More on Authors, Fifty Shades of Grey, and Maurice Sendak

Book buzz: Classics get digital makeovers
Once upon a time, a book a year proved a writer's work ethic. But now, according to this story in the New York Times, the e-book boom has overturned that notion.Authors are under the gun to publish short stories, novellas and even full-lengthbooks to ...


'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Fans Cast Lead Roles At EL James' Book Signing
And EL James' popular book "Fifty Shades of Grey" is no different. When the author made her way into New York's Union Square for a book signing at Barnes & Noble, MTV News was on the scene to witness readers avidly campaigning for who they'd like to ...

Top 10 Maurice Sendak Books
Terrible human-eating monsters, goblins kidnapping babies, little boys being baked within a cake…these are children's books, right? Today, especially upon his recent passing, Maurice Sendak is a highly revered author of children's literature, ...

Book with controversial Ambedkar cartoon still available on NCERT website
But the National Council for Educational Research and Training (NCERT) book at the centre of the storm - India Constitution at Work, a part of the Class XI Political Science curriculum is still available on the council's website.

'Fifty Shades of Grey' author shocked by success of erotic trilogy
The Tennessean
Author EL James, left, signs copies of her new erotic fiction novel Fifty Shades of Grey during abook signing in Coral Gables, Fla. Thousands of fans have lined up in Miami, Chicago, Philadelphia and elsewhere to meet James.

Klaszus: Author had rare respect for kids' intelligence
Calgary Herald
After American children's author Maurice Sendak died last week, our local corner store, the Bridgeland Market, put up a stirring tribute on its marquee. It was simply Sendak in his own words, from his 1963 classic Where the Wild Things Are: "But the ...

Author gave voice to fears, joys of childhood
Poughkeepsie Journal
Perhaps some of my intrigue came from not meeting the “Where the Wild Things Are” authoruntil I was a student teacher in college. The preschoolers in our campus nursery school would find any Sendak book on the shelf, as if there was a secret child ...

Book Review: How Will You Measure Your Life?
After reading Clay Christensen's new book, How Will You Measure Your Life?, I'm relieved to know that's spot-on. Christensen, a professor at Harvard Business School, rose to fame with The Innovator's Dilemma, a book that looks at how companies stay ...

Actor Kirk Douglas Working on E-Book
ABC News
At age 95, Kirk Douglas is not too old to give e-books a shot. The legendary actor has an e-memoir coming out in June. Titled "I Am Spartacus! Making a Film, Breaking the Blacklist," thebook tells about the Roman epic that came out in 1960 and helped ...

Jeff Himmelman: The Storm Over My Ben Bradlee Book, Yours in Truth
Daily Beast
He asks critics to read the book before deciding whether it casts Bradlee in a 'bad light.' In April 1974, a few months before President Nixon resigned, Ben Bradlee, the executive editor of The Washington Post, gave one of the most thoughtful speeches ...

Daily Beast

'50 Shades of Grey' Publisher -- Library Bans Are Unconstitutional
The publisher behind the steamy New York Times bestseller "50 Shades of Grey" is coming out swinging against libraries that have banned the book -- claiming the censorship violates readers' First Amendment rights. A rep for Random House tells TMZ, ...

'Where the Wild Things Are' author Maurice Sendak dies
The Depaulia
By Eduardo Sayago AP Photo Maurice Sendak, the children's book illustrator and author whose unsentimental approach to storytelling revolutionized the genre and whose best-known tale was the dark fantasy, "Where the Wild Things Are," died May 8.

Children's Corner: Where genius is: Maurice Sendak and Ursula Nordstrom
Evansville Courier & Press
It was Ursula Nordstrom, the legendary children's-book editor at what was then known as Harper & Row (now HarperCollins), who recognized the spark of future genius in Maurice Sendak when she first met him in the spring of 1950. Author Maurice Sendak ...

