Summer Reads - Memoir Edition

ForbesWoman Summer Reads, Memoir Edition: Mentors, Mistresses And Mothers - Forbes: "Memoirs often get a bad rep—especially in this reality-TV age when it seems everyone with an iPad and a troubled childhood is peddling their life’s story on the shelves of Barnes & Noble. But the tradition of the memoir is deep-rooted: fascinating people have been chronicling their own history for thousands of years."

First-edition Book of Mormon stolen from Ariz. store
For years, Mormon missionaries would come to Helen Schlie's bookstore to have their pictures taken with a first-edition copy of the Book of Mormon. Some missionaries would cry as they touched the rare book, one of 5000 printed in 1830 after Joseph ...

2 Publishers Deny Claim of E-Book Price Fixing
New York Times
These arguments were part of a response by two publishers, Penguin Group USA and Macmillan, to a Justice Department lawsuit filed in April that accused five major publishing houses of conspiring with Apple to fix the price of e-books.

'Devil Wears Prada' book sequel in the works
EW has learned exclusively that author Lauren Weisberger is working on "Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns," a sequel to her debut novel "The Devil Wears Prada." Simon & Schuster will be publishing the follow-up in April 2013 -- 10 years after the ...

Apple denies e-book price fixing allegations in response filing
Apple Insider
By Mikey Campbell A class-action lawsuit against Apple involving e-book price fixing moved a step forward on Tuesday as the Cupertino-based company filed an official response to accusations that it colluded with book publishers to artificially inflate ...

Author plans sequel to 'Devil Wears Prada'
Sacramento Bee
AP Simon & Schuster announced Thursday that the author of "The Devil Wears Prada" has a sequel planned for next April. "Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns" continues the adventures of former magazine assistant Andrea "Andy" Sachs, ...

Sex sells, and so does 'Fifty Shades of Grey'
By Deirdre Donahue, USA TODAY EL James' Fifty Shades erotic trilogy continues to master USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list. For the fourth consecutive week, the novels about a domineering billionaire and a submissive young virgin grab the top three...


Stephen King's next book will be paper format only
Christian Science Monitor
Stephen King will be releasing a new book next June, but the author says it won't be available electronically. By Molly Driscoll, Staff Writer / May 31, 2012 Stephen King's new book will be released through Hard Case Crime. Legendary author Stephen ...

Christian Science Monitor

Letters to the DOJ: Public speaks out on e-book pricing case
As the Department of Justice's lawsuit against Apple and five big publishers for allegedly colluding to fix e-book prices moves forward, the public has the chance to respond with their take on the allegations.

Book Talk: Roddy Doyle and Irish ghosts
In Australia for the recent Sydney Writers Festival, Doyle spoke with Reuters about how he works and his latest book. Q: You have had success with numerous adult and children's books, how difficult it is to swing between writing for both audiences?

The origins of '50 Shades of Grey' go missing
Los Angeles Times
People who know about "50 Shades of Grey" have probably heard that author EL James began the story as post-"Twilight" fan fiction. But now the Internet evidence of its start has been deleted, so its origins have been erased.

No e-book edition for new Stephen King thriller
That combo made Hard Case Crime the perfect venue for this book," King said in a statement. Hard Case publishes pulp-style crime novels reminiscent of those popular in the 1940s, '50s and '60s. "I also loved the paperbacks I grew up with as a kid, ...


Best e Books Readers: Top 5 Picks
According to Citigroup, over 30 million Kindle devices will be sold in 2012, with Amazon's anticipated annual e-book sales pegged at $6.2 billion alone, up 176% from the year prior. Moreover, a new wave of authors and publishing solutions is also ...


Book trailers: 'Fall for You' (exclusive!), 'Death Offerings,' 'The Amish Nanny'
Thank you all for the referrals and suggestions for book trailers and keep them coming! Remember, they need to be romances (any genre is OK), and I will take a look. You can send your suggestions to This week I have ...

Leo Dillon, Celebrated Illustrator of Children's Books, Is Dead at 79
New York Times
The cause was complications of surgery for lung cancer, according to the Dillons' publisher, Scholastic, which announced the death. The Dillons, who met in art school, became instant archrivals and remained together from then on, won two Caldecott ...

Smith Publicity Celebrates 15 Years in Business and 1500 Books Promoted
MarketWatch (press release)
CHERRY HILL, NJ, May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Smith Publicity, the publishing industry's leading book marketing and publicity agency, celebrates its 15th year of operation in 2012 and in May promoted its 1500th book.

Book Review - The Photographer's Guide to Color Efex Pro 4 by Jason Odell, Ph. D.
Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)
This is an eBook, and it is 234 pages in length - as with all of the Luminescence of Nature Pressbooks, you are authorized to have a copy printed through a commercial printing service. It is also iPad compatible. . "Introduction" takes a look at what ...

TSTC Publishing Author Receives Smithsonian Fellowship
Houston Chronicle
TSTC Publishing Author Richard Paul is the recipient of the A. Verville Fellowship, designed to promote research into, and writing about, the history of aviation and space flight. He will write a book about NASA's role in the civil rights movement ...

E-books and Erotica
The Squeeze
British author EL James' "Fifty Shades of Grey" trilogy has been parked atop the New... Withebooks like Kindle and Nook enabling discreet downloading and reading, erotic novels for women are swiftly gaining in popularity. British author EL James' ...

More than 1000 county residents on library waiting list for 'Fifty Shades'
Baltimore Sun
There are 1122 "holds" for the book according to Jamie Watson, the collection development coordinator for the Baltimore County Library. "That's quite high," said Watson, estimating the total was among the highest she has seen in her two years with the ...

