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How Paula Broadwell's Book Began: West Point Chat in 2010
But in June 2010, I had an intriguing conversation at West Point with Paula Broadwell, the former senior Army captain who went on to write a Petraeus biography — and to attract a firestorm of attention for the intimate ties that developed between ...

National Book Awards 2012: Our Predictions
Huffington Post
However, my money, if I were betting any, would be on New Yorker journalist and MacArthur Fellow Katherine Boo's first book, Behind the Beautiful Forevers, a moving and intelligent look at life in an Indian slum. .... Partly a reflection on the culture ...

Book News: Sandy Hates Books, GIF Enters the Lexicon
New Yorker (blog)
Book News: Sandy Hates Books, GIF Enters the Lexicon. Posted by Rachel Arons · Tweet. book-news_opt.jpg. Little, Brown has announced that former Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman John Fogerty is working on a memoir to be published in 2014.

New Yorker (blog)

E-books on the run
The Australian
Another e-reader maker, Kobo, has meanwhile moved to fill some of the gaps left by Amazon with the launch in Australia of two new e-book readers: a Kobo Mini with a five-inch screen (most e-readers have six-inch displays) and the Kobo Glo, which has ...

Jewish Book Event in Atlanta Cancels Author's Talk on Zionism, and Uproar ...
New York Times
But an appearance by an author who argues for a more liberal look at Zionism has been causing waves of conflict. Peter Beinart, who edits the Daily Beast blog Open Zion and writes regularly on Jewish politics, was to be one of 52 authors at the popular...

New York Times

Book Buzz: Baby-sitters Club e-books, GIF is word of the year
National Book Awards: Excited for the National Book Awards tonight? USA TODAY will be tweeting from the scene from @USATODAYBooks. Get to know the nominated books by listening to the authors -- from Junot Diaz to Dave Eggers -- read excerpts from ...

Book Giveaway: At the Kitchen Table
Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)
His new book is sort of a valentine to home cooking. The menus are laced with stories of preparing meals with family and friends. Greg is a well known chef in the Puget Sound area (one of the first to source local ingredients) but his recipes are ...

Amazon Top 10 Business Books of 2012
Business Insider
I'm not a huge “made that list person” but as a writer this is a very cool thing, especially when I look at the other books, and writers, on the list. ... Kevin's book, What Technology Wants, is also in a swag bag and I'll be reading it next week. One ...

Gorbachev issues new book, laments illnesses
Ventura County Star
The book, titled "Alone With Myself," chronicles Gorbachev's life from his childhood to the 1991 demise of the Soviet Union. The book, dedicated to his late wife Raisa, is full of previously undisclosed personal details, including the story of their ...

Self-Published Author Signs a Three-Book Deal, Heralding New ...
18 on The New York Times combined print/e-book bestseller list, despite not having a print edition. And so in a pattern that is becoming more familiar for the book industry, ... Of course, most self-published books linger in obscurity, but Ms. Carmack's novel was in an emerging area of the market that publisher's think is under exploited: New Adult fiction – books for readers in their college years and early 20s. Here is how Ms. Carmack describes the audience in a post to her blog: ...
Media Decoder

LeKiosk Books Another $7.1M For Its Online Store, As It Strives To ...
By Ingrid Lunden
Ingrid is a reporter for TechCrunch, joining February 2012, based out of London. She comes from, where she was a staff writer, and has in the past also written freelance regularly for other publications such as the Financial ...

Pippa Middleton's book flops - Oh No They Didn't! - LiveJournal
By Art Vandelay
Pippa Middleton has reportedly refused to do any promotion interviews for her book Celebrate as she fears embarrassing her sister Kate and brother-in-law Prince William because the book has managed to sell only 5000 copies, despite her 4 ...
Oh No They Didn't!

What does equilibrium look like for the book business?
By Tyler Cowen
Most books don't make any money or just a small profit. The economics of electronic distribution may change this, but writers likely would have to lock arms together (i.e. unionize) to change the standard model. A more likely outcome is that entrepreneurial authors self-publish and build their own audience, then negotiate special deals with publishers. Guaranteed ... When Amazon sells a book currently what's the typical three-way revenue split between Amazon-Publisher-Author?
Marginal Revolution

Glenn Beck's New Book Looks Incredible | Mother Jones
By Tim Murphy
I should just end this post right there, really, but the rest of the book's blurb is too good to pass up: Woken up to the harsh reality of her life and her family's future inside the Republic, Emmeline begins to search for the truth. Why are all citizens ...

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