- 2015 Dec 01
'Iterating Grace' Gets A Publisher
Farrar, Straus & Giroux is publishing the anonymous satire about the Silicon Valley as a small paperback edition.
Employees to Own Gibbs Smith, Publisher
The founder and president of Gibbs Smith, Publisher, explains why the company adopted an Employment Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP).
Ten Books Theater Fans Will Love
Find a list of books for the theater lover in your life with titles such as 'Razzle Dazzle' to 'Seth's Broadway Diary.'
UNC Bookstore Draws Protesters
Students, professors, and more gathered in protest of UNC-Chapel Hill's move to privatize its 100-year-old bookstore on Monday.
The Presidential Race, In Books
See how the 2016 presidential candidates are ranking with one another when it comes to the sales of their books.
- 2015 Nov 30
Amazon Shows Off Drones Via Video
The retailer released a promotional clip on Sunday showing a family receiving a product from one of its unmanned delivery drones.
BBC Offers Racy Take on Tolstoy
A serialized TV adaptation of 'War and Peace' on the British network--one of the plot lines involves incest--is raising some eyebrows across the pond.
UK Pub Biz Bashed for Lack of Diversity
Author Nikesh Shukla, who is among a group of authors raising the issue, asked: 'Where are the brown people?'
Obamas Hit D.C. Indie on Small Biz Sat.
President Obama swung by Upshur Street Books, which opened just over a year ago.
Black Friday Winners...and Losers
'Forbes' looks at how major retailers--among them Amazon, Walmart and Apple--fared on the biggest shopping day of the year.
- 2015 Nov 25
Hector Tobar: What I've Learned
The author of 'Deep Down Dark' answered questions about his writing career and on being Latino in a recent interview.
Nine Truths From Nonfiction Books
Find out nine things that every nonfiction lover knows to be true, including #1, 'people are strange.'
Arthur Miller Turns 100
Alec Baldwin, Ellen Barkin, and more are celebrating the playwright's birthday with a star-filled Broadway benefit performance.
More Tension Over Anne Frank's Diary
The copyright battle over Anne Frank's diary is reaching fever pitch as a French MP and an academic struggle to publish the texts online.
WaPo Embraces Self-Published Books
The Washington Post finally broke its strict rule against self-published books with a romance novel on this year's best-of list.
- 2015 Nov 24
Bertelsmann Seeks Partner to Buy Penguin
Reuters reported that Bertelsmann is talking to outside firms to gauge their interest in helping the company buy the 47% stake that Pearson owns in Penguin Random House.
Charities Accepting Book Donations
If you love books, then consider donating your favorite tomes to charities such as Bookpals listed here.
George RR Martin On Syrian Refugees
The 'Game of Thrones' author addressed the Syrian refugee crisis, criticizing politicians opposed to welcoming victims of Isis.
2015's Best Indie Press Books
Check out a list of 50 books from independent publishers that dominated 2015, from 'Binary Star' to 'At Least Two Seconds.'
Should Amazon Close on Thanksgiving?
A warehouse worker for Amazon is making a case for why the retailer should not be open on Thursday.
- 2015 Nov 23
Wal-Mart Tests Cyber Sunday
According to 'Bloomberg Business,' the retail chain is trying to best Amazon with its pre-Cyber Monday event.
Kushner on California Prisons
Deborah Treisman talks to author Rachel Kushner, on the 'New Yorker' Page Turner blog, about her story in this week's magazine.
UK Booksellers Try 'Civilized Saturday'
Over 100 booksellers have signed on to offer an antidote to the mayhem-inducing Black Friday.
Coates Talks Process on NPR
Newly minted National Book Award winner Ta-Nehisi Coates talked to 'All Things Considered' about his work, his father and Thanksgiving.
The 'Guardian' reports on the turnaround at the U.K. book chain, which nearly went under four years ago.
- 2015 Nov 20
Charlie Sheen to Pen A Memoir
Sheen's agent confirmed meeting with publishers about a book that would detail the actor's career and his HIV diagnosis.
Parisians Take Solace in Hemingway Book
In grief and defiance, Parisians are purchasing Hemingway’s ‘Moveable Feast’ about his time in Paris en masse.
A Quiz on Book Covers
Test how well you know the covers of famed books including 'Cat in the Hat' and 'The Martian' with this difficult quiz.
