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Leading Independent Bookseller R.J. Julia to Launch New Book Podcast With CRNLeading Independent Bookseller R.J. Julia to Launch New Book Podcast With CRN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

Award-winning independent bookseller R.J. Julia and CRN International's Collisions division have launched a new podcast for book lovers called 'Just the Right Book! Podcast.' (more...)

Bookworks' Connie Griffin Wins JAMES PATTERSON HOLIDAY BONUSBookworks' Connie Griffin Wins JAMES PATTERSON HOLIDAY BONUS
by Molly Tracy - Dec 25, 2016

Connie Griffin, Bookworks' longtime bookseller, Children's Specialist, and host of its award-winning weekly story time, is a recipient of a James Patterson Holiday Bookstore Bonus. (more...)

Mega Best-Selling Authors Appealing to Younger Generation of ReadersMega Best-Selling Authors Appealing to Younger Generation of Readers
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

In a recent article in The Washington Post, they report on top authors who are selling hundreds of millions of books, reiterating that reading is still a favorite pasttime of our younger generation, despite living in the electronic age. (more...)

Professional Book Nerds Announces The Best Books of 2016Professional Book Nerds Announces The Best Books of 2016
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

CLEVELAND, OH - The holiday season is upon us and many will be receiving new devices. As people unwrap their new tablets and eReaders and begin to explore, the number of digital books borrowed from public libraries across the country will increase. Just in time for the reading rush, the Professional Book Nerds, OverDrive's staff librarians and hosts of one of the leading podcasts on books, have released their list of the top reads of the year. Grab a cup of hot chocolate and curl up on the couch with one of the Professional Book Nerds' best books of 2016 (available as an eBook and/or audiobook): (more...)

Amazon Announces Best-Selling Books of 2016Amazon Announces Best-Selling Books of 2016
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

(NASDAQ:AMZN) - Amazon today announced its best-selling books of 2016, best-selling Kids & Teens books of 2016, as well as the Most Gifted and Most Wished For books of the year-just in time for holiday gifting. The best-selling book of the year is Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 & 2, Special Rehearsal Edition Script by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany followed by When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is also the best-selling book in the Kids & Teens category and Diary of a Wimpy Kid # 11: Double Down by Jeff Kinney is number two. Rowling's bestseller also tops the lists for both the Most Gifted and Most Wished For book of the year, confirming that Harry Potter continues to be a favorite for readers across genres. The best-selling book lists are first editions published in 2016 comprising both print and Kindle purchases. To see the full top 100 list of Amazon's best-selling print and Kindle books of 2016, visit www.amazon.com/bestsellingbooks2016. (more...)

BWW Interview: Lexi Rabadi, Matt Farcher, James Patterson, Charis Leos of DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Fulton TheatreBWW Interview: Lexi Rabadi, Matt Farcher, James Patterson, Charis Leos of DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Fulton Theatre
by Christy Brooks - Dec 6, 2016

Fulton Theatre's current production, DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, due to popular demand, is being held over until January 7, 2017. The storyline is one that reminds each of us to value, above all else, one's inner strength and beauty. Through exquisite swirls of colorful costumes and melodic trills of voice, this production is a feast for the soul and enlightenment for the spirit. (more...)

James Patterson to Host MasterClassJames Patterson to Host MasterClass
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec.1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Online education platform MasterClass announces today that the world's bestselling author, James Patterson, will hold a second writing competition for MasterClass students. MasterClass invites aspiring authors across the nation to put their skills to the test for a life-changing opportunity to collaborate with the bestselling writer. Earlier this year, Patterson selected another student from his MasterClass, Kecia Bal, to co-author a book with THE DOLLS will be published in June 2017. (more...)

Fulton Theatre's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Held Over!Fulton Theatre's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Held Over!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre is thrilled to announce the extension of Disney's Beauty and the Beast. (more...)

