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Details Emerge About the Death of Freelance Writer Michael J. Ybarra - Posted July 10, 2012
Reporter Alexander MacLean shares a resonant look in The Union Democrat newspaper at the recent, tragic death of Wall Street Journal extreme-sports stringer Michael J. Ybarra. ... [FishbowlLA]

Thrillers And Vampires Top Kindle Singles List - Posted June 27, 2011
Ever since Amazon officially launched its Kindles Singles storefront, content has slowly been populating the store. To be a "Kindle Single," an eBook should be shorter than a regular Kindle book and have a low price. These books are categorize... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Greg Mortenson Defended By Former Climbing Partner - Posted April 29, 2011
Greg Mortenson's former climbing partner, Scott Darsney, sent an email to Outside magazine entitled "... [GalleyCat]

50,000+ Downloads of Jon Krakauer Essay - Posted April 21, 2011
The new long form nonfiction site Byliner has counted more than 50,000 free downloads of Jon Krakauer's scathing expose about the work of Greg Mortenson. Following a ... [GalleyCat]

Jon Krakauer Publishes Greg Mortenson Expose - Posted April 18, 2011
Journalist Jon Krakauer has published an expose of author Greg Mortenson with a new long form journalism site, Byliner. As a promotion, you can download a PDF copy for free today; a Kindle Single edition will be publ... [GalleyCat]

Jon Krakauer Criticizes Gen. Stanley McChrystal - Posted November 2, 2009
On Meet the Press this weekend, author Jon Krakauer made headlines for criticizing the commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan for the role he played after the death of football star and soldier, ... [GalleyCat]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted October 30, 2009
• NBC's Meet the Press: President Obama's 2008 presidential campaign manager David Plouffe, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, "Where Men Win Glory" author Jon Krakauer and NBC's Jim Miklaszewski and Andrea Mitchell • ... [FishbowlDC]

Dan Brown Breaks Sales Records at Barnes & Noble - Posted September 16, 2009
Last night Barnes & Noble announced that Dan Brown had set bookselling records at the massive chain--breaking "all previous one day sales for adult fiction." In addition, the company noted that pre-orders for "The Lost Symbol" were higher than orders for any book in the bookseller's history. The b... [GalleyCat]

Author Jon Krakauer on His Long-Delayed Book - Posted September 15, 2009
Dan Brown isn't the only Doubleday author with a book coming out this week. In a candid interview at The Daily Beast, Jon Krakauer... [GalleyCat]

Morning Reading List 09.11.09 - Posted September 11, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line. Happy Birthday to ... [FishbowlDC]

Dan Brown and Publishing's "DBDay" - Posted August 12, 2009
With 6.5 million copies of Dan Brown's "The Lost Symbol" coming out on September 15, publishing folks are looking towards what some call "DBDay" with a mixture of anticipation and fear. Former Publishers Weekly editor ... [GalleyCat]

Publishing Deadlines Tighten - Posted August 5, 2009
As the publishing recession drags on, agents scramble to make sure authors finish their books on time--in 2009, a missed book deadline can be fatal. At the NY Observer, reporter Leon Neyfakh intervi... [GalleyCat]

Sundance Iconoclasts: About as Daring as Mayo on Pastrami - Posted October 25, 2007
Sundance Channel and Grey Goose Vodka are foisting a new season of Iconoclasts on the world. We love these pairings, largely because they're so easy to mock. Robert Lloyd loves this because it's pretentious worthy high-production value television, unlike everything else he's ... [FishbowlLA]

Weinstein Books' Thin Fall Catalog - Posted May 21, 2007
Last year, Harvey Weinstein's book division at Miramax scored a mini-coup with the Spy magazine anthology. We just received the renamed Weinstein Books debut fall catalog, and ... well, let's put it this way: When the cornerstone of your catalog is a Chris Elliott spoof of Jon Krakauer... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Weinstein Books' Thin Fall Catalog - Posted May 21, 2007
Last year, Harvey Weinstein's book division at Miramax scored a mini-coup with the Spy magazine anthology. We just received the renamed Weinstein Books debut fall catalog, and ... well, let's put it this way: When the cornerstone of your catalog is a Chris Elliott spoof of Jon Krakauer... [FishbowlNY]

Appealing to the Boys' Set - Posted February 27, 2007
Just because it's difficult to find books that boys want to read, doesn't mean there aren't initiatives to create a new market for them. So posits the Boston Globe's David Mehegan in profiling Steven D. Hill and Peggy Hogan, whose newly fo... [GalleyCat]

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