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How to Write a Best-selling Novel

John Blumenthal | Posted 08.20.2012 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

Make sure the book is thick by using a reasonably large typeface, ending chapters at the top of the page and including lots of unnecessary punctuation. Is Animal Farm a best-seller? No. Why? Not enough pages.

The Author's Guide to Great Networking

Arielle Ford | Posted 11.28.2011 | Books
Arielle Ford

Like sales, networking is the bane of many an author's existence. But networking is a skill that often means the difference between success and failure for authors.

Barnes And Noble:

Publishing Perspectives | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

B&N was the bookseller whose massive expansion into superstores in the '80s and '90s was seen as the catalyst for the closure of numerous independent ...

The President's 'Inner Circle,' 'World War II' And More: The Week's Hottest Reads

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "The Inner Circle" by Brad Meltzer (Grand Central Publishing)...

'True Grit' Book Sales Up, Thanks To Movie

usatoday.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

For True Grit, Oscar buzz intersects with book buzz. And there's more buzz: Angelina Jolie pens a blurb for Gayle Lemmon's Dressmaker of Khair Khana, ...

If Borders Folds, Should We Mourn?

Washington City Paper | Lydia DePillis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Borders Books and Music is in trouble. It's not done well in the rough-and-tumble world of online bookselling, and according to the people who follow ...

Used Booksellers Threatened By Utah Law

blogs.publishersweekly.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Bookseller Ken Sanders, who owns Ken Sanders Rare Books, posted a call to action on his Web site earlier this week alerting customers to a Utah state...

Life After Borders

publishersweekly.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Although Borders has been struggling financially for years, for the first time the book industry is openly, and in many cases actively, planning for w...

Weirdest Things Bought In Bookstores (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

With Borders Books in trouble but Barnes and Noble doing well, and with indie bookstores getting so much positive attention, it seems like so many wac...

Oprah Book Club Of England Equivalent

Metro.co.uk | Posted 01.02.2012 | Books

The selected titles were announced yesterday and include four debut novels. Among those on the list are Trespass by Rose Tremain, The Blasphemer by...

Nook To Thank For Great End-Of-Year For Barnes And Noble

DailyFinance | SARAH WEINMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

For the nine-week holiday period ending Jan. 1, comparable store sales for Barnes & Noble's brick-and-mortar business was up 9.7% compared to last yea...

BookstoreBingo

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

For the first #WriterWednesday of the new year, amidst news of turmoil at Borders and sales records at Amazon, let's celebrate what goes on in booksto...

eBooks

The Jakarta Globe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Among avid readers, the question of whether e-books would eventually replace the printed page remains a hotly debated subject. Many readers simply don...

Making Books Do Things eBooks Can't, And Vice Versa

latimes.com | David L. Ulin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Mainstream publishers say printed books are far from extinct. Nonetheless, their role in publishing is changing. Amazon.com now sells more e-books tha...

Book Publishers Scramble For Chinese Readers

nytimes.com | DAN LEVIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The novel "The Persian Boy," by Mary Renault, has it all. In the West, the book, which is filled with scenes of pederasty and homosexual passion, rais...

17 Amazing Bookstores

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

It's been a tough decade for bookstores with a record number of closings. We've done the bookstore obituaries and then we decided to celebrate the liv...

Mark Twain And George Bush Duke It Out For The Top

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "Port Mortuary" by Patricia Cornwell (Putnam Adult)...

Amazon Grants Nielsen BookScan Information To Authors

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In a move to provide authors with a service their publishers have not, Amazon is making current Nielsen BookScan sales data available to authors on it...

UPDATED: Bookstore Obituaries

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

As the year comes to a close, we're all slammed with hoards of "best of" lists -- Best Books, Best Kids Books, Best Cook Books, etc. On top of that, ...

First Espresso Book Machine In Continental Europe

publishersweekly.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

On Demand Books, the company behind the Espresso Book Machine, continues to extend its reach. Late last month it installed its first machine in contin...

Will Google eBook Venture Level The Playing Field?

sfgate.com | Liz Hafalia / The Chronicle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

As president of the independent American Booksellers Association, Tucker has been working with Google on its Google Editions initiative for the past t...

When Thrillers Attack!

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "Cross Fire" by James Patterson (Little, Brown)...

Can Publishers Use Social Games?

GalleyCat | Jason Boog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

We stopped by Mediabistro's Social Gaming Summit yesterday, gathering some publishing intelligence from Manny Anekal, the director of brand advertisin...

Indie Bookseller Lauches Anti-Amazon Blog

GalleyCat | Jason Boog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Jeff Waxman from Chicago's indie bookstore, 57th Street Books, has launched a Tumblr account called Against Amazon. MobyLives has more details: "[It ...

What Do Sondheim, Roosevelt And Vonnegut Have In Common?

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"APOLLO'S ANGELS: A History of Ballet" by Jennifer Homans The New York Times Homans's accomplishment is akin to setting the most delicate and beautifu...