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Science fiction writers irked with Amazon.com, redirect links to other booksellers
GeekWire
But now one of the leading author organizations in the genre is taking up arms against the Seattle online bookseller. The Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America — which hosts the prestigious Nebula Awards – announced on its Web site today that ...

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Apple Refuses To Sell Book That Links To Amazon Store
TechCrunch
Apple may be a big dog in music and movie sales and rentals, but it's definitely not a big dog in ebooks. That's what makes this note from Seth Godin particularly galling. In a post on PaidContent, Godin writes that Apple has refused to sell his new ...

Author pens thriller as a personal challenge
Northumberland Today
17, author Patricia Neary displays a poster of the book she has just published - the cover design courtesy of her son Matthew and his friend Cory Giroux. By CECILIA NASMITH Northumberland Today COBOURG — Cobourg resident Patricia Neary started writing ...

A Holocaust fable
Salon
By Anne Trubek, Barnes & Noble Review Ramona Ausubel's “No One Is Here Except All of Us” combines two currently popular forms of Jewish-American storytelling: the Holocaust novel and the Yiddishkeit homage. We have no dearth of Holocaust-themed novels, ...

'It makes you want to have sex with your husband': How X-rated bondage novel ...
Daily Mail
The BDSM (bondage, discipline, sadism, masochism) novel is currently sitting in 28th place on the New York Times bestseller list and is topping Amazon and Barnes &Noble charts. It is so popular that a single paperback copy is currently listed as ...

Woods' agent rips ex-coach's book
USA TODAY
(AP) – Tiger Woods' agent lashed out Tuesday against Hank Haney's book, saying his "armchair psychology" about Woods was "ridiculous" and that it was clear the former swing coach only cares about self-promotion. Lenny Ignelzi, AP Tiger Woods with swing ...

USA TODAY

JK Rowling announces new book for adults, fans react
CBS News
(CBS News) Since it was announced last week that JK Rowling, author of the hit "Harry Potter" series, would be writing more books - this time geared towards adults - the internet has been abuzz with chatter about the new novels' possibilities.

Tell us: Will you read the new Tiger Woods book?
USA TODAY
By Reid Cherner, USA TODAY The sound you hear are cash registers ringing as controversy can only help sales when the book is published in March. "The Big Miss" written by Hank Haney, a former swing coach to Woods, is "armchair psychology" and a ...

USA TODAY

Comedy Central Launching Book Imprint (Exclusive)
Hollywood Reporter
The network is launching a publishing imprint with Running Press (part of the Perseus Books Group) with plans to release everything from memoirs to joke and novelty books. The first title from Comedy Central Books will be a holiday themed novelty book ...

Co-author of 'Bears' books Jan Berenstain dies
San Francisco Chronicle
Mrs. Berenstain died Friday after a stroke in Solebury, Pa., according to HarperCollins, herpublisher. The Berenstain Bears books have offered parents and their young children guidance, comfort and old-fashioned humor about perennial issues such as ...

Publisher Barney Rosset stood up for the power of books to illuminate, elevate
Kansas City Star
And yet Grove, which Rosset bought in 1951 for $3000 and ran until 1985, remains the touchstone, the publisher most responsible for breaking down American literary puritanism, for defending the idea that art, that literature, is meant to unsettle us, ...

'Fantastic Flying Books' storytellers float to cloud nine with Oscar victory
Entertainment Weekly
by Anthony Breznican Everybody who claims an Academy Award is feeling pretty good in that moment, but perhaps no pair of winners on Sunday night were walking on air as much as the directors of The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore.

Entertainment Weekly

JK Rowling New Book Rumors Roundup – What Will Her New Novel Be About?
Twirlit
There isn't an author on the planet whose next book is more anticipated than JK Rowling. The Harry Potter creator has withdrawn from the public eye recently and rumors are that she is hard at work crafting her next masterpiece.

Twirlit

Author Jiri Kuchar finds 16 paintings in Czech Republic once owned by Adolf Hitler
New York Daily News
(AP Photo/Petr David Josek) PRAGUE, Czech Republic - A five-year search by a Czech author has discovered that 16 paintings in the Czech Republic were once owned by Adolf Hitler. The art works, which Hitler bought in Germany during World War II, ...

