All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Books’

Oprah Winfrey Is Writing a New Memoir

Oprah Winfrey is writing a new memoir. Flatiron Books, an imprint of Macmillan, has announced The Life You Want, and new memoir from Oprah. The book is set to be published in January of 2017. Oprah says her goal with the book is to “inspire other people to live the highest, fullest expression of themselves” and show that “anyone can …

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Lucy Maud Montgomery Honored With Google Doodle

Lucy Maud Montgomery, better known as L.M. Montgomery, is being honored today with a video Google Doodle. The author, born on November 30th, 1874, is best known for her novel Anne of Green Gables and the subsequent series. Monday’s Google Doodle is celebrating what would be her 141st birthday. The beloved Canadian author first published Anne of Green Gables in …

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Kate Hudson Wants to Give You Lifestyle Advice, Announces New Book

Kate Hudson is joining the growing list of celebrities who want to dish out lifestyle advice. Dey Street Books has announced that it is publishing Hudson’s new book, titled “Pretty Happy: Healthy Ways to Love Your Body”, in February. The book will reportedly cover fitness, nutrition, and “a mindful lifestyle” and will be geared toward women. Morning kids! I'll be …

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Amazon Now Has a Brick-and-Mortar Bookstore

Amazon Now Has a Brick-and-Mortar Bookstore

Amazon, the massive online retailer that has surely been muttered in anger by many a local bookseller, has opened a brick-and-mortar bookstore. Next to a Banana Republic in Seattle’s University Village, you’ll now find Amazon Books an actual physical bookstore. The store opens its doors at 9:30am PT. Amazon’s physical bookstore will still have ties to its online store, as …

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Kirsten Dunst Appeared On The Cover Of An Old Babysitters Club Book

Kirsten Dunst is making headlines for eating cheese and bread. That’s basically what her strategy consisted of for gaining weight for her role on the second season of FX’s Fargo, as she revealed on Jimmy Kimmel Live. She explained, “Well, listen. I was in Calgary, and it was cold, and so I ordered in a lot of pizza…a lot of …

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Stephenie Meyer’s New Twilight Book Changes a Lot – Including the Main Characters’ Genders

Stephenie Meyer, who transfixed millions of teens, tweens, and a decent amount of adults, with her vampire love story Twilight, has a new project for hungry fans. Can you believe it’s been ten years since Twilight? That’s right, the first novel in the series was published in October of 2005. And in honor of the anniversary, Meyer is publishing a …

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HGTV Co-Founder Susan Packard Talks Business At Google

Google recently released an “At Google” talk from Susan Packard, the co-founder of HGTV, who recently wrote the highly rated book New Rules of the Game: 10 Strategies for Women in the Workplace. The talk, also titled, “New Rules of the Game,” comes with the following description: Business is a team sport. Learn how to win from the founder of …

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Tim Cook Tried to Give His Liver to Ailing Steve Jobs

If you were wondering just how close current Apple CEO Tim Cook felt to former Apple CEO Steve Jobs, well, here’s your answer. The former attempted to give the latter part of his liver. That’s the word from Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader, a new Steve Jobs biography due out on March …

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Mark Zuckerberg: Vaccines Work and Are Important

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is wading into the vaccination debate, as his newest book club choice tackles “anti-vaxxers” and disproves their various arguments – without actually focusing on the anti-vaccination movement by name. Zuckerberg has chosen On Immunity by Eula Biss, one of the New York Times Book Review’s 10 Best Books of 2014. And in his recommendation, Zuckerberg has …

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‘Boyhood’ Star, Photographer Talk At Google

With Richard Linklater’s Boyhood nominated for six Oscars, the film that has captivated so many since its premiere, will no doubt be one of the hottest topics in film over the coming weeks. If you haven’t seen it yet, what are you waiting for? As you’re probably aware, the movie was filmed over the course of twelve years, showing the …

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‘The End of Power’ Enjoys a Big Mark Zuckerberg Bump

As an writer, there probably wasn’t much that was more thrilling than seeing that “Oprah’s Book Club” sticker printed on your book. Of course, a Pulitzer or a National Book Award would be nice – but that Oprah seal of approval meant one thing for sure: people were going to buy the hell out of your book. Could the same …

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Mark Zuckerberg Pulls an Oprah, Launches Facebook Book Club

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has decided on his challenge for the new year, and it involves books. A lot of them. For the past few years, Zuckerberg has made a point to publicly challenge himself to try something new. One year it was speaking Mandarin (which he did) – another year it was wearing a tie every day. One time, …

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Google Talk Deals With Zombies And Neuroscience

On Halloween, Google hosted a talk with neuroscientists Timothy Verstynen and Bradley Voytek about neuroscience and zombies. Now as the holidays draw near, Google has made the talk available for our viewing pleasure (and in Night of the Living Dead black and white). The talk is mainly about Verstynen’s book “Do Zombies Dream of Undead Sheep?” Google says: In this …

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Amazon Updates Kindle For iOS App

Amazon just launched an update to its Kindle for iOS app, introducing a bunch of new features, including a book browser for iPad, a new welcome experience, Goodreads integration, “Next in Series” info, book detail pages in the library, and Audible Progressive Play. With the browser feature, Kindle Unlimited subscribers can now browse over 700,000 books, and start reading them …

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Amazon Names Best-Selling Books Of The Year

