Book News Archive

The Top Business Book of 2014

The Financial Times has come out with its list of top financial books for the tenth year, and I’m embarrassed to say I haven’t read one of them! Granted, none are specifically about real estate. But being as concentrated...
December 18, 2014

What to Pack for NOLA

I just got my travel plans in order for next month’s REALTORS® Conference & Expo in beautiful New Orleans, La., and I’m already thinking about what to read on the plane. See, each year before we get together at...
October 1, 2014

Are We Done Reading About the Recession?

Every year, British magazine Financial Times (along with Goldman Sachs) puts together a panel of judges to select the number one financial  book of the year. The winner gets a £30,000 prize for providing “the most compelling and enjoyable...
September 20, 2013

Reading is its Own Reward, But…

Sometimes it’s nice to get a little incentive to do what you know you probably should be doing anyway. Starting today, the National Association of REALTORS®’ library is offering a special deal to any member who downloads a free...
July 16, 2013

Choosing a Replacement for Google Reader

Most of you Book Scan readers aren’t just scanning books. You’re consuming written material on all kinds of devices, and you need a way to organize the steady stream of content. Unfortunately for the Google fans out there, there’s...
June 11, 2013

Because No One Plans to Be Homeless

Hi, Book Scan readers. I spent the first part of last week hanging out with community planners at the American Planning Association’s national conference. Though I haven’t read the book described below, I thought the author (who gave the...
April 22, 2013

Would You Starve or Thrive on the 3-Book Diet?

If you were stranded on a desert island with only three books, which would you choose?...
October 22, 2012

Call for Entries: Bruss Real Estate Book Awards Competition

Deadline to Enter:  March 15, 2012 Did you publish a real estate-related book in 2011? This competition is for you! The National Association of Real Estate Editors (NAREE) is now accepting entries for the fifth annual Robert Bruss Real Estate...
January 19, 2012

Spreading the [Written] Word

By Erica Christoffer, Multimedia Web Producer, REALTOR® Magazine Author and real estate pro Richard Steinhoff held a book signing during the REALTORS® Conference & Expo Sunday in Anaheim, Calif. He and his wife Elaine sold copies of his recently...
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November 17, 2011

Author/Agent Jack Cotton Achieves No. 1 on Amazon.com Bestseller List

Breaking News: Jack Cotton, real estate agent and author who was featured on the Book Scan last year, made it to the top of Amazon.com’s bestsellers list this month.  On Oct. 6, his book Selling Luxury Homes hit number...
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October 26, 2011

Levittown and the Rise of the ‘Burbs

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Whether it’s McMansions or manufactured homes, chances are you’ve dealt with at least one property that was influenced in some way by William Levitt. What’s that? You’ve never heard of William Levitt?...
September 16, 2011

3 Green Reads For a More Sustainable Home This Earth Day

By Erica Christoffer, Multimedia Web Producer, REALTOR® Magazine Happy Earth Day!! It’s a great day to catch up on some green reading. Here are three recently published books that can give both you and your clients tips and resources...
April 22, 2011

Top 5 Bestsellers in Business & Investing

The most popular books this week in Business & Investing from Amazon.com. 1. Onward: How Starbucks Fought for Its Life without Losing Its Soul by Howard Schultz and Joanne Gordon “Schultz’s first book, Pour Your Heart into It (Hyperion;...
April 6, 2011

‘Survive Your Serengeti’ Author Reveals How to Hone Your Entrepreneurial Power

By Erica Christoffer, Multimedia Web Producer, REALTOR® Magazine Chances are good in today’s economic environment that you’re working harder for less. Companies have cut back on jobs and unemployment remains high. According to author and Africa-native Stefan Swanepoel, surviving...
February 22, 2011

Calling all Authors: The Bruss Real Estate Book Awards Entry Deadline is Feb. 15

The National Association of Real Estate Editors (NAREE) is now accepting entries for the fourth annual Robert Bruss Real Estate Book Awards Competition. Authors of books published in 2010 in the broad field of real estate –- including finance, mortgage...
January 18, 2011