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Entries by Andrew Losowsky from 09/2011

Booktrack Adds A Soundtrack To The Books You Read

Posted 09.01.2011 | Books

This piece was first published on our sister site DailyFinance. By Alice Hines The book, that venerable handmaiden of Western thought, has had a...

Exclusive Interview: Beauty Pays Author Daniel Hamermesh Explains Why Ugly People Earn Less Than Beautiful People

Posted 09.01.2011 | Books

Daniel S Hamermesh has created a new kind of economics: "pulchrinomics," the economics of beauty. In his new book "Beauty Pays" ($24.95, Princeton ...

Visual Editions - Book

Posted 09.02.2011 | Books
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VE3 is a re-imagining of a book originally published in the 1960s. The book is the first ever 'book in a box', called "Composition No. 1" by Marc Sapo...

Writers Talk About Their Other Jobs (VIDEO)

Posted 09.03.2011 | Books

Digital publisher Open Road Integrated Media has put together a short video about how writers put food on the table when writing doesn't pay the bills...

The Man Booker Prize Shortlist Has Been Announced, With Books By Julian Barnes, Carol Birch, Patrick deWitt, Esi Edugyan, Stephen Kelman And A.D. Miller

Posted 09.06.2011 | Books

The shortlist for The Man Booker Prize 2011 has just been announced. According to British sportsbook company Ladbrokes, the favorite is clearly Julian...

Eighteenth Century Self-help Guide Surfaces

Posted 09.06.2011 | Books
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One of Britain's first self-help books, written in 1740, to help women resist life's temptations has gone on display. The rare book, which is entit...

Michael Hart, Inventor Of The eBook And Pioneer Of Electronic Literacy, Has Died

Posted 09.08.2011 | Books

It was announced today, on International Literacy Day, that one of the great pioneers of electronic literacy and the inventor of the e-book had died o...

Daniel Sinker, The Man Behind @MayorEmanuel, Is Tweeting A Story Exclusively For HuffPost Books

Posted 09.09.2011 | Books

The Chicago Tribune called him an "evil genius". The Atlantic described his work as "elevating the Tweet and the f-word to the level of literature...

The Uni Project, An Open-Air Reading Room, Aims To Transform Public Space

Posted 09.09.2011 | Books

In July this year, a curious project appeared on the website Kickstarter, asking for donations. The Uni Project was described as "a portable, open-air...

Will Amazon Create A Netflix For Books?

Posted 09.12.2011 | Books

Amazon is planning a Netflix-like subscription service for e-books, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal today (available to subscribers o...

Daniel Sinker, 'Evil Genius' Author of @MayorEmanuel, Writes An Exclusive Fiction Story For Us - Only On Our Twitter Feed

Posted 09.12.2011 | Books

Tomorrow Today an "evil genius" ( according to Chicago Tribune) will be creating an exclusive story - on our Twitter feed, @HuffPostBooks. It's goi...

The Book Booth, America's Smallest Library, Opens For Business

Posted 09.12.2011 | Books

On September 3rd, "America's littlest library" - a library based inside a British telephone booth - officially opened in Clinton Corners, NY. It's 3â€...

Read The New Twitter Story Written Exclusively For HuffPost By Daniel Sinker, The Man Behind @MayorEmanuel

Posted 09.13.2011 | Books

Author and "Evil genius" Daniel Sinker, best known for his tweets as @MayorEmanuel, tweeted a new short story exclusively on our Twitter feed @HuffPos...

50 Cent Loses Battle With Nigerian Novelist Chinua Achebe Over The Title 'Things Fall Apart'

Posted 09.14.2011 | Books

50 Cent's new movie has been forced to back down in a legal battle with representatives of the 80-year-old Nigerian novelist, Chinua Achebe. The r...

JK Rowling Is A 'Core Participant' In Media Privacy Inquiry

Posted 09.14.2011 | Books

JK Rowling has been named among the "core participants" in the Leveson Inquiry, the British government's inquiry in to the ethics and practices of the...

As Its Final Stores Close, We Ask: What Happened To Borders?

Posted 09.15.2011 | Books

The final 31 Borders stores across 18 states will close on Sunday, ending the story of what was once one of the largest book retailers in the world. ...

INFOGRAPHIC: Top Ten Banned Or Challenged Books Of 2010

Posted 09.22.2011 | Books

To mark Banned Books Week (Sept 24-Oct 1), we've created an infographic to highlight the most banned or challenged books of last year. Click below to ...

Narrative Magazine's Friday Feature: "Instructions for Wooing Me (Monster That I Am)"--A Poem by Anne Marie Rooney

Posted 09.22.2011 | Huffington Post

Narrative Magazine: Anne Marie Rooney’s poem “Instructions on Wooing Me” is as cool and nonplussed as flapper girl—and as promiscuous, fli...

Publishers Weekly Best-sellers

Posted 09.22.2011 | Books

-- HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "New York to Dallas" by J.D. Robb (Putnam)...

Colin Powell Leadership Book Due Out In 2012

Posted 09.26.2011 | Books

NEW YORK -- Colin Powell's new book is a story of success. The retired four-star general and former Secretary of State has a deal with HarperCollins ...

Michael Moore Tries And Fails To Recall His Book From Georgia In Protest Over Troy Davis Execution

Posted 09.26.2011 | Books

In response to the execution of Troy Davis in Georgia, controversial filmmaker and writer Michael Moore has tried - and failed - to withdraw copies of...

A Visual History Of Literary References On 'The Simpsons' - Jared Keller - Entertainment - The Atlantic

Posted 09.26.2011 | Books
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With 23rd season of The Simpsons premiering on Sunday, America's longest-running sitcom is still going strong. Despite the perennial complaints about ...

Why Should You Buy A New Kindle?

Posted 09.28.2011 | Books

So the new Kindle e-readers have been announced, and are available for pre-order, with an official release date of November 21. What are they, what do...

LitReactor Is a New Writer Website With Online Classes, Workshops, Content. Is It Worth The Money?

Posted 09.30.2011 | Books

Writing can be a lonely task. It can be tricky to motivate yourself, and without proper feedback, it's hard to know how to improve. Several website...

Russian Orthodox Church Slams 2 Acclaimed Authors

Posted 09.30.2011 | Books

MOSCOW -- A senior Russian Orthodox official claimed Wednesday that novels by Vladimir Nabokov and Gabriel Garcia Marquez justify pedophilia and said ...