Microsoft and Barnes & Noble Create E-Book Partnership

Microsoft and Barnes & Noble Create E-Book Partnership
PCWorld (blog)
One of the first benefits of the new agreement will be a Metro-style Nook e-reader app for Windows 8 that will be available to users in the US and internationally. Amazon already offers a version of its Kindle reader app for Windows 8. The new e-book ... 

Barnes & Noble spins off Nook e-reader with $300M from Microsoft
Los Angeles Times (blog)
Until now, Microsoft has stayed out of the e-reader wars, allowing Amazon and Apple to lead the device evolution. Amazon brought e-readers into the mainstream when it debuted its Kindle in 2007; Apple's iPad changed the landscape when it introduced its ...

Microsoft enters the e-book wars
Reuters Blogs (blog)
The e-book market is still young; if Amazon continues to be seen as the enemy, there's no reason in theory why the Nook shouldn't become just as popular, if not more so. It's true that you can't read Kindle books on your Nook, or vice versa, ...

Reuters Blogs (blog)

Barnes & Noble, Microsoft in E-Book Venture
ABC News (blog)
Microsoft and Barnes & Noble are very much the e-book underdogs, as Amazon and Apple's iBooks store for the iPad dominate the market. But today Barnes & Noble announced plans for an e-books venture, with Microsoft taking a $300 million investment for a ...

ABC News (blog)

Hundreds flock to meet '50 Shades of Grey' author
CBS News
It was her second-ever book signing, yet the size of the crowd snaking through the store with mimosas and books in hand drew comparisons to the past response for writers such as Anne Rice and even politicians. "This is a literary phenomenon," said ...

'Fifty Shades of Grey' tour, coming here Monday, draws young and old
Chicago Sun-Times
Jeffrey M. Boan~AP MIAMI — Young school teachers, middle-aged nurses and even the elderly flocked to a Miami book store Sunday for a chance to meet the author of the bestselling erotic romance Fifty Shades of Grey (Vintage, $15.95) in the launch of ...

E-Book Publisher Drops DRM
By Sophie Curtis, Science fiction publisher Tor UK has announced it is dropping digital rights management (DRM) from all of its e-books, in a move that could set a precedent for the rest of the industry. DRM is class of access control ...

Robert Caro On His New Lyndon Johnson Book: 'Passage Of Power'
Huffington Post
HILLEL ITALIE 04/30/12 08:38 AM ET AP "I get letters, constantly, saying, `I see your book'scoming. I hope you're going to prove in this book that LBJ did it,'" the award-winning and ongoing biographer of Lyndon Johnson says during a recent interview ...

'Passage of Power,' 4th Book of Caro's Johnson Portrait
New York Times
On Nov. 22, 1963, when he was told that John F. Kennedy was dead, and that he was now president, Lyndon B. Johnson later recalled, “I was a man in trouble, in a world that is never more than minutes away from catastrophe.” He said he realized that ...

Caro is back, and the obsession goes on
Fox News
"I get letters, constantly, saying, 'I see your book's coming. I hope you're going to prove in thisbook that LBJ did it,'" the award-winning and ongoing biographer of Lyndon Johnson says during a recent interview at his midtown Manhattan office.

Microsoft Finds A New Nook in E-Books
Wired News
By John C Abell Microsoft announced Monday that it is investing $300 million in the Nook, the Barnes and Noble e-reader that is the closest competitor to Amazon's Kindle. The investment gives Microsoft a 17.6 per cent stake in a new entity valued,...

Wired News

Authors to Starbucks Pick of the Week: Please, stay away
But that promotion resulted meant Amazon also dropped the price of the title in the Kindle Store to $0 — resulting in Byliner pulling the book from Amazon completely. Turns out being chosen as a Pick of the Week is a mixed blessing for authors and ...

Navigating a Tightrope With Amazon
New York Times
Mr. Bissinger, the best-selling author of multiple books, including “Friday Night Lights,” had written the e-book as a postscript for the popular book about high school football in Texas. “After Friday Night Lights” traces his relationship with Boobie ...

New York Times

Barnes & Noble Deal Gives Microsoft Door To E-Books
by AP Enlarge Mark Lennihan/AP Emily Fernandez, holding her daughter, Bethany, uses her Nook e-reader to browse books at a Barnes & Noble. Mark Lennihan/Associated Press Emily Fernandez, holding her daughter, Bethany, uses her Nook e-reader to browse ...

Anderson family makes Books-A-Million buyout offer
The family that controls Books-A-Million Inc. is offering to buy the rest of the bookseller's shares for about $22.9 million deal that would make it a private company. Executive Chairman Clyde Anderson and other family members currently have about a 53 ...

Amazon throws its e-book weight around. Again.
Fortune (blog)
By Philip Elmer-DeWitt April 30, 2012: 12:44 PM ET FORTUNE -- Publishers who have had to deal with Amazon's (AMZN) arrogant reps know first hand the contempt with which they hold folks in the business of printing books on paper.

Sci Fi Book Publisher Drops Copy Protection
Wall Street Journal (blog)
By Nick Clayton Copy protection has long been a fraught issue for publishers of music, video games, movies and books. The tougher it is, the more it tends to annoy legitimate users. But, the protection is almost always ineffective against those ...

Anderson family offers to take Books-A-Million private
(Reuters) - Books-A-Million Inc said the Anderson family, which includes Chairman Clyde Anderson, on Saturday made a non-binding proposal to take the company private. The Anderson family, which already has a 53 percent stake in the book retailer, ...

E.L. James Launches U.S. Book Tour For Fifty Shades Of Grey
Cinema Blend
British author EL James has made a bit of a fortune out of her Fifty Shades series, the first of which, Fifty Shades of Grey, has topped the New York Times Best Sellers list and made a name out of itself due to its erotic content geared toward a female...

