Books to Watch Out For in January

Books to Watch Out For: January
New Yorker (blog)
George Saunders's latest collection of short stories (several of which were first published in this magazine) has been called his most accessible work to date, but it contains plenty of the author's off-kilter sensibility. The opening story, “Victory ...

New Yorker (blog)

Rare Stephen King Book for Auction
ABC News
Rare Stephen King Book for Auction in Maine. ELLSWORTH, Maine January 3, 2013 (AP). A signed copy of a rare Stephen King book is up for auction at a Maine bookstore, with proceeds going to a nearby homeless shelter's emergency home heating fund.

ABC News

George Saunders Has Written the Best Book You'll Read This Year
New York Times
As Joshua Ferris recently wrote in an introduction for the reissue last fall, in e-bookform, of “CivilWarLand”: “Part of the reason it's so hard to talk about him is the shared acknowledgment among writers that Saunders is somehow a little more than ...

New York Times

Book News: To Stalk a Mockingbird, Dwarfish Deflation
New Yorker (blog)
Book News: To Stalk a Mockingbird, Dwarfish Deflation. Posted by Andrea DenHoed. Tweet. book-news_opt.jpg. In 1976, the U.S. extended the term it takes for copyright to expire. What books would be coming into the public domain this year if the old laws...

New Yorker (blog)

'Do Not Publish' Photo of Diana to be Sold
ABC News (blog)
A photo showing a rare glimpse into the life of Lady Diana before she married into the royal family will be up for auction later this month. The photo formerly belonged to the former British newspaper, the Daily Mirror. It has the words, “not to be ...

ABC News (blog)

Barnes & Noble: Caught between e-book tipping point, tablet wars
Barnes & Noble announced disappointing same store sales for December as Nook revenue fell 12.6 percent from a year ago. The bookstore chain now appears to be caught in a vice. On one side, there's a digital book tipping point hurting print sales. On ...

The New York Review of Books turns 50
Los Angeles Times
Is the New York Review on point? Hardly, but no journal ever is. I'd be hard-pressed, however, to think of a publication more influential in making a place for serious criticism, in opening up our understanding of what a book review can do. ALSO: Great ...

Our Greatest Author
Our Greatest Author. January 03, 201310:00 AM. Chances are you've seen or read a work by author Robert Ludlum — you know, The Bourne Identity, The Prometheus Deception. His titles—and his elaborate conspiracies—seem to follow a particular formula.

Activists launch petition to free Saudi author
DUBAI (Reuters) - Activists and intellectuals have petitioned Saudi authorities to free a prominentauthor two weeks after he was detained over tweets deemed insulting to the Prophet Mohammad, campaigners said on Thursday. Turki al-Hamad, one of the ...

Stay Tuned: A Self-Published Book About TV Gets a Major ...
“When I got mostly rejections and one sort-of offer that I wasn't crazy about it, I decided I'm going to go this route,” he said, referring to his strategy to self-publish the book. “The next thing I knew, I was doing fresh interviews with everybody – I'm ...

How the Seattle Times made an iPad book from its best photos of ...
By Jeff Sonderman
This year it added something new — a $2.99 e-book for iPads that lets readers swipe and tap through the full-screen immersive images. The table of contents for the e-book. “Visual storytelling really shines on the iPad, so it seemed a natural ...

Self-Published Television Critic Lands Book Deal - GalleyCat
By Jason Boog
Touchstone Books has acquired the rights to the book. Sepinwall self-published his book about twelve shows that altered the ... Here's more about his career: “Sepinwall has been writing about television for close to 20 years, first as an online reviewer of “NYPD Blue,” then as a TV critic for The Star-Ledger (Tony Soprano's hometown paper), now as author of the popular blog What's Alan Watching? on Sepinwall's episode-by-episode approach to reviewing his favorite TV ...

'Do-not-publish' Diana photo up for auction in U.S. | The Raw Story
By Agence France-Presse
The black-and-white image from the dawn of the 1980s shows Diana, possibly in a ski chalet, smiling at the camera as she lies comfortably in the lap of a like-aged but unidentified young man reading abook. By the window stands a bottle of ...
The Raw Story

Scientology Fascinates the Author Lawrence Wright -
But as if he didn't have enough to do, besides working on three plays simultaneously and getting ready to publish a new book in two weeks, Mr. Wright has been ...

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Lawrence Lessig's Blog: Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership, Harvard Law School.

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