Books: The World of Downton Abbey

Books: The World of Downton Abbey
Hollywood Today Newsmagazine
Fellowes writes books as commissions rather than as fictional ideas of her own. “HarperCollins bid for the rights to publish the official Downton Abbey companion book,” says Fellowes. “The agent who brokered the deal between them and Carnival ...

Inside Books: New Year reading resolutions
Spectator.co.uk (blog)
Evidently, this year, many people are going to begin to read eBooks. Shaking off the doom-and-gloom that a seller of printed books inevitably feels at such a prospect, I can't help but notice the nice timing. All these people are trying out a new way ...

Spectator.co.uk (blog)

'Harry Potter' director Chris Columbus takes on children's books
Christian Science Monitor
'Harry Potter' director Chris Columbus plans to write a trilogy of children's books with author Ned Vizzini. By Molly Driscoll / January 5, 2012 The first book in a projected series by "Harry Potter" director Chris Columbus and author Ned Vizzini has a ...

Christian Science Monitor

The Demise of the Public Library
New York Times (blog)
By KAMILA SHAMSIE LONDON — A couple of years ago, after a reading in Karachi, I told off a young man who was asking me to sign a pirated copy of one of my books. Piracy is destroying publishing in Pakistan, I told him. He said he understood but added ...

New York Times (blog)

Barnes & Noble Puts Sterling Publishing Up For Sale
Hollywood Reporter
The bookseller, confronting competition from Amazon.com in a new Kindle era, is attempting to make itself over as a purveyor of e-reader products including Pubit, which allow authors to easily self-publish their own books and collect royalties. ...

Hollywood Reporter

Old books get second lives repurposed in art and d├ęcor
Detroit Free Press
By Kim Cook AP Library purists, remain calm -- we're going to talk about doing things to books that might send a shiver up your spine (pardon the pun). As mountains of encyclopedias, atlases and almanacs become outdated, and an ocean of literary books ...

Books sought for homeless
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Liz Coursen recently began organizing and donating books for children and adults in homeless shelters. She is pictured with books that she retrieved from dumpsters. She also accepts donations of books in readable condition. By JENNIFER SHEA A lifelong ...

2012 Books: 10 Best January Must-Reads
Huffington Post
It's that time of year for looking back, so here are five of the books I most enjoyed reading in 2011. All of them received their first UK publication this year. It's tempting to gloss over everything Franco is doing as a postmodern exercise in ...

James Franco's Amazon adventure
Telegraph.co.uk
The publishing analyst Laura Hazard Owen examined the figures and revealed that only a handful of Amazon's titles had sold more than 1000 print copies. The company's sales of its ebooks were better because of its ability to promote them on its ...

Telegraph.co.uk

Library calls cops on 5-year-old for overdue books: Arrest made?
Examiner.com
The Charlton Public Library called cops for long overdue books a 5-year-old daughter had. While Hailey Benoit was not arrested, her mother Shannon said that when Sgt. Dan Dowd left their Massachusetts home, the young girl was left in tears. ...

Author Solutions Makes Hollywood Accessible to Authors
DigitalJournal.com (press release)
Author Solutions, Inc. (ASI), the world leader in indie book publishing, today announced it is bringing its industry-shaping Book-to-Screen PitchFest to Las Vegas. The ASI-hosted event offersauthors the rare and unique opportunity to bring their story ...

BOOKS: 'Michael' Munroe back for 'The Innocent'
Kennebec Journal
By MICHELLE WIENER For AP by Taylor Stevens Taylor Stevens' 2010 debut, “The Informationist,” was a smartly written action thriller featuring a freelance espionage agent whose survival skills and intellect were wrought out of a violent past, ...

Contra Costa authors to offer tips, basic and otherwise
San Jose Mercury News
Bentley's path to publication includes her first step -- gathering books about writing and publishing. "I wanted to learn how to write but started into it slowly," she said. Then one positive thing led to another. After joining an organization that ...

Self-Help Books for the New Year: Making More Money and Living a Better Life
Tucson Citizen
05, 2012, under Uncategorized Sophy Burnham has written twelve books, eight plays, and numerous essays and articles. Her work has been syndicated worldwide. In her latest book, the Washington-based author explores the mysterious phenomenon of intuition ...

Yakima school library gets books back after fire
KIMA CBS 29
By Matt Finn YAKIMA -- Robertson Elementary School received 17000 restored booksback to its library. Local church volunteers were on hand to help stack the shelves. YAKIMA -- Robertson Elementary library was set on fire a few weeks ago. ...

KIMA CBS 29

Resolving to read more books in 2012?
Foxboro Reporter
In addition to books, both sell cards and bookmarks. Both offer gift certificates. Cutler has an added feature of offering copying and fax services in addition to being a Notary herself. She has had and will continue to invite new authors, ...

Local Author Signing Books On Saturday
EastBayRI.com
BARRINGTON — Robert Fitzpatrick, a celebrated FBI agent who sacrificed his career to bring down the notorious Boston gangster Whitey Bulger, and Jon Land, an author and Barrington native who has penned more than two dozen fiction novels, ...

