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A heartfelt thanks from all of us to all of you! Kathryn Stockett's THE HELP was our first ever Book of the Year, and it looks and sounds like many of you agree!
Ho ho ho! Here's our latest roundup of our Facebook posts throughout the week. Always a lively discussion or two happening. You can join in here! Thanks to all those who have joined thus far. Hard to believe how we've grown during the year. Happy holidays to all! This Best Of list has compiled all the 2009 Best Books lists from around the world. Enjoy!
The decision by HarperCollins, Hachette, and Simon & Schuster to delay the release of e-book titles touched off a flurry of discussion on our Facebook page. This is an increasingly controversial topic for industry folks and readers alike. Catch up with the Wall Street Journal article here.
Here's a roundup of all the content from our Facebook page. We update the page all day, every day with interesting nuggets from the world of books. Thanks to all who comment and it's always fun to see the discussion threads. Not on Facebook, or a fan of the site? You can change that here.
Carol was quoted in USA TODAY's article about Oprah Winfrey's big announcement. The London Times newspaper has published its Top 100 Books of the Decade. Publishers Weekly just released its Best of 2009 list. Any of your favorites make the list? Any surprises? Omissions?
O Mag: "Sophie Hannah's THE WRONG one of the season's most absorbing reads." Your book club can win a live Skype cast and copies of THE WRONG MOTHER through our registered book club promotion. Register your group for a chance to win.
NPR's Morning Edition recently talked to Sapphire, author of PUSH: A Novel, about her technique of teaching illiterate students. The movie "Precious," based on the book, is now playing in select cities. Borders recently announced the closing of 200 stores in its Waldenbooks Specialty Retail division, eliminating an estimated 1,500 jobs in the process.
Week of November 2nd
Week of October 26th: A Strange Coincidence: Michael Connelly comes across a real-life missing persons case while researching NINE DRAGONS, which is #3 on this week's New York Times Bestseller list. Unbridled Books hosted a Twitter author event during which Masha Hamilton will field readers' questions about her new novel, 31 HOURS. You can read a transcript of the event here.
Here is a roundup of some of the topics that were posted on the Facebook Page the week of October 5th: Publisher Weekly interviewed John Connolly, whose new novel, THE GATES, was published by Atria on October 6.