Baltimore Sun

Literary Politics: Who Would Jane Austen Vote For?
Huffington Post (blog)
"What Would Jane Do?" is a go-to question among Austen fans. Whatever's most sensible, we assume. But if she were alive today, how would Jane vote? Would the champion of marrying for love support gay marriage? Would the advocate of a woman getting to ...

Book to stay in city's libraries
The University of Alabama Crimson White
“Fifty Shades of Grey,” book one of a trilogy by EL James and a New York Times bestseller, tells the story of the relationship between recent college graduate Ana Steele and manipulative businessman Christian Grey while detailing erotic scenes ...

Room on the shelf
The News Herald
If there's a surefire way to increase demand for a book, it's to label it “controversial” and attempt to keep it out of readers' hands. People then want to know what the fuss is all about. The erotic novel “Fifty Shades of Grey” is a New York Times ...

Publishers: What eBook pricing conspiracy?
Penguin and Macmillan, the two remaining publishers named in the Department of Justice lawsuit over allegations of eBook price fixing, have responded to claims of conspiracy leveled against them. As the responses demonstrate, a fight may be forthcoming ...

AP Interview: Papal leaks author calm amid storm
Fox News
The investigative journalist who published a book of leaked papal documents begs to get off the phone one day because he's playing with his two kids at home in Milan. A day later he's ensconced in a swank hotel on Rome's Via Veneto, joking about ...

Rare Book of Mormon worth $100K missing from Mesa store
KPHO Phoenix
By Breann Bierman - email By Catherine Anaya - bio | email A rare book worth $100000 is missing from a Mesa bookstore, and the 88-year-old woman who owns it claims it was stolen. The book is an 1830 first edition Book of Mormon, one that experts said ...

Quinn, Presumptive Candidate, Will Publish Memoir Before Election
Ms. Quinn, the speaker of the New York City Council and a front-runner among the expected candidates for mayor, is writing a book about her childhood, her coming to terms with her sexuality and her ascent in New York politics, her publisher, ...
City Room

Book people – wow! | TeleRead: News and views on e-books ...
By Paul Biba
"Please try my new e-book "The Waters of Africa" - i've been told that it's a great read ..." RiaRusouw on "Sony eBook Store opens up to writers carried by Smashwords and Author Solutions, Inc.: ePub to be used - Posted on May 31, 2012 ...
TeleRead: News and views on e-books,...

Lee Woodruff: Do Judge A Book By Its Cover
By Lee Woodruff
And the cover is where the author (unless they wield major New York Times Book Review list-rattling power) is merely one voice in a chorus of marketing experts. With my first two books, "In an Instant" and "Perfectly Imperfect," this process was ...
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Pagan Books: 27 Essential Texts About Paganism For Your Bookshelf
By The Huffington Post News Editors
If you want to study Paganism in more detail, this book is the place to start. Based on a course in Paganism that the authors have taught for more than a decade, it is full of exercises, meditations, and discussion questions for group or individual ...
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Dreamwork Comic Book App To Launch | Bleeding Cool Comic ...
By Rich Johnston
Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies and TV News and Rumors · Home · Home · About · Contact · Contributors ... But I am expecting a lot of changing creative teams, new books and new issue ones. Although that's hardly rocket science. We've ...
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Rationally Speaking: Book Review: Too Big to Know
By Massimo Pigliucci
Studying the nature of knowledge falls within the domain of a branch of philosophy called epistemology, which happens largely to be the subject matter of David Weinberger's book Too Big Too Know. According to Weinberger, most of us tend ...
Rationally Speaking

Italian journalist defends his book on leaked Vatican documents ...
By Silvia Aloisi
vatican catholic church pope benedict author book vatileaks nuzzi crisis. (Gianluigi Nuzzi, May 11, 2011/RanZag). An Italian ... Gianluigi Nuzzi's book, alleging corruption and conspiracies among cardinals in a Vatican struggle for power, has led to a hunt for informants in the Holy See and the arrest of Pope Benedict XVI's butler, one of the people closest to him. “My job is to find and publishnews, it is my ethical duty. These documents reveal the secrets of the Vatican but there is ...

Saddam Hussein's daughter looks to publish father's memoirs | The ...
By interns
According to Al Arabiya News, Raghad Saddam Hussein is looking for an international publisher to help her with the memoirs. The works were apparently written while Saddam Hussein was in prison. Other books written by Hussein have been published, The Huffington Post reports. Hussein's book“Devil's Dance” was finished the day before the U.S. invaded Iraq, and was smuggled out of the country by Raghad. Saddam Hussein penned four novels, with one translated into English.
The Daily Caller

Armchair Audies Recap ~ Literary Fiction
By Jennifer
Author: Jeffrey Eugenides. Audiobook Publisher: Macmillan Audio. Publication Date: October 11, 2011. Narrator: David Pittu. Length: 15 hours 35 minutes. My Review. The greatest difficulty I had judging the Literary Fiction section was simply defining Literary Fiction. ... For me to consider a novel Literary Fiction, the writing must be well crafted and as important to the experience of the book as the plot. ... I could see myself studying books in this category with a good teacher or professor.

LEGO Heavy Weapons Book | GeekAlerts
By Ryan Cooper
LEGO Heavy Weapons Book. May 31, 2012 0 Comments. LEGO Heavy Weapons Book. If you want a collection of cool guns without the expense and danger of real firearms, you need LEGO Heavy Weapons: Build Working Replicas of Four of ...
Geek Alarm

World Science Festival: Resilience and Books This Weekend | The ...
By Carl Zimmer
World Science Festival: Resilience and Books This Weekend. It's hard to believe that the World Science Festival is now in its fifth year. What started out feeling like an experiment is now a New York institution. I'm looking forward to participating ...
The Loom

Book Review: They Eat Puppies, Don't They? - China Digital Times ...
By Wendy Qian
Jess Walter of the Washington Post also did not see the book on par with Buckley's past works of satire: ... New York Times Book Review editor Alida Becker wrote a positive review and introduced one of the main characters with glee: Assisting ...
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Author plans sequel to 'Devil Wears Prada' - Yahoo! News
Publish your own activity and retain full control. ... Simon & Schuster announced Thursday that theauthor of "The Devil Wears Prada" has a sequel planned for next ... Full Story »The Problem With Translated Books; The Devil Wears a Hoodie?

