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Slow Paparazzo

Whenever I see a celebrity, I take a picture of where they just were. 100% For Reals. [more inside]
posted by dontoine on Feb 5, 2013 - 8 comments

Our Curious Obsession With the Ridiculous

For its ten-year anniversary, online magazine The Millions has kicked off its new series of shorter-form ebook originals with: Epic Fail: Bad Art, Viral Fame, and the History of the Worst Thing Ever. [more inside]
posted by cmaxmagee on Feb 4, 2013 - 0 comments

Apocalypse Now: Poems and Prose from the End of Days

Our apocalyptic anthology is just out! Contains Margaret Atwood's "The Silver Astroturfer," Paolo Bacigalupi's "The People of Sand and Slag," Joyce Carol Oates' "Thanksgiving," Simone Muench's "Wolf Centos," and writing from 32 other authors. [more inside]
posted by joannemerriam on Dec 24, 2012 - 1 comment

100 Ways To Write Badly Well

Three years ago, I started a blog (as announced previously on Projects). Now that blog is a book, in both paperback and ebook form. This wouldn’t have been possible without the help and support of MeFi. Thanks everyone!
posted by him on Nov 7, 2012 - 0 comments

NEWTOWN

Hey! I wrote another book! My first book Why Not A Spider Monkey Jesus? was about a talking chimpanzee who becomes a televangelist. My new book NewTown is about a cybernetic man-plane battling a con artist for control of an alien spacecraft. Available as a Print Edition or ebook with cover art by Michael Kupperman!
posted by Fuzzy Monster on Oct 30, 2012 - 2 comments

The Trouble is the Banks: Letters to Wall Street

n+1 Magazine has published a book featuring 200 of the letters written as part of Occupy the Boardroom, including two letters that I wrote (2/200? I AM THE 1%). It's $10, and all profits will be donated to campaigns for banking/campaign finance reform, or to other charities. [more inside]
posted by davidjmcgee on Oct 18, 2012 - 2 comments

Character & Chemistry: The Only Two Questions You Need in Dating

Just put the finishing touches on my second book. It's free for Tuesday and Wednesday for you MeFites (Kindle-only). I like to think of it as the counterpoint to eHarmony's 29 dimensions. Instead of too many checkboxes for your partner to meet, how about two? I believe this principle strikes the right balance between subjective and objective ways of thinking about relationships.
posted by philosophistry on Sep 24, 2012 - 2 comments

Turn all book covers into wallpapers

For the last two weeks I have been creating desktop wallpapers based on book covers. The idea was sparked by a very old reddit post where one user asked why there weren't any high resolution images of book covers. I saw that and figured, "Why not high resolution, wallpaper ready versions of book covers?" And since they didn't exist, I started to make them. [more inside]
posted by ky1e on Jul 15, 2012 - 8 comments

Book about MetaFilter Thread Now on Kindle

Life-Altering Experiences is free for the weekend in honor of MetaFilter's 13-year anniversary. The book is based on one of MetaFilter's most fascinating threads. [more inside]
posted by philosophistry on Jul 13, 2012 - 4 comments

Free Book: Wicked Problems: Problems Worth Solving

It feels like our world is spinning out of control. We see poverty, disease, and destruction all around us, and as we search for ways to make sense of the chaos, we're turning to new disciplines for answers and solutions. New, creative innovations are needed, and these new approaches demand different methods and different theories. This book is presented as a handbook for teaching and learning how to design for impact. In it, you'll learn how to apply the process of design to large, wicked problems, and how to gain control over complexity by acting as a social entrepreneur. You'll learn an argument for why design is a powerful agent of change, and you'll read practical methods for engaging with large-scale social problems. [more inside]
posted by jkolko on May 15, 2012 - 0 comments

[Citation Needed] - Free Kindle book

[Citation Needed] - The Best of Wikipedia's Worst Writing is a collection of some of our all-time favorite entries from the blog of the same name. It has over two hundred examples of so bad it's funny Wikipedia writing with commentary from me and Josh Fruhlinger (from the Comics Curmudgeon blog.) And best of all, it's free for the Kindle for the next few days!
posted by JoeGoblin on Apr 18, 2012 - 0 comments

The trailer for my novel KINO

My novel Kino will be published by Atticus Books on Tuesday. It's about a German silent film director whose movies are believed lost during World War II -- until his granddaughter receives a print of his 1927 debut The Tulip Thief under mysterious circumstances... [more inside]
posted by muckster on Apr 13, 2012 - 1 comment

The Kitchen as Laboratory: Reflections on the Science of Food and Cooking

A new, highly collaborative book on the relationship between science and cuisine. With recipes, new takes on old dishes, science, technology, history, and deliciousness. I am one of many authors and very excited to be keeping company with them. You may have heard of Molecular Gastronomy, Experimental Cuisine, Modernist Cuisine - here is some of the thinking and thinkers behind understanding food with science and science with food. First chapter for free here [more inside]
posted by zingiberene on Feb 7, 2012 - 2 comments

A/The New American Haggadah

A bunch of cool folks (Jonathan Safran Foer, Nathan Englander, Lemony Snicket) and myself created a new Passover haggadah that will rock your world, or at least your seder. Read more about it via the above link. Order it if you like online, or ask your local indie place to stock a few copies.
posted by foxy_hedgehog on Jan 28, 2012 - 2 comments

