Noteworthy Books for the week of June 17

Books: New and noteworthy for the week of June 17
We scope out the hottest books on sale the week of June 17. ... What it's about: Abook-length expansion of a New York Times story that staff reporter Swarns ...


Author of book on kindness admits he shot himself, sheriff says
Los Angeles Times
Could a hopeful author have gone so far as to shoot himself in an effort to get attention for his work? ... Books, authors and all things bookish. « Previous | Jacket ...

Raising Dad: Books For A New Kind Of Fatherhood
These days, however, it seems more and more fathers are writing books about ... A similar bookis Fatherhood: Rising To The Ultimate Challenge, in which Etan ... Buzz Bissinger, author of Friday Night Lights, turns his attention to his twin sons ...

Tightrope-Walking His Way Into the History Books
New York Times
It's done, it's official, it's in the history books.” ... Mr. Wallenda would “make it over without falling,” before burying his nose in a book and waiting for night to fall.

Notes From The Ebook Trenches
I keep a close and interested eye on the world of ebooks, and I'm pleased to report... and self-published a travel book called “This Book Is About Travel,” and then ...Which requires you to publish your books exclusively on Kindle, incidentally ...


An E-Reader Revolution for Africa?
Wall Street Journal
[EREADER] ... It has distributed 1100 Kindles and 180000 e-books to kids and teachers in Ghana, Kenya ... Compared with traditional books, e-readers make it easy to distribute works from African authors that can be hard to get in print. ...Getting an ...

Wall Street Journal

Unhappy authors file class action suit against PublishAmerica
Los Angeles Times
Authors unhappy with the services of PublishAmerica -- which is sort of a traditional publisher, but also sort of like a self-publisher -- have filed suit against the company. ... it claims it has published books by 50000 authors, and it maintains that ...

Emma Stone Says "Comic Books Are Our Mythology"
Comic Book Movie
Emma Stone will soon be seen in theatres as Gwen Stacey in The Amazing Spider-Man and even though this movie will be the fourth featuring everyone's ...

Comic Book Movie

Indie booksellers object to US e-books deal
Independent booksellers started selling electronic books in late 2010, three years after Amazon introduced its first Kindle e-reader. ... of agency pricing had helped lowered Amazon's share of the e-book market to 60 percent from 90 percent.

EBook Revenues Beat Hardcovers For The First Time
Ebook revenues topped out at $282.3 million YTD while hardcovers hit $229.6. Almost exactly a year ago the tables were turned with ebooks hitting $220 million ... that the old adage of the medium being the message is lost on most book buyers ...

Educator's Recipe for School Success
New York Times
Books by Deborah Kenny, an education pioneer; Barry Farber, a conservative talk-radio host; and Neil Fabricant, a former grad school president.

Find a light, easy-to-read book to dive into this summer
Gainesville Sun
"I have books at home from birthdays, Christmas, and I still go out and buy more," she said. Summer provides the perfect opportunity to relax with a good book. ... Plenty of Cake" by Anna Quindlen: memoir of the Pulitzer Prize winning author.

Hitchhiker writing book about kindness of Americans shot himself ...
New York Daily News
Hitchhiker writing book about kindness of Americans shot himself, authorities say... A hitchhiker who was working on a book about the kindness of Americans ...

New York Daily News

Md. publisher sued, authors claim they were duped
The Herald-Mail
Several authors claim in a federal lawsuit that Maryland-based book publisher PublishAmerica deceived them with false marketing claims that included offering ...

History book takes readers back through time
Chambersburg Public Opinion
Gill, a retired professor of history and philosophy at Shippensburg University, is listed as the main author on the book's cover, but he said his historical society ...

Author-analyst Kotkin will address CMTA
Sacramento Bee
The program, running from 9 a.m. to noon, will feature nationally known demographer, author and political analyst Joel Kotkin as keynote speaker. Findings of ...

Summer Reading Lists for Kids Ages 8-12
This list of books has something for everyone – adventure, magic, smart kids, and amazing kids.... Or, if we missed your favorite book, tell us in the comments! ... The ReadKiddoRead program features bestselling author James Patterson's ...

Book gives law schools failing grade
A book's publication is usually cause for excitement for the author. At least it was the first six times Washington University in St. Louis School of Law professor ...

A Spicy New Novel-Author Cherri S. Miller's Debut Novel, "Tangled ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Tangled Hearts by author Cherri S. Miller has all of the elements that comprise a page-turning novel: scheming, manipulation, jealousy, passion, and lust.

Summer Reading Lists for Kids Ages 6-9
Looking for a great book to read with your kids this summer? This list will help you transition from illustrated kids books to books your kids will ... The ReadKiddoRead program features bestselling author James Patterson's picks for the summer.

Co-authors have got your back
Albany Times Union
In recent interviews, the authors talked about the book and their hope that the simple changes it recommends will help others to conquer their back pain.

Graphic Books Best Sellers: A Superhero Story With Humor ...
Mr. Warren's sense of humor carries the book, skewering familiar manga tropes without sacrificing character development. This volume sheds some light on the back story of Empowered's best friend, Ninjette, but it also includes, within the ...

