If ever you had a single question about the felt magic Jim Henson managed to create, chances are Brian Jay Jones' sweeping new biography of the puppeteer will answer it.
SAN FRANCISCO-- Online document-sharing site Scribd is taking a page from Netflix's success story as it sets out to create the world's largest subscription service for digital books.
LONDON -- William Boyd has left James Bond stirred, if not shaken.
Thirty-six years after introducing readers to Danny Torrance and a precognitive ability he came to call "the shine," Stephen King is back with another creepy tale featuring the now adult Dan, a young girl named Abra and a mysterious group of soul-sucking creeps known as the True Knot.
NEW YORK -- Rep. Paul Ryan, the GOP's vice presidential candidate in 2012 and a rumored presidential contender for 2016, has a book deal.
LONDON -- J.K. Rowling's world of wizardry is coming back to the big screen -- but without Harry Potter.
CONCORD, N.H. -- The rest of the jury is back in: A second periodical used for everything from predicting the weather to helping people lose weight agrees that this winter's shaping up to be cold and snowy.
NEW YORK -- The authors of a new J.D. Salinger biography are claiming they have cracked one of publishing's greatest mysteries: What "The Catcher in the Rye" novelist was working on during the last half century of his life.
UNDATED -- In telling his life story in the pages of a graphic novel, U.S. Rep. John Lewis pays homage to a comic book that propelled him into the civil rights movement and, ultimately, into Congress.
NEW YORK -- Barbara Mertz, a best-selling mystery writer who wrote dozens of novels under two pen names, has died. She was 85.
DETROIT -- Acclaimed crime novelist Elmore Leonard is recovering at a hospital following a stroke last week.
LONDON -- Author JK Rowling has accepted a charitable donation from a law firm which revealed she wrote a crime novel under a pseudonym.
KEY WEST, Fla. -- A Scottish woman has won the Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition, the literary highlight of Key West's annual salute to author Ernest Hemingway, who lived on the island in the 1930s.
NEW YORK -- Not many people owned a copy of "The Cuckoo's Calling" before word leaked out over the weekend that author Robert Galbraith was, in fact, J.K. Rowling.
NEW YORK -- Not many people owned a copy of "The Cuckoo's Calling" before word leaked out over the weekend that author Robert Galbraith was, in fact, J.K. Rowling. But a handful who did have a signed edition.
MIAMI -- One of the six jurors in the George Zimmerman trial is planning to write a book.
LONDON -- An ex-military man tries his hand at writing, publishes a debut detective novel, and wins critical acclaim. But here's the twist in the tale: The true identity of the author is none other than "Harry Potter" creator J.K. Rowling.
LOS ANGELES -- Richard Matheson, the prolific sci-fi and fantasy writer whose "I Am Legend" and "The Shrinking Man" were transformed into films, has died. He was 87.
LONDON -- Writer Michael Baigent, who gained attention for launching a lawsuit contending that "The Da Vinci Code" stole ideas from his own book, has died of a brain hemorrhage at age 65, his literary agent said Monday.
NEW YORK -- A lawsuit against comic book publisher Marvel Entertainment by a man who claims he owns the rights to the Ghost Rider character was reinstated on Tuesday.
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