Simon & Schuster

My daughter, 30, died on the cusp of fame - here's her inspirational story immortalised in a romantic novel

Gorgeous, blonde with a mischievous smile - talented Alice Martineau was in love, on the brink of fame and had the world at her feet when she died …

Our daughter died. Now she lives in the pages of a romantic novel

In 2003, Alice Martineau was on the brink of a successful pop career when she died, aged 30, of cystic fibrosis. Now her family have given permission for her inspiring life story to be fictionalised<p>In November 2014, an email pinged into Luke Martineau’s inbox from Alice Peterson, someone he had …

Literature

Shelf Awareness for Readers for Friday, March 24, 2017

Book Review<p>Fiction<p>Turkish Delight<p>by Jan Wolkers, trans. by Sam Garrett<p>Jan Wolkers's 1969 novel <i>Turks Fruit</i> was translated from the Dutch into many …

Literature

Previous Winners | Awards & Grants

<b>Previous Winners of the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction</b><p>The 2016 winner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in …

Top Apps for Learning a New Language

Not long ago, learning a new language required enrolling in a class or listening to repeat-after-me tapes of foreign sentences. However, all that has …

Language Learning

How to Escape the PowerPoint Prison

Pity poor PowerPoint. Has there ever been a piece of software that elicited such negative feelings? Meeting goers have long been bored senseless by …

Public Speaking

4 Great Business Books That Aren't Business Books

, Paycom<p>Don’t Fear, Good Reads Are Here!<p>You already know how to win friends and influence people. Heck, you even can list the seven habits of the highly effective ones! And who moved your cheese is no longer a mystery.<p>In other words, you’ve business-booked yourself out of the business of reading …

Natural vs. Chemical Cleaners—Plus 3 Basic Cleaning Recipes You Need to Try

<b>If you’re on the fence about natural versus synthetic or chemical cleaners, ask yourself when was the last time you felt a little lightheaded after</b> …

Lifestyle

Amy Pascal Wins Auction For Laura Dave Novel ‘Hello, Sunshine’; Author Scripting With ‘Spotlight’s Josh Singer

<b>EXCLUSIVE</b>: Amy Pascal just took the hot book du jour off the market. She is finalizing a deal for <i>Hello, Sunshine</i>, a novel by Laura Dave. The author …

Hollywood

Quick Steps To Overcome Sugar Cravings

<b>Sugar. It has recently become the subject of countless articles and studies. And rightly so as we increasingly learn more about the negative effects</b> …

Wellness

Washington Post bestsellers: March 26, 2017

PAPERBACK<p><b>Fiction</b><p>1. <b>A MAN CALLED OVE</b><p>(Washington Square, $16). By Fredrik Backman. An old crank might just be softened by his new neighbors. [43]<p>2. <b>THE HANDMAID’S TALE</b><p>(Anchor, $15.95). By Margaret Atwood. A dystopian novel set in a theocratic-totalitarian state. [8]<p>3. <b>THE OBSESSION</b><p>(Berkley, $7.99). By …

Opinion

Page Turner: Joan Morgan’s ‘Chickenheads’ Re-Released at 18

<i>'Being a chickenhead is a young woman's game, so if that's your only currency it's a strategic problem. But beauty and erotics are currency just like anything else.'</i><i>~ Joan Morgan</i><p>After nearly two decades, Joan Morgan's book, When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost: My Life as a Hip Hop Feminist, was …

Feminism

11 New Books We Recommend This Week

New fiction can take you almost anywhere you want to go this week, from 1980s Athens to 19th-century Edinburgh to the Italy of the scheming Borgias and even more scheming Machiavelli. Jami Attenberg, author of “The Middlesteins,” returns with a beguiling portrait of a woman on the verge of 40 for …

Literature

Introducing the 2017 Whiting Award Winners

This evening, at a ceremony at the New York Historical Society, the Whiting Foundation announced the ten newest recipients of its highly prestigious …

Authors

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST-SELLERS

Best-selling Books Week Ending 3/19/17.<p>HARDCOVER FICTION<p>1. "The Cutthroat" by Clive Cussler and Justin Scott (G.P. Putnman's Sons)<p>2. "Dangerous …

When Dimple Met Rishi ARC Sweepstakes!

