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Weekend books: 'Wayne of Gotham,' 'Harold Fry'
By Tracy Hickman; It Books, 304 pp., $26.99; fiction. Wayne of Gotham might be a Batman story, but by the end of it, the only guy you want to spend extra time with is the Dark Knight's dear old dad. Fantasy writer Terry Hickman (Dragonlance) heads to ...

Delhi book fair begins today
Taking a futuristic leap by putting e-books and publishing at its centrestage, the annual fair will have 253 publishers from the country and abroad, including France, US, UK, Russia, Germany, China and Pakistan. The 18th edition of the Delhi Book Fair ...

Delhi Book Fair begins: e-books the flavour this time
New Delhi: The 18th Delhi Book Fair began here Saturday with e-books and e-publishing the focus of the nine-day event that will see more than 200 publishers, including from abroad, participating. The Sep 1-9 event at Pragati Maidan was inaugurated by ...

Books: New and noteworthy
Zoo by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge (Little, Brown, $27.99, fiction, on sale Sept. 3). What it's about: After witnessing a coordinated lion ambush in Africa, a young biologist races to warn world leaders as cunning attacks on humans by wild ...

Longtime friends publish book of poetry, photos
Longtime friends publish book of poetry, photos. Saturday September 1, 2012 11:36 AM By Alexi Knock. Doris Diamond, 65, and Liz Casey, 63, show. Photo credit: Alexi Knock. Elizabeth Casey has enjoyed writing poetry since she was a child, but never ...

Ethical Questions in Influencing Others—Watch Out On Amazon!
I've been learning a lot about how the book publishing world works lately. That's because I'm sending out proposals to literary agents for my latest book, The Way of the Warrior in Business, a marketing warfare kind of book. It's a revision of my self ...

Delhi Book Fair: E-books make debut
On the inaugural day of the fair, a number of publishers were seen promoting e-books and trying to get small and medium publishers to move towards digitizing books. Vishv Books, a Delhi-based publishing house has recently launched various applications ...

Forget "50 Shades of Grey" -- Amish fiction is hot, and a woman in a headcover ...
Forget "50 Shades of Grey" -- Amish fiction is hot, and a woman in a headcover ...

E-books, web-based apps make debut at Delhi Book Fair
On the inaugural day of the fair, a number of publishers were seen promoting e-books and trying to get small and medium publishers to move towards digitizing books. Vishv Books, a Delhi-based publishing house has recently launched various applications ...

Publisher of bin Laden book says public sales will begin Tuesday despite ...
Publisher of bin Laden book says public sales will begin Tuesday despite ...

Books of Note -- Killer Drones, Tech Jobs and the Internet's Birth on Labor ...
Books of Note -- Killer Drones, Tech Jobs and the Internet's Birth on Labor ...

Police raid publisher for selling book critical of Didi
Sabitendranath Roy, owner of the publishing firm, said police raided his shop on College Street for two hours on Friday. "When I protested, they said they wanted to buy five copies of the book. They also asked me to not the sell the book," he said ...

Sell your book
In today's changing book publishing environment many authors have taken to marketing their books themselves and a major concern is getting the book sold to the local library. To aid in that quest the Jacksonville Public Library staff has issued the ...

THE BIG READ: We are what we write
Sifiso Mzobe is shortlisted for the continental Wole Soyinka Prize for his debut novel, Young Blood. Mandla Langa, Lebo Mashile, Cynthia Jele and Zachariah Rapola have claimed international awards. The books of Niq Mhlongo, Kopano Matlwa and Kgebetli ...

E-books make debut at Delhi Book Fair
On the inaugural day of the fair, a number of publishers were seen promoting e-books and trying to get small and medium publishers to move towards digitising books. Vishv Books, a Delhi-based publishing house has recently launched various applications ...

Apple offers concessions in e-book publishing case
Apple and four major publishers have agreed to offer pricing concessions to rival retailers, notably Amazon, in an attempt to avoid a hefty fine from the European Commission (EC) which is investigating alleged e-book price fixing. According to Reuters ...

Mamata targets publisher for book slamming Bengal govt
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee has yet again courted another controversy after police raided a renowned publishing house for publishing a book that critized the Trinamool chief. According to reports, the book titled ...

