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Scott Turow in the news on the publishing biz, we host him w/ Carolyn Kellogg at Live Talks Business 6/22 on the Future of Book Publishing @LiveTalksBiz @paperhaus

Are Apple Inc. (AAPL) and the big trade publishers colluding to manipulate the market in electronic books? No, says Scott Turow, president of the Authors Guild.  We host him at Live Talks Business on June 22nd for breakfast to discuss this and other challenges in the world of book publishing. He’ll be in conversation with Carolyn Kellogg of the Los Angeles Times’ Jacket Copy blog about all things books. Scott Turow observes this from two perches: As the writer of bestsellers, including Presumed Innocent, Innocent, One L, and Ultimate Punishment.  And, as the current president of The Authors Guild, the leading advocate for writers’ Continue reading…

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Scott Turow on Blagojevich and campaign finance laws…

Scott Turow whom we hosted this past June discussing his new book, Innocent, is quite familiar with ethics matters in Illinois.  He served on on the state’s ethics commission for several years.  Interesting commentary on the Blogojevich verdict and campaign finance laws by Turow in the …. “…the unwillingness of one or more jurors to convict Mr. Blagojevich of anything but bare-faced lying makes some sense. I suspect the jury’s indecision might have been a reaction at some level to the hypocritical mess our campaign financing system has become, especially in light of recent Supreme Court jurisprudence about political donations.” On Continue reading…

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Up Front: Scott Turow, from the NYT

Turow reviews Adam Ross’ first novel, Mr. Peanut, on the cover of the New York Times Book Review. For those wondering how much lawyering Turow still does, the Up Front piece in the Book Review has this: “Despite his success as a novelist, Turow has never given up his day job as an attorney. “I spend more time writing than lawyering,” he said, “but yes, I still appear in court now and then. I have practiced criminal law in Chicago for more than 30 years; it’s a relatively small bar and we all know (or know of) one another, so Continue reading…

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Scott Turow/Dustin Hoffman, Monday June 28

Just a reminder that there are tickets still available to see Dustin Hoffman interview Scott Turow on Monday evening at Zipper Hall at The Colburn School.  Remember, net proceeds from all of our events support worthwhile causes in Los Angeles promoting education, literacy and reading.  The Turow/Hoffman event supports the wonderful work of 826LA.  Thank you for joining us in supporting their work.    *UPDATE:  The Los Angeles Downtown News has our event as the number one event on their “Don’t Miss” list of events for this week.

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