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NaNoWriMo Tip #20: Learn From 5 Established Authors - Posted November 30, 2014
NaNoWriMo participants have less than 24 hours to complete their project. For our final tip, we're sharing some of our favorite lessons from five established authors who contributed to The Guardian's "Ten Rules Fo... [AllTwitter]

NaNoWriMo Tip #20: Learn From 5 Established Authors - Posted November 30, 2014
NaNoWriMo participants have less than 24 hours to complete their project. For our final tip, we're sharing some of our favorite lessons from five established authors who contributed to The Guardian's "Ten Rules Fo... [GalleyCat]

Margaret Atwood Creates a Zombie Apocalypse Survival Guide - Posted November 17, 2014
How would Margaret Atwood handle a zombie apocalypse? According to the guide she posted on BuzzFeed, she would camp out at the top of the Empire State Building in New York City because "zo... [GalleyCat]

Your Name in Ian McEwan, Zadie Smith, or Ken Follett's Book - Posted October 29, 2014
Just like Will Ferrell's character in "Stranger Than Fiction," you might find "yourself"--or your namesake, your avatar--spinning through a tale told by Ian McEwan, Margaret Atwood, Julian Barnes, Ken Follett, Hanif Kureishi, Will Self, Alan Hollinghurst, Zadie Smith... [AllTwitter]

Your Name in Ian McEwan, Zadie Smith, or Ken Follett's Book - Posted October 29, 2014
Just like Will Ferrell's character in "Stranger Than Fiction," you might find "yourself"--or your namesake, your avatar--spinning through a tale told by Ian McEwan, Margaret Atwood, Julian Barnes, Ken Follett, Hanif Kureishi, Will Self, Alan Hollinghurst, Zadie Smith... [GalleyCat]

Anna Todd's 'After' And 'Harry Styles' Come to Print And Film - Posted October 24, 2014
Anna Todd, the first-time author whose online fan fiction series After became a Wattpad sensation, has had... [AllTwitter]

Eric Schmidt & Margaret Atwood Debut On the Indie Bestseller List - Posted September 30, 2014
We've collected the books debuting on Indiebound's Indi... [GalleyCat]

Rob Ford Musical Features a 'Weaselly Journalist' - Posted September 26, 2014
This Sunday, Rob Ford: The Musical - one of two tuneful Toronto September odes to the outgoing mayor - will wrap up a brief run at the Factory Theatre. Taking with it such ditties as the Rob-and-brother-Doug duet "F*ck You." ... [GalleyCat]

Authors Speak Out on Climate Change - Posted September 24, 2014
Climate change is in the air, literally and figuratively, in people's marches across the country, at the United Nations, and in cars with diplomatic plates all over New York City. So what is the literary crowd thinking? ... [GalleyCat]

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

Mediabistro Morning Roundup - 9.8.14 - Posted September 8, 2014
From TVNewser to FishbowlNY, here are your top stories from across Mediabistro. FishbowlNY Joe Scarborough Joining Meet The Press ... [FishbowlDC]

Margaret Atwood is Writing a Novel to be Published in 2114 - Posted September 5, 2014
Margaret Atwood is working on a new novel, but don't expect to read it any time soon. In fact, you will probably never read it, as she doesn't plan to publish it for 100 years. The novel is part of The Future Library project, spearheaded by Scottish... [GalleyCat]

Darren Aronofsky is Developing Margaret Atwood's MaddAddam For HBO - Posted June 5, 2014
Filmmaker Darren Aronofsky is developing Margaret Atwood's post-apocalyptic drama MaddAddam for HBO. The TV series will be based on Atwood's trilogy ... [GalleyCat]

Goodreads Choice Awards Winners Revealed - Posted December 3, 2013
With 24,686 votes, And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini has won the Best Fiction award at the Goodreads Choice Awards. We've linked to sam... [GalleyCat]

Margaret Atwood Rejects Book Blurb Requests With a Poem - Posted November 7, 2013
Looking for a respected author to give you a blurb about your new novel? Don't ask Margaret Atwood. She no longer writes praise on the jackets of new books, not for living authors anyway. ... [semanticweb.com]

