Edinburgh international book festival: what to expect over the next fortnight

Edinburgh international book festival: what to expect over the next fortnight
The Guardian (blog)
Over the next two weeks (the EIBF runs until August 28th, making it the world's biggest books festival) we'll be keeping everyone who can't make it there this year up to speed with what's going on. What we're going to try to do with our coverage is ...
Amazon axes copied content, duplicate Kindle Store ebooks get the ...
By Lydia Leavitt
He did, however, admit he had the swift one coming. Aping authors can expect more book banning Kung Fu as Amazon continues to rid itself of "undifferentiated or barely differentiated versions of e-books." Hi-yah! ...
New books and notes on China — Marginal Revolution
By Tyler Cowen
Here is a good interview with one of the authors. Reading it is not always a thrill, but it is full of substance and an important book. It provides lots of evidence — from novel corners — for the “China as more decentralized than we ...
Marginal Revolution
Books Behind Bars – this ain't livin'
By s.e. smith
Books Behind Bars. Reading material in prisons is a catch as catch can affair. Many prisons have libraries with some books, including books for legal research and education, along with a mixture of whatever fiction and other materials ...
this ain't livin'
Books, Google and the Future of Digital Print | Explore-Books.com
By explore-books
Clancy talks firsthand about the fundamentals of digitizing books, the recent settlement agreement between Google, authors and publishers, and the implications he foresees for the business,publishing and academic communities Clancy is ...

Turning the page on clutter with e-readers
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Books can tell a lot about the owner. My personal library is heavy on African-American authors, particularly fiction, with James Baldwin, Toni Morrison and others leading the pack. I also seek out great writers from other backgrounds like Gabriel ...
Reading between the lines
Sydney Morning Herald
Bookworm James Peters begins each day by reading the newspaper sports section and usually has two books going at a time. Photo: Craig Sillitoe The closure of book chains and the rise of the internet do not mean we are reading less, simply that we are...
In St. Louis, I'ma Failure
New York Times
It's part of Amazon's broader courtship of authors, leading, in some cases, to publishing deals. Amazon has recently started new imprints for print books and even hired Laurence Kirshbaum, former head of Time Warner Books, to run one of them. ...
Local authors to gather at downtown bookstore to promote literacy
Knoxville News Sentinel
Friends of Literacy will use the proceeds to purchase books for people learning to read and to cover adults' GED fees. Appetizers and wine will be provided for guests to enjoy while they talk to well-known authors about book club opportunities or the ...
Fun-loving animals fill books for beginning readers
The Seattle Times
In addition, the books in the series, which cost $14.95 each and are aimed at kids ages 4-7, are written and illustrated by established picture-book authors whose work already may be familiar to many young readers. The first four books in the "I Like ...
Authors launch city book festival
Scotland on Sunday
By Nicholas Christian THE Edinburgh International Book Festival got under way yesterday with celebrated Scottish authors including Alasdair Gray and Alexander McCall Smith speaking to sold-out audiences. The world's biggest books festival also played ...
Check it out: Books, tomatoes, bananas and more
Sacramento Bee
The Book Den warehouse book sale will offer books from 50 cents to $2. Friends of the Sacramento Public Library and the Book Den are presenting the sale. All proceeds benefit the Sacramento library system. What: Bargains can also be had at a half-off ...
1DollarScan will scan your paper books, cheap
Los Angeles Times
With the launch of 1DollarScan, society might be moving a step toward consigning paper books to the relic bin. The idea of converting old formats -- remember floppy disks and video cassettes? -- into digital versions that can be preserved for posterity ...
Nikkei: Shogakukan Plans Simultaneous Multilingual Publishing
Anime News Network
A new "multilingual publishing project unit" has been established within Shogakukan to select whichbooks to publish in multiple languages. Nikkei reported that Shogakukan plans to sell the English edition of a noted figure's educational manga in ...
Online marketing authors' topic
St. Augustine Record
By Special to The Record Award-winning non-fiction author Carol O'Dell teaches writers how to build an online presence to be competitive in book sales and personal marketing during a 10:15 am Saturday workshop at the St. Johns County Library, ...

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