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By Ray LeMoine
I’d love for Obama–who has made the majority of his money off book royalties—to offer publishing a bailout like the auto industry is getting, as NYMag suggests. The story details the recent imprint mergers at Random House:

What’s the difference between the books from Knopf and Doubleday, anyway?

It’s true. Of thethe Times’ 10 Best Books of 2008, all are Random House titles except Bolano…

FICTION

DANGEROUS LAUGHTER
Thirteen Stories
By Steven Millhauser.
Alfred A. Knopf, $24.

A MERCY
By Toni Morrison.
Alfred A. Knopf, $23.95.

NETHERLAND
By Joseph O’Neill.
Pantheon Books, $23.95.

2666
By Roberto Bolaño. Translated by Natasha Wimmer.
Farrar, Straus & Giroux, cloth and paper, $30.

UNACCUSTOMED EARTH
By Jhumpa Lahiri.
Alfred A. Knopf, $25.

NONFICTION

THE DARK SIDE
The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned Into a War on American Ideals
By Jane Mayer.
Doubleday, $27.50.

THE FOREVER WAR
By Dexter Filkins.
Alfred A. Knopf, $25.

NOTHING TO BE FRIGHTENED OF
By Julian Barnes.
Alfred A. Knopf, $24.95.

THIS REPUBLIC OF SUFFERING
Death and the American Civil War
By Drew Gilpin Faust.
Alfred A. Knopf, $27.95.

THE WORLD IS WHAT IT IS
The Authorized Biography of V. S. Naipaul
By Patrick French.
Alfred A. Knopf, $30.

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