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iPad eBook Apps: Which Should You Pick?

The New York Times | BOB TEDESCHI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

It's no longer such a novel thing to read a book on a mobile phone, and on the iPad, it's practically a requirement to download "The Elements" or open...

'The Way We're Working Isn't Working' (POLL)

Tony Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Tony Schwartz

We're in a new kind of energy crisis -- and this one's personal. Demand is overwhelming our capacity. We're running as fast as we can, but it's inexorably burning us down.

Amazon.com Tactics Draw Harsh Criticism

William Petrocelli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
William Petrocelli

Colorado is just the latest battleground in Amazon.com's tactical war against laws imposing sales tax-collection responsibility on the online retailer.

Murdoch's Wall Street Journal Takeover Chronicled In 'War At The Wall Street Journal'

Bloomberg | Joe Mysak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Based on her original reporting for the newspaper (and re- reported here), the book is as scrupulously documented as the Journal's "tick-tocks," which...

The Brain Mechanic Excerpt: A Stickler For "Life-Changing" Evidence

Spencer Lord | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Spencer Lord

Yes, you can change your beliefs, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy teaches you precisely how.

Series Dominate YA Market, But They're Not The 'Babysitters Club' Of Yesteryear

Publishing Trends | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Take a look at BookScan's bestselling juvenile titles for the week ending April 25: an astounding 73% were titles from one of several series. But the...

Oprah To Produce 'Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks' MOVIE For HBO

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — Oprah Winfrey is joining with Alan Ball to produce an HBO film based on the nonfiction best-seller "The Immortal Life of Henrietta La...

Bad Writing: What Is It Good For?

Salon.com | Andrew Leonard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

One of the less trumpeted features of the Internet is the unprecedented access it provides to really, really bad writing. Of course, awful books have ...

Manga Publisher's Major Layoffs: After Nearly Conquering The American Publishing Market, Big Manga Retrenchment

Publishers Weekly | Calvin Reid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

After years of booming sales the U.S. , the manga industry seems to have hit the wall. While the category is still one of the largest in the graphic n...

Sebastian Junger's 'Peek Into The Male Psyche' In 'War': Author Talks Military Life With Jon Stewart (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In "Perfect Storm" author Sebastian Junger's new book, "War," he goes frighteningly deep into the male psyche as he explores the lives of an army plat...

Stephen Colbert Author Interview: Hampton Sides On The Hunt For Martin Luther King's Killer (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Hampton Sides, the author of the new book "Hellhound on His Trail," spoke to Stephen Colbert last night about the hunt for James Earl Ray, the man who...

Nicholas Sparks Sold More Books In Past Six Weeks Than In All Of 2009

The Bookseller | Katie Allen and Philip Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Two blockbuster films adapted from Nicholas Sparks novels have propelled the author's romantic fiction to sales of an all-time high....

'Letters To Juliet': Worst Literary Heroine Ever To Go To For Advice?

Telegraph UK | Rowland Pelling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

There are many people I might turn to in the event of a broken heart, but Juliet Capulet is low on the list. How much wisdom could a teenage girl have...

'Wimpy Kid' SEQUEL Coming Next Year

Variety | Andrew Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Fox 2000 is putting stock in its "Wimpy Kid" series, with a date firmed for the second installment. ...

The New Yorker To Name 20 Best Authors Under 40

The New York Observer | Leon Neyfakh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

On June 7, The New Yorker will publish a double fiction issue in which it will name 20 individuals under the age of 40 whom they believe to be the mos...

Michiko Kakutani Rips Martin Amis's New Book: 'The Pregnant Widow' Is 'Remarkably Tedious,' Says NYT Reviewer

The New York Times | MICHIKO KAKUTANI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

This remarkably tedious new novel by Martin Amis is a sort of messy improvisation on Boccaccio's 14th-century collection of tales known as "The Decame...

Borders Helps Replace Stolen Books From Children's Library

Seattle Times | Susan Gilmore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Borders bookstore in Tacoma has teamed with the Port Orchard Library to encourage area residents to help replace some of the 1,300 children's picture ...

Tea Party Jacobins: The State Of American Politics Today

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Mark Lilla The New York Review of Books The Tea Party Jacobins "The Big Sort: Why the Clustering of Like-Minded America Is Tearing Us Apart" by Bill...

The Singer Affair: How A Crush On A Teacher Landed Me A Role In Her Novel

Mark Coggins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Mark Coggins

Neither Brett Singer's pedigree or the success of her future book were uppermost in my mind when I studied with her as an undergrad. What was uppermost was her. She seemed bohemian, worldly-wise and alluring.

A is for Amy & Adonis: Chapter G

Steven Crandell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Steven Crandell

G Cosmetic surgery was out of the question. Too expensive. For that matter, so was a new bra. However. If you could take out a mortgage to pay for ...

iPad Will Read Books Out Loud

Wired | Brian X. Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

When it began taking pre-orders for the iPad this morning, Apple also published some new details about how the tablet device will function as an e-boo...

Margaret Atwood To Star In Hockey Musical 'Score' With Nelly Furtado And Olivia Newton-John

Toronto Star | Bruce DeMara | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

A movie musical about hockey? How Canadian, eh? So Canadian in fact that a host of homegrown hosers are lining up to be part of Score: A Hockey Music...

Jeffrey Fox -- The Greatest Blogger Who Never Blogged

Gerald Sindell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Gerald Sindell

It seems everybody wants to write like Jeffrey Fox. I framed Jeff Fox as the new Machiavelli, explaining to the princes of the 21st century how the business world really worked.

China Refuses To Allow HIV-Positive Australian Author Into Country

Australian Broadcasting Corp. | Stephen McDonell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

China's refusal to allow an HIV-positive Australian author to enter the country has led to calls for the Beijing Government to change the law....

Jon Stewart Author Interview: Eamon Javers On Corporate Espionage (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Politico reporter Eamon Javers was on "The Daily Show" last night to talk about corporate espionage and his new book, "Broker, Trader, Lawyer, Spy." I...