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More authors turn to Web and print-on-demand publishingupdated: Mon Apr 06 2009 14:04:00

"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. Tori Spelling Not in a Race with Mom Over Her Bookupdated: Mon Mar 16 2009 20:02:00

The actress feels no competition when it comes to Stories from Candyland, says a source

Children's books: Classic reading for fansupdated: Thu Mar 12 2009 15:18:00

They feature characters such as hat-wearing cats, very hungry caterpillars, nice girls named Madeline and naughty boys named Max.

Rare Harry Potter book fetches $19,000 at auctionupdated: Tue Mar 10 2009 08:06:00

A first-edition Harry Potter book was sold for about $19,000, according to an auction house in Dallas, Texas.

Cell phone stories writing new chapter in print publishingupdated: Thu Feb 26 2009 02:40:00

Yume-Hotaru's first novel was a best-seller in Japanese bookstores, and he wrote it entirely with his thumbs.

Racism row over chimp cartoon sparks debateupdated: Thu Feb 19 2009 22:35:00

Racist, unfunny, hilarious, confusing, lame.

Famed author John Updike dies of cancer at 76updated: Tue Jan 27 2009 19:00:00

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.

J.K. Rowling's new bookupdated: Thu Dec 04 2008 23:42:00

CNN's Phil Black reports on the launch of the latest book by Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling. Celebrating with Booker Prize Winner Aravind Adigaupdated: Wed Oct 15 2008 03:00:00

Judges laud Adiga's tale of murder and social injustice in modern India as an entertaining yet disturbing read

CNN Heroes: Yohannes Gebregeorgisupdated: Thu Oct 09 2008 09:44:00

Ethiopia native brings free public libraries and literacy programs to thousands of children in his homeland.

From 'Love Kitten' to child literacyupdated: Thu Oct 09 2008 09:44:00

At age 19, Yohannes Gebregeorgis borrowed a soft-cover romance novel entitled "Love Kitten" that changed his life forever. France's Le Clezio Wins Nobel Literature Prizeupdated: Thu Oct 09 2008 08:00:00

French novelist Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio won the 2008 Nobel Prize in literature for his poetic adventure and "sensual ecstasy." Oprah's Book Clubupdated: Fri Sep 26 2008 22:00:00

It's the greatest force in publishing today, with the power to raise authors from the dead and banish them from the bestseller lists Appreciation: David Foster Wallace 1962-2008updated: Sun Sep 14 2008 14:00:00

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 The 39 Clues: The Next Harry Potter?updated: Tue Sep 09 2008 12:10:00

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

Review: What children say about children's booksupdated: Tue Jul 01 2008 11:45:00

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.

Harry Potter prequel auctionedupdated: Wed Jun 11 2008 10:11:00

JK Rowling sells a short prequel to the Harry Potter series at a charity auction. CNN's Alphonso Van Marsh reports.

J.K. Rowling pens Harry Potter prequelupdated: Thu May 29 2008 09:30:00

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.

'Harry Potter' goes to courtupdated: Thu May 29 2008 09:30:00

Author J.K. Rowling is suing to stop publication of a book by one of her biggest fans, to protect everything Harry Potter.

McClellan latest White House figure to leave and tellupdated: Thu May 29 2008 04:28:00

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.

Bush administration tell-allsupdated: Thu May 29 2008 04:28:00

CNN's Tom Foreman looks back at some of the earlier "tell-all" insider books to emerge from the Bush presidency. Guess Who's Gay in Hip-Hopupdated: Thu May 15 2008 20:00:00

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 has a story -- but is it worth telling?updated: Tue Apr 15 2008 13:28:00

Everybody wants to leave their mark. Nowadays, that means everybody is writing a memoir.

Pottermania lives on in college classrooms updated: Tue Mar 25 2008 11:03:00

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.