How Germany Keeps Amazon at Bay and Literary Culture Alive
The Nation.
Perhaps they realized that Pynchon was not the mass-market author they had pinned their hopes on. Leonard Riggio, Barnes & Noble's chair at the time, had announced at a panel that his brother Stephen (his designated successor) had started to read the ...

Twilight author hasn't read Fifty Shades of Grey

'Twilight' author hasn't read 'Fifty Shades of Grey'
CNN (blog)
But that connection still didn't tempt her to pick up the books, as Meyer says she's just not into racy reads. "I haven't read it. I mean, that's really not my genre, not my thing," she told MTV about Britishauthor EL James' runaway success, ...

Florida County Library Lifts Ban on '50 Shades of Grey'
ABC News (blog)
The Brevard County Library System had pulled copies of the racy tome, and the two subsequent books in the trilogy, from its shelves earlier this month. In a March 4 interview with The Palm Beach Post, Cathy Schweinsberg, the library services director,...

ABC News (blog)

Ellen Levine, author of children's books, dies at 73
Washington Post
Ellen Levine, an author whose historical accounts of struggling immigrants and persecuted minorities illuminated complex social issues for children and young adults in clear and concise prose, died May 26 at a hospital in New York. She was 73.

Author's son asking college to return Malcolm X letter
Philadelphia Inquirer
The publisher of the autobiography later gave the letter to Syracuse University as part of a larger cache of papers to be used by researchers. But Haley's son, William Haley, said the publishernever had legal title to the letter and could not give it ...

New Stephen King book "Joyland" due out next June
CBS News
(CBS News) Fans of Stephen King can expect to read a new thriller from the acclaimed author in June 2013. Hard Case Crime, an imprint of Titan Books, announced that it will publish "Joyland," a new work of fiction from King.

Michelle Obama recounts journey as gardener
Washington Post
She recounts her trepidation in her first book, “American Grown, The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America.” The book was published Tuesday by Crown Publishing. Mrs. Obama organized the planting of the garden three years ...

Portland Author Attacking Teen Financial Illiteracy Using Hard-Hitting Graphic ...
Sacramento Bee
Author Paul Nourigat, Senior Wealth Strategist for US Bank, has delivered his seventh financial literacy book, "IF MONEY COULD SHOUT .. the brutal truths for teens". He expects to engage young readers in short stories about financial success using over ...

Stephen King novel 'Joyland' officially announced
Entertainment Weekly
by Stephan Lee We already reported back in April that Stephen King was going back to his horror thriller roots with a novel called Joyland, but this morning the relatively young publisher Hard Case Crime — established in 2004 — announced that it will ...

OverDrive Introduces Browser-Based eBook Reader
MarketWatch (press release)
Unlike eBook apps or devices, OverDrive Read enables readers using standard web browsers to enjoy eBooks online and offline without first installing any software or activating their device. OverDrive will demonstrate this new eReading platform at Book ...

Book Review: Academic argues that US influence is waning in the Middle East
Washington Post
(Palgrave Macmillan), by Fawaz A. Gerges: In his new book, Middle East expert Fawaz A. Gerges argues that the United States is losing influence in the Middle East, and that President Barack Obama has failed to live up to the expectations of many in the ...

Michelle Obama talks about White House garden and her book, 'American Grown'
Washington Post
she writes in her first book, “American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America.” The book and interviews this week are part of a steady stream of media appearances for the first lady, who is playing a central role ...

Kindle vs. Nook: Which e-reader is better in bed? [Video]
Los Angeles Times
By Michelle Maltais When I curled up with a guilty-pleasure book on my first Kindle, I would always wake up with my face resting on the screen, which was streaked with the drool that can accompany sleep. And, because I had been reading before drifting ...

Fifty Shades of Frustration: My Grievances With EL James' Provocative New Novel
Huffington Post (blog)
Does it mean I'm ready for an onslaught of BDSM-related books, television shows and movies à la the vampire saturation post Twilight series? No and I urge the decision-makers out there to find the next big thing instead of Fifty Shades 2.0.

Raghad Saddam Hussein shopping her father's book manuscript
Los Angeles Times
Raghad Saddam Hussein, the eldest daughter of Iraq's Saddam Hussein, is said to be looking for an international publisher for a manuscript written by her father. The handwritten manuscript is a memoir, according to Al Arabiya news.

Author William Lee Miller dead at age 86
Sacramento Bee
AP Publisher Alfred A. Knopf announced Tuesday that Miller died in Manhattan on Saturday after a long illness. Miller's final book, "Two Americans: Truman, Eisenhower and a Dangerous World," came out last month. His other books included "The First ...

Stephen King to Publish New Novel with Hard Case Crime
By Jason Boog on May 30, 2012 2:52 AM Stephen King will release a new novel with the pulp fiction publisher, Hard Case Crime. Publication is set for June 2013, and there will be no eBook edition initially. King explained in a statement: “I love crime, ...

50 Shades of Grey (Matter): How Science is Defying BDSM Stereotypes
Huffington Post (blog)
While I agree that some of the sex scenes are quite titillating, I find myself annoyed at the overt Bondage/Discipline/Dominance/Submission/Sadism/Masochism (BDSM) stereotypes advanced by the book. Especially since the latest scientific studies ...

