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Mark Woods: Donors give Jacksonville students chance to pick out books of ...
Mark Woods: Donors give Jacksonville students chance to pick out books of ...

Literary Inspiration: 7 Unique Book Collections
Imagine having a custom-designed library perfectly tailored to your home and interests. Thatcher Wine, founder of Boulder, Colo.-based Juniper Books, makes these types of literary dream a reality by curating customized book collections and complete ...

Book News: Andrew Cuomo Signs Book Deal With HarperCollins
The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo sold the rights to his memoir to HarperCollins, the publishing house announced Tuesday. The book will be "a full and frank look at his public ...

Looking Beyond Crisis, Deutsche Bank Issues Shares to Shore Up Its Books
Looking Beyond Crisis, Deutsche Bank Issues Shares to Shore Up Its Books. By JACK EWING. Stefan Krause with the co-chief executives of Deutsche Bank, Jürgen Fitschen and Anshu Thomas Lohnes/Getty ImagesStefan Krause with the co-chief executives ...

Physical Books Are Dead — Long Live Physical Books
The sense that we'd gone from feast to famine overnight was indelible, a sense driven by presumptions that physical books are doomed, to be assimilated by the Borg-like inexorability of the digital medium. If you hold with some of the less optimistic ...

Books By Popular Parenting Bloggers Released In Time For Mother's Day
The authors behind a fresh round of parenting books love their munchkins, to be sure, but there's something about the scorched earth narrative that sells memoirish parenting books these days. Is the goal an instructional one? Inspirational? How about ...

Book Buzz: John Grisham to write sequel to 'A Time To Kill' - USA Today
In the book, Jake Brigance returns to the courtroom in a "dramatic showdown as Ford County again confronts its tortured history." A Time To Kill was on USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list for 83 weeks and reached No. 2 in 1993. Tsarnaev brothers book: ...

Death knell for books rung too early as sex sells
Erotic novels drive British book sales up in 2012. * Move from print to e-books seen not as rapid as expected. * Digital sales rising but not eroding print book market. By Belinda Goldsmith. LONDON, May 1 (Reuters) - Erotic trilogy "Fifty Shades of ...

Kindle for iOS Can Make Siri Read Your Books Aloud (Sort of) - Lifehacker
You can't just have Siri read your books to you with the tap of a button. Amazon added this feature to support accessibility for the blind. You have to enable VoiceOver in iOS's accessibility settings before you can have Siri read to you, and even then ...

Publishers report boost from e-books
“What these figure show is that publishers are more about the opportunities of digital. There's definitely an additive element to e-books as well as some substitution of printed book sales.” “What publishers have been good at is making sure the books ...

Codex Group: Ebooks to Level Off at 30% of Publishing Revenues, With Caveats
“50% just doesn't seem doable based on usage dynamics and reader statistics,” said Peter Hildick-Smith, founder of The Codex Group, a book-publishing data firm, speaking at the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association Leadership Conference in ...

Greenberg's 'Book of Woe' and Frances's 'Saving Normal'
Before the new edition is in anyone's hands, however, we have pre-emptive strikes against it in the form of two industrious and perfervid new books, Gary Greenberg's “Book of Woe” and Dr. Allen Frances's “Saving Normal.” Like Patriot antimissile ...

Catherine Bell books arc on TNT's 'King & Maxwell' -- EXCLUSIVE
EW has learned exclusively that the former JAG star has booked a multi-episode arc on TNT's forthcoming drama, which stars Jon Tenney and Rebecca Romijn, and comes from NCIS: LA executive producer Shane Brennan. Bell will play a character named ...

Book City: Lions and tigers and books, oh my!
Deborah Jensen: My nightstand typically has a collection of books, some started, some finished and some aspirational. Right now that includes “Biomimicry” by Janine Benyus and “Animals in Translation,” a book about using the mysteries of autism to ...

Fairfield's Quad Graphics hosts book-printing open house
Above, Kyle Stull, of Waynesboro, lifts his 7-year-old grandson, Josh Sanders, to get a look at machine that puts dust jackets on book covers during and open house tour Tuesday at Quad/Graphics, a book publishing plant in Fairfield. During the tour ...

Wrestling books, notes, shows
Coastal Championship Wrestling returns to The Main Event Training Center on Saturday, May 4 at 312 E. Oakland Park Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. A family friendly event, the Saturday Night Showcase features CCW favorites plus up-and-coming stars from the ...

