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Science fiction writers irked with, redirect links to other booksellers
But now one of the leading author organizations in the genre is taking up arms against the Seattle online bookseller. The Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America — which hosts the prestigious Nebula Awards – announced on its Web site today that ...


Apple Refuses To Sell Book That Links To Amazon Store
Apple may be a big dog in music and movie sales and rentals, but it's definitely not a big dog in ebooks. That's what makes this note from Seth Godin particularly galling. In a post on PaidContent, Godin writes that Apple has refused to sell his new ...

Author pens thriller as a personal challenge
Northumberland Today
17, author Patricia Neary displays a poster of the book she has just published - the cover design courtesy of her son Matthew and his friend Cory Giroux. By CECILIA NASMITH Northumberland Today COBOURG — Cobourg resident Patricia Neary started writing ...

A Holocaust fable
By Anne Trubek, Barnes & Noble Review Ramona Ausubel's “No One Is Here Except All of Us” combines two currently popular forms of Jewish-American storytelling: the Holocaust novel and the Yiddishkeit homage. We have no dearth of Holocaust-themed novels, ...

'It makes you want to have sex with your husband': How X-rated bondage novel ...
Daily Mail
The BDSM (bondage, discipline, sadism, masochism) novel is currently sitting in 28th place on the New York Times bestseller list and is topping Amazon and Barnes &Noble charts. It is so popular that a single paperback copy is currently listed as ...

Woods' agent rips ex-coach's book
(AP) – Tiger Woods' agent lashed out Tuesday against Hank Haney's book, saying his "armchair psychology" about Woods was "ridiculous" and that it was clear the former swing coach only cares about self-promotion. Lenny Ignelzi, AP Tiger Woods with swing ...


JK Rowling announces new book for adults, fans react
CBS News
(CBS News) Since it was announced last week that JK Rowling, author of the hit "Harry Potter" series, would be writing more books - this time geared towards adults - the internet has been abuzz with chatter about the new novels' possibilities.

Tell us: Will you read the new Tiger Woods book?
By Reid Cherner, USA TODAY The sound you hear are cash registers ringing as controversy can only help sales when the book is published in March. "The Big Miss" written by Hank Haney, a former swing coach to Woods, is "armchair psychology" and a ...


Comedy Central Launching Book Imprint (Exclusive)
Hollywood Reporter
The network is launching a publishing imprint with Running Press (part of the Perseus Books Group) with plans to release everything from memoirs to joke and novelty books. The first title from Comedy Central Books will be a holiday themed novelty book ...

Co-author of 'Bears' books Jan Berenstain dies
San Francisco Chronicle
Mrs. Berenstain died Friday after a stroke in Solebury, Pa., according to HarperCollins, herpublisher. The Berenstain Bears books have offered parents and their young children guidance, comfort and old-fashioned humor about perennial issues such as ...

Publisher Barney Rosset stood up for the power of books to illuminate, elevate
Kansas City Star
And yet Grove, which Rosset bought in 1951 for $3000 and ran until 1985, remains the touchstone, the publisher most responsible for breaking down American literary puritanism, for defending the idea that art, that literature, is meant to unsettle us, ...

'Fantastic Flying Books' storytellers float to cloud nine with Oscar victory
Entertainment Weekly
by Anthony Breznican Everybody who claims an Academy Award is feeling pretty good in that moment, but perhaps no pair of winners on Sunday night were walking on air as much as the directors of The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore.

Entertainment Weekly

JK Rowling New Book Rumors Roundup – What Will Her New Novel Be About?
There isn't an author on the planet whose next book is more anticipated than JK Rowling. The Harry Potter creator has withdrawn from the public eye recently and rumors are that she is hard at work crafting her next masterpiece.


Author Jiri Kuchar finds 16 paintings in Czech Republic once owned by Adolf Hitler
New York Daily News
(AP Photo/Petr David Josek) PRAGUE, Czech Republic - A five-year search by a Czech author has discovered that 16 paintings in the Czech Republic were once owned by Adolf Hitler. The art works, which Hitler bought in Germany during World War II, ...

New York Daily News

Berenstain co-wrote popular children's books with husband
Bend Bulletin
The Associated Press file photo Jan Berenstain, the children's author who with her husband created the Berenstain Bears, whose winsome antics filled more than 300 picture books and helped guide millions of young readers through the vicissitudes of ...

E-book deal's the steal of the century
Sydney Morning Herald
An Australian group-buying site owned by Microsoft and Nine sold e-book readers bundled with a treasure trove of thousands of pirated books including the full Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings series. The matter has prompted a rebuke from the NSW Fair ...

With KDP Select, Amazon Gains Authors' Exclusivity—Cheap
The Kindle Owners' Lending Library allows Amazon Prime members who own a Kindle to “borrow” one e-book per month. In exchange for agreeing to sell their e-books exclusively in the Kindle Store, self-published authors can add those books to the Kindle ...

Jackie Collins experiments with self-publishing The Bitch
The Guardian
said Collins, whose conventionally-published books have shifted more than 400m copies worldwide. ""If it does well, I probably will continue to e-publish, because I have a book of short stories and my publisher says short stories don't sell.

The Guardian

Cudo Blames Vendor For Pirated E-Book Deal, Grosses $230k
Cudo, the Microsoft-backed Australian daily deal site that offered a $99 Chinese e-reader bundled with a CD of pirated e-books (Stephen King, JK Rowling), is now blaming the e-reader merchant for the mistake and says it will be sending buyers a ...

