12/12/12 – LitStack’s 2 a Day Giveaway: Above All Things by Tanis Rideout

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Above All Things by Tanis Rideout   Tell me the story of Everest,” she said, a fervent smile sweeping across her face, creasing the corners of her eyes. “Tell me about this mountain that’s stealing you away from me.” George Mallory’s ill-fated 1924 attempt to be the first man to conquer Mount Everest has captivated [….]

Penguin, Random House Announce Merger

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From NPR: There’s big news in the world of publishing: The two conglomerates that own Random House and Penguin announced Monday that they were merging their book businesses to form a new company. German media company Bertelsmann, the owner of Random House, will own 53 percent of the new firm, Penguin Random House; Pearson, which [….]