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Books About Women Don't Win Top Literary Prizes and That's a Problem
When it comes to top literary prizes in the English language, books about women or girls, regardless of whether they are written by a man or a woman, rarely win. Novelist Nicola Griffith (Hild, Ammonite) sought to find out exactly how underrepresented ...

'Game of Thrones' ventures beyond books in a big way
This is a slightly different version of Arya's Cat of the Canals that book readers may have expected to see, but Lana is still pushing her oyster cart and stalking her prey under the instruction of the House of Black and White's lead assassin, Jaqen H ...

11 summer books picked by 11 New Orleans authors: Who knows better?
New Orleans people have a special relationship with books -- even when their favorite titles turn out to be hand painted bricks on a Faubourg St. John stoop. We're quirky down here, and that's why NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune asked a group of local ...

EL James to publish Fifty Shades sequel telling story from hero's point of view
James, who has sold more than 125m copies of her books that detail the burgeoning BDSM relationship between shy student Anastasia Steele and businessman Grey, made the announcement on Twitter on Monday. The book will be called Grey, and will be ...

Fixing Author-Publisher Partnerships
Authors guild book publishing contracts digital As The Authors Guild sees it, the digital age has not been kind to most authors. According to preliminary results from a recent survey of its members, the organization finds authors' income from their ...

E.L. James to publish fourth 'Fifty Shades of Grey' book from perspective of ...
E.L. James to publish fourth 'Fifty Shades of Grey' book from perspective of ...

EL James to release new 'Fifty Shades' book
Get ready Fifty Shades fans, because a whole lot more Christian Grey is coming your way. Author E.L. James announced on Instagram Monday that she is releasing a new book in the Fifty Shades of Grey franchise, which will tell the story from Christian's ...

10 Beach Books from JP Morgan's Summer Reading List
The largest U.S. bank by assets is continuing its tradition of offering its wealthy clients a reading list of ten books for the past 16 years. This year promises themes “applicable to business leaders, entrepreneurs, philanthropists and emerging family ...

Why do books about women rarely win top literary prizes?
From 2000 to 2015, women wrote zero out of the 15 Pulitzer Prize-winning books completely from the point of view of a women or girl, Griffin said. However, over the same period, eight of the 15 Pulitzers were awarded to male novelists that wrote books ...

John Green's guide to summer books: See his list, plus one recommended ...
John Green's guide to summer books: See his list, plus one recommended ...

Temple of books to connect readers
A giant circular temple of books, 50 feet in diameter and built of 50,000 volumes, will rise in Berkeley's Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park this week, the product of months of work by bibliophiles and public art visionaries. But it won't ...

9 New Must-Read June Books
Or a book. Or settle into the sunset with a glass of rose and one of these perfect new reads that grapple with the questions of identity we face every day, like “Who am I?” and “What am I doing with my life?” At least we can help you answer one of ...

5 differences between the 'Game of Thrones' books and the series
Tyrion and Daenerys never meet in the "Game of Thrones" books as they did in Episode 8 of the series. Photo: Helen Sloan/Courtesy HBO. Departing from the source material was a risky move for the producers of “Game of Thrones,” but the risk seems to ...

What Judy Blume's Books Meant
Fans, readers, booksellers — even other authors and celebrities — often dissolve into tears upon meeting her, confessing that books like “Forever ... ” and “Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret” got them through adolescence; taught them about sex ...

E.L. James To Publish Another Shade Of 'Grey' In June
The bestselling author says that the book, to be called Grey, will be out on June 18 — fictional character Christian Grey's birthday — and will be written from his point of view. It will allow readers the chance to get inside the head of the S&M ...

Instagram is Now a Book Publishing Platform?
These kids, they just don't show loyalty to brands like the olden days. Now you have to go on their turf to get their attention to keep getting attention for your brand. So, in an attempt to teach by doing, marketer Jason Sperling is releasing his new ...

It's All About the Books, About the Books, About the Books
BookMentors is a non-profit whose website connects teachers and librarians seeking books for their students with individuals who would like to donate those books. The organization was founded two years ago by a reading specialist who worked in high ...

Game of Thrones TV Book Club: Talking 'Hardhome' and the massive battle that ...
Game of Thrones TV Book Club: Talking 'Hardhome' and the massive battle that ...

