The Story Behind Germany's Scant E-Book Sales

The Story Behind Germany's Scant E-Book Sales
But that mass adoption of the digital word is still far off in one of Europe's most-literate nations, Germany, where e-books account for only 1 percent of all book sales, according to a report published last month by the market research firm GdK. 

Steve Harvey's book 'Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man' debuts in theaters Friday
Philadelphia Inquirer
Associated press WHEN MOVIE producers came knocking on Steve Harvey's door about buying the rights to his self-help book Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, he thought he'd get a fat paycheck out of it and nothing more. “I've sold to Hollywood before, ...

'Think Like A Man:' The Reviews Are In!
Based on the Steve Harvey book "Act like a Lady, Think like a Man," the film follows a group of men who realize their relationships are being infiltrated by Harvey's self-help book. The women are highlighting away at the pages and using every tactic to ...

Last book of late Polish poet Wislawa Szymborska hits stores in Poland
Washington Post
WARSAW, Poland — A book of poetry by the late Nobel-winning Wislawa Szymborska hit bookstores in Poland on Friday and it sold out in several shops. The slim beige hardcover titled “Wystarczy” — or “That's Enough” — was intended by Szymborska to be ...

Fenway Park: 5 new books about the beloved ballpark
Christian Science Monitor
Here are reviews of five Fenway books we'd pencil into our starting lineup. 1. 'Fenway Park: A Salute to the Coolest, Cruelest, Longest-Running Major League Baseball Stadium in America,' by John Powers and Ron Driscoll This book, as the saying goes, ...

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Author of book about Permian football pens e-book
CBS News
ODESSA, Texas — The author of a best-selling book on one West Texas high school's football season has penned an e-book focusing on his friendship with one of the team's players. HG "Buzz" Bissinger's earlier book, "Friday Night Lights," focused on ...

And the Winner Is -- Nobody
Huffington Post (blog)
The Pulitzer Prize is the only literary award I know of whose winner is not selected by a jury of his or her peers. Each year three qualified jurors are appointed and sent an enormous number of novels and story collections that have been deemed ...

'Think Like a Man' suffers from self-promotion
The Star-Ledger -
Harvey wrote the self-help book “Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man,” which purported to tell women what men really thought — and how to outsmart them. Like the similarly I'm-just-being-honest put-down, “He's Just Not That Into You,” it became such a ...

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Book review: “Fat, Drunk, and Stupid,” by Matty Simmons
Washington Post
As one who remembers a day when men appeared in public in suits and ties and women looked a lot more like Mamie Eisenhower than Kim Kardashian, I've watched Americans get younger and younger over the years, and now Matty Simmons's one-of-a-kind book ...

Movie Review: Think Like a Man
Huffington Post (blog)
It says something about the state of romantic comedies today that the ideas in a movie like Think Like a Man -- or in books like Steve Harvey's Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, on which it's based -- will come as news to anyone.

"How Do I Publish an E-book?" Answered by
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Austin, TX (PRWEB) April 20, 2012 Self-motivated authors are increasingly asking "How do Ipublish an e-book?" Based on recent developments in the digital content world, self-publishinge-books has become an easy, inexpensive, and customizable process.

The (Un)Romantic Path of Literary Fiction: Alfred A. Knopf (Part III)
Huffington Post
When, a few years after his novella was finally published by the University of Chicago Press and became a literary sensation, he was contacted by an editor at Knopf, inquiring about his nextbook, he couldn't contain his venom toward them.

A Home That Books Built
Wall Street Journal
By LAUREN AE SCHUKER Jane Friedman's latest venture is dependent on rise of the e-book and the digital age of publishing. But the Manhattan apartment of the veteran executive still revolves around the old-fashioned book.

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New Books by Jon McGregor and Others
New York Times
This is a book of ominous preludes and chilling aftermaths: the incantatory account of a vacationer at a war-ravaged resort in the minutes before he drowns; the Pinteresque power play of a vicar's wife whose husband offers shelter to a gallingly ...

Self-help plus laughs equals 'Think Like a Man'
By CONNIE OGLE Strangely enough, "Think Like A Man" isn't the first movie based on a self-helpbook, but it may be the best. I'm not counting on the upcoming "What to Expect When You're Expecting" to top it. You never know, I know, but I am pretty sure ...

Book review: "Coral Glynn" peeks behind the facade of an English manor
The Seattle Times
Cameron reads Tuesday at Seattle's Elliott Bay Book Co. By bharti Kirchner The author of "Coral Glynn" will appear at 7 pm Tuesday with novelist Christopher Tilghman ("The Right-Hand Shore") at the Elliott Bay Book Co., 1521 10th Ave., Seattle; ...

