Suit dismissed against 'Three Cups of Tea' author

Court dismisses suit against 'Three Cups of Tea' author
Los Angeles Times
By Kim Murphy A lawsuit seeking to hold philanthropist Greg Mortenson responsible for purported untruths in his celebrated books, “Three Cups of Tea” and “Stones into Schools,” was thrown out by a federal judge in Montana, who said it failed to make a ...

Microsoft partners with B&N's Nook in e-book business
The Seattle Times
Janet I. Tu) The new partnership between Microsoft and Barnes & Noble, announced Monday, gives both companies added ammunition in their battles against and Apple in the e-reading and college-textbook businesses. But more than that, the new, ...

Can Microsoft Help Barnes & Noble Start a New Chapter?
By DIMITRA DEFOTIS | MORE ARTICLES BY AUTHOR Though the bookseller's stock is skyrocketing on news of Microsoft's $300 million investment, we don't expect this story to have a happy ending. Just when Barnes & Noble shares looked all but shelved, ...

Author Interview: Lisa Brackmann's “Getaway”
I started writing “Getaway” without a clear idea of what it would be about—I wanted to set something in Puerto Vallarta, I had an image of the main character, Michelle, sitting on the beach, clearly in an unhappy place in spite of the beauty and the ...

Author collectives signal a new chapter for self-publishing
The Guardian (blog)
I was alerted to the development of what are being called "electronic authorcooperatives" by ghostwriter and novelist Andrew Crofts, who writes about them on his blog. Crofts highlights a couple: the one he's a part of, Do Authors Dream of Electric ...

The Guardian (blog)

Bissinger victim of Amazon-Apple book war
Philadelphia Inquirer
By John Timpane That line, from a great Hank Williams tune, could well stand for the situation ofwriter Buzz Bissinger. A Pulitzer Prize-winning former Inquirer staffer, Bissinger is a big dog in the publishing world, with his 1990 book Friday Night ...

Madge's Mobile Home Park
Today's THV
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- After reading "Fried Green Tomatoes," by author/comedienne Fannie Flagg, Arkansas artist Jane Hankins began writing stories around her artwork. It was only natural because her work depicted the wonderful, loving, ...

Today's THV

Pencil This In: Chicago Chef's Table: Extraordinary Recipes from the Windy ...
Local food writer (and former Chicagoista) Amelia Levin rounded up recipes from more than 50 of the city's best chefs for her cookbook, Chicago Chef's Table: Extraordinary Recipes from the Windy City. The book serves as a celebration of the...


New Book Does This News Make Me Look Fat? Addresses Mental Obesity Epidemic.
Albany Times Union
"Media is food for the mind," says author and 20-year advertising executive Brooks Richey. “Without a nutrition plan to guide our data consumption, we tend to consume media that caters to our visceral tastes over our knowledge nutrient needs.

Today is National “Ask For Permission In A Polite And Fancy Way” Day
Discover Magazine (blog)
This PSA brought to you by the Polite and Fancy Society. by Phil Plait in Humor | 0 comments | RSS feed | Trackback > Phil Plait, the creator of Bad Astronomy, is an astronomer, lecturer, and author. After ten years working on Hubble Space Telescope ...

Discover Magazine (blog)

Busting CIO myths
ITWorld Canada
In this edition, we feature Jeanne Ross, director of MIT's Center for Information Systems Research and co-author of books on enterprise architecture, governance and IT value. Enjoy. Myth: You should strive to report to the CEO. Wrong.

Literary Las Vegas: Ben Wood
Las Vegas Review-Journal
The Las Vegas author is scheduled to sign copies of his book at 1 pm Saturday at the 2191 N. Rainbow Blvd. Barnes & Noble. As the internments began, Jews were confused as to what exactly was happening. Reactions ranged from surprise to outright panic.

BARNES & NOBLE | A Newbies Guide to iBooks Author: A Writer's ...
Available in: NOOK Book (eBook). iBooks Author is the first interactive publishing tool of its kind, giving authors, publishers, and content creators the ability to ...

