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Is Oprah Sexist? Should Authors Say Less and Write More?

Lev Raphael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Lev Raphael

So Oprah picked Jonathan Franzen's new novel for her Book Club, despite the hullabaloo about the amount of "sexist" press coverage his new novel was getting. Does that make Oprah sexist?

Library In An Airport

The New York Times | NICOLA CLARK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Opened with little fanfare over the summer, the library -- the first ever at a major international airport -- has 1,200 books in more than two dozen l...

Susan Lehman Appointed Publisher Of Twelve

The New York Times | JULIE BOSMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Susan Lehman, a communications executive, editor and lawyer, has been chosen to replace Jonathan Karp as publisher and editor in chief of Twelve, a ti...

An Interview with Mike Padilla, Author of The Girls from the Revolutionary Cantina

Mark Coggins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Mark Coggins

Mike Padilla's debut novel blends humor, sex and plot twists to teach us something powerful about the modern Latina experience in Southern California.

'This Was My First Book And Last'

Media Bistro | Maryann Yin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Comedian Sarah Silverman told a Brooklyn Book Fair audience yesterday that she probably won't write another book. "For me, this was my first book and ...

William Burroughs' Unseen Graphic Novel To Be Published

The Guardian | Alison Flood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

'The Naked Lunch' author began work on 'Ah Pook Is Here' with artist Malcolm McNeill in 1970, when the story appeared as a monthly comic strip in the ...

Sony Unveils Three New eReaders

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Sony is hoping that the new features and slick designs will help differentiate its Readers against a backdrop of intense competition, from lower-price...

Wiesenthal Worked For Israeli Spy Agency, Book Alleges

New York Times | ETHAN BRONNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"This requires us to adjust in some small way our view of history," said Tom Segev, the author of the new book "Simon Wiesenthal: The Life and Legends...

Blair To Go On Al Jazeera With David Frost

TheBookseller.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Tony Blair's publicity schedule for his memoir A Journey, published this morning (1st September), will include an interview with Sir David Frost on th...

Apple Users Download 35 Million Books

mediabistro.com | Dianna Dilworth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Tech blog GDGT quoted Jobs as saying: "People have downloaded over 11.7 billion songs from iTunes, and we're just about to cross 12b. Over 450 million...

Scribd.com Goes To The Dark Side

evilreads | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Their "archive" process (scheme) works like this: after an unspecified "period of time," all free, publicly-viewable documents posted to Scribd.com ar...

The Secret Historian and the Silent Film Star: One Was Gay

Thomas Gladysz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Thomas Gladysz

Did Samuel Steward, a secret historian of 20th century gay life, and Rudolph Valentino, the legendary silent film star, have a sexual encounter?

A Romantic Weekend With...

The Guardian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

You've dumped your bags and coat and suddenly an inviting tryst feels very like waiting alone with a stranger for something possibly awful to happen i...

Top UK Children's Books For Christmas

TheBookseller.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The 12-strong list is produced jointly by the Booksellers Association and Book Marketing Limited, and is the first marketing campaign for the new Indi...

Author Stephen Markley Explains How To Write A 'Premature Memoir'

The Outlet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The letters are the same as all the ones that have come before, and as usual, I'm taking it from all sides. Sometimes I'm surprised I'm not getting re...

Six Year Old Scores Mega Book Deal: 23 Books

mirror.co.uk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Leo Hunter was awarded a 23-story contract with an American company after they read his first tale, Me and My Best Friend....

9 Of The Most Expensive Cookbooks ... Ever (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In wake of the news that former Microsoft CTO Nathan Myhrvold is publishing a $625 cookbook (which is included in this slideshow), we strained, sifted...

Jane Miller: 'I'm Not Sure I Really Will Die'

The Guardian | Jane Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

If it is true that we have 10 extra years of life nowadays, but that eight of them bear more than a shadow of decrepitude and the complicated moral ch...

Author Does It Backwards: Fans, Then Book Deal

FutureBook | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

I've recently signed a good six-figure deal for my Stonewylde Series with Gollancz (Orion Publishing Group) for the worldwide rights to my series. Th...

Can Technology FIX Publishing?

GigaOM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

While paper books are still the norm, e-books now account for up to 20 percent of book sales in categories like romance and sci-fi. The shift in publi...

Penguin UK In 'Conversation' With Agent Andrew Wylie Over Odyssey Titles

The Bookseller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Penguin has confirmed that it is negotiating with agent Andrew Wylie over books that have been included in the agent's digital offshoot Odyssey Editio...

Global Warming 'Alarmist' Heidi Cullen 'Refrightens' Stephen Colbert

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Heidi Cullen, Senior Research Scientist at Climate Central, appeared on Colbert's show last night to promote her new book, "The Weather Of The Future:...

A Lost Girl, a Fake Diary, and a Forgotten Author

Thomas Gladysz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Thomas Gladysz

Today, few have heard of The Diary of a Lost Girl, the now-forgotten Margarete Böhme, or the controversy which once swirled around the book's authorship.

An Internet Pirate Stole My Memoir

Lev Raphael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Lev Raphael

Scribd advertises itself as a social publishing web site where you can upload your writings and documents instantly and discover unique content. They don't add that you can also steal people's books, but you sure can.

Book Prize: Poet John Ashbery To Be Honored At Brooklyn Book Fest

Only The Blog Knows Brooklyn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The office of the Brooklyn Borough President has announced that John Ashbery, the Pulitzer Prize winning poet, will receive the annual Brooklyn Book F...