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President Jimmy Carter, Arianna Huffington, & Gabrielle Zevin Debut on the Indie Bestseller List

9781616203214We’ve collected the books debuting on Indiebound’s Indie Bestseller List for the week ending March 30, 2014–a sneak peek at the books everybody will be talking about next month.

(Debuted at #2 in Hardcover Nonfiction) Thrive by Arianna Huffington: “Arianna Huffington’s personal wake-up call came in the form of a broken cheekbone and a nasty gash over her eye — the result of a fall brought on by exhaustion and lack of sleep. As the cofounder and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group — one of the fastest growing media companies in the world — celebrated as one of the world’s most influential women, and gracing the covers of magazines, she was, by any traditional measure, extraordinarily successful. Yet as she found herself going from brain MRI to CAT scan to echocardiogram, to find out if there was any underlying medical problem beyond exhaustion, she wondered is this really what success feels like?” (March 2014)

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.

Arianna Huffington is Giving Donations to Charity Based on Book Pre-orders

thriveTo promote her new book Thrive, Arianna Huffington has partnered with DonorsChoose to add a nonprofit element.

When customers pre-order the book before March 25, they will receive a DonorsChoose gift card for $26, equal to the book’s list price. It doesn’t matter what they pay for the book either, even if they buy it on sale, they’ll get a $26 gift card to donate to a good cause. DonorsChoose supports different projects in public schools. Donors can select the kind of project they would like to support from reading to art to math.

Here is more about the project from the DonorsChoose blog: “As more and more people are coming to realize, there is far more to living a truly successful life than just earning a bigger salary and capturing a corner office. Our relentless pursuit of the two traditional metrics of success — money and power — has led to an epidemic of burnout and stress-related illnesses, and an erosion in the quality of our relationships, family life, and, ironically, our careers.”

Cubes: VIP Tour of AOL and The Huffington Post

Combine tasty treats, sleek design, and the now famous ‘Sitting Cameramen of Astor Place’ and you get the latest episode of “Cubes.”

In this episode of Cubes, the MediabistroTV crew is invited into the New York Headquarters of AOL and The Huffington Post. Hosted by the founding editor of The Huffington Post and president of HuffPost Live, Roy Sekoff, the crew visits the cavernous Huffington Post newsroom where hundreds of writers sit keyboard to keyboard under the watchful gaze of Arianna Huffington herself who plays the always gracious hostess by offering up some tasty Greek Christmas cookies. After burning through the sugar high, the guys mingle with the ghosts of journalism past in the HuffPost Live newsroom where live news is served up eight hours a day by tables of writers, producers and editors who always know what time it is in Funkytown.

You can view our other MediabistroTV productions on our YouTube Channel.

Calvert Morgan Named Publisher of It Books

Cal Morgan has been named senior vice president and publisher of HarperCollins’ It Books imprint.

Morgan will also oversee the Harper Design imprint team and continue to serve as editorial director of the Harper Perennial original paperback program. He will report to Michael Morrison.

You can follow Morgan on Twitter. He began his career at Macmillan’s St. Martin’s Press. After joining HarperCollins in 1999, he worked at several imprints including ReganBooks, Harper and William Morrow. He has worked with Neil StraussLauren RednissJerry Lee Lewis, Kelly Oxford, Stanley Crouch, Arianna HuffingtonMichael Moore and Ralph Nader.

Hachette, Penguin, S&S & AOL/HuffPo Team Up for Bookish

Three major publishers–Hachette Book Group, Penguin Group (USA), and Simon & Schuster–will partner with AOL Huffington Post Media Group to launch a mysterious new website for readers this summer. Bookish will provide readers “with a personalized experience connecting them with their favorite authors and books through original editorial features, unique tools and more.”

AOL and The Huffington Post will help reach readers and AOL plans to provide advertising sales support for the new venture. Arianna Huffington explained that they will “use our multimedia, social, and community engagement tools to help connect our readers with authors and their books. And we’ll highlight this content through our entire network and hyperlocal sites.”

Here’s more from the release: “New media veteran Paulo Lemgruber is leading the effort as Bookish’s CEO. Previously, Lemgruber developed and ran digital businesses for Comcast and Reed Elsevier. Also part of the Bookish team is Charlie Rogers, who will serve as Editor-in-Chief. Prior to becoming part of Bookish, Rogers was Editor-in-Chief, Digital Media at NBC Universal and worked at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and The Paris Review. Technology efforts will be directed by Bookish Chief Technology Officer Andy Parsons, who previously served as CTO for Outside.in and Digital Railroad, Inc., as well as Director of Software Development at Juice Software.”