Top Ten Literary TED Talks
Check out a list of 10 literary-focused TED Talks of 2015, from poetry in prisons to book cover design.
Critics Divided On Top 2015 Books
There is a huge disparity between critics' reviews of leading books such as 'Fates and Furies' this year.
- 2015 Nov 19
The Next Hunger Games?
An article debates what could become the next big YA film franchise.
A Hunger Games Farewell
An article reflects on the Hunger Games franchise.
A Talk with Rebecca Stead
An interview with Rebecca Stead.
In Praise of Indie Bookstores
A parent praises independent bookstores.
The Benefits of Staff Diversity Training
Lee & Low staff reflect on attending a recent diversity workshop.
Klassen on Creative Process
Jon Klassen talks to a Hong Kong audience about writing for kids.
Astrid Lindgren Home
Astrid Lindgren's home is opening up for adult fans.
Costa Children's Book Shortlist
The Costa Children's Book shortlist is announced.
The Kids Behind 'Famous Five'
A look at the children who inspired the covers for Enid Blyton's Famous Five books.
'Merlin Saga' Adaptation
A movie adaptation of T.A. Barron's The Merlin Saga is in the works.
Riordan Applauds Change to Cover
Rick Riordan is pleased that his Russian publisher is no longer whitewashing the Kane Chronicles series.
Alexander's Master Plan
Kwame Alexander hopes to reach kids who have become reluctant readers.
Amazon's Retail Juggernaut
An analysis of how Amazon has steadily built an online retailing giant that is likely to go unmatched.
Finding Yourself In A Book
An author shares how reading a book, and writing one, can change your life.
Novelist Stephen Birmingham Dies
Known for chronicling the rich and other elite, Birmingham died on Sunday at the age of 86.
Rick Riordan Helps End 'Whitewashing'
After his complaints, Russian editions of Riordan's YA series will now depict his African American character accurately.
On Weeding Your Bookshelf
Check out a guide on how to clear space on bookshelves, including the question, "Why do I even have that?"
- 2015 Nov 18
Patterson Series Coming to Silver Screen
Rob Riggle and Lauren Graham cast in James Patterson‘s Middle School series.
Julianne Moore to Reteam with Todd Haynes on ‘Wonderstruck’ Movie.
YouTube to Book Phenomenon
How a handful of YouTube stars became bestselling authors.
Letter from Suzanne Collins
The author writes a thank tou to the 'Hunger Games' film team.
Listen to a Literary Beat
Learn more about John Seabrook, the author of 'The Song Machine' who plays in a band comprised of publishing industry veterans.
Picking A National Book Award Winner
Why it's impossible to please everyone when picking the National Book Award winners in fiction and non-fiction.
Taylor Swift, Scholastic Donate Books
The partnering saw 25,000 books donated to NYC schools through the 'Open A World of Possible' initiative.
Bookstore Named 'Isis' Vandalized
Anger over the terrorist attacks by the group known as ISIS in Paris resulted in the vandalism of a Denver bookstore over the weekend.
Margo Baldwin Named Trustee
Sterling College named president and publisher of Chelsea Green Publishing Margo Baldwin to its Board of Trustees on Tuesday.
- 2015 Nov 17
Children's Book-Inspired Recipes
Twelve recipes that are inspired by children's books.
A look at famous teenage authors.
Taylor Swift Book Donations
Taylor Swift donates 25,000 books to NYC schools through the 'Open a World of Possible' initiative.
Alice at Oxford
A look at the Oxford and the origins of 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.'
Madeline Cartoon for France
A Madeline-themed cartoon pays tribute to France.
Profound Children's Books
Fifteen children's books worth revisiting as adults.
Hunger Games Behind the Scenes
A look at how the Hunger Games films came to fruition.
Anne Frank 'Co-Author'
Anne Frank's father has been added as a co-author of his daughter's diary for copyright purposes.
'Middle School' Movie
James Paterson's Middle School series will star Rob Riggle and Lauren Graham.
Casting for 'Wonderstruck'
Julianne Moore will star in the film adaptation of 'Wonderstruck.'
An article about the wave of books coming out from YouTube authors.
Suzanne Collins Thank You
A letter from Suzanne Collins thanking Hunger Games filmmakers.
