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Books: New and noteworthy
USA TODAY's Jocelyn McClurg scopes out the hottest books on sale each week. 1. Command Authority by Tom Clancy with Mark Greaney (Putnam, fiction, on sale Dec. 3). What it's about: President Jack Ryan and his son, Jack Ryan Jr., battle an aggressive ...

Books to Watch Out For: December
“Dangerous Women” (Tor Books), edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois, out December 3rd. Among the twenty-one original stories in this cross-genre anthology (a companion to the 2010 collection “Warriors”), some are entirely new, and others ...

Holiday book recommendations and gift guide
When we asked the simple question, “What was the best book you read this year?” readers flooded us with answers. Wonderful, unexpected titles, from a 1967 book about cats by Doris Lessing to old favorites like Anne Morrow Lindbergh's “Gift From the Sea ...

Obama's book buying list is diverse
Children's literature, contemporary novels, classics and sports dominated President Obama's book buying spree this weekend. The president and his two daughters visited the Politics and Prose bookshop in Washington on Saturday as part of a ...

Judyth Piazza interviews Sarah Book Publishing Author, Tony Graff About ...
Judyth Piazza interviews Sarah Book Publishing Author, Tony Graff About ...

Out of Print, Maybe, but Not Out of Mind
Even as the universe of printed matter continues to shrivel, the book — or at least some of its best-known features — is showing remarkable staying power online. The idea is apparently embedded so deeply in the collective unconsciousness that no one ...

Authors are booksellers on Small Business Saturday
That's right: authors, whose very livelihood comes—when it comes—from these bookstores, care about these extremely physical places filled with extremely physical books so much that they reversed the normal order of things and donated their time and ...

Best Books Of 2013
Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood & the Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright: I've read a few books on Scientology, but this is the ultimate must-read. Wright delves into Scientology's past and present. The story focuses on on screenwriter Paul Haggis ...

Turning Down a Big Five Publishing Book DealPersonal Stories
Because, after carefully evaluating the deal and stacking it up against the risks and benefits of publishing my book (not my first, but my first foray into fiction) with my own press, the case for doing so was so compelling that even my deepest ...

PW Picks: Books of the Week, December 2, 2013
<a href=" (link) a>, this is 500 pages of preposterously fun shenanigans of Brown Dog, one of literature's great characters. Spread ...

An author's dream job on Indies First day: selling books
I found Huneven in the place where she'd most liked to peruse books as a customer: the fiction section. The first book she sold on Saturday was to a man looking for something intensely literary. She led him to a work by the Japanese writer Haruki ...

The Allure of the Print Book
Voxburner When asked which media teens preferred in physical form, over 60 percent of girls and boys aged 16 to 24-years-old, illustrated with the grey bar, said physical books. The pink bars show girls interviewed for the survey; the blue bar, boys ...

Andre Schiffrin dies at 78; book publisher founded New Press
When André Schiffrin — who died in Paris on Sunday of pancreatic cancer at age 78 — was fired in 1990 as editor in chief of Pantheon Books, it was regarded as a loud shot in the war between commercialism and quality in American publishing. There were ...

Will e-publishing help Africa switch on to reading?
Publishers have long bemoaned Africa's lack of a "book culture" but some hope that the advent of smartphones and the internet could help change this, writes journalist Chris Matthews. The 566% increase in worldwide internet usage since the start of the ...

Digital Book World 2014: Five Years Later What Has the iPad Wrought?
The most prominent market influencers, senior executives and industry analysts will reveal how digital publishing will be fundamentally different from this point forward at Digital Book World Conference & Expo 2014. Tim O'Reilly, founder & CEO, O ...

Obama book-buying binge includes 3 Minn. authors
Lots of worthy books in that stack, some of which were recommended by staff--everything from the classic "Harold and the Purple Crayon" to the much-admired "The Lowland," by Jhumpa Lahiri. Also in the pile: "Flora & Ulysses," by Minneapolis writer Kate ...

