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NOOK Launches The B&N Sync Up! Program - Posted November 12, 2014
NOOK Media LLC has announced the launch of B&N Sync Up! The executives have curated a selection of paperbacks for this new in-store program. Customers who buy one of these books can purchase the NOOK eBook edition of that same title for $4.99. The price fo... [GalleyCat]

iDreamBooks Reviews Now Populate the Sony eBookstore - Posted April 19, 2013
iDreamBooks, the website dedicated to aggregating professional book reviews from around the web, has formed a partnership with Sony and has made its reviews available in Sony's eBook store. Titles in the Sony eReader Store now include iDreambooks critics reviews, along with customer reviews and GoodReads reviews. The iDreamBooks recommenda... [FishbowlDC]

iDreamBooks Reviews Now Populate the Sony eBookstore - Posted April 19, 2013
iDreamBooks, the website dedicated to aggregating professional book reviews from around the web, has formed a partnership with Sony and has made its reviews available in Sony's eBook store. Titles in the Sony eReader Store now include iDreambooks critics reviews, along with customer reviews and GoodReads reviews. The iDreamBooks recommenda... [TVNewser]

Singapore Mobile Provider Launches eBookstore - Posted April 2, 2013
StarHub, one of Singapore's largest mobile communications providers, has introduced a new eBookstore and eReader app called Booktique, which is powered by Copia. The eBookstore features more than 400,000 English-langu... [Inside Mobile Apps]

John Green & 'The Fault In Our Stars' Get a Cupcake - Posted March 22, 2013
BookExpo America (BEA) and Huffington Post Books have launched the "Have Your (Cup)Cake & Read it Too" video series. Each month, a different book will be profiled and a cupcake recipe (developed specifically as a tribute to that book) will be shared. Huffington Post Books editor Zo Triska and BookBliss.com blogger... [GalleyCat]

Who Will Win the Screenplay Academy Awards? - Posted February 20, 2013
Who will win the Oscars for best adapted screenplay and screenplay? Below, we've linked to all the nominees in the top writing categories. On Monday morning, this GalleyCat editor will ta... [GalleyCat]

Lincoln Nominated for 12 Academy Awards - Posted January 10, 2013
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Life of Pi Book Cover Referenced in Film - Posted December 31, 2012
In the recent adaptation of Yann Martel's Life of Pi, director Ang Lee included what appears to be a sly reference to the iconic cover art for the book. Reddit user chrs1979 spotted the image in the film, comparing the images in the photo album embedded above--what do you think? Houghton Mifflin Harcourt... [GalleyCat]

Yann Martel Endorses Ang Lee's Life of Pi Film Adaptation - Posted October 5, 2012
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Life of Pi author Yann Martel gave his stamp of approval for Ang Lee... [GalleyCat]

Life of Pi Trailer Released - Posted July 25, 2012
The first official trailer has been released for the film adaptation of Yann Martel's Life of Pi. We've embedded the trailer above-what do you think? Oscar-winning director Ang Lee cast newcomer Sura... [GalleyCat]

Tobey Maguire Joins 'Life of Pi' Cast - Posted April 11, 2011
Spider-Man actor Tobey Maguire (pictured, via) has joined the cast in Ang Lee's adaptation of Life of Pi. According to ... [GalleyCat]

Kathy L. Patrick & Random House Launch Online Book Club Show - Posted January 21, 2011
The producers of Dancing with the Stars haven't cast season 12 yet, but we hope they consider our petitions for Kath... [GalleyCat]

Literary Thanksgiving Dinner - Posted November 26, 2010
As households around the country prepare Thanksgiving menus, we've started a #literarythanksgiving hashtag on Twitter to collect book-related dishes. Post your ideas in the comments or o... [GalleyCat]

Yann Martel Shares Author Reading Advice - Posted November 4, 2010
Author Yann Martel has a straightforward method for choosing selections for public readings: "it has to work orally." In an interview with the Na... [GalleyCat]

Ang Lee Casts Suraj Sharma as Lead in 3-D 'Life of Pi' Adaptation - Posted October 28, 2010
A newcomer has landed the coveted lead role in Ang Lee's forthcoming adaptation of Yann Martel's Life of Pi. Lee also confirmed ... [GalleyCat]

Yann Martel Responds to Negative Reviews - Posted May 6, 2010
When Yann Martel's new novel Beatrice a... [GalleyCat]

Ang Lee May Adapt Yann Martel's Life of Pi in 3-D - Posted April 28, 2010
An adaptation of Yann Martel's bestselling Life of Pi seems to be back on track as producers hope to launch the project with Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain and Hulk) directing a 3-D adaptation.... [GalleyCat]

Yann Martel Takes a Critical Hit for Beatrice & Virgil - Posted April 20, 2010
As Yann Martel's new novel Beatrice and Virgil... [GalleyCat]

Editors Should Get Royalties? The Ann Patty Model - Posted April 9, 2010
Editor Ann Patty has an intriguing essay up on Publishing Perspectives this morning, wherein she wonders out loud whether book editors should be getting royalties. The set-up: "In the Internet free-for-all book editors may b... [GalleyCat]

Barack Obama Fan Mail, Apple iPad Video, and Lindsay Lohan Memoir: Weekend Reading - Posted March 6, 2010
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Barack Obama Sends Fan Mail to Yann Martel - Posted March 1, 2010
Today novelist Yann Martel posted a piece of fan mail he received from President Barack Obama. The president ... [GalleyCat]

Yann Martel's Multi-Million Dollar Deal - Posted July 20, 2009
The NY Times reports that Yann Martel has sold his third, as-yet-untitled-novel, to Random House imprint Spiegel & Grau for what unnamed sources say was nearly a $3 million deal. The author was represented by ... [GalleyCat]

Help NPR Pick the Best Beach Books - Posted June 23, 2009
Starting this week, NPR Books has called for readers to nominate "uber beach picks" for an upcoming feature about the Best Beach Books of All Time. On July 15, NPR will let listeners vote on their favorite nominated books--the final list will be unveiled on July 30. The program is part of... [GalleyCat]

Yann Martel's One-Man Book Club - Posted April 18, 2007
Though it seems like LIFE OF PI author Yann Martel is waging something of a publicity stunt, he has noble intentions about how and why he'll be sending Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper a book to read every two weeks for the duration of his leadership: increasing awareness for the arts... [GalleyCat]

Book Awards: Contract Obligations, CIA Connections, and more - Posted January 18, 2007
It really does seem like every other day there's a new award announcement that goes out to the press, and almost as frequent is the backlash. V S Naipaul (paraphrased by Nilanjana Roy) once said that the Booker was "destroying literature" by looking for good, ... [GalleyCat]

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