AP Exclusive: 'Three Cups' author was overwhelmed
CBS News
"Three Cups of Tea" author Greg Mortenson says the dismissal of a civil lawsuit that accused him of fabricating book passages to make money for himself and his charity confirms his faith in the US justice system. Mortenson told The Associated Press in ...

CBS News

APNewsBreak: 'Three Cups' author lawsuit rejected
CBS News
US District Judge Sam Haddon rejected the civil lawsuit filed by four people who bought Mortenson's books. They claimed Mortenson lied in his best-selling books "Three Cups of Tea" and "Stones Into Schools" so that he and publisher Penguin Group (USA) ...

Readers' suit over Greg Mortenson books dismissed
San Francisco Chronicle
A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit Monday against author Greg Mortenson, calling claims "flimsy and speculative" that the humanitarian and his publisher lied in his best-selling "Three Cups of Tea" and "Stones Into Schools" to boost book sales.

Confused By the eBook Lawsuit? So Is Everyone else.
The Atlantic
The lawsuit asserts that "meetings took place in private dining rooms of upscale Manhattan restaurants and were used to discuss confidential business and competitive matters, including Amazon's e-book retailing practices. No legal counsel was present ...

The Atlantic

Three Cups of Tea Fraud, Racketeering Case Dismissed
As of yesterday, Three Cups of Tea author Greg Mortenson is—at least legally—in the clear. The writer and philanthropist's best-selling memoir (and its follow-up, Stones into Schools) has been tainted for almost exactly a year by accusations of ...

Books may be kept out of Tehran fair -- but not off its streets
Los Angeles Times
TEHRAN -- As hundreds of thousands of bookworms converge on this capital, Iranian writers are pleading with the government to loosen its grip and allow a banned publisher into the Tehran International Book Fair. The 10-day book fair, which kicks off ...

Barnes & Noble chops e-reader prices for Mother's Day
A day after getting a $300 investment from Microsoft, Barnes & Noble is on the offensive again, chopping $20 off its Nook Simple Touch e-ink e-reader and the Nook Color tablet for Mother's Day. You can now pick up the Nook Simple Touch for $79 and the ...

Microsoft Deal Adds to E-Book Battle
New York Times
The announcement was the latest surprise in an unpredictable and rapidly shiftinge-book market, which is crowded with technology giants trying to chip away at's dominance. Amazon once had close to 90 percent of the e-bookmarket, ...

New York Times

Lawsuit against 'Three Cups of Tea' author dismissed
AP Greg Mortenson, author of 'Three Cups of Tea' and 'Stones Into Schools,' was accused of lying in his books to raise money for the charity he co-founded, the Central Asia Institute. A federal judge dismissed claims against him.


E-Book Consumers Say "Yes" to Tablets, says BISG Study
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Dedicated e-readers are losing their hold, paving the way for publishers to introduce richer e-book content on multi-function devices New York, New York (PRWEB) April 30, 2012 E-bookconsumers' preference for tablets is accelerating rapidly as ...

Occupy Wall Street: New Book Details Movement's True Impact
GUEST AUTHOR BLOG By Todd Gitlin author of "Occupy Nation: The Roots, the Spirit, and the Promise of Occupy Wall Street." There are four essential things to understand about this mysterious movement that burst upon the scene on September 17, 2011, ...

Writer: LBJ changed "in a moment" after JFK death
CBS News
(CBS News) The assassination of President John F. Kennedy changed the world in a moment, but according to author Robert Caro, it was President Lyndon B. Johnson who was drastically - and immediately - altered by the event. Caro said Tuesday on "CBS ...

A Book About Bookshelves To Put On Your Very Own Bookshelf
NPR (blog)
I'm here to tell you: Not so fast. We don't know where the e-book revolution will take us, but we do know it is going to take awhile to completely eliminate books. We still love books. We love the way they look and feel and what the physical object ...

Judge throws out lawsuit against 'Three Cups of Tea' author
Greg Mortenson, author of "Three Cups of Tea," posed with schoolchildren in Afghanistan. He has come under fire for exaggerating and conflating certain details in his book, and four readers filed suit against him. By Matt Volz, The Associated Press A ...

