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Books have the power to transform lives
By Maggie Galehouse In "Moonrise Kingdom," Suzy (Kara Hayward) runs away with Sam (Jared Gilman) and brings along her favorite books in a yellow suitcase. Mayor Annise Parker says reading CS Forester's "Horatio Hornblower" series when she was younger ...

Russo's newest work pays tribute to printed books
By CLARKE CANFIELD AP The latest work from the Pulitzer-winning Russo, "Interventions," is a tribute to the printed book, while taking a backhanded jab at electronic books and online bookselling. "Interventions" is a collection of four separate volumes ...

Your Time Publishing, LLC Releases Deandrea Green's Children's Book The ...
Your Time Publishing, LLC Releases Deandrea Green's Children's Book The ...

News Corp. approves Murdoch plan to split company
LOS ANGELES — Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. said Thursday that its board has approved a plan to split into two companies, one containing struggling newspaper and book publishing businesses and the other comprising faster-growing entertainment ...

Books examine life's larger questions
Pick up any entertainment magazine or surf the Internet these days and you'll stumble upon a list of beach books — light-hearted fiction filled with engaging characters for us to envy, laugh with or long to spend time with. But, for some, easy summer ...

Drive collects books for homeless kids
“I would say we got almost 400 books,” said Svirsky. “It was wonderful to see how Watertown and Waltham communities pulled together to collect books to keep kids reading over the summer.” Thanks to Svirky's drive, Kennedy Middle School assistant ...

Open Road Integrated Media and Annick Press Launch New Ebook Publishing ...
Open Road Integrated Media and Annick Press Launch New Ebook Publishing ...

Lotto Black Book Causes Stir In the Lottery Community
Lotto Black Book review released by ImInsiderReport.com is publishing the latest information on a book written by an Oklahoma math professor who says he can improve someone's chance of winning the lottery. The popular book was written by Larry Blair, ...

Elizabeth Dobler: Youth baseball books a hit
These books about baseball will help summer readers pass the time. ■ “The Unforgettable Season: The Story of Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams and the Record-Setting Summer of '41” by Phil Bildner, illustrated by SD Schindler, GP Putnam's Sons, 2011, ...

Cool readings: A guide to summer books for sun and shade
His books on Stalingrad and the fall of Berlin were masterly, so I have high hopes for this one. And, though I may be a little late to the Tudor party, Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall awaits patiently. Sunny read: I, like Elmore Leonard, am a devotee of the ...

Library of Congress Picks 88 Unobjectionable Books that "Shaped America"
The Library of Congress, established by President John Adams, has announced its list of "88 Books that Shaped America," determining that two-thirds of America's cultural history took place in only the last 112 years. That at least is the evidence from ...

Valley Plaza Library Offers More Than Just Books
By filling out the charts they can earn up to two free books. “Our goal is to keep kids engaged so they keep reading and active over the summer, we want it to be fun for them,” said Kelly Tyler the branch manager. The reading program isn't just geared ...

Public libraries frustrated by e-books' cost, unavailability
By Dean Narciso Worried about losing money by selling digital books to public libraries that then are freely shared, publishers have raised prices, imposed lending restrictions or stopped offering them all together. The State Library of Ohio, ...

ITunes e-books can be unlocked
It encodes its iTunes books in a format called ePub, which is an international standard for electronic books. Normally, an ePub file could be opened by many different compatible programs. But, because e-books from iTunes, even free ones, ...

Famous Five still UK's favourite children's books
Despite modern disapproval of their politically incorrect content, Enid Blyton's Famous Five books are British adults' favourite childhood books of all time, according to a new survey. Blyton's stories remain popular today, with over half a million ...

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Acquisition of Applied Visual Arts Publishing
AVA, established in 2001 in Switzerland, with its English language editorial support office in Worthing, publishes between 20 and 30 books per annum for students and professionals in the applied visual arts and had a turnover of GBP1,820000 for the ...

Stephen Shore's $2500 'Book of Books' On Phaidon (PHOTOS)
Stephen Shore's new photography book, titled, "The Book of Books," is a collectable two-volume set of 83 iPhoto books in chronological order, starting from his first project in 2003 and ending five years later. We're not so good at math, ...

