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COMEDY CENTRAL® and Running Press Form Joint Publishing Program
29, 2012 — /PRNewswire/ -- In a continuing effort to achieve utter and total comedy domination, COMEDY CENTRAL has joined with Running Press, a member of the Perseus Books Group, to form a joint publishing program, it was announced today by Michele ...

Radical publisher defied censors with 'obscene' books
Barney Rosset, who has died at age 89, championed works that the rest of the books industry would not touch; as a result he was once described as The Most Dangerous Man in Publishing. Rosset's publishing house, Grove Press, was a shoestring outfit ...

Harry Potter e-books to hit libraries around the world
British distributor OverDrive has struck a deal with Pottermore - the online home of all things Potter - to distribute Harry Potter e-books and digital audiobooks in schools and public libraries worldwide. The deal calls for the books to be distributed ...

Wild River Books Announces Publication of Anatolian Days and Nights, an ...
Wild River Books Announces Publication of Anatolian Days and Nights, an ...

Cee Lo Green to publish memoirs (so you don't forget him)
The singer's recollections will be released by Grand Central Publishing, which is also publishing a book by Lil Wayne. And although Green has apparently already begun the memoir, he already has lots on his plate in 2012: besides a new solo album, ...

BOOKS: Slave-era novel an empowering narrative
By KENDAL WEAVER For AP By Jonathan Odel Set in the darkest heart of plantation-era slavery, “The Healing” is a remarkable rite-of-passage novel with an unforgettable character, a forceful medicine woman named Polly Shine. She arrives in the life of ...

Comedy Central to Publish Funny Books; Happy World Book Day
Today in publishing and literature: Comedy Central's new publishing imprint won't be breaking the bank, bestselling self-published e-book mystery writer Kerry Wilkinson scores a three book deal, and Thursday is World Book Day, particularly in the ...

Seasons Studios Invites Business to Donate Books to Elementary Schools in ...
Seasons Studios Invites Business to Donate Books to Elementary Schools in ...

Cartoonist Jan Berenstain fostered publishing sensation
Their first Bears book, The Big Honey Hunt, was published in 1962, and from it sprang a publishing sensation printed around the world in some 23 languages. Well over 250 mil-lion copies have been sold, and the book series has spawned TV shows, dolls, ...

Out-of-print Christophen Hitchens books to be reissued
By Bob Minzesheimer, USA TODAY Three out-of-print books by the late Christopher Hitchens, including his attacks on Mother Teresa and President Clinton, will be reissued in paperbacks and as e-books. A new book, Mortality, Hitchens' account of the ...

Red Wings embrace reading month, share their favorite books from childhood ...
Red Wings embrace reading month, share their favorite books from childhood ...

Moreland: Publishing companies in the digital world
With the explosion of media consumption devices and online consumerism in recent years, there is a debate about the future of the book publishing and its effects on literature. With so many avenues for consumers to purchase their reading content, ...

Long-lost autograph books returned
By MARK J. PRICE Autograph books form the 1930s and 40s belonging to Rita Jean Kandel were accidentally sold years ago. Two keepsake books — one green and one red — didn't seem to belong on a dusty shelf of memorabilia at an antique shop in Cambridge ...

Dickey on 'books and life and all those things'
"Books and life and all those things," Dickey said. Weeks later, the Mets unceremoniously cut Dickey from big league camp, in a story that by now is well-known. His rise toward the echelon of baseball's most consistent pitchers began shortly thereafter ...

WALL STREET JOURNAL BEST-SELLERS
(03-01) 13:52 PST , (AP) -- Best-Selling Books Week Ended Feb. 26th. FICTION 1. "Catching Fire" by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic Press) 2. "Mockingjay" by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic Press) 3. "Green Eggs and Ham" by Dr. Seuss (Random House Children's ...

'The Starboard Sea,' Amber Dermont's Debut Novel
Writing in Salon in 2009, Laura Miller noted that the canon favors books about “men in boats” over “women in houses,” and it's true: the boat is the beloved vessel of the Great American Novel. There's also the road, the battlefield, the ball field, ...

Bestsellers: 'Lone Wolf' by Jodi Picoult
Books Newsday > Entertainment > Books Bestsellers: 'Lone Wolf' by Jodi Picoult Published: March 1, 2012 5:40 PM HARDCOVER -- FICTION 1. LONE WOLF, by Jodi Picoult (Atria) 2. CELEBRITY IN DEATH, by JD Robb (Putnam) 3. A PERFECT BLOOD, by Kim Harrison ...

