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Bill Gates Calls a 1969 Business Book a Favorite, Book Becomes Bestseller

business adventuresAs it turns out, the more power you have, the more money you have, the more influence you have — even on readers.

According to Entertainment Weekly, a business book from 1969 flew to the top of the bestsellers list after Microsoft CEO Bill Gates mentioned it as his favorite book in an essay he wrote for The Wall Street Journal earlier this month.

Bill Gates’ mention of John Brooks’ Business Adventures: Twelve Classic Tales from the World of Wall Street in The Wall Street Journal sent the book to the No. 5 spot on the Amazon Kindle bestseller list. The book was published in 1969 and is no longer in print. But the book’s publisher, Open Road, quickly made it available in e-book format, and a paperback re-issue is now slated for September. In the essay, Gates wrote “Today, more than two decades after Warren [Buffett] lent it to me—and more than four decades after it was first published—Business Adventures remains the best business book I’ve ever read.”

Will you be buying the book?

Get Business Adventures in paperback for $10.34. — starting August 12, 2014!

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F. Scott Fitzgerald Stories To Be Re-Released with Original Profanity, Sexual, Racial Content

It’s been roughly 90 years since F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote the stories that were published in the Saturday Evening Post and later published in a collection entitled Taps at Reveille. But those stories will now be re-released in a newly edited version.

According to The Raw Story, the Taps of Reveille is being re-released including what editors believe are the versions of the stories F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote initially. The versions of the short stories were edited severely when they were published for the Saturday Evening Post in the 1920s and 1930s to exclude curses, racial slurs, religious slurs, and sexual content. At the time, Fitzgerald was criticized for not being more realistic about that era. But as it turns out, he was realistic about it; those sections were simply edited out, as Scott Kaufman explains.

Absent from the versions published in the Post were overt references to sexual acts or situations, statements of profanity, remarks betraying racism or antisemitism, as well as most mentions of drunkenness and all references to drug use. For example, in the story “Two Wrongs,” the despicable protagonist, Bill, describes a person as a “dirty little kyke,” a slur against Jewish people. Despite the fact that uttering the phrase made an unpleasant man more unlikable, [Fitzgerald’s literary agent Harold Ober] cut the remark before sending the story to the Post.

It’s unclear when the new edition of the collection of stories will be released.

 

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Two Nora Ephron Books Will Be Re-Released This Week

When producer, director, and writer Nora Ephron passed away this summer, fans fells in love with her work all over again. Unfortunately, some of Ephron’s best remembered books weren’t available, but they will be starting this week.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Ephron’s Crazy Salad: Some Things About Women and Scribble Scribble: Notes on the Media have been out of print since 1991 and 1984, respectively. Now Vintage is re-releasing the classics. They will be available as a single volume book, starting this Tuesday. They’ll also be available as e-books.

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Encouraged by ‘Fifty Shades,’ Another Sexy Trilogy Re-released

There’s nothing new about erotic fiction. But the popularity of it, thanks to the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy, is new. That’s why one not-so-popular sexy trilogy from the 80’s was recently re-released.

According to The New York Times, Anne Rice’s erotic Sleeping Beauty trilogy was re-released last month with new covers. Rice wrote the books in the 1980’s under the pen name A. N. Roquelaure. At the time, the books — entitled The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty, Beauty’s Release and Beauty’s Punishment — were an underground hit. But with the help of E. L. James’ Fifty Shades books, publisher Plume decided now was the right time to re-release the series and hop on the erotic bandwagon, as Julie Bosman explains.

Publishers have raced in recent months to acquire, release and market more erotica to take advantage of the attention paid to the ”Fifty Shades” books, which are the best-selling novels in the country.

A spokeswoman for Plume said the publisher had recorded a sharp rise in sales of the Ms. Rice’s trilogy in recent months. Sales in the first six months of 2012 were twice those throughout all of 2011. Plume said it would print 350,000 copies of the newly designed books, titled ”The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty,” ”Beauty’s Release” and ”Beauty’s Punishment.”

So will you be picking up a copy?

Get the first book in the trilogy for just $10.88

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‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ E-Book Now Available

First there was the book. Then there was the movie based on the book. Then they were books about the movie. And now there’s an e-book version of the original book. Got it?

Truman Capote’s beloved Breakfast At Tiffany’s was released just last month as an e-book for the first time, thanks to Vintage Books. According to Entertainment Weekly, this is not the only Capote book that’s going digital. Also released were The Grass Harp and Music for Chameleons.

Vintage is also planning a paper reissue of some of Capote’s work, including the classic In Cold Blood.

Get Breakfast at Tiffany’s on your Kindle now for just $9.99.

Get The Grass Harp on your Kindle also for just $9.99.

Get Music For Chameleons on your Kindle for $11.99.

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Kardashian Konfidential Updated with Wedding Chapter…FAIL!

Last month, I told you the Kardashian sisters would be giving their book Kardashian Konfidential a wedding makeover.

Included in the updated version is a new chapter and exclusive photos from Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries’ “magical” wedding extravaganza.

But after 72 days of wedded bliss, Kardashian and Humphries are living in Splitsville. Unfortunately, the new edition of Kardashian Konfidential has already been printed up and is still set to hit bookstores on November 22nd.

According to this article in Entertainment Weekly, here’s some of what we can expect in the new edition.

  • “I’m so happy that I’m with a man who’s excited about his work and has such a full life.” —Kim
  • “Putting together a wedding is a huge job…. Still, I did manage to find some time along the way to really think about what was happening and where this next chapter of life was going to take me.” —Kim
  • “We were married! All of those years dreaming about my wedding…. And it was finally here. Just amazing!” —Kim
  • “There was so much going on at this moment…. But for Kris and myself, there was something else going on. Something sweet! Something simple!” —Kim

So what can we learn from this ghastly PR disaster — and marriage?

1. Don’t rush into marriage.

2. Don’t televise the wedding.

3. Don’t sign a special edition book deal until after at least a year of already having been married.

I’m pretty sure we can expect sales of the book to go through the roof for pure irony alone. I’m going to go out on a limb here and say I like Kim Kardashian, and I feel bad for the girl. But when it comes to this marriage and the way she marketed it, there was certainly a better way to do it.

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Enter to Win the Kardashians’ New Audiobook for Free!

You may remember that I recently told you about the new, updated version of the Kardashians’ book Kardashian Konfidential.

In addition to the new version of the book, the Kardashians are also releasing an audiobook version of Konfidential, read by the sisters themselves.

Would you like an advanced copy for free? Well, good! Because I’ve got one to give to one lucky winner!

All you have to do is leave a comment here, telling me who your favorite sister is and why. Enter by this Saturday, at 9am.

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