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2015 Young Lions Fiction Award Finalists: Free Samples

6 days agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

The New York Public Library has revealed the finalists for the 2015 Young Lions Fiction Award. We’ve created another literary mixtape linking to free samples of all the nominated novels. Here’s more from the press release: “The Young...Show More Summary

A Note to the Shipping Department

Writing a plea to a newly merged Big Five company.

Hank Green Performs His Own Original Poem

6 days agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

In honor of National Poetry Month, we’ve dug up a video of YouTube star Hank Green reciting his original poem, “Grab It By The Testicle.” The video embedded above has drawn over 400,000 views. Green wrote this piece “for the collegeShow More Summary

Fictionary Lets Readers Build Book-Specific Dictionaries

Some works of fiction are so packed with characters that it is hard to keep track of every new person to enter the story. The Fictionary, a new online app that lets you create book-specific dictionaries for your favorite books, is hoping...Show More Summary

All the Light We Cannot See Wins 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

The 2015 Pulitzer Prize winners were revealed at a ceremony in New York today. “All the Light We Cannot See” (Scribner) by Anthony Doerr has won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.  “The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History” (Henry...Show More Summary

Goodreads to Add Free Audio Samples

Do you like listening to audiobooks? Online reading community Goodreads wants to make it easier for readers to discover good audio books and the Amazon-owned site is integrating clips from Audible.com titles into its site. In the coming...Show More Summary

Neil Gaiman to Work On a New ‘Chunky’ Adult Novel

Author Neil Gaiman posted on Tumblr that he plans to devote the end of this year and the entirety of 2016 to a new writing project. In response to one fan’s question about whether or not he will produce “another novel a la Neverwhere/Stardust/AG/Anansi...Show More Summary

Official Trailer Unleashed For Fantastic Four Reboot

20th Century Fox has unveiled a new official trailer for the Fantastic Four reboot. The video embedded above offers glimpses of the villainous Dr. Doom (a.k.a. Victor Domashev). This film adaptation will hit theaters on August 7th. Click on these links to watch the teaser trailer and the international trailer. (via The Hollywood Reporter)

Cover Revealed For New Patrick Ness Book

The cover for Patrick Ness’ forthcoming young adult novel, The Rest of Us Just Live, has been unveiled. We’ve embedded the full image above—what do you think? According to EpicReads.com, the print edition will feature a jacket that glows in the dark. HarperCollins will release the book on October 10th.

Mary Pilon Discusses Debut Book

New York Times reporter Mary Pilon‘s debut book, “The Monopolists: Fury and the Scandal Behind the World’s Favorite Board Game,” (Bloomsbury) uncovers the secret history of the board game Monopoly. The book details the previously unknown...Show More Summary

Rocker Nick Cave Creates His First Poetry Collection

Musician Nick Cave has written his first collection of poetry. In the past, Cave published two novels: And the Ass Saw the Angel (1989) and The Death of Bunny Munro (2010). Cave (pictured, via) composed the poems for The Sick Bag Song...Show More Summary

Winners Announced For The Los Angeles Times 35th Annual Book Prize

The Los Angeles Times hosted its 35th Annual Book Prizes ceremony over the weekend. Book critic David L. Ulin hosted the event at at the University of Southern California’s Bovard Auditorium. Some of the presenters throughout the evening included Hope Larson, Aisha Saeed, and Matt Pearce. World’s End author T.C. Show More Summary

Warner Bros. Unleashes Batman v Superman Teaser

Warner Bros. Pictures has released the teaser trailer for the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice adaptation. This movie, helmed by filmmaker Zack Snyder, will hit theaters on March 25, 2016. The video embedded above offers glimpses of stars Henry Cavill as Superman (a.k.a. Show More Summary

“A Bookstore Is for Forever Books”

A party of tots at the intersection where library meets bookstore.

Insuring the Well-Being of Bookstores And Booksellers

last weekMedia / Publishing : Soapbox

For nearly 20 years, the Book Industry Charitable Foundation (Binc) has served as booksellers’ safety net, providing short-term financial support for booksellers (and their families) when they face an unexpected financial hardship.

Mo Willems Stands Up to Support First Book

Bestselling children’s author Mo Willems has written an email to help support the non-profit First Book, a charity that brings books to under-served kids. In the message, which went out today to First Book supporters, Williams asks recipients to donate money to the charity. Show More Summary

Tennessee Will Not Adopt Bible as Official Book

Tennessee joins Louisiana as a state that will not make The Bible its official book. Despite approval from the the House State Government committee and the House Calendar and Rules Committee, a bill to make the good book the official...Show More Summary

Jo Nesbø & Roger Priddy Debut on the Indie Bestseller List

We’ve collected the books debuting on Indiebound’s Indie Bestseller List for the week ending April 12, 2015–a sneak peek at the books everybody will be talking about next month. (Debuted at #8 in Hardcover Nonfiction) The Residence:Show More Summary

Morgan Library Names Colin B. Bailey as New Director

Colin B. Bailey, director of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, has been appointed as the new director of the Morgan Library & Museum in New York. “We are delighted that Colin Bailey has agreed to become the new director of the Morgan,” stated Lawrence R. Show More Summary

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