World Book Night: Millions Of Free Books Donated

World Book Night: Millions Of Free Books Donated
Huffington Post
Last night was the second annual World Book Night, an event for which authors, booksellers, librarians, publishers and simply passionate literary fiends gave away 500000 free memoirs, novels and non-fiction titles in the United States and 1 million in ...

It's World Book Night, but Amazon isn't invited to the party
New York Daily News (blog)
But the sponsorship for World Book Night is lacking one conspicuous supporter: Amazon. (Photo: Amazon chief Jeff Bezos / By Getty Images) Amazon, which sells both print and e-books, wasn't asked to participate. Lennertz says only that "the philosophy ... 

Titanic anniversary boosts sales for classic book
Wall Street Journal
1 this Sunday on The New York Times' chart of combined print and e-book nonfiction sales. The paperback was published by Henry Holt and Company. The e-book was released last month by Open Road Integrated Media, a digital publisher that says the ...

The Fate of Books at L.A. Times' Festival
KCET (blog)
by DJ Waldie According to one of the introductory speakers on Friday evening, the dozen winners of the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes each received a Barnes &Noble Nook along with their award certificate. It was a bit like inviting an undertaker to the ...Not only were books as objects in trouble, but the whole apparatus of their making and selling was coming apart in plain view. I spoke with a Los Angeles-based publisher who had stood by one her authors while he was in conversation with a potential book buyer. The discussion ended, and the eager reader whipped out a smart-phone, keyed the touch screen, and purchased the author's book -- which stood in stacks all around -- from Amazon.

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Authors AC
Chicago Tribune
All of our teachers are working industry professionals. Related Authors DGAuthors HL Authors MQ Authors RZ Imran Ahmad Imran Ahmad was born in Pakistan, grew up in London, and went to university in Scotland, before pursuing a ... 

Authors DG
Chicago Tribune
He has written numerous books, including "Everybody's All-American." Karen Doornebos Karen Doornebos, author of "Definitely Not Mr. Darcy," is a Chicago native and lifetime member of the Jane Austen Society of ...

Authors HL
Chicago Tribune
She has written six novels. Kate Harding Kate Harding is co-author of "Lessons from the Fat-o-Sphere" and a freelance writer whose work has appeared in,, The Los Angeles. Times and USA Weekend.

Authors MQ
Chicago Tribune
He is a frequent contributor to The New Yorker and The New York Times Book Review, among other publications. He lives in Washington, DC Marianne Malone Marianne Malone is the author of young-readers books "The Sixty-Eight Rooms" and "Stealing Magic.

Authors RZ
Chicago Tribune
His books include "Prisoner of Her Past," "Let Freedom Swing," "The First and Final Nightmare of Sonia Reich," "Jelly's Blues" (with William Gaines) and "Van Cliburn." Abigail Reynolds Abigail Reynolds is a writer and physician from Wisconsin who has ...

Tennessee's Summitt has book deal, working on memoir
AP NEW YORK (AP) -- Hall of Fame basketball coach Pat Summitt, who last week announced she was stepping down after 38 years at the University of Tennessee, has a book deal. The record-setting leader of the Lady Volunteers' basketball team has an ...

Author Initiates Resolution to Honor Suffragists, Marking 100th Anniversary of ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
On March 30, 2012, Tom Mach, author of Angels at Sunset, was invited to the Kansas State Capitol for a reading of a resolution which he initially proposed. The resoluion honors the centennial of the passage of Kansas suffrage in 1912.

New book reveals 'X Factor's' Simon Cowell as 'vulnerable,' insecure
By Randee Dawn Simon Cowell: Media mogul who reportedly earns $70M per year. Often caustic, always "being honest" when it comes to telling aspiring singers whether they've got the right stuff. But according to Tom Bower in his new unauthorized ...

“Why I break DRM on e-books”: A publishing exec speaks out
Still, it may be a long way from this discussion to the first big-six publisher's actual removal of DRM from its e-books. For now, many readers know they can download free tools to let them read a Barnes & Noble Nook book on a Kindle, ...

The Book We're Talking About This Week: 'Farther Away' by Jonathan Franzen
Huffington Post
The author offers strong, snarky opinions on why Alice Munro is one of the most overlooked authors of all time (her thematic consistency doesn't make for very interesting book review fodder), why "The Hundred Brothers" is one of the strangest books to ...

Notable 2011-2012 Books by African-American LGBT Authors
Huffington Post (blog)
I have been traveling all over the USA, and here are some of the most notable books by African-American LGBT authors recommended to me by gays, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender African Americans. I want to encourage the LGBT community and avid book ...

Elisabeth Badinter, Author Of 'The Conflict' On What's Holding Mothers Back
Huffington Post
Her latest book, "The Conflict : How Modern Motherhood Undermines the Status of Women," which was released in France two years ago, has its American debut today. Like much of her work, it is a dissection of what she sees as an intensive, over-enmeshed ...

Book: Even Democrats Dislike Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee
Fox News
AP File BOOK: JACKSON LEE IS A “WOMAN OF A CERTAIN RAGE” – Robert Draper's new book, “Do Not Ask What Good We Do,” contains a rather unflattering portrait of Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee. The chapter on the Texas Democrat, titled “Woman of a Certain Rage,” ...

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Happy World Book Night! Free books on offer all over
Los Angeles Times (blog)
If someone approaches you with a book today, take it. That's because it's World Book Night -- which, to be accurate, takes place all day long. It's a massive international book giveaway that this year is making its US debut. The idea behind World Book ...

Tor Books goes completely DRM-free
Boing Boing
By Cory Doctorow at 9:52 am Tuesday, Apr 24 Today, Tor Books, the largest science fictionpublisher in the world, announced that henceforth all of its ebooks would be completely DRM-free. This comes six weeks after an antitrust action against Tor's ...

