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The blip in the publishing boom
'Grim', 'lull', 'slump', 'dark mood' and 'negative energy'. While no one is calling it a 'crisis', these are some of the words being used to describe the current state of play in English books-publishing in the country. It may come as a surprise, given ...

Welcome to the world's largest book publisher: Penguin-Random House merger ...
Welcome to the world's largest book publisher: Penguin-Random House merger ...

Ten Inspiring Travel Books and What They Taught Me about Adventure
That's probably why, from the start, I was drawn to reading books set in wild, far-off places I assumed I'd never see; tales from authors who made location as powerful as any protagonist in their stories -- such as Jack London in his Klondike ...

The return of NW Bookfest and other literary news
My filing system works like this: I make piles of books and papers around my desk in the hope that if I can see it, I won't forget it. This works until the Gravity Goddess comes down with a vengeful swoop. In the interest of propitiating her, here's a ...

Publishing Moving to a Cloud-Centric World
On the opposite pole are the niche processes: for example, book publishing content and asset management. The service levels required for these processes means that at least in the medium-term some form of managed infrastructure is likely to be the best ...

US court throws out Google digital books class status
(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Monday said a lawsuit against Google Inc's effort to create the world's largest digital books library should not have been allowed to proceed as a class action. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York ...

New laws, great and small, hit the books
By Sophia Rosenbaum, NBC News. People in Colorado can no longer buy a gun without a background check, same-sex couples can marry in Delaware, young teens in New Jersey can't artificially tan and voters in Kentucky can now have an adult beverage ...

Paula Deen publisher cancels book deal. Now what? (+video)
Ballantine Books announced Friday it would not release "Paula Deen's New Testament: 250 Favorite Recipes, All Lightened Up," which was scheduled for October and was the first of a five-book deal announced early last year. Interest in it had surged as ...

Golf Tidbits: Park-ed in history books
Golf Tidbits: Park-ed in history books. Published July 01, 2013. Sports Network. Philadelphia, PA – Slow. Methodical. Precise. Those are just three adjectives one could use when describing Inbee Park's golf swing. They are also three ways to explain ...

The Chicago Sun-Times Cuts Its Books Pages
Books coverage will continue to exist in some capacity in the paper, but Teresa Budasi, the paper's books editor, told Publishers Weekly that it will most likely zero in on local authors as opposed to book reviews. “I can't say I was surprised,” wrote ...

From Kids' Books To Erotica, Tomi Ungerer's 'Far Out' Life
Children's-book writer Maurice Sendak learned a lot from author and artist Tomi Ungerer. In Far Out Isn't Far Enough, a new documentary about Ungerer, Sendak says, "I learned to be braver than I was. I think that's why [Where The Wild Things Are] was ...

Penguin Random House creates biggest book publisher by revenue
Bertelsmann and Pearson on Monday completed the merger of Random House and Penguin Group, creating the biggest book publisher in the world by revenue. The new Penguin Random House venture will generate annual revenues of about €3bn and will ...

Dearth Of Racial Diversity In Children's Books Is Terrible: Depressingly ...
Dearth Of Racial Diversity In Children's Books Is Terrible: Depressingly ...

Vertigo Reveals Closer Look At Upcoming Publishing Slate
Today, six new titles for DC Comics' Vertigo Comics imprint were announced, anchored by Neil Gaiman and J.H. Williams III's "The Sandman: Overture." While the full spread of titles and creative teams weren't initially revealed, DC's The Source blog has ...

'Under the Dome' Books Mare Winningham
'Under the Dome' Books Mare Winningham. 1:00 PM PDT 7/1/2013 by Lesley Goldberg. 7. 41. 0. 0. 0. Email; Print. Comments. The two-time Emmy winner will play a mysterious woman with ties to Chester's Mill in the summer drama. Mare Winningham ...

Disney Sells Hyperion Books as Publishing Industry Consolidates
Like many book publishers, Hyperion has struggled in recent years. Despite its popular non-fiction and cookbook titles like Mitch Albom's The Five People You Meet in Heaven and Sandra Lee's Semi-Homemade Cooking the publisher's sales have been ...

