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August 2009: Top Publishing Stories of the Year

In August, GalleyCat went Thomas Pynchon crazy, creating that video and uncovering the fact that Pynchon narrated his own book trailer.

William Morris Endeavor made headlines by telling their clients to avoid the controversial Google Books settlement. Author and Journalist Robert Novak passed away.

Sony revealed a brand-new “Daily Edition,” the company’s 3G wireless digital reader–it wouldn’t ship until Christmas. Finally, Disney acquired Marvel Entertainment in $4 billion deal that put hundreds of imaginary characters under one roof.

Welcome to GalleyCat’s annual year-end roundup of publishing headlines. It’s a chance to celebrate our good news and reflect on our bad news after a long, challenging year for the industry. Visit our Year in Review link to read all about what happened to publishing in 2009. Include your favorite headlines in the comments section…

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Author and Journalist Robert Novak Has Died

robertNovak.jpgAuthor and journalist Robert Novak passed away today, leaving behind a lifetime of journalism.

He wrote the memoir “The Prince of Darkness: 50 Years Reporting in Washington,” which the publisher labeled “the stunningly candid memoir of one of the country’s most influential reporters but also a riveting history of the past half century in American politics.” He also wrote the conservative manifesto, “Completing the Revolution: A Vision for Victory in 2000.”

Here’s more about his television journalism, via TVNewser: “Journalist Robert Novak passed away in his home this morning after being diagnosed with a brain tumor a year ago. He was 78 … CNN, where Novak was once a host and analyst, reported the news on-air at 11:59amET, followed by Fox News at 12:05pmET and MSNBC at 12:13pmET.”