E-Book Consumers Say “Yes” to Tablets, says BISG Study
Seattle Post Intelligencer
E-book consumers' preference for tablets is accelerating rapidly as dedicated e-readers drop in popularity, according to the Book Industry Study Group (BISG)'s closely watched Consumer Attitudes Toward E-Book Reading survey. The second installment in ...

Robert Caro book follows LBJ to the White House
San Antonio Express
Author Robert A. Caro has worked for decades on his massive, multiple-volume Johnson biography. The first, "The Path to Power," appeared 30 years ago. Volumes two and three were published in 1990 and 2002. In the installment released today, ...

Tehran Book Fair starts today: Islamic publishers descend on Iranian capital ...
New York Daily News (blog)
BY Alexander Nazaryan Fresh off the London Book Fair, the hungover publishing industry is heading to Iran for the Tehran International Book Fair, which starts today and runs through May 12th. (All images: Mehr News Agency) Um, actually, ...

Rigrodsky & Long, P.A. Announces Investigation Of Books-A-Million, Inc. Going ...
MarketWatch (press release)
WILMINGTON, Del., May 01, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Rigrodsky & Long, PA, a national securities firm with offices in Delaware and New York, announces that it is investigating potential claims against the board of directors of Books-A-Million, ...

'Three Cups of Tea' a fraud? Judge dismisses lawsuit against Greg Mortenson.
Christian Science Monitor
A federal judge on Monday threw out a lawsuit by readers seeking damages from 'Three Cups of Tea' author Greg Mortenson. Parts of the nonfiction book are alleged to be fabrications. By Warren Richey, Staff writer / April 30, 2012 In this file photo ...

Christian Science Monitor

Microsoft and Barnes & Noble team up on e-reader business
Los Angeles Times
Microsoft will invest $605 million in a new digital subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, which could help the bookseller compete against and Apple in the e-reader market. Barnes & Noble's Nook Color, left, and Nook Simple Touch e-readers.

Los Angeles Times

Microsoft's E-Book Deal With Barnes & Noble Has Familiar Plot
Wall Street Journal
Microsoft would invest $300 million, while Barnes & Noble would contribute assets of its Nook e-reader and its digital- and college-book business valued at $1.4 billion. Barnes & Noble gets a respected technology partner, and Microsoft gets access to ...

UPDATE 1-Lawsuit dismissed against 'Three Cups of Tea' author
Chicago Tribune
(Adds comment from Central Asia Institute) By Lori Grannis MISSOULA, Mont., April 30 (Reuters) - A federal judge dismissed a class-action fraud lawsuit on Monday against Greg Mortenson, co-author of bestselling book "Three Cups of Tea," that accused ...

APNewsBreak: 'Three Cups' author was 'overwhelmed'
The Associated Press
(AP) — "Three Cups of Tea" author Greg Mortenson says he has been overwhelmed by all the issues facing him this past year, but that the dismissal of a civil lawsuit confirms his faith that the US judicial system is fair. Mortenson made his comments ...

The Associated Press

True Confessions Of A Book Lover
Huffington Post
And I mean books, with pages made of real paper. In fact, I like them so much that I used to consider digital publishing a personal threat. I was such a loyal foot soldier in the war of paper vs. platform, that when the Kindle came out, I spent hours ...

The Newlyweds
As accusations of sexism ricochet through the book industry, Nell Freudenberger continues to craft wonderful literary fiction, writes Maureen Corrigan. Freudenberger's latest novel, The Newlyweds, tells the story of an Internet-arranged, ...

e-Reader Battle: Microsoft Plans To Challenge Amazon And Apple With Barnes ...
International Business Times
Microsoft's investment decision will win the company its first strong foothold in thee-book reader market, believe experts. At the same time, Nook, the nation's No. 1 bookstore chain, will now have a better chance to compete against the top-selling...

