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Update on the Simpson Book

Borders announced that it would carry the book but that it would donate net proceed to a national organization that assists domestic violence. It will also not discount the title or promote it. If you dislike the idea of this… more

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Missing the Baby Boom Boat

According to a Harris Interactive study, 37% of Baby Boomers are having a difficult time finding television shows that are reflective of their lives. I wonder what publishers are doing (besides creating the slightly larger mass market book – don’t… more

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NY Post: It’s really on top of things

In its November 19, 2006, column, the Post reports that paranormals are really hot these days particularly with the ladies who love bestiality. In the hot new “paranormal romance” version, the hero may literally be a stallion. Authors getting Post… more

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Commenters Behaving . . . Ignorantly?

Apparently one commenter has gone completely nutso over the whole Miss Snark disses romance author shindig. Karen S has been paying attention and pulled out the comment by WitLit Today, whose own blog, while having cute pictures of dogs, is… more

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National Book Award Winners

National Book Award Winners Fiction Richard Powers, The Echo Maker Nonfiction Timothy Egan, The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl Poetry Nathaniel Mackey, Splay Anthem Young People’s Literature M.T. Anderson, The… more

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I’m a Borders Reward Member, Are You?

Borders announced that 12 million customers have signed up for the Borders Rewards program. This is a free program wherein you can get special coupons and savings just for handing over all your personal information to Borders. Plus, you get… more

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The Irony Deepens

Whilst the Non Chick Lit Authors are enjoying a wine, cheese and shopping event sponsored by Vogue and Dooney & Burke (not to mention the special shopping discount), the authors of This Is Chick Lit have been invited to be… more