Tucson says banished books may return

Tucson says banished books may return to classrooms
By Jeff Biggers In a clarification of last Friday's announcement of a list of Mexican American Studies books to “be cleared from all classrooms” in order to comply with a state ban on ethnic studies, the Tucson Unified School District (TUSD) declared ...


Publishing Stocks: Will Apple Lead the Textbook Digital Revolution? - DailyFinance: "Apple (NAS: AAPL) is planning a big announcement on Thursday in New York City, and many suspect it will address the company's plans to revolutionize the textbook industry. Textbooks, from third-grade social studies to college level chemistry courses, are about due for a tune-up. Apple may be planning to take the lead on that front by selling textbooks through its iBooks store, directly from textbook publishers . . . "

eBooks Can Now Be Read on Any Computer or Tablet
Sacramento Bee
18, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Amazon and Barnes & Noble have been quietly expanding the number of free apps available to read Kindle and Nook eBooks on any tablet, smart phone or computer. Free Kindle and Nook apps are now available for PC, Mac, iPad, ...

fbsotd banned books
In our Facebook Story of the day you wanted to know what books are banned in local libaries. Every year the American Library Association Posts a list of banned books and many of the books listed are percieved as objectionable because of how they ...

Penguin's DK: Goodbye Books, Hello 'Flat' Content. Make Once, Use Anywhere
Given that Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) is making what many believe to be an educational publishing announcement tomorrow, we had to ask Buckley if Pearson (NYSE: PSO), the company that owns Penguin and DK, is in on whatever it is that Apple is announcing ...

Emphasis on Ebooks Stirs Community Outcry in Illinois
American Libraries
She went on to say that the library does not intend to abandon print books but rather to add more DVDs, CDs, audiobooks, and downloadable material. “It's not a loss; it's an addition to,” said Hartzog. SOL member Rachel Leon told AL that the speed with ...

Why Amazon's Plagiarism Problem Is More Than A Public Relations Issue
Using the Kindle Direct Publishing platform, the copycats are able to hijack the sales of the originalauthors by simply copying and reselling their works. Spammy and stolen e-books—either plagiarized copies of copyrighted works by other authors, ...

Where authors grow like chanterelles
Coast Weekend
Robert Michael Pyle is a lepidopterist (that's a butterfly expert) and author who has published 12books and hundreds of papers, essays, stories and poems. He founded the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation in 1974. ...

BOOKS:'Escape from Verona'
Packet Online
If two attractive earlier books (starting with a 2006 children's novel) suffice to prove it, Mr. Gray is by now a veteran self-publisher. In fact, his satisfaction with Finance Arts Guide to Nonprofit Cash Flow (2010) convinced him self-publishing ...

Packet Online

Vernier's New Lab Books Integrate Scientific Data-Collection Technology into ...
MarketWatch (press release)
The Investigating Biology through Inquiry and Organic Chemistry with Vernier lab books will be available for purchase in March 2012 for $48.00 each. For more information and to view the complete list of experiments, visit www.vernier.com/bio-i and ...

SOPA blackout rebuffed by bill authors
The authors of controversial piracy legislation are dismissing website blackouts planned for Wednesday as a “publicity stunt” designed to “stoke fear” among the public. Wikipedia, Mozilla, Reddit, WordPress and some 7000 other websites are vowing to go ...


Peer Review Meets DIY: Publishing a Student Science Journal
New York Times (blog)
Note that often, news coverage about science or medicine in mainstream publications like The New York Times accompanies the publishing of a prominent paper in a science journal. You might show students the New England Journal of Medicine's timeline of ...

New York Times (blog)

What will the history books say about a decade of war in Iraq?
Nevada Appeal
After a decade of war in Iraq, our troops are coming home. Now we must decide how to memorialize the Iraq War — in other words, how to write history. Will history read that America accomplished President Bush's goal of “spreading democracy? ...

Three new books on modern manners
Washington Post (blog)
A new roundup of books on manners exhorts us to put pen to paper (or at least fire off a text message). 1Don't blow your nose at the table. No spitting in public. It sounds like your mother talking, but in fact, the advice was published in 1530 by ...

Top Books You Should Be Reading During 2012
Catholic University of America The Tower
“There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.” – Joseph Brodsky Here are my top picks of great books for your 2012 reading list. While some are more recent than others they all offer timeless insights and conclusions that ...

Fantasy authors highlight annual teen book festival
Your Houston News
Three book vendors will be present to sell books, Cooper said, and the TWCP theater department will perform scenes from its upcoming production of “Little Women,” which Cooper said is “ ideal” for the festival because it was originally a book.

