Big City Book Club: Discussing Dawn Powell With Candace Bushnell

Big City Book Club: Discussing Dawn Powell With Candace Bushnell
New York Times (blog)
By GINIA BELLAFANTE Today we've got a very special co-host for the Big City BookClub: Candace Bushnell, the “Sex and the City” author, whose most recent book, “Summer and the City,” is the second installment of her new young-adult series examining ...So let’s get catty — who in the world of glittering New York today does Amanda remind us of? (Feel free to use code names!) And what resonated most for you about the book? Take it away.--Candace Bushnell: Hi Ginia, I’m so happy you asked me to participate . . .

New York Times (blog) 

2011 Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalists announced
Los Angeles Times (blog)
They're all in the running for 2011 Los Angeles Times Book Prizes. The finalists -- five each, in 10 categories -- were announced Tuesday. The 32nd annual prizes will be awarded at a public ceremony April 20 at USC's Bovard Auditorium. 

Kama Sutra ends up as e-book | Ubergizmo
By Edwin Kee
This New Age guru has written plenty of books over the years, not to mention having released plenty of audio content in the form of cassettes (back when they were in vogue, of course) [...] ...Well, his Kama Sutra and the Seven Spiritual Laws of Love tome is nothing short of a lavishly illustrated book, and it has been converted into the digital format, being made available to different platforms such as Graphicly, Nook, Android, Sony E-Reader and Amazon. The entirebook will be fully ...

Gabby Giffords' husband writing children's book
CBS News
Gabrielle Giffords, on her memoir, is writing a children's book about a mouse that goes to space. "On my first space shuttle flight, we had 18 mice on board as experiments," Kelly said. "And 17 of them, as soon as we got into zero gravity, ...

Official: Books Burned in Afghanistan Extremist
ABC News
A military official says Muslim holy books that were burned in a pile of garbage at a US military base in Afghanistan had been removed from a library at a nearby detention center because they contained extremist messages or inscriptions.

ABC News

Astronaut Mark Kelly to Publish a Picture Book With Simon & Schuster's Paula ...
MarketWatch (press release)
21, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Astronaut Mark Kelly has signed with Paula WisemanBooks, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, to publish Mousetronaut: A Partially True Story, a picture book. Mark Kelly was a captain in the ...

Astronaut Mark Kelly has written a children's book
Christian Science Monitor
Gabrielle Giffords, will release his children's book about a mouse in space this fall. By Molly Driscoll / February 21, 2012 Former astronaut Mark Kelly says his new children's book was inspired by real mice on board one of his spaceships.

Afghans protest disposal of Muslim holy books at US base
Los Angeles Times
REPORTING FROM KABUL, AFGHANISTAN -- An angry protest erupted outside a sprawling US-run military installation on Tuesday after base personnel allegedly improperly disposed of religious materials, including Muslim holy books. Gen.

Koran burning in Afghanistan — how should holy books be disposed of?
Washington Post (blog)
Many religious traditions accord their holy books the same respect as they give human remains. Most traditions say scripture and other sacred texts cannot be burned. Below, religious scholars give guidance on how holy books from each faith can be ...

HarperCollins Acquires Second Official Photographic Book From Justin Bieber
Sacramento Bee
21, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- HarperCollins announced today the acquisition of JUSTIN BIEBER: JUST GETTING STARTED, the second official photographic book from multiplatinum-selling superstar Justin Bieber. Scheduled to publish worldwide in September 2012 ...

Godfather Author Mario Puzo's Estate Sued by Paramount in Copyright Action
Paramount claimed that, after Puzo's death in 1999, the company agreed to allow Bertelsmann AG (BTG)'s Random House unit to publish a single Godfather sequel, “The Godfather Returns,” in 2004. The estate published another novel, “The Godfather's ...

Jeremy Lin Books for Your Kindle - GalleyCat
By Jason Boog on February 21, 2012 10:10 AM New York Kicks star Jeremy Lin has swept the sports and media world, and everybody is wondering when the basketball star will land his inevitable book deal. You can already buy seveneBooks about Lin on the ...

