Diaz, Erdrich, Eggers earn National Book Award nominations

Diaz, Erdrich, Eggers earn National Book Award noms
2012 - Three novelists who've gained literary respect as well as commercial success — Junot Diaz, (This is How You Lose Her), Louise Erdrich (The Round House) and Dave Eggers (A Hologram for the King) — are among the finalists for the National Book ...

New book digs into Netflix's origins, evolution
The Associated Press
The book, "Netflixed: The Epic Battle for America's Eyeballs," tries to debunk a widely told tale about the company's origins and paints a polarizing portrait of its star, CEO Reed Hastings. Set to go on sale Thursday, the book arrives at a pivotal ...

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2012 Neiman Marcus Christmas Book car reavealed
Fox News
2013-mclaren-mp4-12c-spider-neiman-marcus-edition_100404883_l. Neiman Marcus. It's that time of year again: Luxury retailer Neiman Marcus has released its annual Christmas Book and once again there's an automotive section. This year McLaren's new ...

Book excerpt: Thomas Lott's 'terrible day'
ESPN (blog)
Trotter will also be selling and signing books at the "Bevo Bash" at the Carl's Jr. in Marietta, Okla., from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Friday. From the chapter, "Red River Moments We Hate," Thomas Lott is stuffed: After committing seven turnovers against...

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"Jesus' Infancy": Pope Benedict XVI Hopes New Book Will Bring People To Christ
Huffington Post
Religious Books · Video · Christianity. VATICAN CITY -- Pope Benedict XVI says he hopes his latestbook on Jesus – about his infancy – will help bring people closer to Christ. "Jesus' Infancy" is due in bookstores by Christmas ... VATICAN ...

Roman Polanski rape victim pens tell-all
New York Daily News (blog)
Samantha Geimer, who was raped by Roman Polanski as a teenager, just signed a deal with AtriaBooks for a memoir. The 1977 scandal prompted Polanski (““Rosemary's Baby,” “Chinatown,” “The Pianist”) to flee the United States. The publishing house, an ...

Book industry battles euro crisis
FRANKFURT — Faced with tumbling sales, publishers from crisis-battered eurozone countries gathered at the world's biggest book fair Wednesday determined to weather the storm for a brighter future. Greece, in the midst of painful reforms and cuts to ...


Name your own price for six science-fiction and fantasy e-books
Finally, if you contribute more than average purchase price (currently $12.02), you'll unlock two additional books: John Scalzi's "Old Man's War" and the Neil Gaiman graphic novel "Signal to Noise" (which, interestingly, is making its e-book debut as ...

New Eating Disorder Book Helps Young Girl
Huffington Post
I called Carolyn to talk to her about her new book. Q. Carolyn, you have written a few books, what makes your newest book, 8 Keys to Recovery From an Eating Disorder a self-help book? A. Thisbook gives specific strategies and assignments that have ...

Sarah Palin Is Writing a Fitness Book
ABC News (blog)
Sarah Palin debuted a new look in Los Angeles this week: frosted hair, frosted lips, and a thinner figure than she's had in the past. Turns out, she's got a new project to go with it — penning a diet and exercise tome. In an email to People magazine ...

ABC News (blog)

Sarah Brightman books flight to space
Sarah Brightman books flight to space. British singer Sarah Brightman smiles during news conference in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012. Brightman is to become the first-ever global recording artist to take a spaceflight, teaming up with Space ...

BOOK REVIEW: 'The Total Gun Manual'
Washington Times
My favorite two writers at Field & Stream, longtime rifle columnist and editor David E. Petzal and shotgun writer Phil Bourjaily collaborated on a book titled, “The Total Gun Manual.” The subtitle is “335 Essential Shooting Skills,” and they aren't ...

E-book sales surging in Canada but print sales still tops
While e-book sales are growing, print sales still dominate, with paperbacks representing an estimated 56.7 per cent of the market and hardcovers making up 23.6 per cent. Only seven per cent of readers said they bought both e-book and printbooks, but ...


Book buzz: National Book Awards finalists, Palin fitness book
2012 - Here's a look at what's buzzing in the books world today: National Book Awards: The finalists were announced this morning, including Junot Diaz (This is How You Lose Her), Louise Erdrich (The Round House) and Dave Eggers (A Hologram for the ...

