Frankfurt Book Fair: Beyond the hype

Frankfurt Book Fair: Beyond the hype
Kansas City Star
Sandwiched between the big international bestsellers are books that deserve a second look by estimable publishers or small presses without big marketing budgets. Here at the biggest publishing event of the year, where foreign rights are sold worldwide ...
'Where have they taken our books?'
BBC News  After campaigners lost their High Court bid to save six libraries in north-west London, protesters gathered outside one to make it clear the decision would not pass without a fight.
Since then campaigners have raised more than £35000 towards legal costs, held weekly meetings, won the backing of high-profile authors, and even come up with a business plan to save the beleaguered service. "The core team has been 12 to 15 people but ...
'Publishers should learn from authors'
Times of India
These though are challenging and exciting times for the desi publishing industry. It needs the vigour of youth and their enthusiasm to think out of the box and steer it forward. Remaindered books, poor and mismanaged supply chain, lack of fresh talent ...
Children's/YA Market Growth "Stunted" in 2012 by Borders Group Closure
MarketWatch (press release)
STAMFORD, CT, Oct 13, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- A recent report by media and publishing forecast firm Simba Information expects the growth of the multibillion-dollar children's and young adult publishing market in the US will be stunted in 2012 ...
'Anne Frank' in Arabic seeks publishers
FRANKFURT — A group which has translated nine books about the Holocaust both into Arabic and Farsi for the first time appealed Thursday for publishers, saying "young people are yearning for this". Launched in 2009, the Aladdin Project has already ...
Amazon will publish fantasy and sci-fi, Penny Marshall memoir
Christian Science Monitor
By Molly Driscoll / October 12, 2011 Amazon's 47North will release new books as well as out-of-print titles. Amazon has added another genre to the titles it will be publishing– science fiction and fantasy. Amazon announced the launch of 47North, ...
Pulp's Jarvis Cocker Named Editor of Publishing Company
Paste Magazine
According to the report, Cocker will be in charge of acquiring books for a Faber short list beginning in January 2012. He will work alongside editors Lee Brackstone and Hannah Griffiths to help curate material for the esteemed publishing house for the ...
Authors, technology the center of Kent District Library's 75th year ...
The Grand Rapids Press -
“We decided to be aggressive on this; we expect ebooks to be huge.” • What: Kent District Library Fund celebration of its 75th anniversary. Features local and nationalauthors and refreshments. kdl . JPG.
Best-selling authors also cousins
Rockford Register Star
They are also best-selling authors. After leading lives in the corporate atmosphere, they each embraced the world of writing and, since their first books were published in the 1990s, now have a combined total of 24 published novels to their credit. ...
National Book Award finalists: The Oscars of the book world come to Portland
The National Book Awards are a big deal in publishing -- a gold sticker on a book jacket for a finalist or a winner can make a significant difference in sales. That leads to a fair amount of secrecy surrounding the process. The books were covered in ...
Speier co-authors bill to allow 'Amazon tax'
San Jose Mercury News
By Josh Richman California and other states could move ahead with making online retailers such as Amazon collect and remit sales taxes even if the companies don't have physical presences in those states, under a new bipartisan bill co-authored by a Bay ...
Halloween books provide treats
BY RICHARD GAWEL It's Halloween, and that means it's time for some scary stories—well, not too scary, if you're looking for some picture books to share with your own little ghosts and goblins. There's a great selection of new titles this year, ...
Voting bloc: Herman Cain leads on the Best-Selling Books list
USA Today
My Journey to the White House on USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list. Cain, a former chief executive of Godfather's Pizza and radio talk show host, made a round of media appearances last week to promote his book and candidacy. ...
New Open Access Books – Freshly Pressed | InTechWeb Blog
By Drazen Prastalo
19 new open access books have just been uploaded to our reading platform. With a base of more than 700 books, InTech places itself as the world leader in publishing highly specialized open access books in science, technology and ...
InTechWeb Blog
The Nakba Review of Books, at last
By Philip Weiss
Kudos to the New York Review of Books. In a continuing effort to rethink the conflict, spry editor Robert Silvers has published an important review of David Grossman's novel, To the End of the Land, by Patricia Storace. The publication.
Books-a-Million joins DC book removal over Kindle deal | The Beat
By The Beat
Make no mistake that lowering the prices of standard Kindles and releasing Kindle Fire has fundamentally shifted the book publishing game (as well as the comics game). DC can afford to havebooks returned from B&N and BAM because they ...
The Beat
Fotolia and Silicon Publishing Release CS5 Plug-in ...
By Zoltan Arva-Toth
Fotolia and Silicon Publishing have released an extension to Adobe Creative Suite (CS) that allows designers to access Fotolia's library of over 14 million images, directly within Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator.
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First Lady Ann Scott Hosts Florida Children's Authors at Mansion
By tuppsj
“I am pleased to welcome a few of my new favorite Florida children's authors to the Mansion today to share their books with me and local children,” First Lady Ann Scott said. “I want to recognize these and other Florida authors for their great ...
Florida Governor Rick Scott
Steve Kettmann: Worried About the "Death" of Books? Then Give ...
By Steve Kettmann
Whatever the truth about the future of books, media speculation about "the death of the book" is hard to avoid. In a Los Angeles Review of Books essay published in April 2011 under the title "The Death of the Book," Ben Ehrenreich noted that ...
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Making Sense of Digital Books for Kids – Part 2
Wired News
Apps like StoryPatch , Build-a-Story and PictureBook have their own simple engines and picture data bank that can help guide children through creating their own story and ebooks. Then, there is Red Jumper's Book Creator for iPad app, which lets you ...
UPDATE 1-WH Smith profits rise in tough market
By James Davey LONDON, Oct 13 (Reuters) - British newspapers, books and stationery retailer WH Smith Plc said it sees no improvement in the trading environment through the next year, joining the gloomy chorus from leading stores operators on the ...
RI Festival of Children's Books and Authors
Fox Providence
The RI festival of children's books and authors is coming to the Lincoln School. Fourteen nationally known authors will be giving presentations and signing books.
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