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Grasping the e-book era
Sales of so-called “e-readers” exploded during this past holiday season, when dedicated devices for downloading electronic versions of books such as the Kindle and NOOK, along with tablet computers that can perform similar functions, were seen as a ...

Video Game Software Publishing in the US Industry Market Research Report Now ...
Video Game Software Publishing in the US Industry Market Research Report Now ...

'Lives of Novelists' is shrewd, witty entertainment
This is one of the most delightful books of its kind I know. And its very perversity is part and parcel of what makes it so very readable. Not only does the self-announced “history of fiction” only concern itself with fiction in the English language ...

Snuggling up with an e-book
These e-readers are here to say, she said at the seminar on "Digital Impact on Traditional Book Publishing and Printing", which was held at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre. Hulse, who's in charge of HarperCollins' digital development is ...

Are Book Covers Different for Female and Male Authors?
She has many great points, and the article is definitely worth reading as a whole if you're interested in the state of gender and book publishing, but one of the ideas that stuck out to us was Wolitzer's discussion about the primary way in which books ...

Bring on the Bibliophilia: The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books Is Back!
April has officially arrived, which means our city's most cherished annual literary extravaganza, The 17th annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, is only a few weeks away (April 21-22, to be exact). The festival, which was once a time-honored UCLA ...

Edible Books Show
For the last five years, Woodland Pattern Book Center has hosted Milwaukee's only Edible Books Show, a fun combination of the literary and culinary arts that allows people to forge friendships and partnerships across genres; like all of our programming ...

Random Acts of Bookselling
Ms. Centrello was a veteran publishing figure but her background was mostly in mass-market paperbacks. While she began as a copy editor, her skills were on the publishing side, figuring out how to sell books more profitably and turning around ...

Saharans in learned company
SARABHA NAGAR: Reading books is a passion for this couple. Jeena and Mohit Saharan, residents of Sarabha Nagar, are proud to have a huge collection of about 1000 books. From fiction, non fiction, lifestyle to travelogue and spiritual, you name it and ...

How much for that e-book?
Want to buy an e-book? What's a fair price? $12.99? $9.99? Ninety-nine cents? How about free? At this moment, no one knows how to price e-books: Not the publishers, retailers or authors. The government doesn't know either, but its antitrust attorneys ...

It's books against basketball
“American Masters” (check local listings) profiles two Southern women whose books became some of the most beloved novels of the 20th century, inspiring classic motion pictures while also wrestling with larger issues of American racism and Southern ...

10000 books amassed for giant giveaway
By Sarah Palermo / Monitor staff Five years ago, Donna Ciocca spent her days teaching middle school science and her nights thinking of ways to get books to kids who need them. This year, she has 10000 books to give to students at three simultaneous ...

Forbes: Telling the Caribbean's Stories
By Marcia Forbes, PhD Last year saw an explosion of book publishing in Jamaica. It seemed as if every week a newly-published book by a Jamaican author was being launched. This delightful explosion continues in 2012 with Valerie Wint's The Longer Run ...

Amazon.com trying to wring deep discounts from publishers
Amazon.com, the company that changed the way people buy books more than a decade ago, now appears poised to rewrite the rules of publishing. By Amy Martinez Karl-Heinz Roseman says Amazon has sent emails demanding a steep price break from McFarland ...

How to Get a Book Published Answered by Digital Marketing Labs
Austin, TX (PRWEB) April 02, 2012 Finding out how to get a book published makes marketing sense for anyone when they do it on the shoulders of a retail-selling machine. Amazon makes publishing and selling books fast and easy, and earns marketing ...

Business Plus to Publish Organization with Heart! By Kip Tindell
The Container Store is a win-win for all involved, and we're thrilled to have the opportunity to publish Kip's book." Kip said, "We are thrilled to work on this exciting project with such a best-in-class team. I truly believe the world is primed and ...

Harvey Mackay: Read any good books lately?
People who read business books earn more money — a lot more — even in tough economic times. According to Sales & Marketing Executives International, businesspeople who read at least seven business books a year earn 2.3 times more than those who read ...