New Looks for Classic Books
Publishers are rethinking the book-jacket art for literary classics including 'Alice in Wonderland' and more.
An Emoji Takes Word of the Year
For the first time ever, the Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year is a pictograph known as the ‘Face with Tears of Joy’ emoji.
Nine Books for 'Hamilton' Fans
Check out a list of titles that blend history with storytelling, similar to Lin-Manuel Miranda's hit musical.
Kimball Leaves 'America's Test Kitchen'
Christopher Kimball is out after failing to reach an agreement with the TV show's parent company.
Guild Takes on Contract Provisions
In the latest installment of its Fair Contract Initiative, the Authors Guild is calling out publishers for using contract provisions to "slash authors’ royalties to mere pennies per copy sold."
- 2015 Nov 16
Two Editors Killed in Paris Attacks
Two young editors died in the shootings at the Bataclan concert hall in a series of terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday, November 13.
Amazon, Apple Audiobooks Probed
Germany's Federal Cartel Office has begun an investigation into Apple Inc's arrangement with Amazon for purchasing audiobooks.
Obituary: Charles Tillinghast
Tillinghast, the founder of Advanced Marketing Services, died at age 78 on Thursday, November 5.
The Truth Behind E-book Subscriptions
Global brands seem to dominate e-book subscriptions, but the truth is that nimble, local publishing startups across Europe are leading.
New York Public Library Goes Underground
The library is expanding and updating one of the most sophisticated book storage systems in the world, 17 feet below ground.
- 2015 Nov 13
B&N Creates Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga Ad
B&N chairman Leonard Riggio recruited the singers for a TV ad in order to combat holiday sales competition.
Six Books for Entrepreneurs
Check out these resources for entrepreneurs that include books 'The Lean Start-Up' and 'Zero to One.'
Steinbeck Boat Sails Again
The Western Flyer made famous 75 years ago in John Steinbeck's book 'The Log From the Sea of Cortez' is returning to the sea.
Proof NYC Bookstores Are Thriving
Read five reasons why the forecast for New York City bookstores is sunny despite rising rent prices.
An Anti-Amazon Book Club
Four indie booksellers are launching a counterattack to Amazon's new bookstore with the newly-founded Litographs Book Club.
- 2015 Nov 12
Amazon to Open Chicago Office
The e-commerce giant advanced negotiations to lease office space in a two-tower property in downtown Franklin.
Paul Theroux's Favorite Books
The author of 'Deep South' answered questions about his favorite books, what he's reading now, and the ideal reading experience.
Umberto Eco on Literature and Losers
Promoting his new novel ‘Numero Zero,’ Eco explained why "real literature is about losers."
O’Reilly, Will Feud Over Reagan
George Will’s column ‘Bill O’Reilly makes a mess of history’ is the latest in the pair’s feud over the book ‘Killing Reagan.’
A Re-Discovered Edith Wharton Story
A never-published short story by Wharton was found in Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.
- 2015 Nov 11
Kate Hudson Penning a Book
The latest celebrity to get a book deal, Hudson aims to inspire readers through Dey Street Books, an imprint of William Morrow.
Henning Mankell Memoir Coming
'Quicksand,' a 'memoir of sorts,' is to be published in February 2016, and is comprised of a series of autobiographical essays.
Ten Harry Potter Realizations
Enjoy a list of ten things that every 'Harry Potter' reader notices only after the second reading of the books.
Woman Seeks Funds for Bookstore
Kaci Aslamov is attempting to raise $25,000 on the crowdsourcing website Indiegogo to help purchase Paulina Springs Books in Redmond, Oregon.
Refunds Follow Kobo Mini Sale Mess
Kobo has promised to refund all orders from the Kobo Mini sale since only old demo units were available.
- 2015 Nov 10
The most romantic lines from YA books.
Young adult books featuring non-white protagonists.
On What Kids Should Read
A writer reflects on how she believes that kids should read whatever they want.
Colbert to Rowling
Stephen Colbert calls out J.K. Rowling for revealing Harry Potter secrets that change everything.
Sharing a Favorite Children's Book
Marissa Meyer on reading to her children.
Hilary Knight's 'Eloise' turns 60.
Encyclopedia Brown Movie?
A look at the history of the Encyclopedia Brown books and the possibility of a movie.