- 2015 Mar 27
Are picture book apps replacing authors?
Polls are open for 2015 Indies Choice/E.B. White Read-Aloud Awards Finalists
YA Film Adaptations
'Insurgent' And Why Young Adult Novels Make Box Office Hits
Teen YouTube Star's Book Deal
YouTube’s ‘Sunshine Girl’ Comes to Print
Book on Einstein's Theory a Surprise Hit
In Italy, 'Seven Brief Lessons in Physics,' by physicist Carlo Rovelli, took many by surprise recently when it became the highest selling book for two straight months.
The Verge has obtained Amazon's "strict and far-reaching noncompete agreements."
Boycotting 'Game of Thrones'
Salon's Laura Miller on why she's quitting the HBO series next year, and it's not because of the book spoilers.
Publishing House Closes, Donates Books
Little Bahalia Publishing owner Stacey Williams-Ng donated thousands of books to children after making the hard decision to close her company.
Rob Biddulph Wins Waterstones Prize
'Blown Away,' a tale of a misplaced penguin, took home the 2015 Waterstones children’s book prize.
- 2015 Mar 26
YA Movie Adaptations that Didn't Soar
YA movie adaptations that were lackluster.
John Green has a complicated relationship with keyboards.
On 'Appropriate' Content
Elana K. Arnold discusses the idea of "appropriate" books for girls.
Don't Overthink It
An interview with Carson Ellis.
The Trouble with Pic Book Apps
An article about the disconnect between apps and authors.
An article about internet sensations writing books--or at least, hiring ghostwriters.
'Sunshine Girl' to Print
Paige McKenzie's "The Haunting of Sunshine Girl" releases.
YA Novels and Box Office Hits
YA movie adaptations and why they are successful at the box office.
Voting for Indies Choice Opens
Finalists are announced for the 2015 Indies Choice and E.B. White Read-Aloud awards
Heaven Can Wait, Says Christian Store
The flurry of books retelling personal visits to the afterlife are now off the shelves at the 180 LifeWay Christian Resources bookstores in the U.S., after they were deemed "subjective" by denominational leaders.
New Wimpy Kid Book Coming
The tenth installment in Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid series will hit bookshelves November 3, from publisher Amulet.
Booker Prize Maestro Dies
Martyn Goff, the man who shaped the Booker prize into one of the world’s most prestigious literary awards, has died at the age of 91.
Spielberg to Direct 'Ready Player One'
The director has signed on for the highly anticipated project based on the popular sci-fi book by Ernest Cline.
Rowling Responds to Fan's Tweet
A reader asked the Harry Potter author, "Why is Dumbledore gay?"
Ferguson Librarian Honored
Scott Bonner, who kept his library open while the nearby Ferguson riots closed schools, was recognized with the Lemony Snicket award for his work as a "quiet hero" sustaining services for young readers.
Still Reclusive After all These Years
Sam McBratney still prefers anonymity, despite the success of his Guess How Much I Love You series.
- 2015 Mar 25
Coben: Treat It as a Job
"Every successful author I’ve ever known still has to treat it as a job," Harlan Coben told the 'Guardian.' "You have to get your butt in the chair and do the work."
Every Day He Writes the Book
'Radio Radio' rocker Elvis Costello is writing a memoir, due out in October from Blue Rider Press.
Conroy Starts a New Chapter
After bad health habits nearly killed him, 'The Prince of Tides' author Pat Conroy said he is opening a fitness studio near his South Carolina home to help him stay healthy enough to write several more books.
Library Scraps Used Book Buying Program
The Toronto Public Library is ending a fledgling program to buy used books for its collection after authors complained that they were missing out on royalties and the pilot project proved disappointing.
Authors in Publishing's Digital Age
Alan Cheuse, author of 'Prayers for the Living,' writes that the "link between writer and reader has morphed into a rapidly changing field of play."
- 2015 Mar 24
Screening Margo Spiegelman
John Green and Halston Sage discuss the 'Paper Towns' adaptation.
YA on Screen
'Insurgent' Opens to $101M Globally.
Film Rights Alert
MGM acquires rights to Michaela DePrince's memoir 'Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina.'