Tiny Fort Greene Publisher Celebrates 10 Surprisingly Successful Years
New York Times (blog)
We publish books people should read because we think they're good. Luckily, more often than not, we've been right about it.” With an eclectic mix of literary novels, political non-fiction and re-issued academic titles, Ig earned $500000 in revenue last ...

Book: Michelle threatened divorce after Barack's 2000 loss
Washington Examiner
The president and first lady appear devoted to each other and his reelection, but a new booksuggests it wasn't always that way. (Photo by Sara D. Davis/Getty Images) First lady Michelle Obama warned her husband not to challenge former Black Panther ...

CEO Announces Retirement; Nebraska Book Company Names Current President and ...
MarketWatch (press release)
LINCOLN, Neb., May 14, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- NBC Acquisition Corp. and its subsidiaries, including Nebraska Book Company ("NBC" or the "Company"), an industry leader in solutions for the college bookstore marketplace, today announced the retirement ...

Like a Dan Brown book? Vatican allows mobster to be exhumed (blog)
Roberto Monaldo / AP By Claudio Lavanga, NBC News ROME -- It reads like the plot of a Dan Brown novel: The tomb of a powerful mobster, who was controversially buried in a 7th century church in the center of Rome, was opened Monday by investigators ... (blog)

Conservative author Jonah Goldberg drops claim of two Pulitzer nominations
Investigative reporter Bill Dedman of is always looking for good investigative story ideas and documents. Bill received the 1989 Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting, and has written full time for since 2006.

Lynchburg-area libraries offer controversial novel as e-book
Lynchburg News and Advance
The local library group that includes the City of Lynchburg, Amherst, Campbell, Bedford, Appomattox and Pittsylvania counties is still offering the e-book version of the controversial best-seller. Even in the age of e-books and tablets, banning a book ...

'Mommy porn' publisher blasts libraries for 'censoring' racy bestseller Fifty ...
Daily Mail
By Daily Mail Reporter The publisher of racy bestseller Fifty Shades Of Grey has come out fighting after a series of state libraries banned it because of its raunchy content. A rep for Random House told that it 'fervently opposes literary ...

Daily Mail

A little book has a big impact on how to run a charity
Christian Science Monitor
Mario Morino wrote a little book that's had a big effect – urging nonprofit groups to prove that they're really doing what they say they're doing. By Yvonne Zipp, Correspondent of The Christian Science Monitor / May 14, 2012 Plenty of people have ...

Christian Science Monitor

Cutting Out Does It Still Make Sense to Sell There?
Huffington Post (blog)
Over the years, I've had numerous conversations with authors who totally dislike the Amazon model of selling books. Mostly this refers to the percentage that Amazon takes in order to list and sell a book. With all the scuttlebutt around Amazon these ...

New Book Claims Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey Clash Behind the Scenes
News One
By Ruth Manuel-Logan First Lady Michelle Obama and talk show diva Oprah Winfrey are not all smiles and buddy-buddy as they'd like us all to believe according to the new book “The Amateur: Barack Obama in the White House” by Ed Klein, ...

News One

'Breakfast at Tiffany's' Coming out as E-Book
ABC News
Vintage Books announced Monday that "Breakfast at Tiffany's," Truman Capote's classic New York City novella, is coming out this week as an e-book for the first time. Other Capote favorites, from "The Grass Harp" to "Music for Chameleons," also will ...

Celebrity Author? Have We Got a Book Title For You
Perhaps you want to write a book. This may be a very good idea, but only if what you're famous for doing is, well, writing books. If not, there's a very good chance that your book will be—how best to put this?—bad. That doesn't mean it won't sell a...


Hedberg: Kids Books May Be Too Real
The Spokesman Review (blog)
Maurice Sendak, the renowned children's author who died last week, has been credited with creating stories that became famous because of the realistic way they painted childhood. Oh great. Realism, again. “I like interesting people, and kids are really ...

