Oprah Winfrey Is Writing a New Memoir

Oprah Winfrey is writing a new memoir. Flatiron Books, an imprint of Macmillan, has announced The Life You Want, and new memoir from Oprah. The book is set to be published in January of 2017. Oprah says her goal with…

Lucy Maud Montgomery Honored With Google Doodle

Lucy Maud Montgomery, better known as L.M. Montgomery, is being honored today with a video Google Doodle. The author, born on November 30th, 1874, is best known for her novel Anne of Green Gables and the subsequent series. Monday’s Google…

Kate Hudson Wants to Give You Lifestyle Advice, Announces New Book

Kate Hudson is joining the growing list of celebrities who want to dish out lifestyle advice. Dey Street Books has announced that it is publishing Hudson’s new book, titled “Pretty Happy: Healthy Ways to Love Your Body”, in February. The…

Amazon Now Has a Brick-and-Mortar Bookstore

Amazon, the massive online retailer that has surely been muttered in anger by many a local bookseller, has opened a brick-and-mortar bookstore. Next to a Banana Republic in Seattle’s University Village, you’ll now find Amazon Books an actual physical bookstore.…

Kirsten Dunst Appeared On The Cover Of An Old Babysitters Club Book

Kirsten Dunst is making headlines for eating cheese and bread. That’s basically what her strategy consisted of for gaining weight for her role on the second season of FX’s Fargo, as she revealed on Jimmy Kimmel Live. She explained, “Well,…

Stephenie Meyer’s New Twilight Book Changes a Lot – Including the Main Characters’ Genders

Stephenie Meyer, who transfixed millions of teens, tweens, and a decent amount of adults, with her vampire love story Twilight, has a new project for hungry fans. Can you believe it’s been ten years since Twilight? That’s right, the first…

HGTV Co-Founder Susan Packard Talks Business At Google

Google recently released an “At Google” talk from Susan Packard, the co-founder of HGTV, who recently wrote the highly rated book New Rules of the Game: 10 Strategies for Women in the Workplace. The talk, also titled, “New Rules of…

Tim Cook Tried to Give His Liver to Ailing Steve Jobs

If you were wondering just how close current Apple CEO Tim Cook felt to former Apple CEO Steve Jobs, well, here’s your answer. The former attempted to give the latter part of his liver. That’s the word from Becoming Steve…

Mark Zuckerberg: Vaccines Work and Are Important

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is wading into the vaccination debate, as his newest book club choice tackles “anti-vaxxers” and disproves their various arguments – without actually focusing on the anti-vaccination movement by name. Zuckerberg has chosen On Immunity by Eula…

‘Boyhood’ Star, Photographer Talk At Google

With Richard Linklater’s Boyhood nominated for six Oscars, the film that has captivated so many since its premiere, will no doubt be one of the hottest topics in film over the coming weeks. If you haven’t seen it yet, what…

‘The End of Power’ Enjoys a Big Mark Zuckerberg Bump

As an writer, there probably wasn’t much that was more thrilling than seeing that “Oprah’s Book Club” sticker printed on your book. Of course, a Pulitzer or a National Book Award would be nice – but that Oprah seal of…

Mark Zuckerberg Pulls an Oprah, Launches Facebook Book Club

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has decided on his challenge for the new year, and it involves books. A lot of them. For the past few years, Zuckerberg has made a point to publicly challenge himself to try something new. One…

Google Talk Deals With Zombies And Neuroscience

On Halloween, Google hosted a talk with neuroscientists Timothy Verstynen and Bradley Voytek about neuroscience and zombies. Now as the holidays draw near, Google has made the talk available for our viewing pleasure (and in Night of the Living Dead…

Amazon Updates Kindle For iOS App

Amazon just launched an update to its Kindle for iOS app, introducing a bunch of new features, including a book browser for iPad, a new welcome experience, Goodreads integration, “Next in Series” info, book detail pages in the library, and…

Amazon Names Best-Selling Books Of The Year

Amazon has become such a giant in online retail that it’s easy to forget sometimes that it used to be all about books. Even its line of hardware started with the Kindle, which was simply a new way to read…

Harry Potter Helps Unlock The Secrets Of The Brain

Harry Potter did a lot to get kids reading, and children all over the world are still discovering the joy of reading thanks to the adventures of J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world. It makes sense then that neuroscientists would use the…

Walter Isaacson Talks Innovators At Google

Walter Isaacson, who wrote the acclaimed biography of Steve Jobs, has a new book called The Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution. It was released just over a month ago. Among those…

Kindle Finally Lets You and Your Family Share Ebooks

Amazon told us that it was coming soon, and today is the day. You can finally share ebooks with your family on your Kindle devices. Amazon has announced a slew of new features for its Kindle line, and ‘Household and…

Amazon And Hachette Reach Agreement

Amazon and Hachette agreed to settle their highly-publicized dispute over book pricing. The whole thing began earlier this year when Amazon dropped pre-orders for Hachette books and delayed delivery on some of them. The online retail giant wanted Hachette to…

Bryan Cranston Tells Kids ‘You Have to F––king Eat’

Over three years ago, author Adam Mansbach tackled a common problem for parents with his landmark childrens book for adults, Go The Fuck to Sleep. The book itself was great, but it was propelled to viral success by its audiobook…