Inaugural Bookseller YA Prize
Goes to Louise O’Neill’s debut 'Only Ever Yours'
Man Booker International Prize Finalists
Ten writers are on the judges’ list of finalists under serious consideration for the sixth Man Booker International Prize, the £60,000 award which recognizes one writer for his or her achievement in fiction.
Atavist Gets a Refresh
The four-year-old digital magazine and publisher unveiled several significant design and functionality changes Monday.
Book Runs Afoul of Energy Department
A physicist who helped devise the atom bomb more than half a century ago has defied a federal order to cut from his new book material that the government says teems with thermonuclear secrets.
Dear Mr. Jarecki
Editor Gerald Howard on how Gordon Lish’s first novel anticipated 'The Jinx.'
One Book Group, One Book, 18 Years
For nearly two decades, an eclectic group of readers has gathered for their book club devoted to a single novel: 'Finnegans Wake' by James Joyce.
- 2015 Mar 23
YA Books Grownups Should Read
Children’s literature expert Daniel Hahn recommends eight novels that adults also should read.
'GoT' Show Will Spoil Books
Show runners Dan Weiss and David Benioff confirmed over the weekend that 'Game of Thrones' would be ending in the same place as the book series, and sooner than the books as well.
Stephen King Demands Apology
The author is calling on Maine Gov. Paul LePage to "man up and apologize" for accusing him of leaving the state to avoid paying income taxes.
Authors Who Worked in Bookstores
Book Riot has 13 authors who have slung books for a living—some of whom still do.
A Writer Walks Into a Bank
Facing the financial fallout from a life dedicated to art.
- 2015 Mar 20
Vanuatu Seeks Book Donations
In the wake of category five storm Tropical Cyclone Pam, which devastated the island nation, local schools and libraries have put out a call for book donations.
Amazon Wins Approval to Test Drones
Federal regulators have given Amazon a green light to begin testing drones, but it will most likely take years before the online retailer can start delivering packages from the air to peoples’ homes.
The Perils of Re-Reading
"What I’ve learned is that re-reading comes with responsibility if you want to continue enjoying your favorite books," writes Susie Rodarme at Book Riot. "You can overdo it. You can see them in a less flattering light."
New Bookstore Coming to Hoboken
Little City Books, set to open May 2, will be Hoboken's first new bookstore in over a decade.
From Gryffindor to Dauntless
'Insurgent' and our obsession with young adult sorting rituals.
- 2015 Mar 19
Adults talk about rereading their favorite books from childhood.
Beatrix Potter Tweets
Tweets based on images from Beatrix Potter books.
Mark Kelly: Books and Space
On astronaut-turned-children's author Mark Kelly.
YA and Politics
YA books that have political elements.
DiCamillo Talks Rejection, Writing
Kate DiCamillo talks about receiving 473 rejection letters, among other topics.
'Hold Me Closer' is Released
An article about David Levithan's "Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story."
A list of 10 book charities for kids.
Author and Puppeteer Extrordinaire
An article about author Kevin Sherry.
'My Heart and Other Black Holes' Film
Jasmine Warga's "My Heart and Other Black Holes" will be adapted to screen.
YA and the 'Sorting Ritual'
An article about the prevalence of "sorting rituals" in YA.
Lauren Oliver on Writing
Lauren Oliver discusses writing and the YA category.
'Paper Towns' Trailer
The first trailer for "Paper Towns" is released.
'Insurgent' and Male Audiences
An article about how "Insurgent" may be attempting to reach a larger male demographic.
Campaigning for Translation
U.K. translator Daniel Hahn discusses the importance of publishing translated children's books.
Doyle Victim of Police Conspiracy
Newly discovered documents show that police fabricated evidence to try to discredit Arthur Conan Doyle’s investigation into the case of a Birmingham solicitor accused of maiming horses and sending poison-pen letters at the turn of the 20th century.
A Week in the Life of a Novelist
Jessie Burton hails spring’s arrival, exiles a sleeping cat, and wrestles with her next book.
Pratchett's Final Discworld Novel
Readers will be returning to the fantasy universe of Discworld one more time for 'The Shepherd’s Crown,' which stars headstrong young witch Tiffany Aching.
PRH UK Launching Consumer Site
Penguin Random House UK is to launch a multi-million pound Penguin-branded consumer website in the second half of this year.
Amazon Expands One-Hour Delivery
Amazon has expanded its one-hour delivery service to Baltimore and Miami, after a four-month test run in parts of New York City.