KWQC-TV6 News and Weather For The Quad Cities - Davenport Public Library ...
KWQC-TV6 News and Weather For The Quad Cities - Davenport Public Library ...

Landmark launches e-books section on site
Popular Indian retail chain Landmark, a TATA enterprise that started in 1987 as books and music retailer but later expanded into other product categories, has launched an e-books section on its website. The company claims that it is the first Indian ...

Kolkata publisher 'harassed' over book on Muslims
KOLKATA: A leading publisher here today alleged harassment by police for publishing and selling a book written by a senior IPS officer on the plight of Muslims in West Bengal and how the situation could be changed. "We will lodge a complaint with the ...

Book criticises Mamata, police raid publishing house
Book criticises Mamata, police raid publishing house. Priyanka Gupta, CNN-IBN | Sep 03, 2012 at 11:50pm. The book is critical of Mamata Banerjee's vote bank politics and minority appeasement policies. Tweet. Comments (0). Related Latest Popular ...

Publishing your own book; writing, editing & proofreading tips
(Mass Appeal) - If you've always wanted to publish your own book, but weren't sure where to start, Kitty Axelson-Berry from Modern Memoirs publishing gave some tips about writing. Writing, editing & proofreading tips: Editing is the process of reading ...

The summer harvest of “best books” rankings
EFFORTS to rank the world's stories are necessarily biased, often pedantic and always incomplete. Still, such lists are a regular feature of the literary sections of newspapers and magazines, and now book websites and blogs. It is during the dog days ...

Literary Teas, Dinners Seek to Bring Women Together Over Shared Love of ...
Literary Teas, Dinners Seek to Bring Women Together Over Shared Love of ...

Self Publishing with Kindle Publishing Profitable for Some Authors Using the ...
Self Publishing with Kindle Publishing Profitable for Some Authors Using the ...

Friends produce e-books in Ozarks
A locally owned Christian e-book publishing company will soon release its first set of stories. Christopher Dixon, of Springfield, along with co-owner and longtime friend Jesse Greever, launched e-Lectio Publishing earlier this year. The pair have been ...

Authors' phoney book reviews threaten publishing, says Rankin
FAKE book reviews posted on Amazon and other websites by “fraudulent” authors seeking to boost their own reputations threaten the health of the online books trade, according to a group of 49 writers, including Ian Rankin and Lee Child. As books are ...

Apple and publishers make concessions to avoid fine
Customers are likely to shortly notice a decrease in the price of e-books in Europe as a result of the concessions the main e-book publishers have proposed so as to escape financial sanctions within an anti-trust investigation. Apple and other four e ...

Read on your tablet
The market for e-books is at a nascent stage in India but there are signs of growth. Amazon has taken baby steps into the domestic market by launching an exclusive Kindle store for India, making e-books available at a cheaper rate. You can now pay for ...

Drug War Books: Experts Pick Best Books About The American Drug War
This is the second in a two-part series in which experts reveal their favorite books about the American drug war. Part one can be found here. As election season gears up, a few political books have garnered attention. Certainly, Ayn Rand's "Atlas ...

How Startups Are Replacing the Role of Traditional Book Publishers
For authors looking to get their book published, mailing out manuscripts to every publishing house in town is a thing of the past. Increasingly content creators can bypass the traditional publishing process and choose to write a book that can reach ...

Amazon's Sara Nelson shares her favorite fall books
“September and October are always a bumper crop of books,” says Nelson. “There's a lot of anticipated books from well-known writers like Zadie Smith and Junot Diaz, and it's also a time for debuts from new writers. [We've seen] serious literary titles ...

Review: Novelist Ivan Doig brings Montana in 1960 to vivid life in 'The ...
Review: Novelist Ivan Doig brings Montana in 1960 to vivid life in 'The ...

Sock puppetry and fake reviews: publish and be damned
A Quiet Belief in Angels by RJ Ellory is, according to a review in the Guardian, "thriller writing of the very highest order". High praise indeed, but one Amazon reviewer, "Jelly Bean", goes further. RJ Ellory's story of a man who as a child was at the ...

