Colin Dwyer

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The 'Netflix Of Books' Hopes To Open Up The E-Book Market

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Oyster, the subscription e-book service, announced Wednesday that it will be doing something that's a little bit retro: selling e-books the old-fashioned way, just one at a time.

Since its launch in 2013, Oyster has founded its brand — and earned the auspicious nickname "Netflix of books" — on a ...

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From 'Dragon Tattoo' To The 'Spider's Web': Stieg Larsson's Heroine Returns

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Just about a full decade since the girl with a dragon tattoo was introduced to readers, she'll be making her grand return to fiction — albeit with another author's name on the cover. Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy of crime novels is set to become something more on Sept. 1, when ...

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App That Aims To Make Books 'Squeaky Clean' Draws Ire From Edited Writers

Friday, March 27, 2015

In a stroke of irony fit for fiction, an effort by two Idaho parents to clean up their daughter's books has dredged up a fairly messy controversy. Clean Reader — an e-reader app designed to ferret out, and block, profanity in novels and nonfiction — drew significant pushback from some ...

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A Shimmy Into English Shakes The Dirt Off This Irish Classic

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

If, by some fluke of fate, you managed to dodge your Irish language requirement in high school, fail to visit rural western Ireland or even, heaven forbid, forget the great mass of Gaelic you surely had to have learned as a youngster, you'd be forgiven for not having heard of ...

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Terry Pratchett, Prolific Fantasy Author, Dies At 66

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The Discworld series author had for years struggled with a rare form of early-onset Alzheimer's disease. Pratchett amassed a devoted following over four decades of writing — and dozens of novels.

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'Beholder' Has An Eye For The Absurd, And A Smirk Beneath Its Beard

Monday, March 02, 2015

Stop me if you've heard this one before: There's this guy, a dude in a bathrobe and a tangled mess of a beard who refuses to go outside. His wife left him nearly two years ago for a man with Greek god's jawline and a glamor job. Shortly before that? ...

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A Few Wise Moves Lift 'Prudence' From Melodrama To Something More

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Don't fuss too much about the woman left dead in the room above the village bar. Poor Prudence may lend her name to the novel's title, but, splayed alone as she is in the summer heat, the opening lines find the young woman with nothing left to say. And, when ...

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Harper Lee Plans To Publish A New Novel Featuring 'Mockingbird' Hero

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

As second novels go, this one should prove a doozy. More than five decades after Harper Lee published her first — and, so far, only — novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, Lee's publisher has announced that she plans to release a new one. The book, currently titled Go Set a ...

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Book News: Egypt Bans Ridley Scott's 'Exodus' For 'Historical Inaccuracies'

Friday, December 26, 2014

The daily lowdown on books, publishing and the occasional author behaving badly.

When a book makes the leap from print to the big screen, it's not uncommon for filmmakers to take a few liberties with the adaptation. When that book is the Bible, however, those liberties can attract a bit ...

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Book News: It's Snowing Poet Laureates

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

The daily lowdown on books, publishing and the occasional author behaving badly.

Lately, state governments have been waxing poetic. Showing their more aesthetic side, North Carolina has named its new state poet laureate, while both Ohio and Massachusetts are moving forward with plans to establish similar posts at home.

In ...

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Book News: For A Deeper Sleep, Forgo The E-Reader Before Bed

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The daily lowdown on books, publishing and the occasional author behaving badly.

When picking up a book before bed, sleepy readers ought to give some thought not just to what they read but also how they read. It doesn't matter how boring the material may be; if you're plodding through ...

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Book News: George R.R. Martin Rails Against Sony's 'Corporate Cowardice'

Monday, December 22, 2014

The daily lowdown on books, publishing and the occasional author behaving badly.

Never one to mince words, George R.R. Martin has lately saved some of his strongest language for Sony Pictures. Using his blog as a platform, the Game of Thrones author has let loose a week-long volley of ...

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Book News: Macmillan Inks Deal With Amazon, But Doesn't Sound Happy About It

Friday, December 19, 2014

The daily lowdown on books, publishing and the occasional author behaving badly.

In an open letter to authors and illustrators Thursday, Macmillan CEO John Sargent broke the big news: The publisher reached a multiyear pricing agreement with Amazon late last week, covering both print and digital books. The ...

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Book News: The Future Of The Public Library May Lie In The Coffee Shop

Thursday, December 18, 2014

The daily lowdown on books, publishing and the occasional author behaving badly.

For a public library to expect to survive today, it must begin to take crucial cues from coffee shops. At least, that's the key recommendation offered by a much-anticipated report on British public libraries, which is set to ...

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Is Your State Ready For The Next Infectious Outbreak? Probably Not

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Ebola may have slid off the nation's worry list, but that doesn't mean the United States is ready to handle an outbreak of Ebola or another infectious disease, an analysis says. That includes naturally occurring outbreaks like dengue fever, tuberculosis and measles, as well as the use of bioterrorism agents ...

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Book News: Sci-Fi Writer Signs On As 'Chief Futurist' For Secretive Startup

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

It seems we have a new case of life following art. Over two decades ago, in his seminal novel Snow Crash, science fiction author Neal Stephenson imagined a virtual world he called a "metaverse," a collective virtual reality that brought its users together in a single shared space. ...

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Book News: James Patterson Makes Good On $1M Promise To Indies

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

Less than 10 months from the day James Patterson swore a million-dollar promise, he has kept his word. The best-selling novelist announced he has donated about $437,000 to 81 independent bookstores — a gift that completes his plan ...

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Book News: Apple Enters A New Round In E-Book Price-Fixing Fight

Monday, December 15, 2014

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

Apple is sliding back under the judicial microscope Monday in a legal challenge that could bear big implications for the e-book market. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is slated to hear the company's appeal of a ...

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Book News: J.K. Rowling's Crime Novels To Step Onto The Small Screen

Friday, December 12, 2014

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

Lately, it seems J.K. Rowling has managed a most impressive feat — being everywhere at once. She's drawing up the screenplay for a Harry Potter spin-off, releasing 12 days' worth of Potter-themed features on her fan site ...

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Book News: Australian Prime Minister's 'Nasty' Move Sparks Lit-Prize Furor

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

On Monday, Australia's top literary prize picked a pair of winners in its fiction category. Steven Carroll and Richard Flanagan, who was also this year's Booker Prize winner, split the Prime Minister's Literary Award and its winnings. The ...

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