Amazon has become such a giant in online retail that it’s easy to forget sometimes that it used to be all about books. Even its line of hardware started with the Kindle, which was simply a new way to read books. While Amazon has a whole lot more going for it these days, book sales are still a major component, …

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Harry Potter Helps Unlock The Secrets Of The Brain

Harry Potter did a lot to get kids reading, and children all over the world are still discovering the joy of reading thanks to the adventures of J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world. It makes sense then that neuroscientists would use the books to study how our brain analyzes the written word. Carnegie Mellon University’s Machine Learning Department recently conducted a study …

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Walter Isaacson Talks Innovators At Google

Walter Isaacson, who wrote the acclaimed biography of Steve Jobs, has a new book called The Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution. It was released just over a month ago. Among those covered in the book are: Charles babbage, Ada Lovelace, Vannevar Bush, Alan Turing, Grace Hopper, John Mauchly, John von Neumann, …

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Kindle Finally Lets You and Your Family Share Ebooks

Amazon told us that it was coming soon, and today is the day. You can finally share ebooks with your family on your Kindle devices. Amazon has announced a slew of new features for its Kindle line, and ‘Household and Family Library’ is one of them. This feature lets two adults (you and your partner) share your ebooks across Amazon …

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Amazon And Hachette Reach Agreement

Amazon and Hachette agreed to settle their highly-publicized dispute over book pricing. The whole thing began earlier this year when Amazon dropped pre-orders for Hachette books and delayed delivery on some of them. The online retail giant wanted Hachette to price all e-books at $9.99 while giving Amazon more money. The two parties have issued a joint press release announcing …

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Bryan Cranston Tells Kids ‘You Have to F––king Eat’

Over three years ago, author Adam Mansbach tackled a common problem for parents with his landmark childrens book for adults, Go The Fuck to Sleep. The book itself was great, but it was propelled to viral success by its audiobook – which featured actor and legendary purveyor of the word “f–ck” Samuel L. Jackson. Now Mansbach is back with his …

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Lemony Snicket’s ‘A Series Of Unfortunate Events’ Is Becoming A Netflix Original Series

Netflix is reportedly adapting Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events for an original series. In case you’re unfamiliar with the title, it’s a series of thirteen children’s novels written by Daniel Handler, who uses the pen name Lemony Snicket. It was turned into a movie starring Jim Carrey, Meryl Streep, and Jude Law, which was released in 2004. Netflix …

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Changing an App-Focused Mindset to a Company-Focused Mindset

There is no doubt that starting a new business and leading it to growth and financial success is not an easy task to accomplish. The well-known statistic that one in three new businesses will fail is one that’s not based on hyperbole, but in a real way reflects the challenges and difficulties associated with successfully building a new business from …

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Amazon Opens Kindle Scout For Voting

Amazon announced its new reader-powered publishing program Kindle Scout can now be visited by users, who can find excerpts from unreleased books, and vote on what should get published. The reader previews excerpts from books that haven’t been published, and nominates up to three at a time. At the end of 30 days, the Kindle Scout team reviews popular books, …

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Hulu Greenlights Series Based On Stephen King Book ’11/22/63′

Hulu announced that it has greenlit a new original series called 11/22/63 based on the Stephen King novel of the same name. It comes from J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions, writer Bridget Carpenter and Warner Bros. Television. Abrams, King, Carpenter and Bryan Burk are all serving as executive producers. Bad Robot’s Kathy Lingg is co-executive producer, and Athena Wickham is …

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Google Talk Analyzes ‘Impulse Society’

Paul Roberts, a journalist specializing in resource economics, recently gave a talk at one of Google’s campuses to talk about the trend of people’s tendency to acton impulse. Google explains in the video description: Journalist Paul Roberts visited Google’s Cambridge, MA office to discuss his book, “The Impulse Society”. In it, he claims that our entire socioeconomic system has become …

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Leo Tolstoy: Russian Author Celebrated with Google Doodle

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 nobility. Both of his parents died when he was very young, and he spent his childhood in the care of …

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George W. Bush: Title Released For Dad’s Biography

Crown Publishers announced on Wednesday that the title of former President George W. Bush’s book about his father will be called 41: A Portrait of My Father. The elder Bush was the 41st President of the United States. The publisher also released the cover image for the book, a close-up of President Bush. The book will hit the shelves on …

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Eric Schmidt’s New Book Is More Loyal Than A Puppy

Google Executive Chairman and former CEO Eric Schmidt has a new book coming out called How Google Works. He co-wrote it with former Google SVP and current advisor to Larry Page, Jonathan Rosenberg and Google Director of Executive Communications Alan Eagle. Page provides the foreword. I wonder where Google’s robot puppies fit into the spectrum of usefulness. Here’s the book’s …

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Katie Holmes To Produce Adaptation Of “All We Had”

Katie Holmes will be adding the title of producer to her resume soon. The former wife of Tom Cruise is continuing to find her own place in the world and we might be the lucky ones who reap the benefit. She has reportedly optioned the film rights to the novel All We Had by artist and new author Annie Weatherwax. …

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Katie Holmes To Try Hand At Producing

Katie Holmes wears many hats, but she is most well known as an actress on screen in TV and movies. She got her start on Dawson’s Creek in 1998, then went on to star in movies like Batman Begins and Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark. She has also had a couple of runs on Broadway. Katie Holmes has had …

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