Millions Of Reasons To Like Apple Case Ruling

E-book readers may soon have 500 million reasons to like a pair of rulings in Judge Denise Cote’s Manhattan federal courtroom this week. The only question is, “how soon?” Moving to the “damages” phase of Apple’s e-book price-fixing case, Judge Cote granted class action status in the state and consumer cases, while she rejected allowing...

Russell Brand Reveals New Children’s Stories on YouTube

Actor Russell Brand has written his first children’s book. The book is called The Pied Piper of Hamlet, and is the first of a series of fairy stories and folk tales called Russell Brand’s Trickster Tales. Chris Riddell, a contributor to The Observer and National Book Award nominee, created the drawings. Russell announced the book in a...

Marilyn Nelson: ‘Many performance poets seem to believe that yelling a poem makes it comprehensible’

Happy National Poetry Month! All throughout April, we will interview poets about working in this digital age. Recently, we spoke with award-winning poet Marilyn Nelson. Throughout her career, Nelson has written several volumes of poetry. Earlier this year, Penguin Books for Young Readers published her memoir How I Discovered Poetry. Check out the highlights from our interview...

‘The Fixed Trilogy’ Leads the Self-Published Bestsellers List

The Fixed Trilogy by Laurelin Paige leads the Self-published Bestsellers List this week. To help GalleyCat readers discover self-published authors, we compile weekly lists of the top eBooks in three major marketplaces for self-published digital books: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords. You can read all the lists below, complete with links to each book. If you...

Julian Assange to Publish ‘When Google Met WikiLeaks’

Journalist Julian Assange, the founder of the WikiLeaks website, has landed a deal with OR Books. When Google Met WikiLeaks chronicles a conversation that took place in June 2011 between the infamous whistleblower and Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt. It contains an edited transcript of that conversation. The publisher plans to release the book in...

4th Annual Shakespeare Sonnet Slam on Kickstarter

Melinda Hall hopes to raise $1,600 for the 3rd Annual Shakespeare Sonnet Slam. This free event, celebrating William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday, is scheduled to take place in New York City on April 25, 2014. The stage, the Naumburg Bandshell inside Central Park, will feature readings of all 154 Shakespearean sonnets. We’ve embedded a video about...

President Jimmy Carter, Arianna Huffington, & Gabrielle Zevin Debut on the Indie Bestseller List

We’ve collected the books debuting on Indiebound’s Indie Bestseller List for the week ending March 30, 2014–a sneak peek at the books everybody will be talking about next month. (Debuted at #2 in Hardcover Nonfiction) Thrive by Arianna Huffington: “Arianna Huffington’s personal wake-up call came in the form of a broken cheekbone and a nasty gash over...

BitTorrent Sync Now Available on the Kindle Fire

File sharing platform BitTorrent’s newKindle Fire app has gone live. The BitTorrent Sync app lets users synchronize encrypted folders and files across multiple devices. The company has been experiencing momentum in recent weeks. Last week the company released BitTorrent Sync 1.3 for their Android and iOS, as well as a new mobile platform for Windows Phone. The app is designed as an alternative to the cloud...

Stacy Creamer to Join Hachette Books as VP & Executive Editor

Stacy Creamer will join Hachette Book Group as Vice President, Executive Editor of Hachette Books in June. In her new role, Creamer will report to Mauro DiPreta, VP, Publisher of Hachette Books. She will head up a new publishing division for Hachette which will be built on Hyperion’s backlist, an asset that HBG acquired last summer...

Summer in the Heart by John McMillan Book Blitz – Win a $25 Amazon Gift Card!

ABOUT SUMMER IN THE HEART Title: Summer in the Heart Genre: Fiction Author: John McMillan Publisher: iUniverse EBook: 256 pages Release Date: May 9, 2011 ISBN: 978-1-46200-974-9 “That summer in the heart which is known only in youth.” Summer in the Heart is a lyrical evocation of the innocence, fun and liberation of growing up...

Plagiarism Scandal Pits Lemony Snicket Against Malcolm Gladwell

In honor of April Fool’s Day, a plagiarism scandal has ignited between Lemony Snicket and Malcolm Gladwell. According to a press release posted on Snicket’s website, Gladwell’s latest book David & Goliath contains original material sourced from Snicket’s new book File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents. To back up his accusations, Snicket has shared “evidence” on his website to support his...

How to Fill a “Hole” on the Bookstore Shelf

By Nina Amir Maybe you’ve heard the adage that if you’ve been searching for a particular book and haven’t found it, that’s the book you should write. Or if you’ve been wishing someone would tell a particular story, that’s the tale you should tell. And, if there’s a hole on the bookstore shelf waiting for...