Lloyd Shepherd: My parley with ebook pirates

Lloyd Shepherd: My parley with ebook pirates
The Guardian
Most books these days are pirated in some form or another, and having worked on the web before I was a novelist I was anticipating that with a fair degree of sang-froid. But this was the first piratical move on my book, and it was also an oddity – more ...

The Guardian 

APNewsBreak: Raffaele Sollecito has book deal
Wall Street Journal
Sollecito, 27, has a deal with Simon & Schuster's Gallery Books for a book scheduled to come out this fall. Knox's memoir is due next year. The publisher announced Thursday that "Presumed Guilty: My Journey to Hell and Back with Amanda Knox" would ...

New Books About Vladimir Putin in Power
New York Times
(Not surprisingly, neither author had access to Putin.) Roxburgh has been a longtime correspondent for The Sunday Times of London and the BBC. While he penetrated a little deeper than many of his journalistic peers by working temporarily as a ...

New York Times

Amanda Knox's ex-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, gets a book deal
CBS News
He has a deal with Simon & Schuster's Gallery Books for a book scheduled to come out this fall. Knox's memoir is due next year. "Presumed Guilty: My Journey to Hell and Back with Amanda Knox" would cover his relationship with the US exchange student, ...

CBS News

First Woman to Win Man Asian Prize Condemns North Korea, China
New York Times (blog)
By JOYCE HOR-CHUNG LAU | March 16, 2012, 1:17 pm HONG KONG — Kyung-sook Shin, the first woman to win the Man Asian Literary Prize, used the black-tie gala dinner in Hong Kong on Thursday to make a statement about North Korea.

New York Times (blog)

Cherry blossom books for kids
Washington Post
“Cherry Blossoms: The Official Book of the National Cherry Blossom Festival” by Ann McClellan, age 10 and older. $30. “Cherry Blossoms Say Spring” by Jill Esbaum; age 4 and older. $5.95 These two books from National Geographic capture all the beauty ...

James Bond returns home in 10-year book deal
LONDON (Reuters) - Ian Fleming's estate has signed a 10-year deal with the Random House Group to publish the James Bond backlist both in print and e-book format, the publishing company said on Friday. Random imprint Vintage Books acquired the rights to ...

Author uncovers thrilling world of 'An American Spy'
The first in that series, "The Tourist" was a bestseller, the second; "The Nearest Exit" won the 2010 Dashiell Hammett prize for best literary crime novel. Now Steinhauer returns with "An American Spy." Debuting in book stores this week, it's his third ...

Recorded Books Partners with Atomic Training to Offer Online How-to Training ...
MarketWatch (press release)
PRINCE FREDERICK, Md., Mar 16, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Recorded Books, the world's largest independent producer of audiobooks, has announced that it will begin distribution of Atomic Training for Libraries, a comprehensive online database of how-to ...

South Korean woman wins Man Asia Literary Prize
CNN International
By Peter Shadbolt, CNN Hong Kong (CNN) -- A novel about the role of motherhood and the conflict between tradition and modernity in contemporary South Korea has won the Man AsiaLiterary Prize for author Kyung-sook Shin, marking the first time a woman ...

James Bond novels come back to Random House
Christian Science Monitor
The lucrative James Bond novels return to Random House, their original publisher, through a new deal. By Molly Driscoll / March 16, 2012 The James Bond bookseries will be re-released in a year when actor Daniel Craig (l.) will reprise his role as the ...

Christian Science Monitor

Book World: 'Barbara Stanwyck: The Miracle Woman,' by Dan Callahan
Washington Post
It's only loosely chronological, with the author preferring to group his discussions of films by genre (“Wild West Stanwyck”) or director (“Two for Sirk”). This approach allows him to focus on what really interests him about his subject: not Tinseltown ...

Book Review Podcast: David Oshinsky on Lawrence v. Texas
New York Times (blog)
Texas; Julie Bosman has notes from the field; Bill Keller talks about two new books examining Vladimir Putin; Phillip Lopate remembers the critic John Leonard; and Gregory Cowles has best-seller news. Sam Tanenhaus is the host.

New York Times (blog)

Parenting book 'Momnesia' not a new concept, but one worth revisiting
By Kristi Palma The book “Momnesia” asks mothers to consider this: What did you like to do before you got married and had kids? It's a simple question. But, like the character in the book, it gave me pause. I have been a mother for five years, ...

Those Were the Books
New York Times
A sadness comes over me, as when I see a book, any paper book, tossed into the maw of the Internet. We didn't have Britannica in our house when I was growing up. It was a bit highbrow for our family. You could spot it at the library, ...

