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Doris Kearns Goodwin on her bestselling books and the movie adaptation of ...
Doris Kearns Goodwin on her bestselling books and the movie adaptation of ...

The Most Important Finance Books Ever Written
But these books are a dime a dozen. Book stores have sections devoted to investing in the stock market, personal finance, and how to 'get rich quick.' The 27 books we selected appear on must-read lists repeatedly. They are the best finance books ever ...

NW Books: the musical history of Jimi Hendrix
“Jimi Hendrix: Musician” by Keith Shadwick (Backbeat Books, $19.99). This new, compact edition of a book first published in 2003 follows Seattle-born Jimi Hendrix's musical legacy chronologically. Rather than focusing on Hendrix as a larger-than-life ...

Vegas sports books tell of 'staggering' hit from NFL season
The problem for Las Vegas sports books is that many popular NFL teams beat the points spread during the regular season. And with many bettors combining their picks in parlays, $20 wagers turned into payouts of up to more than $1,000, depending on how ...

2012 goes in record books as warmest year ever in state capitol
COLUMBUS, Ohio - 2012 is going in the record books as the warmest year ever in the state capital. According to the National Weather Service, the average temperature last year in Columbus was 56.5 degrees, edging the record set in 1998. Check back for ...

Ardmore Public Library: Books are changing places ...
Ardmore Public Library: Books are changing places ...

COMMENTARY: Slate - 366 Days, 366 Books
If you're like me, the list of books you want to read is a hydra. Cutting one head off (that is, reading a book) just scribbles new titles onto the list. I'm never ahead. My whole life I've been fighting this hydra tactically, trying to bleed a head ...

Thai e-book publisher that grew and grew
Thai digital publisher Ookbee booked revenue of about US$300,000 (S$365,300) in its first year of operation in 2011. This year, the sum has grown tenfold. Ookbee's arrival satisfied a pent-up demand for digital publications in the Thai language, said ...

New Year's Eve With McSorley's Bartholomew Boys: They Sling Beer, Books
The message came from Rafe Bartholomew, an editor at the sports website Grantland who's writing a book about McSorley's Old Ale House, to be published by Little, Brown in 2014. Mr. Bartholomew (who is a childhood friend of the Transom's) didn't come by ...

Los Angeles Review of Books
HOW KIND OF Peter Jackson: for the price of one movie, he gave us two. One of these movies is about a heroic warrior prince fighting for his lost homeland, and some political intrigue with elves and wizards; the other, much shorter, movie concerns a ...

'The Twelve Tribes of Hattie' by Ayana Mathis
They come from the same home, share the same last name, but their experiences of family are as disparate as “Rashomon” recollections: Hattie and August Shepherd and their 11 children, sprawling across the decades of the 20th century in Ayana Mathis's ...

Local illustrator collaborates on 'Things That Annoy' books
But geography would demand that it would have to be a so-Rhode Island/Massachusetts moment, since the authors of the humorous "Things That Annoy" series of books are from over the state line. Paul Nardizzi and Dave Barend are Boston-based ...

Books of yore
That encouragement took many forms, and one of my favorite forms was being allowed to buy books out of those little mail-order catalogs that showed up in our elementary school classrooms a few times a year. Two of my best-loved books as a kid were “The ...

Now read this: Architecture books we need in 2013
Sometimes, these methods are one and the same, as a few new books coming out in 2013 show. Some of these new titles are recommended because they turn to architectural greats from past centuries to remind us of things we should already know. Others ...

APE – Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur by Guy Kawasaki and Shawn Welch ...
APE – Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur by Guy Kawasaki and Shawn Welch ...

Best books of love letters
If you're a fan of Sex and the City, you might remember that Carrie was reading a book like this one. Love Letters of Great Men contains actual love letters of famous men in history. From Lord Byron to Voltaire to Henry VIII to George Washington, you ...

What are you reading this month? (January 2013)
January is often a bit of a wasteland for book releases, after the big seasonal push to get everything significant into stores in time for Christmas. But people are clearly excited for Robert Jordan's Wheel Of Time epic saga finally wrapping up with ...

