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Entries by Andrew Losowsky from 04/2012

eReaders, eBooks More Popular Than Ever, Survey Finds

Posted 04.05.2012 | Books

Fewer people are reading - but at least they're reading more, and in more formats than ever. That is, according to the results of a series of tele...

Chip Kidd Tells TED About The Essence Of Great Book Cover Design (VIDEO)

Posted 04.05.2012 | Books

Chip Kidd is probably the world's most famous book designer. His work with Knopf Doubleday includes such classic covers as "Jurassic Park", "1Q84" and...

'Leaping Tall Buildings' Showcases Amazing Images Of Comic Book Writers (PHOTOS)

Posted 04.06.2012 | Books

Superheros are often maligned as being only for children and geeks; "Leaping Tall Buildings: The Origins of American Comics" (powerHouse Books, $35), ...

Following Poem, Israel Bars Entry To Guenter Grass

Posted 04.08.2012 | Books

JERUSALEM — Israel on Sunday declared Guenter Grass persona non grata, deepening a spat with the Nobel-winning author over a poem that deeply cr...

The Book We're Talking About: "Suddenly, A Knock At The Door: Stories" By Etgar Keret

Posted 04.09.2012 | Books

Suddenly A Knock At The Door by Etgar Keret FSG Originals, $14.99 paperback / $9.99 ebook Published on March 27, 2012 What is it about? A co...

HuffPost Book Club: 'What It Is Like To Go To War' Week 3 Update

Posted 04.09.2012 | Books

If you live in or near Seattle, we'll be hosting a free event with author Karl Marlantes at the Elliot Bay Book Company on April 18th. We'd love to ha...

World's Most Elegant In-Store Bookstore? Rizzoli Opens In Saks Fifth Avenue

Posted 04.10.2012 | Books

Rizzoli has just opened a stunningly beautiful new store inside luxury department store Saks Fifth Avenue in New York. Positioned on the ninth floor, ...

What Is The Most Poetic Song Ever Written? (PLAYLIST)

Posted 04.11.2012 | Books

To celebrate National Poetry Month, we've created a playlist of our favorite lyrical poetry. Combining words and music from four decades of writing, i...

Why You Can't Find Indies In Bookstores

Posted 04.11.2012 | Books

Written by Terri Giuliano for Just a few years ago, readers paid little attention to books published by independent (indie) authors...

Salman Rushdie Announces Memoir, 'Joseph Anton', Named After His Alias When In Hiding

Posted 04.12.2012 | Books

Salman Rushdie has written a memoir based on the time he spent hiding while under a fatwa that sentenced him to death in 1989. His novel "The Sata...

Is The DoJ Vs. Publishers Lawsuit Good For EBooks? (DEBATE)

Posted 04.13.2012 | Books

Earlier this week, the Department of Justice announced it was suing five publishers plus Apple for colluding over e-book pricing, in response to Amazo...

Pottermore, The Harry Potter Official Website, Is Finally Open To Muggles

Posted 04.14.2012 | Books

The official Harry Potter website Pottermore finally opened up to the public this morning. It happened without warning, announced with a brief announc...

No Winner For Pulitzer Prize For Fiction This Year

Posted 04.16.2012 | Books

This year, nobody was good enough. The Pulitzer Prize for Fiction is one of the most prestigious awards in American literature. Previous fiction w...

Game Of Thrones Deaths In Infographic Form (PHOTOS)

Posted 04.16.2012 | Books

A new game-like app called Punch! is taking aim at pop culture targets - but when it comes to the "Game of Thrones" series, there's enough weirdness w...

Introducing The Hufflitzer Prize For Fiction! (VOTE)

Posted 04.17.2012 | Books

UPDATE: We have a winner! With more than 40% of the vote, Karen Russell's Swamplandia! is the inaugural (and hopefully only) Hufflitzer prize winner. ...

Amazon Buys James Bond Book Rights

Posted 04.18.2012 | Books

The name's Zon. Amazon. Yes, the U.S. licensing rights to Ian Fleming's original 14 James Bond novels have been bought for ten years by

Writers, James Bond, and the Perils of Product Placement

Posted 04.18.2012 | Books

By David Gaughran For It’s one of the most recognizable quotes in the history of cinema: “Shaken, but not stirred.” The phras...

What John Cusack Is Currently Reading (VIDEO)

Posted 04.24.2012 | Books

Over the weekend, John Cusack appeared at the LA Times Festival of Books to talk about Edgar Allen Poe, and his new movie The Raven. We were there...

Why Facebook Should Buy The Nook From Barnes & Noble (PHOTOS)

Posted 04.24.2012 | Books

By Andrew Losowsky, Books Editor Barnes & Noble just got some new, potentially activist shareholders. Earlier this year, analysts speculated that i...

John Grisham Explains Baseball

Posted 04.24.2012 | Books

The following is adapted from the preface to the British edition of John Grisham's new baseball novel, "Calico Joe", which is available on

The Spirit Of Compromise (EXCERPT)

Posted 04.24.2012 | Books

Excerpted from The Spirit of Compromise by Amy Gutmann and Dennis Thompson. Copyright © 2012 by Princeton University Press. Reprinted by permission. ...

Did Shakespeare And Middleton Write Together?

Posted 04.26.2012 | Books

Two academics from Oxford University claim to have uncovered fairly compelling evidence that Shakespeare didn't work alone. According to a press r...

'Life Of Pi' Movie Images Released (PHOTOS)

Posted 04.26.2012 | Books

"Life of Pi" was THE book of the mid-2000s. Written by Canadian author Yann Martel, the story of the Indian boy and a lifeboat filled with animals won...

Diane Keaton On Writing Her Memoir, 'Then Again' (EXCERPT)

Posted 04.27.2012 | Books

Hollywood actress Diane Keaton's memoirs, "Then Again", was first published in November, and relied heavily upon her mother's personal journal. For th...

'When Women Were Birds' by Terry Tempest Williams: The Book We're Talking About

Posted 04.30.2012 | Books

"When Women Were Birds" by Terry Tempest Williams Sarah Crichton Books, $23 Published April 10th, 2012 What is it about? After her mother's deat...