Nev Schulman Inks Book Deal with Grand Central Publishing
catfish Nev Schulman, best known as the host of Catfish: The TV Show, has landed a deal with Grand Central Publishing. A release date has been scheduled for Fall 2014. This book, entitled In Real Life, marks Schulman's debut as an author. With this ...

Google Play Cyber Monday Deal Offers 100 Bestselling Books 75% Off
With all sorts of Cyber Monday deals happening for smartphones, Xbox games, and even the iPad, Google's joined the fun with plenty of discounts for Android smartphone and tablet users. Not just apps and games, but 100 bestselling books too. Kicking off ...

On the Books: Jennie Garth to publish memoir; Amazon to develop 'delivery ...
On the Books: Jennie Garth to publish memoir; Amazon to develop 'delivery ...

25 Books That Changed The Course Of History
But what about the lives of an entire generation? Can a book change the future? Miriam Tuliao, assistant director of central collection development at the New York Public Library, helped us come up with a list of 25 books that changed the course of ...

Five Wine Books Worth Noting
It's been a boon literary year for wine lovers. The flow of noteworthy books has been so steady that some seminal works can get lost in the current, like a 25th anniversary edition of “Adventures on the Wine Route,” Kermit Lynch's prophetic look back ...

Are Comic Book Publishers The R&D Department For Hollywood?
With the fact that a lot of the big budget movies hitting the theaters are based on comic books, I know that both Hollywood and investors are watching what the publishing arms of Disney and Warner Brothers are doing very closely these days… but this ...

All Classic Books: The Scam Continues
Cheryl Lee Nunn of notorious vanity publisher American Book Publishing (one of Writer Beware's Thumbs Down publishers, also featured in an alert at Writer Beware) attempts to expand her author-fleecing operation with a network of bogus organizations ...

Denver's storyteller adds 2 more books for city's future historians
Historian Phil Goodstein has two new books: "Lumber Baron Inn: Denver's Mystery Mansion," which he wrote with the inn's owner, Walter Keller, and "Phil Goodstein's Denver History Index." (Craig F. Walker, The Denver Post). For three decades Phil ...

Head into the holiday break with NW books for kids and teens
And More True Stories of Amazing Animal Heroes” (National Geographic Children's Books, 112 pp., $5.99, ages 7-9), short chapters and simple text relate the actions of Lilly, a pit bull who dragged her unconscious owner out of the way of an oncoming ...

Book News: Ancient Texts From Vatican And Bodleian Libraries Digitized
The project, funded by a $3.2 million grant from the Polonsky Foundation, will make a number of "Hebrew manuscripts, Greek manuscripts, and incunabula, or 15th-century printed books" available for free viewing by the public. According to the project's ...

The 10 Best Books Of 2013
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Peddling books, documenting volleyball, smooching to music
At the University Book Store on The Ave on Saturday, Alexie stood behind a table covered with his recommendations: His own books, of course. But also “Inside Moves,” by Todd Walton; “Middle Men,” by Jim Gavin (“They're white-guy dude stories,” Alexie ...

On the Books: Norman Rockwell's family protests new biography for suggesting ...
On the Books: Norman Rockwell's family protests new biography for suggesting ...

The Best New Books Of The Year, According To Goodreads
Every year, the book recommendation site asks its users to vote for the best new book across 20 genres, from historical fiction to horror. Goodreads editors first analyze statistics from the 250 million titles that were added, rated, and reviewed on ...

Could Drone Delivery Breathe New Life Into Printed Books?
Amazon has spent the past decade finding new ways to make it attractive to buy e-books instead of hard copies (or in addition to them). With successive generations of the Kindle, it has largely solved the problem of on-screen readability, the biggest ...

Goodreads unveils its best books of 2013
Here's a look at what's buzzing in the book world today: Jack Ryan's fate: Like authors Ian Fleming (James Bond) and Robert Ludlum (Jason Bourne), whose series have thrived posthumously, Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan franchise may not be over just because ...