Moore, Flynn, Wade, Strayed top Boswell Books' 2012 bestsellers
'Sacré Bleu,' Christopher Moore's risqué, comic fantasy about the Impressionists, and 'Gone Girl,' Gillian Flynn's dark novel about a missing wife, topped Boswell Book Company's list of bestselling hardcover fiction in 2012. Boswell owner Daniel Goldin ...

'That's Mine!,' by Michel Van Zeveren
In the political realm, the concept of unintended consequences usually refers to some variant of dreary socioeconomic fallout from a misguided policy measure. But in picture-book land, unintended consequences are more often a source of giggle-inducing ...

1000 books before Kindergarten program at Westlake library
Share Email Print. WESTLAKE, Ohio – The Westlake Porter Public Library is kicking off the New Year with a new program designed to encourage a love of books and reading, "1,000 books before Kindergarten." Westlake Library Westlake Porter Public Library ...

Research and Markets: 2013 US Book Publishing Industry-Capital & Expenses ...
Research and Markets: 2013 US Book Publishing Industry-Capital & Expenses ...

Get a high-quality 'Read Aloud' voice in Google Play Books
There's just one problem; the voice reading the books sounds horrible. It's slow, words are awkwardly broken up, and it just doesn't lend itself to a great experience. The good news is you can enable a high-quality voice to read the book to you ...

'Pow!' a Novel by Mo Yan
His overstuffed books make you feel you are engaged in a competitive eating contest. It all goes down a bit roughly. You will be some time in digesting. The titles of Mr. Mo's novels hint at his obsessions: “The Garlic Ballads” (1995); “The Republic of ...

10 best books of January, according to Amazon's editors
What better way to start the new year than to dive into a stack of brand new 2013 books? And according to Amazon's editorial director Sara Nelson, this year's January releases are a particularly beguiling mix. In an interview with the Monitor, Nelson ...

15 Books That Will Help You Prosper and Be Happy in Your Career
Whether you're looking for your first job, searching for your dream job or happy in your present career, you should always be looking to invest in your knowledge and skills. Learning new ideas and tactics will both increase your value at your company ...

A bumper crop of books
Matt Willis, left, and Sue Freemire, librarians at Willard Library, are all geared up for Battle Creek Reads 2013. Authors Jim DeFede and Elizabeth Letts will be visiting Battle Creek to talk about their books. / Robert Youngs Jr./The Enquirer ...

Foreign Policy's 25 books to read in 2013
Two promising books about Haiti -- and the far from promising state it still finds itself in -- are set to be released upon the three-year anniversary of the earthquake that devastated the country in 2010. Jonathan Katz is a journalist who witnessed ...

'Once Upon a Time' books 'Downton Abbey's' Lesley Nicol as ...
'Once Upon a Time' books 'Downton Abbey's' Lesley Nicol as ...

Hotels add art, books, films to entertain guests
The Andaz West Hollywood, for instance, had photographer Robert Landau lead a discussion about his new coffee table photography book, Rock 'n' Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip. Hyatt also recently launched AndazSalon.com, a virtual cultural hub, and ...

Church to bless books donated to city school
Books that were collected by the congregation of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Clarence will be blessed at 10 a.m. Sunday before being taken to School 6 in Buffalo to be shared with students. The congregation has been collecting books through the ...

Year in Review: Books
“The Raven Boys” by Maggie Steifvater: This is the first book in a promising new series by a No. 1 New York Times best-selling author. It is marvelously wrought with characters you will fall head-over-heels for; its only flaw is that you will have to ...

Outdoors just for kids: Books, maps help plan outdoor adventures
I hope you had some fun last year. Maybe you went on an adventure with your family to a new camping spot, floated a river or went fishing at a mountain lake. And maybe you got some new outdoors gear for Christmas that you are looking forward to using ...

BookRx Recommends Books According To Your Twitter Feed
Can Twitter tell you what books to read next? That's the premise behind BookRx, an online experiment from the Knight Lab, created by Larry Birnbaum, co-director of the Intelligent Information Laboratory at Northwestern University, IL, and Shawn Ryan ...

