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WordSmitten produces the About the Books broadcast on Sunday afternoons at 5 PM. Our interviews for 2014 include Johnny Temple, book publisher (Akashic Books), and chair of the Brooklyn Literary Council. Recent segments include Pulitzer Prize-winning author Gilbert King (Devil in the Grove), literary legend Tom Robbins, Guy Kawasaki (Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur (APE): How to Publish a Book") and Sara Nelson, returning guest to talk about her legendary career as editor-in-chief of Publishers Weekly (PW), as book editor of the Oprah Magazine, and now editorial director of a division of Amazon. Visit www.About-the-Books.com for all our interviews with great authors. WordSmitten. www.WordSmitten.com www.About-the-Books.com www.twitter.com/wordsmitten www.meetup.com/wordsmitten www.WordSmittenMedia.com

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Allison Amend, author of A Nearly Perfect Copy, talks with Kate Sullivan about her novel, released this month from from the Nan A. Talese imprint/Random House. The novel, set in Manhattan, includes the topics of million-dollar-art... more

Kate Sullivan interviews Gilbert King who discusses his Pulitzer Prize-winning book. He is the author of Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize... more

Smuggling orchids, selling orchids for more than $10,000 (each) for rare plants, and government agents who track illegal import/export activities. It's all part of Craig Pittman's book, The Scent of Scandal. Pittman, a 20-year veteran... more

Welcome to today's broadcast. In this segment of About the Books the former editor-in-chief of PW--Sara Nelson--returns as a guest on the show. After her tenure at PW, she was the book editor at the Hearst-run O, The Oprah... more

With his legendary run as one of the early Apple Computer compadres (they called them evangelists), Guy Kawasaki earned a place in our super-chippy motherboard history. (Disclaimer: Kate owned an Apple II, a II+, avoided the... more

Tune in to the fun. Listen Sunday afternoons for the WordSmitten "About the Books" broadcast. Tom Robbins, the legendary author of Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, Jitterbug Perfume, and B is for Beer talks with Kate Sullivan on... more

In today's segment of the WordSmitten About the Books broadcast, Kate Sullivan interviews the CEO of Byliner, John Tayman. According to Fast Company, this hot new online firm is "One of the Ten Most Innovative Media Companies in the... more

Welcome to WordSmitten, glad you'e joining us for this edition of About the Books. Our guest today is Leslie Mandel-Herzog, founder and owner of the RichList company and wife of the legendary author and journalist Arthur Herzog.... more

Tune in to the fun on Sunday afternoons for the WordSmitten "About the Books" broadcast. Kate Sullivan interviews Harold Augenbraum who discusses this year's finalists for the National Book Awards. The National Book Foundation's finalists... more

Tune in to the fun. Listen Sunday afternoons to the WordSmitten "About the Books" broadcast. From the shadow of Greek mythology bursts a profoundly enlightening debut novel by Madeline Miller, who touches on the topics of love... more
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