- 2015 Apr 24
Books to Read Once in Your Lifetime
Business Insider gathered the top 35 responses to a question posed on Reddit: "What is a book that everyone needs to read at least once in their life?"
'Fifty Shades' Sequels in 2017, 2018
“We’re making this a Valentine’s Day event,” said Universal Pictures chair Donna Langley at CinemaCon.
French Author Who Has Happiness Down
Frederic Lenoir's 'Happiness: A Philosopher's Guide' was a bestseller when it was released in France last fall, and this month, it's been published here, in English, courtesy of Melville House.
Denying NYC Libraries the Fuel They Need
"Over the last decade, they have not gotten anywhere near the kind of capital funding enjoyed by sports teams," writes Jim Dwyer, at the 'New York Times.'
Germany to Legislate Fixed E-book Prices
The country's Federal Ministry of Economics has released a draft to include electronic publications into the law governing the resale prices of books.
- 2015 Apr 23
YA Authors' Favorite Indies
In time for Independent Bookstore Day, authors share their favorite shops.
New Harry Potter Campaign
The Harry Potter Alliance launches its 'Accio Books!' donation campaign.
Q&A with Jay Asher
The 'Thirteen Reasons Why' author discusses bullying and teen suicide prevention.
Deleted 'Wrinkle in Time' Scene
A never-seen passage sheds light on the author’s political philosophy.
Reese Witherspoon to Read 'Watchman'
The actress has signed on to narrate the audio version of the year's biggest book, 'Go Set a Watchman' by Harper Lee.
Blume's Star-Studded Book Tour
Judy Blume’s hotly anticipated new novel, 'In the Unlikely Event,' is becoming quite an event of its own.
James's Husband Writing Sequel
E.L. James has enlisted her husband to write the script for the sequel to 'Fifty Shades of Grey,' the first movie based on her trilogy.
Pulitzer Poetry Winner on Sudden Fame
Gregory Pardlo talks to the 'New York Times.'
Norton Anthology Founder Dies
M.H. Abrams, an esteemed critic and teacher who helped shape the modern literary canon as founding editor of the Norton Anthology of English Literature, has died at 102.
- 2015 Apr 22
Watching Your Life on Screen
Stephen Elliott writes about the "strange" experience of seeing his memoir, 'The Adderall Diaries,' turned into a movie.
Pulitzers Added a Fourth Novel
The Pulitzer Prize Board this year asked its fiction jury to submit a belated, fourth nominee, in contrast to its handling of the selection for 2012, when no fiction prize was awarded.
Global Piracy Ring Handed Judgment
A United States federal court has found the operators of a massive global piracy ring liable for intentionally infringing copyrights, awarding the maximum damages allowed under U.S. law.
The Difficulty of Being a Debut Writer
"It is a privilege and a gift and an honor to be a debut author, but it is, above all things, an existential test," writes Courtney Maum, at Buzzfeed.
Liz Thomson Looks Back
As she steps down from BookBrunch, the journalist reflects on three decades covering the book trade beat and explains the background to her new project.
- 2015 Apr 21
Inside the Pulitzer Prize Book Winners
Mass extinction. A pope and a fascist. A lost North American tribe. A beguiling WWII tale. Scott Porch, Bill Morris, William O’Connor, and Malcolm Jones on the Pulitzer board’s picks, at the Daily Beast.
Toni Morrison, 'I Regret Everything'
The author looks back on her personal life, with NPR's Terry Gross.
Personalized Picture Book a Bestseller
After winning the highest-ever valuation on BBCTV’s 'Dragon’s Den,' a book designed for individual children has sold 500,000 copies.
Clinton 'Ready' for Attacks
Hillary Clinton dismissed an upcoming book that will reportedly outline favorable treatment from her State Department in exchange for foreign donations to her family foundation, saying it comes with the territory of running for president.
Race, Wit, and Mansplaining
Trying to address the literary world’s reputation as an old boys’ club, the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books included a number of panels in which women discussed humor, race, and their own writing.
- 2015 Apr 20
Family Christian Scrutiny
The Grand Rapids-based national bookstore chain faces questions over a proposed sale to an insider, and a transfer of customer donations to evangelical causes.
Nazi Minister’s Estate Sues RH
The estate of Joseph Goebbels, Adolf Hitler’s minister of propaganda, is taking legal action against the publisher Random House over a new biography, claiming payment for the use of extracts from his diaries.
'Clinton Clash' to Make Waves
The book does not hit shelves until May 5, but already the Republican Rand Paul has called its findings “big news” that will “shock people” and make voters “question” the candidacy of Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Hugo Nominees Withdraw
Two authors have withdrawn their work from contention for the prestigious Hugo science fiction awards in the wake of a controversy George R.R. Martin said has “plunged all fandom into war."
'Huge Inequality' in Writer Earnings
A new survey out of the U.K found that a small number of writers, just 10%, earn most of the money made by professional authors.