Romney off after clinching nomination, Michelle Obama promotes book on 'Live ...
Washington Post (blog)
Meanwhile, President Obama will hold meetings at the White House and later a reception in honor of National Jewish Heritage month and the first lady will continue to promote her new book, “American Grown,” with an appearance on “Live! with Kelly.

Bay County library reviewing controversial book
The News Herald
PANAMA CITY — A question of literary value still has local library officials debating whether to put a controversial new book on the shelves. The erotica fiction trilogy “50 Shades of Grey” has created controversy across the country, with several ...

'Fifty Shades' reading is not always so discreet
San Jose Mercury News
By LEANNE ITALIE AP FILE- This file combo made of book cover images provided by VintageBooks shows the "Fifty Shades of Grey" trilogy by best-selling author EL James. NEW YORK—Ashley Cummings had a little mishap while engrossed in "Fifty Shades of ...

About Michelle Obama's Book "American Grown"
Yesterday, Michelle Obama added a new title to her storied resume as First Lady—author. That's because Crown Publishing released her book "American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America.

Twilight Author Stephenie Meyer: Fifty Shades Of Grey Is 'Not My Thing'
Access Hollywood
Caption Stephenie Meyer arrives at 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1' premiere at Nokia Theatre LA Live, Los Angeles on November 14, 2011“Fifty Shades of Grey” might have been inspired by Stephenie Meyer's “The Twilight Saga,” but theauthor ...

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LaMotte books looks at creative ways to address conflict
Asheville Citizen-Times
Erin Brethauer/ David LaMotte's new book, “White Flour,” is available online at or; and at Malaprop's Bookstore on Haywood Street in downtown Asheville and Black Mountain Books on Cherry Street ...

Stephen King crime novel coming out in June 2013
Washington Post
The author of “Carrie” and other horror classics has a deal with the publisher Hard Case Crime for “Joyland,” a whodunit scheduled for June 2013. King was an early advocate for e-books, but in a statement released Wednesday he said he has such fond ...

Spring Interactive and Pop-Up Book Roundup
New York Times
(Picture book; ages 2 to 4) ANIMAL SPOTS AND STRIPES By Britta Teckentrup. 18 pp. Handprint Books/Chronicle Books. $12.99. (Picture book; ages 2 to 4) Each of these beautifully produced interactive picture books contains toddler-friendly die-cut flaps ...

New York Times

Stephen King reverts to type with new book Joyland
The Guardian
Stephen King's digital publication of Riding the Bullet in 2000 made him one of the pioneers of the ebook movement, but the master of horror has announced he will be sticking to print for his new novel, Joyland, so that "folks who want to read it will ...

The Guardian

Author-journalist William Lee Miller dead at age 86; final book came out last ...
Washington Post
NEW YORK — William Lee Miller, an author, ethicist and journalist, has died. He was 86.Publisher Alfred A. Knopf announced Tuesday that Miller died in Manhattan on Saturday after a long illness. Miller's final book, “Two Americans: Truman, ...

iPad covers made from children's books | TUAW - The Unofficial ...
By Mike Schramm
This Etsy seller has come up with a really great idea for iPad cases: Make them out of famous childrens' books. Seller chicklitdesigns has taken the.
TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog

OverDrive introduces browser-based ebook reader | TeleRead ...
By Paul Biba
From the press release: Leading global eBook distributor OverDrive today announced plans to launch later this year a new eBook reading platform, ... Tags: ebook, ereader, library, Overdrive ... As with other browser-based systems, OverDrive Read will enable publishers, authors and retailers to benefit from more direct engagement with readers and to gather data about how users are discovering, browsing and selecting eBooks ... Book Places in the Digital Age, by Tony Sanfilippo ...
TeleRead: News and views on e-books,...

Finding Zen and Book Contracts in Beijing by Ian Johnson | NYRblog
By Ian Johnson
Author and translator Bill Porter. It's a Sunday afternoon and Beijing's biggest bookstore is preparing for a major event: the launch of a new book by a bestselling American author, who will be on hand for the occasion. Six-foot banners on the ... Few people in the West have heard of Porter, a translator of Chinese poetry and religious works whose books in print—many of them published by a small non-profit, Copper Canyon Press—rarely sell more than a thousand copies each year. Recent items

'Google Book' Provides an Image for Every Word in the Dictionary
By Todd Wasserman
Two U.K. artists have created the "Google Book," which provides an image for every word in the dictionary. ... Though the book hasn't had a printing run yet, the authors plan to. A price hasn't yet been set. Those interested can contact West ...

The io9 Book Club is in session! Let's talk about Nick Harkaway's ...
By Annalee Newitz
The io9 Book Club is in session! Let's talk about Nick Harkaway's Angelmaker Welcome to the monthly meeting of the io9 Book Club. In May, we read Nick Harkaway's novel Angelmaker. Jump into comments to get started talking about it!

Shakesville: Discussion Thread: Feminist/Womanist 101 Books
By Melissa McEwan
Discussion Thread: Feminist/Womanist 101 Books. One of the most frequent questions I get via email is about good print resources for feminist/womanist 101. So: What books, essays, anthologies, novels, magazines would you recommended ...

Books You Should Read If You Want To Succeed As An ...
By Aimee Groth and Kim Bhasin
So, we've put together a list of the best books for entrepreneurs — either from our own recommendations or touted by big-time VCs, CEOs and startup founders. Are there any other important books you think should've made the cut?

