Some writers suffer from writer's block; we suspect that in Dan Brown's case, it was a movie block. Finally, the Da Vinci Code sequel, The Lost Symbol, is scheduled to arrive in bookstores on September 15th. The Da Vinci Code was the bestselling hardcover adult novel of all time, with 81 million copies in print worldwide.
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Bicycle Diaries is "panoramic window on urban life over the past 20 years—a big window
positioned at bike level, that looks out on a dense man-made
landscape." Filled with postcard-like black-and-white photos, Bicycle Diaries
is a first-person account of former Talking Head David Byrne's experiences biking through various
cities around the world, from London to Istanbul to San Fransisco
and, of course, New York. The book is due out in September.
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A case of perfect timing? With the swine flu outbreaks in Manhattan, Guillermo del Toro director of Pan's Labyrinth, will published his first novel on June 2nd. He signed with HarperCollins to write a trilogy of books called The Strain about a vampiric virus that invades New York. The trilogy is co-written with thriller writer Chuck Hogan.
The Strain opens with the arrival of a transatlantic flight at JFK airport. Upon touchdown, all power and communication to the aircraft are lost and a mysterious sliver of black appears – in the form of a slowly opening door – on the plane's fuselage.
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At Macworld a few weeks ago, and the man who is loved by many – Steve Jobs – decided to make a fool of himself; repeatedly. First, he decided to snob a Mac fan -Violet Blue, one of the internet generations stars; she is an author and a sex-educator, who is a big Mac fan. She decided to see if she could speak to el Jobso; here’s how it went down, in her own words.
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A hand-written illustrated manuscript by Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling fetched a record 1.95 million pounds ($3.8) at a Sotheby's auction in London on Thursday.
"The Tales of Beedle the Bard" was expected to fetch up to 50,000 pounds but ended up going for nearly forty times that figure in a 10- minute bidding session involving four or five on-site bidders and an
equal number on the phone
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"Books are the last bastion of analog. Music and video have been digital for a long time, and short-form
reading has been digitized, beginning with the early Web. But long-form
reading really hasn't."
Jeff Bezos -CEO and founder of Amazon.com
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It was a cold Saturday morning when my friends and I ventured out to make our way to the line for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. As we joined millions around the world all making the same trek that morning, it was both a sad and joyous occasion. We were finally getting the conclusion to the series which had kept us in suspense for the past several years. On the opposite side of the coin though, it was the final book, and there would be no others.
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