Cinema Blend

SiriusXM to Host Live "Fifty Shades of Grey" Fan Forum
Sacramento Bee
The Fifty Shades of Grey forum will air live on Friday, May 11 from 1:00 – 2:00 pm ET simultaneously on SiriusXM Stars (ch.107) and SiriusXM Book Radio ch. 80. SiriusXM Stars host Jennifer Hutt and SiriusXM Book Radio host Kim Alexander will moderate ...

Anderson Family Offers To Buy Out Books-A-Million, Valuing Co At $49M
Wall Street Journal
A group of Books-A-Million Inc.'s (BAMM) shareholders, led by its chairman, have offered to buy out the bookseller in deal that values the company at about $49 million. Chairman Clyde B. Anderson, along with other members of the Anderson family, ...

Book-of-the-Month® Club Announces The 2011 First Fiction Award Winner
MarketWatch (press release)
"This award is our way of recognizing authors whose debut novels have had a powerful impact on our editorial team as well as our readers." Author Chad Harbach states, "It's an honor and a thrill to receive the Book-of-the-Month Club®'s First Fiction ...

Ryan O'Neal's life with Farrah Fawcett, Uggie gets a book deal
The New York Times takes a look at the complexities of e-book pricing. Also read Bissinger's first-hand account of raising a child with special needs on The Daily Beast. His book Father's Day comes out in two weeks. --Blockbuster e-books: Warner Bros.


Microsoft to invest $300M in Barnes & Noble's Nook e-book platform
Apple Insider
By Sam Oliver Microsoft announced on Monday that it will take a $300 million stake in bookseller Barnes & Noble's digital Nook e-book business, potentially paving the way for a new spin-off company. The new partnership will create a subsidiary that ...

Book Review: Here's a sausage-making window for those with glitter in their ...
Washington Post (blog)
Today, we introduce the On Small Business Book Review. We hope this will be an occasional feature to help you navigate those treacherous waters, introducing you to books we think might be useful in helping you break into business or becoming a better ...

Microsoft buys stake in Barnes & Noble's e-reader Nook
GMA News
Microsoft Corp. will invest $300 million in Barnes & Noble Inc.'s Nook e-reader, gaining a foothold in the fast-growing e-books market as the bookseller gets more firepower to compete against's Kindle and Apple Inc.'s iPad.

Microsoft's $300M Barnes and Noble deal will alter e-reader landscape
Boston Herald
By Jessica Van Sack Ina potentially game-changing move for the e-reader market, Barnes & Noble and Microsoft are planning to partner in a new digital book subsidiary. “Our complementary assets will accelerate e-reading innovation across a broad range ...

While Apple Fights E-Book Lawsuit, Microsoft Partners With Barnes & Noble
That neatly explains a new deal reached by the two companies to collaborate on a new e-bookcompany, which will be a subsidiary of Barnes & Noble's successful Nook business. Announced Monday, the new partnership is called “Newco,” for the time being ...

Book review: Frank Deford goes deep, as usual
Los Angeles Times
Book cover for "Over Time My Life as a Sportswriter" by Frank Deford. (April 30, 2012) By Mike Downey Special to the Los Angeles Times A bio on NPR's website of its commentator Frank Deford notes that the magazine GQ christened him, quite simply, ...

Book Takes Aim at Murdochs -
Rarely do a book and its author so perfectly align with real-time events. Penguin released the book in Britain on April 19 after it was written in less than six months, and Blue Rider Press, an imprint of Penguin Group USA, acquired it within the last few weeks, said its publisher, David Rosenthal. “I read it and thought it ... He rushed to release the e-book edition in the United States last Tuesday, even though the paper version of the book had not been printed and distributed. “It's exquisite ...
Media Decoder

WB Markets eBooks Of Classic Movie Scripts
The eBooks are available on iBookstore, Kindle and Nook. The books also feature production notes, storyboards, photos including costumes, posters, on-set stills and behind-the-scenes photos. Casablanca for example includes memos from ...

Jonah Goldberg's new book isn't out until tomorrow, so — Crooked ...
By John Holbo
Possibly I underestimate one or the other or both authors. But this much is for sure: they both have new books coming out tomorrow. Neither of which I have read, nor shall I, in all likelihood. (I've read a lot of Zizek, but Less Than Nothing is ...
Crooked Timber

19 Fun Facts About Children's Books Spotted at the Library - Mental ...
By Jason English
19 Fun Facts About Famous Children\'s Books This past week we spent some quality time in the children\'s section of the local library. Here\'s a recap of our latest field trip.

Kindle Ad for Third 'Hunger Games' Book Spoils the First Two ...
By David Gianatasio
Spoiler alert! Warning! Warning! Spoilers ahead! OMG! If you read on, your life will be spoiled and not worth living! Amazon is taking some heat for a Kindle billboard in Washington, D.C., that shows the first page of Mockingjay, the final book, ...
Adweek : Advertising & Branding

The Millions : How To Introduce an Author
By Janet Potter
Then she spent 5 minutes talking about the plight of independent bookstores, and how they need money to do things like community book nights, and hey she's got this newsletter sign-up sheet that she's going to pass around. And while we're at it, the ... A good author introduction shows the author that you're excited to be a partner in promoting their work and that you value the role their career plays on the literary stage, all while being informative and – lord have mercy – brief. How To ...
The Millions

A brief history of Microsoft's e-reader efforts — Mobile Technology ...
By Kevin C. Tofel
Although Microsoft invested $300 million in a Barnes & Noble spin-off on Monday, this isn't the first time Microsoft played the e-book game. Typical for the company, it often has great ideas, but it errs on the timing. In fact, when Microsoft ...

