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Books Uncovered -- Four Books You'll Want to Read

Jason Pinter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jason Pinter

There are some wonderfully talented authors in this group, they all have something interesting and different to say, and hopefully there's something for everyone.

Publishers, Remember The Blurb: Book Blurbs Have Huge Effect On Book Sales, Study Shows

The Bookseller | Victoria Gallagher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Publishers are "missing a trick" by not perfecting blurbs on jackets despite the fact they are "commercially valuable", delegates were told at The Boo...

What's Driving Promising Army Soldiers to Drop Out and Become Writers? Stuart A. Reid

The New Republic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In posts that read like short stories, Gallagher recounted the activities and antics of his pseudonymous soldiers and their droll Iraqi interpreter. B...

Peter Carey, Two-Time Booker Prize Winner, Bemoans Widespread 'Junk' Reading

Telegraph | Bonnie Malkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

As the author tipped to become the first to win the Booker Prize three times, Peter Carey is not surprisingly a strong advocate of highbrow literature...

How Old Can A 'Young Writer' Be?

The New York Times | SAM TANENHAUS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

IT may well be that the writers singled out by The New Yorker have already written lasting works. But it is a mistake to assume that because they are ...

Bestsellers: Publishers Weekly

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest" by Stieg Larsson (Knoph)...

'Wizarding World Of Harry Potter' Theme Park Opens Next Week: Fans Rave About Quidditch, Butterbeer

AP | TRAVIS REED | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

ORLANDO, Fla. — Until now, Harry Potter fans could merely imagine the sensation of quaffing a butterbeer, finding a magic wand at Ollivander's o...

Father's Day Gift Ideas: 10 Father's Day Books He'd Never Get For Himself (But He'll Love) (PHOTOS, POLL)

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

Let's give Dad a book that no one else in his crowd is getting. A book that will put ideas in his head, delight his senses and provide him with something fascinating to say. Like these...

Barbara Kingsolver's Book Sales Skyrocket After Winning Orange Prize

The Guardian | Vanessa Thorpe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The impact of winning the annual Orange prize on Barbara Kingsolver's The Lacuna is being felt in the industry already. The book was chosen last night...

Joshua Ferris Interview: Rock Star in the Book Store

Jason Pinter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jason Pinter

When Ferris speaks, he does not come across as a rock star, an object of literary affection, or someone who has grown a large head from his success.

Is This The Most Exciting Time Ever For Book Lovers?

Jason Pinter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jason Pinter

Amidst all the doom and gloom, I just want to take a moment to proclaim that this is quite possibly the most exciting time to be a reader in my lifetime.

An Analog Industry in the Digital World: Why Publishing is Embracing Social Networking

Jason Pinter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jason Pinter

With book coverage dwindling it has become more important than ever for publishers to create and explore alternative avenues in which to engage readers. And, perhaps surprisingly, publishers are responding.

Laptop Killer or Space Filler: Can an Author Write a Book on the iPad?

Jason Pinter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jason Pinter

How does the iPad pass muster for a writer? Can one write a novel on this thing? The keyboard is large enough that in writing this article, I only hit the wrong key two or three times.

Why Men Don't Read: How Publishing is Alienating Half the Population

Jason Pinter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jason Pinter

I'm tired of people saying Men Don't Read. Men LOVE to read. But the more publishing repeats the empty mantra that Men Don't Read the less they're going to try to appeal to men, which is where this vicious cycle begins.

'20th Century Travel': Faster, Better, Democratized (PHOTOS, POLL)

Allison Silver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Allison Silver

Americans transformed the notion of travel in the 20th century. They re-invented the form, just as they had re-invented themselves throughout their history.

National Bathroom Reading Month: 10 Best Books For Your Loo-brary

The Kansas City Star | Coupon Sherpa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The average American spends anywhere from 700 to 2,000 hours on the toilet throughout their lives. While cavemen were relegated to counting rocks to p...

Bestsellers Americans Used To Love

The Washington Post | Valerie Strauss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

While looking for different lists on the web, I came across those compiled by Publishers Weekly of bestselling hard-back books for every year of the 2...

Wiley Publishing Company Is Sending Deceptive Letter To Authors, Says Authors Guild

The Authors Guild | The Authors Guild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

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Jon Stewart Author Interview: Spencer Wells On The Costs Of Civilization (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Geneticist Spencer Wells spoke to Jon Stewart last night about his new book, "Pandora's Seed: The Unforeseen Cost of Civilization." He explained that,...

iPad Hasn't Killed eReaders Yet: Which Device To Choose?

The New York Times | JOANNA STERN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

While the price of many basic e-readers has been cut to stimulate sales, companies like Barnes & Noble and Spring Design have melded those E Ink scree...

David Markson Dead: Author Idolized By David Foster Wallace Dies At 82

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

(AP) -- David Markson, an author who rummaged relentlessly and humorously through art, history and reality in such novels as "Wittgenstein's Mistress"...

Israeli Author David Grossman To Be Awarded German Literary Peace Prize

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

One of Israel's best-known authors and outspoken peace activists, David Grossman, is to receive this year's prestigious German Book Trade Peace Prize,...

Obama To Write Foreword To Nelson Mandela's New Book

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — From one Nobel winner to another: President Barack Obama is writing a foreword to Nelson Mandela's new book. Publisher Farrar, Strau...

'Soul Of A Citizen': Does Protecting Our Children Mean Political Action For Them And For Us?

Paul Loeb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Paul Loeb

If we want our children to lead generous-spirited lives, we need to give them ideals to inspire them.

Glenn Beck Book 'The Overton Window' Trailer: Does It Make You Want To Read The Book? (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

It's no shock that right wing pundit Glenn Beck would eventually try his hand at writing fiction -- there's certainly a precedent for it. Beck steps i...