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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 ...
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Ebooks in the Philippines | TeleRead: News and views on e-books ...
By Paul Biba
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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 ...
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