Spring preview: Books
By Carolyn Kellogg, Los Angeles Times It may be impossible for an author to achieve more acclaim than Toni Morrison, now 81, who won the Nobel Prize in literature in 1993. Her work is "characterized by visionary force and poetic import," the Nobel ...

Author William Gay dies at 70
In William Gay's books, his characters were often hardscrabble carpenters, as he once was. They lived in trailer parks, as he once did, or in log cabins in the west Tennessee wilderness, like the one outside the town of Hohenwald where he died at age ...

'Indian publishers alien to book copyrights'
Xact Books is a company that sells rights to publishing houses and other organisations to sell books in their stores or at book fairs. However, Rahul Singhal, president and Chief Executive Officer of the company says he is shocked to see that Indian ...

Slate to Begin a Monthly Review of Books
Mr. Kois said that even as he watched many newspapers drop their book sections in recent years, “it didn't seem to me that there was less of an appetite for good writing about books.” “Maybe the mode of doing it in print wasn't appealing to editors or ...

Intelligent Design Book Meets Obstacle After Proponents of Evolution Complain
By Napp Nazworth , Christian Post Reporter The publisher of an intelligent design book has decided to put publication plans for the book on hold after some scientists complained that such challenges to evolution theories should not be presented in an ...

Hemet Public Library selling Books by the Bag
BOOK OF BAGS: On March 3, the Hemet Public Library will host their Books by the Bag sale where patrons can purchase an entire bag of books for two dollars. ------ASHLI SIMIOLI/ The Valley Chronicle For two dollars, San Jacinto Valley residents can walk ...

U of M Police Library Monitor Accused of Stealing, Selling Books
A University of Minnesota police employee is accused of stealing hundreds of library books, and then selling them for thousands of dollars on the internet. Investigators say most of the books that went missing are from the Diehl Hall Biomedical Library ...

U of M Police Library Monitor Accused of Stealing Books, Selling Them for ...
U of M Police Library Monitor Accused of Stealing Books, Selling Them for ...

Trade E-Books Find Their Way
E-books and the e-readers that host them are the new mass-market paperback books, and, according to a new report from the Association of American Publishers, e-books are eating mass-market trade paperbacks alive. While trees are breathing sighs of ...

Shortlists revealed for 2012 IPG Independent Publishing Awards
The Independent Publishers Guild is delighted to unveil the shortlists for the 2012 IPG Independent Publishing Awards, run in association with The Bookseller and The London Book Fair. The shortlists for the sixth annual awards feature some 20 different ...

Kevin Flanagan: If you want a traditional book publishing deal, epublish your ...
Kevin Flanagan: If you want a traditional book publishing deal, epublish your ...

Factual fiction: writing in an information age
A score of new books and ebooks with mainstream publishers are "motivating young readers to find out more" by interactively mixing historical fact with first-person fictionalised accounts and embedded video. As these young readers are a vast and ...

Up Front
Henderson — an assistant professor at Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY, where she lives with her husband and two sons — is no stranger to the Book Review's cover; her own debut novel, “Ten Thousand Saints” (one of our 10 Best Books of 2011), was reviewed ...

E-books, audio books popular
One of the newest resources for library users is the opportunity to download e-books and audiobooks from the library website, free of charge and with an ease that is amazing. E-books and audiobooks both are available through Overdrive and can be ...

Mini-libraries are popping up in front yards, public places
It's part of a trend of people sharing their books for free. Similar little libraries are popping up around Madison and Minneapolis. They're filled with books people can take and then replace or exchange with other books. / Submitted by Andy Manis ...

Dr. Seuss' books were the hooks for Muncie students at Read Across America event
11:01 pm Dr. Seuss' books were the hooks for Muncie students at Read Across America event Christina Coates browses through a stack of books with her daughter, Kara, during the Read Across America program at South View Elementary School on Thursday ...

Gender bias in books journalism remains acute, research shows
The Guardian contacted a number of the UK's largest publishing houses and found that 2011 non-fiction releases for Penguin, Atlantic Books, Random House and Simon & Schuster all painted a similar picture, with 74%, 73%, 69% and 64% per cent of all ...

