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Tehran Book Fair starts today: Islamic publishers descend on Iranian capital ...
Tehran Book Fair starts today: Islamic publishers descend on Iranian capital ...

Inkling launches Frommer's travel guides for iPhone and iPad
1, 2012, 7:30am No Comments Inkling, which started out as an iPad textbook publisher and recently launched an interactive e-book publishing platform called Habitat, is moving further into the consumer realm with a new series of Frommer's interactive ...

A universal digital library is within reach
(Illustration by Ken Orvidas / For The Times / April 30, 2012) By Pamela Samuelson Since 2002, at first in secret and later with great fanfare, Google has been working to create a digital collection of all the world's books, a library that it hopes ...

Library houses Reagan, Sandburg books
GALESBURG, Ill. — Grade books containing records for Carl Sandburg and Ronald Reagan are now in the possession of the Galesburg Public Library. The old books, which were found in the basement of Silas Willard Elementary School in 2009, will be kept in ...

Crime and mystery novelist follows trail to success with e-books
Margaret M. Ford says e-book revolution is a wake-up call for traditional publishers Victoria, Australia (MMD Newswire) May 1, 2012 - Will the phenomenal rise in e-book sales see print-book publishers scrambling to compete in this new electronic age by ...

A Book About Bookshelves To Put On Your Very Own Bookshelf
We don't know where the e-book revolution will take us but we do know it is going to take a while to completely eliminate books. We still love books. We love the way they look and feel and what the physical object tells us about our history and society ...

True Confessions Of A Book Lover
And I mean books, with pages made of real paper. In fact, I like them so much that I used to consider digital publishing a personal threat. I was such a loyal foot soldier in the war of paper vs. platform, that when the Kindle came out, I spent hours ...

American dystopia more reality than fiction
(TomDispatch) When I was growing up, I ate books for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and since I was constantly running out of reading material, I read everyone else's -- which for a girl with older brothers meant science fiction. The books were supposed ...

Atria Books Signs International Bestselling Author Lorna Byrne For Book On Angels
NEW YORK, May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Atria Books has acquired the rights to the No. 1 London Sunday Times bestselling author Lorna Byrne's A MESSAGE OF HOPE FROM THE ANGELS and will publish the book this fall. Born in Ireland, Lorna has ...

May Books for Mother's Day
Hyperion Books for Children | $13.41 | Barnes & Noble In honor of Mother Earth, I'm recycling a former recommendation. "Always Listen to Your Mother" has two different mothers, two very different parenting styles, and two little boys who become friends ...

Moral of 'Three Cups' dismissal: Don't believe everything you read
A year-long investigation by the Montana AG found the charity spent nearly $10 million to promote or buy his books. Those are serious lapses, and everyone who contributed to Mortenson's charity should be relieved that Mortenson has repaid what the ...

Wilbur Smith's "Courtney" books destined for TV
LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - The first three books in Wilbur Smith's best-selling "Courtney" series of novels have been acquired by Corona Pictures for TV adaptation. "Birds of Prey," "Monsoon" and "Blue Horizon" will be adapted into several series for ...

Norman Fruman, a Scholar of Coleridge, Dies at 88
For a while he wrote adventure and science-fiction stories for comic books, and in 1957 he split the top prize with another contestant on the television show “The $64000 Challenge.” Professor Fruman earned a Ph.D. in English from New York University, ...

Triple Treat of Free Options for Authors Self-Publishing with Outskirts Press ...
Triple Treat of Free Options for Authors Self-Publishing with Outskirts Press ...

Nothing's black and white with mommy porn
"If there had been a notion that these books would only sell discreetly and digitally, we can confirm that's not the case," says Anne Messitte, vice president and publisher of Vintage/Anchor. "The sales pace of the paperbacks rival those of the ...

Why does James Patterson care about our kids' reading habits?
He has published 95 books, more than 60 of which have been New York Times bestsellers - more than anybody in history. No other writer has accomplished what Patterson has - extending his brand through eight, 10 or even 13 books a year, ...

Yes, people still read: e-book sales by UK publishers grew 54 percent in 2011
Numbers are in from The Publisher's Association -- a group of 120 companies across the trade in the UK -- which reveals that e-book digital sales have increased 54 percent for the year 2011, and of that statistic, 13 percent of revenues came from ...