A Publisher's View | American Libraries Magazine
By Sanhita SinhaRoy
Many of us already know this to be true, but as someone who comes from the publishing side, I came to this realization during my yearlong process of selling ebooks across the country and through my many conversations with library ... In Library Journal's “Library Patrons and EbookUsage” survey from October 2011, 50% of all respondents said they go on to purchase books by anauthor whose works were previously borrowed from the library. ... Celebrating Children's Book Week...
American Libraries Magazine -...

Sony to embark on 'Storyteller' ebook initiative at E3 | Games - MCV
Sony to embark on 'Storyteller' ebook initiative at E3. A PS3 ebook strategy will be unveiled by Sony at E3, MCV understands. It will be called 'Storyteller' and will see PS3 – and possibly Vita – used to present interactive documents and books, ...
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Jonathan Talat Phillips: Top 10 Books of the New Edge
By Jonathan Talat Phillips
I'm hardly an expert on this subject, but I have bared witness to some of this burgeoning literary movement over the last few years as a co-founder of the web-magazine Reality Sandwich and Evolver Social Movement. For those of ... "The Red Book" by Sera Beak "Aya: A Shamanic Odyssey" by Rak Razam "Star Sister" by Stella Osorojos. Elders Circle (Books by older authors who have influenced this genre). "Supernatural" by Graham Hancock "The Fifth Sacred Thing" by Starhawk ...
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“Brave” Books | Cartoon Brew
By jerry
I've become a real fan of these Art-Of books – even more so as the digital age threatens to do away with print. The artwork preserved here, perfectly printed on sumptuous glossy paper, is glorious to behold. The book presents hand drawn ...
Cartoon Brew

Literary Literalism: Bold Bookcase Shaped Like Book Pages - Dornob
By dornob
Literary Literalism: Bold Bookcase Shaped Like Book Pages. Some books form subtle plots through metaphor and allegory … but if this storage system were a story, it would be blunt and obvious, for better or worse. The Pagina bookcase from ...

Oh No They Didn't! - Scary Book French!
"I don't know why so many French children's books are so bafflingly, needlessly ... of the authors aren't French, so this is about scary French edition book covers.

In The Quest For New Ideas, Can The Internet Replace Random Real-Life Discovery?
Fast Company
I stopped into the Barnes and Noble flagship store on 5th Avenue In Manhattan. I hadn't been in the store for years but I remembered it being packed with all sorts of great books. It might be the product of selective memory, but this time the shelves ...

Michelle Obama promotes her new book

Michelle Obama promotes her new book
Obama, who is on a media tour to promote her new book out Tuesday, “American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America,” spent most of her sit-down with ABC's Robin Roberts discussing the importance of her“Let's Move ...

Literary London
Wall Street Journal
It is Dickens's early Victorian London that rules our literary imaginations. Arthur Conan Doyle's stories also evoke Victorian London with its sinister fogs, a pasture for predators. "The thief or the murderer could roam London on such a day as the ...

Wall Street Journal 

New Book to Add to China's Political Fray
Wall Street Journal
Speaking out in his own defense for the first time since his dismissal 17 years ago, former Politburo member Chen Xitong says in a book to be published in Chinese on Friday in Hong Kong that charges against him were groundless and denies that he played ...

Michelle Obama promotes new book on White House garden, 'American Grown'
Washington Post (blog)
Obama appeared on the show to promote her new book, “American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America.” The appearance was the latest instance of the overwhelmingly popular first lady steering clear of hot-button ...

In her new book, first lady explains how her garden grows
Chicago Tribune
First lady Michelle Obama makes her literary debut Tuesday with a book about the White House garden, an idea born in her Chicago kitchen. "American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America" is a memoir, how-to, ...

First lady's book: On growing seeds, healthy kids
Seattle Post Intelligencer
NANCY BENAC, AP This May 24, 2012, photo shows a copy of first lady Michelle Obama's book is seen in Washington. From the beginning, Obama's kitchen garden has been an overachiever, churning out more peppers, parsley and eggplant than expected, ...

White House's corn soup with summer veggies
Atlanta Journal Constitution
AP Michelle Obama, the nation's first lady and a high-profile spokeswoman for healthy eating, has added a new book on growing and cooking nutritious food to her resume. Here's an easy soup recipe from the White House chefs, printed in "American Grown:...

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Michelle Obama on her garden, her future and the campaign
Detroit Free Press
Her new book is out today. / AP WASHINGTON – Michelle Obama is eager to show off the flourishing White House vegetable garden, but she's also keeping an eye out for her two daughters to get home from school. "I just want to make sure that all of the ...

Free Ways to Promote Your eBook
If you are an avid eBook reader, these sites are great for finding new books to read as well…. Addicted to eBooks: “This website is perfect for readers like me, who want to watch their bookbudget. This website also allows the author to rate some of ...

Michelle Obama releases cookbook, beach reads on sale this week
By Lindsay Deutsch, USA TODAY --Michelle Obama releases cookbook: The First Lady celebrates healthy eating and gardening in her new book, American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America. Susan Page talks to Obama ...


First lady on garden book tour
By Marian Burros Every so often, a flash of Michelle Obama's humor comes through in her otherwise serious book about the White House garden and her campaign against childhood obesity, "American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and ...

Michelle Obama promotes new book, praises Beyonce
The Hill (blog)
The first lady is promoting her first book, American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America, with a media tour this week. The book, released Tuesday, includes a large number of garden-oriented photos and recipes.

Newly Discovered Colonel Sanders Autobiography & Recipe Book Launched ...
MarketWatch (press release)
LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 29, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Beginning today, fans of KFC's Facebook(R) Pages around the world can access exclusive content from the soon-to-be-released book, "Colonel Harland Sanders: The Autobiography of the Original Celebrity ...

