Annalisa Quinn

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Book News: Barbara Mertz, Mystery Novelist Of Many Names, Dies

Friday, August 09, 2013

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

  • The Egyptologist and wildly prolific writer Barbara Mertz died Thursday morning, her publisher tells NPR. She was 85. A formidable scholar with a PhD in Egyptology from the University of Chicago, she wrote works of ...

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Book News: Publishers Object To Proposed Punishments For Apple

Thursday, August 08, 2013

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

  • Five major publishers are objecting to restrictions the Justice Department wants to place on Apple for colluding with them to fix ebook prices. The proposal, which has not yet been approved by the judge in ...

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Book News: 'Hunger Games'-Themed Camp Opens In Florida

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

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

  • A Hunger Games-themed summer camp that culminates in a tournament at which children fight to the "death" (not literally, of course) has opened in Florida. The camp hosted by the Country Day School in Largo is inspired ...

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Myths, Legends And Too Much Exposition In 'Goddess Chronicle'

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

At its best, Natsuo Kirino's The Goddess Chronicle is a dark and lovely feminist retelling of the Japanese creation myth. At worst, it's a stiff, repetitive exercise in telling, not showing.

On an island shaped like a teardrop, two sisters are born. Pretty Kamikuu ("Child of Gods") is chosen as ...

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Book News: Crime Writer Elmore Leonard Recovering From Stroke

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

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

  • The crime author Elmore Leonard had a stroke last week and is recovering in the hospital, Gregg Sutter, his researcher, told The Detroit News on Monday. Sutter added that the hugely prolific author of Out ...

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Book News: Justice Department Proposes Punishments For Apple

Monday, August 05, 2013

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

  • Following its successful antitrust lawsuit against Apple, the Justice Department is ready to mete out punishment. It has asked a court to force Apple to end existing deals with five publishers and submit to broad ...

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Book News: Battle Rages On In Amazon Vs. Overstock Price War

Friday, August 02, 2013

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

  • A price war between Amazon.com and Overstock.com will stretch into a second week, Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne told Publisher's Weekly. Overstock started it last week when it priced 360,000 books 10 percent lower than what Amazon ...

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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

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

  • 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

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

  • 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

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

  • 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

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

  • 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

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

  • 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

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

  • 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

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

  • 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

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

  • 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

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

  • 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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