World Book Night; LA Times Festival of Books

WORLD BOOK NIGHT --Monday, April 23, 2012 

Welcome to World Book Night: "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."

World Book Night celebrates reading, books Monday
Monroe News Star
World Book Night is a celebration of reading and books throughout the nation on Monday. Tens of thousands of people will share half a million books with others tomorrow — literally giving booksaway — in an effort to spread the joy and love of reading.

Festival of Books: Novelists and the big picture (it's smaller than you think)
Los Angeles Times (blog)
“I don't think the 'big picture' applies to my book at all,” said Chad Harbach, the author of “The Art of Fielding” and the publishing world's reigning Sad Young Literary Man. “It's only really interested in social forces as they impinge on this small ...

Festival of Books: The drug trade
Los Angeles Times (blog)
But in their books, the three authors on the panel are telling those stories -- and explaining the complex economic and political factors behind them. Ioan Grillo, author of "El Narco: Inside Mexico's Criminal Insurgency," explained that since 2008, ...

Festival of Books: Kids roll the word dice to create poetry
Los Angeles Times (blog)
While many LA Times Festival of Books attendees retreated to the shade to listen to readings at the Poetry Stage on Saturday afternoon, others, many of them children, were making their own poetry in a nearby booth hosted by Kaya Press.

Wright eyes Mets' record book in finale with Giants
Fox News
With David Wright on the verge of setting a Mets franchise record, the only thing that may stop the veteran third baseman from passing Darryl Strawberry's all-time club RBI record may be the weather. Rainy conditions are expected Sunday at Citi Field ...

Giveaway to spread book love
On Monday, those students and tens of thousands of others will take to the streets, gather at libraries, and congregate at social programs, all with a goal to hand out books - yes, the good old-fashioned kind with bindings and paper pages - as part of ...

Book Review: Turkey: What Everyone Needs to Know by Andrew Finkel
Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)
Turkey is more a region (or a small continent, as the author states) than a country. It's a region comprised of a number of different peoples: Armenians, Assyrians, Georgians, Greeks, Hittites, Kurds, Lydians, Mamluks, Ottomans, Persians, Phrygians, ...

Festival of Books: Tweaking the food chain
Los Angeles Times (blog)
Los Angeles Times Food Editor Russ Parsons sat down Saturday with authors Kathleen Flinn, Julie Guthman and Tracie McMillan to explore this back story in an LA Times Festival of Books panel called The Food Chain. Flinn, a former journalist and author ...

Jersey author brings songwriter's catalog back in 'Nice Work if You Can Get It'
The Star-Ledger -
Then the Gershwin estate answered his question by asking him to write the book for a new musical comedy — which became "Nice Work If You Can Get It," now in previews at the Imperial Theatre. "I wanted to capture the language of those old shows," says ...

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Festival of Books: Biographers create a vivid portrait of the 20th century
Los Angeles Times (blog)
For those who didn't go to hear Rodney King's conversation with Patt Morrison (and wait some time for King to show), the best bet for the same 12:30 pm time slot Saturday was an LA TImes Festival ofBooks panel discussion titled "Biography: The ...

"Online Publishing Changing the Culture of Book Reading" Says
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Austin, TX (PRWEB) April 22, 2012 Online publishing has taken the book writing industry by storm, today's article said. No longer are authors subjected to the tedious, red tape-filled process of uncertain manuscript acceptance and ...

New books about Seattle World's Fair include a Murray Morgan history reissued ...
Bellingham Herald
Village Books, through its Chuckanut Editions imprint, has reissued the book in cooperation with Lane Morgan of Bellingham, the author's daughter. Lane Morgan, anauthor herself as well as an editor and teacher, wrote a new introduction for the book...

Bellingham Herald

Local Author Celebrates Pine Barrens' Rich History
By Elaine Piniat The Pine Barrens were the focus of attention last week when a local author shared the rich past of one of New Jersey's wonders. Karen Riley of New Egypt unveiled her fifth book, "Legendary Locals," at a Lacey Historical Society meeting ...

