A dark day for the future of books

A dark day for the future of books
By Mark Coker, Special to CNN Editor's note: Mark Coker is the founder of Smashwords, an e-book publishing and distribution company. Follow him on Twitter. (CNN) -- Wednesday was a dark day for the future of books. The Department of Justice charged ...

It's About Time! DoJ Sues Over E-book Price Fixing
The Gadgeteer
Okay…for the three of you still awake, let's move on to what happened in the e-book industry that led up to this. When Amazon released the first Kindle reader, e-books started to become popular. One of the key reasons was that their prices were lower ...

Books: JK Rowling announces 'The Casual Vacancy'
Herald Times Reporter
Author JK Rowling's next book, “The Casual Vacancy,” is a “blackly comic” tale of rivalry and duplicity in a small English town. / AP The Associated Press LONDON — It may lack wizards and witches, but JK Rowling and her publisher are hoping her first ...

New books reveal various aspects the Titanic story on the 100th anniversary of ...
New York Daily News
While it seems time will never turn the page on the sinking of the Titanic 100 years ago, publishing is dedicating many a page in books that cover the epic disaster that cost the lives of 1514 of the 2224 on board from all aspects.
New York Daily News

Book Litigation Deserves Own Novel
The Ledger
The iPad included its own iBookstore for e-books and a new type of publisher pricing that forced up Amazon.com e-book prices. "As a result of this alleged conspiracy, we believe that consumers paid millions of dollars more for some of the most popular ...

Cheat Sheet: Book publishers had a rocky week
Crain's New York Business
By Matthew Flamm @mflamm_reporter Book publishers had a rocky week. They were charged with e-book price-fixing. Barnes & Noble had a lousy week, too. WHO GOT SUED? The bookpublishing world was shaken to its retailing core last week when the Justice ...

E-book sales growth is slowing
Crain's New York Business
Publishers hoping that digital sales would make up for the decline in physical books are worried. By Matthew Flamm @mflamm_reporter The Justice Department's lawsuit charging publishers with conspiring to fix e-book prices isn't the only headache the ...

JK Rowling's new book 'The Casual Vacancy' a comedy
It may lack wizards, but JK Rowling and her publisher are hoping her first novel for adults, The Casual Vacancy, will have the magic touch. Publisher Little, Brown & Co. said the “blackly comic” tale of rivalry and duplicity in a small English town ...


Geeked: Everyone loves e-books, except for DOJ
Beaver County Times
The nice folks at the US Department of Justice aren't happy with Apple and several publishers ofe-books. But it seems they might be the only ones. The DOJ filed a lawsuit against Apple and two of the country's largest publishers last week, ...

Seattle author cherishes city's old apartments in 'Shared Walls'
The Seattle Times
By Celina Kareiva Diana James, author of a new book, "Shared Walls: Seattle Apartment Buildings, 1900-1939" in front of The Bering Apartments. The LaCrosse Apartments, at Malden Avenue East and East Thomas Street, are in James' book.

What Really Happened to E-Books Last Week
The Faster Times (blog)
So much of the e-book talk last week was about who to blame—Amazon or the other guys—after the Department of Justice found that Apple and several publishers were in collusion on the pricing of e-books. The offending parties claim they were just doing ...

Book Review: An Accidental Affair by Eric Jerome Dickey
Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)
He has the ability to write those scenes in text book, dirty magazine language and yet make it so natural that it would almost. almost, be right at home in a classroom. And he can pepper dialogue with 'F' words and make it seem right at home as an amen ...

Apple e-book price fixing: who will be winner in this legal fight
Northern Voices Online
In a drastic development in e-publishing industry, the US Department of Justice (DoJ) has decided to sue Apple and half a dozen big publishers over an alleged e-book price fixing. The Justice Department's lawsuit accuses Apple and six top publishers ...

James Franco packs MOCA for lecture and book-signing
Los Angeles Times
He's an actor-turned-artist-turned-author-turned-actor-playing-an-artist-named-Franco in the soap opera “General Hospital." His new self-referential filmic offshoot, “Francophrenia” documents that experience. He's also been cast in the upcoming Seth ...

Arab Spring Tensions At The Abu Dhabi International Book Fair
Daily Beast
For Mohamed Hashem, an Egyptian publisher and democracy activist renowned for his publish-and-be-damned stance, this is the best and the worst of times. “We're facing hard times because of the economic conditions in Egypt,” he said, “but I don't care.

Daily Beast

Even e-reader owners still like printed books, survey finds
Los Angeles Times
More than half of e-reader owners polled said most or all of the books they read are in printed form. Above, an Amazon Kindle. (Mark Lennihan, Associated Press / October 2, 2009) By Mike Anton, Los Angeles Times Reading habits may be fundamentally ...

Many books, TV specials floated for Titanic anniversary
Sacramento Bee
A slew of nonfiction books has arrived in recent weeks and months, one of the more intriguing of which is "How To Survive the Titanic: Or the Sinking of J. Bruce Ismay," (Harper Perennial, $15.99). Author Frances Wilson chronicles the post-Titanic life ...

