Home » Posts tagged with » Books

“Harry Potter” Author Publishes New Novel Under False Name

“Harry Potter” Author Publishes New Novel Under False Name

Indigo/Getty Images(LONDON) — Some critics thought that author Robert Galbraith’s debut book, The Cuckoo’s Calling, was too good to have been written by a first time author. And they were right.
It turns out that The Cuckoo’s Calling…

Robin Roberts to Pen Memoir

Robin Roberts to Pen Memoir

Ida Mae Astute/ABC(NEW YORK) — ABC’s Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts will write a memoir about her recent experience battling a rare blood disorder.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the 52-year-old veteran anchor is working on the …

First Look at the New “Harry Potter” Cover Art

First Look at the New “Harry Potter” Cover Art

Scholastic Books(NEW YORK) — Big news for Harry Potter fans: the beloved books are getting a makeover.All seven books in J.K. Rowling’s wildly-popular Harry Potter series will be released with new cover artwork, Scholastic announced. The iconic Sorcer…

Gabrielle Douglas on Winning Gold: ‘All the Hard Work Was Definitely Worth It’

Gabrielle Douglas on Winning Gold: ‘All the Hard Work Was Definitely Worth It’

Ray Tamarra/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Two-time gold medalist, Gabrielle Douglas hopes her new memoir about her journey to Olympic gold would inspire and motivate others to never quit.In Grace, Gold and Glory, Douglas opens up about her tough road to tr…

Reality TV Star Sues Assistant Over Alleged Tell-All Book

Reality TV Star Sues Assistant Over Alleged Tell-All Book

Jesse Grant/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) — If a book is titled Hang in There, Baby — What One of the World’s Most Difficult Bosses Taught Me About Life, Work and Love, chances are it will capture the attention of the boss in question.And so Jeff…

Oxford Dictionaries Announces Word of the Year

Oxford Dictionaries Announces Word of the Year

Keith Brofsky/Photodisc(NEW YORK) — Oxford Dictionaries has selected its word of the year in the U.S., though it’s not one you’d use in everyday conversation.The word is “GIF,” which stands for graphics interchange format.  It’s a common format f…

"Twilight" Author Leaves Door Open for More Books in the Series

"Twilight" Author Leaves Door Open for More Books in the Series

Andrew Cooper© 2011 Summit Entertainment, LLC.(BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.) — The final Twilight film opens in two weeks.  Will the franchise ever be revived one day?  Probably not for the foreseeable future, though Twilight author Stephenie …

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Tell-All Sales Sag

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Tell-All Sales Sag

ABC/Fred Lee(LOS ANGELES) — Arnold Schwarzenegger made the media rounds to promote his book Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story, but Nielsen Bookscan numbers quoted by The Hollywood Reporter show all the publicity didn’t help sales much.The …

Jenny McCarthy on Growing Up Poor, Deeply Religious: ‘Jesus Was My Bieber’

Jenny McCarthy on Growing Up Poor, Deeply Religious: ‘Jesus Was My Bieber’

JB Lacroix/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) — Jenny McCarthy grew up very fast in the public eye as a sexy pin-up girl for Playboy magazine, but as a young girl growing up in Chicago’s South Side, she was deeply religious.”[My sisters and I] used to lay with ro…

America’s Top Ten Banned Books

America’s Top Ten Banned Books

Amazon(NEW YORK) – For 30 years now, the sponsors of Banned Books Week have united in defense of literature that others deem offensive, insensitive, anti-family, satanic, sexually explicit or racist, or all of the above.Many of the titles occupy …

J.K. Rowling’s Daughter ‘Tutored’ Her on Teen Slang

J.K. Rowling’s Daughter ‘Tutored’ Her on Teen Slang

ABC/PATTY NEGER(NEW YORK) — J.K. Rowling, the bestselling author behind the wizard world of the wildly popular Harry Potter books, has invented hundreds of words — Muggle, Quidditch, apparating to name a few — that have entered pop culture vocabular…

Chicago Library Amnesty Program Yields $2M Worth of Returned Items

Chicago Library Amnesty Program Yields $2M Worth of Returned Items

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) — A Chicago Public Library amnesty program that allowed members to return overdue items without having to pay any late fees brought in more than 100,000 books, DVDs and other materials.The library’s fine amnesty -…

"Fifty Shades of Grey" Most Likely to Be Left at Hotels, Survey Finds

"Fifty Shades of Grey" Most Likely to Be Left at Hotels, Survey Finds

Aaron Davidson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Hotels may be creating packages around the novel Fifty Shades of Grey to attract visitors, but turns out visitors are leaving their copies behind when they check out of hotels.  Could they be worried about …

Cops Say Japanese Man Stole More Than 1,100 Library Books

Cops Say Japanese Man Stole More Than 1,100 Library Books

Photos.com/Thinkstock(TOKYO) — Japanese police have arrested a 61-year-old man accused of stealing more than 1,100 library books.Officials say Mitsuka Suizu was initially arrested in July for taking a few books from the public library in Nagato, in we…

Cops Say Japanese Man Stole More Than 1,100 Library Books

Cops Say Japanese Man Stole More Than 1,100 Library Books

Photos.com/Thinkstock(TOKYO) — Japanese police have arrested a 61-year-old man accused of stealing more than 1,100 library books.Officials say Mitsuka Suizu was initially arrested in July for taking a few books from the public library in Nagato, in we…

Cops Say Japanese Man Stole More Than 1,100 Library Books

Cops Say Japanese Man Stole More Than 1,100 Library Books

Photos.com/Thinkstock(TOKYO) — Japanese police have arrested a 61-year-old man accused of stealing more than 1,100 library books.Officials say Mitsuka Suizu was initially arrested in July for taking a few books from the public library in Nagato, in we…

Facing Decline in Book Sales, Publishers Unveil Disappearing Ink

Facing Decline in Book Sales, Publishers Unveil Disappearing Ink

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Ebooks continue to gain in popularity while old fashioned books with covers and pages are losing readers.The decline of traditional books is happening everywhere, including Latin America, where sales of new Spanish aut…

"Esquire" Bets New ‘Dude Lit’ Will Entice Men to Read Fiction

"Esquire" Bets New ‘Dude Lit’ Will Entice Men to Read Fiction

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — While women devour fiction books like the racy Fifty Shades of Grey, a major publisher is betting that more men will at long last take up reading via an eBook series that will launch June 5 — Fiction for Men.The colle…

Swearing Characters More Popular, Attractive in Young Adult Novels

Swearing Characters More Popular, Attractive in Young Adult Novels

Zoonar/Thinkstock(PROVO, Utah) — Profanity in teen novels varies greatly from book to book, but characters that do use foul language tend to also be the most popular, attractive and rich, according to new research published in the journal Mass Communi…

Advertise With Us

Would you like to advertise on East Idaho News? Fill out this form to contact a representative.
  • Full and Last
  • The name of your company, business or brand.