Sunday Dialogue: Books in a Digital Age

Sunday Dialogue: Books in a Digital Age
New York Times
Readers discuss e-book pricing and the future of publishing. The Letter To the Editor: Re “US Sues Apple and Publishers Over E-Book Pricing” (Business Day, April 12): The Justice Department's price-fixing suit against five major publishers and Apple ...

New York Times

Books: New and noteworthy for the week of April 22
The Wind Through the Keyhole: A Dark Tower Novel by Stephen King (Scribner, $27, fiction, on sale April 24) What it's about: King returns to his "completed" Dark Tower series with a book that chronologically falls between volumes four and five.


Weekend book picks: 'Presidents Club,' 'Hitlerland'
USA TODAY's book picks for the weekend include a revealing look at the little-known "Presidents Club," and two works of fiction tied to the Titanic anniversary. You gotta have friends. Even if you're president. And modern presidents, it turns out,...


Apple's ebook price-fixing court battle spills into Canada
Apple Insider
By Mikey Campbell A Canadian class-action lawsuit alleging that Apple and its partner ebookpublishers colluded to artificially inflate the price of content offered through the iBookstore was given the go ahead to launch on Friday.

Apple faces e-book price-fixing lawsuit in Canada too
The first domino fell last week in the US when the DOJ sued Apple and its publishing partners claiming collusion over pricing of e-books. A class action lawsuit in Canada now claims the same. by Joe Aimonetti April 20, 2012 5:26 PM PDT According to the ...

Apple Offers E-Book Settlement: But Only in Europe
Apple is offering to settle the e-book case in Europe even as it protests its innocence in the US. Which is a little odd, to simultaneously give in and fight the same accusations at the same time: The technology company was initially tight-lipped about ...

Botox and Vitamin Drips; Book Reveals Cowell's Intimate Secrets
The Ledger
Sweet Revenge," published in the US by Ballantine Books on Tuesday April 21, 2012, is written by British journalist and biographer Tom Bower and is the first book written about Cowell with his participation, though not his authorization.

"Digital Book Publishing Represents the Future of Literature" Says ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Austin, TX (PRWEB) April 21, 2012 Digital book publishing has grown by leaps and bounds since Amazon first saw e-book sales surpass print books in May of last year, said today's article. The power of the e-commerce website has also ...

Free books to be distributed throughout region
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
If a stranger hands you a book Monday night, take it. It's free, no strings attached. Monday is World Book Night, a massive international giveaway that will deploy thousands of volunteers to hand out a million free books in bowling alleys, VA hospitals ...

Voldemort's Got Nothing On Jeff Bezos
E-books. Again. Amazon and the DOJ vs. Apple and “The Big Six.” The future of reading. A breathtakingly stupid David Carr piece in the New York Times, which thankfully someone else took down paragraph-by-paragraph, so I don't have to.


Children's book promoting veganism gets mixed reception from experts
Christian Science Monitor
Author Ruby Roth's new book 'Vegan Is Love' discusses how food gets from the farm to the kitchen table. By Molly Driscoll / April 20, 2012 'Vegan Is Love' is the second title from author Ruby Roth, who released 'That's Why We Don't Eat Animals' in 2009 ...

Christian Science Monitor

“Digital Book Publishing Represents the Future of Literature” Says ...
Albany Times Union
Digital book publishing has made Amazon the go-to spot for e-book creation, and Digital Marketer is helping with their new Special Report. Digital book publishing has grown by leaps and bounds since Amazon first saw e-book sales surpass print books in ...

World Book Night and the man who loved books
Farmington Daily Times
By Leigh Irvin FARMINGTON — Promoting the love of reading is the purpose of World Book Night, which takes place Monday. The event is an annual book-giving celebration designed to spread a love of reading and books.

Group hopes giving books away will spark interest in reading
Sioux Falls Argus Leader
For information about World Book Night or to see the 30 books available for distribution, Jeanne Green plans to spend early Monday night at the downtown City Transit transfer station, but she won't be waiting for a bus.

There will be a fiction prize tonight: Thoughts on the Pulitzer controversy
Los Angeles Times (blog)
Editor's Note: This is an excerpt of remarks delivered by Times book critic David L. Ulin at the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes ceremony Friday evening, April 20, at USC's Bovard Auditorium. Thank you, and welcome to the 32nd annual Los Angeles Times ...

