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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

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A Stunning Case of Hypocrisy?

Remember when the chick lit wars were burning this summer? We blogged about Elizabeth Merrick’s hate of the pink covers and shopping included in books. She published a collection of “real” fiction by the top voices in women’s literature. Alison… more

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Blacks & Books

The New York Times reported that The Baltimore Times will join The New York Amsterdam News, The Philadelphia Tribune and several other newspapers in including a monthly insert called Blacks & Books that showcase African American authors. On the one… more

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Mislabeling Is Getting Around

RTB and LLB have recently had posts on it. We’ve talked and talked and talked about it. So has Angie W. Recently I purchased two books in a trilogy by author Cameron Dean. (I have my suspicions that this is… more

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More bandwagonning

Apparently, everyone (Christina Dodd) wants (Barbara Samuel, Mary Jo Putney, Elizabeth Bevarly, and Karen Harbaugh) some (Linda Lael Miller) of that paranormal sales love. Let’s not just beat the dead horse. Let’s grind her up and scatter her ashes like… more

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Miss Snark has a Nitwittery followup

Ms. Snark posted a followup to her Anne Start criticism. Was Anne Stuart’s comment brilliant viral marketing or a step closer to non publication? Some commenters think that we, err I, am a kettle and a nasty one at that.

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Hot Library Smut

David Rothman, the purveyor of book porn, put up this link today. Can any true bibliophile not get off looking at these pictures? As an aside, those library ladders are expensive. We were going to install one and it cost… more