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Daily Meditation: The World Before You

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.09.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Jon Favreau's Chef Is the Best Food Movie Ever!

Jay Weston | Posted 07.07.2014 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

Jon Favreau at the Writer's Guild on Sunday. Photo by Jay This movie is absolutely delicious, a love letter to the people who prepare our food! I...

Your Weekly Travel Zen: The Open Road

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.04.2014 | Travel

This week's Moment of Travel Zen comes to us from HuffPost Travel associate editor Lisa Miller. Her photo, taken in the foothills of Colorado's Ro...

National Book Award Finalists Coming As eBooks

AP | Posted 10.06.2013 | Books

NEW YORK — Mary McCarthy's "The Group," a racy best-seller and National Book Award finalist from the `60s, is coming out as an e-book. The 1963...

Cyber Monday's Big E-Books Deal

Posted 11.28.2011 | Books

Black Friday saw a record number of shoppers flock to stores. While the in-person purchase still has plenty of followers, Cyber Monday serves as a gro...

5 Places To Get Away From It All

Black Tomato | Posted 11.20.2011 | Travel
Black Tomato

There are times in life when the only remedy is to disappear for a while, to get off the grid.

Why Do Publishers Hope You're Reading More Crime Fiction?

wsj.com | ALEXANDRA ALTER | Posted 09.07.2011 | Books

Crime often spikes when the economy sputters, but does demand for crime fiction surge as well? Publishers hope so. This year, as print sales contin...

Not So Open Road

New York Times | CELIA McGEE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

A Harlem postal employee and civic leader named Victor H. Green conceived the guide in response to one too many accounts of humiliation or violence wh...

eBooks: Pat Conroy's Bestsellers Released By Open Road

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — Pat Conroy says he knows so little about e-books that he didn't realize his work could be downloaded until a fan showed him during a ...

Andrew Wylie eBooks: The Literary Agent Will Publish Updike, Bellow, Roth And Others Through Amazon

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — It's war between Random House Inc. and a top literacy agency. Random House, the country's leading trade publisher, announced Thursda...

Random House Gives Up eBook Rights To Styron's Works

The New York Times | Motoko Rich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

After publicly staking a claim to the right to publish electronic versions of books that already have a long history in print, Random House appears to...

eBook Only Publication For Former Diplomat Mitchell Reiss's New Book On Terrorism

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK, (AP) -- Mitchell Reiss is a former diplomat and special envoy who has worked on peace treaties in Northern Ireland and discussed nuclear wea...

Publishers, Authors Battle Over eBooks: Who Owns The Rights?

Huffington Post | Amy Hertz and Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

On Friday, Random House started up a battle with authors when CEO Markus Dohle sent out a letter to literary agents regarding the rights to backlist b...

Jane Freidman's New E-Book Company

The New York Times | Motoko Rich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Sixteen months after stepping down as president and chief executive of HarperCollins Publishers Worldwide, Jane Friedman has formed a new company that...

eBook Rights: The Role Of Publishers Is Greater Than It May Seem

The New York Times | JONATHAN GALASSI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

News that the heirs of William Styron, the author of "Sophie's Choice," are licensing the electronic-publishing rights for some of his Random House bo...