Author News and Book Reports

The end is at hand
I don't like it any more than you, but I'm unable to continue alone with the iReadNet video news network. I've met with bankers and investors from coast to coast. I've seen visits to the website from big and small publishers, media and tech companies. I've seen multiple visits at the site over the years from the White House to the Vatican, the CIA to the DoD, the U.S. Senate to the British Parliament, the Thailand Ministry Of Education to the New Jersey Education Committee. I've had visits from 65 countries around the world every month, two to three thousand visitors a day, including China. I kept thinking: any day now, somebody would call me...Whatever. In other words, fifteen years of creating the world's greatest author video database, unfortunately, has failed. That's why I'm closing shop to pursue other interests. I'm not kidding.

Book and Author Headlines

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Azar Nafisi cites books of humanities and science as bedrock of democracy and freedom: Bestselling author, Iranian born Azar Nafisi tells why she became an American citizen and what it means to her in her new book 'The Republic of Imagination.'

Mary Gordon, Stuart Dybek, and Russell Banks take a short cut: Mary Gordon, Stuart Dybek, and Russell Banks read their stuff and take a few questions from the audience.

Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana have one at The Last Kind Words Saloon in Miami: Award-winning novelist and co-author Diana Ossana reflect on cowboys, women characters, and over twenty years of writing partnership.

Joyce Carol Oates reads from Lovely, Dark, Deep at the 2014 Miami Book Fair International: Prolific, award-winning author Joyce Carol Oates reads from her Pulitzer Prize nominated collection of short stories, Lovely, Dark, Deep at the Miami Book Fair.

Martin Short stirs his humor with poignancy and empowerment: Canadian-born actor, comedian, singer, producer and now author Martin Short reveals trade secrets and more in his appearance at BookExpo America.

Alan Cumming searches for answers and finds more questions: Alan Cumming tells his family story at BookExpo America 2014 about abuse, identity, and Russian roulette.

Colm Toibin introduces Nora Webster and what it is be an Irish author: Award-winning, bestelling Irish novelist Colm Toibin introduces his heroine, Norah Webster at BookExpo America 2014.

Mona Simpson, Ann Patchett, and Lucinda Franks compare notes on life, lit, and love: Bestselling, award-winning authors Mona Simpson, Ann Patchett, and Lucinda Franks take the stage at the 2014 Miami Book Fair International to talk about their most recent books and compare notes on life, literature, and love.

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