Stories in the category Books

Jeff Bezos’s reading list gets shorter still

By Muckety

September 29, 2014 at 8:35am

The literary world’s response to the battle between Amazon and Hachette is reaching near-epic proportions.

Eric Schlosser moves from McD to Dr. Strangelove

By Laurie Bennett

January 27, 2014 at 7:09am

Eric Schlosser helped launch a national movement with his 2001 book, “Fast Food Nation,” which examined the many negative impacts of America’s fast food industry.

‘Pride and Prejudice’ turns 200

By Laurie Bennett

January 29, 2013 at 10:51am

We hope Jane Austen will forgive our tardiness in noting that “Pride and Prejudice” turned 200 yesterday.

Mapping the e-book wars

By Laurie Bennett

July 1, 2012 at 10:22am

Titans such as Apple, Google, Amazon, Sony and Microsoft are vying for majority stakes in digital readers and distribution.

Free publicity for Condoleezza Rice

By Laurie Bennett

August 26, 2011 at 10:06am

At first glance, this hasn’t been a great week for Condoleezza Rice.

Jeffrey Zaslow co-writing another high-profile book

By Laurie Bennett

June 21, 2011 at 1:50pm

Wall Street Journal columnist Jeffrey Zaslow has landed yet another whopping book deal.

More ‘random stuff’ from Nathan Myhrvold

By Laurie Bennett

March 10, 2011 at 8:23am

Nathan Myhrvold has expanded his horizons, again, this time in the unlikely field of cookbook publishing.

Tiger mother takes a defensive crouch

By A. James Memmott

January 18, 2011 at 9:02am

Surprise, surprise. A Jan. 8 essay in the Wall Street Journal headlined “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior” managed to prompt a response.

Slave owner’s diary inspired Faulkner

By A. James Memmott

February 14, 2010 at 8:25am

In a major discovery, a scholar has now located a real world inspiration for some of William Faulkner’s characters and themes.

The network of the book

By Laurie Bennett

January 28, 2010 at 5:59am

All the excitement over the iPad, Apple’s multimedia competitor to the Amazon Kindle and lesser foes, set us to thinking about books and networks.

Are Nobel literary judges Euro-centric?

By Ric Bohy

October 9, 2009 at 12:31pm

Readers here and abroad waited this week to see if the Nobel literature jury considered Yanks too “ignorant” and “isolated” to deserve the prize.

Julia Child becomes a best-selling author

By A. James Memmott

August 25, 2009 at 9:11am

They loved the movie, now they’re buying the book.

Pre-publication hype builds for Tom Ridge book

By Ric Bohy

August 23, 2009 at 12:11pm

Tom Ridge is the latest member of the Bush administration to talk about deceiving the American public for political reasons.

Former Edwards aide lands a book deal

By Carol Eisenberg

July 1, 2009 at 4:53pm

A man who was one of former Senator John Edwards’s closest aides has a deal to write a tell-all book about Edwards’ affair with Rielle Hunter.

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