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Dynamite Entertainment to Become a Premier Publisher at Diamond Comics (CONFIRMED)
Diamond Comic Distributors and Dynamite Entertainment announce today that Dynamite has attained the “Premier” classification, which constitutes Dynamite's moving to the “Premiere” section of Diamond Previews. The move recognizes the company's standing ...

Librarians on the Line: Evaluating Children's Books About Police
It's Monday morning story time at the Oakland Public Library's downtown branch. Children's librarian Mahasin Abuwi Aleem reads to a couple dozen kids. Today, she's starting with a book called “Abiyoyo,” based on a South African folk song. “Once upon a ...

Children's Books: Animals Curious and Clever
Admirers of Brian Selznick are used to having to exert a bit of muscle to enjoy his books, which are thick and heavy and filled with extended scenes of full-page, soft-pencil drawings. “The Invention of Hugo Cabret ” (533 pages), “Wonderstruck” (640 ...

The Fourth Wall: Kiosk books are starting a new chapter in their shelf lives
But I couldn't resist picking these two Grimes novels, which create a surprising guffaw-inducing depiction of backstabbing and ulterior motives in the book-publishing business (with heroic hit men, to boot). “How To Talk About Books You Haven't Read ...

Ouachita alumna Jessica Lamb to speak on publishing on March 9
On March 9, Jessica Lamb will talk to students about her career path.” Lamb graduated from Ouachita in 2013 with an English major and went on to attend Denver Seminary. In 2014, she earned a certificate from the University of Denver Publishing ...

Keanu Reeves Is Publishing Books That Are Beautiful, Socially Conscious, and Worth Your Time
High Winds is a small, pastel-hued book with sunset-inspired geometric graphic designs by L.A.-based artist Jessica Fleischmann and pithy, all-caps text by Oswald. It is one of four books released last year by the new L.A.-based publisher X Artists ...

Books tell how to raise a happy, healthy flock of chickens
Raising chickens seems to be getting more popular every year. So it's no surprise that new “how-to” books are being published. Here are a few for homeowners who already have chickens as well as those considering raising them. “The New Rules of The ...

IPBA Develops Standards for Hybrid Publishers
As hybrid publishing becomes a bigger part of the publishing business, the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) has developed a nine-point list of criteria defining what it means to be a reputable hybrid publisher. The goal of developing the ...

SparkPoint Acquires Shebooks
While most SheBooks titles have averaged about 10,000 words, Patriarche said under She Writes Press authors “can play with a range of options.” She noted that an author may want to test the market with an e-book, before committing to a print title. As ...

Amazon's Self-Publishing Service A Target for Fraudsters
Authors using Amazon's self-publishing service have more on their minds than selling books: Reports have surfaced that some have become the target of cybercriminals. Brian Krebs of KrebsOnSecurity explained how the thieves have stolen authors ...

These are the best books for learning modern statistics—and they're all free
Statistics came well before computers. It would be very different if it were the other way around. The stats most people learn in high school or college come from the time when computations were done with pen and paper. “Statistics were constrained by ...

Andrews McMeel keeps its Kansas City success story fresh
Taking risks remains at the heart of the Kansas City-based company, now known as Andrews McMeel Universal to reflect its role as a publishing, media and entertainment company. It launched poet Rupi Kaur's second book last year by putting her on a New ...

PW Picks: Books of the Week, February 26, 2018
The book focuses on the doctors' roles in the trials of Kennedy Brewer and Levon Brooks, who were both wrongly convicted of crimes involving the sexual assault and murder of minors in the 1990s (both men were exonerated in 2007). The authors ...

Artist books on exhibit at Port Angeles Fine Arts Center
This exhibition is a collaborative project between Port Angeles Fine Arts Center and the Sherry Grover Gallery at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (BIMA), Dove said. Selections from the BIMA artist book collection will be on view along with ...

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