BEA 2012: Russo Makes the Case for Indies

BEA 2012: Russo Makes the Case for Indies
Publishers Weekly
By Judith Rosen The American Booksellers Association couldn't have chosen a better spokesperson to launch its new campaign on Why Indies Matter—or to get more than 250 booksellers to the Javits Center before lunch—than Pulitzer Prize–winning author ... 

BookExpo America 2012: All The Coverage You Need (LIVEBLOG)
Huffington Post
Primarily an industry event, it allows publishers, authors, bloggers and everyone involved to show off their wares, get excited about books, hear talks and generally just have a literary geek out with thousands of others. 

Whitney Houston's mother signs book deal to write 'unabridged' memoir about ...
New York Daily News
Whitney Houston's triumphant, heartbreaking life is being remembered in a book by her mother, singer Cissy Houston. Houston has a deal with HarperCollins for a memoir it says will reveal the “unabridged and unbelievable story” of her Grammy ...

New York Daily News

New book debunks myths of green living
"You can get there faster by sweating the right stuff," says climate scientist Brenda Ekwurzel, co-author of Cooler Smarter, a two-year study by The Union of Concerned Scientists, a science-based environmental group. The book makes a plaintive call to ...


Oprah Book Club: When 2.0 Really Isn't
Am I the only one a little surprised by the lukewarm response to yesterday's launch of Oprah Book Club 2.0? Consider what the Christian Science Monitor reported yesterday: Winfrey had an almost magical ability to sell books. … Between 1996 and 2011, ...


'Harry Potter' author helps conjure 'Wonderbook'
Famed "Harry Potter" author JK Rowling is collaborating with Sony to create a "Book of Spells" for the augmented reality project known as "Wonderbook." Sony unveiled its "Wonderbook" Monday as part of its pre-E3 press conference in Los Angeles.

Whitney Houston's mom signs tell-all book deal
By Ann Oldenburg, USA TODAY Singer Cissy Houston is going to remember her daughter, Whitney, in a book. And she's planning to tackle some not-so-pleasant topics including her daughter's drug problems and her marriage to Bobby Brown.


Vatican Bans Book on Female Masturbation
Daily Beast
Now, the CDF is pointing a condemnatory finger at a book called Just Love, by one Sister Margaret A. Farley, and the author's apparently controversial take that self-love—ie, masturbation—is just fine. The Vatican slammed the autoerotic act as “an ...

Daily Beast

Whitney Houston's Mother To Write 'Unabridged' Memoir
'I hope to give her fans something to treasure,' Cissy Houston says about her book on Whitney. By Gil Kaufman Whitney Houston's mother, gospel great Cissy Houston, is prepping a memoir on her famous daughter that promises to tell the "unabridged and ...

Book: AG Holder considered quitting over 9/11 trial
By Seth Stern WASHINGTON -- US Attorney General Eric Holder considered resigning in 2010 after facing criticism for his decision to prosecute terror suspects in civilian court, according to a book being published Tuesday.

Vatican censors nun's book on sexual ethics
By Alessandro Speciale, Religion News Service VATICAN CITY – A long-simmering conflict between the Vatican and American nuns erupted again on Monday when the Vatican's doctrinal office issued a scathing critique of a popular book on sexual ethics by ...


Wonderbook™: Book Of Spells From J.K. Rowling Brings Wizardry To Life In Your ...
Sacramento Bee
It is also the first product to result from Sony's partnership with Pottermore, JK Rowling's unique and free-to-use website that builds an exciting online experience around the reading of her hugely successful Harry Potter™ books.

Cissy Houston Writing Book on Whitney Houston
Hollywood Reporter
Ending months of speculation, Cissy Houston has officially announced she is writing abook about her late superstar daughter, Whitney Houston. The Houston family matriarch signed a deal with HarperCollins, which promised the "unabridged and ...

Hollywood Reporter

Sony Unveils PS3 Wonderbook Accessory With Harry Potter Title
PC Magazine
Wonderbook is a book-shaped peripheral that can be used with the PlayStation Eye camera found in the PlayStation Move to produce augmented reality stories. The Wonderbook focuses on educational and family friendly content, and the first Wonderbook ...

