Books May Be Better Objects; E-Books: Better Tools

Books May Be Better Objects, but E-Books Are Better Tools
The Atlantic
For instance, consider these facts: (a) Reading is a major part of my job; (b) I annotate quite heavily the books I read for work; (c) I buy a lot of those books from Amazon in Kindle format. A while back I left my Kindle on an airplane, ...

The Atlantic

E-Books Allow the Return of the Pulps
I must say that The Guardian seems rather sniffy about this, the way that e-books are allowing the return of pulp fiction. It doesn't sound like they approve, does it? Kindle-owning bibliophiles are furtive beasts. Their shelves still boast classics ...

How Books Made Me Gay
Huffington Post (blog)
I was a slow learner as a gay man and I used books to show me the way. You might say that I read my way out of the closet. Growing up outside Norfolk, Virginia, I was a shy, bookish boy, a good boy, a Boy Scout--literally. I did not learn about gay sex ...

Indigo and Books-a-Million join boycott of Amazon print titles
The Bookseller
Last Thursday (1st February) B&N said it would not stock physical books published by's publishing division in its retail stores, citing the company's "continued push for exclusivity with publishers, agents and the authors they represent", ...

Do E-Books Threaten Democracy?
eBooks are on trial once again. This time, they represent nothing short of an existential threat to democracy itself. In the prosecutor's corner we have novelist Jonathan Franzen, playing the role of 'bookservative' and decrying the rise of these ...


Declare publishing an industry: Riton
Bangladesh News 24 hours
Stressing that the present state of the publishing business cannot be called "poor", he said, "Every year, books worth Tk 250 million to Tk 300 million are sold during the (Ekushey) book fair alone. The number of books (released) is also increasing.

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Oscar-Nominated Short Celebrates Books & It's an App, Too! (Video)
Huffington Post (blog)
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, an animated film by Moonbot Studios, is a love letter to books and its curative powers. In addition to books, the Louisiana-based children's author and filmmaker, William Joyce, was inspired by ...

Red Staple Books offers web-based, multimedia eBook creation, DRM-free for $29
The Verge
The tool is based entirely on the web and is able to put out two different types of eBooks: standard ePub 2 books and books that include audio and video embeds based on the upcoming (but still not yet widespread) ePub 3 format. Authors can create books ...

The Asia Foundation and OOCL Partner to Distribute 400000 Books Across Asia
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Twenty-five OOCL containers to transport much-needed books to Asian schools, universities and libraries. The Asia Foundation today announced a new partnership with Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL), a leading integrated international container ...

102 (or more) worthy sci-fi books
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (blog)
By Jim Higgins of the Journal Sentinel At's GeekDad blog, Erik Wecks has posted a list of "102 Essential Science Fiction Books for Your Kindle." You don't have to read on a Kindle to enjoy this entertaining, helpful and discussion-worthy list ...

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (blog)

Apple tells authors: All your books iBook files are belong to us
By Anna Leach • Get more from this author In a legal rewrite pushed out Friday, Apple has made its iBooks publishing agreement sound slightly less evil by clarifying just what you can do with the content you create on its iBook Author software.

The East Edition: Great Books Turned Into Bad Movies
When a book becomes popular such as, Harry Potter, Twilight, and now The Hunger Games, it's made into a movie, should books be left as books and not turned into movies? Harry Potter, a well known name around the United States was once a book.

Local authors shine as literary lights
Coast Weekend
Local Authors at the Library takes place at 4 pm the second Saturday of the month, unless otherwise announced. For Saturday, Feb. 11, romance writer Muriel Jensen of Astoria will kick off the series. Jensen has published more than 70 books and novellas ...

What An Economist Learned From Reading 21 Books About The Crisis
NPR (blog)
by Jacob Goldstein A while back, the MIT economist Andrew Lo set out to review a couple booksabout the financial crisis. Those books led to a couple more books, which led — you see where this is going — to 17 more books. Reading 21 books about the ...

Yuri Rasovsky dies at 67; big name in radio dramas, audio books
Los Angeles Times
He called his new production company the Hollywood Theater of the Ear and increasingly produced audio books as they became more popular. Rasovsky died of esophageal cancer Jan. 18 at his Los Angeles home, said his companion, Lorna Raver. He was 67.

Los Angeles Times

Celebrating books
Kashmir Life
Over the years in January, the page 3 elite from Delhi and Mumbai alongwith writers - authors from America to Africa to South Asia, and musical bands swarm Diggi Palace in the heart of Pink City to reflect on changing nature of world.

Innovation in the Publishing Industry?
Motley Fool
Gannett reported results this week that further confirm the difficulties in the publishing industry. As Rex explains, there are some innovative ideas out there in the form of targeted, high-quality content. The question is whether the larger players ...

Banning books is counterproductive to education, success
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
by Greg Hill FAIRBANKS — Reading how the state of Arizona has banned Shakespeare's “The Tempest” from its schools as part of its general banning of “ethnic studies” books has left me grateful for encountering some new vocabulary suitable to the ...

