The late Ray Bradbury’s house of over fifty years is being torn down. It was purchased in June 2013 for $1.8 million, and the demolition permit was issued December 30th. Apparently the “starchitect” who bought the property wasn’t a fan. It’s a real pity that the house couldn’t have been turned into a museum instead. […]
Wow, what a daily deal! Amazon has sixteen Ray Bradbury e-books on sale for $1.99 each, including Something Wicked This Way Comes, Dandelion Wine, The Illustrated Man, and eleven others. The late Bradbury, notorious hater of e-books that he was, must be rolling in his grave. The e-books were published earlier this year, and this [...]
For many years, author Ray Bradbury didn’t want his books digitized. But he finally relented before his death in 2011, and allowed arguably his most famous book, Fahrenheit 451, to become an e-book. But fans of Bradbury—old and those yet to be made—will be happy to hear that several of his books will in fact [...]
Two books, one old and one new, explore the concept of book burning and way we create, publish, and consume books: Fahrenheit 451 & Burning the Page: The Ebook Revolution and the Future of Reading.
THE RAUNCHY novel that triggered a craze for bondage and erotica has beaten Harry Potter and Dan Brown novels to become the fastest-selling paperback this century. According to trade magazine The Bookseller, Fifty Shades of Grey by EL James, a 49-year-old housewife whose real name is Erika Mitchell, hit the 550,000 sales mark quicker than any other paperback since Nielsen BookScan records began in 1998. Dubbed 'mummy porn', Fifty Shades has been Britain's best-selling book for nine weeks
Is the title of an article from Richard Curtis’ Publishing in the 21st Century. Here’s an excerpt from an interesting post: After stubbornly resisting conversion of their work into e-books, J. K. Rowling, Ray Bradbury, Judy Blume and, most recently, Thomas Pynchon, finally succumbed. What persuaded them? Cynics will say they sold out, surrendering to [...]