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Entries by Andrew Losowsky from 08/2011

Flavorwire » 10 Books You Really Should Have Read In High School: An Alternate List

Posted 08.08.2011 | Books

This week, we came across this list of ‘books you really should have read in high school’ over at MSNBC’s Today Books. While their picks are def...

What The UK Riots Mean For Bookstores

Posted 08.09.2011 | Books

British bookstores seemed largely unaffected by the rioting that took place last night across the UK, according to a report on The Bookseller website....

Amazon Editors Reveal Fall Books List

Posted 08.09.2011 | Books

Amazon.com has announced a top ten list of books for the fall. Chris Schluep, a Senior Editor at Amazon.com books, calls it "one of the best seasons f...

Down Memory Lane With Babar The Elephant

Posted 08.10.2011 | Books
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At 80, Babar, the most famous and, at times, controversial elephant in children's picture books, shows few signs of aging....

Kaleb Nation, Creator Of Twilight & Pottermore Parody, Interviewed (VIDEO)

Posted 08.10.2011 | Books

Twimore is the new site for fans of the Twilight books. It's similar in many ways to the forthcoming website announced by J.K. Rowling for the Har...

Top Writers Tackle Climate Change In Short Stories

Posted 08.10.2011 | Books
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Novelists from Margaret Atwood to David Mitchell are hoping to bring the dangers posed by climate change to life, through a new collection of short st...

Is Now The Best Time To Buy A Kindle Or A Nook?

Posted 08.11.2011 | Books

If you want to buy an e-reader, you have to make a choice: should you grab today's bargain or wait for tomorrow's new model? The right answer depen...

What The Point Of A Poet Laureate Is

| Posted 08.11.2011 | Books

The U.S. Poet Laureate is "the nation's official lightning rod for the poetic impulse of Americans" - that is, according to the Library of Congress, which each year selects the holder of the position. What does that description mean?

National Poetry Slam Attracts Hundreds To Mass.

Posted 08.14.2011 | Books

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Joseph Andres Romero says he could have easily ended up in a dark place. Growing up in Albuquerque's Old Town, the 22-year-old wri...

What Is Book Piracy?

| Posted 08.15.2011 | Books

Previously, publishing has been about creating engaging, affordable physical storytelling experiences that fill our bookshelves and share our lives.

Amazon Boycott Over Internet Sales Tax Gains Momentum

Posted 08.16.2011 | Books

Amazon is facing a boycott from a coalition of nonprofits in California over its opposition to an internet sales tax. The group is calling for users t...

New Books About Texas Gov. Rick Perry Coming

Posted 08.16.2011 | Books

NEW YORK -- Rick Perry has the book world's attention. The Texas governor and recently declared GOP presidential candidate is the subject of new book...

FOX News And HarperCollins Team Up To Create An Ebook About The Rebuilding Of The World Trade Center

Posted 08.16.2011 | Books

HarperCollins is teaming up with fellow News Corporation company FOX News to publish an enhanced e-book on Aug 23, RISE OF FREEDOM: The New World Trad...

Cartoonist Miffed By Negative Newspaper Article

Posted 08.16.2011 | Books
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WORLD renowned American cartoonist Robert Crumb has pulled out of his headline appearance at the Graphic arts festival in Sydney later this month. ...

The Daily Show On Bookstores And Borders Closure

Posted 08.17.2011 | Books

The Daily Show last night featured a piece on the decline of the bookstore. Author and comedian John Hodgman asked Jon Stewart, "Did you know books us...

Microsoft Reader Finally Killed Off

Posted 08.17.2011 | Books

Flickr photo by bodycoach2 Microsoft has announced today that it will be ending its e-reader software, called Microsoft Reader, 11 years after it...

Publish America Scam? Misleading Claims Anger Readers, Authors

Posted 08.17.2011 | Books

The print-on-demand publishing company Publish America is under pressure following the reaction to a promise on its website, now removed, to present t...

Karin Slaughter Writes Story To Help Save Libraries

Posted 08.24.2011 | Books

Best-selling author Karin Slaughter releases a new short story tomorrow - with all of her proceeds going to local libraries. According to a press r...

NASA Fiction Takes Flight With Tor/Forge Books

Posted 08.24.2011 | Books

The genre of science fiction can spawn some spectacularly unscientific flights of fancy in the name of space travel. Thanks to a new collaboration wit...

The Perfect Man According To Romance Novelists In A New Poll

Posted 08.25.2011 | Books

The perfect man is loyal, honest and clean. These, at least, were the top attributes as voted for by 58 British romance novelists in a poll sent out b...

Narrative Magazine's Friday Feature: Margaret Atwood Interview, In Which She Talks About "A Handmaid's Tale", "The Year Of The Flood" And Having Fun

Posted 08.25.2011 | Books

From Narrative Magazine: Canadian author Margaret Atwood has published more than fifty works of fiction and criticism, including her well-known dystop...

Fake Steve Jobs Book By John Cage Becomes Bestseller In Taiwan

Posted 08.26.2011 | Books

A book supposedly by former Apple CEO Steve Jobs has become a bestseller in Taiwan, reports Dan Bloom on The Wrap blog. The book, called "Steve Pa...

Great Graphic Novel Adaptations (PHOTOS)

| Posted 08.27.2011 | Books

Books are turned into movies all the time, but increasingly, they are also getting the graphic novel treatment.

Jeff Ashton, Lead Prosecutor in the Casey Anthony trial, is to publish a book this November called "Imperfect Justice: Prosecuting Casey Anthony"

Posted 08.28.2011 | Books

The lead prosecutor in the Casey Anthony trial, Jeff Ashton, will publish a book about the case in November. On Saturday, the book, called "Imperfe...

Dick Cheney's Reading List

Posted 08.29.2011 | Books

A man's character lives in the books he loves. So perhaps the search for the soul of Dick Cheney should lead to the books that mean enough to him to m...