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Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of September 20

The impact of media tie-ins on best-selling ebooks makes its presence felt even more strongly this week. Just ahead of the release of a David Fincher-directed adaptation of Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn's novel slides into the No. 1 spotShow More Summary

My Book Makes Kids Laugh, And It Was Banned Anyway

In 2012 and 2013, my book series The Adventures of Captain Underpants earned the #1 spot on the ALA's Top Ten Most Frequently Challenged Books List. I'd been on the list a few times before, but never at the top, and it came as quiteShow More Summary

QUIZ: Which Punctuation Mark Are You?

1. Ah! After a hectic day, you finally have a couple minutes to yourself. How do you relax? a. Head to the gym or maybe pull out that worn-out yoga mat. Nothing like some positive energy to get your spirit back up! b. Curl up on the couch with a good book. c. Show More Summary

Going Too Far -- For Everyone's Sake

The envelope was from Her Majesty's Inland Revenue and Customs Service, located at a dock outside London, England, addressed to the publisher of Gay Presses of New York. I was one of the three owners of GPNy so I opened the envelope and read the letter. Show More Summary

Fly the Friendly Skies

How to be a Flight Stewardess A Handbook and Training Manual for Airline Hostesses Smith 1966   This is your glimpse into the magical world of airline stewardess. Exotic destinations, cute airline pilots are just a few of the perks of a stewardess career. Girls, if you have the “right stuff”, you can join this […]

Lydia Davis: Reading 'Goodbye Louise'

"Linda, Lyidia, Lindon, Lyda..." The acclaimed American short story writer Lydia Davis reads an ongoing piece of writing -- 'a false autobiography' -- of mistakes made about her name and profession. It's funny! In this video Lydia Davis (b. Show More Summary

Goodreads Interviews David Mitchell

Our thanks to our friends at Goodreads for this interview with David Mitchell, whose new novel, The Bone Clocks, is Amazon's Best Book of the Month Spotlight pick for September. ~ In the literary world David Mitchell is the stuff...

Murder Goes to Prep School: A Conversation About Tana French’s The Secret Place

The girls in The Secret Place are very recognizably obnoxious teenagers — to the extent that I thought they were all idiots, and at one point or another I thought all of them capable of murder.

Short List Of Banned Sci-Fi

Get your ray-guns ready! I’m going to list my three favorite banned sci-fi and fantasy titles.  Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. This one marks a double-threat–great book and a great movie version (you can watch it at CLP’s Downtown & Business location … Continue reading ?

Reading List: David Mitchell on his 5 favorite Japanese novels

With Reading List, The A.V. Club asks one of our favorite pop-culture creators to describe a list of reading materials that are tied together by a singular theme. The reader: Twice shortlisted for the Booker Prize, David Mitchell is one of England’s most respected and admired contemporary writers. Show More Summary

Charles Martin Scores Big With A LIFE INTERCEPTED

Book Review Jackie K Cooper A LIFE INTERCEPTED by Charles Martin Charles Martin. Mark that name down in your head as it is one you are going to hear more and more about in the literary world. Martin is the author of ten novels including his latest A LIFE INTERCEPTED and with each book his talent is more pronounced. Show More Summary

14 Questions to Help You Expertly Market Your Book

There's really never been a better time to be an author. There is a lot more competition than ever before, but there are also a lot more opportunities. For the first time in the history of publishing, authors have direct access to their readers. Show More Summary

A Gift of Classic American Photographs for the Whitney

The New York collectors Sondra Gilman Gonzalez-Falla and Celso Gonzalez-Falla are sharing 75 photographs with the Whitney Museum of American Art.

The Best Books of September: Part Two

Last week I wrote about the Editors' first five picks in September’s Best Books of the Month and promised to write about the rest of the picks this week. Here they are: Pick #6: If you want to hear straight...

'Murder 101' A Talk With Faye Kellerman

Photo: Karen Miller Faye Kellerman is the bestselling author of 26 novels, 22 of which feature the husband and wife team of Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus. Faye and her husband, Jonathan Kellerman, are the only married couple ever toShow More Summary

Participatory Culture: The Next Big Wave of Digitalization

Having finalised The Futurica Trilogy with my co-writer Jan Söderqvist five years ago, I thought I had pretty much said what could be said about the Internet revolution from a cyberphilosopher's perspective. Mission accomplished. However...Show More Summary

Newswire: Marvel cancels Milo Manara covers after Spider-Woman butt controversy

Marvel has pulled two upcoming Milo Manara covers in the wake of a recent controversy involving the erotic artist, Spider-Woman’s butt, and—according to Manara, at least—Islam. Manara, known for his NSFW drawings of women who can’t close...Show More Summary

Project 5117

Project 5117 is a project of Operation HOPE and is an approach to combating economic inequality. It is detailed in "How the Poor Can Save Capitalism: Rebuilding the Path to the Middle Class, The Solution for the 100%" by John Hope Bryant: When you deal with issues of class and poverty today, you get race for free. Show More Summary

Want to Be a Children's Author? Here Are Some Tips

Most new parents prepare their nurseries with clothing and stuffed animals. But as I get ready for the birth of my son, I realize I have stockpiled his room with books. As a gay mother I've had to be discerning because many children's...Show More Summary

Lena Dunham’s here to give you advice (and persuade you to buy her book)

In anticipation of the release of her upcoming book, Lena Dunham is doling out advice in a series of YouTube

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