Pulled from Freshman Reading List
After a parent complaint, 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower' has been removed from the reading list at a Connecticut high school.
- 2015 Mar 18
George R.R. Martin Skipping Comic-Con
To finish his next (nearly done?) book.
Violent 'Batgirl' Cover Pulled
A 'Batgirl' comic book cover portraying the character with Joker makeup on and gun held to her head has been pulled from shelves after stirring controversy online.
Lee's Abandoned True Crime Novel
In 1978, Harper Lee travelled to Alexander City, Ala., to research a murder trial that she planned to turn into a book. The family of a lawyer involved in the case still hopes that a manuscript might materialize.
Gore Vidal's Bitter Feuds
As a Gore Vidal novel written under the pseudonym Cameron Kay is republished, here are some of the writer's memorably bitter feuds.
Stephen King to Share Writing Tips
'The Bazaar of Bad Dreams' will include 20 stories and feature King’s first major insights into the writing process since his 2000 memoir 'On Writing.'
- 2015 Mar 17
Film Rights Alert
Lionsgate is in negotiations to acquire YA novel 'Blackbird' by Anna Carey.
Veronica Roth Interview
The Insurgent author talks Veronica Roth talks about the movie and her new book project.
Written In Captivity
Freed ISIS Hostages Publish a Children's Book in France.
Page to Screen
How the Young Adult Book Completely Changed the Meaning of a “Teen Movie.”
U.K. Book Prize Shortlists Announced
The Carnegie and Kate Greenaway medal lists are out!
Tencent and Shanda Merge
Tencent Literature and Shanda Cloudary will become Yuewen Group, China's largest online publishing and e-book company.
'Fifty Shades' Banned Again
Just as the book made it back to the shelves of Boston College's bookstore, another university has banned the bestseller.
The Women of Sci-Fi
Male science-fiction authors discuss the women writers who influenced them.
Lottery Puts Bolaño On Stage
A man who pledged last year to give away much of his $153 million Powerball jackpot to support the performing arts has helped an adaptation of Roberto Bolaño’s '2666' come to the stage.
Searching for Cervantes
Scientists in Spain are looking for the remains of the 'Don Quixote' author.
- 2015 Mar 16
My Mother's Affair with Fitzgerald
A woman writes about how her mother's three-year fling with F. Scott Fitzgerald has shaped her life.
Pan Macmillan Drops Paleo for Kids Book
The cookbook titled, 'Bubba Yum Yum: The Paleo Way' was due for release on March 13, but was "delayed" after health experts raised serious concerns about the recipes, including a DIY infant formula.
'Fifty Shades' Back at BC
E.L. James’s S&M-themed bestseller was briefly pulled from the Boston College bookstore after a customer complained about seeing the erotic novel on the display.
The Man Who Transformed Foyles
Sam Husain has fought off the threat of e-books and online retailers to make the bookstore chain profitable again.
If Famous Writers Had Snapchat
Snapchat just got literary.
- 2015 Mar 13
The Fairest of Them All
Marissa Meyer on Queen Levana, Glamour, and More.
John Green Movie Updates
'Paper Towns' Gets Pushed Back, But 'Looking For Alaska' Is Off to a Good Start.
...and Other Children’s Books for the One Percent.
YA That Saves
How Finding A Fat YA Heroine Changed My Life
Terry Pratchett In Quotes
As the literary world mourns the death of the Discworld creator, here are some of his most inspiring and memorable quotes.
Alabama Closes Lee Abuse Investigation
An Alabama official says a state agency closed an inquiry into whether the deal to publish Harper Lee's upcoming novel involved financial fraud.
Don't Judge a Book By Its Cover
At least until you've seen how long it takes to design one.
The Internet's MFA Wars
A former MFA instructor's takedown of MFA programs has ricocheted around the Internet ever since it was published in late February.
Boston College Pulls 'Fifty Shades'
The university's bookstore has decided to pull E.L. James’s bestseller from its inventory after customers complained about seeing the erotic novel on shelves.
- 2015 Mar 12
Elite Children's Books
A tongue-in-cheek list of pretend children's books for the "one percent."
On Seeking 'Fat' YA Heroines
An article about YA characters and the lack of diverse body types.