Haggadah, dragons and creativity: most read books of the week

Haggadah, dragons and creativity: most read books of the week
Washington Post (blog)
Each week, readers can now find the Washington Post's / Book World's bestseller fare here. Check out what the metro area is reading: (Little, Brown, $29.99). Edited by Jonathan Safran Foer; with a new translation by Nathan Englander. 

Book chronicles how Ford saved itself, by itself
Reuters
But only Ford Motor Company can say it did so on its own, mortgaging its corporate logo in the process, as journalist Bryce G. Hoffman describes in his book "American Icon: Alan Mulally and the Fight to Save Ford Motor Company." As the title suggests, ...

German author Grass says Israel endangers world peace
Reuters
By Gareth Jones | BERLIN (Reuters) - Nobel Prize-winning German writer Guenter Grass has attacked Israel as a threat to world peace and said it must not be allowed to launch military strikes against Iran, in a poem that led one German newspaper to ...

Book review 'Sacré Bleu': the color of creativity
The Seattle Times
Moore discusses his book Thursday, April 5, at Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park and Friday, April 6, at Seattle's University Book Store. By Adam Woog The author of "Sacré Bleu" will read at 7 pm Thursday, April 5, at Third Place Books, ...

The literary life of an infamous liner
Kansas City Star
That's what authors often say. And the disaster of the RMS Titanic in April 1912 is one of these, so rich in perspectives and human interest - the social classes aboard, the elegance and technology of the ship, the disaster and missed chances to avert ...

Jerry Sandusky autobiography provided clues, authors say
USA TODAY
That's the contention of the authors of a new book about Sandusky that's due out April 17, the Christian Post reports. In describing their book, the authors write that, "In essence, Jerry Sandusky's own book had provided the investigator with a road...

USA TODAY

Haley describes book as inspirational memoir
The Times and Democrat
Nikki Haley said Tuesday she wrote her book “Can't Is Not An Option” as a way to encourage more people, especially women, to seek office. And she says there's nothing personal in her recounting of various opponents. Haley said she was devastated when ...

Is Fifty Shades of Grey a New Frontier in Fan Fiction?
Huffington Post (blog)
What some of Fifty Shades' readers may not be aware of, however, is that the book's greatest impact may not be due to the fact that it's erotica or that its initial success came through ebooksales -- both fairly novel concepts in the staid world of ...

SC governor launches national book tour
The State
By GINA SMITH - gnsmith@thestate.com During her book blitz Tuesday, Gov. Nikki Haley repeated she would not accept an offer to become the Republican nominee for vice president, adding she would not take a cabinet position in a GOP administration either ...

16 of the Top 100 Best-Selling Paid Kindle Books in March Are Exclusive to the ...
MarketWatch (press release)
When KDP authors choose to participate in KDP Select, their books are automatically included in the Kindle Owners' Lending Library. In March, each time Kindle owners borrowed a KDP Select book from the lending library, the author received $2.18, ...

Pholium, High-Quality Photo Book Design and Giving App, Launches Exclusively ...
MarketWatch (press release)
Developed by Bottle Rocket Apps, Pholium elevates the way iPad users interact with images by enabling the creation of high-quality, customizable digital photo books that can easily be given to others. Pholium enables users to create digital books for ...

New book contends OJ Simpson's son was Nicole's killer
Los Angeles Times (blog)
In the new book "OJ Is Innocent and I Can Prove It," author-investigator William C. Dear asserts that he knows who killed Nicole Brown Simpson. As you can guess from the title, he believes it was not OJ Simpson: He claims it was Jason Simpson, ...

'The Big Book of Words and Pictures' and 'Picture My Day'
New York Times
“The Big Book of Words and Pictures,” by Ole Könnecke (a German, and the authorof “Anton Can Do Magic”), is not only irresistibly cute, it's incredibly well organized. Less busy than Busytown but with plenty to entertain the curious eye, the book ...

New York Times

'Drive' Author James Sallis On His Sequel, 'Driven'
Daily Beast
And I think what Nic [Winding Refn] has done is take my book, an homage to paperback novels of the '50s and '60s, and re-imagined it into a film that pays homage to classic films of the '60s and '70s, translating my novelistic devices into an ...

Daily Beast

No place for books in new can-do culture
The Australian
THOSE who recall the Joh Bjelke-Petersen years will be unsurprised by yesterday's decision by Campbell Newman, Queensland's new Premier, to scrap the Queensland Premier's LiteraryAwards. It is another of those philistine spasms to which the state's ...

Zite rolls out publisher program for CNN, others
USA TODAY
Today, it launched Zite Publisher Program. The program is designed to enhance the content of its initial media partners -- Bleacher Report, CNN, Fox Sports, HLNtv, The Daily Beast, Motley Fool, The Next Web, The Huffington Post and VentureBeat -- and ...

USA TODAY

Texas Book Festival Board of Directors Announces Lidia Agraz as the New ...
Sacramento Bee
By Texas Book Festival AUSTIN, Texas, April 4, 2012 -- /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Texas Book Festival's board chairman, Ron Weiss, announced today that Lidia Agraz has been named its Executive Director. Agraz will be the fourth executive director ...

Global Search Engine Marketing Book Review Published on SEM Scholar
MarketWatch (press release)
REYKJAVIK, ICELAND, Apr 04, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- SEM Scholar, a popular Search Engine Marketing blog, has recently posted a review for the newly published book on global search, "Global Search Engine Marketing: Fine Tuning Your International ...

Library of America to release 'Little House' books
The Associated Press
By HILLEL ITALIE, AP National Writer – 1 minute ago NEW YORK (AP) — Laura Ingalls Wilder, who already holds a special place in the hearts of millions of parents and children, soon will be added to the country's official literary canon.