Beamer and First Book join forces to bring new books to Virginia kids
(March 2) – Herma's Readers, the Virginia literacy foundation founded by Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer, and First Book, the national nonprofit that provides new books to kids in need, announced a new partnership on Friday that will provide ...

Ellis donates thousands of books
The Ellis Culture Club crushed its goal to collect 600 new books by March 2 to give to newborns. Students received and donated 952 new books and 1572 used books as of Tuesday, with many more books coming in. Gosha said another 82 books were donated on ...

Why Innovation Fails - Book Excerpt: 'The Wide Lens'
Slim and lightweight, with a highly praised “electronic ink” technology that was as easy on the eyes as paper, it was touted as the iPod Sony Even though some authors could have been convinced to issue e-books, it was the publisher who controlled the ...

Xerox's John Conely On eBooks - eBookNewser
EBN: How are eBooks changing the publishing industry? JC: The most important impact for book publishers is that eBooks are providing a new and sustainable revenue stream, which has a different economic model than printed books. eBooks are not dependent ...

James Atlas, Veteran Publisher and Author, Will Edit for Amazon
The books, expected to be in the range of 25000 to 40000 words, will be released in e-book form on Amazon.com and will be distributed in hardcover through the publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. “Certainly one has to adapt to changing conditions and ...

The buzz in books - March 2
-Slated for more books: The online news magazine Slate introduces its monthly book review today. The new focused site will "nearly triple the number of book-related articles" it publishes, The New York Times reports. -Funny reads: Comedy Central has ...

Libraries protest Random House price hike for e-books
NEW YORK — The American Library Association is urging Random House Inc. to reconsider its steep increases in the price of e-books for library wholesalers Random House, the country's largest trade publisher, announced earlier this week that wholesale ...

New Book, The Miracle Workers Handbook, by Sherrie Dillard
DURHAM, NC /Publishers Newswire/ — A new book by Sherrie Dillard, “The Miracle Workers Handbook: Seven Levels of Power and Manifestation of the Virgin Mary” (ISBN: 978-1846949203; paperback; John Hunt Publishing), explains the seven phases of the ...

What To Expect When You're Expecting: The Mean-Girl Advice Book
If you ask a pregnant woman about pregnancy books, she will generally respond with some hand-waving variation of: "Oh, I don't read the books. They just make you crazy!" But contrary to our carefully cultivated pregnancy personas, expectant moms devour ...

Library adds digital books
Susan Reynolds, left, public service librarian 3, shows Mary Butler, also a public service librarian 2, the number of e-books available on the Marion County Public Library website on her Kindle Fire Friday afternoon, March 2, at the main library in ...

Necessary Evil? Random House Triples Prices Of Library E-Books
Random House, the world's largest publisher of the kinds of books you and I read, has made some adjustments to the way it sells e-books to libraries. Notably, they have tripled the price of many titles. Librarians across the country are expressing ...

Roundup: Books, transfers and bounty programs
Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer's literary foundation and a national non-profit organization will provide 32000 new books to kids from low-income families across the state. Beamer's foundation, Herma's Readers, will undertake the project in ...

Jodi Picoult's 'Lone Wolf' leads weekend book picks
By Jodi Picoult; Emily Bestler Books/Atria, 421 pp., $28; fiction In Jodi Picoult's latest novel, "the stars are four-legged and howling," writes USA TODAY's Deirdre Donahue. Lone Wolf revolves around the two "families" of biologist Luke Warren — his ...

Books: New and noteworthy
The buzz: Be prepared for a deluge of new books about the Titanic with the 100 t h anniversary of the disaster next month. With this survival tale, Wilson has carved out a fascinating slice of the story. By Brad Goreski (!t Books, $24.99, non-fiction, ...

Jeremy Lin photo book to go on sale in Taiwan next week
Taipei, March 3 (CNA) A book featuring New York Knicks star Jeremy Lin will soon go on sale in Taiwan, the book's publisher said Saturday. The book, titled "Lincredible 17," will be priced at NT$350 (around US$11) and will hit store shelves on March 10 ...

Libraries Protest Random House Price Hike
The American Library Association is urging Random House Inc. to reconsider its steep increases in the price of e-books for library wholesalers Random House, the country's largest trade publisher, has informed libraries that wholesale charges for ...


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