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Baby pig in wheelchair lands a three-book publishing deal
Chris is now 22 pounds and inspires people around the world. His Facebook page and website recently helped him land a three-book publishing deal. (Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, ...

Weekend picks for book lovers
USA TODAY's picks for book lovers include Philipp Meyer's epic saga about tough Texans, and a moving debut novel about a young refugee from Zimbabwe. The Son by Philipp Meyer; Ecco, 561 pp.; fiction. Philipp Meyer's second novel begins in 1849, when ...

Books-A-Million 2013 Summer Reading Program Kickoff Includes Appearance ...
Books-A-Million 2013 Summer Reading Program Kickoff Includes Appearance ...

Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera is a hitter for the books
PITTSBURGH — It was obvious to any of the several hundred fans who stood in the seats Wednesday afternoon at PNC Park, with the sun still baking the Allegheny River beyond the right field wall, that Miguel Cabrera has a gift. As his teammate, Prince ...

Helen Fielding opens up about new Bridget Jones book
Fielding, 55, told the crowd the new Bridget is a "fun" book, adding, " I'm not trying to write social commentary." But comedy, she said, "always comes from a place of truth." Afterwards, asked by USA TODAY if movie plans are in the works, Fielding ...

Photo book captures last days of Stinson Seafood cannery in Maine
The book follows Sherman from his chaotic childhood, through his work in television, and his musical career. Cohen, who has written books on Beat writer Seymour Krim and a community of Sephardic Jews in an area that is now part of modern-day ...

Author events in Greater Boston
Jami Attenberg (“The Middlesteins”) reads at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books . . . Alysia Abbott (“Fairyland: A Memoir of My Father”) in conversation with Michael Bronski at 7 p.m. at Harvard Square Books . . . Sil Reynolds and Eliza Reynolds (“Mothering ...

What does Gish Jen do to help her write?
Gish Jen, the woman whom Junot Diaz calls “the Great American Novelist we're always hearing about,” has published five works of fiction and has won a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Massachusetts Book Award, and a Fulbright. This February, she published ...

'Fairyland' by Alysia Abbott
Long before Heather had two mommies, Alysia had one daddy, and his name was Steve. A poet, widowed, openly gay, he raised her in San Francisco, where they made their home in the Haight district, on Ashbury Street. After the hippie heyday, before ...

Love of books is all around at BookExpo America
NEW YORK — What's big in books this year? Depends on whom you ask. But BookExpo America, the annual gathering of the nation's publishers, booksellers and just about everyone else with a connection to books, had no shortage of people happy to talk ...

Istoria Books: 'Good stories well-told'
She and husband Matthew founded Istoria Books in 2010 with the mission of offering "good stories, well told" at affordable prices. They chose the name Istoria because it means "story" in Greek. Their boutique publishing house started with e-books, then ...

US takes Apple to trial over e-books price-fixing
"I believe that the government will be able to show at trial direct evidence that Apple knowingly participated in and facilitated a conspiracy to raise prices of e-books," U.S. District Judge Denise Cote, who is hearing the case without a jury, said on ...

Neil Gaiman treasures 'strange moments of the inexplicable'
Neil Gaiman tells stories for readers from 8 to 80 — comic books, graphic novels, books for children, books for adults, screenplays and TV episodes have all flowed from his fantastically fertile brain. He's won the Hugo and Nebula awards for science ...

7 Best Business Books for Summer Reading
The weather is finally warm enough to where I've created my outdoor patio space. And that means that it's summer best business books reading time! A cool drink, my feet up and I'm going to be reading these books all summer long. The Small Business ...

'The Fix': the engineered temptations of modern life
While the broad-brush portrayal of modern life as a teeming morass of temptation and compulsion is the book's strongest (and most disturbing) feature, Thompson also scores some important points against the concept of addiction as disease. Although it's ...

Fareed Zakaria's 6 favorite books
Most "idea books" are bloated essays; this one, from a Nobel Prize–winning economist, is worth reading all the way through. Kahneman offers a fascinating set of ideas about how human beings think and reason, for better and worse. 3. The Righteous Mind ...

Apple antitrust suit over e-books set for NY trial
NEW YORK (AP) — In a civil case where the words of Steve Jobs play prominently, the government and Apple Inc. are set to square off over allegations that Apple Inc. conspired with the country's largest book publishers to make consumers pay more for ...

