Annalisa Quinn

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Book News: The Smell Of Chocolate Boosts Book Sales, Study Says

Thursday, August 01, 2013

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

  • The smell of chocolate boosts book sales, according to a study by Belgian researchers published in the Journal of Environmental Psychology. The researchers, led by Lieve Douce of Belgium's Hasselt University, spent 10 days observing ...

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Book News: Booksellers Irate Over Obama's Amazon Visit

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

  • President Obama's Tuesday trip to an Amazon distribution center in Chattanooga, Tenn., has raised eyebrows (and hackles) in the bookselling community. Publisher's Weekly ran a provocative story titled "Does President Obama Hate Indie Bookstores?" that called Obama's ...

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Book News: Campaigner For Jane Austen Banknote Deluged With Threats

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

  • Caroline Criado-Perez, the feminist activist who successfully campaigned to make Jane Austen the new face of Britain's 10-pound note, has been inundated with hundreds of death and rape threats on Twitter after the banknote news broke last ...

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Book News: Outrage After Fox News Interview With 'Zealot' Author

Monday, July 29, 2013

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  • Charges of anti-Muslim prejudice flew thick and fast following Fox News anchor Lauren Green's interview with Reza Aslan, a religious scholar and the author of Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth. Green repeatedly asked ...

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Book News: Amazon Posts Loss As It Focuses On Long Game

Friday, July 26, 2013

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  • Amazon reported an unexpected second-quarter loss Thursday of about $7 million — though revenue rose 22 percent — as it continues to bet big on investments in digital content. The Bookseller summarized Amazon's strategy of ...

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Book News: Jane Austen To Replace Darwin On The 10-Pound Note

Thursday, July 25, 2013

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

  • Jane Austen will be the new face of the 10-pound banknote, replacing Charles Darwin, the Bank of England announced Wednesday. That follows an uproar after the bank said it would replace Elizabeth Fry — the only ...

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Book News: Chuck Palahniuk Working On 'Fight Club' Sequel

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

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  • Chuck Palahniuk says he is working on a sequel to Fight Club, his 1996 cult novel about underground fighting matches. The sequel, which will be a "dark and messy" graphic novel series, doesn't yet have a publisher. ...

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Book News: Story By 'Catch-22' Author Published For The First Time

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

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  • A previously unpublished short story by Catch-22 author Joseph Heller comes out today in The Strand Magazine [subscription only]. The magazine's editor, Andrew Gulli, said he found the story in the library archives at Brandeis University ...

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Book News: Scrapbooks Of Hemingway's Childhood Made Public

Monday, July 22, 2013

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  • Although it's hard to imagine Ernest Hemingway as anything other than bearded, gruff and gin-scented, five detailed scrapbooks by the Nobel Prize winner's mother give a glimpse of his early life through baby photos, school reports, drawings ...

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Book News: J.K. Rowling 'Very Angry' That Law Firm Leaked Her Name

Friday, July 19, 2013

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  • In a twist worthy of her latest detective novel, it turns out it was a lawyer's wife's best friend who leaked J.K. Rowling's identity as the "Robert Galbraith" who wrote the crime novel The Cuckoo's Calling. The ...

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Book News: Globe Theatre Taking 'Hamlet' To Every Nation On Earth

Thursday, July 18, 2013

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  • The prince of Denmark is going on world tour. The Globe theatre company announced this week that it wants to bring Shakespeare's play to every country on Earth, so it plans to embark on a two-year tour ...

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Book News: Hemingway Look-Alike Competition To Crown New 'Papa'

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

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  • The 33rd annual Ernest Hemingway look-alike competition at Sloppy Joe's Bar in Key West, Fla., kicks off Thursday. The stoically bearded among us will go head to head in the fiercely competitive three-day tournament to ...

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Book News: Zimmerman Juror Drops Book Plans

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

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  • Juror B37 has dropped her plans to write a book about the George Zimmerman trial. In a statement released by literary agent Sharlene Martin of Martin Literary Management, Juror B37 wrote, "I realize it was ...

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Book News: Anonymous Tip Led To Outing Of J.K. Rowling's Alter Ego

Monday, July 15, 2013

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  • The debut detective novel The Cuckoo's Calling, seemingly written by a former Royal Military Police member named Robert Galbraith, was actually written by Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, The Sunday Times revealed this weekend. Rowling's publisher ...

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Book News: 'The Great Gypsy'? School Reading List Is Error-Riddled

Friday, July 12, 2013

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  • A school district in Long Island, N.Y., has flunked its own summer reading list. The Hempstead Public Schools list features authors such as "George Ornell" and "Emily Bonte," (properly spelled Orwell and Brontë) alongside dozens of other ...

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Book News: Evidence 'Overwhelming' In Apple Price-Fixing Case

Thursday, July 11, 2013

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  • U.S. District Judge Denise Cote delivered a stinging assessment of Apple on Wednesday when she ruled that the company knowingly "participated in and facilitated a horizontal price-fixing conspiracy." In her opinion, she wrote, "The evidence ...

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Book News: 'Ender's Game' Author Responds To Boycott Threats

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

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  • The Ender's Game author and anti-gay activist Orson Scott Card responded to boycotts threats against the upcoming film adaptation starring Harrison Ford. The queer geek group Geeks OUT is organizing boycotts and "Skip Ender's Game" events in ...

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Book News: Authors Lose Class-Action Status In Google Books Case

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

  • Google scored a victory this week when an appeals court ruled that the Authors Guild and other organizations couldn't collectively sue the tech giant over its digital library project. Writers groups alleged in a 2005 ...

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Book News: Neil Gaiman Revives 'Sandman' Comic Series

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

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  • The vastly prolific fantasy author Neil Gaiman is bringing back his popular Sandman series that ended more than a decade ago, the DC Entertainment imprint Vertigo announced Monday. The Sandman: Overture #1 will be illustrated by J.H. ...

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Book News: Penguin, Random House Complete Publishing Mega-Merger

Monday, July 01, 2013

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  • Publishers Penguin and Random House have officially merged into one entity known as Penguin Random House (not, as many had hoped, "Random Penguin" or "Penguin House"). The deal "creates the world's largest publisher of consumer books," according ...

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