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The 2012 presidential election is six days away. Are young voters prepared to ...
The 2012 presidential election is six days away. Are young voters prepared to ...

Book lovers turn out to help Mystic shop
The staff of Bank Square Books joined with movers, book lovers and passersby alike in the effort to pack and cart upwards of $300,000 of inventory into moving trucks. The flurry of activity follows a decision by owners Annie Philbrick and Patience ...

New book teaches and inspires readers to make authentic behavior at work, the ...
New book teaches and inspires readers to make authentic behavior at work, the ...

The Publishing Industry Enigma
To get all the e-book and digital publishing news you need every day in your inbox at 8:00 AM, sign up for the DBW Daily today! The rest of the day's top news: Why Ebooks Are Different (Pub Perspectives) There has been a tendency – by the DOJ ...

Dennis Lehane: By the Book
What book is on your night stand now? Fiction: “A Single Shot,” by Matthew F. Jones. Nonfiction: “Rogues & Redeemers,” by Gerard O'Neill. What was the last truly great book you read? “Hellhound on His Trail,” by Hampton Sides. It's a gripping evocation ...

The Most Overdue Book in Boston is 'Twilight' & Other Stuff Residents Are Reading
Bookworms in Boston are getting a break this month because the city's library is bending the rules to let those with overdue books return them without facing hefty fines. During the month of November, the Boston Public Library is waiving all fees ...

Report: 'Star Wars 7' won't be based on the books
Well, we know that, whatever the plot of Episode 7, George Lucas won't have a heavy hand in the day-to-day creation of it. He's apparently written the treatments for the films, but he won't produce or direct--an excellent opportunity for another ...

Book buzz: John Grisham thrills at No. 1 on book list
Theodore Boone: The Accused, the third book in his kids' series, which was released in May, reached No. 21. -Carol Memmott. Heavenly showing: It seems that almost dying, getting to heaven, then coming back to report on the trip has become the ticket to ...

Books & Books celebrates 30 years, owner reflects on a changing industry
Books & Books, one of the most successful independent bookstores in the country, will celebrate its 30th anniversary on Saturday and owner Mitchell Kaplan says he is ready for more changes to his industry. The birthday party starts at 7 p.m. with food ...

Lincoln scholar Richard Current dies at age 100
Current's many books included "The Lincoln Nobody Knows" and "Lincoln the President," winner of the Bancroft Prize in 1956. He had many other interests, writing about Daniel Webster, the invention of the typewriter and the state of Wisconsin. In his ...

Heaven, Afterlife Now the Promised Land for Publishers
Recent publishing history is replete with books that elevate heaven on the bestseller lists. 90 Minutes in Heaven by Don Piper (Revell, 2005) was one of the first, with more than 5 million copies sold in all editions. Todd Burpo's Heaven Is For Real ...

Bookstores To Amazon: We Don't Want Your Stinkin' Books
“Amazon has strong-armed many publishers into reducing the prices of their books and eBooks,” the post reads. “In some instances when publishers have refused, Amazon has removed the 'buy' button from the pages of the publishers' books. This tactic ...

Review: 'Chinese Characters' gives insight into a society in flux
A collection of essays by 15 authors (including Hessler and Chang) about a range of people — including a guitar teacher, a Taoist mystic, a hard-drinking young Tibetan and a painter who churns out cheap oil colors for Western customers — the book ...

WALL STREET JOURNAL BEST-SELLERS
10. "America Again" by Stephen Colbert (Grand Central Publishing). Nielsen BookScan gathers point-of-sale book data from about 12,000 locations across the U.S., representing about 75 percent of the nation's book sales. Print-book data providers include ...

'The Twelve' by Justin Cronin
For a best-selling book that spanned a thousand years, demolished human civilization, unleashed marauding, virus-infected vampires on much of America and turned a sweet little girl named Amy into an unlikely superhero, Justin Cronin's “Passage” made a ...

Books to Watch Out For: November
November is the month to get up to date on the seedy side of Charles Dickens, with two new books dedicated to the writer's complicated personal life. In “The Great Charles Dickens Scandal” (Yale University Press), by Michael Slater, out November 13th, ...

Not all books are worth the bounty
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 released by Strang's Christian ...

