Dogs in Books: An Illustrated History

Dogs in Books: An Illustrated History
The Atlantic
By Maria Popova If you, like me, are a lover of dogs and a lover of books, then you'll be head over heels with Dogs In Books: A Celebration of Dog Illustration Through the Ages. From Aesop's Fables to the Bible to Alice in Wonderland to Oliver Twist ...

The Atlantic 

Barnes & Noble, Taking On Amazon in the Fight of Its Life - "Several iterations later, the Nook and, by extension, Barnes & Noble, at times seem the only things standing between traditional book publishers and oblivion. Inside the great publishing houses — grand names like Macmillan, Penguin and Random House — there is a sense of unease about the long-term fate of Barnes & Noble, the last major bookstore chain standing. First, the megastores squeezed out the small players. (Think of Tom Hanks’s Fox & Sons Books to Meg Ryan’s Shop Around the Corner in the 1998 comedy, “You’ve Got Mail”.) Then the chains themselves were gobbled up or driven under, as consumers turned to the Web. B. Dalton Bookseller and Crown Books are long gone. Borders collapsed last year. . . "

No More E-Books Vs. Print Books Arguments, OK?
NPR (blog)
by Jonathan Segura Jonathan Franzen's in the news again, this time talking about how e-books are chiseling away at the foundations of civilization as we know it. Absurd, isn't it? That the author of two of the better regarded novels of the past decade ...

Unique New Publishing Event Showcases the Industry's Future: From Traditional ...
MarketWatch (press release)
BOULDER, CO, Jan 31, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Ricoh Production Print Solutions LLC, a leading provider of digital output solutions, today announced its first-ever, books-driven, invitational event -- "The Next Chapter" -- aimed to bridge the gap ...

NBC Publishing Wants to Prove a TV Company Can Make Better E-Books
Wired News (blog)
But make no mistake: NBC Publishing's approach to books will be digital-first. Michael Fabiano, NBC Publishing's general manager, couldn't be happier with sharing Apple's spotlight. “We loved it, because it attracts everyone's attention to what we're ...

Wired News (blog)

Safari Books Online Takes Home Bronze in the 2011 Brandon Hall Excellence ...
MarketWatch (press release)
SEBASTOPOL, Calif., Jan 31, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Safari(R) Books Online ( ), the leading on-demand digital library for technology, digital media and business professionals, today announced that it has won a bronze prize in ...

Ebooks: More Boon to Literacy Than Threat to Democracy
Discover Magazine (blog)
He is the author of 12 books, the most recent of which is Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed. It's been nearly 87 years since F. Scott's Fitzgerald published his brief masterpiece, The Great Gatsby. Charles Scribner's and Son issued the first ...

Discover Magazine (blog)

Books-A-Million Chooses CoverCake
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
CoverCake, a Silicon Valley company focused on social media monitoring & analytics for the book industry, has been selected by Books-A-Million to provide social media trending data and analysis onbooks, authors, publishers, genres, influencers and ...

Writing Books Is Tennis For The Brain
So, Jonathan Franzen fears printed books are going to disappear and Ewan Morrison predicts an e-publishing bubble that's going to end somewhere between sub-prime mortgages and tulip fever, ruining lives and crashing banks – I exaggerate, but then so do ...

BookBaby Connects Indie Authors to Kobo and Copia
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Now, independent authors who publish eBooks with BookBaby get distribution through Amazon, Apple, Sony, and Barnes & Noble, as well as Kobo and Copia. BookBaby provides an easy way forauthors to connect to readers by acting as a one-stop publisher, ...

The Big Reasons Indie Authors Aren't Taken Seriously
Huffington Post
By all indications, you'd expect that readers and traditional media alike would be wrapping their arms collectively around indie authors and their books into something akin to a big 'ole hug. The main complaint about the indie book category is the lack ...

Arizona Ethnic Studies Ban: Books Allegedly Banned From High School Are Being ...
Huffington Post
Among the participants of the caravan will be some of the authors whose books were banned in Arizona, together with advocates concerned with preserving First Amendment rights of equal protection and freedom of speech, according to the event's website.

Local Books: the rhythms of Eastern Washington farm life
The Seattle Times
New in local books: the farming life in Adams County, governing in Washington state and brain fitness for women. No comments have been posted to this article. "Drylands, a Rural American Saga" by Lionel Delevingne and Steve Turner (University of ...

Ebooks vs Democracy?
Daily Beast
"Maybe nobody will care about printed books 50 years from now, but I do. When I read a book, I'm handling a specific object in a specific time and place. The fact that when I take the book off the shelf it still says the same thing – that's reassuring.

Authors discuss life from Sitting Bull to Vietnam War
Rapid City Journal
Milo Dailey/BCP staff - Belle Fourche retired journalism professor Bill Kunerth, left, jokes about writing with authors CM Wendelboe and Ernie LaPointe at the Belle Fourche Public Library Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012 where the two discussed their books.

Giving books away: World Book Night 2012
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Last year a program got underway in the UK with a simple goal: to put books into the hands of those who want to read but don't have easy access to reading material. The reasons might vary—they can't afford to buy books, don't live near a library, ...

