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Books by the Bay: A summer of serious, not frivolous, reading
By Georgia Rowe Judging by the first crop of summer books, there's some serious reading to be done in the weeks ahead. Joining new novels by established authors Anita Amirrezvani, Elizabeth Percer and Melanie Gideon are five nonfiction works and two ...

Dorrance Publishing Author Wins International Book Award
COM) Dorrance Publishing Co, Inc, is proud to announce that author Louisa Korschenko's children's book, Where Do I Sleep? has been named a finalist in the 2012 International Book Awards (IBA) in the Children's Picture Book: Softcover Non-Fiction ...

Get acquainted with SharePoint's Best Practices using Packt's latest Book and ...
Get acquainted with SharePoint's Best Practices using Packt's latest Book and ...

Publishers hit back vigorously against accusations of ebook price-fixing
The online retailer "threatened the long-term, overall health of the book publishing industry," said Penguin, "by creating barriers to entry, undercutting the margins and incentives of other sellers, fostering a perception of ebooks as lowcost ...

New Drupal Mini Books from Packt Publishing
Packt Publishing has recently published its first three Mini books about Drupal, the open source Content Management System. (PRWEB) June 01, 2012 Packt Publishing has recently published its first three Mini books about Drupal, the open source Content ...

Slidell community embraces Bonne Ecole Twelve Books initiative
Carol Wolfram, The Times-PicayuneJeremiah Wiley systematically removed each of his brand new Twelve Books titles from his sack to show classmate Elijah Butler. At Bonne Ecole Elementary School, both philosophies are in full swing this summer thanks to ...

Two Books From Digital Systems Press Capture Three Awards From National Indie ...
Two Books From Digital Systems Press Capture Three Awards From National Indie ...

Morning Shots: Protesting A Library 'Raid,' Summer Books, And Steve Martin
by Linda Holmes One of the most interesting reads of the day is about a rather upsetting event: a "midnight raid" that removed the books from the Kensal Rise Library in London during a dispute over its closing. Joan Bakewell's essay concludes, ...

City 'Indie' Publisher Up for Award
Peter Randall nominated for prestigious Ben Franklin Award for publishing Scott Alarik's new book, "Revival: A Folk Music Novel." By Robert Cook Scott Alarik's new book, "Revival: A Folk Music Novel," has resulted in Portsmouth independent publisher ...

Inside the List
After Alice Hoffman — who's had her own troubles with critics — wrote a disappointed review of Ford's 1986 novel “The Sportswriter,” Ford and his wife blew off steam by putting bullets through one of Hoffman's books. “I don't read my reviews anymore ...

At Amazon's Very First E-Book Author Lunch
By Sheelah Kolhatkar on June 01, 2012 It used to be that authors with hotly anticipated books coming out would enjoy lavish attention from their publishing houses. Armies of publicists would make sure their galleys reached the most influential readers; ...

How to borrow eBooks from the library
How would you like some free digital books for your summer reading list? Most people don't realize that they can borrow e-books from their local library on Kindle, Nook, or other digital readers. But indeed you can -- and I'm going to give you some ...

Apple denies colluding with publishers in price fixing case
It also denies that it had a “strong incentives to help the Publisher Defendants restrain trade and increase the price of eBooks.” However, the company also states that it denies that Amazon's Kindle “revolutionized the book publishing industry,” and ...

IDW Publishing Revisits "The Creativity of Ditko" this July
Visit IDWPublishing.com to learn more about the company and its top-selling books. IDW can also be found at Facebook, Tumblr and on Twitter at @idwpublishing. IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, ...

Nook version of War and Peace turns the word "kindled" into "Nookd"
by Jon Brodkin - Jun 1, 2012 6:25 pm UTC In one of the truly bizarre incidents we've seen out of the e-book publishing world, a translation of Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace for Barnes & Noble's Nook platform has replaced all mentions of the word ...

Books' most hateful bestseller
Like all four of his books, “Antichrist” makes the case that Islam's message is the virtual embodiment of the biblical antichrist. It explains how the antichrist described in Christian texts is identical to the figure many Shiite Muslims believe will ...

Michelle Obama publishes kitchen garden book
This book cover image released by Crown Publishing shows first lady Michelle Obama on the cover of her book "American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America." (AP Photo/Crown Publishing, Quentin Bacon Photography) ...

