Syrian authors condemn Homs bombardment

Syrian authors condemn 'savage' Homs bombardment
The Guardian
Two of Syria's most prominent authors have spoken out against the military actions of the regime. Adonis, widely held as the Arabic-speaking world's greatest living poet, has called the artillery bombardment of the city of Homs "savage" and "horrible", ...

The Guardian

Amazon Publishing bookshop boycott grows
The Guardian
The opening salvo was fired last week by America's biggest book chain Barnes & Noble, when it announced that it would not be stocking Amazon Publishing's books. The website publishes a large range of titles, with imprints covering everything from ...

The Guardian

Google Books Lawsuit Lurches Forward
The filings come after the Authors Guild decided in December to restart a class action lawsuit that demands Google (NSDQ: GOOG) pay authors for scanning their works without permission. The case was on hold for years as authors and publishers pursued an ...

A new series for 'Series of Unfortunate Events' author Lemony Snicket
Christian Science Monitor
Snicket (the pen name for Daniel Handler) has been continuously mysterious about his past, occasionally dropping enigmatic hints about his life within the books. So young and old Snicket fans will doubtless be intrigued that his new series doesn't ...

Christian Science Monitor

eBooks rise spells big changes for reading
Whitman Pioneer
There's not a doubt in my mind that eBooks will make up a significantly greater percentage of the overall literary market in the next few years. Put bluntly, dead-tree books are less portable, less available and more expensive than their digital ...

Books accompany new history exhibit
Chanhassen Villager
11 at “Hooked on Books… and the arts, too.” Hooked on Books features Mary Casanova and Ard Hoyt, author and illustrator of award winning children's books. Several featured artists will join in this year's event including MacPhail Center for Music; ...

New children's books celebrate Black History Month
Four children's books capture the essence of Black History Month: Ellen's Broom (Putnam, $16.99), What Color Is My World? (Candlewick, ($17.99), To the Mountaintop (Roaring Book Press, $22.99) and When Grandmama Sings (Harper Collins, $16.99).

Books not bombs
The Express Tribune
The Karachi Literature Festival is also a chance for foreign correspondents to grasp that elusive 'softer' side of Pakistan and file feature stories on how books, not bombs are winning the day. From fashion shows to kids picking up garbage from ...

The Express Tribune

Chattanooga Books set to close
By Gabrielle Chevalier, The University Echo • Published Thursday, February 9th 2012 UTC student Alison Hobson shops at Chattanooga Books, which will be closing this month. (Photo: Laura Milton) Chattanooga Books is going out of business after its ...

News Corp Sticks To Outlook, Warns On Publishing Profits
Wall Street Journal
(NWS, NWSA) on Wednesday reiterated its outlook for the 2012 fiscal year, despite posting better-than-expected second-quarter results, as the media conglomerate expects a lower operating profit at its publishing division. News Corp. owns Dow Jones ...

Asheville's Susan Reinhardt on Grateful Steps Publishing's fight to survive
Asheville Citizen-Times
Her love of getting important books and authors into the spotlight prompted her to invest all of her passion and assets into this small publishing company. “I had three books I was interesting in writing, but found I was happier helping others get into ...

Four Books in Six Weeks
Hindustan Times (blog)
So I have a ton of books lying unread on (hooray) brand new shelves, while I've read only four this year. Two of them were books for young adults. These were Love Like That and Other Stories, with stories by a bunch of writers including Rupa Gulab (my ...

BOOKS: "Chopsticks": Watch, listen, feel, look, discover, view, imagine
Morning Sentinel
By Susan Carpenter Los Angeles Times by Jessica Anthony and Rodrigo Corral The first indication that “Chopsticks” is significantly more than just a novel is its trailer, which encourages readers to watch, listen, feel, look, discover, view and imagine.

E-books provide a new way to learn
TCU 360
So, it comes as little surprise that e-books are becoming more popular. E-books have instantly recognizable benefits: they are cheaper than buying textbooks (some have the rent option too) and they are interactive with hyperlinks to multimedia and ...