Summer Books Special: Relax. Read. Repeat.
These books have spiked sharply in popularity since Fifty Shades fever hit this spring, suggesting that for readers new to erotica, James' work isn'ta one-off experiment but a gateway drug. Sylvia Day's Bared to You — an erotic, decidedly Grey-toned ...

Stories from elsewhere
Only 3% of the books published annually in America and Britain are translated from another language; fiction's slice is less than 1%. This contrasts sharply with continental Europe: in France, 14% of books sold in 2008 were translations; in Germany, ...

What's new in books this week
But Books & Books plans to host a big name at the end of July: thriller writer Daniel Silva, author of the Gabriel Allon series. Silva will appear at 7:30 pm on July 26 at the Coral Gables Congregational Church for Books & Books to talk about his new ...

Chelsea Green Publishing becomes an employee-owned company
WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, VT — Independent book publisher Chelsea Green announced today that it has become an employee-owned company, with close to 80 percent of its stock to be held by its employees. The move makes Chelsea Green unique ...

Books: "The Age Of Miracles" Is A Semi-Spellbinding Debut
First, she repeatedly evokes the doom of events in a heavy-handed manner, with lines like, "I gathered up my books and left the house, not knowing then that I would cross that threshold only a few more times in my life." A little portentousness goes a ...

Times Staffers Recommend Books About American Politicians
By JOHN WILLIAMS In the spirit of this week's holiday, I recently asked various Times staffers to recommend books about American political figures. Their answers are below. On Twitter, I'll be asking readers for their own suggestions, a selection of ...

Review: James Treadwell's 'Advent' has unusual style, may challenge some readers
“Advent” (Emily Bestler Books), by James Treadwell Magic blurs the line between adult horror and traditional young adult fiction in James Treadwell's debut fantasy novel, “Advent,” the first of a planned trilogy. Modern-day England: 15-year-old Gavin ...

Conscious Living: Children's Books
The answer, if you take a look at some of the items produced by Barefoot Books, is quite a lot. I was writing, last week, about their Indian Tales. Since then, I have been reading some of their other books for children of a variety of ages, ...

Roberson, Monkeybrain Publish Creator-Owned Comics Through comiXology
Comic Book Resources - Roberson, Monkeybrain Publish Creator-Owned Comics Through comiXology - Speaking at the Monkeybrain Comics press call, writer Chris Roberson announced plans to expand his publishing company, Monkeybrain Books, into ...

Riding the E-Book Wave
Back in the spring, I gave a workshop on e-book publishing at a writers' conference in Michigan and someone asked me if I'd done any "shorts" for Amazon. I hadn't. Afterwards, it hit me that I had some good, juicy material I'd filed away not so long ...

Nissan Supports Early Childhood Literacy in Middle Tennessee with $100000 ...
Nissan Supports Early Childhood Literacy in Middle Tennessee with $100000 ...

Understand publishing industry
The National Book Trust aims to form collaborative programmes in book publishing with institutions across India in the next four to five years, said M A Sikandar, director, NBT at the inauguration of the four-week training course in book publishing in ...

Some Writers Should Be Seen and Not Heard
"You have to understand the music of the writing," says the multi-faceted actress and author Marilu Henner, whose latest, Total Memory Makeover: Uncover Your Past, Take Charge of Your Future, is one of four of her books she's recorded for Simon ...

John Green on why books beat any iPad app
Author John Green, one half of the Vlogbrothers (along with his brother Hank) talked to USA TODAY's Bob Minzesheimer about this summer's choice for their Nerdfighter Book Club —Ray Bradbury's classic novel, Fahrenheit 451— and about the role of books ...

Simon & Schuster to Add QR Codes to Book Jackets
“The QR code is a way to use the distribution of our physical books as a means to build our [subscriber] database. This direct-to-consumer relationship then enables us to market future books and authors more cost-effectively,” she noted in a memo sent ...

Review: 'Advent' may challenge some readers
''Advent'' (Emily Bestler Books), by James Treadwell Magic blurs the line between adult horror and traditional young adult fiction in James Treadwell's debut fantasy novel, ''Advent,'' the first of a planned trilogy. Modern-day England: 15-year-old ...