'They Call Me Korney' Book From Michael Rizzo Hits The Made In America Store's ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
A book about the "Polish Mafia" hits the book shelves at the Made In America Store in Elma, New York. Author Michael F Rizzo tells the story of John "Korney" Kwiatkowski's gang and how they roamed the streets of Buffalo in the 1920's.

Bits & Bytes: Battle rages over 'expensive' e-books
Tulsa World
Tech blogs have noted that Amazon had to raise its prices on e-books thanks topublisher pressure - coincidentally this happened after the release of the iPad and its heavy book focus. Recently, e-book prices have gone down at Amazon - another ...

Tulsa World

Author Ann Rule helps mother search for truth
CBS News
Thompson convinced the world-famous author to join her in investigating Ronda's death. It took 10 years of intense legal wrangling, but finally in 2011, a coroner's inquest was launched to decide once and for all if Ronda's death was a suicide or a ...

CBS News

Connecticut Sues Apple, Publishers for eBook Price Fixing
By Anthony Karge Apple and several book publishers are allegedly working together to drive up the price of eBooks resulting in $100 million in overcharges, according to a complaint lodged by 16 states, including Connecticut. A two-year investigation by ...

Hillary Copsey: Give the gift of reading on World Book Night
Admittedly, I already was a bookworm when I received Charlotte Bronte's Gothic novel, but owning that book made reading something more than just a school assignment or a way to pass the time.Books became knowledgeable friends.

New book tells of Manhattan, Kan.'s early years
Kansas City Star
But he didn't know that his encounter with Chief Tatarrax would lead him to write his first book. “My spark of history happened when I was a small child at an Arts in the Park event and I wandered off to find a monument of Chief Tatarrax,” said Olson, ...

Book: Weiner Lost Obama's Support
MyFox Los Angeles
(New York Post) - US President Barack Obama was willing to put up with a lot of bad boy congressman Anthony Weiner's antics -- the sexting with women he never met, tweeting pics of his own penis and his acid tongue, according to a new book.

Rodney King discusses memoir at LA Times Festival of Books
Los Angeles Times
King, 47, tried to answer those questions Saturday at the LA Times Festival of Books, appearing as the co-author of a new memoir, "The Riot Within: My Journey From Rebellion to Redemption." What emerges from both the book and his appearance is a man ...

Los Angeles Times

Free books to be distributed in Anderson as part of World Book Night U.S. 2012
Anderson Independent Mail
McDowell's Emporium in Anderson is a partner in the first World Book Night in the United States. The event will take place on Monday in 6000 towns and cities across the country. Volunteer booklovers will help promote reading by going out and giving ...

Author enjoys digging through the rubbish
Bend Bulletin
He has written 11 nonfiction books, including “Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair With Trash.” By Jon Thurber / Los Angeles Times Edward Humes is a man of eclectic storytelling tastes. A former journalist awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1989 for a series of ...

Pineapple idiots! Who knew my book would be used for world's dumbest test question
New York Daily News
Not to the Department of Education, but to the publisher of tests, useless programmed reading materials, and similar junk. All authors who are not Stephen King will sell permission to allow excerpts from their books to have all the pleasure edited out ...

New York Daily News

Books still boom in age of digital reality frills
Times of India
Books have not lost their mystical pull in the throng of digital extravaganzas, cinema, television reality shows and harsh publishing realities. Defying predictions, reading has seen a revival with a flood of new titles, proliferation of publishers, ...

'Bill Veeck, Baseball's Greatest Maverick:' A book review
The Star-Ledger -
By Star-Ledger Entertainment Desk With “Bill Veeck, Baseball's Greatest Maverick,” Paul Dickson, author of several superb baseball books, has done more than write the best baseball biography this decade. He's written an important piece of baseball ...