Minister rejects Megrahi book claim
Belfast Telegraph
Kenny MacAskill came under pressure from opposition parties to make an immediate statement to the Scottish Parliament following the publication of the semi-autobiographical book Megrahi: You Are My Jury on Monday. In the book, Abdelbaset al-Megrahi ...

Liguori: Tiger Woods Needs To Write His Own Book!
CBS Local
By Ann Liguori After reading Hank Haney's web site synopsis of his book, “The Big Miss,” (due to be released March 27) and reading Tiger's reaction to it months ago, then seeing yesterday's comments from Tiger's agent, Mark Steinberg, there is only one ...

CBS Local

World Book Day set to give away 14m book tokens
The Guardian
Thousands of schools and nurseries are joining in, with more than 14m book vouchers given out to children, and hundreds of events – from Where's Wally "flash mobs" toauthor talks and literary fancy dress competitions – taking place up and down the ...

The Guardian

Controversial Author, Michael Pearl's New Men's Book Ships over 9000 Copies in ...
Albany Times Union
To celebrate this success the publisher has designed a special promotion around the book. An Amazon promotion from March 6-8 will feature over 50 special offers that can save readers thousands of dollars as well as Free eBooks and downloads on a wide ...

Co-Creator Of 'Berenstain Bears' Book Series Dies
Jan and her husband Stan published their first book — The Big Honey Hunt — in 1962. The series grew to more than 300 books and sold more than 250 million copies worldwide. Audie Cornish speaks with the couple's son, illustrator Mike Berenstain, ...

Ex-Coach's Book: Tiger Woods wanted to be a Navy SEAL
That last scenario isn't so far-fetched, according to the book about Tiger that's about to be released by his former coach, Hank Haney. Golf Digest's website has posted excerpts from Big Miss: My Years Coaching Tiger Woods, which will appear in the ...


Hank Haney: Record pursuit taxed Tiger
1 golfer, his former swing coach, Hank Haney, said in a book excerpt released Tuesday. "There was more urgency and less fun. ... He never mentioned Nicklaus' record, but it started to weigh more heavily at every major," Hank Haney wrote in "The Big ...

Tiger Woods nearly gave up golf to become a Navy Seal, says ex-coach
The Guardian
Tiger Woods considered giving up golf to become a Navy Seal, according to a newbook by his former coach Hank Haney. Woods, whose partnership with Haney ended in 2010 following the former world No1's sex scandal, has links to the military through his ...

The Guardian

World Book Day: Children's Laureate to take part in first online festival
Half a million children from across the world will take part in the country's first online children's book festival on World Book Day 2012 tomorrow. Children's Laureate Julia Donaldson, and popular authors and illustrators including Jacqueline Wilson, ...

Book Ordering Information -
I'll have a lot more to say as publication date approaches; but it's a book of informed advocacy. There's some backward look at how we got into this mess, but this is a forward-looking book; mainly it makes the case — familiar to readers of this ...
Paul Krugman

Best Translated Book Award finalists announced -
By Carolyn Kellogg
Best Translated Book Awards: 25 works of fiction are on the longlist for the 2012 Best TranslatedBook Awards. ... Jacket Copy. Books, authors and all things bookish. « Previous | Jacket Copy Home ...
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Book Review: The Chateauneuf-du-Pape Wine Book by Harry Karis ...
Regardless, it can easily be said that the world of wine books is greatly enriched now that Harry Karis has published his opus, The Châteauneuf-du-Pape Wine Book. I feel something of a kinship with Karis, though I've yet to meet him, because ...
Vinography: A Wine Blog

A Used Book Store Clerk's Amazing Caricatures of Science Fiction ...
By Charlie Jane Anders
Bradley Craft spends a lot of time around books and authors — he's a used-book buyer at Seattle's University Bookstore, and before that he worked at San Francisco's late, lamented Stacey's Books. And in his spare time, he draws caricatures ...

Charles Murray | Book Critiques | White America | The Daily Caller
By Jamie Weinstein
American Enterprise Institute scholar Charles Murray responded to several critiques of his recently-released book, “Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010,” in an interview with The Daily Caller. Since its release, Murray's book ...
The Daily Caller

Cudo backpedals on pirated e-book offer | TeleRead: News and ...
By Chris Meadows
An update on that Cudo pirated e-books story from last night: an article in the Sydney Morning Herald covers the firestorm of controversy that has erupted.
TeleRead: News and views on e-books,...

Microsoft-Backed Daily Deal Site Sells E-Reader Bundled With ...
By Laura Hazard Owen
From Thursday through this morning, Cudo sold a 7-inch, $99, “color touchscreen,” off-brand, Chinese (judging from the appearance of the icons on the home screen) e-reader bundled with 4000e-books on a CD. The deal was first noticed on Metafilter (and picked up by ... a link to the 4000 titles, which has since been removed. The title list includes many best seller books from authorssuch as J.K. Rowling, Douglas Adams, Stephen King, Bill Bryson and Jack Kerouac amongst others.

