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Leo Tolstoy: Russian Author Celebrated with Google Doodle

Leo Tolstoy: Russian Author Celebrated with Google Doodle

By Josh Wolford September 9, 2014

Today, Google is honoring famous Russian author Leo Tolstoy with a Doodle documenting some of his most important works, novels like Anna Karenina and War and Peace. Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy was born in Yasnaya Polyana in 1828 into Russian …

Amazon Preps Kindle Unlimited Subscription Service Amazon Preps Kindle Unlimited Subscription Service

Before it was quickly removed from Amazon’s pages, some hawk-eyed users spotted a landing page for a service called “Kindle Unlimited” floating about in the wild. According to a web cache, Kindle Unlimited will offer over 600,000 titles and “thousands …

Orange Is The New Black Gets Its Own Cookbook Orange Is The New Black Gets Its Own Cookbook

Usually, if your dinner guest told you that your cooking tasted like prison food, you’d probably throw a glass of toilet wine in their face and kick them the hell out of your house. But maybe prison food doesn’t have …

Sony Buys Films Rights to New Glenn Greenwald Book Sony Buys Films Rights to New Glenn Greenwald Book

One of the most compelling, and still unfolding stories in years will hit the silver screen in the coming years, as reporter Glenn Greenwald’s just-published book, No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA and the U. S. Surveillance State, …

To Kill a Mockingbird Will Finally Be an E-Book To Kill a Mockingbird Will Finally Be an E-Book

One of America’s most-beloved classic novels is finally hitting the digital world. Harper Lee has agreed to an e-book version of her well-known (and oft-assigned) Pulitzer Prize-winning book To Kill a Mockingbird. The novel, which was first published in July …

Bryan Cranston to Pen Memoir on Breaking Bad Years

In books that I absolutely cannot wait to read news, Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston is going to write a memoir that focuses, in large part, on the six years he spent filming Breaking Bad. “Walter White taught me a …

Arianna Huffington Gave This Talk At Google Arianna Huffington Gave This Talk At Google

Huffington Post co-founder Arianna Huffington gave an “At Google” talk last week. Google has now uploaded the video for the rest of the world to watch. Huffington talks about her new book Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and …

J.K. Rowling Signs Three-Movie Contract with WB

In yet another victory for capitalism (and hopefully for fans), the New York Times has reported that Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has signed a deal with Warner Bros. which will see her Potter-world spin-off, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to …

Googler Rachel Searles Writes Sci-Fi Novel Googler Rachel Searles Writes Sci-Fi Novel

Googler Rachel Searles has a new sci-fi book out called The Lost Planet. Matt Cutts points us to it, and has only good things to say about it: Amazon has a pretty substantial preview. Searles is from the search quality …

Google Celebrates John Steinbeck With Doodle Google Celebrates John Steinbeck With Doodle

Google is celebrating the works of author John Steinbeck with a doodle today, which would have been his 112th birthday. He died in 1968 at the age of 66 from heart disease and congestive heart failure. Steinbeck is one of …

Fincher Reportedly In Talks To Direct Jobs Film Fincher Reportedly In Talks To Direct Jobs Film

Update: The Hollywood Reporter now says Fincher is off the project. The writer/director team behind Mark Zuckerberg movie The Social Network might just be teaming up again for the next Steve Jobs movie. Writer Aaron Sorkin has been attached to …

Mein Kampf Copies Signed By Hitler To Be Auctioned

Now that the Christmas shopping season is over, most people don’t have to constantly worry about getting a gift for that certain someone who just seems to have it all. For those of us who want to get some early …

Netflix Expands Scholastic Partnership Netflix Expands Scholastic Partnership

Netflix and Scholastic announced an expansion of their partnership today giving Netflix exclusive streaming rights to the children’s favorite Clifford the Big Red Dog. The show will hit Netflix on February 14th, which just happens to be the same day …

J.K. Rowling Second Guessing Harry Potter Ending

Seven years after the Harry Potter saga came to an end, author J.K. Rowling has revealed some interesting information. For those of you who followed the series to its completion, you already know that two of the main characters Ron …

Amazon: These Are The Most Romantic American Cities

Romance is in the air, or so says the people paid to market Valentine’s Day to Americans. Over the next few weeks, you’ll be bombarded with ads to pick up some chocolates, maybe some flowers or even a romantic comedy …

Sheryl Sandberg’s ‘Lean In’ to Become a Movie Sheryl Sandberg’s ‘Lean In’ to Become a Movie

Lean In…the movie? It appears that it’s coming soon to a theater near you. Deadline is reporting that Sony Pictures has acquired the rights to Lean In: Women, Work, And The Will to Lead – the 2013 book penned by …

Ebooks Still Haven't Killed Off Print Books Ebooks Still Haven't Killed Off Print Books
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Ebooks still haven’t killed off print books, just in case you were wondering. Years ago, when ebooks and ereaders first began to climb in popularity, a common question was “will ebooks kill print?” Some people thought that we were on …