'50 Shades of Grey,' a Self-Published E-Book, the Future of Publishing?

'50 Shades of Grey,' a Self-Published E-Book, Is the Future of Publishing
Daily Beast
“And I told my cousin, there is no bestselling book I don't know,” said the agent, laughing, who is celebrated for getting her stable of literary authors big advances with all the best imprints. “But I was wrong.” Every so often a manuscript, ...

Daily Beast

Author eyes 'immersion' novel
Philadelphia Inquirer
The author says he stays so immersed in his own work, he never thinks ahead to a next book. "If I come up with an idea, I tend to use it," he said by phone earlier this week. "I don't save a punch for the next fight." Although he's been prolific, ...

Books: New and noteworthy
What it's about: The young author (he's all of 30) of the best seller How We Decide investigates the process of creativity, with surprising results. The buzz:Imagine has been chosen by Amazon as one of its Best Books of the Month for March.


Author Carol Higgins Clark speaks o' the Irish
Washington Times
Carol Higgins Clark, acclaimed author of the Regan Reilly Mystery Series and daughter of author Mary Higgins Clark, spoke fondly about her Irish heritage and traditions in an interview with The Washington Times Communities. On St. Patrick's Day, ...

Washington Times

The Quest to Self-Publish an E-book on Amazon Covered in Digital Marketing ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Digital Marketing Labs has released a report to help people self-publish an e-book on Amazon. Austin, TX (PRWEB) March 17, 2012 An article from the Digital Marketing Labs has reported that for people wanting to self-publish an e-book, ...

New Joyce book creates controversy in Zurich
by Sophie Douez, swissinfo.ch The Zurich James Joyce Foundation (ZJJF) has found itself at the centre of a row over the new publication of a Joyce letter in bookform. Titled The Cats of Copenhagen, the children's book has been published and marketed ...


Goldman Critic Dodges Agents Eager for Tell-All Book
By Christine Harper and Charles Mead on March 16, 2012 Greg Smith, the former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) derivatives salesman whose critique of the Wall Street firm earned him $150 from the New York Times, has eluded book agents and publishers who ...

Digital Marketing Labs Share The Facts Needed to Learn How to Publish a Book ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
The marketing experts at Digital Marketing Labs have produced a Special Report to help people learn how to publish a book on Amazon Kindle. Austin, TX (PRWEB) March 17, 2012 "Partnering with Amazon: How to Give Amazon Permission to Sell Your Products ...

St. Patrick's Day Google Doodle Channels the Book of Kells
PC Magazine
By Chloe Albanesius Google is celebrating St. Patrick's Day today with a homepage doodle that was inspired by the Book of Kells, a 9th-century gospel manuscript. "Try knot to miss our Book-of-Kells-inspired doodle for St. Patrick's Day," Google tweeted ...

New Book Asks Readers to Reconsider Sports' Value
Houston Chronicle
Longtime coach Jeanne Hess, author of the new book “Sportuality: Finding Joy in the Games” (published by Balboa Press), redefines words traditionally used in sports to help the reader find greater meaning and purpose as a player, coach, fan, ...

Jean Giraud | Comic-book artist, 73
Philadelphia Inquirer
Jean Giraud, 73, a French comic-book artist whose dark, intricately drawn fantasy worlds profoundly influenced graphic novels worldwide and US science fiction films like Alien, Tron, and Avatar, died last Saturday at his home outside Paris.

Hacking book: advice to Rupert Murdoch - embrace your inner villain
The Guardian (blog)
Wade [Rebekah Books], arrested, questioned, kept in the limbo of a police investigation, resigned. In so doing, she took with her whatever sins she had committed. To those among the business stakeholders, the right executive changes were finally being ...

The Guardian (blog)

Book review: 'House of Stone' by Anthony Shadid
Los Angeles Times
In Arab fashion, the book moves at an unhindered pace and involves a bevy of eccentric characters — from the 76-year-old master carpenter whose diva-like ways both enrage and endear, to a pitiful, pot-smoking friend who hasn't had a job in years.

