All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Books’

Amazon’s Best-Selling Book of 2013 Is Dan Brown’s ‘Inferno’

If you’re thinking about buying Dan Brown’s new thriller Inferno for the voracious reader in your family, you’re not alone. Amazon has just published their 2013 Best-Selling books list, and Brown’s 6th novel sits at the top. Apparently, it was a big year for mysteries and thrillers across the board. “Last year’s best seller list was filled with Fifty Shades …

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Nick Offerman Gave An ‘At Google’ Talk

Nick Offerman, best known as Ron Swanson from Parks and Recreation, wrote a book called Paddle Your Own Canoe: One Man’s Fundamentals for Delicious Living. The book covers most of the topics you would want a book written by Ron Swanson to cover: moustaches, red meat, and general manliness. Offerman gave a Google Talk in LA last month to discuss …

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There’s Going to Be a ‘Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark’ Movie

In my-heart-initially-sings-with-joy-and-then-is-quickly-crushed-with-a-collapsing-blow-of-cynicism-news, Alvin Schwartz’s classic 1981 “children’s book” Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is being turned into a movie. According to Deadline, CBS Films has pounced on a concept from writers Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan, who you may know as the guys behind 2005’s Feast and the later Saw films. Here’s what Deadline has to say about …

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The ‘Funniest Person On Twitter’ Talks At Google

Comedian Rob Delaney, who has been called “the funniest person on Twitter” by Comedy Central, and one of the “50 funniest people” by Rolling Stone, recently gave an “At Google” talk. The company has now made the hour-long talk available to all on YouTube. He discusses his memoir “Rob Delaney: Mother. Wife. Sister. Human. Warrior. Falcon. Yardstick. Turban. Cabbage.” among …

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Elf on the Shelf: A Sequel to the Popular Book is Released

With Christmas just around the corner, get ready for your Facebook feed to be taken over by pictures of the Elf on the Shelf. In case you aren’t aware of what The Elf on the Shelf tradition involves, parents use them to encourage good behavior during the month of December. Parents tell the kids that their Elf on the Shelf …

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Beatles Historian Mark Lewisohn Talks At Google

Mark Lewisohn is considered the world’s leading Beatles historian. He has written many reference books about the band, including Tune In: The Beatles: All These Years, which is the first in a biographical trilogy. Lewisohn discusses this highly regarded book with Fab 4 Free 4 All hosts Mitch Axelrod, Rob Leonard, and Tony Traguardo. The book is constructed from archival …

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Derek Jeter Launches His Own Line Of Books

Well it is certainly not often that we hear about an athlete doing something like this, but in an odd move, Derek Jeter has turned to literature. The all-star baseball player revealed that he would be launching his own line of books today. Jeter has inked a deal with the publishing company Simon and Schuster, and will launch his own …

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Fair Use Prevails As Google Wins Book-Scanning Case

So, you know that book-scanning legal battle that Google has been fighting for the past eight years against the Authors Guild? Google just won. In a New York court, Judge Denny Chin ruled that Google can continue its book-scanning ways because it’s fair use, being how it’s “highly transformative”. It doesn’t hurt the original market for the material, he found, …

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Barnes & Noble Kicks Off The Holidays With Discovery Friday, Duck Dynasty Beards

Are you going to do some holiday shopping with Barnes & Noble over the next two months? Is a member of your family a Nook fiend? Well then, you may want to check out the bookseller’s pre-Black Friday shopping event. Barnes & Noble announced today that it will kick off the holiday season with Discovery Friday. The November 22 event …

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Amazon Releases The Best Books Of 2013 List

As we approach the end of 2013, we’re getting into top 10 list season. Today, Amazon annouonced its selections for the Best Books of 2013. “This year offered a stellar list of books to choose from, both fiction and nonfiction,” said Sara Nelson, Editorial Director of Books and Kindle at Amazon.com. “Our top choice, The Goldfinch, is an emotionally trenchant …

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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 every month. The way it works is pretty simple. Every month, Amazon Publishing editors will choose a handful of books, …

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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 as well and recently released a new project called “Photograph.” According to CBS News, back in 1964, when The Beatles …

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