Urijah Faber Putting Out Book Called 'The Laws Of The Ring ...
By Tim Burke
UFC bantamweight Urijah Faber has co-authored a book about his life called The Laws Of The Ring. It will be released on May 22nd.
Bloody Elbow

Amazon takes retribution after violation of its ... - Melville House Books
By Dennis Johnson
The author in question is bestseller Buzz Bissinger, who flipped open his laptop on the train ride home from a publicity event for his newest book — After Friday Night Lights, an ebook epilogue to his smash bestseller Friday Night Lights — only to ... Saying it had to “protect our authors' interest,” Byliner quickly pulled the book from Amazon — as, most likely, any publisher would have done, operating on the principal that, well, you can't have someone saying a book is worth nothing.
Melville House Books

Book Review: Letters From an Atheist Nation | Daylight Atheism | Big ...
By Adam Lee
(Author's Note: The following review was solicited and is written in accordance with this site's policy for such reviews.) Summary: A surprising, welcome reminder that atheism has a long and storied history in the U.S.. Letters from an Atheist ...
Big Think

The Children's Literary Salon Presents: Books for Children Around ...
By Elizabeth Bird
Hear a panel of international authors discuss the worldwide state of children's literature and publishing. Constance Vidor, Director of Library Services at Friends Seminary, will begin with an overview of the International Board on Books for the ...
A Fuse #8 Production

Fifty Shades Of Grey Author E L James Launches U.S. Book Tour
By Victor Bronsin
Her writings were downloaded numerous times on iPad and Kindle e-book readers. Anne Messitte, the publisher of Viking Books, indicated that the astonishing response to James' second book signing, and the first ever in her tour, was ...
The Inquisitr

'50 Shades' author embarks on US tour

'50 Shades' author embarks on US tour
By CHRISTINE ARMARIO AP MIAMI -- Most new authors are lucky if they can get a dozen people to attend a reading. EL James is expected to be greeted by the hundreds in Miami. The author of "Fifty Shades of Grey" kicks off her US book tour Sunday.

New York Times best-sellers
San Jose Mercury News
Sinister, supernatural forces are gathering north of Winterfell in Book 1 of the Song of Ice and Fire series. 9. Come Home by Lisa Scottoline. A woman joins her estranged former stepdaughter to investigate the possible murder of her ex-husband. 10.

Weekend book picks: 'More Than You Know'
USA TODAY's picks for book lovers include a page-turner set in the swinging '60s, brainy essays by Jonathan Franzen, and a winsome update of Jane Eyre. By Penny Vincenzi; Doubleday, 589 pp., $26.95; fiction Just in time to fill the gap between seasons ...


Nothing's black and white with mommy porn
Amid a frenzy for her S&M-laced romance, 'Fifty Shades of Grey' author EL James kicks off herbook tour in Miami. By Connie Ogle Black and blue is the new black. Or so you might conclude, given the surge in popularity of the bondage romance Fifty ...

2011 Book of the Year Award Finalists Announced. White Cloud Press lands two ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Two new titles from White Cloud Press, "Love Letter to the Milky Way" and "Embrace Your Inner Wild," selected as finalists for 2011 Book of the Year Awards Ashland, OR (PRWEB) April 29, 2012 "ForeWord Reviews" is pleased to announce the 2011 Book of ...

EL James' 'Fifty Shades of' ... Green
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
By EL James Or you can try your hand at what was once politely called "smut," sticking it on the Internet, getting an e-book publishing concern across the globe to pick it up for wider distribution, and drawing the attention of a major publishing house ...

Indian parents protest 'B is for Bomb' books
San Francisco Chronicle
They complain that a book on Hindi language alphabets for children aged 4 to 5 says that "B" stands for bomb and "Ch" for "Chaku," or knife. Pictures accompany the words. Rav Authar Dixit, president of the Parents-Student Welfare Association of Gurukul ...

Men also roped in by 'Fifty Shades of Grey'
Green Bay Press Gazette
The erotic trilogy "Fifty Shades of Grey" by best-selling author EL James has earned millions of women fans in a matter of weeks, and now the men want to know what all the fuss is about. / Vintage Books/AP The Associated Press They're young and old, ...

Generation Y takes to e-books
Brisbane Times
Photo: AP/Vintage Books GENERATION Y is leading the paperless book revolution, a new study has found. A study released by London publisher Bowker has found that Australia and Britain have the second-highest e-book consumption, with 21 per cent of ...

Brisbane Times

Julie Andrews book signing at UW Bookstore
Seattle Post Intelligencer
Her book signing tour continues Sunday at Third Place Books in Bothell and the Lynwood Barnes & Noble; however, tickets to the signings are already sold out or very scarce. Photo: LINDSEY WASSON / SEATTLEPI.COM Actress and author Julie Andrews displays ...

'Fifty Shades' of Patch Opinions
Our readers respond to a blogger's take on the book that everyone is talking about. By Kristin Bull The novel, 50 Shades of Grey, is No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list. Whether you're reading it, have read it or never plan to read it, ...

Fifty Shades is 'changing bedroom habits'
Times of India
It became a mega success as an e-book and its popularity had publishers and Hollywood studios falling all over themselves to bid for the rights to the "mommy porn". Racing to the top of the bestseller lists, it has become the fastest selling book of ...

Author illuminates LBJ's 'Power'
Boston Herald
Almost half the book covers the 47 days between the assassination and Johnson's Jan. 8 State of the Union address. In that span he began breaking the congressional logjam against liberal legislation that had existed since 1938 when the nation, ...

"Fifty Shades" author in South Florida Sunday
Local 10
"Fifty Shades of Grey" author EL James will sign copies of her hugely popular trilogy Sunday atBooks & Books in Coral Gables. The book signing will begin at 11 amat the Books & Bookslocated at 265 Aragon Avenue. James will sign all three books of the ...

Book excerpt: Red Scare ensnared city's first bookmobile librarian
Victoria Times Colonist
The following is an excerpt from The Library Book: A History of Service to British Columbia, written by Times Colonist acting editor-in-chief Dave Obee. The Library Book placed third in this year's Lieutenant-Governor's Medal for Historical Writing ...

Comic book fans get their day as 'Avengers' kicks off a super(hero) summer
Appleton Post Crescent
Comic Book Guys Superhero Summer Movie Spectacular: Self-proclaimed comic book/comicbook movie geeks Jason Cahak, Nathan Lee, Scott Olson and Zach Wilson discuss the summer movie blockbusters 'The Avengers', 'The Amazing Spider-Man' and 'The Dark ...

