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Hollywood, on the page: The best books about show biz
The Hamburger Hamlet on Sunset Boulevard. Duke's Coffee Shop at the Tropicana Motel. The Cinerama Dome. Like many a writer before him, Matthew Specktor, the son of a C.A.A. talent agent, has recreated the Los Angeles of his youth in his just-published ...

Jenni Rivera's legacy: 3 books tell her story, who does it better?
And now – nearly four months after her death in a tragic plane crash over mountains near Monterrey, Mexico – there a number of books out on store shelves about the deceased 43-year-old, each with a different version of the Long Beach, California native ...

Cincinnati Reds Begin Their Season Today and Bard and Book Publishing ...
Cincinnati Reds Begin Their Season Today and Bard and Book Publishing ...

'Leaving Everything Most Loved': Sleuth Maisie Dobbs on a new case
The author of “Leaving Everything Most Loved” appears at 7 p.m. April 9 at Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Lake Forest Park (206-366-3333 or thirdplacebooks.com). She signs books at noon April 10 at Seattle Mystery Bookshop, 117 Cherry St., ...

Books about puberty for tween boys and girls and their parents
Puberty and all the physical changes happening to tweens can be tough for parents and children to discuss. Books can be a good way for parents and their kids be literally on the same page about what adolescence has in store and what changes are still ...

Book News: Baseball Books, Sex-Ed for Writers
Hollywood studios, each desperate to be the first to discover the next successful book-turned-movie, are buying movie rights before books are even finished. A rundown of upcoming baseball books and what makes them so popular. Does Google Earth let ...

Perseus Distribution And Hazelden Publishing Expand Distribution Agreement ...
Perseus Distribution And Hazelden Publishing Expand Distribution Agreement ...

10 best books of April, according to Amazon's editors
From an examination of (yes, really, stay with us here) the digestive system to a novel about a group of camp friends and their lives over decades, the best books of April as picked by Amazon's editors cover a wide range of topics. Here are their 10 ...

New Zealand Entrepreneurs At Booktrack: 'Books Aren't Just For Reading'
At last year's Frankfurt Book Fair, the opportunity (and threat) offered by e-books was a hot topic. As publishers face increased competition from entertainment categories such as movies, games and TV, they are constantly looking for ways to generate ...

Our favorite Mormon books
The Salt Lake Tribune invited a handful of LDS writers to share with our readers their five favorite Mormon books across the spectrum — history, theology, essays and fiction (excluding scripture). Their choices range from historic to modern, analysis ...

Book Buzz: Jim Carrey to write children's book
In honor of Opening Day, The Los Angeles Times rounds up new baseball books for adults, plus don't miss a roundup (and gallery) of kids' baseball books from USA TODAY's Bob Minzesheimer. Shakespeare, tax evader?: No, this is not an April Fools' prank ...

Rock Toews Wants Your Bad Books
Rock Toews bucked the trends when he took his on-line e-tail book business to a brick-and-mortar book store and made that counter-intuitive transition successful. Now, with his West Street shop filled with good books, including rare and collectible ...

Mining Books To Map Emotions Through A Century
Several years ago, more or less on a lark, a group of researchers from England used a computer program to analyze the emotional content of books from every year of the 20th century — close to a billion words in millions of books. This effort began ...

Books to Watch Out For: April
The book's protagonist, a Jewish-Egyptian product of a Harvard graduate school, has been successfully assimilating into American culture as a professor when he meets Kalaj, an opinionated Arab cabdriver. While these vastly different men negotiate their ...

New books get kids outside this spring
This book boasts 448 great things to do in nature before you grow up. You've probably already done some of them, including splash in a puddle and pack a picnic lunch, so you can check the box next to the item in the book. And you could probably easily ...

52 Books, 52 Weeks, Week 13: A New Life for Pi
This week's read for 52 books in 52 weeks is, as they say, an oldie but a goodie. First published in 2001 by Yann Martel, The Life of Pi is getting a second life with the successful release of the movie version, so much so that the book climbed back to ...