International Business Times

Judge Tosses Fraud Suit Against 'Three Cups of Tea' Author over Alleged False ...
ABA Journal
By Debra Cassens Weiss Three Cups of Tea author Greg Mortenson says his faith in the American justice system has been restored after a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit claiming readers were tricked into purchasing his book based on their belief it was ...

Video Game Books Used to be Amazing
By Luke Plunkett
I shared one of them a few weeks back, but seeing a big collection like this is enough to trigger that "musty old book smell" in my head, and that's a good smell. Just look at some of these. Playboy's guide to...rating games? A guide to computer ...

'These Are Your Kids on Books' Poster Goes Viral - GalleyCat
By Jason Boog
Carson-Dellosa Publishing is looking for a Director of Digital Product Management. next job Sarabande Books, Inc. is looking for a Director of Marketing and Development. next job Sounds True, Inc. is looking for a Proofreader. next job ...

Authors in L.A. this week: Matty Simmons, Julie Andrews -
By Nick Owchar
Authors in L.A. this week: Matty Simmons, Julie Andrews. April 30, 2012 | 12:15 pm. increase text size decrease text size. Animal-house-1978. Author events this week in the Los Angeles area are especially rich, offering something for nearly ...
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By Ryan Cooper
I had never heard of the TV show before when I happened to come across this book about a month ago while browsing highly rated books on Even some of the reviews on Amazon were hilarious, so I began watching the show.

A life in books
By By Lori Erickson
He told his autobiography solely through the books he had read through the decades — the authors who had shaped his thinking, the epiphanies that had come to him through study, and the decisions he had made as a result of what he had read and pondered. I suspect many ... Our church calendars brim with book club meetings and discussion groups, and we seem to have produced far more authors than is statistically likely given the size of our denomination. I suspect the homes ...
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HiLoBooks to publish Hodgson! | HiLobrow
BREAKING NEWS: In November 2012, HiLoBooks will publish The Night Land, a 1912 work of science fiction by William Hope Hodgson, an English sailor, photographer, bodybuilder, poet, and author of numerous tales of horror and the ... Award–winning author of The Orphan's Tales, The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making, and other “mythpunk” novels; and a new Afterword by social historian and cultural critic Erik Davis, author of suchbooks as ...

Bethenny Frankel's book 'Skinnydipping' worth diving into - Pop2it ...
By jharper
The book tells the story of Faith Brightstone, who has just graduated from college and is headed to Los Angeles with big dreams of establishing a relationship with her estranged father and making it as an actress. Sadly, neither of those plans ...

Fox Animation Picks Up Children's Book 'Hero's Guide to Saving ...
By Borys Kit
Fox Animation has acquired the movie rights to children's book The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom by first-time author Christopher Healy. Chernin Entertainment, which produced Rise of the Planet of the Apes, is attached to produce.

Books, Books, Books in the Mailbox!
By Elizabeth Scalia
Just Arrived: Jonah Goldberg's The Tyranny of Cliches: How Liberals Cheat in the War of Ideas, which I may have to put down an old Terry Pratchett book to read, as much as I dislike leaving the Discworld. I love the ... And finally, it too is not yet released, but will be soon: the reissue of Nobel Prize-winning author Sigrid Undset's classic, Stages on the Road, with a forward written — so very happily — by me! I could ... I still love my books, but an e-reader is a lot easier on arthritic hands.
The Anchoress

Alison's Book Marks: Book Birthdays!
By Alison Skap
Book Birthdays! Today feels like a huge day in book releases! There are so many new titles, which I started to share on my Facebook Page, but realized these books needed their own post. Happy Reading! Middle Grade: The Hero's Guide to ... ( Crown, $30; ISBN 978-0-307-95602-6). NOTE: There are plenty more new releases today - the books shown above are simply the ones that I am excited to read! Enjoy! Bookmark and Share. Posted by Alison Skap. Labels: LiteraryNews ...
Alison's Book Marks

Stephen King: I'm rich, tax me | Books |
"Cut a check and shut up," was the response from his listeners, the author writes in a piece for The Daily Beast entitled Tax Me, for F@%&'s Sake! "If you want to ...

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