Simon & Schuster

You may have Amazon credits, but you need to spend them fast

The good news is: You may have credits waiting for you in your Amazon account. Hello, Amazon wishlist!<p>The bad news is: You have only until Saturday to use them. They’re there in the first place because Apple and five major publishing houses — Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Penguin and Simon & …

Publishing

Gourmet Grilling Done Right

As America prepares to fire up its grills for summer, most are reaching for classic barbecue fare – hot dogs, hamburgers, and perhaps some barbecued …

BBQ

In The Event Of Attack, Here's How The Government Plans 'To Save Itself'

Several years ago, when Garrett Graff was working at <i>Washingtonian</i> magazine<i>,</i> a coworker brought him a lost ID badge that he'd found on the floor of a parking garage.<p>"It was a government ID for someone from the intelligence community, and he gave it to me since I write about that subject, and he's …

Culture

In the Trump era, Obama nostalgia is a booming industry

Pat Cunnane spent six years in the White House helping to promote Barack Obama’s message. From the outside, he still does: On Tuesday, Cunnane became the latest Obama alumnus to land a contract for a book on his experiences.<p>While much of the world obsesses about the more impetuous musings of …

Congressional Baseball Game

Further reading

<b>Elsewhere on Thursday,</b><p>– Let’s get some Uber out of the way:<p>HBR gets punchy: Uber can’t be fixed — It’s time for regulators to shut it down<br>• Vox: Lyft …

Kim Jong-un

The GOP's Narrow Escape in Georgia

Before Tuesday’s special election in Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District, many journalists were ready to declare a victory by Democrat Jon Ossoff proof the GOP is doomed to lose its congressional majorities next year. Flipping the seat would have shown definitively the Trump presidency is a kiss …

Elections

This week's best-sellers from Publishers Weekly

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, June 18, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and …

Books

Travel books, from literary pilgrimages to beer tours

Whether you're an armchair traveler, a road tripper or a frequent flier, books about travel can inspire and inform. Here are a few out this season on …

Travel

Major publishers move to defend Greenpeace in dispute with logging firm

Firms including Penguin Random House and HarperCollins have spoken out about timber company’s ‘dangerous’ moves to quash campaigners’ claims<p>The world’s biggest book publishers have been dragged into a bitter dispute between a US logging company and environmental campaigners Greenpeace. It follows …

Canadian News

Review of “Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore” by Matthew J. Sullivan

This is an unusual story that is part mystery, and part examination of a small, very dysfunctional group of people.Lydia was psychologically scarred …

Books

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Louis C.K.

Summer of Deception Prize Pack Giveaway

This week marked the beginning of our Summer of Deception!<p>We’re featuring six books where all is not as it seems. Our three extended excerpts and …

Books

How a Real Genetic Disorder Could Have Inspired Fairy Tales

Many people go their whole lives without meeting someone who has Williams syndrome. But for those of us who do, the experience can feel magical.<p>The …

Fairy Tales

Apple eBook Buyers Have 4 Days to Cash in on Amazon eBook Credit

If you have an Apple eBook credit coming from Amazon's online book store, you have four days to cash in.<p>A year ago, when the U.S. Supreme Court …

Barnes & Noble

Why Book Publishing Seeks Artificial Intelligence

<b>Six years ago</b>, I finished a book that I believed was my best work to date. I had written three books, published in 11 countries by big publishers, and was hoping <i>Damascena</i> would be my breakout novel—but after submitting it to agents for more than a year, it was rejected.<p>I was confused until one of …

Publishing

Buffy the Vampire Slayer had a mini-reunion at Sacramento Comic Con – and there was singing

A classic Buffy song, no less.<p>It's been 20 years since <i>Buffy the Vampire Slayer</i> first hit our screens, and although the groundbreaking show ended many …

TV

The tragic true story of singer Alice Martineau

Alice Martineau was beautiful, gifted and incredibly determined. She modelled in her teens, got a first class degree in English, and was an exceptional singer. The power of her voice and lyrics meant that when she performed, the likes of Robbie Williams were in the audience.<p>To anyone who met her, …

King's College London

A Twisty and Satisfying Mystery

How well do we really know the people we call our friends? Megan Miranda, author of ALL THE MISSING GIRLS, delves into this question, chillingly …

Books

Mike Brown Movie Based on His Mother’s Memoir in the Works at Warner Bros.

