NBC News to begin publishing e-books

NBC News to begin publishing e-books
Los Angeles Times (blog)
NBC News will launch NBC Publishing, the company announced Monday, using its own television assets as a starting point for e-books. NBC Publishing will begin as a digital-only publisher; although the title of its first e-book is not yet announced, ...

Complaint filed against authors reading Rushdie book
Two separate complaints have been filed against authors who have read out excerpts from Satanic Verses. Complaints filed in the court of Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate in Jaipur and in Ajmer have given direction to police to lodge FIRs and ...

Graphicly debuts new self-publishing service for multiple platforms
ZDNet (blog)
Graphicly is expanding its digital distribution solution for automated self-publishing. The new set-up enables authors and publishers to upload, publish, sell and promote content of all types and sizes. The catch is that this will be supported across ...

Putin's List: 100 Books For Russian Readers
It remains to be seen, however, whether Putin will favor the inclusion of foreign authors, as many Western book lists do -- and as many Russian readers would seemingly prefer. An informal reader poll on the website100bestbooks.ru ranks British writer ...


Nancy Pearl, the librarian of 'Book Lust,' signs a deal with Amazon
Christian Science Monitor
“Helping these wonderful books find new readers is, for me, a joy and a delight. I was blown away by Amazon Publishing's enthusiasm for the project and the extent to which they really understood what I wanted to do.” Pearl is among the most respected...

Christian Science Monitor

Winners unveiled: The American Library Association chooses top books, media ...
Washington Post (blog)
By Janice D'Arcy The American Library Association has announced the awards for this year's bestbooks for children and young adults. Children at a storytime in Oxford, Miss. earlier this month. (Bruce Newman - AP/Oxford Eagle) Michael L. Printz Award ...

'Commonplace Books': The Tumblrs of an Earlier Era
The Atlantic
So, about commonplace books. Commonplace books became widely used in the early modern period, largely because literate people were discombobulated by the flood of information that the printing press had unleashed on them. (One 17th-century writer ...

New Stats: Kids Find E-Books 'Fun And Cool,' But Teens Are Still Reluctant
It was presented at Publishers Launch Conferences' “Children's Publishing Goes Digital” this morning. Market Basics: The overall children's book market was $3.08 billion in 2010. E-books make up about 13 percent of sales for YA books and 11 percent of ...

Ten authors longlisted for Lionel Gelber Prize
National Post
... published by Perseus Books Group; and A World on Fire: Britain's Crucial Role in the American Civil War, by Amanda Foreman, published by Random House. Interviews with all the longlistedauthors can be downloaded from the Munk Center website.

What books are there for a five-year-old who loves pirates and African wildlife?
The Guardian
My son, who is almost six, is still learning to read independently, but loves having longer books read to him. He adores CS Lewis, and also really enjoyed Enid Blyton's Faraway Tree series, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Peter Pan (although ...

The Guardian

E-Publishing, Part 1: In The Beginning
Wilson flirted with electronic publishing very early on—like 1993—when he became involved with the granddaddy of all ebooks, Brad Templeton's ClariNet Library of Tomorrow. But the world wasn't quite ready back then for what ClariNet was offering.

American Library Assn. announces 2012 Youth Media Award winners
Los Angeles Times (blog)
The awards are given to authors and illustrators of books, audio books and videos for children and young adults. Jack Gantos won the John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature with his novel "Dead End in Norvelt.

Giving books to young readers
Buffalo News
The book is just the first of many for Prince, who, with his mom, are among the first to participate in a new program that delivers free books directly into the home for eligible children from birth to 5 years of age. The program gives them ready ...

Buffalo News

Arkansas Authors to Discuss the Art of True Crime Writing
Hendrix College Events and News
Gene Lyons and Mara Leveritt, Arkansas authors who have published acclaimed books that tell the haunting and often bizarre stories of these true crimes, will present "The Art of True Crime Writing: A Panel Discussion with Gene Lyons and Mara Leveritt," ...

Why Manga Publishing Is Dying (And How It Could Get Better)
Like American comic books, manga started out as cheap entertainment for kids, but while American comics faced their dwindling readership by turning into an adult collector's item with color, thicker paper and higher production values, manga magazines ...

Bonding with books
The Hindu
After you read a book, why not share it with the Open Books Project, an initiative by city-based Orange Leaf? This was started by Varsha G, a Chinmaya Vidyalaya student and her friends a year ago, and it aims to help children who cannot afford books.

The Hindu

Authors agonise over adaptations
Deccan Herald
The process of translating a thousand words into stage or screen may sound like a simple process to lay watchers, but seeing their work go through the transformation has a different feel on writers. A novel is a different universe, said Richard ...

Giveaway: Books for No Name Calling Week
Today, books like Diary of a Wimpy Kid and the very direct Middle School, the Worst Years of My Life continue the tradition. In support of No Name Calling Week, January 23rd – 27th, 2012, Barista Kids would like to suggest few books that use positivity ...


Popar Books Presents Virtual 3D Books
Popar Toys will debut 3D technology at the NY Toy Fair featuring the interactivity of video games and applies it to digital toys, action figures and books. "It comes alive in front of your eyes" By way of a web cam, a reader can now explore Venus in ...

Polar Mobile Raises $6 Million For HTML5-Based Publishing Platform ...
Today, Polar counts several big media companies among its customers, including CBS Interactive, Conde Nast, Sports Illustrated, Shanghai Daily, Future Publishing, Rogers Media, Khaleej Times, TC.Media and The Wall Street Journal.

