'Handmaid's Tale' Was the Year's Most Read Novel On Amazon

'The Handmaid's Tale' and 'The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck' were the most-read fiction and nonfiction titles, respectively, on Amazon in 2017. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-12-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Elisabeth Moss to narrate The Handmaid's Tale audiobook

The audio edition of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale will be narrated by Elisabeth Moss, who starred as Offred in the television series, it has been announced. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-05-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon Kindle Review (2019): A Cheaper Way to Read at Night

Amazon’s new entry-level Kindle ebook reader is just like the 2018 Kindle Paperwhite, but $40 cheaper. Continue reading at Wired

[ Wired | 2019-04-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon’s Kindle Storyteller Award returns for third year

Amazon’s Kindle Storyteller Award, recognising outstanding work by independent authors with a £20,000 cash prize, will return for its third year. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-03-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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What will you be reading next year? London book fair's star attractions

Salman Rushdie’s take on Don Quixote, Elton John’s memoirs and a study of criminals in Broadmoor – a selection of the biggest and most interesting books announced at the fairQuichotte by Salman Rushdie (August 2019)Inspired by Don Quixote, this novel following the adventures of an ageing... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2019-03-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Cape to publish The Handmaid’s Tale graphic novel

Vintage imprint Jonathan Cape will publish the graphic novel adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale later this month.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-03-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Atwood reveals cover for Handmaid’s Tale sequel

Margaret Atwood has revealed the cover for The Testaments, the sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-02-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Atwood to publish sequel to The Handmaid's Tale in 2019

Margaret Atwood is writing a sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, set 15 years after Offred's ambiguous final scene in the acclaimed 1985-published novel. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-11-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Margaret Atwood Is Writing a Sequel to 'The Handmaid's Tale'

Following two years in which Margaret Atwood's classic dystopian novel saw a skyrocketing in readership and new cultural relevance, both on television and in society at large, the author has announced 'The Testaments,' due September 2019. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-11-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Margaret Atwood announces The Handmaid's Tale sequel, The Testaments

Sequel to the Canadian author’s bestselling feminist dystopia will be published around the world in September 2019Margaret Atwood has announced a sequel to her bestselling feminist dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Tale, titled The Testaments. It will be published in September 2019.“Dear Readers,”... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2018-11-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Tales of the unexpected: 10 literary classics you may not have read

Early feminist science fiction, the last man on Earth and the memoir of a highly intelligent cat ... among the 1,200 titles in the Penguin Classics series are these forgotten masterpiecesThe world’s largest library of classic literature is the Penguin Classics series, which has more than 1,200... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2018-11-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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How Amazon is priming its ad business for the next year

Amazon's brutal efficiency, obsession with automation and ruthless pricing tactics have helped it disrupt or conquer market after market, starting with books in 1997. Now it's bringing those tactics to bear on the company's latest target: the ad business.To shoulder its way into an industry... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2018-04-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon Echo now reads your first Audible book for free

Amazon has a new way to reel you into Audible now that smart speakers are a big deal: give you a freebie just by asking. As of this week, anyone who's new to Audible can ask an Echo speaker to read a full audiobook at no cost. You don't have to be pi... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2018-03-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Books: Favorite reads of the year from our Critics at Large and more book news

Greetings and salutations! I’m Carolyn Kellogg, Books editor of the L.A. Times with this week’s books newsletter. CRITICS PICKS This week the entire Sunday Calendar section is taken up with critics picks for the year in film, television, theater, music, art — and books. Seven of our Critics at... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2017-12-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Susan Straight read more than 500 novels this year. But her favorite is a memoir.

You might not believe it. I read or re-read more than 500 novels this year, to make an epic interactive map of our literary nation with regional fiction. There are 737 novels on that map, which I made for Granta. In choosing specific locations for each novel, I often stayed up all night... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2017-12-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Ockham NZ Book Awards pick the year's best Kiwi reads for longlist

Kiwis looking for a summer read should take a "risk" on a book from the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards longlist, one of the awards' organisers says. Continue reading at Stuff

[ Stuff | 2017-11-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Beano inspires next year's Summer Reading Challenge

More than 760,000 children across the UK took part in the 2017 Summer Reading Challenge, with 6,550 more children talking part than in 2016. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-11-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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iBooks Bestsellers: 'The Handmaid's Tale' Returns

Margaret Atwood is back on top of the Apple charts, knocking John Grisham's latest, 'The Rooster Bar,' off the throne after a single week. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-11-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Handmaid's Tale triumphs at The Emmys

TV series "The Handmaid's Tale", based on Margaret Atwood's 1985 novel of the same name, has scooped five gongs at this year's Emmy Awards, including for best drama series. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-09-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Monthly E-Ranking: The Handmaid's Tale takes top spot

The Handmaid’s Tale has become the first ebook since Paula Hawkins’ The Girl on the Train to top the Monthly E-Book Ranking in consecutive months. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-09-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Monthly E-Ranking: TV boost for The Handmaid's Tale

The Handmaid’s Tale has leapfrogged Paula Hawkins’ Into the Water to claim the Monthly E-Book Ranking top spot for June. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-08-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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