Archive: September 13, 2009 - September 19, 2009

Oprah's Book Pick, FT's Biz Book Award, Google's Custom Printing, Dan Brown's Blockbuster Sales

Oprah's latest pick for her book club is Uwem Akpan's short story collection "Say You're One of Them." ... The Financial Times is also choosing a book. It announced the shortlist for its business book of the year award. ... Google teams up with Espresso Book Machine to allow individuals...

By Steven E. Levingston | September 18, 2009; 5:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

Rabbi Shmuley Goes Direct to Digital

By Stephen Lowman About six months ago Rabbi Shmuley Boteach was on an airplane when a woman sitting next to him shot him a curious look. "Son," she said, "You're covered in gadgets." "I was reading a book on my [Sony] Reader. I was dictating messages to my office on...

By Steven E. Levingston | September 17, 2009; 5:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

Book Wars: Michelle Malkin vs. Michael Huttner

In a recent posting on her blog, Michelle Malkin declared that liberals have launched a campaign to dislodge conservative authors like herself from the top of the best-seller lists. She said the left is pushing a particular book, "50 Ways You Can Help Obama Change America" by Michael Huttner and...

By Steven E. Levingston | September 16, 2009; 5:30 AM ET | Comments (21)

How Dan Brown Stirs Catholics' Buried Emotions

Writer Dan Brown gestures as he poses during a photocall for the movie "Angels & Demons" at Castel Sant'Angelo in Rome last May. (Tony Gentile/Reuters) GUEST BLOGGER: Eric Plumer With release of Dan Brown's new thriller, "The Lost Symbol," we asked author Eric Plumer for a religious perspective. Plumer,...

By Steven E. Levingston | September 14, 2009; 4:00 PM ET | Comments (5)

"Eat, Pray, Love" and Women on the Road

GUEST BLOGGERS: Susan Pohlman and Margaret Feinberg Elizabeth Gilbert's best-selling memoir, "Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia," has inspired other women to hit the road on a quest for self-discovery. Two women who followed Gilbert's lead are Susan Pohlman, author of "Halfway...

By Steven E. Levingston | September 14, 2009; 5:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

 

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