Book Excerpt: 'Spark & Hustle: Launch and Grow Your Small Business Now' by ...
ABC News
In her new book, "Spark & Hustle: Launch and Grow Your Small Business Now," Johnson breaks down exactly what people need to do in order to start their own small businesses and make them successful. Below is an excerpt from "Spark & Hustle.

Michelle Obama's book hits shelves
Politico (blog)
By CAITLIN MCDEVITT | First lady Michelle Obama's book “American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America” hit shelves on Tuesday. The hardcover book, released by Crown Publishing, costs $30.

Book Crawler for iPhone and iPad app
By Joel Mathis Macworld - Book Crawler--a $2 app for iPhone and iPad from Jaime Sokes--is an excellent way to create and keep a database of your books, but only after you overcome the challenge of understanding how the app works.

New Book Unlocks the Secrets of High Performing Teams
MarketWatch (press release)
"The Rocket Model" draws on the authors' experience working with hundreds of public and private sector teams to develop a practical model for successful team building. The book explains how the model can be used to immediately and profoundly improve ...

The Book We're Talking About: 'Canada' By Richard Ford
Huffington Post
Richard Ford is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "The Sportswriter" and "Independence Day." He has mild dyslexia, but says this has assisted him as a book-lover because he is able to read slowly and thoughtfully. This is his first novel in six ...

Michelle Obama's book: On growing seeds, healthy kids
Nation Newsday New York > News > Nation Print Aa Michelle Obama's book: On growing seeds, healthy kids Published: May 29, 2012 9:43 AM By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS From the beginning, Michelle Obama's kitchen garden has been an overachiever, churning out ...


On Romney's iPad: a book predicting a second Cold War with Russia
ABC News
Per Wikipedia, the 2009 book offers some provocative predictions, including the possibility of a new Cold War with Russia and tensions with Mexico amid the rising influence of Mexican immigrants in the Southwestern United States.

Egg on Face(book)
Baltimore Sun
By Cal Thomas There will be investigations and already there are lawsuits over the rollout of Facebook's overhyped IPO last week, but no investigation is necessary into the reason for the outrage over the stock's rapid fall. It's called human nature.

Review: New AFI book, 'Conversations ... The Great Moviemakers,' is a feast ...
Washington Post
___ Douglass K. Daniel is the author of “Tough as Nails: The Life and Films of Richard Brooks” (University of Wisconsin Press). Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or ...

Are enhanced e-books bad for kids' reading skills?
29, 2012, 11:17am No Comments New research from the Sesame Workshop's Joan Ganz Cooney Center suggests that enhanced e-books' special features can be distracting both to young kids and to their parents reading the books with them.

Leadership Expert and Author Sylvia Lafair Wins 8th Book Award from Paris Book ...
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Based on research in her book that continues to rack up awards, she helps us see the shocking similarity between how we behaved in our original organization, the family, and how we bring the patterns we learned as children right into our present ...

Children's Corner: A committee's top 10 books for youngest readers to grow on
Evansville Courier & Press
By KAREN MACPHERSON / Scripps Howard News Service But finding the best books for the youngest readers isn't always an easy task. For example, the winners of the Caldecott Medal, given annually to the best-illustrated book for children, often are books ...

Book paintings – Wow! | TeleRead: News and views on e-books ...
By Paul Biba
Take a look at these book paintings on Book Patrol. ... Connect. TeleRead - News and views onebooks, libraries, publishing and related topics. HOME| · AROUND THE WORLD| · EREADERS| · LIBRARY| · COPYRIGHT| · PUBLISHING ...
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Jane Chafin: A Book About Paris Has Its Way With Me
By Jane Chafin
Essays by editor and author Jean Claude Gautrand, one of France's distinguished experts on photography, in English, French and German round out this amazing book. Cross-posted from Jane Chafin's Offramp Gallery Blog. FOLLOW ARTS ...
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Why read and write tech books? — The Endeavour
By John
I love the kind of books Petzold is talking about. And by the way, a book with a dozen authors isn't a real book in my opinion. I'm disappointed whenever I'm browsing a library and think I've found a bookon something, only to realize I've found ...
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Freakonomics » Bring Your Questions for Edward Humes, author of ...
By Stephen J. Dubner
His new book Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash is about the 102 tons of garbage the average American produces in a lifetime. Humes writes about what's in our trash, how different communities deal with it, and how we might could ...

Book News: Pop Star Eliot, Airman Thompson : The New Yorker
By Andrea DenHoed
Saddam Hussein's daughter is looking for someone to publish her father's memoirs. “Eliot would not have loved pop music but pop music loves Eliot.” “Airman Thompson has consistently written controversial material….” Hunter S. Thompson ...
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Author Documents Stories Of Prisoners Of War During World War II ...
By TimothyJMcL
Being a prisoner of war can result in great acclaim (as with Senator John McCain) or silent suffering with wounds nobody else can understand. A new book sheds light on some of those latter stories.
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Douglas Adams On The Ebook, Animated [Video] | Geekosystem
By Eric Limer
Having tragically passed away in May of 2001, Douglas Adams of Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy fame never really got to see eBooks blow up the way they have in past years. That said, he totally knew they were ... the Hitchhiker's Guide, after all. Back in 1993, Adams recorded some audio, chronicling the history of the book and its imminent leap into the digital, and as part of a competition, U.K. designer and illustrator Gavin Edwards came up with some impressive video for the audio.

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Click through to check out our reader-sourced interview with this fantastic author, and if you haven't read the book yet, we highly suggest you pick up a copy.

New study examines print vs. eBooks for kids » Kidscreen
As the popularity of digital book reading continues to grow especially with younger ... when reading print books, basic eBooks, and enhanced eBooks together.

