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Dear Book Lover: Unread Books
Wall Street Journal (blog)
The novelist Junot Diaz says there's usually a 100-book margin between what he owns and what he's read (in "Unpacking My Library: Writers and Their Books," edited by Leah Price). One hundred unread books seems like a sensible borderline between book ...

BOOK WORLD bestsellers — March 25, 2012
Washington Post (blog)
The third book of recipes and country-inspired wisdom from the popular blogger. {1} By Walter Isaacson. The life of the offbeat, visionary founder of Apple, based on numerous interviews with Jobs himself. {21} By Clive Cussler and Justin Scott.

Universal and Focus acquire 'Fifty Shades,' top 100 sci-fi books
By Lindsay Deutsch, USA TODAY --New and noteworthy: USA TODAY book editor Jocelyn McClurg rounds up the hottest books on sale this week, from a memoir by Rachel Dratch of "Debbie Downer" fame, to a Monte Carlo-set thriller by James Patterson.

Hank Haney defends Tiger book; agent slams Haney
By Reid Cherner, USA TODAY Hank Haney is spending the day at ESPN talking about his new book on Tiger Woods. Both broadcasters told Haney they felt he should never have written the book but admitted that neither had read it yet.


Hank Haney defends Tiger Woods book
Tiger Woods' former swing coach Hank Haney and Woods' agent Mark Steinberg traded comments Monday about a new book set to be released later this week. Haney, appearing on a variety of ESPN shows on Monday, wrote in his book, The Big Miss, ...


WHITE HOUSE NOTEBOOK: Obama's book giveaway
The Associated Press
(The book, not the signature). Too late. Three business people, five students, a teacher and a North Korean refugee in South Korea won copies of Obama's personal political manifesto as a prize for submitting questions to the president in advance of his ...

Annapolis Book Fest celebrates 10 years
Annapolis Capital
By THERESA WINSLOW, Staff Writer By THERESA WINSLOW, Staff Writer Laura-Chase McGehee — Capital Gazette Annapolis Book Festival organizers Laura Richards, Missy Attridge and Alanna Wright hold a few books written by authorscoming to the event.

Annapolis Capital

What's a digital book worth? It's a question many are asking as price creeps
Meanwhile, big-name authors like Scott Turow, who is president of the AuthorsGuild, say that unless the price of digital books remains sufficiently high, real bookstores won't survive. If e-books are too cheap, readers will skip bookstores altogether ...

Facebook slips trademark for 'book' into user agreement
ZDNet (blog)
By Emil Protalinski | March 25, 2012, 10:28pm PDT Summary: Facebook wants you to agree that it has the right to trademark the word “book.” You already agree that it has trademarks to Facebook, the Facebook and F Logos, FB, Face, Poke, and Wall.

Singer-Songwriter and Author Jewel to Publish Debut Picture Book with Simon ...
MarketWatch (press release)
NEW YORK, March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Award-winning singer, songwriter, poet, actress, and new mother Jewel has signed with Paula Wiseman Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, to publish That's What I'd Do, ...

The Book on Tim Tebow ... so far
By Johnette Howard | In advance of Tim Tebow's first get-to-know-you news conference for the Jets on Monday, here's a head start on Tebow speaking about Tebow, and a CliffsNotes version on other things you may not know about him (hard ...

Book details JFK's death through LBJ's eyes
By David Jackson, USA TODAY A highly anticipated new book tells a familiar story -- the assassination of President John F. Kennedy -- from a unique vantage point: The eyes of Lyndon B. Johnson. The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The Passage of Power, ...


Local Author Barry Borgerson Wins Reader Views 2011 Literary Award for His ...
MarketWatch (press release)
RALEIGH, NC, Mar 26, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Raleigh resident Dr. Barry Borgerson has been awarded a Reader Views 2011 Literary Award for his non-fiction book, "The Auto-Self: The Key to Creating Star Performers and to Becoming a Star Yourself.

