In the E-Reader Era, a Book a Year Is Slacking

Writer's Cramp: In the E-Reader Era, a Book a Year Is Slacking
New York Times
But the e-book age has accelerated the metabolism of book publishing. Authors are now pulling the literary equivalent of a double shift, churning out short stories, novellas or even an extra full-length book each year. They are trying to satisfy ...

The Pulitzer fiction fracas: Grave injustice or occasional glitch?
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
It's in a quandary over how to integrate this format into its product line and make a profit while trying to placate, Apple and the Barnes & Noble and toss a few bones at struggling independent booksellers. When five of the leading houses ...

Book review: 'Dark Shadows: Return to Collinwood'
The Star-Ledger -
As if the lag time negated the urgency, there were few splashy media tributes for a man whose unusual face was plastered over trading cards, comic books, paperbacks, hobby kits, movie screens and — weekdays from 1967 until 1971 — household televisions.

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Library ban on best-seller sparks Florida censorship debate
Before the book ban that riled readers and put Brevard County at the heart of a steamy global debate over censorship, 76-year-old Ray Johnson had never heard of the erotic novel "Fifty Shades of Grey." By Craig Bailey, Florida Today/Gannett Linda ...


Fla. author's book confused with 'Fifty Shades of Grey'
(AP) – The author of a book called Shades of Grey says her work is being confused with that of a chart-topping erotic fiction writer. AP file Susanne Jacoby Hale, anauthor based in Florida, says confused people think she wrote Fifty Shades of Grey.


Sendak's lessons for children and their parents
Philadelphia Inquirer
I was moved to tears Tuesday when a colleague phoned to say that Maurice Sendak, the celebrated children's book author and illustrator, had died. Sendak's books have been an important presence in my life for almost as long as I can remember.

Holmdel Author Inspired by Maurice Sendak
Holmdel childrens book author Joanne Kairys was inspired by the legendary illustrator andauthor, who died on Tuesday. By Jo Ann Kairys It hit me like a ton of bricks Tuesday afternoon, “Maurice Sendak dead at age 83.” The news broke through heavy ...

Mo Willems remembers author Maurice Sendak
Public Radio International PRI
Maurice Sendak inspired a generation of authors with his picture books, serious enough to reinvent the medium but inviting enough to be favorites for millions of children. Mo Willems, a children's author today, says he was inspired by Sendak's work and ...

Romance authors share motherly love
I asked romance authors to share what they love about their mom or what they love about being a mom, and, boy, did I get a response. This post is really long, so feel free to scroll through and find what your favorite authors have to say (might want to...


Book Review: The Long Way Home by Karen McQuestion
Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)
I began reading and could not put the book down until it was finished. I wanted to know how the lives of these women would change. They became very real to me and have stayed with me even after the book came to an end. I would love to see this made ...

Library ban sparks Florida censorship debate
Tucson Citizen
Instead, the Brevard library chose recently to close the book on British author EL James' “Fifty Shades of Grey.” Cathy Schweinsberg, library services director, decided after reading the novel to pull from circulation the system's 19 copies of “Fifty ...

Great books: Fred Astaire, Hollywood's women, and film noir
Philadelphia Inquirer
Suggestions for any film lover's library: books about, clockwise from left, film noir directors, the Astaires, and French actresses. From the jackets There's no end to movie books — star memoirs, critical career overviews, coffee table “making of” ...

Authors join Moscow 'protest' march
Financial Times
The march was billed as a “writers' walk” around Moscow with celebrity authors such as Boris Akunin, Ludmilla Ulitskaya and Dmitry Bykov, all known for their strong anti Putin views. Organisers expected a few hundred people at most.

Book Review: The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Music on Film by Dave Thompson
Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)
Like the others in the series, Thompson's little book aims at giving the reader a capsule history of the film from its inception and creation to its reception by the public and the critics. Conceived of originally as a play by actor Richard O'Brien, ...