Giveaway: Valentine's Books With a Whole Lotta Love
Thanks to the generosity of Simon & Schuster, we have two fun books about very different kinds of love to give away to one lucky Barista Kids reader! Zombie in Love, written by Kelly DiPucchio, and illustrated by Scott Campbell, is a fun look at ...


Books are a hit at the African-American Children's Book Fair
Educators were additionally treated to free books and other classroom materials. But the main attraction centered around the famous authors and illustrators who lined the entire long wall of the auditorium. That alone is quite a feat.

Denise turns up for the books campaign
Shields Gazette
Libraries across the borough hosted a run of events on Saturday, aimed at promoting libraries as multi-use services which offer much more than books. North East author and TV agony aunt Denise Robertson led the celebrations with an inspirational talk ...

Shields Gazette

Why Should Libraries Focus on Popular Books? « Annoyed Librarian
By Annoyed Librarian
I guess libraries waiting six months or so after publication before being allowed to lend ebooks from a publisher is worse than the current practice of not being able to lend them at all. And, at least while print books exist, people could still check ...
Annoyed Librarian

Vietnamese Youth Seek Out Banned Books - GalleyCat
By Dianna Dilworth
Workman Publishing Co. is looking for a Managing Editor. next job W.W. Norton & Company is looking for a Digital Production Manager: eBooks. next job Barnes & is looking for a Manager, Digital Content. see all ...

Indie Reader widget for authors | TeleRead: News and views on e ...
By Paul Biba
Connect. TeleRead - News and views on ebooks, libraries, publishing and related topics · HOME| · AROUND THE WORLD| · EREADERS| · LIBRARY| ... IndieReader recently created a widget ( /) that indie authors–and ultimately news sources that cover best selling books–can post to their web pages, giving indie book-loving readers a direct link to IR's weekly updated “List”. The fact is, many readers–and members of the media–have...
TeleRead: News and views on e-books,...

Five Publishing Hurdles (And How to Clear Them) | Michael Hyatt
By Michael Hyatt
Acquisitions editors are the people inside the publishing house specifically charged with finding and developing authors and books that are congruent with the publisher's mission. Over time, they have developed “noses” for the right projects.
Michael Hyatt's Blog

The Benefits of Self-Publishing vs. Traditional Publishing - Author ...
By Paula
They often assign greater credibility to titles released by a major publishing house than they do to those published by an unknown or less well-known author. This is partly due to the poorly edited books many self-published authors release on ...
Author Marketing Experts, Inc.

Dzanc Books' rEprint Rescues Works of Literary Excellence ...
By Daniel Kalder
One of the authors Dzanc is publishing in the rEprint series is two times NBA nominee and Guggenheim fellow Stephen Dixon, who ended up giving them 24 of his 28 published books (the rights to the others not being available): ...
Publishing Perspectives » Blog Archive » Rejected Children's Books #3
By BigFurHat » Blog Archive » Rejected Children's Books #3 | Books Palace. February 6th, 2012. [...] rest is here: » Blog Archive » Rejected Children's Books #3 « Book Review: It — 25th Anniversary Special Edition ...

Books-a-Million & Indigo Join B&N In Amazon Print Boycott ...
By Dianna Dilworth
... Free eBooks · Publishers · Jobs · Workman Publishing Co. is looking for a Managing Editor. next job W.W. Norton & Company is looking for a Digital Production Manager: eBooks. next job Barnes & is looking for a Manager, Digital Content. see all ... not carry Amazon'sbooks. Jaime Carey, the company's chief merchandising officer, stated: “Our decision is based on Amazon's continued push for exclusivity with publishers, agents and the authors they represent.

Religion Clause: Recent Articles and Forthcoming Books of Interest
By Howard Friedman
Recent Articles and Forthcoming Books of Interest. Articles from SSRN: Abdulla Galadari, Diversity in Heaven: Qur'anic Perspective Beyond Pluralism, (The International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations, Vol.
Religion Clause

Android Essentials: Publishing to Specific Devices
By Shane Conder & Lauren Darcey
About the Authors. Mobile developers Lauren Darcey and Shane Conder have coauthored severalbooks on Android development: an in-depth programming book entitled Android Wireless Application Development, Second Edition and Sams ...

The Dean's List: Tumblrs about books, crime in New York, tragedy in ...
The Dean's List: Tumblrs about books, crime in New York, tragedy in Happy Valley. BY Alexander Nazaryan. 139445043.jpeg You know how it's a huge deal when someone's iPhone gets stolen on the C train? Well, people used to get ...
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The Sharp Angle: Fresh Baked Books - Week Six
By (Lydia Sharp)
Welcome to Fresh Baked Books, a weekly feature meant to encourage reading and trying new foods. At the beginning of each week I'll post the new releases in YA lit along with a baking recipe. If you would like to be included in the post the ...
The Sharp Angle

Flavorwire » The 20 Most Beautiful Bookstores in the World
With Amazon slowly taking over the publishing world and bookstores closing left and ..... of BarterBooks was the mural, of some of the best authors ever, not included? .... Hope ebooks & environmentalism doesn't kill off bookstores completely.

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