Amazon's Very First E-Book Author Lunch

At Amazon's Very First E-Book Author Lunch
By Sheelah Kolhatkar on June 01, 2012 It used to be that authors with hotly anticipated books coming out would enjoy lavish attention from their publishing houses. Armies of publicists would make sure their galleys reached the most influential readers; ...

How to borrow eBooks from the library
Fox News
How would you like some free digital books for your summer reading list? Most people don't realize that they can borrow e-books from their local library on Kindle, Nook, or other digital readers. But indeed you can -- and I'm going to give you some ...

Judge Allows Class-Action Status for Google Books Case
PC Magazine
As we move forward with the process Google remains committed to opening up access to the knowledge that is contained in millions of hard to find books by making them discoverable online." As noted by the Author's Guild, Google claims that it is ...

Michelle Obama's 'American Grown,' and More
New York Times
No gardener worth her salt has time for lengthy books these days. It's already “War and Peace” out there in the vegetable patch, what with the unhealthy trend of swift but pummeling rainfall and the climate's hot flashes, not to mention the cutworm ...

Ellen Levine, Author of Children's Books, Dies at 73
New York Times
Ellen Levine, an author whose children's books told stories of slaves, immigrants and the fight for social justice, died on Saturday in New York. She was 73. Her death was announced by herpublisher, Scholastic Inc., which said she had been found to ...

Court Says Authors Guild Has Standing To Sue Over Google Books, Despite It Not ...
About a month ago, we wrote about how Google was trying to convince the judge in the Google bookscanning case that the Authors Guild did not have standing to sue on behalf of authors. This was, in part, because different authors would have very ...

Google dealt blow in book scanning lawsuit
Ars Technica
by Timothy B. Lee - May 31, 2012 8:58 pm UTC The coalition of authors suing to stop Google BookSearch scored a key victory on Thursday as the judge overseeing the case ruled that three individualauthors and the Author's Guild could represent the ...

First Edition Book Of Mormon Stolen
ABC News (blog)
For decades, parents would bring their newborn babies to Helen Schlie's bookstore so their infants could touch a first edition copy of the Book of Mormon. Missionaries from around the world were also drawn to the Mesa, Ariz. bookstore where they took ...

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NY judge grants class status in Google book fight
Judge Denny Chin said in a written ruling that class action is "more efficient and effective than requiring thousands of authors to sue individually." He added that requiring each author to sue Google would risk disparate results in nearly identical ...

Google Motion to Dismiss Claims in Digital Book Case Is Denied
Google Inc. (GOOG)'s bid to dismiss claims by groups including the Authors Guild and the American Society of Media Photographers in two suits over electronic books was denied by a judge in New York. US Circuit Judge Denny Chin, sitting as a federal ...

Authors Guild vs. Google Books Now a Class Action Lawsuit
Library Journal
By Meredith Schwartz on June 1, 2012 Leave a Comment The Authors Guild's case against GoogleBooks is now a class action suit, as of May 31. Judge Denny Chin did not find Google's survey showing that many authors have different views of the damage done ...

Judge says authors can sue Google
Today's ruling says content creators can take the company to task over Google Books' scanningbook practices. by Donna Tam A judge filed a ruling today that gives authors, photographers, and illustrators the green light to sue Google.

Judge paves way for authors to sue Google over scanning, e-books
Los Angeles Times
The judge in the long-running Google Books case paved the way Thursday for authors to sue Google as a class. Judge Denny Chin has granted class certification to authors challenging Google over its massive book digitization project.

After Ruling, Google and Authors Guild Appear Headed for Trial
Publishers Weekly
On May 31, Judge Denny Chin rejected Google's motion to dismiss the Authors Guild as an associational Plaintiff, and granted the Authors Guild's motion for class certification, meaning that Google's library scanning program, barring another settlement, ...

Court Upholds ASMP's Rights in Class Action against Google
MarketWatch (press release)
PHILADELPHIA, Jun 01, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Judge Denny Chin has issued an opinion denying Google's motion to dismiss lawsuits by the American Society of Media Photographers and the Authors Guild. The motion to dismiss had been based primarily on ...

NY judge grants class certification for authors in fight against Google over ...
Washington Post
NEW YORK — A federal judge in New York has granted class certification to authors challenging Internet search leader Google over its plans for the world's largest digital library. Judge Denny Chin ruled in a written decision Thursday that class action ...