Book Review: Jackass Investing - Seeking Alpha
By Scott's Investments
I finished the book as a better investor, armed with new insight on how to better create a portfolio with potential for greater return and lower risk. Dever argues that investors need to understand both the baseline conditions and return drivers for ... Home Page

How to Write a Book | Psychology Today
By Chris Guillebeau
Is this your year of writing a book? By Chris Guillebeau... ... Most important: to write a good book, you need a good idea. No one wants to read a book without an idea, no matter how well written it may be. Always start with something to say. ... Many authors find that it's a bit of both, depending on how things are going. ***. More than 80% of people say they want to write a book, ... Apparentlybooks can be written at any time of year!) If you want to write a non-fiction book, well, follow the ...
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The 8 Books Every Home Decorator Should Own | Apartment Therapy
By Eleanor Busing
While I don't own every single one of the books below, these are the kinds of volumes I think every DIY-enthusiast should own. 1. An Inspirational Book. Flying in the face of what I said above, I do think inspiration is important, particularly for ... For those of you who like ebooks, Maria Killam's guide How to Choose Paint Colours: It's all in the Undertones is hugely informative without being overly technical. 3. .... I really like the author because she goes into a ton of detail, so I don't have to!
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E-book production overtakes hardbacks in 2011; Harry Potter e-books coming to schools, libraries

E-book production overtakes hardbacks in 2011
The Bookseller
Publishers produced 149800 new books and new editions in 2011, down from the 2009 high point of 157039 and down from last year's 151959; this was despite the growing number of e-books published with separate ISBNs from their print equivalents.

The Bookseller

Harry Potter e-books coming to schools, libraries
Washington Post
Opening up the Harry Potter books for a new generation of readers, OverDrive announced Monday that it has worked out a deal with JK Rowling's Pottermore to bring the series to e-readers to school and public libraries. “JK Rowling's Harry Potter is a ...

A bear-hug farewell to Jan Berenstain, cocreator of the Bear family
Philadelphia Inquirer
By Michael D. Schaffer and Bill Reed MEL EVANS / AP In January 2011, Jan Berenstain displayed the first two books that she and husband Stan created. The one at right was the first to call the characters the Berenstain Bears. The Solebury resident died ... 

Jan Berenstain, co-creator of the Berenstain Bears children's books, dies at 88
Washington Post
Jan Berenstain, the children's author who with her husband created the Berenstain Bears, whose winsome antics filled more than 300 picture books and helped guide millions of young readers through the vicissitudes of childhood, died Feb.

Jan Berenstain dies at 88; co-creator of the Berenstain Bears empire
Los Angeles Times
Jan Berenstain and her husband, Stan, published their first Berenstain Bears bookin 1962. Three hundred titles about the family of bears that deal with everyday problems appeared, as well as videos and TV shows. Jan Berenstain displays a copy of the ...

Los Angeles Times

Jan Berenstain, co-creator of Berenstain Bears children's books with husband ...
Washington Post
PHILADELPHIA — Jan Berenstain, who with her husband, Stan, wrote and illustrated the Berenstain Bears books that have charmed preschoolers and their parents for 50 years, has died. She was 88. Berenstain, a longtime resident of Solebury in ...

Jan Berenstain: Berenstain Bears co-author dies aged 88 after suffering fatal ...
Daily Mail
By Laura Cox The author of the beloved Berenstain Bears children's books died on Friday, aged 88, Associated Press reported. Janice Berenstain and her husband, Stan, wrote and illustrated the Berenstain Bears books that have charmed preschoolers and ...

Daily Mail

Harry Potter e-books get worldwide library distribution
Calgary Herald
British distributor OverDrive has struck a deal with Pottermore — the online home of all things Potter — to distribute Harry Potter e-books and digital audiobooks in school and public libraries worldwide. The deal calls for the books to be ...

JK Rowling's new book has already cast its spell
Rocky Mountain Collegian
That's right: JK Rowling is writing a new book. Now unless you've been living in a cave on Mars and have only recently come to Earth, you know exactly who JK Rowling is. You know what she gave to the world –– and it wasn't just a series of fantasy ...

How to convert your book from InDesign to Kindle in 10 minutes or less
ZDNet (blog)
ZATZ is a very unusual book publisher. We put tremendous work into creating amazing books…and then we give them away for free, at least digitally. Through a grant of rights from ZATZ Publishing to the nonprofit US Strategic Perspective Institute, ...

ZDNet (blog)

Literary World Remembers Children's Book Author Jan Berenstain
CBS Local
By Molly Daly PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A local children's author and artist whosebooks have entertained young readers for 50 years has died. Jan Berenstain died Friday in Bucks County. She was 88. “She was just a remarkable person, and a remarkable mom, ...

CBS Local

Harry Potter e-books coming soon
ABC2 News
Part of a collection of 550 first edition Harry Potter books are displayed on February 28, 2008 in London. Bloomsbury Auctions are selling the collection, known as 'The Property of a Gentleman', in their Children's and Illustrated Books, …

ABC2 News

Harry Potter e-books coming to schools, libraries around the world
Christian Science Monitor
Pottermore has partnered with e-book company Overdrive to bring electronic versions of the 'Harry Potter' series to libraries and schools in five languages. By Molly Driscoll, Monitor contributor / February 27, 2012 Harry Potter e-books in schools and ...

Christian Science Monitor

Audio books at World Book Fair
Zee News
No worries you can always 'listen' to your favourite book while cooking, jogging, driving or even when out buying groceries, thanks to a range of audio books that have been available in the country for some time now. Audio versions of about hundred ...

Zee News

Jan Berenstain, cocreator of the Bear family, dies at 88
Philadelphia Inquirer
Just two days earlier, she had still been at work in the studio, illustrating two books that will appear later this year, said her son, Michael Berenstain, an artist who has been her coauthor in recent years. The books, which Michael Berenstain will ...

Jan Berenstain Dies at 88; Created Berenstain Bears
New York Times
She was 88. Her death was confirmed by her publisher, HarperCollins. With her husband, Stan, who died in 2005, Ms. Berenstain wrote more than 300 books, most of them offering moral lessons through the lives of a tidy nuclear family of plainspoken bears ...

