- Corvallis web comic creator develops online following Updated: May-28-15 6:56 pm
CORVALLIS, Oregon - Imagine a world where every prediction from the 19th century came true - people fly to work on winged cars, monarchies are the dominant form of government - and mix it with mummies, enchanted necklaces and a cantankerous ghost.
- Bush suggests literature, from Bible to historical thriller Updated: May-28-15 4:38 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Jeb Bush is taking a break from questions about health care, immigration and Middle East policy to toss off some of his memorable reads, during a visit to Michigan.
- Appeals court: Apple must submit to imposition of monitor Updated: May-28-15 12:25 pm
NEW YORK - Apple must cooperate with a court-appointed monitor after a judge found the technology giant colluded with book publishers in 2010 to raise electronic book prices, a federal appeals court said Thursday.
- Lutheran pastor also a Scotch whisky reviewer Updated: May-28-15 4:14 am
HARTLAND TOWNSHIP, Michigan - A Livingston County reverend wrote a book, and its subject matter might surprise you. "The Angels' Portion: A Clergyman's Whisky Narrative" is a collection of Scotch whisky reviews that reads more like a collection of creative short stories.
- US, Chinese authors protest major book fair, censorship Updated: May-27-15 11:58 pm
NEW YORK - Chinese and American authors gathered Wednesday to protest a major U.S. book fair's focus on China that they say ignores the country's glaring problems of censorship and intimidation.
- Jonathan Franzen talks up, and around, his new novel Updated: May-27-15 7:26 pm
NEW YORK - Writing has become no easier for Jonathan Franzen, whose fifth novel comes out this fall.
- New official James Bond novel to be called 'Trigger Mortis' Updated: May-27-15 7:11 pm
LONDON - James Bond will be reunited with Pussy Galore in a new novel to be published this year.
- Bourdain plants digital footprint as editor at food website Updated: May-27-15 11:18 am
Anthony Bourdain has eaten his way through nearly every crevice of the globe, and now he's ready to taste a new frontier - the digital world.
- Review: Cussler's 'Piranha' is great book for summer reading Updated: May-26-15 2:13 pm
"Piranha" (G.P. Putnam's Sons), by Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison
- Author of Pamela Smart-inspired book asks for her parole Updated: May-26-15 1:43 pm
MANCHESTER, New Hampshire - An author whose book "To Die For" was inspired by the Pamela Smart case is asking the governor to consider parole.
- Sen. Mitch McConnell working on memoir Updated: May-26-15 1:22 pm
NEW YORK - Sen. Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, is working on a memoir.
- Independent booksellers continue to add new stores Updated: May-26-15 10:34 am
NEW YORK - The independent bookseller community continues to expand, through new stores opening and old stores adding new locations.
- Publishing world gathers this week for book conventions Updated: May-26-15 10:32 am
NEW YORK - Diversity will get an extra push at this week's BookCon and BookExpo America.
- Book Review: John Corey returns in DeMille's 'Radiant Angel' Updated: May-26-15 10:20 am
"Radiant Angel" (Grand Central Publishing), by Nelson DeMille
- Homer writer starts new romance series Updated: May-25-15 4:46 pm
HOMER, Alaska - As romance writers go, Jennifer Bernard said she still thinks of herself as a newbie - even though she has published six novels, three novellas and a short story in three years. That's faster than some Homer boat builders crank out skiffs.
- First Lady donates books for summer reading Updated: May-24-15 3:41 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - First Lady Carol Mead and a global children's publishing, education and media company have donated 500 books to Wyoming elementary schools through the 2015 Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge.
- Crime caper kingpin Dashiell Hammett papers home at U of SC Updated: May-24-15 12:39 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - A major collection of letters, photos and publications of the late crime fiction author Dashiell Hammett has been acquired by the University of South Carolina and will be made available to students and scholars within the coming year.
- Haitian Caribbean Book Fair showcases culture in Miami Updated: May-24-15 3:04 am
MIAMI - Haitian-American author Edwidge Danticat says a book fair in Miami's Little Haiti helps the community hold onto its culture as the neighborhood becomes gentrified.
- Aberdeen pair acquire rights to turn short story into film Updated: May-23-15 3:47 pm
ABERDEEN, South Dakota - An Aberdeen creative duo has acquired the rights to adapt a short story from a well-known author of young adult fiction for the silver screen.
- Evans construction company to build maze at hotel Updated: May-23-15 11:02 am
EVANS, Colorado - An Evans construction company has been given the contract to build a maze based on the movie "The Shining" at the hotel that inspired the scary novel.
- Santa Fe teacher won't face charges in book-throwing case Updated: May-22-15 8:17 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - Prosecutors dismissed child abuse charges Friday against a Santa Fe middle school principal and teacher over allegations the teacher threw paperback books that hit two students.
- Unpublished Orson Welles draft memoir obtained by university Updated: May-22-15 6:59 pm
DETROIT - A "very raw draft" of an unpublished Orson Welles memoir has joined the University of Michigan's archives on the trailblazing filmmaker, the school says.
- Herman Wouk writes book to mark 100th birthday Updated: May-22-15 6:26 am
NEW YORK - As he nears his 100th birthday, Herman Wouk has a book planned with a title permitted only to a man of his age.
- SD Historical Society wins 2 independent book awards Updated: May-22-15 6:19 am
PIERRE, South Dakota - Two books published by the South Dakota State Historical Society have won independent publishing awards.
- UK author wins $50K book prize on early American history Updated: May-21-15 2:20 am
MOUNT VERNON, Virginia - An English author has won a $50,000 prize for a book detailing the tensions in Great Britain that helped prompt the American Revolution.