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Dave Hill Clears Up the Amazon-Hachette Dispute for Dick Cavett and Malcolm Gladwell

The battle between Amazon and Hachette books rages on without any comment from Amazon, so Dave Hill put together this video with legendary TV host Dick Cavett and bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell to clear up any confusion surrounding the issue. Cavett, at least, is satisfied by Hill's creative way of breaking down Amazon's side of the situation.

Five Ways Tumblr Doesn't Prepare You To Write A Humor Book

In the modern publishing climate, there are two pathways to a humor book: Be famous or have a website. First, pull out your wallet and check your state issued I.D. Does it read “Adam Carolla,” “Stephen Colbert,” or “Chelsea Handler”? If not, you may want to go to Tumblr and sign up for an account.

However, while Tumblr may promise fame and a book deal (for some reason, people insist on saying the “deal” part, as if negotiations were cool), it doesn’t prepare you to write a book.

I started the Fake Science website in 2010. In the annals of internet history, that year will [...]

Comedy Central's Getting Into the Book Publishing Business

Looks like Comedy Central has taken their recent survey on youth's love of comedy (plus the success of books by Tina Fey, Mindy Kaling, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert) to heart. They've launched Comedy Central Books, a publishing imprint that will feature literary spin-offs of the networks shows and other projects from new talent.

The first title is a "holiday themed novelty book" from Denis Leary to be released in October, which Leary says is based on his 2005 standup special Merry Fuckin' Christmas. “Sorry for the delay but I was a tad busy with Rescue Me, two teenaged kids, two Red Sox World Series victories, [...]