'What Money Can't Buy': putting a price on the public good
The Seattle Times
In "What Money Can't Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets," Harvard University professor and author("Justice") Michael Sandel explores the limitations of putting a price tag on every aspect of human behavior. Sandel discusses his book May 7 at Town Hall ...

Book Review: Plague Town by Dana Fredsti
Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)
Though Fredsti was fond of a few descriptive phrases that appeared multiple times in the book and the story was a bit predictable, I found it to be a quick, enjoyable read and I'm curious where the story goes from here. What's it about?

Madeleine Albright's book is personal journey into her Jewish roots
Albright, who was named a Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient by President Barack Obama on Thursday, will make two South Florida stops to discuss her new book, the first a free question-and-answer session with Knight Foundation President Alberto ...

Castro Valley Author's Book To Be Turned Into Future Documentary
Latinnovating: Green American Jobs and the Latinos Creating Them, by Graciela Tiscareño-Sato, wins 1st place for future documentary at the “Latino Books into Movies Awards”. With her daughter and one of her “Latinnovators” in the audience, ...

decor8 » Blog Archive » Big News! My Second Book!
By decor8
My Second Book! Oh boy, this is going to be a long post – I can feel it. I was chatting with a reader lately and she asked why I'd not been writing on decor8 like a mad woman as per my usual. I told her that my book was taking all of my time and she replied, “Didn't Decorate release one .... Like all authors who work on very visual books, I'm very attached to the overall design and feel of the book – aside from the words in it – I want it to be pretty and special and to offer something different.

'B Is For Bomb' Book Outrages India Parents
By The Huffington Post News Editors
LUCKNOW, India -- Angry parents are demanding to know why their kids are being taught about bombs and knives at nursery schools in a northern Indian state. They complain that a book on Hindi language alphabets for children aged 4 to 5 ...
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- Bishop Hill blog - Bob's book
By Bishop Hill
Fortunately, Bob Tisdale has now produced a book, which I'm currently working my way through. There are still lots of graphs and lots of statistics, but it's written in a good accessible fashion and I'm getting a great deal from it. Buy the PDF here ...
Bishop Hill

The 6 Creepiest Sexual Encounters in Comic Book History | Cracked ...
Comic books have mastered the art of finding new and creative ways of making sex bizarrely unappealing, even to people who read comic books. ... The 6 Creepiest Sexual Encounters in Comic Book History. By: D. McCallum, E.D. Gonzalez ...
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Katie's Book Blog: Book Haul! (150)
By Katie
Info For Publishers. I am currently accepting YA books for review. I do not accept E-books. I also love to do interviews, guest posts, giveaways, or participate in blog tours. Do not hesitate to email me at ...
Katie's Book Blog

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Kevin Gosztola, Truth and ...
By Michael Ratner
Today I will be talking to Kevin Gosztola, an FDL blogger, journalist and co-author (with Greg Mitchell of The Nation) about the fascinating, clearly. ... What drives the authors, as it does me, is the necessity of exposing the crimes and the chicanery of government. A well known federal ...Today it will be really exciting and important to speak with Kevin about his attendance at trial during this last week–material that will surely be in his book as he updates the e-book version. A lot went on ...
Book Salon

Breaking the Fear Barrier Book Review
By Howard Lewinter
The author, Tom Reiger (@TomReiger), knows of what he speaks in the book. He has studied fear and its missed expectations. Through his work, he is considered a leader in developing methods and frameworks to identify and remove ...
Small Business News, Tips, Advice...

Frenetic Reader: All the Books!
By Khy
The awesome Jordyn from Ten Cent Notes created a delightful post yesterday entitled "All theBooks," in which she wrote about things she's reading now, about to read, book events she's attended recently, and all that other book-related jazz.
Frenetic Reader

Constitutional Law Prof Blog: Sunday Book Review: American ...
By constitutional lawblogger
n Law and Politics Book Review, Tom S. Clark reviews a timely book, American Politicians Confront the Court: Opposition Politics and Changing Responses to Judicial Power by Stephen M. Engel. Clark writes that "Engel's argument is ...
Constitutional Law Prof Blog

E-book Price-Fixing: Finding the Best Model

E-book Price-Fixing: Finding the Best Model for Publishers — and Readers
By Knowledge@Wharton | April 27, 2012 | + In a case that has attracted worldwide attention, Apple and five book publishers were sued this spring by the US Department of Justice on the grounds that they colluded to fix prices for e-books sold on Apple's ...


Exclusive Book Excerpt: Gregg Allman's 'My Cross to Bear'
We might be ready for the Guinness Book of World Records." She agreed with me, so I said, "Well, listen, seeing how it was so bad, why don't we try it again, because it can only go better this time?" We went dancing. I don't know how to dance, ...

Ernest Callenbach, Author of 'Ecotopia,' Dies at 83
New York Times
Ernest Callenbach, the author of the 1975 novel “Ecotopia,” the tale of an awakening paradise in the Pacific Northwest that evoked a devoted cult following as a harbinger of the environmental movement, died on April 16 at his home in Berkeley, Calif.

Amazon vs. Publishers: The Book Battle Continues
With an industrial-strength printer and a digital book file from the publisher, Amazon could easily wait to print a book until after a customer clicks the yellow “place your order” button. The technology is championed by those who want to streamline ...

NYC Literary Honors: Bloomberg lavishes book community with new award
New York Daily News (blog)
(All photographs by Alexander Nazaryan) Held on Thursday night on the lawn of Gracie Mansion, the official mayoral residence on the Upper East Side, the inaugural NYC Literary Honors were intended "to honor great living authors and scholars who have ...

Gregg Allman postponing book tour for heart tests
CBS News
Just as it seemed the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member was finally over the effects of his liver transplant two years ago, he's been forced to delay his upcoming book tour to promote his new memoir, "My Cross to Bear," for heart tests.

