As book thrives, Carole King closing book on music

As book thrives, Carole King closing book on music
Wall Street Journal
Carole King, now a best-selling author, doubts she will ever write another song and suggested that her 2010 "Troubadours Reunion" concert tour with James Taylor would be her last: "It was a good way to go out." King composed dozens of 1960s hits with ... 

Let the Wild Rumpus Start
Huffington Post
If you were to ask me what piece of literature has had the most profound impact on me, I wouldn't have to think at all. It was Maurice Sendak's picture-book masterpiece, Where the Wild Things Are. Understand, books are, in a very real way, my life.

Connecticut Remembers Author Maurice Sendak
Friends and neighbors of Mr. Sendak, who lived in Ridgefield, remember the author and his quirky sense of humor. By Michael Gibney “But the wild things cried, 'Oh please don't go - we'll eat you up - we love you so!' The wild things roared their ...

'Fifty Shades' author EL James has finished two new novels
Entertainment Weekly (blog)
by Stephan Lee The erotic Fifty Shades trilogy may be reviled and banned by some, but with all three books topping the best-sellers list, the phenomenon is far from fading any time soon. EL James, the raunchy mind behind the bondage saga, ...

'50 Shades of Grey' won't be coming to some libraries
Christian Science Monitor
'We do not collect erotica,' says one staff member at a library where the books will not be stocked. By Molly Driscoll / May 10, 2012 Library director of materials management Deborah George, who works in Gwinett County, Ga., was one of the library ...

Christian Science Monitor

'50 Shades' of censorship
Philadelphia Inquirer
Like there are no poorly written books in libraries. “When a book is removed from the shelf, folks who can't afford a Nook or a Kindle, the book is no longer available to them,” said Deborah Caldwell Stone, of the American Library Association's office ...

How did 'Where the Wild Things Are' place on the book list?
But the first time it cracked the top 50 on USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list, which didn't begin until 1993, was in 2009. That's when Spike Jonze's film adaptation was released. Thanks to the movie, the book spent 19 weeks in the top 50, ...


Maurice Sendak refused to lie to children
New York Daily News
As we reflect upon his illustrious life, it's strange to think that Maurice Sendak became one of our greatest children's book writers despite never offering what so many of his colleagues feel obligated to instill: a lesson in every story.

New York Daily News

Books make it better
ChicagoNow (blog)
You see, when I was buried in a book, they got a break from me and THAT is why I'm alive today to write what I'm sure will be a blog that will make you shake me and slap my face and say, “Good God, Woman, what the hell kind of sissified crap is this?

How Maurice Sendak's 'Wild Things' moved children's books toward realism
Christian Science Monitor
Maurice Sendak's 'Wild Things,' in depicting how a tantrum might play out, paved the way for authors to show children more the world as it is, and less what adults think it ought to be. By Gloria Goodale, Staff writer / May 9, 2012 In this July 26, ...

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Making connections
San Francisco Chronicle (blog)
Earlier this week, I read to a group of 5 th grade students the classic children's book: Where the Wild Things are. I announced that Maurice Sendak has just died, and in his honor we would read one of his books. The kids were shocked that he died, ...

San Francisco Chronicle (blog)

Harry Potter e-books to join Amazon's Kindle lending library
Los Angeles Times (blog)
Potter fans had a long wait for the young wizard's stories to appear in e-book form; they have been available for sale from the official Pottermore website since late March. When the e-booksfinally arrived, they were made very welcome.

Where Do e-Books Go When You Do?
New York Times
Because, dear readers, your Kindle e-books never die so long as you keep your account open. They are immortal. I have this from the e-book seller's mouth, even though it came out sort of sideways at first. To the question, “So what happens to all my ...

Amazon says Harry Potter e-books can be borrowed
Amazon, the world's largest Internet retailer, said on Thursday it bought an exclusive license from author JK Rowling's Pottermore e-book business to make all seven Harry Potter e-booksavailable to borrow through the Kindle platform.

'Fifty Shades' of a kinky sex revolution? Maybe not
British writer EL James' Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed took the top three spots in USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list, out today. The first book has been in the No. 1 spot for three weeks.


Erotic romance author EL James on Fifty Shades of Grey
The erotic romance Fifty Shades of Grey is the latest surprise publishing phenomenon, with the trilogy sitting atop bestseller lists and British author EL James currently on a US book tour. A somewhat unusual love story, the trilogy follows a recent ...

Harry Potter books are best Amazon Prime incentive yet, but there's a catch
Amazon announced Thursday that it would offer all seven of JK Rowling's Harry Potter books in its Amazon Prime Lending Library, which means all Kindle owners who are also Prime members can borrow a new Potter book every month for free, ...