'The ABC of Sales' Reaches Elite Sales Mark - Also Tops on Amazon
According to the Author's Guild, a successful non-fiction book sells 7000 so Milstein has far exceeded that plateau. In the book publishing field, the average book sells about 500 copies. Another book publishing rule of thumb is that an author's ...

April 2012 Contemporary Poetry Reviews
These collections are selected from a pool of more than a thousand books of contemporary poetry. Publishers interested in submitting review copies to the series should contact the author of this article. All submitted books remain eligible for ...

Amazon Gets No Love From Its Hometown Newspaper
Book publishers reading the philanthropy piece today will find new reasons to distrust the company. Consumers may not care as long as they are getting excellent customer service. The first article, “Amazon a virtual no-show in hometown philanthropy,” ...

Dara-Lynn Weiss's Book Publisher Speaks
By Charlotte Cowles Dara-Lynn Weiss's book publisher, Libby McGuire of Ballantine Bantam Dell, as well as her literary agent, David Kuhn, both agreed to be interviewed for Sunday's Times (Weiss herself declined). On a positive note, McGuire described ...

Paying to Get Your Child's Book Published
In “Young Writers Dazzle Publisher (Mom and Dad),” on Sunday's front page, I explored a growing subset of self-published writers: children and teenagers. It turns out that hundreds of them are self-publishing books each year, often paying hundreds or ...

Football-Loving Nebraska Nurtures Baseball Literature
From offices about a mile off campus, in the shadows of the state capitol in Lincoln, the University of Nebraska Press and its imprint, Bison Books, publish four to eight books a year for the hard-core hardball fan. Via its partnership with the Society ...

Container CEO Kip Tindell is writing a book
The book will be published in fall 2013 by Hachette Book Group's Business Plus, an imprint of its Grand Central Publishing division. Many have studied companies like The Container Store and Southwest Airlines for their corporate culture and secret ...

Pottermore sneak peek; Carrie Brownstein pens a memoir
USA TODAY's Jocelyn McClurg highlights five books on sale this week, from Anne Tyler's The Beginner's Goodbye, to romance writer Eloisa James' memoir about moving her family to Paris. --Carrie Brownstein book: Portlandia star and Sleater-Kinney ...

After 'Fifty Shades of Grey,' What's Next for Self-Publishing?
It's all done via print-on-demand (POD), which allows publishers to print copies of books per request. Whereas a book distributed by one of "the big six" (HarperCollins, Macmillan, Penguin Group, Random House, Hachette Book Group, and Simon & Schuster) ...

Lawsuit Says Circumstantial Evidence Enough To Prove e-Book Conspiracy
The plaintiffs who are accusing Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) and publishers of fixing e-book prices say they don't have to show an actual meeting took place. Instead, they say, indirect evidence like price jumps and a common motive are enough to establish an ...

Kalimat books in turkish
By a staff reporter SHARJAH: Supported by du, acclaimed Sharjah-based Kalimat Publishing House has sold the worldwide Turkish publishing rights for Al Bint Al Saghira Allati, Himar Jaddi and Ouhibou Aalami to the children's book publisher Erdem, ...

Is making books social a good thing or a bad thing?
Despite the rapid growth in e-books and the launch of a number of services designed to add social features to books, the act of reading is still a fairly solitary thing. Author and tech blogger Clive Thompson says he sees a future in which books become ...

Got a book in you? Self-publishing could be your best bet
Although self-publishing used to be a sign a book publisher wouldn't touch the title, it's now considered a legitimate step in signing a deal with a mainstream publishing house. Successfully self-publishing shows a publisher you have a ready-made ...

Exclusive: Anne Tyler talks about 'The Beginner's Goodbye'
Looking a good decade younger than 70, she has the air of the librarian she once was — but the nice kind who wants the books off the shelves, circulating. She could teach a master class in media charm as she chats about her life, her family and her ...

Runaway bestseller? Somebody alert the media!
by Jim FletcherEmail | Archive Jim Fletcher has worked in the book publishing industry for 15 years, and is now director of the apologetics group Prophecy Matters. His new book, "It's the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)" has just been ...