Back to the Books in Asbury Park
On Saturday in Asbury Park, N.J., some 3,800 comic-book lovers filed into the 3,600-seat Convention Hall on the lip of the Atlantic Ocean, where the boardwalk and the building's glass facade bore scars inflicted by Hurricane Sandy. They were there for ...

Wright students, staff publishing book to honor Sandy Hook
It has taken months of planning, writing and drawing, but school officials are ready to take the book to the publisher, who will ultimately provide free copies to all the families that lost a loved one at Sandy Hook Elementary School. “I have never ...

Local writer seeing success with books
Her first book, “Providence,” was self-published, but it ended up on the New York Times bestseller list for self-published books. She had the idea for “Walking Disaster” while editing her second book, “Requiem,” in the “Providence” series. McGuire said ...

Book News: Publishing Pranks, The Value of Bookworms
A new study claims that Shakespeare was a “ruthless businessman” who evaded taxes and stockpiled food to sell at high prices in times of shortage. In the Atlantic, Jordan Weissmann explains why the book-fanatic culture of Goodreads is so valuable to ...

The future of reading and writing: Book experts weigh in
Revolutions in the book business make headlines day after day. Two years ago, Borders filed for bankruptcy; Amazon, the bane of bookstores, has become a formidable publisher, as well; and, among other upheavals, a dispute over financial terms between ...

Clayton author wins honor for nonfiction children's books
This year, they will be the first writing team to receive the Children's Book Guild Nonfiction Award, which honors authors or author-illustrators for their bodies of work. The award, established in 1977, has recently gone to Peter Sís, Kathleen Krull ...

DeviantArt brings comic book publishing to the community with Madefire ...
DeviantArt brings comic book publishing to the community with Madefire ...

IDPF Announces Theme and Speakers for Digital Book 2013: Advancing ...
IDPF Announces Theme and Speakers for Digital Book 2013: Advancing ...

NW Books: A look into Hollywood's conflicting motives
Seattle Times book editor Mary Ann Gwinn said, “'Beautiful Ruins' asks: How do you balance desire with doing the right thing? It's the epic struggle of our time, when so much choice is at our fingertips, and finding the right path is correspondingly ...

Seeking Bigger Library, Montclare Residents 'Check Out' Hundreds of Books
About a 100 patrons visited the tiny Galewood-Mont Clare branch of the Chicago Public Library Monday, with plans to check out dozens of books and leave the shelves bare. Monday's event was aimed at increasing circulation at the branch and showing both ...

How-To Books
The debate still rages about books. Will they survive the electronic age? So far, they seem to be holding their own in the how-to world, at least. Two new books are just out that take very different looks at what modern gardens could, and maybe should ...

New Children's Picture Books To Pick Up This Month
Here in the northeast, Spring is finally here which means it's time to clear out the winter cobwebs with picture books! HuffPost blogger Devon Corneal is back with her top recommendations for new reads. So, bring your kids outside to lay on a blanket ...

Favorite chair designs for book lovers
The annual Salone del Mobile furniture fair begins in Milan next week, and to launch its coverage of the event, the Atlantic Cities website has a list of “10 chair designs for people who really love their books” from the site Architizer. Among my ...

Atomic Books announces expansion that will include a bar
Atomic Books will take over at 3616 Falls Road, the space currently occupied by doubledutch boutique. The clothing store is moving to the 1000 block of W. 36th St., according to Ray. Celebrated Summer, Atomic Books' record shop currently located in the ...

Abu Dhabi International Book Fair: Over 50 publishing experts, 500000 titles ...
Abu Dhabi International Book Fair: Over 50 publishing experts, 500000 titles ...

Video games meet Little Golden Books
Using the art of classic Little Golden Books, Spiotto (aka Joebot) has managed to visually explain the affection and nostalgia that gamers will have for these game titles in the years to come. "As the sun sets on this current generation of video games ...

6-Year-Old Donates Hundreds of Coloring Books to Kids in Hospital
One little boy from Bayport, N.Y., sure knows how to brighten people's day by giving the gift of coloring. When 6-year-old Jake June showed up Monday to Stony Brook Long Island Children's Hospital, he had 1,800 coloring books in tow, ready to ...

