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Topic: Books

Ad blitz begins for HBO's 'Game of Thrones'

HBO's big-budget take on one of my favorite books, "A Game of Thrones" by George R.R. Martin, is finally marching across America with an invasion of advertising. Posters began going…

Kindle users like to run around and have fun

In its latest Kindle commercial, Amazon.com trots out self-absorbed twentysomethings in trendy clothes who hang out in coffee bars and invade each other's personal space. The Kindle's glare-free display—a key…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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