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Sara Nelson
Sara Nelson is a notable American publishing industry figure based in New York City. Prior to becoming the Editorial Director of Books and Kindle at, Sara was the Books Editor at Oprah's O Magazine and Editor-in-Chief at the book industry's chief trade publication Publishers Weekly. Sara’s views have been widely reported in numerous publications and outlets such as the Today Show, CBS This Morning, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today. Sara also blogs at

Entries by Sara Nelson

Oprah's New Book Club Pick: The Same Old Song, Only Better

(2) Comments | Posted December 10, 2013 | 11:20 AM

When Oprah Winfrey announced today that Sue Monk Kidd's The Invention of Wings would be the newest selection in her Book Club 2.0, you could almost hear a symphony of hands slapping foreheads all over town. "Duh," was a typical first reaction: OF COURSE Oprah would choose this novel about...

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Sex, Violence and Devils: Ten Books That Shocked the World

(163) Comments | Posted September 30, 2013 | 6:01 PM

When I was a kid, I had a very forward thinking science teacher who assigned the seventh grade class a very provocative book. Brave New World, it was called. I went home that night and told my (equally forward thinking, it turned out) mother about the assignment -- and she...

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David Cameron 'Probably Rode Rebekah Brooks's Horse'

(162) Comments | Posted March 1, 2012 | 2:38 PM

David Cameron "probably" rode a horse which was lent by police to former News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks, his spokeswoman said today.

The news is a dramatic backtrack from the PM’s earlier insistence he had never ridden the nag, named Raisa, in question.

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Avatar 2 Release Pushed Back To 2016 Reveals Producer Jon Landau

(91) Comments | Posted January 12, 2012 | 8:07 AM

The sequel to the blockbuster Avatar is at least four years away, producer Jon Landau has revealed.

The announcement, made at a screening for the Titanic remake, is bound to disappoint fans of the 3D fantasy adventure, after director James Cameron spoke of his hopes to release...

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Drought Order: South East Water Warn Customers Not To Have Baths Over Christmas

(31) Comments | Posted December 23, 2011 | 4:15 AM

South East Water has asked homeowners to take short showers instead of baths over the Christmas period after issuing a drought order.

Residents in 65,000 homes in Sussex have also been asked not to wash their cars with hosepipes, to turn off the taps while they are...

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Madeleine McCann: Do You Hold Missing Piece Of The Puzzle? Ask Kate And Gerry As 'Renewed Hope' Revealed

(16) Comments | Posted December 22, 2011 | 7:11 AM

Kate and Gerry McCann have vowed to move into 2012 with “renewed energy and continued hope” as they continue the hunt for their missing daughter.

In a Christmas message posted on their website, the couple thanked their supporters and urged people to keep Madeleine and “all missing...

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What Makes a Best-seller Does Not Make a Winning Candidate

(8) Comments | Posted September 10, 2007 | 8:14 PM

When Oprah Winfrey hosted a celebrity-studded fundraiser in Santa Barbara on Saturday, it was not surprising that the Obama campaign was ebullient. After all, the television star is the most influential -- not to mention the wealthiest -- African American woman in the country.

Consider the millions who watch...

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