E-books available at Vernon Parish Library
Leesville Daily Leader
In addition, patrons may download from a catalog of more than 200 audio books. Up to five e-books and five audio books may be checked out at a time. Titles are primarily non-fiction, for both adult and young readers. After two weeks, the e-book or ...

Book banning helps fundamentalists: Taslima Nasreen
Daily News & Analysis
Actually it is the politicians of the Indian subcontinent who have labelled me anti-Islam by banning my books and calling them controversial," she said. Taslima's comment comes less than a month after the Kolkata Book Fair authorities cancelled the ...

Berenstain Bears co-creator: It's all about family values
Chicago Sun-Times
25, 2011 file photo, Jan Berenstain works on art for a Berenstain Bears book in Solebury, Pa. Jan Berenstain, who with her husband Stan created the Berenstain Bears books that have charmed preschoolers and their parents for 50 years, has died.

A tribute to famed children's book author, Jan Berenstain
Mother Nature Network (blog)
I was sad to hear the news yesterday that Jan Berenstain, co-author of the legendary series of Berenstain Bears books, has passed away. But after 300books and 88 years of extraordinary life, I guess it was time for Jan to say goodbye.

Mother Nature Network (blog)

Famed children's book co-author Jan Berenstain dies
CNN International
Berenstain and her husband, Stan, were already successful cartoonists when they decided to transition to writing children's books. According to publisher Harper Collins, "The Big Honey Hunt," published in 1962, was the first book starring the bear ...

Tracking Teens: NJ author Matthew Quick has another novel on deck
Philadelphia Inquirer
But Quick's last two books have been young-adult fiction, first with "Like a Rock Star" and now with "Boy21," which hits bookstores next Tuesday. Quick will do a reading of "Boy21" at Collingswood High School on Monday. "Boy21" is about Finley, ...

Flavorwire » Literary Mixtape: Randle McMurphy from 'One Flew ...
By Emily Temple
If you've ever wondered what your favorite literary characters might be listening to while they save the world/contemplate existence/get into trouble, or hallucinated a soundtrack to go along with your favorite novels, well, us too. But wonder no ...

Amazon can change self-published e-book pricing at will | TeleRead ...
By Chris Meadows
A reminder today that, if you self-publish with Amazon, you're not guaranteed to be in control of your e-book pricing. Fantasy author Jim C. ... This is a big deal because when a bookstore puts his pro-published books on sale, he still gets full royalties out of them—but when Amazon does, the royalty is calculated from the sale price. He did still get 70% ... If a publisher had done something like that with one of its authors' works, the author's agent would have interceded. But, Hines points ...
TeleRead: News and views on e-books,...

'The Descendants' Author Insults 'The Artist'
By The Huffington Post News Editors
The author of "The Descendants," Kaui Hart Hemmings, may not be very happy that the film adaptation of her book was overlooked for Best Picture last night.
The Huffington Post | Full News Feed

'Clojure Programming' book finished | cemerick
By Chas Emerick
I'd hoped that the book would be published before Clojure/West in mid-March, but alas, it was not to be. It looks like it'll drop in mid-April. However, fret not! If you want to dig into Clojure Programming right away, you can read the final draft of it ...

'Harry Potter' E-Books Get Worldwide Library Distribution | The Wrap ...
By Tim Kenneally
British distributor OverDrive has struck a deal with Pottermore -- the online home of all things Potter -- to distribute "Harry Potter" e-books and digital audiobooks in school and public libraries worldwide. The deal calls for the ... The "Harry Potter" book series, which has sold more than 400 million copies worldwide, is credited with sparking an enthusiasm for reading in a generation of children. ... Share. Tags: Harry Potter, harry potter books, harry potter ebooks, J.K. Rowling, Media ... - Entertainment Industry...

'Sweet Bird of Youth,' 'Jungle Book' Musical Will Bookend Goodman ...
The Tony-winning director Mary Zimmerman (“Metamorphoses”) will adapt and mount a musical version of the Disney movie “The Jungle Book” at the Goodman Theater in Chicago next year, the latest attempt by Disney Theatrical Productions ...
Authors strut their stuff - Books
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Mass Ave, Cambridge | 7 pm | free | RICK MOODY + TANYA DONELLY | April 10 | In the decade since the author of The Ice Storm was last a precocious darling of the literary fiction scene, his interests ...
By Mark Liberman
Literary histories of this period have tended to pivot on William Wordsworth's rebellion against a specialized “poetic diction” — a story that would seem to suggest that the diction of 19c poetry should be less different from prose than 18c poetry had been. But that's ... When you stumble on an interesting problem, the question arises: do you blog the problem itself — or wait until you have a full solution to publish as an article? ... The goal is to find the other blog written by the same author.
Language Log

The Rent Is Too Damn High Now Available for Preorder
Slate Magazine (blog)
By Matthew Yglesias MySlate is a new tool that you track your favorite parts Slate. You can follow authors and sections, track comment threads you're interested in, and more. You can get it for your Barnes & Noble Nook here or from Apple for your iOS ...

Slate Magazine (blog)

What's happening in Mercer County: Feb. 28
Mercer Space
Author Melissa Lane talks about her book. 7 pm (609) 924-9529. 65 Witherspoon St., Franciscan Friars of the Renewal at St. Gregory the Great Church. Music and presentation. For all ages. Reconciling in the evening.

