Sunday, 24 July 2016

Danielle Steel’s ‘Magic’ still at top of US bestsellers

2016-07-24 AUTHOR Danielle Steel’s latest family saga “Magic” debuted at the top of the US fiction bestseller chart last Thursday. Data released from independent, online and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors across the United...

Dave Eggers sets latest literary adventure in Alaska

2016-07-24 THE latest stop on Dave Eggers’ long-running fictional tour: Alaska. Eggers’ Heroes of the Frontier, which comes out July 26, tells of a single mother from Ohio who flees to Alaska with her young son and daughter in the wake of financial and...

‘Fifty-Year Mission’ is compelling Star Trek timeline

2016-07-24 EDWARD Gross and Mark A Altman have compiled hundreds of interviews to create The Fifty-Year Mission: The Complete, Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of Star Trek: The First 25 Years (pic). The saga of a failed TV show growing in popularity...

Sunday, 17 July 2016

Danielle Steel’s ‘Magic’ debuts atop US bestsellers

2016-07-17 AUTHOR Danielle Steel’s latest family saga “Magic” debuted at the top of the US fiction bestseller chart last Thursday. Data released from independent, online and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors across the...

Time travel on a ship in ‘The Girl From Everywhere’

2016-07-17 THERE is a popular belief that ancient maps made by the Western world contained the inscription “Here be dragons”, or its Latin equivalent Hic Sunt Dracones, in unexplored areas depicted on the map.While this, unfortunately, has turned out to be...

Rare book sold for US$10.5m in danger of being exported from Britain

2016-07-17 A RARE jewel-encrusted book that belonged to a 16th century French King is in danger of being exported from Britain unless US$10.5 million can be raised to stop it going abroad.Government Culture Minister Ed Vaizey has placed a temporary export...

Sunday, 10 July 2016

The book that tells you how to come to terms with stress

2016-07-10 STRESS: We all experience it. No one is immune from it. But how many of us have learnt to cope with it? How To Deal With Stress, written by two international stress experts, is a guide to identifying the underlying causes of stress and how to deal...

Stephen King’s ‘End of Watch’ still tops US fiction bestsellers list

2016-07-10 STEPHEN King’s thriller End of Watch, the final installment of the author’s Bill Hodges trilogy, topped the US fiction bestseller chart for a third straight week. Hardcover Fiction 1. End of Watch by Stephen King (Scribner) 2. Here’s To Us by...

Sunday, 3 July 2016

Words of wisdom from The Donald

2016-07-03 WHO hasn’t dreamt at some point about starting a business, becoming financially secure and living the good life? But the reality is a lot of blood, sweat and maybe even a few tears. It also involves having the right attitude, knowing how to...

Stephen King’s ‘End of Watch’ reigns atop US fiction bestsellers

2016-07-03 STEPHEN King’s thriller End of Watch, the final installment of the author’s Bill Hodges trilogy, topped the US fiction bestseller chart for a third straight week. Hardcover Fiction 1. End of Watch by Stephen King (Scribner) 2. Here’s To Us by...

Sunday, 26 June 2016

New products, marketing to drive Barnes & Noble sales this year

2016-06-26 BARNES and Noble Inc said it expected sales at its retail stores open at least a year to stay flat or rise by up to one per cent this fiscal year as the US bookstore chain operator adds new products and increases marketing to woo customers. The...

Ladybird Book spoofs coming to US this fall

2016-06-26 THE Ladybird Books for Grown-Ups, spoofs of traditional illustrated guides for children that have sold millions of copies in the United Kingdom, will be tweaked for American readers and arrive in the US this fall. Touchstone told The Associated...

Stephen King’s ‘End of Watch’ tops US fiction bestseller list

2016-06-26 THE final installment of Stephen King’s “Bill Hodges” trilogy of thriller novels - “End of Watch” - topped the US fiction bestseller chart for a second consecutive week. Data released on Thursday from independent, online and chain bookstores, book...

Sunday, 19 June 2016

Oprah Winfrey cookbook scheduled for early 2017

2016-06-19 TO LAUNCH her own book imprint, Oprah Winfrey (pic) is releasing her first cookbook. Winfrey’s “Food, Health and Happiness: ‘On Point’ Recipes for Great Meals and a Better Life” is scheduled to come out Jan 3 of next year, Flatiron Books told AP...

The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

2016-06-19 THE following are Audible.com best-sellers for the week ending June 12: Fiction 1. End of Watch: A Novel by Stephen King, narrated by Will Patton (Simon & Schuster Audio) 2. American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition by Neil Gaiman,...

After Alice is one reimagining too far

2016-06-19 IMAGINE an alternate version of The Lord of The Rings that tells us what Farmer Maggot, the Old Gaffer and all the assorted hobbits of the Shire were doing while Frodo and Sam were off on their epic jewellery-destroying quest…. Would anyone really...

Sunday, 12 June 2016

Irish writer wins prestigious women’s fiction prize

2016-06-12 IRISH writer Lisa McInerney was awarded the prestigious Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction in London on Wednesday for her debut novel “The Glorious Heresies”. Margaret Mountford, the chair of the judges, said it was a “superbly original,...

Saturday, 11 June 2016

This book has photos of some cool airport towers

2016-06-11 THEY say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but sometimes, the beholder opens our eyes to beauty, transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary. So it was with Carolyn Russo, a photographer and curator with the renowned Smithsonian National...

Sunday, 5 June 2016

BooksActually launches book vending machines in Singapore

2016-06-05 GOOD news for avid readers: Independent bookstore, BooksActually, has recently launched Singapore’s first book vending machines.On Friday, two book vending machines located at the National Museum of Singapore and Singapore Visitor Centre at Orchard...

A good introduction to starting a business

2016-06-05 CARRIE Wilkerson loved being a teacher. But after having children, she took a huge leap of faith and decided to start her own business because she wanted to always be there for them, something that would have been difficult had she stayed at her...