Margaret Atwood Rejects Book Blurb Requests With a Poem - Posted November 7, 2013
Looking for a respected author to give you a blurb about your new novel? Don't ask Margaret Atwood. She no longer writes praise on the jackets of new books, not for living authors anyway. ... [GalleyCat]

What Writers Need To Know About Mass Extinction - Posted October 3, 2013
The end of the world has become a popular theme over the last few years, spread by the popularity of vivid stories like The Walking Dead and The Hunger Games. If you want to write a book about our unhappy future... [semanticweb.com]

What Writers Need To Know About Mass Extinction - Posted October 3, 2013
The end of the world has become a popular theme over the last few years, spread by the popularity of vivid stories like The Walking Dead and The Hunger Games. If you want to write a book about our unhappy future... [GalleyCat]

Random House Curated Flipboard Magazines - Posted September 20, 2013
Publishing house Random House has partnered with Flipboard as the first book publisher to curate content for the news curation app. The partnership launches with two custom digital magazines dedicated to authors -- one curate... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Katie Couric's Favorite App is 'Words With Friends' - Posted May 10, 2013
Katie Couric's favorite app is Words With Friends, the social word game from Zynga that lets users connect with friends online. The veteran television journalist told ... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Help 15 Authors Finish a Short Story on Goodreads - Posted May 7, 2013
Ever wish you could help your favorite novelist finish writing a story? Over at Goodreads, a team of authors played a game of exquisite corpse and wrote part of a short story together. Participating... [GalleyCat]

Veteran Media Exec Deanna Brown Joins Digital Publisher Byliner - Posted May 3, 2013
The stated mission of San Francisco subscription service byliner.com is as clear and direct as a literary opening sentence like "Call me Ishmael" or "Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins:" We publish award-winning original non-fiction and fiction, written to be read in two hours or less. ... [FishbowlLA]

BiblioCrunch Partners With Wattpad - Posted March 26, 2013
BiblioCrunch, a community where self-published authors can find professional services like editorial and design feedback, has partnered with digital publishing community Wattpad to enhance services for its premium level users. Here is more from... [FishbowlDC]

BiblioCrunch Partners With Wattpad - Posted March 26, 2013
BiblioCrunch, a community where self-published authors can find professional services like editorial and design feedback, has partnered with digital publishing community Wattpad to enhance services for its premium level users. Here is more from... [Inside Mobile Apps]

What's Your Favorite App, Margaret Atwood? - Posted January 22, 2013
What's Your Favorite App, Margaret Atwood? MA: Wattpad. Wattpad allows people to read and write on their phone, an... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Margaret Atwood Shares Her Favorite App - Posted January 22, 2013
In a new weekly feature, Margaret Atwood answers a simple question: "What's Your Favorite App? Find out what app she prefers over at Ap... [GalleyCat]

Margaret Atwood Serializes a Novel on Wattpad - Posted November 6, 2012
The Year of the Flood novelist Margaret Atwood and The Liars' Gospel author Naomi Alderman have teamed up serialize a novel on Wattpad. Atwood ... [GalleyCat]

Margaret Atwood & Joe McGinniss Publish Serialized Work on Byliner - Posted August 30, 2012
Novelist Margaret Atwood and true-crime writer Joe McGinniss will serialize new work with the digital publisher Byliner. Part of the new Byliner Serials program, the installments will be sold for $2.99 in variety of digital marketplaces. ... [GalleyCat]

Kelly Link, Lee Martin & Jacquelyn Mitchard on Ray Bradbury - Posted August 22, 2012
Today would have marked the 92nd birthday of beloved science-fiction author Ray Bradbury. To celebrate, we caught up with three writers who contributed pieces to Shadow Show: All-New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury. The trio of writers we spoke with include Hugo Award-winne... [semanticweb.com]

Kelly Link, Lee Martin & Jacquelyn Mitchard on Ray Bradbury - Posted August 22, 2012
Today would have marked the 92nd birthday of beloved science-fiction author Ray Bradbury. To celebrate, we caught up with three writers who contributed pieces to Shadow Show: All-New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury. The trio of writers we spoke with include Hugo Award-winne... [GalleyCat]

