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George Jung (Of ‘Blow’ Fame) Is Writing John McAfee’s Biography George Jung (Of ‘Blow’ Fame) Is Writing John McAfee’s Biography

George Jung, the famed drug smugger, whose life story took the big screen form of Blow (starring Johnny Depp as Jung) has been tapped to write the biography of McAfee antivirus founder John McAfee. Impact Future Media, which secured TV …

Tom Sizemore: Drugs, Sex, and Fame Chronicled In Book
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Tom Sizemore has 136 film and television roles under his belt, and for a guy who grew up on the mean streets of Detroit, the fame that came with starring in revered movies such as “Saving Private Ryan” and cult …

Amazon: These Are The Most Well-Read American Cities

Amazon put out its annual list of the top twenty most well-read cities in America today. While number one is the same as it was last year, there are some differences. Cambridge, for example, fell from number 2 to number …

‘Tipping Sacred Cows’ Author Jake Breeden Talks At Google

Jake Breeden, author of “Tipping Sacred Cows: Kick the Bad Work Habits that Masquerade as Virtues,” recently participated in an “At Google” talk, which Google has now made available for viewing on YouTube. More recent At Google talks here.

‘Come In, We’re Closed’ Author Jody Eddy Speaks At Google

Jody Eddy, author of the book, “Come In, We’re Closed: An Invitation to Staff Meals at the World’s Best Restaurants” recently gave an “At Google” talk, speaking about her work, which is said to “peer behind the ‘closed’ sign in …

‘Family Table’ Author Michael Romano Talks At Google

Michael Romano, author of Family Table, a book that takes a look behind the scenes of restaurants like Union Square Cafe, Gramercy Tavern, Maialino, Blue Smoke, and The Modern, recently gave an “At Google” talk, discussing his work. More recent …

‘Bitter Brew’ Author William Knoedelseder Talks At Google ‘Bitter Brew’ Author William Knoedelseder Talks At Google

Google regularly hosts authors for “At Google Talks”. Earlier this month, William Knoedelseder, author of “Bitter Brew: The Rise and Fall of Anheuser Busch and America’s Kings of Beer” visited Google LA to talk about the book. Google has now …

Author (And Dean) Peter Blair Henry Talks At Google 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 …

‘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 …

‘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 …

‘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 …

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

‘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 …

‘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.

Amazon Acquires Book Recommendations Site and Social Network Goodreads Amazon Acquires Book Recommendations Site and Social Network Goodreads
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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 …

Guy Kawasaki On The Benefits Of Self-Publishing 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. …

Nilofer Merchant Talks At Google 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 …

Reagan Daughter’s Lesbian Novel Self-Published on Kindle
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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 …

Douglas Adams Honored with Interactive Google Doodle Douglas Adams Honored with Interactive Google Doodle
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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 …

Apple Launches iBookstore In Japan With Exclusive Titles Apple Launches iBookstore In Japan With Exclusive Titles

During the iPad Mini event last year, Apple announced native Asian language support would be coming to iBooks. Now iOS fans in Japan can take more advantage of this native support as the iBookstore has made its way over to …

What ‘Thinking Like Zuck’ Could Mean For Your Business What ‘Thinking Like Zuck’ Could Mean For Your Business
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Not everyone loves all of Facebook’s policies and practices, but one thing that’s hard to argue against is Founder/CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s entrepreneurial success. Have you learned anything about business from the Facebook story? Let us know in the comments. Think …