Author Espinasse on People's Daily, Haitong Share Sales
Washington Post
Apr. 27, 2012 - Philippe Espinasse, author of "IPO: A Global Guide" and former co-head of Asian equity capital markets at Nomura International Hong Kong Ltd., talks about share sales in the region. Co., the online business of the Chinese ...

The Sorry State of Digital Books
PC Magazine
Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and Sony, among others, have powered up their ebook stores lately. You can browse and buy hundreds of thousands of current titles, as well as download millions of free public domain books from 1923 and earlier, ...

'50 Shades Of Grey': Ellen Narrates EL James' Erotic Novel
Huffington Post
The book, originally conceived as "Twilight" fan fiction by author EL James, is about the relationship between billionaire Christian Grey and college student Anastasia Steele. The novel is known for its fairly explicit sex scenes, and it's these bits ...

Unshackling e-books, slowly: A Macmillan imprint ends DRM
New York Daily News (blog)
That means you will be able to transfer Tor titles from the Kindle to the Nook to the Kobo or any othere-book reader with impunity - which is precisely what DRM controls prevent. Said Tor/Forge chief Tom Doherty, “Our authors and readers have been ...

Gregg Allman delays book tour for heart tests
CBS News
(CBS/AP) Rocker Gregg Allman is postponing his upcoming book tour for heart tests. He's scheduled to undergo tests Friday at The Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., the same facility where he underwent a liver transplant in June 2010.

CBS News

Meet Author Nicole Borgenicht
Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)
She recently had a picture book; The Bridge published, along with some other kid's short stories, which have appeared in The Los Angeles Times Kid's Reading Room section, Stories for Children and LadyBug Flights. She started writing stories when she ...

Book Review: Griffin's Fire by Darby Karchut
Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)
ORG Griffin's Fire is the second installment in Darby Karchut's Terrae Angeli young adult fantasy series, published by Twilight Times Books. I didn't read the first book in the series and have to say that I was a bit lost at the beginning of the story.

Don't Believe the eBook Monopoly Ploy
Huffington Post
The new ploy by book publishers is to characterize Amazon as a monopoly poised to take over and dictate terms and run rampant over those who create ebook content. That is like saying Starbucks is a monopoly because it currently dominates the coffee ...

The Reading Renaissance
New York Times (blog)
One technology, the e-book, the biggest new invention in reading since Gutenberg cranked out a Bible with movable type, changed the world — most likely for better. We have more books, more readers, a bigger audience for words, on pixels or paper.

Tucson High School Blocks Renowned Author Ana Castillo's Visit: Community ...
Huffington Post (blog)
In a stunning rejection of celebrated author Ana Castillo's offer to read and speak with Tucson high school students next week, Tucson Unified School District administrators added a new chapter to the nation's most troubling censorship crackdown and ...

Author visits 'endangered' national parks -- with family in tow
Also the Northwest editor of Backpacker Magazine and creator of, Lanza conceived of the book after three decades of exploring and reporting on nature. Nearly 400 national parks can be found all across America, and feature breathtaking ...

Book review: 'The House that Bogle Built'
CBS News
Having met him personally and been interviewed by the author, I had an extra interest in reading Lewis Braham's book, "The House that Bogle Built." The book is really two tales. One is the story of John Bogle, a legendary advocate for the rights of ...

CBS News

How the Author of 'Quiet' Delivered a Rousing Speech
New York Times
Having never given a single media interview in the first 43 years of my life, I appeared that day on “CBS This Morning” to promote my book, a critique of our overly loquacious culture. Then I shuttled uptown to my publisher's office to continue talking...

New York Times

Cissy Houston shops Whitney memoir, Ellen DeGeneres reads 'Fifty Shades'
By Lindsay Deutsch, USA TODAY --Whitney Houston book: Cissy Houston is talking to publishers about writing a book about her daughter, pop legend Whitney Houston, whom she called "Nippy," The New York Times reports. The gospel singer, 78, ...


Book Review: Acting Techniques for Everyday Life by Jane Marla Robbins
Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)
In the book Acting Techniques for Everyday Life, Jane Marla Robbins suggests that using acting techniques in a variety of social situations will provide relief. Some readers may be concerned that using acting techniques in the "real" world will result ...

Cissy Houston Plans a Book on Her Daughter, Whitney, aka 'Nippy'
New York Times (blog)
Cissy Houston, the gospel singer and mother of Whitney Houston, met with publishers in New York this week to shop a book about her daughter, several people who were in the meetings said. Affectionately calling her daughter “Nippy,” her childhood ...

New York Times (blog)

Men are reading "Fifty Shades of Grey," too
CBS News
(CBS/AP) "Fifty Shades of Grey," the first book in an erotic trilogy that has earned millions of women fans in a matter of weeks, has now expanded its fan base to men. Reading on iPads and Kindles or hurriedly picking up the books in stores, ...

CBS News

BOOK REVIEW: 'The Crisis of Zionism'
Washington Times
Mr. Beinart seemingly has read almost every scholarly and general-interest book and article written on the subject. And although he has strong views, his argument is based on an extensive analysis of the subject, and the narrative doesn't descend into ...

Washington Times

Ellen DeGeneres Narrates The Audiobook Version Of Best-seller 'Fifty Shades Of ...
The book and its two sequels (it's a trilogy), "Fifty Shades Darker" and "Fifty Shades Freed", are currently the top three selling novels on, and have everyone talking, namely because the books are written with very explicit sex scenes and ...

Book Review: Red, White, and Blood by Christopher Farnsworth
Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)
Monsters of both literary and mythological origins. When you consider all the foes Cade has faced in the first two books, from vampires and a real-life Dr. Frankenstein to the more mundane enemies, it's amazing to think that he's faced the Boogie Man ...

Cissy Houston Pitching Book on Whitney (Report)
Hollywood Reporter
Cissy Houston is planning a book about her late daughter, Whitney Houston, The New York Times reports. According to the paper's sources, the 78-year-old Grammy Award-winning gospel singer met with publishers in a suite at the St. Regis Hotel in New ...