Book Riot's Start Here Project on Kickstarter - Posted August 15, 2012
How do you know where to start reading a new author? The Book Riot team hopes to raise $25,000 on Kickstarter for a new book that will help you answer that question. We've embedded a video about ... [GalleyCat]

Wattpad Launches Poetry Contest Named After Margaret Atwood - Posted August 2, 2012
Wattpad, an online literary community based in Canada, has launched a digital poetry award called "The Attys." One winner will receive $1,000 in prize money. Other prizes include editorial feedback from The Handmaid's Tale author Margaret Atwood... [GalleyCat]

Margaret Atwood Raises $89,000+ for Fanado - Posted July 26, 2012
Novelist Margaret Atwood and a team of developers are raised more than $89,000 for Fanado--a mobile app that will allow passionate fans around the world to interact with their favorite artists. They reached their fundraising goal with less than three days to go. In the video embedded above, Atwood introduced... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Margaret Atwood App & iOS 6 Unveiled: Top Stories of the Week - Posted June 15, 2012
For your weekend reading pleasure, here are the most popular AppNewser headlines of the week, including our blog's expansion, a new app project from novelist Margaret Atwood and iPhone 5 shells. ... [FishbowlDC]

Margaret Atwood Raising Money for App to Connect Artists & Fans - Posted June 13, 2012
Novelist Margaret Atwood and a team of developers are raising $85,000 to build Fanado--a mobile app that will allow passionate fans around the world to interact with their favorite artists. In the video embedded above, Atwood introduced the new tool. The app will give fans a peek at the artist's writing desk... [FishbowlDC]

Barack Obama Salutes Ray Bradbury - Posted June 6, 2012
Ray Bradbury died today, but writers around the world are reflecting on this great author's legacy. President, science fiction fan and author Barack Obama ... [GalleyCat]

Literary Legend Margaret Atwood Thinks Twitter Boosts Literacy - Posted December 6, 2011
Writing is writing, even when it's short, says Canadian literary legend Margaret Atwood. Speaking downtown Toronto at the nextMEDIA conference on Monday, Atwood proclaimed that we should celebrate Twitter and other internet-based communications as drivers... [AllTwitter]

Occupy Wall Street Library Catalog Online - Posted October 10, 2011
As the Occupy Wall Street protest continues, the activists camped out in New York City have built an impressive library. Thanks to Library Thing, you can now explore the library online and watch it grow. Cu... [GalleyCat]

Jennifer Weiner Offers Screenwriting Tips - Posted July 14, 2011
Author Jennifer Weiner introduced her new novel Then Came You at Barnes & Noble Union Square this week . The novel was inspired by the New Y... [GalleyCat]

The Atlantic Starts Book Club on Website, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr - Posted May 27, 2011
The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood will be the first selection for 1book140, a book club established by ... [SocialTimes.com]

Jeff Howe Relaunches One Book, One Twitter as 1book140 - Posted May 25, 2011
Jeff Howe has partnered with The Atlantic to relaunch the online book club, One Book, One Twitter. Howe explained in ... [GalleyCat]

How GoJane Learned More About Their Tween Shoppers - Posted May 9, 2011
In Margaret Atwood's 1968 novel The Edible Woman, the main character Marian McAlphin is a market researcher. She works in the "people" department at Seymour Surveys, and it's her job to gather information about customers by going door-to-door and manually conducting surveys and administering lengthy questionnaires. In today's world ... [SocialTimes.com]

Time Magazine Celebrates 140 Twitter Feeds - Posted March 28, 2011
Time magazine rounded up a list of 140 Twitter feeds "that are shaping the conversation." In the "news feed" category, Portuguese librarian... [GalleyCat]

Margaret Atwood to Publish New Children's Book - Posted January 18, 2011
Margaret Atwood (pictured, via) will publish a new children's book, Wandering We... [GalleyCat]

Margaret Atwood Designs Superhero Costumes - Posted October 29, 2010
Two Margaret Atwood fans received an unexpected gift from the novelist recently: superhero costumes. It began when nephrologist Dr. Joel Topf (@kidney_boy) tweeted about an Atwoo... [GalleyCat]