Books: Hudson author pens 'The Lemon Grove'
MetroWest Daily News
Hosseini mastered the English language by reading the children's books he longed for as a child, graduating to novels that had been made into movies. "This was a great tool because I could piece together the story in the book by knowing the plot of the ...

BookShout pulls users' Kindle, Nook books onto other platforms
Rather, to import books to BookShout users log in to the app with their Amazon or Barnes & Noble user name and password. The app verifies their purchases and then — if a consumer has bought a Kindle or Nook book from one of the publishers that ...


Fall book sale benefits library
Springfield News-Leader
It's time once again for the Christian County Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale. Buy books and other media at bargain prices while helping the Friends support your library. The sale opens to the public at 8:30 a.m. Saturday in the Netzer Room at ...

Book News: EL James's Nobel Chances, Tolkien's King Arthur
New Yorker (blog)
Book News: E. L. James's Nobel Chances, Tolkien's King Arthur. Posted by Andrea DenHoed · Tweet. book-news_opt.jpg. Haruki Murakami is the favorite to win the Nobel Prize in Literature tomorrow, according to the British betting company Ladbrokes.

New Yorker (blog)

'Farmyard Beat,' 'Everyone Eats!' and More
New York Times
Another hit from last year, well suited to board-book format, though Marc Brown's collages, with their evocation of ridged cardboard, almost beg to be three-dimensional. “Farmyard Beat” feels like “one of those books that've been kicking around ...

New York Times

The Castle And The Sandbox - Book Preview
I have considered several formats, and finally settled on a book that you – who have to inject innovation in your company DNA, or who are instrumental in the process of innovation – can directly benefit from. There are recipes for success, and advices ...

Wolters Kluwer Presents Latest Online and Mobile Innovations at 2012 Frankfurt ...
Frankfurt, Germany (October 10, 2012) - Wolters Kluwer, a global leader in professional information services, will present its latest online and mobile solutions to international audiences visiting the 2012 Frankfurt Book Fair. From today until October ...

Treasuries Decline Before Debt Sale, Federal Reserve Beige Book
Thirty-year bonds fell for the fourth time in the past five trading days before the Federal Reserve releases its Beige Book business survey. Fed Vice Chairman Janet Yellen said asset purchases by the central bank that boost U.S. economic growth will ...

'Face Off' Honors Dr. Seuss and His 'Sleep Book'
This week, the contestants of Face Off honored Dr. Seuss by creating original human hybrid characters from his Sleep Book. Brian Grazer came ... To start the process, each of the contestants got to choose which Sleep Book character they wanted to portray.


'Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore' review
Robin Sloan's first novel chronicles an epic battle between the old world of books -- that is, the kind with paper and spines -- and the enticing (and dangerous) opportunities of electronic communication and addictive gadgets. In a sense, it's a battle ...

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By Kate Webster
Lover Reborn, Book 10 in J.R. Ward's bestselling Black Dagger Brotherhood series is out now. If you've not yet read these books and wondered what all the fuss is about, now is the time to start. Today we're giving away a complete set of the ...
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Frankfurt Book Fair 2012 highlights kids' books - The Local
... Frankfurt Book Fair from Wednesday. "Childrens' books have been doing very well around the world," Richard Robinson, president and chief executive of the publisher and distributor of children'sbooks, Scholastic told a news conference.
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Robert Caro, Anthony Shadid, Junot Diaz among National Book Award
By The Associated Press
Caro was cited for the fourth of his Lyndon Johnson books, "The Passage of Power." Diaz's ... A large marsh fire was burning between Bayou Bienvenue and the Intracoastal Waterway west of Paris Road on Tuesday More news photos » ...
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Local author of 'dystopian novel' to appear at Readers' Festival ...
News: Local author of 'dystopian novel' to appear at Readers' Festival | book, readers, never, day, writing, story, time, very, year, success. ... Like many avid readers, Tahereh Mafi toyed with the idea of one day writing a book of her own. The 24- year-old Soka University graduate's work quickly found... But then one day, after reading far too many books in a very short period of time, I began to wonder if it was, in fact, possible; if I could write an entire book, after all. So I gave it a shot. And ...
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Chiefs Encourage Kids at Hispanic Book Fair - Fox 4
By Sarah Clark
Chiefs football players are promoting Scholastic Read and Rise -- a free book fair for Hispanic students during Hispanic Heritage Month. The book fair not only helps the ... fox4kc.com – Kansas City news & weather from WDAF TV – FOX 4 ...
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Book News (10/06/2012) ... Stacy London, fashion guru, talks insecurity in new book. Oct 7, 2012. One Question ... Books out this week (10/06/12). Oct 5, 2012 ...