- 2015 Apr 17
Anna Kendrick Has a Book Deal
The comic actress’ yet-untitled book, due in fall 2016 from Touchstone, will draw upon amusing, memorable moments from her life, from growing up in New England to staring in giant films like 'Pitch Perfect.'
Shakeup at PRH India
Publisher Chiki Sarkar and four others quit Penguin Random House India in a coordinated exit.
Looking Beyond YA
Encouraging teenagers to read, by choosing books from the non-YA shelves.
Speaking to Diversity
Buzzfeed asked attendees at the annual Association of Writers & Writing Programs conference if they had any messages for the predominantly white publishing industry.
Posthumous Book by 'Charlie Hebdo' Chief
The late former editor of the French weekly condemns "Islamophobia" as thinly disguised racism in a posthumously published book that was completed two days before he was killed in France's worst terror attack in years.
Too Many Books?
Tim Parks at the 'New York Review of Books' ponders if there is a relationship between the quantity of books available to us, the ease with which they can be written and published, and our reading experience.
- 2015 Apr 16
Jonathan Lethem on Influences
Children's literature inspired the author, including Munro Leaf and the D’Aulaires.
Why We Shouldn’t Sugarcoat YA
Pour Some Sugar on Me (But Don’t Tell My Mom)
'The Young Elites' Optioned for Film
Fox and Temple Hill Entertainment have bought film rights to Marie Lu's YA fantasy novel.
Fair Clash Could Hit 2016 Numbers
The proximity of next year’s Bologna and London Book Fair dates could be problematic to U.K. publishers.
Cuomo Income Up from Book Deal
A large part of Gov. Cuomo's increase in 2014, according to his tax returns, came from a $376,667 payment for his memoir, which was published last fall by Harper.
Drone Delivery in 30 Minutes?
Amazon's delivery drones could make 30-minute deliveries a reality (and for a $1 fee).
A Colorado Haven for Readers
Two booksellers are seeking to create a rural, live-in library where visitors will be able to connect with two increasingly endangered elements — the printed word and untamed nature.
L.A. Schools to Drop Pearson
The country’s second-largest school district is taking another step to back away from an ambitious school technology project, ending its use of content produced by Pearson PLC that was planned for the district’s personal devices.
'H is for Hawk' to Big Screen
Film rights for Helen Macdonald’s 'H is for Hawk' have been acquired by actress Lena Headey, who stars in the hugely successful television series 'Game of Thrones.'
- 2015 Apr 15
What the Harper, Amazon Deal Means
Alison Griswold at Slate takes a look at what the agreement says about the future of e-book pricing, and publishing.
Reading Racist Literature
Elif Batuman confronts the racism in her favorite books.
Weinstein to Adapt French Debut
The Weinstein Company acquired film rights to Agnes Martin-Lugand’s debut novel 'Happy People Read and Drink Coffee,' which was originally self-published and has gone on to become a hit in France.
Indie Author Files Suit
Writer Peter Gallagher has filed a $10 million lawsuit against screenwriter Joss Whedon and Lionsgate films, claiming 'The Cabin in the Woods' copied his self-published book.
'Mockingbird' a Stage Hit at Home
For nearly all of the 26 years it has been produced, the play “To Kill a Mockingbird” has been a hit in Monroeville, Ala. in the hometown of its author, Harper Lee. This year, the performances sold out faster than ever.
- 2015 Apr 14
Wimpy Kid Author Opening Mass. Bookstore
There's Nothing Wimpy About Jeff Kinney's New Bookstore
Harry Potter Movie Spinoff
Eddie Redmayne is the frontrunner for the new film project 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.'
'Fault In Our Stars' Wins MTV Award
Shailene Woodley’s Acceptance Speech Brought John Green To Tears At The MTV Movie Awards.
Her Critiques Propel YA Bestsellers
A profile of Dutton Children’s Books publisher Julie Strauss-Gabel.
Feminist Children's Books
A list of 23 feminist books for kids.
Vintage covers of Beverly Cleary books.
'Wild Things' Mass Reading
Penguin Random House Children's UK and Wild Rumpus are planning a mass reading of 'Where the Wild Things Are.'
A Picture Book 'Game of Thrones'
If 'Goodnight Moon' was a 'Game of Thrones' retelling.
An interview with #WeNeedDiverseBooks co-founder Aisha Saeed.
An article about Jeff Kinney's bookstore.
Potter Spinoff Casting Begins
Eddie Redmayne may play the lead in 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' film adaptation.
Woodley Makes Green Cry
Shailene Woodley makes John Green cry at MTV Movie Awards.
Strauss-Gabel's Tough Love
An article about publisher Julie Strauss-Gabel.
Challenged Books Often Diverse Books
ALA releases its annual list of most challenged books; many of them are by non-white authors.
