How Publishing A Book Is Like Giving Birth

How Publishing A Book Is Like Giving Birth To A Baby
Emily Giffin is the author of six blockbuster best-sellers, including her latest, Where We Belong, and she's the mother of three young children in Atlanta. (One of her books, Baby Proof, actually looked at the very question of choosing to remain child ...

Handicapping the 2012 National Book Awards
Publishers Weekly
The 2012 National Book Awards finalists were announced earlier this week, and to help us all make sense of the field of 20, PW's editors parsed through the selections to tell us what to expect come awards night. Fiction ... But, it does seem to me that ...

One on One: Robin Sloan, Author and 'Media Inventor'
New York Times (blog)
People think the e-book debate is about books versus computers, but as it goes on, you realize that they actually have a lot in common. One of the things I'm trying get across is that books are just as much technology as your iPhone. When books were ...

New York Times (blog)

Book Review Podcast: The Final Book in Lois Lowry's 'Giver' Quartet
New York Times (blog)
This week in The New York Times Book Review, Robin Wasserman reviews “Son,” by Lois Lowry, the fourth book in her groundbreaking “Giver” quartet. It's the first book for young adults featured on the cover of theBook Review since Christopher Hitchens ...

New York Times (blog)

Book notes
Chicago Sun-Times
Samantha Geimer, now 47, has a deal with Atria Books for “The Girl: Emerging from the Shadow of Roman Polanski.” Atria, a Simon & Schuster imprint, announced the bookwill come out next fall. According to Atria, Geimer will provide “insight into many ...

Author Mantel eyes Booker history, Self a contender
Chicago Tribune
The annual literary award to an author from the Commonwealth, Zimbabwe or Ireland will be handed out at a glitzy dinner in London on Tuesday, and the build-up this year has been dominated by 60-year-old Mantel. She won the Booker in 2009 with "Wolf ...

Delhi book shops yet to stock Mo Yan's books
New Delhi: Chinese writer Mo Yan, who has won this year's Nobel Prize for literature, is relatively unknown to Indian readers and book shops in the capital were Friday scrambling to put his books on their shelves. Books by Mo, who was Thursday named ...

Amazon: breaking even on popular Kindle sales
Christian Science Monitor
That aggressive pricing is part of his goal to get Kindle tablets in as many hands as possible in order to broaden the base of consumers for Amazon's online content – frombooks to games to video – which is the real cash cow of Amazon. That strategy ...

Christian Science Monitor

Sarah Palin says she will release a book on fitness and proper diet
Christian Science Monitor
“We promise you what we do works and allows a fulfilling quality of life and sustenance anyone can enjoy,” Palin said, calling the future release “our unique and motivatingbook.” Palin is the author of "Going Rogue: An American Life," which was ...

Christian Science Monitor

LAPL says 'YAy for YA!' with Teen Read Week mini-convention
Los Angeles Times
There's no question young adult literature has become a cultural juggernaut, with the genre increasingly becoming a feeding ground for movie studios and more adults buying young-adult booksthan the intended teen audience. Whether it's sci-fi or ...

World's biggest book fair studies classroom of future
Visitors look at e-books for children at the 64th Frankfurt Book Fair in Frankfurt, Germany, on October 10, 2012. The digital world is knocking at the classroom door, but it is not simply a matter of shifting from paper to screen, ... Photographers ...

Dust Bowl author Timothy Egan to open Tech Presidential series
Egan, author of “The Worst Hard Time,” spent two years researching and writing the book that focused on the Dust Bowl era and received the National Book Award. General admission tickets are $15, and available through Select-A-Seat, 770-2000.

Book News: Tom Hanks's New Typewriter, Digital Lending Library
New Yorker (blog)
Read an interview with Katherine Boo about her book “Behind the Beautiful Forevers,” which was just nominated for a National Book Award. Boo's piece “Opening Night,” which ran in a 2009 issue of the New Yorker, follows some of the same characters who...

