America's Hottest Book: “Fifty Shades of Grey”

Roy Exum: America's Hottest Book
The Chattanoogan
1 book in America right now is a steamy erotic novel called “Fifty Shades of Grey.” Go ahead and check as I did – it is the top fiction book on the New York Times' best seller list when they combine both e-books and hard cover sales.

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Pick your monopoly: Apple or Amazon
Washington Post
That is what five leading book publishers are arguing in explaining why they simultaneously accepted an offer from Apple, just before the release of the iPad, to change the way e-books are priced and distributed. Their actions moved the industry from a ...

How Cheap Should Books Be?
The Atlantic
By Jordan Weissmann A looming lawsuit could solidify Amazon's dominance in thebook business. That might be good for readers' wallets, but it also might be bad for readers in the long term. Here 's why. If the Department of Justice gets its way, ...

The Atlantic

Book Review Podcast: Hari Kunzru's Searchers in the Desert ...
In the New York Times Book Review, Douglas Coupland reviews Hari Kunzru's fourth novel, “Gods Without Men.” The book focuses on a married couple and their 4-year-old autistic son who goes missing, but it also hops through time following ...

The Book Bench: An Old-School Book Scout : The New Yorker
By Christina Cooke
Few days pass during which Wayne Pernu does not buy a book, or several hundred. During the summer, he hits as many as a hundred book sales per day in and around Portland, Oregon, cramming volumes into every inch of...
Culture Desk

Authors Guild worried by Apple e-book suit report
Prior to the introduction of Apple's iPad in April 2010, online retail giant Amazon, maker of the Kindlee-book reader, sold electronic versions of many new best sellers for $9.99. But Apple forced a change in pricing for e-books when the iPad emerged ...

Books: New and noteworthy
By Jocelyn McClurg, USA TODAY By Sanjay Gupta, MD (Grand Central, $24.99, fiction, on sale March 13) What it's about: This first novel revolves around five surgeons at fictional Chelsea General in Detroit, who each Monday morning face the difficult ...


E-Book Smackdown: Who Should Control Pricing—Publishers Or Amazon?
A couple of years ago, with Amazon steadily pushing down the prices of e-books, the fortunes of the big book publishers were sinking fast. Then Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) came along and helped

'Paris, My Sweet' leads weekend book picks
USA TODAY's picks for book lovers include a sweet treat of a memoir for foodies and Francophiles, a darkly comic novel that stars Anne Frank, and a heavenly teen novel about angels. By Amy Thomas; Sourcebooks, 280 pp., $14.99; paperback original; ...


E-book Readers May Read More, Pay Less
ABC News (blog)
But people familiar with the matter told the paper a settlement may be in the works for some of the publishers, which could lead to cheaper e-books. The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins, published by Scholastic, is $5.51 for the Kindle and $5.51 for a ...

Authors Guild response to DoJ ebook investigation – they don't like it ...
By Paul Biba
TeleRead - News and views on ebooks, libraries, publishing and related topics ... The Justice Department has been investigating whether those publishers colluded in adopting a new model, pioneered by Apple for its sale of iTunes and apps, for selling e-books. ... That's why we publicly backed Macmillan when Amazon tried to use its online print book dominance to enforce its preferrede-book sales terms, even though Apple's agency model also meant lower royalties for authors.
TeleRead: News and views on e-books,...

How books on Google Play works - Google Play Help
Google Play is a new way to discover, buy, and enjoy your favorite books, online and offline. You can read books on Google Play on your computer, your smartphone, ... out the New York Times bestseller list or discover up-and-coming authors. ... not every book on Google Play can be purchased as an ebook in the Google ...

Popular romance trilogy gets US publisher
E-book editions will be out Monday and paperbacks are expected in early April. The novels had been distributed by an Australia-based publisher, the Writer's Coffee Shop Publishing House. The trilogy follows the romance between a young billionaire, ...
Erotic British novel tops US list
BBC News
Erotic romance novel Fifty Shades of Grey, by previously unknown British author EL James, has topped the New York Times best-seller list. A limited print run of the book, the first of a trilogy, has sold out while the majority of sales were of e-books.