Ebooks Skyrocketing! At Least for Now
Library Journal (blog)
As we see from this article, what ebooks get checked out the most from libraries are what ebooksare available for checkout, which at the moment includes only 2 of the Big 6 publishers. The most popular new books from libraries are all from Random ...

Wyatt's World: RUSA's Outstanding Books of the Year
Library Journal
[Check LJ's Best Books of 2011 articles for crossover.—Ed.] The Memory Palace by Mira Bartók (Free Pr: S. & S.) Illuminations by Arthur Rimbaud. Translated by John Ashbery (Norton) Sacred Trash: The Lost and Found World of the Cairo Geniza by Adina ...

Library Journal

How Apple is sabotaging an open standard for digital books
ZDNet (blog)
Baldur Bjarnason, an expert on digital publishing who earned a PhD for his work onebooks and interactivity, says “Apple's new format is mostly ePub3″. But that “mostly” is problematic: Apple's new format is mostly ePub3. It has valid NCX and OPF ...

ZDNet (blog)

Move to Digital: Lose Your Unwanted Books
Want to replace your traditional library with ebooks? Here are some sites and tools that can help you make your physical books disappear. By David Daw, PCWorld Ever since I received an ebook reader over the holidays, I've wanted to clear out as much of ...

NBCUniversal Launches Book Publishing Arm, NBC Publishing ...
By Jeremy Greenfield
NBC has already worked on joint book projects with Perseus Books, Penguin and e-publishingplatform Vook, which is one of several technology vendors being looked at for a larger partnership with the company. According to Fabiano, NBC ... He added that NBC Publishing will also behave like other publishers, working with outside authors and agents on traditional book deals. E-reader and tablet adoption, the .... Weekly Roundup · New eBooks & Apps · Archives · PIA Awards ...
Digital Book World

The Cost Justification for eBooks - Eastman's Online Genealogy ...
By Dick Eastman
A private school in Florida is switching from printed books to eBooks on iPads for several reasons. One major reason is to save ... The textbook publishers and the authors still expect to make about as much profit as before. iPads normally cost ...
Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter

NBC News Unveils Ebook Publishing Initiative - Deadline.com
By DAVID LIEBERMAN, Executive Editor
The line between publishing and showbiz just got a little narrower: NBC News says that it has launched a new unit, NBC Publishing, that will produce ebooks. ... It also will tap products from other NBCUniversal units including Peacock Productions, NBC Sports, Universal Pictures, Telemundo, and independent authors who want to “create content that taps into NBC's resources.” NBC News SVP Cheryl Gould will be in charge of the New York-based operation, and Michael Fabiano will ...

Writing Secrets of Prolific Authors | Write to Done
By guest
Writing Secrets of Prolific Authors. A guest post by David Masters of inkably: tell better stories. Isaac Asimov, one of the big three science fiction writers of the twentieth century, published over 500books including novels, short story collections ...
Write to Done

10 Bestselling Books with 80+ One-Star Reviews - GalleyCat
By Jason Boog
10 Bestselling Books with 80+ One-Star Reviews. ... GalleyCat Reviews · Jobs · Black BalloonPublishing is looking for a Managing Director. next job Jones & Bartlett Learning is looking for a Production Specialist - Media Services. see all · GalleyCat Reviews, Lit Crit ... We were so inspired by her post that we checked negative reviews of ten authors at Amazon–follow the links below to the many one-star reviews received by bestselling authors. Twilight topped the list with 669 ...

Civil Eats » Blog Archive » Urban Farming Essentials: Authors of a ...
By hwallace
After Novella Carpenter's critically acclaimed memoir Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer came out, she and friend Willow Rosenthal, the founder of West Oakland gardening nonprofit City Slicker Farms, started talking about ...
Civil Eats

Apple's dirty little EULA publishing secret | TechRepublic
By Jack Wallen
Jack Wallen investigates the Apple iBook EULA and explains why authors better beware of what they are agreeing to if they use the iBook publishing pla.
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NBC News Creates NBC Publishing - eBookNewser
By Dianna Dilworth
The imprint will also publish independent authors who source their stories with NBC's resources. This isn't the first time that NBC has gotten into eBooks. The media organization worked with Penguin and The Perseus Books Group on various ...

NBC News Forms Digital Publishing Unit | Publishers Lunch
By Michael Cader
The focus is on e-publishing and video-enhanced ebooks, including both full-length and short-form works, based on current events, documentaries, trends, biographies, and profiles. Though the unit has been formed by ... The venture says it welcomes outside authors and collaborators as well, saying that they "will also publish independent authors looking to create content to that taps into NBC's resources, to enhance their work and broaden their reach." While the move may inspire ...
Publishers Lunch

Ebooks Are Boring? So What? | TeleRead: News and views on e ...
By Eoin Purcell
In it he asks three questions he feels people aren't asking about ebooks. The ones. ... Connect. TeleRead - News and views on ebooks, libraries, publishing and related topics · HOME ... Why am I rubbish at selling books online? Where the ...
TeleRead: News and views on e-books,...

Enhanced E-Books and the Pride of the Publishing Industry | Book ...
By Austin Allen
The title of the Wall Street Journal's recent article on enhanced e-books—"Blowing Up the Book"—strikes me as an appropriate blend of the exciting and the ominous. (See also: "Kindle Fire.") The format is a wide-open field of creative ...
Big Think

A non-profit, crowdfunded, book-publishing platform | Springwise
By Springwise
23rd January 2012 in Media & Publishing. In the same way that UK-based Unbound ... The PUBSLUSH model gives exposure to new talent while enabling readers to decide what books go to market. A charitable twist on the model is a bonus ...

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