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Forbes: Which Author Makes The Most Money?

Forbes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Publishers are feeling the heat, with hardcover sales weak and the rise of e-books promising to upend their business models. But the world's 10 top-ea...

The Author Photo: Where's My Body Double When I Need Her?

Holly Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Holly Robinson

How much does an author photo really count when it comes to selling the book? Books might not sell better with a gorgeous author, but it couldn't hurt.

Glenn Beck, Stephen King Exchange Brutal Insults (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Glenn Beck and Stephen King have both written bestselling books, but the similarities stop there. The two have publicly declared their active dislike ...

The 'Fascinating Fascism' of Sarah Palin

Ariel Gonzalez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ariel Gonzalez

Sarah Palin lacks optimism and humor, two of Reagan's strongest traits. If she runs, it'll be on a platform of grievance. And her speeches will drip with bilious sarcasm.

Writing Habits of the Not-Yet-Rich, and Not-Yet-Famous

Melanie Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Melanie Benjamin

If you're one of those authors who spend a great deal of time socializing, networking or organizing, then don't be surprised that you haven't yet finished that novel you've been working on for these past five years.

I Write Like Erupts Online, Authors Scratch Heads

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — For anyone who has ever thought Charles Dickens was lurking inside his or her prose, a new website claims it can find your inner auth...

'I Write Like' Sweeps The Web: Which Famous Author Do You Write Like?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

For the past few days, the web has been buzzing about a new website called I Write Like that will analyze your writing and tell you which famous autho...

Saving The Stories Of Beverly Jensen: One Man's Quest To Publish His Wife's Stories After Her Death

Jay Silverman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jay Silverman

When Beverly Jensen, my wife, was dying in 2003, she feared she'd been given talents and had not used them. But in fact she had.

Stephen King's Top 6 Must-Reads For Summer

EW | Stephen King | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

EW's pop culture columnist recommends Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy and five more standout books...

Ben Craw

"Maximum Overdrive" In Under 3 Minutes (VIDEO) | Ben Craw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

When we saw Stephen King's 1986 cult classic Maximum Overdrive - the only film King ever directed, as well as wrote - we were so overcome with awe and...

Improve Your Writing "Quickly and Easily," Pearson Promises

Justin Snider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Justin Snider

Pearson announced a series of applications for the iPhone and iPod touch called "GrammarPrep." Call me old school, but I don't believe there's a quick or easy way to get better at writing.

Book Review Roundup

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Did you miss any of the big book reviews this weekend? Catch up with the highlights below. "Solar," Ian McEwan The New York Times There's little tha...

ReelzChannel: 7 Other Reasons to Stay Dirty

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

This year Hitchcock's Psycho turns 50. We honor the occasion with a list of horrific bathroom scenes.

Why Did Stephen King Choose Tiny Publisher Cemetery Dance To Publish 'Blockade Billy'?

The Baltimore Sun | Andrea K. Walker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Stephen King is what got Richard Chizmar, owner of Cemetery Dance Publications, into the business of publishing horror and suspense books. Now King i...

Justin Cronin On 'The Passage,' Why The Vampire Story Will Never Go Away (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Literary fiction author Justin Cronin's new vampire book "The Passage" is shaping up to be the biggest book of the summer. Cronin didn't set out to ri...

Will You Survive Justin Cronin's 'The Passage'?

Andrew Shaffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Andrew Shaffer

Just how big is Justin Cronin's new release The Passage? The 766-page, post-apocalyptic vampire book weighs in at a whopping 2.4 pounds.

Rockbottom Remainders: Garage Band Members Stephen King, Amy Tan, Scott Turow Play Tour

The Hollywood Reporter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The all-star, all-author rock group Rock Bottom Remainders--featuring the likes of writers and authors Dave Barry, Amy Tan, Mitch Albom, Scott Turow, ...

Joe Hill's 'Horns': Success Outs Him As Stephen King's Son

Boston Globe | Joel Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

When Joe Hill decided to become a writer -- a horror writer no less -- he knew comparisons to his father, Stephen King, would be inevitable. So he tri...

Hot Summer Books From USA Today

USA Today | Deirdre Donahue, Jocelyn McClurg, Carol Memmott, Bob Minzesheimer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

What's summer without a good book to get you through those lazy days? Whether it's the season's hottest chick lit, memoir, beach read or celebrity tit...

'Watership Down': Rabbits The Key To 'Lost'?

Los Angeles Times | Todd VanDerWerff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

One of my favorite books of all time is "Watership Down." In that story, the main action of the book ends with around 20 pages left. (It's here that ...

Preview: Scott Snyder and Stephen King's American Vampire Brings Horror Back to Vampires

Bryan Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Bryan Young

DC Comics' Vertigo imprint has teamed up with short story author Scott Snyder and master of horror Stephen King to tell a uniquely American vampire story.

Talking with Bestselling Author, David Baldacci (LISTEN)

Jeff Rivera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jeff Rivera

New York Times bestselling author, David Baldacci wasn't always so successful. He may have over 18 bestsellers including his newest novel Deliver ...

'Lost' Reading List: Literary Influences From Stephen King To Flannery O'Connor

Los Angeles Times | Liesl Bradner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Ever since Sawyer was shown reading "Watership Down" in Season One of "Lost," an abundance of carefully placed works of literature have been featured...

iBooks Sneak Peek? Leaked List May Be First Books For iPad | Michael Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

These titles are sampled from a list of ebooks that one of our tipsters turned up; we were then able to confirm that it was sourced from Apple, and it...

Dear John Scores $32 Million for First Place, and Why Its Defeat of Avatar Isn't a Gender Politics Story

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Dear John dethroned Avatar at the top of the box office over Super Bowl weekend. Wow... a film's opening weekend managed to exceed another film's eighth weekend.