"Still Alice," written by Lisa Genova, is a novel about a 50-year-old Harvard professor's struggle with Alzheimer's disease. It's also a book, Genova was told, that nobody would want to read.
The actress feels no competition when it comes to Stories from Candyland, says a source
They feature characters such as hat-wearing cats, very hungry caterpillars, nice girls named Madeline and naughty boys named Max.
A first-edition Harry Potter book was sold for about $19,000, according to an auction house in Dallas, Texas.
Yume-Hotaru's first novel was a best-seller in Japanese bookstores, and he wrote it entirely with his thumbs.
Racist, unfunny, hilarious, confusing, lame.
Author John Updike, regarded as one of the greatest and most prolific writers in modern American letters, died Tuesday, his publicist said. He was 76.
CNN's Phil Black reports on the launch of the latest book by Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling.
Judges laud Adiga's tale of murder and social injustice in modern India as an entertaining yet disturbing read
Ethiopia native brings free public libraries and literacy programs to thousands of children in his homeland.
At age 19, Yohannes Gebregeorgis borrowed a soft-cover romance novel entitled "Love Kitten" that changed his life forever.
French novelist Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio won the 2008 Nobel Prize in literature for his poetic adventure and "sensual ecstasy."
It's the greatest force in publishing today, with the power to raise authors from the dead and banish them from the bestseller lists
The acclaimed author and journalist had a singular voice and a harsh, but honest, worldview. He was also the man behind the single best book published during Joel Stein's lifetime
J.K. Rowling's U.S. publisher is trying to match her success with a new series of children's books that adds multimedia -- but seems a little more engineered
Ask an adult what makes a children's book appealing, and she might talk about the colorful artwork, the clever storytelling or the lessons imparted.
JK Rowling sells a short prequel to the Harry Potter series at a charity auction. CNN's Alphonso Van Marsh reports.
Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is writing a prequel to her best-selling series to be auctioned for charity -- but at just 800 words, it may lack some of the magic fans of the boy wizard might be hoping for.
Author J.K. Rowling is suing to stop publication of a book by one of her biggest fans, to protect everything Harry Potter.
In 2004, just after the release of Ron Suskind's "The Price of Loyalty," a critical account of former Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill's experiences in the Bush administration, Scott McClellan, then the administration spokesman, was asked what he thought of the work.
CNN's Tom Foreman looks back at some of the earlier "tell-all" insider books to emerge from the Bush presidency.
Terrence Dean's new book about gays in the entertainment industry has been stirring up the blogs -- partly because he doesn't name names
Everybody wants to leave their mark. Nowadays, that means everybody is writing a memoir.
J.K. Rowling has retired Harry Potter, but the fictional boy wizard lives in on college classes across the country where the children's books are embraced as literary and academic texts.
Dear FSB: I have an idea for a new cartoon. How do I pitch the idea to the big companies? What will I need for the pitch?
Alan Weisman, author of The World Without Us, talks about our fascination with the end of the world
Who was the real Charles M. Schulz?
What William Goldman once said about Hollywood -- "Nobody knows anything" -- can easily describe the decisions made by children's book publishers.
The writer Doris Lessing has won the Nobel Prize for literature. ITN's John Sparks reports.
Book publisher HarperCollins has acquired North American rights to Bright Shiny Morning, a novel by James Frey, author of the admittedly embellished nonfiction memoir, A Million Little Pieces.
The editor of A Million Little Pieces says that her author got a raw deal from the "mean and self-serving" TV host
The final book in the Harry Potter series sold an estimated 8.3 million copies in its first 24 hours of sale, setting a new record for the book industry, according to U.S. publisher Scholastic.
Harry Potter publisher Bloomsbury has been inundated with orders for the final installment about the boy wizard and hopes a book on billionaire investor Warren Buffett will become one of its new best-sellers.
Albert Einstein was more than an Einstein.
The two-bit distortions in "A Million Little Pieces" that landed squirming memoirist James Frey on Oprah Winfrey's couch of shame last year were chump change compared with the million-dollar lies served up by Clifford Irving some 35 years ago.
The latest Harry Potter book, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," will have a record-breaking 12 million copies printed in its first run, according to a release.
The final chapter of the Harry Potter series has at least one thing in common with the first six - it's already a runaway best seller, six months before it hits store shelves.
Dependably profitable books are rare in the publishing business, and they generally come with a name like Stephen King or Harry Potter attached. But another lucrative brand of bestseller has emerged in the last few years: the instant-release blue-ribbon commission report, with the Baker-Hamilton Commission's "Iraq Study Group Report" its latest example.