Briefly: Books, books and more books
Omaha World-Herald
Friends of the Omaha Public Library will hold their first 2012 monthly book sale Saturday at Swanson Branch Library, 90th Street and West Dodge Road. Beginning this month, book sales will run from 10 am to 3 pm every Thursday and from 10 am to 5 pm on ...

Easy Publishing of Your Facebook Pictures as eBooks with fBooks for Nook ...
PR.com (press release)
Fbooks also has manual options for creating eBooks from your photos stored on Facebook or on your Nook. “fBooks offers a quick and easy experience, or for those who'd like to customize to a greater extent, we offer options that allow you to create a ...

Chile axes 'dictatorship' from school books
Financial Times
By Jude Webber in Buenos Aires Critics have denounced as historical revisionism a decision by Chile's centre-right government to scrub the term “dictatorship” from primary school textbooks in reference to the rule of the General Augusto Pinochet. ...

Barnes & Noble looks to sell publishing arm, keeps the other to hold ...
By Christopher Trout
In a sign of ever shifting priorities in the ole book business, Nook's papa is reportedly looking to sell its publishing unit, Sterling Publishing. ... Barnes & Noble looks to sell publishing arm, keeps the other to hold a Nook Tablet. By Christopher Trout posted ...
Engadget

Report: Barnes & Noble Selling Off Sterling Publishing | paidContent
By Laura Hazard Owen
Sterling has a number of imprints—including Hearst Books, which publishes lifestyle books under the brand names of Hearst magazines. And Sterling publishes Barnes & Noble-branded titles like Barnes & Noble Classics and B&N Library of ...
paidContent

Online Marketing is 50% of Success, Says ... - Publishing Perspectives
By Daniel Kalder
Emi Abramzon of Panarea Digital, which produces e-books for B&N and Santillana, explains why online promotion skills are urgently needed by the industry.
Publishing Perspectives

Traditional vs self-publishing: Neither is the perfect solution - O ...
By Joe Wikert
He offers valuable insight not only for authors trying to decide between traditional and self-publishing, but his thoughts are extremely important for everyone in publishing to hear as they think about their roles going forward. Key points from the ...
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Video: Why Publishers Love Hardcover Books — The Book Designer
By Joel Friedlander
Video: Why Publishers Love Hardcover Books, using Tess Collin's Helen of Troy to show two formats produced together. ... He's also the proprietor of Marin Bookworks, where he helps publishers andauthors who decide to publish get to market on time and on budget with books that are both properly constructed and beautiful to read. Like this post? Subscribe via RSS or E-Mail to get updated with all of the ... Top 10 Worst Self-Publishing Mistakes—Explained! 36 Great Blogs for Self- ...
The Book Designer

E-books Are Not That Easy
Platform vendors own authors and small publishers. Setting up an "I'm ... The trick is making both the technical work and the business work mesh into one product. All this work I've done? I'm just barely getting started. Now the real work begins. Don't believe what they tell you. E-books are not that easy. Not at all. ... I read an interview ( http://www.insidersecrets.com/publishing-your-own-book) with Dan Poynter recently where he seems to seriously sing the praises of smashwords. ...
What To Fix

dotEPUB Coverts Web Pages into ePUB eBooks - How-To Geek
By Jason Fitzpatrick
If you're looking for a quick and dirty way to convert web pages into eBooks, dotEPUB–available as a bookmarklet and Chrome extension–coverts pages into ePUBs on the fly.
How-To Geek

PETA Sends Rachel McAdams Vegetarian Books To Help Her Give ...
Animal rights activists at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) are packing up a gift basket for actress Rachel McAdams after learning she is keen to return to vegetarianism but needs...
Starpulse Entertainment News

A Simple Gift: chess books | Susan Polgar Chess Daily News and ...
By Blogger
Tonight one of the children asked for a chess book that I could not provide because I do everything out-of-pocket and mine are empty. If you have used basic chess books and books on openings please consider donating them to us. See our ...
Susan Polgar Chess Daily News...

Barnes & Noble Said to Put Publishing House Up for Sale ...
By By JULIE BOSMAN
Sterling Publishing, based in New York, has imprints focused on nonfiction, children's books, crafting, cooking and self-help, among others. Barnes & Noble announced in 2002 that it had bought Sterling, leaving trade publishers bristling at the ...
Media Decoder

Inappropriate Coloring Books - GalleyCat
By Maryann Yin
Inappropriate Coloring Books. ... The First Word On the Book Publishing Industry · Publishing · Deals ... Some of the other topics covered by these ten books include gangster rap, Christian conservatism and tax sheltering. The recently ...
GalleyCat

January/February | 2012 | Books and Culture
Christianity Today · Books & Culture · Catalyst Leadership Digital · Church Law & Tax Report · Church Finance Today · Kyria Digital · Leadership · Men of ...
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