Author Archives: ALEXANDRA ALTER

Books News: Dan Mallory, 2 Starkly Similar Novels and the Puzzle of Plagiarism

Readers have noticed an overlap between “The Woman in the Window,” by A.J. Finn — a pen name for Dan Mallory — and Sarah A. Denzil’s “Saving April.”

New Life for Old Classics, as Their Copyrights Run Out

Works by Marcel Proust, Willa Cather, D.H. Lawrence, Agatha Christie and Robert Frost are entering the public domain on Jan. 1. And that’s just the first wave.

Books News: Bottleneck at Printers Has Derailed Some Holiday Book Sales

A backlog at the printing presses, plus a surging demand for popular hardcover titles, has hurt publishers at peak sales season, with popular titles out of stock in some stores.