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His last few books have been mediocre, IMO. This one hearkens back to the style of his early legal thrillers and was a joy to read. Highly recommended. amazon.

Top 10 books for babies

Top 10 books for babies
The Seattle Times
Kids' Books: This year's "Best Books for Babies" list includes "My Face Book," "Red Sled," "All of Baby, Nose to Toes" and "Little Chicken's Big Day." By KAREN MACPHERSON Choosing the best books for babies ...

A Picture Book Without Pictures
New York Times (blog)
Now, they're in a book: a photography book without pictures. The collection, “Photographs Not Taken,” edited by Will Steacy, features the testimonies of 60 photographers who recount the moments that slipped from their photographic grip, either because ...

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Book Review: Star Trek FAQ: Everything Left to Know About the First Voyages of ...
Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)
ORG Just for kicks, I typed in "Star Trek" on Amazon Books, and came up with an astonishing 18061 titles. The cultural impact of Trek is unprecedented, and just continues to grow. So when I picked up the new Star Trek FAQ by Mark Clark, I wondered just ...

The Queen: Diamond Jubilee books round-up
Philip Eade, Prince Philip's biographer, selects the best new books celebrating the life of Elizabeth II at the peak of her popularity. By Philip Eade On the eve of the last Diamond Jubilee, in 1897, Queen Victoria threatened to boycott the ...

No indictment against King's Torah authors
Nearly a year after police launched an investigation into the publication of the King's Torah, a book that stated that it was permissible to kill non-Jews when their presence in Israel endangers Jews, Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein decided to close ...

AG: 'Torat Hamelech' authors will not be indicted
Jerusalem Post
By JEREMY SHARON Investigations against rabbis who approve book will also be closed; Weinstein: Not enough evidence of intention to incite racism. The Attorney General's Office announced on Monday that the authors of the book Torat Hamelech, ...

Book Review: Inside Delta Force: The Story of America's Elite Counterterrorist ...
Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)
ORG Inside Delta Force: The Story of America's Elite Counterterrorist Unit by Eric L. Haney is a memoir of the author as one of the founding member of the Army's elite Delta Force. This is a gripping book which is hard to put down.

Interviews: The authors of 'For Love and Honor'
By Joyce Lamb, USA TODAY As we remember what our troops do for us (as we should every day, not just on Memorial Day), I asked the authors of the military-related anthology For Love and Honor to join us. (For Love and Honor comes out on June 5.) ...


Lit Life: Books by local authors have Expo publishers excited
The Seattle Times
Local authors G. Willow Wilson, Sherman Alexie, Amanda Coplin, Jonathan Evison, Gregg Olsen and Ivan Doig are getting lots of attention from publishers preparing for next week's BookExpo in New York. By Mary Ann Gwinn No comments have been posted to ...

Book Review: What America's Banana King Teaches Us About Capitalism
The book, by Rich Cohen, is called The Fish That Ate The Whale: The Life And Times Of America's Banana King. It usefully reminds us of some of the wonderful things about capitalism, and some of the dangers, too. There is the opportunity it offers for ...


First lady's book: On growing seeds, healthy kids
Washington Examiner
Now, the first lady has added a 271-page book to her gardening resume, and Americans can read all about the planting misses that came with the hits, get tips on gardening at home, and, Mrs. Obama hopes, draw some inspiration that just might change ...

Book details how swindler duped Ulysses S. Grant in gilded-age scam
Chicago Daily Herald
Until now, Ferd Ward has been seen as only “a stock villain” in Grant's personal tragedy, the authorwrites. The focus shifts in this deeply researched and elegant narrative, putting the young Iago center stage and giving the noble Othello a walk-on ...

Treasury secretary's wife pens young-adult novel
New York Daily News
While some politician's wives might be dying to write scathing tell-alls or thinly veiled accounts of their time in Washington, a new book from Carole Geithner, wife of Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, is anything but scandalous.

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Book of memories connects boy, soldier dad he never knew
The Tennessean
Son talks about his late father: Tristan Baker Willis, 10, talks about his dad, the late Spc. Ryan Travis Baker. Tristan Baker Willis lost his dad, Spc. Ryan T. Baker, in a copter crash in 2003, when Tristan was 2. Trying to create memories of the ...

Malibu Author Uses WWI to Unravel Dark Secrets in New Novel
By Jessica E. Davis Longtime Malibu resident David Stansfield's new book "One Last Great Wickedness" has made the best seller list at Diesel Book Store in Malibu. The novel starts with a 13-year-old boy who discovers letters written by his father in ...

Book chronicles a career, life spent fighting cancer
Winston-Salem Journal
The author, Lynn Hamilton Ellis, was an undergraduate student at Wake Forest University in 1971. She had no interest in dating a doctor when Mark Ellis asked her to dinner. "I just didn't see a future in it. I felt like they were married to their work ...

Michelle Obama's corn soup with summer veggies
The Seattle Times
Michelle Obama, the nation's first lady and a high-profile spokeswoman for healthy eating, has added a new book on growing and cooking nutritious food to her resume. Here's an easy soup recipe from "American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen ...

Track Baby's Development Right from the Beginning! BabyTrakker from Author ...
Albany Times Union
This Baby Book will help her to monitor and track her own health and the health of her baby. The early part of development is the groundwork for a healthy pregnancy and the birth of a healthy baby. These early weeks are such a complex process an ...

Maeve Binchy reveals her tough schooldays in upcoming book essay
In what has been described as a "literary coup" by the Irish Independent, a group of inner-city students has persuaded author Maeve Binchy to write the introduction to their book of short stories, entitled 'Yet to Be Told.' "I would love to know what I ...