FSB: Pitching your ideas to the big shotsupdated: Thu Feb 14 2008 09:49:00

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? A World Without Humansupdated: Thu Jan 17 2008 14:25:00

Alan Weisman, author of The World Without Us, talks about our fascination with the end of the world

The sad, wonderful, complicated life of Charles M. Schulzupdated: Fri Jan 04 2008 12:17:00

Who was the real Charles M. Schulz?

Kids are the experts in reviewing children's booksupdated: Tue Dec 18 2007 12:26:00

What William Goldman once said about Hollywood -- "Nobody knows anything" -- can easily describe the decisions made by children's book publishers.

Writer wins Nobel Prizeupdated: Thu Oct 11 2007 19:49:00

The writer Doris Lessing has won the Nobel Prize for literature. ITN's John Sparks reports.

CNNMoney: HarperCollins acquires new James Frey novelupdated: Fri Sep 14 2007 06:09:00

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. Oprah vs. James Frey: The Sequelupdated: Mon Jul 30 2007 16:00:00

The editor of A Million Little Pieces says that her author got a raw deal from the "mean and self-serving" TV host

CNNMoney: Harry Potter posts spellbinding salesupdated: Mon Jul 23 2007 00:15:00

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.

CNNMoney: Harry Potter publisher seeks magic in Buffettupdated: Thu Jun 28 2007 00:43:00

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.

Biographer delves into life of Einsteinupdated: Mon May 21 2007 10:32:00

Albert Einstein was more than an Einstein.

EW review: A brilliant 'Hoax'updated: Fri Apr 06 2007 12:56:00

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.

CNNMoney: Harry Potter book record 1st run of 12Mupdated: Wed Mar 14 2007 09:06:00

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.

CNNMoney: Last Harry Potter book already No. 1updated: Fri Feb 02 2007 05:59:00

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.

Fortune: Publishing's easy moneyupdated: Mon Jan 29 2007 09:35:00

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.

CNNMoney: Private equity may buy the bookupdated: Mon Dec 18 2006 10:41:00

These should be happy times for book publishers.

Pamuk wins Nobel literature prizeupdated: Thu Oct 12 2006 07:31:00

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.

Chick lit: Sex, shoes -- and substanceupdated: Thu Sep 07 2006 10:57:00

Stilettos? Check. City setting? Check. Bitchy boss? Check. Brand names? Check.

The joy of reading updated: Thu Aug 24 2006 14:10:00

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.

A child looks at (more) children's booksupdated: Thu Jun 29 2006 09:56:00

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 staffer Christy Oglesby, to review a selection of books for young readers.

A rat, a pig and some really dumb crocodilesupdated: Wed May 03 2006 10:53:00

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.

CNNMoney: Greenspan to write his memoirsupdated: Tue Mar 07 2006 09:19:00

Recently retired Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan has signed a book deal with The Penguin Press to publish his memoirs.

Fortune: Cream of the cropupdated: Thu Mar 02 2006 14:11:00

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...

Oprah to author: 'You conned us all'updated: Fri Jan 27 2006 00:46:00

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.

Whose life is it anyway?updated: Thu Jan 12 2006 09:41:00

Perhaps Dave Eggers did it right.

CNNMoney: Amazon has new stories to tellupdated: Mon Aug 22 2005 07:24:00 wants your short stories.

CNNMoney: As boomers age, books get biggerupdated: Fri Aug 12 2005 07:46:00

They call them pocket-size books, but that name may no longer fit as some mass-market paperbacks get bigger.

Getting the funniesupdated: Thu Jul 07 2005 09:07:00

Another weekend, another comic book-inspired film. This time around it's "Fantastic Four."

Harry Potter and 'Deep Throat'updated: Tue Jun 07 2005 09:31:00

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.

Alan Hollinghurst TalkAsia Interview Transcriptupdated: Wed May 11 2005 00:15:00

Airdate: May 7th, 2005

showbuzzupdated: Fri Apr 29 2005 13:53:00

Looking for Mr. Romance?

