Awards, and the Folks who Care About Them

Tonight is the National Book Awards. You know, when publishers and editors grudgingly don black tie and trudge to an overheated ballroom to nibble at catered food and watch as some demi-celebrity hands out awards for books only a few people have heard of let alone read. Publishers hate awards ceremonies almost as much as […]

Amazon.com Invites Customers to Determine Who Is One Step Closer to Winning the Weekend Trip to London with ”The Tales of Beedle the Bard”

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 5, 2008–After receiving thousands of submissions from around the world, Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced the 20 semi-finalists of the Amazon Beedle the Bard Ballad Writing Contest (www.amazon.com/beedleballads, www.amazon.co.uk/beedleballads). The contest challenged Muggles ages 13 and older to creatively answer one of three Harry Potter-related questions (in 100 words or less), for the chance […]

2008 NEW YORK BOOK FESTIVAL ADDS LANGUAGES

NEW YORK (January 29, 2008) _ The 2008 New York Book Festival has added German and Portuguese language books to its accepted entry list. The festival has set Friday, June 27 and Saturday, June 28 as the dates for its annual program celebrating books that deserve greater recognition from the world’s publishing capital. Last year, […]