Botanic Garden's appeal to Pakistan for stuck books
BBC News
By Huw Williams BBC Scotland reporter The Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh is appealing to the government of Pakistan to release 4000 botany text books, which have been held-up at Karachi customs for 12 months. The books are supposed to be distributed ...

BBC News

Giveaway Tuesday: Authors share how they deal with lousy reviews
Every Tuesday, we're going to -- you guessed it -- give away some books. All you have to do is leave a comment at the end of this post for your chance to win. Today's topic: lousy book reviews, the aftermath. All authors get less-than-flattering book ...


Where are the books?
Sure, there are places selling books — there are lots of places selling books — provided you're interested in one of a tiny sample of titles. There was something vaguely North Korean about walking the length of the concourse and seeing the exact same ...


With iBooks 2 And iBooks Author, E-Book Publishing For The Masses - 10000 Words
By Ethan Klapper on January 31, 2012 10:32 AM E-Books that originate in newsrooms are an increasingly common phenomenon. The Washington Post and POLITICO, to name two publishers, have both gotten into that business lately, and have had success with ...
Readers: Are You Buying Fewer Books Now That Borders Is Gone?
Huffington Post
I'd drop in whenever I was in the mood to browse for books, and inevitably, I'd leave with great armfuls. There's a Barnes & Noble a few miles away from my still-empty Borders. I've tried shopping there, but it's not the same. The store looks different ...

Elsevier Publishing Boycott Gathers Steam Among Academics ...
By Josh Fischman
Elsevier, the global publishing company, is responsible for The Lancet, Cell, and about 2000 other important journals; the iconic reference work Gray's Anatomy, along with 20000 other books—and one fed-up, award-winning mathematician.
Wired Campus

O'Reilly Tools of Change for Publishing Conference (TOC) 2012 ...
By Eliane Fiolet
The O'Reilly Tools of Change for Publishing Conference (TOC) 2012 happens February 13-15, at the New York Marriott Marquis. TOC sells out every year so don't miss out on this essential “brainiac party at the intersection of publishing and ...

Assessing the value of ebooks to academic libraries and users ...
By Paul Biba
Here's an excerpt: In 2010, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) Library agreed to take part in a global study of Elsevier electronic books (ebooks) sponsored by Elsevier Publishing. Ultimately, 129 UIUC faculty and graduate ...
TeleRead: News and views on e-books,...

Librarian Preview: Tara Books (Spring 2012) « A Fuse #8 Production
By Elizabeth Bird
Finally, a lot of the books created by Tara are handmade. What happens when the printing process goes a little awry? One word: Flukebooks. Similar to those moleskins you authors are always carrying about, Flukebooks take the prints that ...
A Fuse #8 Production

Publishing's Ecosystem on the Brink: The Backstory | The Authors ...
By admin
Books are starting to tumble off. “The Bookstore's Last Stand,” reads the headline. These stories capture pretty well the state of book publishing: this appears to be no ordinary, cyclical crisis that future authors and publishers will shrug off. To understand how the book industry got ..... The broader issue – will ebooks dominate the market and printed books disappear in a niche of antique, pretty objects to decorate people's homes – is really not yet solved. Ebooks could hit a glass ceiling.
The Authors Guild Blog

Melville House Books » Digital self-publishing might be a bubble ...
By Nathan Ihara
But my biggest disagreement with Morrison is this: I don't believe the self-published authors will ever stop writing and publishing their books. These people ... No, these hordes of would-be writers existed long before eBooks had been invented.
Melville House Books

Paulo Coelho: 'Welcome to Download My Books for Free' - GalleyCat
By Jason Boog
... FishbowlNY · FishbowlLA · FishbowlDC · MediaJobsDaily · SocialTimes · AllFacebook · AllTwitter · SemanticWeb · The First Word On the Book Publishing Industry · Publishing · Deals · Bookselling · Writer Resources · GalleyCat Reviews · Jobs · Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group is looking for a Marketing Assistant. next job Greenleaf Book Group is looking for a Production Manager. next job Smithsonian Books is looking for a Smithsonian Books Editorial Internship. see all ...

Maurice Sendak: "F*ck Ebooks"
By Michael Hession
Maurice Sendak: "F*ck Ebooks" Many gathered around the tube for Stephen Colbert's feisty interview with everyone's favorite reclusive children's book author, Maurice Sendak. It's always a delight when old people weight in on new technology ...

E-Books Or Real Books: What Book Lovers Think | WebProNews
By Shawn Hess
There is a lot of debate surrounding e-books in regard to if they will ever replace real books as the conventional way to digest writer's works. One undeniable.

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Franzen on e-books, the end of books and more

Monday books: Franzen on e-books, the end of books and more
Los Angeles Times
But not everyone is bashing e-books. On Monday, Open Road media announced an e-bookspartnership with ProPublica, the first online news organization to have won a Pulitzer Prize."Ebooksare a very promising platform for publishing journalism with high ...

Will Amazon Kill Publishing?
The Atlantic
By Jordan Weissmann The tech giant and book merchant is signing its own authors to get a leg up on Apple and Barnes & Noble. It just might crush New York's publishingestablishment in the process. In the world of publishing, Amazon is Godzilla.

