Y'all might recognize this month's Top Shelf pick from The Colbert Report (and from recent posts right here on this very blog). California by Edan Lepucki is a debut post-apocalyptic novel coming out this month from Hachette Book Group, a publisher locked in a highly publicized struggle with an online retailer that has resulted in restricted access to Hachette's titles. Stephen Colbert … Continue reading Top Shelf in July: CALIFORNIA by Edan Lepucki
Stephen Colbert issued another call-to-arms on his show last night as he continues to wage his war against the online retailer that's holding Hachette books hostage as part of a dispute over terms. California, the upcoming novel by Edan Lupecki, is currently not available to pre-order from Amazon as a result of a dispute that … Continue reading Stephen Colbert Wants You to Make CALIFORNIA #1!
Here at BookPeople, we believe the book business should be about one thing: connecting readers with books. Period. We understand that recently, for one online retailer that happens to sell books, the book business has been about something else: using its market share to not only bully our friends at Hachette Book Group, but to … Continue reading In Support of Hachette: New & Forthcoming Titles
California by Edan Lepucki Reviewed by Alex Rosental As a member of the End of the World Book Club here at BookPeople, I've read a lot of apocalyptic fiction over the last 16 months. A lot. From atomic fallout to zombie hoards, we have covered a whole slew of catastrophes that could spell the end … Continue reading CALIFORNIA: A New Kind of Apocalypse
We were honored and surprised to unlock the front doors this morning and find none other than Acclaimed Anchorman and Literary Legend Ron Burgundy waiting for us. How'd he get in here? And how did he survive the night on only one bottle of scotch and a wheel of cheese? These are mysteries we'd rather … Continue reading Ron Burgundy Visits BookPeople