Kasie West: Teen movies and books get her going
Kasie West, whose The Distance Between Us comes out today (July 2), shares the teen movies and books that have inspired her and why ... Kasie: So, every writer needs inspiration. Fortunately there's so much inspiration to draw from. Ask any one of my ...

Recorded Books and FastPencil Brings Self-Publishing Platform to Public Libraries
“This unique service is a game-changer in the publishing and library industry,” said Rich Freese, Recorded Books president and CEO. “FastPencil for Libraries removes the hurdles that inherently come with traditional book publishing, making it possible ...

Rachel Abbott: 'Self-publishing means the success of my books is entirely down ...
Rachel Abbott: 'Self-publishing means the success of my books is entirely down ...

Sudan's students drop books for guns
Sudan's students drop books for guns. The country's ruling party has mobilised young men to take breaks from their studies and battle rebel militias. Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 12:43. Email Article. Print Article. Share article. Send Feedback. The ...

NW books | Summer camp, Bainbridge Island
NW books | Summer camp, Bainbridge Island. New releases with Northwest connections include the initial book in “Boys Camp,” a series aimed at young boys, and a Bainbridge Island entry in the “Images of America” series. PREV of NEXT. book cover "Boys ...

Books to Watch Out For: July
(On the book's Web site, an interactive map shows the area of Long Island, in and around Gilgo Beach, where, since 2010, eleven sets of human remains have been discovered; several others have turned up in other parts of Long Island.) But detailing the ...

Chris Hadfield to publish book this fall
After extensively sharing his experiences via social media while in space, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield is now going the traditional route and publishing his first book this fall. Random House Canada has announced plans to publish Hadfield's An ...

Why I'm Self-Publishing My Next Book
I did think seriously about publishing this project traditionally, like I've done with all my other books. And I even had a couple of informal offers from editors I know who were casually interested. But from the start, this particular project was my ...

Listecki defends transfer of funds off archdiocese's books
Milwaukee Archbishop Jerome Listecki on Tuesday defended his predecessor's transfer of $57 million off the Roman Catholic archdiocese's books and into a special cemetery trust, saying Archbishop Timothy Dolan, now cardinal of New York, was simply ...

Book Buzz: Chris Hadfield to write 'Astronaut's Guide'
Here's a look at what's buzzing in the book world today: 'Young Men and Fire': The tragic fire in Arizona that claimed the lives of 19 firefighters brings back for me the heartbreaking experience of reading Norman Maclean's stunning non-fiction book ...

Classic NBC Shows Revived as Comic Books
But if you think the comic book sequel treatment is only suited to geek-friendly genre series from the '90s and 2000's, NBC is intent on proving you wrong. Today they announced that they're bringing no less than five classic TV shows back to life as ...

Amazon Patents 'DVD Extras' for E-Books
The online retailer was granted a patent today outlining a “Customized Electronic Book with Supplemental Content” (Patent #8478662). It describes a way to enhance Kindle e-books by tacking on supplemental material provided by publishers or reputable ...

Write Your Story & Publish your Book!
Are you considering writing and publishing a memoir, self-help, children's book, poetry, spiritual or health book? With Print-on-Demand and e-Book publishing technology, you can become an author and publisher, easily and cost-effectively. In this ...

No Porn, Just Books and Zines
The rumble of trains and the beeps of swiping fare cards don't seem to distract shoppers huddled inside a tiny newsstand at the Metropolitan Avenue subway station in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. Some customers squat, flipping through literary ...

When do posthumous releases go too far?
For Tolkien fans worldwide, who have devoured the seemingly endless procession of posthumous books released by his son, Christopher, it was finally a chance to see what their hero could do in a world they probably already loved, and one with close ties ...

Book News: Authors Lose Class-Action Status In Google Books Case
The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly. Google scored a victory this week when an appeals court ruled that the Authors Guild and other organizations couldn't collectively sue the tech giant over its digital ...

Digital Won't Kill the Book-Publishing Star
It's been tough times for publishers of every ilk, but what of those in the book-publishing sphere? Amazon now sells more e-books than hardcovers; what are traditional publishers doing to keep up? "At Random House we're constantly thinking about ways ...

