Publishers seek to cash in on e-books

The rise and rise of the e-book
Independent Online
iol scitech jul 20 ebook. AP. Electronic books more than doubled in popularity in 2011, with ebooks outselling hardcover books in adult fiction for the first time, according to a survey. Related Stories. Send us your words, says dictionary. New York - Electronic books more than doubled in popularity in 2011, with ebooks outselling ...Net sales of e-books jumped to 15 percent of the market in 2011 from six percent in 2010, according to a report by the Association of American Publishers and the BookIndustry Study Group.

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Publishers seek to cash in on e-book craze
Taipei Times
Following the success of Fifty Shades of Grey, which started out as an e-book series posted on a fan site by author E.L. James and has become the world's fastest-selling book, publishers are starting to move in on the profits generated by the thriving online platforms that serve ... Further proof of the onward march of e-books comes from BookStats, which has collected data from 2000 publishers across the US, including fiction titles, as well as higher education, professional and academic publishing products. It found ...

Book Review | Shadow of Night: British era adds to magic of sequel
Columbus Dispatch
Shadow of Night picks up moments after the cliffhanger ending of the earlier book, with Diana and Matthew fleeing into the past to escape witches who think Diana is the key to recovering powerful knowledge and who want Diana under their control — or dead ...

Columbus Dispatch

Eye-opening book on integration by author with no black friends
The Seattle Times
Tanner Colby's "Some of My Best Friends Are Black" was written after the author worked on and celebrated Barack Obama's presidential win — and then realized he himself had no black friends. The book is part memoir of growing up in the South and part ...

Books as art: Exhibit shows ways to interpret word, design on paper
... the state's third grade reading proficiency tests.- 3:33 am. Enquirer's new format is innovation with purpose. Enquirer Media president and publisher, Margaret Buchanan, explains the historic changes coming to...- 8:30 am .... “We began this collaborative project, a kind of (sc)roll/book, on January 1st with the intention that it take as long as necessary, up to a year, working in the studio several mornings a week. We started with a blank roll of Arches paper, the only rule being that at the end, the 9 yards would remain ...

Book review: 'Longshoreman Philosopher' resurrects Hoffer
Bowling Green Daily News
Eric Hoffer was the world-famous California longshoreman who wrote “The True Believer” and a dozen other fascinating, provocative books without spending a day in school. The success of “The True Believer” in 1951 led Look magazine in 1956 to identify him as President Dwight D. Eisenhower's favorite author (previously believed to be Zane Grey); and this accolade led Eric Sevareid to feature Hoffer in two CBS interviews broadcast nationally. This publicity led President Lyndon Johnson to spend an hour huddled ...

AT THE LIBRARY: When books come to life
This year, the Summer Reading Club game is called “In the Night Library” and it's based on the premise that characters from books come alive at night and wander around the closed library, sharing their adventures with the characters from other books. ... is just called The Book. However, Joe and his best friends, Fred and Sam, soon discover that it's the best present ever. On the cover is a picture of a knight dressed in black armor. When Fred begins talking about how great it would be to see real knights in action, ...

Book Review: Enrico Moretti's "The New Geography of Jobs"
The Cal-Berkeley economic professor's book is extremely necessary for politicians and commentators alike, and it is despite some conclusions from the author that make very little sense. But before addressing some of the book's wrongs, it's worthwhile to ...


Book review: 'Second Impressions,' a sequel to 'Pride and Prejudice,' a masterly ...
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Now, though, comes Ava Farmer's "Second Impressions," which is another sequel to "Pride and Prejudice" -- which Austen originally called "First Impressions," but changed it so as not to confuse the book with other, similar titles. How to describe this work, whose author is actually Sandra Lerner, a polymathic Silicon Valley millionaire who read Austen to stay sane in her computational mathematics class at Stanford? Most Austen knockoffs mangle her plots and ditch the satire for breathless bodice-ripping modern ...

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Book Review: 'Sandcastle Girls' a story of love, world history and the human ...
Florida Times-Union
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. In this novel told through flashbacks that range from 1915 to 2012, author Chris Bohjalian relates a story of love, world history and the human condition. These topics give birth to words on book jacket blurbs such as “spell binding,” “sweeping” and “epic.” Such labels and the literary concepts themselves are often too big. Readers of these tales can never make an intimate connection with the characters or find purchase to hang on for the journey.

David's Book Club: Fellow Travelers
Daily Beast
It adds up to enough for Thomas Mallon to have made a novel out the subject, his 2007book Fellow Travelers, which I have very belatedly finished last month. Since the middle 1990s, Mallon has published a series of novels set in the American past.