From Hornsby to New York: how an erotic e-book became a $1m blockbuster
Brisbane Times
An erotic novel published by her Hornsby company, the Writer's Coffee Shop, has hit the No.1 spot on The New York Times e-book fiction best-seller list and been sold for more than $1 million to Random House. This is a publishing triumph of an entirely ...

Brisbane Times

Book review | Pulitzer winner Marilynne Robinson lays down her beliefs in a ...
Kansas City Star
She grew up in Idaho, and much of her youth was spent with the texts of ancient Roman poets and philosophers and books about the tumultuous histories of England and Continental Europe. At various points, she fell in love with Emily Dickinson, Cicero,...

Kansas City Star

Legendary French comic books artist Moebius dies
Times of India
PARIS: Moebius, the French comic-book artist whose spectacular science fantasy-based work wrought its magic on Hollywood classics such as " Alien" and " Tron", has died after a long illness. He was 73. "He died this morning following a long illness," a ...

Insightful book details Putin's rise in Russia
Bend Bulletin
The upshot of the changes was to undermine — if not obliterate — the quasi-functioning democracy that had taken root in Russia since the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, writes Moscow-based journalist Masha Gessen in her engrossing and insightful book ...

Erotic Novel Called 'a Band-Aid for Marriage'
ABC News (blog)
The erotic novel “Fifty Shades of Grey” has become such a success that gray ties — an article of clothing that plays a prominent role in the book — have become a hot item in New York, says a blogger who was an early fan of the book and encouraged her ...

ABC News (blog)

Online erotic tales hit the spot
The Age
Publisher Amanda Hayward's e-book Fifty Shades of Grey is a New York Times bestseller. Photo: James Brickwood SO MUCH has happened to Amanda Hayward in the past few weeks she admits to feeling a little disoriented. An erotic novel published by her ...

The Age

French comic-book artist "Moebius" dies
Chicago Tribune
PARIS, March 10 (Reuters) - French comic-book artist Jean Giraud, alias "Moebius", best known in France for his gritty Wild West character "Blueberry", has died at the age of 73 after a battle with cancer, according to his publisher.

Justice Dept. looking ar e-book pricing
Pittsburgh Post Gazette (blog)
The US Justice Department has warned Apple Inc. and five major book publishers that it may sue them for colluding to drive up the prices of e-books. Such a threat, first reported Thursday by The Wall Street Journal, could result in lower prices for ...

Book review 'The Science of Yoga': how yoga works
The Seattle Times
An impressive chronology of yoga launches the book, from Indus Valley clay seals portraying figures in yogic postures, c. 2500 BCE, through current studies concluding that yoga lessens spinal deterioration and equals or surpasses exercise in reducing ...

Book for a lost daughter
TRAGIC TALE: Matamata man David White wants his book about daughter Helen Meads' murder to raise awareness about domestic violence in New Zealand. To family and friends, Helen Meads was a bright, vivacious woman, a devoted mother and a passionate horse ...

Mayo author makes new, familiar tale from 'Secret Garden'
Baltimore Sun
The book's heroine, 10-year-old Mary Lennox, loses her parents to a cholera outbreak and must start her life anew at a remote manor in rural England. There she meets an array of often-spooky characters, happens on an abandoned garden and brings it back...

Baltimore Sun

Lectures and the literary scene in Marin County, March 11 through 18, 2012
Marin Independent-Journal
BOOK PASSAGE — 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera; 927-0960; 11 am March 11: Carol Wallace Hamlin discusses "To Marry an English Lord." 4 pm March 11: Jeffrey Greene discusses "The Golden-Bristled Boar." 5 pm March 11: Mastering ...

New local books this spring
"Nedi the Yedi" by Rob Warnick is an interactive book for iPad for ages 2 and older. / Provided We're highlighting recently published books with local connections... “Nedi the Yeti” by illustrator and ...

Local author of cat books gives dogs equal time in new book
Wilton Villager
The author of eight books that extol the virtues of cats with titles that include: "202 Reasons Why A Cat Is Better Than A Man," and "Why Cats Make Great Kids", Nolan has decided to give dogs and dog-lovers some literary attention.