Hollywood Reporter

Book Couch — ACCESSORIES -- Better Living Through Design
By Katie
“I am a book fanatic. I am fascinated not only by the contents, but also by the haptic aspects, the weight and the peace that books radiate. Always, I thought it a pity that one can look only at the cover and not the insides. Then, for my exhibition ...
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How Books Will Survive Amazon by Jason Epstein | NYRblog | The ...
So far discussion of the Justice Department's suit against Apple and several major book publishers for conspiring to fix retail prices of e-books has omitted the major issue: the impact of digitization on the book industry generally. ... Should Amazon's $9.99 price become the industry standard—a reasonable assumption since e-books like iTunes are merely disembodied electronic information—publishers might then be obliged to sell e-book content to Amazon for perhaps as little as ...
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At Yale, Online Lectures Become Lively Books - Wired Campus ...
By Jennifer Howard
“It may seem counterintuitive for a digital project to move into books and e-books, because these are a much more conventional way of publishing,” she says. But the Open Yale Courses are about “reaching out in every way that we could.
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Paris Review – Literary Paint Chips: Gallery 1, Leanne Shapton And ...
By Leanne Shapton and Ben Schott
Literary Paint Chips: Gallery 1. April 26, 2012 | by Leanne Shapton and Ben Schott. Paint Samples, suitable for the home, sourced from colors in literature. As seen in our two-hundredth issue.
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E-books do not 'cost nothing to produce' | TeleRead: News and ...
By Chris Meadows
Blogger Deanna McFadden, who works in digital publishing, takes exception to writer Michael Chabon's recent statement that it's unfair publishers should get the same royalty as paper books for “an e-book that costs them nothing to produce.” McFadden attributes this ... In the end, you've got the work into a digital format and it's ready to be converted to epub, more buttons are pushed, coders come in and clean everything up, and you've got an ebook that's ready to go. It's proofed and ...
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Whitney Houston's mom, Cissy, planning book about her daughter ...
By Carolyn Kellogg
Whitney Houston's mother, Cissy Houston, is talking to publishers about writing a book about her daughter, according to reports. ... Jacket Copy. Books, authors and all things bookish. « Previous | Jacket Copy Home ...
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Daniël's Database Blog: Books vs. e-Books for DBA's
By Daniël van Eeden
Books vs. e-Books for DBA's. As most people still do I learned to read using books. WhooHoo!Books are nice. Besides reading they also are a nice decoration on your shelf. There is a brilliant TED talk by Chip Kidd on this subject. But sometimes books have ... on my list is High Performance MySQL. I planned to publish this post when I finished reading SQL and Relation Theory, but I thought now might be a better time as O'Reilly has discount for that book and other books by C.J. Date.
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A Handmade Book For Baby Trekies
By Jill Harness
My Star Trek Quiet Book is a perfect way to get toddlers ready for life aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise. From finger puppets to ... You can buy a copy for your own little ones over at Etsy, she also has similar books for baby Jedis. Link Via Geek ...

James A. Fragale: Books You Hold in Your Hand
By James A. Fragale
HuffPost's QuickRead.· NYR Armchair Detective More. April 26, 2012 ... ("They" are making it awfully attractive and appealing to own an e -reader). But, I ask, do I want to join the legion of hip New Yorkers on ... An opening quibble, there's very little in the book on Kirkwood's glitzy, Hollywood parents, both silent screen stars James Kirkwood Sr. and Lila Lee. (There's a street called ...
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Sweet Revenge: The Intimate Life of Simon Cowell by Tom Bower ...
As for Cowell's own motivations, the revenge narrative that so dominates the book is not wholly convincing. At his last American Idol wrap party, an anonymous ...

Bloomberg Names Winners of Inaugural NYC Literary Awards
He is the author of two Newbery Honor books and five Coretta Scott King Awardees. He is the recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement inwriting for young adults, a three-time National Book Award Finalist, as well as the ...


The Humanities, Digitized
Harvard Magazine
What Manuelian has created is a visualization—a teaching and research tool more powerful than a video, which is linear. “When I am asked a question about something at the site, we can navigate over in real time to look at it,” he says.

Chagrin Valley schools recognized for excellence
Cleveland Jewish News
... author of the 360-page book “Dear Mr. President,” which follows a young girl with a passion for politics. With her father's help, Hallie self-published the book, available on the Barnes & Noblewebsite. Hallie, who began writing the book at age 9, ...

Publishers Starting to Reject e-Book DRM

Publishers Starting to Reject e-Book DRM
Tor/Forge is dropping DRM because its customers, and authors, have been asking for DRM-free titles. The game isn't won yet, but it's a safe bet that Tor/Forge won't be the first to abandon Digital Rights Management for e-books and other publications.

Tor ditches DRM-protection from its e-book library
BBC News
Science fiction publisher Tor UK is dropping digital rights management from its e-books alongside a similar move by its US partners. DRM is used as an anti-piracy measure, but limits a user's ability to read a title on different devices.

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Sci-fi publisher Tor Books says it's scrapping DRM
TG Daily
It says that by early July this year, the entire list of Tor, Forge, Orb, Starscape and Tor Teen e-books will be available DRM-free. Tor has one of the longest lists of any English language science fiction publisher, including China Mieville, author of ...

TG Daily

“Fifty Shades of Grey” author EL James to speak in DC next week
Washington Post (blog)
And given the book's ever-increasing popularity and movie deal, fans might want to line up early for the 7 pm appearance on Friday, May 4. This book cover image provided by Vintage Books shows "Fifty Shades of Grey," by EL James.

Move over, ladies! Men are fans of 'Fifty Shades' too
Reading on iPads and Kindles or hurriedly picking up the books in stores, some didn't know about the romance part, thinking the surprise best-seller by newcomer EL James would be more "American Psycho" than steamy Harlequin. Others knew exactly what...