Mirrorshards: The Book

I've been running Mirrorshards, my daily microfiction site (previously), for over three years now, relatively quickly closing in on publishing my 1000th story. [more inside]
posted by Scattercat on Nov 19, 2011 - 8 comments

Farnam Street Blog

The Farnam Street Blog posts the best articles from around the internet on psychology, behavioral economics, human misjudgment, persuasion, and other subjects of intellectual interest. @farnamstreet [more inside]
posted by sf9719 on Sep 8, 2011 - 4 comments

A Tolkien Tapestry: Pictures to accompany The Lord of the Rings

Exactly 50 years ago the artist Cor Blok created about 140 illustrations to accompany The Lord of the Rings, he visited Tolkien who liked his art and bought 3 pieces - the only artist who ever sold his art to Tolkien. In his letters Tolkien once said that if ever an illustrated The Lord of the Rings could be created it would have been Cor Blok who would receive the job. Over the last 5 years I traced back all Cor Blok's art and brought it together in a book called A Tolkien Tapestry: Pictures to accompany The Lord of the Rings that will be released this week by HarperCollins. [more inside]
posted by TolkienLibrary on Aug 29, 2011 - 6 comments

Skary Childrin and the Carousel of Sorrow

My middle grade children's horror novel, Skary Childrin and the Carousel of Sorrow, has been published by Knopf and is officially available today! I both wrote and illustrated it, and it's loosely based on my art and animated series, Childrin R Skary. Book trailer here.
posted by katillathehun on Aug 23, 2011 - 2 comments

Portrait of Kitchener

I'm the artist-in-residence for the city of Kitchener, Ontario this year (2011). My project is to photograph 1,000 or more people within the city to create a photographic documentary of the diversity of our community. [more inside]
posted by seanmpuckett on May 16, 2011 - 5 comments

My new book - The Gleaming

I've just published my new book, The Gleaming Part One - Discovery. It's high fantasy and I'm receiving great feedback so far. Part Two should be out in a couple of weeks.
posted by conifer on Apr 26, 2011 - 0 comments

Without a Net: Librarians Bridging the Digital Divide

I wrote a book! It's at the printers. I made a website for it that contains the appendix, some supporting information/handouts/links and some other stuff. I used the INFLUX one-pager design (thanks ArcAm) and then I tampered with it. It's fine if you don't buy it. I'm just so happy it's finished.
posted by jessamyn on Apr 19, 2011 - 19 comments

The Late American Novel: Writers on the Future of Books

A year in the making, the book I co-edited is now out! The book includes inventive, thoughtful, and funny pieces in which Jonathan Lethem, Rivka Galchen, Benjamin Kunkel, Joe Meno, Deb Olin Unferth, and many others consider the landscape as the literary world faces a revolution, a sudden change in the way we buy, produce, and read books. [more inside]
posted by cmaxmagee on Mar 2, 2011 - 2 comments

The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business

I wrote a book designed to teach the essentials of modern business practice. If you're a craftsman, designer, programmer, artist, entrepreneur, or professional, you'll find it quite useful. There's no need to spend $150,000+ to attend business school. Learn the fundamentals on your own, and you'll do just as well - and save a ton of money in the process.
posted by kaufmajm on Jan 10, 2011 - 6 comments

Across Africa for Love and Glory

My book Crossing the Heart of Africa just came out today. It's about retracing the 1898-1900 route of the British explorer Ewart Grogan from South Africa to Sudan. He did it to prove to his girlfriend's stepfather that he was worthy of marriage; I did it in part to dispel my own pre-wedding jitters. So it's an adventure-travel-history-romance-memoir. There's a photo gallery, animated map and excerpt. (For anyone who noticed a strange theme to my AskMe questions over the years - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 - this is why. And thanks!)
posted by gottabefunky on Dec 7, 2010 - 3 comments

BASIC DECENCY: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE

BASIC DECENCY is a print collection containing the first 44 installments of my webcomic Gentleman's Gentleman, instructing one in the fine art of not being an uncivilized ass. On top of the 44 comic strips, the bonus materials include an illustrated guide to personality types, an awesome Interrobang-created guide to old-timey gentlemanry, an essay by Rebecca Collins on arch-Gentleman Dominick Dunne, and a very embarrassing About The Author photograph.
posted by COBRA! on Oct 19, 2010 - 2 comments

Epic, a Multimedia Novel

Ok guys, hypertext novels sure are the worst. Here's another nonetheless. [more inside]
posted by SassHat on Aug 17, 2010 - 0 comments

The Rumpus Book Club

We've started a book club over at The Rumpus. Members of the book club get books before they're released, participate in discussions on the site, and chat with the author of the book at the end of the month just before the book's publication. The basic idea is that we're choosing good, literary books that you wouldn't have heard of otherwise, often published by smaller presses. [more inside]
posted by Stephen Elliott on Jun 20, 2010 - 0 comments

Wordnerdy (a book blog)

I have a blog to keep track of all the books I read. I'm trying to read 300 books in 2010! [more inside]
posted by leesh on Jun 4, 2010 - 5 comments

Chit-Chat of Humor, Wit, and Anecdote

"A mixture of fact, fun, fancy, philosophy, and freaks of adventure." Blogging a humor book from 1857 (hot on the heels of this other Victorian joke blog). Updated daily.
posted by imposster on May 13, 2009 - 1 comment

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