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Get Steve Jobs Biography in Hardcover for $17, Down from $35

It’s one of — if not THE — bestselling book of the year. Steve Jobs changed the world of technology, and as much as we know about him, there’s very little we know about his personal life and the way he thought. Now’s your chance to find out with this inside look. Get Steve Jobs in hardcover for just $17 — down from $35. Grab it while the offer lasts.

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No One Wants To Publish Casey Anthony Book

In this day and age, whenever there’s a big news story, it means a book or made-for-TV movie will inevitably come from it. So it’s a safe bet that controversial, national trials fall into that category. Such is the case with Amanda Knox. But for Casey Anthony, don’t hold your breath.

According to this article by Entertainment Weekly, no one wants to publish anything that Casey Anthony writes. The public generally feels sympathetic toward Amanda Knox, and wants to know more about what happened to her overseas. But most believe Casey Anthony got off a little too easy. And with that kind of target on your back, no one cares to hear what you have to say.

The EW article also points out what happened with O.J. Simpson — who found himself in a situation similar to that of Casey Anthony back in the 1990’s — when he wrote a book.

If I Did It, the failed 2007 book — brought to the public by notorious editor Judith Regan — in which O.J. Simpson gave a supposedly “hypothetical” account of his role in the murder of Nicole Brown Simpson. The book ignited a huge public outcry pre-publication, prompting the 400,000-copy initial printing to be scrapped by HarperCollins. (Soon after, Regan was unceremoniously dumped by the publishing house.)

Moral of the story: if people don’t like you, don’t bother writing a book about yourself.

 

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Get Robopocalypse in Hardcover for $15

I’ve yet to get my hands on it, but Daniel Wilson’s Robopocalypse has been on my reading list for a while. It’s gotten amazing reviews, and it sounds like one of the best science fiction novels of the year. The story centers around a robot uprising, which puts the robots in control of the Earth.

Sounds a little crazy, but it’s science fiction, so you’re sure to get what you asked for. Not to mention, according to IMDB, Steven Spielberg is already in the process of turning the book into a movie (production begins next year).

Right now, Amazon’s got an amazing $15 dollar deal for the hardcover version of the book. A steal! Especially for a brand-new bestseller. In a rare occasion, I’m going to go ahead and recommend you stick your nose into Robopocalypse, even though I haven’t yet had the chance.

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