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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

Read this guy's novella ... if you can find it

Acclaimed novelist Mike Heppner's latest effort, Man, from Small Anchor Press, part of four-book cycle, is not for sale anywhere. Even so, he's got a unique marketing and distribution…

December 10, 2008, 8:11 AM EST

Librarians proudly going down with the ship

How long can libraries—repositories for the print pages that become more outdated every day—last in the age of instant information? They're probably already as marginalized as the morning newspaper…

October 29, 2008, 8:29 AM EDT

Buy my book. You probably won't regret it.

Well, despite the tortuous grind here at AdFreak (it's a brutal 100 words a day, phew!), I've managed to write another book in my spare time. It's available for pre-order…

October 6, 2008, 7:37 AM EDT