Woodward book on Obama coming Sept. 10

Woodward book on Obama coming Sept. 10
USA TODAY (blog)
Said a blurb from the publisher: "Like his 12 number #1 national bestsellers from All the President's Men to Obama's Wars, Bob Woodward's new book, on President Obama's handling of the economy, takes us inside the rooms where the nation's business is negotiated at the highest levels." Woodward does have his work cut out for him; there are more than a dozen books on the inner workings of Team Obama, so there may not be much new to say. This may be the most contemporaneously chronicled administration ...

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Mark Coker: Significant Disruption For Traditional Publishers Still To Come
In its first year, 2008, it published 140 books, and growth since then has been astonishing. Last year Smashwords helped authors publish more than 92000books, and in 2012 the running total is already at 130000. I recently had a chat with Coker and in this, ...


Book Review: Tana French delivers another winner
''Broken Harbor,'' the fourth novel in Tana French's Dublin Murder Squad series, takes its name from the former seaside resort where Mick ''Scorcher'' Kennedy (the by-the-book detective who antagonizes Frank Mackey in 2010's ''Faithful Place") vacationed ...

Hong Kong Book Fair Attracts 900000 Visitors Despite Storm
MarketWatch (press release)
Hong Kong, Jul 25, 2012 (ACN Newswire via COMTEX) -- The 23rd annual HKTDC Hong Kong Book Fair, which ended yesterday, attracted some 900000 visitors during its week-long run. This was despite having to close at 5:45pm on Monday, ... The most popular pavilion was the GeneralBooks Pavilion (92 per cent), followed by the Taiwan Publishing Community (84 per cent), Teen's World (82 per cent) and the Multimedia & Stationery Zone (81 per cent). More than 70 per cent of the respondents said that the Art ...

Sam Kean, author of 'Violinist's Thumb,' on genes and how they affect who we are
Washington Post
His book “The Violinist's Thumb” focuses on DNA. Smaller Text Larger Text ... He is the author of “The Violinist's Thumb,” a freshly published romp through the history of genetic science and the double helixes that make up our personhood. Like Kean's 2010 ...

Book Review: "The Communist" - Does Frank Marshall Davis Have An ...
Full disclosure: The author is both my colleague and my friend. I respect him, myself and our country far too much to pull any punches in reviewing this importantbook. Let me, then, start with the book's faults: Kengor doesn't know how to use the pluperfect ...


'Fifty Shades of Grey' lures book lovers to Seattle
--'Fifty Shades' tourists: Fictional Christian Grey is luring book-loving tourists to Seattle, USA TODAY's Laura Bly reports. Every day at the downtown Escala highrise, where Grey lives in E.L. James' erotic trilogy, "at least 20 'young and attractive' women from ...


BOOK REVIEW: 'No Higher Power'
Washington Times
Published with the speed of a Revolutionary War-era pamphlet, “No Higher Power: Obama's War on Religious Freedom” bangs the drum loudly about the “change”authors Phyllis Schlafly and George Neumayr assert President Obama and his administration ...

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Faultline Fiction book group celebrates Margaret Mahy
The Guardian
Our favourite books of hers are The Lion in the Meadow, Bubble Trouble (especially because the language in the book makes you dribble and spit trying to read it out loud), The Man Whose Mother Was a Pirate, and 100 Ride Bus Ticket. We are very sad now ...

The Guardian

New Book Teaches How to Grow Your Business Into a National Franchise Brand ...
MarketWatch (press release)
While other books discuss "how" to franchise a company, Five Pennies: Ten Rules to Successfully Build a Franchise Mega-Brand and Maximize System Profits deep-dives into the reality of growing a national brand beyond the startup phase. In short, Five Pennies has ... Verne Harnish, bestselling author and Fortune Magazine columnist, says, "There are a handful of disciplines necessary to drive any successful business and a critical discipline that is unique to the mega-franchise business. Five Pennies gets right to ...

