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John Hall Does It All

John Hall co-wrote two of the most widely played songs on Top 40 radio during the 1970's that are still in constant rotation today. The hits "Still The One" and "Dance With Me." You may or may not connect the dots between the man, and...Show More Summary

The Bestseller Code: Anatomy of the Blockbuster Novel

By Jodie Archer and Matthew L. Jockers 1 THE BESTSELLER-OMETER, OR, HOW TEXT MINING MIGHT CHANGE PUBLISHING Back in the spring of 2010, Stieg Larsson's agent was having a good day. On June 13, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest—third...Show More Summary

Meet Greyson Gray! Chatting With Author B.C. Tweedt

GREYSON GRAY FACES RUBICON Living in Iowa has its perks. We have the Hawkeyes, at least three major colleges including the University of Iowa whose medical division is world-renowned, and Iowa State that sports a superb engineering division. Show More Summary

Groundbreaking Says Independent Publisher

"Like many of you, I continue to grapple with America's ultimate sickness, seeking understanding, and ways to eliminate bigotry from my life. It took me years to realize, I couldn't control the habits and prejudices of others, but lord knows, I bumped my head hundreds of times trying. Show More Summary

The 2016 Kirkus Prize Finalists

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This is Jamie: Actress, Activist, and Beloved Children's Book Author

Jamie Lee Curtis has a knack for simplifying complex topics, such as adoption and human emotion, and interpreting them in a way children can easily understand when reading her books. Her latest title, This Is Me: A Story of Who We Are...Show More Summary

Taming the West with Six-Guns & Fists

After decades of collecting vintage western paperbacks, (published 1939-1960) I decided to downsize and part with the approximately 3,000 novels I'd acquired. Getting rid of a collection is tough. So I decided to scan the covers. InShow More Summary

'The Queen of Katwe': The Ultimate Underdog Story

By Jessica Yu | Off the Shelf The Queen of Katwe will hit the silver screen in Disney's highly anticipated adaptation this week and stars Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o and David Oyelowo. Like The Blind Side, the film brings to life the story of an underdog whose drive and commitment allows them to overcome incredible odds in life and in sports. Show More Summary

'Home' Is Another Excellent Novel By Harlan Coben

Book Review - Jackie K Cooper HOME by Harlan Coben There are a million reasons why I like books by Harlan Coben. One, he is a consistent writer. Some authors have a good book and then it is all downhill. Not Harlan. If anything, each novel seems better than the one before it. Show More Summary

Safran Foer's 'Here I Am' Explores Divorce Between Liberal Jewish Americans and Israel

Because of Israel's growing ethno-nationalism, embarrassment has replaced guilt as many young Jewish Americans' dominant feeling toward Israel. "Here I Am" is Jonathan Safran Foer's first novel after 11 years. Jacob Bloch, its anti-hero, after one well-received novel published when he was very young, is writing for television, and doesn't like it. Show More Summary

The 3 Models of Modern Publishing -- And How You Should Choose

If you're reading this, you've already written a book, or you are seriously considering it. Now the question you want answered is, "What's the best book publishing option for me?" The book publishing landscape is very confusing. This...Show More Summary

10 Movies You Didn't Know Were Stephen King Books

By Sarah Jane Abbott | Off the Shelf Guinness Superlatives, the group that awards the Guinness World Records, has named Stephen King the living author with the greatest number of motion picture adaptions of his work. This comes as no surprise, as it seems that nearly everything Stephen King writes is adapted into some sort of film. Show More Summary

Brooklyn's Fiction Scene as Seen from Abroad: QA with a British Expert

On the eve of the 2016 Brooklyn Book Festival, we caught up with Professor James Peacock, author of the remarkable Brooklyn Fictions, one of the most comprehensive and incisive surveys of the Brooklyn literary scene. A UK citizen, Peacock...Show More Summary

Defiant: The POWs Who Endured Vietnam's Most Infamous Prison

BLACK SEA AND AMERICAN FIREPOWER Even at 43,000 tons and nearly three football fields in length, the USS Ticonderoga rolled with the swells of the South China Sea. She had cruised the waters of the Pacific Ocean for more than twenty years now, surviving a 1945 kamikaze attack off Taiwan and steaming victoriously into Tokyo Bay six months later. Show More Summary

Refugees and the Birth of Empathy

In April 2015, His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu met in Dharamsala for a historic conversation about joy. The Book of Joy (on sale now) chronicles the week-long discussion. Learn more at and on social...Show More Summary

The Writing Life: Joe Lelyveld's Truth

Joseph Lelyveld, former executive editor of the New York Times, recently published a biography of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, "His Final Battle: The Last Year of Franklin Roosevelt." The book has attracted rave reviews. An earlier...Show More Summary

Adam White's Motown Book Is A Stunner

Adam White's stunning new coffee-table book Motown: The Sound of Young America (Thames & Hudson) is a 400-page non-stop heat wave of compelling narrative and enthralling images about a company whose musical brilliance and chart dominance...Show More Summary

Gideon Rachman on Books and Writing

Gideon Rachman is the chief foreign affairs columnist for the Financial Times. You recently published Easternisation. Would you tell us a little bit about the book? Sure. "Easternisation" is a book about international politics, seen through the prism of the rise of Asia. Show More Summary

'A Life in Parts' by Bryan Cranston

Bryan Cranston's journey as an award-winning and critically acclaimed actor has been anything but linear. Long before he ascended to the top of his profession, Cranston faced no shortage of personal and professional challenges--including many lean years when the phone wasn't ringing nearly as often as it is today. Show More Summary

How Not to Get Sued for Your Memoir

Because I host regular free webinars about memoir writing, I'm in contact most months with hundreds of memoir writers. And even though the topics I teach typically have nothing to do with libel or slander or misrepresentation, people's questions always go there. Most writers are afraid of what will happen to them if they write their memoir. Show More Summary

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