Books: best of 2011

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More romance authors share their favorite books in 2011
By Joyce Lamb, USA TODAY Here we have part two of romance authors' picks for their favorite books in 2011. If you missed part one, you can find it here, but be sure to come back for part two. Part three will magically appear on Saturday. ...


The best music books published in 2011
The collection "Out Of The Vinyl Deeps," featuring pop critic Ellen Willis' essays, was one of the best rock books of 2011. One of the big guns was, as always, the annual edition of Da Capo's Best American Music Writing series. ...

Bestselling books of 2011: the top 100 listed
The Guardian (blog)
What were the most popular books in the UK in 2011? Thanks to Nielsen Bookscan, we have the answer. Which is? By and large, books we've already read. Of the nearly 5000 books detailed in the 2011 charts so far, 35% of them, or 1695, were published ...

The Guardian (blog)

The top 10 books stories of 2011
The Guardian (blog)
Except, um, moving on is pretty hard when second on the list of 2011's top booksstories is a sorry page. Pottermore: Harry's digital adventure was a specially-created page which lasted just one day to host one of the clues for the internet treasure ...

The Guardian (blog) 

The Best Books of 2011
National Post (blog)
After reading By Love Possessed, an elegant, soulful collection that combines her two previous books (neither of which were published in Canada) with some new stories, I spent the rest of 2011 tracking down everything I could find. ...

National Post (blog)

E-books bring challenges, new patrons to libraries

Quad City Times
In the past year, several public library systems in the Quad-Cities have begun offering e-books. Despite the added cost, difficulty with multiple platforms and the reluctance of major publishinghouses, local librarians say the move has been worth the ...

Reading the future
Sydney Morning Herald
By JANE SULLIVAN. There's no slowdown in the publishing industry if you judge it from a preview of next year's books - and these are just the highlights. "Reading is over. Writing is finished. Publishing is dead.'' So says the blurb for Zoo Time, ...

Sydney Morning Herald

10 Most Popular Books at Rochester Hills Library in 2011
By Brendan McGaughey One of the most popular books at the Rochester Hills Public Library in 2011. It's interesting to think about which other patrons at the Rochester Hills Public Library have read the same copy of the book you checked out. ...

Comic books' 'unprecedented creativity' in 2011
CNN (blog)
Top Shelf Productions really earned its name this year, in my eyes, with four outstanding books. Acknowledgment should also go to Portland's Periscope Studio, whose members produced several of the books on this list. Where possible, I've linked ...

Creative books for parents and kids
Bend Bulletin
This inspired collection is a wonderful way to introduce nursery rhymes to young readers. Read it aloud! This may become your favorite book to read and reread. “I'm Here” By Peter H. Reynolds (Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 32 pgs., $15.99)

10 Famous Authors' Famous Addictions
Huffington Post
Click through to check out our list of famous authors' famous addictions, and let's all agree to be (a little bit) better in the new year. Relevant musings: "Many people claim coffee inspires them, but, as everybody knows, coffee only makes boring ...

25 literary resolutions for 2012. What's yours?
Los Angeles Times (blog)
Jervey Tervalon, author of "Serving Monster" and founder of Literature for Life: Start working on a new novel that will amuse and consume me; and I will not allow myself, not even for a second, to dwell on the bleakness of the publishing industry. ...

Hunger Games Companion Books Not Written By Suzanne Collins
We brought you news about The Hunger Games companion books coming out next year and now we have more news about them. All 3 books are not written by Suzanne Collins or at least they are not listing her as the author. The World of The Hunger Games and ...


Bowing to demand, Provo Library spends $50K for ebooks
Daily Herald
That is the amount library staff and the city council took out of the library's emergency funds this month to purchase more than 3000 e-books for library users to borrow digitally. Most of those bookswere purchased this week. ...

Dangerous Books for Girls
Huffington Post
Maya Rodale is the author of numerous historical romance novels. She lives in New York City with a rogue of her own and their dog, Penelope. Find her on Facebook, Twitter, or Her most recent book is Dangerous Books for Girls.

12 Sites for Ebook Publishing
Practical Ecommerce
Authors and small publishers can submit their books by joining the Google Books Partner Program. Google will upload a PDF and add books to search results for free. Smashwords. Smashwords publishes and distributes ebooks to Barnes & Noble, Sony, Apple, ...

Kindle Fire, Barnes & Noble Nook Revitalizing Books and Reading
After years of expert prophesizing that reading and the publishing industry were "dead," affordable color tablets like the Kindle Fire and Barnes & Noble Nook are hooking new readers on books and bringing older readers back. ...


Asheville's Firestorm Cafe & Books featured on list
Asheville Citizen-Times
Daisy Grindstaff and Travis Nevels of Elizabethton Tenn., browse the books at Firestorm Cafe &Books Thursday. The cafe was named one of the "10 Coolest Independent Coffee Shops Across the US" / John Coutlakis/ Chrissy ...

New England Book Festival Honors Three Midcoast Authors
VillageSoup Belfast
By Maine Authors Publishing | Dec 30, 2011 Maine Authors Publishing is pleased to announce three of their books have received Honorable Mentions from the New England Book Festival Awards. Tenant's Harbor author Kathleen A. Fox wrote The Good: How I ...