How Literary Agents Find Talent on Twitter
By Daniel Vahab
If someone has an ear for language, they can't help but utilize it,” says Jeff Howe who, with The Atlantic, runs @1book140, a book club on Twitter with more than 66000 followers. ... Decker, an agent with Donald Maass Literary Agency, was following a community of crime writers on Twitter when she discovered author Frank Bill, whose short stories were getting rave reviews from other writers. “Because so ... As it turned out, this was a genre Faust was seeking authors for at that time.
Mashable » Social Media

Widbook: Online Collaborative ebook Creation - iLearn Technology
By admin
... for ebooks. What makes this publishing platform so neat is the social aspect, it allows authorsto collaborate and make suggestions. ... When students start a new ebook, they can choose who can see the book when it is published, choose whether they will accept collaboration for thebook, and choose if they want to accept comments for the book. Actually ... How to integrate Widbook into the classroom: Widbook is a fantastic, simple tool for secondary students to use to create ebooks.
iLearn Technology

Katie's Book Blog: Book Blogger Appreciation!
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

American Booksellers Association CEO asks DoJ to punish ...
By Chris Meadows
Teicher points out that agency pricing is the only thing that allowed independent bookstores selling e-books through the ABA's IndieCommerce subsidiary (currently using Google Books'sreseller program, but changing to another provider by next ... Given that free-riding appears to be a significant aspect of the Amazon business strategy, it would be entirely appropriate for publishers to individually decide to take control of their e-book pricing to ensure that, as the industry moves more ...
TeleRead: News and views on e-books,...

In new book, author Joel Stein defines his quest for masculinity | PRI ...
... in a moment of existential crisis, decided he wasn't man enough for it. So he set out to fix ...

Freakonomics author Steven Levitt: Corporate shill? -
Freakonomics author Steven Levitt: Corporate shill? ... co-authoring Freakonomics, a pop economics book based partly on Levitt's original economic research.

Typewriter, desk of 'Catch-22' author Joseph Heller at University of ...
Washington Post
COLUMBIA, S.C. — Students more accustomed to computer screens than manual typewriters are getting a chance to sit at author Joseph Heller's stained ...

'Cemetery John' sheds new light on Lindbergh baby kidnapping
New York Daily News
In “Cemetery John” (Overlook, $26.95), author Robert Zorn says Bronx deli worker... Zorn said he was spurred to write the book “so that the truth would be finally ...

New York Daily News

Want A Winner? These Books Made The Critics' Cut
Lynn Neary talks to three critics about the books you absolutely shouldn't miss this summer. Critic Laura Miller of, says it's a particularly rich literary summer ... a minor character from her last book has moved into the forefront to become ...

'Obscene Children's Book' Author Offers Parenting Tips
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Adam Mansbach is the author of the bestselling book, “Go the F— to Sleep,” an illustrated children's book, sort of, that came out one year ago today and has ...

Wall Street Journal (blog)

Books to bring to the beach
The Star-Ledger -
By Kathleen Daley Authors have myriad ways of describing the sea and sky in ... Whatever the mood, the beach beckons and many readers choose such books to take along to its shores. ...Author Shelley Noble knows romance rules in such situations ...

Book review Hockney bio brings artist to dandified life
The Seattle Times
Now photographer-author Christopher Simon Sykes has published "David Hockney: The ... The latest book reviews, author interviews, and local literary events.

Book review: 'Born to Rise' by Deborah Kenny
New York Daily News
Book review: 'Born to Rise: A Story of Children and Teachers Reaching Their Highest Potential'. Deborah ... Academies . Publisher: Harper; Genre: Nonfiction ...

New York Daily News

New book traces Michelle Obama's white roots
Politico (blog)
A new book by New York Times reporter Rachel L. Swarns traces first lady Michelle Obama's ancestry to white slave-owners in Georgia, whose white ...

Politico (blog)

Book Reviews: 'The Orphan Master,' 'Life After Murder' and ...
New York Daily News
The book is as weighty as the topic, and at times the narratives become ... Theauthor, best known for her young adult vampire series “Blue Bloods,” set in ...

New York Daily News

Summer reading: 10 nonfiction books to last the season
The Seattle Times
Macintyre has a new book, "Double Cross: The True Story of the D-Day Spies," out in ... The latest book reviews, author interviews, and local literary events.

Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade writes book on fatherhood
He wrote a book about it. ... He spent the evening with his eldest son, Zaire, hitting the books. ... Now, Wade's putting the finishing touches on the book, his first. While the publisher, William Morrow, has not made advance copies or excerpts ...

'Truth About Dishonesty' sheds light on the lies we tell
Be honest. Would you cheat if you were certain you'd get away with it? Author Dan Ariely says most people cheat . . . but just a tad.


Summer Reading Lists for Preschoolers and Kids Ages 2-7
This list of books has something for everyone – fantasy, adventure, and of course, ... Danbury Public library has school book list displays in the main lobby, and the ... The ReadKiddoRead program features bestselling author James Patterson's ...

For the first time, e-book revenues beat hardcover revenues in the ...
By Chris Meadows
On MediaBistro's GalleyCat, Jason Boog reports that data from the March Association of American Publishers net sales revenue report shows that e-book sales revenue has for the first time ever exceeded that of hardcover books in the first ...
TeleRead: News and views on e-books,...

About the author and artist
St. Augustine Record
Linda Brandt has been painting and writing since childhood. ... Bulb: Or Developing an Attitude of Gratitude,” is available at Barnes & Noble, Books A Million, ...

Book Events
Savannah Morning News
Read local blogs and write your own. ... E. Shaver Fine Books, 326 Bull St. New York Times Bestselling Author Karen White will be signing copies of ... Barnes and Noble Booksellers, Oglethorpe Mall, 7804 Abercorn St. The Savannah Writer's ...

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