New Yorker (blog)

Don't Judge a Book by Its Cover--or a Woman by Her Wardrobe
Huffington Post (blog)
Maya Rodale is the author of multiple historical romance novels, as well as the nonfiction bookDangerous Books for Girls: The Bad Reputation of Romance Novels, Explained. She has a master's degree from New York University and lives in Manhattan with ...

Rohini Nilekani pours her wealth into getting books to India's poorest children
Christian Science Monitor
"My mission is to put a book in every child's hand," says Rohini Nilekani. That's an ambitious goal anywhere, but especially in India, where there are more than 300 million children, most of whom can't afford books, or even read. Skip to next paragraph ...

Christian Science Monitor

Book Review: The Devil's Redhead by David Corbett (blog)
Now, for the first time it is available in a beautifully formatted eBook with a new, and starkly evocative cover, from Road. A decade ago, it bode well for ex-private eye Corbett's future as a novelist. That opening somehow ... (blog)

Book Review - 'The Casual Vacancy'
Spencer Daily Reporter
Book Review - 'The Casual Vacancy'. Friday, October 12, 2012. By Kate Padilla, Daily Reporter Staff. By J.K. Rowling. Little, Brown, 503 pp. $35. In her adult, non-wizarding debut, literary giant J.K. Rowling takes readers to the small parish town of ...

Review: Climbing the crime career ladder in 'Live by Night'
Los Angeles Times
Although his fame comes from a different sub-genre — a series of critically acclaimed private-eye novels — and the not-quite-ganglandish "Mystic River" and "Shutter Island," Lehane's new book is unquestionably a gangster novel. And, no surprise from ...

BOOK REVIEW: 'Turner Monet Twombly'
Washington Times
The author Thomas Merton wrote, “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” It's an accurate assessment. When you go ... Turner over many years.” The Monet-Twombly link, which the author admits “might seem more tenuous,” is ...

Swedish government body funding book on Israeli 'apartheid'
Jewish Telegraphic Agency
(JTA) -- The Swedish Arts Council is sponsoring and distributing a new book which presents Israel as a racist entity comparable to apartheid South Africa. The council, a government body, has allocated $8,985 toward publishing and distributing "The ...

'Rich Dad, Poor Dad' Author Files for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
But apparently the fame went to his head because according to court papers obtained by the Post, Kiyosaki, who published his first "Rich Dad" book in 1994, never paid the Annex its rightful share. Said founder and chairman Bill Zanker: "Oprah believed ...

Best-Selling Books, Week Ended Oct. 7
Wall Street Journal
Print-book data providers include all major booksellers and Web retailers, and food stores (excluding Wal-Mart ). E-book data providers include all major e-book retailers. Free e-books and those sold for

BOOK REVIEW: 'The Endgame'
Washington Times
One hopes they will be better treated by reviews of this volume than by reviews of their first book, “The Generals' War.” The New York Times allowed an author with a competing book on the market to slam theirs; it was one of the most unprofessional ...

Washington Times

Frankfurt Book Fair 2012: Metadata: The Whack-A-Mole of Book Discoverability
Publishers Weekly
And as more consumers around the world go online they encounter information on all kinds of books, many of which they will want—but will be unable to buy. “Today, every book you publish is visible everywhere, even if you can't buy it [because of ...

Read This Book, Win The Election | The Baseline Scenario
By Simon Johnson
By Simon Johnson With the presidential election looming and both sides looking for a knockout blow in the vice-presidential debate on Thursday evening, now is a good time for both Democrats and Republicans to look for one more defining ...
The Baseline Scenario

Post-discovery Higgs Books | Not Even Wrong
By woit
The Higgs particle has been the main player in various popular books about particle physics since before many of today's college students were born, with Lederman and Teresi's The God Particle going back to 1993. ... Baggott's book is quite a bit shorter, and has much more of a linear structure, taking the reader historically through the development of the Standard Model and its experimental tests, up through the LHC and the work of CMS and ATLAS that led to the Higgs discovery.
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Clive Barker Teams With deviantART On Crowdsourced Book
By Adam Popescu
Andy Warhol once said "being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art." He was right. Take for example, deviantArt. If you haven't heard of this social network for artists, here's your wake up call.