Author Stephen Covey injured in bicycle accident
Fox News
SALT LAKE CITY – Motivational speaker and author Stephen R. Covey is recovering Friday in a Provo, Utah, hospital after being knocked unconscious the previous night in a bicycle accident. The 79-year-old Covey was in stable condition and responding to ...

Rockford Public Library's book removal policy questioned
Rockford Register Star
By Corina Curry ROCKFORD — Members of Save Our Library will be back in action this weekend and Monday night to protest what they believe is the clandestine removal of books from the library's collection. Some members of the group — formed in January ...

Book Publishers Must Learn the Same Lessons Music Publishers Did
Tablet PC Review
As it stands now, publishing companies like MacMillan, HarperCollins, Penguin, Simon & Schuster, and others want to charge more for the digital versions of books than most of their customers think they are worth. These companies frequently price eBooks ...

Author Stephen Covey hospitalized after bicycle accident
By Ann Oldenburg, USA TODAY Stephen R. Covey, author of the wildly popular 1990 book The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, is in a Provo, Utah, hospital after being knocked unconscious in a bicycle accident. Covey, 79, in stable condition and ...


LA Times' Book Prizes and Festival of Books: Coming right up!
Los Angeles Times (blog)
The 2012 Festival of Books is almost upon us: Panel sessions get started Saturday at 10 am Before that happens, though, the Los Angeles Times' Book Prizes will be presented Friday night at USC's Bovard Auditorium. There are a number of ways to get ...

Unauthorized biography reveals 'intimate life' and business acumen of Simon Cowell
Washington Post
The book paints a picture of a man who struggled for years in the music business, spurred on to success out of a desire to prove his detractors wrong. “He had 20 years — more than 20 years — of humiliation,” Bower said.

New Book 'Hookers and Blow' Details an Exhilarating 18298 km Odyssey ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Those who enjoy travelogues that allow the reader to vicariously live through others-and those contemplating a South American journey-will enjoy Chris Wirth's new book, 'Hookers and Blow'. Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) April 20, 2012 Few things capture the ...

Steve Harvey tells moviegoers how to "Think Like a Man"
This Friday, his 2009 bestselling, non-fiction book "Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man: What Men Really Think About Love, Relationships, Intimacy, and Commitment" gets the big screen treatment in comedy film, "Think Like a Man.

Judge rules against CIA whistle-blower who wrote book without agency's permission
Washington Post
WASHINGTON — A federal judge has ruled a CIA whistle-blower will have to forfeit any future money he earns from a scathing book he wrote about the spy agency after he failed to get approval from his former employer prior to publication.

An e-book unhappy ending
Los Angeles Times
And how is it even good for authors? "In an era when authors can upload their e-books for free and earn three times the money for a $9.99 e-book as the publisherroyalties on a $30 hardcover, why would an author hook his cart to their dying business ...

Los Angeles Times

New biography spills Simon Cowell's secrets
Sweet Revenge: The Intimate Life of Simon Cowell is written by British journalist and biographer Tom Bower, but it's being billed as the first book about Cowell with The X Factor judge's participation. The Associated Press says Bower spent time with ...


Book Reviews! |
By Matt
Some lovely book reviews from Kristina Gill. ... There isn't any rhyme or reason to this grouping of books because I just couldn't wait to dig into my stack and let you know just what you're missing (and what you're not missing). I know I say this a lot , but just when I think that I can't ...Two years ago, breaking with the name-brand authors typical of cookbooks, they started a series called “New Voices in Food” which debuts cookbooks by up and coming food professionals. Thebooks are ...

Rare Egyptian 'Book of the Dead' scrolls found in Australian ...
By Agence France-Presse
A British historian said Saturday he had unearthed a trove of Egyptian Book of the Dead fragments by a top ancient official after chancing upon a scrap on show in an Australian museum. John Taylor, a world-famous Egyptologist from the ...
The Raw Story

Graphic Books Best Sellers: Hero on the Beach -
1 on the hardcover graphic books best-seller list this week is “Flex Mentallo: Man of Muscle Mystery,” written by Grant Morrison and illustrated by Frank Quitely. The book, published by DC Comics, collects the four-issue 1996 series starring ...

