Penguin halts e-books sales to libraries

Penguin halts e-books sales to libraries
Wall Street Journal
AP NEW YORK — Penguin Group (USA), which publishes such best-sellers as Kathryn Stockett's "The Help" and "Elizabeth Gilbert's "Eat, Pray, Love," has stopped selling e-books to libraries. Simon & Schuster, Macmillan and the Hachette Book Group are ...

Where e-Books Fall Short, Print Delivers
Huffington Post
Today, many are framing Barnes & Noble as publishing's last stand against Amazon -- it feels as though anxiety and tensions are high as ever. But I don't think we need to worry; as with the discovery that vinyl record sales have risen in the past six ...

Picture Books About Resourceful Children
New York Times
“We need to make exciting books that kids will want to read.” Those who agree will rejoice in the release of three new picture books by well-established authors and illustrators that attempt to answer that call, including one by Barnett himself.

New York Times

At CPAC, patriotic digital kids books
Allan Covert is putting out digital children's books through Cherry Tree Media that a publicist describes as being “filled with patriotic, American values story themes.” But Covert insists that the books, which are available for the iPad, ...


Guardian Books podcast: Lawrence Durrell at 100
The Guardian
Sometimes you have to wait through three books to get to the pay-off of a particular misunderstanding. Did The Alexandria Quartet change my life? Probably not, as I was fifty when I read them. Did they enrich my life? Immeasurably.

Will Booze for Books Shake and Stir Communities?
Huffington Post
The American Library Association's Young Adult Library Services Association has announced on its blog that April 12th will be their first national Booze for Books event. They ask that "people around the country, and maybe around the world, ...

About Books: True crime book chronicles life of William Edward Griffith Jr.
Canton Repository
By Gary Brown In their true-crime book, two area authors write about the crimes of a man they believe answers that question. The book is “The Last Victim,” penned by Chris Rudy, a former longtime member of the Jackson Township Police Department; ...

Leading authors speak out on 'savage' Homs bombardment
Sydney Morning Herald
TWO of Syria's most prominent authors have spoken out against the regime. Adonis, widely viewed as the Arabic-speaking world's greatest living poet, called the bombardment of the city of Homs ''horrible'', while the novelist Khaled Khalifa said the...

Sydney Morning Herald

Justice too scarce for books
Chicago Tribune
Many good books never get a decent chance; they are, like the lovely flower in Thomas Gray's "Elegy Written in a Country Church-Yard" (1751), "born to blush unseen," destined to "waste its sweetness on the desert air." Many bad books, conversely, ...

Valentine's Gifts: 7 Books NOT To Give
Huffington Post
A swell idea, as far as we're concerned, but be warned — when given as gifts, books can take on special, often unintended meanings, so choose with care. For instance, as much as we love "American Psycho," we'd never gift it to someone we were ...

Books for sales professionals
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Since I reviewed his latest offering ("The Mackay MBA of Selling in the Real World") in a fairly recent column, I'll introduce you to some other authors this time around. "How to Sell Anything to Anyone Anytime" by Dave Kahle (Career Press, 2011, ...

5 Myths About eBooks Debunked - eBookNewser
By Dianna Dilworth on February 10, 2012 3:08 PM Here at eBookNewser we've been reading eBooks for years, but we realize that many people out there are still nervous about digital books. In fact, last month at the Digital Book World conference in New ...

10 Valentine's Books for Kids
East Hampton Library's Alexandra Giambruno and Lisa Houston prepared a list of Valentine's children's books ahead of Valentine's Day 2012. 1. The Love-Me Bird by Joyce Dunbar - A Love-Me bird asks her friend, Shut-Eye the owl, for advice on how to ...

NOOKs challenge books
TCU 360
The story of the relationship between NOOKs and books models a thriller, though it may be seen as a tragedy to the print industry because we all know only one will survive an inevitable downfall. So far, NOOKs have been successful in penetrating the ...

ABA's IndieCommerce Site Dropping Amazon Publishing Titles
Publishers Weekly
The actions followed decisions by Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million and Indigo to not carry AmazonPublishing titles. In an e-mail message that went out Monday to indie bookstores that rely on the IndieCommerce Web platform, director Matt Supko wrote, ...