Portrait of the author as a caring spymaster
Kansas City Star
"I wept when I wrote that chapter," Silva confesses, referring to the finale of his last book, the bestseller "Portrait of a Spy." Even though "I knew it was coming from the beginning," the novel's death scene .... The books are "hugely intelligent thrillers which give you an exciting plot and a page-turning story but have smart insights into contemporary politics in the Middle East," says Jonathan Burnham, senior vice president and publisher at Harper. "Daniel lives in D.C., and he's deeply connected to the world of real ...

Australia drops case over Guantanamo detainee's book profits
Los Angeles Times
Former Guantanamo inmate David Hicks is the author of "Guantanamo: My Journey." (Greg Wood ... The Australian government on Tuesday dropped its case against David Hicks in which it sought to block the former Guantanamo detainee from profiting from "Guantanamo: My Journey," a book he wrote about his experiences. Hicks, described as a ... to be about $10300. "Guantanamo: My Journey" is not currently available from a U.S. publisher. ALSO: Blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng to publish memoir ...

Book Review: Otaku Spaces by Patrick W. Galbraith and Androniki Christodoulou
Blogcritics.org (blog)
An underlying topic of the book is the way that media is shaping public space, not only the beautifully photographed,crowded rooms of the interview subjects, but whole neighborhoods in Japan, such as Akihabara, which are devoted entirely to otaku culture. ... Article Author: Rhetta Akamatsu. Rhetta Akamatsu is an authorand online journalist who writes about music, books, movies, and more. She is theauthor of The Irish Slaves: Slavery, Indentured Servitude and Contract Labor Among Irish Immigrants, Haunted ...

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I Hate This Book So Much: A Meditation
(And I love my books—the ones I've written—or most of them anyway—but there are certainly people who hate them.) Statistically speaking, somewhere out there this book will almost certainly find a loving reader who is not part of the author's immediate ...


Book Review: 1st to Die by James Patterson
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And why does Jill, the assistant D.A. prosecuting the suspect, make an appearance much later in the book? Another issue I ... As a result, Patterson's novel is an exploration of the hindrances of gender in a book that investigates sexual murders. The plot is ... Sixty Minute Manga · Image for this feature Scott Butki's Book Time: Interviews with Authors · Image for this feature Spine Mingling: Author Interviews · Image for this feature Dark Alley Report · Image for this feature A Kid With a View · view more Books features ...

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'On the Island' author Tracey Garvis Graves' path to romance
Tracey Garvis Graves has one of those dream-come-true stories that make otherauthors simultaneously delirious with joy on her behalf and jealous as all-get-out. See, Tracey self-published a book that had been soundly rejected by the traditional publishing ...


It's Literally Wednesday: The AJC Decatur Book Festival News for Kids!
Decatur Metro
If you are a kid, have a kid, were a kid, or know of any kids, then you'll definitely want to check out some of the great children's authors and illustrators coming to Decatur. Here are just some of the highlights. The Saturday parade is being ... Dav Pilkey, author/illustrator of the Captain Underpants books, Super Diaper Baby books, Dragon books, Ricky Ricotta books, Dumb Bunnies books, and Ook and Gluk books will be here on Sunday for a signing only. Highlights on The Escape (YA) stage include David Levithan, ...

Book Review: The End of the Twins by Saul Diskin
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While as a rule I am not a big fan of memoirs, and even less so if the author is not of a great public interest, I have to admit that Saul Diskin's The End of the Twins touched me deeply and kept me engrossed from the first to the last page. While the... for this feature Sixty Minute Manga · Image for this feature Scott Butki's BookTime: Interviews with Authors · Image for this feature Spine Mingling: AuthorInterviews · Image for this feature Dark Alley Report · Image for this feature A Kid With a View · view more Books features ...

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McCartney Chooses Upstart Music Publisher Kobalt, Scorning EMI and Sony
New York Times (blog)
Since MPL's deal with Kobalt is only for administration — in which the publisher typically takes a small share of revenue, perhaps even less than 10 percent — its departure may not be a huge financial hit for EMI. But the loss of Mr. McCartney is symbolic, not ...