Exclusive Interview: Self-Published Author Kerry Wilkinson Outsold Patterson ...
By Mike Tuttle · 13 hours ago · Leave a Comment Kerry Wilkinson was the best-selling ebookauthor on Amazon for the last quarter of 2011. And, Kerry Wilkinson does not have a publisher. Let's take a moment to let that process.

Interview (and giveaway): Lori Foster, author of 'A Perfect Storm'
By Pamela Clare, USA TODAY USA TODAY best-seller Lori Foster loves her work. She loves her characters, loves exploring their lives, and loves giving them the happy endings they deserve. But Foster doesn't stop there. A firm believer in "happily ever ...


A Ghost at Stallion's Gate, Top-Selling B&N NOOK E-book for Write Words Inc.
Wire Service Canada (press release)
Book publisher Write Words Inc. reports Elizabeth Eagan-Cox's novel, A Ghost at Stallion's Gate, is the top seller from January's 2012 Barnes and Noble booksellers NOOK list. Press Release - Feb 27, 2012 - Arline Chase of Write Words, ...

New Online Tools Make E-Book Self-Publishing Easier ...
It's now easier to self-publish an e-book thanks to new online tools. ... These new online toolslet you upload your books to Amazon's Kindle, Barnes and Nobles Nook, Apple's iPad, ... One romance author averaged $2000 a month in royalties.

Ashley Barron: Dear Barnes & Noble (Part One)
And, no surprise here, today I am writing to you about that miracle invention, the book. Why? ....Barnes & Noble needs to get with the trend of us Indie Authors.

Love & Terror in the Middle East, author event at Barnes & Noble in ...
Love & Terror in the Middle East, author event - Your source for local - Talks & Lectures events in Santa Rosa, CA.

Digital Digest: New Tools Transform Self ... - Poets & Writers
Thanks to the accessibility of new digital tools, that picture is expanding. The e- publishing world holds new promise for writers venturing out on their own, ...

New Tools Transform Self-Publishing

Digital Digest: New Tools Transform Self ... - Poets & Writers
. . . Thanks to the accessibility of new digital tools, that picture is expanding. The e-publishing world holds new promise for writers venturing out on their own, bolstered by digitally charged success stories such as that of twenty-seven-year-old Amanda Hocking, who in less than two years earned $2.5 million from a series of novels she self-published through Amazon, ultimately scoring a multimillion-dollar contract with St. Martin’s Press...

Ebooks: the giant disruption
The Guardian (blog)
I'm an ebook convert. Not by ideology (I love dead-tree books, and I enjoy giving those to friends and family), just pragmatism. Ebooks are great for impulse buying. Let's say I read a story in a magazine and find the author particularly brilliant, ...

The Guardian (blog)

Barnes & Noble To Take On Amazon (Again) With A New 8GB Nook ...
Barnes & Noble seemed pleasantly surprised when they announced their Nook ... David has co-authored ten books including "Guerrilla Marketing for Writers", ...

Lockerbie bomber Megrahi makes appeal claims in book
BBC News
The book states that Mr MacAskill met a delegation of Libyan officials 10 days before announcing his decision, including foreign minister Abdulati al-Obedi. In thebook, Megrahi claimed: "After the meeting, the Libyan delegation came to the prison to ...

BBC News

Harry Potter e-books coming to schools, libraries
Seattle Post Intelligencer
The author of the mega-selling "Harry Potter" series said Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012 she has an agreement with Little, Brown in the United States and Britain to publish her first adult novel. Photo: Joel Ryan / AP NEW YORK (AP) — Harry Potter e-books are ...

Harry Potter e-books coming to schools and libraries, at a date to be determined
Washington Post
NEW YORK — Harry Potter e-books are coming to schools and libraries, at a date to be determined. OverDrive Inc., a leading distributor for the school and library markets, announced Monday that it has reached an agreement with JK Rowling's Pottermore ...

Harry Potter eBooks to Be Distributed to Public and School Libraries Through ...
MarketWatch (press release)
LONDON, Feb 27, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Pottermore, the online experience and home of the Harry Potter eBooks created by JK Rowling and partnered by Sony, announced today it has entered into an exclusive worldwide eBook and digital audiobook ...

Manipuri books at World Book Fair
Times of India
IMPHAL: Representing Manipur, the Writers' Forum of Imphal has displayed over 1000 books on the state's literature, art and culture in the ongoing biennial "World Book Fair New Delhi 2012" at Pragati Maidan. The forum is one of the leading literary ...

Boys read for pleasure as much as girls
Boys have caught up with girls on reading ability, according to a study into the book-reading habits of school children. What Kids are Reading 2012 found that the difficulty level of books read by boys is no longer generally lower than girls.

'Oscar Wao' author Junot Diaz announces new book
Entertainment Weekly
by Stephan Lee It's been five years since Junot Díaz's first novel The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao and more than 15 since his first book of short stories Drown. Oscar Wao was a literary sensation upon its release in 2007, topping several year-end ...

Lockerbie book: Kenny MacAskill advised Megrahi to drop appeal
The explosive revelation is contained in a book published today, in which the Libyan protests his innocence and gives his own account of the events that led to him walking free from a Scottish jail despite being found guilty of the worst mass murder in ...


Author's books teach children financial basics
Canton Repository
By Saimi Bergmann Robin Yang decided to write her “Enchanted Collar” books after noticing a gap on the bookshelf. “What I've found in financial literacy, there is a bipolar phenomenon — thebooks available are either picture books for age 6 and ...

Newsmakers: New book from JK Rowling; Kim Richards reflects on rehab
Austin American-Statesman
Benoit Tessier/AP JK Rowling, the British author whose "Harry Potter" fantasy series ignited a passion for reading in millions of children around the world, is emerging from a five-year publishing hiatus with a new novel — this time for adults.