Some More Books: Part 1
I realize now that this is very similar to what Dunne did with his book The Studio. It is a way to give them access to the inner workings of something they normally wouldn't have access to. Our other focus is Disney and how Disney itself is an ...

Oxford's Square Books named No. 1 bookstore in America
Their independent book store, Square Books, has been named No. 1 in the country by “Publisher's Weekly,” the international news website of book publishing and book selling. The Howorths opened the store in 1979, and it has become one of the top ...

NOPD books man in murder of 15-year-old; alleged murder weapon recovered
New Orleans police booked an 18-year-old man Tuesday with second-degree murder, after he allegedly confessed to killing a teenager in the 7th Ward. While searching the suspect's eastern New Orleans home, police recovered a gun they believe to be the ...

Blogger Yoani Sánchez hits the books at the University of Miami
UM President Donna Shalala welcomed Sanchez to the campus and the Cuban Heritage Collection, which houses more than 50,000 Cuba-related books and documents. Among the rare items that she explored was the 1878 biography of Father Felix Varela, ...

Books Are Friends That Never Leave
It's only natural to want more, but it can it get overwhelming taking in all those stray books. SEE ALSO: More Comics on Mashable. In this comic, Grant Snider of Incidental Comics illustrates the ups and downs of "adopting" literature. Do you have more ...

NU Press buys military book publisher for $1.2M
LINCOLN — The University of Nebraska Press has acquired Potomac Books, a publisher of military history and current affairs works based in the Washington, D.C., area. The $1.2 million purchase took effect Monday, said Donna Shear, director of the NU ...

Published Travel Books Move To Internet Only
In a digital age, the old-fashion travel guide book may seem outdated. But some say there are still reasons to rely on a book for travel recommendations. David Greene talks to Ina Fried, senior editor at at All-ThingsD.com, and Hanya Yanagihara, editor ...

Book News: Author And Wife Of Amazon CEO Defends Online Retailer
The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly. Mackenzie Bezos, the author of the novel Traps and the wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, defended the company publicly for the first time to The Times [paywall protected ...

George Washington finally gets his books back from Scotland
A reminder that the nation's capital remains a historic region, as opposed to a welter of tweeting pundits and grimacing politicians. Alex Salmond, the first minister of Scotland, will soon arrive on these shores to return a pair of George Washington's ...

Book Spine Poetry In 'Sorted Books' by Nina Katchadourian
Our hosts had married late in life—a second marriage for both—and they had merged their separate book collections when they moved in together. It seemed like they had decided to keep everything, and so they had a lot of books, organized in a casually ...

NeNe, Bethenny and beyond: Books by Bravo's 'Real Housewives'
The latest women to jump on the book bandwagon are Brandi Glanville from Beverly Hills, author of the New York Times best seller Drinking and Tweeting, and Caroline Manzo of New Jersey fame, who has just published Let Me Tell You Something: Life as a ...

Why is Maryland spending millions in public funds for private school books ...
Why is Maryland spending millions in public funds for private school books ...

Bestselling business books—the only place Atari and Circuit City are held up ...
Bestselling business books—the only place Atari and Circuit City are held up ...

Ann Hulbert Will Be The Atlantic's New Books And Culture Editor
“Ann has deep and impressive experience tilling books and culture terrain, in print and online,” Atlantic editor in chief James Bennet said in an announcement. “We'll welcome her properly when she actually arrives, but wanted to share the good news in ...

Astros whiff into the record books
HOUSTON (AP) — A day after watching Yu Darvish come within one out of a perfect game, Alexi Ogando was determined to pitch well to help the Texas Rangers wrap up the three game series against Houston with a win. Ogando got things started well and ...

The Art of Moving Books
The second category is The Art of Moving Books Innovative Design Award, given for the most innovative design for moving books to under-served communities. Imagination is the only limit in this category. Design submissions might include a pedaled, ...

Are e-books closing the book on traditional libraries? Not soon, metro ...
Are e-books closing the book on traditional libraries? Not soon, metro ...


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