Book exceprt: Paterno deeply pained by firing

Book exceprt: Paterno deeply pained by firing
Yahoo! Sports
Author Joe Posnanski, who moved his family to State College to work on the book last year before the Jerry Sandusky scandal broke and Paterno was fired days after the grand jury indicted Sandusky. The following excerpts are due to appear in the ...

A Preview of Paterno, the New Joe Paterno Biography: Profiles: GQ
In the summer of 2011, Penn State football coach Joe Paterno allowed the journalist Joe Posnanski, then a senior writer for Sports Illustrated, to join him in State ...

As time ticks down, publishers and Authors Guild slam ebook settlement
On Wednesday, the Authors Guild, publishers Penguin and Macmillan, and Apple filed their opposition to the Department of Justice's proposed ebook pricing settlement with Hachette, HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster. I covered Apple's response ...

Book excerpt: The rise of Derland Moore
ESPN (blog)'s SoonerNation is running excerpts from Jake Trotter's “I Love Oklahoma/I Hate Texas,” the first book to detail the Red River Rivalry from the Oklahoma viewpoint, examining the games, moments and heroes Sooners fans love to remember.

Jerry Sandusky writing book from behind bars
New York Daily News (blog)
Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State assistant football coach who was convicted of serial child molestation this past June, is now writing his second book from behind prison bars, according to WJAC-TV. Sandusky will be sentenced in September for the ...

The Joys and Hazards of Self-Publishing on the Web
New York Times
Among them are self-publishing a manuscript as an e-book; self-publishing through myriad companies that print on demand, in which a paperback or hardcover book is printed each time it is purchased; and buying an array of services, from editing and ...

Book Review: 'Solo: A Memoir of Hope '
Bleacher Report
The book is about much more than soccer. Her family is a vital part of her story. Grandma Alice, Grandpa Pete, her mother Judy and father Gerry, brother Marcus and many more play a crucial role in who Solo is today. For all the lovestruck, goo-goo-eyed ...

Bleacher Report

Hachette Tells Authors And Tor To Use DRM Because It Is Awesome Or Something
At the time of the announcement, Tor's president stated that the policy change was made at the request of both authors and readers who felt that DRM was a hinderance to their enjoyment of ebooks. As we know, DRM is not an effective measure against ...

New children's book aims to help save endangered dugongs
Chicago Tribune
Dhyum is the creation of Australian scientist Mariana Fuentes, who decided to use a children's picture book to teach children and their parents about protecting dugongs, which some experts say are the source of mermaid tales. "I think that through ...

Book Talk-Two US brothers divided and united by murder
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Divided by the abduction and murder of their teenage sister decades ago, two brothers in a small Ohio town must overcome their adversarial relationship when faced with a new killing that has seemingly random ties to each of them.

Sony's New E-Reader Adds Facebook Integration
Customers with a valid library card and borrow free e-books from over 15000 libraries in the United States. Of course, Sony also has its own Reader Store full of e-books, newspapers and magazines. Also similar to other e-book services, that content can ...

Romance authors celebrate Georgette Heyer on her 110th birthday
(And, hey, for even more Georgette fun, check out the festivities at Sourcebooks, including a sale on her e-books and other fun stuff on Sourcebooks' Georgette Heyer Facebook page. And now, here's what some of our favorite authors have to say (listed...


A Novel Asks Seattle to Laugh at Itself
New York Times
Books of The Times: 'Where'd You Go, Bernadette' by Maria Semple (August 7, 2012)... Nicole Dewey, a spokeswoman for Little, Brown, said the publisher printed 30000 copies, an optimistic number in these days of small print runs and big e-book sales.

New York Times

About Books: Former newspaper writer revisits Massillon as novelistn
Canton Repository
25 at Backlist Books in Massillon. The author will sign copies of both Book One and Book Two in the Song of the Red Sparrow series. “I'm excited to be appearing at Backlist Books. I love the independent bookstores and love supporting them,” said Riggs ...

Book Review: The Way the World Works: Essays by Nicholson Baker (blog)
The book compiles essays that go back to the 1990s, and is divided into six sections. “Life” is obviously autobiographical, and its chronology dryly follows an intermittent and episodic path through the author's experience. “Reading” collects prose ...

