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

Housewife Raised by Monkeys to Release Book Housewife Raised by Monkeys to Release Book
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Rudyard Kipling wrote The Jungle Book as a collection of morality tales with a motivational bent, but the stories were all fiction. It’s unthinkable that someone could be raised in the jungle, like Kipling’s Mowgli, and grow up to have …

Herman Melville Gets The Google Doodle Treatment Herman Melville Gets The Google Doodle Treatment
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Herman Melville, the author of Moby-Dick, is the subject of a new Google. Actually the book itself is really the subject, as a mouse-over indicates (not to mention the image itself), but if you click on the doodle, you’re taken …

Google And Publishers Reach Settlement After 7 Years Google And Publishers Reach Settlement After 7 Years

Google announced today that it has reached a settlement with the Association of American Publishers, ending seven years of litigation over a copyright infringement suit filed in October of 2005. Google says the settlement acknowledges the “rights and interests of …

Amazon Is Making A Horror Movie Called Seed Amazon Is Making A Horror Movie Called Seed

Amazon’s original content arm, Amazon Studios, announced today that it has optioned its first novel – the horror novel Seed, written by Ania Ahlborn. The book was published by 47North, a Sci-Fi, fantasy and horror imprint of Amazon Publishing. “Our …

Check Out Google’s Actual Digital Bookshelf Check Out Google’s Actual Digital Bookshelf

Danny Sullivan posted some photos and video from Google’s New York office – the company’s second largest. While there are plenty of cool things to see, the library section is probably the highlight. This includes a reading area, which is …

Court Grants Stay In Google Books Case Court Grants Stay In Google Books Case

For a quick update on the ongoing case between Google and the Authors Guild over Google Books, a judge granted a stay in the case on Tuesday, while the court reviews the recent decision to give authors the go ahead …

Kindle Serials: A New (Old) Way To Read Books From Amazon Kindle Serials: A New (Old) Way To Read Books From Amazon
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Amazon had a number of new announcements today in the Kindle department. More on all of that here. One announcement that hasn’t gotten quite as much attention as Amazon’s new Kindle devices, however, may give people more of a reason …

Create Your Own Random Filth with This Fifty Shades Text Generator [NSFW] Create Your Own Random Filth with This Fifty Shades Text Generator [NSFW]

If you’ve spent any time perusing the pages of masturbatory fan fiction superhit Fifty Shades of Grey, you may have wondered how the author came up with some of erotic sequences. For your consideration, I suggest it may have been …

Amazon Looks to Gauge the Political Pulse with “Red & Blue” Book Map Amazon Looks to Gauge the Political Pulse with “Red & Blue” Book Map

If you want to get a look into the political pulse of the country based on political book purchases, Amazon’s got you covered. Today, they’ve unveiled the Amazon Election Heat Map 2012, an interactive map that allows you to see …

Barnes & Noble Takes Nook To The UK, Expanding Internationally For The First Time Barnes & Noble Takes Nook To The UK, Expanding Internationally For The First Time

Barnes & Noble is bringing its Nook products to the UK this fall, the company announced today. Customers will be able to access the digital storefront via nook.co.uk, and the company will begin selling its E Ink Readers, Nook Simple …

The Hunger Games Ousts Harry Potter As Amazon’s Top Series The Hunger Games Ousts Harry Potter As Amazon’s Top Series
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Katniss Everdeen and crew have officially unseated the wizards of Hogwarts as the champions of Amazon. According to Amazon, The Hunger Games trilogy has just surpassed the Harry Potter series to become the best-selling book series of all time on …