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Amazon the Monopoly: Getting Smart About Books

Lisa Dale Norton | Posted 02.11.2016 | Business
Lisa Dale Norton

Who amongst you has not anteed up for a book from Amazon? Admit it, even those of you who dream of publishing your own book have spent money at Amazon buying e-books or printed books for less than any competitor could afford to sell them.

13 Thought-Provoking Books from the Moth Podcast Storytellers

Off The Shelf | Posted 02.11.2016 | Books
Off The Shelf

In a heartfelt Moth story about the sometimes disparate relationship between fathers and sons, Neil Gaiman shared with an audience that his proud father had shown up to a very stressful book signing, unannounced, while Neil was signing copies of Anansi Boys, an adventurous novel about fathers and sons that blends myth, prophecy and family dysfunction.

Vulnerability at Its Finest

Harper Spero | Posted 02.11.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Harper Spero

I thought about my heartburn from earlier that had passed. I realized that it was self-induced. I was so terrified of this class -- the vulnerability, the criticism and the judgement that I caused myself to have physical pain.

Eric Agyeman: from rock bottom to a book launch

Sarah Cannata | Posted 02.11.2016 | Books
Sarah Cannata

"Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new." - Brian Tracy Fo...

Why The Banning Of 'A Birthday Cake For George Washington' Really Matters

Ramin Ganeshram | Posted 02.11.2016 | Books
Ramin Ganeshram

There is more at stake here than the future of one author or one picture book. Most pressing is the question of whether we can ever reach a place in our society where questions of race can be openly and objectively discussed, especially with our children.

The Faithful Shopper: Valentine's Day Victory

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 02.11.2016 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Love is in the air and the pressure is on to pamper your precious! Here are some ideas from the heart and the luxury of being a "last minute lover" ...

Disrupt Yourself - 7 Steps To Achieve Mastery And Success

Vala Afshar | Posted 02.10.2016 | Business
Vala Afshar

The best way to predict the future is to create it. ― Peter Drucker Companies do not disrupt, people do. You drive corporate innovation and disrupt...

The Art of Loving

Chris Castiglione | Posted 02.10.2016 | HuffPost Home
Chris Castiglione

The Art of Loving (by Erich Fromm, 1956) is rare in its ability to treat love as an active art, rather than a passive "falling into," In the book From...

Self-Published Book Bumps 'The Girl On the Train' Out of the Top Spot

Eva Lesko Natiello | Posted 02.10.2016 | Books
Eva Lesko Natiello

photo by MTA The day my book got to the number one spot on the psychological thriller best seller list, I knew it finally bumped The Girl On The Trai...

Disney's Finest Hours is About a Different Kind of Military Power

David Helvarg | Posted 02.10.2016 | Entertainment
David Helvarg

In the book turned latest Disney action movie The Finest Hours, Chris Pine plays real-life Coast Guard hero Bernie Webber. In February 1952 Webber and his crew of three saved 32 of 33 sailors trapped on the stern end of the Pendleton.

Nostalgia Theater Podcast: Rambo Creator David Morrell Draws First Blood

Zaki Hasan | Posted 02.10.2016 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

For this week's Nostalgia Theater Podcast I discuss the Rambo phenomenon with author David Morrell, whose 1972 novel First Blood is where it all beg...

NEWS: Google's Wild New Book Venture: A Bookstore of Smartphone-Based 'Books That Cannot Be Printed'

The National Book Review | Posted 02.09.2016 | Books
The National Book Review

One of the two books on sale now is The Truth About Cats and Dogs by English poet Sam Riviere and British novelist Joe Dunthorne, described as "The book that takes sides." The other is Entrances & Exits by Reif Larsen, described as "The book that travels the world."

9 Great Love Stories

Kirkus | Posted 02.09.2016 | Books

Though none of these nine stories are alike, they all include relationships that you'll cheer for.

Bargain Books: A Cheapskate's Guide to Growing a Rich Library

Krista M Sharp | Posted 02.09.2016 | Books
Krista M Sharp

Imagine delving into your own rich and interesting home library for your next great read. That's exactly what I've done and I have collected more books than I will ever read while humbly helping the environment.

'Beauty After Breast Cancer': An Authentic, Breathtaking Look into the Lives of Survivors

Samantha Matcovsky | Posted 02.09.2016 | Books
Samantha Matcovsky

Her book, Beauty After Breast Cancer, which was released in mid-November 2015, is a gorgeous coffee table book with 38 narratives accompanied by extraordinary images of breast cancer survivors. The authentic stories are uplifting and comprehensive, while possessing the vital information one needs to know after being diagnosed with breast cancer.

A Chance Encounter Leads to a Literary Goldmine

Off The Shelf | Posted 02.08.2016 | Books
Off The Shelf

"&Son" was the best kind of author reading, one set in the same place as the book so it seems to come to life all around you. As I started the book that night, I realized that this was the first of many meta moments, all of which added up to a great story.

Existential Questions for a More Meaningful Valentine's Day

Skye Cleary | Posted 02.08.2016 | Women
Skye Cleary

Whether you love or hate Valentine's Day, at the very least it's a reminder to reflect on our relationships, and to think about how we can love better...

The Beauty of Writing -- What I Wish All Writers Knew

Vanessa Carnevale | Posted 02.08.2016 | Books
Vanessa Carnevale

The first words are often the hardest, even when they come easily. The first words are ones that open up a new world, introduce us to new characters, ones that we might not necessarily be acquainted with, at least not in action even if you have filled the pages of a notebook with character traits and have countless images pinned on a Pinterest board.

'The Ramblers' and Aidan Donnelley Rowley

Emily Liebert | Posted 02.08.2016 | Books
Emily Liebert

If you don't know who Aidan Donnelley Rowley is, you should, and you will. A native Manhattanite, ivy league graduate, author, wife, and mother, she's a luminous spirit with a talent for excavating the depths of the human soul.

One Book Can Change Your Life

Ayda Ersoy | Posted 02.05.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Ayda Ersoy

Do you read books? I love reading, it's almost like meditation for me. Did you ever start reading a book, and you just didn't want to stop, you wa...

NEWS: What Books are College Students Reading? A Cool New Online Tool Reveals All

The National Book Review | Posted 02.05.2016 | Books
The National Book Review

The following article first appeared in The National Book Review For decades now, universities have been caught up in the "canon wars" -- battles ove...

16 Authors Reveal Their Thoughts on Work-Life Balance

Susie Orman Schnall | Posted 02.05.2016 | Books
Susie Orman Schnall

These 16 authors have all participated in The Balance Project, an interview series in which I ask inspiring and accomplished women to discuss--with ...

14 Must-Read Books Set Under the African Sun

Off The Shelf | Posted 02.05.2016 | Books
Off The Shelf

By Emma Volk | Off the Shelf Plane tickets are expensive, but that's where the beauty of armchair adventuring comes in. If the lush African landscap...

How Authors Can Promote Their Books with Memes

Dorit Sasson | Posted 02.04.2016 | Books
Dorit Sasson

When authors think about promoting their book, they usually think how to get the word out online.

9 Cant-Miss Book Club Picks for February

Kirkus | Posted 02.03.2016 | Books

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