Sherman Alexie

Ellen Harvey is the associate/digital editor of Book Business and Publishing Executive.

Six weeks after enlisting Edan Lepucki into his show's "war" with AmazonStephen Colbert is moving on, and taking the Colbert Nation with him. On Tuesday night, Colbert invited the California author onto The Colbert Report to talk about becoming a New York Times bestseller, thank the Colbert Nation for their support, and pass the baton to a new author. Alexandra Alter at The New York Times gives the backstory:

Mr. Colbert first brought attention to Ms. Lepucki's book in June when he had another Hachette author, Sherman Alexie, on the show to talk about

More Amazon/Hachette news bites: Stephen Colbert has apparently been taken in by the Hachette hype; he did a couple of segments on his show lambasting Amazon for making it harder for people to buy his books, including an interview with author Sherman Alexie. J.A. Konrath was not amused, firing back with a post intended to […]

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Stephen Colbert addressed Amazon's battle with publisher Hachette - his own book publisher - on the Colbert Report last night. "I'm not just mad at Amazon," Colbert said. "I'm Mad Prime."

Stephen Colbert's books are published by Hachette, and his guest last night was another Hachette author, "my fellow Amazon victim," Sherman Alexie. In two segments addressing Amazon's battle with Hachette - in which it's taken away preorders on Hachette titles and is shipping them with delays - Colbert asked viewers to boycott Amazon and started taking preorders for Hachette

Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian is one of the most banned books in schools over the last couple of years. But one person went so far as to call the cops. While the story is a little old, it’s still fascinating. In the Meridan, Idaho school district, parents were able […]

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The Impact of eBooks on the Fight Against Censorship (GoodeReader) Following yet another living, breathing attempt at book banning–this time in Boise, Idaho, where school board members voted to remove Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian–a student-led petition resulted in a major donation from the book’s publisher. *** On Their Death […]

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