Austin American-Statesman

Let JK Rowling's magic dispel prejudice about her 'proper adult novel'
The Guardian
No one knows what the book is about or when it's coming out. Only one fact has been revealed: it's for adults. The book world freaked out – the world's most successful author is releasing a new novel. Harry Potter achieved a very special act of actual ...

The Guardian

Boys now reading as well as girls, study suggests
BBC News
A study of which books more than 210000 UK children are reading suggests boys no longer read at a lower level of difficulty than girls. Concerns that boys lag behind girls has been frequently expressed. Roald Dahl remains the most popular children's ...

BBC News

Book review: A 'Conundrum' from a curmudgeon
By SANDY BAUERS "Thought-provoking" is what some are calling David Owen's new book, "The Conundrum" (Riverhead Trade, $14), which is about how scientific innovation and energy efficiency aren't all they're cracked up to be. Good choice of words.

World Book Fair celebrates cinema
Hindustan Times
It's a packed house at Hall No 7 at the ongoing World Book Fair as “Sahib, Biwi aur Ghulam” plays on screen, the black and white film having the desired effect on its audience when its heroine Meena Kumari shyly lowers her eyes to Guru Dutt's drawling ...

Crowdfunding: An Opportunity For Agents As Well As Authors
The recent success of the Order of the Stick Kickstarter project has shown that crowdfunding can provide funding for authors at a level equal to or higher than traditional publishers' advances. It is certainly an exciting time to be an entrepreneurial ...


Banned books help hook boys on reading
But if you're trying to get a teen or tween son hooked on reading, consider bringing bannedbooks into the mix. There's something about knowing a novel or non-fiction book was once the subject of controversy that peaks boys' interest.

"The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore" from Moonbot Studios Wins ...
MarketWatch (press release)
"The idea for the film was inspired by a dear friend and mentor, Bill Morris, a lover of books and a grand old gentleman of children's book publishing," said William Joyce, co-founder of Moonbot Studios and co-director on the "Morris Lessmore" film.

Book Review: Mountains of Light: Seasons of Reflection in Yosemite by R. Mark ...
Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)
Mark Liebenow's River Teeth Literary Nonfiction Prize winner explores far deeper issues - life and death in the human journey. Unlike many books dealing with this theme, Liebenow does not spend any time exploring death or reliving the life he had ...

With Book, Buchanan Set His Fate
New York Times
As the conservative polemicist Pat Buchanan prepared last fall for the release of his book“Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025?,” some friends who worked with him at MSNBC were worried. The book, they told him, would provoke ...

The threat to books
27 (UPI) -- How much do we value books these days? It is a question that the Swiss people will answer in a referendum March 11 and the country is bedecked in posters urging people to vote. The question is simple: Should all bookshops be required to ...

Oprah's Book Club Fight Club: Jimmy Kimmel Pitches New Shows To Oprah On ...
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Kimmel came up with a great way to spice up Oprah's influential "Book Club," which revolutionized the world of book publishing during its 15-year run. "Let's be honest," said Kimmel, "reading is like the most boring thing in the world, ...

Penguin ebook sales double in 2011
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Digital ebooks accounted for 12% of revenues at publishing giant Penguin last year after download sales doubled on a year ago, owner Pearson has announced. The books business, whose UK division published 78 top 10 best-sellers last year, grew overall ...

"Listen, Whitey!" book/CD looks back at Black Power music
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The Panthers were big Dylan fans, author Pat Thomas notes in "Listen, Whitey! The Sights and Sounds of Black Power, 1965 to 1975." There's a new book and CD that looks back at the potent soundtrack of the Black Power Movement. Listen, Whitey!

PacketVideo & Page Foundry Partner to Deliver eBooks
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SAN DIEGO, CA and BARCELONA, SPAIN, Feb 27, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- PacketVideo (PV) and Page Foundry announced today that the companies have entered into a partnership to add Page Foundry's eBook solutions as a core capability of PV's media ...

Harry Potter E-Books Will Be In Libraries
JK Rowling's Pottermore still has not officially launched, but the Harry Potter e-books and digital audiobooks sold exclusively through the site will also be available in public and school libraries, in a distribution agreement with OverDrive announced ...

Green Book, the City's Long-Out-of-Date Directory, Is to Get a New, Online Edition
New York Times
Since then, the so-called Green Book has been a bible of city government, a compendium of trivia (including a description of the councilmanic flag) , history (what year was the Westfield ferryboat explosion?) and, most important, phone numbers.

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore Wins Oscar for ...
By Jason Boog
Author and ex-Pixar character designer William Joyce rose to the top of Apple's Top GrossingBook Apps list last year with the $4.99 interactive storybook, “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore.” We've embedded a video for the ...

Ebooks: The Giant Disruption | Monday Note
By Frédéric Filloux
I'm an ebook convert. Not by ideology (I love dead-tree books, and I enjoy giving those to friends and family), just pragmatism. Ebooks are great for impulse buying. Let's say I read a story in a magazine and find the author particularly brilliant, ... Trade blogs and publications are filled with tales of out-of-nowhere self-publishing hits, or of prominent authors switching to DIY mode, at once cutting-off both agent and publisher. ... What is the problem: the e-book reader concept, or the [.
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Collector's book inlaid with gold worth $100000 is Vietnam's most ...
By Karanvir Singh
Like any other historical works, collector books fetch enormous prices at auctions. Bill Gate's Codex Leicester is by far the most expensive book ever sold, and this time antique art collector Cao XuanTruong's gold-inlaid book of Vietnamese ...

