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2011-05-06 08:00:00

NEW YORK, May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bookish (www.bookish.com), a new digital platform for readers, is set to launch this summer it was announced today. Backed by Hachette Book Group, Penguin Group (USA), and Simon & Schuster, Bookish has been designed to provide readers -- from the most casual to the most dedicated -- with a personalized experience connecting them with their favorite authors and books through original editorial features, unique tools and more. The AOL Huffington...

2010-11-10 23:01:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Ann Godoff, President and Publisher of The Penguin Press, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), today announced the acquisition of Sapphire's The Kid, the second novel by the bestselling author of Push. The Kid tells the electrifying story of Abdul Jones, the son of Push's unforgettable heroine, Precious. The deal, for North American rights, was made between Godoff, who serves as editor, and Melanie Jackson of the Melanie Jackson Agency. Publication...

2010-11-08 23:01:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Susan Petersen Kennedy, President, Penguin Group (USA) announced today that David Rosenthal, veteran publishing executive and former publisher and executive vice president of the Simon & Schuster imprint, is joining Penguin Group (USA) as president and publisher of a new general trade imprint, yet to be named. His appointment will be effective on January 10, 2011 and he will report to Mrs. Kennedy. (Photo:...

2010-07-19 23:01:00

NEW YORK, July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Penguin Group (USA), one of the leading U.S. consumer book publishers, and Starz, LLC, launched today the Amplified Edition of Ken Follett's international bestselling novel "The Pillars of the Earth." The Amplified Edition of "The Pillars of the Earth" showcases striking video clips, beautiful art and original music from the upcoming, critically acclaimed Starz Originals 8-hour epic television event based on the book. (Photo:...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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