Paterno family calls new book "unprofessional and irresponsible rehash"
Baltimore Sun
The family of Joe Paterno says a new book contains "false" and "slanderous" statements about the late Penn State head football coach. 'Game Over: Jerry Sandusky, Penn State and the Culture of Silence' is an "unprofessional and irresponsible rehash" of ...

Review: "Think Like a Man" an infomercial that clicks
Chicago Tribune
LOS ANGELES ( - Were you aware that comedian and radio personality Steve Harvey had written a self-help book for women entitled "Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man"? By the end of the new movie "Think Like a Man," you will have no doubt in ...

Apple Wants Trial in eBook Antitrust Lawsuit
Mobile & Apps
(Photo: Reuters) Last week, the anti-trust division of the US Department of Justice (DOJ) accused Apple and five publishers of conspiring to break up Amazon's low-cost dominance of the e-book market. According to Reuters, Apple now wants to go to trial ...

Julie Andrews on princesses, children's books and her memorable film roles
CBS News
Now, the star of "Mary Poppins" and "The Sound of Music" is celebrating all things princess with the release of her latest children's book, "The Very Fairy Princess: Here Comes the Flower Girl!" Andrews, 76, is teaming up with Target and Disney to ...

For movie versions of books, Sparks got 'Lucky'
Chicago Sun-Times
Matt Sayles~AP As author Nicholas Sparks sees it, “often a seemingly very small thing can happen — leading it to change a person's life forever.” That is the key detail of “The Lucky One,” based on Sparks' novel. US Marine Sgt. Logan Thibault's ...

Business author Stephen Covey injured in wreck
Salt Lake Tribune
By nate carlisle Stephen R. Covey, the motivational speaker best known for the book The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, suffered a head injury in a bicycle accident Thursday and remains in a Provo hospital. Covey's daughter, Catherine Sagers, ...

Portland volunteers will share favorite titles during book-sharing event that ...
By Special to The Oregonian Add another page to the Portland area's already well-known love ofbooks. Joining such populist programs as Everybody Reads, Wordstock and Street Booksmobile library, World Book Night makes its North American debut April 23 ...

Author of that Chris Kattan/Mr. Peepers Screenplay Speaks: "All I Wanted To Do ...
SF Weekly (blog)
It turns out, he didn't really go out of his way to hide his involvement with the book. "Justin Becker, Sr.," after all, is the name of the "Chairman Emeritus of Cinema Studies, Durrod University," who wrote the preface and (fictionally) interviewed ...

Utah booksellers and reading enthusiasts write first chapter for national ...
Salt Lake Tribune
By ben Fulton Mull around the right public spot on Monday, April 23, and you might also find your nose between the pages of a free book. That's the premise behind World Book Night, a national celebration of books that enlists readers in an army ...

Book Review Podcast: Frank Langella on the Famous People He Has Known
New York Times (blog)
By JOHN WILLIAMS In the New York Times Book Review, Ada Calhoun reviews Frank Langella's new memoir, “Dropped Names: Famous Men and Women as I Knew Them,” in which the actor of stage and screen “pulls very few punches” about his relationships and ...

New York Times (blog)

“How Do I Publish an E-book?” Answered by
Albany Times Union
Self-motivated authors are increasingly asking "How do I publish an e-book?" Based on recent developments in the digital content world, self-publishing e-books has become an easy, inexpensive, and customizable process. Today's ...

Who dropped the dime on the Apple e-book five?
The consensus among authors and editors, not surprisingly, is that the DOJ got this exactly backward, taking aim not at Amazon (AMZN), a retail monolith with a 90% stranglehold on e-books that was selling some books below cost, but at Apple (an ...


Book: Halo film failed because Microsoft doesn't 'get' Hollywood ...
By Jessica Conditt
The industry differences between Microsoft and the film's two production studios, Fox and Universal, eventually led to the project's implosion, Jamie Russell explains in his book, Generation Xbox: How Video Games Invaded Hollywood.