"Harry Potter" Author Helps Conjure "Wonderbook"
NBC Chicago
By Ryan Nakashima Sony Corp. has breathed new life into its handheld Vita and announced a tie-up with author JK Rowling that could bring Harry Potter fans into the world of console games. The Japanese console maker indicated Monday it could be years ...

Wonderbook(TM): Book Of Spells From JK Rowling Brings Wizardry To Life In Your ...
MarketWatch (press release)
TOKYO, June 4, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. today announced Wonderbook(TM): Book of Spells from SCE London Studios in collaboration with JK Rowling. Wonderbook: Book of Spells is the first title to be published which ...

Vatican slams book on sexuality written by Irish American nun
On Monday Vatican authorities strongly criticized Sister Farley for her book on sexuality, claiming that it contradicted church teaching on issues like masturbation, homosexuality and marriage and that its author had a 'defective understanding' of ...

Classic James Salter novel coming out as e-book
Sacramento Bee
AP NEW YORK -- James Salter's classic erotic novel "A Sport and a Pastime" will be coming out as an e-book. Open Road Integrated Media, a digital publisher, announced Tuesday that it planned to release digital versions of "Sport and a Pastime," first ...

Cissy Houston to pen memoir about daughter Whitney
The Star-Ledger -
Cissy Houston has signed a lucrative book deal to share stories about her daughter Whitney Houston, including her struggle with drugs and her marriage to Bobby Brown, the Associated Press reports. “When I lost my daughter Nippy, the world lost one of ...

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New Social eBooks Retailer Zola Books Launches Private Beta, Raises $1M From ...
Zola Books, a new social eBooks site to discover, buy and discuss books, just announced that it is launching its private beta today. The company also announced that it has raised $1 million in seed funding from prominent authors, including Audrey ...

Rare book seller by day is champion brewer by night: Douglas Flamm sells books ...
New York Daily News (blog)
BY Alexander Nazaryan By day, Douglas Flamm is a seller of rare and art books on the upper East Side. But when he gets home to Brooklyn Heights, the bespectacled 38-year-old dons another identity - master homebrewer. (All photos by Alexander Nazaryan) ...

Vatican: American nun's book on sex could harm Catholics
Los Angeles Times
By Matt Pearce An American nun's book on sex has put Catholics at risk of “grave harm,” the Catholic Church announced Monday. Why? She thought masturbating was OK, that being gay was OK and divorce was sometimes OK. Farley, a longtime theologian, ...

Amazon buys publisher Avalon to boost content
By John Ribeiro IDG News Service - has acquired publisher Avalon Books, in a deal that gives the online retailer publication rights to over 3000 backlist titles in the romance, mystery, and Western genres, the company said Monday.

Vatican denounces nun's book
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
By Laurie Goodstein and Rachel Donadio / The New York Times The Vatican's doctrinal office on Monday denounced an American nun who taught Christian ethics at Yale Divinity School for a bookthat attempted to present a theological rationale for same-sex ...

Vatican raps nun for book on sexual ethics
Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)
The Vatican is angrily criticizing a Catholic nun's 2006 book, entitled “Just Love,” saying the ethicist author, Sr. Margaret Farley, “contradicts” and “does not conform with” the Catholic Church's teachings on sexual no-nos.

Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)

Wonderbook: Book of Spells to bring interactive storytelling to life on the PS3
Gaming Age
Wonderbook: Book of Spells is the first of the planned Wonderbook titles, and even though the E3 stage show didn't go all that smoothly, the concept seems intriguing, especially for fans of Harry Potter and JK Rowling's Potter universe.

Gaming Age

Sony intros augmented reality books for PS3
TG Daily
Before Sony's official E3 media event last night in Los Angeles, there were rumors circulating that the company would announce some sort of ebook platform for the PS3. That left a lot of people scratching their heads because the entire point of an ...

