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About Books: Former park ranger writes and speaks of colorful career
Former National Park Service Ranger Andrea Lankford — the author of the book “Ranger Confidential: Living, Working and Dying in the National Parks” — will speak Feb. 1 at the Happy Days Lodge in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Admission, arranged ...

IBPA Introduces the Benjamin Franklin Digital Awards
The Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) is proud to announce the launch of the new Benjamin Franklin Digital Awards for electronic book publishing and excellence in innovation http://www.BFDA-IBPA.org. The Benjamin Franklin Digital Awards ...

Books for kids: New slew of stories fitting for February
The lives of artists and politicians as well as powerful moments in history are explored in new children's books, published in time for Black History Month. • African American Poetry (Sterling, 48 pages, $14.95, all ages), edited by Arnold Rampersad ...

Bard And Book Publishing Offers eBook Options For New 128GB iPad
Meeting the increased demand for new content for these new devices is Bard and Book Publishing. Bard and Book Publishing is an innovative publishing concept that connects authors with readers in a unique relationship format. Readers who subscribe to ...

How This Bestselling Writer Is Changing The Rules Of The Publishing Industry
Easy examples: they completely missed the boat on e-books, only moving into that space once Amazon and Apple set up distribution channels, and thus put themselves at the mercy. But here's the thing: Your question assumes that they had a choice to do ...

Heritage House Publishing Acquires Greystone Books
After months of bankruptcy protection, a silver lining has appeared around some of the storm clouds over D&M Publishers in Vancouver. B.C.-based Heritage House Publishing has acquired all assets of the Greystone Books imprint from D&M. Late Thursday ...

10 best books of February (plus one), according to Amazon's editors
From a look at the cities of the future to the much-anticipated new release from "Swamplandia!" author Karen Russell, Amazon's picks for the 10 most intriguing books of February – plus a featured debut – cover a wide range. Amazon editorial director ...

Justin Timberlake Books Post-Grammy Gig For 'Fans Only!'
Justin Timberlake Books Post-Grammy Gig For 'Fans Only!' JT will hit the Hollywood Palladium after performing at the February 10 show, and he'll also play the Brit Awards on February 20. By Jocelyn Vena (@jocelyn1212). Justin Timberlake celebrated his ...

Was This the Best First Issue of Any Magazine Ever?
Fifty years ago today, the New York Review of Books published its first issue. There was a printing strike in New York at the time, and The New York Times temporarily ceased publication. Barbara Epstein and Robert Silvers founded the review with the ...

Local publisher Greystone Books gets new lease on life
The recent troubles of long-standing Vancouver publishing flagship Douglas & McIntyre were merely the latest. So it comes as a welcome turn for the local industry that a major D&M imprint, Greystone Books, has been acquired by Victoria-based Heritage ...

Free books donated to Atlantic City school hit hard by Hurricane Sandy
On Friday Nelson-Schmidt came to the Pennsylvania Avenue School in Atlantic City where she shared her story and her books with students, donating 800 to children in the city's schools affected by Hurricane Sandy. The book donation was part of a Restore ...

Recommended books, Feb. 3
We recommend these recently reviewed titles: The Inventor and the Tycoon. A Gilded Age Murder and the Birth of Moving Pictures. By Edward Ball. (Doubleday; 464 pages; $29.95). Set securely in the context of the culture of the Gilded Age, Ball's history ...

Op-ed: Publishers' fear of e-books is hurting libraries
While libraries continue to fulfill their mission as the repositories of printed books and periodicals, they increasingly have come to play a new role as provider of digital access to those who don't have access to high-speed broadband or personal ...

Faith book steamrolls competition
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 ...

Consumer Watch: Many sources available for electronic books
You're allowed to share books you've purchased for up to 14 days. To participate, just list your available books and earn credits for each one you lend to someone else. You can also buy credits and use them to borrow books from other subscribers ...

Bard And Book Publishing Offers eBook Options For New 128GB iPad
Meeting the increased demand for new content for these new devices is Bard and Book Publishing. Bard and Book Publishing is an innovative publishing concept that connects authors with readers in a unique relationship format. Readers who subscribe to ...