How to Self-Publish Your Book on a Budget
For many authors, self-publishing is a first option instead of a backup to traditional publishing. Two years ago I broke down the costs to self-publish a high-quality book. The costs covered how much a traditional publisher typically spends on a book ...

Jimmy Fallon Reviews Hilarious Books You Won't Believe Actually Exist
Soranus' Gynecology sounds like a it might be a tough read. In their latest edition of "Do Not Read" on Monday, Jimmy Fallon and sidekick Steve Higgins reviewed a few hilarious books that really aren't meant to be hilarious. You may not believe they ...

Beloved author Judy Blume's latest book and (supposedly) final tour
Blume writes books for young readers about subjects that other writers fiercely avoid — menstrual periods; sex, all sorts of sex; religion. (Readers remember “Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret. ” for dealing with menstruation, but it's also about ...

How Did the Awful Poky Little Puppy Become Canonical?
Eliza has gone through periods of attachment to a succession of worthless books: Good Night New York City, Doc McStuffins: A Knight in Sticky Armor, A Trip to the Doctor—the kind of subliterary commodities every family ends up acquiring at airports ...

Four Books That Deliver Unexpected And Delightful Surprises This Summer
Travel (near and far), literary souvenirs and the crucial companionship of humankind's best friend are the subjects of the books on Maureen Corrigan's early summer reading list. TERRY GROSS, HOST: This is FRESH AIR. Travel near and far, literary ...

25 best personal finance books for your summer reading list
While you relax in the sun by the pool this summer, make the most of your free time by checking out 25 of the hottest, newest and best-selling personal finance books. Learn how to catapult yourself to success and better manage your funds so you can ...

11 Games You Didn't Know Were Based on Books
By Chloi RadNovelizations of games are common, but how often does it work the other way around? It turns out more often than you might think. The increasingly popular Witcher game franchise is widely known as a book adaptation, but it's far from the ...

A Publishing Insider Turns The Page On A Bygone World In 'Muse'
And Galassi knows publishing. But the world he creates in Muse isn't the world of e-books and Amazon, self-publishing and the Twitterverse. It's a world that was already fading when he started working at FSG back in the 1980s. "I think I wanted to draw ...

Lambda Literary Awards laud best gay, lesbian and transgender books
The 27th Lambda Literary Awards were presented in New York on Monday night, celebrating the best gay, lesbian and transgender books of the year. A parade of actors, celebrities and activists presented the awards, which were hosted by comedian Kate ...

The best children's books for June
In the opening pages of Jenni Desmond's beguiling new book, a young boy wearing a red crown opens a picture book about blue whales. Next, the boy is happily leaning out of a small wooden boat to look at the massive creature moving beneath him. With a ...

A Publishing Insider Turns The Page On A Bygone World In 'Muse'
And Galassi knows publishing. But the world he creates in Muse isn't the world of e-books and Amazon, self-publishing and the Twitterverse. It's a world that was already fading when he started working at FSG back in the 1980s. "I think I wanted to draw ...

A Publishing Insider Turns The Page On A Bygone World In 'Muse'
Not surprisingly, it's all about publishers, editors, writers and poets. When he took the plunge into fiction, Galassi followed that age-old advice: Write what you know. And Galassi knows publishing. But the world he creates in Muse isn't the world of ...

23 Books That Everyone with Wanderlust Should Read
But if you can't always get out and explore, then it's best to let a book do it for you. The wanderlust-quenching adventures below aren't the same titles you'll find on run-of-the-mill lists of "beach reads." Instead, they're a collection of tales ...

Pitch in to 'Stuff the Bus With Books'
Join the Cleveland Indians and WKYC in supporting United Way of Greater Cleveland's Stuff The Bus With Books campaign during June. From now through June 21, United Way is collecting children's and young adult books (grades 3-8), in order to put them ...

The Biggest Question About "Diverse Books": Diverse To Whom?
The #WeNeedDiverseBooks hashtag and campaign have sparked some amazing conversations recently. There was a panel at BookCon (which Tor.com summarizes), a roundtable discussion at Book Smugglers, and a BEA Panel (which Cecilia Tan ...

See the cover for Sara Bareilles's new book, 'Sounds Like Me: My Life (So Far ...
See the cover for Sara Bareilles's new book, 'Sounds Like Me: My Life (So Far ...