Author Blogging 101: 11 Sources of Organic Traffic — The Book ...
By Joel Friedlander
Author Blogging 101: 11 Sources of Organic Traffic describes different kinds of traffic and how to stimulate organic visitors. ... Practical Advice to Help Self-Publishers Build Better Books. Home · About · Articles · Hire Joel · Companion · Media Kit · About ... Nonfiction authors will have more ways to measure the success of their blogs, like converting visitors into subscribers or buyers, but you need to have visitors—traffic—to prosper in almost all cases. In the first article about blog traffic in ...
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Book Review: Mountains of Light: Seasons of Reflection in Yosemite ...
By pmPilgrim
Mark Liebenow's River Teeth Literary Nonfiction Prize winner explores far deeper issues—life and death in the human journey. Unlike in many books dealing with this theme, Liebenow does not spend any time exploring death or reliving the ...
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What is the oddest book title of the year (markets in everything ...
By Tyler Cowen
As in most years, there is some serious competition, here is the short list of contenders: A Century of Sand Dredging in the Bristol Channel: Volume Two by Peter Gosson (Amberley). Abook that documents the sand trade from its.
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What's in a name: Pen name sells book

What's in a name? Publishing deals, • The pen name can bring fresh opportunity ...
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Patricia O’Brien’s sixth novel, “The Dressmaker,” was rejected 13 times, but after she shopped it around under the pen name Kate Alcott, her book sold in three days. What’s in a name? Publishing deals O'Brien and Newberg had cannily circumvented what many authors see as a modern publishing scourge — Nielsen BookScan, the subscription service that tracks booksales and is at the fingertips of every agent, editor and publisher — with a centuries-old ...

'House of Stone,' a Memoir by Anthony Shadid
New York Times
The book's searching characters and mournful tone would be moving even if a reader had no knowledge that Mr. Shadid, a correspondent for The New York Times and perhaps his generation's finest chronicler of the Middle East, died on Feb.

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Jane Austen portrait on show at Bodleian Library for World Book Day
The Guardian
A newly discovered portrait claimed to be of Jane Austen, and a sampler worked in slightly wonky stitches by the author as a girl, will go on display at the Bodleian Library in Oxford for just one day to celebrate World BookDay on Thursday.

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Author: Only Scorsese could have adapted 'Hugo'
26 (UPI) -- Author Brian Selznick says he thought his children's novel "The Inventions of Hugo Cabret" couldn't be adapted for the big screen until he heard Hollywood director Martin Scorsese wanted to do it. Best known for his gritty adult dramas ...

Book review 'Watergate': Thomas Mallon's novel of Nixon's downfall
The Seattle Times
Mallon's cast of characters is vast, and the narrative maneuvers he uses to shoehorn them all into the picture feel a bit forced in the first 50 pages of the book. But once he's got his protagonists identified and in place, "Watergate" becomes a ...

BOOK WORLD bestsellers — Feb. 26, 2012
Washington Post (blog)
By Christopher Schoppa This final weekend in February (which feels on awful lot like spring) finds some new titles joining the lists — hardcover nonfiction sports two truly new books on the list ... a self-help primer focusing on improving your ...

Book News: Young adult books for all
Greenville Daily Reflector
You may not be a teenager anymore, but that doesn't mean you're too old to read greatbooks written specifically for teens. The popularity of the “Harry Potter” series by JK Rowling and the “Twilight” series by Stephanie Meyer has inspired many adults ...

Book Review | Watergate: Novel re-imagines players in scandal
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Sign up for home delivery of The Columbus Dispatch and find out What's In It for You. Enroll in EZPay and get a free gift! Enroll now. By Margaret Quamme Plenty of nonfiction has been written about the break-in and wiretapping of the Democratic ...

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Books: Y'all gonna love this one
Hawke's Bay Today
If it were not written in black and white at the beginning of the book I would not have picked this as a debut novel. It is quite simply superb and I can't wait to see what Beth Hoffman comes up with next. Saving CeeCee Honeycutt is not a thriller or a ...

BOOK REVIEW 'Watergate: A Novel' by Thomas Mallon
Boston Globe
This is one novel where the author had to make up very little — and, in fact, the biggest thing he did invent (Pat Nixon's secret lover) becomes an unnecessary distraction. In a scandal that richly endowed the English language — think stonewall, ...

Author's frightening fantasies set in a creepy Cleveland
Columbus Dispatch
Q: The book's title comes from a collection of covers of Disney songs, right? A: What I loved about it was that they're all covers by artists you wouldn't think of as doing children's songs, and the artists transform the songs in ways that create a ...

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Rowling pens new book for adults
India Today
Estimated to be worth £530 million (Rs 4122.5 crore) thanks to Harry Potter, Rowling is writing her next book and it will be out later this year. But she's guarding the plot and the characters with the fierceness of the Dementors. The author's website ...

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Book van to boost love of reading
Danbury News Times
Photo: Carol Kaliff / The News-Times | Buy This Photo Brightly painted walls and patterned carpets, welcoming cushions, and books and games decorate the Danbury school system's new literacy caravan. Two years in the planning, the heated and air ...

Stanger: The US should never be burning books
CNN (blog)
Is this commentator arguing for books, Koran or not, being transported to the US for what a ceremonial book burial ? Was it smart to burn the Koran especially in view of Afgans, obviously not. An atrocity hardly. Our foe kills for the slightest ...

