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”, ...

Irish Times (blog)

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 ...
Publishing Perspectives

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» ...
Jacket Copy

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 ...
Open Culture

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.
The Book Designer

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 ...
Arts Desk

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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