Summer Reads - Memoir Edition

ForbesWoman Summer Reads, Memoir Edition: Mentors, Mistresses And Mothers - Forbes: "Memoirs often get a bad rep—especially in this reality-TV age when it seems everyone with an iPad and a troubled childhood is peddling their life’s story on the shelves of Barnes & Noble. But the tradition of the memoir is deep-rooted: fascinating people have been chronicling their own history for thousands of years."

First-edition Book of Mormon stolen from Ariz. store
For years, Mormon missionaries would come to Helen Schlie's bookstore to have their pictures taken with a first-edition copy of the Book of Mormon. Some missionaries would cry as they touched the rare book, one of 5000 printed in 1830 after Joseph ...

2 Publishers Deny Claim of E-Book Price Fixing
New York Times
These arguments were part of a response by two publishers, Penguin Group USA and Macmillan, to a Justice Department lawsuit filed in April that accused five major publishing houses of conspiring with Apple to fix the price of e-books.

'Devil Wears Prada' book sequel in the works
EW has learned exclusively that author Lauren Weisberger is working on "Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns," a sequel to her debut novel "The Devil Wears Prada." Simon & Schuster will be publishing the follow-up in April 2013 -- 10 years after the ...

Apple denies e-book price fixing allegations in response filing
Apple Insider
By Mikey Campbell A class-action lawsuit against Apple involving e-book price fixing moved a step forward on Tuesday as the Cupertino-based company filed an official response to accusations that it colluded with book publishers to artificially inflate ...

Author plans sequel to 'Devil Wears Prada'
Sacramento Bee
AP Simon & Schuster announced Thursday that the author of "The Devil Wears Prada" has a sequel planned for next April. "Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns" continues the adventures of former magazine assistant Andrea "Andy" Sachs, ...

Sex sells, and so does 'Fifty Shades of Grey'
By Deirdre Donahue, USA TODAY EL James' Fifty Shades erotic trilogy continues to master USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list. For the fourth consecutive week, the novels about a domineering billionaire and a submissive young virgin grab the top three...


Stephen King's next book will be paper format only
Christian Science Monitor
Stephen King will be releasing a new book next June, but the author says it won't be available electronically. By Molly Driscoll, Staff Writer / May 31, 2012 Stephen King's new book will be released through Hard Case Crime. Legendary author Stephen ...

Christian Science Monitor

Letters to the DOJ: Public speaks out on e-book pricing case
As the Department of Justice's lawsuit against Apple and five big publishers for allegedly colluding to fix e-book prices moves forward, the public has the chance to respond with their take on the allegations.

Book Talk: Roddy Doyle and Irish ghosts
In Australia for the recent Sydney Writers Festival, Doyle spoke with Reuters about how he works and his latest book. Q: You have had success with numerous adult and children's books, how difficult it is to swing between writing for both audiences?

The origins of '50 Shades of Grey' go missing
Los Angeles Times
People who know about "50 Shades of Grey" have probably heard that author EL James began the story as post-"Twilight" fan fiction. But now the Internet evidence of its start has been deleted, so its origins have been erased.

No e-book edition for new Stephen King thriller
That combo made Hard Case Crime the perfect venue for this book," King said in a statement. Hard Case publishes pulp-style crime novels reminiscent of those popular in the 1940s, '50s and '60s. "I also loved the paperbacks I grew up with as a kid, ...


Best e Books Readers: Top 5 Picks
According to Citigroup, over 30 million Kindle devices will be sold in 2012, with Amazon's anticipated annual e-book sales pegged at $6.2 billion alone, up 176% from the year prior. Moreover, a new wave of authors and publishing solutions is also ...


Book trailers: 'Fall for You' (exclusive!), 'Death Offerings,' 'The Amish Nanny'
Thank you all for the referrals and suggestions for book trailers and keep them coming! Remember, they need to be romances (any genre is OK), and I will take a look. You can send your suggestions to This week I have ...

Leo Dillon, Celebrated Illustrator of Children's Books, Is Dead at 79
New York Times
The cause was complications of surgery for lung cancer, according to the Dillons' publisher, Scholastic, which announced the death. The Dillons, who met in art school, became instant archrivals and remained together from then on, won two Caldecott ...

