Dutch author Guus Kuijer wins 2012 Astrid Lindgren prize for children's literature

Dutch author Guus Kuijer wins 2012 Astrid Lindgren prize for children's literature
Washington Post
Kuijer, 69, has written more than 30 books since making his debut in 1975, releasing works such as “The Book of Everything” and “Florian Knol” — mainly directed at adolescents entering their teen years. “Respect for children is as self-evident in his ...

Fox takes on book's blame claims
Fox News on Tuesday mounted an on-air counterattack against a new book's claim that President Barack Obama charged in a private meeting that the cable network was promoting the false idea that “Obama is a Muslim 24/7” and blamed Fox for his political ...


James Beard book award nominees announced; chefs shortlisted
Los Angeles Times
The James Beard Foundation announced its 2012 book award nominations in 11 categories. The culinary organization's numerous awards cover a lot of ground, including "outstanding restaurant design" and "best restaurant graphics." Los Angeles design firm ...

Anne Lamott pens new book about grandparenting: “Some Assembly Required: A ...
Washington Post (blog)
By Janice D'Arcy We are so inundated with confessional parenting books and blogs that it's hard to believe there was ever a time when brutal honesty about child-rearing seemed fresh. Jump back 20 years, and it was revolutionary.

Digital Marketing Labs Article Discusses How to Publish on Amazon Kindle
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Independent authors are learning the powers of e-books and how to publish on Amazon with the help of Digital Marketing Labs. Austin, TX (PRWEB) March 20, 2012 According to a recent article from the Digital Marketing Labs, Amazon has by far become one ...

Amazon: To KDP Select, Or Not?
Huffington Post (blog)
There's no question that Amazon has changed the publishing industry by making it easy for anyone with a book in their head to easily and quickly publish it and make it for sale almost overnight without the gatekeepers of big publishing getting in the ...

Haney portrait of Woods: A player never satisfied
By Doug Ferguson, AP ORLANDO – Tiger Woods' fascination with the Navy SEALs and how he might have incurred his leg injuries are sure to generate plenty of buzz when Hank Haney's book goes on sale next week. By Brian Blanco, AP Tiger Woods, ...


24th Annual Lambda Literary Award Finalists announced: Recognizing LGBT lit
Entertainment Weekly
The Lambda Literary Foundation has been spreading the wealth of recognition; this year, more than 600 titles have been nominated for an award. More than 90 booksellers, book reviewers, librarians, authors, previous Lammy winners and finalists, ...

Jessica Alba pens first book
Entertainment Weekly (blog)
The actress and mom of two is sharing the secrets behind her natural, healthy parenting skills in her first book. The Honest Life will focus on Alba's life as mother and how she crafted a healthier and safer start for her two daughters, Honor, 3, ...

Dutch author Guus Kuijer wins 2012 Astrid Lindgren prize
Monsters and Critics.com
Stockholm - Dutch author Guus Kuijer was Tuesday awarded this year's Astrid Lindgren prize, which carries one of the world's highest awards for literature aimed at children and young people. The 69-year-old Kuijer made his debut in 1975 and has written ...

Book World: “Lone Wolf,” by Jodi Picoult
Washington Post
When it comes to Luke, there's a twist: As the book opens, he lies unconscious in a hospital bed, brain-damaged after a car wreck. We hear of his past through excerpts from his published memoir about the wolf-pack days in Canada.

Over 365000 Historic Books Made Available Online With Autonomy
MarketWatch (press release)
The service, developed for JISC Collections and the British Library, draws content from two of the best-known and longest-established early book collections, Early English Books Online (EEBO) and Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO).

'Fifty Shades of Grey' lends erotic color to US shelves
By Deirdre Donahue, USA TODAY However you categorize it — mommy porn, erotic fiction, Twilight fan fiction gone rogue, a symbol of moral decay — British writer EL James' NC-17 bondage trilogy has gone from e-book cult favorite to publishing phenomenon.


Gwyneth Paltrow, Rachael Ray: 'We did not use ghostwriters'
Christian Science Monitor
The story made waves among the reading public, inspiring crestfallen Facebook posts, suspicious second glances at beloved cookbooks, and misgivings about cookbook authors like Ray and Paltrow. Well, both Ray and Paltrow say it ain't so.

Christian Science Monitor

Attorney Who Wrote the Book on Ponzi Schemes Discusses Mets Deal
Wall Street Journal (blog)
“I'ma little bummed they settled from a practitioner's standpoint,” said bankruptcy attorney Kathy Bazoian Phelps, who frequently represents the trustees tasked with tracking down stolen funds and who just co-authored a book on the ins and outs of the ...

Igniting Science Excitement in Kids: Top Authors Gather in Washington, DC ...
MarketWatch (press release)
WASHINGTON, Mar 20, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Seymour Simon, one of the country's most prolific children's science book authors, was once asked what makes a great science book for young readers. He replied: "A lot of it has to do with the writing -- it's ...

