The Blurb Economy

The Blurb Economy: Pithy Book Endorsements Are Barely Effective — But Here ...
But the place you're most likely to come across Shteyngart's name is, oddly enough, on the back of somebody else's book. Shteyngart is the reigning blurb king. His short, pithy endorsements are on more than 100 books. Just walk into a bookstore and ...


EL James is USA TODAY's author of the year
Adore it as a sizzling romance bravely probing the forbidden side of sadomasochistic desire or loathe it as demeaning anti-feminist tripe, but James' series has proven that the novel — whether in print ore-book pixels — remains a heavyweight in the ...

2012's big book stories: Gillian Flynn, Oprah, Rowling
You go, 'Girl': The year's breakthrough author was Gillian Flynn, whose third novel, Gone Girl, an addictive mystery about a husband suspected in his wife's disappearance, sold nearly 2 million copies after it went on sale in June. It propelled her ...

Books: New and noteworthy
The buzz: Garfield's Just My Type, a look at fonts, was one of USA TODAY's "10 Books We Loved Reading in 2011." 3. Empress of Fashion: A Life of Diana Vreeland by Amanda Mackenzie Stuart (Harper, non-fiction, on sale now). What it's about: A biography ...

The What To Read Awards: Top 10 Books of 2012
For Salon's first annual What To Read Awards, we surveyed our favorite book critics, both print and online, from high-profile publications to the hottest literary blogs. We asked for their top-10 books of 2012, and then tabulated the winners by ...

Strike out
New York Post
The shelving of author Richard Ben Cramer's inside look at the life and times of Yankee slugger Alex Rodriguez is costing the writer big time, with publisher HachetteBook Group seeking the return of his $500,000 advance. The publisher is suing the ...

New York Post

'Mastery' tries to provide a guide to becoming a genius
Los Angeles Times
That, roughly, is the thesis of "Mastery," the latest door stopper from Los Angeles author Robert Greene, whose books include "The 48 Laws of Power" and "The 50th Law," a management book co-authored with rapper 50 Cent. Readers may spot that his new ...

From the Street to Vogue: The Best Style Books
Wall Street Journal (blog)
With this book, she breaks away from the pack again. If you prefer a more scholarly approach, the "Empress of Fashion"—a biography of fashion editor Diana Vreeland—is a hearty meat pie to Ms. Coddington's lemon meringue. Together, the books present a...

Wall Street Journal (blog)

Neil Gaiman plans last book-signing tour, ever
Los Angeles Times
Gaiman is the author of many award-winning books for children, teens and young adults; he has written fiction, graphic novels and comics, children's books and films. He's recently been ... Penguin settles in e-book price fixing case · The books behind ...

Inkling cooks up multimedia iPad books
USA TODAY (blog)
San Francisco start-up Inkling is expanding from textbooks to now offer visual booksfor the iPad. Pictured is CEO Matt MacInnis. ... While that form of e-book works for novels, it's not so keen for how-to or visual books that need photos and videos to ...

USA TODAY (blog)

Fashioning a life of style and influence
Boston Globe
In this section : Books. Book Review. Fashioning a life of style and influence ... Empress of Fashion: A Life of Diana Vreeland. Author: Amanda Mackenzie Stuart; Publisher: Harper; Number of pages: 432; Book price: $35. A child of the belle époque, she ...

Arthur C. Clarke E-Books for Sale in US
New York Times (blog)
Thirty-five titles by the celebrated science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke, the author of “2001: A Space Odyssey,” among other classics, will be released in digital form for the first time in the United States, the independent e-book publisher ...

Designers on Their Favorite Book Covers of 2012 -
We recently asked people in and around the world of graphic design to name one of their favoritebook covers from 2012 and briefly describe its appeal. We didn't allow for repetition of choices, but several of those polled mentioned the cover ...

'2001' author Arthur C. Clarke's novels and short stories finally ...
By Jeff Blagdon
American fans of acclaimed science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke will finally be able to get his material in digital form thanks to a new deal with independent e-book publisher RosettaBooks. The...
The Verge - All Posts

Shakesville: The New Book Shelf
By Guest Blogger
Some of you might remember that I work at a law school library, and while most of what I deal with are books written by lawyers for lawyers and law students, every now and then we get a big batch of recent general treatises on the legal ...

more news below

No comments:

book OR author - Google News

NYTimes Books

ArtsBeat» Books