BEA 2012 Ends and Changes in Publishing Begin

BookExpo America ends. Changes in publishing begin
Washington Times
New York Times best-selling author Michael Levin thinks otherwise. He runs BusinessGhost and has written with Baseball Hall of Famer Dave Winfield, football broadcasting legend Pat Summerall, FBI undercover agent Joaquin Garcia, and E-Myth creator ...

Washington Times

The News From Book Expo? Publishers Still Dying Under The Consignment Model
Veteran book editor John Oakes was at BookExpo only briefly Monday to be on a panel –but I caught up with him later to find out how his publishing venture has been doing–and to discuss his recent column for Publisher's Weekly bemoaning the industry's ...


BEA 2012: The Power Readers Arrive
Publishers Weekly
Suzanna Filip was another power reader who heard about BEA from Gotham Writers. "I just graduated with my MFA from Stony Brook and I got an e-mail from Gotham Writers. I started this morning with the author breakfast. I had the BEA mobile app and ...

Daily Report: The E-Books Pricing Controversy Continues
New York Times (blog)
The department announced in April that it was filing an antitrust lawsuit against Apple and five major publishers, saying they had colluded to raise the price of e-books. It also said it had settled with three of the publishers.

New York Times (blog)

Upbeat mood, especially for children's books, at BookExpo America
Washington Post
NEW YORK — The book business isn't just a story of what sells, but of what gets left behind. Over at the “Remainders” section of the industry's annual national convention, BookExpo America, publishers of discount books have noticed two strong trends ...

Shehan Karunatilaka wins 2012 Commonwealth book prize
The Guardian
Sri Lankan author Shehan Karunatilaka, a former advertising copywriter, has won the Commonwealth book prize for his highly praised debut novel Chinaman: the Legend of Pradeep Mathew. Narrated by the alcoholic former sports journalist WG Karunasena,...

The Guardian

Barnes & Noble says e-books settlement hurts public
The top US bookstore chain, which has been battling with Inc in the growing e-booksmarket, said in a complaint filed with the US Justice Department on Thursday that the settlement would lead to "higher overall average e-book and hardback ...

At BookExpo, celebrity authors take aim at 'Grey'
But she was there in spirit — if only as a punch line for celebrity authors. USA TODAY reports. Fallon is grateful for books "Hello, I'm EL James," Jimmy Fallon told booksellers before describing his book, Thank You Notes 2 (in stores) as "the sequel"...


The view from there: Wrap-ups of Book Expo America
Los Angeles Times
Publishing's biggest annual conference, Book Expo America, has come to a close. According to most accounts, there was a new optimism in the much-beleaguered industry. Maybe it's because e-books are finally looking like a value-add, not a terrifying ...

Barnes & Noble files official complaint over ebook settlements
By Brid-Aine Parnell • Get more from this author Barnes & Noble has lodged a complaint over theebook settlement proposed by the Department of Justice, claiming that it will be bad news for booksellers and the American public. The bookseller, which has ...

JK Rowling's Book of Secrets makes you want to learn
Sony's new Wonderbook peripheral and its first release, The Book of Secrets by Potter author JK Rowling, wants to change that mindset. Set in the Potterverse, about 200 years before He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named started making trouble, Book of Secrets casts ...


Book Review: Sell Your Book Like Wildfire: The Writer's Guide to Marketing and ...
Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)
Are you familiar with writers' angst when marketing and promoting your book? Sell Your Book Like Wildfire: The Writer's Guide to Marketing and Publicity puts a positive spin on the task of making your book sell. In addition to being an author, ...

Barnes & Noble objects to ebook proposal
Financial Times
By Emily Steel in New York Barnes & Noble has objected to the Department of Justice's proposed settlement with three major book publishers over its suit alleging ebook price collusion, arguing that the agreement could derail the future of the book ...

Barnes & Noble opposes US settlement with e-book publishers
Los Angeles Times
The US sued Apple Inc. and five publishers April 11, claiming that they colluded to fix prices for e-books. CBS Corp.'s Simon & Schuster, Lagardere's Hachette Book Group and News Corp.'s HarperCollins settled their suits, but Apple, Pearson's Penguin ...

News Summary: Upbeat mood, especially for children's books, at BookExpo America
Washington Post
DISCOUNT BOOK TRENDS: Fiction sales have fallen sharply, while children's books have taken off. EFFECT OF E-BOOKS: Publishers have been cutting the number of adult books they print as e-book sales increase. That reduces the leftover copies available ...

Barnes & Noble claims e-book settlement would hurt the public
The Hill (blog)
The Justice Department filed suit in April against Apple and two publishers, Macmillan and Penguin Group, for the alleged price-fixing of e-books. Three other publishers, Hachette, HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster, agreed to the government's terms to ...

Commonwealth literary prize winners named
BBC News
Writers from Sri Lanka and New Zealand have won the Commonwealth Foundation'sliterary prizes for 2012. Shehan Karunatilaka from Sri Lanka picked up the £10000 Commonwealth Book Prize for his debut novel Chinaman: The Legend of Pradeep Mathew.

BBC News

National identity debate 'misconceptions' says author
BBC News
The national identity debate sparked by Labour leader Ed Miliband is riddled with misconceptions, argues an author on Welsh-English relationships. Writer Mike Parker said London-based politicians too often portray the Celtic nations as enjoying "a ...

BBC News

Guinness Book of World Records could be next big brand name to hit cinemas
The Guardian
Studio Warner Bros is proposing a big-screen take on the Guinness Book of World Records, according to Deadline. Danny Chun, of the US version of The Office, is currently wrestling with a script. Could it form the basis of an action adventure movie ...

