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Read an E-book a Month Early with Amazon’s New Kindle First Program Read an E-book a Month Early with Amazon’s New Kindle First Program

In its attempt to boost the brand value of the Kindle (and sweeten the Amazon Prime deal as well), Amazon has just announced a new initiative called Kindle First, which will give readers early access to a selection of e-books …

Ringo Starr, Former Beatle, Releases “Photograph” Album

Ringo Starr (a.k.a. Richard Starkey) is one of the best-known British musicians around, as well as performing as the drummer for the legendary 1960′s pop band The Beatles. Apart from his success with The Beatles, Starr spawned a solo career …

Corey Feldman Opens Up On Abuse During Childhood
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Former 80′s child star Corey Feldman has opened up on the horrific sexual abuse both he and fellow star Corey Haim suffered as kids. Feldman and Haim both starred in The Lost Boys and License to Drive together. Feldman discusses …

McDonald’s Happy Meals Will Include Books? McDonald’s Happy Meals Will Include Books?
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McDonald’s has announced that they will start putting books in their happy meals. This is an interesting change for the fast food conglomerate to make, after just giving away plastic toys for much of their company’s history. McDonald’s is hoping …

Netflix Is About To Get More Goosebumps Netflix Is About To Get More Goosebumps
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Back in August, Netflix announced the addition of all episodes of Goosebumps to its streaming catalog. That’s 74 episodes. Today, we learn that Netflix is going to be getting even more Goosebumps next week. On Tuesday (10/15), Neflix will get …

Amazon Upgrades Whispersync For Voice For Kindle Books, Expands Available Titles Amazon Upgrades Whispersync For Voice For Kindle Books, Expands Available Titles
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Amazon announced today that it has launched some upgrades to its Whispersync for Voice technology to make it easier for people reading Kindle books to switch between reading and listening to the Audible audiobook version on a smartphone or tablet. …

Pulitzer Finalist Dave Eggers Denies Plagiarizing Ex-Facebooker’s Memoir Pulitzer Finalist Dave Eggers Denies Plagiarizing Ex-Facebooker’s Memoir
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Last summer, Katherine Losse published a memoir called The Boy Kings: A Journey into the Heart of the Social Network, which chronicled her time spent working for Facebook. The book made some waves, as it painted the early days of …

Apple Injunction Issued Over e-Book Price Fixing Apple Injunction Issued Over e-Book Price Fixing

Weeks of litigation ended this week when the Department of Justice issued Apple Inc. an injunction in the e-books antitrust case. The injunction will last for five-years, starting in early October. It is accompanied by an External Compliance Monitor; the …

Netflix Now Has Every Single Episode of Goosebumps and The Magic School Bus Netflix Now Has Every Single Episode of Goosebumps and The Magic School Bus

Netflix is capitalizing on the back-to-school craze by adding some titles that bring back memories of grade school, especially book fairs. Well, at least for me. Ah, nostalgia. Starting today, you will be able to stream all 74 episodes of …

‘Orange Is The New Black’ Author And Cast Members Talk Stereotypes And Real-Life Prison

Over the weekend, Kate Mulgrew, Uzo Aduba, Laverne Cox, cast members of the new Netflix series Orange is the New Black, along with Piper Kerman, who wrote the memoir on which it is based, appeared on Melissa Harris-Perry’s show on …

‘Environmental Debt’ Author Amy Larkin Speaks At Google ‘Environmental Debt’ Author Amy Larkin Speaks At Google
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Amy Larkin, author of the book Environmental Debt: The Hidden Costs of a Changing Global Economy, recently gave an “At Google” talk, which the company has now made available for all to see. “For decades, politicians and business leaders alike …

Artemis Fowl: Robert De Niro Producing New Film

“Artemis Fowl”, a series of children’s books described by the author as “Die Hard” with fairies”, is set to make a move to the big screen soon with Robert De Niro as an executive producer. The books, penned by Eon …

Thug Notes Tackles Catcher in the Rye and the World of Fake-Ass Adults

Continuing his quest to become the best classic literature discussion channel on YouTube, Sparky Sweets (PhD) has taken on J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye in the latest installment of Thug Notes. “So when Holden preaching about the glass …

Amazon and Overstock.com Start New Battle in Book Price War Amazon and Overstock.com Start New Battle in Book Price War
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Amazon has slashed the prices on a bunch of hardcover books in what appears to be a response to a recent promotion from Overstock.com to undersell the online retail giant on hundreds of thousands of titles. Over the weekend, Amazon …

‘The Billionaire And The Mechanic’ Author Julian Guthrie And Oracle Engineer Joseph Ozanne Talk At Google ‘The Billionaire And The Mechanic’ Author Julian Guthrie And Oracle Engineer Joseph Ozanne Talk At Google
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Journalist Julian Guthrie and Oracle engineer Joseph Ozanne recently participated in an At Google Talk discussing Guthrie’s book The Billionaire and the Mechanic: How Larry Ellison and a Car Mechanic Teamed Up to Win Sailing’s Greatest Race, The America’s Cup. …

Google Hosts Another Neuroscience Talk, This Time With ‘High Price’ Author Carl Hart

Dr. Carl Hart, neuroscientist and author of High Price: A Neuroscientist’s Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs And Society, recently gave an “At Google” talk, which the company has now made available online. The book is …

Ian Whitcomb Talks Ukulele At Google Ian Whitcomb Talks Ukulele At Google

Musician and author Ian Whitcomb recently gave an At Google Talk in Los Angeles to discuss his recent book Ukulele Heroes: The Golden Age and a handful of ukulele songs. Google has now made it available on line for all …

‘Life…Don’t Miss It.’ Author Gary Kunath Talks At Google ‘Life…Don’t Miss It.’ Author Gary Kunath Talks At Google

Gary Kunath, author of the book Life…Don’t Miss it: How I Learned To Live Life To The Fullest, recently participated in an “At Google” talk, which the company has now made available online. The talk is called, “Mastering Life’s Balance”. …

The Guy From RATT Gave A Google Talk The Guy From RATT Gave A Google Talk

Google recently hosted Stephen Pearcy (often known as “the guy from RATT”) for an “At Google” talk, which the company has now made available online. Google often has authors (and musicians) at its campuses for these kinds of talks, and …

Juror B37: Book Deal Killed with an Online Petition and Some Help from Twitter
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On Monday morning, news broke that one of the jurors responsible for George Zimmerman’s acquittal was gearing up to write a book and that she already had the backing of a literary agent. Less than 24 hours later, the book …

Robert Burton Talks ‘A Skeptic’s Guide to the Mind’ At Google

Neuroscientist Robert Burton recently participated in an “At Google” talk, in which he discussed his latest book, ‘A Skeptic’s Guide to the Mind.” Google has now made it available for all to watch. The book’s description: In A Skeptic’s Guide …