Google Suit Gets Class-Action Status
Wall Street Journal
By JEFFREY A. TRACHTENBERG A New York federal judge on Thursday granted class-action certification to a seven-year-old lawsuit brought against Google Inc. for its efforts to electronically scan millions of books in public and university libraries and ...

Google Books class action lawsuit can go ahead, judge rules
A federal judge has dismissed Google's attempt to block a class action suit against the company over its Google Books digital library project, increasing the possibility of a multi-billion dollar payout should the company lose the litigation.

Judge Allows Class-Action Suit Over Google's Book Scanning
New York Times (blog)
By JULIE BOSMAN A federal judge in Manhattan granted class-action status on Thursday toauthors suing Google over the company's ambitious book-scanning project, allowing the long-stalled case to move forward. Google argued last month that the authors ...

Book review 'The Newlyweds': an American-Bangladeshi coupling
The Seattle Times
Freudenberger reads Wednesday, June 6, at Seattle's Elliott Bay Book Co. By Agnes Torres Al-Shibibi The author of "The Newlyweds" will discuss her book at 7 pm Wednesday, Elliott Bay BookCo., 1521 10th Ave., Seattle; free (206-624-6600 or ...

'Erotic' book in big-time demand
Community Voice
But there's a best-selling book called “Fifty Shades of Grey,” written by Erika Leonard James (she uses her initials EL as author), causing quite a stir in public library circles these pre-summer days. Some libraries are banning the book from their ...

New Books About Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen
New York Times
Using anecdotal evidence like a literary trampoline, “Who Is That Man?” aspires to pin down the elusive butterfly and enjoy a vicarious contact high in the process. Unapologetic about his reverence for Dylan, Dalton brings his idol back to earth with a ...

Exclusive Book Excerpt: 'Too High to Die: Meet the Meat Puppets'
The new book, Too High to Die: Meet the Meat Puppets, is a comprehensive oral history of the band's career, assembled by Rolling Stone writer Greg Prato It features all-new interviews with band members past and present, as well as with Flea, ...

Authors win class status over Google digital books
US Circuit Judge Denny Chin on Thursday said it would be more efficient for the authors to sue as a group, and that forcing them to sue individually would have risked disparate results and "exponentially" raised litigation costs.

China fails to halt Tiananmen book's HK release
Atlanta Journal Constitution
By KELVIN CHAN AP HONG KONG — A new book that offers a surprising reassessment of the Tiananmen Square crackdown through interviews with a disgraced former Beijing mayor went on sale Friday in Hong Kong despite efforts by Chinese authorities to stop ...

Breaking: Judge gives OK to authors, photographers to sue Google over book ...
31, 2012, 4:48pm No Comments In a major development in the long-running case over Google's unauthorized book-scanning, a federal judge ruled today that groups representing authors and photographers could go forward with a class action.

Court Allows Class-action Against Google Digital Books
On Thursday, US Circuit Judge Denny Chin in Manhattan allowed class-action status to a lawsuit brought by the Authors Guild against Google making it possible for thousands of authors to now sue Google over its digital books policy.

New book claims Fidel Castro knew about Kennedy assassination
Fox News
22, 1963, former CIA analyst Brian Latell says in his new book, "Castro's Secrets. The CIA and Cuba's Intelligence Machine." "There's no doubt that Fidel Castro has lied for more than 49 years about what he knew regarding the assassination of President ...

Malaysia: Reverse Book Ban | Human Rights Watch
By Human Rights Watch
(New York) – The Malaysia government should respect the right to free expression and immediately reverse its ban on a book, Allah, Liberty and Love, by Canadian Muslim writer Irshad Manji.

Video Exclusive: Zakk Wylde On His New Book - Rolling Stone
Ozzy Osbourne guitarist and Black Label Society founder Zakk Wylde just put out Bringing Metal to the Children, a new book (or as he jokes, "a literary masterpiece, a parchment of stupidity that could be rivaled by nothing") that's part memoir, ... All News

Dakota Fanning: Nothing Beats a Good Book |
By admin
Posted Thursday May 31, 2012 6:00 PM GMT. Looking to indulge in a good read, Dakota Fanning was spotted leaving Barnes & Noble carrying a newly purchased book and a cup of coffee in Los Angeles, California on Thursday (May 31).
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Ubisoft Files Complaint Against Author That Sued Over Assassin's ...
By Matt Helgeson
While author John Beiswenger, who claimed Ubisoft had stolen elements of his novel Link when it created the Assassin's Creed series, had recently ended his lawsuit against the company, the story might not be over.

