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Sheryl Sandberg Stars in Comic Book

FFSherylSandbergBluewater Productions has created a biographical comic book profiling Facebook COO and Lean In author Sheryl Sandberg.

Publisher Darren G. Davis had this statement in the press release: “Our goal is to show the behind-the scenes machinations – many of them ignored by the mainstream media – that resulted in Sheryl Sandberg becoming a leading voice in empowering successful businesswomen. A visual medium provides perspective that is not only accessible but more relatable to the average person without losing any of the information involved.”

This new project, part of the Female Force series, contains a story written by Michael L. Frizell and artwork by Angel Bernuy. Other women who have been featured in this series include Mother Teresa, Hillary Clinton, Tina Fey, and more.

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Long Live the American Library: INFOGRAPHIC

BritishLibraryInterior02Fun fact: Did you know that there are more libraries in America than there are McDonald’s restaurants?

We didn’t either, but thanks to this nifty infographic from H&R Block (of all places… but thanks for the share, ElectricLit), we now do.

What else do we learn? Well there’s the fun fact that Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl and Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In led other fiction and non-fiction titles for the most checked-out books of 2013, and that “every year, Americans spend nearly three times as much on candy as they do on public libraries.” Read more

Sheryl Sandberg Stars in Comic Book

bluewaterproductionLean In author Sheryl Sandberg will star in a new comic book from Bluewater Productions. The comic is a visual biography about the Facebook Chief Operating Officer titled Female Force: Sheryl Sandberg.

CNET has the exclusive: “The comic, written by Michael Frizell, details both Sandberg’s professional and personal life, from her family to her education to her successful career, which has made her famous within the tech industry.”

The publisher has created dozens of such comic books about the lives of famous people. For example, the company has created books on Chris Christe, Kurt Cobain and Barbara Streisand.

Sheryl Sandberg’s ‘Lean In for Graduates’ is Coming Out in April

sherylsandbergFacebook COO Sheryl Sandberg is working on a follow up to her bestseller Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead. The new book is called Lean In for Graduates and will go on sale on April 8th.

The book has been expanded and updated specifically with graduates in mind and includes six new chapters written specifically for graduating students who are entering the job market. “Graduating is one of life’s trickier transitions,” Sandberg explained in a press release, “and this new edition of Lean In aims to help guide and encourage women to step confidently into today’s workforce.”

The book includes resume how-tos written by executive coach Mindy Levy as well as tips on salary negotiation from expert Kim Keating. The book also features twelve stories of people who have “leaned in.”

Alfred A. Knopf publish the book. The company reported that it is printing 200,000 copies in its first printing.

Business Book of the Year Award Shortlist

Need a good business book? The Financial Times and Goldman Sachs revealed the shortlist for the annual Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award.

We’ve embedded free samples of some of the books below…

The winner will receive a £30,000 (about $48,711) cash prize, and the other shortlisted authors will each be given £10,000 (about $16,237). The winner will be unveiled at the award dinner on November 18th in London.

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5 Million Copies of ‘Fifty Shades’ Books Sold in First Half of 2013

Fifty Shades of Grey is the publishing gift that keeps on giving. E L James sold five million print and eBook copies of her erotic trilogy around the world during the first six months of 2013 (sales through Random House’s English, German and Spanish-language publishing arms).

Random House CEO Markus Dohle praised the company’s biggest bestsellers in a letter to employees today, marking company’s final financial results before the Penguin Random House merger took effect. We’ve reprinted the complete letter below, but here’s an excerpt:

INFERNO by Dan Brown sold more than four million copies in its first six weeks throughout Random House’s English-language territories. Sheryl Sandberg’s LEAN IN and WONDER by R. J. Palacio sold hundreds of thousands of copies in North America and the UK, while helping set social agendas and spurring cultural dialogues. The FIFTY SHADES trilogy by E L James added another five million print and eBooks to its megamillion-copy English-, German-, and Spanish-language Random House sales to date.

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Katrina Alcorn: ‘We are leaning in so hard we are falling over’

“The experts tell us we need to lean into our careers, but many of us are doing just that–we are leaning in so hard we are falling over,” explains author Katrina Alcorn in her new book trailer.

What do you think?  In Maxed Out: American Moms on the Brink, Alcorn questions the idea that women should “lean in,” like the title of Sheryl Sandberg‘s bestselling book. Here’s more about the book, coming at the end of August:

At 37, Katrina Alcorn had it all: a loving husband, healthy kids, and a dream job. Then one day, she lost her ability to manage the stress of competing demands. Just like that, her carefully built career shuddered to a halt, and a year-long recovery from depression and anxiety began. Over the months, Alcorn started talking to other working moms and was shocked to learn that many of them, too, were maxed out—sick with stress, and blaming themselves. Mothers are breadwinners in two-thirds of American families, yet as Alcorn explains, the American workplace is uniquely hostile to the needs of parents.

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Writers Respond to Overstock & Amazon Price War

Amazon and Overstock engaged in some print book price warfare this week, lowering prices in a race to the bottom of the literary marketplace.

On Twitter, readers and writers debated the price war. We’ve created a Storify post below rounding up some of our favorite responses.

You can survey the battlefield for yourself on Overstock: John Green‘s The Fault in Our Stars hardcover selling for $5.31, Sheryl Sandberg‘s Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead hardcover for $8.18 or Dan Brown‘s Inferno for $9.43.

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Junot Diaz Annotates ‘The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao’ on Poetry Genius

Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Junot Díaz annotated a section of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao on Poetry Genius, giving readers a peek at the real life stories behind his great novel.

Poetry Genius is a section of Rap Genius, the growing site that allows readers and writers to annotate sections of any text. Here’s an excerpt where Díaz explains how his mother’s dangerous childhood experience ended up in his novel:

it wasn’t fever that nearly killed my mom—it was getting herself lost in up in the highlands of Ázua for a couple of days, until all hope was lost. She was only 5 or 6 at the time and the way my mother tells it just when she was nearly dead from hunger and thirst she came upon a talking mongoose in the brush that led her back to civilization and that’s the only reason she lived long enough to have us, her children. Because of some talking mongoose. I like to think the mongoose was a visitor from another planet. I’m way more SF than magical realista.

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Sheryl Sandberg’s ‘Lean In’ Gets Parody eBook

Comedians Alyssa Wolff and Alison Leiby have published a $3.99 eBook parody of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg‘s bestselling memoir, Lean In.

Lean Over: Women, Work, and Women’s Work is attributed to Cheryl Sandberger, a profane, sexist and unpleasant leader of an imaginary company. She recounts “personal stories about success,” and makes clueless assumptions about men, women and work. Here’s an excerpt:

In fact, almost 87% of all working mothers are women. I am aware of the criticism for speaking out about issues of inequality, or even really speaking at all because I’m a woman and no one asked me a question. But the publisher sent me a check, and someone to write it, and now I can add author to long list of accomplishments.  Please do not look to this book as a source of helpful advice, or guidance as you tackle your own career.  I cannot recall one woman who helped me in my life, so figure it out on your own.

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