Slate Book Review weekend section launches; and Moleskine publishing Architecture Book Series

Slate Book Review weekend section launches. - Slate Magazine: "The first weekend of every month, the Slate Book Review will take over Slate’s home page, delivering reviews of the newest fiction and nonfiction; essays on reading, writing, and the great (and terrible) books of years gone by; author interviews; videos and podcasts; and much more. We’re proud to bring together Slatesters whose work you know and love with great new writers who’ve never appeared in our magazine before, all in one smart, essential package. We’ll be rolling out sneak previews from this month’s issue all day . . . . Friday—with all . . . new pieces going live on Saturday morning.  . . .
David Plotz on the most existentially terrifying children’s book ever written
David Weigel on what the Republican candidates can learn from a 2,076-year-old election guide . . . "

Inspiration And Process In Architecture - Moleskine ® English: "Moleskine is publishing Inspiration And Process In Architecture, a new series of illustrated monographs dedicated to key figures in contemporary architecture. This new collection features Zaha Hadid, Giancarlo De Carlo, Bolles+Wilson and Alberto Kalach whose stories are told through notes and drawings never before seen. The focus is on style and craftsmanship in the creative process, that primordial step of sketches and freehand drawings. Each volume presents a different perspective of the design world. Sketches, scribbles, watercolors and personal notes from each designer are included. . . . "

moleskine: architecture book series
'architecture book series' by moleskine known for its notebooks, moleskine decided to investigate the relationship between four architects and their drawings and handwritten notes. still in the form of a journal, the books trace the designers' creative process from the initial blank page  onwards through the steps involved in the realization of various projects....
Designboom - Weblog

Gender bias in books journalism remains acute, research shows
The Guardian
It was the year when VS Naipaul infamously declared no woman writer to be his equal, so perhaps it's not surprising that new research shows a huge skew towards maleauthors and reviewers in the literary establishment in 2011.

The Guardian

Rolling Stones to issue 50th anniversary photo book
| LONDON (Reuters) - Fifty years to the day after the Rolling Stones first took to the stage, the veteran rockers will publish a photographic record of their rise to fame and lasting success. "The Rolling Stones: 50" will hit the shelves on July 12, ...

The Rolling Stones to release 50th anniversary book
Hyperion plans publish what it calls the only "authorized book curated by the Rolling Stones to commemorate the band's 50th anniversary." The Rolling Stones: 50 by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood, with new text and previously...


Author of book on Chamberlain's 100 points has been busy
Philadelphia Inquirer
By Marc Narducci Gary M. Pomerantz was only 15 months old when Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points on March 2, 1962, but it didn't stop the former Washington Post writer and current Stanford University lecturer from writing a comprehensive book on one ...

Slate to Begin a Monthly Review of Books
New York Times
Slate will introduce a monthly book review on Friday, the latest expansion of literary criticism online as stand-alone book review sections in newspapers have dwindled. The section will nearly triple the number of book-related articles that Slate ...

Ford CEO Candidate Fields Tangled With Former CFO, Book Reveals
(F)'s president of the Americas and a leading candidate to succeed Chief Executive Officer Alan Mulally, nearly had a physical altercation with another top executive in 2006, according to “American Icon,” a new book on the automaker's turnaround.


Abortion article author receives death threats
The authors, whose piece was published in the Journal of Medical Ethics, suggested that "what we call after-birth abortion (killing a newborn) should be permissible in all the cases where abortion is, including cases where the newborn is not disabled".

Amazing book-carving art
Washington Post
These artists are real page-turners, making mountains or mysterious abstractions out of old books. Montreal artist Guy Laramee carves romantic landscapes out of old books as a commentary on the erosion of culture. Pictured: “Grand Larousse” (2010).

Out-of-print Christopher Hitchens books to be reissued
By Bob Minzesheimer, USA TODAY Three out-of-print books by the late Christopher Hitchens, including his attacks on Mother Teresa and President Clinton, will be reissued in paperbacks and as e-books. A new book, Mortality, Hitchens' account of the ...


James Q. Wilson, 80, co-author of 'Broken Windows' community policing strategy ...
The author of more than a dozen books, Dr. Wilson was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2003. He told the Los Angeles Times in 2007 that he considered “The Moral Sense,” a book he wrote that was published in 1993, to be “the most important ...

Downloading eBooks at your library's website
Summit Daily News
By Pat Taylor Perhaps you were lucky enough to have received an e-reader (Apple iPad, Amazon Kindle, or Barnes & Noble Nook, etc.) during the recent holidays. If so, then by now you have probably purchased books online through Apple's iBooks, Amazon, ...

Simple book inscriptions often love letters to the imagination
Chicago Tribune
Aside from the fact that Mansfield Merriman is an enticing name, these books were not the kind that typically would catch my eye. But carefully inscribed in the upper right-hand corner of the first page of each one, in letters so elegant and precise as ...