The Return of Oprah's Book Club
By JULIE BOSMAN Oprah Winfrey, the publishing industry's unrivaled tastemaker, will revive her popular book club next week after a two-year hiatus, promising the book business some of the sales and publicity it thought had vanished along with her ...

Best-Selling Books, Week Ended May 27
Free e-books and those sold for less than 99 cents are excluded. The fiction and nonfiction lists in all formats include both adult and juvenile titles; the business list includes only adult titles. The combined lists track sales by title across all ...

What the 'YMCA' Decision Means for Publishing
Unlike adult trade publishing, it's common for authors and illustrators to sign separate contracts. What the Village People decision says to me is that a children's book publisher would have a hard time challenging a termination notice sent by either ...

“Paris In Love: A Memoir by Eloisa James”
Inasmuch as she leads a singularly interesting life, let's introduce her first before getting on to the business of “Paris in Love,” the most recent of her many books. When Eloisa James is not Eloisa James, she is Mary Bly, the daughter of the poet ...

A Librarian's Plea to Keep the Stacks of Books
This decline might accelerate dramatically because the book stacks within the building are threatened with demolition; the books would be sent to offsite storage. Library administrators say that the stacks at the 42nd Street library, ...

Summer reading guide for children - 2012
While it's important that kids enjoy lots of playtime, sunshine and relaxation, reading great books is equivalent to major fun, and it keeps young minds active and prepared to start the new school year. Every year thousands of new children's books ...

Explore and Master the Functions of SSIS Using Packt's Latest Book and eBook
Learn to make SSIS packages re-startable and robust; and get to grips with transformations in SSIS and their usage with real-world scenarios Birmingham, United Kingdom (PRWEB) June 02, 2012 Packt Publishing is pleased to announce Microsoft SQL Server ...

Compiled by the Association of Book Publishers of BC
Adrian Raeside (Harbour Publishing) 6. Indian Horse - Richard Wagamese (Douglas & McIntyre) 7. The Sacred Headwaters: The Fight to Save the Stikine, Skeena and Nass - Wade Davis (Greystone Books/David Suzuki Foundation) 8. East Meets West: Traditional ...

Banned in Bel Air
Or put it this way: Public libraries absolutely have no business banning books simply because they don't approve of what's in them. The mere threat of such casual censorship is more dangerous than anything that might be contained between the covers of ...

This Week: Amazon & the Conquest of Publishing. PLUS: Scahill on Drone Warfare
In this week's special issue of The Nation, Steve Wasserman examines Amazon's impact—from its growth in the early years to its predatory pricing and labor practices, and most recently, to its foray into book publishing. Read Wasserman's cover story, ...

Lilli Leight, 15, Wins National Book Foundation For Literacy Award For ...
Lilli Leight, 15, Wins National Book Foundation For Literacy Award For ...

New books can make great Father's Day gifts
New books, just in time for Father's Day, are plentiful whether Dad is a sports fan, a cook or ready to do a bit of home fermentation. And summer reading groups for kids are gearing up for the season while book groups are moving toward sizzlers for the ...

How book publishing learned from music's digital mistake
By Cory Doctorow at 8:54 am Saturday, Jun 2 Rob Reid writes in the WSJ, praising publishing for getting behind ebook publishing by licensing books for electronic formats, rather than boycotting e-readers, as the music industry boycotted MP3 players in ...

Edwards' mistress Rielle Hunter publishing memoir
June 2, 2012 12:52 PM EST | AP Jennifer Canzoneri, marketing manager at Dallas-based BenBella Books, says "What Really Happened" is set to be released on June 26. Edwards and Hunter had an affair while the Democrat was running for the White House in ...

From The Ground Up: Gardening books in full bloom
That's why the only thing that is filled up more than my composter is my bookshelf, with gardening books. I'll soon be adding to the compost "pile," as the 2012 crop of books is ready to be harvested. Here's a sampling of what the yield looks like this ...

Local groups donate 9000 books
Acho, a student at the Ethel M. Taylor Academy, is among 3000 Cincinnati Public Schools students who are getting new books to take home this summer thanks to a new literacy partnership between the United Way of Greater Cincinnati, the American ...

Ebook revolution can kindle a passion for publishing
The long answer requires a little backstory on how the publishing business has changed in recent years. By Ed Victor When I went into the book publishing business in 1964, it was substantially the same business as it was in 1924 – and indeed as it was ...

