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Amazon Kindle Sales Living Up To Projections, Surprising Some

Silicon Alley Insider | Peter Kafka | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Newest data point on Amazon's Kindle sales, which Amazon says are great but won't ever quantify: TechCrunch cites "a source close to Amazon with direc...

Resurrecting Literature: Sustenance for the Progressive Soul

Jennifer Nix | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Nix

I once again see the potential and power of literature, and hope to tell new and necessary stories. As activists, we must not lose sight of art. Here are some questions I posed to Aleksandar Hemon.

Amazon Kindle Review: It'll Make You Smarter and Richer, Kind Of, But Not Really

Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Burdick

I could hand this to my friends or my parents and feel confident that they could read with it -- it might be easier to use than an iPod (but, importantly, it's not easier to use than a book).

Preview: Wild, Upcoming Novel By NYT Veteran Lampoons Judy Miller and Other NYTers

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Greg Mitchell

Sure to get media tongues a-wagging when published on July 31 is the new John Darnton novel, Black and White and Dead All Over.

Black and White and Dead All Over: New York Times Veteran Pens Newspaper Murder Mystery | Jeff Bercovici | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Have you picked out your beach reading material yet? If you work at The New York Times, you might want to get your hands on an advance copy of Black a...

Salman Rushdie Knighted

AP | GREGORY KATZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LONDON — Author Salman Rushdie slipped into Buckingham Palace on Wednesday to receive a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II that had angered many...

Jezebel's "Fine Lines" Feature Gets Picked Up By HarperCollins In First Non-Gawker Gawker Book Deal

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

If you are a woman of certain age — that age being the age of growing up with books like Summer of Fear and The Girl With The Silver Eyes and De...

Audio Book Review: Shadow of Power

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tom Alderman

This plot is like Hamburger Helper. There's a modest ingredient somewhere in there, to which is added a whole lot of filler in an attempt to bulk up a meager meal.

SLIDESHOW: "Camp Camp" Takes Us Back To Summers Gone By

Roger Bennett | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Roger Bennett

"Camp Camp: Where Fantasy Island Meets Lord of the Flies" is the sequel to "Bar Mitzvah Disco," picking up where that book left off — to head ba...

Michael Moore To Publish Election Guide

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — Take cover, McCain. You too, Obama. Michael Moore is coming out with a new book. The tome, titled "Mike's Election Guide," a manual ...

Jason Linkins

Fox's O'Reilly To Release Memoir This Fall That Is Already Quite Unintentionally Hilarious | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Those of you who follow the goings-on of the Wingnut Welfare Book Club, or who are just tired of books that don't provide the sort of cognitive disson...

Sean Connery Pens Memoir

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LONDON — Sean Connery will offer the first public glimpse of his memoirs at this year's Edinburgh Book Festival, organizers announced Thursday. ...

Book Review: Hold Tight

Fred Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Fred Klein

Coben is not only one of today's top selling thriller writers, he has almost single handedly spawned a special category, that of contemporary domestic suspense.

Meghan McCain To Write Children's Book

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — Meghan McCain, daughter of the Republican Party's presumptive presidential nominee, is working on a picture book about her father, Se...

Victoria Gotti Sued By Publisher Over Book Advance

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — A book publisher has sued Victoria Gotti for the return of an advance she was paid to write a memoir she never delivered. HarperColl...

David Sedaris: 97% True + 3% Fake = Non-Fiction

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

David Sedaris' latest book, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, came out earlier this week and he was the subject of this week's "Ten Questions" in Time....

Germany Abuzz Over Racy Novel Of Sex And Hygiene

New York Times | NICHOLAS KULISH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Not many literary readings are restricted to an over-18 audience. Fewer still take place under circus tents. Yet nothing could be more appropriate for...

Craig says new book will cover arrest turmoil

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

WASHINGTON — Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho, is writing a book that will reflect on the turmoil after his arrest last year in an airport sex sting. ...

Scott McClellan Hits #1 On Amazon! What Really Happened With What Happened — His Publisher Tells All!

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

We asked the publisher if the publicity of McClellan's book felt different this time around, or if this was exactly what he planned. After all, doesn't every publisher plan for their books to hit #1?

White House Responds To Scott McClellan's Accusations

AP | JENNIFER LOVEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — In a shocking turnabout, the press secretary most known for defending President Bush on Iraq, Katrina and a host of other controver...

Exclusive Excerpt From New James Bond Novel

Vanity Fair | Sebastian Faulks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

To honor Ian Fleming's centenary, one of Britain's top novelists has accepted espionage fiction's ultimate challenge: reviving James Bond. In an excl...

Book offers fascinating tales of modern-day cannibalism

AP | MALCOLM RITTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

"Among the Cannibals: Adventures on the Trail of Man's Darkest Ritual" (Smithsonian Books, 278 pages. $25.95), by Paul Raffaele: You know the standard...

Remembering Ian Fleming, And James Bond, In London

New York Times | John F. Burns | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Any writer who has struggled to "do the words" would take heart from the self-effacing assessment written for himself by Ian Fleming, the raffish Engl...

Borders Returns To The Web After 7 Year Partnership With Amazon

AP | DAVID RUNK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DETROIT — Borders Group Inc. is returning to online retailing after seven years paired with, but analysts say it will be a challenge ...

"Goodnight Bush: A Parody" Hits Bookstores

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The classic children's tale "Goodnight Moon" lovingly details the bedtime ritual of a bunny who goes about saying goodnight to various objects in his ...