'Fifty Shades' author James caught in crossfire between rabid fans, critics

'Fifty Shades' author James caught in crossfire between rabid fans, critics
With her 'Fifty Shades of Grey' trilogy, EL James rose from 'Twilight' fan-fiction writer to best-selling author and literary lightning rod. Scores of women have personally thanked her for reviving their bedroom lives as she signs copies of the novels ...


Free Comic Book Day brings out the masses in Boulder
Daily Camera
After all, Saturday was Free Comic Book Day, the internationally celebrated day of free comics, put on for the benefit of comic aficionados and graphic novel novices alike and sponsored by multiple comic book studios. Time Warp has hosted Free Comic ...

Books: New and noteworthy
USA TODAY's Carol Memmott scopes out the hottest books on sale the week of May 6. What it's about: The life of Billy, a bisexual man, is told against the backdrop of the unfolding AIDS epidemic in the 20th century. The buzz: Novels enveloped in ...

Charles Higham, author of salacious biographies of Hollywood stars, dies at 81
Washington Post
Mr. Higham was the author of two dozen biographies, many of which were so salacious that abook critic reviewing “Howard Hughes: The Secret Life” in 1993 quipped that the writer had “reached the point where most of his subjects have slept with one ...

The Book of Mitt
The following is an excerpt from Alex Pareene's e-book, "The Rude Guide to Mitt." It can be purchased at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes and the Sony Reader Store. “The precipitous mountain pass that led the [Mormon] pioneers down into the Salt Lake ...


'A Disposition to Be Rich:' A book review
The Star-Ledger - NJ.com
It's a terrific book, its quality no doubt helped by its editor, Mark Twain. The president needed money because he was broke, the victim of a con man who talked him into partnership in an investment firm called Grant & Ward, which collapsed ...

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Books: 'I Am a Pole,' 'Lullaby,' '11th Hour'
New York Daily News
When the master of the genre, Maurice Sendak, appeared on “The Colbert Report” in February, he told the host that his forthcoming children's book was “terribly ordinary” before adding, “The sad thing is that I liked it.” Colbert responded that he was ...

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Kendal A. Rautzhan: Read great books to kids, not lousy ones
Canton Repository
Children are beautifully and willingly attentive, but there is great danger and resulting damage in reading a pointless or poorly written book to a child. Lousy books will transmit the message that reading is boring or just flat-out a waste of time.

Author Dan Ewald opens up about the last three days he spent with friend ...
Detroit Free Press
Ewald stayed near his Detroit hometown and went on to write a dozen sports books, his subjects ranging from Al Kaline to George Kell to Bo Schembechler. He also managed Anderson's business affairs. They wondered over the decades how to describe their ...

Caro determined to finish LBJ project
USA TODAY (blog)
By David Jackson, USA TODAY NEW YORK -- Even at age 76, even after writing four volumes on President Lyndon Johnson, author Robert Caro still plans to spend time doing research in Vietnam. He still plans to live for a time in a Southern city, ...

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Books? Designers' Show House Has Them Covered
See how interior designers get clever with books galore in various rooms at the Junior League of Detroit Grosse Pointe Shores' home tour, which opened Saturday. By Megan Swoyer Loretta Crenshaw of Crenshaw & Associates in Detroit created this ballroom ...

For local author, 'Peas' a pet project to share a life lesson
Baltimore Sun
"We give him big dog bones because he is so big," said Tonya Neumeister, Zeus' owner andauthor of the children's book, "My Dog Eats Peas." And while Zeus does like peas, as the story explains, peas are not exactly the best food for dogs.

Vegan Diet Books: PETA's Top Summer Weight-Loss Reads
By The Huffington Post News Editors
With more than 40 recipes and menus to help you transition to a vegan lifestyle, author Tracye Lynn McQuirter shows the path to changing that statistic. Written for African-American women but applicable to women of all backgrounds, this book ...
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Chris Bathgate's machined-metal sculpture book: the making of ...
By Cory Doctorow
Sculptor Chris Bathgate writes, "I have just self-published my first book of sculptures that features all of my machined metal sculptures from 2007-2011 as well as technical drawings and process images." We've written about Chris's work before ...
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Authors Guild and Google continue to spar in courtroom over ...
By Chris Meadows
Google court case involving Google's actions in scanning millions of copyrighted e-books. ... As Roberts points out, the e-book landscape has changed considerably since the suits were filed in 2005, or even since the original 3-way settlement proposal was rejected in 2010. At the time ...Anything the author (those orphan titles) doesn't claim after five years or so could go into a fund to create that author rights database that the Authors Guild has been longing for ever so many years.
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Edward Schneider: A Compact Copenhagen Guide Book ...
By Edward Schneider
If one of Noma's chefs told me the name of her favorite Copenhagen eating place, I would put it on my list. Now there's a nicely designed little guide book to the city based on just that sort of recommendation.
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Constitutional Law Prof Blog: Sunday Book Review: Robert Caro on ...
By constitutional lawblogger
The book of the week is definitely Robert Caro's fourth (and next to last) volume of the biography of Lyndon Baines Johnson, the 36th United States president. In over 700 pages, Caro discusses and documents five tumultuous years in the life ...
Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Book Shelves #19, 5.06.2012 | biblioklept
By Biblioklept
20120502-173818.jpg. Book shelves series #19, nineteenth Sunday of 2012. When I started this project, this shelf was all Tolkien and Joyce; now it's mostly Gaddis and Joyce. I have dupes of most of the Joyce books here; there's also Joyce ...

Amanda Hocking's Blog: Hey, Books
By Amanda Hocking
Book descriptions are the worst. My absolute favorite part about being with a publisher now is that I don't have to write to the blurbs on the back of my books anymore. Honestly. But I don't just hate writing them - I hate reading them. I've read a ...
Amanda Hocking's Blog

IKEA Hackers: Tadao Ando Book Clock
By Jules
Materials: RUSCH Clock mechanism, awesome hard cover book, super glue, pen knife. Description: Tadao Ando architectural style mostly constructed with concrete, which provides his architecture a sense of cleanness and simplicity at the ...
IKEA Hackers

Taiwan will see boom in e-book market: publisher - Taipei Times
Taiwan's e-book market will grow dramatically in the next three years as a large ... e-books are expected to take 80 percent of the total book market in five years, ...

Gazette.Net: Author Richard Louv's vision is 'nature rich'
Free Comic Book Day packs a punch without crunching the wallet ... conference, Richard Louv,author of "The Nature Principle" and "Last Child in the Woods" talks with attendees and autographs his books on Friday afternoon at Mount Saint ...

Why is my book rejected because of the...: Apple Support Communities
I have submitted a chidlren's book, so there are not multiple chapters. There is only one "chapter" which is teh entire 40-page book. IBook Author automatically ...

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books books and more books! amazon.com · Comment · Repin Like. Childrens Ebook free on Amazon tomorrow (Sunday)!!! NICOVA. 1 like. amazon.com ...

Anna Quindlen talks with Printers Row Live
Chicago Tribune
With Mother's Day on the horizon, it was an early gift for many of author Anna Quindlen's fans as she communed with her Chicago peeps in these early days of a national book tour for her newly published memoir, “Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake.

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