From TIME'S Archive: Maurice Sendak on Children's Books
By Peter Stoler | May 9, 2012 | + Mary Altaffer / AP Children's book author Maurice Sendak is photographed doing an interview at his home in Ridgefield, Conn. Sendak, author of the popular children's book "Where the Wild Things Are," died, Tuesday, ...


Convicted drug dealer fires back
WASHINGTON - Trying to explain why his book suggested one thing and his testimony said something else, convicted drug dealer Kirk Radomski held up a copy of his 246-page tome called “Bases Loaded'' while on the witness stand and gave as good as he got ...

The e-books will be available in all languages, though the Kindle Owners ...
Moreover, Redmayne says the deal “enables people to discover Harry Potter” and thinks that most of the time, readers who “kind of wanted to [buy Harry Potter books] but haven't…will go to KOLL, discover the brilliance of Jo Rowling's writing and want ...

'Fifty Shades' too steamy for some library shelves
Fox News
Even in the age of e-books and tablets, banning a book from a public library still carries weight because libraries still play such a vital role in providing people access to books. "When a bookis removed from the shelf, folks who can't afford a Nook ...

'Harry Potter' e-Books Coming to Amazon Kindle
ABC News (blog)
Back in March, JK Rowling's wildly popular “Harry Potter” books were released ase-books. But digital book readers were only able to download them as e-pubbooks through the Pottermore website and then transfer them to their e-readers.

ABC News (blog)

Steamy 'Fifty Shades' banned from some library shelves
Chicago Sun-Times
AP May 9, 2012 4:12PM 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. Public libraries in several states are pulling the racy romance trilogy “Fifty ...

EL James' 'Fifty Shades of Grey' sweeps book list
By Carol Memmott, USA TODAY Sales have been helped by James' US book tour which has fans by the thousands turning out. The writer heads back to her London home this weekend. What's next? She tells USA TODAY she has two novels stashed away.


Author Maurice Sendak dies at 83
Albany Times Union
6 2011 file photo, children's book author Maurice Sendak is photographed doing an interview at his home in Ridgefield, Conn. Sendak, author of the popular children's book "Where the Wild Things Are," died, Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at Danbury Hospital in ...

Late Maurice Sendak's Focus On Child Poverty Inspired Advocates
Huffington Post
NEW YORK -- Before he made beautiful children's books that sold millions of copies, Maurice Sendak, who died yesterday at age 83, lived in Brooklyn, NY He was a child there, and the morning after his death, librarian Sherry Shao talked about Sendak's ...

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“Who can deny the mood-destroying effect of an errant flatus just at the moment of erotic fervor?” he writes. McGinn's book is just such a flatus, threatening to spoil an exciting intellectual moment for the rest of us. Sometimes with books, as with ...

Eric Sloane's Weather Book - Boing Boing
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Colin Powell's New Book: War With Iraq Never Debated
By The Huffington Post News Team
WASHINGTON -- In his new book, former Secretary of State Colin Powell provides what may be the most authoritative confirmation yet that there was never a considered debate in the George W. Bush White House about whether going to war ...
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Mediabistro Book Club Returns to NYC - GalleyCat
By Jason Boog
IEEE is looking for a Lead Editor, Print/Online Publications. next job Rodale Inc. is looking for a Assistant Editor-Runner's World. next job David Black Agency is looking for a Assistant to LiteraryAgent. next job Carson-Dellosa Publishing is looking ... and publishing types in real life, we are hosting our next Mediabistro Book Club on May 16, 2012 from 6:30 until 8:30 pm at Stone Creek Bar & Lounge in Manhattan. Follow this link to RSVP for the free party. Our featured authorsinclude: ...

Author behind Assassin's Creed copyright lawsuit defends his ...
. . .  I also like how there was no mention of the two previous books written by other authors which have the same ideas one of which is a book called dune.  ...

Should You Self-Publish Your Book? |
By William Dodd
Writers such as Cory Doctorow and Chuck Wendig, who have both had successful bookspublished through traditional means, are also making good money through self published projects. It's starting to look like ... The biggest thing to consider when looking at self publishing, either through print-on-demand or ebooks, is that when you have your book published through apublisher there will be a whole team of people working to get your book onto the shelves. This includes publicists ...

