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Month of African-American Comics – You Can Rely On Platypi, Books 1-2
All this month I'll be reviewing different comic books by African-American creators, based on submissions from the actual creators of the comic books themselves. A quick note – since this month is so relatively short, I'll be featuring an extra comic ...

What Became of the Jewish Books?
Starting with the infamous book burnings of May, 1933, in Berlin and university towns across Germany, books were one of the Nazis' explicit targets. Confiscated books were considered to be as necessary to the war effort as seized munitions or fuel ...

The Secret Auden
A year after he wrote this, I chanced on a first book by a young poet, N.J. Loftis, Exiles and Voyages. Some of the book was in free verse; much of it alluded to Harlem and Africa; the author's ethnic loyalties were signaled by the name of the ...

Fresno and Clovis authors release new books
Instead of reading her children bedtime stories, Regana McKinney-McGee would tell them tales, often running as much as 45 minutes long, that she made up. That storytelling led her to write the first of what could be a multi-part book series ...

Record books: Where does the mighty winter of 2013-2014 rank so far?
The record books show that 79 inches have fallen this winter in December, January and February, toppling the previous record of 65.1 inches in those same months in 2007-2008. December, January and February make up meteorological winter. The normal ...

Book giveaway brings out Bay Area educators
Mouhamad, whose wife is an elementary school teacher with plans to use those books, was one of a thousand or more educators, librarians, social workers and literacy advocates who lined up Saturday for a book give-away at the Sports Basement at 15th ...

was David really a king? two recent books explore his life
I'm reading together two recent books that explore the live of King David: Joel Baden's The Historical David: The Real Life of an Invented Hero and Jacob L. Wright's King David and His Reign Revisited. The latter is available now in iBooks and will ...

Annual Books for Kids Drive Underway
BUFFALO, N.Y. - Two On Your Side is proud to once again be a part of the effort to put books in the hands of needy children who might not otherwise own them. We're teaming up with the Buffalo News, Wegmans, the United Way, and the Buffalo & Erie County ...

Audio Books: Some business self-help books worth hearing
I'm probably sent more business self-help books than any other category of audio books. They flood in every month: Some are trying to be unusual (“How Stella Saved the Farm: A Tale About Making Innovation Happen”); some are humorous (“Reply All and ...

Kennedy Middle School wins regional Battle of the Books tournament
The top-seeded Fern Ridge Mad Readers confer on an answer during the annual Battle of the Books competition Saturday at Willamette High School. The Fern Ridge team lost in the semifinals to eventual champion Kennedy Middle School. (Brian Davies/The ...

Book giveaway encourages reading
There is nothing more valuable to Aly Mouhamad than the books he and his wife, Jaynap, were hauling to their car Saturday morning in San Francisco's Mission District. There, in a box, were new books that he would read to his two young sons, a process ...

Internet revives Connecticut-made comic books
Now the Internet has given the grown-up fans of Charlton Comics the opportunity to revive the venerable brand, more than 30 years after it published its last comic book from its expansive plant in Derby. "My first comic ever, my dad purchased for me ...

How does the library know what books to buy?
As interest fades, books go to one of two places: the Donelson branch monthly book sale, which funds the summer reading program, or a nonprofit Internet bookseller that shares resale dollars with the library. Software informs Rutherford whether to send ...

Books: New and noteworthy
USA TODAY's Jocelyn McClurg scopes out the hottest books on sale each week. 1. You Can Date Boys When You're Forty by Dave Barry (Putnam, non-fiction, on sale March 4). What it's about: Essays by the humorist subtitled: Dave Barry on Parenting and ...

Over The Hump: Three Books To Help You Through A Midlife Crisis
The midlife crisis book inhabits a behemoth literary genre. It spans the feel-good fantasy of Eat, Pray, Love; the survival of "ordinary disasters" and meditation on mortality that is Martin Amis' Experience; and the chintz-patterned glasses through ...

