Summer books offer good reads for every taste

The summer's books offer good reads for just about every taste
San Jose Mercury News
The coolest biographical subject is a comic-book character. The hottest history is recent. The most amazing act of kindness is performed by an elephant. The most Harry Potter-ish action-adventure romance unfolds against the backdrop of the Arab Spring. 

Ebooks, digital publishing in focus at New York book expo
* Electronic books increasingly seen as an opportunity * Self-publishing also a big topic at BookExpo America * Some jokes, much envy for 'Fifty Shades of Grey' * Publishers look to improve visual quality of ebooks By Christine Kearney NEW YORK, ...

Ebooks, digital publishing in focus at New York book
The Express Tribune
PHOTO: MYRA IQBAL NEW YORK: The mood at this week's giant Book Expo America was upbeat as publishers' excitement over the growth of electronic books – orebooks – and the future of digital publishing offset concern over sluggish sales of traditional ...

The Express Tribune

The Circuit: DOJ's e-books case, Patents, Apple prepaid
Washington Post (blog)
By Hayley Tsukayama DOJ e-book case: Barnes & Noble filed a complaint Thursday siding with Apple and book publishers in the antitrust case over e-book price-fixing. Reuters reported that the mega-bookstore said that the government's proposed settlement ...

Book Warehouse store lives on through Black Bond Books
Vancouver Sun
Black Bond Books, which has taken over the 632 West Broadway location of Book Warehouse, reports their first week in the new store has exceeded all expectations. Cathy Jesson, who co-owns Black Bond Books with her ex-husband Mel Jesson, ...

Picture books for summer break
The Seattle Times
is by by author and illustrator Mo Willems. No comments have been posted to this article. •Author/illustrator Laura Vaccaro Seeger has produced a masterpiece of picture-book art for the youngest readers in "Green" (Roaring Brook, $16.99, ages 2-6).

Barnes & Noble Unhappy with US Gov.'s E-Books Settlement
Barnes & Noble Inc. disagreed with the US government's e-books settlement this week, noting that it could lead to higher e-book and hardback prices and less of a choice for millions of book buyers and sellers. The brick-and-mortar bookstore chain filed ...


Weekend book picks: 'Gone Girl,' 'Wife 22'
USA TODAY's picks for book lovers include Gillian Flynn's creepy novel of a marriage gone very wrong, and two audio books perfect for summer car trips. Gone Girl By Gillian Flynn; Crown, 419 pp., $25; fiction Meet Nick and Amy Dunne, whose marriage is ...


The books that changed me: Doug MacLeod
Sydney Morning Herald
Young-adult author Doug MacLeod talks about his favourite books. Gumphlumph - Stratford Johns This was the first ''proper'' novel I read from cover to cover. It was about a friendly, two-headed alien visitor to Earth and I borrowed it from the library ...

Sydney Morning Herald

Books: New and noteworthy for the week of June 10
We scope out the hottest books on sale the week of June 10. 1. Heading Out to Wonderful by Robert Goolrick (Algonquin, $24.95, fiction, on sale June 12) What it's about: An attractive stranger named Charlie Beale arrives in a small Virginia town in ...


The books Netanyahu is reading before deciding whether to attack Iran
Haaretz (blog)
A video message by the prime minister in honor of Hebrew Book Week provides a glimpse at the books on Netanyahu's office bookshelves. By Barak Ravid | Jun.10, 2012 | 1:57 PM If there is anything to which Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu devotes most ...

Haaretz (blog)

Finance Ministry counters Culture Min. legislation to aid authors with ...
The ministry has proposed that a government-financed fund be set up for the benefit of authors, but publishers have rejected the idea. The proposed law includes a provision that would require that books not be discounted for the first 18 months after ...

Book Review: In Pursuit Of Giants by Matt Rigney
Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)
That is also something you can viscerally feel through the heft and seriousness of the book itself. All the while luring you in with a very tangible affection and sense of wonder for the creatures of the sea - especially those at the very apex of the ...

Book Expo America 2012 Wrap-up
Another Book Expo America has finally come and gone. Publishing houses have closed down their booths, given away their last free Advance Reader Copies (ARCs) and gone home to rest their tired feet. The great minds of the industry have said their piece ...

Celebrated author gave outlaw a voice
The Australian
The celebrated author, awarded an AO in the Queen's Birthday Honours, says Australia's cherished outlaw, a proto-republican to some, craved the regard and recognition of his country. "Remember the green sash he was given for saving the life of a ...

Book Review: First Light by Kate Fagan
Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)
The book is divided into five sections, each structurally and thematically distinct, though related perhaps by a recurring thread around the nature of perception and the role of the writer to expand that through words. The first section, "Observations ...

Five books about gardens and gardening
The Star-Ledger -
Teri Dunn Chace has met anxiety head-on in her handy little answer book, which tackles the obvious and not so obvious puzzles of lawn and garden care. She discusses 100 common issues and explains the right way to go about such things as fertilizing the ...