If Self-Publishing Books is So Easy, Why Do We Work So Hard At It?
I love when I see article titles like 'Write and publish your book in three easy steps!' since it sounds so doable. Hey, didn't we all write bad poetry and song lyrics when we were thirteen? (Okay, you don't have to answer that.) Or, 'Self-Publishing ...

Scandal at the National Book Awards
The short list for the 1962 National Book Award in fiction was remarkable, including a number of works today regarded as classics, like Catch-22 by Joseph Heller, Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates, and Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger. Yet the prize ...

Podiobooks.com Joins Aha to Stream Free Audio Books Directly Into Cars
“Audio books are primarily consumed during ”˜windshield time', yet the ways we typically retrieve and play audio books in the car is very outdated,” said Evo Terra, President of Podiobooks.com. “By distributing our books via the Aha platform, we are ...

The Bestselling Self-Published Kindle Books of 2012
Seventeen e-books with self-publishing origins are in Amazon's Kindle top 100 overall for 2012 through November 1. And while these titles come from a wider variety of authors versus 2011's top 100 overall, the total number actually had a slight ...

Book buzz: 'Hunger Games' director, teen novel coming to TV
Lost Girls: Another teen-targeted show based on a book is coming to the CW. This time it's The Lost Girls by Jennifer Baggett, Holly Corbett and Amanda Pressner getting the small screen treatment with a story that "centers on a self-obsessed young pop ...

LA as scene of the crime in 'The Care and Feeding of Exotic Pets'
Though at its root a hostage thriller — and a pretty tense one at that — the power of Wagman's book lies in the details. Winnie's kidnapping comes early, with an unsettling banality that's too easy to imagine for anyone who has been too caught up in ...

Publishing a book in minutes
Western Librarian Paul Piper has self-published his own non-fiction work and is enthusiastic about self-publishing through print and e-books. A lot of authors have been drawn to self-publishing to avoid the hoops they have to jump through and long ...

Publishers Weekly posts its best books of 2012 lists
Trade publication Publishers Weekly has posted its Best Books 2012 lists, recommendations of 100 books for adults (plus another 40 children's titles) across multiple categories, including fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, romance, SF, comics and more ...

Stephenie Meyer says more 'Twilight' books a possibility, but not today
“I planned out where it would go for a couple more books,” she said. “So, I knew exactly what would happen,” of the storyline that involves Jake, played by Taylor Lautner in the films, and Renesmee, played by Mackenzie Foy, following the end of ...

Noted motivational guru Lamar Odom to give Clippers teammates books on ...
Noted motivational guru Lamar Odom to give Clippers teammates books on ...

Lee Duran: Indie publishing a rocky but exciting road
There are lots of reasons -- money being one -- but also rejection by traditional publishers and freedom to write your own book without contending with guidance or interference from editors and publishers. The traditional route tends to be cut and ...

The Business of Books in a Hurricane
In the book publishing industry, Sandy's impact has been felt, with downtown Manhattan and Brooklyn stores closed—tens of thousands of dollars in damages reported for some, like powerHouse Arena in DUMBO—as well as struggles to regain basic ...

Countdown to Wisconsin Book Festival 2012: An interview with Lynda Barry
Lynda Barry likes questions. They "bring on a certain state of mind" and "in that weird opening, other stuff starts to happen," she says. Barry has an impressive resume of "other stuff": She's created a long-running comic strip, which used to appear in ...

Patton Oswalt, Jodi Picoult, Brad Meltzer and more recommend children's books
Probably all of the Beverly Cleary books, for the weird crossover feeling, as well as The Great Brain books, which actually show the main character growing up and out of his "Great Brain" persona. Those were the earliest books that made an attempt to ...

More 'Twilight' Books? Stephenie Meyer Says 'Maybe'
So, after a roller coaster ride filled with vampires, werewolves, and interspecies romance through a blockbuster series of books and movies, it all comes down to this: the long-awaited release of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2. That's all ...

New book features White House pets
That memo, along with countless anecdotes and more than 200 pictures are featured in Dallas author Jennifer Boswell Pickens' new book, "Pets at the White House," which gives readers a glimpse of what life is like at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. for pets, and ...

Publishing industry goes real time
Call it livewire publishing, the Malayalam book industry is increasingly taking to contemporary events and incidents to cash in on the popular interest. From small-time publishers to industry biggies, the publishing industry has embraced the trend of ...

