Charles Dickens - 200th anniversary of his birth

UK celebrates author's legacy on 200th anniversary of his birth
Vancouver Sun
Britain marked the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens on Tuesday with the laying of a wreath at his grave in West-minster Abbey in London and a street party in his native Portsmouth. Prince Charles, along with Ralph Fiennes, ...

E-publishing, Part 3: E-looters 101
His reasoning: Anyone who bought his ebooks should be able to read them on any platform they wish. If you download it to your Kindle, you should be free to use a program like Calibre to switch the format to one compatible with your iPhone.

Children's Books Lack Nature References, Study Suggests
Huffington Post
By 2008, images of human-made environments showed up in books twice as often as those depicting nature scenes. The study's authors attribute the decline to the increasing isolation of children from the natural world. "These findings suggest that ...

Scholarly books: An authoritative look at African and African American history
The Boston - Bay State Banner
Inevitably, valuable books will be excluded; nonetheless, the following titles strike me as crucial to a competent understanding and appreciation of black history. For the beginner, I suggest Maulana Karenga's “Introduction to Black Studies, 4th ed.

Publisher John Sargent Sr. dies in NYC at age 87
Wall Street Journal
AP NEW YORK — A former Doubleday publishing company CEO who worked with authors from Dwight Eisenhower to Stephen King has died in New York City. John Turner Sargent Sr. was 87. Sargent was the CEO of Doubleday in the 1960s and '70s.

Concord Free Press gives away books for a donation to a charity of readers' choice
Kansas City Star
By CAROLYN KELLOGG LOS ANGELES -- In less than four years, the Concord Free Press has given away thousands of books. Its founder, Stona Fitch, admits that it's not exactly a business model, but there's more to it than just freebies.

Books Alive returns for 13th year
The News Herald
PANAMA CITY — The 13th annual Books Alive festival of reading will be 9 am to 4 pm Saturday at Gulf Coast State College, 5230 WUS 98. The public is invited to attend free presentations by 17 featured authors from across the nation.

Photo books shed light on Hakka life
Taipei Times
By Loa Iok-sin / Staff Reporter Chang A-hsiang, left, a 96-year-old photographer, takes a picture at a press conference held by the Hakka Affairs Council in Taipei yesterday announcing the publication of photographic books of Hakka villages.

10 books to help boost young boys' reading
The Guardian (blog)
It takes the form of a competition, aimed at seven- to 12-year-olds and slated to kick off in September, that will reward the young readers who devour the most books: the clear intention, as schools minister Nick Gibb put it, is "to give a competitive ...

The Guardian (blog)

Schuler Books & Music Video | Bookstore in Grand Rapids
YouTube Over 25 Years as your local, independent bookstore! The husband and wife team of Bill and Cecile Fehsenfeld share a passion for reading and community involvement.

Shoestring Publishing Launches New Social Media Marketing Course "Twitter Tactics"
Houston Chronicle
Shoestring Publishing agrees and is pleased to put a bonus course in all of its business startup package courses. According to Justin Douglas, expert marketer with Shoestring Publishing, the new course is called "Twitter Tactics" and covers everything ...

Ecuador: Authors Fined $1 Million
New York Times
An Ecuadorean court has ordered two journalists to pay $1 million each to President Rafael Correa after finding them guilty of defamation for reporting on contracts the president's brother was accused of having with the state.

AViD features Pulitzer Prize winner, best-selling authors
Big-name non-fiction authors top the list of six writers who will visit Des Moines in the coming months as part of the Des Moines Public Library AViD series. Tracy Kidder, who has won both a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award, will speak about his ...

A Textbook Case of iPad Fun With Studying
Wall Street Journal
But the books also include published works from teachers, experts and regular people who used Apple's new iBooks Author app to create a book. This is a free app for Macs for creating and publishing content. User-created books are approved by Apple and ...

Aquafadas Offers Self-Publishers Digital Publishing Tools
Comic Book Resources
by Brigid Alverson, Contributing Writer | Self-publishing may be big news among book publishers, but it's a long-standing tradition in the comics world, where many a career has launched through handmade comics put together with the help of a ...

The Decline Of Publishing And The Rise Of "Other Information Services"
Slate Magazine (blog)
You can follow authors and sections, track comment threads you're interested in, and more. In honor of the latest round of buyout offers at the Washington Post, I offered a link on twitter to a Fred chart illustrating the decline in employment in the ...

Slate Magazine (blog)

Relationship Guru Charles Orlando Helps E-Book Self-Publishers Help Themselves
Fast Company
Still, with traditional book publishers scaling back on the numbers of books they release and the size of advances to authors they publish, self-publishing is probably your only option. Hustle, and you can make it work, says self-published author ...