LĂ©aLA celebrates Spanish-language books this weekend
Los Angeles Times
Here's a trick question (at least for non-Spanish speakers): What's North America's most book-loving city? New York? Los Angeles? Toronto? A good case could be made for awarding the bibliophiles' prize to Guadalajara, a metropolis that many US tourists ...

Residents want Brevard libraries to once again carry steamy best-seller
Florida Today
Linda Tyndall (right) and her daughter Rebecca hold up copies of the book series "50 Shades of Grey" at their home in Viera. / Craig Bailey, FLORIDA TODAY “But last night, in the playroom, you ...” he trails off. “I do it for you, Christian, ...

Book Review | The Family Corleone: 'Godfather' prequel cursed with confusing plot
Columbus Dispatch
By Alan Johnson THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH Movies sometimes become so closely associated with the books on which they are based that they are practically inseparable. Consider the memorable scene from The Godfather during which Luca Brasi — the brutal, ...

Columbus Dispatch

Verizon Defends Customer Privacy in Publisher's Suit
By John P. Mello Jr., PCWorld May 13, 2012 9:55 AM Verizon is fighting a move by a book publisher to obtain personal information on ten of its customers accused of illegally sharing electronic copies of books in the popular "Dummy" self-help series.

Birmingham author Jim Douglass examines Gandhi path to martyrdom
By Greg Garrison -- The Birmingham News BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- After his successful book on the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Birmingham author Jim Douglass tackled a biographical account of another martyr — the Hindu statesman Mohandas Gandhi.

Downtown Book Fair draws enthusiastic audience
But Saturday's market was particularly a treat because of the Downtown Book Fair. "It's part of what makes Tallahassee fun," said Sally Thomas, who came with Spector to the event. "It was easy access, and it was connected to something else going on ...

Story time thrived on Sendak, monsters
Columbus Dispatch
“Boys and girls may have to shield their parents from this book,” wrote a Cleveland Press reviewer. “Parents are very easily scared.” The review was of Where the Wild Things Are, the 1963 masterpiece of author Maurice Sendak, who died last week at age ...

Columbus Dispatch

Book Review | Home: Survivor's guilt, racism ripple through story
Columbus Dispatch
By Margaret Quamme The latest from Toni Morrison is a short, urgent novel, polished to the essential themes that the Nobel Prize-winning author has explored for decades. Home for Korean War veteran Frank Money is Lotus, Ga., a small farm town of 50 ...

Columbus Dispatch

Q&A with author Patrick Flanery
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Q. What drew you to writing a book about South Africa and apartheid? A. It didn't start off being a South Africa novel. In 2005, I wrote a series of dialogues between a writer and her biographer. They covered broad concerns about censorship.

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Local author releases book on New River
Jacksonville Daily News
Author Georgie-Stone Wilson has discovered one of the state's rarest jewels right in Onslow County. The striking wildlife, rich history and everyday people connected to the bustling New River has mesmerized the Richlands resident for years, ...

Crime fiction: Seattle-area authors set their mysteries here, there and Cincinnati
The Seattle Times
New in crime fiction: engrossing reading by Seattle-area authors Bharti Kirchner, William Dietrich, Bernadette Pajer and Jon Talton. By Adam Woog No comments have been posted to this article. The Northwest crime-fiction scene continues to travel from ...

Book Review: “Swim: Why We Love the Water”
The single, solitary, one-syllable word that which makes up the title of this wonderful book makes the author's intention — and her passion — crystal clear. Swim, it reminds us. But is the title of Lynn Sherr's book a command, a suggestion, ...

Book Shelves #20, 5.13.2012 | biblioklept
By Biblioklept
Book Shelves #20, 5.13.2012. by Biblioklept. 1.4. Things which aren't books but are often met with in libraries. Photographs in gilded brass frames, small engravings, pen and ink drawings, dried flowers in stemmed glasses, matchbox-holders ...

