Paulo Coehlo

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Iran Bans Alchemist Author as Apparent Revenge

Paulo Coehlo supported the Green Revolution

(Newser) - The works of author Paulo Coehlo have been banned in Iran, in what appears to be a vendetta for his support of the Green Revolution a year ago, Newsweek reports. Without an official announcement, Coehlo's books, which include the popular The Achemist and Diary of a Magus, have been pulled... More »

Publisher Will Post Free Books Online

HarperCollins execs want readers to browse before they buy

(Newser) - In a counterintuitive move, HarperCollins will attempt to sell more books by giving books away. Starting today, a handful of complete books will be available free on the publisher's website. The company compares the new policy to allowing prospective readers to flip through as they might in a store. “... More »

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