The Atlantic

Traditional Publishing Industry Pins Hopes on Barnes & Noble Success
Many traditional publishers point to Amazon and the company's line of Kindle eReaders as one of the main reasons for the decline of the traditional book publishing industry. That same publishing industry is circling around Barnes & Noble even though it ...


E-books: A taxing situation
Montreal Gazette
If that doesn't get the juices going, the taxing of books has proven to be a hot-button issue on many fronts. When Canada introduced the first consumer sales tax on books two decades ago, it threw the Canadian publishing industry into a self-described ...

Ebooks encourage authors to stare at their shoes instead of shoot for the stars
“We are all junkies now,” says Libby Fischer Hellmann of Amazon's KDP Select program which allows Amazon Prime subscribers to borrow ebooks, paying theirauthors a share of a set pot of money each month. Her point is that, with this huge growth in free ...


Safari Books Online Takes Home 27th Annual CODiE Award for Best Consumer ...
MarketWatch (press release)
SEBASTOPOL, Calif., Jan 30, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Safari(R) Books Online ( ), the leading on-demand digital library for technology, digital media and business professionals, today announced that it was named a winner in the ...

Comprehensive Guide to Self-Publishing to Be Released Mid-Year
MarketWatch (press release)
30, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- A comprehensive guide to self-publishing is being prepared by the Association of Independent Authors (AiA). Experts in their respective fields have submitted articles on all aspects of self-publishing on topics such ...

5 Children's Books That Teach About Latino Culture
Fox News
Below are five multicultural books that teach children about the Latin culture. At the top of the list is "A Kid's Guide to Latino History" by Valerie Petrillo. This fun and educational book is an excellent resource for teachers and parents who are ...

Fox News

A Crowdfunded Approach To Setting E-Books Free
The newly launched, now in alpha, is “a place for individuals and institutions to join together to liberate specific ebooks and other types of digital content by paying rights holders to relicense their works under Creative Commons licenses.

ProPublica announces partnership to buy e-books
"E-books are a very promising platform for publishing journalism with high impact, and therefore a critical venue for ProPublica," Paul Steiger, editor-in-chief and CEO of ProPublica, said in a statement. "We are delighted to be moving ahead in this ...

Books for reluctant readers
Montreal Gazette
"Books are not necessarily geared to weak or reluctant readers. They need a series that really peaks their interest," says Karen Steinbach, program coordinator in the Learning Disabilities (LD) Research Program at The Hospital for Sick Children.

For the love of books
Khaleej Times
Walking through the doors of the central library at the American University of Sharjah, the endless rows of books on wooden shelves can amaze even the most avid book-lovers. An occasional chatter in one corner breaks the silence as the central dome ...

iPads oust books from schoolbags
As thousands of pupils hoist their backpacks to head back to school this week, many will be carrying an iPad or similar tablet – which can cost up to $1300 – in place of exercise books. In Wellington, Tawa Intermediate and Wellington Girls' College are ...

AuthorHouse Embraces E-Publishing by Launching E-Book Only Packages
PR Web (press release)
These figures support recent industry trends as consumer demand for e-books continues to experience accelerated growth. The publishing world projects e-book sales to continue to rise exponentially in 2012 and AuthorHouse is helping authors tap into ...

Children's Books Increasingly Ignore Natural World
A survey of award-winning children's picture books from 1938 to 2008 suggests our increasing estrangement from the natural environment. By Tom Jacobs A group of researchers studied Caldecott Medal-winning children's picture books between 1938 through ...

'The Fantastic Flying Books Of Mr. Morris Lessmore,' Oscar-Nominated Animated ...
Huffington Post
Books have the power to transfix a reader. A turn of the page provides an alternate story to live, be it a line prose or a hefty epic. Moonbot Studios' animated short "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore" highlights the delight of ...

Authors addresses questions regarding universe's formation
UT The Daily Texan
One of the most baffling philosophical questions of all time is why we're here. Or, to put it another way, why is there anything instead of nothing at all? Why does the universe exist and if there's something outside of the universe that caused the ...

Best Books of 2011: List Includes "A Dance With Dragons," "Shadowfever"
International Business Times
By Cristina Merrill: Subscribe to Cristina's RSS feed If books are a dying breed, they are not going down without a fight. With several adaptations of popular books coming out in theaters and winning accolades - see "The Help," "The Hunger Games," ...

International Business Times

EU Kroes: E-Books, Books Should Have Same Tax Rate
Wall Street Journal
BRUSSELS (Dow Jones)--E-books sold over platforms such as Amazon Inc.'s (AMZN) Kindle and for tablet computers should have the same tax rate as traditional paper books, European Union digital agenda commissioner Neelie Kroes said Monday.
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On Becoming One of Tucson's Banned Authors
Indian Country Today Media
Hence, the decision to ban books in a 4 to 1 vote on Tuesday, January 10 by the school-district board. This is part of a larger state mandate banning Mexican American Studies. An estimated 50 books are being banned. This morning, I am looking at one of ...

Indian Country Today Media

The Greatest Books of All Time, as Voted by 125 Famous Authors
The Atlantic
The Top Ten: Writers Pick Their Favorite Books asks 125 of modernity's greatest British and American writers—including Norman Mailer, Ann Pratchett, Jonathan Franzen, Claire Messud, and Joyce Carol Oates—"to provide a list, ranked, in order, ...

