"Romance Me" Novel Writing Contest Winners Announced

Judges from Top Romance Imprints Select Winners of Romance Writing Contest for Prizes, Promotion on Romance Junkies

Have you always wanted to write a novel? Here are 5 tips for turning that idea into a work of Art.

These days there are many people who feel they have a story to tell, and want to write a book. If you are one of them and don't have a clue how to get started, here are five helpful tips to get things rolling.

Five tips for writing in a literary collaboration

Writing in a literary collaboration is demanding, maybe even excruciating at times. It can nonetheless become an exquisite experience of friendship and growth — if you learn to navigate this collaboration like a pro.

Nearly one-in-five Americans now listen to audiobooks

Americans are spreading their book consumption across several formats, and the use of audiobooks is rising.

Man As God: 'Frankenstein' Turns 200

Mary Shelley cautioned us of the dangers of extending science into realms where we have little control of the outcomes; may we all read her tale ? and take in its lessons, says Marcelo Gleiser.

California threatens to shut down small booksellers

Today, Pacific Legal Foundation filed a First Amendment lawsuit, Passage v. Becerra, on behalf of Bay Area bookstore Book Passage, and its co-owner, Bill Petrocelli.

National Book Critics Circle Announces Finalists for 2016 Awards

New York, NY (January 17, 2017) - Today the NBCC announced its 30 finalists in six categories ? autobiography, biography, criticism, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry ? for the outstanding books of 2016.

Windham-Campbell Prizes: The Phone Call of a Lifetime

The director of the Windham-Campbell Prizes at Yale University made the call of a lifetime to eight unsuspecting writers this week, and informed them that they will be recognized with a $165,000 individual prize to support their writing. This year?s recipients of one of the world's richest literature prizes for the first time include poets, alongside writers of fiction, non-fiction, and drama. The awards will be conferred in September at an international literary festival at Yale, celebrating the honored writers and introducing them to new audiences.

Lost Novella by Walt Whitman Discovered by Grad Student

By E.C. Flamming | February 22, 2017 | 11:35am Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Books News Walt Whitman. The grad student, Zachary Turpin, was scouring an online database of 19th century newspapers looking for unique names found in other Whitman works. It was then that Turpin unearthed the 36,000-word, six-part novella published anonymously in a New York newspaper in 1852. The rambling full title, Life and Adventures of Jack Engle: An Auto-Biography; In Which The Reader Will Find Some Familiar Characters, and the subtitle, A Story of New York at the Present Time, are distinct to Whitman and the literary time period.

Record Number of Libraries Surpass One Million eBook and Audiobook Checkouts with OverDrive in 2016

CLEVELAND - January 18, 2017 - Librarians worldwide will be celebrating their record-breaking digital book checkouts at the American Library Association's (ALA) MidWinter Conference in Atlanta. OverDrive announced today that 30 standalone public library systems and 19 library consortia in the U.S. and two other countries have set a new record for lending more than one million digital books in 2016. These 49 systems each achieved significant year over year circulation growth, and together surpassed the 32 systems that accomplished the feat in 2015.

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