Oscars Book Review: "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" Works Better Onscreen ...
Neon Tommy
Of all of the books made into films last year, the one you had the greatest likelihood of actually reading was the late Stieg Larsson's "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," which could be spotted in the hands of commuters on public transit with a level ...

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Book Club Gold: 'The Sense of an Ending'
At 176 pages in the print version, Julian Barnes' "The Sense of an Ending" will appeal to many book clubs if only because it will spare many members from that last-minute Evelyn Wood speed reading session to see what happens at the end.

A UW-Madison graduate's new book exposes the dangers of certain yoga poses.
Wisconsin State Journal
Not so, says William J. Broad, the author of the new book “The Science of Yoga,” who reports on some startling health repercussions that threaten to give yoga a bad name. “The big surprises in researching this book,” Broad said by phone from his home ...

Gleick declares in Mann's book review (after phishing Heartland ...
By Anthony Watts
Much of the contents of the book is old news: we know about the efforts to slander/libel the work of Mann, which led to seven public formal independent reviews, each of which confirmed the accuracy of his work (described well in the book); we ...
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Philadelphia Psychologist Tamar Chansky's New Book 'Free ...
By stasiad
People are hard-wired to be cautious, says psychologist Tamar Chansky, but with one in four Americans having some sort of anxiety disorder, worry has outgrown its usefulness.
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Self-Publishing: Carnival of the Indies Issue #17 — The Book Designer
By Joel Friedlander
Self-Publishing: Carnival of the Indies Issue #17 including Patty Jansen, Cynthia Morris and Caitlin Muir. ... We welcome your submissions on topics related to writing, self-publishing, book design or marketing books. You'll find here a ... Ebooks and EbookReaders. Russell Phillips presents Read Whatever You Like. Just Read posted at Russell Phillips' Blog, saying, “There is a snobbery around books and particularly e-books, which I don't understand. Reading is a good thing.
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Book Shelves #9, 2.26.2012 | biblioklept
By Biblioklept
Stable classifications are those which, in principle, you continue to respect; provisional classifications are those supposed to last only a few days, the time it takes for a book to discover, or rediscover, its definitive place. This may be a book ... As of today, there's only one slim piece of a shelf “free”—that is, holding unsorted books waiting to be read, shelved, or, in one case, reviewed (I swear I'll make another stab at writing up Breece D'J Pancake one day . . .). These books will be ...

Qbend launches its eBooks services in India - Tech News - IBNLive
US based publishing company, Qbend has launched its ebook service in India. The company is not only offering users to buy ebooks from its website but also one canpublish their books for a nominal fee. ... its website but also one can publish their booksfor a nominal fee. Using the services, customers can now buy eBooks or ElectronicBooks from a variety of Indian as well as international authors right form the Qbend store. The publications sold on Qbend are compatible with a wide ...
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bookish: Saturday Book Discussion: Where do you go for book ...
By Inverarity
I think we tend to exaggerate the importance of Twitter and blogs when it comes to its impact on publishing; despite the growing importance of ebooks, most books are still sold in paper form, and most book buyers don't read blogs or Goodreads before buying abook. ... (The rest comes from promotion/advertising, usually by authors I am already familiar with, or else books I've decided to read for some other reason, like a series I am following, or a sudden interest in a particular topic.) ...

Chance Encounters, Human Connection, Real Books and Kindle ...
By Keith Humphreys
On we rambled to Tuchman's other books, the foreign policy of President Kennedy (Guns of August was his favorite book) and then to our own lives. It turned out that he was an orthopedic surgeon in the Army. This triggered another discussion ...
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The Best Resources For World Book Day — March 1st | Larry ...
By Larry Ferlazzo
World Book Day is a partnership of publishers, booksellers and interested parties who work together to promote books and reading for the personal enrichment and enjoyment of all. Here are my choices for The Best Resources For World Book ...
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Stanger: The U.S. should never be burning books – Global Public ...
By Amar C. Bakshi
Book burning is not something typically associated with freedom-of-speech-loving America. When books are burned in a country desperately in need of more books, where only 43% of men and 12% of women are literate, it should prompt ...
Global Public Square

Author event and giveaway: Joshilyn Jackson « Bermudaonion's ...
By BermudaOnion
She told me most people expect an author's first book to be autobiographical, and hers is, but it's never been published – it's in a box under her bed and will never see the light of day. Since I think she gets the South just right in her books, ...
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Talks at Google began in 2005 as the Authors@Google series to bring ... all stripes to Google for talks centering on their recently published books and to discuss ...
New JK Rowling Book: Adult Novel For Little, Brown
J.K. Rowling is writing a new book, this time for adults. ... Brown for her forthcoming novel, which will be available both in print and e-books. ... "She is one of the best storytellers in the world," said Little, Brown Publisher David Shelley. ... for the book, and Little, Brown Executive Vice President Michael Pietsch will publish in ...

Virtual Linsanity: Jeremy Lin e-books flood the market | The Cutline ...
There are at least eight e-books about Jeremy Lin available on ... The 15000-word ebook was published Tuesday, six days after Goldsher's literary ...Madison Square Garden--and is perhaps the fastest in the fledgling e-book era . ..."That's about as fast as the book publishing world can move," Ashlock said.
Rowling Returns With a New Book, This Time for Adults
By JULIE BOSMAN JK Rowling, the British author whose “Harry Potter” fantasy series ...said on Thursday it had acquired the rights to publish the book, ...

Defied Censors, Making Racy a Literary Staple
Besides publishing Beckett, he brought early exposure to European ... only publisherto take risks, lasso avant-garde authors or print titillating material.

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