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The art of writing children's books
Albany native Daniel J. Mahoney is a radiologic technologist at St. Peter's Hospital by day. He's also been writing and illustrating children's books for the past 13 years. He recently had a book published by the major children's book publisher Feiwel ...

Birta Shubin: Nonprofit offers book sales to benefit libraries
Irving citizens miss Barnes and Noble and Half Price Books; however, Friends of the Irving Public Library offers an opportunity for purchasing great books at great prices while contributing to the community. Friends of the Irving Public Library is a ...

Book repository: Denton's famed purveyor of words and music turns 30
He may not remember exactly what it was, but it was pretty exciting for Don Foster when he first bought a compact disc for Recycled Books. “It was a classical thing, maybe Vivaldi or something. Maybe it was a rock thing, similar to Los Lobos,” said ...

How Much You'll Get From That Apple E-book Settlement
We're now getting to the stage where anyone who bought an e-book during the Great Publisher and Apple Apple Conspiracy to raise the prices of e-books is going to get some money back. The law may indeed grind small, as it has done in this case, but it ...

Choctaw Books in Jackson closing Sept. 30
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Choctaw Books owner Fred Smith is emphatic that customers understand why all of his books are marked down 30 percent. "It's a store closing sale. I'm not going out of business," Smith said from behind a desk piled high with books ...

Books in Brief: Flora & Ulysses, Good as Gone
This one is partly told through comic book panels, in keeping with heroine Flora Belle's love of comic superhero the great Incandesto – unassuming janitor Alfred T. Slipper – who is fond of declaring “This malfeasance must be stopped!” The action ...

A more perfect union?
Today, if you didn't know, is Labor Sunday. In 1909, the American Federation of Labor coined it as a prequel to Labor Day (itself on the books since 1894.) And what happens on Labor Sunday? It's a church thing. The AFL urged all parishes to devote ...

Young Nez Perce authors celebrate tribe with books
LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — Ten-year-old Glory Sobotta's favorite part of becoming a published author was writing about Appaloosa horses and the way she describes them in her poetry. The fifth-grader is one of many Lapwai Elementary students who ...

Yiddish Book Center seeks South Florida books
Valuable Yiddish books, some 100 years old or more, are likely languishing on South Florida bookshelves, turning yellow and gathering dust. But however decrepit their condition, Riva Ginsburg asks their owners to not throw them out. Ginsburg, a Yiddish ...

Imagination Library legitimate organization that distributes free books to kids
SILVER CITY >>A news story widely circulated last week regarding possible predators selling books door-to-door has had some negative affects on a legitimate organization in Grant County, despite the follow-up that there was no validity to the text ...

'I Wear the Black Hat': the essential anatomy of a villain
In “I Wear the Black Hat,” Klosterman writes of Machiavelli's signature work that “ 'The Prince' can be read like a self-help book for someone who openly aspires to be depraved.” For Klosterman, it's not Machiavelli's cynical advice that's repellent ...

Former cricket legend turns book publisher
When Steve Waugh, one of Australia's most respected Test cricketers, turned up to a department store in Sydney's western suburbs last Saturday morning to break a world record it said as much about his business nous as it did his willingness to ...

Choctaw Books closing Sept. 30
JACKSON, Miss. Choctaw Books owner Fred Smith is emphatic that customers understand why all of his books are marked down 30 percent. "It's a store closing sale. I'm not going out of business," Smith said from behind a desk piled high with books and ...

Matthew Shear | Book publisher, 57
Matthew Shear, 57, a gregarious and widely loved publisher, died Wednesday at his home in Manhattan after a three-year battle with lung cancer, according to St. Martin's Press, an imprint of Macmillan. Mr. Shear had worked with authors including Doris ...

Autumn books: what are your top tips?
The Autumn publishing season begins this week, with new novels from Donna Tartt, Stephen King and Helen Fielding, and a slick of celebrity nonfiction coming down the line in October as the industry gears up for the Christmas season. We've picked out ...

Chinese publishers welcome invitation to participate in Sharjah International ...
Chinese publishers welcome invitation to participate in Sharjah International ...

