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The Impact of Books on Washington Policy
New York Times
Some people write books for love. Others write for fame, or more impractically for money. Then there are those who strive for impact in Washington. This may seem most delusional of all. But in today's Washington, books do matter — even if they often ...

The Washington Wives' Book Club
New York Times
In a publishing landscape battered by competition from assorted screen media, children's literature, especially in the realm of picture books, has been a holdout against electronic distractions. E-books account for only an estimated 5 percent of total ...

New York Times

Easier E-Books with Inkling
While researching how the publishing world works, MacInnis, a former employee of Apple's education division, says he was “flabbergasted” by the “intense inefficiency” of book production. To create a 4000-page behemoth like Harrison's Principles of ...

Comfort books: the sweet, sad joys of re-reading (blog)
The authors of the study, Cristel Russell of The American University and Sidney Levy of the University of Arizona, also maintain that there may even be mental health benefits from “reconsumption of hedonic experiences”. Or, to put it another way, ...

Get e-books, help at library
Wausau Daily Herald
Our library takes calls about e-books every day, like: "My granddaughter got me an e-book reader for my birthday, so how do I get free library books?" Each e-book reader's steps to download are a bit different, but the basics are the same: browse to ...

Electonics installer prison bound for $1 million rare books theft from ...
New York Post
By LAURA ITALIANO The home-electronics installer who stole more than $1 million in priceless books from the widow of a Vanderbilt heir was carted off to prison like a craven common crook this morning -- insisting despite a mountain of evidence and his...

New York Post

Sponsors & Exhibitors
Los Angeles Times
Exhibit at the 2012 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books and join hundreds of booksellers, publishers and literary organizations — from near and far. Attracting more than 140000 book lovers, the Festival of Books is the single best place to sell your ...

Annual Family Festival of Books set Feb. 25 at Chino Fairgrounds
Contra Costa Times
CHINO -- Stories once confined to the written page will come alive again this year at the annual Family Festival of Books in Chino. The immensely popular event is hosted by the Citizens for Kids Educational Foundation, which funds programs, ...

The Jenga of books! Towering sculpture built on site of Abraham Lincoln ...
Daily Mail
It sits inside Ford's Theatre new Center for Education and Leadership in Washington, DC Constructed out of 6800 aluminium 'books', it uses 205 authentic book covers fromauthors who have written extensively about the president.

Daily Mail

Dating site scam: Author to admit he conned women to part with millions
CBS News
Gross, whose books include the suspense story "Circle of Lies," was charged in October with duping the women into investing about $4.4 million in a sham company he set up, then using some of the money to buy expensive artwork, a luxury car and a golf ...

Graphic Books Best Sellers: 'American Vampire' Lands at the Top
New York Times (blog)
1 on the hardcover graphic books best-seller list with the third volume of “American Vampire,” about new breeds of bloodsuckers, and at No. 2 on the paperback list with “Batman: Gates of Gotham,” which explores the hidden past of Gotham City and some...

New York Times (blog)

Steve Jobs Books: 9 Fascinating Reads About Apple And Its Co-Founder
Huffington Post
While these books are sure to be an education in and of themselves, there are a variety of others on Steve Jobs and Apple published in the last several months that appeal to all ages and are just waiting to be read. Check out the slideshow below to ...

'Legend,' 'Nightshade' Authors Stop In NYC -- And We'll Be There!
Four of our favorite YA authors—Marie Lu ("Legend"), Andrea Cremer ("Bloodrose"), Beth Revis ("A Million Suns") and Jessica Spotswood ("Born Wicked")—have embarked on an eight-city book tour (aptly named Breathless Reads) to meet fans and answer your ...

Picture books in French
Montreal Gazette
March Break is a great time to give children French-language books to read just for fun, especially if French is a second language. So here are some recently published illustrated works for elementary schoolers by Quebec authors and illustrators that ...

Comic books inspire annual dance recital
Daily Pilot
They've been hard at work since August — practicing nearly everyday and even reading comic books and working to understand character orgins — to bring the Hulk, Superwoman, Captain America, Catwoman and more to the stage during a 20-piece performance ...

Daily Pilot

Scholastic Lists 100 Must-Read Children's Books for Parents
Yahoo! Contributors Network
Children's literature mogul Scholastic came out with a "bucket list" of must-read kids' books in its most recent issue of Parent & Child Magazine, says the Sun Times. Here's a look at the recommendations listed in their "100 Greatest Books for Kids.

Rekindling the Love for Comic Books
Wall Street Journal (blog)
”People started looking the other way” and “sadly, comic books were overlooked.” “But over the past decade, India's comic book industry has seen something of a revival. “There is a renewed interest in comics as artists and publishing houses are ...

Is the future written in digital ink?
The Age
JONATHAN Franzen is worried about e-books, or online books, or any book that isn't in the traditional format of printed pages bound in a cover. The idea of a world without the old-style book fills him with horror. The celebrated author of The ...

A Sneak Preview—for Books
Wall Street Journal
This week, Minotaur Books published "Brotherhood," the first of three digital short stories starring Robin Monarch. The 99-cent e-books will be released every three months leading up to the publication of Mr. Sullivan's novel "Rogue.

Wall Street Journal

Radical alternatives to conventional publishing
The Guardian
Whether it's Verso (who brought out Owen Jones's Chavs and Paul Mason's Meltdown), The New Press (Michelle Alexander's The New Jim Crow, a study of the mass incarceration of black Americans, has become a New York Times bestseller), or ORBooks (whose ...

