Tech Author Writes New Chapter on Self-Publishing

Tech Author Writes New Chapter on What's the main message you're trying to send to parents about high-tech and their kids? Scott Steinberg: That technology is here, isn't going away, and changes everything—meaning that both kids and adults now need training in online...

High-tech life means parents have homework too
Los Angeles Times
The technology consultant and founder of TechSavvy Global in Seattle on Wednesday came out with "The Modern Parent's Guide to Kids and Video Games," the first in a series of books. Why read Steinberg's book when there are 712 titles on Amazon under...

Los Angeles Times

The new iPad: Reasons you should and shouldn't buy it
Washington Post
Here are five reasons to buy — and not to buy — Apple's latest iPad, according to Washington Posttech blogger Hayley Tsukayama. If you're really into photos or video, then the screen is probably the single-most compelling reason to upgrade.

Fifty Shades of Grey: Who knew women like erotica?!?!?
Started out as Twilight fan fiction, struck a chord with readers, author changed the names and other aspects, published it as a trilogy and, wham, we're looking at massive sales followed by a seven-figure book deal. Lucky EL James. (And good for her!) ...


'50 Shades of Grey': What is the appeal?
Christian Science Monitor
[But] once you get through the initial shock, like anything else, you become desensitized in a way, I think,” “50 Shades of Grey” is not exactly your typical bookclub read. An erotic novel with fan-fiction origins, penned by a mysterious British ...

Christian Science Monitor

Erotic novel 'Fifty Shades of Grey' goes viral... for good reason
CNN (blog)
Ian Kerner, a sexuality counselor and New York Times best-selling author, blogs about sex weekly on The Chart. Read more from him on his website, GoodInBed. Ok, I didn't read the entire book, but I did do a hopscotch through the sex scenes and, ...

Scholastic loss narrows on strong book sales
By John Kell NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- Soaring demand for the popular book series "The Hunger Games" ahead of the worldwide debut of a film based on the first book of the trilogy has led to buoyant sales for children's book publisher Scholastic Corp.

'Fifty Shades of Grey' is No. 4 on Best-Selling Books list
By Deirdre Donahue, USA TODAY British writer EL James' NC-17 e-book trilogy has readers, the media and, now, a distinguished American book publisher in a frenzy. World rights to the British writer's breathless bondage series were bought last week by...


Authors Can Sleep Easy Now; Paypal Reverses Its Censorship Decision
In addition to Smashwords' comments, PayPal went to its blog to publicly explain what this new policy means for ebook authors and readers. First and foremost, we are going to focus this policy only on e-books that contain potentially illegal images, ...

JonBenet Ramsey book won't catch her killer
Washington Post (blog)
The book is subtitled as Ramsey's “Journey From Grief to Grace.” In it, Ramsey compares himself to Job, noting that another daughter had already died in a car crash when JonBenet was 2, and that his wife, Patsy, died of ovarian cancer almost 10 years ...
'The World of Normal Boys' Author KM Soehnlein Brings His Timeless Coming-Out ...
Huffington Post
KM Soehnlein's book encapsulates all the pain and pleasure of growing up a little different, in a society still unsure of the benefits of diversity. Richard Labonte appreciated Soehnlein's Lambda Award-winning literary effort for opening up the gate ...

Book review: 'Stay Awake: Stories' by Dan Chaon
Los Angeles Times
An understated master of the form whose occasionally devastating debut story collection "Among the Missing" was a National Book Award finalist in 2001, Chaon has returned to the format with more quietly haunting stories of isolation and disconnection ...

Next star authors could be found online
Thousands of writers who use online literature networks like teen-friendly Movellas or Penguin's BookCountry, are already receiving instant feedback, altering texts on a whim and having their work read by the public no matter what a publisher thinks.

Book review: 'Reading for My Life,' essays by John Leonard
Los Angeles Times
This is a brilliant collection of writings on politics, social and cultural engagement and literary life.Author-critic John Leonard. (Rodney Brooks, Rodney Brooks / March 18, 2012) By David L. Ulin, Los Angeles Times Book Critic I want to talk about ...

Book review: 'The Guardians: An Elegy' by Sarah Manguso
Los Angeles Times
In reckoning with her friend's suicide, the author pulls readers into that empty space where loss and grief reside. By Carolyn Kellogg, Los Angeles Times For more than a year, I've been on a reader's grief patrol. Memoir about a mother dying of cancer?

Erotica e-book offshoot launched
BBC News
The offshoot, Mischief, will launch with 13 original e-books on 27 March, with plans topublish four every month. The news comes in the week British author EL James topped the New York Times bestseller list with her erotic romance Fifty Shades of Grey.

BBC News

Book Talk: Deceit and espionage in darkest Luxembourg
Pavone, a cookbook editor and ghostwriter before giving those jobs up to follow his wife to Europe and, unsurprisingly, Luxembourg, spoke with Reuters about his book and about living overseas as the sole male among a group of expatriate women who met ...

It's all porn to me: One man's review of '50 Shades of Grey'
New York Daily News (blog)
(Photo: NYDN) It would require a special kind of obtuseness to discuss the literary merits of thisbook on technical, aesthetic, or even intellectual grounds. "50 Shades of Grey" is not a good bookin the same sense that a monster truck is not a good ...