The Spokesman Review (blog)

Author Genie Presents Tales of Wishes Granted
Albany Times Union
(published by Balboa Press), the new book written by an author simply known as Genie. Taking a departure from the stereotypical idea of genies that has been around for centuries – think Arabian Nights – “1, 2, 3 Your Wish Is Granted!

Book Review: A Thousand Barrels a Second
By Robert Rapier
This one had been on my bookshelf for a while (as opposed to the growing stack of books I have been sent to review), but it has been pretty high on my list of books to read. The book was written in 2006, and the author made what turned out to be some very accurate predictions about the volatility and higher prices ahead in the oil markets. (Here is an interview with Jon Stewart shortly after the book was published). His writing style is different from mine, but many of the themes he ...
Consumer Energy Report

Monica Edinger: Debut Children's Book Author Stephen Colbert's ...
By Monica Edinger
It being Stephen Colbert, the book was snapped up by a publisher (no doubt causing much envy among those still trying to get their first effort noticed) and a scant few months later I Am A Pole (And So Can You!) is out in ... As I left I saw this lovely display of Maurice Sendak books. He would have ... Keep in mind that the articles here are penned by young authors, so please keep criticism respectful, and help us to keep this a safe and supportive place for writers of all ages to contribute.
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How to read DRM'd ePub books on the Kindle Fire. Amazon makes ...
By Paul Biba
TeleRead - News and views on ebooks, libraries, publishing and related topics ... With Amazon's new KF8 (Kindle Format using HTML 5) capabilities, there is less reason to go out of one's way to get an ePub version of a book for layouat reasons , but there will always be certain ePub books that Amazon doesn't have, and now those, ... Commercial e-book DRM-cracking apps charge for what is freely available on-line ... Steph on "Should Editors Certify That an eBookhas Been Edited?
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Monday May 14: Harvard Book Store Book Signing & Ricotta ...
By Béa
Hello everyone,. I hope you had a lovely weekend for la fête des mamans–did you know that Mother's Day in France is June 3d? I must say, our day was just lovely. We woke up late (all things considered with a three-year-old sneaking into our ...
La Tartine Gourmande

New Book: Rev. Wright Claims Obama Tried To Pay Him To Keep ...
By Noah Rothman
VAN SUSTEREN: All right. Who is this author? YORK: Edward Klein is a former editor of The New York Times Sunday magazine, has written a number of kind of deep inside tell-all books. His last book in 2005 about Hillary Clinton was ... He had to self-publish the book. 2. Klein promoted a shameful conspiracy theory that Bill Clinton raped Hillary.In his 2005 book, Klein promoted an anonymous, hateful allegation supposedly made by two people who “claim” to have spoken with Bill ...

Not Oprah's Book Club: A Queer and Pleasant Danger
By Jos
A Queer and Pleasant Danger: The true story of a nice Jewish boy who joins the Church of Scientology and leaves twelve years later to become the lovely lady she is today is the new memoir from Kate Bornstein, author of Gender Outlaw and ...

Ask Umbra: I need a book of eco-tips! | Grist
Can you recommend any books full of eco-friendly tips? I have Adria Vasil's book, but I'm looking for something that might consolidate all of the information in your column. Ashley Calgary, Canada. Photo by Florin Gorgan. A. Dearest Ashley, ...
Grist » Blog Archive » Book Review: The Hunt for KSM
By zen
I received a review copy of The Hunt for KSM from Machette Book Group and was pleased to see that the authors, Terry McDermott and Josh Meyer, are investigative journalists, one of whom, Meyer, has extensive experience reporting on ...