Google+ Update Connects Address Book Data, Friend Circles
PC Magazine
"Many of you, like me, use Google Contacts to manage your personal address book(contacts.google.com). If that's the case, then starting today we'll include this contact info on your friends' Google+ profiles - for your eyes only, of course," said ...

Upcoming Author Fair in Bolingbrook Part of National Library Week Activities
Patch.com
Next week, the fifth annual Illinois Author Fair will make its way back to Bolingbrook's Fountaindale Public Library. Library officials say they have 38 confirmed local authors participating in the event, slated for children, teens and adults.

Gov. Nikki Haley describes her book as inspirational memoir
Aiken Standard
Nikki Haley describes her book as inspirational memoir By SEANNA ADCOX, Associated Press COLUMBIA -- South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said Tuesday she wrote her book "Can't Is Not An Option" as a way to encourage more people, especially women, ...

iTunes Match book delivers useful guidance in minutes | TUAW ...
By Michael Rose
Writer Lex Friedman has covered Apple's iTunes Match cloud music service for Macworld, his home base, but if you want all your Match instruction in one convenient ebook, you're in luck. Friedman has written Sams Teach Yourself iTunes ...
TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog

E-books for smart kids on 'dumb' phones — paidContent
By Laura Hazard Owen
Now the literary nonprofit is launching an e-reading app designed for basic mobile phones. ...Up to now, Worldreader has focused on distributing Kindles to classrooms (the organization's founder is former Amazon exec , but by making e-books available via cell phones the organization can reach a much wider group of readers. Worldreader's app ... Worldreader partners with international and local African publishers to make e-books available for its e-reader program and for the app.
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Submit Your Book for Mediabistro Book Club in Los Angeles ...
By Jason Boog
If you are an author or publicist looking to participate, you can follow this link to apply. The deadline is May 18, 2012 at 11:59 PM (PT). If you are a reader, mark your calendar–the next installment of our free book club will feature four authors ...
GalleyCat

Theatrical Parody of Harry Potter Books to Open in New York ...
By By PATRICK HEALY
United States premiere of "Potted Potter," based on the seven Harry Potter books, will open in June at the Little Shubert theater. ... Theatrical Parody of Harry Potter Books to Open in New York. By PATRICK HEALY. “Potted Potter,” the ...
ArtsBeat

Lauren Conrad's Stylish 'Fame Game' Book Signing | Celebrity ...
By admin
Promoting her latest literary offering, Lauren Conrad was spotted at a book signing for "The Fame Game" at Barnes & Noble in New York City on Tuesday (April 3). The former "Hills" hottie wore an adorable grey flower printed dress with bright ...
Celebrity Center

Kindle lending library increases book sales, says Amazon ...
By Paul Biba
Debora Geary was one of the top 10 KDP Select authors in February, and 51% of customers who borrowed one of her books from the Kindle Owners' Lending Library went on to buy one of her titles. L.J. Sellers, author of the Detective Jackson ...
TeleRead: News and views on e-books,...

Zite, CNN Launch Publisher Program To Ease Cease-And-Desist ...
By Austin Carr
Fast-forward to this year, and Zite, which CNN acquired in September for a reported $20 million, is trying to get back in the good graces of publishers. Today, the startup unveiled the ZitePublisher Program, an initiative to ease content-partner ...
Fast Company

How to turn your blog into a book — Blog — WordPress.com
By Scott Berkun
We know many of you love your blogs, and gleefully publish photos and posts without thoughts to reuse your work in other forms. But we know some wonder: could this be a book? Recently we wrote about how a WordPress.com blogger ...
WordPress.com News

Librarian Preview: Penguin Books for Young Readers – Razorbill ...
By Elizabeth Bird
Now middle grade books that involve zombiefication can do it one of several ways. The best known book where the protagonist is undead at this point in time may be David Lubar's Accidental Zombie books. Yet even those books only turn the ...
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Book Rants: Killer Temptation | Blog | Smart Bitches, Trashy Books ...
By sarah@smartbitchestrashybooks.com
The book rants are epic. When we romance fans pick up a book that drives us bonkers with the WAT?, it can get ferociously funny. So I have a new feature for those of us who love the WTFbooks so very much - and there's absolutely an ...
Smart Bitches, Trashy Books

cryptogon.com » J.K. Rowling Sells Harry Potter Ebooks Herself and ...
By Kevin
Rowling has just routed around powerful publishers and Amazon and gone straight to people who want to buy her ebooks. There are, however, some howlers in the terms and conditions on the Pottermore site. This is from section 12.3: ...
cryptogon.com

Tom Mylan Inks a Deal for The Meat Hook Meat Book - Book Deals ...
By Greg Morabito
A big congrats to The Meat Hook's head butcher Tom Mylan, who just scored a book deal.Publisher's Marketplace (subscription req'd) reports that The Meat Hook Meat Book, "a comprehensive cookbook from the butcher and writer and his ...
Eater NY

The Secrets to Ebook Publishing Success by Mark Coker - Reviews ...
This ebook is a must-read for every writer, author, publisher and literary agent. .... Smashwords ebooks are distributed to Apple (32 countries), Barnes & Noble, ...
www.goodreads.com/.../13562363-the-secrets-to-ebook-publis...

Interview: Maureen Smith, author of 'Inferno'
USA TODAY
Although I still enjoy writing for Harlequin and Kensington, self-publishing some of my novels through Amazon and Barnes & Noble has allowed me to retain more control over my work and earn more money than ever. I definitely think it's a great time to ...

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