Barnes & Noble makes annual naughty list

Barnes & Noble Not Christmas-y Enough, Says Religious Right

News by Rob Hart
December 15, 2011 (8) comments
The American Family Association put big-box bookseller Barnes & Noble on their annual "naughty" list because their holiday ads say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas."
Beat the Reaper HBO

HBO and DiCaprio Team Up on 'Beat the Reaper'

News by Brandon Tietz
December 15, 2011 (6) comments
HBO has just locked down the rights to Josh Bazell's debut novel, 'Beat the Reaper,' with DiCaprio to serve as executive produce.
George Whitman, founder of Shakespeare and Company in Paris, has died

Founder of Paris’ Shakespeare and Company Bookstore Dies

News by Rob Hart
George Whitman, the founder of Shakespeare and Company in Paris, a bookstore that served as a haven to writers, died Wednesday at the age of 98.
eBook Scams

Better Business Bureau Warning Consumers About eBook Scams

News by Brandon Tietz
With the popularity of eReaders on the rise, so are eBook scams. Here's some tips from the Better Business Bureau on how to avoid them.
Good news for Twitter users

Big News For Twitter Nerds: Embeddable Tweets And A New Marketing Opportunity

News by Rob Hart
December 14, 2011 (6) comments
Two Twitter news items for the price of one: The social media network is finally providing embed codes for tweets, plus a cool new marketing opportunity.
Book sales at brick-and-mortar stores are up!

Print Book Sales Are Up, Shocking Everyone

News by Rob Hart
December 13, 2011 (2) comments
Despite fears that eReaders would gouge print book sales this holiday season, book stores are actually showing higher profits compared to last year.
Naomi Ragen plagiarist

It's a Three-peat! Naomi Ragen is Deemed A 'Plagiarist'.

News by Brandon Tietz
December 13, 2011 (9) comments
Jerusalem District Court rules that 'Sotah' author Naomi Ragen stole material from Sarah Shapiro.
Steve Jobs bio tops Amazon's list of best-sellers for 2011

Amazon Releases List Of 2011's Top Sellers

News by Rob Hart
December 12, 2011 (1) comments
Amazon released their list of the top 10 sellers for 2011, and leading the pack is 'Steve Jobs' by Walter Isaacson--though two self-published books made the cut, too.
Kindle Fire Under Fire

Kindle Fire Poorly Received Thus Far

News by Brandon Tietz
December 12, 2011 (8) comments
After all the hype about the Kindle Fire being a game-changer in the tablet arena, the reviews so far indicate otherwise.
Alan Moore Joins Occupy Comics Project

Alan Moore Joins Occupy Comics Project

News by Rob Hart
December 9, 2011 (5) comments
Iconic comic book writer Alan Moore has joined the Occupy Comics project, a crowd funded comic anthology based on the Occupy movement.