MediaWire: Publish your own digital magazine
By Marc Saltzman, USA TODAY IPad owners will likely tell you their tablet is ideal for reading electronic books, magazines and newspapers – and a new app serves as both a digital newsstand and publishing platform. Similar in concept to Apple's ...


Tiger's win comes days before tell-all book
CBS News
It also came only two weeks after another injury scare - this time, his Achilles tendon - and only two days before the release of a new tell-all book by Woods' former swing coach, Hank Haney, who makes less than flattering remarks about his former ...

CBS News

BOOK NOOK: 'Hunger Games' a little edgy, but good for girls
Tonawanda News
By Danielle Haynes The Tonawanda News As the Harry Potter film franchise has finally come to an end and the Twilight flicks sputter their last death, the latest book series to make a splash with young adults across the world is making its debut on the ...

Book Review | Fifty Shades Of Grey: Sultry subject spells success
Columbus Dispatch
Although erotic books have long been around, the genre rarely sees mainstream success. But the ladies are loving Fifty. Mom blogs and romantic-novel sites are making it a book-club favorite among women, and it has sold more than 250000 copies.

Columbus Dispatch

Book festival brings more than 50 authors to Portland
The Forecaster
By Gillian Graham PORTLAND — All aspects of books will be showcased this weekend at the Maine Festival of the Book. The sixth annual festival, primarily at the University of Southern Maine, brings more than 50 authors and artists to Portland for a ...

Book Review: The Devil in the Flesh by Raymond Radiguet
Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)
ORG An author walks a delicate line when the protagonist of a book is unlikable. How do you get readers to invest time and themselves in a character who, for example, seems largely amoral? One method is with a character who is dealing with struggles ...

Marvel offers digital extras for comic book fans
By Mikael Ricknas Computerworld - Marvel Comics next month will release a new application to add content enhanced with augmented reality to some of its comic books. Augmented reality, or AR, allows computer-generated content to be superimposed over a ...

The Hunger Games: Book to film
Connecticut-based author Suzanne Collins's book was published in 2008 – the first in a trilogy that concluded with 2010's Mockingjay – and its celluloid version opened to record-breaking audiences. The Hunger Games is set in the dystopian world of ...

NBA great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's book tells kids about the wide range of black ...
New York Daily News
And all three (among many others) are featured in the newest book by basketball-great-turned-historian Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, “What Color Is My World?: The Lost History of African-Americans.” Written for children of middle-school age, the bookhighlights ...

New York Daily News

New 'Dracula' Document By Author Bram Stoker Being Released
Huffington Post
"Dracula" author Bram Stoker was more than a skillful Gothic penman. He also studied law, and his talents are evident in the legal contract for his blockbuster book, "Dracula." The contract, which will soon accompany a rerelease of the original text ...

Trust Buster Takes Hard Line As E-Book Probe Continues
Wall Street Journal
The Justice Department has warned that it intends to sue them for allegedly colluding over e-book prices. Several of the parties are seeking to reach a settlement to avert a trial. The case centers on a change in how publishers charged for e-books as ...

Wall Street Journal

Tiger Woods proved he can still be his old self – and isn't that what we want?
Yahoo! Sports
The book on Tiger Woods' downfall has been written. It's called “The Big Miss,” by former swing coach Hank Haney. It comes out Tuesday. Sunday's emphatic win at the Arnold Palmer Invitational did two things for the former No.

Yahoo! Sports

Amazon Recommends $17 Book Of Wikipedia Articles To 'Hunger ...
By Laura Hazard Owen
We've seen plenty of spammy content on Amazon before, but this one stands out because Hunger Games interest is driving it up in Amazon's recommendation algorithm and it is a pricey paperback rather than an e-book. The book is also ... The publisher is listed as “Webster's Digital Services” and the book's description notes: ... Project Webster represents a new publishing paradigm, allowing disparate content sources to be curated into cohesive, relevant, and informative books.