Fast Company

Two New Books Wonder How Much Work a Marriage Should Take
Knoxville Metro Pulse
“In that moment I realized my favorite books about marriage—Calvin Trillin's About Alice and Joan Didion's The Year of Magical Thinking—both included one spouse who was dead,” she writes. She also never forces conclusions about which approach to ...

Kay Dahlquist: A loving life of books
Writing books was always a joy for Kay Dahlquist of Hood River, the Hood River News reported in its Feb. 1 edition. Reading them to children is an even greater one. The author, 97, still looks for opportunities to read to local school kids.

Amazon vs. Big Publishing: 800 lbs vs. 798 lbs. | TeleRead: News ...
By Rich Adin
Connect. TeleRead - News and views on ebooks, libraries, publishing and related topics · HOME| · AROUND THE WORLD| · EREADERS| · LIBRARY| · COPYRIGHT| · PUBLISHING ... The gist of the article is that Amazon is gearing up to challenge the publishing world on its own turf: the signing of and creation of big-name authors who sell hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of books. And this assault worries the Big 6 publishers — Hachette, Macmillan, Simon & Schuster, Penguin, ...
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A Champion of Worthwhile Books | Rachelle Gardner
By Rachelle Gardner
Another thing agents do is champion worthwhile authors and books—trying to convince publishers to take a chance, even against market conditions or conventional wisdom. Most agents have a few of those projects on their roster—the ones ... I know some writers complain about the publishing industry as if we're all just mercenaries, caring nothing for the advancement of literature or the dissemination of important ideas. We all just want to make a buck. That's the word on the street, ...
Rachelle Gardner

Inside Google Books: Anne Rice Coming to Google to Discuss “The ...
By Inside Google Book Search
Read The Wolf Gift: Pre-order the ebook for The Wolf Gift today from Google eBooks (available February 14) for easy reading on tablets, smartphones, e-readers and the web. Submit your questions for ... Watch the live YouTube broadcast: On Friday, February 24th, at 10AM PT, Anne Rice's interview will be broadcast live from the Authors@Google YouTube channel, We'll also post the recorded ... Read some of her most popular books: Interview with the ...
Inside Google Books

Self-Publishing Basics: How to Organize Your Book's Front Matter ...
By Joel Friedlander
Self-Publishing Basics: How to Organize Your Book's Front Matter includes a checklist of front matter items. ... running heads, page numbers, half-title pages, indexes… stuff like that. And the part of a book that most confuses new independent authors, in my experience, is the front matter. ... List of Figures—In books with numerous figures (or illustrations) it can be helpful to include a list of all figures, their titles and the page numbers on which they occur. List of Tables—Similar to the List ...
The Book Designer

The Millions : Judging Books by Their Covers: U.S. Vs. U.K.
By C. Max Magee
17 Responses to “Judging Books by Their Covers: U.S. Vs. U.K.”. jacqueline dubois at 7:08 am on February 8, 2012. It would be interesting to know the exact reasons of the publishing companies choices. Why a different cover on the other side ...
The Millions

Publishing Insiders Wrap-Up: Secrets to Creating Childrens' Book ...
By Paula
In the last year and a half, the top 200 book apps list has changed from consisting mainly of independent books/authors to a number of Dora, Disney and Dr. Seuss books. Consumers are going for brands they know due to quality control.
Author Marketing Experts, Inc.

A more formal statement about mathematical publishing « Gowers's ...
By gowers
A more formal statement about mathematical publishing. A group of mathematicians have been putting together a statement that explains some of the background to, and reasons for, the Elsevier boycott. This statement, which has been signed ...
Gowers's Weblog

Two new books from Koyama from Jesse Jacobs and Tin Can Forest ...
By The Beat
BTSYKH email Two new books from Koyama from Jesse Jacobs and Tin Can. Artist and illustrator Jesse Jacobs—whose book Even the Giants (AdHouse, 2011) marked his major publishingdebut after several award-winning, ...
The Beat

Designers on Book Design of the Future | Publishing Perspectives
By Hannah Johnson
The reading experience on a Kindle is like “reading through a tub full of dirty dishwater,” said book designer Carin Goldberg at an event entitled “The Next Chapter: The Design and Publishing of the Digital Book.” E-books, and the endless ...
Publishing Perspectives

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Books · A Brief Survey of William S. Burroughs References in Pop Culture .... June O'Hara posted on The 10 Most Iconic Accessories of Famous Authors on ...

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