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NaNoWriMo Tip #17: Listen to the Advice of Great Authors - Posted November 25, 2013
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is slowly coming to an end, as writers around the globe try to finish a 50,000-word novel draft in a single month. To help the GalleyCat readers taking this challenge, we will be offering NaNoWriMo advice throughout the month. Last year,... [GalleyCat]

Placing Literature Lets Your Map Scenes From Novels - Posted June 24, 2013
Have you ever wandered around San Francisco and wondered where Sam Spade lived? A new website called Placing Literature combines maps with scenes from novels to place literary landmarks in real locations on maps. The app launched last week and already has more June 19 ... [FishbowlDC]

Placing Literature Lets Your Map Scenes From Novels - Posted June 24, 2013
Have you ever wandered around San Francisco and wondered where Sam Spade lived? A new website called Placing Literature combines maps with scenes from novels to place literary landmarks in real locations ... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Philip K. Dick Leads Backlist Bestsellers at Library of America - Posted May 2, 2013
For the first time in two years, the Library of America has updated its list of "all-time... [GalleyCat]

Edward Gorey Gets a Google Doodle - Posted February 22, 2013
Google has created a Google Doodle celebrating author and illustrator Edward Gorey's 88th birthday. Gorey established his artistic career working as a book designer at Doubleday Anchor. From there, he went on to ... [GalleyCat]

Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn Could Get Steampunk TV Sequel - Posted August 20, 2012
Mark Twain's famous characters Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn could star in a steampunk sequel... [GalleyCat]

Free eBook Flowchart - Posted August 15, 2012
What's your favorite kind of book? We've created a giant flowchart to help you browse the top 50 free eBooks at Project Gutenberg. Click the image above to see a larger version of the book map. Your choices range from Ch... [GalleyCat]

Free eBook Flowchart - Posted August 15, 2012
What's your favorite kind of book? We've created a giant flowchart to help you browse the top 50 free eBooks at Project Gutenberg. Click the image above to see a larger version of the book map. Your choices range from Ch... [semanticweb.com]

'Gone Girl' Library - Posted June 15, 2012
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn rocketed to the top of the ... [GalleyCat]

John Updike's Childhood Home to Be Museum - Posted May 11, 2012
The John Updike Society has finalized a contract to purchase John Updike's home for $200,000. Located in the Pennsylvania town of Shillington, Updike lived in the home for thirteen years as a child. John Updike Society president ... [GalleyCat]

What's The Equivalent Of 'Ink By The Barrel' On The Internet? - Posted March 28, 2012
One of my all-time favorite journalism quotes, often misattributed to Mark Twain, goes something like:   "Never pick a fight with a man who buys ink by the barrel and paper by the ton."     The actual phrasing, history and correct attribution of this quote, commonly called "Greener's Law," are hard to determine. (Tha... [TVSpy]

What's The Equivalent Of 'Ink By The Barrel' On The Internet? - Posted March 28, 2012
One of my all-time favorite journalism quotes, often misattributed to Mark Twain, goes something like:   "Never pick a fight with a man who buys ink by the barrel and paper by the ton."     The actual phrasing, history and correct attribution of this quote, commonly called "Greener's Law," are hard to determine. (Tha... [10,000 Words]

How Kate Bolick Ended Up on the Cover of The Atlantic - Posted February 21, 2012
Kate Bolick set the blogosphere on fire with her popular Atlantic article, "All The Single Ladies." But it wasn't just the behemoth nine-page, 12,000-plus-word piece that made headline... [Fishbowl NY]

How Kate Bolick Ended Up on the Cover of The Atlantic - Posted February 21, 2012
Kate Bolick set the blogosphere on fire with her popular Atlantic article, "All The Single Ladies." But it wasn't just the behemoth nine-page, 12,000-plus-word piece that made headline... [FishbowlNY]

Playing with Famous Author Dolls - Posted December 13, 2011
Over at UneekDollDesigns, artist Debbie Ritter sells handmade dolls of famous authors and celebrated literary characters. The collection includes the ... [GalleyCat]

Mark Twain Receives Google Birthday Present - Posted November 30, 2011
To celebrate the 176 birthday of Mark Twain, Google released a Google Doodle depicting a scene from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (embedded above). The picture shows a a team of kids tricked into whitewashin... [GalleyCat]

Free eBooks Every Day - Posted August 2, 2011
Feeling strapped for cash after buying a $130 eReader? No problem--try eBookNewser's Free eBook of the Day column. Today's free eBook is ... [GalleyCat]

