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Kindle gets warmer and fuzzier for holidays

The Kindle ice queen is gone, replaced by friendlier types in the Amazon e-reader's first two holiday spots. In the first one, a woman settles on a Kindle as the…

November 9, 2010, 11:00 AM EST

Short films set up Douglas Coupland's book

Douglas Coupland, author of the zeitgeisty 1991 novel Generation X, has a new book out in Canada and the U.K. called Generation A. It's set for a U.S. release in…

September 23, 2009, 8:52 AM EDT

Killer marketing in terrifying toilets of Japan

In America, public restrooms can be creepy, either because of the condition or the company. But in Japan, going to the bathroom seems to be one step short of…

May 26, 2009, 12:09 PM EDT

Enjoy the world of books while it's still here

Apt Studio and Asylum Films put together this great stop-motion film, called "This Is Where We Live," to help celebrate the 25th anniversary of 4th Estate Publishers in the U.K.…

March 5, 2009, 1:56 PM EST

Have some Internet with that mystery novel

Anthony E. Zuiker, creator of television's most overrated crime drama, CSI, has hooked up with EQAL, maker of the Web's most overrated teen/young-adult dramas, lonelygirl15 and KateModern, to bring…

March 3, 2009, 8:58 AM EST

Art Spiegelman book gets its own HD trailer

Art Spiegelman’s collection of sketchbooks, titled Be a Nose!, hit bookstores on Sunday, so animator Lars Edwards and the band the Black Keys collaborated on this high-definition cartoon trailer for…

March 2, 2009, 7:54 AM EST

Guinness World Records joins 21st century

The Jim Pattison Group, parent company of Ripley Entertainment, bought the Guinness World Records franchise in early 2008, and was determined to wipe the dust off the old book and…

January 28, 2009, 8:42 AM EST

Lose even more weight on the AdFreak diet

Inspired by Alex Bogusky's The 9-Inch Diet, the editors of this blog are issuing a weight-loss book of our own: The 8-Inch Diet. In in, we suggest serving food…

January 12, 2009, 2:09 PM EST

This is your brain on D&M Publishers' books

This ad campaign from Rethink in Vancouver for D&M Publishers, an independent publishing house in Canada, might be a tad too clever for its own good. See the three…

January 5, 2009, 7:31 AM EST

Hodgman fans flesh out his mole-man army

In a season rich with religious celebration, it's good to know someone is honoring AdFreak's patron saint, John Hodgman. While best known for his "I'm a PC" acting work,…

December 23, 2008, 3:45 PM EST