Best Books of 2013: Slavery and Bibliophilia
In time for the Christmas shopping season, my selections for the best books of 2013 (bearing in mind that none of us who offer these lists can possibly have read everything): Nonfiction (history): Alan Taylor, “The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in ...

Brown Books Publishing Group Invites You to Their "Holiday Reading Roundup ...
Brown Books Publishing Group Invites You to Their "Holiday Reading Roundup ...

Lake Elmo residents will lose access to county's e-books
Lake Elmo's smoldering book battle with Washington County has been rekindled, with a decision to yank e-book privileges from city residents. "This is punitive," fumed Lake Elmo library board member Marjorie Williams. Effective immediately, people who ...

Becoming A Best-Selling Author: Writing, Publishing, and Promoting Your Book ...
Becoming A Best-Selling Author: Writing, Publishing, and Promoting Your Book ...

Clear Lake man writes a new chapter on book restoration
The rare book restoration expert works on tomes both lofty as Renaissance manuscripts and pedestrian as cookbooks caked with food that he painstakingly restores to good health. Some books are tattered from overuse, some are damaged by the elements ...

NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2013's Great Reads
Over the past five years, we've published more than 80 year-end book lists. So this year, we decided to try something new. Introducing NPR's Book Concierge, your personal guide to the best books published in 2013. NPR staff and critics selected more ...

E-Book Publishing launched as the latest service by Regent Editing
Regent Editing is well known for its editing and formatting services. The company has now ventured into the area of E-Book publishing. The firm said that this new service will cater to writers who wish to publish E-Books, as it has fewer hassles as ...

Book News: Manil Suri Takes Bad Sex In Fiction Award
The novelist Joyce Carol Oates considers Mike Tyson's autobiography and the "malevolent ballet" of prize fighting in an essay for The New York Review of Books. "To see Tyson's early fights, both amateur and professional, is to see young boxers stalked, ...

Survey Says, Post-Publication Publishers Overlook Authors
The results are captivating and shed light on an integral partnership, between whom an amicable marriage is vital, if a book has to be born. The survey provides valuable information to potential writers, would be publishers and those already in the ...

Oops! Daniel Menaker's 'My Mistake' Chronicles a Life in Publishing
The right publisher turned out to be Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and while most readers probably don't care very much who publishes a book, anyone who wants to read Mr. Menaker's memoir probably cares a great deal. Why else, after all, would someone buy ...

The New York Times released its list of 100 notable books for 2013...guess how ...
The New York Times released its list of 100 notable books for 2013...guess how ...

Kindle sales get bigger, and Amazon e-books get shorter
Kindle sales keep growing, with Amazon announcing the devices had their best-selling holiday weekend yet, while the company continues to chase short-form e-books with a new publishing shop. The first in a pair of announcements Wednesday, Amazon ...

Bill Gates: Here Are the Books I Read When Out on the Road
I travel everywhere with these bags—a hodgepodge of books I've read and ones I'm working my way through. (Some have been around the world more than once, but I'm determined to get to them.) I read while traveling, waiting for meetings, in the evening, ...

The Self-Publishing Debate: A Social Scientist Separates Fact from Fiction ...
The Self-Publishing Debate: A Social Scientist Separates Fact from Fiction ...

The Self-Publishing Debate: A Social Scientist Separates Fact from Fiction ...
The Self-Publishing Debate: A Social Scientist Separates Fact from Fiction ...

Can Dylan Davies' Publisher Sue Him For Damages?
As the consequences for 60 Minutes' botched story on Benghazi continue to unfold, it's unclear whether the apparent charlatan at the center of that report will face punishment from the publisher of his book. After the October 27 segment aired, it was ...

The best in baseball books: 2013
The book occasionally meanders, but that's not a bad thing. Even when Rushin goes a bit off the beaten path, the side trip is well worth it. For instance, a chapter that begins with background on the Giants' old Francisco Grande spring training camp ...

ISO: The best political books of 2013
The holidays are upon us! And with their arrival comes the inevitable stress of not knowing what to get that political junkie in your life. (This, of course, presumes that you have already bought said junkie five or more copies of "The Gospel According ...


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