Love Story: Her comic books won him over
Sixty years ago, Laurie and Sheri Zapf met in the third grade in Spearfish, S.D. Laurie was passionate about comic books and Sheri had a great collection featuring the superheroes and cowboys he admired. He'd just moved from Canada. Sheri reported the ...

Book News: Putin Biographer To Write Book On Tsarnaev Brothers
The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly. Riverhead Books has announced a deal for a book about Boston Marathon bombing suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. It will be written by Russian-American ...

Printed books are heavily favored among Brits, but digital sales are rising
For many, there's nothing quite so comforting as cracking open a good book. The texture of the pages combine with the smell of ink and paper, as the writer pours their imagination and soul into a world that's apart from your own. While e-books have won ...

Missoula Public Library looks to future as books fill every nook - Missoulian
On Saturday, the downtown establishment is going to celebrate its presence in the community with theatrical faux gunfire and the Charleston dance. What is it? It's the Missoula Public Library, and by the way, it's so full of books at 301 E. Main St ...

Young Adult imprint? Go on, try one - everybody's doing it
Ig Books announced Lizzie Skurnick Books, an imprint dedicated to reissuing classic books for young adults. Amazon Children's Publishing now includes Two Lions for middle-grade readers and Skyscape for young adults. Soho Press launched Soho Teen, ...

New home for Ada's Technical Books — and cafe — takes shape on Capitol Hill
Ada's Technical Books, after growing up on Broadway, is creating a new bookstore and cafe space that will reclaim a longtime home for Hill bookworms while transforming the space into something altogether new. “The main thing is renovating the house and ...

Mitch Albom Lands 3-Book Deal After Switching Publishers, Next Book Is 'The ...
Mitch Albom Lands 3-Book Deal After Switching Publishers, Next Book Is 'The ...

Websites that help with selecting great books for tweens
I love a great book. What I love even more is seeing my tween get really into a good book. Tweens can be voracious readers, but they also have very discerning literary taste. Book selection at this age is both hugely important, and not easy, but there ...

Sorcery ! on iOS reincarnates Fighting Fantasy books for tablets ( video )
If you're going to bring the well-loved, 30-year-old Fighting Fantasy book series to digital screens, you'd better do it right. Fortunately, Sorcery! does. The game is based on the original choose-your-own-adventure series written by Lionhead Studios ...

Wisdom: Quotes from 4 holy books
Wisdom: Quotes from 4 holy books. Houston Chronicle | May 2, 2013. Comments (0) · E-mail; Print. Tweet. Page 1 of 1. Christian. Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. James 1:22. Jewish. Happy is the man who has ...

MLive Book Club: Pick our summer reading list from these Michigan books (poll)
KALAMAZOO, MI --With the temperatures finally spiking into the 80s, Michigan book lovers' thoughts turn to thoughts of summer reading. This month, readers can choose this summer's choices for the MLive Book Club in our poll. The top vote getter will be ...

Flippy and Friends books big hit with children
If you're looking for the perfect books for your little one, especially if you're going on a road trip, one of the best new children's books out there is “Flippy and Friends.” The book series is based around Flippy the Tadpole and Toadpole the Frog ...

Hachette makes e-books available to libraries
Hachette Book Group (HGB) will join its five counterparts (collectively known as the "big six" in the American publishing world) in offering its full catalog of e-books to public libraries across the nation. New books will be made available in print ...

Author Solutions, Inc., Executive Keith Ogorek to Discuss Self-Publishing on ...
Author Solutions, Inc., Executive Keith Ogorek to Discuss Self-Publishing on ...

O'Reilly Ends TOC Conference - Publishers Weekly
Tools of Change, the first industry wide conference to address the impact of digital technology on book publishing, is being discontinued by O'Reilly Media. In a post Thursday afternoon, O'Reilly Media founder Tim O'Reilly explained that after TOC 2013 ...

New Books Offer Life Lessons for Starter Adults
When Kelly Williams Brown was 12, she would pull out her parents' copy of "Miss Manners' Guide to Excruciatingly Correct Behavior" and tuck in to a good read. Years later, she found herself experiencing her own etiquette dilemmas—the sort that tend to ...

Elizabeth Dobler: Number books your kids can count on
“The Bus Driver” by Todd H. Doodler, Robin Corey Books, 2013, ages 3-5. One bus driver picks up two chatty girls, three firemen, four boys covered in dirt and on and on up to 10, then he delivers each group to their destination. This colorful board ...

Author Solutions, Inc., Executive Keith Ogorek to Discuss Self-Publishing on ...
Author Solutions, Inc., Executive Keith Ogorek to Discuss Self-Publishing on ...

