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You've Got Talent! You've Got X Factor! by R Tutty
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,080. Language: British English. Published: October 2, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Pop Vocal, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television
Do you watch television talent shows wishing it was you on the stage? Do you say to yourself 'I could do better than that'? Does it annoy you when you know you're better than the majority of X Factor contestants we see on our screens on a Saturday night? Well my frustrated friends, you're not alone – there are thousands of us all thinking the same. Now you can do something about it with this book.
Why Do Dramas Do That? Part 1 by Dimension Four
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 23,560. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Have you ever devoted sixteen hours to watching a Korean drama and been left wondering, "Why do dramas do that?" The creators of popular television blog Dramabeans.com deconstruct Korean drama tropes and explain cultural nuances that regularly get lost in translation. An essential guide for longtime drama-lovers and new fans alike.
The Show Bible for TV Pitching by Alan H. Zatkow
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 35,880. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry(5.00 from 2 reviews)
If you want to pitch your original television show or web series to entertainment industry professionals - from producers and show runners to agents and directors, and especially to network executives -- you need a Show Bible. Learn how to craft an exciting read that will get you meetings, put a professional team together, and understand how networks negotiate so you are fully prepared to win.
My Little Po-Mo: Unauthorized Critical Essays on My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic Season One by Jed A. Blue
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 73,930. Language: American English. Published: August 31, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television, Nonfiction » Social Science » Media studies
This first volume of essays adapted from the blog My Little Po-Mo combines a critical study of the first season of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic with ethnographic examination of its adult fans to explore questions about their motivations and experiences, along with the show that inspired them.
Bloodsuckers on the Bayou: The Myths, Symbols, and Tales Behind HBO’s True Blood by Valerie Estelle Frankel
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,590. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television
True Blood is more than an HBO show brimming with sex and gore, or another vampire horror story blown up by big media. Independent detective Sookie Stackhouse is following the classic heroine’s journey, as are her friends. From the show’s mythic structure to the maenads, fairies, demonesses, werewolves, and vampires, True Blood swells from its ancient roots to break modern taboos and boundaries.
Between River and Rock: How I Resolved Television in Six Easy Payments by Norman Ball
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 108,430. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television, Nonfiction » Social Science » Media studies
Drenched in gallows humor, Between River and Rock (How I Resolved Television in Six Easy Payments) is Norman Ball’s scathing report of TV’s—and the Internet’s—insidious impact on the American psyche. Yes, our endless gazing at telescreens has been mocked, scorned and rebuked before but never with such soul-force and literary panache. Before reading Norman Ball, please extinguish all devices.
Horror Movies - The Good, The Bad & The So Bad They're Good by Kevin Lindenmuth
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 542,210. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2013 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television
Collected here are over 2000 reviews of horror, fantasy and sci-fi TV shows and movies from the 1950s to the present. From the popular to the obscure, this extensive collection of reviews from Kevin Lindenmuth offers a great insight into a wide variety of titles. The reviews include titles of interest to Kevin, were sent to him for review, or where the filmmaker was a friend.
Throw a True Blood Party: An Unofficial Guide to Partying with Your Favorite Vamps by Paula Conway
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 35,740. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2013 by Riverdale Avenue Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television, Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Entertaining
This is the first-ever ebook with a private sale put together by super-shopper and deal-maker Paula Conway. Inside this book is the key to more than $100 in savings on popular and emerging brands from make-up to clothing to food and design. This is a party book on steroids; it celebrates all things vampire while offering a sale on some cool items that won’t take a bite out of your budget.
A Brief History of Time Travel by John Rasor
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 71,890. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television
A Brief History of Time Travel – while indeed relatively brief – is quite a comprehensive compilation of fictional time travel. It is chock-full of detailed recaps and interesting facts about time travel stories from books, films, and television. If you aren’t a time travel enthusiast yet, you will be after reading this – because, as Mr. Spock might have said, “Time travel is fascinating.”
Winning the Game of Thrones: The Host of Characters and their Agendas by Valerie Estelle Frankel
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,030. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
This book explores characters’ agendas, from Sansa’s secret schemes to Arya’s ultimate goal. What is Cersei’s true fear? What do trout or golden roses symbolize? Is the show a feminist success or a male playground? This book answers all these and more, revealing the enigmas and surprises hidden deep within the series.
Duck Dynasty: Crazy Characters and More by Larry Udine
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,620. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2013 by CATEK International. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television
Larry Udine gives us background and insight into the real life characters of the Duck Dynasty show on television. Larry lives with his wife Sherry and four kids in rural Louisiana where he grew up just 20 miles from West Monroe and the Robertson family.
Liz Tells Frank What Happened In...: Volume 2 by Liz Shannon Miller
Series: Liz Tells Frank What Happened In..., Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 37,300. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television
Liz Shannon Miller's friend Frank has missed out on a lot of pop culture over the years. So sometimes, Liz tells him about something he's missed. "Liz Tells Frank What Happened In..." continues its journey though entertainment's highs and lows with this second volume of new and classic entries, which include epic video games, sappy sci-fi romance novels, and the horrors of Bravo reality TV.
Payola Bribery In The Record Business And Television by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,270. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music
Payola, or paying disc jockeys and other radio and television employees to play particular songs, was the subject of Congressional hearings in 1959 and 1960. Dick Clark, host of American Bandstand, was summoned to testify before a House subcommittee of investigators. At issue was censorship, the suspension of radio and television station licenses, etc. The lessons of payola are pertinent today.
Seinfeld Ultimate Episode Guide: Insider Details About Each Episode, Show Secrets Found Nowhere Else, Most Comprehensive Source Ever, Written By Authoritative Expert by Dennis Bjorklund
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 86,790. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2013 by Praetorian Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Seinfeld Ultimate Episode Guide is the best book for accurate information about the show. Each episode is summarized in detail with supporting and technical credits. You get an insider scoop about each episode with all the secrets, little known facts, and interesting trivia (how writers came up with episode plots, alternate endings, deleted scenes, and more. No source offers more episode intrigue.
Seinfeld Secrets: An Insider Scoop About the Show by Dennis Bjorklund
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 31,320. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2013 by Praetorian Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television, Nonfiction » General reference » Curiosities & wonders
Seinfeld Secrets is the only book to reveal an insider scoop into the show. Discover little-known facts about the creators, actors, guest stars, and show. Go behind-the-scenes and discover a lost episode that was partially filmed but never aired. Each episode has an interesting past--how plots were developed, scenes were changed, and actors shaped the show. It is the best insider book available.
Twilight Zone Curse of the Stars Volume 3 Resigned to Suicide by Wayne Rollan Melton
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 60,410. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
Fresh on the heels of his other riveting "Twilight Zone Curse" of the Stars books, investigative journalist Wayne Rollan Melton uncovers the shocking details of why and how dozens of former stars of the iconic series and their closest friends have committed suicide. The suicide curse began during the iconic series from 1959 to 1964, still continuing today without letup.
Twilight Zone Curse of the Stars Volume 2 Resigned to Drowning by Wayne Rollan Melton
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 69,610. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television
Journalist Wayne Rollan Melton has chronicled 14 drowning deaths of "Twilight Zone" stars, their relatives and friends. This curse continues non-stop, an average of at least one new drowning every month ~ nearly a half century after the iconic TV series ended its initial run on CBS. As a result, all major stars refuse to work in any future "Twilight Zone" shows or films