Smith Publicity Celebrates 15 Years in Business and 1500 Books Promoted
MarketWatch (press release)
CHERRY HILL, NJ, May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Smith Publicity, the publishing industry's leading book marketing and publicity agency, celebrates its 15th year of operation in 2012 and in May promoted its 1500th book.

Book Review - The Photographer's Guide to Color Efex Pro 4 by Jason Odell, Ph. D.
Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)
This is an eBook, and it is 234 pages in length - as with all of the Luminescence of Nature Pressbooks, you are authorized to have a copy printed through a commercial printing service. It is also iPad compatible. . "Introduction" takes a look at what ...

TSTC Publishing Author Receives Smithsonian Fellowship
Houston Chronicle
TSTC Publishing Author Richard Paul is the recipient of the A. Verville Fellowship, designed to promote research into, and writing about, the history of aviation and space flight. He will write a book about NASA's role in the civil rights movement ...

E-books and Erotica
The Squeeze
British author EL James' "Fifty Shades of Grey" trilogy has been parked atop the New... Withebooks like Kindle and Nook enabling discreet downloading and reading, erotic novels for women are swiftly gaining in popularity. British author EL James' ...

More than 1000 county residents on library waiting list for 'Fifty Shades'
Baltimore Sun
There are 1122 "holds" for the book according to Jamie Watson, the collection development coordinator for the Baltimore County Library. "That's quite high," said Watson, estimating the total was among the highest she has seen in her two years with the ...

Baltimore Sun

Literary Politics: Who Would Jane Austen Vote For?
Huffington Post (blog)
"What Would Jane Do?" is a go-to question among Austen fans. Whatever's most sensible, we assume. But if she were alive today, how would Jane vote? Would the champion of marrying for love support gay marriage? Would the advocate of a woman getting to ...

Book to stay in city's libraries
The University of Alabama Crimson White
“Fifty Shades of Grey,” book one of a trilogy by EL James and a New York Times bestseller, tells the story of the relationship between recent college graduate Ana Steele and manipulative businessman Christian Grey while detailing erotic scenes ...

Room on the shelf
The News Herald
If there's a surefire way to increase demand for a book, it's to label it “controversial” and attempt to keep it out of readers' hands. People then want to know what the fuss is all about. The erotic novel “Fifty Shades of Grey” is a New York Times ...

Publishers: What eBook pricing conspiracy?
Penguin and Macmillan, the two remaining publishers named in the Department of Justice lawsuit over allegations of eBook price fixing, have responded to claims of conspiracy leveled against them. As the responses demonstrate, a fight may be forthcoming ...

AP Interview: Papal leaks author calm amid storm
Fox News
The investigative journalist who published a book of leaked papal documents begs to get off the phone one day because he's playing with his two kids at home in Milan. A day later he's ensconced in a swank hotel on Rome's Via Veneto, joking about ...

Rare Book of Mormon worth $100K missing from Mesa store
KPHO Phoenix
By Breann Bierman - email By Catherine Anaya - bio | email A rare book worth $100000 is missing from a Mesa bookstore, and the 88-year-old woman who owns it claims it was stolen. The book is an 1830 first edition Book of Mormon, one that experts said ...

Quinn, Presumptive Candidate, Will Publish Memoir Before Election
Ms. Quinn, the speaker of the New York City Council and a front-runner among the expected candidates for mayor, is writing a book about her childhood, her coming to terms with her sexuality and her ascent in New York politics, her publisher, ...
City Room

Book people – wow! | TeleRead: News and views on e-books ...
By Paul Biba
"Please try my new e-book "The Waters of Africa" - i've been told that it's a great read ..." RiaRusouw on "Sony eBook Store opens up to writers carried by Smashwords and Author Solutions, Inc.: ePub to be used - Posted on May 31, 2012 ...
TeleRead: News and views on e-books,...

