September 14th, 2013
The classic works of Dr. Seuss are getting an update for the digital age! Book Publisher RANDOM HOUSE has announced that 40 of their Dr. Seuss books will be converted into ebooks and put on sale starting on September 24th. The titles will include: The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, Horton Hears a Who!, The Lorax, How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Bartholomew and Oobleck. They will be have a retail price of $10.99 and Random House says all digital copies will preserve the original layout and illustrations of Dr. Seuss.
For more detailed information check out this Official PDF File from Random House Publishing, CLICK HERE!
August 29th, 2013
“THE TOOLS: 5 Tools to Help You Find Courage, Creativity, and Willpower and Inspire You to Live Life in Forward Motion”, whew! Oh man, what a HUGE title for a book, ha! But all kidding aside, this book wasn’t on the New York Times Bestseller list for 9 weeks for nothing! It’s really great and very inspiring. Seriously, it can really help you a lot with being way more focused on your creativity in life. It was published by Spiegel & Grau (a Division of Random House). Check out this new Google Hang-Out video (down below) featuring the Authors and a few very special guests and experts. Then, please be sure to check out the book during your next bookstore visit. Also, please be sure to check out THE TOOLS Official Website, just CLICK HERE!
- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Spiegel & Grau; Reprint edition (May 21, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0812983041
- ISBN-13: 978-0812983043
The #1 New York Times Bestseller, “Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail” (Vintage, Random House), is out now in paperback (has been for awhile) so if you have not read it yet then here’s your chance to check it out. Of course, this is the book that Oprah Winfrey picked as her first choice when she brought back her “Oprah Book Club 2.0″ and the attention to this novel has been crazy. In fact, it’s being talked about as maybe being made into a movie!
Anyway, here’s a great video series we came across while viewing some tweets on the “Random House Speakers Bureau ” Twitter page. They show a recent interview that the Author, Cheryl Strayed, received as she appeared on the “Fanny Kiefer Show” (Shaw TV). It’s good stuff!
August 4th, 2013
Ken Krimstein, a Book Reviewer over at the Official CHICAGO TRIBUNE Newspaper Website, just finished posting a very well-written Book Review for David Rakoff’s new book, ”Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish” (Doubleday). It’s short and extremely precise, but that’s great because it gets right to the point and also evokes the essence of the book (the way the book feels) in an extremely interesting way. So, if you have been thinking about reading this new novel (Yes, it’s out right now) then please give the review a quick read. You will get some great insight, just CLICK HERE!
How did Theodor Seuss Geisel create The Lorax? Well, that question can be answered by visiting THE LORAX Art Museum exhibit in Omaha, Nebraska that opens next week. While there, Dr. Seuss' fans will see the birth of this beloved Children’s picture book.
This special program will feature doodles, crayon drawings, and ink pieces that inspired the book. It will be on view at Omaha's Joslyn Art Museum from August 10th until November 3rd, 2013.
Here's a little bit more about the exhibit:
Published in 1971, before protecting the earth became a global concern, Dr. Seuss spoke through his character, the Lorax, who 'spoke for the trees,' warning against mindless progress and the danger it poses to the planet ... The color sketches and line art on view at the Joslyn Art Museum, along with the typewritten story Geisel affixed to the pages, provide a fascinating look at the early development of a Dr. Seuss classic.
For more information about both the exhibit and Joslyn Art Museum, please CLICK HERE!
July 23rd, 2013
WOW! This is insanely great news!! OK, we don’t mean to brag, but at this year’s 2013 San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) Chris Ware’s new Graphic Novel, BUILDING STORIES (Pantheon Books) won four 2013 Eisner Awards!!! Yes, FOUR! This is almost too good to be true and we are so proud of Chris Ware. His new Graphic Novel, also known as “The Book in a Box”, won in these categories: Best New Graphic Novel, Best Writer/Artist, Best Lettering and Best Publication Design.
We want to congratulate Chris Ware (and Pantheon Books) for their amazing success!
July 23rd, 2013
Here’s a quick shout-out for another wonderful Book Review for David Rakoff’s new novel, “Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish” (Doubleday). We are all so very proud of the attention this book keeps getting, it’s so awesome! Like, here’s a great example. Rrecently, over at the OC WEEKLY Website (An Independent Newspaper in Orange County, California) they have a Writer named Andrew Tonkovich who wrote a very excellent review for this book. It’s precise, witty, well-thought out, clear, and it’s no surprise as Andrew hosts the Wednesday night literary arts program, Bibliocracy Radio, on KPFK 90.7 FM in Southern California. So, this guy is super-serious about books!
Please CLICK HERE to read the latest David Rakoff Book Review! (Thanks Andrew)
Here’s a quick post to share some fun news for you Book Readers out there. We’re not sure if you know it yet but Random House has PDF Files of their Fall 2013 Catalogs (and then, also, their combined Summer 2013 catalogs too) you can download. They are sort of like “online magazines” and they’re FREE! Think of them as a “Press Release Book” showing everything that will be released in the Fall (and Summer) that are loaded with a ton of great information & beautiful book cover graphics. In other words, it’s a chance for you to work on your next “Reading List”.
To view them just click on their names.To save them, just right-click & then “save as”:
JULY 30th – Housing Works Bookstore (NYC) Presents: ANXIETY OF INFLUENCE Featuring Timo Andres, Leo Carey, and Peter Mendelsund
July 20th, 2013
On Tuesday, July 30th, at 7:00 pm, Housing Works Bookstore is pleased to host a discussion with pianist/composer Timo Andres, artist/book designer Peter Mendelsund, and The New Yorker‘s Leo Carey.The event is FREE and should be extremely interesting so, if you can, go check it out! For more detailed information, please CLICK HERE!
Timo Andres, whose most recent album, Home Stretch, explores and recreates pieces by Mozart and Brian Eno, is a huge admirer of Peter Mendelsund, who has designed book jackets at Random House for iconic authors such as James Joyce, Franz Kafka (examples shown down below), Julio Cort zar, and Michel Foucault. Together, with the help of critic Leo Carey, they will talk about their respective “anxiety of influences” and the ways in which they hope to remain faithful to a tradition while making it their own. Copies of Home Stretch, which releases that day, will be on sale.
We should also mention that Peter Mendelsund is the Associate Art Director of Alfred A. Knopf Books, the Art Director of Pantheon Books, Art Director of Vertical Press, and has a new book coming out in April, 2014 titled, COVER (Power House Books).
July 20th, 2013
In a recent post over at the official blog for the New Orleans University Public Radio Station (89.9 WWNO) Heller McAlpin wrote a very heart-felt, lovely and well thought out, Book Review for David Radkoff’s latest book titled, “Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish: A Novel“ (Doubleday).
This book is out now and should be on everyone’s current reading list. Hey, if you CLICK HERE and read the review, you’ll agree