Fidel Castro, spy master, bedeviled US, says former analyst
By David Adams | MIAMI (Reuters) - For almost three decades after Fidel Castro took power, Cuba's budding intelligence service fielded four dozen double agents in a world-class operation under the nose of the CIA, according to a new book by a veteran ...

Decatur veteran publishes book of experiences serving as medic in Vietnam War
Kalamazoo Gazette -
By Fritz Klug | DECATUR, MI — The book started in 2009 with an e-mail: A woman asking if any 101st Airborne veterans had information about her uncle, who died in Vietnam in 1968. Leo Flory didn't know Robert Malecki — he came to the...

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Monroe author's book of essays gets River Read nod
Monroe News Star
"Amid the Swirling Ghosts and Other Essays," which is Caverlee's first book, is a collection of literary essays and feature articles that covers an array of subjects, including William Faulkner, Pistol Pete Maravich and Bonnie and Clyde. DOOMSDAY BOOK: HALFWAY THENCE.
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I'm about halfway through Doomsday Book , by Connie Willis, a very well regarded author who's won just about every award you can win in the field of science fiction. I used to read science fiction continually and omnivorously, but that was ...

Author Neil Gaiman's Inspirational Commencement Speech to The ...
By Rusty Blazenhoff
Award-winning author and graphic novelist Neil Gaiman recently delivered this inspirational keynote commencement speech to the 2012 graduating class at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... he carried a clipboard, in my head, but he did) would be there, to tell me it was all over, and they had caught up with me, and now I would have to go and get a real job, one that didn't consist of making things up and writing them down, and reading books I wanted to read.
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War document: Iliad, Book XVI, verses 297 – 341 « naked capitalism
By Lambert Strether
War document: Iliad, Book XVI, verses 297 – 341. By lambert strether. For Memorial Day Weekend, I thought I'd curate a few documents on war. Here's the second: The translation is Richard Lattimore's. The Trojans have set fire to the Greeks' ...
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Medeia Sharif: Books Recently Read
By Medeia Sharif
Books Recently Read. *THE MAPMAKER AND THE GHOST by Sarvenaz Tash Goldenrod Moram is on a quest to map her town. Along the way she makes several discoveries: a ragtag bunch of hoodlums who've kidnapped her brother, an old ...
Medeia Sharif

Flavorwire » 10 Famous Authors' Fascinating Alter Egos
By Kim Parker
10 Highbrow Books to Read on the Beach ... They were collected into a book, The Nick Adams Stories, in 1972, and cover a large chunk of Hemingway's life from his childhood in Michigan through his adult wartime experiences. One of the ...

InfoQ: Interview with Simon Baker, Author of No Bull
By Marta Jasinska
InfoQ has interviewed Simon Baker, cofounder of Energized Work and the 2009 recipient of the Agile Alliance Gordon Pask Award, author of the "No bull" publication on the past 12 years of Agile.
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Book Chick City | MONDAY MASHUP: Waterstones/Amazon Deal ...
By Laura
The big news last week in the UK book world was the deal giant bookstore chain Waterstones has made with Amazon Kindle. Which means that you will be able to download books onto your kindle whilst browsing in store. They will also be ...
Book Chick City

Backreaction: Book Review: "Imagine" by Jonah Lehrer
By Bee
Jonah Lehrer's book promises to address the question how creativity works. Lehrer begins with the discussion of some insights from the field of neurobiology, brain scans and so on, and moves on to the social sciences and some more or less ...

GreenBeanTeenQueen: So You're Looking for Books to Read This ...
By GreenBeanTeenQueen
A Note to Authors/Publishers: I am not currently accepting new titles to review at this time. I would be happy to read and review your book. If I you have a book that you would like to share with me, please contact me at greenbeanteenqueen (at) ...

A tale of two books: digital transformations are creeping across the ...
By Blog Admin
In the past, we only trusted books published by professional publishers, because any other books – such as ones published by their own authors – were obviously hopeless, unpublishable cases. That insight, in itself, ... Therefore, it was a context where any sane person obviously would try to get theirbook published by a professional publisher, and self-published works were immediately revealed as failures. Today, it's a .... But academic e-books could be much cheaper. And this is ...
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Read It: The Future of Books en Español | Joe Kutchera
By Joe Kutchera
Over 67000 people attended the second Spanish-language book fair in Los Angeles May 11 – 13, known as “LeaLA,” or “Read It” in Spanish, nearly twice the attendance of the previous year. The organizers of the ... may portend the event's future. The first, (literally “downloadbooks” in English) launched one year ago in Argentina and now sells to readers across Latin America and the U.S. It offers a variety of Spanish-language eBooks in Adobe Digital Editions format.
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Juliet Eilperin: Book review: Michael Mann's 'The Hockey Stick and ...
By Editor
Juliet Eilperin: Book review: Michael Mann's 'The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars'. Posted on May 28, 2012 by Editor | Leave a comment. Extraordinary post from the unreal world. Actually it is so far from the known facts you're going to ...

Getting the Book Invented Properly
Long before we actually had e-readers, Douglas Adams recorded the audio portion of this video in 1993 for his publisher, Voyager Expanded Books.

SBPRA Authors Win Honors at 2012 International Book Awards ...
The winners and finalists of the 2012 International Book Awards (IBA) were announced ... StrategicBook Publishing is proud to have four authors among the honorees. ... book marketing, and ebookservices to over 10000 writers around the world, ... Our books are available through Ingram, the largest book distributor in the ...

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Linda Hooper Book 35 of 2012 ... Linda Hooper Book 34 of 2012 ... The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows ...

How Authors Can Take Charge Of Their Marketing
Business 2 Community
While it has become easy to put a book up on Amazon or Barnes and Noble, it won't sell unless you promote it. A publisher would have taken on this task for you, but when you self publish, you become your own marketing department.

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