New York Times (blog)

'The Art and Making of The Dark Knight Trilogy'
Lexington Herald Leader
A beautifully artistic photo book, it's a worthy addition to any film student or Batman reader's collection of "making of" books. Coming from a background in smaller films, director Christopher Nolan never took for granted that he'd make all three Batman films so ...

Literary East Village Loses Another Longstanding Page
Wall Street Journal
It was the second loss of a neighborhood literary beacon within the past year. Last September, Life Café, a longtime hub for poets and writers on East 10th Street—Jonathan Larson penned "Rent" there—closed after 30 years. Two years before that, Holiday ...

Wall Street Journal

Classic books coming to the movies: Catherine and Anna and Daisy, oh my!
Houston Chronicle (blog)
A book blog with Maggie Galehouse. Resize the text Larger | Smaller ... Thank you, Entertainment Weekly, for doing what I meant to do: compiling a list of literaryclassics being made into films in 2012. Here's what we have to look forward to in the coming ...

Houston Chronicle (blog)

The Books HuffPost Staff Are Reading This Summer
Huffington Post
Kate Bornstein is a critically acclaimed author, playwright, performance artist, and gender theorist whose books like "Gender Outlaw" and "My Gender Workbook" have changed the way academics, activists and everyday people think about and conceptualize gender. "A Queer And Pleasant Danger," her first ... This book interweaves the biographies of President James Garfield, his assassin, and Alexander Graham Bell with a history of 19th century medicine in a really fascinating way. Well-written by an amazing ...

Publisher's Pick: When the arts thrive, so too does Rochester
Bari Amadio certainly stands tall for a diminutive woman. She is a plucky person of determination and a powerful, relentless advocate of the local arts in her role as executive director of the Rochester Arts Council. Just ask anyone who has tried to say “No!

Announcing Our First eBook
By Gabe Glick
MacStories is pleased to announce their first eBook, MacStories Features: OS X Mountain Lion, for $6.99. With a detailed review of Mountain Lion, numerous sections covering its new apps and features in depth, and 30% of its proceeds going ...

Authors band together to attack pirate e-book site | TeleRead: News ...
By Chris Meadows
Here's something I just became aware of on Facebook. A number of authors are banding together to fight a popular e-book piracy site based in Canada. Author.
TeleRead: News and views on e-books,...

Perfume that smells like a freshly printed book
By Jason Kottke
Perfume that smells like a freshly printed bookJUL 24 2012. Paper Passion is a perfume that smells like a book. This is an opportunity to celebrate all the gloriosensuality of books, at a time when many in the industry are turning against them.

Jack Daniel's Gives Obscure Author a Mega-Shot of Publicity ...
The company — which rather than breaking a bottle over Mr. Wensink's head asked him, nicely, to change the book's cover in future editions so it didn't resemble the classic black Jack Daniel's label — got a mega-shot of good publicity when ...

How to Use a Book Cover as a Shield - GalleyCat
By Jason Boog
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers is looking for a Publicist- LBYR. next job SmithsonianBooks is looking for a Editorial Assistant, Smithsonian Books. next job Candlewick Press is looking for a Publishing Technologies Specialist. next job ...

Amped-Up Ebook Apps | American Libraries Magazine
By Sanhita SinhaRoy
I wrote here a few months ago about reading—its power and ubiquity and transcendence of format: “The authors and publishers get it; the ways in which the stories are displayed come and go, and what matters are the story and the storytelling.” ... which may or may not have handed over the entire ebook market to Amazon at the expense of Apple; the ongoing legal tug-of-war between the Authors Guild and HathiTrust; the myriad maneuvers in the library world about who gets books ...
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AUTHORS TOP 10: Lou Morgan “Blood & Feathers” - Book Chick City
By Carolyn
If you read this blog on a regular basis, then you know I have a thing for angels right now, so thisbook seems like the perfect read… Born in Wales, Lou Morgan grew up in a house with an attic full of spiders and now lives on the south coast of ...
Book Chick City