'Running With Scissors' author tackles self-help
At first, Augusten Burroughs wasn't quite sure he wanted to write his latest book. The bestselling author of Running With Scissors, Dry and A Wolf at the Table was dubious about venturing into the world of self-help: “It was not a genre I was dying to ...

Provincetown author crests self-publishing wave with how-to e-book
Now, some 250 years later in the era of the Internet, though there's no guarantee that writing a book won't take one any less longer than it took Sterne, publishing one can be a whole lot less arduous. This Saturday, May 4, local author Laura Shabott ...

Trumbull Welcomes "Books a Million"
"We've always recognized that the community we serve demands a first-class book store” said Paul Sabina, District Marketing Director, Westfield Trumbull. “Books-A-Million brings that level of quality and experience. It's a perfect fit. We're so happy ...

As Fans of Fifty Shades of Grey Wait On The Movie To Be Filmed, Bard and Book ...
As Fans of Fifty Shades of Grey Wait On The Movie To Be Filmed, Bard and Book ...

Bard and Book Publishing Releases PRETTY MUCH JUST ONE SHADE OF ...
Bard and Book Publishing Releases PRETTY MUCH JUST ONE SHADE OF ...

'The Tooth Tattoo': music and murder on Inspector Diamond's mind
The author of “The Tooth Tattoo” will appear at these locations May 10: noon at Seattle Mystery Bookshop, 117 Cherry St., Seattle (206-587-5737 or seattlemystery.com); and 7 p.m. at Ravenna Third Place Books, 6504 20th Ave N.E., Seattle (206-525-2347 ...

Books written by celebrity moms - She Knows
But we figure that, because she's played pretty much our favorite mom of all time, Lorelai Gilmore from The Gilmore Girls, we can sneak her new book onto this list without too much fuss. Graham's solid debut novel focuses on Franny, a young woman ...

Former Microsoft Exec Brings Books to World's Poorest Children - VOA
They should be in the business of saying 'yes,'" said Wood, who recently published his second book about the program, Creating Room to Read: A Story of Hope in the Battle for Global Literacy. "Yes to your community having literacy programs. Yes to your ...

Five-bundle Friday: Games, Mac software, e-books, and more!
Busy installing software on your Mac, busy playing games on your PC or Android device, busy reading cool books about videogames. Yep, it's bundle time, and in the last few days I've seen an unprecedented five new ones hit the Interwebs. Let's get right ...

Podcast: Hot Books Start With 'Hot House' - Publishers Weekly
With more books appearing every day, finding a book that's worth the money and time it takes to read becomes a challenge. The publishing business worries over this as much as readers do, and they've taken to talking frantically at conferences about ...

Does 'Iron Man 3' Stay True To The Comic Books?
A product of the Cold War, the comic book Mandarin was steeped in Chinese iconography, almost to the point of parody. The original Mandarin drew his powers from 10 rings he retrieved from an alien crash site. A reference to the weapon made its way into ...

Free Comic Book Day: Ten books to pick up tomorrow - USA Today
Tomorrow marks one of the best holidays of the year: It's Free Comic Book Day! Each year on the first Saturday in May, fans of all ages flock to their nearest comics shops. For one day only, publishers offer an array of free books created especially ...

How Coloring Books & Playing Cards Can Help Save Rare Speicies
Although my main goal for these expeditions is to find two species of treefrogs I'm studying, in 2012 I tagged along with the education team to help distribute coloring books to over 2000 third-graders. This year we distributed playing cards to the ...

C2E2: IDW Publishing Presents The Greatest Panel in History
Joined by IDW CEO & Publisher Ted Adams, writer Andy Diggle ("Doctor Who," "The Losers"), writer Phil Hester ("Green Arrow," "The Darkness"), Mike Costa ("G.I. Joe: Cobra") and Menton3 ("Monocyte," "Silent Hill: Past Life"). Wood began the panel by ...

Ken Baumann's secret life in books
To some people — those who might attend a guerrilla reading in San Francisco, for example — Ken Baumann is a writer and small-press publisher who is part of the contemporary literary vanguard. And yet, to a generation of adolescent girls, he's ...

​Weekend Deals: Free Comic Books, 25-Cent Sliders, and Snickers
--This Saturday is a national holiday for comic book fans: Free Comic Book Day. The annual event is intended to get more people into reading comics, and it's exploded in popularity over the last few years; comic shops have ordered 4.6 million comics ...


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