The Guardian

Mark Shriver's book on his father Sargent Shriver: What makes a great man 'good'
Washington Post (blog)
By The Reliable Source From left, Peter Alexander, Alison Starling, Steny Hoyer and Mark Shriver at a party Wednesday at the Jefferson Hotel honoring Shriver's new book about his father, Sarge Shriver, "A Good Man." (Bruce Vartan Boyajian for WHC ...

Settlement could drive up e-book prices
The Australian
The country's largest bookstore chain said in a letter to the Justice Department that the settlement would cause consumers to eventually "experience higher overall average e-book and hardback prices and less choice, both in how to obtain books and in ...

Now that's a prize: Author gives away a DeLorean
By Whitney Matheson, USA TODAY Ernest Cline is probably best known for two things: One, he's the author of the critically acclaimed novel Ready Player One. Two, he owns a DeLorean, complete with a Back to the Future-inspired flux capacitor.

Need travel inspiration? Online map shows books linked to places across Canada
Vancouver Sun
TORONTO - If you want to get in the mood for your next Canadian trip, you can try reading a book about the destination. A new resource makes that a whole lot easier. The 49th Shelf, a project of the Association of Canadian Publishers, has developed an ...

New book tells story of indie-rock survivors Yo La Tengo
The Star-Ledger -
Author Jesse Jarnow's “Big Day Coming: Yo La Tengo and the Rise of Indie Rock” (Gotham, $18) is the first biography of the Hoboken trio composed of Ira Kaplan, Georgia Hubley and James McNew. The book, which came out Tuesday, depicts the act as genuine ...

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Author Irvine Welsh
Globe and Mail
The book starts with Renton and his father caught up in a violent clash between striking miners and police, Arthur Scargill bellowing through a megaphone as the truncheons land. Not long after, Renton's seriously disabled baby brother dies.

Globe and Mail

Barnes & Noble's Convoluted Defense of Pricey Books
U.S. News & World Report (blog)
You practically need a study guide to understand why book retailer Barnes & Noble thinks more expensive books are in readers' interest. As everyone knows, Amazon has become a goliath in the book business, at one point grabbing a 90 percent market share ...

U.S. News & World Report (blog)

Things That Make My Publisher Happy -
Book sales, British edition. ... Things That Make My Publisher Happy. From the Guardian Bookshop: E-mail; Print; Recommend; Share Close. Tumblr; Digg; Linkedin; Reddit; Permalink ...
Paul Krugman

Flat Pack Fabric Bookcase Stores Books Like Clothes : TreeHugger
By Kimberley Mok
A new, textile take on an old favorite: using modular units to (literally) hang books, this fabric bookcase is easily expandable and assembled. ... Flat Pack Fabric Bookcase Stores Books Like Clothes. Kimberley Mok · Design / Eco-Friendly ...
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Book Review of “Super Fuel” | Watts Up With That?
By Anthony Watts
A warmer journalist by the name of Richard Martin has written a book entitled “Super Fuel” published on 8th May, 2012. Like all warmers, his grip on reality is a bit weak. ... I would recommend Sorensen's talks, his Energy From Thorium website and FB page over any book by a layman. davidmhoffer says: June 7, 2012 at 9:24 pm. D Marshall; .... I have tried in the past to read warmistbooks, the last one was Manns howler. I usually have to put them down as soon as I read some BS.
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Laudator Temporis Acti: Three Kinds of Books
By Michael Gilleland
"A peculiar anthologic maze, an amusing literary chaos, a farrago of quotations, a mere olla podrida of quaintness, a pot pourri of pleasant delites, a florilegium of elegant extracts, a tangled fardel of old-world flowers of thought, a faggot of odd ...
Laudator Temporis Acti

University of Arizona study on self-published books released ...
By Paul Biba
From the press release (blockquotes omitted): The Self-Published Book: A Major Force in the Publishing World A UA-led research team has spent years. ... TeleRead - News and views onebooks, libraries, publishing and related topics. HOME| · AROUND THE WORLD| · EREADERS| ...Self-publishing not only is changing the traditional publishing industry and the relationship betweenauthors and editors, but also the ways readers are connecting with books. This affirmation is based...
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Food Politics » Weekend reading: books by or for kids
By Marion
This book is one result. The videos that go with it are another. And so were the quite reasonable weight losses, terrific family bonding, and greater peace and harmony in the home. Smaller portions, cooking, and spending time together can do all that? I say, go for it! SUSANNA REICH ... Academic that I am, I love it that the author based the thoroughly readable text on quotations from Julia and Paul's letters and gives the sources in endnotes. She also provides a glossary and a ...
Food Politics

Booth Sells Conservative Children's Books At Republican Convention
By mgoodman
Laurie Cockerell and her Founders Fables children's book. (Credit: Chuck Schechner/1080 KRLD). FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Laurie Cockerell spent Thursday at the State Republican Convention selling conservative children's books ...
CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

Understanding HDR Photography [Book Review]
By Barrie Smith
However it is impossible to argue against HDR when you view images treated with this technique, as displayed in this book, when you want to use photography to record all the information in a scene. The problem, and this is where ... This series of books is an in ideal 'carrier' of information on specific subjects and the information within them is tightly packed but easily accessible and pocketable, thanks to the 18x15cm size. Author: D Taylor. Publisher: Ammonite Press. DLength: 192 ...
Digital Photography School

Push rel="author" through your head • Yoast
This makes adding rel="author" to your site properly a lot easier, and allows me to add it ... So making author highlights work is now a three step process: ... Makes sense but just wondering, what about the websites with multiple authors? ... Hi Joost, is there any information on whether this works for rel=publisher linking to a ...

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