E-Books 'Democratize' Publishing

At Last, They See: E-Books 'Democratize' Publishing
Not known as a hotbed of experimentation, the world of publishing has been slow to embrace the transition from print to e-books. This past week in New York, however, the Tools of Change digitalpublishing conference attracted entrepreneurs and ...

'Anti-gay' book puts Gove at centre of faith school teaching row
The Guardian
Michael Gove, the education secretary, is at the centre of an escalating row over how faith schools discuss homosexuality in sex education classes. The TUC has accused Gove of failing in his legal duties by insisting that equality laws, which prohibit ...

The Guardian

Mercer County libraries add e-books to the stacks
The Times of Trenton - NJ.com
But both trudged through the snow and sleet one night last week to attend an e-readerclass at the Hightstown branch of the Mercer County Library system, one of several local libraries working to introduce patrons to the world of e-book lending.

The Times of Trenton - NJ.com

Local author available to sign photography collection
The Daily Advertiser
This month, Broussard's "Images of America: African Americans in Lafayette and Southwest Louisiana" by Arcadia Publishing has been published. Broussard will hold a book signing at 2 pm Saturday at Barnes & Noble, 5707 Johnston St. in Lafayette and at 2 ...

'Real Housewives' Taylor's Book Makes Bestseller List
Gather Celebs News Channel
Although many have criticized Taylor Armstrong from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills forpublishing a book about her late husband's abuse so soon after his untimely suicide, the bookitself seems to be a hit, which is good for Taylor.

Brooklyn author Leigh Stein on 'The Fallback Plan'
New York Daily News
“I thought I was writing a book about a baby-sitter,” she says. But in today's economic climate, readers relate all too well to Stein's quirky protagonist, who finds herself moving back home and working as a nanny for the family next door after ...

New York Daily News

The Future Of Children's Books
Now, with e-books and apps taking off, there are new opportunities to turn traditional story booksinto interactive experiences. Guest host Mary Louise Kelly talks with Dan Poynter, consultant andpublisher at Para Publishing, and Roxie Munro, ...

Grit Lit: Best-selling e-book author John Locke makes his paperback debut with ...
San Jose Mercury News
Perhaps that was true then, but with the explosion in e-reader devices, it isn't true now. Innovative, ambitious authors can now take their work directly to the marketplace without help from old-school publishing firms. Meet John Locke, New York Times ...

Q&A with author Christopher Bram
The Star-Ledger - NJ.com
Eventually, writers like Edmund White and Armistead Maupin started winning literary awards and hitting the best-seller lists. By the 1990s, Kushner staged his brilliant “Angels in America” on Broadway. Bram, 60, is the author of “The Father of ...

The Star-Ledger - NJ.com

A book too embarrassing to read
Baltimore Sun
The EJI (www.eji.org) doesn't charge its clients but, says Mr. Stevenson, he will sometimes require them to read selected books. Last year, Mr. Stevenson sent two books to prisoner Mark Melvin, who is doing life for a murder he committed when he was 14 ...

Book review: Good morning revolution
Ahram Online
329 Published in Cairo late last year, Egypt, the Arabs and the World by Ahram Online editor-in-chief Hani Shukrallah brings together a selection of the author's journalism over the past 15 years, much of it written when Shukrallah was managing editor ...

Ahram Online

Arundel photographers' book describes life of shared adventure
Baltimore Sun
Life can be an unexpected journey, a fact never more evident than in the pages of "Traveling the World for National Geographic," the book Abercrombie helped usher into print in November and is promoting in a series of talks around the region.

Libraries getting pinched by e-book publishers
Springfield News-Leader
If you're an e-book borrower and can't find your favorite titles at the Library, we feel your pain. Severalbook publishers are charging libraries more for e-books, and in some cases are no longer selling e-books to libraries, and we think you deserve ...

Scholar/Author Charles Murray: US in Danger of Following Europe's Slide
TV, the best-selling author talked about his book “Coming Apart, The State of White America, 1960-2010,” which occupies the No. 9 position on The New York Times' hardcover-nonfiction list. Given the growing turmoil over the European debt crisis, ...

Book toasts 100th anniversary of DLSU
The book captures the spirit of the university—that of an ever young, dynamic, bold and unique educational institution that keeps pace with the changing times while being true to the ideals of its founder, John Baptist de la Salle.


Amanda Knox Officially Signs Book Deal, but Is It a Waste of Time?
Amanda Knox has officially signed a book deal with HarperCollins, a very well-known book publishing house who's published such big names as Clive Barker, Stephen Fry, and a wide range of others. Certainly, HarperCollins is looking forward to a big ...

2 new books explore legacy of Anne Frank
Austin American-Statesman
It was a publishing sensation, one its author was not around to enjoy. Indeed, it became a publishing sensation because, perhaps, she was not around to enjoy it. Within ten years of her death, Anne Frank became one of the most famous people on the ...

Austin American-Statesman

New books details Bob Weiss' basketball adventure in China
The Seattle Times
His experiences are at the heart of a remarkable new book, "Brave Dragons, A Chinese Basketball Team, an American Coach and Two Cultures Clashing," by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jim Yardley. Before he left for his consultant's job, Weiss was told ...

Book festival draws thousands
Savannah Morning News
So did the 42 authors who gave talks in Trinity United Methodist Church, the Telfair Museum, the Jepson Center and in the square itself, then signed books for fans. “I had a blast,” said author Pat Conroy, a festival headliner.

Book review: '44 Cineastas Filipinos': A world class intro to PHL cinema
GMA News
This beautifully printed coffee table book of photographs entitled "44 Cineastas Filipinos (44 Filipino Filmmakers)" (Instituto Cervantes de Manila, 2011) by Spanish photographer Oscar Fernandez Orengo with accompanying text by film critic Shirley O.