Writing and Publishing Romance Novels
Chicago authors Jennifer Stevenson, Sherrill Bodine, and Patricia Rosemoor discuss writing and publishing romance novels in a Society of Midland Authors program on Valentine's Day at the Cliff Dwellers Club. Stevenson's romance and fantasy novels ...

Nostalgic for books
The Massachusetts Daily Collegian
About a year ago, Amazon (that online company that is not eBay where you can simultaneously buy a fridge, a Hello Kitty spiral, and a pair of swimming goggles) debuted the Twilight; the Miley Cyrus; the mediocre craze of the publishing world: the...

The Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Comer Library to offer e-books
Daily Home Online
The library plans to join an e-book consortium in April, allowing patrons to download e-books from any computer using their library card number. SYLACAUGA — BB Comer Memorial Library plans to offer a paperless book service in the coming months.

Joseph Sutton: Where e-Books Fall Short, Print Delivers
By Joseph Sutton
Publishers are going back to the drawing board to see where they can innovate with printed books to keep readers interested. ... Book Publishing · The Donnybrook Writing Academy · eBooks. The recent news from Pew Internet that e-reader ...
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Melville House Books » Penguin U.S. abruptly stops selling ebooks ...
By Dennis Johnson
... according to an Associated Press wire story. As the brief report further explains, “Penguin announced Thursday it would stop selling e-books to libraries through OverDrive Inc., a Cleveland-based digital distributor and major supplier for… ... In a report about those meetings filed just two days ago on the ALA website, ALA President Molly Raphael says, “we reaffirmed our mutual desire to bring authors and readers together. Indeed, publishers and libraries enjoy a long history of ...
Melville House Books

Drawn - Some recent books I enjoyed
By johnmartz
Some recent books I enjoyed. This was a good week for books I picked up or that landed on my desk. Here are a few I enjoyed: Extra Yarn by Marc Barnett, illustrated by Jon Klassen. It's probably safe to say I will automatically buy any book ...

9 Books That Cause Irrational Phobias
By The Huffington Post News Editors
By Gabe Habash for PWxyz: One of the many benefits of books is that they provide catharsis. ...For those phobic victims, we'll wait for your screaming to die down and nod in appreciation of the power of these nine books. "A Taste of Blackberries " causes Apiphobia (fear of bees). 1 of 10. FIRST SLIDE. PREVIOUS SLIDE .... What You Always Wanted To Know About Anxiety Disorders eBook: National Institute Of Health, Various Authors, Juergen Beck: Kindle Store...
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A Tale of Two Ebooks : @ProBlogger
By Guest Blogger
During the last six months, I've published two ebooks: one that's selling wonderfully, and another that flopped. Why did ... That would allow me to bypass the traditional publishing process, sell the product on my own site and keep all the profits.

The Book Bench: In the News: Recorded Books, Filmed Authors ...
By Andrea DenHoed
Even the most famous foreign authors have a hard time making it big in Japan. The love that dare not speak its name: Maggie Gram on the joys of audiobooks. Linguistic communication, as communicated through cartoons. Some pithy advice...
The Book Bench

Books for 3/4 year olds: Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late ...
By Debi
The Pigeon is the star of six different books by Mo Willems, as well as puzzles, games and a cartoon series (although his voice in that is decidedly male). My own experience suggests that children of this are drawn to familiar characters, ...

Working at a Big-Six Publishing House: Culture, Pay, Perks | Digital ...
By Jeremy Greenfield
Competitive compensation, generous benefits and access to top authors are why human resource professionals at big-six publishing houses say you should work there.
Digital Book World

ALA, Authors Guild, 3M Weigh In on Penguin-OverDrive Dispute ...
By Michael Kelley
And the executive director of The Authors Guild says that it is “awful” that public libraries are being put in the middle of a conflict that has embroiled the large commercial entities of Penguin, Amazon, and OverDrive. ... “The notion that public libraries, for the first time, would be sending their patrons to a commercial website for borrowing books — and not just any commercial website but the website of the entity that has a tight grip on the online marketplace for books — was bound to get a ...
The Digital Shift

pattinase: Friday's Forgotten Books, February 10, 2012
By pattinase (abbott)
Next week is Donald Westlake week on forgotten books, so be there or be square. Ed Gorman writes the Sam McCann series and the Dev Conrad series. You can find his stories in ebooks from the TOP SUSPENSE GROUP too along with Bill ...

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