eBook Hologram

HarperCollins to Include Ads in eBooks

News by Brandon Tietz
November 11, 2011
HarperCollins will be including ads in their factual books. Would Don Draper approve?

The 10 Most Badass Literary Children

Column by Meredith Borders
November 11, 2011
Kids are generally pretty annoying. Yet some children rise above their youthful station to achieve great heights of badassery. Read on for the raddest fictional children ever.
Touched by Sandusky

Accused Child Rapist Titled His Memoir 'Touched'

News by Rob Hart
November 10, 2011
Jerry Sandusky, the assistant football coach from Penn State accused of molesting dozens of boys, has a memoir on Amazon titled "Touched." Just sayin'.

Strong Words: Pumping Up Your Writing With Better Vocabulary

Column by Taylor Houston
November 10, 2011
Flexing your vocabulary muscle makes your writing better, stronger, and able to leap tall buildings in a single bound.
Self-published author Amanda Hocking breaks sales record

Self-Published Author Amanda Hocking Breaks Sales Record

News by Rob Hart
November 10, 2011
Amanda Hocking has become the second self-published author to sell more than a million eBooks through Amazon.

Writing Sentences With Impact

Column by Jon Gingerich
November 9, 2011
A guide to writing more active, more immediate, more powerful sentences that will grab your reader’s attention and make them remember what you’ve written.
Digital book cover changes when you touch it

The New Digital Frontier: Interactive Covers

News by Rob Hart
November 9, 2011
UK publisher Walker Books has unveiled the digital cover for "Daylight Savings" by Edward Hogan, which changes when you touch it.
'Ready Player One' by Ernest Cline

'Ready Player One' by Ernest Cline

Review by John Jarzemsky
November 9, 2011
A review of the earnest, but ultimately unsatisfying geek sci-fi romp "Ready Player One."
Google introduces Google+ Pages

Google+ Pages Are Now A Thing

News by Rob Hart
November 8, 2011
Google has announced Google+ Pages, which lets businesses get in on their social networking site--which is great news for writers looking to build their brand.

When Did A Bra Become More Offensive Than A Decapitation?

Column by Jason Van Horn
November 8, 2011
A closer look at the issue of sexuality and violence in the new DC 52.
Under The Dome

Brian K. Vaughn Hired to Adapt "Under the Dome"

News by Brandon Tietz
November 8, 2011
Acclaimed comic book writer Brian K. Vaughn will be penning the adaptation of Stephen King's "Under the Dome."
Amazon Top 10 of 2011

Amazon's Best Books of 2011

News by Brandon Tietz
November 8, 2011
Just in case your Wish List was getting skimpy, Amazon has unveiled its top 10 of 2011.

Storyville: Cover Letters and Bridging the Gap

Column by Richard Thomas
November 8, 2011
Once you've got a story written, how do you send it out into the world?
Gaiman on Simpsons

Neil Gaiman To Appear On "The Simpsons" Sunday, November 20th

News by Joshua Chaplinsky
November 8, 2011
Neil Gaiman gets animated with an appearance on "The Simpson's," the most accurate celebrity barometer known to man.
Barnes & Noble announce the Nook Tablet

Barnes & Noble Enters The Tablet Wars

News by Rob Hart
November 7, 2011
The eReader wars are heating up: Barnes & Noble just announced the Nook Tablet, to rival the Kindle Fire and Kobo Vox.

2012 Comic Book Movie Preview

Column by Brandon Tietz
November 7, 2011
2012 brings us Ghost Rider, The Dark Knight Rises, The Avengers, and a Spider-Man reboot. What's going to be good? What is sure to suck? Let's discuss.
'Pauline Kael: A Life In The Dark'

'Pauline Kael: A Life In The Dark' by Brian Kellow

Review by Devin Faraci
November 7, 2011
Pauline Kael reshaped the relationship the audience had with the movies, and created a new relationship between the critic and the masses. This is a review of her new biography, 'A Life In The Dark.'
George W. Bush jokes that people were surprised to find he could read and write

George W. Bush Says People Are Surprised He Can Read/Write

News by Rob Hart
November 7, 2011
During a speech in Kansas last week, George W. Bush said people were shocked to hear he was writing a memoir--because some people think he's illiterate

Ask The Lit Coach: "How Much Is Too Much With Description?" and More

Column by Erin Reel
November 7, 2011
Erin Reel addresses the art of description and knowing when to go back and edit after your short pieces have been rejected by literary journals in this issue of Ask The Lit Coach.
LitRecapper

LitRecapper: Remember Remember, The Week Ending The 5th of November

News by Joshua Chaplinsky
November 6, 2011
We're all about content, content, content, as LitReactor rockets out of the gate that is November.
Ragip Zarakolu, the director of the Belge Publishing House

Turkish Publisher Jailed Under Anti-Terror Laws

News by Rob Hart
November 4, 2011
Ragip Zarakolu, the director of the Belge Publishing House and a free speech activist, has been jailed in Istanbul under the country's anti-terror laws.

"Shockaholic" by Carrie Fisher

Column by Meredith Borders
November 4, 2011
Carrie Fisher's latest memoir gives gossipy insight into the alien world of celebrity.
Goodreads

Time To Vote In The 2011 Goodreads Choice Awards

News by Brandon Tietz
November 4, 2011
The 2011 Goodreads Choice Awards is upon us. Get your vote on.

What The Hell Ever Happened To... Jeff Noon?

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky
November 4, 2011
A column in which we try to dig up info on some of our favorite authors who we haven't heard from in a while.
Amazon introduces the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library

Amazon Is Getting Into The Book-Lending Business

News by Rob Hart
November 4, 2011
Amazon Prime members can now access the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library, allowing them to rent one eBook at a time for free--although the selection is a little anemic.