Obit: RCAF Veteran and Author Harold Wright
Ottawa Citizen (blog)
At 78, Wright was well past the age where he could imagine launching a career as an author, said his son Kevin. And although Wright had served in the RCAF and Canadian Forces Medical Services for 34 years, rising from aircraftmen to lieutenant-colonel, ...

Michigan author Kim Harrison talks about her latest, 'A Perfect Blood'
Detroit Free Press
I picked up a lot of how to tell a good story from them rather than book-learning," said Harrison, 45, who, under her birth name Dawn Cook, graduated from SVSU in 1988 with a bachelor's degree in biology. She lives near Ann Arbor.

Canadians big on e-books, survey finds
Iran Book News Agency
But the real surprise is that sales of physical books in English Canada are holding steady despite breakneck growth in e-book sales. IBNA: According to news, this year's survey, the second in an annual series – and the first to include data on e-books...

Iran Book News Agency

Sophie Kinsella leads the weekend book picks
Tucson Citizen
USA TODAY's picks for book lovers including chick-lit hilarity from Sophie Kinsella, a sympathetic take on crown-wrecker Wallis Simpson, and a multi-generational immigrant saga. Fans of Sophie Kinsella's amusing Shopaholic novels won't want to miss her ...

Book club captures inmates' interest
Danville News
By Francis Scarcella The Daily Item SUNBURY -- It was only months ago that an organizer of a book club for female inmates felt uncomfortable, her being in a business suit, they in orange jumpsuits. Keri Albright, executive director of the Greater ...

E-Books: You Can't Always Read What You Want
The Ledger
Q: Last year, I bought a Sony e-book reader, but now I'd prefer to read my e-books on the larger screen of my Samsung Galaxy tablet computer. Is there a way I can transfer e-books I've purchased for the Sony e-reader to my tablet, which uses Kobo ...

Grouchy Book Reviews, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of ...
By Arnold Kling
Note: I could not finish any of these books, and if I could have found what I was looking for by doing more than just flip through, then I owe the authors apologies. David Rothkopf's Power, Inc. said that since corporations have gotten bigger, ...
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New Kids' Books For February: What To Read Next
By The Huffington Post News Editors
By Regan McMahon Finding the right book for your kid can be a challenge. ... Every month we highlight a few books for different ages -- some exceptional titles that could be the perfect thing to perk your kid's interest, get your reader hooked on a new author, or rediscover an old favorite. Here are our picks for February: ... This charming Valentine's Day-themed picture book features a very tall bunny who fears the girl bunny he likes doesn't like him because he's too "giant." But he ...
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Free Range Librarian › Between an ebook and a hard place
By K.G. Schneider
Barbara elegantly collapses into one sentence the last several years of the ebook wars and, even more importantly, identifies all stakeholders in the reading ecology: not just publishers and libraries, but authors and readers. ... librarians, authors, repackagers, readers — are tied to the tracks by the Brobdingnagian power wielded by the highly consolidated publisher-industrial complex that is then magnified a thousand-fold by the conveniently elastic, virtual nature of digital publishing.
Free Range Librarian

By the books | Steve Lundeberg
By Steve Lundeberg
I also like books of course, but I don't read them in the manner I imagine most people do. Maybe I am wrong, but I suspect most people start reading a book and either complete it or give up on it before beginning a new one. Myself, I am apt to ...
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Book Published: Islam Dismantled – The Mental Illness of Prophet ...
By Sujit Das
2/18/2012. Book Published: Islam Dismantled-The Mental Illness of Prophet Muhammad. By Sujit Das. Paperback: 320 pages. Author: Sujit Das, with a preface by Ali Sina Publisher: Felibri.com (February 1, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: ...

The Holy Bible – How is This Book True? : The Integrated Catholic Life
By Carmelite Sisters
This does not happen without the direct assistance of God Himself, and in the case of the formation of the books of the Bible, that assistance is called inspiration. While the many human authors contributing to the Bible truly acted as authors, the scriptures are 'God-breathed' in a completely unique way, so that we may consider God Himself to be the primary author of the Bible. The Bible expresses the eternal and immutable Word of God not on nautical charts with cartographers' ...
The Integrated Catholic Life

When life supplies lemons, authors write books | NOLA.com
By The Times-Picayune
The cable TV meteorologist sums up her book in its subtile: “A Guide To Surviving Flash Floods, Tornadoes, Hurricanes, Heat Waves, Snowstorms, Tsunamis and Other Natural Disasters.” Schneider comes to Octavia Books, 6 p.m., Thursday.
New Orleans Living

New paintings book by Francoise « Repeating Islands
By lisaparavisini
In this book, she tells the story of 18 of her favorites including “Bad Hair Day,” a likeness of a baby blue heron that was first photographed by her husband, Rob Lynch, at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park. From the book: “Since I ...
Repeating Islands

Book reveals Power of Dress Sense
By mbgolu
The book is titled, Succeeding with Appearance in Business and Career. *The author Boye. The motivational book which has been described as a manual for carving an image of confidence, achievement, competence through dress sense ...
Vanguard News

CENSORED NEWS: Occupy Wall Street organizes 'Op Book Bomb ...
By brendanorrell@gmail.com
In response to the disgraceful decision of the Tucson Unified School District to end the Mexican-American Studies program and to ban books from the school curriculum The People's Library is holding a series of book drives (Operation Book ...

Zimbabwe's last resort- an interview with bestselling author Douglas ...
By Dave Seminara
The book came out at the end of 2009 and within a few months, people started turning up. The first visitor was the Swedish Ambassador. He hugged my mother and said he felt like he knew her. Now they keep coming, at least a few hundred ...

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