The Atlantic

Samhain Publishing Authors Experience Best-Selling Success in Increasing Numbers
PR Web (press release)
Regular appearances on NYT eBook and USA Today bestseller lists tell the story of rising sales for Samhain Publishing. At Samhain, we've developed many successful promotional efforts and have a robust distribution strategy for our books, certainly.

PR Web (press release)

For ProPublica, More E-Books -
“E-books are a very promising platform for publishing journalism with high impact,” Paul E. Steiger, editor in chief and chief executive of ProPublica, said in a statement, “and therefore a critical venue for ProPublica.” Open Road and ProPublica ...
Media Decoder

Ebooks in the Philippines | TeleRead: News and views on e-books ...
By Paul Biba
Follow us on. Connect. TeleRead - News and views on ebooks, libraries, publishing and related topics · HOME| · AROUND THE WORLD| · EREADERS| · LIBRARY| · COPYRIGHT| · PUBLISHING. More on TechnologyTell: Gadget News | Apple ...
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Joe Wikert's Publishing 2020 Blog: Barnes & Noble: It's Time to ...
By Joe Wikert
Get publishers to understand they need to get out of their comfort zones before one player in thepublishing ecosystem establishes what could become an irreversibly dominant position. Start distributing ebooks not only in EPUB format, but ...
Joe Wikert's Publishing 2020 Blog

Gusts Of Popular Feeling: Books more satisfying than native speakers
By matt
Parents with elementary school-aged children prefer native speaker English classes over reading English books when it comes to English conversation education, but the method that brings true satisfaction is reading an English book, survey ...
Gusts Of Popular Feeling

Melville House Books » Goodreads quits sourcing data from ...
By Dennis Johnson
More signs of push-back against Amazon this weekend: Goodreads, the literary social networking site that not only allows readers to discuss books they're reading, but offers core data about thosebooks, allows readers to store and share ... “We anticipate keeping these, and will bend over backwards for all our authors who publish via Kindle to make sure their readers on Goodreads have a smooth transition,” says the statement … although why do I get the sense they don't mean it?
Melville House Books

Religion Clause: Recent Articles and Books of Interest
By Howard Friedman
From SSRN: Micah Schwartzman, What If Religion is Not Special?, (January 25, 2012). Peter T. Leeson and Christopher J. Coyne, Sassywood, (January 23, 2012). Paul Horwitz, Law, Religion, and Kissing Your Sister, (January 22, 2012).
Religion Clause

eclectic / eccentric: Devouring Books
By Trisha
An eccentric professor reads and reviews an eclectic mix of books ... Trisha: eclectic / eccentric is my place to review books and movies, and talk about whatever else that comes to mind. If you are interested in having me review a book or just ...
eclectic / eccentric

Top 5 Most Pirated eBooks for January 30th - eBookNewser
By Nate Hoffelder
Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group is looking for a Marketing Assistant. next job Greenleaf Book Group is looking for a Production Manager. next job Smithsonian Books is looking for a SmithsonianBooks Editorial Internship. see all ...

FLOSS for Science Books December 2011
By edwood
After reading this post you can browse a growing catalog of books that you can acquire through our FLOSS for Science Bookstore or check the listing from past months at the end of the post. Note:Books have affiliate links. R by Example. R by Example is an example-based ... The Geospatial Desktop is written by the creator of Quantum GIS, so you can rest assured that you will be led by one of the most knowledgeable authors on the subject. Browse for more at the FLOSS for Science ...
FLOSS for Science

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Two new books reveal Egyptian revolution

Two new books reveal Egyptian revolution
Two new books, one by a seasoned journalist, the other by a young Google executive, explore this pivotal moment in history. Books about the Middle East too often thrust the Western reader into a family quarrel going back centuries — so much history, ...


Books without borders: Flathead authors find success in e-publishing
Daily Inter Lake
Flathead authors Kathy Dunnehoff and Deborah Epperson had few expectations when they placed their books for sale on Amazon's Kindle bookstore. Both had their hearts broken before when literary agents accepted their books but never secured publishing ...

New chapter for Indian publishing
The National
A tiny sector a decade ago, today the Indian publishing industry is basking in the warm glow of the self-help craze, with millions of copies shifted from shelves every year. "Our best-selling genre is lifestyle, especially diet and fitness. Books such ...

The National

Banning books is a sin: Chetan Bhagat
Times of India
KOLKATA: Opining that banning books is a sin, popular novelist Chetan Bhagat on Sunday said people should appreciate the diversity of opinion in our society. "Different people have different views. We must appreciate that. Nothing is absolute in this ...

Publishing industry looks to Barnes & Noble to save it from Amazon's onslaught
The Verge
... The publishing industry is in the midst of a massive decline, with sales of physical booksdropping year after year, and Borders, the second-largest bookstore chain in the US, closing its doors last summer. The rise of ebooks — and Amazon's Kindle ...

Seize books with distorted history
Daily Star Online
The books have to be seized from markets, institutions, libraries, students and individuals within the date, said the court. Responding to a writ petition filed yesterday by a freedom fighter, Anamul Haque, the court also asked the IGP to immediately ...