These should be happy times for book publishers.
Turkish author Orhan Pamuk -- recently facing prosecution in a Turkish court for remarks he made about the killings of Armenians nearly a century ago -- won the 2006 Nobel Prize in Literature.
Stilettos? Check. City setting? Check. Bitchy boss? Check. Brand names? Check.
Reading to your child can be one of life's sweetest pleasures. You're spending focused time together and teaching a habit that can open countless doors throughout his or her life.
Children's books don't always engage the audience they're intended for, which is why we asked 6-year-old Andrew Oglesby, son of CNN.com staffer Christy Oglesby, to review a selection of books for young readers.
Stephan Pastis knows his comic strip, "Pearls Before Swine," can be a little dark at times. But it's not like that outlook is anything new, he says.
Recently retired Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan has signed a book deal with The Penguin Press to publish his memoirs.
Here's the scoop: Using Internet-era technology, a Massachusetts company has figured out how to make and sell a cup of fresh, custom-made, premium ice cream from a vending machine in 45 seconds. An...
Author James Frey on Thursday admitted he lied and embellished events about himself and other characters in his best-selling book about substance abuse and recovery.
Perhaps Dave Eggers did it right.
Amazon.com wants your short stories.
They call them pocket-size books, but that name may no longer fit as some mass-market paperbacks get bigger.
Another weekend, another comic book-inspired film. This time around it's "Fantastic Four."
This summer, we're off to see the wizard -- and "Deep Throat," Walt Whitman, John Irving, a few vampires, some sharks and an unhappy San Francisco family.
Airdate: May 7th, 2005
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The publishers of the Harry Potter series are expecting a record-breaking performance from the sixth book, which hits stores in July.
I'm in a monthly face-to-face book club. I post to an Internet book group. I try to read, on average, a book a week, and if I don't have a book in my hand while I'm waiting in line or seated in a doctor's office, I get antsy.
This season a new group of children's books will captivate families with funny, heartwarming tales of adventure, make believe and imagination.
Just in time for Halloween, to quote the Bard in "Macbeth," act four, scene one: "By the pricking of my thumbs, / Something wicked this way comes."
Kryptonite may hurt Superman, but it wasn't able to defeat the company that publishes his comic books in a federal court case.
An exhibit titled "Campaigns, Conventions and Cartoons" at Boston's Suffolk University features original works by the nation's top political cartoonists.
Chris Noth, who played Mr. Big on HBO's "Sex and the City," greeted fans in Israel at Judaism's holiest site, the Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem.
Americans do not read like they used to. On Thursday, the National Endowment for the Arts reported that book reading has dropped sharply in the United States during the past 10 years.
This is the time of year you see all those articles about summer reading -- that is, if they didn't all appear a month ago around Memorial Day.
As with his presidency, while Bill Clinton's autobiography has generated widespread popular support, the reviews have not been as favorable.
Former President Bill Clinton can add the title of best-selling author to his resume, as his memoir establishes record-setting sales figures.
From a $150 Air Force One jelly bean jar bearing Ronald Reagan's signature in gold to his signed memoirs priced at $4,000, the market is suddenly flooded with memorabilia related to the nation's 40th president.
Former President Bill Clinton's memoir, "My Life," will be published in June, according to a statement from his publisher, Alfred A. Knopf.
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I owe my sister an apology. More than a year ago I left a message on her answering machine, announcing that I was giving a speech called "Authors Are Road Kill on the Information Highway." I though...
President Clinton's reelection campaign seems to have it all: expert advance work, nimble use of focus groups, sophisticated polling in real time. Along one small battlefront of the larger electora...
HOLLYWOOD HAS BEEN SLOW to catch on to the computer age. Sure, last year the Macintosh PowerBook became a fashion accessory for producers and stars -- even though it isn't always a useful tool for ...
-- From the Baltic to the Black Sea, Eastern Europeans are loading up on merchandise bearing U.S. brand names like Kodak, Kellogg's, Band-Aids, Rice-a- Roni, SlimFast, and Purina Cat Chow. Warsaw s...
STAND ASIDE, Rhett Butler, for a new literary hero, who at 64 is even older than Gone With the Wind and really does give a damn. With over 2.6 million copies in print, Iacocca: An Autobiography has...
America's professors of literature do not understand capitalism, and they do not like what little they know about it. Some of their disdain is Marxist- inspired, but not much. After all, one has to...
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