Men are fans, too, of 'Fifty Shades of Grey'
Seattle Post Intelligencer
LEANNE ITALIE, AP This combo made of book cover images provided by Vintage Books shows the "Fifty Shades of Grey" trilogy by best-selling author EL James. They're young and old, doctors and churchgoers, gay and straight _ and those are just the MEN who ...

Book Talk: 15 cars that shaped American life
By Bernard Vaughan | NEW YORK, April 26 (Reuters) - Author and journalist Paul Ingrassia is a passionate car buff who covered the automobile industry for more than 25 years, working for the Wall Street Journal and winning both a Pulitzer Prize and ...

Author: US averting gaze from Syria slaughter
CNN's John King spoke with Fouad Ajami, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and author of the soon-to-be released book "The Syrian Rebellion." Here's an edited version of their conversation: JOHN KING: Kofi Annan, ...

New book chronicles transcendent 1968 baseball season and volatile political ...
Kansas City Star
Author Tim Wendel specializes in telling great baseball stories. Da Capo Press recently released his latest work: "Summer of 1968, The Season that Changed Baseball - and America - Forever." While the book focuses on the two major league teams that met ...

Simon Cowell Apologizes for Salacious Book Revelations
E! Online
While giving a thumbs-up to the bawdy book at a launch party at London's Serpentine gallery Wednesday night, Cowell offered a mea culpa to his celebrity guests, saying extracts of the tome that were published in the UK's Sun newspaper made him want to...

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Author Picks Up the Pieces After Near Death Experience and Motivates Other Women
MarketWatch (press release)
LOS ANGELES, April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- When the 12th annual KJLH Women's Health Forum opens Saturday, April 28, 2012, at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Author and Life Coach Michelle Hannah will be among experts with takeaway ...

Young Readers Will Never Run Out of Books With MeeGenius
Wired News
Decker will be 5 next month, and he's now reading a few books on his own and quite proud of himself. I watch him use his finger as he moves from word to word, and I love watching him try to sound out words before asking for help.

Rights groups urge Jordan to release publisher
The Associated Press
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — International rights groups urged Jordan Thursday to immediately release the publisher of an online newspaper who was arrested after his website posted an article alleging misconduct by royal officials.

E-Book Prices May Drop In Short Term
WESH Orlando
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- When the Justice Department filed suit against Apple and five majorbook publishers alleging e-book price fixing, the government hawked it as a triumph for consumers. The other champ, of course, was Amazon -- which called the ...

Five books published in India on Commonwealth shortlist
New York Daily News
New Delhi, April 26 — Indian publishing is carving a formidable space for itself on the Commonwealth Book Prize list for 2012 with five titles published in the country on the shortlist. All the books, including two by a Pakistani writer and a Sri ...

Debut author Beatriz Williams interviews Jayne Ann Krentz
By Joyce Lamb, USA TODAY That squee heard 'round the world not too long ago came from debut author Beatriz Williams upon finding out she would be interviewing USA TODAY best-seller Jayne Ann Krentz for this blog post. See, HEA likes to hook people up ...


Mystery solved!
Chicago Tribune
E-books can be even more profitable for authors. At virtually no cost, authors can upload a book to Amazon and offer it for sale. If the sale price is $9.99 (the price publishers call untenable), then the author can earn more than $7 per e-book (three ...

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May books preview, 'Fifty Shades' is No. 1
By Lindsay Deutsch, USA TODAY --May books preview: Get ready for summer with hot new May releases! USA TODAY's Carol Memmott rounds up the top 10 high-profile books coming out next month, including Toni Morrison's newest and a prequel to The Godfather.


Tor drops DRM from e-books, unlocking digital controls
Los Angeles Times (blog)
But DRM doesn't necessarily prevent piracy, while it does create obstacles to sharing legitimately purchased e-books among devices. “Our authors and readers have been asking for this for a long time,” president and publisher Tom Doherty said in the ...

Wiley Announces 22 New Books on Adobe Creative Suite 6
MarketWatch (press release)
Beginning in May, Wiley will publish more than twenty new books on the Adobe Creative Suite 6 product line, including: The new Adobe CS6 books from Wiley will be available for purchase online and at retailers nationwide in both print and all e-book ...

Think Like a Man Isn't Just Sexist: It's Offensive to Pretty Much Everyone
Huffington Post
When Steve Harvey's shamelessly self-promoting advice book isn't offering up observations everyone already knows, it's crazy sexist. According to the book (and the film), women should seek to control a man to get what they want, as if they are the ...

Capture the Magic of Reading during TD Canadian Children's Book Week
Sacramento Bee
Children's book author, Vikki VanSickle, one of the 29 authors who will be conducting the public readings across Canada, remembers vividly why she fell in love with reading books as a child. "Every one of us remembers those moments when you've become ...

Best Selling Authors and Thought Leaders Peppers and Rogers Publish Ninth Book ...
MarketWatch (press release)
Two decades, eight books, and several disruptive technologies later, Peppers and Rogers establish a new, equally powerful idea in their ninth book, Extreme Trust: Honesty as a Competitive Advantage. In Extreme Trust, on sale today, Peppers and Rogers ...

HiveFire eBook Wins Killer Content Award
MarketWatch (press release)
The company was honored for raising the bar in content marketing tactics with its eBook, "Five Simple Steps to Becoming a Content Curation Rock Star (in 19 Minutes or Less)," which provides marketers with a road map for making curation the platinum hit ...

Germany prepares to publish Hitler's 'Mein Kampf' after 70 years
Los Angeles Times (blog)
Bavaria said it would also publish a school version, an English language edition, an e-book and an audio book. The decision follows a change of heart by Germany's Central Council of Jews. Stephan Kramer, its general secretary, recently backed the idea ...

EL James' 'Fifty Shades of Grey' is No. 1 on Best-Selling Books list
By Deirdre Donahue, USA TODAY EL James' erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey — thebook everybody in America seems to be talking about — has reached the top spot on USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list, dominating even Suzanne Collins.


