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  • Local roots key for independent booksellers

    Local roots key for independent booksellers
    From farmers markets to supermarkets, local-minded consumers are buying Florida-made produce, beers, even soap. Now Florida authors and booksellers are hoping to build on their own roots with a locally grown approach to literary marketing. Thanks to...
  • James Patterson: 'I'm an okay writer, but a very good storyteller'

    James Patterson: 'I'm an okay writer, but a very good storyteller'
    "I think I'm an okay writer, but a very good storyteller," James Patterson tells Fast Company's Co.Create. Patterson sat down with the magazine to tell them how he writes. He's the world's bestselling writer; one out of every 17 hardcover books sold...
  • Two newly discovered Octavia Butler stories to be published as e-book

    Two recently discovered stories by Octavia Butler will be published together as new e-book. Open Road Media will publish the aptly titled "Unexpected Stories" on June 24. The stories, titled "A Necessary Being" and "Child Finder," were written by Butler...
  • A quest to find Cervantes' bones

    A quest to find Cervantes' bones
    A quest to find the bones of Miguel de Cervantes is on in Spain. The author of "Don Quixote" died in 1616, and the rough location of his burial is known. He was interred at the Convent of las Trinitarias Descalzas in Madrid. Where his remains remain...
  • Harper Lee's 'To Kill a Mockingbird' will finally be an e-book

    Harper Lee's 'To Kill a Mockingbird' will finally be an e-book
    Harper Lee calls herself old-fashioned. She says she likes dusty books and libraries. But even she has joined the e-book age and agreed to allow her classic novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" to be published as an e-book. HarperCollins will release the e-...
  • Knight Arts Challenge: 75 grant finalists named

    Knight Arts Challenge: 75 grant finalists named
    Fort Lauderdale’s FAT Village, the Lake Worth Community Redevelopment Agency and a Broward County poetry “Super Bowl” by the Jason Taylor Foundation are among the finalists announced Tuesday morning for a Knight Arts Challenge grant in...
  • Aiming for a bestseller as California Bookstore Day gets set to launch

    Aiming for a bestseller as California Bookstore Day gets set to launch
    If you see a quote from Don DeLillo's "White Noise" spray-painted around the city next week, blame California Bookstore Day. A wooden stencil reading "California Deserves What it Gets" — suitable for graffiti or, less criminally, hanging on a wall...
  • Roxane Gay's 'An Untamed State' gives torture survivor a voice

    "I was no one." These four words are the refrain of Mireille Duval Jameson, a young Haitian American attorney held captive for 13 days and brutally tortured by local criminals in Port-au-Prince. The story told in Roxane Gay's debut novel, "An Untamed...
  • Evan Osnos observes China's split personality in 'Age of Ambition'

    For more than a year, a portion of my apartment complex in Beijing has been a construction zone; squat, old buildings have been razed, and new towers are sprouting in their stead. The area is blocked off by walls covered with large, professionally printed...
  • The watchdog at L.A. Unified

    The watchdog at L.A. Unified
    Amid allegations of overbilling, environmental hazards and spiraling costs at the Belmont Learning Center in downtown L.A. in the late 1990s, the state Legislature created a separate investigative office within the Los Angeles Unified School District. The...
  • New strategy would drop college textbook costs to zero

    New strategy would drop college textbook costs to zero
    Holding a whiteboard, the University of Maryland, College Park students scrawled their complaints and posed for a picture. "My name is Justin and I spent $114 on ONE textbook," a student wrote. "My name is Jeff and I spent $736 on textbooks," wrote...