Little Authors Bypass Traditional Publishers
They include hundreds of children and teenagers who are now self-publishing books each year — a growing corner of the book world that raises as many questions about parenting as publishing. The mothers and fathers who foot the bill say they are simply ...

Books roundup
Ethan Coen has written “The Day the World Ends,” a book of poetry to be published Tuesday by Broadway Books (paperback, $13). In this volume, Coen shows his mastery of rhyme, humor, and surprise. The title poem reads almost like one of Lawrence ...

Do You Want to Write a Book?
By HOLLY EPSTEIN OJALVO In the past few years, it's gotten easier to put out a book – not with an established publishing house, but to do what's known as self-publishing. And students have gotten in on it, putting out self-published books, ...

E-books well received at Morrisson-Reeves
Residents with Morrisson-Reeves Library cards can check out e-books to read on iPads, Nooks, Kindles and other devices. / Palladium-Item file photo by Joshua Smith Most readers, whether they are avid literature enthusiasts or those who read whenever ...

The Publishing Industry is Welcomed to the London Book Fair by Millennium ...
The Publishing Industry is Welcomed to the London Book Fair by Millennium ...

Out in paperback: April fiction
Edward St Aubyn's At Last is the fifth and final volume in his series of books about Patrick Melrose, a semi-autobiographical antihero plagued by the aftereffects of an abusive childhood. "The slashing intelligence of Patrick's analysis of himself and ...

Anne Tyler, in a rare interview, talks about making it all up
BALTIMORE — In the living room of Anne Tyler, you could shelve virtually all the books under a single heading: fiction. Eudora Welty. John Updike. Vladimir Nabokov. Reynolds Price. A rare brush with fact is “More Matter,” a collection of Updike's ...

'Fifty Shades of Grey' is a hit with women
Books Newsday > Entertainment > Books Print Aa 'Fifty Shades of Grey' is a hit with women Published: April 2, 2012 5:44 PM By BETH WHITEHOUSE [email protected] At the nail salon, the grocery store and the gym, Jen Boudin of Melville has been ...

Paul Theroux's Latest Novel to be Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt ...
Paul Theroux's Latest Novel to be Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt ...

DocZone Book Publisher Announces Silver Sponsorship at the 2012 London Book Fair
April 3, 2012—DocZone Book Publisher announces its silver sponsorship at the 2012 London Book Fair at stand Y800 in The Digital Zone. The award-winning end-to-end automated cloud publishing team from RSI Content Solutions will meet with book ...

Laura Ingalls Wilder's 'Little House' books to be released by the Library of ...
Laura Ingalls Wilder's 'Little House' books to be released by the Library of ...

Amazon.com demands publisher discounts, dominates book market
By AMY MARTINEZ - The Seattle Times Many in the book world worry that Amazon, the world's largest Internet retailer, will use its pricing pressure to crush book publishers. They say Amazon's demands for deeper discounts threaten already-thin profit ...

State governments targeting computer programs that allow businesses to keep 2 ...
State governments targeting computer programs that allow businesses to keep 2 ...

Hunger Games: Confronting Violence in Tween Books
I also thought how I might talk to my son about books like these when, not too many years from now, he picks them up and reads late into the night. "The Hunger Games" may seem like an outlandish premise, after all, but the real world is full of ...

"Fifty Shades of Grey"
It's been largely available via e-books, but steadily gaining fans over the past months, making it a much sought after read. Number one on the New York Times e-book fiction best seller list last month and number three on Amazon last month, ...

Brewster Bookstore survives an e-book world
Nancy just loved books, particularly children's books. We just thought it would be fun to have a little bookstore in Brewster and went ahead and did it. We opened up in April and it snowed a little that day.” In those 30 years a lot has changed in the ...

Why I've lost my hunger for Games
I read all three books in my professional capacity as a reviewer and experienced first-hand their hypnotic quality. But while they may provide gripping entertainment, they carry some worrying ethical messages. Collins conceived the idea while channel ...

Many Years of Quiet Toil as a Novelist
The novel, published this week by Reagan Arthur Books, an imprint of Little, Brown, is already riding a wave of heady praise and early reviews. It carries sparkling blurbs by Emma Donoghue, the author of “Room,” and Hilary Mantel, the author of “Wolf ...


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