Margaret Atwood On eBooks And Social Networking - Posted September 20, 2010
Author Margaret Atwood thinks that eBooks are just another way to communicate. The author, who will appear at 92Y tonight with a reading of her 2009 novel, The Year of the Flood, ... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Margaret Atwood and Jay McInerney Deliver Graduation Speeches - Posted June 21, 2010
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GalleyCat on Kari Moran's BookRadio Show: "All About E" - Posted May 14, 2010
Last weekend, this GalleyCat editor joined radio host Kari Moran once again for her BookRadio Show. Tune in every Sunday at 3 pm PST for our "All About E" segment. While the show airs on Los Angeles CBS-owned stations KFWB NEWS TALK 980, you can listen to ... [GalleyCat]

Margaret Atwood Sings for "Score: A Hockey Musical" - Posted March 17, 2010
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Andrew W.K. Joins Tournament of Books' Panel of Judges - Posted January 13, 2010
A rock star, a culinary memoirist, and a music and literary blogger will help judge The Morning News' annual Tournament of Books this year. Performer Andrew W.K. (... [GalleyCat]

Best Books of 2009, Airport Edition - Posted November 23, 2009
A few writers received an unexpected bookstore boost today as they nabbed spots on Hudson Booksellers' Best Books of the Year list. The list will earn these writers some coveted placement in the company's bookstores, reaching the most captive readership in the whole ... [GalleyCat]

Washington Post Book World Podcast Needs Subscribers - Posted November 12, 2009
In an email interview with Washington City Paper, Washington Post Book World fiction editor Ron Charles worried about the subscriber rate for the site's podcas... [GalleyCat]

How I Write: Junot Diaz, Margaret Atwood, More - Posted November 6, 2009
flickr: Bright Meadow Is the Wall Street Journal getting into NaNoWriMo fever too? They've published a huge piece in their Books section about how famous writers do it. If you're looking for inspiration for your own novel, NaNoWriMoed or not (ours is at 8500... [MediaJobsDaily]

Margaret Atwood Advises the 2009 Whiting Writers' Award Recipients - Posted October 29, 2009
"Congratulations to all ten of you. I'll put you all in my blog." author Margaret Atwood told the 2009 Whiting Writers' Award recipients last night. She delivered some droll advice for the winners: "Write a cookbook or a ... [GalleyCat]

Scotiabank Giller Prize Longlist Announced - Posted September 21, 2009
A jury of three celebrated authors announced the 12-title longlist for Canada's 2009 Scotiabank Giller Prize today, vying for a prize of $50,000 (in Canadian currency). The selections were made by authors Russell Banks, ... [GalleyCat]

Twitter Outage Rocks Literary Internets - Posted August 6, 2009
Twitter has been out of commission for most of the morning, denying the literary blogosphere use of its most popular platform. According to the Twitter status page, the site is cu... [GalleyCat]

The Atlantic Gets Artsy w/ Luminato - Posted May 12, 2009
The Atlantic announced a multi-year partnership with Luminato, Toronto Festival of Arts and Creativity today. The Atlantic will work with Luminato on an additional panel discussion for the 2009 Festival that is already slated to showcase the likes of Ann-Marie MacDonald, Neil Ga... [FishbowlDC]

LongPen To Debut in Bookstores - Posted August 20, 2007
After limited success with Margaret Atwood's device at the Edinburgh Book Festival - enabling Norman Mailer and Alice Munro to make "appearances" - the book-tour substitute device will make its debut into a record store and several bookstores in Canada, the United States and England for a trial run that could... [GalleyCat]

Achebe Wins Booker International Prize - Posted June 13, 2007
The BBC reports that Nigerian author Chinua Achebe, best known for his 1958 novel THINGS FALL APART, has won the Man Booker International Prize in honor of his literary career. The 76-year-old author ... [GalleyCat]

London Book Fair Preview - Posted April 11, 2007
Just like last year, GalleyCat will be all over the London Book Fair, even if neither Ron nor I will actually be able to attend in person (oh, to have larger budget purse-strings at our disposal...) But for those who are attending, we welcome and in fact implore you to send... [GalleyCat]

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