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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

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 …

Fifty Shades of Grey Shocks as Top Amazon Book of the Year Fifty Shades of Grey Shocks as Top Amazon Book of the Year
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No really, of course. Nobody should be surprised that an entry in the popular trilogy took Amazon’s yearly crown, as it was a pretty big year for masturbatory fiction. It was actually book three (Fifty Shades Freed) that grabbed the …

E-Cookbook Compiles Techie Recipes for Charity E-Cookbook Compiles Techie Recipes for Charity
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If you’ve ever wondered what figures in the tech community are eating? Want to donate to charity? Well, with a purchase of a new ebook called “The Startup Chef” you can fulfill both of those desires. Published and showcased via …

Eric Schmidt Has A Book Coming Out In April, Google Is More Powerful Than Most People Realize Eric Schmidt Has A Book Coming Out In April, Google Is More Powerful Than Most People Realize

Knopf Doubleday Publishing announced today that it will release a book called The New Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations and Business, co-authored by Google Executive Chairman and Google Ideas Director Jared Cohen, on April 23rd. “Schmidt and …

“The Ball” Author John Fox Talks @ Google

John Fox, anthropologist and author of The Ball, recently gave an @Google talk. Google posted the speech in its entirety to YouTube as part of its Authors@Google series. The Ball explores the history and cultures around sports and balls. Here’s …

It’s Reading Rainbow’s Turn in the PBS Icons Remixed Series

With their Icons Remixed series, PBS Digital Studios is doing it right. So far, they’ve taken some of the best personalities from their decades of programming and given them a freshening up of sorts. And the results have been great. …

Nate Silver, Master Prognosticator, Talks to Google’s Chief Economist Nate Silver, Master Prognosticator, Talks to Google’s Chief Economist

Nate Silver became a household name this past election season, as his election predictions wound up being the subject of some partisan bickering. Whether you loved him or hated him in the final months of the campaign, he was vindicated …

Twitter Fiction Festival Selects Participants, Starts Tomorrow Twitter Fiction Festival Selects Participants, Starts Tomorrow
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Twitter has just announced its official selections for the first ever Twitter Fiction Festival, the social media site’s foray into the world of experimental fiction. Earlier this month, they selected a panel of judges to review submissions which included authors, …

Meet Biblio-Mat, the Used Book Vending Machine of the Future Meet Biblio-Mat, the Used Book Vending Machine of the Future
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If you’re an avid reader looking to discover something new, you can walk up to a used book bin, close your eyes, and extract a random tome. Or, you can put two dollars in an awesome-looking book vending machine and …

Bret Easton Ellis Muses on an American Psycho Sequel on Twitter

There are a lot of smart, funny, and insightful celebrities to follow on Twitter. That’s what makes it fun, right? Nobody really cares what their friends are tweeting about – it’s all about finding a window into the minds of …

50 Shades of Grey in 50 Famous Voices [VIDEO]

We’ve heard masturbatory mega-hit Fifty Shade of Grey read by Duke Nukem, Zach Galifianakis and Will Ferrell, and Morgan Freeman (kind of). Now, hear it read by fifty famous voices. “Internet Voiceman” Brock Baker presents “Fifty Impressions of Grey” [NSFW]: …

The Twitter Fiction Festival Is About to Start Choosing Participants The Twitter Fiction Festival Is About to Start Choosing Participants
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Last month we told you about The Twitter Fiction Festival, the social media company’s foray into the world of experimental fiction. Today, they’ve announced the panel of judges and have also reminded possible participants that they only have a couple …

Bram Stoker Books: Google Shopping Results MIA The Day After The Doodle Bram Stoker Books: Google Shopping Results MIA The Day After The Doodle

On Thursday, Google ran a doodle on its homepage celebrating Bram Stoker’s 165th birthday. If you clicked on the doodle, it took you to search results for the query “Bram Stoker Books”. We analyzed the search results page a bit …

Bram Stoker Books On Display Thanks To Google Doodle Bram Stoker Books On Display Thanks To Google Doodle
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Google is running a doodle on its homepage today, celebrating the 165th birthday of Bram Stoker, the world famous author of Dracula. This is, by far, Stoker’s most well-known work. While the doodle obviously pays homage to that particular novel, …

Bram Stoker Doodle Lets Google Show Its Gothic Side Bram Stoker Doodle Lets Google Show Its Gothic Side

Long before all of the glitter and high-school melodrama, the vampire-oriented literary scene was dominated by Abraham “Bram” Stoker and his classic gothic novel Dracula. And today, Google is honoring the author with a Doodle. Bram Stoker was born in …