Key West Story - novel by Rick Skwiot (video)

Key West Story - novel by Rick Skwiot - Rick Skwiot's take on this funky island--the Southernmost point--Key West and the wild characters you'll find in his new novel, Key West Story. Against the backdrop of mangroves and mansions, Key West Story moves from Key West to Cuba, flirts with dream lovers, braves one formidable hurricane and several tempestuous personalities, and offers a bounty of wisdom about writing, living, and loving by a reincarnate Ernest Hemingway sent from Writers' Heaven to guide a washed up writer.

Weekend picks for book lovers
USA TODAY's picks for book lovers include cozy fiction about an Irish inn from Maeve Binchy, and a digital novella from Richard Russo that's set in Venice. A Week in Winter by Maeve Binchy; Knopf, 326 pp.; fiction. A Week in Winter, Maeve Binchy's last ...

Hillary Clinton: book tells plane truths behind aims as secretary of state
The Guardian
Kim Ghattas knows the kind of detail we want from her book, The Secretary: A Journey with Hillary Clinton from Beirut to the Heart of Power. After all, she travelled in Clinton's press corps on many of her notorious leg-after-leg journeys. Ghattas ...

The Guardian

The book jacket 'Bell Jar'
Chicago Tribune
It's clear, just glancing at the Faber edition, that we have a book cover problem, but the question is: How big a problem? Is the babelicious Plath cover just another quirky aberration from the land of mincemeat pies and Mr. Bean? Or does it point to a ...

Chicago Tribune

Olivia Manning: A Woman at War by Deirdre David - review
The Guardian
Collectively known as Fortunes of War, the novels were adapted for television seven years after the author's death. The series starred Kenneth Branagh and Emma Thompson as Guy and Harriet Pringle, whose wartime lives mirror those of Manning and her ...

The Guardian

Biblioracle: The big box conundrum
Chicago Tribune
Not long before my mom got out, when Borders and Barnes & Noble moved into TheBook Bin's territory in adjacent spaces across from each other on Waukegan Road at Lake Cook Road, it seemed inevitable that they would ultimately make it impossible for The ...

Chicago Tribune

Author Katherine Bouton Opens Up About Going Deaf
In her new book, "Shouting Won't Help," Bouton shares how she came to terms with hearing loss, and why more attention needs to be paid to a condition that affects nearly 50 million Americans. Copyright © 2013 NPR. For personal, noncommercial use only.

Book News: DOJ Approves Penguin, Random House Merger
NPR (blog)
Randi Zuckerberg, former Facebook marketing director and sister of CEO Mark Zuckerberg, signed a two-book deal with HarperCollins for a memoir (called Dot Complicated) as well as a children's book. Vampires in the Lemon Grove author Karen Russell on ...

NPR (blog)

Julia Donaldson defends libraries from Terry Deary's attack
The Guardian
Children's laureate Julia Donaldson has come out in staunch support of libraries, dismissing Horrible Histories author Terry Deary's belief that they have "had their day" as "seriously flawed". Earlier this ... "If yet more bookshops close and people ...

The Guardian

What's new? Not much: Book on Pope Pius XII brings little to the table
Author Gordon Thomas addresses that issue in “The Pope's Jews: The Vatican's Secret Plan to Save Jews from the Nazis.” The result is disappointing and, frankly, insulting. Thomas, as the title of his book predicts, portrays Pius XII — the former papal ...

Book Review Podcast: A Lincoln for Our Time -
Listen to previous podcasts from the Book Review. This week in The New York Times Book Review, Steven B. Smith reviews “Lincoln's Tragic Pragmatism” by John Burt. In many ways, Mr. Burt's book is a response to another classic account of ...

A Newbie's Guide to Publishing: Ebook Parts
By Joe Konrath
If it is a compilation, it should contain hyperlinks to each of the books in the collection, followed by the product description for the first book in the collection. 3. Title page. Include author name. 4. Hyperlinked table of contents. Links should go to ...
A Newbie's Guide to Publishing

Azerbaijan: Bounty Money Offered for Author Akram Aylisli's Ear ...
By Chris Woolf
The State Department this week called on the government of Azerbaijan to protect author Akram Aylisli. The respected elderly author became the subject of protests and threats of violence, because of his latest book. His critics say it's pro- Armenian. Anchor Carol Hills speaks with Famil Ismailov of... People have also been protesting outside the 75-year-old author's home, burning copies of his books. And the writer's wife and son have both been dismissed from their jobs. The reason ...
PRI's The World

Randi Zuckerberg Is Writing A Book About Her 'Crazy Experiences ...
By Alyson Shontell
And about being a mother. It's all in Randi's plan to make a name for herself.

Kindle Books Get Twitter & Facebook Support - GalleyCat
By Jason Boog
The new “Book End Actions” feature lets you send a tweet or a Facebook status update when you finish a Kindle book. You can also use this feature to rate the book and write your own review. The app will also recommend other books that ...
How to Attract Customers with Twitter
Our ebook, with a foreword by Laura Fitton, the author of Twitter for Dummies, explains how to use the social network to drive real business results. In this ebook ...

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