5 Best 'What If?' Books
Karen Thompson Walker, author of the debut novel The Age of Miracles, which imagines the Earth's rotation slowing, picks her favorite books that envision our world having undergone a great change. Plus, more 'Book Bags' from Jennifer Egan, ...

11 Best Summer Books Of 2012
The summer is in full flight, and it's time to take a vacation and settle down with a good book. This year, spurred on by the growth in e-readers and a packed fall list, publishers are also releasing some big titles during the summer; ...

My Take: Library of Congress's 'books that shaped America' list plays down ...
My Take: Library of Congress's 'books that shaped America' list plays down ...

Do you want Amazon, B&N monitoring your reading?
The major new players in e-book publishing—Amazon, Apple and Google—can easily track how far readers are getting in books, how long they spend reading them and which search terms they use to find books. Book apps for tablets like the iPad, Kindle ...

Books In Balance Adds 'Shoeboxed' to Help Small Business Clients Add More ...
Books In Balance Adds 'Shoeboxed' to Help Small Business Clients Add More ...

JK Rowling's 'The Casual Vacancy' Cover Reveal
The book, publishing worldwide in English on September 27, has a confirmed page count of 512 pages and a release from Little, Brown called it "a big novel about a small town." The release described the book as follows: When Barry Fairbrother dies in ...

Battle for Japan's e-book market to commence
In the US, adult e-book sales surpassed those of hardback books for the first time in the first quarter of 2012, according to the Association of American Publishers, jumping 28 percent year-on-year to $282.3 million, compared to $229.6 million for ...

Convert MS Word docs to e-books for free
At least that explains all those books I've read that appear to have traveled through the author's colon. Writing can be painful, but there are limits. Lots of people have unpublished novels and other book-length documents sitting forlornly on their ...

Fiction books give a boost to the brain, says Stanford professor
Stanford scholar's new theory of fiction reveals how reading literary works is like bringing your brain to the gym. By Corrie Goldman Those long summer days spent reading by the pool might not be so lazy after all. Readers of literary works by the ...

Museums And Planetariums: Two Terrific Books And Two Ways Of Reading
by Linda Holmes When the power goes out, what can you do but read books, like it's THE PRAIRIE? Kidding, kidding. But I'm not kidding when I say that the recent (fourth day and counting!) power outage at my house, while relieved by visits to the ...

VC calls for aggressive marketing of scholarly books
KOTA KINABALU: The Malaysian Scholarly Publishing Council (MAPIM) has the capacity to be placed on par with other international scholarly books publishers, according to the vice-chancellor of Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS), Professor Dr Mohd Harun ...

Fiction Books Give A Boost To The Brain, Says Stanford Professor
By Stanford Literary works of fiction can offer 'a new set of methods for becoming a better maker of arguments, a better redeemer of one's own existence, a person of stronger faith or a person with a quieter mind,' says Joshua Landy, ...

What Is It About Running That Makes Great Books? A Talk With Author David Davis
This third running boom has also brought us a bumper crop of first-rate books, including Born to Run and Lore of Running by Timothy Noakes, with still more on the way. David Davis, the former sports editor of the LA Weekly and a contributor to ...

'Pure,' a New Novel by Andrew Miller
And like Ms. Mantel, he writes historical novels that are not just pastiche or painstaking waxworks re-creations, but books that make the past seem oddly contemporary. Mr. Miller's first novel, and to my mind still his best, “Ingenious Pain,” told the ...

Volunteers find books, student records in dumpster at Miami Northwestern High
Science books, workbooks, algebra kits, biographies, novels and books on literary greats like William Shakespeare and Edgar Allan Poe. Some materials were still wrapped in cellophane. Also in the dumpster: manila folders containing student records, ...

High-tech swap meet: Exchange CDs, DVDs and books online
Our personal finance expert shares several helpful sites that allow you to swap CDs, DVDs and even books for free, or very low cost. By Trent Hamm, Guest blogger / July 3, 2012 Bleecker Street Records in New York, NY, holds a collection of new and used ...

Books To Go
It's a piece of technology about the size of an old-fashioned Xerox copy machine that's capable of creating a professionally printed, perfectly-bound, and trimmed paperback book in minutes—books to go, while you wait. And it's being unveiled to the ...


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