I have a box filled with favorite books read to my boys when they were quite young. Many of them have "dog-eared" pages, finger prints, little tears. Just touching them brings back innumerable memories of hours spent with each of them on my lap as I read these books.
Can it be true? Those shiny, blinking devices that seem to be multiplying around us are actually encouraging us to read more? Apparently so! But tabl...
We've had many random questions about the e-book single business since Thin Reads launched in April as the world's first and only website covering this medium. Here are 20 of them in no particular order.
Swenson had suspicions about the Russian woman before she vanished and he set out on a quest to discover more about her in a journey that took him to Russia. He's a writer so he did what all writers do when life throws a curve ball: he wrote about his failed romance.
So, I eat crow on this one. I've been trumpeting the digital revolution for readers for years. But I miss my tattered pages, my rumpled book covers, my heavy backpack, my cherished, cherished book covers.
Dr. Jeffrey Schwartz applies Buddhist teachings to his work with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and bucks the mainstream belief that the brain is a static organ that dictates our actions. So it is no wonder that he is a controversial figure.
Hugh Howey, John Dumas and Danny Iny all have one thing in common. The bestselling author, top-ranking podcaster and profitable entrepreneur have a habit of giving their books away for free.
The potential for violence lives within all of us, and I'm no exception. Violence in my novels is contrived--it's pure fiction--but reflects a core truth about human nature. It's never meant to be gratuitous, but rather serves the story.
"It's Trini vernacular cell phone text speak," author Robert Antoni announced before reading an excerpt from his novel, As Flies to Whatless Boys, at a Brooklyn Book Festival bookend event held recently at MoCADA.
Adding value doesn't have to mean diminishing the previous value. I think it is heartening that libraries are finding ways to survive -- and flourish. It is worthy that they provide digital access to those who need and want it.
Write what scares you, my friends. Write what scares you.
The smell of Jamaican patties and jerk chicken and the sounds of the West Indies Patois were very much in evidence during the annual Brooklyn Book Festival.
On Nov. 29, 2005, I was on the red carpet for the historic premiere of Brokeback Mountain. Everyone in attendance that night became a part of history, helping launch a profound, heart-wrenching portrayal of the costs of the living in the closet.
With a new afterword, Lady Colin offers honest, heartfelt insights into the facts surrounding the 1997 car crash that took Diana's life.
We all know that audio can be a powerful way to engage your audience, but can it really help you make a book sale? You bet it can. Though with all the...