Lee Woodruff: Do Judge A Book By Its Cover
By Lee Woodruff
And the cover is where the author (unless they wield major New York Times Book Review list-rattling power) is merely one voice in a chorus of marketing experts. With my first two books, "In an Instant" and "Perfectly Imperfect," this process was ...
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Pagan Books: 27 Essential Texts About Paganism For Your Bookshelf
By The Huffington Post News Editors
If you want to study Paganism in more detail, this book is the place to start. Based on a course in Paganism that the authors have taught for more than a decade, it is full of exercises, meditations, and discussion questions for group or individual ...
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Dreamwork Comic Book App To Launch | Bleeding Cool Comic ...
By Rich Johnston
Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies and TV News and Rumors · Home · Home · About · Contact · Contributors ... But I am expecting a lot of changing creative teams, new books and new issue ones. Although that's hardly rocket science. We've ...
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Rationally Speaking: Book Review: Too Big to Know
By Massimo Pigliucci
Studying the nature of knowledge falls within the domain of a branch of philosophy called epistemology, which happens largely to be the subject matter of David Weinberger's book Too Big Too Know. According to Weinberger, most of us tend ...
Rationally Speaking

Italian journalist defends his book on leaked Vatican documents ...
By Silvia Aloisi
vatican catholic church pope benedict author book vatileaks nuzzi crisis. (Gianluigi Nuzzi, May 11, 2011/RanZag). An Italian ... Gianluigi Nuzzi's book, alleging corruption and conspiracies among cardinals in a Vatican struggle for power, has led to a hunt for informants in the Holy See and the arrest of Pope Benedict XVI's butler, one of the people closest to him. “My job is to find and publishnews, it is my ethical duty. These documents reveal the secrets of the Vatican but there is ...

Saddam Hussein's daughter looks to publish father's memoirs | The ...
By interns
According to Al Arabiya News, Raghad Saddam Hussein is looking for an international publisher to help her with the memoirs. The works were apparently written while Saddam Hussein was in prison. Other books written by Hussein have been published, The Huffington Post reports. Hussein's book“Devil's Dance” was finished the day before the U.S. invaded Iraq, and was smuggled out of the country by Raghad. Saddam Hussein penned four novels, with one translated into English.
The Daily Caller

Armchair Audies Recap ~ Literary Fiction
By Jennifer
Author: Jeffrey Eugenides. Audiobook Publisher: Macmillan Audio. Publication Date: October 11, 2011. Narrator: David Pittu. Length: 15 hours 35 minutes. My Review. The greatest difficulty I had judging the Literary Fiction section was simply defining Literary Fiction. ... For me to consider a novel Literary Fiction, the writing must be well crafted and as important to the experience of the book as the plot. ... I could see myself studying books in this category with a good teacher or professor.

LEGO Heavy Weapons Book | GeekAlerts
By Ryan Cooper
LEGO Heavy Weapons Book. May 31, 2012 0 Comments. LEGO Heavy Weapons Book. If you want a collection of cool guns without the expense and danger of real firearms, you need LEGO Heavy Weapons: Build Working Replicas of Four of ...
Geek Alarm

World Science Festival: Resilience and Books This Weekend | The ...
By Carl Zimmer
World Science Festival: Resilience and Books This Weekend. It's hard to believe that the World Science Festival is now in its fifth year. What started out feeling like an experiment is now a New York institution. I'm looking forward to participating ...
The Loom

Book Review: They Eat Puppies, Don't They? - China Digital Times ...
By Wendy Qian
Jess Walter of the Washington Post also did not see the book on par with Buckley's past works of satire: ... New York Times Book Review editor Alida Becker wrote a positive review and introduced one of the main characters with glee: Assisting ...
China Digital Times (CDT)

Author plans sequel to 'Devil Wears Prada' - Yahoo! News
Publish your own activity and retain full control. ... Simon & Schuster announced Thursday that theauthor of "The Devil Wears Prada" has a sequel planned for next ... Full Story »The Problem With Translated Books; The Devil Wears a Hoodie?

How Germany Keeps Amazon at Bay and Literary Culture Alive
The Nation.
Perhaps they realized that Pynchon was not the mass-market author they had pinned their hopes on. Leonard Riggio, Barnes & Noble's chair at the time, had announced at a panel that his brother Stephen (his designated successor) had started to read the ...

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