Attention Business Owners/Aspiring Authors: How to Have a Great Relationship ...
Fast Company
As in any relationship, remember that publishers and authors are people like you. 1) Be honest with your publisher about submissions and conflicts of interests. In this day and age where the publishing industry is experiencing tremendous growth and ...

Fast Company

Emirati women create orphanage for unwanted books
The National
Fatma Al Bannai, the founder of a writing group, has already donated four books to The Book Shelter. DUBAI // Two Emirati women have created a virtual orphanage for unwanted books, with the hopes of finding them new homes and encouraging a culture of ...

The National

PBS Off Book Brings Us A Short Documentary About How Books Can Be Art (VIDEO)
Huffington Post
A new entry in PBS's Off Book short documentary series, "Book Art," explores some of the different ways physical books can be used as an artist's medium. In the first section, "Pop-up Culture," we meet Matthew Reinhart, a paper engineer who creates ...

The Register-Guard
Friends has been around since 1976, and its donations also bring in authors of both teen and adult books for lectures, and musicians who perform for families. The funds also pay for the books used in the summer reading club for children and teens, ...

Free ebooks from DigiLibraries | TeleRead: News and views on e ...
By Paul Biba
TeleRead - News and views on ebooks, libraries, publishing and related topics · HOME| · AROUND THE WORLD| · EREADERS| ... is always ready for cooperation with other Web sources, stores, publishers, authors and, of course, readers. Thanks for visiting and for your ... "Hi, I have a problem transfering Books from my PC to Kindle, It has worked previously, I drag and drop from PC to Kindle, and ..." Robert on "How to download books to your ...
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The IPKat: More books for review
By Jeremy
The information contained in this lengthy but surprisingly readable volume has been created and collected by the authors from existing materials obtained from their own practice, as well as from other attorneys and court records. Unusually ...
The IPKat

Wrapping up the books | Fizzy Thoughts
By softdrink
Lu recently posted some brilliant mini reviews to talk about books that got overlooked during the year. ... And then so did Kim, at which point I decided this was a trend I needed to get on board with. icon biggrin Wrapping up the books ...
Fizzy Thoughts

The Frisky Staff's Favorite Books Of 2011 - The Frisky
By Jessica Wakeman
It might seem like all we read around here is Tumblrs about Ryan Gosling. That's only the partial truth: most of us are pretty huge bookworms. The Frisky staff.
The Frisky

The Green Apple Core: The Best Books We Read 2011
By S.
I fell in love with a classic that I was prepared to hate, savored yet another reprint by one of my favorite authors, finally read (and thoroughly enjoyed) Tom McCarthy, and drooled over many, many, many fantastic cookbooks. Thus, it may go ...
The Green Apple Core

Dangerous Books for Girls | Maria's Farm Country Kitchen
By heatherhurlock
Romance novels inspire and empower women to live and love to a higher standard. And because that's a threat to the status quo, we're taught to ridicule those who embrace that literature. But I say, no more!
Maria's Farm Country Kitchen

New Top 50 eBooks for 2011 – Stephen's Lighthouse
By admin
Top 50 eBooks for 2011. The top 50 e-book bestsellers of the year. Top 50 eBooks for 2011. 1 Confessions of a GP Benjamin Daniels The Friday Project. 2 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Stieg Larsson Quercus. 3 The Basement Stephen Leather ... Many of these e-books are unavauilable to libraries so the best borrowed lists would be different for libraries on that basis alone. Stephen. Posted on: December 30, 2011, 5:54 ...
Stephen's Lighthouse

Still more books from DAW
By Pat
In addition to these books, and the one's they've already sent, when DAW heard we needed Mercedes Lackey's Unnatural Issue and The Gates of Sleep to have a complete set of the Elemental Masters series (we posted up a partial set in a previous blog) they sent us two lovely hardcover copies. Likewise for Kristen ... “A seriously probing, thoughtful, intelligent piece of work, with more insight in half a dozen pages than most authors manage in half a hundred.” – Kirkus Reviews ...
Patrick Rothfuss - Blog

Lists: Books
By Sokari
I usually try to push against following the crowd but this particular list is worthy of repeating “The Alternative, The Underground, The Oh-Yes-That-One List of Favorite Books of 2011”. I start with my own choice which isn't part of the list [made up of well-known and not so well-known authors but at least people I do read]. I realise now that I have hardly read any fiction this year but the one book which stands out for me is Migritude: by Shailja Patel. Through her own life journey and mixing ...
Black Looks

My Two Blessings: Blogging Authors Reading Project
By Robin McCormack
I have been following a few group author blogs and made it a goal to read at least one of each of theirbooks. Hence the Blogging Author Reading Project. The goal is simple - to read books by authorswho blog. I'll be starting with the books I ...
My Two Blessings

Frenetic Reader: Favorite Non-2011 Books
By Khy
Shout-outs to some awesome books I read this year that came out in years prior: 1. Not That Kind of Girl by Siobhan Vivian - I was delighted to discover that I read this in January because that means I now have the opportunity to proclaim my ...
Frenetic Reader
Ghana: Reading 52 Books in 50 Weeks · Global Voices
By Ndesanjo Macha
Fiona reaches a milestone: 52 books in 50 weeks: “With two weeks to spare, today I reached my goal of reading fifty-two books for the year. A week ago I was beginning to wonder whether I would make it and then I discovered The Hunger ...
Global Voices

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