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Dutch author Guus Kuijer wins Astrid Lindgren memorial award
The Guardian
Celebrated Dutch author Guus Kuijer has beaten British names including Quentin Blake and Neil Gaiman to win the world's richest children's books prize, the Astrid Lindgren memorial award. Worth 5m Swedish kronor (£467000), the prize is for a body of ...

The Guardian

Mike Daisey's notoriety not translating to book sales
Los Angeles Times (blog)
For monologist Mike Daisey, that doesn't seem to be the case -- at least in terms of book sales. Daisey is the performer whose work "The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs" was excerpted on public radio's "This American Life" in February; ...

Author Anne Lamott returns with new view on parenthood
Access Atlanta
"It would not have been my first choice but as I say in the book, who asked me? It was about learning, as usual, to let go, let go, let go of the control ... and some days go better than others." As she did for the 1993 bestseller about her son's first ...

'Revelations,' by Elaine Pagels
New York Times
Ms. Pagels is best known for “The Gnostic Gospels” (1979), which won a National Book Award and was named one of the best 100 English-language nonfiction books of the 20th century by the Modern Library. That book spawned a million biblical conspiracy ...

What price self-published books? | TeleRead: News and views on e ...
By Chris Meadows
On the blog The Bliss Quest, a blogger who goes by Athena writes a lengthy, thoughtful post looking setting a price for her self-published book. After her last publisher offered her a contract that would only pay her 5% of the book's cover price ...
TeleRead: News and views on e-books,...

New Book Says Obama Blamed His Troubles on Bush the tsunami ...
By Jim Hoft
The book focuses on key moments of Obama's presidency, such as Osama bin Laden's assassination, the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, the Arab Spring, the debt ceiling crisis, and the president's dealings with Congress. Corn writes that after ...
The Gateway Pundit

The eBooks are Too Damn Expensive! | Mother Jones
By Kevin Drum
Naturally I wanted to download a book and try it out, so I bought Matt Yglesias's new Kindle single, The Rent is Too Damn High. So far, I'm very pleased with the book-reading abilities of the iPad1, but I wonder if publishers are setting too high ...
Kevin Drum Feed | Mother Jones

Make An eBook Using FastPencil - eBookNewser
By Dianna Dilworth
Self-published authors can use the tool for free to make a book and publish it to the Kindle Store, iBooks, Nook and distribute through Ingram. ... Publishers can use the tool to format and distribute eBooks. ... In addition to our do-it-yourself author services, we have created a licensable platform that is customizable, making it easy to build a business, whether you are apublisher looking to publish a series of books on your own imprint or an enterprise looking to deploy a publishing ...

Top Kindle Fire Activity: Reading E-Books, Says Citi | paidContent
By Laura Hazard Owen
Six percent of respondents own a Kindle Fire. —“We see Amazon's eReader revenue contribution as actually materially greater than its Tablet revenue contribution for the foreseeable future.” —“E-reader owners purchase about 2.4 books per ...

Showdown Author David Corn To Rush Limbaugh: 'Call Me Slut ...
By Tommy Christopher
At a book party celebrating the release of his new book Showdown: The Inside Story of How Obama Fought Back Against Boehner, Cantor, and the Tea Party Monday night, author and MSNBC contributor David Corn responded to a rather tepid attack by conservative radio giant Rush Limbaugh. Corn thanked Limbaugh for plugging Showdown on Monday's radio show, but added I wish you'd call me a slut, because that'd probably really help sell books. There's always tomorrow.

Make Your Own E-Books with Pandoc - ProfHacker - The Chronicle ...
By Lincoln Mullen
Book binding As devices for reading e-books proliferate, it increasingly makes sense to make publications available in an e-book. There are a number of cases in which you might do this: If you have a blog and want to make the best posts into ...

Pricing and Negotiating – Non-Fiction Book Cover
By A Photo Editor
by Jess Dudley Wonderful Machine Producer A well-known publisher recently commissioned one of our New York photographers to shoot the exterior of a building for the cover of a non-fictionbook. The publisher initially agreed with the ...
A Photo Editor

Intermission: Where Books Defy Gravity - News - GOOD
By Kristy Pyke
More than 5000 books appear to pour out of windows around Spain. ... The 10 Best Books on ALA's Banned or Challenged Books List · + responses. Comments via GOOD. Join or sign in to comment… Comments loading. via Twitter ...

Adapting Classic eBooks as Apps - GalleyCat
By Dianna Dilworth
By Dianna Dilworth on March 20, 2012 10:00 AM. Turning a classic book into an app takes more than just formatting the text for a digital screen. For Space Dog Books, a new interactive publishing company that makes eBook apps for the iPad, ...

Peter Senese's Critically Acclaimed Legal Thriller Chasing The Cyclone Now ...
Houston Chronicle
Chasing The Cyclone by best-selling author Peter Senese is much more than a electrifying page-turner book critics are raving about: Peter Senese's novel, now available on Google, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble has been called an exceptional tool that every ...

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