PW Picks: The Best New Books for the Week of June 3, 2013
The story of Paul—with its book tours, Wikipedia binges, and on-again-off-again romances—is one told without an ounce of self-pity, melodrama, or posturing, making the glacial Lin the perfect poster child for a generation facing—and failing to face ...

Names and Numbers receives Gold Book Publisher of the Year award
The Association of Directory Publishers (ADP) recognized Names and Numbers, as this year's Gold Book Publisher of the Year at the Gold Book Awards, held at ADP's 2013 Annual Convention and Partners Trade Show in St. Augustine, Florida. Publisher of ...

Writing Random: Students Publish Book of Short Stories
While they're already working on the second and third installments to the Random Stories series, the group is also soliciting traditional publishers to get their book published. The students got the idea to write their own stories after participating ...

Department of Justice closing books on Daimler bribery investigation
An investigation by the US Department of Justice into charges that Daimler bribed officials in 22 countries with "tens of millions of dollars" to win contracts worth hundreds of millions of dollars from 1998 to 2008 has almost come to a close. Daimler ...

E-Book Antitrust Trial of Apple Is Set to Begin
It will also tell a broader story of how the introduction of e-books created upheaval in the publishing industry — with guest appearances by major players like Amazon and Barnes & Noble and e-mails from the late Steven P. Jobs, Apple's former chief ...

Book Publishing May Actually Save Itself
The book publishing industry just finished its annual convention, called BEA (BookExpo America.) For three days in New York City, publishers exhibited their new and forthcoming titles, and occasionally took orders from the dramatically dwindling ranks ...

Apple antitrust suit over e-books set for trial
NEW YORK (AP) — In a civil case in which the words of Steve Jobs play prominently, the government and Apple are set to square off over allegations that Apple conspired with the country's largest book publishers to make consumers pay more for ...

Big books of fall: Novels by King, Grisham, Fielding
Call it anticipation or hype — or a mixture of both — but the buzz has begun building for the big books of the fall, the biggest season for bookselling. After three days at BookExpo America, the annual trade show in New York, USA TODAY's Bob ...

Online Publisher Lulu Angles For The Next Wave Of Self-Publishing With Picture ...
Online Publisher Lulu Angles For The Next Wave Of Self-Publishing With Picture ...

Apple Starts E-Book Trial Monday at a Disadvantage
Apple Inc. heads to a U.S. federal court Monday to face civil accusations that it conspired with five publishers to drive up the price of electronic books in the weeks leading up to the 2010 introduction of the iPad. The Justice Department will try to ...

Panetta to write book on years in Washington
Another insider account of the Obama administration is coming. Former CIA director and Defense secretary Leon Panetta is writing about his decades in Washington, including his years with President Obama, says Penguin Press. No title or publication date ...

For JFK Authors, the Truth Is, Conspiracy Theories Sell Lots of Books
Skyhorse Publishing, an eclectic New York house whose imprints offer titles ranging from essayist John Graves's "My Dogs & Guns" to Nobel Prize winner Mo Yan's "Life and Death Are Wearing Me Out," is publishing 25 books related to the assassination ...

World of printed books still the best when it comes to browsing
Volunteer Chris Johnsen put out books for the annual Friends of the Bellingham Public Library Ski to Sea Book Sale in the Bellingham Library Tuesday, May 21, 2013. PHILIP A. DWYER — THE BELLINGHAM HERALDBuy Photo ...

'What Doctors Feel' by Danielle Ofri
The emotional cost of witnessing human suffering, grief, and loss up close can be unbearable. This is something physicians struggle with regularly, no matter how far along they are in their careers. Danielle Ofri's rich and deeply insightful new book ...

Meredith Whitney Offers Barrage of Numbers, Errors: Books
We're all moving to North Dakota. Or South Dakota. Or somewhere out there in the middle of the country. This is the thesis of Meredith Whitney's “Fate of the States: The New Geography of American Prosperity.” The country's “central corridor,” largely ...

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NEW YORK — Government lawyers are set to face off against Apple this week in a New York courtroom, trying to prove that the company conspired with publishers to raise prices in the e-book market. But the evidence in the civil case will not just ...

Bard and Book Publishing Launches 2014 Novel Contest
Bard and Book Publishing has officially launched their 2014 Novel Contest. Authors have until October 1, 2013 to submit their previously unpublished manuscripts and self-published manuscripts into the contest. Judging will take place between October 1, ...

