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The Fault in Our Stars Named Most Popular Book Within The Twittersphere - Posted 4 days, 18 hours ago
BookVibe has examined 80 million Twitter posts from the past 12 months. Quartz reports that the data shows that the most popular book on the Twittersphere is The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. Green's hit young adult... [GalleyCat]

Notice Any Interesting Artwork Around Facebook's Menlo Park Headquarters? - Posted October 27, 2014
Employees or visitors to Facebook's main campus in ... [Lost Remote]

Notice Any Interesting Artwork Around Facebook's Menlo Park Headquarters? - Posted October 27, 2014
Employees or visitors to Facebook's main campus in ... [AllFacebook]

The Top 100 Books on Facebook - Posted September 10, 2014
The Facebook Data Science Team curled up with ... [AllFacebook]

'1984' Becomes a Symbol of Protest in Thailand - Posted August 15, 2014
George Orwell's 1984 has become an object of controversy in Thailand.Thrillist reports that tourists encountered a warning in a travel guide; displaying Orwell's book in public could mark a re... [GalleyCat]

Amazon Goes 'Orwellian,' Fails Literature 101 - Posted August 11, 2014
In case you missed it, Amazon is currently going through something of a rough patch. The company recently started very public fights with Hachette, Disney and ... [PRNewser]

Free Writing Cheat Sheet - Posted October 16, 2013
Writers have been debating the Mike Shea's handy cheat sheet for writers this week. The "Writing Tips" PDF collects George Orwell's writing rules, ... [GalleyCat]

NYPL Library Shop Features 'Book Pickings' Window Display - Posted August 15, 2013
The New York Public Library's Stephen A. Schwarzman Building library shop currently features a "Book Pickings" window display. Brain Pickings blogger Maria Popova curated the display. Popova enlisted artist Kelli Anderson to create 3-D sculptures of several beloved books. S... [GalleyCat]

Elizabeth Keenan Promoted at Plume & Hudson Street Press - Posted July 11, 2013
Elizabeth Keenan has been promoted to executive director of publicity at Plume and Hudson Street Press. Keenan has worked on campaigns for the reboot of Anne Rice's Sleeping Beauty trilogy, George Orwell's 1984, and Sarah Jio's T... [GalleyCat]

First Edition of George Orwell's '1984' Sells for $3,000 - Posted June 12, 2013
As controversy about federal programs to monitor your Internet and cell phone activity, two first editions of George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four have sold for impressive sums this week. The books were sold on AbeBooks, and the company shared a bit of history about price ranges for the... [GalleyCat]

Andy Serkis to Direct & Act in Adaptation of Animal Farm by George Orwell - Posted October 22, 2012
George Orwell's Animal Farm will be adapted by The Imaginarium, a performance capture studio co-founded by Andy Serkis--the actor who portrayed Gollum in the Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit. ... [GalleyCat]

Andy Serkis to Direct & Act in Adaptation of Animal Farm by George Orwell - Posted October 21, 2012
George Orwell's Animal Farm will be adapted by The Imaginarium, a performance capture studio co-founded by Andy Serkis--the actor who portrayed Gollum in the Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit. ... [AllTwitter]

Banned Book Trading Cards - Posted October 2, 2012
To celebrate the 30th annual Banned Books Week, one library in Kansas has gotten artistic. The Lawrence Public Library has created the Banned Books Trading Cards project, a series of drawings inspired by... [GalleyCat]

Do We Live in 1984 or a Brave New World? - Posted March 6, 2012
In 1932, Aldous Huxley published Brave New World, a novel about an ominous future where the government keeps the population under control with drugs and entertainment. In 1949, George Orwell published ... [GalleyCat]

Ernest Hemingway Photo Wins Paris Review Photoshop Contest - Posted August 4, 2011
Jack Around has won the beach towel Photoshop contest at The Paris Review. The image embedded on the side showcases "Ernest Hemingway," the winning photograph. The winner ... [GalleyCat]

30% of Teens Only Read 1 to 2 Books a Year - Posted March 3, 2011
March 3rd is World Book Day in the UK, and as part of World Book Day the survey company Opinion Matters polled 1,583 adults and 505 teenagers aged 13-18 on how and what they read. The survey was intended to ... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Google Finally Launches Its eBook Site - Posted December 6, 2010
This morning, Google finally launched its much-anticipated e-books platform Google eBooks. The site provides access to over three million books, and when you download the eBook program you get free... [FishbowlLA]

Cambridge History of the Cold War: GalleyCat Reviews - Posted April 14, 2010
By Lawrence D. Freedman Excerpted from Foreign Affairs ... [GalleyCat]

CIA's Secret Role in George Orwell and Graham Greene Adaptations - Posted September 15, 2009
Conspiracy theorists of all stripes have hypothesized for years about the CIA's influence through political revolutions, propaganda, and the manipulation of politicians. One writer has uncovered the government agency's shady influence on classic novel adaptations as well. Author Hugh Wilford's new boo... [GalleyCat]

Book Stock Watch: Student's Amazon Suit - Posted July 31, 2009
In bookselling headlines, 17-year-old Justin D. Gawronski sued Amazon.com, Inc. for remotely deleting "1984" from his Kindle. The move allegedly zapped the high school student's electronic notes about George ... [GalleyCat]

FishbowlNY's Amanda Ernst Talks Cronkite, McCourt & Kindle On The Menu - Posted July 20, 2009
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FishbowlNY's Amanda Ernst Talks Cronkite, McCourt & Kindle On The Menu - Posted July 20, 2009
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Boss Hog Headlines Book Party - Posted May 14, 2009
Last night memoirist, editor, and rock & roll scribe Mike Edison launched the paperback edition of "I Have Fun Everywhere I Go" with a blazing set by Boss Hog. So blazing, in fact, that one GalleyCat editor's vid... [GalleyCat]

Olbermann on Olbermann: "Kinda Went on a Bit, But Then Again I Know People Say That About Me" - Posted November 4, 2008
TVNewser columnist Gail Shister reached out to MSNBC's Keith Olbermann before his show last night to talk about Ben A... [TVNewser]

George Orwell is Blogging and It's Assumed Big Brother is Reading It - Posted August 25, 2008
From the NYTimes: The observations were made by George Orwell, whose copious diaries are now being published every day in blog form, exactly 70 years after they... [FishbowlLA]

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