Amazon Publishing Leaps Forward; HarperCollins Smells a Monopoly

Amazon Publishing Leaps Forward; HarperCollins Smells a Monopoly
Big Think (blog)
(The Columbia Publishing Course, a condensed graduate program for publishing job-seekers, saw a major spike in applicants this year despite dismal industry-wide hiring and salary prospects.) A lot of it will come from authors, a profession for which ...
Dolly Parton hails free book scheme
The Press Association
More than 40000 free books have been donated to children in Scotland by a foundation headed by country singer Dolly Parton. The singer was in Glasgow on Sunday to mark the success of Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, which aims to give looked after ...
President Barack Obama stocks up on books for Martha's Vineyard vacation
New York Daily News
He also brought books from the White House, including "The Warmth of Other Suns," a work of nonfiction about African-Americans' migration from the South. The First Family stayed largely out of sight Saturday, mostly enjoying the sunny weather on the...
Ebooks: the great rekindling of our love of reading
The Guardian
The average UK shopper now spends £4 per month on ebooks and 53% of Kindle users say they are now reading more books than ever before. Better still, grumpy bibliophiles are falling in love with the Kindle's sleek, reader-friendly lines, ...
Words and books a way of life for writer, journalist and publisher
The Dominion Post
Mrs Cole described Dame Christine as a "literary godmother" to many aspiring authors and journalists. "She was a lover of life, she was always looking forward. She was great fun." Words and books were her world. "She had books all over her house, ...
Rise of e-books will benefit one group: readers
Eagle Tribune
Cries of doom have been the publishing industry's favorite pastime for the past 70 years, since the introduction of paperbacks, derided as "throwaway books" that devalued reading itself. In the 1940s, the creation of so-called trade paperbacks, ...
Choosing the Right Books for Quality Reading?
Southern Pines Pilot
This latest investigation into the great mystery of the gutsy skyjacker who parachuted into the night with a ton of money kept nagging me as I browsed through the books on display at The Country Bookshop. “Read me, read me,” it kept whispering. ...
Sunday books: Joseph Heller, Freud's cocaine and more
Los Angeles Times (blog)
It's been 50 years since the publication of Joseph Heller's "Catch-22," an occasion marked by two new books: the first biography of the author, who died in 1999, and a memoir from his wryly funny daughter. Carolyn Kellogg reviews "Just One Catch: A ...
What is Intel's 'The Tomorrow Project'? [Video and Podcast]
International Business Times
By IB Times Staff Reporter | August 21, 2011 5:08 AM EDT World's largest semiconductor chip maker Intel has commissioned top science fiction authors to pen short stories that will imagine future uses for the firm's technology. ...
Kendal Rautzhan: Books teach kids about integrity
Reading Eagle
Today's reviewed books address this in various ways for different age groups. Ask your librarian and bookseller to point out other books that deal with this topic. Anything we can do to help children develop an incorruptible code of values is well ...
Free entertainment, for life
(CNN) -- Are you a person who loves to read books? If so, you're set for life. It's one of those things most of us seldom pause to think about. After all, much of the news about the book publishing business has been kind of grim lately. ...
Penguin India Launches Mobile Application
International Business Times
By IBTimes Staff Reporter | August 21, 2011 8:05 AM EDT Leading book publisher, Penguin Books India has launched a mobile application that offers information of all books by the penguin Books India. The new mobile app supports iPhone and Nokia Symbian ...
Authors take 'Operation Thriller' to troops
Monterey County Herald
In this year's tour, the authors will make the long trek to the Middle East — a trip that Peterson says will take about two and a half days — to spend time with the troops, and sign autographs, pose for photos and talk to them about books, movies, ...
Obama's 2011 Summer Reading List
The president enjoys fiction, and he likes books that come off the shelf the old-fashioned paper way. He's fond of novels and family dramas more than weighty nonfiction when it comes to his vacations, according to a book list released by the White ...
First read: New books from Columbus to Gilded Age NYC
Asbury Park Press
Even though we grew up in Arizona, land of the free, home of the brave and active hub of the John Birch Society — even with all of that, we found out in school that Native Americans got a pretty raw deal following Cristóbal Colón's discovery of ...
books on: Views of Islamism in Egypt
Al-Masry Al-Youm
If you piled up all the books that feature one-dimensional Islamist characters, you would have a veritable mountain of thrillers, detective novels, faux memoirs and pop political science. As you climbed toward the summit, you would find that in most of ...
Warren Adler: E-Books: Unintended Consequences
By Warren Adler
The number of self-published e-books has surpassed and will continue to surpass books published through the time-honored process of editing and distribution that has been the practice of publishing companies for centuries. ... Believe me, I am in no way insulting the efforts of such authors who choose this mode of self-expression. There is a lot to say for the psychic joys of creating and publishing a book and hopefully getting it in the hands of a reader. ...
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9 PHP and MySQL Books You Should Get Your Hands On | UnderWorld ...
By Creative Director
A lot of my coding skills did come from books and just searching the internet. Here you will find 9 PHP and MySQL Books You Should Get Your Hands On I'm not saying buy all 9 just find the best one for you.
UnderWorld Magazines
Blogging Pompeii: Books on offer
By (Jo Berry)
I've been contacted by Bob Leahy in the USA who has a number of books about Pompeii and Herculaneum that he would like to donate to a scholar or library (preferably in the USA). Would anyone be interested in the following, as described ...
Blogging Pompeii
Childrens Books With Economics Lessons — Marginal Revolution
By Alex Tabarrok
NYTimes: Justin Wolfers, a professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, cited “Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type” by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin, a book about cows that withhold milk from a farmer until he ...
Marginal Revolution
The Rumpus Books Sunday Supplement - The
By Seth Fischer
It's Sunday again, always the best day to catch up with Rumpus Books. Here's a roundup of what we've been up to all week. The Dead Man's Back Arches — Lois Bassen reviews Vertigo, Marvin Bell's latest poetry collection. ...
S. Krishna's Books: Book Review: The Pillars of the Earth - Ken ...
By Swapna
There were multiple reasons - too high expectations, the length - but with the new miniseries and the fact that I have been much more eager to read long books as of late, I decided to pick it up. I was at once impressed by the ...
S. Krishna's Books
Five books in a suitcase
By Mr. Whiskets
The first is the new Enrique Metinides book Series from Kominek Books. Metinides is often referred to as the "Mexican Weegee." Metinides worked as a newspaper photographer and many of his gritty, often gruesome images were used in the ...
Three Books That You Should Be Reading - Coordination Problem
By Peter Boettke
Peter Boettke| Garrett Barden and Tim Murphy, Law and Justice in Community (Oxford University Press, 2010). This is a fantastic social-philosophic examination of the origins of law outside of the formal apparatus of the state.
Coordination Problem
Ghana Airports Company Ladies donate computers and books to Mole ...
By spyghananews
Other items were exercise books, pens, pencils, erasers, chalk, sandals and “T” shirts. Mrs Doreen Owusu-Fianko, Managing Director of GACL, who made the donation on behalf of the Association, said it was part of their ...

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