Whitney Houston's mother Cissy accused of 'cashing in on daughter's death ...
Daily Mail
The still untitled book is scheduled to come out next February. In a statement released last week by the book publisher, Cissy said: 'When I lost my daughter Nippy (Whitney Houston's nickname), the world lost one of the most beautiful voices and an...

Daily Mail

New book promises to lift the lid on Adele's private life
Daily Mail
By Katie Nicholl She is one of the music industry's most reluctant celebrities – but a new book promises to lift the lid on Adele's private life. Biographer Marc Shapiro has penned the unofficial tome, which is out next month.

Daily Mail

Book Review: U.S. role in Iran has a sneaky side
Sacramento Bee
If David Sanger's account in his new book, "Confront and Conceal," on President Barack Obama's foreign policy, is to be believed – and I find it very believable – we certainly are. The stunning revelations by Sanger, the New York Times' chief ...

Bookmarks: author appearances
Sacramento Bee
Bargain-priced gently used books in most genres, 10 am to 4 pm Saturday, 10 am to 8 pm June 19 at the Fair Oaks Community Library, 11601 Fair Oaks Blvd.; (916) 264-2700. The Sacramento branch of the California Writers Club will hold its monthly lunch ...

Ray Bradbury: Author of Martian Chronicles, Fahrenheit 451
Ottawa Citizen
Author of more than 500 works, he was one of the first to rise to prominence from pulp magazines, using a sophisticated but economical prose style that raised the reputation of the genre and gained him much admiration in the literary establishment.

Memoir goes inside the bottle with 'Jarhead' author
Anthony Swofford struck literary gold in 2003 with “Jarhead,” a best-selling memoir that recalled his experiences as a Marine sniper during the first Gulf War. The book was made into a 2005 Sam Mendes film starring Jake Gyllenhaal and, according to ...

The LadyKillers: News and Beach Books!
By LadyKillers admin
Summertime, and the reading is easy...big silly books, big serious books, slender volumes, icons in your ereader--however you consume them, beach book season is here! Join us this week to find out what the LadyKillers think of beach books!
The LadyKillers

Genre/Literary Redux | Tales from the Reading Room
By litlove
It's by Lev Grossman and whilst he makes many good points and I agree with him on a great deal of what he says, his article annoyed me by being somewhat sneakily and on the quiet, a defence of genre at the expense of the literary. Once again, I wonder: is ... But I really do find I (personally) dislike the defensive rubbishing that goes on in the book world, whether it be over the difference between literature and genre fiction, or even individual attacks on authors or books. And I am ...
Tales from the Reading Room

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Mike Magner, Poisoned Legacy: The ...
By Greg Palast
FDL Book Salon Welcomes Mike Magner, Poisoned Legacy: The Human Cost of BP's Rise to Power. Author: Greg Palast Saturday, June 9, 2012 12:30 pm Pacific time. Welcome Mike Magner (NationalJournal), and Host Greg Palast ...
Book Salon

Books, Inq. — The Epilogue: Literary speed …
By Frank Wilson
Literary speed … … The Narrative Physics of Novels - (Hat tip, Dave Lull.) It can be dismaying, all the same, for a novelist to compare the slowness of the writing with the speed of the reading. Novels are read in a matter of days, ...
Books, Inq. — The Epilogue

Fantasy Book Critic: "The Seven Wonders" by Steven Saylor ...
By Liviu
I summarized my impressions to the Gordianus novels HERE and I reviewed Empire, the second installment in the author's take on Roman history by following about 11 centuries of the fortunes of a patrician family entrusted with a special religious ... different and trickier; I really loved that part and I would just note that more than anything, this shows the difference between the 1990's and 2012 in US social mores and of what is deemed appropriate for publication in mainstream books.
Fantasy Book Critic

Sunday Salon: Reflections on the Book Blog Unconference | Shelf ...
By Teresa
Last week, I was in New York for the Book Blog Unconference and to spend time with other bloggers who were in town for BEA and the BEA Blogger Conference. As always, it was fun to spend time with blogging … Continue reading →
Shelf Love

History books often tells the western version of the cold war, but how ...
reddit:'{name}': find things posted in {name} only; author:'{username}': return things ..... The bookuses a two-fold approach to interpretation, featuring a political ...

Best Childrens Book (19 books)
19 books based on 1 votes: Renegade Magic by Stephanie Burgis, Kat, Incorrigible by ...Goodreads: Book reviews, recommendations, and discussion. Loading- ...

Penguin Book Cover Design on the Behance Network
Book Cover For The Postman Always Rings Twice. ... Books like this are sold all over the world, with covers changing, even if the text inside stays the same.

Book Expo 2012: The Ten Hottest Prospects
By Boris Kachka Grappling with the question of what Book Expo America is for in an era of virtual, long-distance bookselling, the annual publishing convention's organizers dipped their toe into consumer waters for the first time this year, ...

Four Lessons Once-Rejected but Now-Famous Books Can Teach Us about Social Media
Business 2 Community
But writers aren't the only ones who can learn a lesson from authors who remained steadfast in the face of discouragement. Once-rejected but now-famous books can teach us a lot about building a social media following. Ray Bradbury, author of renowned ...

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