Return of Oprah's Book Club

The Return of Oprah's Book Club
New York Times (blog)
But in a nod to the millions of readers who have abandoned print books for e-books, Ms. Winfrey has updated the club with digital and social-media elements. The e-bookversions of the selected book, for instance, will include margin notes from Ms.

Oprah books 'em again
New York Post
In a bid to shore up her flagging media empire, former talk show queen Oprah Winfrey is resurrecting the Oprah Book Club. Oprah will use social media to promote books, as well as her cable network OWN and O, the Oprah Magazine. The first book for what...

New York Post

Book review Richard Ford's 'Canada': mistakes and missed chances
The Seattle Times
In Pulitzer-Prize-winning author Richard Ford's new novel, "Canada," the West once again plays a major role, as its narrator reminisces over the pivotal events in his very harsh life. Ford reads Monday at the Seattle Public Library.

Three books for pedaling your way into summer
Philadelphia Inquirer
And, with more cyclists on the road every day and those warm summer months just ahead, here are a few new cycling books to get you in the pedaling mood. Just Ride A Radically Practical Guide to Riding Your Bike By Grant Petersen Workman. 256 pp.

Citing patrons' right to read, local libraries offer 'Fifty' trilogy
Boston Globe
At public libraries in communities south of Boston, some employees told the Globe they reviewed their purchase policies before buying the erotic trilogy's first book, “Fifty Shades of Grey,” but decided to stock it. Others never hesitated.

Boston Globe

Book by founders isn't worth its weight in gold
Los Angeles Times
However, though I am a member — I joined after the conversation above — I have never bought anything, and after reading the book published by Portfolio I think I never will. Not because the product isn't any good (the merchandise, which ranges from ...

Author James Patterson taps his success to encourage young readers
Columbia Daily Tribune
By PATRICK COLE Bloomberg News NEW YORK — With more than 260 million books sold around the world, novelist James Patterson no longer worries about whether his next crime thriller will flop. He is more concerned about building an audience of future ...

Ex-mistress Rielle Hunter writes tell-all book about affair with John Edwards
Kansas City Star
The book is being released by BenBella Books, said Jennifer Canzoneri, a spokeswoman for the boutique publisher. The book's release was first reported by People magazine. "A lot has been said. But no one has heard the truth of what really happened ...

Rielle Hunter to Publish a Memoir This Month
New York Times (blog)
BenBella Books, a boutique publisher, said on Friday that it would publish a book later this month by Ms. Hunter, the woman with whom Mr. Edwards had an extramarital affair. The book is titled “What Really Happened: John Edwards, Our Daughter and Me. 

Author signings are going digital
Authors sign on an iPad, which then emails a signed copy of the e-book to the reader on any device. Autography allows authors to do signings in person or virtually – via email, video conferencing, even while the author is doing a radio interview.

First lady's book offers advice on healthy kids
Green Bay Press Gazette
Obama's book covers planting hits and misses, gardening at home and her hope for the nation's children. / AP The Associated Press From the beginning, Michelle Obama's kitchen garden has been an overachiever, churning out more peppers, ...

Bookmarks: author appearances, workshops, media sales
Sacramento Bee
David Covin for "Princes of the Road," 2 pm at Underground Books, 35th Street and Broadway, Oak Park, Sacramento; (916) 737-3333. • Lori Mortensen for the rhyming picture book "Cindy Moo," 1 pm at Barnes & Noble, 6111 Sunrise Blvd., Citrus Heights; ...

Urban Archeologist: The Good (Old) Book
By Greg Van Antwerp Books are like people. They have something to say. They don't always look perfect but you accept them for all their faults. You don't need to follow what they say but you are willing to listen and learn. I can't resist a good book…

Summer books: Carolyn Kellogg looks forward to these
Los Angeles Times
Publishing is one of the businesses that slows down: There are fewer books coming out, fewerauthors on tour and fewer emails being sent. Friday is a veritable email wasteland. With all that extra time — here at The Times, we don't have an abbreviated ...

Six-year-old Irish author's inspiring book sells out in record time
Chloe O'Sullivan (right) signs copies of her book, 'The Fairy Who Was Different', at Listowel Writers' Week yesterday. An inspiring six-year-old County Kerry author's book “The Fairy Who Was Different” has sold out in record time, in association with ...

'Fifty Shades' reading is not always so discreet
Chicago Daily Herald
Much has been made of the erotic trilogy's success thanks to discreet e-books, but whether downloaded or between paper covers, it has made for many a twisted life scenario since a mainstream publisher acquired rights and shot it out into the world ...

