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Taslima's book launched despite protests
Kolkata: Defying protests by 'religious fanatics' on Wednesday, the publisher of Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen's autobiography, Dey's Publishing, launched her book in front of a stall at the Kolkata Book Fair. This came as a protest against the ...

Research and Markets: 2012 Worldwide Book Publishing Industry - Industry ...
Research and Markets: 2012 Worldwide Book Publishing Industry - Industry ...

iBooks writes own history
That said, any inspired Australian educator (or anyone else) can download and use iBooks Author to write a book and publish it within their personal bubble in the universal internet cloud. Gary Bass, a physics teacher at Macleod College in Melbourne ...

Author's Guild Argues That Amazon's Dominance Comes From Antitrust Laws ...
Author's Guild Argues That Amazon's Dominance Comes From Antitrust Laws ...

'CSI: NY' Star to Launch Press for Children
By Judith Rosen Bestselling author Hill Harper, who portrays Dr. Sheldon Hawkes on CSI: NY, is launching a multicultural children's publishing house, Harper & Wells Books, with teen author Pamela Wells in February. “I've been wanting to have my own ...

DC Entertainment Returning to 'Watchmen' with 7-Book Prequel Series (Exclusive ...
DC Entertainment Returning to 'Watchmen' with 7-Book Prequel Series (Exclusive ...

Samuel S. Vaughan, Publisher at Doubleday, Dies at 83
“He had an ability to see to the heart of a book, recognize what it was really about and unearth it from under all the baggage,” said Kate Medina, an executive at Random House, whose first job in publishing, as Mr. Vaughan's Dictaphone secretary, ...

New Stats: E-Book Growth Slows As Children's Hardcover Jumps
The newest statistics from the Association of American Publishers show that e-book growth slowed somewhat in November, though it's still high—up 65.9 percent over November 2010. Slower growth could be attributed to a pre-holiday sales lull, ...

How B&N's Shunning Amazon Affects Chicago Authors
Even though Melville House is a blog for a Brooklyn indie publisher, and Amazon and B&N are both big-box stores (online or otherwise), there are plenty of repercussions right here in Chicago. And even though authors don't fit the mold of the ...

Interview: Liz Pelletier, publisher of Entangled Publishing
Which is all to say that the publisher is making quick progress delivering its books into the hands of readers. The authors involved behind the scenes and scrawled on Entangled's book covers have names you'll recognize: Lori Wilde, Nina Bruhns, ...

Springer to publish journal and book series for Entomological Society of Brazil
Starting in 2012 Springer will partner with the Entomological Society of Brazil to publish the journal Neotropical Entomology and a new book series Entomology in Focus. Prof. Fernando L.Consôli of the University of São Paulo is editor of both the ...

Inspiring Voices Contest Provides Authors a Rewarding Opportunity to Get Published
Inspiring Voices, a self-publishing service from “Guideposts” today announced it is accepting submissions for the first-ever “Inspiring Voices Book Publishing Contest.” The grand-prize winner of the contest will receive a complete Uplift Publishing ...

Q & A: Elias Wondimu of Tsehai Publishers
In his famous ruling against the pirate-monk, the king announced: “To every cow belongs her calf, to every book belongs its copy.” In other words, only the publisher has the legal right to control its intellectual property. This brings us to the modern ...

New Book Celebrates 40 Years of 'Funky Winkerbean'
Black Squirrel Books publishing first of multi-volume series by Kent State grad Tom Batiuk on March 27. By Kasha Legeza The first in a multi-volume series celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Funky Winkerbean cartoon is being published March 27 by ...

Packt Publishing Announces: Mastering Microsoft Forefront UAG 2010 ...
Packt Publishing Announces: Mastering Microsoft Forefront UAG 2010 ...

Leading Self-Publishing Service Provider Outskirts Press Pays Authors $300 to ...
Leading Self-Publishing Service Provider Outskirts Press Pays Authors $300 to ...

PW Tip Sheet: This Has All Happened Before
Closer to (my) home, the owner of Atlanta's A Capella Books started a publishing arm in 2004 called everthemore books, “committed to resurrecting titles that have become difficult to find.” They've also published a few originals, including the 2010 ...