Murdoch's newspaper, book publishing arm 'to spend billions on video rights'
London: Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch's newspaper and book publishing arm has planned to spend billions of dollars on video rights. The investment comes amid News Corp moves to split off its valuable television and film assets from its slower-growing ...

Doctors to Prescribe Self-Help Books, Poetry for Mental Health Ills
The charity, which is a partner in the new Books on Prescription program announced this week, quoted the New England Journal of Medicine as saying reading also cut the risk of dementia by more than a third. The list of 30 approved self-help titles ...

Local woman publishes two photography books
Area women from Tulare and Kern counties who love horses are being featured in a book offered by Karelin Sammann, a local woman with a passion for horses. “Women and Their Horses” — is 75 pages of black and white photography. The book will take a ...

Fewer Nooks and more books, please
I understand, in theory, that it is far cheaper to sell books that require no shipping and restocking. But we do not want to buy that sort of book from you. Amazon has more of them, for less. Besides, if I wanted to buy a Nook, I would already have ...

Cleveland publishing company working with stars
A good business is a business that can make the second-best mousetrap and still sell it as if it was number one. ICP has been providing high-quality service since they opened their doors in 2004. Intelligent Publishing started in May 2011, publishing ...

Google settles with French book publishers
Google settles with French book publishers Google has settled a long-standing dispute with French book publishers and authors over the unauthorized digitization of out-of-print works. The search giant has set up a €60m "Digital Publishing Innovation ...

Libraries struggle getting e-books from large publishing companies
The convenience of e-books coupled with the library's wallet-friendly loan policy should optimize a reader's experience. Unless, of course, the title belongs to one of the big six publishing companies in America — Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillan ...

Benjamin Nugent's 6 favorite books
he Gin Closet by Leslie Jamison (Free Press, $14). All of the books on this list capture the mannerisms and social rituals of my generation. This novel, about a young woman meeting her estranged aunt, does that brilliantly, offering 90 distinct shades ...

'Splintered' by AG Howard
A.G. Howard's Goth-infused, fantasy novel “Splintered'' is in many ways a brilliant debut, in others a disturbing one. Brilliant, because it is ambitious, inventive, and often surprising — a contemporary reworking of Lewis Carroll's “Alice's ...

Greater Boston author readings Feb. 3-9
Derek Sanderson (“Crossing the Line”) reads at 6 p.m. in the Commonwealth Salon, Boston Public Library, Copley … Damien Echols (“Life After Death”) reads at 7 p.m. at Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library, Brandeis University, 415 South St ...

52 books, 52 weeks, week 5: The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Week five of my 52 books in 52 weeks project had me reading The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chybosky, which I picked because it was sitting atop the YA New York Times bestseller list. (As an aside, did you know there was a Manga NYT ...

Central Pa. libraries struggle getting e-books from large publishing companies
The convenience of e-books coupled with the library's wallet-friendly loan policy should optimize a reader's experience. Unless, of course, the title belongs to one of the big six publishing companies in America — Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillan ...

Five of the best Alaska-themed kids books, as recommended by a Newbery judge
Judges for the Newbery considered only books published by American authors in 2012 for kids 14 years old and younger. The award honors "the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children," according to the American Library ...

Tim Dorsey's serial killer Serge is back
A well-devised plot is a thing of beauty; but a thoughtfully constructed character who changes and grows in each book, and especially during a long-running series, is a work of art. Tim Dorsey's novels will never be mistaken for works of art. Instead ...

Zombies, teen angst and more in latest graphic novels
Fantagraphics Books. 144 pages. $24.99. Kupperman's virtual bromance with his immortal and randy conception of Mark Twain continues center-stage, along with the stock players from the previous Thrizzled collection — and a few new characters. Humor ...

Bookstore owners say paper books and digital books can co-exist
Ms. Cryan, who took over the store in 2010, changing its format from used books for trade to a general bookstore that also sells new books, said selling e-books is part of a five-year plan to which she's sticking. In the meantime, Ms. Cryan said she ...

Books: New and noteworthy
The buzz: This is the first book under the new literary imprint of Johnny Depp – yes, that Johnny Depp, who co-edited the Guthrie manuscript and co-wrote the introduction with historian Douglas Brinkley. 2. My Brother's Book by Maurice Sendak ...