Philly Book Fest returns, leaner but lively, with a special look at hard ...
Philadelphia Inquirer
She won a National Book Award.Tina Fineberg / AP A leaner version of the Philadelphia BookFestival returns Monday to the Free Library of Philadelphia for a six-day program featuring readings and discussions by seven authors, including the poet ...

In new book 'Funny Food,' Bill and Claire Wurtzel turn healthy breakfasts into ...
New York Daily News
A whimsical new book, “Funny Food: 365 Fun, Healthy, Silly, Creative Breakfasts,” is turning eggs, waffles, oatmeal and more into edible art. Though the idea is now used to teach kids to eat healthy, co-authors Bill and Claire Wurtzel thought of it ...

New York Daily News

Author Tim Wendel's new book finds parallels between the political struggles ...
Detroit Free Press
The book was written by Tim Wendel, an old-school baseball writer -- a passionate fan with the skill of a reporter. The Washington, DC, writer's nine books include a history of the fastball and the rise of Latinos in America's pastime.

Book has linguistic lessons for lawyers
To fully appreciate Rick Autry's new book, “Word Origins for Lawyers,” it helps to understand Grimm's Law. The book provides a two-page explanation of the law, which is named for German lawyer Jacob Grimm, who with his brother, Wilhelm, ...

How Alan Mulally rescued Ford
Los Angeles Times
In his new book 'American Icon: Alan Mulally and the Fight to Save Ford Motor Company,' authorBryce G. Hoffman details 'one of the greatest turnarounds in business history.' By John Reed Some people underestimate Alan Mulally when they first meet him.

Book review 'Beastly Thing': The commissario plumbs corruption
The Seattle Times
Brunetti and his assistant, Inspector Lorenzo Vianello, spend the bulk of the book hunting the corpse's identity. As in past Leon mysteries, the pair owe a large debt of gratitude to their colleague, Signorina Elettra, a secretary/computer whiz who ...

IndieReader.com makes some e-book recommendations
By Joyce Lamb, USA TODAY Website IndieReader.com offers recommendations for indie-published e-books that the site's reviewers have declared are pretty great. Lenora Kelley's life is uprooted when her mother dies and she is forced to relocate to ...


Real books still have a place in the traveler's backpack
Detroit Free Press
Many of them publish in e-book form too, spinning travel advice through the digital realm. I am partial to print, but times are not good for the print travel guidebook. Their sales fell 28% in the last six years in the US, says Stephen Mesquita, ...

Book Review: Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold C.S. Lewis, Fritz Eichenberg ...
Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)
By Benjamin Peters, BLOGCRITICS.ORG There are few transformative books in a person's life that rise out of the flotsam floating endlessly in the world's literary sea. I recently devoured one such book: CS Lewis' Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold.

Book Award winners chosen
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Any book published in 2011 by a Minnesota writer was eligible to be considered. The long list of 270 titles was winnowed to a list of 32 finalists. The winners are: • Children's literature: "BookSpeak! Poems About Books," by Laura Purdie Salas, ...

Expanding Nashville business runs 1 of book industry's largest print-on-demand ...
The Republic
Print-on-demand books are a bright spot for the traditional book industry, which has slumped as e-readers increase. According to research for IT Strategies, around a billion pages are being printed on demand each month — driven by sales from Amazon.

Q&A with author Richard Zacks
The Star-Ledger - NJ.com
In Richard Zacks' rollicking nonfiction book “Island of Vice: Theodore Roosevelt's Doomed Quest to Clean Up Sin-Loving New York” (Doubleday, 448 pp., $27.95), Roosevelt immediately tried to stamp out police corruption and tackled prostitution.

The Star-Ledger - NJ.com

Global Search Engine Marketing [Book Review] - Search Engine ...
By Marshall Sponder
"Global Search Engine Marketing" authors Anne Kennedy and Kristian Mar Hauksson, lay the foundation for a broad understanding of how the online marketing world operates in all the major regions of the world as well as special ...
Search Engine Watch

Book review: “The Speed of Trust” | VentureBeat
By Javier Rojas
The book “The Speed of Trust” offers critical advice for entrepreneurs on how to actively manage trust in order to accelerate growth and reduce costs, while avoiding missteps. The more trust within a company, the faster it can move with lower ...

Two new biology books « Why Evolution Is True
By whyevolutionistrue
This week the New York Times reviews two biology books, one of which I'll be reading for sure. The one I'll probably give a miss is in today's Book Review section: The Great Animal Orchestra, written by musician Bernie Krause and reviewed ...
Why Evolution Is True

Classic video games reimagined as popular children's books
By Lauren Davis
For parents who complain that their kids are playing too many video games, Caldwell Tanner's imaginary books offer the perfect solution, blending Mario with Dr. Seuss, Pokemon with Maurice Sendak, and warning of the perils of giving Link a ...

