| Mar 28, 2013
| 4:03 PM
Amazon announced Thursday that it is acquiring social reading website Goodreads. The deal, which will be finalized in a few weeks, is the most prominent acquisition of a major book-focused startup in recent years.
On Thursday afternoon, Goodreads...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 3:43 PM
Dear sir or madam, will you read my book? It took me years to write. Will you take a look?
So begins the Beatles' "Paperback Writer," a song whose lyrics take the form of a query letter by a fledgling author to a publisher. The subsequent verses nail...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 8:48 AM
If you're looking for cool gift ideas for Father's Day on Sunday, we have a guest post from South Florida savings expert Jodi Furman, of Lake Worth, who writes the shopping blog LiveFabuLESS.com.
Jodi's Top 10 Deals for Dad:
1. Streaming device:...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 12:35 PM
Name: Alicia Drumgoole writing under the pen name Agnes Jayne
City in which you reside: Harpers Ferry, W.Va.
Day job: English instructor at Hagerstown Community College
Book title: “The Problem with Power”
| Jun 14, 2013
| 8:09 AM
Charlaine Harris, creator of the Sookie Stackhouse series of novels, has decided to end the run with the recently released 13th installment, "Dead Ever After." According to The Wall Street Journal, some fans are not happy, "taunting Ms. Harris in emails...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 8:11 AM
The unnamed scriptwriter who narrates Frank D. Gilroy's Kindle single "Crooning," set in 1958, doesn't think filming a movie in Havana is a very good idea.
But producer and want-to-be-star Dick Powell (a fictionalized version of the real-life actor),...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 4:47 AM
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| Mar 7, 2013
| 9:49 PM
For some time after my husband read the book "The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914", by David McCullough, and recommended it to me as a "very readable" book, I have had it in my pile of reading material. But the very size...
| Mar 8, 2013
Over three decades, Vivie Glass quietly created and developed the recipes that built a brand favored by confection connoisseurs around the country.
Now the baking genius behind her husband David Glass' cake empire is telling the story how she and...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 2:56 PM
Three independent bookstores have filed a class action suit against Amazon and the six major publishers, accusing them of creating a monopoly in e-book sales. The complaint, filed in New York on Feb. 15, focuses on digital rights management, known as DRM....
| Feb 21, 2013
| 2:01 PM
Probably not too many people notice the plaque just to the left, inside the door of the Costa Mesa Donald Dungan library.
It reads: "This Orange County Branch Library is dedicated to the memory of Judge Donald Dungan, an avid reader and a dedicated...