Academic E-Books: Innovation and Transition
The GLC proposal would operate on a similar basis, with libraries pooling together into a membership coalition that purchases the rights to titles offered by participating publishers. Those books would then be made available on an open access basis, ...

Indigo joins growing boycott of books published by Amazon.com
“In our view Amazon's actions are not in the long-term interests of the reading public or the publishing and book retailing industry, globally,” Indigo vice-president Janet Eger said in an e-mail, adding, “Indigo Founder and CEO Heather Reisman has ...

Are tablet apps a good alternative to photo books?
The publisher isn't footing the entire bill; the photographer is often fronting tens of thousands of their own dollars for production costs. But publishing for tablets is giving photographers a cheaper alternative to books. On April 26, 1986, ...

Leading Self-Publishing Service Provider Outskirts Press Pays Authors $300 to ...
Leading Self-Publishing Service Provider Outskirts Press Pays Authors $300 to ...

Compiled by the Association of Book Publishers of BC
Skeena and Nass - Wade Davis (Greystone Books/David Suzuki Foundation) The Chuck Davis History of Metropolitan Vancouver 3. - Chuck Davis (Harbour Publishing) 4. Here's Mike With Junkyard Granny, Whistling Bernie Smith, the Robertson Screwdriver, ...

Taiwanese, Japanese publishers discuss e-book market
4 (CNA) Major publishers in Taiwan and Japan said Saturday they were optimistic about the development of the e-book market and will continue their cooperation plans to make inroads into the vast market in China, but noted that the performance of the ...

In Praise (and Defense of) the Venerable Paper Book
Lurking behind all of this is Amazon, the dominant force in books online and the company that sets teeth on edge in publishing. From their perches in New York, many publishing executives, editors and publicists view Amazon as the enemy – an adversary ...

Write your book and get it published
By Glenn Dromgoole Patricia Fry, author of "Publish Your Book," says she has heard that "81 percent of the public believe they have a book in them." She may be right. Certainly I hear from quite a few folks who want to write a book and get it published ...

Oscar nod for animated 'Morris Lessmore' could be just the start for ...
Oscar nod for animated 'Morris Lessmore' could be just the start for ...

Publishers tout cross-strait publishing ties
Lee Ho, head of Taiwan's Planter Press Co, said he expected the government to further boost cross-strait exchanges in the publishing industry, such as by reducing taxes on Taiwanese books exported to China. Such a move would help increase the ...

Social Review Site Goodreads Dumps Amazon's Metadata
As readers are adjusting to the internet for reading, buying, and selling books, they are also becoming a significant force in the publishing paradigm as they use the medium to recommend or pan books, affecting sales and, potentially, future publishing ...

Indigo and Books-a-Million join boycott of Amazon print titles
Indigo's vice-president Janet Eger accused the e-commerce giant of not acting in the best interests of readers and the wider industry as a whole by its business plan of entering into physical book publishing. According to the Canadian Globe and Mail, ...

.NET 4.0 Generics Beginners Guide book and e-book from Packt Publishing now ...
.NET 4.0 Generics Beginners Guide book and e-book from Packt Publishing now ...

Flagler Youth Orchestra Leader Umbarger Wins Florida Book Award for 1st Novel
She spent five years writing her first novel, Coming To, and the better part of the past year editing, publishing and marketing it. She's had to do it in her spare time. She is the artistic director of the Flagler Youth Orchestra, a 280-student ...

Taipei International Book Exhibition Enjoys Busy 20th Year
Recently re-elected President Ma Ying-Jeou opened the book fair with a spirited speech about the state of book publishing in Taiwan as a cause for national pride. For an island of under 23 million people he described the book output of some 40000-45000 ...

E-Books Allow the Return of the Pulps
At the time of writing, the bestselling Amazon Kindle book was Asylum Harbor, by Traci Hohenstein. Crime sells. Try a sample, I dare you. In digital, dross rises. But does this have implications for publishers' decision-making, as we increasingly ...