'The Lorax' stays true to spirit of Dr. Seuss' 1971 book
Northwest Herald
Since Dr. Seuss died in 1991, Hollywood has produced two horrendous live-action adaptation of his classic books, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” and “The Cat in the Hat,” and one surprisingly fine animated adaptation, “Horton Hears a Who.

Amazing book sculptors carve out an artistic niche
Washington Post (blog)
By Maura Judkis These four artists are on the same page when it comes to the beauty of old books: Each of them uses books as raw material for sculpture, whether they're stacking the books as building blocks, wrinkling their delicate leaf-like pages or ...

Book review | 'Clair de Lune' finds innocence again
Kansas City Star
When the author died in 1999, her literary estate went to a nephew, Carleton Beasley, who lived in Pierce City, Mo., east of Joplin. A tornado destroyed much of the home in 2003, including what was thought to be the sole copy of the novel.

Kansas City Star

Page 2 uncovers revelations about Tiger Woods
There's a good bit of buzz preceding "The Big Miss," a tell-all book by Tiger Woods' former swing coach, Hank Haney, about his years working with the Buick Invitational champion. Turning the most heads is the assertion that Woods was once fixated with...


5 Classic Dr Suess books
Times of India
He wrote 44 books for children, and each one is just as amusing and lyrical as the rest. Entirely imaginative, easy-to-read and even easier to laugh at, Dr. Seuss' writings are a must-read for anyone who loves rhymes and wonderfully imagery.

SNYDER: No matter how Tiger Woods fares, book to win big
Washington Times
The upcoming book by his former swing coach will only increase the magnification on Woods since that fateful Thanksgiving night in 2009, back when we couldn't imagine him as a more compelling figure. Yet, stuck on 14 majors with Jack Nicklaus' record ...

Washington Times

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss: Local author teaches children how to draw 'Lorax ...
The Grand Rapids Press -
The event helped to localize today's National Education Association's Read Across America Day, honoring the birthday of the beloved children's book author. Also today, 'Dr. Seuss' The Lorax,' is opening up on the big screen - the fourth Seuss book made...

The Grand Rapids Press -

Baker & Taylor to Offer Smashwords ebooks in Blio eReading Application and ...
MarketWatch (press release)
Using Blio, readers can sample and purchase Smashwords books, create digital libraries for purchased and sampled titles, publish text or YouTube video book reviews, and "favorite" their chosen authors, publishers and titles. "This agreement expands the ...

Slate Launches Monthly Slate Book Review - GalleyCat
By Jason Boog
Check it out: “The first weekend of every month, the Slate Book Review will take over Slate's home page, delivering reviews of the newest fiction and nonfiction; essays on reading, writing, and the great (and terrible) books of years gone by; ...

Books and the Fall — Crooked Timber
By Maria
Some books that have recently made me feel like that rarest thing, a happy teenager, are Tim Winton's Cloud Street, Geraldine Brooks' People of the Book and Glen David Gold's Sunnyside (which we did a seminar on last year). I'm curious about what .... As an adult, I require the author to have done more work: I want to learn something, to be surprised or dazzled, to marvel at things like attention to detail or the rendering of characters or a fascinating literary conceit. If it can do that, ...
Crooked Timber

If you love movies, this book will give you an aneurysm
By Charlie Jane Anders
But if you really do want to understand what seems to go wrong so often, then you can get some terrific insights by reading the book Tales from Development Hell by David Hughes. Just don't blame me when you try to stab your own eyes out ...

Consumers Are Casualties of E-Book Standoff (NASDAQ:AMZN ...
By Diallah Haidar
The fierce competition between Amazon's Kindle, Apple's iPad, and Barnes & Noble's Nook e-readerhas resulted in a whole new kind of censorship that's limiting the availability of certain digital books.... None of these digital giants wants anything to do with its competitors, and have gone so far as to refuse to publish e-books that in any way reference or contain links to companies that might have competing products. Just one such example is Apple's refusal to sell author Seth Godin's ...
Wall St. Cheat Sheet » The Scoop

The Millions : Not Your Mother's Book Club: The Oil Barons Society ...
By Deji Olukotun
The leader of the discussion, Scott Gillette, is a management analyst who favors an entrepreneurial reading of the book, but three of the members are government employees who argue that the author profits from the desire for financial security ... A random sampling of their titles by mostly male authors includes The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway, Killing Pablo by Mark Bowden, and Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime by John ...
The Millions

eBook Readers Staying Home, Forgoing Visits To The Local ...
By Josh Wolford
On one hand, the rapidly growing adoption of eBooks is great. I mean, anyone ... “E-bookconsumers are increasing their purchase of books — both print and e-book formats — online and especially through in-app purchasing,” says the study.