BOOKS: 50 Shades of Grey marketing phenom goes mainstream
North County Times
Stuart Weitzman and Marc New York have Grey-struck campaigns in the fat September issues of fashion magazines, the former touting black stilettos and high, Anastasia Steele-worthy boots called "Fifty Fifty," named not for the blockbuster bondage books ...

Romance author Donna Kauffman loves her some SYTYCD
Donna is a big-time romance author (Babycakes comes out in October), so I was thrilled when she agreed to share a teaser to her recaps here at HEA. Plus, then I get to say stuff like, "I was talking to Donna Kauffman the other day …" and people in the...


Anybody Have a Book?
New York Times
There were all kinds of titles, all donated by publishers, from literary fiction and memoirs to books about periodontal disease, Hamptons dogs, gardening, dieting and bras. “Something for everyone,” said Ali Wentworth, who had sold out of her humorous...

New York Times

Ira Glass: By the Book
New York Times
I just finished the manuscript of the new book “Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die; Cherish, Perish, a Novel,” by David Rakoff. It's a rhyming “novel,” very funny and very sad, which is my favorite combination. Were there any books that helped with the process ...

Influential comic book artist Joe Kubert dies at 85
Washington Post
Joe Kubert, the influential comic book artist and writer whose rugged, hyper-masculine artwork included Tarzan, the flying super-hero Hawkman, the World War II infantryman Sgt. Rock, and graphic novels about the Bosnian war and the Holocaust, died Aug ...

Student's online search for help yields response from author
New York Daily News
A high school student who posted online asking for her own personal cliff notes for an assigned book received a detailed response from an unusual source, the book's author. The student's posting in Yahoo! Answers asked for a "complete review, including ...

New York Daily News

Earnings Preview: B&N 1Q an update on Nook
WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Barnes & Noble, the largest traditional U.S. bookseller, has been has been investing heavily in its e-book reader and e-book library to offset tough competition from online retailers and discount stores. Meanwhile, more and more ...

Book Review: The Last Israelis by Noah Beck (blog)
The book is an excellent effort by the author, however the dialog is a bit clunky and sometimes goes into lengthy dialogue exchange in order to convey a single point, which brings the plot to a halt. That being said, it is still a readable and ... (blog)

Book Review: Reinvention by Maya Donenfeld (blog)
Sprinkled throughout are vignettes about the author's childhood, family, and sewing experience making this book feel more like a conversation than an instruction manual. I've already completed my first project from this book (Tyvek Mailer Banner) and ...

Harry Harrison, science fiction satirist and author of 'Stainless Steel Rat ...
Washington Post
LONDON — American author Harry Harrison, whose space-age spoofs delighted generations of science fiction fans, has died, a friend said Wednesday. ... in 1925, Harrison served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II before working freelance as a ...

Literary Jukebox: Get your music and lit fixes in one place
Updated. The idea behind Literary Jukebox is simple, but I think it's a good one: Each day site creator/curator Maria Popova chooses a passage from one of her favoritebooks and pairs it with a song. The current selection, for example, quotes Susan ...


Book Review - The Best American Short Plays 2010-2011, edited by William W ... (blog)
Home Books Book Review - The Best American Short Plays 2010-2011, edited by William W. Demastes. "A sinister cabal of superior writers." ... An argument may be offered that all literary work is thematically based on love. A bad pun may be suggested ...

Sea Level Rise Dramatized in Multimedia “Book App”
Scientific American (blog)
Mobile; Scientific American Digital; Briefings on Science; Classics from SA Archives; SA/FSG Books. Subscribe: Digital / Print ... I just said “take in” the book and not “read” the book because Deep Water, published by TED (yes, the conference people...

Scientific American (blog)

This fall, Hollywood will be going by the books
Didn't read the book? Not to worry. A flurry of movies pegged to best-selling books — both classic and contemporary — arrive in theaters this fall and winter, primers for those who never quite made it through the real deal. 'The Paperboy' by Pete ...


Book Review: Kidini Bully Prevention and Child Safety Parent and Child ... (blog)
However, today, I am elated to share information about a book that will help parents, and educators gain valuable knowledge about bully prevention and child safety. Bullying is so different today, because of the internet . After reading Kidini Bully ... (blog)

Apple bashes Amazon and proposed ebook settlement — paidContent
By Laura Hazard Owen
Laura covers book publishing, paywalls and magazines for GigaOM, and has a particular interest ine-book pricing and e-singles. She was previously the editor of Publishing Trends, a website and newsletter for the book publishing industry, ...