Writers and Kitties on Tumblr - Posted May 12, 2011
Some GalleyCat posts just write themselves. For instance, you should check out the Writers and Kitties Tumblr blog. The concept is pretty simple--the blog posts pictures of writers with kitties. Above, we'v... [GalleyCat]

The Importance of Marginalia - Posted February 23, 2011
Did you know that President Thomas Jefferson, novelist Mark Twain, and evolutionary biologist Charles Darwin all wrote in the margins? Accordi... [GalleyCat]

George W. Bush Memoir Tops College Bestseller List - Posted February 8, 2011
According to The Chronicle of Higher Education, eight out of the top ten titles on college campuses are nonfiction books. Decision Points by George W. Bush topped the list. Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk by ... [GalleyCat]

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn & Tom Sawyer Republished With Two Racial Slurs Removed - Posted January 5, 2011
In February, NewSouth Books and Mark Twain scholar Alan Gribben will publish Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn in ... [GalleyCat]

Thomas Jefferson & Mark Twain Top Library of America's Bestseller List - Posted January 3, 2011
The Library of America gave readers a peek at sales figures this morning, revealing the publisher's bestselling titles--a list lead by classic Thomas Jefferson... [GalleyCat]

RP&, Acura Get Weird with the Holidays - Posted December 16, 2010
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Barnes & Noble Introduces NOOKbooks En Espa ol - Posted November 18, 2010
Barnes and Noble is opening a new Spanish language eBook store in the United States called NOOKbooks en espa ol. NOOKbooks en espa ol includes digital books from wel... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Molly Ivins Can't Say that, Can She? - Posted November 9, 2010
Reviewed by Louise Leetch Read more about GalleyCat Reviews ... [GalleyCat]

Raghuram G. Rajan Wins Business Book of the Year Award - Posted October 28, 2010
Raghuram G. Rajan won the Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award for his book, Fault Lines. A 30,000 prize (approximately $47,3... [GalleyCat]

The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer Is Free eBook Today - Posted September 2, 2010
Today's Free eBook of the Day is the classic The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain. This is the classic story of childhood mischief. Here is an excerpt: "Tom appeared on the sidewalk with a bucket of whitewash and a long-handled brush. He surveyed the fence, and all gl... [Inside Mobile Apps]

How Would You Merchandise Your Favorite Book? - Posted April 26, 2010
A couple weeks ago we wrote about one company's efforts to create merchandise to sell alongside the adaptation of Elizabeth Gilbert's memoir, Eat, Pray, Love... [GalleyCat]

Cliffs Notes on Your Telephone - Posted June 15, 2009
Even multitasking 21st Century students still have to cram for literature tests, and Wiley Publishing, Inc. built them a CliffsNotes iPhone app for this digital age. The company released five individual apps in the first wave of smartphone study aids--including guides for "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Ma... [GalleyCat]

John Lithgow Resurrects Mark Twain - Posted April 23, 2009
Actor ... [GalleyCat]

HarperStudio: The 26th Story - Posted September 12, 2008
Back in April Harper Collins announced it was launching HarperStudio a new imprint to be headed by Bob Miller, which w... [Fishbowl NY]

HarperStudio: The 26th Story - Posted September 12, 2008
Back in April Harper Collins announced it was launching HarperStudio a new imprint to be headed by Bob Miller, which w... [FishbowlNY]

Carin Goldberg Tells the Truth - Posted December 15, 2007
Due to our own technical difficulties, we were a bit late to the Cause/Effect game this morning, but waltzed in just as Carin Goldberg took the stage with the history of truth. Opening with the "you can't handle the truth" scene from A Few Good Men, she took us from Plato, to... [UnBeige]

Hearst Heiress Gets Nude For BlackBook's Room Shoot - Posted July 23, 2007
'I can't think of anything less fun than running a newspaper' Looking for a magazine that defines random? Simply stay at any Thompson hotel and pick up the 96-page debut issue of Room 100, a custom publication by Black Book produced for ... wait for it ... the Thompson Hotel group. In it,... [Fishbowl NY]

Hearst Heiress Gets Nude For BlackBook's Room Shoot - Posted July 23, 2007
'I can't think of anything less fun than running a newspaper' Looking for a magazine that defines random? Simply stay at any Thompson hotel and pick up the 96-page debut issue of Room 100, a custom publication by Black Book produced for ... wait for it ... the Thompson Hotel group. In it,... [FishbowlNY]

The Morning After Gotham Book Mart's Auction - Posted May 23, 2007
Yesterday's auction by Gotham Book Mart gets serious coverage from the New York Times and ... [GalleyCat]

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