Summer books: David L. Ulin looks forward to these titles
As always, I suppose, books that blur the boundaries, that help us reimagine what we thought we knew. First, there's Joe Sacco's "Journalism" (Metropolitan: $29, June), a collection of what we might call graphic journalism — dispatches from, ...

Summer books: MaryJanice Davidson, queen of the vampire novels
MaryJanice Davidson, author of the bestselling "Undead" series, writes 20 to 30 pages a day, averaging five books a year. MaryJanice Davidson might very well be Minnesota's most prolific author. In 14 years, she has published 75 books -- mostly ...

Summer books: Fiction
The ties that bind are tied a little too tightly in this summer's crop of family-centric novels. No one is safe in Maria Semple's hilarious second novel, least of all Bernadette herself. Microsoft employees, denizens of Seattle and overzealous mothers ...

Summer books: Reader recommendations
My summer picks for this year are books that reflect the tricky dance of family: "The Year We Left Home," by Jean Thompson, a Land o' Goshen honest Iowa story; "Irma Voth" by Miriam Toews (an award-winning Canadian author) about a plucky Mennonite girl ...

The Gospel of Stephen King
“Several of his books are parables of grace in action.” Want to read a powerful meditation on Jesus' sacrificial love? Check out how King links the death of the mammoth death row inmate John Coffey (note the initials, JC) to Jesus' crucifixion in “The ...

Oprah books em again
Said one publishing executive, “It seems she had a lot of businesses that worked well when she was on TV everyday, and now that she isn't, they are not working.” News that Oprah was gong to restart the book club began leaking out to On The Money early ...

Summer books: Carolyn Kellogg looks forward to these
Publishing is one of the businesses that slows down: There are fewer books coming out, fewer authors on tour and fewer emails being sent. Friday is a veritable email wasteland. With all that extra time — here at The Times, we don't have an abbreviated ...

Summer Books: plenty of titles to pique readers' varied interests
Ms. Pearl's best-selling work, "Book Lust," appeared in 2003, and she has five other books about literature to her credit (as well as a Librarian Action Figure modeled in her likeness). During a recent phone interview, she recommended the novel "Silver ...

Citing patrons' right to read, local libraries offer 'Fifty' trilogy
Ellen Kane, acquisitions associate at the Hull Public Library, said the smaller Old Colony Library Network had 785 holds, not including holds on e-books or audio books. The three books by EL James — in which a female literature student and a youthful ...

Authors ride wave of self-publishing popularity
BY LUKE SWANSON | Published: June 3, 2012 Leave a comment A new chapter has begun in the history of books. The publishing industry has merged with technological advances, allowing people to read from e-readers such as the Amazon Kindle or the Apple ...

Summer Reading: Plenty of books to pique readers' varied interests
Ms. Pearl's best-selling work, "Book Lust," appeared in 2003, and she has five other books about literature to her credit (as well as a Librarian Action Figure modeled in her likeness). During a recent phone interview, she recommended the novel "Silver ...

Dallas publisher releasing tell-all by John Edwards mistress
AP RALEIGH, NC— John Edwards' mistress Rielle Hunter is publishing a memoir about her relationship with the former presidential candidate and their daughter. Hunter's book is coming out later this month. (AP Photo/RMT PR Management) Jennifer Canzoneri ...

Randall Publisher book nominated for fiction award
Named in honor of America's original "indie" publisher, the Benjamin Franklin Awards are presented by the Independent Book Publishers Association ( (link) ) to recognize excellence in independent publishing. The nomination was given ...

Multicultural publisher holds its own
By Maggie Overfelt Spanning the conference-room shelves at Lee & Low Books in midtown Manhattan, the publisher's children's picture books are decorated with a rainbow of vibrant fine-art spreads and award-winning verse. But a closer look reveals many ...

'In the Kingdom of Men': testing the boundaries of an oil worker stronghold
Barnes appears this week at Village Books in Bellingham and at Seattle's Elliott Bay Book Co. By by Kimberly Marlowe Hartnett The author of "In the Kingdom of Men" will appear at 7 pm Wednesday at Village Books in Bellingham (360-671-2626 or ...

Evangelist for reading: Prolific novelist tries to inspire love of literacy in ...
Evangelist for reading: Prolific novelist tries to inspire love of literacy in ...


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