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Posts Tagged ‘Michael Pollan’

Maile Meloy’s New Horror Story Featured in Byliner Subscription Service

devotionByliner, the online publisher that releases short fiction and non-fiction stories, has launched a new horror-themed short story in time for Halloween. Devotion: A Rat Story by Maile Meloy  is available through Byliner’s subscription reading service (you can buy it a-la-carte for $1.99 from any of the eBook stores too).

The site publishes exclusive stories every week. A subscription to the service costs $9.99 a month, but right now they are running a promotion and you can pay $5.99 a month for a subscription. The app gives subscribers unlimited access to Byliner’s curated library of stories from well-known writers including Michael Pollan, David Sedaris and Taylor Branch. In January, the company began running Atwood’s original series Positron, for instance. Byliner’s stories are short enough to read on your coffee break, or your subway ride to work. “Think of us as dim sum for hungry minds,” the website boasts.

You can read Byliner stories on a computer, through a mobile browser on your phone and through their iPad app.

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‘Sh*t My Dad Says’ Is Most Popular Library Download In October

Sh*t My Dad Says by Justin Halpern was the most downloaded nonfiction eBook from libraries in October, according to OverDrive, an eBook distributor for digital books that distributes eBooks to 11,000 library branches throughout the U.S.

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert and Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang by Chelsea Handler were the second and third most popular downloads.

Stieg Larsson’s Millenium trilogy topped the most popular adult fiction downloads. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo was No. 1. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest was No. 2 and The Girl Who Played with Fire was No. 3.

Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight saga titles were the most popular downloads for the juvenile fiction category with Twilight at No. 1, Breaking Dawn at No. 2 and Eclipse at No. 3.

Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma topped the library downloads in October in the juvenile nonfiction category, followed by Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson at No. 2 and 1,001 Facts About Dinosaurs by Neil Clark and William Lindsay at No. 3.