Using books to build community (blog)
At his home in Hudson, Wisc., he built a box, made it waterproof and filled it withbooks. It looked like a miniature one-room schoolhouse, with a sign underneath that said “Free Book Exchange.” Bol put it on a post outside of his house and invited ... (blog)

Southwest Florida authors fill up bookshelves
Lehigh Acres News Star
In recent decades, Southwest Florida has earned its place on the nation's literary map. That's thanks largely to bestselling local authors such as Randy Wayne White and Jeff Lindsay as well as increasingly well-attended celebrations of their craft.

Book sale is almost here
Houma Courier
It's an event that all area book-lovers and bibliophiles have been waiting for, good books on almost all subjects, at good prices, getting better toward the end. It's the big Annual Terrebonne Friends of the Library used book sale, running Thursday ...

Book Review: Islam, Women, and Violence in Kashmir
By Sadia Dehlvi, Now that my new book, ' Sufi Courtyard, Dargahs of Delhi' is out, I can relax and do what I enjoy most, that is reading the books that have been piling up on my bookshelf. Amongst these, the one that I enjoyed most is ' Islam Women and ...

Sea of readers floods sun-blessed book fest
Arizona Daily Star
More than 100000 people are expected to have attended the Tucson Festival of Books by the time the event folds its tents this afternoon. All those book lovers will have heard 450 authors and panelists and seen more than 250 exhibitors.

Book market changes help local independent stores
Carlisle Sentinel
Jeff Wood, owner of the Whistelstop Bookshop, offers a wide variety of items such as books, games, and music at his Carlisle store. Beginning in the 90s and into the new millennium, English professors and bibliophiles both prognosticated and bemoaned ...

ongoing by Tim Bray · Who Buys Books?
By Tim Bray
I will buy a certain number of e-books, even while grousing about the price, but it's really important that the natural unit of book purchase is the household not the individual. Or put another way, book-reading is essentially social; the original ...
ongoing by Tim Bray

Science book delayed when someone notices it's written by ...
Their latest ruse is to hold a conference and publish a book of conference proceedings. This all unravelled last week when someone noticed. A long time ID watcher known online as "sparc" saw that the German publishers, Springer-Verlag, ... - All Content

Books on Books -
By manystuff
Discussion on the book Books on Books with Christophe Daviet-Thery, Christoph Schifferli, Jérôme Saint-Loubert Bié & Yann Sérandour. In the editorial project Books on Books, that united Christophe Daviet-Thery (editor / librarian specialised ... — Graphic Design...

Monty Python: The Holy Book of Days iPad app | Tellyspotting
By Bill Young
Bring out your dead! Grab your coconuts! The Monty Python: The Holy Book of Days has arrived. Just days before the new iPad3 was announced came the brilliant news, finally, of an app from those crazy kids affectionately known around the ...

e-Book Cover Design Awards, February 2012 — The Book Designer
By Joel Friedlander
e-Book Cover Design Awards, February 2012 including covers by Katharine Miller and Tamara Henson Coffey. ... “In this image author Katharine Miller pays homage to the works of painter Art Frahm.” JF: Clearly the best nonfiction cover this ... “ Allen Chieu does covers for quite a few published authors…he's sixteen and in high school.” ... JF: These are reductions of the paperback originals, but the landscape orientation of these covers signals that they are children's books right away.
The Book Designer

Data Mining Book Review: Handbook of Statistical Analysis and ...
By Sandro Saitta
The book from Robert Nisbet, John Elder and Gary Miner is a fresh addition to any data miner library.... With a focus on data mining applications, the book also covers introduction and more profound data mining concepts. The book isn't very ...
Data Mining Research

When Buying a Book Wasn't Buying a Company
By Liz
A book wasn't buying a book. It was buying a company. I hate that I have books in my Nook library and my Kindle library. I want them in one library: mine. ... If I bought an e-Reader with Amazon or an iPad, they had me. Why? Because they ...
The Six Year Itch

Great book by Jill Abramson, Executive Editor of the New York ...
By Greta Van Susteren
I love that she has written this book. ———–. Here is the blurb from Amazon (and click here to learn more or buy the book). An instructive and marvelously entertaining chronicle of a puppy's first year, by the executive editor of The New York ...

