Thursday, November 28, 2013


iBooks Bestsellers: Power of The Hunger Games
The final book in Suzanne Collins's Hunger Games trilogy, Mockingjay, took the #1 spot on Apple's iBooks bestseller list for the week ended November 25. Originally published in 2010, Mockingjay hit the chart as the film adaptation of the second book in the series, Catching Fire (#4 on the iBooks list), rules the box office. In fact, the entire trilogy made the top 10 — the first and eponymous book, The Hunger Games, landed at #8. more » »

Massachusetts, Baker & Taylor Partner on E-books
The Massachusetts Library System and Baker & Taylor have partnered on a pilot project designed to expand access to e-books throughout the state's libraries. In the six-month e-book project, Baker & Taylor will assist MLS in establishing a shared, statewide collection of e-books, in which an initial group of 51 participating libraries will access more than 3,000 general interest titles through Baker & Taylor's Axis 360 digital media platform. more » »

Psalm Nets $14M at Auction : A 1640 book of psalms translated from Hebrew sold for a record breaking $14.16 million at auction on Tuesday. Known as the Bay Psalm Book, it is the first book published in English in what is now the U.S. There are only 10 other known copies. The buyer was David M. Rubenstein, co-founder of the private equity firm the Carlyle Group, who says he plans to loan the book out to museums.

Fitzgerald's 22 Essential Books : In 1936 — perhaps the darkest year of his life — F. Scott Fitzgerald was convalescing in a hotel in Asheville, N.C., when he offered his nurse a list of 22 books he thought were essential reading. The list is written in the nurse’s hand.

Tips and Tricks for NaNoWriMo : Agents at the Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency took to Twitter to ask authors for writing advice in honor of National Novel Writing Month.

Irish Book Awards Honor Doyle, O'Toole: Authors Roddy Doyle and Fintan O'Toole were among the winners at last night's Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2013. The eighth annual awards also honored novelist John Banville with the Bob Hughes Lifetime Achievement Award, which was presented by actress Sinéad Cusack.

'Catching Fire' : Book vs. Movie : Not that the critically and commercially adored Catching Fire needs any more gold stars, but let us add one more: It is a remarkably faithful adaptation of the book.

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