Divergent by Veronica Roth - review
This book is set in a divided society where once you are 16 you have to make a choice that will affect the rest of your life. The world is divided into 5 factions and you are sorted into factions by your personal qualities. Once you turn 16 you take a ...

Trine hosts collection of rare books through May
ANGOLA, Ind. (AP) — Rare books and manuscripts focused on human dignity and individual freedoms will be displayed at Trine University starting Sunday. The Remnant Trust collection includes a Gutenberg Bible leaf from 1455, Abraham Lincoln's ...

Lending of e-books not always easy for suburban libraries
E-books have been growing in popularity for the past few years, but borrowing them from suburban libraries can still be a challenge. Some popular titles have unusually long waiting lists, while others aren't available at all. That's because the country ...

Seamus Heaney's funeral draws hundreds of mourners
His brother Pat read the first reading from the Book of Ecclesiasticus while his niece Sarah Heaney read from the first letter of St Paul to the Corinthians. The Catholic archbishop of Dublin, Dr Diarmuid Martin, paid tribute to the poet. Martin said ...

Honest: my story so far by Tulisa - review
While I was working on this book a few of my friends suggested that I might want to mind my Ps and Qs; that I might want to tone down a few of the harsher facts about my past - but I just don't see the point in that. If you're gonna tell it, girl, tell ...

What's Up With Jody Barton by Hayley Long - review
It's not what you expect when you start reading it but just like Lottie Biggs Is Not Desperate it was a bit strange but at the same time a really enjoyable book! I would recommend it to Hayley Long fans or someone wanting a book with a bit of an ...

Sports book industry report – Popular favorites ding Vegas bet shops
LAS VEGAS -- With college football favorites going only 24-19 ATS (not including extra games), one might be inclined to think the Las Vegas sports books fared well over the weekend. However, a large portion of the books did lose over the four-day ...

The Hugo awards: 'beauty contest' or prize of the people?
There was a UK edition courtesy of Gollancz, though the book – starting off as sort of a comedy, then becoming a bit more meta – had its biggest success in the States. Best novella was The Emperor's Soul by Brandon Sanderson, an author renowned for ...

Seamus Heaney: my travels with the great poet
He was simply a source of grace, a blessing, and you always knew he was on your side. I was lucky to know those qualities and see them captured in a single name – Seamus. What is it about some people that they seem to carry a kind of moral gladness ...

Publishing Hears Echoes of Netflix Business Model
It is a question of intensifying debate in the publishing industry right now, as two digital startups plan launches of rival e-book subscription services this fall. If successful, the new services could pose fresh challenges for brick-and-mortar ...

'Archangel,' by Andrea Barrett
“The Ether of Space,” the second of five interlaced stories in Andrea Barrett's elegantly contemplative new collection, takes place in 1920. Like the other four tales, and like Ms. Barrett's National Book Award winner, “Ship Fever,” it is immersed in a ...

Cost of books adds to expense of higher education
And while generations of students have found ways to cut costs, from buying used books to shopping online, many on campuses in Wisconsin and around the country are saving big by capitalizing on a surge in rental options. The number of college stores in ...

Children's Corner: New books to help get beginning readers off to a great start
School's back, and a new set of kids will be facing the often-daunting task of learning to read. Parents can support -- and add some fun -- to the process with these new books for beginning readers: • There are several good new entries in Holiday House ...

Greenspan, Paulson Head Parade of New Business Books
Power is the theme in U.S. business books this season. There are power authors -- including Henry M. Paulson Jr. and Alan Greenspan -- and books about firms like McKinsey & Co. and Amazon.com. Here are some of the highlights: “The Age of Oversupply: ...

Amazon notifying Kindle book purchasers of upcoming refunds from class action ...
Amazon notifying Kindle book purchasers of upcoming refunds from class action ...

An Alternate Universe Delights In Complex, Perplexing 'Duplex'
Really, I can't remember the last time I read a book so disorienting. Half the time I didn't know what was happening. Who was speaking. Whether or not they actually existed. But I can tell you, reading this book is a blast. Duplex is a traditional love ...

