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On the Books: July 30

Gee willikers, the unauthorized children’s bio of Sarah Palin planned by Christian publisher Zondervan has been cancelled.

Book agent/literary predator Andrew Wylie issued a threat to publishers balking at his controversial Amazon e-book deal, but it doesn’t seem to be sticking.

Like a hiply designed Big Brother, Apple apparently removed four erotic novellas from its book chart and then declined to comment.

In news that gives one hope for humanity: The AP reports that unauthorized celebrity biographies are selling worse than ever.

And in news that takes away that hope: The personal library of Wittgenstein’s Mistress author David Markson, who passed away in June, was found on sale at a used book store.