3M launches its Cloud Library e-book lending service, hardware and ...
By Billy Steele
Almost a year after it was first announced 3M's Cloud Library e-book lending service is getting a proper rollout. Introduced today at a beta site in ... E-books will play nicely with your iPad, Nook or Android device via the Cloud Library app. If you find yourself needing to read a ... "With this technology, we are able to offer cutting-edge technology to all our patrons, whether they own their own e-reader or not," said Kit Hadley, director of the Saint Paul Public Library. A handful of other library ...

Hollywood loves books | LISNews:
By Blake
When you hear the words “Los Angeles,” you immediately think “books.” It's a book town. They have this huge book festival every year, sponsored by the L.A. Times, which is staffed by book lovers who emcee book awards and moderate panel ...

Robert Draper Book: GOP's Anti-Obama Campaign Started Night Of ...
By The Huffington Post News Editors
The event -- which provides a telling revelation for how quickly the post-election climate soured -- serves as the prologue of Robert Draper's much-discussed and heavily-reported new book, "Do Not Ask What Good We Do: Inside the U.S. ...
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Massachusetts: Milton Public Library Joins Freading e-Book ...
By Paul Biba
Connect. TeleRead - News and views on ebooks, libraries, publishing and related topics. HOME| · AROUND THE WORLD| ... Tags: ebook, freading, library, milton library · Facebook · Twitter · LinkedIn · E-mail ... 'Freading is the only way to quickly give Milton library cardholders a selection of over 200000 e-books,' Library Director Philip McNulty said in a statement. 'While a number of bookssomeone ... Are eBook Authors Unwittingly Losing Sales? Send to Kindle released for the Mac ...
TeleRead: News and views on e-books,...

Neal Stephenson Stars in Book Trailer about the Inherent Silliness ...
By Jason Boog
Bonnier Corporation is looking for a Editorial Assistant. next job Open Road Integrated Media is looking for a Associate Ebook Developer. next job Sounds True, Inc. is looking for a Production Coordinator. next job Skyhorse Publishing is looking for a Editor. see all ... It ends with the tagline: “Some books are so good, a trailer just seems Medieval. ... Stephenson and the other authors are avid practitioners of Western martial arts and they are part of an enthusiastic study group in Seattle.

The Kill Zone: Author Affirmations with Stuart Smalley
By Jordan Dane
These have come from author speaking engagements, emails, or things I've found online that inspired me enough to post it where I could see them every day. Affirmations can be reminders of author craft you want to repeat or they can be a ...
The Kill Zone

Book notes CIA-Thai link - The Nation
The author Jose Rodriguez, a retired CIA officer who ordered the destruction of the videos, says in thebook that he was tired of waiting for Washington's bureaucracy to make a decision on protecting Americans. Rodriguez, who oversaw the ... - National

Make: Talk 014 - "Programming Your Home" Author Mike Riley ...
By Mark Frauenfelder
Mark Frauenfelder Cory Doctorow David Pescovitz Xeni Jardin Editors. Rob Beschizza Managing Editor. Maggie Koerth-Baker Science Editor. Jason Weisberger Publisher-at-Large. Ken Snider Sysadmin. Dean Putney Developer. Antinous Lead Moderator. Avram & Felton Moderators. Eric Mittleman ... He's the author of a new book called Programming Your Home: Automate with Arduino, Android, and Your Computer. In the show, I also talk a bit about the new issue of MAKE, Vol 30, ...
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Revisiting Engaging Informational Picture Books | educating alice
By medinger
There are many ways to do this, one of them being a greater emphasis on nonfiction picture books. Here are a few older books I've much admired for their spare and elegant text, compelling voice, original design, fresh ways of presenting ...
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The Millions : If It's Free, Take It: 2012 World Book Night
By Edan Lepucki
Last weekend I attended the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books as both a reader and an author. This means I ... As its website explains, “World Book Night is a celebration of reading and books which will see tens of thousands of people share books with others in their communities across America to spread the joy and love of reading on April 23.” The program began last year in the U.K. to great success, and the literary holiday will hopefully reach even more countries by 2013.
The Millions

Karen Dalton-Beninato: Authors and Agents and Tennessee ...
By Karen Dalton-Beninato
Authors and Agents and Tennessee Williams Fest [Oh My!] Posted: 04/25/2012 11:48 pm. React ...It also brought panels discussing a literary world balancing the rise of the e-book with an ever-increasing field of publishing options for writers. I had the opportunity to pick the brains .... With e-books, book trailers, independent presses and social media changing the literary landscape, do you think there's still a place for a traditional author book tour? Lisa: Long before e-books and social ...
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“After Camelot” book | – Greensboro, High-Point ...
By Deven Swartz
"After Camelot: A Personal History of the Kennedy Family 1968 to the Present" is a comprehensively researched, revelatory new book about the Kennedy clan that closes the final chapter on one of America's most celebrated political dynasties. – Greensboro, High-Point... » Sci-fi Publisher Announces Tor and Forge Will Go ...
By Kevin
Sci-fi Publisher Announces Tor and Forge Will Go DRM-Free with All E-Book Titles ... Tom Doherty Associates, publishers of Tor, Forge, Orb, Starscape, and Tor Teen, today announced that by early July 2012, their entire list of e-books will be available DRM-free. ... It prevents them from using legitimately-purchased e-books in perfectly legal ways, like moving them from one kind of e-reader to another.” ... Material from external sources: Copyright the respective owners / authors.

Dr. Seuss book banned from class for being too 'political'
Dr. Seuss book banned from class for being too 'political'. 25 Apr 2012 21:30:00 ... Are Dr. Seussbooks too political, or did the school overreact? User Picture ...

Guest Author: Anna Quindlen - Barnes & Noble Book Clubs
Grealy was a lyrical stylist, a poet turned prose writer, but it is her unsparing honesty and lack of self-pity and bathos that elevates this book, published eight ...

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