Books: 'Mudwoman' by Joyce Carol Oates
Washington Post
But the inspiration for Oates's latest book, the psychological horror novel “Mudwoman” (Ecco, $26.99), came not from the outside world but, rather, from a mysterious and pitch-dark corner of her own unconscious. To be published on Tuesday, ...

'Fifty Shades Of Grey': Publishing's Sexiest Trend
by Jason Boog by EL James Publishing has a new unlikely heroine: an unknown author named EL James who recently scored a seven-figure book deal with Vintage Books to publish her erotica trilogy, Fifty Shades of Grey. Brimming with purple prose and racy ...

Author, Author!
New York Times (blog)
Quoting the book of Isaiah, she asked her audience to “give ear unto” her “speech” as she told the tale of her escape from bondage. Northern readers “gave ear” unto Jacobs's testimony in droves; such slave narratives were quite popular, ...

New York Times (blog)

Amanda Knox's Ex-Boyfriend Signs Book Deal
New York Times (blog)
Raffaele Sollecito, the Italian student who was dating Ms. Knox when they were arrested in 2007 for the murder of Meredith Kercher, Ms. Knox's roommate, will write a memoir for Gallery Books, the publisher said on Thursday. Mr. Sollecito and Ms. Knox ...

New York Times (blog)

Amanda Knox's ex inks deal to publish his book first
By Laura T. Coffey Amanda Knox may have secured a seven-figure book deal, but her ex-boyfriend is preparing to share candid details about their story first. Simon & Schuster's Gallery Books said Thursday it will publish Raffaele Sollecito's “Presumed ...


Book Warehouse to shut doors after 32 years
National Post
The decision is being called another blow to BC's independent book store industry, which is facing sharp competition from larger book retailers, Amazon, and digital ebook sales. “This is not very good,” said Margaret Reynolds, executive-director of the ...

Closing the book on Britannica
Baltimore Sun
The Britannica was read cover to cover by a number of notable figures, including George Bernard Shaw and AJ Jacobs, who wrote a best-selling book about what he called "a stunt." But it made accidental experts of the rest of us, who turned those thin, ...

Ian Fleming Estate Reverses Course, Gives Up James Bond E-Book Rights
Ian Fleming Publications attracted attention when, in 2010, it announced it would publish the James Bond e-books directly instead of selling the digital rights to Bond print publisher . Two years later, Ian Fleming has changed its mind and sold the ...

Popular, raunchy book series and the fan fiction debate
San Francisco Chronicle (blog)
Perhaps it was inevitable in the e-reader age: The latest literary sensation is a steamy erotic novel called “Fifty Shades of Grey.” While the book is raising eyebrows for its wild themes, it's almost as shocking the admitted “Twilight” connections ...

Best-selling author Virna DePaul joins the HEA team
By Joyce Lamb, USA TODAY Best-selling paranormal and romantic suspenseauthor Virna DePaul has joined the HEA team to do video interviews with authors, publishing professionals and anyone else who might have something insightful to say about romance ...


A New Publisher for James Bond ; The Age of 'Perpetual Publishing'
The Atlantic Wire
Today in publishing and literature: Vintage has acquired rights to the James Bondbooks, Suzanne Collins sends Scholastic stock soaring, and Dante is under siege in Italy. James Bond has a new home. Ian Fleming's James Bond books, that is.

The Atlantic Wire

'Hunger Games' is latest fantasy film that promotes reading by young people
Fox News
Los Angeles-based author Ariane Sommer said she hadn't heard of the series until she saw a trailer, prompting her to buy the e-book, and said she was “hooked from page one and can't wait for the film.” Schools are also feeling the effects.

The Best Poker Books Part Three
Yahoo! Sports
These books were: Harrington on Hold'em Expert Strategy for No Limit Tournaments and Doyle Brunson's Super System: A Course in Power Poker. The list continues with the only other bookthat was found on more than one of the lists used as references.

Author James Patterson donates 200000 books to US troops; Russell Brand ...
Plain Dealer
Best-selling author James Patterson is donating 200000 copies of his books to US military forces around the world, the Associated Press reports. The prolific mystery novelist said he believes America's armed forces don't get "the appreciation they ...

Plain Dealer

Kickstart a gaming history book, have dinner with Molyneux (and ...
By JC Fletcher
DeMaria is working with a publisher to release a 3rd edition of the book, updated with "expanded coverage and insight into the period roughly from 2000-2011." But he needs money to fund the 4-6 months of intensive research and possible ...