New York Daily News

Berenstain co-wrote popular children's books with husband
Bend Bulletin
The Associated Press file photo Jan Berenstain, the children's author who with her husband created the Berenstain Bears, whose winsome antics filled more than 300 picture books and helped guide millions of young readers through the vicissitudes of ...

E-book deal's the steal of the century
Sydney Morning Herald
An Australian group-buying site owned by Microsoft and Nine sold e-book readers bundled with a treasure trove of thousands of pirated books including the full Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings series. The matter has prompted a rebuke from the NSW Fair ...

With KDP Select, Amazon Gains Authors' Exclusivity—Cheap
paidContent.org
The Kindle Owners' Lending Library allows Amazon Prime members who own a Kindle to “borrow” one e-book per month. In exchange for agreeing to sell their e-books exclusively in the Kindle Store, self-published authors can add those books to the Kindle ...

Jackie Collins experiments with self-publishing The Bitch
The Guardian
said Collins, whose conventionally-published books have shifted more than 400m copies worldwide. ""If it does well, I probably will continue to e-publish, because I have a book of short stories and my publisher says short stories don't sell.

The Guardian

Cudo Blames Vendor For Pirated E-Book Deal, Grosses $230k
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Cudo, the Microsoft-backed Australian daily deal site that offered a $99 Chinese e-reader bundled with a CD of pirated e-books (Stephen King, JK Rowling), is now blaming the e-reader merchant for the mistake and says it will be sending buyers a ...

Minister rejects Megrahi book claim
Belfast Telegraph
Kenny MacAskill came under pressure from opposition parties to make an immediate statement to the Scottish Parliament following the publication of the semi-autobiographical book Megrahi: You Are My Jury on Monday. In the book, Abdelbaset al-Megrahi ...

Liguori: Tiger Woods Needs To Write His Own Book!
CBS Local
By Ann Liguori After reading Hank Haney's web site synopsis of his book, “The Big Miss,” (due to be released March 27) and reading Tiger's reaction to it months ago, then seeing yesterday's comments from Tiger's agent, Mark Steinberg, there is only one ...

CBS Local

World Book Day set to give away 14m book tokens
The Guardian
Thousands of schools and nurseries are joining in, with more than 14m book vouchers given out to children, and hundreds of events – from Where's Wally "flash mobs" toauthor talks and literary fancy dress competitions – taking place up and down the ...

The Guardian

Controversial Author, Michael Pearl's New Men's Book Ships over 9000 Copies in ...
Albany Times Union
To celebrate this success the publisher has designed a special promotion around the book. An Amazon promotion from March 6-8 will feature over 50 special offers that can save readers thousands of dollars as well as Free eBooks and downloads on a wide ...

Co-Creator Of 'Berenstain Bears' Book Series Dies
NPR
Jan and her husband Stan published their first book — The Big Honey Hunt — in 1962. The series grew to more than 300 books and sold more than 250 million copies worldwide. Audie Cornish speaks with the couple's son, illustrator Mike Berenstain, ...

Ex-Coach's Book: Tiger Woods wanted to be a Navy SEAL
USA TODAY
That last scenario isn't so far-fetched, according to the book about Tiger that's about to be released by his former coach, Hank Haney. Golf Digest's website has posted excerpts from Big Miss: My Years Coaching Tiger Woods, which will appear in the ...

USA TODAY

Hank Haney: Record pursuit taxed Tiger
ESPN
1 golfer, his former swing coach, Hank Haney, said in a book excerpt released Tuesday. "There was more urgency and less fun. ... He never mentioned Nicklaus' record, but it started to weigh more heavily at every major," Hank Haney wrote in "The Big ...

Tiger Woods nearly gave up golf to become a Navy Seal, says ex-coach
The Guardian
Tiger Woods considered giving up golf to become a Navy Seal, according to a newbook by his former coach Hank Haney. Woods, whose partnership with Haney ended in 2010 following the former world No1's sex scandal, has links to the military through his ...

