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Free Samples of The New York Times’ Top 10 Books of the Year

nytimesThe New York Times has released its “10 best books of 2013” list. The list includes five works of nonfiction and five works of fiction.

We’ve collected free samples of all the books on the list for your reading pleasure after the jump.

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Free Samples of The Washington Post’s Top 10 Books of the Year

Screen-Shot-2013-08-05-at-9.39.08-PMThe Washington Post has released its “Top 10 books of the year” list. The list includes five works of nonfiction and five works of fiction.

Here is more from The Post about how they chose the books that they chose:

At Book World, we poll our regular reviewers about the books they enjoyed during the year, and then the editors weigh and consider, count and recount. We’re not worried so much about making the perfect choices (those don’t exist). We just want to make sure our choices provide a rich investment for your time.

We’ve collected free samples of all the books on the list for your reading pleasure after the jump. Read more

Top Stories of 2010

Happy New Year! We’ll be off for the rest of the holiday weekend, but here is our annual roundup of publishing stories.

In addition to our free literary sampler of the best books of 2010, we’ve collected the ten most popular stories on GalleyCat from each month. Looking back at these headlines, we can see the hopes, fears, and distractions that obsessed the publishing industry in 2010. Here are links to 12 months of publishing headlines.

1. Hipsters’ Hate & GalleyCat Reviews: Top Stories of January 2010
2. Macmillan vs. Amazon: Top Stories from February 2010
3. Reading Rainbow & Book Editors: Top Stories of March 2010
4. YA Authors Combat Bullying & Book Publicists Unite: Top Stories of April 2010
5. Tyra Banks Book Deal & Lost Finale Theories: Top Stories of May 2010
6. Stephenie Meyer Burnout & Librarians on Twitter: Top Stories of June 2010
7. Anne Rice Quit Christianity & Old Spice Guy Loved Libraries: Top 10 Stories of July 2010
8. Seth Godin Quit & Haruki Murakami Adapted: Top 10 Stories of August 2010
9. Jimi Hendrix & Authors on Facebook: Top Stories of September 2010
10. Mad Men Memoir & Out-of-Print Madonna: Top Stories for October 2010
11. J.K. Rowling’s Promise & the Best Literary Agents on Twitter: Top Stories of November 2010
12. Best Books & Publishing Predictions: Top Stories for December 2010

Best Books & Publishing Predictions: Top Stories for December 2010

Publishing predictions, bestseller advice, and our best books of 2010 mixtapes topped our charts in December.

Instead of doing our traditional year-in-review post, we’ve decided to collect the ten most popular stories on GalleyCat each month–sharing the stories that mattered most to our readers. Looking back at these headlines, we can see the hopes, fears, and distractions that obsessed the publishing industry in 2010. Follow this link to see the rest of the year unfold.

1. Predictions for 2011 from Smashwords Founder
2. How Timothy Ferriss Hit the Amazon Bestseller List
3. Kindle Books Can Now Be Loaned
4. Best Books of 2010: A Free Literary Sampler
5. Writers Rally To Support Novelist Charles Bock & His Family
6. Amazon Gives Authors Free Access to Nielsen BookScan’s Sales Data
7. Water for Elephants Official Trailer Released
8. Barack Obama & Sarah Palin Star in Archie Comics
9. Broadcastr Debuts at the eBook Summit
10. Writers Included on List of ’10 Careers With High Rates of Depression’

J.K. Rowling’s Promise & the Best Literary Agents on Twitter: Top Stories of November 2010

twitterlogo2323.jpgJ.K. Rowling‘s promise, a reverse dictionary, and the Best Literary Agents on Twitter list were among our top publishing headlines in November.

Instead of doing our traditional year-in-review post, we’ve decided to collect the ten most popular stories on GalleyCat each month–sharing the stories that mattered most to our readers. Looking back at these headlines, we can see the hopes, fears, and distractions that obsessed the publishing industry in 2010. Follow this link to see the rest of the year unfold.

1. Use the Reverse Dictionary: NaNoWriMo Tip #18
2. Best Literary Agents on Twitter
3. Self-Published ‘Pedophile’s Guide’ Sparks Amazon Boycott
4. Shakespeare Tops Stephenie Meyer in Facebook Popularity
5. Inside James Frey’s Fiction Factory
6. J.K. Rowling Won’t Write More Harry Potter Books to ‘Reward’ Daniel Radcliffe
7. Leonardo DiCaprio & Carey Mulligan to Star in ‘The Great Gatsby’ Adaptation
8. National Book Award Winners for 2010
9. eReader Comparison Gift Guide
10. Best Novels of 2010: A Literary Mixtape

Mad Men Memoir & Out-of-Print Madonna: Top Stories for October 2010

A Mad Men memoir (pictured, click to enlarge) and Madonna’s out-of-print book topped our list of publishing headlines in October.

Instead of doing our traditional year-in-review post, we’ve decided to collect the ten most popular stories on GalleyCat each month–sharing the stories that mattered most to our readers. Looking back at these headlines, we can see the hopes, fears, and distractions that obsessed the publishing industry in 2010. Follow this link to see the rest of the year unfold.