TG Daily

Sony Announces an Interactive Book Controller, New Games at E3 ...
By Emily Price
Sony's E3 press conference kicked off in Sony style Monday evening in the Los Angeles Sports Arena.
Mashable » Tech

Harry Potter's Author Helping Sony With an Interactive PlayStation ...
By Luke Plunkett
Harry Potter's Author Helping Sony With an Interactive PlayStation…Book…Thing. Harry Potter'sAuthor Helping Sony With an Interactive PlayStation...Book... It's either the cutest or the most ridiculous thing we'll see at this year's E3, but it's a ...

Some Pages From My Paris Photo Book | Scott Kelby's Photoshop ...
By Scott Kelby
When I take a vacation (or working trip in this case), I always try to make a photo book from the trip, and here's a look at the one I made from my “Week in Paris with Jay Maisel” online class taping trip. Because I was ... 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.
Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

Amazon acquires 62-year-old publisher Avalon Books — paidContent
By Laura Hazard Owen
Amazon has acquired Avalon Books, a small publisher that focuses on hardcover mystery, romance and Westerns, and will make its titles available digitally for the first time. Avalon Books has been geared primarily toward the library market; ...

Publerati ebook publisher of literary novels and short story - TeleRead
By Paul Biba
Publerati, a new ebook publisher and literary agency focused on literary novels and short-story collections, has launched five new fiction writers at the Book Expo trade show. Publerati Founder Caleb Mason made the case for how ebooks can play a key role in resurrecting interest in newliterary fiction and short-story collections at the International Digital Publishing Forum Ignite! series, held on June 4th at Book Expo ... Article: “From Plato to Michael Hart: The Long Journey of E-books” ...
TeleRead: News and views on e-books,...

Oh No They Didn't! - 10 of the Most Terrifying Children's Books From ...
By Oh ci ci, very much yes my kisses taste like tacos
Last week, we checked out a series of totally terrifying French children's books over at The Guardian, but we weren't satisfied with just letting the French frighten us. We scoured the web for ... In Brave Mr. Buckingham by Dorothy Kunhardt (the author of tiny child classic Pat the Bunny!), the brave Native American ... JorÃ… gumo (which is literally translated as “whore spider”), from Gojin Ishihara's 1972 children's book Illustrated Book of Japanese Monsters. (I like this one ngl, it'd make a ...
Oh No They Didn't!

Rough Type: Nicholas Carr's Blog: Books ain't music
For books, it came with the 2007 launch of the Kindle. Publishing has gotten off to a much better start. Both industries saw a roughly 20% drop in physical sales four years after their respective digital kickoffs. But e-book sales have largely made ...
Rough Type: Nicholas Carr's Blog

Ebooks on iPad?
By solardave
Related. How to Put Your Instructables E-Books On Your iPad by frenzy. Self-publishing An iPhone App ebook by Noble Smith. Blue Velvet cover for you e-book reader by mikolynn. iPad eBook format overview of the .epub file by jeremykemp ...
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Twitter Cofounder Biz Stone Is Publishing A Book - Business Insider
By Seth Fiegerman
According to Mediabistro, the book is called Things A Little Bird Told Me and will detail Stone's experiences and lessons he's learned working in the tech industry and helping to start Twitter, and more recently, The Obvious Corporation.
Business Insider

Kobo launches self-publishing platform, “Writing Life”
5, 2012, 11:34am No Comments Digital reading company Kobo is launching a competitor to Amazon's KDP and Barnes & Noble's PubIt: Kobo Writing Life, a free self-publishing platform for independent authors and publishers. Writing Life is in beta tests ...

Dear CDF: Please Condemn My Book | National Catholic Reporter
Yesterday morning, I went to Amazon to see how Sr. Margaret Farley's book was performing in sales. It was #96 in the "sub-category" of "gender and sexuality" ...

Skinny Bitch Diet Book to Be Inexplicably Turned Into Novel
Skinny Bitch Diet Book to Be Inexplicably Turned Into Novel How do you fictionalize a diet book? Well, we'll find out soon enough since Kim Barnouin, co- author ...

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