Licking County reveals top books, picks
The Newark Advocate
The library also recently began adding e-books and Blu-rays to its collection to give visitors more options, she said. When patrons are struggling to find popular authors and titles, they can ask librarians for suggestions, Wofter said.

Remarkable 'Joy of Books' Animation Brings Books to Life [VIRAL VIDEO]
Relax and enjoy the magic that ensues when you combine a bookstore full of books, skillful stop-motion animation, haunting music, a boatload of creativity and 28 volunteers: The Joy of Books is a brilliant video by Sean Ohlenkamp.

Amanda Hocking's e-books may change face of publishing
Toronto Star
The publishing world is full of stories of wonderful books that had trouble getting published — JK Rowling had a hard time getting anyone to take on Harry Potter — and Taylor can see why frustratedauthors turn to e-publishing.

On Books: Stories in 'Inside Alzheimer's' help caregivers connect with loved ones
Anderson Independent Mail
She uses the phrase IF LOST as her structure: Her principles are buttressed by research — she quotes many other authors — as well as her own experiences. Many of her patients seldom verbalize, and some don't even react to the presence of another ...

First hand, second books
Hindustan Times
Joseph, the author of Serious Men, pondered over the subject of 'second books' — he's just finished writing his, while Hanif's Our Lady of Alice Bhatti is his second novel. “Publishers these days make a huge deal out of debut novels.

Hindustan Times

Documenting scores of Palestinian books, Nakba's lesser-known victims
+972 Magazine - Independent commentary from Israel and the Palestinian territories
Some 70000 Palestinian books were seized from homes left empty by Palestinians who fled in 1948. The books, some of which are now in Israel's National Library, attest to an attempt at the destruction of an entire culture. By Karina Goulordava June ...

'Tender Hour' an inside look at publishing of decades past
By Gaylord Dold Now that American publishing is dominated by anonymously gigantic international conglomerates, and now that Amazon threatens to monopolize the terms of the book trade and any knucklehead with a laptop can call himself an author, ...

A pair of authors to make Kalamazoo debut for Western Michigan University's ...
Kalamazoo Gazette -
3 at Fire Historical and Cultural Arts Collaborative Beyond the artists' mutualpublishing house and genre bending styles they also possess a sort of shared history, albeit one that until Thursday's reading will have never crossed.

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Social media renders authors more reachable
Sunday's Zaman
Loyal readers that look forward to meeting their favorite books' authors or have the authorsautograph their books used to frequently follow book fairs or authors' book launch programs. After long waits in queues, having the author sign with a smile or ...

Simsbury authors publish family-friendly cookbook
Torrington Register Citizen
By SCOT ALLYN SIMSBURY — For time-crunched families with little meal time together or finicky eaters, help has arrived in the form of a cookbook published in September 2011 by two Simsburyauthors. “Cooking Together: Making Memories and Meals,” by ...

Michael Gross: One for the books
Crain's New York Business
And on Fifth Avenue in the 50s, where in 1995 I signed books in two Doubledays, a B&N, Scrib-ner's, a B. Dalton and a Brentano's in one frantic afternoon, there's nothing left but bad news for authors and readers. Just as the decline of print was ...

4 Doctor Who Stories Ripped From History Books - Mental Floss
By Calli Arcale
4 Doctor Who Stories Ripped From History Books Earlier this week, we looked at Doctor Who episodes inspired by current events. But far more stories came from the pages of history books.

Self-Publishing: Carnival of the Indies Issue #16 — The Book Designer
By Joel Friedlander
... average price, books from top selling authors.” Mark Coker presents Smashwords Year in Review 2011 posted at Smashwords “2011 was another strong year for Smashwords and our authors. We're ending the year ... Doris Heilmann presents How Can You Use Holidays to Sell More Books? posted at Savvy Writers & eBooks online, saying, “Savvy Writers & e-Books online Writers & Publishing, e-Books & Marketing”. Toni presents How to Make Sure Your Book Marketing Goals are ...
The Book Designer

Self-publishing author Will Entrekin discusses Kindle Lending ...
By Chris Meadows
Self-publishing author Will Entrekin has written a very interesting blog post about his participation in Amazon's “Kindle Select” program, in which his books are made available exclusively on Amazon and are part of the Amazon Prime Kindle ... I would point out that nobody knows how much longer Amazon will be content to pay authors that kind of money for library checkouts—but on the other hand, as long as you don't let yourself get too dependent on it, perhaps it is a good idea to ...
TeleRead: News and views on e-books,...

Ed Gorman's blog: Sam McCain E BOOKS!!!
By Ed Gorman
Sam McCain E BOOKS!!! From The Seattle-Post Intelligencer Perhaps no other author today has done so much to keep alive the “Pulp Fiction” genre than Ed Gorman. Not only as an award ... In this edition, Genius Book Publishing has made available the first two Sam McCain Novels in one Special Kindle Edition. The first novel is titled, The ...
Ed Gorman's blog

Collecting Massachusetts authors
By The News Staff
In fact, they may discover that a geographic collection still encompasses a huge body of material, including both the books by these particular authors as well as the books about them. For a good example of this, consider the possibilities of ...
The Somerville News

New Most Quoted Books of 2011 – Stephen's Lighthouse
By admin
Most Quoted Books of 2011 · INFOGRAPHIC: Most Quoted Books of 2011 · Stephen. Posted on: January 29, 2012, 7:37 am Category: Uncategorized ...
Stephen's Lighthouse

Publishing and the Early Career Classicist « rogueclassicism
By rogueclassicist
This collection is based on presentations given at a half-day workshop held at the Institute of Classical Studies in May 2011. It is aimed at those approaching the end of, or who have recently received, their PhDs, and who would like some ...