The Guardian

Authors Guild joins list of major players drawing a line in the sand against ...
by Dennis Johnson Add the Authors Guild to the list of major industry players taking a dramatic stand against for unfair business practices. Yesterday, the Guild issued a statement decrying the behemoth from Seattle for “predatory” business ...

Rossland authors hope to help others get published
Rossland News
By Arne Petryshen - Rossland News Two local Rossland authors are hoping they can use their knowledge of book writing and being published to help others along the way. Darcy O'Hearn and Yolanda Ridge are both local authors of children's books.

Amanda Knox signs £2.5million publishing deal for tell-all book
Amanda Knox is set to pen a tell-all account of her “terrifying ordeal” following her conviction and acquittal over the murder of Meredith Kercher after signing a £2.5million book deal. Publishers have been battling for months to secure a deal with the ...

Academics Object to Class Certification in Google Books Case ...
By Paul Biba
TeleRead - News and views on ebooks, libraries, publishing and related topics ... Monday to Judge Denny Chin asserting that academic authors should not be included as part of a class authorization in the high profile Google Books case, due to fundamental disagreements between the interests of academics and other types of authors. Samuelson has written and lectured often as a critic of the Google Books case, and of the proposed settlement which was rejected by Chin last year.
TeleRead: News and views on e-books,...

San Francisco Writers Conference: Publishing Illustrated Books ...
By Joel Friedlander
Authors today want to look at their book's potential for self-publishing, and why not? Entrepreneurialauthors stand to do very well financially from these books if they have a way to market and sell them. And the author retains complete control ...
The Book Designer

Flavorwire » Charts and Diagrams Drawn by Famous Authors
By Emily Temple
Being the literary nerds that we are over here, we're obsessed with everything about our favoriteauthors, and particularly the little scraps of writerly intention — things that give us a view into an author's thought process and planning technique, ...

Paperback Writer: Books Love You
By Lynn Viehl
Meanwhile, author Kris Reisz has made good on his promise to start a site with stories about life-changing books: Books Love You. He's looking for stories between 200-400 words about the booksthat have changed your life, more details ...
Paperback Writer

Books Acquired, 2.16.2012 | biblioklept
By Biblioklept
The Chihuly book was too beautiful not to pick up for my wife—cloth bound and so orange. I picked it up along with Lydia Davis's translation of Madame Bovary this afternoon at my fave used bookshop; ostensibly, I was searching for a copy of ...

The Books They Carry: Volume 2
By Invisible Oranges Editor
Anghrist. Posted February 17, 2012 at 7:06 AM. Pretty much everything Camus wrote was bleak (and thus metal) as fuck. It's surprising that black metal bands don't quote him more (though admittedly he lacks the aggressive edge of Nietzche).

Arizona authors embrace e-book publishing - Nerdvana
By Bob Leeper
Are printed books histor-E? Local authors embrace digital publishing. 17 February 2012 ... Here is a list of several genre books written by local authors and available online as eBooks, or for us dinosaurs, most can be ordered in print as well.

This Week in Books | Hope Is the Word
By Amy
Lulu and I have been on a Laura Ingalls Wilder kick this week, with Lulu working her way through two of the Little House books and almost finishing a third. (Probably by the time this post is published, she'll be on to a fourth!) I've been reading ...
Hope Is the Word

Friday Video Fun: Book Returns, Flying Books, and After-Hours ...
By Elizabeth Bluemle
“The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore” is a magical, award-winning (and Oscar-nominated) animated short film directed by William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg. It tips several pixels at The Wizard of Oz, celebrates the power of ...

Jungle Red Writers: Dinner Party with Dead Authors
By Jungle Red Writers
And I've felt the opposite about male authors, even while liking the books. For example, when I read the Witches of Eastwick by John Updike, I felt that no matter how great an author he was, I just really didn't like that man. I was convinced that ...
Jungle Red Writers

Go To Hellman: Borrowing vs. Buying Books: the Numbers
By Eric Hellman
I had many stimulating discussions and met many interesting people at this week's Tools of Change for Publishing Meeting in New York. I'm much too busy helping with development of to do a proper ... Trade books comprise about half the dollar volume, $13.94 billion. So if we compare public library circulation with trade book unit sales, they're ... To Honor Project Gutenberg's Founder, Dedicate Som... ► August (4). Ungluing eBooks Progress Report: We Have a Name!
Go To Hellman

Event: Meet Microsoft Press authors at SPTechCon 2012 in San ...
By KimSpilker
Event: Meet Microsoft Press authors at SPTechCon 2012 in San Francisco Feb 26-29, 2012. Books& ebooks about Microsoft tools, technologies, & research. Plus programming best practices. We hope you enjoy this post.
MSDN Blogs
Scholastic's 100 best children's books « Practically Paradise
By Practically Paradise
Scholastic put together a list of the 100 best children's books (and the top 10 as well). We don't have to agree, but the list is interesting: I think the list is too broad, but I'd love your opinion. Would you have split the list?
Practically Paradise

Maya Angelou: 'Barack Obama has done a remarkable job' | Books ...
With the books and screenplays, her film work and stints in Egypt and Ghana ..... The Guardian should be ashamed of publishing an article like this, from an ...

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