Alain Mabanckou's wry novels, written in French, are finally being translated ...
Alain Mabanckou's wry novels, written in French, are finally being translated ...

Self Publishing Successes and Kings of The Kindle Serial Sean Platt and David ...
Self Publishing Successes and Kings of The Kindle Serial Sean Platt and David ...

For Mother's Day: Literature experts say many maternal characters in books ...
For Mother's Day: Literature experts say many maternal characters in books ...

Bo Xilai Books Boom in Hong Kong
Books on the scandal-plagued Bo Xilai, such as the two pictured here, are popular tourist purchases in Hong Kong. Up a dark and dingy staircase in Causeway Bay, one of Hong Kong's busiest shopping districts, lies a bookstore that might seem an unlikely ...

Panelfly Upgrades Its Platform For iPads & Beyond
Between the introduction of the iPad and other tablet devices, the advent of day-and-date releases for most comic book publishers and the growing amount of original digital content, the world of downloadable comics has quickly gone from a theoretical ...

Spring Board Book Roundup
Blue Apple Books. $12.99. (Board book; ages 2 to 4) Taback, who won a Caldecott Medal for “Joseph Had a Little Overcoat,” and a New York Times Best Illustrated award for “There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly,” died last year, which makes this new ...

Product wanted: e-audio books
I like the listen to audio books quite a bit and I also like to read e-books on my tablet device. What I'd really like is to be able to transition seamlessly between formats -- read the book at night before bed, then continue listening right where I ...

Authors Earn Maximum E-Book Royalties With Booktango
BLOOMINGTON, IN, May 02, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Booktango(TM), the DIY free e-book publishing platform from Author Solutions, Inc., today announced authors who publish by July 4, 2012 will receive the maximum possible royalties from their ...

Judy Blume's Advice on Getting Your Kids to Read
The luminous, illustrious, industrious Judy Blume was at the LA Times Festival of Books recently. She signed books for at least two hours, but prior to wearing out her writing hand, she spoke to a packed house about her writing career, a child's first ...

Hyperink Launches Demand-Based Blog To Book Publishing
If you're a blogger who'd like to add the line "book author" to your resume but are too busy, well, blogging to get that far, e-book publisher Hyperink has a new solution for you. The e-publisher today launched its "blog to book” service, with the goal ...

Books, Talk Show, Speaking Engagements, Product Endorsements - The ...
Books, Talk Show, Speaking Engagements, Product Endorsements - The ...

A Satirist Goes for None-Too-Subtle Shading
Based in Lexington, Ky., he reviews books for RT Book Reviews, a magazine devoted largely to romance and erotic literature. He's also known for his villainous alter-egos on Twitter: Evil Wylie, which dabbles in publishing gossip, and Emperor Franzen, ...

Blurb, The Custom Book Printing Startup, Is Tossing Its Hat Into The E-Book Ring
Blurb has had a good amount of success as a disruptive player in the “traditional” publishing space. The San Francisco-based company, which lets anyone write and publish a physical book at relatively affordable prices, has built a profitable business ...

Traditional books still viable in ereader world
Millions of Harry Potter fans around the world would say those publishers lost out, but publishers and writers said that's how the business works. "There are books that get published, I'm sorry to say, because they show up on the desk of the ...

About books: Panel picks Spielman book for literacy program
The committee considered about a dozen books for the reading effort that is sponsored annually by the Mayor's Literacy Commission in Canton. One of the complications in considering “That's Why I'm Here” was the fact that it wasn't published until April ...

The Apple E-Books Litigation: A Page-Turner
The Department of Justice Antitrust Division's recent complaint against Apple Inc. and five major domestic book publishers is so compelling that you could easily imagine it becoming a bestselling e-book itself. As reported widely, the Justice ...

Books by the Bay: Nonfiction dominates the new crop from area authors
"God's Hotel" by Victoria Sweet (Riverhead Books, $27.95, 384 pages). Victoria Sweet, a physician with an interest in medical history and a passion for medieval mystic Hildegard von Bingen, originally went to work in San Francisco's Laguna Honda ...

