All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Books’

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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Kindle Unlimited Subscription Service Spotted in the Wild

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 of audiobooks” on any device for $9.99 per month. GigaOm also points to an active page with results for a …

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