Could LexisNexis and Thomson Reuter legal publishing model go ...
By Kevin O'Keefe
Tim Worstall (@worstall), a fellow at the Adam Institute in London, predicts in Forbes that Elsevier'spublishing model might be about to go up in smo.
Real Lawyers Have Blogs

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Battle of the authors' sexes continues

Battle of the authors' sexes continues
The Guardian
Women, said Wayne, buy around two-thirds of all books and 80% of fiction. They belong more frequently to book clubs, which are skewed towards female authorswriting about female experiences, "the publishing industry has noticed this trend in reading ...

The Guardian

What Authors Can Learn from Politicians
Huffington Post
Think about it. Politicians can't get elected without a dedicated audience. Authors can't sell bookswithout a dedicated audience. Politicians must introduce themselves to their audience and do the hard work to keep their loyalty. Same with authors.

Lee & Low Books Acquires Children's Book Press Assets
Sacramento Bee
Lee & Low Books also announced that two of its titles were recipients Monday, Jan. 23, of top American Library Association-sponsored children's book publishing awards. Under the Mesquite, by Guadalupe Garcia McCall won the 2012 Pura Belpre Award Author ...

Did Gov. Jan Brewer pick a fight with President Obama to sell books? (+video)
Christian Science Monitor
Anyway, jealous authors of books critical of Obama policies are already pleading online with the White House to pass along a copy to the president, so he'll get peeved and argue in public with them, too. Next stop: Swiss bank account!

Christian Science Monitor

And the Oscar goes to ...? Books!
Washington Post (blog)
By Steven Levingston No matter which way the awards finally go, several books already are winners. As the Guardian reports, six of the nine nominations for Best Picture are based on books. And another of the top contenders, Woody Allen's “Midnight in ...

Oscars' big winners will be books
The Guardian (blog)
Six of the nine nominations announced this week for Best Picture are based on books, reflecting a recent pattern in which the Oscar lists have consistently and gratifyingly affirmed cinema's dependence on literature. Apart from a modest lurch towards ...

The Guardian (blog)

Graphic Books Best Sellers: Life at a Paranormal Bureau
New York Times (blog)
2,” published by Dark Horse, enters our paperback graphic books best-seller list at No. 7 this week. The story, written by Mike Mignola and others, chronicles the strange events that the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense must cope with on a ...

New York Times (blog)

Libraries to stock catalog of e-books
Columbus Dispatch
By Hillel Italie ASSOCIATED PRESS Friday January 27, 2012 9:06 AM NEW YORK — Library users searching for e-books will soon get to look through a much bigger catalog and help decide what their neighborhood branch carries. OverDrive Inc., a major e-book...

Columbus Dispatch

About Books: Kent State planning to publish 'Funky Winkerbean' collection
Canton Repository
The books are being released by Kent State University Press through its Black Squirrel Booksimprint. The artist is a 1969 graduate of Kent State. Batiuk, then a junior high school art teacher in Elyria, first published his popular cartoon characters ...

Apple Textbook Controversy Isn't About Books—It's About Teaching
Education publishing is the most profitable part of the book business these days—maybe the only profitable part. So experiments with digital publishing have been cautious, and hampered by the lack of a great delivery device. Apple thinks it can hasten ...

Books and babies should be friends from the beginning
Friday mornings at the Provo City Library are anything but quiet, at least in the children's section. Instead of being shushed, patrons are encouraged to sing, clap and run about. Welcome to story time. Book Babies, a story time for children under 2 ...

As Goodreads Ends Sourcing From Amazon, Users Fear Lost Books
Book-centered social networking site Goodreads, which allows users to keep records of the booksthey read and share the information with others, has long sourced most of its basic book data from Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN). Now, saying Amazon's API terms have ...

Rescued library books headed from Union Beach to Africa
Asbury Park Press
Union Beach public works employees Bobby Headden and Joe Van Orden show donated books that will be sent to readers in Zambia rather than the recycling bin. / Courtesy of John K. Haines For more information on the Subayo Foundation, ...

Launching the Publishing Renaissance
Irish Times (blog)
Tabarrok discusses these issues in the interview, but the book itself is a good example of the disruptive innovation going on in the publishing industry. Released as an ebook by TED books, the publishing arm of the famed “ideas conference”, ...

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Red Wheel/Weiser Enters Self Publishing with Turning Stone Press
Publishers Weekly
Red Wheel/Weiser Conari Press in collaboration with Hampton Roads, and Hierophant Publishingare entering the self-publishing market for spiritual and self-help authors. The companies have formed Turning Stone Press which will be under the director of ...