BookWhirl.com Launches e-Book Publishing Revo
BookWhirl.com opens the opportunity to aspiring writers to be published through e-Book Publishing Revo. GREEN BAY, WI (05/03/2012) – BookWhirl.com gives birth to e-Publishing Revo to take publishing possibilities to a higher level with staple digital ...

Books? Designers' Show House Has Them Covered
See how interior designers get clever with books galore in various rooms at the Junior League of Detroit Grosse Pointe Shores' home tour, which opens Saturday. By Megan Swoyer Brian Clay Collins of Brian Clay Collins Design adores using books in his ...

Free Comic Book Day: What You Need to Know Before You Go
Artists doing sketches, Darth Vader and, of course, free comic books. Patch talks to the manager of Frankfort's Amazing Fantasy Books & Comics about what to expect this year during the annual event. By Joe Vince "The Avengers" and "Spider-Man: Season ...

Self-Publishing Mom Joins Ranks of Top New York Publishing Firms by Winning ...
Self-Publishing Mom Joins Ranks of Top New York Publishing Firms by Winning ...

Can E-Books Succeed Without Amazon?
by Barbara E. Hernandez, May 3, 2012 E-book author Victoria Hudson doesn't like Amazon or the power it seems to wield with independent writers. She didn't want to sell her book and short stories on its Kindle Direct Publishing Select program, ...

Non-Profit Gives Books, Supplies to Soldiers
By Ann Marie Quill George Scott has spent a lot of time and money shipping thousands of care packages containing books and personal supplies to soldiers, and with the help of his community, he's not stopping anytime soon. The co-owner of Peerless Book ...

E-book Publisher Joins “First On the Web” Press To Create “World's Greenest ...
E-book Publisher Joins “First On the Web” Press To Create “World's Greenest ...

Regulators propose shake-up of bank trading books
Regulators want better risk measurement * Boundary between trading and banking books to change * Reform to come into effect from 2015 at earliest By Huw Jones LONDON, May 3 (Reuters) - Global regulators on Thursday mapped out the next stage in their ...

Heroes will be flying off the shelves Saturday on Free Comic Book Day
But there also are several books of various genres that aim to appeal to kids and adults. ◆ Archaia Entertainment's hardcover sampler — featuring stories of the brave and well-armed rodents of Mouse Guard, the rural fantasy of Rust, the upcoming ...

Google Argues for Dismissal of Authors' Book-Scan Lawsuit
Google announced in 2004 a plan to digitally scan books from public and university libraries to provide short snippets of text to people who use its Internet search engine. The Authors Guild, individual authors and publishing companies sued in 2005, ...

Google Argues for Dismissal of Authors' Book-Scan Lawsuit
Google announced in 2004 a plan to digitally scan books from public and university libraries to provide short snippets of text to people who use its Internet search engine. The Authors Guild, individual authors and publishing companies sued in 2005, ...

Google Says Guild Can't Stand in Place of Authors in Suit
The Authors Guild sued Google in 2005 over the scanning of books for online distribution by Google via its Google Books site. Google, which scanned some 20 million books, claims it was trying to create an "electronic card catalog," which would assist ...

Lulu.com Offers 5 Books Not to Miss This Summer
Whether they are hitting the beach, heading across country, or relaxing in the hammock out in the yard, summer is a popular time for people to take in a few books. But summer only lasts so long, so it's important to narrow down the selection and choose ...

Books: Catching up with author James Patterson
More than 240 million of his books have sold worldwide. — It's easy to lose track, but Patterson writes multiple series for adults (psychologist-detective Alex Cross, NYPD detective Michael Bennett, San Francisco-based Women's Murder Club) and ...

"The Wind Through the Keyhole" tops bestsellers list
NEW YORK, May 3 (Reuters) - Stephen King's newest book, "The Wind Through the Keyhole," jumpted to the top of Publishers Weekly best-sellers list on Thursday. The list is compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and ...

Up Front
The Greenwich Village base of her early fiction has, in succeeding books, expanded to encompass the American Southwest and the New England of her youth. Yet “The Whole World Over,” “I See You Everywhere” and “The Widower's Tale” share with “Three ...


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