Summer books: Reader recommendations
Minneapolis Star Tribune
My summer picks for this year are books that reflect the tricky dance of family: "The Year We Left Home," by Jean Thompson, a Land o' Goshen honest Iowa story; "Irma Voth" by Miriam Toews (an award-winning Canadian author) about a plucky Mennonite girl ...

Minneapolis Star Tribune

'In the Kingdom of Men': testing the boundaries of an oil worker stronghold
The Seattle Times
Barnes appears this week at Village Books in Bellingham and at Seattle's Elliott Bay Book Co. By by Kimberly Marlowe Hartnett The author of "In the Kingdom of Men" will appear at 7 pm Wednesday at Village Books in Bellingham (360-671-2626 or ...

Book Events for June 3, 2012
The Advocate
Daisy probably has the world's largest collection of “pig books. Daisy is the “most famous pig in the whole world!” Mike Artell, award-winning children's book author, illustrator and television cartoonist will present 13 programs about science, ...

An e-reader is a smart investment for the constant traveler
Concord Monitor
By Chase Binder / Monitor columnist Many of our friends and family (okay, most of them) have converted to iPhones or iPads for on-the-go connectivity, loading ebooks and movies and other untold wonders. Bud and I have not - yet.

Lectures and the literary scene in Marin County, June 3 through 10, 2012
Marin Independent-Journal
Allison Wenglin Belger discusses 'The Power of Community' at 7 pm June 3 at Book Passage in Corte Madera. Provided by Book Passage BOOK PASSAGE — 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera; 927-0960; Noon June 3: Gena Dawn discusses "The ...

Oprah goes Wild, brings back book club
Oprah Winfrey liked Wild by Cheryl Strayed so much she decided to start Oprah'sBook Club 2.0. Oprah Winfrey, the publishing industry's unrivaled tastemaker, will revive her book club next week after a two-year hiatus, promising the bookbusiness some ...

Book Review: They Shoot Horses, Don't They? by Horace McCoy
Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)
ORG Horace McCoy, along with James M. Cain and a few other authors of the '20s, '30s & '40s, was labeled early on as a hardboiled author, in the same vein as Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett and others. But, in retrospect, most of his novels didn't ...

Faye Allen, mother of Paul G. Allen, dies at 90
MarketWatch (press release)
SEATTLE, June 3, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Faye Allen cherished reading and believed in the power of books. From her childhood job at a small town Oklahoma library to her book-filled home near Seattle, she surrounded herself with literature of ...

Oprah's new book club updated for digital age
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Oprah Winfrey is back in the book club business. "Oprah's Book Club 2.0," a joint project of Winfrey's OWN network and her O magazine, begins Monday with the memoir "Wild," Cheryl Strayed's story of her 1100-mile hike along the Pacific Crest Trail in ...

'Istanbul Passage:' A book review
The Star-Ledger -
Critics are favorably comparing Kanon's historical fiction to Graham Greene's works and it is well-deserved of that praise. This is a great book for your summer reading list. Jim Farrington, retired director of news operations for The Star-Ledger, ...

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Book Review | Gone Girl: Troubled marriage frames thriller
Columbus Dispatch
By Margaret Quamme The self-aware, hyper-clever and emotionally twisted characters of Gillian Flynn have studied stacks of true-crime books and watched plenty of TV mysteries. So when Nick and Amy Dunne, the unhappily married couple at the center of ...

Columbus Dispatch

Georgianna Donadio is the author of "Changing Behavior."
New York Times
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's plan to ban large sugary beverages from being sold in the city is both ill-advised and destined for failure. Recognizing that no one wants to be told what to do, or what size beverage they are allowed to buy, ...

Lehigh Valley Literary Events
Allentown Morning Call
Allentown Public Library, 12th and Hamilton streets, Allentown, 610-820-2400: Booksigning with David Venditta, author of "War Stories: In Their Own Words," 6:30 pm Monday. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley, ...

Allentown Morning Call

Dallas publisher releasing tell-all by John Edwards mistress
Houston Chronicle (blog)
Hunter's book is coming out later this month. (AP Photo/RMT PR Management) Jennifer Canzoneri, marketing manager at Dallas-based BenBella Books, says What Really Happend is set to be released on June 26. Edwards and Hunter had an affair while the ...

