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A View from the Moon

Coffee Flows Once More

For those following the coffee saga and the tragedy of a dead coffee maker, I can happily say, the sun is shining again. Actually, it is a bright sunny day here–the kind of day that makes it easier to stimulate the creative juices. It’s cold outside, like the Januarys of old, but we dodged a … More Coffee Flows Once More

Bertelsmann, Owner of Penguin Random House to buy Simon & Schuster

This is huge. Bertelsmann, who owns Penguin Random House, is buying out Simon and Schuster Publishing. The new entity will control an estimated one third of all books published in the USA. The good news is, they beat out Rupert Murdoch in their bid, but there is concern about a monopoly of book publishing. Monopolies … More Bertelsmann, Owner of Penguin Random House to buy Simon & Schuster