The future of books, today

The future of books, today
The Guardian (blog)
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 ...

The Guardian (blog)

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 ...

Hindustan Times

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.

The Hindu

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
Morning Sentinel
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 ...

Tucson Citizen

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 ...
TeleRead: News and views on e-books,...

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 ...
The Raw Story

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 ...
Bay Area Bites

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 ...
Care2 Healthy Living

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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