New Book on Ron Paul « Blog
By Walter Block
My book on Ron Paul is now available on Amazon. Block, Walter E. 2012. Ron Paul for President in 2012: Yes to Ron Paul and Liberty. Ishi Press;. Please write a book review of it on Amazon. This book consists of three main parts. One is my ... Blog

AMC Renews 'Talking Dead' and 'Comic Book Men' -
Talking Dead," a talk show centered around AMC's hit horror series "The Walking Dead," has been renewed for 16 episodes, as has "Comic Book Men," a reality series set in Jay and Silent Bob's Secret Stash, the Red Bank, N.J., comic-book ...

Adobe Books In Danger of Closing – Mission Loc@l : News From ...
By Rigoberto Hernandez
Over the last decade, the Mission's independent bookstores, many of which have been here for decades, have struggled against one new competitor after another, including mega-bookstores, online sales and now e-books. Abandoned Planet ...
Mission Loc@l

Another Mike Leach Book Inscription: "Anybody But Craig James For ...
By Dom Cosentino
Last night, we showed you the personalized message Washington State football coach Mike Leach left when autographing a copy of his book for a fan, which referenced the possibility that Craig James killed five hookers while at SMU.

Sara Nelson joins Amazon | Melville House Books
By Dennis Johnson
The news that former Publishers Weekly editor Sara Nelson was hired by yesterday was another one of those stories that take the wind out of your sales: A beloved bookindustry champion was going to work for the company ...
Melville House Books

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Download best-sellers on your Kindle for free through the Amazon website. This list of Kindle ebooks is updated every hour.

Guardian children's books podcast: Norton Juster and The Phantom ...
Norton Juster reads from and talks about his book The Phantom Tollbooth, which is still a favourite for children and adults, even though it was first published 50 ...

Light and Enjoyable Read to Increase your Green Roof Smarts ...
Author Angela Youngman has released a guidebook that will immerse you in world of green roofs ... The Green Book: World's Lightest E-Reader Unveiled. X ...

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Atomic Books Comics Preview ... musician/author Interviews ... In the Book Notes series,authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to ...

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Publish your own activity and retain full control. To get started, first ... In this book cover image released by Viking, "Restaurant Man," by Joe. "Restaurant Man" ...

Faulkner House Books | Poets and Writers
Located in the heart of New Orleans' French Quarter, Faulkner House Books is a full-service new and used independent bookstore. ... Garden District Book Shop ... Native New Orleanian John Biguenet, author of seven books and many prizewinning plays, highlights postfloodliterary New Orleans—"a palimpsest" on which ...
Enemies of Reading: A personal journey through 'redneck noir' concludes
Chestnut Hill Local (blog)
by Hugh Gilmore When you search for books online, either to purchase or simply to research an author, you inevitably run into the “lumping” problem. Yahoo, Google, Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other Internet giants use sophisticated computer programs to ...

Chestnut Hill Local (blog)

Norwalk Author To Tell Her Horse's Tale
The Daily Norwalk
Nancy Shulins, a Norwalk resident and author, wrote about how finding her horse Eli helped her cope with being unable to have children. NORWALK, Conn. – Not everyone is strong enough to talk about, let alone publish a memoir, on their battles with ...

The Daily Norwalk

Literary Happenings: Former resident will offer Youth Summer Writing Camp
Ventura County Star
By Jo Ellen Heil Former Ventura resident Dallas Woodburn, a published author and writinginstructor at Purdue University, will offer her fifth annual Youth Summer Writing Camp this month. Designed for writers of all genres from ages 8 to 18, ...

What We Can Learn From Teen Readers: A Conversation with 16-Year Old Book ...
Huffington Post
In the last year he's gone from penning a blog he thought no one was reading to interviewingwriters including Emma Straub, and reviewing some of this spring's hottest books such as Jessica Keener's Night Swim. New York Times bestselling author ...

How I Wrote a Novel, And How You Can Too
Huffington Post (blog)
As happens during many similar moments of ennui, I decided to relieve the tedium by writingsomething, anything -- a joke, a story, who cares? Not having a clue what to write about, I looked around the restaurant. I saw a thirty-something woman who ...

Amish novelist visits Jamesport
Gallatin North Missourian
Charlotte Hubbard, a Missouri author of fiction, contacted local tour guide, Jim Smith, Jamesport, last year for the purpose of enlisting his help and knowledge in her writing two new Amish series based upon Jamesport. The series are "Seasons of the ...

Guide book highlights Island's passion
Royal Gazette
By Jessie Moniz Residents remain passionate about tourism despite the industry's decline, theauthor of a popular travel guide believes. Rosemary Jones has just released the third edition of 'Moon Handbooks Bermuda'. “To write the book I had to go out ...

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