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Who Says Jane Austen Was a Popular Novelist?

Lev Raphael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Lev Raphael

Given Jane Austen's ubiquity, and the fact that anything with her name on it will sell, you might think she's always been a sensation. But you'd be wrong.

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...

Filling the Burn Notice Void: What to Read Now That Season 4 Is on Hiatus

Lev Raphael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Lev Raphael

Burn Notice has ended its fourth hit season, so you might need a Michael Weston or Fiona fix. Why not try the three books inspired by the show?

Shocking Cover Censored

The Guardian | Alison Flood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Alexander the Great's bare bottom is keeping a highly-praised debut novel off shelves in Canada....

"Find a Chinese Wife Now," Thanks to Ads by Google

Deanna Fei | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Deanna Fei

After I wrote my first blog post here, I felt a certain sense of satisfaction. I felt like I'd excavated something difficult about ethnicity and gender and literature and identity. Imagine my shock when I saw the ads by Google.

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

Click: When We Knew We Were Feminists

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Marcia G. Yerman

A number of years ago, I had a part-time gig at an elementary school where I taught afterschool classes in art and film classics. One warm June day, ...

America's Mayor in the New York City Sleeper Hold: John Lindsay, In Retrospect

John R. Bohrer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John R. Bohrer

Of course America should love John Lindsay now... again. In an age where Mad Men gets four seasons, he's the Don Draper of New York City mayors.

Scientists Bring Back Artificial Life -- and Our Fear of Frankenstein

David Ropeik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
David Ropeik

The ability to construct DNA and insert it into living reproducing cells has almost unimaginable promise. But scientists need to tell us what they are doing to keep their work safe.

Sci Fi Author Beaten And Maced By Border Guard Found Guilty Of Felony 'Resistance'

io9 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

A jury finished deliberating in the contentious Peter Watts case. The Canadian author of Blindsight was beaten by US border guards when returning home...

A Is for Amy & Adonis: Double Post, Chapters E & F

Steven Crandell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Steven Crandell

A is for Amy & Adonis is a comic story of romantic redemption. The aim is to provide a fun and fast read with characters you can connect to emotionally.

A is for Amy & Adonis: Chapter D

Steven Crandell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Steven Crandell

For those who are new here, A is for Amy & Adonis is a comic story of romantic redemption. The aim is to provide a fun and fast read with characters you can connect to emotionally.

Mourning J. D. Salinger: An Appreciation From a Glass Family Junkie

Lesley M. M. Blume | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Lesley M. M. Blume

As a sixteen-year-old, I felt that Holden Caulfield's suspicions and black humor and irreverence would inevitably position me as the sort of adult artist I someday hoped to become.

Metropolitan Urbanism? A Review of Grid/Street/Place by Nathan Cherry (with Kurt Nagle)

Frank Gruber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Frank Gruber

Although the dynamism (and the dysfunction) of LA is characteristically expressed in small and often idiosyncratic projects spread around the grid, the book is weighted in favor of large developments.

Share Your J.D. Salinger Memories

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Like the passing of any great artist, the death of author J.D. Salinger has heralded in a nostalgia not only for his works but also the moments those ...

Nobody is Born Famous

Penny C. Sansevieri | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Penny C. Sansevieri

The truth is this: nobody is born famous. So why do so many people act as though they are already part of the elite groups of authors? About only 3% of authors actually makes a living on their writing alone.

Sarah Palin, John Wooden, Art Linkletter and John Wooden Legs

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Geoffrey Dunn

My point wasn't about who quotes whom properly, it was about all the shameful mistakes, lies and mis-attributions that appear in Going Rogue. The book is an insult to everything John Wooden stood and stands for.

The Moral Ferocity of Eating Animals

Dr. Andrew Weil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Dr. Andrew Weil

If you eat meat from factories you have not absorbed the reality of factory farms. If you truly understood what happens inside these windowless animal jails and abattoirs, you simply would not eat this meat.

Fifty Things Under $50 Bucks To Promote Your Book

Penny C. Sansevieri | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Penny C. Sansevieri

These days it seems like everyone's book marketing budget is a little tighter. If you're feeling the pinch, here are some tips that could help keep you on track.

10 Things Bookstores Need to Do to Help Themselves

Jason Pinter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jason Pinter

I unabashedly love bookstores. But they need to evolve, to change some habits that have long since become obsolete.

Malcolm Gladwell and the Case For Endless Self-Googling

David Quigg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
David Quigg

I piled cringe upon cringe Friday -- first because I read Steven Pinker's vivisection of Malcolm Gladwell's new collection, second because of what I found when I Googled a flub Pinker wielded against Gladwell.

Eight Steps For Successfully Marketing Yourself Online

Penny C. Sansevieri | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Penny C. Sansevieri

We've been doing "online" for a long while now and we've seen many changes, but one thing has remained consistent: regardless of where you go or how you pitch, you must know your market.

Everything Is Your Resume

Penny C. Sansevieri | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Penny C. Sansevieri

When you put something online, it can almost live forever. That means that we have to be careful what we share, what we say, and the footprints we leave online.

Palin's Latest Rogue Gaffe

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Geoffrey Dunn

I was a little leery reading Palin's book and wondering if she really had read Aristotle and Plato. Somehow I didn't think so. But I thought, maybe, just maybe, she might have read Sir John. Apparently not.

Why I Held My Book Launch Party in a Hair Salon

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Although many people were surprised before I explained why, deciding to have my launch party at Donna Hair Design in Chappaqua was a no-brainer