Children's Publisher Developing App For E-Reading

Children's Publisher Developing App For E-Reading
by AP NEW YORK (AP) — A leading publisher of children's books is taking a big step into the electronic market. Scholastic Inc. is developing an app called Storia, which includes around 1300 e-books and multimedia e-books that can be bought directly ...

Book burning: When history repeats itself
New York, NY - Book burning seems to be making history once again. The inadvertent and partial incineration of some Qurans by a US-Afghan labour detail at Bagram ignited a web of action, from Kabul to the media circuits of the Republican Party ...

Book 'em: Cal Ripken Jr. writes second novel
The first novel, "Hothead," dealt with temper issues. Both books are based partially on Ripken's experience as a youth baseball player. The Hall of Famer talked to Game On! about his literary career. I've always enjoyed the platform you have with kids.


In Major Digitization Effort, Scholastic Launches E-Reading App For Kids
The kids' e-book market is still nascent, with e-books making up just about three percent of children's book sales. That could change now that Scholastic, the world's largest children's bookpublishers, is digitizing the majority of its list and ...

Electronic Mini-Books That Allow Writers to Stretch Their Legs
New York Times
Here's what Kindle Singles actually are: probably the best reason to buy an e-reader in the first place. They're works of long-form journalism that seek out that sweet spot between magazine articles and hardcover books. Amazon calls them “compelling ...

Ereader sales to slump as punters snap up cheap slabs – report
By Phil Muncaster • Get more from this author The ereader market is heading towards a slump in 2012 as users increasingly consume digital content on their tablets, according to new research from Taiwanese IT news site Digitimes.

Author Series Provides 'Golden' Opportunity
New University Online
The UCI Bookstore's Author Series of 2012 set an impressive standard on March 1 when Anne-Marie O'Connor spoke about her book “The Lady in Gold.” The book follows the story of Gustav Klimt's iconic painting: from its creation in the context of a ...

Coach Frank Beamer and First Book Join Forces to Bring New Books to Virginia Kids
Sacramento Bee
By First Book ROANOKE, Va., March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Friday, Herma's Readers, the Virginia literacy foundation founded by legendary Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer, and First Book, the national nonprofit that provides new books to ...

Book Review: The Dispatcher by Ryan David Jahn
Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)
I could not put this book down, it moves fast and furious. Dispatcher Ian Hunt wears a uniform but does not consider himself a policeman. One day Ian answers a 911 call only to realize he is talking to his daughter who has been abducted from his home ...

Andrew Westoll Wins The 2012 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction
Sacramento Bee
Of the book, the jury said: "Brilliantly blending science and storytelling, primatologist and authorAndrew Westoll takes us deep into the world of the haunted and haunting rescued research chimps of Fauna Sanctuary. Pulled from decades of horrific lab ...

New Book Presents Planet Earth as Seen From Space at Night
Sacramento Bee
Recently released by Lyons Press, this stunning illustrated book documents the entire globe, featuring over 100 world-class cities and 70-plus regional panoramic images that show in striking detail the interplay of geography, man, and science.

Cal Ripken Jr. co-authors a second children's book
Christian Science Monitor
A new book by Cal Ripken Jr. and journalist Kevin Cowherd focuses on the issue of bullying among children. By Molly Driscoll, Monitor contributor / March 6, 2012 Hall of Fame inductee Cal Ripken Jr. (l.) told the Baltimore Sun that he wants the advice ...

Christian Science Monitor

Scholastic Launches Storia App In Beta - eBookNewser
By Dianna Dilworth on March 6, 2012 11:30 AM Scholastic has created a new children's book app called Storia, which parents can use to track their children's reading progress. According to Scholastic's site, “Storia allows you to track your reader's ...

Book not closed on Agent Orange
The Canberra Times
Co-author of the official history of the Vietnam war, Ashley Ekins, in the Australian War Memorial's Vietnam conflict gallery yesterday. Photo: Graham Tidy Official Vietnam war historian Ashley Ekins realises his latest work will not be the last word ...

The Canberra Times

Review: Breezy, fun book gives flight attendant's view of life in the sky and ...
Washington Post
“Cruising Attitude: Tales of Crashpads, Crew Drama, and Crazy Passengers at 35000 Feet” (William Morrow), by Heather Poole: Want to impress the flight attendant on your next trip? Make eye contact. Say “please” and “thank you.

Author's Book of Love and World Peace Will Join London Book Fair
Albany Times Union
This book will be featured in one of the most anticipated book fairs on April 16-18, 2012. AuthorCarole Gordon's Life is a Journey of the Soul will be featured at the 2012 London Book Fair in London, England, on April 16-18, 2012.