College Prep: College Prepster Book Club
By College Prepster
Okay, so when I pick out books at the Georgetown public library I like to pick out a book from each "room." Picking out a book from the young adult fiction room is definitely my guilty pleasure. I recently pulled L.A. Candy by Lauren Conrad and I ...
College Prep

The Basics of DSLRs (a new eBook by Ed Verosky)
By Darren Rowse
DSLR: The Basics is a new eBook Course that could be for you. Written by Edward Verosky (anauthor many dPS readers will be familiar with) this eBook was launched in the last few hours at the special introductory price of $9.95 USD.
Digital Photography School

Leiter Reports: A Philosophy Blog: More entries for the Black Book of ...
By Brian Leiter
Books. Brian Leiter: Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Nietzsche on Morality (Routledge Philosophy Guidebooks) · Brian Leiter: Naturalizing Jurisprudence: Essays on American Legal Realism and Naturalism in Legal Philosophy ...
Leiter Reports: A Philosophy Blog

It's About Time! DoJ Sues Over E-book Price Fixing — The Gadgeteer
By Ken Schoenberg
The publishers also considered a sliding scale, with pricing of e-books depending on when they were purchased. So that on the first day of availability, the publisher would list an e-book at $25, and then drop the price as time went on.
The Gadgeteer

Collider – A New Monthly Vertigo Book From Simon Oliver ...
By Rich Johnston
On Friday, DC editorial types were stating that there were no more plans for Stephanie Brown, previously Robin, Batgirl and Spoiler in the old DCU, in current books. They were lying. Yesterday evening at ECCC, DC Comics announced that ...
Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies...

Want Books: Banner of the Damned | Chachic's Book Nook
By Chachic
Want Books: Banner of the Damned. Posted on April 15, 2012 | Leave a comment. Want Books? is a weekly meme hosted here at Chachic's Book Nook and features released books that you want but you can't have for some reason. It can be ...
Chachic's Book Nook

Roberto Bolaño's The Secret of Evil (Book Acquired, 4.09.2012 ...
By Biblioklept
From publisher New Directions' website: Opening this book is like being granted access to the Chilean master's personal files. Included in this one-of-a-kind collection is everything Roberto Bolaño was working on just before his death in 2003, ...

Brad DeLong: eBooks and Amazon: Charlie Stross Fears Doom at ...
By J. Bradford DeLong
Charlie's Diary: >What Amazon's ebook strategy means: By Charlie Stross It seems to me that a lot of folks in the previous discussion don't really understand quite what makes Amazon so interesting—and threatening, for that matter—to the ...
Brad DeLong

J.K. Rowling's next book: 'The Casual Vacancy' - Yahoo! News
11, 2010 photo from files showing British author ... The publisher said the 480- page novel will be sold as an e-book and audio download ... In the past, many successful children's writers have struggled to remake themselves as adult authors. ... But Rowling has one advantage: the Potter books had a huge adult, as well as ...

THE CASUAL VACANCY - Little, Brown Book Group
Read extracts, browse books and find out about our bestselling authors. ... Search: Visit the Advanced Search Page to search the website by Author, Title or ISBN ... Little, Brown BookGroup announces that the new novel for adults by J.K. ... the English language in hardback,ebook, unabridged audio download and on CD ...

Q&A with Glen Finland, author of Next Stop
Jackson Clarion Ledger
Glen Finland is the author of Next Stop, a memoir based on her May 2009 Washington Post Magazine feature story about parenting an autistic child to adulthood. Next Stop is a Summer 2012 Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Pick.

Finding joy in Down syndrome
By Amy Reiter, Barnes & Noble Review Kelle Hampton, the author of the eye-opening new memoir “Bloom: Finding Beauty in the Unexpected,” left for the hospital to give birth to her second child with “everything just — perfect,” packing not only the ...

World Book Night events begin April 20
The Advocate
World Book Night is a nonprofit organization supported by American book publishers, the American Booksellers Association, Barnes & Noble, the American Library Association, the Association of American Publishers and Ingram Book Distributors.

Las Vegas Review-Journal
CS Goldsmith will sign "Uninhabitable: A Case for Caution," at 1 pm April 22 at Barnes & Noble, 567 N. Stephanie St., Henderson. The Gateway Arts Foundation will present a book signing and lecture with Ken Owens, author of "Branding Your Character," at ...

Roger Ebert review signing -- "A Horrible Experience of Unbearable Length"
Roger Ebert is an American journalist, film critic, and screen writer. He is best known for his popular and satirical review columns and influence on both television and many films today. Recently announced in the local Chicago area, now is your chance ...

On Voice: Four Debut Novels from Women Writers ... - Barnes & Noble
That's a phrase heard regularly during Discover Great New Writers ... Canadian writer Anakana Schofield, and True, by Finnish author Riikka Pulkkinen, both of ...

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