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New Website Celebrates Robert Louis Stevenson

A new website hopes to educate people on the broader scope of Robert Louis Stevenson’s work.

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Neil Gaiman Creating Audio Book from Tweets

Neil Gaiman is set to create an audiobook based on tweets from Twitter.

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Book Subtitles: How book subtitles are getting more ridiculous by the day

The Guardian was riffing on book subtitles this morning, and for good reason. Rarely do they add much that you couldn’t already figure out but they cause needless clutter on the front covers of an otherwise beautiful book. However as they rightly point out, with their William Golding: The Man Who Wrote Lord of the […]

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AbeBooks’ customer support staging open house on 29 July

Job-seekers interested in working for AbeBooks are invited to attend an open house being staged by our customer support department on Wednesday 29 July. As I am sure most people know, AbeBooks is an online marketplace for new, used, rare and out-of-print books. We are located in a fantastic office building close to downtown Victoria. […]

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Twitterature – Classic Literature Retold in “Tweets”

Two American students have been commissioned by Penguin to write a compilation called Twitterature: The World’s Greatest Books, Now Presented in Twenty Tweets or Less.

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Tweet Tweet Buy My Book

Gotta hand it to this guy for doing a great job of self-promotion. Prior to the release of his book Dream On: One Hacker’s Challenge to Break Par in a Year, John Richardson used Twitter to build up his profile. The result? Last week Richardson’s Twitter followers pushed the book to top spot on Amazon’s […]

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Stephenie Meyer – MySpaced Out

Alas Twilight fans, Stephenie Meyer‘s MySpace page is no more. In a June 4 post on her official web site, Meyer’s said, “A quick fyi: I am taking down my bloated myspace page. It was a lot of fun while it lasted, and I really miss the early days when I could hang out with […]

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Gwyneth Paltrow’s Book Club

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow recommends reading as an inexpensive pastime during the short, dull days of winter.  As inspiration, Paltrow asked several of her “best and most literary-minded girlfriends to share their top picks” which she’s posted on her web site Goop.com. Paltrow says, ” I always like knowing the literary preferences of people. I think […]

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AbeBooks on Twitter

I spent the morning getting signed up on Twitter. As AbeBooks’ resident technophobe (yes, I know I work for an internet company but still….), I have been putting off this day for a long, long time. People have been telling me about Twitter for eons and I’ve smiled politely and quickly changed the subject. Then […]

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Weight-loss secret – Blogging!

There’s never a shortage of diet and weight-loss books but I’ve never heard of blogging as a technique for dropping unwanted pounds. But it’s a solution Shauna Reid documents in her book The Amazing Adventures of Dietgirl. It seems an odd thing to suggest but I’m not one to argue with anything that helped Reid […]

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