7 Books You Need to Read This June
As Misery had its No. 1 fan, Finders Keepers has a resident psycho, Morris Bellamy, who stalks a reclusive Salinger stand-in, John Rothstein, then steals his cash and unpublished sequels. In this, King's own sequel to Mr. Mercedes (and book two in a ...

Man Enough to Get Into the Kitchen? These Books Aim to Help
My favorite of the bunch is Billy Law's "Man Food: Good Food for a Good Time" (Hardie Grant Books, 2015), the cover of which is graced by a basket weave of bacon (which Law ultimately wraps around a jalapeno-studded meatloaf he calls the "Bacon ...

Unusual Store Sells Comic Books and Exotic Plants
That includes Dennis Webb who, 40 years ago, opened a shop in Alexandria, Virginia, that combined his boyhood hobbies of growing plants and reading comic books. He added trading cards and an assortment of other stuff to create his “Exotic Planterium ...

20 books for great summer reading
Summer's coming, and for a lot of people, that means books. This year, you can choose from new authors or superstars, including Stephen King and Judy Blume. And, of course, you can catch up with Atticus and Scout Finch in perhaps the most anticipated ...

HomeHas Dr. Ruth Gone From Sex Pioneer to Angry Bubbe?
Perhaps that's why I felt compelled to read Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer's latest book, “The Doctor Is in: Dr. Ruth on Love, Life and Joie de Vivre.” Surely, Dr. Ruth — the 87-year-old sex therapist and media personality — has had her share of impressive ...

Shonda Rhimes' first book, Year Of Yes, is due out this fall
The year of Shonda Rhimes continues with a book deal. Simon & Schuster announced on Tuesday that Rhimes, the creator of Scandal and Grey's Anatomy and executive producer of How to Get Away With Murder, would put out her first book, Year of Yes, ...

Game of Thrones Author Explains Violence Against Women in Books
The author of Game of Thrones has finally responded to the question everyone wants answered—why the gratuitous violence against women in the books and TV series? His answer, to Entertainment Weekly: look around. “To be non-sexist, does that mean ...

30 Young Adult Books Every Actual Adult Should Read
What follows is a list of well-written, engaging, thematically complex books that are likely to appeal to readers of any age. (By the way, we're leaving out the completely obvious — like Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, The Catcher in the Rye — you ...

Review: 'Primates of Park Avenue,' Making Fun of the Rich
No book in recent memory has been as splashily misrepresented as Wednesday Martin's “Primates of Park Avenue.” It is supposed to have blown the lid off the darkest secrets of the wealthy, glamorous Upper East Side wife-and-mommy set. Ms. Martin ...

The 7 Books Bill Gates Wants You to Read This Summer
Keeping up with his own tradition, the Microsoft co-founder recently took to his blog to publish his annual “beach reading (and more)” list, a collection of books he thinks everyone should add to their summer reading roundup. Most of his selections ...

Stephen King: By the Book
The author, most recently, of “Finders Keepers” has never read Jane Austen. “I do not say this with either pride or shame (or prejudice, for that matter). It's just a fact.” What books are currently on your night stand? None. I don't read in bed, so ...

D-Day veteran to sign copies of his books Saturday in Frankenmuth
Burgett, now 90 and living in Howell, has penned four books on his experiences, commenting often on how Muir helped him survive in those initial hours and days of the Allied invasion of Hitler's Fortress Europe, and the later battles in Holland. He ...

Dine Among Literary Works At Books & Books At The Adrienne Arsht
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – It's a Monday afternoon and the weekly farmers' market just outside the brand new Café at Books and Books at the Adrienne Arsht Center is in full swing. There are plenty of fresh veggies and fruits for picking—the perfect ...

Are e-Books a Good Idea for Latino Authors?
The contest, which runs from July 1 to August 31, is open to any writers who upload their Spanish-language e-books to Amazon's KDP platform. From the presumably hundreds of entries, five finalists will be named. The winner will be published in print by ...

Twitter Account That Turns Harry Styles Into Popular Book Characters Is an ...
Twitter Account That Turns Harry Styles Into Popular Book Characters Is an ...

Ursula K. Le Guin Breaks Down Amazon's Model for Selling Books, and Explains ...
Ursula K. Le Guin Breaks Down Amazon's Model for Selling Books, and Explains ...


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