SNL’s Seth Meyers Proclaims Bills Should Be Longer Than ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’

Should bills contain more pages than a bestselling novel? According to SNL actor/writer Seth Meyers, the answer is “yes.”

During the White House Correspondents Dinner, Meyers doled out good humor and roastings to President Barack Obamabillionaire entrepreneur Donald Trump, media mogul Arianna Huffington, and many others. The video embedded above features Meyers’ full performance.

Meyers also called out our lawmakers by saying, “We’re not impressed when you complained about how bills are too long to read. The healthcare bill is almost two thousand pages, good. A bill that insures every person in America should be longer than The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.” What do you think?

Jonathan Tasini: ‘People Fear Being Blacklisted’

Today paidContent published a long interview with blogger Jonathan Tasini about the class action lawsuit he filed against The Huffington Post on behalf of unpaid bloggers.

Here’s an excerpt: “I think there’s a lot of support out there. I keep getting emails from a whole variety of writers who want to join on as plaintiffs, who are giving us all sorts of inside information. There still is a lot of fear out there. Some of the people expressing opposition to what we’re doing are just bootlickers. I think people fear being blacklisted.”

At the same time, Gawker investigated the author in a long post entitled “Guy Suing HuffPo for Not Paying Bloggers Doesn’t Pay Bloggers.” Yesterday Arianna Huffington criticized the suit and Tasini’s “pile of bile.”

Huffington Post Sued for $105 Million By Bloggers

Blogger, author and former political candidate Jonathan Tasini filed a class action lawsuit (PDF link) against Arianna Huffington, The Huffington Post and AOL. The suit includes an estimated 9,000 bloggers and seeks damages of “an amount to be determined at trial but not less than $105 million.”

He explained on his blog: “We live in a time of unrelenting class warfare. We are the richest nation on earth—yet that wealth is flowing into the hands of the few … The Huffington Post was, is and will never be, anything without the thousands of people who create the content. Ms. Huffington is acting like every Robber Baron CEO—from Lloyd Blankfein to the Waltons—who believes that they, and only they, should pocket huge riches, while the rest of the peons struggle to survive. ”

Tasini (pictured, via) had blogged for the network since 2005, but his unpaid work ended on February 10th with this post. Earlier in his career, Tasini sued the New York Times over freelance pay. Most recently, he published the book, The Audacity of Greed: Free Markets, Corporate Thieves, and the Looting of America.

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AOL Cuts Freelance Writers Over Email

Today AOL sent termination emails (read it below) to writers from its freelance workforce, renewing cries for an AOL-Huffington Post writers’ strike. TechCrunch contributor Paul Carr wrote a provocative response, declaring: “the people calling for Arianna Huffington to pay every one of her 3,000+ contributors are either a) stupid b) disingenuous or c) both.”

AOL owns TechCrunch, but Carr had another reason for defending the cuts–he will be writing for free on The Huffington Post to promote his new book. His essay defended the popular site as a promotional tool. What do you think?

Here’s an excerpt: “An hour or so ago, I joined the great unpaid ranks of Arianna’s content army (I’m keeping my paid gig here at TechCrunch too, obviously). As regular readers might recall, I’m heading to Las Vegas for the month of April (and some of May), where I’ll be staying a single night in each of the hotels on the Vegas Strip. While there, I’ll write a daily diary of the trip for the HuffPost. For free … When I mentioned that I was going to be writing about my adventures in Vegas hotels for the Huffington Post, [my publicist] did the email equivalent of giving me a high-five. When I followed up a few days later saying it was going to be a daily feature, promoted on the front page, I thought she was going to explode with joy. She, or I, literally couldn’t buy that kind of positioning.”

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Newspaper Guild President Challenges Arianna Huffington

After calling on unpaid Huffington Post writers to strike, Newspaper Guild president Bernie Lunzer published an open letter to  Arianna Huffington today about the controversial issue.

Online, Lunzer’s letter included the dramatic image posted above–a poster created by the Guild Freelancers. What do you think is the ideal resolution to this public debate?

Here’s an excerpt: “When The Newspaper Guild urged other writers to honor the digital picket line, your spokesman Mario Ruiz said, ‘We stand squarely behind The Newspaper Guild’s mission of ensuring that media professionals receive fair compensation.’ We invite you to demonstrate this commitment by sitting down with the Guild to begin a dialog about the future of journalism. We would like to discuss the values that we share, and build upon them to meet the rapid changes and demands taking place in the industry.”

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