Sony's New eReader Is Light, Pleasant, and Massively Late to the ...
By Kyle Wagner
Sony's got a new ereader. It's actually quite nice. It's just not as nice as all the other ereaders that are either out or about to be out. And sadly, it's more expensive than its direct competitors, too. Poor Sony.

Book Excerpt: Paul McCartney Goes From 'Eleanor Rigby' to 'Silly ...
Book Excerpt: Paul McCartney Goes From 'Eleanor Rigby' to 'Silly Love Songs' and Back Again. Read an ... When he downshifted from "Eleanor Rigby" to odes to comic books like "Magneto and Titanium Man," the critics lambasted him. Music News

The new book by Paul Tough
By Tyler Cowen
Since I had been looking for a detailed description of Obama policies –the one that economists usually don't provide but good journalists may do– I bought Grunwald's new book. I have just read the introduction and I wonder why you said that ...
Marginal Revolution

Win a Book Deal with Cash Money Content; Authors Ashley and ...
By Biba Adams (@BibatheDiva)
The latest chapter for Cash Money is books. The Cash Money Young Authors Draft gives one young urban author a chance to get their story published and heard with an eBook deal with Cash Money Content Books.” The Cash Money Content ...

Jerry Sandusky is Writing a Book in Prison | The Big Lead
By Stephen Douglas (CRM!)
... victims, Touched: The Jerry Sandusky Story. As Raoul Duke once said, “Many fine books have been written in prison.” From WJAC-TV: Sources told 6 News at first, it was believed Sandusky was writing his version of events that he wants to read at his sentencing. Now, those sources said Sandusky is apparently working on writing a second book, and doing so with the help of his wife, Dottie. ... Potential profits go to the victims, right? I can't imagine this goes to print…what publisher?
The Big Lead

Not the book my Pekar promised me | Mondoweiss
By Philip Weiss
Guernica has published an excerpt of the great Harvey Pekar's posthumous volume on Zionism, Not the Israel My Parents Promised Me, and the promise of the title is undermined, just as I feared it would be, by the intervention of JT Waldman, ...

Summer Reading: The East Hampton Library's Authors Night ...
By Erica Schwiegershausen
Literary aficionados of all breeds meandered between tables with plastic cups of wine, accumulating stacks of personally inscribed hardcovers. Sitting beside a large pile of copies of his ... “It's the bestbook ever written about Little Bighorn … It makes all other books, and there are some 200 on the subject, worthless. “I've gotta find the author … Oh God, you've ruined my evening!” he exclaimed good-naturedly. “I'll tell you what you can do. Go to Amazon, type 'Custer,' and it's the one ...

Harry Harrison, author of 'Deathworld' and the book that inspired ...
By Adi Robertson
His books toed the line between science fiction adventure, humor, and satire, often with a strong anti-military bent informed by his time in the US Army Air Corps. Despite this, Harrison is probably best known indirectly — as the author of Make ...
The Verge - All Posts

Sony PRS-T2 eReader finally becomes official | Ubergizmo
By Hubert Nguyen
Priced at $129, this is an eReader that aims at a crowd who want a [...] ... In addition to uploadingbooks in open formats, readers can also borrow digital books from select public libraries (15000 according to Sony). Obviously, users can also ...

Paperback Writer: Book Drop Results #2
By Lynn Viehl
Last month I tried a book dropping experiment to test my ability to match people with books I think they'd enjoy. This required the test subjects to tell me what sort of story they most liked to read, and then me sending them a book without telling ...
Paperback Writer

Apple says DOJ's e-book proposed settlement is “fundamentally ...
In June, the DOJ announced a proposed settlement with Hachette Book Group, ... or other promotions to consumers to encourage the sale of the publishers' e- books. ... Business Editor at Ars Technica, and is also a radio producer and author.

Edinburgh International Book festival: day six bulletin | Books ...
What a beautiful morning: day six at the Edinburgh International Book Festival ... fans too, with appearances from crime legend Ruth Rendell, Icelandic author Yrsa ... Tonight's Unbound is Last Orders, featuring Irish authors Maeve Higgins, Julie ... Kindle ebook sales have overtaken Amazon print sales, says book seller ...

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