Colbert: My book is outselling O'Reilly's | The Raw Story
By David Ferguson
Colbert's children's book I am a Pole and So Can You is currently the New York Times's best-selling book in the “Advice, How-To and Miscellaneous,” as well as number two on Publisher's Weekly's the “Bestsellers, Hardcover Nonfiction” ...
The Raw Story

IDPF Digital Book 2012 coverage next week | TeleRead: News and ...
By Paul Biba
TeleRead - News and views on ebooks, libraries, publishing and related topics. HOME| · AROUND ...How to read DRM'd ePub books on the Kindle Fire. Amazon makes it possible. IDPF announces program for Digital Book 2012 at BEA · Test drive: Readium e-reading demo app off to nice start: Librarians please note · Readium push from e-book trade group takes on Amazon—and Apple's bastardized ePub ... Howard on "Pubslush - a "kickstarter" for authors - Posted on June 1, 2012 ...
TeleRead: News and views on e-books,...

Did I Mention I Publish a Lighting Magazine? | Scott Kelby's ...
By Scott Kelby
I'll be showing some pages from my Paris Photo Book. In other news: all day Monday I'll be in our studios rolling out my new “Photoshop ... Editor and Publisher of Photoshop User Magazine, training director and instructor for the Adobe Photoshop Seminar Tour, President National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP), CEO of Kelby Media Group, author of a string of bestselling technology books. Conference Technical Chair for the Photoshop World Conference & Expo, ...
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Christian Bale's Ex-Assistant Pens Tell-All Book - The Frisky
By Jessica Wakeman
Christian Bale's ex-assistant and publicist Harrison Cheung has published a tell-all book about the actor filled with all sorts of wack information, like how. ... Contact the author of this post at Follow me on Twitter at ...
The Frisky

Disney Publishing Seeks Digital Editor of E-Books - GalleyCat
By Nadine Cheung
Disney Publishing Seeks Digital Editor of E-Books. ... In this role you'll work with the company's product development, editorial, design, art, sales and IT departments, managing publishing lists for replica and audio-enhanced e-books. You'll be responsible for ensuring editorial excellence ... To be considered, you should have at least three years of children's book editorial experience, preferably in addition to children's digital product development experience. You should have a visual ...

Judge Certifies Authors as Class in Google Book-Scanning Lawsuit ...
By Xarissa Holdaway
Judge Certifies Authors as Class in Google Book-Scanning Lawsuit. May 31, 2012, 5:20 pm. In a setback to Google, which has been fighting two long-running lawsuits over its ambitious book-scanning projects, Judge Denny Chin on Thursday ...
The Ticker

Small Looks at Fall Books - Harvard University Press Blog
By Harvard University Press
Please also take a few minutes for an early look at some of our fall authors describing their books. Here's Dr. ... China vs. The Logic of Strategy comes on the heels of Luttwak's last lauded HUP book, The Grand Strategy of the Byzantine Empire. ... And finally, here's Aaron B. O'Connell, author of Underdogs: The Making of the Modern Marine Corps, explaining why it's so important that we open a dialogue between military and cultural historians (and also helping us to understand this).
Harvard University Press Blog

Clutch Book Club: 50 Shades of Grey | Clutch Magazine
By Tami Winfrey Harris
If you've missed the clamor, 50 Shades is the first book of a trilogy that began as thinly-veiled, digital, Twilight fan fiction and became a New York Times bestseller. It follows virginal, new college graduate Anastasia Steele as she becomes ...
Clutch Magazine

Now Available: XDA-Developers Book for Android Users! | xda ...
We are proud to announce the release of our first book, the XDA Developers' Android Hacker's Toolkit. Written by Jason Tyler with contributions by yours truly,

Literary listings
Chicago Sun-Times
Avon multi-author Romance event features: Rachel Gibson (“Rescue Me”), Elizabeth Boyle (“Along Came a Duke”), Sarah MacLean (“A Rogue”), Julia Quinn (“A Night Like This”) and Pamela Palmer (“A Blood Seduction”) will discuss and sign their new books, ...

TECHNOLOGY: No more giant apps -- a browser is all you need
BP News
Surprisingly, I have yet to be able to convince our leadership team to convert it into ePub so we can start selling it again on the Barnes & Noble Nook... but I still have hope that this treasure won't be lost to the days when things were only printed ...

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