A Journey Into the Multiple Levels of Hell (or How to Publish Your First Book)
On Oct. 1st, I released my first book, The Entrepreneur's Secret to Creating Wealth. It was a long four years in the making, but don't worry, I'm not going to try to summarize it here. Instead, I want to share some insights about writing and marketing ...

Knuckler RA Dickey's next pitch is a children's book
Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey is writing a children's book about embracing individuality and he poses with one of his four children Van, at his Nashville, Tenn. home October 23, 2012. Dickey is a champion of early literacy efforts and the Books from Birth ...

Amid digital upheaval, book world narrows to a few key players
The merger will create the largest consumer book publisher in the world, with a global market share of more than 25 percent and a book list that includes contemporary best-sellers such as Random House's Fifty Shades of Grey and Penguin's backlist of ...

Best of BC | Compiled by the Association of Book Publishers of BC
Unlikely Love Stories - Mike McCardell (Harbour Publishing). 2. The Book of Kale: The Easy-to-Grow Superfood, 80+ Recipes - Sharon Hanna (Harbour Publishing). 3. Making Headlines: 100 Years of The Vancouver Sun - Shelley Fralic (The Vancouver Sun) ...

About Books: Co-author felt called to help write Chris and Stefanie's story
Bruce Hooley, co-author with Chris Spielman of “That's Why I'm Here: The Chris and Stefanie Spielman Story,” told an audience at the final program for One Book, One Community that he remembers vividly the day when Stefanie Spielman got a diagnosis of ...

Weekend picks for book lovers
Emma Donoghue's last book, the best-selling Room, chronicled a mother and her young son living a cramped, claustrophobic and disturbingly precarious existence — in a single chamber. In her new work, Astray, a beautifully rendered collection of ...

11 More Books To Scare The Sh*t Out Of You
So this slide show was going to be titled "Son of 10 Books That Will Scare the Sh*t Out of You". My decision to include 11 books this year torpedoed that idea. Once again I am cruelly undone by my own selflessness and generosity! Of course, explaining ...

Local book events: Nov. 4-10
MONDAY (Nov. 5). Jim Parsons and David Bush: Authors will discuss “Fair Park Deco,” 6 p.m. Monday, Architecture Center Houston, Bayou Place, 315 Capitol; 832-393-1313. Robert F. Kennedy Jr.: Author and activist appears as a guest of The Progressive ...

Fenton author uses Stephen King's publisher
She actually wrote the book three years ago and began to research Christian publishing houses. Not sure of how to proceed next, she sat on the manuscript until fate intervened. Upon meeting a neighbor in the Lasco's winter home of North Venice, Florida ...

Missouri's candidates reveal favorite books, music, TV shows
In advance of Tuesday's election, we asked Missouri's Republican and Democratic candidates to take a break from the stump to share their favorite books, television shows, movies and music. CANDIDATES FOR GOVERNOR. GOV. JAY NIXON (D) ...

Books detail Busch family dramas
A century of triumph, tragedy and living large transformed Anheuser-Busch into a bedrock American company that was felled by a foreign takeover, and its story continues to provide publishing fodder. This week brings two books that detail the Busch ...

BOOKS ROUNDUP: Romance conference coming up
Cary author Sabrina Jeffries (“The Dangerous Lord,” “A Lady Never Surrenders”) will be the keynote speaker for “Fall into Romance,” a three-day conference with author presentations, book signings and other events at Southwest Regional Library, 3615 ...

Books: New and Noteworthy
2012 - Here's a look at the new and noteworthy books on sale the week of Nov. 4: 1. Jack Reacher's Rules by Lee Child (Delacorte, fiction, on sale Nov. 6). What it's about: A companion guide to Child's popular Jack Reacher thrillers, featuring ...

Book publishers have long been playing into Amazon's hands
The process was vividly described by sociologist John Thompson in his book Merchants of Culture, the best account we have of what happened to publishing. As Professor Thompson tells it, the transformation of the industry occurred in three phases. In ...

March of the Penguin
Can there be a happy ending to the travails of the book publishing industry? The story so far does not look terribly good. Traditional booksellers have lost ground to Amazon and other online retailers that offer titles at huge discounts. E-books offer ...

Book Events for Nov. 4
The Fifth Annual Festival of Words — featuring author readings, public readings, community and school creative writing workshops, drive-by poetry in the streets and more — will take place Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 8-10, in Grand Coteau, Sunset ...


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