Digital Won't Kill the Book-Publishing Star
It's been tough times for publishers of every ilk, but what of those in the book-publishing sphere? Amazon now sells more e-books than hardcovers; what are traditional publishers doing to keep up? "At Random House we're constantly thinking about ways ...

Digital Won't Kill the Book-Publishing Star
It's been tough times for publishers of every ilk, but what of those in the book-publishing sphere? Amazon now sells more e-books than hardcovers; what are traditional publishers doing to keep up? "At Random House we're constantly thinking about ways ...

'Close to the Flame': the rise and fall of Gordon Walgren
Gordon Walgren's memoir “Close to the Flame” tells the disgraced politician's story, from his first run for political office in Kitsap County to his work as majority leader in the Washington state senate. Walgren's downfall came when he was convicted ...

Revolution Blues
Every Independence Day the book industry offers new titles about the American Revolution, promising original thoughts and fresh relevance. This year is no different, with some of the nation's most lauded historians releasing major new titles making ...

Publishers' Graphics Acquires Corley Printing
Publishers' Graphics, a Chicagoland book manufacturing company specializing in digital POD and short-run printing for the trade, specialty, and self-publishing markets, announced Tuesday that it has acquired Corley Printing, a family-owned book ...

Franklin teacher threw books at a student, got into a 'book war,' report says - Hunterdon County Democrat
A charge of unbecoming conduct was based on an Oct. 23, 2012 incident, in which the school board alleges, Hilliman threw Vitamin Water on a student, pushed her head, knocked her glasses off and threw numerous books at her because she was throwing ...

Why DRM-free comic books are a big deal, even if you don't read comics
But even if you don't read comic books, it's worth sitting up and paying attention to Image's big announcement at the show. Starting now, the publisher is going to sell its digital comic books through its website utterly DRM-free. PDF, EPUB, or comic ...

Inspiration and information from travel books
NEW YORK (AP) — Sure, there are apps and websites — not to mention Facebook posts from all your friends and relatives — to help you decide where to go and what to do on your next trip. But there's still a place in travel for the old-fashioned book ...

UPDATED: Domy Books-Houston closing July 14, new art space will open in its ...
UPDATED: Domy Books-Houston closing July 14, new art space will open in its ...

"Saved By The Bell," "Knight Rider" among shows returning as comic books
The digital comics are expected to be released over the course of this fall and winter through the Amazon Kindle Bookstore, Apple iBooks, Barnes & Noble's The Nook Book Store and Kobo. Tell us: Do you look forward to seeing the comics? © 2013 CBS ...

In Toronto, bingeing on books
Books are my souvenirs, bookstores my pilgrimage sites. So for a traveler like me, who can spend hours savoring stacks and shelves, Toronto's close to Shangri-La. A massive student population, a buy-local ethos and strong neighborhood ties mean that a ...

Following Amazon: Seattle-Based Small Publisher Moves to Monthly Royalty ...
Following Amazon: Seattle-Based Small Publisher Moves to Monthly Royalty ...

The (Baseball) Books of Summer
Summer's relaxed vibe suits the leisurely pace of baseball, and the long hours of daylight are perfect for reading about the sport, too. Fortunately, there's a full lineup of picture books about baseball that can be enjoyed by young readers and their ...

Open Air sees e-book sales success by publishing in the App Store
Paid Content is a fantastic blog for freelance and office professionals that covers paid-content business models for furthering the reach of your work. They've just published a useful interview with Jon Feldman, the CEO and founder of e-book publisher ...

This game's in the books: baseball's greatest reads
Baltimore is a baseball town again and the Orioles are making this another season of excitement and promise at Camden Yards. On this Fourth of July holiday, I list for you here the best books ever written about the game. "Ever written?" you say ...

Former OJ prosecutor Marcia Clark on her book 'Killer Ambition'
MC: This book is a little different. The other ones [Guilt by Association and Guilt by Degrees] are primarily investigation. You see Rachel and Bailey working the case, and then they bring it to a conclusion--basically, the case gets filed. But in ...

Oregon students granted free access to thousands of digital books
According to President Todd Brekhus, myON was formed out of Capstone, a publishing house that focuses on children's books. MyON hosts thousands of books -- non-fiction, fiction and graphic novels -- on different subjects such as historical biographies, ...


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