WHS Press offers books on bicycling, farm winters and lighthouses this fall
What: "One Small Farm" book launch, including a birthday celebration for Marie Lamberty. The book party features a discussion with photographer Craig Schreiner, birthday cake and light refreshments. The event is co-sponsored by the Wisconsin State ...

#DigitalSkeptic: E-Books Have Peaked
In spite of that e-book upside, Greenfield has been blogging on the fact that 2013 has seen a decline in e-books sales in some categories, due to the lack of hits such as as recent years' The Hunger Games or Fifty Shades of Grey. Based on American ...

The fall's 10 hottest books by old favorites
Summer is almost over, and it's time to hit the books again. With autumn fast approaching, practice your page-turning now before the big releases hit the shelves in the next few months. Bill Skees, owner of Well Read New & Used Books in Hawthorne ...

Amazon's 'Kindle MatchBook' finally bundles physical books with a copy for ...
Amazon's 'Kindle MatchBook' finally bundles physical books with a copy for ...

Amazon unveils Kindle MatchBook, turning physical books you've purchased ...
Amazon unveils Kindle MatchBook, turning physical books you've purchased ...

Amazon Now Offering Users Discounted Or Free Digital Versions Of Print Books ...
Amazon Now Offering Users Discounted Or Free Digital Versions Of Print Books ...

Illinois libraries struggle to buy popular e-books
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. • Some Illinois librarians say they're struggling to keep up with demand for e-reader versions of popular books. That's because getting a single copy of an e-book for borrowers can cost $85 — more than six times what it costs ...

With Kindle MatchBook, Amazon Finally Bundles Print And E-Books
KindleMatchbooks is the name of a new program through which Amazon customers, beginning in October, will be able to buy cheap e-copies of books they've already bought in hardcover or paperback. The most expensive titles will sell for $2.99; the rest ...

Amazon launches Kindle Matchbook: discounted e-books for those who own the ...
Amazon launches Kindle Matchbook: discounted e-books for those who own the ...

Five new JD Salinger books on the way
Five new Salinger books are expected between 2015 and 2020, the Daily Beast reports. They include The Last and Best of the Peter Pans, a 1962 short story featuring the Catcher in the Rye protagonist Caulfield, and A World War II Love Story, which is ...

Richard & Judy book club looks for new bestseller
The battle of the autumn book clubs is about to commence as Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan unveil a search for a new bestseller, promising a publishing deal worth £50,000, and their former television producer Amanda Ross kicks off her latest book ...

Frederik Pohl, grandmaster of science fiction, dies aged 93
Frederik Pohl, one of the few writers who was truly deserving of the overused epithet "grandmaster of science fiction", has died aged 93. His granddaughter Emily Pohl-Weary broke the news last night when she tweeted, "Rest in peace to my beloved ...

The amazing world of high-end book publishing
The biggest publishing houses in America still don't know what to do about Amazon, but at a rarefied end of the bookmaking world that you probably didn't know existed, business is still good. The current issue of Harvard Magazine features a fascinating ...

Four Newly Published Business Books With Global Lessons
The four business books that caught my attention are recently published books that seem to have two things in common: global reach and breakthrough leadership admonitions. #1 Ctrl Alt Delete, by Mitch Joel. This is a book focused on new thinking for ...

Amazon 'MatchBook' Encouraging Readers To Sell Their Book Collections And ...
Amazon 'MatchBook' Encouraging Readers To Sell Their Book Collections And ...

Finnish Journalists Launch Prestigious Book Publishing Venture With Just $600
New e-book single publishers continue to surface in Europe. In January, Helsinki-based Long Play began releasing one nonfiction e-book single a month, according to Johanna Vehkoo, co-founder and editor-in-chief of the company. Long Play is certainly ...

Malala Yousafzai Says 'Pens and Books' Will Defeat Terrorism
Malala Yousafzai, the young girl who was shot in the head by the Taliban in Pakistan for campaigning for girls' education, opened a library today in Birmingham, England, in what is further proof that her assailants have only furthered her cause. After ...

Kindle MatchBook Is Just What The Dusty Books On My Shelf Have Been ...
Kindle MatchBook Is Just What The Dusty Books On My Shelf Have Been ...


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