feel about the YouTube-launched sixteen-year-old pop sensation Justin Bieber (and if you are older than 30, we can probably guess your feelings on the subject), there's no denying that he's an entertainment industry juggernaut. Why, just this past Monday came news of not one, but two major deals.

As HarperStudio Publisher Quits, What Next?

The publisher of HarperCollins imprint HarperStudio has left, leaving in jeopardy the future of an eccentric book operation with a small staff, lower-priced titles, profit-sharing with authors instead of huge advances, and a returns policy that rankled retailers.

So you want to be a novelist

Many of us harbor the ambition to write novels (and some of us, such as WalletPop's Tobias Buckell, have several in print already). Part of the dream...