Daily Beast

Influential author Stephen R. Covey remembered as 'Papa' who put family first
Deseret News
The 79-year-old author died July 16 due to complications from a bicycling accident in April. Covey was once named one of Time magazine's 25 Most Influential Americans and he authored a number of books focused on leadership. "The 7 Habits of Highly ...

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Book Review | The Sandcastle Girls: Family's story illuminates genocide
Columbus Dispatch
Book Review | The Sandcastle Girls: Family's story illuminates genocide .... There's been plenty of news in the last week about The Hunger Games, the biggest book-to-movie series since Twilight. Here's a quick rundown... More Life & Entertainment Blogs...

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Book excerpt: Choosing better government leaders
Denver Post
The two ended up creating The Leaders Initiative, a not-for-profit organization whose mission is "to identify, develop and deploy society's great leaders into government." In "LEADOCRACY" (GreenleafBook Group, July 2012), Smart describes ways to improve ...

Mournful 'Heading Out to Wonderful' brings small town to life
Detroit Free Press
Greetings From Michigan: Book Beat and Baldwin Public Library present an afternoon with four Michigan authors of young adult literature, including Amy Ackley, author of "Sign Language"; Tracey Bilen, author of "What She Left Behind"; Beth Neff, author of ...

Author Keith Dunnavant turns to documentary filmmaking with 'Three Days at ...
University of Alabama football is something Dunnavant knows well. He is the author ofbooks about Paul “Bear” Bryant, the Crimson Tide's undefeated and uncrowned team of 1966, and Bart Starr, the former Alabama and Green Bay Packers quarterback.

The Next Chapter: The 14th Annual Harlem Book Fair
Back out on 135th Street, authors hawked their books and vendors sold their wares. While it didn't seem that a large volume of books were being sold, some authors were mostly interested in the exposure that the book fair offers. Authors like Harlem-born ...

Indian books find space on tablets at last
Daily News & Analysis
Users of tablets and e-readers such as Kindle will agree, what they miss on these devices are booksby Indian authors. Publishers ... “We have spent the last 12-18 months digitising our books, and taking necessary permissions for electronic distribution of all our books,” said Ananth Padmanabhan, vice-president, sales, Penguin India. Penguin is ... One would expect ebooks to be cheaper than print editions because publishers save on costs to print books, store them in warehouses, and display them at retail outlets.

Best-selling author Chris Bohjalian to speak Thursday
The Armenian Library and Museum of America is hosting a talk and book-signing Thursday by best-selling author Chris Bohjalian, who just released “The Sandcastle Girls,” a novel that explores the Armenian genocide. Bohjalian, who has written numerous other books including “Midwives,” will speak about his new book, which has earned glowing reviews from USA Today, The Washington Post, and The Seattle Times. The free event begins at 7:30 p.m. at 65 Main St. © Copyright 2012 Globe Newspaper Company.

Book sale at the beach
Your article has been sent. The public is invited to the annual Friends of the Hull Public Library BookSale on Saturday and July 29 at the Mary Jeanette Murray Bathhouse on Nantasket Beach. The sale hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., both days. Sale items include books, DVDs, and audio books, and come from the library's discards and from gifts and donations, according to library director Daniel Johnson.... After you register and pick a screen name, you can publish your comments everywhere on the site. Posting Policy.

Book Seeks To Solve Floyd Patterson Mysteries
Boxscore News
Patterson is “all there” in this book, though. Stratton covers the familiar territory of Patterson's rise from an emotionally disturbed boy who would hide in a hole in a subway tunnel to glory as an Olympic gold medalist, youngest man to win the world heavyweight ...

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Author digs deep into Michelle Obama's ethnic tapestry
Photo Courtesy of Gregory RobinsonRachel L. Swarns, author of "American Tapestry: The Story of the Black, White, and Multiracial Ancestors of Michelle Obama,"moved to Staten Island when she was 5 and lived in St. George with her parents, who still ... The book, published last month, traces Mrs. Obama's genealogy to Melvinia, a Georgia slave girl, and the girl's owner, Charles M. Shields, with whom she had a child, and links the first lady to her distant black and white cousins who descend from the two.

Woman Gets Naked In Public To Protest Book Pirates (NSFW ...
By enigmax
Oliveira, the author of several books, was transported to the Plaza de Armas in Lima, Peru, in the back of a truck Thursday. Once in place she did what the gentleman of the **AA's have dreamt about so often but have never had the courage to ...

