Dogs in Books: An Illustrated History

Dogs in Books: An Illustrated History
The Atlantic
By Maria Popova If you, like me, are a lover of dogs and a lover of books, then you'll be head over heels with Dogs In Books: A Celebration of Dog Illustration Through the Ages. From Aesop's Fables to the Bible to Alice in Wonderland to Oliver Twist ...

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Barnes & Noble, Taking On Amazon in the Fight of Its Life - "Several iterations later, the Nook and, by extension, Barnes & Noble, at times seem the only things standing between traditional book publishers and oblivion. Inside the great publishing houses — grand names like Macmillan, Penguin and Random House — there is a sense of unease about the long-term fate of Barnes & Noble, the last major bookstore chain standing. First, the megastores squeezed out the small players. (Think of Tom Hanks’s Fox & Sons Books to Meg Ryan’s Shop Around the Corner in the 1998 comedy, “You’ve Got Mail”.) Then the chains themselves were gobbled up or driven under, as consumers turned to the Web. B. Dalton Bookseller and Crown Books are long gone. Borders collapsed last year. . . "

No More E-Books Vs. Print Books Arguments, OK?
NPR (blog)
by Jonathan Segura Jonathan Franzen's in the news again, this time talking about how e-books are chiseling away at the foundations of civilization as we know it. Absurd, isn't it? That the author of two of the better regarded novels of the past decade ...

Unique New Publishing Event Showcases the Industry's Future: From Traditional ...
MarketWatch (press release)
BOULDER, CO, Jan 31, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Ricoh Production Print Solutions LLC, a leading provider of digital output solutions, today announced its first-ever, books-driven, invitational event -- "The Next Chapter" -- aimed to bridge the gap ...

NBC Publishing Wants to Prove a TV Company Can Make Better E-Books
Wired News (blog)
But make no mistake: NBC Publishing's approach to books will be digital-first. Michael Fabiano, NBC Publishing's general manager, couldn't be happier with sharing Apple's spotlight. “We loved it, because it attracts everyone's attention to what we're ...

Wired News (blog)

Safari Books Online Takes Home Bronze in the 2011 Brandon Hall Excellence ...
MarketWatch (press release)
SEBASTOPOL, Calif., Jan 31, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Safari(R) Books Online ( ), the leading on-demand digital library for technology, digital media and business professionals, today announced that it has won a bronze prize in ...

Ebooks: More Boon to Literacy Than Threat to Democracy
Discover Magazine (blog)
He is the author of 12 books, the most recent of which is Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed. It's been nearly 87 years since F. Scott's Fitzgerald published his brief masterpiece, The Great Gatsby. Charles Scribner's and Son issued the first ...

Discover Magazine (blog)

Books-A-Million Chooses CoverCake
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
CoverCake, a Silicon Valley company focused on social media monitoring & analytics for the book industry, has been selected by Books-A-Million to provide social media trending data and analysis onbooks, authors, publishers, genres, influencers and ...

Writing Books Is Tennis For The Brain
So, Jonathan Franzen fears printed books are going to disappear and Ewan Morrison predicts an e-publishing bubble that's going to end somewhere between sub-prime mortgages and tulip fever, ruining lives and crashing banks – I exaggerate, but then so do ...

BookBaby Connects Indie Authors to Kobo and Copia
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Now, independent authors who publish eBooks with BookBaby get distribution through Amazon, Apple, Sony, and Barnes & Noble, as well as Kobo and Copia. BookBaby provides an easy way forauthors to connect to readers by acting as a one-stop publisher, ...

The Big Reasons Indie Authors Aren't Taken Seriously
Huffington Post
By all indications, you'd expect that readers and traditional media alike would be wrapping their arms collectively around indie authors and their books into something akin to a big 'ole hug. The main complaint about the indie book category is the lack ...

Arizona Ethnic Studies Ban: Books Allegedly Banned From High School Are Being ...
Huffington Post
Among the participants of the caravan will be some of the authors whose books were banned in Arizona, together with advocates concerned with preserving First Amendment rights of equal protection and freedom of speech, according to the event's website.

Local Books: the rhythms of Eastern Washington farm life
The Seattle Times
New in local books: the farming life in Adams County, governing in Washington state and brain fitness for women. No comments have been posted to this article. "Drylands, a Rural American Saga" by Lionel Delevingne and Steve Turner (University of ...

Ebooks vs Democracy?
Daily Beast
"Maybe nobody will care about printed books 50 years from now, but I do. When I read a book, I'm handling a specific object in a specific time and place. The fact that when I take the book off the shelf it still says the same thing – that's reassuring.

Authors discuss life from Sitting Bull to Vietnam War
Rapid City Journal
Milo Dailey/BCP staff - Belle Fourche retired journalism professor Bill Kunerth, left, jokes about writing with authors CM Wendelboe and Ernie LaPointe at the Belle Fourche Public Library Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012 where the two discussed their books.

