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Sales of ‘1984’ skyrocket after Kellyanne Conway invents “alternative facts”

  • Sales of 1984, George Orwell’s famous 1949 sci-fi novel about a dystopian future ruled by oligarchical mega-states, have skyrocketed.
  • This is after Trump’s counselor Kellyanne Conway coined the term “alternative facts” to describe blatant lies.
  • According to Mashable, 1984 rose to the sixth-highest place on Amazon’s best-seller list as of Tuesday afternoon. Read more

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - Chapter Seven: Mudbloods and Murmurs

It was a voice, a voice to chill the bone marrow, a voice of breathtaking, ice-cold venom.
“Come … come to me… . Let me rip you… . Let me tear you… . Let me kill you… .”
Harry gave a huge jump and a large lilac blot appeared on Veronica Smethley’s street.
“What?” he said loudly.
“I know!” said Lockhart. “Six solid months at the top of the best-seller list! Broke all records!”
“No,” said Harry frantically. “That voice!”
“Sorry?” said Lockhart, looking puzzled. “What voice?”


For many, Billy Collins needs no introduction. The former Poet Laureate is widely acknowledged as America’s most popular poet, regularly popping up on national best-seller lists (terra incognita for most poets, even beloved ones).

Public radio fans might know him best from his frequent appearances on A Prairie Home Companion … or may remember his lack of Phil Collins know-how, as displayed on Wait Wait, Don’t Tell Me.

So when Collins sat down with NPR for a reading on Facebook Live, we didn’t have to do much work to drum up an audience. The comments were quickly filled with his longtime fans. One asked: How would someone who wants to become a poet get started?

Billy Collins On How To Become A Poet, And Why Poetry Can Be A Game

The Best American Comics 2016, which named Idaho native Dennis Eichhorn’s “Extra Good Stuff” to its list of Notable Comics, debuted at #1 on The New York Times Best Sellers List for Graphic Novels when it was released.


We live in a world where a man, hated by many around the globe, announcing his first book resulted in people crying  ‘racist’, ‘sexist’, ‘neo-nazi’, ‘white supremacist’, ‘censor this book’ and ‘boycott the publisher’.

The result of these attacks? The book tops the Best Seller list on Amazon within 24 hours of going on sale, more than two months before it is even released, and it is absolutely glorious to watch. Meanwhile, Hillary’s latest book sold less than 3000 copies in its first week.

I thought that people would have learnt their lesson after the US election, but apparently they still hold faith in the “throw generic insults and attempt to censor anyone with a different opinion” strategy.

Well played to Milo and his publishers Simon and Schuster. You have made all the haters look like fools and will profit nicely on the back of their ineffective tactics.

This is unreal. So dumpster fire in chief decides to put a 90 day ban on people coming from Muslim countries and that includes American citizens with dual citizenship. People who have been here, for years, can now no longer enter the country they reside in because the xenophobic racist burnt orange and his crew of sentient trash decided to do that. Mr. Make America Great Again has directly screwed over the very citizens he promised to make this country great again for and its only been 1 week. Foreign relations are tanking, presidents of other country *Cough*mexico*cough* are cancelling meetings with our government because of the decaying pile of orange peels is sitting in office. 1984 is now number one on Amazon’s best seller list for a reason.

I’ve never seen such sheer incompetence this early into a presidential career, nor have I seen so much fear in this country even from the people who actually voted for him. 

5 graphic novels we loved this week:


The catcentric adventure continues, in the all-ages follow-up to best-selling novelist Margaret Atwood’s debut graphic novel. Genetic engineer Strig Feleedus, also known as Angel Catbird, and his band of half-cats head to Castle Catula to seek allies as the war between cats and rats escalates. Volume 1 was on the top 10 list for Best Fall Graphic Novels by Publishers Weekly. Volume 1 debuted at #1 on the New York Times Best Seller List! Foreword by G. Willow Wilson.


Take a ride to southern California and experience CHYNNA CLUGSTON FLORES’ screwball dark comedy classic in FULL COLOR. A love letter to mod and scooter culture, SCOOTER GIRL is the story of Ashton Archer, the Vespa-riding, swanky suit-wearing man about town who has it all. That is, until lightning strikes when the girl of his dreams motors right past him on her Lambretta, causing him to lose it all. Convinced that her presence and antagonization has ruined his life, Ashton sets out to end the black curse put upon him by any means necessary.


Princess Misty of Beldora longs for a more exciting life, but gets more than she bargained for when she is captured by Lord Badlug, the ruler of the neighboring kingdom of Grimoire. He intends to marry her and conquer Beldora, leading the land into ruin and chaos. Together with the long-suffering citizens of Grimoire and a certain bumbling prince, Misty must fight to protect her kingdom and free both realms from Badlug’s tyrannical rule. Misty is determined not to be another damsel in distress; she’ll discover just what it takes to be the hero of the story. Catch up on the series that Paste magazine called “one of 2016’s most buzzworthy books” with this collection, featuring a cover gallery, bonus content, and commentary by the creators.


The God of Whispers has spread an omnipresent paranoia to every corner of the kingdom of Zhal; his spies hide in every hall spreading mistrust and fear. Adam Osidis, a dying knight from a disgraced house, must choose between joining a hopeless band of magic users in their desperate bid to free their world of the evil God, or accepting his promise to give Adam everything his heart desires. Writer RICK REMENDER reteams with collaborators JEROME OPEÑA (Uncanny X-Force, Fear Agent) and MATT HOLLINGSWORTH (TOKYO GHOST, WYTCHES) to take you on a hard road through the strange fantasy world of Zhal. All men have surrendered their freedom for fear, and now one last free man must choose. Collects SEVEN TO ETERNITY #1-4.


Set against the tumultuous political backdrop of late ’60s Chicago, My Favorite Thing Is Monsters is the fictional graphic diary of 10-year-old Karen Reyes, filled with B-movie horror and pulp monster magazines iconography. Karen Reyes tries to solve the murder of her enigmatic upstairs neighbor, Anka Silverberg, a holocaust survivor, while the interconnected stories of those around her unfold. When Karen’s investigation takes us back to Anka’s life in Nazi Germany, the reader discovers how the personal, the political, the past, and the present converge.

It is almost Halloween

so it is time we start talking about the holiday season. And give unsolicited advice on what gifts to give your loved ones. We would like to compile a good list of indie books (poetry, fiction, kids books, YA, memoir, whatever…) written by you! Self-published or published through a small press. We want it on the list!

Send us a message with your name, title of your book (and the publisher’s name if not self-pub), a link to where it can be purchased, and a blurb about why it would make a good gift and for whom. Then we will post the list on our website and across our social media platforms as part of a campaign to encourage people to move outside of the safety of the best sellers list this holiday season and to give some truly unique gifts.