Book review: 'Gillespie and I,' by Jane Harris
Washington Post
If you are in any way squeamish or genteel, skip “Gillespie and I.” If you'd like to know a little more about the seamy side of the human condition, by all means, pick this one up. See reviewsbooks regularly for Book World.

100 Million Books to Kids in Need
Sacramento Bee
This year, First Book pledges to distribute its 100 millionth new book, and double the number of schools and programs in its national network, from 25000 to 50000. The organization is also planning to expand its digital offerings to include e-books and ...

'Mousetronaut: A Partially True Story': Retired astronaut Mark Kelly writing ...
Daily Mail
By AP Retired astronaut Mark Kelly, who collaborated with his wife, former US Representative Gabrielle Giffords, on her memoir, is writing a children's bookabout a mouse that goes to space. 'On my first space shuttle flight, we had 18 mice on board as ...

Daily Mail

David Walliams' book Mr Stink to be made for TV
BBC News
The book, about a smelly tramp who is befriended by a girl called Chloe, will be broadcast later this year. Walliams, who has written the script for the hour-long film, said he was "beyond thrilled" that the book was being adapted for television.

BBC News

32nd Annual Los Angeles Times Book Prizes Finalists Announced
Los Angeles Times
The event is the preface to the 17th- annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, the nation's largest public literary festival, to be held on USC's campus in the heart of LA's Downtown Arts & Education Corridor on April 21st and 22nd. The Book Prizes ...

Penguin Group (USA) Launches Twitter Book Club
Sacramento Bee
Penguin will lead regular discussions with book club members during the month of March. In early April, when the book club has finished reading A Discovery of Witches, the author Deborah Harkness will join the discussion in an hour-long live Twitter ...

Award-winning nonfiction books for young readers
The Seattle Times
"Balloons Over Broadway" combines a kid-friendly text with colorful, detailed illustrations to create a truly distinguished picture-book biography. No comments have been posted to this article. If you have a young reader who loves nonfiction, ...

Malaysia 'bans' Peter Mayle book Where did I come from?
BBC News
Malaysian officials have ordered book shops to stop selling a sex education bookby British author Peter Mayle. Where did I come from? is banned from sale pending a review, a Home Ministry statement seen by the BBC said. It will be banned completely if ...

BBC News

David Kirby: Of Books, Boycotts, and Killer Whales
By David Kirby
My new book about killer whales in captivity -- Death at SeaWorld -- does not hit stores for another five months, and already there are two online petitions (here is one) to boycott the title and urge booksellers and the media to ignore and reject ...
David Kirby

Venice: New Book Offers Hauntingly Beautiful Black-And-White ...
By The Huffington Post News Editors
A new book from ASSOULINE is a must-have for lovers of Italy and anyone who's been to Venice. The stunning ... One quotation in the book is particularly apt, from author Erica Jong writing in The New York Times in 1986: Come back in ...
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Monica Edinger: More Children's Book Awards
By Monica Edinger
While the ALA awards for children's books and media may be the most well-known, there are many other worthy awards for children's books as well. All of these are excellent sources for those looking for great reads for the children in their ...
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Should education publishing try to innovate faster? | TeleRead ...
By Chris Meadows
TeleRead - News and views on ebooks, libraries, publishing and related topics · HOME ...Posted in: Chris Meadows, ebook, education, publishing. Tags: e-book, education, educationpublishing, innovation, publishing ... stack-of-books On FutureBook, Shane Rae wonders if the education publishing industry is failing to innovate as it should. He describes the legacy model of education publishing, which involves prototyping, trial, feedback, and development to make sure that what gets ...
TeleRead: News and views on e-books,...

Slow publishing «
By jeremy
But the intriguing thing about it is its production method; every page is printed on an A3 inkjet at the home of publisher Benjamin Koh, which takes five hours per copy; it takes another hour to poke holes in the pages for the stitch binding; ...

Introducing Download the Universe: A new science ebook review ...
By Carl Zimmer
We also define ebooks generously–everything from a plain-vanilla pdf on an author's web site to a Kindle Single to an elaborate iPad app. (We will not be reviewing ebooks that are simply digitized versions of print books.) We welcome tips ...
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