The Man Who Wrote The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo First Author To Sell…

Stieg Larsson, the deceased Swedish author who wrote the all-of-a-sudden-very-popular books The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest, has become the first author to sell a million Kindle books, granting him induction into Amazon's "Kindle Million Club."… » 7/27/10 1:29pm 7/27/10 1:29pm

Google Pays $125 Million to Writers and Buys Us Some Free Books

Google has been scanning somewhere around 3,000 books per day for its Google Book Search program. The only problem was that they never got permission from ­ The Authors Guild or the Association of American Publishers. Today the three organizations reached an agreement that involved Google paying $125 million in… » 10/28/08 5:20pm 10/28/08 5:20pm

My Favorite Childhood Sci-Fi Author Fries My Brain

As a kid, I raised my hand too often in class and looked forward to science projects. I drew pictures of space ships and aliens on my notebooks before rushing home after school to play on my IBM 386. As for many young nerds, school could make for a solitary life. I related to a set of books—the My Teacher Is an Alien » 10/23/08 2:00pm 10/23/08 2:00pm