Michael Brown was just 18 years old when he was gunned down in Ferguson, Mo., by Police Officer Darren Wilson in August 2014. His death became a …

African-American News

Hot for a summer read?

’Tis the season for sun and sand, lobster and leisure, barbecues and books. Especially books. In the mood for dreamy literary fiction? A dark, twisty …

Books

I’m Dying Up Here: Books on How to Grieve and How to Die

I’m never going to die. I’m sorry I can’t say the same for you. My role models for how to do death are Jesus and Wile E. Coyote. Yours are other dead people. However, because I’m never going to die, I’m super comfortable with the entire topic, and the fact that I’m late turning in this column on …

Books

We Got Our Hands On A Draft Of Milo Yiannopoulos's Book. It's Awful.

<b>There’s a certain</b> kind of book you really see only at the airport. You know what it looks like: glossy, with an airbrushed famous person on the cover and a catchy title. You know what it reads like: frothy, full of anecdotes and one-liners, meant to be finished in one or two sittings. It’s supposed …

Milo Yiannopoulos

A Saudi Woman Who Got Behind the Wheel and Never Looked Back

OSLO — Manal al-Sharif was 14 when she burned her brother’s Back Street Boys cassettes, then her mother’s fashion magazines. She gave up drawing human figures and reading her prized Agatha Christie novels — forbidden, she had learned, under the puritanical strain of Islam sweeping through her …

Women's News

Paperback Row

<i>Six new paperbacks to check out this week.</i><p><b>THE CULTURAL REVOLUTION:</b> <b>A PEOPLE’S HISTORY, 1962-1976</b><b>,</b> <i>by Frank Dikötter. (Bloomsbury, $20.)</i> This volume spans a period from Mao’s reassertion of political control to the Cultural Revolution’s shift from cities to the countryside. As our reviewer, Judith …

Books

Notable Children’s Books Nominees

The ALSC Notable Children’s Books committee is charged with identifying the best of the best in children’s books. According to the Notables Criteria, …

Books

Father’s Day Reading Roundup 2017

This Father’s Day, find the perfect gift at your local bookstore. Whether your father loves sports, thrillers, music, or business, our sister …

Books

Exclusive excerpt: ‘Second Chance Season’ by Liora Blake

HEA shares an excerpt from <i>Second Chance Season</i> (Grand Valley series book two) by Liora Blake, arriving Tuesday.<p><b>About the book:</b><p><i>Return to Liora Blake’s Grand Valley series with Second Chance Season, in which an avowed country boy meets an ambitious city girl who reminds him why dreaming big and</i> …

Clark Kent

Roxane Gay's New Memoir About Her Weight May Be Her Most Feminist—and Revealing—Act Yet

<b>This article originally appears in the July 2017 issue of ELLE.</b><p>Roxane Gay is many things—critic, social media firebrand, college English professor, self-described "love child" of Beyoncé and Ina Garten, bisexual Haitian American PhD, and romance-novel fan. She is both utterly without shame when it …

Feminism

What Trump Has to Fear From Mueller

While Jeff Sessions was testifying Tuesday on Capitol Hill, Sen. Ron Wyden suggested that the attorney general had recused himself from investigating Russian electoral meddling because of unknown, “problematic” reasons. “There are none—I can tell you that for absolute certainty,” Mr. Sessions shot …

Government

From Slush Pile to Big Five: How to Stay Sane While Working on your Debut

I was recently asked to visit my former MFA program to speak with current students about my experience publishing my debut novel, The Salt House, …

Authors