Ever since we posted the <b>cover reveal</b> for Sandhya Menon’s <i>When Dimple Met Rishi</i> last October, it seems like everywhere we turn, people are talking …

Deliciously Ella Every Day Recipe: Wilted Spinach and Black Bean Salad

<b>Salads make a great quick lunch or dinner option. This one is loaded with protein sources. From Deliciously Ella Every Day.</b><p>Serves 1<p>For the salad <b><br>1/3</b> …

Vegetarian Food

Facts and Figures 2016: Children’s Bestsellers Reflect Booming Backlists and Reinvigorated Franchises

Our annual compilation of children’s bestsellers encompasses a wide range of titles, dominated by series, movie tie-ins, and read-aloud favorites.

Harry Potter

How to make a living as an author without a publisher: 'Dig out old manuscripts that publishers or agents didn't want'

Dean Crawford did not always want to be a writer. As a teenager, he wished for nothing more than to be a fighter-pilot in the RAF but this dream was …

Publishing

The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

Audible.com best-sellers for week ending March 17:<p>Fiction<p>1. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling, narrated by Eddie Redmayne (Pottermore from J.K. Rowling)<p>2. The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die by April Henry, narrated by Cristina Panfilio (Brilliance Audio)<p>3. Norse Mythology by …

Entertainment

How Digital Media Will Bring Out Our Best Selves in the Workplace

Tomorrow’s most effective individuals will combine their personal capabilities with customized digital boosters.<p>Technology now touches and transforms …

MIT

Can't-miss fiction offerings highlight impressive spring reading list

An Iraqi-American in Turkey, an Egyptian-born mujahedeen and an Iraqi academic are just three of the atypical voices in three novels by veterans in …

Veterans

BOOK REVIEW: ‘When the New Deal Came to Town: A Snapshot of a Place and Time With Lessons for Today’

<b>ANALYSIS/OPINION:</b><p>WHEN THE NEW DEAL CAME TO TOWN: A SNAPSHOT OF A PLACE AND TIME WITH LESSONS FOR TODAY<p>By George Melloan<p>Simon & Schuster, $25, 240 …

Herbert Hoover

Tell Us The Best True Crime Books You’ve Read That No One’s Heard Of

What should we add to our real-life creepy reading list?<p>True crime can be harrowing to know and learn about – but it can also make a captivating read.<p>Like <i>The Stranger Beside Me</i>, written by Ann Rule, who realised while writing the book that the wanted serial killer she was trying to track down was …

Documentaries

What’s Next For Hillary? Clinton Calls For Full Investigation Into Donald Trump And May Run For Mayor

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has slowly reemerged as one of President Donald Trump’s most staunch opponents after she suffered a …

Hillary Clinton

2017 preview: Most anticipated memoirs - Blog Post

Although the first few months of 2017 have already produced several interesting memoirs, including Ayelet Waldman's <b>A Really Good Day</b> and Stéphane …

Gucci Mane Revealed The Cover And Release Date Of His Upcoming Autobiography

The Autobiography of Gucci Mane will be available on September 19 from Simon & Schuster.<p>Back in September, publishing house Simon & Schuster …

Music

April's PubTechConnect Conference: A Conversation With Andrea Chambers

‘We wanted to offer something different,” says Andrea Chambers of NYU’s Center for Publishing about its partnership with Publishers Weekly on a new …

Publishing

Sneaky Blends Recipe: Raspberry-Beet Base Blend

<b>This raspberry-beet blend is the most gorgeous color—and that rich pigment is where its great nutrition comes from. And even if you think you don’t</b> …

Beverages

A Moving Story of WWII from the Author of LITTLE BEE

A friend of mine recently told me about his relationship with a girl more than 300 miles away. They met by exchanging glances at a party while she …

Literature