Authors on their works
San Jose Mercury News
Author Ted Conover has said he appreciates McMillan's openness, "telling what she spent in order to get by (or not)." She appears in San Francisco on Tuesday: 6 pm, Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building (intersection of Market Street and the Embarcadero).

New book reveals Thatcher and Reagan fought like cats and dogs
Times of India
There was a view that both of these leaders were comfortable and cozy with each other, but a new book has exploded this myth. According to the Daily Mail, the book authored by British historian Professor Richard Aldous, reveals that both Reagan and ...

Book World: 'The O'Briens' by Peter Behrens
Washington Post
Peter Behrens's firstnovel, “The Law of Dreams,” was published in 2006 to overwhelming critical acclaim and received the Governor General's Literary Award in Canada. Loosely based on the author's family history, the novel described Fergus O'Brien's ...

Underground Library Will Try To Get Banned Books Back Into ...
By Susie Madrak
Acclaimed Mexican-American author Rudolfo Anaya helped box up books for the journey to Arizona's underground libraries after the Tuscon Unified School District recently banned Hispanic books, including Anaya's famous novel, "Bless Be ...
Crooks and Liars

The Capital Spectator: Book Bits For Saturday: 3.17.2012
By jp
Foreign Policy magazine and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace hosted the launch of David Rothkopf's newest book, Power, Inc. The Epic Rivalry Between Big Business and Government—and the Reckoning that Lies Ahead. Rothkopf ... A panel discussion followed with Robert Hormats, undersecretary of state for economic growth, energy, and the environment; and Daniel Yergin, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Quest and The Commanding Heights . Ed Luce ...
The Capital Spectator

Eames + Valastro - Book - Look Inside | Selectism.com
By Jeff Carvalho
We take a look inside the Eames + Valastro: Design in the Life of an American Family book, which focuses on the Eames design and their impact on one family.

Flavorwire » 25 Literary Quotes About Luck
By Emily Temple
So to help you fill your pockets with gold, or just celebrate St. Patrick's Day by expounding on the nature of luck, Irish or otherwise, we've compiled some literary quotes about luck for every occasion and personality. Click through to read our list ...

“The Literary Establishment” - The Rumpus.net
By Michelle Dean
Meanwhile, courtesy of the Millions, I was this morning alerted that Geoff Dyer has a piece in the Guardian analyzing the literary establishment. “There is no such thing as the literary establishment,” he writes. “I know this because I am a part of ...
The Rumpus.net

Graphic Books Best Sellers: Teenage Dreams - NYTimes.com
Graphic Books Best Sellers: Teenage Dreams. By GEORGE GENE GUSTINES. On the hardcover list this week is “Superior” (at No. 8), written by Mark Millar and illustrated by Leinil Yu. The story is about a nerd with multiple sclerosis named ...

Book author channels business guru Buffett
Bowling Green Daily News
Adam Brownlee, former director of Western Kentucky University's Small Business Development Center, is the author of “Building a Small Business that Warren Buffett Would Love.” Posted: Saturday, March 17, 2012 6:00 am | Updated: 11:19 pm, Fri Mar 16, ...
Alaska book in midst of corporate debate
The Arctic Sounder
Barrow author Debby Dahl Edwardson joined an elite group last year when her youth novel, "My Name is Not Easy," was named a finalist for the National Book Award. Just a few short months after that announcement, she finds herself a bystander as her book ...
“The Vanishers”: The secret lives of women
By Melissa H. Pierson, Barnes & Noble Review For all that we think of our world as somehow post-feminist, the words “women's fiction” and “high literature” still seen to occupy different real estate, and I don't need to say which of these rents space ...
Soul Canada: Winter visitor a one-woman show
Yuma Sun
BY MARA KNAUB - SUN STAFF WRITER Did you ever wish you could just run away from home? That's exactly what Yuma winter visitor Joei Carlton Hossack and husband Paul did in 1989. They sold their bungalow along with most of their possessions.

Making Moral Choices with Four Debut Authors: A Public Library Association Panel
Library Journal
The book has two sources—the author's growing up in a family of competitive sailors and a law case dating to 1841 concerning the “Custom of the Sea,” which included using lotteries to determine the fate of survivors on an overcrowded boat.

Library Journal

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