Book review: 'Thinking the Twentieth Century' by Tony Judt and Timothy Snyder
Los Angeles Times
The way ideas crackle in the interplay between the authors. The passionate involvement with issues political and controversial. That the book could have been written at all, given the tragic circumstances surrounding it. For this is Tony Judt's swan ...

Los Angeles Times

Book Review: 'Tinderbox' by Craig Timberg and Daniel Halperin
Los Angeles Times
Illustration to go with the review of the book "Tinderbox" by Craig Timberg and Daniel Halperin, Ph.D. (Paul Gonzales, Los Angeles Times / March 18, 2012) By Thomas H. Maugh II, Special to the Los Angeles Times Few diseases have been the subject of ...

Los Angeles Times

Gene Weingarten: Publish and perish
Washington Post
When you see a book, you probably see a meticulously crafted product; we authors see a meticulously crafted fraud, beginning with the “jacket copy,” which is the material on the book jacket, lavishly complimentary about the author, and often written in ...

Corporate Graphics Commercial Releases Publish 360 - A Digital Publishing ...
MarketWatch (press release)
"With the Publish 360 platform, content publishers have access to one system that can simplify their print production process and easily convert their print book content into popular eBook formats (eg PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Audio, Interactive, ...

Legit publishers scan online “outlaw” territory for next Fifty Shades bonanza
Toronto Star
By Greg Quill Entertainment Reporter Legitimate book publishers are routinely scanning web sites dedicated to self-published works and fan fiction — literary mash-ups of existing best-sellers whose authors and publishers allow fans to create new ...

'Mad Men' and women write real-life books about that era
Detroit Free Press
By Carol Memmott Several books show that "Mad Men" really gets the details right in its depiction of Madison Avenue and the 1960s lifestyle. / USA Today It's been a mad, mad, mad, mad, maddeningly long wait for new episodes of AMC's "Mad Men.

Fifty Shades of Grey
Entertainment Weekly
To women wondering which position to assume while enjoying the pornographic runaway best-seller Fifty Shades of Grey, here's what I'd recommend: Sit in a thrumming bus or subway car and read EL James' indefatigable sex story on an e-reader, ...

Entertainment Weekly

Warren Adler: My Book Problem
By Warren Adler
I love books. Reading books takes up much of my time, when I am not writing books. For years I have collected sets of leather bound books by favorite authors. It is a valuable collection. I have leather bound books by Shakespeare, Tolstoy, ... When all is said and done reading is a one on one communication system, an author's presentation of his or her insights, stories, opinions, a distillation of his or her thoughts, instructive, inspirational, original, and, in its own way, a miracle of ...
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Book Review: The Elephant in the Room
By Andrew White
He gave me an early copy of a book he had authored along with John Eisenhauer. As I tell every vendor/author, I will happily read their books and will post a review – but I will always be honest in my review. I found the book useful in a couple ...
Andrew White

The battle of the book tournaments -
By Carolyn Kellogg
Who would have thought that books would replace basketball in brackets in so many different contests? ... Out of Print clothing makes T-shirts adorned with charming book covers of the ages; it launched its bracket-based book faceoff in 2011. "In keeping with its ...
Jacket Copy

Flavorwire » Listen to Dearly Departed Authors Read Their Work
By Emily Temple
Last week, we thought about which books we wished would be read to us by famous actors, but this week we felt an urge to get a little closer to the source, and see if we could listen to some of our favorite dearly departed authors reading from their own work. There's something very ... Intonation, emphasis, when they giggle to themselves, when they sigh — all of these small details can enthrall literary geeks like us, and perhaps enhance our understanding. We've collected audio ...

Book Review: Like Seven Rules and 10 Simple Steps for Social ...
By arikhanson
About a month ago, I noticed a local PR colleague, Kelly Groehler, tweeting about a book she was writing (along with Dave Ladd, Greg Swanholm, and Bass Zanjani) about social media and political campaigns. I was instantly interested. For one , any ... I think I agree with this rule, even though theauthors note Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton ran the better part of his successful run to the governorship without a significant social media component. The biggest issue here is resources ...
Communications Conversations

Must read e-book: Fatal Voyage, the Wrecking of the Costa ...
By Chris Gray Faust
The rush to publish does highlight the e-book's faults. Hooper's e-book, which reads more like a long-form magazine article, came out on Feb. 15, just a little over a month from the Jan. 13 sinking. As a reader, I wanted even more details from ...

UCR Today: Psychologists' Book on Longevity Wins National Award
By Bettye Miller
The Books for a Better Life Awards, launched in 1996 by the New York City-Southern New York Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, recognize self-improvement authors whose messages are aligned with the chapter's mission of ...
UCR Today

Tales Of Two Cities: A Book is a Book is a Book….
By wordbones
When it arrived I was already about midway through “The Big Short,” by Michael Lewis, my very firsteBook. ... It's a big book, 566 pages. By the time we were ready to leave for Curacao , I was only about a third of the way through. And so I left my shiny new eReader back home while tree bookmade the trip. I can't tell you what it is like to read an eBook on the ... Ignoring the two tree booksawaiting on my night stand, I instead find myself trolling the Nook bookstore for my next read.
Tales Of Two Cities

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