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 Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume ... more >
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 reward days and at the end of the year, you ... more >
Bantam Dell publishing is running a new type of book ad for author Dean Koontz wherein it isn’t really apparent that the ads are for books. Have books fallen so out of favor that they have to be packaged as not a book? And what happens when the customer realizes ... more >
According to Book Standard, the following top three books sold more than 100,000 units (as compared to last week when the only two of the top five sold over 100K units). Last week, if you sold more than 50K, you were deemed a success. This week? Diets, Spark, and Roberts ... more >
Even though overall retail sales are up, bookstore sales are down for the third consecutive month.
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 on a panel at the literary event known as The ... more >