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Michael Moore Posts Readers’ Election Day Photos

Did you vote today? One author is sharing his readers’ voting pictures online.

Author and filmmaker Michael Moore has invited his readers to send him election day photos, sharing them on his website and with his one million Twitter followers.

If you can’t find your polling place today, Moore also added this link: “If you want to know where your polling place is, click here. Please share with others especially nonvoters who may not know where to go.”

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Michael Moore Fights for St. Mark’s Bookshop

Author and filmmaker Michael Moore visited St. Mark’s Bookshop in New York City last week, lending his support to the bookseller’s campaign for a “significant rent concession” from their landlord. In the video embedded above, you can watch Moore speak in the cozy store.

The group hopes to collect 45,000 signatures for a Save the St. Mark’s Bookshop petition. As of this writing, they are less than 4,000 signatures away from that goal. We’d also like to reiterate Don Linn‘s important point: “You want to save St Marks Bookstore, go over there and buys some books from time to time.”

Here’s more about the petition: “The St. Mark’s Bookshop has a long tradition in the Lower East Side and serves an admirable and increasingly rare function. St. Mark’s is struggling to pay the market rent that Cooper Union is charging them at 31 3rd Ave. A significant rent concession by Cooper Union could save this irreplaceable neighborhood institution.”

Michael Moore Asks Publisher to Stop Selling His Book in ‘Murderous State of Georgia’

Following the execution of Troy Davis last week, filmmaker and author Michael Moore issued a blunt statement–calling for a boycott of Georgia over the controversial execution.

Moore wrote: “I encourage everyone I know to never travel to Georgia, never buy anything made in Georgia, to never do business in Georgia. I will ask my publisher to pull my book from every Georgia bookstore and if they won’t do that I will donate every dime of every royalty my book makes in Georgia to help defeat the racists and killers who run that state. I ask all Americans with a conscience to shun anything and everything to do with the murderous state of Georgia.”

UPDATE: Moore was unable to pull his book in Georgia, but will donate to the Innocence Project instead. A spokesperson for Georgia governor Nathan Deal responded with an equally blunt statement: “We think it’s cute that he thinks anyone in Georgia would buy his book.” (Via Publishers Weekly)

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.

OJ Simpson Book on TMZ, BitTorrent

Even though Newsweek had some excerpts of the now-unbelievably infamous “final chapter” from OJ Simpson’s IF I DID IT, TMZ.com made the whole chapter available yesterday and it’s just as creepy as expected. But for those who wanted a full dose of the creeps, one was better off hanging around the BitTorrent sites like piratebay, reports the Globe & Mail. And as Siri Agrell points out, the leaked copy of the book likely means the victims’ families will see no further profit from its publication (although one could make the same claim for Michael Moore‘s SICKO, which suffered a similar leak last week, but if anything, the move only seems to increase people’s desire to watch the movie in theaters.)