E-books don't replace the real thing
The Daily Cougar
Despite threats, attempts at derailing and false alarms, bound books have managed to outlive not only those who have decreed them as obsolete, but their very contenders as well. It would be safe to call them the 'winning-est' pieces of media in human ...

OverDrive Adds Tens of Thousands of Non-English eBooks to Library Catalog
MarketWatch (press release)
Portuguese: Emooby ( www.emooby.com ) is the first publisher dedicated to publishing eBooks in Portugal. Notable titles include Derecho A La Ternura by Armando Jose Sequera, La Eterna Quimera by Jesus Garcia Perez, and Ser Felices Para Siempre by ...

RealTime Publishing author, Mattius CS White, releases another Fantasy Epic ...
openPR (press release)
With Global wholesale distribution through Ingram, Barnes & Noble, Baker & Taylor, Books a Million and Borders, and pervasive online availability through RealTime Publishing's online store TheEbookSale.com, Amazon and elsewhere, "The Leaves of Dusk" ...

Apple wants to make publishing easy with 'GarageBand of e-books'
We've no idea how simple the publishing tool will be, but according to Ars Technica, the tools developers are using now are frustrating and clunky. Could Apple do to e-books what it's already done to digital music, Web site building and video editing? ...

Leading Authors and Scholars Examine the American Narrative in Daedalus
Sacramento Bee
By American Academy of Arts & Sciences CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The viability of the American Dream – the belief that upward mobility is within reach of all who work hard and play by the rules – is in jeopardy in the ...

Mentor Library Program Brings Books To Readers' Doors
By Jason Lea Retired school teacher Vicky Barden, 95, receives a new shipment of books from Mentor Public Library during a library homebound service visit in January. The library homebound service delivers large-type and regular-print books, books on ...

Lee Foster's Ebook Publishing Revolution — The Book Designer
By Joel Friedlander
You can see more about Lee's articles, photos, 10 books, and 4 apps on his website atwww.fostertravel.com. Beyond ebooks, Lee has been a pioneer in app publishing. In this article Lee focuses on “The Ebook Publishing Revolution. ...
The Book Designer

Books Bought By Big Picture Readers in 2011 | The Big Picture
By Barry Ritholtz
I always find it interesting to see which books TBP readers are buying. In addition to throwing off minor referral revenue, the Amazon embed code lets me.
The Big Picture

Apple rumored to announce 'GarageBand for e-books', e-textbooks ...
By Chris Meadows
Connect. TeleRead - News and views on ebooks, libraries, publishing and related topics ... This could then serve as a sort of professional Logic-type tool for interactive textbook creation complement to Apple's "GarageBand for e-books." ...
TeleRead: News and views on e-books,...

Popular press on ebooks on libraries | Bibliographic Wilderness
By jrochkind
(which the US First Sale Doctrine makes unenforceable for print, but not ebooks). Remember, not-for-profit libraries (public, academic, and sometimes special use) are pretty much the only institutions in the publishing chain/universe, whose ...
Bibliographic Wilderness

'Parks and Recreation' books Sean Hayes to interview Leslie - From ...
By Rick Porter
The former “Will & Grace” star will help Leslie Knope get her city council campaign back on track on “Parks and Recreation.” Maybe.
From Inside the Box

Rationally Speaking: Experimenting in e-Publishing
By Massimo Pigliucci
Since I'm always interested in new frontiers in e-publishing, I have just released both titles at Smashwords, an e-book "aggregator," as they call them these days, i.e. an outlet that allows people to publish and distribute their e-books in a variety ...
Rationally Speaking

Glamour Blog.: BOOKS: 'Assouline Books.'
By www.glamour-blog.com
3SUISSES Acne Aldo Alexander MCQueen Alexander Wang ARROW ASOS Balmain Barney Scoop Beauty Bershka Bloggers Books Burberry Catwalk Celine Chanel ChloƩ Christmas Christopher Kane Closet Collections Cooking COS ...
Glamour Blog.

iLibrarian » e-Books and School Libraries
By Ellyssa
In addition to the struggle they share with other types of libraries to offer current bestselling fiction ebooks, school libraries are also working to secure backlist fiction, curriculum-focused nonfiction, and multiple copies of books for group use. ...

4 Books You Should Reread | Clutch Magazine
By Danielle Pointdujour
Like many of you, I love to read. Not only is it a great way to relax or pass the time, but it's a way for me to mentally travel to different times and.
Clutch Magazine

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