Posted on 11/12/2014 at 12:00 AM by Jeffrey Bruner
On this day in 1889, DeWitt Wallace was born in St. Paul, Minn. After serving in World War I, Wallace came up with the idea for a monthly magazine that reprinted the best articles from other magazines. Publisher after publisher rejected the concept, so in 1922 in a Manhattan basement, Wallace and his wife Lila published the first issue of Reader's Digest. The initial press run had 1,500 copies.
"Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world." Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai (b. 1997).
- "The Wild Truth," (Carine McCandless, memoir). Kindle. Nook. Apple.
- "41: A Portrait of My Father," (George W. Bush, biography). Kindle. Nook. Apple.
- "American Phoenix," (Jane Cook, history). $1.99 Nook.
- "Sourdough Creek," (Caroline Fyffe, western historical romance). $1.99. Kindle.
- My favorite literary award -- the Literary Review Bad Sex in Fiction Award -- has named its shortlist.
- Nook is expanding into the author services business. (Digital Book World)
- David Gaughran wonders whether the new Nook services are merely "pre-sale window-dressing."
- Three indie books are in the top 10 bestseller list for Digital Book World.
- Amazon has opened a Kindle store in the Netherlands.