Houston Chronicle (blog)

Oprah launching 'Book Club 2.0,' your mom now knows what 'webisode' means
It's book club from Oprah! Yep, the former queen of daytime TV is revamping her famedliterary organization for the 21st century. Winfrey says she was so taken by Cheryl Strayed's Wild, that she absolutely had to get back on the book peddling ...

Oprah Book Club Returns in New Digital Form
By Mashable Video
It's been a couple of years since Winfrey selected a book for her original club, which was a favorite ofauthors who loved the promotion the club gave them. According to The New York Times, if anauthor's book was chosen as one of Oprah's ...

iPhone Artistry [Book Review]
By Barrie Smith
Dan Burkholder's book will help many people who are phone owners but have yet to reach the high standard of adept photographers by describing the differences, features and capabilities of the different smart phones; he offers suggestions on finding and evaluating photo apps for your phone; tips are given as to how to apply basic image editing; the author then moves on to work creatively, rendering images with overlays of texture, colour and detail; even more useful is his advice on ...
Digital Photography School

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New Book From CBS MoneyWatch's Executive Editor Breaks Down ...
By Chelsea Karnash
New Book From CBS MoneyWatch's Executive Editor Breaks Down Finance. June 3, 2012 8:00 AM. Share this. View Comments. More Activity. Facebook Activity. What's this? Add to Timeline - What's This. Click "Add to Timeline" to publish ...
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Pagans and Books (Yes, There's a List Involved)
By Jason Pitzl-Waters
There's an old chestnut in our community that goes something like this: If Christians are “people of the book,” then Pagans are people of the library. In short, we love books; reading them, writing them, arguing about them, and listing them ...
The Wild Hunt

Mindful Musings: Clock Rewinders on a Book Binge (5)
By Natalie (Mindful Musings)
As far as books go, I read from pretty much every genre, though fantasy and young adult lit will always have a special place in my heart. ... If you are an author or publisher looking for a review, please refer to my REVIEW POLICY. ... Clock Rewinders on a Book Binge is where Tara @ 25 HourBooks and Amanda @ On a Book Bender shamelessly plug each other, share the fantastic posts, giveaways, or whatever else we've found and loved by other awesome bloggers (or authors! ) ...
Mindful Musings

John Edwards' Mistress to Publish 'What Really Happened' Tell-All ...
By Todd Gilchrist
In a statement made to People on Friday, Glenn Yeffeth, the publisher of BenBella, said the tome will reveal “the truth” about what transpired in their relationship. “We are delighted to publish Rielle Hunter's memoir,” he said. “A lot has been ...

Katie's Book Blog: Blogger Interview: Jana from The Book Goddess!
By Katie
A blogger interview with Jana from Book Goddess, a young adult book blog. ... Info For Publishers. I am currently accepting YA books for review. I do not accept E-books. I also love to do interviews, guest posts, giveaways, or participate in blog tours. Do not hesitate to email me at ... To be involved in more blog tours, to interact with bloggers and authors a lot more, and to feature and write posts that are unique and special to me. What is your best bookblogging ...
Katie's Book Blog

pattinase: What Book Do You Love Too Much?
By pattinase (abbott)
What book to you love too much to see made into a movie. Laura Lippman and Megan talk about their problems with the the recent HBO Mildred Pierce mini-series here. What book would you cringe at seeing turned into a movie? Of course ...

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Medea Benjamin, Drone Warfare: Killing ...
By John Feffer
Drone warfare, as global activist Medea Benjamin persuasively explains in her new book on the subject, is a quantum leap in military affairs.
Book Salon

Al Sharpton reviews a book about James Brown « Why Evolution Is ...
By whyevolutionistrue
In today's New York Times, the opportunistic Reverend Al Sharpton reviews The One, a new book on James Brown by R. J. Smith. And of course he begins with an homage to—Sharpton: When James Brown's children and I brought his body ...
Why Evolution Is True

Authors ride wave of self-publishing popularity
Jason Andrew Bond is such an author. His fictional novel “Hammerhead,” a sci-fi adventure about a common blue-collar worker in the Nevada desert who stumbles into an astounding conspiracy, has been on Amazon's Sci-Fi/Fantasy Bestseller List since ...

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Click through to check out the books we're most excited about this month, and let us ... Prize winner, one-time Peruvian presidential candidate, and author we think likely to stand the ... That said, we're excited for the book, set in a Saudi Arabian city as a man struggles to ... Literary Editor / Weekend Editor; Marina Galperina ...

Self-published author yelling at Barnes and Noble purchasing ...
Self-published author yelling at Barnes and Noble purchasing manager. May I present to you self-published writers a "what not to do" contained in a single ...

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