1. How to Type in Your Own Handwriting on Your Computer
2. Mad Men’s Roger Sterling to Publish Memoir
3. How to Write One Page Per Day
4. Madonna Tops 100 Most Sought After Out-of-Print Books List
5. Why You Shouldn’t Click ‘Free Public Wifi’ Network While Writing Remotely
6. Literary Halloween Costume Ideas
7. National Book Award Finalists Announced for 2010
8. Kurt Vonnegut, e.e. cummings & Shel Silverstein Are Most Popular Literary Tattoo Inspirations
9. Amazon to Introduce Lending for Kindle
10. James Patterson Is Second Novelist to Sell a Million Kindle eBooks

Jimi Hendrix & Authors on Facebook: Top Stories of September 2010

facebooklogo.jpgIn September, Jimi Hendrix‘s bookshelf and our Best Authors on Facebook directory were among our top headlines.

Instead of doing our traditional year-in-review post, we’ve decided to collect the ten most popular stories on GalleyCat each month–sharing the stories that mattered most to our readers. Looking back at these headlines, we can see the hopes, fears, and distractions that obsessed the publishing industry in 2010. Follow this link to see the rest of the year unfold.

1. Haruki Murakami Has 11/1 Odds to Win 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature
2. Emperor Franzen & Evil Wylie Unmasked
3. Worst Day-Jobs for Writers
4. Jimi Hendrix and His Science Fiction Bookshelf
5. Best Authors on Facebook
6. Defense Department Hopes to Buy 10,000 Copies of Operation Dark Heart
7. Tea Party Coloring Book for Children
8. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Trailer Released
9. Why the ‘Why?’ Behind a Lit Agent’s Rejections are Often Left Out
10. ‘All Joy and No Fun: The Parent’s Paradox’ Author Scores Book Deal

Seth Godin Quit & Haruki Murakami Adapted: Top 10 Stories of August 2010

In August, author Seth Godin rocked the publishing world when he announced he would no longer work with traditional publishers. That same month, we created a Women in Publishing Twitter directory and discovered a trailer for an upcoming Haruki Murakami adaptation.

Instead of doing our traditional year-in-review post, we’ve decided to collect the ten most popular stories on GalleyCat each month–sharing the stories that mattered most to our readers. Looking back at these headlines, we can see the hopes, fears, and distractions that obsessed the publishing industry in 2010. Follow this link to see the rest of the year unfold.

1. New York Times Bestseller Seth Godin to No Longer Publish Books Traditionally
2. Women in Publishing Twitter Directory
3. Rooney Mara to Star as Lisbeth Salander in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
4. Haruki Murakami Adaptation: Norwegian Wood Trailer
5. The Worst Negative Book Review Clichés
6. Free Dating Site for Book Lovers
7. Simon & Schuster Publisher Reorganizes
8. Steampunk Sarah Palin
9. Artist Builds Rooms Out of Books
10. Mockingjay Embargo Broken in LA Times Review

Anne Rice Quit Christianity & Old Spice Guy Loved Libraries: Top 10 Stories of July 2010

The Old Spice Guy shared his love of libraries during a video campaign (embedded above) that went viral this year, joining Anne Rice and the Best Publisher Pages on Facebook directory in our top ten stories of July 2010.

Instead of doing our traditional year-in-review post, we’ve decided to collect the ten most popular stories on GalleyCat each month–sharing the stories that mattered most to our readers. Looking back at these headlines, we can see the hopes, fears, and distractions that obsessed the publishing industry in 2010. Follow this link to see the rest of the year unfold.

1. Amazon to Release $139 Wi-Fi Edition of Kindle eReader
2. Molly Ringle Writes the Worst Sentence of 2010
3. “I Write Like” Program Compares Your Writing to Famous Authors
4. Levi Johnston’s Sister Continues to Blog about Sarah Palin’s Family
5. Best Publisher Pages on Facebook
6. Drunk Hulk Unmasked
7. Anne Rice: ‘I Quit Christianity’
8. Tin House to Require Bookstore Receipt for Unsolicited Manuscripts
9. Old Spice Guy Celebrates Libraries
10. Library Card Art on Etsy

Stephenie Meyer Burnout & Librarians on Twitter: Top Publishing Stories of June 2010

twitterlogo2323.jpgIn June 2010, Stephenie Meyer grew weary of vampires and we created a directory of the Best Library People on Twitter.

Instead of doing our traditional year-in-review post, we’ve decided to collect the ten most popular stories on GalleyCat each month–sharing the stories that mattered most to our readers. Looking back at these headlines, we can see the hopes, fears, and distractions that obsessed the publishing industry in 2010. Follow this link to see the rest of the year unfold.

1. Stephenie Meyer: ‘I’m Really Burned Out on Vampires’
2. Grumpy Literary Agent Publishes Bad Query Excerpts
3. Best Library People on Twitter
4. Fox Chicago News Attacks Libraries
5. New Yorker Releases “20 Under 40″ List of Writers
6. Amazon.com Crash Drives Publishing World Batty
7. Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Winners Announced
8. Publishing Community Unites to Help Editor After House Fire
9. HarperCollins Buys Debut Novel and its Follow-up for a Reported Seven Figures
10. Jose Saramago Has Died

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