Does pushing your favorite book on social media make a difference ...
By Chris Meadows
Earlier this month I mentioned a blog post by self-publishing writer Penelope Trunk on how clueless she found her traditional publisher when it came to. ... TeleRead - News and views on ebooks, libraries, publishing and related topics. HOME| · AROUND THE ... Tags: books, e-book, Guardian, Penelope Trunk, promotion · Facebook ... Can authors more effectively promote and profit from their own works if they self-publish than if they let a traditional publisher do it for them? There are ...
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Hemingway Days Attracts Author's Admirers « CBS Miami
By cbs4macdonald
Hemingway Days began July 17 with events including literary and theatrical presentations plus a marlin tournament. Another big event: a short story competition directed by author and Hemingway granddaughter Lorian Hemingway. Winning ...
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Book Shelves #30, 7.21.2012 | biblioklept
By Biblioklept
There's a basket with a Klee book and some mini umbrellas and other stuff, not pictured, and then this lot on the end, including to “Introducing” books that are remainders from my freshman year of college; they are terrible and I should get rid of ...

In The Teachers' Lounge: Free Digital Books
By Cindy
The other night I was poking around on Pintrest and came upon a blog that was sharing information about FREE books. I figured if I wanted might too. Check out how you can get books for all ages to download to you device: ...
In The Teachers' Lounge

Root Simple: Picture Sundays: A Book Forest
By Mr. Homegrown
Picture Sundays: A Book Forest · Saturday Linkages: Spoiled Kids, Leaf Blowers, and... Front Yard Vegetable Garden Update · Dr. Chase, 19th Century Mixologist · Tree Tobacco as a Stinging Nettle Cure · Black Nightshade (Solanum nigrum) ...
Root Simple

UPTOWNflavor » Harlem Book Fair introduces the next generation ...
By D. Bell
Back out on 135th Street, authors hawked their books and vendors sold their wares. While it didn't seem that a large volume of books were being sold, some authors were mostly interested in the exposure that the book fair offers. Authors like ...

Sunday Book Gossip | Miss Vain's Paranormal Fantasy
By MissVain
Sunday Book Gossip is inspired by The Story Siren, however it is not a meme. It is simply to reflect on the past week on my blog and to share the books I've received from either publishers for review or purchased myself or won! Please feel free ...
Miss Vain's Paranormal Fantasy

Digging » Lawn Gone! book available for pre-order
By Pam/Digging
I've installed a handy app called Browse My Books on my book's Facebook page (Lawn Alternatives—please “like” it to receive book updates and alt-lawn inspiration) that lets you order directly from various outlets, including Amazon, Barnes ...

Books - Flavorwire
10 Books to Put Hair On Your Chest ... Your Favorite Fictional Characters · Mike Stilkey's Wonderfully Whimsical Book Paintings. Recent Comments. “ Probably the most popular prepared jobs you will be told to publish through university are the... ” josh2k87 posted on Time Travel and Mayhem: A Literary Tour of H.G. Wells' ...

YA Books You Wish You'd Written First (6 books)
6 books based on 1 votes: Divergent by Veronica Roth, Delirium by Lauren Oliver , City of Bones ...Goodreads: Book reviews, recommendations, and discussion ...

Kindle Book Sites
Never judge a book by its movie. wordsoverpixels. ... 25 Most Wanted Books 25 Most Wanted ... diesel ebook store. ...

Army of authors -
... based on army culture have been an important part of China's literary scene. ... may not realize that many of the books and scripts are penned by actual soldiers. ... and author of Unrestricted Warfare, an acclaimed book on military strategy.

Tor eBooks are now DRM Free
Good E-Reader (blog)
Author John Scalzi has had a positive experience with the digital rights management not being prevlient in his books. In a recent blog post he said that “For those authors apprehensive about what having a DRM-free eBook out there means for sales and/or ...

Big Apple for bookworms
Sydney Morning Herald
Yes, Barnes & Noble is a big chain bookstore, but its branch at Union Square has an excellent weekly schedule of author appearances, all free. Over the years I've seen everyone from non-fiction heavyweights Joan Didion and Gay Talese discussing how ...

Sydney Morning Herald

Novelist Daniel Silva: I'll never kill off Gabriel Allon
Photo. Meet the author. Who: Daniel Silva. When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Where: Coral Gables Congregational Church, 3010 DeSoto Blvd. Cost: Free tickets available at Books & Books locations in Coral Gables, Miami Beach, and Bal Harbour Shops locations.

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