Giving books away: World Book Night 2012
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Last year a program got underway in the UK with a simple goal: to put books into the hands of those who want to read but don't have easy access to reading material. The reasons might vary—they can't afford to buy books, don't live near a library, ...

Botanic Garden's appeal to Pakistan for stuck books
BBC News
By Huw Williams BBC Scotland reporter The Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh is appealing to the government of Pakistan to release 4000 botany text books, which have been held-up at Karachi customs for 12 months. The books are supposed to be distributed ...

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Giveaway Tuesday: Authors share how they deal with lousy reviews
Every Tuesday, we're going to -- you guessed it -- give away some books. All you have to do is leave a comment at the end of this post for your chance to win. Today's topic: lousy book reviews, the aftermath. All authors get less-than-flattering book ...


Where are the books?
Sure, there are places selling books — there are lots of places selling books — provided you're interested in one of a tiny sample of titles. There was something vaguely North Korean about walking the length of the concourse and seeing the exact same ...


With iBooks 2 And iBooks Author, E-Book Publishing For The Masses - 10000 Words
By Ethan Klapper on January 31, 2012 10:32 AM E-Books that originate in newsrooms are an increasingly common phenomenon. The Washington Post and POLITICO, to name two publishers, have both gotten into that business lately, and have had success with ...
Readers: Are You Buying Fewer Books Now That Borders Is Gone?
Huffington Post
I'd drop in whenever I was in the mood to browse for books, and inevitably, I'd leave with great armfuls. There's a Barnes & Noble a few miles away from my still-empty Borders. I've tried shopping there, but it's not the same. The store looks different ...

Elsevier Publishing Boycott Gathers Steam Among Academics ...
By Josh Fischman
Elsevier, the global publishing company, is responsible for The Lancet, Cell, and about 2000 other important journals; the iconic reference work Gray's Anatomy, along with 20000 other books—and one fed-up, award-winning mathematician.
Wired Campus

O'Reilly Tools of Change for Publishing Conference (TOC) 2012 ...
By Eliane Fiolet
The O'Reilly Tools of Change for Publishing Conference (TOC) 2012 happens February 13-15, at the New York Marriott Marquis. TOC sells out every year so don't miss out on this essential “brainiac party at the intersection of publishing and ...

Assessing the value of ebooks to academic libraries and users ...
By Paul Biba
Here's an excerpt: In 2010, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) Library agreed to take part in a global study of Elsevier electronic books (ebooks) sponsored by Elsevier Publishing. Ultimately, 129 UIUC faculty and graduate ...
TeleRead: News and views on e-books,...

Librarian Preview: Tara Books (Spring 2012) « A Fuse #8 Production
By Elizabeth Bird
Finally, a lot of the books created by Tara are handmade. What happens when the printing process goes a little awry? One word: Flukebooks. Similar to those moleskins you authors are always carrying about, Flukebooks take the prints that ...
A Fuse #8 Production

Publishing's Ecosystem on the Brink: The Backstory | The Authors ...
By admin
Books are starting to tumble off. “The Bookstore's Last Stand,” reads the headline. These stories capture pretty well the state of book publishing: this appears to be no ordinary, cyclical crisis that future authors and publishers will shrug off. To understand how the book industry got ..... The broader issue – will ebooks dominate the market and printed books disappear in a niche of antique, pretty objects to decorate people's homes – is really not yet solved. Ebooks could hit a glass ceiling.
The Authors Guild Blog

Melville House Books » Digital self-publishing might be a bubble ...
By Nathan Ihara
But my biggest disagreement with Morrison is this: I don't believe the self-published authors will ever stop writing and publishing their books. These people ... No, these hordes of would-be writers existed long before eBooks had been invented.
Melville House Books

Paulo Coelho: 'Welcome to Download My Books for Free' - GalleyCat
By Jason Boog
... FishbowlNY · FishbowlLA · FishbowlDC · MediaJobsDaily · SocialTimes · AllFacebook · AllTwitter · SemanticWeb · The First Word On the Book Publishing Industry · Publishing · Deals · Bookselling · Writer Resources · GalleyCat Reviews · Jobs · Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group is looking for a Marketing Assistant. next job Greenleaf Book Group is looking for a Production Manager. next job Smithsonian Books is looking for a Smithsonian Books Editorial Internship. see all ...

Maurice Sendak: "F*ck Ebooks"
By Michael Hession
Maurice Sendak: "F*ck Ebooks" Many gathered around the tube for Stephen Colbert's feisty interview with everyone's favorite reclusive children's book author, Maurice Sendak. It's always a delight when old people weight in on new technology ...

E-Books Or Real Books: What Book Lovers Think | WebProNews
By Shawn Hess
There is a lot of debate surrounding e-books in regard to if they will ever replace real books as the conventional way to digest writer's works. One undeniable.

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