The Capital Spectator: Book Bits | 4.21.2012
By jp
Review via History Book Club This election year offers Americans an unusually clear choice between competing visions of the republic: On the one hand a minimalist government presiding over a lightly-taxed populace left free to succeed (or not ) ... Additionally, the book hopes to give readers an opportunity to improve returns and protect retirement assets by providing a wide range of techniques and tools designed to optimize wealth that the author has developed over the last decade.
The Capital Spectator

One Librarian's Book Reviews: Read-a-Thon Mini-Challenge: Book ...
By melissa @ 1lbr
For this challenge, you will be creating a Book Puzzle. Essentially, this is a series of pictures, graphics, or photos that you put together that will describe a book title. I have been doing a biweekly game called Name That Book where I create ...
One Librarian's Book Reviews

Post publisher promoted | Salisbury, NC - Salisbury Post
SALISBURY — Greg Anderson, publisher of the Salisbury Post, has been promoted to director of the community newspaper group for Evening Post Publishing Co., parent company of the Salisbury Post. Travis Rockey, president and chief ...
Local News | The Salisbury Post Finds eBooks and Printed Book Sales Drive One Another ...
Those authors who publish their book in both print and eBook format tend to sell double the amount of books, because it is available in the format that the reader prefers. While someone may read an eBook and recommend it to someone else, ...
Printing Impressions News

Monday's Poem: 'As Authors Can't Perfect One Agent,' by Heather ...
By Guest Blogger
Heather McHugh's transliteration of Sonnet 23 (“As an unperfect actor on the stage”): AS AUTHORS CAN'T PERFECT ONE AGENT. so e-agents can't perfect an author. His art (howbeit swapped shut) is his fire— a high truth, gloom-free writ, ...

Penn State Prof's New Book Examines Past, Future of Pennsylvania ...
By Ed Fischer
By John Ostapkovich. ALTOONA, Pa. (CBS) — We pay a fortune at the gas pump these days, and a new book from a Penn State professor looks at how petroleum went from a dirt-cheap resource begging for wider use to a strategic resource ...
CBS Philly

What explicit books did you read in secret when you were a kid ...
By Stephan Lee
As long as adults have been reading scandalous books, kids have been stealing them away to read under the covers. Now with the popularity of Fifty Shades of Grey among moms, you can bet the next generation of curious book pilferers are ...
Shelf Life

Apple eBook price-fixing lawsuits hit Canada following DOJ suit ...
By Jordan Kahn
Following an investigation into alleged eBook price-fixing, the U.S. Department of Justice filed an antitrust lawsuit against Apple and publishers Macmillan and Penguin earlier this month, who refused to settle. Other publishers, including Hachette, HarperCollins, and ... The settlement also included agreements with select states that would see $51 million in restitution paid to those who purchased eBooks through Apple's platform. Now, several Canadian publications are reporting ...

Feministe Book Club: YA Edition
By Caperton
In our recent discussion of the purported Hunger Games love triangle, there's been some interest in having an honest-to-dog book-club-esque discussion of one or more books in the Hunger Games series. For those who are interested: How ...

Flavorwire » “Shit Girls Say” Lands a Book Deal
Required 4/20 Reading: Famous Authors Pick Their Favorite Stoner Lit ... Will you be picking up a copy of the book, or were you ready to see “Shit Girls Say” go ...

Apple wants trial on e-book price-fixing: lawyer - Yahoo! News
Publish your own activity and retain full control. ... E-book prices went up an average of $2 to $3 in a three-day period in early 2010, according to the complaint. ... agreeing to pay $51 million in restitution to consumers who bought e-books. ... Australian government considering lawsuit against Apple over eBook price-fixing ...

From theater to thrillers: Lilliefors leaves Phil for book circuit
Naples Daily News
By ELIZABETH KELLAR But such thrills and chills are just what you'll find when you crack open the cover of author James Lilliefors' new novel, "Viral" (Soho Press; $15.99 hardcover). For more than 14 years, Lilliefors was the senior writer at the Phil, ...

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