Notable Authors Give Snail Mail a Boost

Notable Authors Give Snail Mail a Boost
New York Times (blog)
But at least two schemes to revive the epistolary art have been hatched by accomplished authors. The first page of Lorelei Lee's letter to The Rumpus subscribers. For $5 a month, readers of the Web site The Rumpus can receive a new letter every week or ...

New York Times (blog)

The authors speak to B&N's decision on Amazon published titles
When Barnes & Noble announced this week that they would not be selling any titles that had been published by Amazon's publishing wing -- both indie published through their KDP (Kindle DigitalPublishing) and CreateSpace platforms, as well as their new ...

Crime gives library loan beating to other genres
The Guardian
Why is there no non-fiction at all in the top 100, although cookbooks, memoirs and Guinness World Records are invariably among the leading titles in annual charts ofbooks bought? And where is David Nicholls's One Day, Britain's No 1 bestseller in 2011 ...

The Guardian

Remembering Tony Judt
New York Times
The historian Tony Judt's first books mostly found an academic audience, but by the time of his death in 2010 at the age of 62, he had become widely known for his deft synthesizing of European history and his pointed opinions about current-day politics ...

Authors highlight struggles of Susan B. Anthony
Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier
Our notions of our historical heroes can become somewhat romantic with times. Perhaps we lose sight of their trials. For example, women's suffragist Susan B. Anthony was born in 1820 and spent much of her life locked in battles over for justice and ...

E-books attempt to impact higher education
Western Herald
“We [the bookstore] just kept reading more and more about electronic books, and about how the futurists talking about how it's coming,” Hudson recalled. “At that point, we were anticipating that, within three years, electronic books would have a ...

iBooks Author fashions multimedia books for the iPad
Macworld (blog)
While these rules vastly constrain the potential outlets for Apple's new program,authors who want to build iPad-exclusive books will find an impressive tool in iBooks Author. Like its spiritual cousin, iWeb, iBooks Author is template driven.

Macworld (blog)

Numberlys and The Fantastic Flying Books of Morris Lessmore for iOS
Macworld (blog)
From The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore to the more recent release Numberlys, Moonbot's visually striking apps convey a love for language and an appreciation for how story-telling can add color to our lives.

Academic E-Books: Innovation and Transition
Publishers Weekly
College and university libraries are experiencing budget cuts; there are too many presses publishingtoo many titles; there's growing pressure to figure out open access (OA) solutions, particularly in the face of the outrageous Research Works Act; and, ...

Caravan Will Take "Banned Books" to Arizona
Fox News
EFE Print Email Share Comments Recommend Tweet A caravan of writers and activists will cross several states to "smuggle" books into Arizona by Hispanic authors that had been "banned" in Tucson public schools as part of a move against Mexican-American ...

Dylan Ratigan's 6 favorite books
The Week Magazine
MSNBC host Dylan Ratigan is the author of the best-selling "Greedy Bastards." Photo: Michael Young How by Dov Seidman (Wiley, $28). When we look at the challenges facing our nation, how we go about addressing them is usually considered the question.

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Local author bases books on personal experiences
Fremont Tribune
"Every one of my books tells a piece of my life." His other books include: "Island 39" and "The Dome." He has one child's book, "A Bedtime Story for Eli." Zink said, "The Epic Tale of a Mountain Man," is under review at Seacoast Entertainment in Nova ...

Dial Signs William Wegman for Publishing Program
Publishers Weekly
By Liz Hartman After a hiatus of nearly seven years, artist and author William Wegman is returning to children's books. Nancy Conescu at Dial Books for Young Readers has acquired North American rights at auction to a new publishing program from Wegman,...

Publishers Weekly

Books-A-Million Won't Carry Amazon Titles, Either | paidContent
By Laura Hazard Owen
Publishers Weekly reports, “Books-A-Million has joined with Barnes & Noble and will not carry Amazon Publishing titles, including those published under Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's New Harvest imprint.” SEE ALSO: Barnes & Noble: We Will ...

Print Books: The New Vanity Publishing? by Joanna Penn — The ...
By Joel Friedlander
Print Books: The New Vanity Publishing? by Joanna Penn looks at the choice self-publishers make between ebooks and print books. ... There have also been a number of 'famous' self-publishedauthors making it big with ebook sales.
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Authors not outspoken against SOPA? Think again | TeleRead ...
By Chris Meadows
TeleRead - News and views on ebooks, libraries, publishing and related topics ... The position of the anti-SOPA activists is antithetical to the principle of protection — for authors, that is — mandated in the Constitution of the United States. ... Finally, I want to note that Teresa and I feel a particularly urgent need to make our opposition to this legislation completely clear, because among its publicly-listed supporters is Macmillan US, the publishing conglomerate of which Tor Books is a part ...
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Taylor Swift Donates 14000 Books to Nashville Libraries - The Boot
By The Boot Staff
Larry Busacca, Getty Images Taylor Swift is following in the footsteps of one of her heroes, Dolly Parton, in encouraging literacy. The country.
The Boot

PROJECT MAYHEM: A New (Publishing) World
By Mike Winchell
The self publishing realm not only has become more accepted by those in the industry, but it has also become a place to scout for new talent. Agents and publishers are now keeping an eye on self-published books (and authors) to see which ...

What Publishing and Downton Abbey Have in Common | Publishing ...
By Edward Nawotka
The Grantham's upper-crust life is dependent on everyone accepting their role in the established order of things, much in the same way that authors, retailers and others in the value chain have long accepted that there was an established way ...
Publishing Perspectives

Swiss Army Librarian » The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris ...
By Brian Herzog
Inspired, in equal measures, by Hurricane Katrina, Buster Keaton, The Wizard of Oz, and a love forbooks, “Morris Lessmore” is a story of people who devote their lives to books and books who return the favor. Morris Lessmore is a poignant, ...
Swiss Army Librarian

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
By Rob
... Bookshelf of the Week: Where books rule supreme. Filed Under: General Fiction. About Rob. Rob, a self-confessed bibliophile, is without any hope of rehabilitation. He gets unnaturally excited over anything book-shaped, and if book sniffing were a crime then he would have been locked up years ago (which wouldn't bother him in the slightest provided his cell was lined with books) ...General reviews you may have missed. The Birth Machine by Elizabeth Baines (Salt Publishing) ...

Flavorwire » 10 Great Science Fiction Books for Girls
By Emily Temple
As The New York Times points out, it's one of the few science fiction books to have drawn a large female fan base. At the time of its publication, science fiction was not often market to girls, and the genre is still often considered to be mostly the ...

Vote For Your Favorite Business Books
By Amanda
2012 Small Business Book Awards - vote for your favorite business books.

pattinase: Friday's Forgotten Books, February 3, 2012
By pattinase (abbott)
Friday's Forgotten Books, February 3, 2012. February 17th is Donald Westlake Day to celebrate the publication of his last book, THE COMEDY IS OVER, by Hard Case Crime. If you don't regularly review but would like to do a Westlake novel ...

Books - Flavorwire
Do you think he'd feel differently about giving his work away for free if he hadn't already sold more than 100 million copies of his books worldwide? [via The ...

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