E.L. Doctorow Dead at 84

A tireless experimenter, Doctorow was most famous for the novels Ragtime, Billy Bathgate, and The March. Known as “Edgar” to those close to him, Doctorow’s awards included the National Book Award, three National Book Critics Circle Awards, two PEN Faulkner Awards, the Edith Wharton Citation for Fiction, and the presidentially conferred National Humanities Medal.

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Movie Star by Lizzie Pepper

"Celebrity Dish Without Exploiting Celebrities."-Hilary Liftin on "Movie Star by Lizzie Pepper"

What happens when a successful ghostwriter of celebrity memoirs decides to write her own novel about..

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Road Trips & Audiobook Adventures Ahead!

Summer means road trips, and road trips mean long stretches of time that are best filled with captivating audiobooks. Check out these 18 best audiobooks selected by Audible and the Amazon Editors to make the miles fly by for the whole family.

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A Very Happy Unbirthday to Alice, From AbeBooks

It’s AbeBooks’ book editor Beth Carswell here with another guest post. Over at AbeBooks, we’ll be celebrating Alice’s birthday in style for the next while – there will definitely be cake. But for now, let’s look at where Alice came from.

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Get Behind the Mule: New Adventures on the Oregon Trail

Well into middle-age, Rinker Buck found himself divorced, at the edge of bankruptcy, and growing blunt through the twin demons of ennui and alcohol. This was not a state he was accustomed to; instilled by his father with a sense...

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Interview with Ernest Cline on His New Book "Armada"

Ready Player One author Ernest Cline speaks about the inspiration behind his new novel, Armada.

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Wherefore Art Thou, Romeo?

Romance writers with masculine pen names are rare as rubies. Is Romance the last genre still segregated by writers’ gender?

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Vine Book Reviewer

"Putting Lesser-Known Books on the Radar of Avid Readers." - A Q&A with Vine Reviewer, Jill Shtulman

We've got a soft spot on the editorial team for book reviewers from the Vine program. For those of you not familiar, Amazon Vine invites trusted reviewers to post their thoughts on a variety of different products, from books to...

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Eisner winners

Put That Super-Suit Back in the Drawer: A Wide Array of Comic Book Heroes Win Eisner Awards

This year's winners of the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards feature exciting, nontraditional heroes, from a deaf bunny-girl to hip-hop stars to extraterrestrial star-crossed lovers.

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YA Wednesday: The Best Books of July

This month we chose four very different novels for our best young adult books list including high society crossed with ancient legend, the treachery of love, a new sci-fi thriller series, and a strange and unique sequel...

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