'Armchair woodchoppers' make DIY timber guide surprise bestseller

Norwegian Wood, a lavishly illustrated how-to guide for chopping, stacking and burning, sets book charts on fire and cuts Jamie Oliver down to sizeA practical guide to chopping, stacking and burning wood the Norwegian way, detailing everything from the drying time of a birch tree felled in winter to the correct sharpening of a chainsaw, has caught the imagination of British readers and is setting bestseller lists on fire.Lars Mytting’s Norwegian Wood combines both eminently practical information about tree types and wood-stacking methods (the Norwegian Sun-Wall Woodpile, for example, is “a real classic – where regulations permit it”) with a history of the practice, and personal stories from the Norwegians who spend months preparing for their frigid winters. Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2015-11-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'Maus' ban makes Art Spiegelman's Holocaust graphic novel an Amazon bestseller

Sales of Art Spiegelman's 'Maus,' the Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel on the Holocaust, have risen after a Tennessee school board banned it this month. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2022-01-31 18:49:42 UTC ]
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Books make the best gifts. Here are seven surprising choices for the readers on your list.

Critic Michael Dirda’s picks include ‘Dear Highlights,’ ‘A Ray Bradbury Compendium’ and ‘American Christmas Stories’ Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-12-08 17:32:50 UTC ]
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In Elif Shafak’s ‘The Island of Missing Trees,’ a surprising narrator makes sense of surreal events

Shafak’s new novel weaves the tumultuous history of Cyprus into a story of young lovers split apart. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-11-16 11:00:00 UTC ]
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A Quick Guide to DIY Library Bookmarks

We’re talking bulk bookmarks, cheap bookmarks, and easy DIY library bookmarks that librarians can make for patrons or book club members. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-10-16 10:32:00 UTC ]
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Hodder acquires behavioural economist's decision-making guides

Hodder & Stoughton has acquired two works from behavioural economist Dr Sheheryar Banuri about making decisions. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-04-22 01:52:13 UTC ]
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Digital Bestseller Lists: May makes hay with the bay

Dean Koontz's The Eyes of Darkness was leapfrogged by Nicola May’s The Corner Shop in Cockleberry Bay for the Bookstat e-book number one. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-04-03 08:29:54 UTC ]
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In difficult times, a surprise bestseller about kindness is bringing people together

Charlie Mackesy’s “The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse” began as a beloved Instagram account. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-01-15 13:00:00 UTC ]
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Will Robots Make the Next Big Bestsellers?

In November, around 100 coders and creative writers are expected to take the National Novel Generation Month challenge, generating 50,000-word novels via articifical intelligence. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Michael Crick makes surprise exit from Channel 4 News

The political correspondent confirmed his departure from the broadcaster on TwitterMichael Crick, Channel 4 News’ political correspondent since 2011, has abruptly parted company with the broadcaster. He tweeted on Wednesday: “I have left Channel 4 News and ITN after seven and a half great years.... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2019-04-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Trapeze acquires Loreau's guide to better list-making

Trapeze is publishing a guide to making better lists from the author of L’art de la Simplicite, Dominique Loreau. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-07-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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It’s surprisingly easy to make government records public on Google Books

While working on a recent story about hate speech spread by telephone in the ’60s and ’70s, I came across an interesting book that had been digitized by Google Books. Unfortunately, while it was a transcript of a Congressional hearing, and therefore should be in the public domain and not subject... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2018-04-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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July Religion Bestsellers: ‘Purpose Driven Life’ Makes a Comeback; James Patterson Tops

Rick Warren is back in the top 10 in Religion Nonfiction with his perennial favorite, ‘The Purpose Driven Life.’ Plus, James Patterson debuts on PW’s Religion Fiction Bestsellers list with the paperback edition of ‘Woman of God.’ Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-08-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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June Religion Bestsellers: A Guide to Self-Talk Takes #4, Karen Kingsbury Tops

Jennifer Rothschild’s latest book on how to talk to and about yourself debuted at #4 on our Religion Nonfiction Bestsellers list. Plus, Karen Kingsbury came in at #1 Religion Fiction with the newest installment to the Baxter Family series. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-07-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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iBooks Bestsellers: Moriarty Makes Big Little Gains

Liane Moriarty's 'Big Little Lies' makes a big gain, climbing to the top of the iBooks bestsellers list as its TV miniseries adaptation heads toward its third episode on Sunday. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-03-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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December Religion Bestsellers: Mormon Guide Breaks Top 10; Hollywood Boosts ‘The Shack’

‘We’re With You’ by leaders of the Mormon Church broke the top 10 on PW’s Religion Nonfiction bestsellers list in December. Plus, the upcoming film adaptation of ‘The Shack’ boosted sales for two versions of Wm. Paul Young’s novel. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-01-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Making of a Bestseller: 'The Bob's Burgers Burger Book'

How the tie-in cookbook to the Emmy Award-winning animated series, which has sold more than 40,000 copies since it went on sale in March, came to be. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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What Makes a Bestseller? Two SMP Authors Say They Know the Formula.

What's the perfect manuscript? The authors of the forthcoming 'The Bestseller Code' assessed some 20,000 works to find that a 2013 novel by Dave Eggers had all the attributes of a book destined for literary success. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-06-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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iBooks Bestsellers: Audrey Carlan Makes A Comeback

Audrey Carlan, bestselling author of the erotic Calendar Girl series, landed in third place on the iBooks bestsellers chart for the week ended March 13 with her book 'February.' Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-03-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Surprise Laura Ingalls Wilder Bestseller Transforms a Small Press

The surprise success of 'Pioneer Girl' has caused South Dakota Historical Society Press to change how it does business, from the number of titles it publishes to how it handles rights. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-11-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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