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FDL Book Salon: Auld Lang Syne

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It's been an amazing first year for the FDL Book Salon.  When we first announced the inception, we had hoped to create a counterpoint to the wingnut welfare-subsidized right wing book scam which made it so difficult for serious liberal authors to compete, and we've been able to do that both by introducing online audiences to important books and boosting online sales. We've hosted incredible chats with authors like John Dean, Keith Olbermann, George Soros, Sidney Blumenthal, Arianna Huffington, Rick Perlstein, Tom Schaller and more.  We've also been able to support home-grown authors from the blogosphere like Glenn Greenwald, David Neiwert, Markos Moulitsas and Jerome Armstrong, and Bill Scher.   It's been a remarkably successful endeavor.

So thank you very much today to everyone who has supported the Book Salon this year, especially those authors who have taken the time to stop by and chat, and those who were willing to engage them about their works.  Today as we take stock of what we've done this year and look forward to where we're doing, I'd like to open it up and ask everyone what they'd like in the upcoming year.  For the time being we're going to limit it to current political non-fiction, and with that in mind, what books and authors would you like to see appearing in the Book Salon?

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FDL Book Salon: Auld Lang Syne

new-year-s-eve-copacabana-4.jpg

It's been an amazing first year for the FDL Book Salon.  When we first announced the inception, we had hoped to create a counterpoint to the wingnut welfare-subsidized right wing book scam which made it so difficult for serious liberal authors to compete, and we've been able to do that both by introducing online audiences to important books and boosting online sales. We've hosted incredible chats with authors like John Dean, Keith Olbermann, George Soros, Sidney Blumenthal, Arianna Huffington, Rick Perlstein, Tom Schaller and more.  We've also been able to support home-grown authors from the blogosphere like Glenn Greenwald, David Neiwert, Markos Moulitsas and Jerome Armstrong, and Bill Scher.   It's been a remarkably successful endeavor.

So thank you very much today to everyone who has supported the Book Salon this year, especially those authors who have taken the time to stop by and chat, and those who were willing to engage them about their works.  Today as we take stock of what we've done this year and look forward to where we're doing, I'd like to open it up and ask everyone what they'd like in the upcoming year.  For the time being we're going to (more…)

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Jane Hamsher

Jane is the founder of Firedoglake.com. Her work has also appeared on the Huffington Post, Alternet and The American Prospect. She’s the author of the best selling book Killer Instinct and has produced such films Natural Born Killers and Permanent Midnight. She lives in Washington DC.
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