Did Amazon Nuke eReader Market with Kindle Fire?
Tom's Guide
If you listen to Amazon's numbers, the company came out of the 2011 holiday season with a huge wad of cash in its pocket thanks to the Kindle Fire, Kindle Touch and the original Kindle e-bookreader. Between the three, there's a flavor for every ...

Chimp sanctuary tale wins $25K Charles Taylor Prize
Andrew Westoll has won the $25000 Charles Taylor Prize for his book The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary, which depicts research chimps as they live out the remainder of their lives in a Quebec animal sanctuary. The award for the best Canadian work of ...

Afghan Suicide Bomber Attacks Base Where Qurans Burned
Voice of America (blog)
The apparently unintentional burning of the Muslim holy books has sparked violent anti-American protests across Afghanistan. Thirty people have been killed and US- Afghan relations have been frayed. US President Barak Obama apologized to Afghan ...

'The ABC of Sales' Earns 1st Place at DIY Book Festival
MarketWatch (press release)
LOS ANGELES, March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Dan Milstein's new book, The ABC of Sales, has been selected the first place winner in the General Non-Fiction category of the DIY BookFestival, Los Angeles. As a first place honoree, Milstein was ...

Roddy Doyle to serve on Giller Prize jury
Toronto Star
We are always monitoring the schedules of writers we admire, looking for those who are in the public eye because of a new book, a tour or an award. “But in the end it comes down to who's available and who has time to do the work.

Toronto Star

Arabic book award withheld over lack of suitable candidates
The Guardian
Although Abu Dhabi's Sheikh Zayed Book awards, which hand out a total of AED7m (£1.21m), found winners for categories including children's literature, fine art and translation, the AED750,000 literature prize was not awarded because the books submitted ...

Priceless medical book returned to Dublin library after a hundred years
Irish Central
A valuable medical book missing for over a hundred years has finally been returned to a Dublin library. The 500-year-old medical textbook is now back in the possession of Marsh's Library according to the Irish Times. The paper reports that the book was ...

Through the Language Glass [Book Review]
The Guardian
Further, how the brain processes neural colour input is far more complex than Deutscher ever lets on, although he briefly revisits his colour idea at the end of the book to let us know that he probably shouldn't have even discussed the colour example ...

Book Review: The Modern Fae's Guide to Surviving Humanity, Edited by Joshua ...
Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)
Not content with merely resurrecting old tales, this is especially true of the relatively new genre of urban fantasy, authors are bringing the Fae into modern times. While this has resulted in some interesting and fascinating stories, it has also posed ...

Why Digital Texts Need A New Library Of Alexandria -- With Physical Books
First, that you don't really own ebooks, as various unhappy experiences with Amazon's Kindle have brought home. Secondly, that a scan of an illustrated book is only as good as the scanning technology that is available when it is made: there's no way to ...

A Major Literary Festival Emerges in Jaipur, India -
A New York-based book designer on her first visit to India's premier literary festival, held in a 200-year-old palace in Jaipur. ... The event draws an increasingly curious cross-section of India's vibrantliterary scene: authors, publishers, readers, schoolchildren, old poets, young journalists, socialites, minor royalty, major art collectors, literary aspirants, Nosy Parkers — in ... Inside the palace, which is painted a soft blue, conversations about books and writing take place in every corner.
T Magazine

Reading Books on a Tablet Is Dumb
By Adrian Covert
Fear not, this is not a militant rallying cry for physical books; those are fine, but overall, I'm rather ambivalent about what medium a novel arrives in. Instead, this is an argument in support of owning a dedicated eReader. And it appears I'm not ...

New Book Alleges John Lennon Was Bulimic, 'Confused, Shamed ...
“Lennon was confused about his obsession with food,” said the book's author, journalist, and pop culture historian, Debra Sharon Davis. “Lennon was surrounded by talented musicians, but many had drinking and drug problems – so it was ...
Radar Online

Twitter, As secondary publisher could be sued for an illegal tweet ...
By (THN Reporter)
If a Twitter user posts an illegal tweet, they could get sued, but Twitter could be sued itself as a secondary publisher according to Zack Whittaker. Legal analysis site Out-Law published a very interesting, theoretical piece, which describes how ...
The Hacker News [ THN ] - Updates...