Most Banned and Challenged Books of 2014
The ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom released its annual "Top Ten List of Frequently Challenged Books," based on over 300 reports of community members attempting to have literature removed from libraries and school curricula.
Veteran Comic Book Editor Joins Startup
Mike Marts, who has held posts at DC and Marvel, has signed on to serve as the editor-in-chief of AfterShock.
Weinstein Picks Up 'In Cold Blood'
The Weinstein Company has optioned TV rights to Truman Capote’s 1966 bestseller with the aim of making it a TV event series.
Cover Reveal for New Patti Smith Memoir
The National Book Award-winning author of 'Just Kids' is back with a new memoir.
Grumbling, But Not Quitting
A new survey shows what authors really think of publishers.
- 2015 Apr 13
Google Braces for EU Antitrust Decision
Google and others are preparing for the EU's decision on how to proceed in an antitrust investigation.
Book Deals Keep Coming for 'Empire' Cast
Taraji P. Henson isn't the only star of the breakout Fox TV show with a book deal, as the 'Chicago Sun Times' reports.
Gunter Grass Dies at 87
The Nobel-winning German novelist passed away at a hospital in Lübeck.
Book Collecting--It's Alive and Well
According to a WSJ article, demand for collectible rare books has remained stable despite the embrace of e-books and e-reading.
Diversity Lives for Certain Books
The AP looks at the ALA's just-released list of books most likely to be censored by schools and libraries.
- 2015 Apr 10
Amazon Sues to Block Fake Reviews
The retailer has sued three websites it accuses of purveying fake reviews, demanding that they stop the practice.
'Paper Towns' Footage at BookCon
John Green will be on hand to preview footage from the upcoming film adaptation of his second novel, which stars Nat Wolff and Cara Delevingne.
The Wacky Side of Copyediting
Salon talks to Mary Norris, the 'Between You and Me' author and copyeditor at the 'New Yorker,' about life in the grammar- and style-guide trenches.
Getting a handle on the new middle ground.
The Best New Libraries in the U.S.
The American Institute of Architects, partnering with the American Library Association, chose these six buildings as the best libraries built in 2014 and awarded them the 2015 Library Building Awards.
- 2015 Apr 09
R.L. Stine's Wattpad Project
Everyone's Favorite Children's Writer Is Ready To Face New Generation with Fear Street Project.
'How Asperger’s Powers My Writing'
From 'The Strange Case of Origami Yoda' author Tom Angleberger.
John Green to Preview 'Paper Towns'
The author will share film footage at BookCon 2015.
Queen Victoria's Story to Publish
The Queen was 10 when she wrote the story, which publishes in June.
The Radical Vision of Toni Morrison
The 'New York Times' magazine profiles the legendary 84-year-old author.
Hugo Awards Spark Criticism
Members of the sci-fi and fantasy community have been arguing about the make-up of this year’s Hugo nominations on two accounts.
Indie Author Headed to Bookstores
Barbara Freethy and Ingram Publisher Services are teaming up to get her books into bookstores.
Print Books Will Never Die
Joanna Cabot at TeleRead on why some books just need to be in paper.
Why Writers Love to Hate the MFA
Cecilia Capuzzi Simon on why a graduate writing degree turns out a lot of opinionated writing, at the 'New York Times.'
- 2015 Apr 08
Children's author Joan Walsh Anglund says of Maya Angelou stamp: ‘That’s my quote.’
Top 11 kid's books
Critics were polled for the list.
Daniel Handler & Maira Kalman's latest
Hurry Up and Wait: a Whimsical Children’s Book for Grownups.
BBC's best children's books
Do you agree with their picks?
The Most Beautiful Lines in Poetry
Buzzfeed asked members of Buzzfeed Community to share favorite lines of poetry in honor of National Poetry Month. Here are some of their responses.
Jeter to Publish Gronkowski
Jeter Publishing, Derek Jeter’s publishing partnership with Simon and Schuster, announced that it will publish a book by Rob Gronkowski, 'It’s Good to be The Gronk.'
Cast, Crew for '11/22/63'
Hulu is pushing ahead its TV adaptation of Stephen King's JFK assassination novel, adding Chris Cooper, Lucy Fry, George MacKay, Leon Rippy and Cherry Jones to the cast.
Amazon Building Largest India Warehouse
Announcing the largest investment in India so far, the online retail giant said Wednesday it would open a new fulfillment center, its largest warehouse in the country, near Hyderabad.
Defender of the Liberal Arts
Though Frederick Douglass believed vocational education was key to empowerment, the former slave's writings offer a reminder that subjects like literature and philosophy are still integral to social mobility.
- 2015 Apr 07
An article speculates about which children's books will become classics.
100 Great Children's Books
An article about Martin Salisbury's "100 Great Children's Books."
Block Discusses Weetzie Bat
An interview with Francesca Lia Block.
Chatting with Ungerer
An interview with Tomi Ungerer.