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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 ‘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 ‘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 ‘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 ‘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 ‘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 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 …

Author George Saunders Talks At Google Author George Saunders Talks At Google

Google shared another one of its @Google Talks today. This one features George Saunders, the New York Times bestselling writer of short stories, essays, novellas and children’s books. He appeared at Google to promote his collection of stories “Tenth of …

Go the F**k to Sleep Author Has Some Words For Google Go the F**k to Sleep Author Has Some Words For Google

Google has released its latest Authors@Google video, which features authors Adam Mansbach and T Cooper. The former is best known for his “children’s book for adults” titled Go the F**k to Sleep. The popular book was made even more popular …

Anne-Cath. Vestly Honored With Google Doodle Anne-Cath. Vestly Honored With Google Doodle
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Google is honoring Norwegian children’s literature author Anne-Cath. Vestly with a doodle in Norway. This would have been her 93rd birthday. She passed away in 2008 at the age of 88. She won numerous awards, and her most famous work …

Randi Zuckerberg Snags a Two-Book Deal from HarperCollins Randi Zuckerberg Snags a Two-Book Deal from HarperCollins

Randi Zuckerberg, former marketing head at Facebook and sister of CEO Mark Zuckerberg, has just finalized a two-book deal with HarperCollins. The first book will be called “Dot Complicated,” which happens to be the name of a modern lifestyle newsletter …

Eric Schmidt Ties Search Rankings To Verified Profiles In Upcoming Book Eric Schmidt Ties Search Rankings To Verified Profiles In Upcoming Book
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It’s become pretty obvious that Google is looking to put user identity at the forefront of a number of its products, and that includes search. Nothing new there. Eric Schmidt apparently talks about this in his upcoming book, and notes …

Completely Paperless Public Library Could Come to Texas Completely Paperless Public Library Could Come to Texas

Bexar County, Texas may soon be the first place in the U.S. to operate an entirely digital public library. A Judge in the county, Nelson Wolff, is pushing for the construction of an entirely bookless public library. He says it …

McGraw Hill Lends Its eBooks To Libraries McGraw Hill Lends Its eBooks To Libraries

Publishing house McGraw Hill announced today that it is expanding its digital offerings to libraries, by offering an enhanced purchasing program for its eBook library. They call the new purchasing alternative their “perpetual access” program. The publisher’s eBook library includes …