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Believe In Yourself And Dreams Come True!

Nick Katsoris | Posted 01.28.2016 | Parents
Nick Katsoris

Imagine if 18 time Olympic Gold Medalist Michael Phelps' mother never took him to swimming practice, or if three time Oscar winner Meryl Streep was told not to audition for the school play.

Grisham Goes Rogue Writer With ROGUE LAWYER

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 12.26.2015 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

John Grisham has gone rogue. His latest novel ROGUE LAWYER is not your father's John Grisham book. This one has saltier language, a brief hint of sexual activity, and a cast of characters who do not live by any accepted moral compass.

The 5 Worst Things a Writer Can Say

Holly Robinson | Posted 10.25.2015 | Books
Holly Robinson

This past week, I launched my fifth novel, Chance Harbor, provoking a friend to exclaim, "Wow, you're popping out books like Tic Tacs, aren't you?...

Woman Up, Mississippi Leaders!

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 08.23.2015 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

It's not about "political correctness" (in the context of current Mississippi politics, supporting the inclusion of the Rebel standard on the state flag is the politically "correct" thing to do). It's about moral correctness; it's about historical correctness; it's about common decency.

Reading "To Kill a Mockingbird" as an Adult

Lev Raphael | Posted 08.03.2015 | Books
Lev Raphael

Flannery O'Connor damned the novel with pretty faint praise when it came out: "I think for a child's book it does all right." That seems unduly harsh (and unfair to YA literature). What works best for me as an adult reader is the slow accretion of local color, the barbed social comedy, and the graceful prose.

Book Exposition of America: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow?

David Finkle | Posted 06.01.2015 | Books
David Finkle

Whatever is happening in publishing today looks to be reflected at the Book Exposition of America (BEA). The annual event, just held May 27-29 at the Jacob Javits center, seems to be shrinking to oblivion. f

Something Rotten in Oxford (Mississippi)

Ronnie Musgrove | Posted 05.24.2015 | Politics
Ronnie Musgrove

To fully understand University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones unceremoniously getting the boot, you must take the advice of advice of Watergate's Deep Throat and "follow the money."

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of December 13

Digital Book World | Posted 02.16.2015 | Books
Digital Book World

This week the majority of best-selling ebooks belong to Penguin Random House, which scores 13 of the top 25 titles, including the No. 1 spot, Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. The title is likely buoyed up by the forthcoming release of a film adaptation, directed by Angelina Jolie and due out in theaters on Christmas Day.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of December 6

Digital Book World | Posted 02.09.2015 | Books
Digital Book World

If the sharp drop in the average price of a best-selling ebook last week was any indication the holiday shopping season (and its discounts) was upon us, this week's Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List appears to confirm it.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of November 29

Digital Book World | Posted 02.02.2015 | Books
Digital Book World

As the holiday shopping season kicks into high gear, some of the past year's top titles are making renewed appearances on the Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of November 22

Digital Book World | Posted 01.26.2015 | Books
Digital Book World

It's only been a little over a week since Amazon and Hachette buried the hatchet, so it's likely premature to see much change for the publisher's titles on the Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List. Still, Hachette titles do appear to have gained a bit of ground

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of November 15

Digital Book World | Posted 01.19.2015 | Books
Digital Book World

There are quite a number of new titles on this week's list -- four of them within the top ten -- and most are by best-selling authors like Nora Roberts, Tess Gerritsen and Stephen King.

John Grisham's Latest Thriller, Gray Mountain

Thane Rosenbaum | Posted 01.17.2015 | Books
Thane Rosenbaum

Since the publication of A Time to Kill in 1989, Grisham has written one book a year, and true to form, his latest novel, Gray Mountain, arrives both on time and with all the thrilling suspense and supple plotline that we have come to expect of this master storyteller.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of November 8

Digital Book World | Posted 01.12.2015 | Books
Digital Book World

Self-published titles comprise twenty percent of this week's Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List, the same share as last week. But now three of them are inside the top ten.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of November 1

Digital Book World | Posted 01.05.2015 | Books
Digital Book World

Gillian Flynn's hit Gone Girl trades places with Gray Mountain by John Grisham, ending its six-week run at the top of the Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of October 25

Digital Book World | Posted 12.29.2014 | Books
Digital Book World

Self-published titles make a strong showing on this week's Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List. Penelope Ward's Stepbrother Dearest remains inside the top ten, scooting up a couple of places into the No. 4 spot this week.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of October 18

Digital Book World | Posted 12.22.2014 | Books
Digital Book World

Gone Girl rounds out its fifth week at the top of the Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List as Jodi Picoult's Leaving Time debuts at No. 2.

An Open Letter to John Grisham About Child Pornography

Harry Leibowitz | Posted 12.17.2014 | Impact
Harry Leibowitz

Children as young as 3 and 4 are often shown as sex objects in child porn and even those who are older do not often have the "choice" or the capability to make a "choice" to be involved. This is a clear and simple form of predation.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks: Week of October 11

Digital Book World | Posted 12.15.2014 | Books
Digital Book World

This week sees an uptick in the number of titles with price tags higher than $10 on the Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of October 4

Digital Book World | Posted 12.08.2014 | Books
Digital Book World

Even though Donna Tartt's novel drops off the list this week, Hachette makes a somewhat stronger showing than they have in some time, with two titles of its titles landing within the top ten.

'The Marco Effect' A Talk With Jussi Adler-Olsen

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 11.23.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Jussi Adler-Olsen is the internationally bestselling author of the Department Q series, which has sold almost fifteen million copies worldwide.

'Farmer's Son' Is a Great Read -- And the First Adult Novel for America's 60 Million Dyslexics

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 07.05.2014 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

You know what's coming, what has to come. And then you cheer and punch the air -- no, that's Rocky. This novel is better, because it's more truthful about the price a man pays and the years he loses when he is the bitch of a tyrant.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of March 22

Digital Book World | Posted 05.26.2014 | Books
Digital Book World

The film based on the first book in Veronica Roth's Divergent series just raked in $56 million at the box office in its opening weekend. Meanwhile, that trilogy occupies the top three spots in this week's Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List for the second week running.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of March 15

Digital Book World | Posted 05.19.2014 | Books
Digital Book World

Veronica Roth's powerhouse Divergent series is beginning to look a lot like The Hunger Games. For the first time, the trilogy snags the top three spots on this week's Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List.

Top 10 Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of March 1

Digital Book World | Posted 05.05.2014 | Books
Digital Book World

Veronica Roth's Divergent series still tops the Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller lists taking the Number 1 and 2 spots. The popularity of the books is being driven in part by the upcoming Divergent movie, which hits theaters March 21.