Online demand boosts market for rarest books, expert says
Matthew Haley, head of the books, manuscripts and photographs department at auction house Bonhams in London, said the rise of online catalogues and aggregators of booksellers' stock meant more collectors were aware when a rare find came on the ...

'And the Mountains Echoed': heartbreak in Afghanistan
Khaled Hosseini's latest Afghanistan-set novel, “And the Mountains Echoed,” is a powerful, haunting story of a central tragedy: a young boy's loss of his sister. Hosseini appears Tuesday, June 4, at Town Hall Seattle and Wednesday, June 5, at Seattle's ...

A lesson from the book business: How to embrace digital transformation & make ...
A lesson from the book business: How to embrace digital transformation & make ...

US Takes Apple to Trial Over E-Books Price-Fixing
Apple goes to trial Monday over allegations by federal and state authorities that it conspired with publishers to raise the price of e-books. The trial pits the maker of the popular iPad and iPhone against the U.S. Justice Department in a case that ...

Kids' Books Fight Childhood Obesity With Healthy Messages
By LEANNE ITALIE, Associated Press. NEW YORK (AP) – Leslie Patricelli didn't keep junk food in the house when her three kids were toddlers, but the goofy, bald baby in her board book "Yummy Yucky" grins from ear to ear over chocolate sauce and cookies ...

Best Classic Books: 10 Classics That Won't Put You To Sleep
But summer isn't just for reading new books that have the most buzz; hot days give us time to waft in and out of the books we know we're supposed to have read but never got around to. During this magazine's 80-year history, our critics have had an ...

Book Buzz: Grisham, King reign over fall book releases
Helen Fielding opens up: The author of the popular Bridget Jones books spoke about her third installment, Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy, at BookExpo America. Fielding shared how she got the title (a Dinah Washington cover of a Noel Coward song) and ...

In e-books trial, US says Apple conspired with publishers
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Apple Inc conspired with publishers to raise the price of e-books in a scheme costing consumers "hundreds of millions of dollars," a U.S. government lawyer said on Monday. A three-week trial got under way before a federal judge in ...

Apple Battles E-Books Pricing Claims in Antitrust Trial
Apple Inc. (AAPL), accused by the U.S. of being the ringleader in a conspiracy with publishers to fix electronic book prices, went to trial in a case that will feature evidence from its deceased founder, Steve Jobs. A lawyer for the U.S. Justice ...

US Cites Book Publishers' Phone Calls in Apple Price-Fixing Case
The United States government said on Monday that there were 100 phone calls among top executives of the publishing industry in the weeks leading up to Apple's introduction of the iPad in 2010, when they had to decide whether to sign on to a deal with ...

Books to Watch Out For: June
“Fairyland: A Memoir of My Father” (Norton), by Alysia Abbott, out June 3rd. The striking photo on the cover of “Fairyland” looks like it could have been taken a hundred years ago. It gives a sense of the otherworldly childhood that Abbott recounts in ...

Apple and DOJ's e-books court battle kicks off
The Justice Department is trying to prove to the court that Apple was the ringleader in a scheme to push book publishers toward raising their prices, and change the pricing model to better compete with Amazon. Apple's fought back, arguing that the U.S. ...

Apple faces off with DOJ in e-books trial
Via -- Apple along with a -- -- book publishers to publishers. -- accusing them fixing prices on. When Apple came along prices for -- went from ten dollars to 1213 1415. Dollars -- that -- -- -- trying to figure out. Whether they'll work together and ...

Parents turn their comic confessions into books
These moms curse a lot, drink to excess, reveal scary truths and draw twisted little stick figures of their kids pooping and whining relentlessly. And now they're bringing their derelict parenting to you. The authors behind a fresh round of parenting ...

Bard and Book Publishing Offers New Options for Summer Reading
Whether e-book fans are by the pool or sitting on the beach, Bard and Book Publishing has stories for the lazy days of summer. Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn Email a friend. Bard and Book Publishing. Holmen ...

What will it be in kid books: cupcakes or carrots?
The prolific picture book writer also included pepperoni pizza as a positive, acknowledging in a recent interview that some of her empty calorie imagery for kids too young to seek out sugary and fatty foods on their own have earned her a kvetch or two ...


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