Novelist Bypasses Middle to Seek Out the Margins

A Novelist Bypasses the Middle to Seek Out the Margins
New York Times
By CHARLES McGRATH MIAMI BEACH — Russell Banks, whose new novel, “Lost Memory of Skin,” is set here, first came to Florida in 1958. He was 18, had just dropped out of Colgate and was hoping to join Fidel Castro and his rebels in Cuba. ...

UK Bookseller Aims for Kindle with Kobo
While there is no fancy cloud storage on the Kobo, memory expansion is available, with a 32 GB SD memory card able to store up to 30000 ebooks. The models also use the same E-Ink technology as Amazon uses and are only slightly thicker and heavier than ...
Authors, bookworms mingle at Boston Book Festival
MetroWest Daily News
“It's great to see so many turn out, to see so many booths rep resented – New York's New School, New York Review of Books,” said Himmer. “Boston has a history of being a publishing city and now it feels like we don't have to go to New York City. ...
Can Harper Perennial reinvent publishing?
It's almost a small press inside a much bigger one — authors get paid less than they might even from another HarperCollins branch, but still benefit from the publicity and distribution muscle. “Some of the books we're doing are almost avant-garde, ...
Lebanese and Egyptian books shortlisted for Etisalat award
Khaleej Times
We are proud of the award's contribution in increasing interest in Arabic children's literature, whether in encouraging publishers and authors to release books of high value to children, or in raising the awareness of parents about the importance of ...
Authors Say Van Gogh Didn't Kill Himself
Daily Beast
The authors previously won the Pulitzer Prize for their biography of Jackson Pollock. But the question is, did Van Gogh cut off his own ear or not? Not sure about that one.Authors Say Van Gogh Didn ' t Kill Himself.
More about authors, writing and music
USA Today
Does that count? ;-)" Laura Kaye: "I make playlists for all my books and am very much inspired by music, but I can't listen to it while I'm writing--too distracting (I like to sing too much LOL)." Ashley March: "I can't write to music (I've tried! ...
Two books for people who love gardening and children
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Her two books are part of a series titled “From Old Sprouts to New Buds” and are subtitled, respectively, “Gardening in the Cabbage Patch With Children” and “Mushroom Hunting With Children.” Babcock is an avid gardener, mushroomer and writer, ...
Books calendar for the week of Oct. 16-22
North County Times
-- San Diego author Cathleen McCandless will discuss and sign "Feng Shui That Makes Sense" at noon Sunday. -- Actress Dyan Cannon will discuss and sign "Dear Cary: My Life With Cary Grant" at 7:30 pm Wednesday. -- San Diego author Ron Walker will ...
Bookmarks: Publishing news, book signings, events and more
Florida Times-Union
Chuck Barrett will be signing his thriller, "The Savannah Project" (Switchback Publishing, 334 pages, $16.95) from 2 to 5 pm today at Books Plus, 107 Centre Street, Fernandina Beach. • Jacksonville thriller authors Ron Whittington, "Second Strike" ...
Man Booker prize: this year's judges are betraying authors and their readers
The Guardian
The six books shortlisted for this year's Man Booker Prize for Fiction. Photograph: Susannah Ireland/Rex Features 'People weirder than me have chaired the Booker," declared Dame Stella Rimington in her recent interview with the Guardian. ...
Organizers of the Wisconsin Book Festival hope authors, events will spark ...
"I think books and radio are destined to be best friends forever," Chaim said. The Humanities Council has partnered with WPR to sponsor "Wisconsin Life," a series of "3-minute audio postcards from Wisconsin," Chaim said. "It is literally voices of and ...
Books read early matter most
Arizona Daily Sun
The number of books in print by the authors in "Library of the Early Mind" exceeds 240 million. Six local Arizona authors, including five from Flagstaff -- Monica Brown, Nancy Bo Flood, Matthew Henry Hall, Linda Kranz and Seth Muller, as well as Roni ...
Top 10 Books About Sales
Business Insider
And the following best sales books give you the answers. Selling strategies have changed in interesting ways with technology. The following list of best sales books will show you how to combine tried-and-true sales strategies with the newest sales ...
Books to help get your family's finances in order
This book cover provided by Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing Inc., shows "A Simple Book of Financial Wisdom: Teach Yourself (and Your Kids) How to Live Wealthy with Little Money," by Danny Kofke. (AP Photo/Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing Inc.) It's hard to ...
Author began writing as outlet to day job
Delmarva Daily Times
My new books -- "The Fish Tank" (Schiffer Publishing 2011), "The Turtle Tank" (Schiffer Publishing2011) and "The Rat Tank" (Schiffer Publishing 2011) --are all written in haiku and are very fun to read. I have written essays and articles about life on ...
Reviews: Five books exploring the excitement, mystery of technology
The Star-Ledger -
By Star-Ledger Entertainment Desk Frank Moss' "Sorcerers and Their Apprentices" features lots of outrageous sci-fi ideas: musical fruit, men without legs who still climb mountains, robots as weight-loss coaches and office clerks. ...
Soon, books will answer your questions online
Lucknow Newsline
Allahabad The Indian Institute of Information Technology — Allahabad (IIIT-A) is working on a technology that may make it possible to virtually “talk to books in a question and answer format” in different languages; much the same way as humans ...
A dazzling new book by David Guterson
The Seattle Times
At 7 pm Wednesday at Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park; free (206-366-3333 • At 7 pm Thursday at Seattle's Elliott Bay Book Co.; free (206-624-6600or • At 7 pm Nov. 3 at Seattle's University ...
German project returns to Jews books stolen by Nazis
Monsters and