Antitrust lawyer: Apple ebook deals are illegal
By Ed Oswald
Decisions the former CEO made when brokering ebook distribution deals haunt Apple, as a civil price-fixing case moves forward and the specter of a federal antitrust investigation approaches. Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates left ... WM: The book publishers had an obvious motive -- to preserve the profit margins on the sale of hardcover and paperback books, which were threatened by the much lower prices for ebooks that were offered by Amazon. To preserve these prices, the book ...

Freakonomics » End of Illness Author David Agus Answers Your ...
By Stephen J. Dubner
We recently solicited your questions for David Agus, the oncologist author of The End of Illness . Now he's back with answers, including: the numbers on taking aspirin, how to get the most from a doctor visit, and the top 10 actions to reduce ...

IPG Publisher joins fight against Amazon | Melville House Books
By Ellie Robins
An indie publisher has added his voice to the growing number of public opponents of Amazon. In his article 'Amazon's Assault on Intellectual Freedom', Bryce Milligan of Wings Press in San Antonio, Texas, calls the stand-off between IPG and ...
Melville House Books

Bestselling Author Shares 3 Tips for Building Your Blog Audience ...
By Erica
But before Rachel even started the blog, the 27-year-old writer put together a book proposal based on her search for a local BFF, and successfully pitched it to agents, and then editors. She says, “After I sold the proposal, I decided to start a ...
WordPress.com News

Espresso Book Machine offers on-demand books | Ubergizmo
By Edwin Kee
With a name like the Espresso Book Machine, you know for sure that whatever it will do, it does it there and then on the spot – and fast. The unique Espresso Book Machine is said to offer on-demand books [...] ... unique Espresso Book Machine is said to offer on-demand books there and then, and will fill the niche in Brooklyn that will be able to offer voracious readers what libraries do not – titles in just about any language, in addition to an opportunity for you to publishyour own book.

Bauman Books Seeks Rare Bookseller - GalleyCat
By Nadine Cheung
Timber Press is looking for a Publicist. next job CreateSpace, part of the Amazon group of companies is looking for a Publisher Account Manager. next job Bloomsbury Academic is looking for a Editorial Assistant: Film, Media, and Music. next ...

Scott Beatty Writes Ebook Based On His Sherlock Holmes Comic ...
By Rich Johnston
After the success of their Seal Team Six ebooks by Chuck Dixon, Dynamite continue their digital prose publications by comic book writers with a new Sherlock Holmes Year One story written by Scott Beatty, based on his Sherlock comic book ...
Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies...

The Writing Life: Authors Should Get Full Information
By noreply@blogger.com (Terry Whalin)
In recent weeks, I've talked to a few authors who decided to publish with other companies. One novelist told me, “I'm going with CrossBooks Publishing because they are part of Lifeway and I'm a Baptist.” Another author told me, “I'm going with ...
The Writing Life

A non-unanimous retraction in PNAS after authors are “unable to ...
By ivanoransky
A group of authors has retracted a 2009 paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) after subsequent experiments suggested their original results weren't holding up. According to the notice for the paper, which has ...
Retraction Watch

New eBook Released - TERA News at MMORPG.com
By news@mmorpg.com
En Masse Entertainment has announced the first release in a new eBook series that will explore the lore behind TERA. The first in the series is entitled "The Amaranthine Heart" and follows the adventures of a down-on-his-luck Valkyon ...

Irish Arts Center Giving Away Free Books In Five Boroughs « CBS ...
By ebindelglass
In the spirit of St. Patrick's Day, the Irish Arts Center is giving away 10000 books by Irish authorsin all five boroughs today. On Canal Street, two of those books have been translated into Chinese. ... spoke English. “It's good,” said Belinda Lan from Beijing. “Thank you.” The bookgiveaway started at 7:30 a.m. and runs until the books are gone at these locations. ... LINK: Irish Arts Center (Official Site). What's your favorite Irish book or book by an Irish author? Let us know in the comments ...
CBS New York

Photographer's Book Chronicles Work With Celebrities « CBS ...
By Jeff Wald
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Minnesota native makes his living capturing music's greatest legends, everyone from Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney to Eddie Van Halen and Keith Richards. In the photography world, Rob Shanahan has ...
CBS Minnesota

APNewsBreak: Raffaele Sollecito has book deal - Yahoo! News
Publish your own activity and retain full control. ... Raffaele Sollecito has a deal with Simon & Schuster's Gallery Books for a book scheduled to come out this fall. ... The publisher announced Thursday that "Presumed Guilty: My Journey to Hell ... the book with Andrew Gumbel, an award-winning British journalist and author ...

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Self-publishing offers new avenue for would-be writers
Lexington Dispatch
Now companies such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Apple have begun to endorse this new form of publication. Amazon, the ringleader thus far for self-publication opportunities, offers anyone to submit their book to the Kindle Store.

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