Books-a-Million & Indigo Bookstores Will Not Stock Books Published by Amazon ...
Books-a-Million & Indigo Bookstores Will Not Stock Books Published by Amazon ...

University of Alberta researchers track down province's first publisher
A team at the University of Alberta has traced the province's first book publishing enterprise to a Catholic missionary and polyglot. In The Beginning of Print Culture in Athabasca Country (University of Alberta Press, 2010), researchers Patricia ...

Dog Ear Publishing Plants more than 50000 Trees.
Its tree-planting campaign, begun in 2009 in partnership with Trees for the Future, continues Dog Ear's environmentally responsible approach to book publishing. Trees for the Future has recognized Dog Ear Publishing with a certificate showing 51150 ...

Amazon about to open a retail store: reports
Amazon recently launched its own publishing arm, Amazon Exclusives, but Indigo in Canada and Barnes & Noble in the US have refused to carry their books. Michael Kozlowski, editor in chief of Good e-Reader, quoted “Amazon sources close to the situation” ...

Booktango Offers Authors Widest e-Book Distribution and Best Royalties
New DIY e-Book Publishing Service Provides Authors with a Free and Easy-to-Use Platform to Publish and Distribute their Book to Every Major Book Retailer and e-Reading Device. Booktango, the DIY e-book publishing solution from Author Solutions, Inc., ...

Sales Fall at Lagardere Publishing, Though Fourth Quarter Better
The publishing unit performed better in the fourth quarter with sales off 3.4% to €537 million. Lagardere said the “Stephenie Meyer effect” was completely gone in the fourth quarter and that was evident in the performance of the Hachette Book Group ...

Pelican Publishing Company Announces New Book to Help Solve Box Office Blues ...
Pelican Publishing Company Announces New Book to Help Solve Box Office Blues ...

Another Tech Blogger Launches An E-Book Venture
In recent months, both former Gawker editor Emily Gould and GigaOm's Michael Wolf launched their own e-book ventures. Now Lifehacker editor Jason Chen has left Gawker Media to launch an e-bookstore of his own, StoryBundle. Chen will publish bundles of ...

Self-Publishers Stuff Nook, Kindle Comics Stores With Porn
They acknowledged it shouldn't have been there, and said self-publishers using their PubIt! Digital platform can simply pick whatever section in which they want their books to appear. But Barnes & Noble would never let this kind of mis-shelving occur ...

Red Staple Announces Release of Innovative e-Book Authoring Tools
"In the world of electronic book publishing, there are so many more assets available we really started seeing our authoring tools as a means for blending those assets in ways that help authors and their publishers to truly enhance and differentiate ...

Award-Winning Writer Kevin Powell to Publish His 11th Book With a ...
Award-Winning Writer Kevin Powell to Publish His 11th Book With a ...

CEO Reveals Secret to Making a Company Great - A Business Model that Works
gives voice to twenty-four Beryl employees in his new book “Smile Guide: Employee Perspectives on Culture, Loyalty, and Profit” (Brown Books Publishing Group - February, 2012). How many employers give the gift of becoming a published author to their ...

Outskirts Press Reveals Top 25 Best Selling Books in Self-Publishing for 2011
Outskirts Press, the fastest-growing full-service self-publishing and book marketing company today announced its top twenty-five titles for 2011. Building Foundations of Scientific Understanding by Bernard J. Nebel, Ph.D. Cancer: It's a Good Thing I ...

Doubleday's Dapper Leader
Mr. Sargent, who died Sunday at age 87, was a dapper and powerful presence in book publishing and also sat on the board of the New York Public Library. In the 1970s he was often seen escorting Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, whom he hired as a Doubleday ...

Pelican Publishing Company Announces New Book to Help Solve Box Office Blues ...
Pelican Publishing Company Announces New Book to Help Solve Box Office Blues ...

Real Estate Investment Expert Brett Jennings Signs Publishing Deal With ...
Real Estate Investment Expert Brett Jennings Signs Publishing Deal With ...

Folium Partners E-Book Cover Design Tool Sets New Industry Standard for Online ...
Folium Partners E-Book Cover Design Tool Sets New Industry Standard for Online ...


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