E-books' lack of cover could end intellectual snobbery of reading in ...
By Chris Meadows
TeleRead - News and views on ebooks, libraries, publishing and related topics. HOME ...Posted in: books, Chris Meadows, ebook, epublishing, ereaders, reading ... Some people seem to feel that something precious is being lost, be it the ability to satisfy your own curiosity or the inadvertent advertising that a book seen in public provides to induce other people to buy it. ...Creating e-book files with Scrivener ... Now, they don't usually interrupt you to ask how you like your ereader.
TeleRead: News and views on e-books,...

Book of the Week: Babar's Celesteville Games
By Design Mom
In fact, I have very specific memories of being 6 or 7 years old, sitting on the floor in the children's room at our local library, and enjoying a stack of Babar books. I'll bet many of you have similar memories! Our newest Babar book is Celesteville ...
Design Mom

Rachel Maddow Explains New Book: 'We Have Gone To War So ...
By Josh Feldman
Rachel Maddow appeared on Meet the Press today to promote her new book Drift, arguing that the United States has entered a state of perpetual war. She heaped a lot of praise on U.S. troops as a very impressive group of people, but added ...

Sunday Sign-Off: Pick Up a Book
By Doug Barry
Not just any book, though, because today, March 25, a day that mythical creatures probably celebrate with hot dogs and fireworks (wink, wink), is Tolkien Reading Day. So, for all of you who won't be tossing back old fashioneds and chain ...

Arlen Specter In New Book: Sarah Palin “Radiated Sensuality” | The ...
By Laura Donovan
Some of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin's political opponents like to think of her as a hot bimbo with no place in politics --- but other people of different parties say she's smart and attractive. Former Sen. Arlen Specter (D-PA), who raised ...
The Jane Dough

Sunday Book Review: The Politically Incorrect Guide to the ...
By Phineas
While reading, sidebars inform the reader of interesting facts about each president, such as Harding being the coiner of the phrase “Founding Fathers,” and point one to “Books you shouldn't read,” because they too are politically incorrect.
Sister Toldjah

All Gone Book Signing Event | Shanghai |
By Poe
And as with every ALL GONE releases from the start, Dupouy embarked on a book signing tour that already brought him to Amsterdam, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York, and today, Shanghai. Sponsored by Hong Kong lifestyle label CLOT, ...

Four Seasons Hotel Creates Interactive Memory Book Of Favorite ...
As a fitting final tribute to its original location, The Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto has launched an online memory book for previous and current guests to share their most beloved memories of their stay. The online memory book, launched on ...

The 22 Books Every Woman Needs To Read - The Frisky
By Jessica Wakeman
Fun Home, by Alison Bechdel: A memoir in graphic novel form, this gorgeous book explores theauthor's childhood growing up in a funeral home with a closeted gay father, his death, and coming to terms with her own sexuality. If you've never ...
The Frisky

Library adoption of ebooks and digital resources soars: study ...
By Joe McKendrick
Today's library is no longer just a big box of books that sits in a city or on a campus. It is fast evolving into a digital resource center, largely virtualized, but still providing space and resources to promote economic and personal development.
Business Brains | SmartPlanet

Do Some Damage: What books do you want to read but can't?
By Brian Lindenmuth
This week I was going to continue writing about why I decided to publish the Snubnose stories and books that have come so far. But I was thinking ... readily available. It's an African book that, as far as I know, hasn't found a US publisher yet.
Do Some Damage

Thoughts in Progress: Author Jodi Thomas: New Release, 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.
Thoughts in Progress

Who's Participating in Tribeca Talks?
Indie Wire
This year's programs include the “Tribeca Talks: Directors Series,” “Tribeca Talks: After the Movie,” “Tribeca Talks: Industry,” “Tribeca Talks: Pen to Paper, hosted by Barnes & Noble” and the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival panel.

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