JURIST - Paper Chase: Australia abandons appropriation of book ...
By Dan Taglioli
The book, Guantanamo, My Journey [publisher materials], chronicles Hicks's time at Guantanamo and the subsequent seven-month sentence he served in an Australian prison under a control order imposed by the country conditional to his ... The CDPP had sought to have the book profits, Aus$10000 (USD $10200) from the sale of 30000 books, declared criminal proceeds seizable by the state [AFP report] under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, but was forced to abandon the action: ...
Paper Chase

GIVEAWAY: Nourished Baby E-Book | Food Renegade
By KristenM
It's no secret that I'm a fan of Nourished Baby, a lovely, information-packed e-book by my friend, Heather Dessinger. This week, I'm pleased to announce that I am giving away not one, but TWO copies of this e-book to my readers!
Food Renegade

Casey's Literary Rants | Literary Escapism
By Casey
Casey Literary Rants In which I rant about picture books. Apart from the highly publicized “Go The Fuck to Sleep,” nearly all picture books are meant for children. To that I say, “Screw society! I'm still a kid!” I'm so mature, I know. But that's the point. ... I used to be able to read the entirebook from memory (literally word for word, with description of the pictures for the added benefit of anyone forced to listen to me). Now ... If you would like to visit LE as a guest author, please click here.
Literary Escapism

TED Blog | In short: Rare Book School in session, Amelia Earhart ...
By Kate Torgovnick
Rare Books School. Here, some great finds from across the internet, for your reading pleasure: Others may dream of the beach this summer, but we secretly wish we were at Rare BookSchool, a five-week long camp that brings together ...
TED Blog

Harry Potter Author JK Rowling to Construct Two Blue Forest ...
JK Rowling has thrilled millions of children around the world with her Harry Potter books, but now the multi-millionaire is treating her own kids to two magical ...

The Book Club is Updated! - The Daily Beast
One of the most popular features of the blog has been our regular book reviews, ... The reviews cover a wide variety of books: classics as well as new releases. ... not describe American politics as they are, but as the author wishes they were.

Book Club
Book Club. A place to keep track of books we might want to read, or all things pertaining to thebook club. Photo of Alison Arnold Rowe · Dawn Yoshimura ...

Elsevier partners with Kno for eBook Distribution
Good E-Reader (blog)
The Kno platform for Pageburst will mirror the look of a traditional print textbook and will give students and educators direct access to all-new dynamic and interactive learning tools. Now with Elsevier's Pageburst digital titles being on the Kno platform, it will ...

Bob Miller Launches Latest Book, Abyss of Consequences
U.S. Politics Today
LAUDERDALE, FL, July 25, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Author Bob Miller releases his latest book on July 25. ... Miller's perceptive, no-holds-barred and often-controversial writing will evoke a range of emotions in the reader: empathy, disdain, horror, amusement, appreciation, awe and fascination among others, depending on the subject of each chapter. ... Abyss of Consequences is Miller's seventh book and will be available on Amazon.com and at Barnes and Noble and other fine bookstores, priced at $12.99.

In LA this week: Heavenly visions, Zen Buddhism and true believers
Los Angeles Times
Barnes & Noble The Grove at Farmers Market. 7/26 7:30 p.m.: Zócalo ... 7/27 7:30 p.m.: AuthorDouglas Brinkley will discuss and sign his biography "Cronkite." Warwicks ... Carolyn Kellogg is a staff writer covering books and publishing. She wants to know the ...

Bookstores to feed your reading addiction
Stuff.co.nz (blog)
Hi, my name is Karen and I have an addiction. I can't stop reading. Everything from the stale-smelling tomes you pick up from library shelves to mildewed $1 classics from the bargain bin at second-hand shops. I buy a lot of my books online these days (thank ...

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