Announcing the New Top 100 Picture Books and Novels Polls ...
By Elizabeth Bird
Perhaps in the future I will indulge in a Best of the Last 30 Years Poll, but for now this is a poll that determines what folks right here, right now, as of 2012 believe are the best books for kids out there. Oh, they're doozies. I've looked at the results, cleaned up ... At the end of the release I will post the spreadsheet with all the vote rankings and you can assess for yourself whether or not one book or another should have actually have been on the list. I will, however, include the point spread.
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People: The Shack Author's “Cross Roads” Set for November ...
By Sarah Weinman
Daniel Nayeri has been named to the new position of digital editorial director at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's, overseeing the e-book publishing program for all frontlist and backlist HMH children's books, as well as acquiring e-original content and developing multimedia projects. He was ... Publisher Rolf Zettersen says in the release, "In the tradition of The Shack, Paul Young has written a wonderfully creative and provocative story that will certainly stir imaginations and hearts.
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Author Interview: Liz Garton Scanlon
By Design Mom
Children's book authors are a very cool breed! So here is my latest revelation: Liz Garton Scanlon is just as open-hearted, just as joyous, and just as imaginative and charming as herbooks. More so. I know you're going to enjoy her answers.
Design Mom

Kirk Douglas Releasing E-Book Memoir | WebProNews
By Amanda Crum
Actor Kirk Douglas, who is well known for his role in the 1960 film “Spartacus“, co-starring Laurence Olivier, has written an e-book at the age of 95 which will be a memoir focusing on his experience with blacklisting in Hollywood.
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Book Claims Oprah and Michelle Obama Are Feuding With One ...
By James Johnson
Titled The Amateur and penned by former New York Times Magazine editor Edward Klein thebook claims that Obama advisers Valier Jarrett and Desirée Rogers grew worried that Oprah and the Obama family had grown to close to one ...
The Inquisitr

Commercial e-book DRM-cracking apps charge for what is freely ...
TeleRead - News and views on ebooks, libraries, publishing and related topics ... ebooks for your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, NOOK, Sony Reader and more ebook reader with fast conversion speed. ... Small UK publisher Duncan Baird will remove DRM from 230 e-books ... I believe that DRM protects the work of Authors .

New book: Jarrett's 'Chicago connections' led to Solyndra visit; she ...
New book: Jarrett's 'Chicago connections' led to Solyndra visit; she opposed bin Laden raid. ...on TheDC. Publish what you read and maintain full control.

What are good books to read? - Yahoo! Answers
I am looking for a really good book to read. I don… ... Answer Questions in Books & Authors · Hunger Games: What do YOU think happened? Is there a book or ...

Author shocked by 'all the hoopla' over erotic books
The Tennessean
Author EL James, left, signs copies of her new erotic fiction novel Fifty Shades of Grey during a book signing in Coral Gables, Fla. Thousands of fans have lined up in Miami, Chicago, Philadelphia and elsewhere to meet James.

Nobel laureate, biography couple, feminist satirist highlight author events
Also, the guy who created a best-seller with a title that begins with a barnyard epithet speaks about his latest work. Monday, May 14, Barnes and Noble Union Square, 33 East 17th St., 7 pm Free. Noble Prize for Literature laureate Toni Morrison ...

Port chamber hosts annual meeting May 31
The Daily News of Newburyport
NEWBURYPORT — The Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce announces its 46th Annual Meeting Luncheon, featuring noted corporate etiquette author Judith Bowman. The luncheon will be held Thursday, May 31, from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at Black Swan Country ...

Free and Cheap in NYC for Monday, May 14
New York Daily News
Author JJ Anselmo talks about his book “Newsstand,” a look at the tough streets of 1960s Little Italy in New York where he grew up. 10:30 am Free. Greenbelt Recreation Center, 501 Brielle Ave., Staten Island. (718) 667-3545. POM POM PAINTERS.

New York Daily News

The Challenges Standing in Amazon's Way
Before the Kindle Fire, Barnes & Noble's (NYSE:BKS) Nook Color was the e-reader tablet of choice, moving in the neighborhood of 3 million units in 2011. After adding a more powerful Nook Tablet to the lineup, B&N announced it was spinning off its Nook ...

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