The Guardian

World Book Day: Children's Laureate to take part in first online festival
Telegraph.co.uk
Half a million children from across the world will take part in the country's first online children's book festival on World Book Day 2012 tomorrow. Children's Laureate Julia Donaldson, and popular authors and illustrators including Jacqueline Wilson, ...

Telegraph.co.uk

Book Ordering Information - NYTimes.com
By By PAUL KRUGMAN
I'll have a lot more to say as publication date approaches; but it's a book of informed advocacy. There's some backward look at how we got into this mess, but this is a forward-looking book; mainly it makes the case — familiar to readers of this ...
Paul Krugman

Best Translated Book Award finalists announced - latimes.com
By Carolyn Kellogg
Best Translated Book Awards: 25 works of fiction are on the longlist for the 2012 Best TranslatedBook Awards. ... Jacket Copy. Books, authors and all things bookish. « Previous | Jacket Copy Home ...
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Book Review: The Chateauneuf-du-Pape Wine Book by Harry Karis ...
Regardless, it can easily be said that the world of wine books is greatly enriched now that Harry Karis has published his opus, The Ch√Ęteauneuf-du-Pape Wine Book. I feel something of a kinship with Karis, though I've yet to meet him, because ...
Vinography: A Wine Blog

A Used Book Store Clerk's Amazing Caricatures of Science Fiction ...
By Charlie Jane Anders
Bradley Craft spends a lot of time around books and authors — he's a used-book buyer at Seattle's University Bookstore, and before that he worked at San Francisco's late, lamented Stacey's Books. And in his spare time, he draws caricatures ...
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Charles Murray | Book Critiques | White America | The Daily Caller
By Jamie Weinstein
American Enterprise Institute scholar Charles Murray responded to several critiques of his recently-released book, “Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010,” in an interview with The Daily Caller. Since its release, Murray's book ...
The Daily Caller

Cudo backpedals on pirated e-book offer | TeleRead: News and ...
By Chris Meadows
An update on that Cudo pirated e-books story from last night: an article in the Sydney Morning Herald covers the firestorm of controversy that has erupted.
TeleRead: News and views on e-books,...

Microsoft-Backed Daily Deal Site Sells E-Reader Bundled With ...
By Laura Hazard Owen
From Thursday through this morning, Cudo sold a 7-inch, $99, “color touchscreen,” off-brand, Chinese (judging from the appearance of the icons on the home screen) e-reader bundled with 4000e-books on a CD. The deal was first noticed on Metafilter (and picked up by ... a link to the 4000 titles, which has since been removed. The title list includes many best seller books from authorssuch as J.K. Rowling, Douglas Adams, Stephen King, Bill Bryson and Jack Kerouac amongst others.
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Book Review: Jackass Investing - Seeking Alpha
By Scott's Investments
I finished the book as a better investor, armed with new insight on how to better create a portfolio with potential for greater return and lower risk. Dever argues that investors need to understand both the baseline conditions and return drivers for ...
SeekingAlpha.com: Home Page

How to Write a Book | Psychology Today
By Chris Guillebeau
Is this your year of writing a book? By Chris Guillebeau... ... Most important: to write a good book, you need a good idea. No one wants to read a book without an idea, no matter how well written it may be. Always start with something to say. ... Many authors find that it's a bit of both, depending on how things are going. ***. More than 80% of people say they want to write a book, ... Apparentlybooks can be written at any time of year!) If you want to write a non-fiction book, well, follow the ...
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The 8 Books Every Home Decorator Should Own | Apartment Therapy
By Eleanor Busing
While I don't own every single one of the books below, these are the kinds of volumes I think every DIY-enthusiast should own. 1. An Inspirational Book. Flying in the face of what I said above, I do think inspiration is important, particularly for ... For those of you who like ebooks, Maria Killam's guide How to Choose Paint Colours: It's all in the Undertones is hugely informative without being overly technical. 3. .... I really like the author because she goes into a ton of detail, so I don't have to!
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