My New Year's Resolution: Read Fewer Books
This past year I read 56 books. That's slightly off the pace of 60 books a year that I've set over the previous 12 years, but then I did read a lot of very long history books this year — yes, I'm looking at you, Robert Caro – and my wife and I did ...

Library offers bargain books at annual sale
Books will be available at bargain prices at an annual clearance sale at Bruton Memorial Library. Hardbacks will be available for $1 and paperbacks for 50 cents at the sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 18 and 19. During the final two hours of the sale ...

Battle Creek Reads: A bumper crop of books
Matt Willis, left, and Sue Freemire, librarians at Willard Library, are all geared up for Battle Creek Reads 2013. Authors Jim DeFede and Elizabeth Letts will be visiting Battle Creek to talk about their books. / Robert Youngs Jr./The Enquirer ...

Book City: A chat with Amazon's Kindle and books editorial director
Sara Nelson may be the ultimate book world insider. Since June 2012, she's been the editorial director of books and Kindle for Amazon.com. From 2005-2007 she was editor-in-chief for Publishers Weekly. She was book editor for O, the Oprah Magazine and ...

TSP closes books on positive 2012
Each of the investment funds available to federal employees through their 401(k)-style retirement savings program posted gains in 2012, with three stock-oriented funds leading the way. The Thrift Savings Plan reported Wednesday that a fund tracking an ...

BCS National Championship Game betting update – Some books have Alabama ...
BCS National Championship Game betting update – Some books have Alabama ...

The big disruption opportunity in book publishing
Apple says it has written $ 6.5 billion in royalty checks to iOS apps developers in the last few years. While my book had a section which shows the distribution of those checks is uneven, and this NY Times article in its series on the iEconomy confirms ...

Is a 'new adult' genre the step between YA and adult books?
While it seems to mean different things to different publishers, many agree that it's a group title for books that are more mature than young adult titles – a literary category that may serve as a stepping-stone for readers moving beyond the young ...

10 Books Every (English-Speaking) Muslim Should Read
share this story. Submit this story. digg reddit stumble. My top 10 list of books that Muslims should read and have in their library. Obviously this list isn't comprehensive. It's only meant as a conversation starter and to highlight some great books ...

Sr Designer, Random House Children's Books
Random House, Inc. is the world's largest general trade book publisher. It is a division of Bertelsmann AG, one of the foremost media companies in the world. Your tasks. RHCB seeks a senior designer for the Random House/Golden Books Young Readers ...

Room 77 books $30 million
FORTUNE -- Room 77, a meta search and booking engine for hotel rooms, has raised around $30 million in new venture capital funding, according to a regulatory filing. The San Francisco-based company not only provides very specific information and visual ...

Book Buzz: Digital best-seller sales surge
With new tablets and e-readers unwrapped on Christmas Day, the digital share of USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list soars, as expected. Led by Nicholas Sparks' romance Safe Haven at No. 1 (the movie is out Valentine's Day), the most popular format is ...

Books to Watch Out For: January
“The Tinkerers: The Amateurs, DIYers, and Inventors Who Make America Great” (Basic Books), by Alec Foege, out January 1st. In “The Tinkerers,” Alec Foege argues that the key to America's historic prosperity is a “tinkering spirit”—an attitude of ...

Alain de Botton on Sex, and Philippa Perry on Sanity
One of the drawbacks of working in a bookstore, something I did for many years, is that it can be like working in a small-town pharmacy: You learn things about people you might rather not know. What sort of face do you put on when your new girlfriend's ...

New Year's Resolutions for the Book Publishing Industry
Publishers: In 2013, publishers should resolve to find new ways to develop more of the intellectual property they own. Whether that's turning a gardening book into an app, partnering with a new-media production company to turn a short story collection ...

Dallas police officer nearly run over by Half Price Books thief
Officer Darrell Stevens was working off duty at the Half Price Books near NorthPark Center around 2 p.m. Wednesday when he learned that a woman had left with something stuffed under her sweatshirt, police said. Jones. Police said Stevens found ...

Santa Fe's books: treasures to cherish
In these days of high-tech gadgets, with the written word reduced to images on a tablet, there remains something solid about the feel of a book. Opening it, smelling the paper, turning the pages, flipping them toward the goal of completing the tale ...


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