Apple welcomes trial over eBook price-fixing allegations
By Dan Graziano
The Department of Justice last week accused the Cupertino-based company and five bookpublishers of conspiring to fix electronic book prices through Apple's iBookstore. According to the DOJ's case, Apple agreed in 2010 to allow some of ...
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Irina Shayk: Perfect Bra Book Babe |
By admin
Showing some love to her Spanish fans, Irina Shayk was spotted at the launch of the “Perfect Bra Book” in Madrid today (April 19). The Russian supermodel sported a sparkly sequined strapless minidress with black heels as she posed for the ...
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Largehearted Boy: Book Notes - Kirby Gann "Ghosting"
By david
And then the book is riddled with a bunch of other stories and subplots, too: the drug kingpin as father figure; an ex-addict who now leads a church centered on the prosperity gospel; the difficulties of eking out a living in a forgotten landscape.
Largehearted Boy

5 Baffling Discoveries That Prove History Books Are Wrong ...
5 Baffling Discoveries That Prove History Books Are Wrong. By: Evan V. Symon April 20, 2012. Add to Favorites. A generation of students found out the hard way that archaeology isn't anywhere near as much fun as Indiana Jones made it look.
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Battle for book comeback: Biblionight to sweep Russia — RT
If curling up with a book has become a long forgotten habit, Russia's first Biblionight should put things to rights, as the country's libraries are set to stay open all night with some special page-turning events.
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LA Observed at this year's Festival of Books - LA Observed
By Kevin Roderick
festival-of-books-usc.jpg. As usual, writers from LA Observed will be all over the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books this weekend at USC. My gig this year is to sign at the Angel City Press booth both days, on Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. and again on Sunday from noon to 2 p.m. I always enjoy the visiting that goes on, so come on by. I'm told we'll have both books, WILSHIRE ... You can hear and meet present and past LA Observed authors on both days. Here's the list with their panels.
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PubWest awards for ebooks announced | TeleRead: News and ...
By Paul Biba
For the first time PubWest is giving awards for ebooks and book related apps. Here's the award... PubWest Book Design Awards were developed to recognize superior design and outstanding production quality of books throughout North America. ... Including eBooks, apps, and special editions. Winners of the PubWest Design Awards will be recognized at PubWest 2012, October 25-27 in Keystone, Colorado at Keystone Resort and Conference Center. Category: Ebook – Standard ...
TeleRead: News and views on e-books,...

James Patterson's 'Private' Books Being Developed for TV ...
By Tim Molloy
Sonar Entertainment and James Patterson Entertainment are developing the best-sellingauthor's "Private" book series for television, with "Black Swan" screenwriter John McLaughlin writing the initial two-hour episode. A "Private" project was ... " Sonar has an ability to turn popularliterary works into major television programs and its vast international distribution network insures that we will reach our tens of millions of fans in every corner of the world," Bowen said. Added David Ozer ... - Entertainment Industry...

3quarksdaily: Book sculpting by Alexander Korzer-Robinson
By Azra Raza
Book Through my work in the tradition of collage I am pursuing the very personal obsession of creating narrative scenarios in small format. Using antiquarian books, makes the work at the same time an exploration and a deconstruction of ...

James Patterson's 'Private' To TV: Book Series Being Adapted By ...
NEW YORK, April 19, 2012 – Sonar Entertainment and James Patterson Entertainment will produce Patterson's New York Times best-selling book series Priva. ... James Patterson, one of the world's most prolific, popular and top-selling authors, will serve as Executive Producer. The announcement was ... In addition, Patterson has had 43 New York Times #1′s, a publishing industry all-time record and he is the only author in history to have #1 books on all six NYT best-seller lists.

Marijuana Recipes: 'High Times Cannabis Cookbook' Author Gives ...
By The Huffington Post News Editors
HuffPost Food spoke with McDonough to learn more about the book and the finer points of cannabis cookery. Check out the interview below, and scroll down for some recipes from thebook -- including Bar-B-Cannabis Sauce and Cheeto Fried ...
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Flavorwire » “Shit Girls Say” Lands a Book Deal
“Shit Girls Say,” the brainchild of Toronto-based comics Kyle Humphrey and Graydon Sheppard, just landed a book deal with Harlequin. According to the press ...

Whisper of Lies Nominated For Global EBook Award in Contemporary Fiction... (press release)
I also wanted to include culture and diversity in my writing; as such, the book is primarily about Lavina, whose story begins in Guyana, South America, and continues to London, England. I chose these two countries as the setting on two counts: first, ... (press release)

Events all week: April 20-26
St. Augustine Record
ePublishing author program: The topic of ePublishing will be presented by multiple award-winning author and FWA Regional Director Vic DiGenti during a meeting of the Ancient City Chapter of the Florida Writers Association. DiGenti will take a look back ...

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