A Look at Albert Halper, Author of "Atlantic Avenue" -
book jacket art, Atlantic Avenue. With just a view of the cover, readers wrote their own opening of the novel “Atlantic Avenue.” Read All Posts ». Traffic was flowing smoothly under the hard, bright sky of a typically scorching Brooklyn summer.
City Room

Melville House Books » The Nook is headed to the UK
By Paul Oliver
A UK expansion of Nook sales, and subsequent eBook sales, would certainly represent a way to close that gap. Tim Carmody of Epicenter reports: “The rumors have been around for months, but UK entry of Barnes & Noble seems to be for real ...
Melville House Books

Book: A Complete Guide to Blender Graphics | BlenderNation
By Community Reporter
Author John Blain writes: Hello Blender Enthusiast,. My new book 'A Complete Guide to Blender Graphics: Computer Modeling and Animation' is available for pre-ordering. Reviews. “The book is an instructional tool for beginners and a reference for advanced users. The book discusses the 3D modelling and animation ... With due respect to all previous authors that have come before you, when they wrote their books, it was 'up-to-date'. How do you plan to keep this up-to-date in six ...

kenneth in the (212): Book Shelf
By Kenneth Walsh
When I blogged about notable books I couldn't get through, it occurred to me that it would be even more fun to talk about ones I could. Let me preface this post by saying I read nonfiction almost exclusively these days -- just as with television ...
kenneth in the (212)

Book Review: "Don't Put Me In, Coach" Sheds New Light On Blazers ...
By Ben Golliver
Portland Trail Blazers center Greg Oden is a critical figure in a new book, "Don't Put Me In Coach," by Mark Titus. ... ben -- thanks for the honest disclaimer about the fat payoff you received from thepublisher. given the extent of this largesse, ...
Blazer's Edge

5 eBook Publishing Experts To Watch - eBookNewser
By Dianna Dilworth
Workman Publishing Co. is looking for a Reprint Production Supervisor. next job Perseus BooksGroup is looking for a Senior Publicity Position. next job American Bar Association is looking for a Specialist - Publishing. see all ... For some publishers, eBooks are a scary brave new world. To help these ... Here is more from his website: “He sits on several boards, including the Book Industry Study Group, and is on advisory boards for Bookshare and the University of Michigan Press. ” ...

Doppletext unites original text with a literary translation – available ...
By Paul Biba
Got this email from Igo Kogan: You and your readers may be interested in a new kind of dual language ebooks available at. ... Doppletext unites original text with a literary translation – available on the web or on your ereader. March 6, 2012 | 8: 43 ... Being captivated by a book naturally improves your language comprehension and vocabulary. You get a ... Mobiles Please on "New Online Australian Ebook Author Directory and Community Launched - Posted on March 6, 2012. "who the...
TeleRead: News and views on e-books,...

Digitimes: Global E-Book Shipments To Drop 77% During Q1 2012
By Mihai Andrici
A recent report claims that global shipment volumes of e-book readers will drop during the Q1 2012 to an estimate of 2 million units. ... According to the same Digitimes Research report quoted earlier, the introduction of Amazon's Kindle Fire tablet (released November 15, 2011) caused sales of the Kindle e-book reader to drop, so Amazon has now reduced the number of Kindle e-books they've ordered from their hardware suppliers. This makes a lot of sense, since the Kindle Fire is ...
Android Authority

Bondage writer whose books have taken America by storm is British mother-of-two
Daily Mail
It turns out the author is 48-year-old British mother of two Erika Leonard. The Evening Standard tracked her down to the terrace home in Brentford she shares with scriptwriter husband Niall and two teenage sons. She said: 'How did you find me?

Daily Mail

Arpaio's Obama investigator putting report up for sale
TriValley Central
Retired detective and volunteer sheriff's posse member Mike Zullo is listed as the co-author of “A Question of Eligibility,” an e-book for sale on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. The book is a copy of the investigation findings presented to the press on ...

JK Rowling creates buzz with announcement of novel
LSU The Reveille
AP Photo/Joel Ryan In this Thursday, July 7, 2011 photo, British author JK Rowling arrives in Trafalgar Square, in central London, for the World Premiere of Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part 2, the last film in the series.

The enigmatic Putin
By Graeme Wood, Barnes & Noble Review There are those who believe — and I am one of them — that Vladimir Putin is the only world leader operating today with a coherent long-term strategic vision for his country. Russian policy has been derided as ...

Bernie, Mo., cancer survivor writes how-to-book about cancer
Southeast Missourian
Those words have now been compiled in the book, "Me and the ugly C." A printed version was released through Amazon and Barnes and Noble. An e-reader version has been available since the fall of 2011. The first-time author is also about to embark on ...

Fictional Final Four features Trojans
Troy Messenger
A novel by award-winning author Paul Volponi titled The Final Four pits the Troy Trojans against the mighty Michigan State Spartans in a contest to play for the NCAA national championship. Though a fictional scenario, Volponi chose Troy after watching ...

Thoughts in Progress: Author Katy Walters: Be Disciplined Writing
By Mason Canyon
I post them here, as well as several other sites such as Goodreads, Amazon and Barnes & Noble. If you are an author who would like for me to review your book or you would like to guest blog here, please contact me at mcbookshelf@gmail.
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