Make Children's Books Part of Summer Fun with Reading Suggestions from StudyDog
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
According to Scholastic, students avoid losing crucial reading skills by reading four or more booksthroughout June, July and August. StudyDog officials say weaving reading into everyday summer activities helps kids sharpen reading skills while they ...

At World Book Night, DC literacy advocates greeted with delight and skepticism
Washington Post
The event, which began last year in England and added the United States and Ireland this year, aims to spread the love of books by giving away 500000 free paperbacks to those who might not otherwise have access or resources, or to those who just look ...

DOJ e-Book Price Fixing Lawsuit is Superficial
Between the introduction of Amazon's Kindle in 2007 and the introduction of Barnes & Noble's Nook in 2009 and Apple's iPad in 2010, Amazon was the juggernaut in the e-book and e-reader market. Amazon strategically priced e-books at an attractive $9.99 ...


THE FESTIVAL OF BOOKS - Blog - Murderati
By Murderati Members
Authored by 10 of today's leading mystery and crime writers, MURDERATI examines critical themes, historical archetypes and trends in publishing, marketing and the life of the published author. ... The Festival consists of hundreds of small and large press publishers as well as booths for popular bookstores, newspapers, comic book publishers and just about everything else related to books. There are stages for ... Thousands of authors appear at tables to sign copies of their books.

Innovative Microsoft Press pricing model for new ebook | TeleRead ...
By Paul Biba
“To celebrate, Microsoft Press will release three versions of the eBook, as both the book and Windows 8 evolve. When you purchase the Programming Windows, Sixth Edition eBook, you will receive the current version of the eBook plus all ...
TeleRead: News and views on e-books,...

decor8 » Blog Archive » 10 Hot Books That Rock It
By decor8
I don't think she'll have a problem though,her publisher and publicist ROCK, they book her on television and in the best magazines and newspapers ever so with her talent and the team backing her up there is nothing Amy can't do. Working women with kids who opt for a ... Published by Chronicle Books, Nichole is a first time author and her book just rolled out in good book stores everywhere along with shops like Anthropologie where it's the perfect fit. I'm so proud of Nichole and love ...

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Authors · images,quotes — Tags: illustrations — thebrainbehind @ 15:55. VtwCR has been drawing pictures of authors who inspire him! Great stuff. Share · Comments (0). 0 Comments ». No comments yet. RSS feed for comments on this post.
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Resigning Acting Antitrust Chief Defends eBook Lawsuit - GalleyCat
By Jason Boog
Bonnier Corporation is looking for a Editorial Assistant. next job Open Road Integrated Media is looking for a Associate Ebook Developer. next job Sounds True, Inc. is looking for a Production Coordinator. next job Skyhorse Publishing is ...

Flavorwire » Literary Mixtape: Arya Stark
By Emily Temple
If you've ever wondered what your favorite literary characters might be listening to while they save the world/contemplate existence/get into trouble, or hallucinated a soundtrack to go along with your favorite novels, well, us too. ... At the start of the books, Arya is tomboyish and adorable, but as they go on she displays more and more of her skills — an ability to face danger and hardship without flinching, a pragmatic temperament, and a curiosity and hopefulness even in the darkest of ...

Run for Cover eBook Covers | GeekAlerts
By Marty Shaw
Run for Cover eBook Covers. April 23, 2012 0 Comments. Run For Cover eBook Covers. Don't judge a book by its cover? Everyone does, and these Run for Cover eBook Covers will make sure that everybody judges your reading material ...
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Joe Bonsall Book Now at Cracker Barrel Stores - The Boot
By Gayle Thompson
The Oak Ridge Boys member is also an author, with one of his most personal books, "G.I. Joe & Lillie: Remembering a Life of Love and Loyalty," now being offered at Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores. "I am honored beyond words that ...
The Boot

Feministe Book Club: Let The Hunger Games begin
By Caperton
(Incidentally, this thread is making me ravenous.) Mark your calendars to begin discussion on Saturday, May 5, giving two weeks to acquire the book and read the first chapters. We'll start with Chapters 1-4 and adjust thereafter as needed.

The Big Six Book Publishers Need to Innovate Like the Good Americans That They Are
Huffington Post (blog)
They're scared that online e-books sellers like Amazon and Barnes & Noble will keep discounting their prized titles and that will cut into print-book sales. But the mean, cold-blooded truth is that Amazon is not to blame. It's the Big Six themselves: ...

AUTHOR INTERVIEW: From corporate turnarounds to thrillers
Business Day
THE way to become a best-selling novelist, according to US author Andrew Gross, is to get fired from your day job. As the president of global sportswear apparel company Head, Gross focused on apparel company turnarounds in the sports industry.

Festival of Books Successfully Completes the Transition From UCLA to USC
Publishers Weekly
In addition, the Hoy Stage featured Hispanic entertainment, including mariachi players, and authorevents. “I really like the neighborhood feel of the festival at USC,” said Emily Pullen of Skylight Books. “There are a lot more trees, and the booths ...

The demise of book publishing as we know it (blog)
With the increasing adoption of tablets as the consumption tool of choice publishers are bracing for perhaps the biggest wave of change and challenge so far. One of the first such challenges has been pricing. Amazon has forced prices down and big ...

Tales from the publishing world (blog)
A backlash against is building this view, epitomised by this piece in the Guardian by author and self-publisher Barry Eisler. His argument rests on the contention that Amazon is not a monopoly and neither does it behave like one.

Using the iPad to draw and take notes
San Diego Source (subscription)
Each tool does a good job at replicating its real-life equivalent. Particularly satisfying is the watercolor brush that “deposits” a color wash, which becomes more intense as you move the pen more slowly. The app supports the higher resolution of the ...

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