Book News: A Night For The Boy Who Lived, Bookstore Exotica, Amazon Holiday Pop-Up Stores & More!



Best Literary TED Talks 
Here are the ten best literary-related TED talks from known authors.

Nonfiction for Thriller Lovers 
For lovers of thrillers and mysteries, here are some great pieces of nonfiction to chill your blood.

Stephen King Villains & Interview
For Stephen King fans, here are the ten best villains from his books. Also here’s a short five question interview with the King.

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Book News: Unpublished Salinger, Air Books, Games of Thrones Game and More!

Unpublished J. D. Salinger: For those wanting to get their hands on some rare works, three unpublished stories by J. D. Salinger have been leaked online.

Amazon Mental Illness: After undercover studies on working conditions at a warehouse in Britain, workers face an “increased risk of mental illness.”

Air Books: HarperCollins is the first publisher to team up with American Airlines to make ebooks available on flights.

Narnia Inspired: 5 awesome fantasy series inspired by the Chronicles of Narnia.

Game of Thrones the Game: It has now been revealed that video game company Telltale Games is working on a Game of Thrones video game.

Book News: American Werewolf Erotica in Prison, Orwell Returns, Worst Dads in Print & More

A Victory Cry for Werewolf Erotica 
A judge rules it’s okay for prisoners to read werewolf erotica.

No More Nook 
Barnes & Noble has removed the Nook app for PCs and Macs.

Remembering Iain Banks on Iain Banks’s passing.

Chinese Kindles 
Kindles are now, for the first time, available in China.


BOOK NEWS: Book Report for Week of April 15th on Forces of Geek

New J. K. Rowling Book 
If you missed it, here’s the latest into on Rowling’s new book, A Casual Vacancy, which is a story set in an idyllic English town called of Pagford, where the death of one of its most cherished citizens leads to the darkly comic revelation of its secrets.  The book is due out September 27th.

From the writer, director and producer, known for such movies as About a Boy and New Moon, is turning to the written word and the published page. The book, The Young World, is a post-apocalyptic young adult novel due out Spring 2014.

Robert Kirkman, bestselling graphic novel writer of The Walking Dead, had a taste of writing a book with The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor, and has announced he and co-author Jay Bonansinga will be publishing another book due out October 16th, called The Walking Dead: The Road to Woodbury.

From The Passive Voice comes a pretty fascinating list of the top ten bestselling authors of all time, some authors which you’ll be able to guess and some you’ll never expect.

Forces of Geek Book Report: Book News for the Week of March 4

Book Report

10 Great Magical Books for Adults: Flavorwire presents ten special books for adults to enjoy; books that will make you feel like you’re taking a wonderful adventure across time and space, leaving in you a lasting memory you won’t soon forget.
10 eReaders Reviewed: We’ve all come to the albeit reluctant acceptance, at least for some of us, that ebooks and ereaders are not going to disappear or wane in popularity, but are here to stay.  So with the many ereaders out there, which one is the best for you? Have no fear: PC Tech & Authority have done a thorough review of ten ereaders you can check out to help you in your decision to join the future of books.  As for me, I’m kind of leaning towards the Kobo Touch.

Harry Potter E-Books Available at Your Library
Through a worldwide ebook and audiobook distribution agreement between Pottermore and OverDrive, Harry Potter ebooks may soon be available at your local library.
A Memory of Light Print Book Cover: With the sad passing of Darrell K. Sweet, who was the masterful artist behind the many memorable Wheel of Time book covers, Michael Whelan, who was originally commissioned to do the ebook version of the final Wheel of Time book, A Memory of Light, will also be doing the cover for the print version.  Whelan is best known for his moving and sweeping covers to Stephen King’s Dark Tower series, and Brandon Sanderson’s The Way of Kings.