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The Great Geithner: Ex-Treasury Secretary Gets Bailout Book Deal

The former Treasury Secretary has an agreement with Crown Publishers, an imprint of Random House, Inc. Crown announced Thursday that Geithner's book, currently untitled, is scheduled for 2014 and will provide a "behind-the-scenes" account of the financial crisis.

Are Wall Streeters Just Like Us? One Trader Tells All

Wall Street trader Jared Dillian was an outsider whose hard work won him entry to the storied investment bank Lehman Brothers. But as his gripping and admirably candid memoir, "Street Freak," shows, even when you walk among the financial giants, you hit the ground hard when you fall.

Advice for a Compulsive Shopper

A compulsive shopper splurges on her credit cards and then hides the purchases from her spouse. She wants to stop. Dr. David Krueger, a former psychiatrist and author of the new book "The Secret Language of Money offers" some advice.

Foreign Rights: How Authors Tap a Rich Vein of Royalties

Many writers are discovering the wonders (and extensive rewards) of self-publishing, but there are still places where professional representation can be be well worth the trouble. The confusing but often lucrative world of international sales is an example.

Doing Book Research Without Breaking the Bank

Planning on a career as a writer? Getting started can be costly -- advances are often elusive -- so you'll often have to dig into your own pockets to cover the cost of doing research. But there is no need to break the bank. Here are eight tips for doing research on a budget.

E-Piracy: The High Cost of Stolen Books

Lost book sales can't be quantified, making it impossible to calculate e-piracy's full economic impact. But the sheer number of illegal copies available for download gives an idea of the scope. It translates into a staggering amount of royalties being stolen from authors.

Yes, College Without Loans Is Possible

If you pick an affordable school, live within your means and work during college, college without loans, scholarships or tapping into personal savings is within reach.

The Making of One of the World's Wealthiest Widows

The unauthorized biography of billionaire Lily Safra is a tale of one of the world's richest and most elegant women -- a jet-setter who socializes in the same elite circles as Prince Charles and Elton John. What is so fascinating, however, is exactly how Safra was able to climb her way to the top.

In hard times, people need cookbooks

The book publishing business may be souring but, the New York Times says, in hard economic times, people need cookbooks -- pointing to research from...

Time to reread 'The Grapes of Wrath'

From the recent resurgence of John Steinbeck's novel "The Grapes of Wrath," it looks like people in a recession are happy to be entertained by a tale...