Inhofe launches wacky 'Climate Hoax' book despite severe climate ...
By Karl Burkart
the leading voice on Capitol Hill for the "climate denier" movement, just launched a book, "The Great Climate Hoax," rehashing once again several jumbled, twisted facts and general vagaries to justify his central thesis — something akin to the ...
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'The Hunger Games' Author Suzanne Collins Praises Lionsgate's ...
By Rebecca Ford
The many, many fans of Suzanne Collins' three-book Hunger Games series are anxiously awaiting the release of Lionsgate's film adaptation on March 23. Many of them are probably concerned with how closely the film, directed by Gary Ross, will follow the books in creating the dystopian world of Panem and the journey of Katniss Everdeen.

Book Review: The Hunter by John Lescroart - Blogcritics Books
By The Dirty Lowdown
Sometimes those characters are just background characters and sometimes they are the main protagonist or a minor protagonist from one book to the next. It's like a chronicle of a group of acquaintances and friends over a lifetime. If you are a ...
Articles by type at Blogcritics

Publisher and Author Andrew Breitbart Dead - Yahoo!
Andrew Breitbart, the noted Internet publisher and author, has died, according to ... Andrew recently wrote a new conclusion to his book, Righteous Indignation: ...

Books - Businessweek
Book Review: Mad Women, by Jane Maas ... Easier E-Books with Inkling ... The author reveals the research and inspiration behind his latest book, The Fear ...

Self-publishing a book can help boost your business
Not only that, but a book serves as a valuable sales tool. It establishes your brand clearly in the mind of the reader and shows you know what you're talking about. It's like a 200+ page sales presentation, except that, unlike a sales presentation, ...


Graphicly looks beyond comics to bring analytics to every ebook platform
The Next Web
Baldwin wanted to bring that community experience of comic book book shopping to the Internet and the team did so by providing a robust suite of tools to help writerspublish easily, and a store that showcased only the best.

The Next Web

Carolina Lowcountry Books Released on iTunes by Cleanan Press, Inc. (press release)
A book discussion guide and an author interview add to the longer collection, "Tales from Brookgreen," which contains all the stories from the other three books and several additional tales. These Lowcountry tales all originated on four historic rice ...

Junot Diaz is back with a new short story collection
The Dominican-American author last published work in 2007, a wondrous, not-so-brief novel titled The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, a blockbuster smash hit for which he won the Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Critics Circle Award.

New Book Asks, Have We Already Met Our One True Love?
PR Web (press release)
Along the journey, the protagonist and the author learn more about themselves than either ever imagined possible. “REmembering BECCA” was just awarded runner-up status at the Los Angeles Times Book Festival for 2011-2012.

Reminder: Nerdist podcast Friday live in Boulder, with me!
Discover Magazine (blog)
Phil Plait, the creator of Bad Astronomy, is an astronomer, lecturer, and author. After ten years working on Hubble Space Telescope and six more working on astronomy education, he struck out on his own as a writer. He's written two books, ...

Foer and Englander collaborate on Haggadah
New Jersey Herald
But the conversation is never as interesting as it should be," says the 35-year-old author, whose novel "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close" was the basis for the Oscar-nominated movie. "It requires a good users' manual, a guiding hand.

Bookings: Hudson Valley author events in March | Hudson Valley ...
By Ann Hutton
Gaylin will read from And She Was and talk with her fans about all-things-murderous-and-suspenseful on Saturday, March 3 at 6 p.m. at Oriole-9 Restaurant in Woodstock, hosted by the Golden Notebook, and at Barnes & Noble in Kingston on Saturday, March 17 at 2 p.m. ... And there's something comforting in Gaylin's writing voice – the tone with which she lays out kidnappings and murders and horrible threats to human happiness – that somehow makes you feel safe and okay.
Hudson Valley Almanac Weekly

Featured Mystery Author - Harlan Coben - Barnes & Noble
A New Jersey boy born and raised, HARLAN COBEN started writing in his twenties; his first book, PLAY DEAD, was a romantic suspense novel. He graduated ...

Happy Valley author takes on WWII in second novel
Happy Valley author takes on WWII in second novel ... “The Bridge of Scarlet Leaves,” getting ready for a book-launch event on March 2 at Barnes & Noble.

Interview with Rekindled and Jane Doe's Return author Jen Talty ...
Here, she talks about her approach to writing, her marketing methods, and her plans ... My business partner, NY Times Bestselling Author Bob Mayer has always ... Bob Mayer created forBarnes and Noble called Nook First where we release a ...

An Author Coach and their Experiences with a Mystery Writer ...
An author coach working with a writer on a mystery that takes place in ancient ... If the book doesn't fit into a category that Barnes and Noble understands where ...

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