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Author (And Dean) Peter Blair Henry Talks At Google

Peter Blair Henry, Dean of the NYU Business School and author of “Turnaround: Third World Lessons For First World Growth,” recently participated in an Authors At Google talk. Google has now made video of the talk available for all to learn from. It runs less than an hour and discusses the book. More recent At Google talks here.

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‘Mastery’ Author Robert Greene Talks At Google

Google is always hosting authors for “At Google Talks” these days, and fortunately, it’s made for a great deal of interesting content for the rest of us. Goole regularly shares the talks on YouTube for all to enjoy. In one of the latest additions to “At Google Talks,” Robert Greene, author of “Mastery” talks to a room full of Googlers: …

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‘The Drunken Botanist’ Author Amy Stewart Gives Google Talk

Amy Stewart, author of The Drunken Botanist, recently gave a talk at Google. The company has now made the video available on its AtGoogleTalks YouTube channel for your enjoyment. So…enjoy. The talk is from March 26th. More recent @Google Talks here.

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‘Your Survival Instinct is Killing You’ Author Marc Schoen Gives Google Talk

Dr. Marc Schoen, author of Your Survival Instinct Is Killing You, recently spoke in one of Google’s “Authors @ Google” talks. The company has now posted that video to YouTube for your enjoyment. It’s about 42 minutes long. More recent @Google Talks here.

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Authors Guild Calls Amazon/Goodreads Deal a ‘Devastating Act of Vertical Integration’

On Thursday Amazon announced its acquisition of Goodreads, the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations. At its core, Goodreads functioned as a social network for ardent readers. With this acquisition, Amazon has snatched up an independent network that has the ability to shape reader perceptions on hundreds of millions of books – and was, in essence, their largest …

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‘Lady At The O.K. Corral’ Author Ann Kirschner Speaks At Google

Ann Kirschner, author of the Josephine Marcus Earp biography, “The Lady at the O.K. Corral,” recently spoke at one of Google’s “Authors At Google” . Google has now made video available for all to enjoy. Here’s how the book is described on they YouTube video page: Josephine Sarah Marcus Earp (1861-1944) was an American part time actress and dancer who …

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‘Raw Food For Dummies’ Authors School Google

Cherie Soria and Dan Ladermann of Living Light Culinary Institute and authors of “Raw Food For Dummies” recently participated in an Authors @ Google Talk. Google uploaded the video this week. More recent At Google talks here.

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Amazon Acquires Book Recommendations Site and Social Network Goodreads

Amazon has just announced that they are acquiring Goodreads, “the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations.” Good reads launched in 2007 and since then has built up a user base of 16 million members, who have added 525 million books and 23 million reviews. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed, and it is expected to be …

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Guy Kawasaki On The Benefits Of Self-Publishing

Guy Kawasaki, the former Apple evangelist, who is now advising Google’s Motorola group on product design, recently co-authored a book with Shawn Welch, called APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur–How to Publish a Book, aimed at helping people understand the self-publishing process. Kawasaki offered WebProNews some additional thoughts on the subject, so if you’ve written a book, or are planning to, pay …

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Nilofer Merchant Talks At Google

Nilofer Merchant, author of the bestselling 11 Rules for Creating Value in the #SocialEra (published by Harvard Business Review Press), recently did an @Google Talk, and the company posted the video today. Google explains, “In this talk, Merchant argues that ‘social’ is much more than ‘media.’ Smart companies are letting social become the backbone of their business models, increasing their …

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Reagan Daughter’s Lesbian Novel Self-Published on Kindle

It turns out that not even having a U.S. president for a father can guarantee a publishing contract. This week, Patti Davis, born Patricia Reagan, self-published a novel in the Kindle book store. Titled Till Human Voices Wake Us, the book deals with a woman’s lesbian relationship with her sister-in-law. From the book description on Amazon: In the empty days …

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Douglas Adams Honored with Interactive Google Doodle

Today, Google is honoring English author Douglas Adams with a fun little interactive Doodle. Adams began his writing career in the mid 1970s and soon got a break writing for Monty Python. Soon after this small job, Adams was forced to take on odd jobs as his writing career stalled. In the late 70s, Adams worked in radio and even …

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