Book news along the Treasure Coast: Oct. 7, 2012 » TCPalm.com
Book news along the Treasure Coast. ... Book Depot: In honor of Columbus Day, newer books will be on sale in honor of Columbus Day. All $3 to $13 books in ...

Children's Book News
News about children's books, picture books, young adult books, kids' and YA authors, and kids'book events and trade shows, plus the Children's Bookshelf ...

Diaz and Caro Among Finalists for National Book Award
New York Times (blog)
In addition to Mr. Díaz, two of the five nominees are well-known literary names, and three of the finalists appeared on the cover of The New York Times Book Review this year. The other nominees for fiction were Dave Eggers for “A Hologram for the King ...

New York Times (blog)

New book digs into Netflix's origins, evolution
The book, ''Netflixed: The Epic Battle for America's Eyeballs,'' tries to debunk a widely told tale about the company's origins and paints a polarizing portrait of its star, CEO Reed Hastings. Set to go on sale Thursday, the book arrives at a pivotal ...

Creating more neurotic authors: Amazon's Author Rank
Los Angeles Times
The Author Sales Rank is determined solely by sales of all of an author's books on Amazon. Because this is Amazon, there are some peculiarities. For example, the person holding the first place Amazon Author Rank is not E.L. James (2nd), James Patterson ...

Victim in Roman Polanski Sex Case Signs Book Deal
Wall Street Journal (blog)
“The Girl: Emerging from the Shadow of Roman Polanski,” written by Samantha Geimer, is to be published in fall 2013 by Atria Books, an imprint of CBS Corp.'s Simon & Schuster, the company announced Tuesday. “I am more than 'Sex Victim ... The former ...

Wall Street Journal (blog)

Author Denyse Cohen: The song remembers when
Here, author Denyse Cohen shares how she re-created that feeling with her rock-star hero in One Hit Wonder. ... You can find out more about Denyse and her books at her website, DenyseCohen.com. So, HEA readers, is there a song that sends you back to a ...

Author and Former NFL Player urges Wheaton children to read
Chicago Tribune
Former pro football player and author Tim Green recently visited Monroe Middle School in Wheaton where he delivered a clear message about reading and education. "I loved sports, but I also loved books," said Green, who played for the Atlanta Falcons ...

Chicago Tribune

Book Notes: 'Crash,' a mother's memoir
Norwich Bulletin
The young drunken driver's bad behavior and notable lack of remorse would have justifiably earned him a greater role in this book, but author Carolyn Roy-Bornstein contained her story. It's a fast-paced account that stays on course, almost to the end ...

Txtr Beagle Ebook Reader Covers You Reading Needs for €10
When it comes to ebook readers these days, consumers are spoilt for choice. The emergence of large screened smartphones and a dozens of Android tablets have made digital books more affordable and readily available than ever before. While every tablet ...

Dallas author Ben Fountain, other Texans nab National Book Award noms
Dallas Morning News
Ben Fountain, author of "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk," at in his home office in Dallas earlier this year. ... The National Book Awards finalists were announced this morning, and the list is filled with Texans — including Dallas' Ben Fountain ...

Dallas Morning News

Caro, Shadid among National Book Award finalists
The Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) — Robert Caro, Junot Diaz and the late Anthony Shadid were among the finalists announced Wednesday for the National Book Awards. Other nominees included the novelists Dave Eggers and Louise Erdrich and nonfiction writers Anne ...
Author R.L. Stine returns with 'Red Rain,' his first adult novel
Advertisement. Author R.L. Stine has been known as the master of scary books for kids, such as his infamous "Goosebumps" series, but now he's trying to frighten a whole new audience, adults. His latest horror story "Red Rain" went on sale October 9, 2012.


National Book Award finalists include Junot Diaz, Anthony Shadid
Los Angeles Times
The National Book Foundation announced the finalists for the National Book Awards on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" show Wednesday. Junot Diaz, who was recently named a MacArthur “Genius” Fellow, is among the fiction finalists for his short-story collection, ...