Publish a Book and Prosper as a Small-Business Owner
In their book No B.S. Trust-Based Marketing, authors Dan S. Kennedy and Matt Zagula outline strategies to build and maintain trust in your business, and in turn attract both customers and profits. In this edited excerpt, Kennedy discusses how authoring ...

Fighting the DOJ's Apple ebook settlement — in comic strip form
Laura covers book publishing, paywalls and magazines for GigaOM, and has a particular interest in e-book pricing and e-singles. She was previously the editor of Publishing Trends, a website and newsletter for the book publishing industry, and served as ...

'Baer Truth' author Linda McMaken: Sometimes fiction isn't fiction
By Joyce Lamb, USA TODAY. Linda McMaken, author of Baer Truth, joins us to share a hilarious story that involves tractors, a farmer named Bill and a big honkin' snake. (And, yes, the name of Linda's book is spelled correctly. It's book one of her ...

The Cruel Paradox of Self-Publishing
Earlier this summer, Penguin Group, long a distinguished major publisher of books, paid $116 million to acquire Author Solutions Inc. A leading provider of self-publishing services, Author Solutions said that since it was formed in 2007, "it has ...

Gender of Novelists in Gay Fiction: Does It Matter?
They've turned to m/m for a variety of reasons, and while such exposure to LGBT issues may lead to increased empathy, the books they are reading are not largely representative of actual LGBT lives. This element of authenticity is, to me, the biggest ...

A Pride of Literary Lions, Unleashed All at Once
All are superstar authors who are releasing hugely anticipated books this fall, colliding in one of the most crowded literary traffic jams in recent memory. Fall is traditionally the biggest season in the book business, the time that publishers reserve ...

Culture Vulture (Sept. 07 2012)
Young writers are translating their books into a foreign language by themselves. However they still need help from a foreigner to edit the translated works. They are doing well but professional associations and organisations should manage the quality ...

How the E-Book Ruling Will Affect the Way You Read
Hachette Book Group, HarperCollins Publishers and Simon & Schuster have settled, while Apple, Penguin Group and MacMillan have not. According to PC World, the lawsuit came “after a two-year antitrust investigation by the DOJ and the Connecticut and ...

Tesco's E-Spree: Britain's biggest retailer buys digital books company
(CNN) -- The latest chapter in British retail has grocery giant Tesco betting on e-books: it's buying Mobcast, a company that brings books to wireless devices. The deal, worth about $7.15 million (£4.5 million), is small for Tesco, which is one of the ...

Letter to a Young Critic
Defend straight to the scaffold the literary values you know to be enduring, those values you gleaned from the great books, even when—especially when—they run counter to the preciousness of public sentiment. If you're going to be honest with yourself ...

Five Classic Books Every Smart Person Should Read
Have you missed reading some of the classics of western civilization? You're not alone. Increasingly, students aren't even asked to read many of the books that shaped our intellectual history. Consequently, we are less likely than ever to understand ...

Reel Releases: Films about books are page-turners
I love books. I might love them to a fault. My wife, who must constantly weave around the small piles of literature I leave around the house, has expressed that opinion. But a book is an inanimate object and even the act of reading lacks that certain ...

Random House Snags Open Road Executive, Former Scholastic Prez Barbara ...
Random House Snags Open Road Executive, Former Scholastic Prez Barbara ...

Has 'Fahrenheit 451' come true? Ray Bradbury and the end of the paperback
Has technology wrought what Ray Bradbury imagined in his novel Fahrenheit 451? Seminal anti-censorship saga Fahrenheit 451 imagines a dystopian future in which the citizenry does not read, their lives are dominated by large, flat panel TVs and families ...

Amish fiction remains a big draw in an era of 'Fifty Shades of Grey'
As the “Fifty Shades of Grey” trilogy – along with various copycat titles coming in its wake – continues to dominate the sales charts, books on the opposite end of the spectrum are still selling well. Skip to next paragraph ...

Reorganization at HarperCollins Christian Publishing Leaves Mix of Zondervan ...
Reorganization at HarperCollins Christian Publishing Leaves Mix of Zondervan ...


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