'Rich Dad, Poor Dad' Author Filed Bankruptcy - Business Insider
By Jill Krasny
The Author Of The 'Rich Dad, Poor Dad' Books Has Filed For Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. Jill Krasny | Oct. 11, 2012, 6:03 PM | 19,839 | 29 ... But apparently the fame went to his head because according to court papers obtained by the Post, Kiyosaki, who published his first "Rich Dad" book in 1994, never paid the Annex its rightful share. Said founder and chairman Bill Zanker: "Oprah believed in him, and Will Smith believed in him, but he didn't keep his promise to us." Kiyosaki's Rich Global ...
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A glass pyramid filled with nothing but books
By Annalee Newitz
A glass pyramid filled with nothing but books Rotterdam has a new public library called BookMountain, and it's exactly what the name suggests. A pyramid-shaped glass shell several floors designed to look like a mountain made of books.

Pippa Middleton Is Struggling to Celebrate: New Book Not Getting ...
By Jon Boon - Radar Reporter The company publishing Pippa Middleton's party-planning guide in the U.S. is struggling to get it serialized here, is exclusively reporting. Now that Pippa, 29, isn't going to be doing a tour of ...
Radar Online

World's biggest book fair studies classroom of future | The Raw Story
By Agence France-Presse
Visitors scroll through e-books for children at the 64th Frankfurt Book Fair in Frankfurt. Topics: interactive content ♢ technology in the classroom. The digital world is knocking at the classroom ...But children, who are one of the central themes of the Frankfurt Book Fair this year, paradoxically tend to be more savvy at handling the devices and are sometimes viewed as intuitively digital. The fair, which attracts publishers, authors, translators and multimedia companies from more than 100 ...
The Raw Story

The Autobiography of Malcolm X Book Club, Part 3, Bryan Caplan ...
By Bryan Caplan
This motivates him to improve his reading ability, but almost every book is too difficult for him. So he gets a dictionary and copies the first page: I woke up the next morning, thinking about those words - immensely proud to realize that not only ...
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Octavia Spencer writing books for middle schoolers | theGrio
By Associated Press
The actress best known for “The Help” has a deal with Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers for a pair of detective novels for middle school students. Simon & Schuster announced Thursday that the first book, “Randi Rhodes, Ninja ...

Really Scary Books! BOO! | The Hairpin
By Nicole Cliffe
To be fair, it does that ANNOYING vampire book thing that all vampire books do. You know? "Inbooks, you may have read that vampires eat their lobster like THIS, which is ridiculous, because, in REALITY, vampires eat their lobster essentially ...
The Hairpin

Chicago Tribune Launches Ebook Initiative - but L.A. Times Opts Out ...
By Alexander C. Kaufman
Also read: Apple Fights Back on E-Book Pricing: We Broke Amazon's Monopoly. "The TribuneEbook Collection is a slice of the Tribune's work to provide news and information on every platform," Joycelyn Winnecke, vice president and ... - Entertainment Industry...

The Flavorpill Guide to DIY Pop Culture Halloween Costumes: Books
By Emily Temple
Last week, we took you through a few easy-as-pie options in the realm of television, giving our suggestions on channeling everyone from Hare Krishna Paul Kinsey to Evil Abed, but if you spend more time with your nose in a book than you do ...

'Journey' Augmented Reality Book Brings Heroes and Monsters to Life
'Journey' Augmented Reality Book Brings Heroes and Monsters to Life ... Unboxing Apple's New iPods · A Fine Frenzy's Interactive E-book Picks Up ... The book shows everything from concept art to full-color illustrations of the game's scenery.

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If you have problems using this site, please try a different web browser. Sign In. What is your e-mail address? My e-mail address is. Do you have an ...

Book Says French First Lady Had Affairs with Two Politicians
Book Says French First Lady Had Affairs with Two Politicians. French First Lady ... Goddard is also co-author of You Won - Now What? (Scribner, 1998), a ...

Chelsea's Sheridan Books makes multi-million dollar investment in ...
Book printer Sheridan Books has had a presence in Chelsea for more than 35 years. Despite the rise of electronic books and seemingly bleak prospects for the ...

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