New Kindle Feature Lets You Ask Authors Questions

New Kindle Feature Lets You Ask Authors Questions
PCWorld (blog)
The @author program is in beta release, and a few well-known writers are participating, including Susan Orlean (The Orchid Thief) and Robert Kiyosaki (Rich Dad, Poor Dad). Amazon has a list of participating authors here. Sorry, you can't query dead ...
Sony Reader Gets Update, Harry Potter EBooks
PC Magazine
Sony's other ploy with the launch of the new Reader is its partnership with Pottermore, JK Rowling's new site dedicated to the Harry Potter ebooks. Sony will be offering a limited edition Potter-branded Reader Wi-Fi, which will come with a voucher ...
'Artemis Fowl' author Eoin Colfer's 'Plugged' isn't for kids
Los Angeles Times
The seven books in the series have been translated into 40 languages and have sold millions of copies worldwide. Yet despite his success, there comes a time when a writer just wants to write about something more adult, like a down-on-his-luck Irish ...
JibJab founders give e-card strategy a twist for kids' books
USA Today
"For kids books, you want color, touch-screen and interactivity," he says. Nicholas Callaway began publishing children's books in 1994 with the release of the Miss Spider series. But he quit the traditional publishing business in 2010 to focus solely...
Edinburgh international book festival launches publishing project
The Guardian
New work by around 50 leading authors curated by the Edinburgh international book festival is to be released in a new collection under an innovative publishing deal involving an award-winning publisher. The four-volume collection, on the theme of ...
'Textbook Rebellion' pushes for free, open books
Washington Post (blog)
On Wednesday the rebellion leaders promoted Flat World Knowledge, a new publishing company that provides free digital versions of its peer-reviewed textbooks. Print copies are also available for $20 to $40. Charles Stangor, a U-Md. psychology professor ...
Lisle cops: Thief was really cleaning out library
Chicago Daily Herald
By Bob Smith A Glen Ellyn man charged with stealing thousands of books, DVDs and other materials apparently was cleaning out the Lisle Public Library in more ways than one, authorities said Wednesday. Lisle Watch Cmdr. Ron Wilke said the man, ...
Books With Soundtracks: The Future of Reading?
The Atlantic
Booktrack hopes to create soundtracks for biographies, history books, textbooks—"Sort of the gamut," says Booktrack's VP of Publishing, Brooke Geahan. "We see the opportunity being limitless." She and Cameron pointed to a study they commissioned from ...
E-Book Market Partially "Subsidized" by Physical Bookstores: Simba Information
MarketWatch (press release)
STAMFORD, CT, Aug 31, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- A recent report by media andpublishing forecast firm Simba Information found that even though bookstores have lost some of their customer base over the years, the channel feeds into the e-book ...
Lagardère Profit Tumbles 65%
Wall Street Journal
Mr. Lagardère pledged to prune the businesses into a pure media group built around four pillars: bookpublishing, media in France, travel retail and sports marketing. His efforts have yet to pay off. In the past five years, Lagardère's share price has ...
Bill brings bargain books
Texas A&M The Battalion
In writing HB33, Branch addressed student concerns with publishers who include software with new textbooks to force students to buy their books. "I pushed people on the bundling language because the IT software PIN [is formatted in such a way] that it ...
Publishers are set to launch a torrent of fiction and nonfiction releases
Kansas City Star
By JANE HENDERSON It's shaping up as a particularly strong season for fiction, and so many popular children's authors have new titles that it's a wonder that anyone thinks reading is in a death spiral. (Information is culled from publishers, ...
There Are No Boy Books
Huffington Post (blog)
I did not set out to write a series of "boy books." I am a boy and have been since I was born, so perhaps it was inevitable. But a recent Twitter conversation on the topic of writing for girls vs. boys among middle grade writers, readers, ...
Continue Publishing 'Statistical Abstract'
Wheeling News Register
Publishing the material costs relatively little in the context of a $4 trillion-a-year federal government. This is, after all, "the information age." It is a time when Americans need more, not less, access to critical facts and figures. ...
Kashmir Litfest Canceled as Authors Balk
Wall Street Journal (blog)
By Margherita Stancati A row over plans for a Kashmiri literary festival has led organizers to pull the plug on the event, posing the question of how much normalcy is okay for the troubled Himalayan region. In one corner of the fight is Basharat Peer ...
Why Spanish Publishing is the Next Digital Battleground | Publishing ...
By Guest Contributor
that, when viewed collectively, signal the end of the first stage of the digital era in Spanish-languagepublishing. Following an initial ... Publishers are relying more and more on new Web 2.0 technologies to promote their books and authors. But, most important of all, ... Today, with digital platforms permitting direct distribution of ebooks to readers, there's a direct opening to readers that any publisher wanting to succeed in the new digital world must be ready to grab. Amazon knows this ...
Publishing Perspectives
New The DNA of Books – Stephen's Lighthouse
By admin
This is an interesting project and is worth keeping an eye on: The central question is: Can a Pandora-like engine for recommending music choices also work for books? What is the DNA of books? Strata Week: Cracking a book's genetic code ...
Stephen's Lighthouse
Antipiracy Service Targets eBooks on File Sharing Sites - GalleyCat
By Maryann Yin
The First Word On the Book Publishing Industry ... Cambridge University Press is looking for a Editorial Assistant. next job Oxford Press University is looking for a Development Editor. next job Smithsonian Books is looking for a Smithsonian Books Editorial Internship. next job Life Extension is looking for a Integrative Medicine: Text Book ... The Curtis Agency and E-Reads will tackle eBook piracy as a team, making it easier for authors to find pirated material and send take-down letters. ...
GalleyCat
Diesel Books returns to Malibu! - Native Intelligence
(And for anyone worried about Malibu Shaman, a specialty book seller in Malibu since 1983, shoppers looking for books on the metaphysical will instead find a sign directing them to owner Scott Sutphen's store upstairs.) Congratulations, John ...
LA Observed
Books Bought By Big Picture Readers (August 2011) | The Big Picture
By Barry Ritholtz
I always find it interesting to see what books TBP readers are buying. In addition to throwing off a few shekels, the Amazon code embedded in links lets me.
The Big Picture
Academic publishing under scrutiny at last? — Slaw
By Ruth Bird
It is a similar tale in legal publishing. We need to be aware of the added power we put into publisher hands every time we cancel a paper subscription…. Publishers across the board, not just legal publishers, are under George Monbiot's ...
Slaw
Books... Is This Clutter? | Care2 Healthy Living
By Christy Diane Farr
The question is always the same: Does this item serve me more than the space would serve me? Sounds good... but what about books?
Care2 Healthy Living
How to Read Ebooks Without E-Reader | Ilona Andrews
By Ilona
No Kindle required; Access your Kindle books even if you don't have your Kindle with you; Automatically synchronizes your last page read and annotations between devices with Whispersync; Create new highlights, notes, and bookmarks and ...
Ilona Andrews
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