By Brian Rupp Oct 16, 2011, 2:06 GMT Leipzig, Germany - A team in the German city of Leipzig has scoured the local university library, going through endless obscure records to return books stolen by the Nazis to their rightful heirs. ...
Books offer chills and chuckles for young and old alike
Winston-Salem Journal
Plus, the books about Halloween deliver great spooky treats this year. "Gibbus Moony Wants to Bite You!" By Leslie Muir, Simon & Schuster, ages 4-8, $15.99. Hilarious read with so many double entendres that adults won't mind the second or tenth reading ...
Books on autism offer inspiration, strategies
Salisbury Post
According to the authors, “Autism is the country's fastest-growing medical emergency, affecting more children than cancer, diabetes, Down syndrome and AIDS combined.” This compendium includes articles by leading doctors, therapists, teachers, ...
Happy Birthday Narnia!
Narnia Web
Growing up, LWW was one of the first “real” books that I read (well they read it to me) and I just loved it! It really set the stage for my love of literature and Narnia at a very early age. I have been reading “The Chronicles of Narnia” long enough ...
10 Best Sales Books: Must Read Books About Sales
By Ivana Taylor
The following list of best sales books will show you how to combine tried-and-true sales strategies with the newest sales approaches to getting and keeping the most profitable customers. Check out the following books about sales.
Small Business News, Tips, Advice...
E-books elicit mixed reactions from literary estate holders ...
By Chris Meadows
The Bookseller has a lengthy feature on estate publishing, discussing the challenges and rewards inherent in managing the literary estates of deceased authors.
TeleRead: News and views on e-books,...
The Wild Hunt » Pagan Authors and Reversion Rights
By Jason Pitzl-Waters
The Borders chain has closed down, Amazon is continuing to expand from mere retailer to high-profile publisher, smaller booksellers continue to struggle, and access to ebooks is increasingly becoming something large book retailers and publishers will fight over. In this climate of ... if not decades, ago. These books can be vitally important to publishing houses because they are reprinted year after year and provide a stream of guaranteed revenue without much extra marketing effort.” ...
The Wild Hunt
21 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read
By Bianca Male and Aimee Groth
From Malcolm Gladwell's "Blink" to Robert Pirsig's "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance," these books will teach you how to think -- no matter if you're a serial entrepreneur or are just starting a business. Let us know what books have ...
Business Insider
Flavorwire » Strange Day Jobs of Authors Before They Were Famous
By Emily Temple
After all, from pirating to condom sales to modeling, many of the most famous authors in American history had a few pretty weird day jobs to pay the bills before they hit the big time, and we don't know about you, but we find that to be a ...
PJ Lifestyle » Every Week Is Banned Books Week in Iran
By Hannah Sternberg
Earlier this month, readers, writers and publishers commemorated the fight against censorship by using the #BannedBooksWeek hashtag on Twitter, part of the American Library Association's 2011 Banned Books Week. By searching that tag, ...
PJ Lifestyle
GLOBAL: Powerful search tool now includes books
Thomson Reuters last week launched a Book Citation Index, a new resource that includes scholarly books within the Web of Knowledge search and discovery platform and will enable academic libraries to increase the visibility of their book collections, the company says. . .
Free Books: Public Bookshelves In Germany - The
By LaToya Jordan
In Germany, they've taken this gesture and made it even better with books; take a book, leave a book. Public bookshelves are popping up in numerous cities in Germany: “In these free-for-all libraries, people can grab whatever they want to ...
The God Project: The first step into the future of multimedia books ...
By Courtney Boyd Myers
Books, the world is still full of wonderful booksauthors, and panicky publishers. - Tom Uglow, Google UK Creative Lab. When a banker-turned-prophet named Jack receives the first vision of his plan, he doesn't believe it, he thinks he's insane. ...
The Next Web
In Nigeria, we should write books that are culturally relevant- Ezeigbo
By Nnamdiojiego
We did the first shortlist, which was to remove books that should not be there; especially those ones published earlier than 2008 because the publication acceptable were those works published between 2008 and 2011. That was a four year ...
Vanguard News
Best Trading Books | 5 Books That Will Transform Your Trading ...
By Alessio Rastani
Best Books on Trading the Markets and the strategies to use to trade for beginners and advanced traders covering Technical Analysis, options to trading psychology.
Deltona Authors Book Fair a success | Friends of Deltona Library
By Christy
Fifty authors were on hand to talk about their books and sell autographed copies. Another 25 had their books represented even though they were not personally able to attend. 30 authors and friends attended the pre-event get together at Ruby ...
Friends of Deltona Library
Our Tarnished Release Party at Atomic Books! | Pinchback Press
By admin
Our Tarnished book release party at Atomic Books in Baltimore, Maryland was a huge success. We were joined by authors Amanda Kingsbury, Valley Haggard, Julie.
Pinchback Press
Free Books for a Book Review |
By johlenkoh
Koehler Books is a small Independent book publishing company, and it takes us a while to get reviews in the “normal” fashion. So we're speeding things up by asking you to write a review. And we will send you the book for free. OMG! The way ...
Taylor Swift donates 6000 books to US library - Yahoo! News
Read 'Taylor Swift donates 6000 books to US library' on Yahoo! News. Taylor Swift wants children in the Pennsylvania city of Reading to hit the books — and ...

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