Author Deepak Chopra to Sign New Book in Chicago O'Hare International ...
The Herald | HeraldOnline.com
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Oct. 10, 2012 — /PRNewswire/ -- Best-selling author Deepak Chopra will be signing his new book, God: A Story of Revelation, at Barbara's Booksellers in Terminal 1 at Chicago O'Hare International Airport on Friday October 12 ...

Eric LeGrand's new book details struggle, hope
He is scheduled to graduate from Rutgers next summer, and he just released a book, "Believe: My Faith and the Tackle That Changed My Life." In short, Eric LeGrand is a busy guy. "I believe I was put here to show that miracles do happen on this earth, ...

Pippa avoiding Kate Middleton topless scandal on US book tour
Advertisement. Pippa Middleton is turning down boatloads of endorsement deals and interview opportunities rather than be asked about the Kate Middleton topless scandal while she promotes a new book on a publicity tour in the United States. According to...


Seattle author Domingo Martinez is National Book Award finalist
The Seattle Times
The finalists for the National Book Award were announced this morning, and Seattle's Domingo Martinez, author of the memoir "The Boy Kings of Texas" (Lyons Press) is a finalist in the nonfiction category. The citation making the announcement said of ...

Why Lena Dunham's book is worth $3.5 million
The Tribune-Democrat
WASHINGTON — When word came down this week that "Girls" creator and "Tiny Furniture" director Lena Dunham had sold a book of essays for more than $3.5 million, I braced myself for a resurgence of the Dunham haters. These are the people who, among ...

Author and mother chronicles her rejection of hasidic roots
New Jersey Jewish News
Although Deborah Feldman is neither a politician nor a celebrity, organizers of her Oct. 3 appearance at the Green Brook Country Club Book Club in North Caldwell said the author's own concerns made the precautions necessary. Her memoir about leaving ...

New Jersey Jewish News

Rowling's new book is less than enchanting
Fairfield Mirror
In February 2012, fans of the fantasy book and movie series “Harry Potter” received news that J.K. Rowling would publish another book. Their enthusiasm was slightly dampened by confusion when Rowling said she had switched over to writing for adults.

'Life of Pi' Author Calls India 'Horrible' but Where he Also Considered 'Faith'
Hollywood Reporter
NEW DELHI – Canadian author Yann Martel's views on the time he spent in India writing his award winning book Life of Pi have made news here. our editor recommends. 'Life of Pi' Author Yann Martel Weighs in on Ang Lee's Film · Life of Pi: New York Film ...

Hollywood Reporter

Book Review: The Half-Life of Facts; why everything we know has ...
By Nancy Atkinson
Book Review: The Half-Life of Facts; why everything we know has an expiration date. by Nancy Atkinson on October 10, 2012. Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter. Review by Evan Gough. Knowledge ...
Universe Today

The Humble Ebook Bundle Is Back With Works By Doctorow ...
By John Biggs
Everyone's favorite ebook bundle charity online sale thinger is back and you have 13 hours to grab eight sci-fi books from folks like Neil Gaiman, John Scalzi, and the Craphound himself, Cory Doctorow.

Author Nelson DeMille Signs With Talent Agency ICM Partners
EXCLUSIVE: ICM Partners has bagged a big one. The agency's publishing department has signed Nelson DeMille, the author of 15 bestselling novels. He was rep.

Mountain of Books Built In Glassy and Classy Library : TreeHugger
By Lloyd Alter
In the Netherlands, MVRDV's new public library in Spijkenisse near Rotterdam is a "long bookshelf spiraling up creating a mountain of books, covered by a glass shell the visibility of the books will act as beacon for accessibility of literature and ...
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A Fine Frenzy's Interactive Ebook Picks Up Where Album Left Off
By Brian Anthony Hernandez
Alison Sudol, best known as A Fine Frenzy, unleashed an interactive ebook and animated short film to coincide with the release of her nature-inspired third album, "Pines." ... Sudol, who participated in a Twitter Q&A for @iBookstore, will perform songs from the new album and discuss the e-bookTuesday night at the New York City Apple Store in SoHo at 8 p.m. ET. Print Story Email Story Reprints ...

National Book Award Finalists Announced | Observer
By Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke
The twenty finalists for the National Book Awards were announced this morning. Each finalist gets $1,000, a plaque and a burst for their book cover. The awards, given by the National BookFoundation in mid-November, are in four categories: ...

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