Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Lovecraft, Ayn Rand & other book news (September 7 2016)

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Book News of the Week

JK Rowling defends new Harry Potter e-books after fans complain of charging for free writing

One in four Americans didn't open a book last year

Book Reading 2016
A growing share of Americans are reading e-books on tablets and smartphones rather than dedicated e-readers, but print books remain much more popular than books in digital formats

7 Reasons Why I Prefer Printed Books to eBooks

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle cleared of Piltdown Man hoax

Bronx star of real-life horror story passing time behind bars with Stephen King's latest novel of murder

BBC orders TV adaptation of Wilkie Collins’ The Moonstone By Kim Staples

Emily Brontë may have had Asperger syndrome, says biographer

New York Times Can’t Stop Pushing the Myth of Obama’s Literary Genius By Jack Cashill

You Should Read More Romance Novels by Sarah Skwire
The libertarian case for bodice rippers

Why Barnes & Noble, Inc. Surged Today by Jeremy Bowman
The bookseller jumped on a bullish report by Barron's.

Books, beer and eats will be offered at new Legacy West Barnes & Noble store By Steve Brown
The planned Legacy West Barnes & Noble store is one of five in the country that will offer chow and brews along with books.

Chicago's Indie Booksellers Blast Plans For New Amazon Store
Amazon is opening a bookstore in Chicago, offering a brick-and-mortar extension of their online inventory, which accounts for nearly half of all new book purchases by some estimates. Amazon already has a physical bookstore in Seattle — where the online retail giant is based — and it has plans to open locations in San Diego and Portland, as well.

An Algorithm to Predict a Bestseller
After analyzing 5,000 books, ‘The Bestseller Code’ determined the most popular subjects are work and human closeness; sex doesn’t always sell

Americans Are Still Choosing Print Over E-Books by Daniel B. Kline
People may not read enough for a conversion to digital to reach a tipping point.

Updated for modern audience, now called 'The October Testament'

Unauthorized Trump biography back in print
By Richard Johnson

New Chapter for Classic Paris Bookstore: Books Printed on Demand

Stand up for your right to read during Banned Books Week

Ayn Rand Warned Us About the Dangers of a President Like Trump by Brian Doherty
When we are all lawbreakers, vindictive asses in the executive power seat are all the more dangerous.

Paper or e-book? Americans still prefer paper
Kindles and Kobos and iPads and tablets are everywhere these days; bookstores are harder to find; one would think that the e-book is taking over the reading world. But according to a new Pew study, printed paper books are still by far the most popular format.

New Yorkers now have free access to 300,000 e-books

Hunter S. Thompson's wife returns antlers he stole from Ernest Hemingway's house

New H.P. Lovecraft Biography Coming in September
[It’s called In the Mountains of Madness:The Life and Extraordinary Afterlife of H.P. Lovecraft (a reference, of course to the beloved Lovecraft tale At the Mountains of Madness) by author W. Scott Poole (the pen behind the fantastic Vampira: Dark Goddess of Horror).]

An unexpected return to comics
It all started waaaay back in 1842 here in the U.S. with “The Adventures of Mr. Obadiah Oldbuck,” in black and white, and hard cover no less! The first known full color comic book, “The Blackberries,”...

Regulatory Science Fiction by Matthew Feeney
The stories of yesterday provide hints for the lawmakers of tomorrow.

Libraries Can And Will Put You In Jail, So Return Your Books, People
Book it (to the library) or be booked.

How Bestseller Lists Actually Work -- And How To Get On Them

Phyllis Schlafly, far-right activist and author, dies at 92

Best Selling Books of the Week:

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, John Tiffany

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny

The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman

Rushing Waters by Danielle Steel

The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Always a Cowboy by Linda Lael Miller

Depraved Heart by Patricia Cornwell

Sting by Sandra Brown

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