BOOKS: Murder mystery enters Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice' territory
Kennebec Journal
By Kenneth Turan Los Angeles Times By PD James Death comes to Pemberley, one of the great houses in Derbyshire, and a most unwelcome guest it is. Not only does the loss of life come at a most inopportune time, the night before the annual Lady Anne's ...

BOOKS: 'The Rope': Rebuilding a life amid a stunning landscape
Morning Sentinel
By Oline H. Cogdill Sun Sentinel By Nevada Barr Since 1993, Nevada Barr has given readers solid, intriguing tours of America's national parks from Texas to Michigan to the Florida Keys, including an urban national park in New Orleans, via her series ...

e-book self-publishing
CNET (blog)
A while back I wrote a column entitled "Self-Publishing: 25 things you need to know," which was mostly about how to create and sell your own paper book. Since then a lot of folks have asked me to do something similar for e-books, so I have.

Local authors form community over love of romance
Your Houston News
The idea of a romance novel might stir up images of immodestly clad couples donning the covers of paperback books next to the grocery store checkout, but the Northwest Houston Romance Writers will tell you there is much more to the genre than that.

How the E-Book Is Reinventing the Book Business
E-Commerce Times
The book business is going through a major transformation. Who will the winners and losers be among publishers, stores and authors? Just as the iPod changed the music industry a decade ago, e-books are changing the publishing world right now.

Books offer tips on weight loss and raising children with special needs
Bangor Daily News
The authors divide the 99 tips across sections on food, mind, activity and exercise, lifestyle and more. This comprehensive approach aims to counteract competitors' false weight-loss promises through programs like crash dieting and gimmick dieting.

Greg Mankiw's Blog: Five Books on Public Finance
By Greg Mankiw
Five Books on Public Finance. Recommendations from MIT's Jonathan Gruber. permanent link · << Home. About Me. My Photo: Name: Greg Mankiw: Location: United States. I am a professor of economics at Harvard University, where I teach ...
Greg Mankiw's Blog

Amazon Publishing bookshop boycott expands | Ubergizmo
By Edwin Kee
Uh-oh, is Amazon Publishing in trouble? It seems so, as the boycott of the Amazon Publishingbookshop seems to have grown as independent booksellers have decided to take the plunge alongside Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million and Canadian chain Indigo in [...] ... be stocking AmazonPublishing's books. According to Jaime Carey, chief merchandising officer, “Our decision is based on Amazon's continued push for exclusivity with publishers, agents and the authors they represent.

Three top books on Innovation: what lessons for development ...
By Duncan
I could pretend this is part of my New Year's Resolution to read more books and fewer papers, but I'd be lying– I read these last summer and never got round to writing it up. The three are Tim Harford, Adapt: Why Success Always Starts with Failure, .... Well, I'd rather agree that disagree with theauthors of the books, though it's easy to say all these things in theory, much harder would be to imply them in pracise. But experoments should be made, perhaps people really plan too much ...
From Poverty to Power by Duncan Green

American Booksellers Association joins Amazon publishing boycott ...
By Chris Meadows
Publishers Weekly reports that the American Booksellers Association has become the latest bookstore entity to join the boycott of books produced by Amazon's publishing arm. Indeed, the ABA's for-profit subsidiary, IndieCommerce, has begun ...
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Will Foreign Digital Competition Change Japanese Publishing ...
By Edward Nawotka
Book publishing in Japan is a $20-22 billion annual business, largely dominated by a handful of large publishers. Isolated ... This entry was posted in Discussion and tagged Amazon, bookselling, digitalpublishing, E-books, ipad, Japan, Kobo.
Publishing Perspectives

Beer, Boston (and books) - Charlie's Diary
By Charlie Stross
Brief reminder: I'm going to be doing a reading and signing this Saturday at 7pm at PandemoniumBooks and Games in Cambridge (Mass, not UK) — that's at 4 Pleasant Street Cambridge, MA 02139. I'm then planning on having at least one ...
Charlie's Diary

Euro Crime: Publishing Deal - Simon Urban
By Karen (Euro Crime)
New Books in German describes it thus: A modern-day Raymond Chandler, Urban's remarkable genre-busting detective novel is set in Berlin in October 2011 – but with a difference. In Plan D, the East German republic still exists (full review ...
Euro Crime

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