Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo (video)

Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Boo' book highlights the stories of families striving toward a better life in one of the twenty-first century's great, unequal cities, Mumbai.

Pentagon, CIA reviewing SEAL book; author could face charges (KNXV-TV)
The author, a former Navy SEAL who participated in the raid, did not submit the book for pre-publication review that is required by the military secrecy agreements officials say he signed. Pentagon regulations stipulate that retired personnel, former ... (KNXV-TV) 

Roger Fisher, author of 'Getting to Yes' best-seller, dies at 90
The Republic
HANOVER, N.H. — Roger Fisher, a Harvard Law School professor and co-author of a best-sellingbook in the 1980s on how to negotiate titled "Getting to Yes," has died. He was 90. Fisher died Saturday at a retirement community in Hanover, according to ...

Amazon's Kindle-Exclusive Books Surge Past 100 Million Mark
Fox Business
Other best-selling exclusive books include several titles from Debora Geary, particularly "A Modern Witch," which recently ranked first on the Kindle best seller list, briefly unseating erotic romance novel "Fifty Shades of Grey," and "Our Husband" by ...
'No Easy Day' Knocks 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' From Top Of Amazon Best Seller List
The Inquisitr
The Navy SEAL autobiography No Easy Day has knocked the popular erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey from the top of Amazon's best-seller list. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the controversial tell-all is the first book this summer to bump E.L ...
Gregg Hurwitz's new thriller, 'The Survivor'
Washington Post
W. Somerset Maugham, that master of the backhanded compliment, famously quipped that nobody could write a bestseller by accident. The cliches? The hackneyed characters? The commonplace story? Sure, they might make us laugh, but the bestseller ...

Audio Bestsellers: Week of 08.28.12
Publishers Weekly (blog)
This week's Audio Bestseller List from Publishers Weekly again sees Kenneth C. Davis's Don't Know Much About Anything (narrated by Jeff Woodman with Quincy Tyler Bernstein and Oliver Wyman) sitting pretty at the #1 spot. Climbing two places to #2 is...

Publishers Weekly (blog)

'Just One of the Guys' author Kristan Higgins interviews her cover model
The author (oh, wait, that's me) says: "Women love Trevor. All women. Five minutes after seeing him for the first time, they fall deeply in love, move heaven and earth to be with him, are incredibly happy for a very short period before he gently breaks ...


Self-Published Author Soars to No.1 with his First Novel
Kalkion (blog)
Canadian author Matthew Mather reaches #1 on Amazon science fiction within a month of self-publishing his first novel, Atopia Chronicles; over 30,000 copies in three weeks. Canadian author Matthew Mather is the newest star in the self-publishing arena, ...

Kalkion (blog)

Author Bill Sargent to speak in Orleans
Wicked Local
Naturalist and writer Bill Sargent, whose family has a home on Barley Neck and deep roots in Orleans – his father (and former governor) Frank Sargent helped start Goose Hummock – will talk about his new book, “Beach Wars: Ten Thousand Years on a ...

Atria Books Inks Deal With Indie Author Tina Reber
Sacramento Bee
NEW YORK, Aug. 27, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Atria Books announced today a two book deal with bestselling self-published author Tina Reber. The originally self-published novel LOVE UNSCRIPTED will be released as an Atria ebook September 10, 2012 ...

Salon Gets Smacked Around By An Author That - I Own The World
By BigFurHat
by Colin Flaherty/ Colin Flaherty is an award-winning reporter and author of “White Girl Bleed a Lot: The return of racial violence to America and how the media ignore it.” Enter Salon and its review of “White Girl Bleed a Lot.” The first part of the ...

'Five-Finger Discount' Costs Billions, Says Author of Shoplifting Book ...
Shoplifting—is it little Johnny swiping a pack of gum, or a multibillion-dollar crime epidemic? Well, it can be both, says Rachel Shteir, author of The Steal: A Cultural History of Shoplifting, and the public perception of shoplifting has shifted ...
ABA Journal Daily News

Why William Zinsser's writing book is still number one
Not long ago I purchased yet another edition of “On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to WritingNonfiction,” written by William Knowlton Zinsser, that prolific author, editor, and teacher who turns 90 this October. To be honest, Zinsser already looked ...

Book Review: Buddha In Your Backpack: Buddha In Your Backpack by Franz ... (blog)
The practice of Buddhism has been around long enough in America to fill shelves withbooks on mindfulness, meditation and Eastern solutions for the suffering life imposes on us. Most of these works are for seeking adults dissatisfied with the direction ... (blog)

Book Review: Little Book of Talent: 52 Tips For Improving Your Skills by ... (blog)
The Little Book of Talent by Daniel Coyle is an excellent reference book for articulating and managing self improvement issues. There are 52 pearls of wisdom all aimed at moving readers closer to redefining themselves and working toward internalizing ...

BOOK REVIEW:'The Transformational Decade'
Washington Times
In his new book, Herbert London has attempted to explain the first 10 years of the millennium. Mr. London, now in his 70s, established himself in the 1960s as a defender of the Great Books tradition and later served as president of the Hudson Institute.

Washington Times

Book Review 247: China's Wings
Maui News (blog)
CHINA'S WINGS: War, Intrigue, Romance and Adventure in the Middle Kingdom During the Golden Age of Flight, by Gregory Crouch. 498 pages, illustrated. Bantam, $30. Gregory Crouch absolutely delivers on the war, intrigue, romance and adventure in this ...

Book Review: Unnecessary 'The Dark Knight Rises' Novelization Brings Noir ...
Indie Wire (blog)
The continued existence of the movie novelization is perhaps one of the more curious and enduring elements of blockbuster tie-ins. During the '70s and '80s, when you could only see a movie in theaters, a book of your favorite film served a more ...

Book review: Author, Jesse Andrews, taps into local flavor and teenage pathos
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
In order to find out, you'll have to read "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl" (Amulet Books, $16.95, 14 and up), Jesse Andrews' funny, perceptive and occasionally painful coming-of-age novel of friendship and loss. Through first-person narrative Greg ...

Book Review: The American War by Don Meyer (blog)
Don Meyer captures the realities, the nuances, and the futility of war as well as the strategy and nightmare of battle in The American War. The story parallels the details of the 101st Airborne's return to the Shau Valley in South Vietnam in the summer ... (blog)

OpEdNews - Article: Book Review -- The Mirage of Our Lives
"Alan opened the fire door and a roar of echoes flooded through. He was in a large raw space full of men, some in their underclothes, some in red jumpsuits, all yelling. It looked like pictures he'd seen of prison gyms converted to dormitories.

Writers Gonna Write
Publishing platforms are fine, tools lacking friction even better, but the platform/ tool does not make the writer. A few friends called out my thinking (always a good ...

Obama Punching Bag Top Seller at Pop-up Shop
Moore said the punching bags have been one of his best sellers: About 20 in the first day. Source: (c)2012 Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg, Fla.) Distributed by MCT Information Services. Related Stories. Obama Orders Flags at Half Staff for Space Hero ...

A Rare Glimpse Into What It Takes To Be An Best Seller
Seeking Alpha
It's not a secret that (AMZN) has long been touting the Kindles (Fire, Touch) as their best selling products. Indeed, if you checked's best sellers' list, these routinely topped the "Electronics" section, as seen in the ...

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