Barnes & Noble Announces 2016 Holiday LineupBarnes & Noble Announces 2016 Holiday Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS), the nation's largest retail bookseller and the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced its holiday lineup of the very best gifts for everyone in the family this holiday season. Barnes & Noble stores nationwide have been specially curated to feature a selection of genres and themes to help customers discover the perfect gift for everyone on their shopping list. These categories include books in thoughtfully selected groupings such as 'The People Who Entertain Us,' 'Celebrated Chefs & Kitchens,' 'History Makers' and many more categories that make browsing Barnes & Noble's broad selection even easier this holiday season. (more...)

BWW Review: A Lush, Beautiful BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at the FultonBWW Review: A Lush, Beautiful BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at the Fulton
by Marakay Rogers - Nov 16, 2016

It's not just big, it's huge. It's colorful. It's amazingly costumed. Marc Robin brings the wonderful world of Disney into high relief at the Fulton in his BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. (more...)

MasterClass Introduces Electronic Music Production with deadmau5MasterClass Introduces Electronic Music Production with deadmau5
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

MasterClass, the education platform, today announced that iconic electronic music producer Joel Thomas Zimmerman, also known as deadmau5, joins its roster of instructors to teach his MasterClass on Electronic Music Production. Pre-enrollment for the class opens today at www.masterclass.com/deadmau5. (more...)

STORY MONSTERS INK Takes the Literary World by StormSTORY MONSTERS INK Takes the Literary World by Storm
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

In just over two years since its launch, Story Monsters Ink has become a beacon for parents and teachers searching for quality reading material for children to instill the joys of reading, and it turns out, grown-ups love it just as much as kids. (more...)

Bill O'Reilly's Co-Author of KILLING REAGAN Attacks Washington Post Report as Being 'Historical Fraud'Bill O'Reilly's Co-Author of KILLING REAGAN Attacks Washington Post Report as Being 'Historical Fraud'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Martin Dugard, co-author of “Killing Reagan” with Bill O'Reilly, has attacked Washington Post columnist Erik Wemple, for the motive behind “Reagan apologists” after Wemple called the book “historical fraud.” (more...)

CBS Orders New Event Series SALVATION, Coming Summer 2017CBS Orders New Event Series SALVATION, Coming Summer 2017
by TV News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

CBS has given a straight-to-series order for 13 episodes of SALVATION, a new one-hour event series from Alex Kurtzman's Secret Hideout and CBS Television Studios. The serialized drama will be broadcast during summer 2017. (more...)

Introducing Iconic Entertainer Reba McEntire's Country Music MasterClassIntroducing Iconic Entertainer Reba McEntire's Country Music MasterClass
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

The online education platform MasterClass announced today that one of the most acclaimed entertainers of all time, Reba McEntire, will be joining its roster of instructors to teach her MasterClass on Country music. Pre-enrollment for the class opens today at www.masterclass.com/reba. (more...)

Stage Vets Heather Parcells, Tracee Beazer, James Patterson and More to Walk OFF THE RUNWAY in New TV SeriesStage Vets Heather Parcells, Tracee Beazer, James Patterson and More to Walk OFF THE RUNWAY in New TV Series
by TV News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Broadway Veterans Heather Parcells (A Chorus Line, Finding Neverland), Tracee Beazer (Something Rotten, CAMP), James Patterson (Gigi, Beauty and the Beast), Brian Keane (Warhorse, Cyrano) will join the cast of the new media television project, Off The Runway. (more...)

Epic Sci-Fi Adventure MAXIMUM RIDE Arrives on DVD 12/6Epic Sci-Fi Adventure MAXIMUM RIDE Arrives on DVD 12/6
by TV News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

Based on the phenomenal bestselling book series by acclaimed author James Patterson, MAXIMUM RIDE takes flight on DVD December 6, 2016 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. (more...)

Andy Kim Joins Participant Media As CFOAndy Kim Joins Participant Media As CFO
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

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Andy Kim Joins Participant Media As CFOAndy Kim Joins Participant Media As CFO
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

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BABY BUMPS, a New Musical, Presents Industry Reading 10/7 in NYCBABY BUMPS, a New Musical, Presents Industry Reading 10/7 in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2016

Evan Pappas directs an industry reading of the new musical, BABY BUMPS, Friday, October 7th at 2pm at Ripley-Grier Studios. (more...)

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