Why a Book Editor Becomes a Literary Agent | Publishing Perspectives
By Olivia Snaije
Carter has gained immense satisfaction in the influence she has had in introducing foreign authors to the public: “Publishing a few Chinese authors changed the view British readers had of Chinese literature.” The books she is working on ...
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Art meets books: Very cool and far away -
By Carolyn Kellogg
The intersection of art, books and printed matter will be the focus of exhibits coming up at New York's Museum of Modern Art. ... Jacket Copy. Books, authors and all things bookish. « Previous | Jacket Copy Home | Next» ...
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The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore: An Oscar ...
By Dan Colman
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore offers a modern tribute to an old world. Made with an animation style that blends stop motion with computer animation and traditional hand-drawing, the silent film pays homage to a bygone ...
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Artist Shreds & Twists Recycled Books Into Marvelous Marine Forms ...
By Kimberley Mok
These wonderfully textured vintage book and paper sculptures are formed by hand into spiny creatures and colorful corals.
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Real eBooks: Are We Still in the Stone Age? by James Moushon ...
By Joel Friedlander
I just completed a study of twenty newly released ebooks just to see how far the art of ebookpublishing has advanced in the last year. I choose ebooks from well-known authors, from self-publishing authors, some novels, some technical books.
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Amazon top 100 e-books almost $2.50 cheaper on-average than ...
By Chris Meadows
Or perhaps it's not possible to list a book at $1.99 or less under B&N's publishing system. B&N also seems to have a higher percentage of books on its best-seller list over $10 (40% as opposed to Amazon's 27%). Regardless, this seems to be ...
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The Electric Information Age Book: Five Books I'd Read - Arts Desk
By Justin Moyer
in which the author discusses five books he'd read, if time permitted. 1. The Electric Information Age Book: McLuhan/Agel/Fiore and the Experimental Paperback, by Jeffrey Schnapp and Adam Michaels Though its cover is hard to look at, this ...
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Forget e-books; are you ready for virtual books? — Mobile ...
By Kevin C. Tofel
As an avid e-book reader and lover of gadgets, I love the concept of this "virtual" book. Siglio Press is offering 250 copies of a print book that requires a webcam and computing device to actually be read.

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The future of books, today
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Gaiman gives "traditional publishing" five or "maybe 10 years … But that isn't going to mean fewer books. There'll be a lot more books – people will just find them differently." After seeing a Kindle in 2007 and downloading 14 books between waiting in ...

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Today in Tech: Amazon's secret book publishing weapon
Meet Larry Kirschbaum, the former Time Warner Book Group head who now runs Amazon Publishing. Bloomberg Businessweek's Brad Stone profiles the man quietly leading the charge to build a new publishing empire one e-book author at a time.

Nigerian authors look West to gain their fame
CBS News
While Nigeria serves as a muse, many of these new authors must live abroad or tap into Western networks to earn a living from their writing. The international attention helps them secure a reputation in Nigeria and allows their books to be published ...

Survivors Sell Books at Prison That Once Held Them
Voice of America
Thursday, 26 January 2012 Survivors Sell Books at Prison That Once Held Them Say Mony, VOA Khmer | Phnom Penh “I saw a lot of depth in his face and his eyes, and from there I wanted to read more about his story.” Bou Meng and Chhum Mey spend less time ...

Books in Arabic
The Economist
THE Middle East has a bad reputation when it comes to books; nowhere else do so few people read them. But that might change as censorship rules are relaxed and new books begin to dissect the popular uprisings that felled despots in Egypt and ...

Banned books hot property in censored Vietnam
Hindustan Times
After years spent keeping political texts off the printing presses, authorities are setting their sights on the growing market of publishing for young people, with several booksprohibited in recent months. Nguyen Thanh Phong, whose collection of comic ...

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Books destroyed in heritage building fire
The Hindu
A fire broke out in a publishing house on the first floor of Agurchand Mansion, a heritage building on Anna Salai, on Thursday. There was no damage to the building, located at the busy Spencers junction, but several hundred books were destroyed.

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12 books to read for 2012
Now, we hardly have time to read through all the sifted e-mail that my inbox software marks as “important,” “priority” or non-spam, more so 52 books a year! Come on. OK, so maybe it is time that we take up a speed-reading course. But to be sure, ...

More Oscar favorites are inspired by books
'The Help', 'The Descendants', 'Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close' and 'War Horse' are all best picture nominees based on books. 'The Help', 'The Descendants', 'Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close' and 'War Horse' are all best picture nominees based ...


Books provide peek behind Downton Abbey walls
Two books will take you there. Let's go back a ways. Say to 1968. That's the original publication date for Margaret Powell's Below Stairs: The Classic Kitchen Maid's Memoir That Inspired 'Upstairs, Downstairs' and 'Downton Abbey' (St. Martin's Press, ...


The New York (Mayor's) Review of Books
New York Times
He controls a global publishing empire, but few would call him bookish. His city is a hotbed of writers and critics, but when it comes to literature, he pleads ignorance. So it came as something of a plot twist last week when Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg ...

BOOKS: New Mysteries
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By Carole E. Barrowman Milwaukee Journal Sentinel By Elly Griffiths Two chapters into Elly Griffiths' “The House at Sea's End,” I was reminded of an old saying that “Satan on his way to hell ruined Norfolk as he fell,” suggesting why this English ...

