New Crime Novel By Stephen King Titled Mr. Mercedes Due On June 3, 2014

Mr. Mercedes is an upcoming novel by Stephen King that the prolific author calls his first hard-boiled detective book. Scheduled for publication by Scribner on June 3, 2014, King shared the following about the book: “I’m writing a crime novel about a retired policeman being taunted by a murderer with a working title Mr. Mercedes.”Continue reading “New Crime Novel By Stephen King Titled Mr. Mercedes Due On June 3, 2014”

Maine Magazine Interviews Author Joe Hill

As soon as the writer Joe Hill began appearing in public, it quickly became clear that he looks an awful lot like that other Maine horror writer, his dad – Stephen King.  In order to blaze his own trail, Joe decided to drop the “King” from his name. In the years following this bold move,Continue reading “Maine Magazine Interviews Author Joe Hill”

Jony Ive: The Genius Behind Apple’s Greatest Products By Leander Kahney

Jony Ive: The Genius Behind Apple’s Greatest Products ($28) is a new book by Leander Kahney about Joanthan Ive, the long-serving Apple designer who designed many iconic products including the iMac, iPod, and iPhone. Author Leander Kahney previously wrote Inside Steve’s Brain and is the editor and publisher of Cult of Mac. Jony Ive’s designsContinue reading “Jony Ive: The Genius Behind Apple’s Greatest Products By Leander Kahney”

Under The Dome Renewed For Summer 2014, Stephen King to Write the Premiere Episode for Season 2

Under The Dome, television’s #1 summer series in viewers and key demographics, will return in summer 2014 with 13 new episodes, it was announced today by Nina Tassler, President, CBS Entertainment. Stephen King, whose bestselling novel is the basis for the series, will write the premiere episode of the second season. “We’re excited to tellContinue reading “Under The Dome Renewed For Summer 2014, Stephen King to Write the Premiere Episode for Season 2”

Introducing Kindle MatchBook: Soon Customers Will Be Able to Purchase Kindle Editions of Print Books Purchased from Amazon—Past, Present And Future—For $2.99 Or Less

Amazon today introduced Kindle MatchBook, a new benefit that gives customers the option to buy—for $2.99, $1.99, $0.99, or free—the Kindle edition of print books they have purchased new from Amazon. Print purchases all the way back to 1995—when Amazon first opened its online bookstore—will qualify once a publisher enrolls a title in Kindle MatchBook.Continue reading “Introducing Kindle MatchBook: Soon Customers Will Be Able to Purchase Kindle Editions of Print Books Purchased from Amazon—Past, Present And Future—For $2.99 Or Less”

The Big Chills: TIME Ranks The 10 Greatest Stephen King Movies

The release of the newest version of Carrie offers a timely Halloween reminder that Stephen King has now brooded over our pop-culture landscape for 40 years. Both King’s debut novel (in 1974) and the first of a never-ending stream of King movie adaptations (in 1976), Carrie was most people’s introduction to the horror author’s world. King’sContinue reading “The Big Chills: TIME Ranks The 10 Greatest Stephen King Movies”

Penguin Horror Series Curated By Guillermo del Toro

Filmmaker and horror aficionado Guillermo del Toro, the mind behind Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy and this year’s Pacific Rim partnered with Penguin Classics to curate the Penguin Horror hardcover series, featuring his favorite horror, sci-fi, fantasy and paranormal stories. “To learn what we fear is to learn who we are,” del Toro wrote in his series introduction, an essayContinue reading “Penguin Horror Series Curated By Guillermo del Toro”

Beautiful LEGO By Mike Doyle

Mix hundreds of thousands of LEGO bricks with dozens of artists, and what do you get? Beautiful LEGO By Mike Doyle ($30), a compendium of LEGO artwork that showcases a stunning array of pieces ranging from incredibly lifelike replicas of everyday objects and famous monuments to imaginative renderings of spaceships, mansions, and mythical creatures. You’llContinue reading “Beautiful LEGO By Mike Doyle”

Today (October 5, 2013) Is Star Wars Read Day

Fans of reading and a certain galaxy far, far away have reason to rejoice: Star Wars Reads Day, a day-long celebration of literacy and Jedi, Sith, Wookiees, and all things Star Wars, is returning. The second annual Star Wars Reads Day is to be held this October 5, 2013, and will again feature Star WarsContinue reading “Today (October 5, 2013) Is Star Wars Read Day”

New York Public Library Unveils Top 100 Children’s Books of The Last 100 Years

The New York Public Library (NYPL) today unveiled its first-ever list of the top 100 kids books of the last 100 years, curated by librarians, called “100 Great Children’s Books.” Marking the occasion, acclaimed children’s book creators Judy Blume and Eric Carle (who both appear on the list) participated in a panel discussion at theContinue reading “New York Public Library Unveils Top 100 Children’s Books of The Last 100 Years”

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