CNNMoney: Harry Potter and the publishing recordupdated: Wed Mar 30 2005 07:17:00

The publishers of the Harry Potter series are expecting a record-breaking performance from the sixth book, which hits stores in July.

A book end to the yearupdated: Wed Dec 22 2004 11:51:00

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.

A delightful variety of children's booksupdated: Wed Dec 15 2004 15:12:00

This season a new group of children's books will captivate families with funny, heartwarming tales of adventure, make believe and imagination.

Halloween frightsupdated: Mon Oct 25 2004 15:49:00

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."

CNNMoney: Superman publisher beats Kryptoniteupdated: Thu Sep 23 2004 06:49:00

Kryptonite may hurt Superman, but it wasn't able to defeat the company that publishes his comic books in a federal court case.

The funny side of politicsupdated: Thu Jul 29 2004 21:04:00

An exhibit titled "Campaigns, Conventions and Cartoons" at Boston's Suffolk University features original works by the nation's top political cartoonists.

showbuzzupdated: Wed Jul 21 2004 10:29:00

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.

CNNMoney: Endangered: the American readerupdated: Fri Jul 09 2004 15:06:00

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.

Summer is already bookedupdated: Wed Jun 30 2004 10:45:00

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.

Critics take on 'My Life'updated: Sat Jun 26 2004 14:03:00

As with his presidency, while Bill Clinton's autobiography has generated widespread popular support, the reviews have not been as favorable.

Clinton memoir selling at record paceupdated: Wed Jun 23 2004 17:17:00

Former President Bill Clinton can add the title of best-selling author to his resume, as his memoir establishes record-setting sales figures.

CNNMoney: Reagan memorabilia flood the marketupdated: Mon Jun 07 2004 09:25:00

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.

Clinton memoir due in Juneupdated: Mon Apr 26 2004 14:11:00

Former President Bill Clinton's memoir, "My Life," will be published in June, according to a statement from his publisher, Alfred A. Knopf.

Fortune: FORTUNE's Cultural Cheat Sheetupdated: Mon Aug 14 2000 00:01:00

A lot of kids (probably yours) think the four Harry Potter books are the greatest thing since The Phantom Tollbooth. They're definitely worth reading yourself, but in case you don't have the time, ...

Fortune: 'Sister Carrie' Is Gone For Good We all work; many of us are defined by it. Then why is the workplace so absent from contemporarupdated: Mon Mar 06 2000 00:01:00

In 1970, Vladimir Nabokov was visited in Switzerland by Charles Givan, a graduate student from California who was going to teach creative writing. Nabokov was imperiously skeptical about the whole ...

Fortune: Angry White Knuckleheadsupdated: Mon Nov 22 1999 00:01:00

Stiffed: The Betrayal of the American Male by Susan Faludi Morrow, 662 pages

Money Magazine: Buy-the-Book Strategy Okay, so and Barnes & Noble lead the online bookstore pack. Which one's updated: Fri May 01 1998 00:01:00

How much fun is shopping? Let's say you want to buy a particular book. The nearby shop doesn't have it, the chain outlet at the mall has only the more expensive hardback version, and it's 20 minute...

Fortune: ALSOP TO PUBLISHERS: WAKE UP!updated: Mon Sep 29 1997 00:01:00

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...

Fortune: SCRAMBLE ON THE INFORMATION HIGHWAY Soon artists from Arnold Schwarzenegger to the Grateful Dead to Danielle Steel will be able updated: Mon Feb 07 1994 00:01:00

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 ...

Fortune: EASTERN EUROPE IS ONE HOT MARKETupdated: Mon Jan 25 1993 00:01:00

-- 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...

Fortune: THE BUYING BINGE IN BUSINESS BOOKS . Now it can be told! Readers have discovered that the corporate world is about Money! Power!updated: Mon Feb 13 1989 00:01:00

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...

Fortune: CAPITALISM'S HIDDEN HEROES The literary establishment contrives to ignore the business giants in the American novel.updated: Mon Feb 18 1985 00:01:00

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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