Newt's favorite books: What Gingrich's old profile can tell us
New York Daily News (blog)
For eight years years, the GOP candidate and 2012 presidential hopeful kept a list of the books and authors that thrilled him, educated him and reinforced his beliefs about the way the world was and should always be. If he doesn't earn the White House, ...

BOOKS: Maine authors
Kennebec Journal
She is currently the editor of the Gulf of Maine Times, and is the author of two best-selling books; “Maine 101” and “Making Whoopies: The Official Whoopie Pie Book,” as stated in a news release. The book is distributed by IPG, www.IPG

Petition group aids Tucson teacher in fight for books
Tucson Citizen
25, 2012, under Arizona Republic News The national petition group that prompted Bank of America to drop its plan to charge customers a $5 monthly debit-card fee is aiding a teacher who wants to make recently pulled Mexican-American studies books ...

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955 Dreams gets $3.25M to re-imagine mobile publishing
The company is really re-imagining what publishing looks like in a tablet and smartphone era. And it's creating optimism that digital magazines and interactivebooks can flourish when given the right treatment. The secret for 955 Dreams has been the ...


INDUSTRY: Comic books get a digital makeover
Maybe they're a fan who wanted to follow comic book storylines but didn't want to collect stacks of books, or a reader who had never tried a comic book until downloading one to a Kindle and decided to buy more in stores, said officials from a publisher ...


Nosy Crow's Cinderella App Wins Publishing Innovation Award
prMac (press release)
... iPhone and iPod touch has won the Publishing Innovation Award for Best Juvenile App. ThePublishing Innovation Awards recognize excellent publishers and authors, encourage new thinking, and improve the reading experience in the digital age.

Outwrite Books & Coffeehouse Closes Its Doors
Publishers Weekly
By Claire Kirch Outwrite Books & Coffeehouse, which has served Atlanta's GLBT community since 1993, announced this morning that, as of today, the store is closed for business. In a letter e-mailed to store customers and posted on the store's website ...

Help share books
News & Observer
BY ADRIENNE JOHNSON MARTIN - If you're a book lover and love sharing books you love with others, here's an opportunity for you. The organizers behind World Book Night, an annual celebration that started in the United Kingdom, ...

Why Literary Agents Like Amazon Publishing - GalleyCat
By Jason Boog
Here's an excerpt: “As [Kirshbaum] began to work on Amazon's behalf last summer, agents, at least, were excited, because getting deep-pocketed Amazon into the game of bidding for books could translate into larger advances. 'I want to do ...

NBC News launches e-publishing company | TeleRead: News and ...
By Chris Meadows
Connect. TeleRead - News and views on ebooks, libraries, publishing and related topics ... It will use its other media properties, including broadcast and cable television networks and, to cross-promote the new e-books. This is not the first example of an entity realizing it can convert existing material into new revenue streams (the New York Times has already been doing this with Kindle Singles, as have some individual authors), and it certainly will not be the last. I wonder ...
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self-publishing – winning! «
By fabiorojas
There are even books and websites that tell you how to do it. And of course, I had lots of help. A friend designed the cover, orgtheory fans helped me edit the text, and so forth. Third, self-publishingcan be profitable. Once I realized that the Rulz ...

ICv2 - Graphicly Launches Digital Self-Publishing
Graphicly has announced an automated digital self-publishing service intended for creators and publishers of visual stories of all kinds including graphic novels, children's books, art books, picturebooks, and even cookbooks. The service will allow creators to choose from a number of digital sales channels and publish to some or all of them, including iOS Newsstand; eBook stores (as eithereBooks or enhanced eBooks) including Kindle, Kobo, and Apple's iBook; Android devices such ...
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Banned books hot property in censored Vietnam | The Raw Story
By Agence France-Presse
After years spent keeping political texts off the printing presses, authorities are setting their sights on the growing market of publishing for young people, with several books prohibited in recent months. Nguyen Thanh Phong, whose collection of ...
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Slow Down at Two Sisters Bar and Books » Bay Area Bites | KQED ...
By Megan Gordon
The place is Two Sisters Bar and Books and the story goes something like this: two sisters, Mikha Diaz and Mary Elliott decide to travel before settling down into the job market. In graduate school, Mikha studied continental philosophy and ...
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The 5 Best Relationship Books for Valentine's Day | Care2 Healthy ...
By Dr. Bill Cloke
In my 20-plus years of counseling individuals and couples, there are a handful of books that I continue to refer to and suggest for my clients. Below are those five books featuring a short synopsis of each. Give your relationship a gift of one or ...
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Collin Kelley: Modern Confessional: Rescue Your Books on ...
By Collin Kelley
I stumbled upon a thread on the Kindle Boards forum the other day where authors were talking about Goodreads purging books if the main source of information was provided by Amazon. The purge will happen on Monday, January 30, so if ...
Collin Kelley: Modern Confessional

BAND January Discussion: Books to Support Resolutions
By Kim
The host for January's BAND discussion is Joy (Joy's Book Blog). Because January is a time of new beginnings when people set goals and channel hopeful energy “into communities around interests like reading 100 books in a year or training ...
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