Tips on borrowing e-books at library
Boylston Public Library employees have recently begun shifting book-borrowing to the electronic dimension — computers, Kindles, iPads, smartphones, and other e-reading devices — and are hosting two forums this month to help patrons learn how to ...

This Month's Children's And Young Adult Book Recommendations: February 2013
Corneal says that while she doesn't have much in the way of suggestions for books about that other February icon, the prognosticating groundhog, “if you want glorious illustrations, extraordinary stories of unsung heroes, and a dreaming president, then ...

Coming Monday: A Daily Dose Of 'Book News'
For some months now, many of us at NPR have been enjoying a daily email from our friends here who report about books and the publishing industry. It's a tip sheet with news, and a bit of attitude. Eyder and several others started saying "hey, we ought ...

Graphic Books Best Sellers: Snow White's Children Top the List
1 on the graphic books paperback best-seller list this week is Volume 18 of “Fables,” by Bill Willingham and Mark Buckingham. “Fables,” published by DC Comics, is about storybook characters (from Cinderella to Pinocchio) making their way in the modern ...

Classic Books to Share with Your Kids for Valentine's Day
These books and others like them (Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Virginia Lee Burton's Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel, and L. M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables) bring generations together, allowing a parent or grandparent to return to ...

'How Literature Saved My Life,' by David Shields
The most generous reaction to David Shields's recent books would be to assume they are straight-faced parodies in the vein of those performed by Joaquin Phoenix or Andy Kaufman, sly commentaries on the culture's already rampant solipsism. But all signs ...

Ironman Berdych books Czech spot in quarter-finals
Chicago marchers urge Obama to come home to address gun violence. Sponsored Links. Ironman Berdych books Czech spot in quarter-finals. Tweet · Share this · Email · Print. Related News. France and Serbia cruise into Davis Cup quarters. Sat, Feb 2 2013 ...

The Author Himself Was a Cat in the Hat
All over Dr. Seuss's beloved children's books, his characters sport distinctive, colorful headwear — unless they are the kinds of creatures that have it sprouting naturally from their heads in tufted, multitiered and majestically flowing formations ...

Book publishing in a digital age and the fad of 50 Shades of Grey
These people are at the heart of Scottish book publishing, and have interesting thoughts on their industry in the Kindle age, the success of Life of Pi - one of the publishing house's most successful titles - and why worldwide phenomenon 50 Shades of ...

A No-Frills Buyers' Guide to Just-Published Books
Victimhood consumes him, and what better evidence than the fact that he's now written a book about the experience. Whether he intended to or not—and the book suffers from his lack of self-awareness on this point—he's proved Nasreen right on one ...

Doctors explore medical mystery in 'Little House' books
Fans of Laura Ingalls Wilder's semi-autobiographical Little House books have long been familiar with Laura's older sister, Mary, and the explanation that scarlet fever caused her vision loss. But research released Monday says that diagnosis is not very ...

Books: This young author loves pepperoni
The book is "The Pepperoni Palm Tree," and its author is an outgoing fourth-grader at the Mater Dei School in Bethesda, Md., who likes playing lacrosse and the piano. So how does a 10-year-old decide to write a book? Well, Aidan was 7 when he got the ...

Super Bowl betting results – Las Vegas books register small win with Ravens ...
Super Bowl betting results – Las Vegas books register small win with Ravens ...

Artful Ali Smith
In these essays, titled “On Time,” “On Form,” “On Edge,” and “On Offer And On Reflection,” Smith ranges over books she likes, from Henry James, Virginia Woolf, and Colette to more recent and obscure works such as Javier Marias' “trilogy about ...

Las Vegas sports books profit once again on Super Bowl
Half the lights are out in the Superdome during a power outage in the second half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game between the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Marcio Sanchez) ...

Bard and Book Publishing Releases Work By Jamie Greening That Examines ...
Bard and Book Publishing Releases Work By Jamie Greening That Examines ...

Desert Flowers: Three Books That Are Anything But Dry
We often think of the desert as a place of negation: no water, very little plant and animal life, lots of empty space. But in reality, the desert is very full — undergoing constant physical change, very much inhabited by animals and humans, a complex ...


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