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Children Emulate Their Favorite Book Characters At Storybook Ball ...
By Crystal Cranmore
The Ball included Story Time with children's book authors, a huge dance party and Cinderella carriage rides through Fairmount Park. There were also a number of storybook characters on hand to add to the fairytale flavor of the evening.
CBS Philly

Midnight Book Girl: Book Staging Mini Challenge
By Kate@Midnight Book Girl
In the picture you should have the book in a setting, or surrounded by items, that represent thebook. It can mimic the cover, or represent characters/events/etc from the story. Basically, make us want to read the book based on picture alone.
Midnight Book Girl

“The Penguin Books are…so splendid that if other publishers had ...
By Gary F. Daught
One topic of conversation was the recent explosive growth in popularity of e-books facilitated by the arrival of relatively low cost e-book readers and multi-function tablet computers. The other topic ...Traditional publishers tended to view Penguin with suspicion and uncertainty, as did some authors. “The Penguin ... I don't whether to take this as ironic in view of some “traditional” publisher behavior observable today as book (and journal) publishing moves into the digital world. Although ...
Omega Alpha | Open Access

Flavorwire » Why Do Old Books Smell?
By Emily Temple
When you ask your literary friends why they like physical books more than e-books — if they don't immediately roll their eyes at the question, that is — they might tell you it's because they love the smell of books. Well, we agree that there's nothing quite like the aroma of a ... “A physical book is made up of organic matter that reacts with heat, light, moisture, and most importantly of all, the chemicals used in its production,” we are told. “And it is this unique reaction that causes the unique...

Dewey's Read-a-Thon » Hour 18- Literary Companions
By Courtney
Our literary companions and reading buddies come in all shapes and sizes. From our spouses/significant others and children to our little furry friends who keep our feet warm as we dive into a good book. Do you have a special fur ball by your ...
Dewey's Read-a-Thon

Richard Branson Buys Rolling Stones Book For Film Drama ...
EXCLUSIVE: The Rolling Stones and Richard Branson are teaming up again. Having released three Stones albums back in the 1990s on Virgin Records, Branson's Virgin Produced has now acquired the rights to Robert Greenfield's 2008 ...

BOOK NOTES: A Breakdown of the Latest Urban Reads | AllHipHop ...
By Biba Adams
He released a book, “The Leak,” for free as a prequel to his upcoming novel, “Welfare Wifeys”. An Essence Magazine best-selling author, K'wan Foye is the author of over a dozen books and is now distributed by a major publisher after years of ...

YA Highway: YA Authors on Pinterest
By Kirsten Hubbard
I can say that, because I'm definitely not the only one – the site's exploded in recent months, and many other YA authors are just as obsessed. It's an easy, visually appealing way to collect book inspiration, for starters (some author pinboards ...
YA Highway

bookish: Saturday Book Discussion: Authors who've jumped the shark
He wrote an enormous variety of science fiction and fantasy, and even while his endless Xanth series degenerated into juvenile compilations of puns and snickering allusions, he still wrote interesting (if skeevy — always skeevy) books for adults. Unfortunately, the ... Although I am reading more outside the genre, I haven't yet encountered a classical or literary author who seems to have gone off the rails later in his or her career quite the way so many genre authors do. Oh wait, I take ...
LiveJournal | Ratings

Do Self-Help Books Really Help? | Care2 Healthy Living
By Shubhra Krishan
Writer, editor and journalist Shubhra Krishan is the author of Essential Ayurveda: What it is and what it can do for you (New World Library, 2003), Radiant Body, Restful Mind: A Woman's book of comfort (New World Library, 2004), and The 9 to ...
Care2 Healthy Living

Author 'Making Piece' One Pie At A Time « CBS Los Angeles
By Iris Salem
STUDIO CITY (CBS) — Pies are an American staple. But for one author , it's more than that. Beth Howard says that baking has helped with the healing process after losing her husband suddenly.
CBS Los Angeles

Mystery Fanfare: LA Times Book Prizes
By Janet Rudolph
More than 400 authors will participate in readings, signings, panel discussions, musical performances and other events at the LA Times Festival of Books. The festival, which moved to USC in 2011 after 15 years at UCLA, runs through today ...
Mystery Fanfare

The Third Gun | Washington Free Beacon
New book claims FBI cover up of third gun in murder of border patrol agent ... Conservative commentator and author Katie Pavlich lays out evidence she says ...

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