Katie's Book Blog: Book Haul! (152)
By Katie
Info For Publishers. I am currently accepting YA books for review. I do not accept E-books. I also love to do interviews, guest posts, giveaways, or participate in blog tours. Do not hesitate to email me at ...
Katie's Book Blog

Booze & Books: NYC Lit Crawl Coming To Brooklyn For 1st Time ...
By Chuck Taylor
The Brooklyn Lit Crawl beer-and-book festival, which stumbles through 13 Cobble Hill, Carroll Garden and Brooklyn Heights venues on Saturday May 19, 6-8 p.m., will comprise cocktails, trivia contests, book ...
Cobble Hill Blog

Sunday Salon: Writing About Books in the Internet Age | Shelf Love
By Teresa
The plethora of remarks from the likes of Edgar Allen Poe and Zadie Smith and many more mostly illustrates the fact that opinions about literary criticism are as wide-ranging and varied as opinions about the books being criticized. I am not one of those bloggers ... There are some–Michael Dirda and Ron Charles are two Washington Post critics whose reviews I enjoy–but most are book authors or freelance critics whose taste and reviewing skill are unknown to me. When I visit a blog, ...
Shelf Love

Flavorwire » 10 Books That Should Be Challenged Instead of '50 ...
By Tom Hawking
Every year, we hear about the hugely depressing spectacle of books being challenged and removed from American libraries and schools because someone out there objects to their content (usually on the grounds of depictions of people ...

new book – the organization of higher education «
By fabiorojas
My friend Michael Bastedo at Michigan recently published a new collection of essays called The Organization of Higher Education: Managing Colleges for a New Era. The book introduces the reader to cutting edge research in universities, ...

Constitutional Law Prof Blog: Sunday Book Review: Who's Afraid of ...
By constitutional lawblogger
Harvard Law Review, in its "Recent Publications" segment, lauds the book: it " skillfully blends history and doctrine, furnishing the reader with an introduction to core free speech cases through vivid and real-life accounts of the parties, judges, ...
Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Wienerberger Brick Award 2012 and “Brick'12″ Book | ArchDaily
By Alison Furuto
Additionally, the accompanying book “Brick'12” features the award-winning buildings as well as the 45 other nominated projects from 28 countries and five continents, presented by renowned architecture writers from around the world.

Mundie Moms: Books, News & Other Things (IMM #122)
By Mundie Moms
Mundie Moms is a Cassandra Clare/ YA book fan site. We review YA books, as well as Children's book (posted on Mundie Kids) and enjoy helping publishers and authors promote their books by posting our book reviews, author interviews, ...
Mundie Moms

S. Krishna's Books: Book Review: Let's Pretend This Never ...
By Swapna
Title: Let's Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir) Author: Jenny Lawson ISBN: 9780399159015. Pages: 336. Release Date: April 17, 2012. Publisher: Amy Einhorn BooksGenre: Memoir, Non-Fiction, Essays Source: Publisher ...
S. Krishna's Books

Nick Harkaway: 'The book industry has got to get online publishing right'
The Guardian
His first non-fiction book, The Blind Giant: Being Human in a Digital World, is published by John Murray How did you get into writing about technology? In 2007 when my first novel, The Gone-Away World, was accepted, it was the time publishers were ...

The Guardian

Dying Mother's List Becomes Bestselling Book | ABC News Blogs ...
Publish your own activity and retain full control. ... According to Dutton, the book's publisher, "Mum's List" has rocketed to the top of the U.K. bestseller lists and ...

Blog: Book: Rev. Wright offered $150 grand in 2008 to shut up until ...
In his new book on Barack Obama titled The Amateur, Edward Klein caught up with Jeremiah Wright, Obama's minister and friend for 20 years and pastor of ...

Jordan releases detained publisher | & The ...
A Jordanian prosecutor says authorities have freed the publisher of an online newspaper who was arrested three weeks ago after his website posted an article ...

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