When General Grant Expelled the Jews (Book Acquired, 3.06.2012 ...
By Biblioklept
When General Grant Expelled the Jews (Book Acquired, 3.06.2012). by Biblioklept. 20120309-183304.jpg. When General Grant Expelled the Jews is new from historian Jonathan D. Sarna (and Shocken books). From Harold Holzer's review at ...

Ted Cross Blog: Literary Sweet 16
By Ted Cross
Literary Sweet 16. My last post was about how on the writing site Authonomy we are hosting a March Madness tournament in the style of college basketball's NCAA event except using our novels in place of basketball teams, with other ... I was thrilled that both of my books -- the epic fantasy The Shard and the sci-fi thriller The Immortality Game -- made it through the first round to the round of 32.... It feels polished and ready to publish. ... Tyoma's chapters distanced me from the book.
Ted Cross Blog

Two Books, Again | The Digital Cuttlefish
By Cuttlefish
Two Books, Again. March 10, 2012 at 9:15 pm Cuttlefish. There was a man who had a book. Of Things Which He Believed; He followed it religiously— He would not be deceived. The story in its pages was. The Truth that he adored— ...
The Digital Cuttlefish

Book Nut: March Madness for Book Lovers
By Melissa
March Madness for Book Lovers. Forget basketball: the event of the month is SLJ's Battle of the (Kids') Books! In which the past years' best books for middle and teen readers are pitted against each other, to vie to become the Big Kahuna!
Book Nut

The Book Scout - The Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - The Daily Beast
By Andrew Sullivan
“That little piece of paper on the book is often worth thousands and thousands of dollars, much more than the book itself,” Pernu says. “Specificity is really crucial as well. A book called 'World History' isn't going to do well, but a book called ...
The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan

The society of literary Sunday cats presents Haikus for your pleasure ...
By annejjacobson
The society of literary Sunday cats presents Haikus for your pleasure March 10, 2012. Filed under: cats — annejjacobson @ 10:30 pm. Can you do better? You are invited to try in the comments. First Source: You must scratch me there!
Feminist Philosophers

Search for love brings spiritual renewal
Memphis Commercial Appeal
"According to today's standards," says the author and president of the Bartlett Christian WritersClub, "Biblical morality is a foreign concept." So how does one walk through this world as a single Christian woman? What's the secret to getting a guy to ...

Book Events
Savannah Morning News
E. Shaver, Bookseller, 326 Bull St. Author Bill Gillespie will be signing copies of his book, “The Irish in the American Civil War: Why They Fought & What They Got in Return” at E. Shavers Books on March 13. This event is free and open to the public.

Literary Calendar
The Spokesman Review
Author Eva Gayle Six - She presents the historical novel, “Jennie's Tiger.” Today, 1 pm, Auntie's Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206. “The Spark! Connecting with Creativity” Cardinal Connections - Speakers include: Monday, ...

A gritty tale of obsession
By Tess Taylor, Barnes & Noble Review In Ellen Ullman's searing novel about storytelling and the hunt for belonging, “By Blood,” the disturbing signals come early. Our unnamed narrator, who we slowly learn is a professor under suspicion for unclear but ...

Tim Robinson publishes historical novel
INDIANTOWN — Tim Robinson, a local author from Indiantown, has published his first historical novel, "A Tropical Frontier, Tales of Old Florida." Robinson has crafted an unforgettable story of the hardy pioneers who settled along Florida's southeast ...

Literary Happenings: Learn about women's history
Ventura County Star
Author of "Tattoos on the Heart" and founder of Homeboy Industries will speak. Camarillo Community Center, 1605 Burnley St., Camarillo. 388-5222. Book Group: 12:30 pm Monday. "The Color of Water" by James McBride. Barnes & Noble, 160 S. Westlake Blvd., ...

U-T San Diego
Iris Chang is best known for two things: writing the explosive best-seller “The Rape of Nanking,” and then killing herself. Both parts merge in “The Woman Who Could Not Forget,” a memoir by Ying-Ying Chang, her mother. Ying-Ying Chang will speak at 2 ...
The Writer's Coffeehouse Hits Philly! - Writing- Eventbrite
Want to make a living as a writer? Come to the Writer's Coffeehouse on Sunday March 11th atBarnes & Noble, 1805 Walnut St., Philly. Founded by New York ...

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