Space Story Time: Kids' Book Author Jeffrey Bennett Talks Max the Dog in Orbit
It's not every day that a dog helps save astronauts in space, but that's exactly what happens in author Jeffrey Bennett's latest tale of a pooch named Max and his trip to the International Space Station. And there's a twist: The science-themed children ...

Local authors' books set in West Virginia
Withers, who has authored or coauthored 15 books and numerous articles in internationally circulated magazines, obtained most of the images in this book, including an 1823 painting and a few ancient daguerreotypes, from the attics and scrapbooks of ...

Opinion: 'Netflix of books,' Oyster, might make e-books new norm - OSU
Tangible books might become a thing of the past quicker than I would like to think possible, because the “Netflix of books” is starting to gain a bit more attention. Oyster, the book equivalent to Netlix, allows members to access more than 100,000 ...

'Origami Yoda' books shape up at Flyleaf
As the Star Wars jedi master Yoda once said, “Pass on what you have learned.” Now, children's author, illustrator and origami crafter Tom Angleberger is doing just that through his book series “Origami Yoda.” “Absolutely everybody can learn (how to ...

Grace Burrowes on audio books' sound of success
Best-selling historical author Grace Burrowes (latest release: The MacGregor's Lady) embarked on a new adventure when she decided to produce the audio books of a trilogy of novellas. She shares that adventure here … Grace: I learned a few things when ...

Bibliomotion Forms Publishing Partnership With Philanthropic Think Tank
Independent book publisher Bibliomotion is pleased to announce its new publishing partnership with Insight Labs, a charitable foundation and think tank that was founded to develop and disseminate new models for solving social challenges. Each year ...

Book News: Phyllis Krasilovsky, Author Of 'The Very Little Girl,' Dies
Phyllis Krasilovsky, author of sweet, simple children's books such as The Very Little Girl and The First Tulips in Holland, died Wednesday of complications following a stroke, her daughter told The New York Times. She was 87. Krasilovsky began writing ...

Book sale binds readers, dealers
“It's an experience reading the book while holding it and looking at it. The pictures and diagrams in the book are much better,” she said, speaking as a reader of electronic as well as paper books. Dast of Beloit has been attending the sale for at ...

Icahn Seeks Inspection of eBay's Books
Mr. Icahn's comments were made in his fifth public letter to eBay's shareholders in the past six business days. A week ago he said he has discovered multiple lapses in corporate governance at eBay, including conflicts of interest among its board ...

Author signs books at Waynesboro gallery
Doina Moulin, right, held a book signing for her romance novel “Cupcakes and Cologne” at the Waynesboro, Pa., location of Contemporary School for the Arts and Gallery Inc. on Feb. 8. In the photo with Moulin are Amanda Froom and Beatrice Moulin, the ...

19 Quotes That Will Make You Fall in Love With Books All Over Again
Bust out those e-readers, dust off your bookshelves, or head to your local library -- Monday, March 3 marks the 17th annual Read Across America Day. Hosted by the National Education Association and held in conjunction with Dr. Seuss' birthday (March 2 ...

Free books! Over 80000 of them!
"Teachers and other literacy nonprofits and they took the books as a thank you -- so they take those 150 plus books and take them to their classroom and they eventually just go to the kids," Tami Arthur with First Book told 9OYS. "Tucson Frozen Storage ...

Shelf Control: Presenting BookAwardz And Its Listing Of Award-Winning Books
In honor of the recently concluded 86th Academy Awards ceremony, I'm dedicating this week's edition of Shelf Control to an iOS app that has to do with book awards, simply called BookAwardz. BookAwardz is essentially a handy reference app that offers a ...

Book Publishing's Big Data Future
The publishing industry is not one of the overachievers in terms of its use of big data. And since my book on big data—Big Data @ Work—is out, I thought it might be fun to speculate on what big data will do to the business of publishing books. The ...

New Book Publishing March 3, 'Fool's Return,' Explores Creativity, Invention ...
New Book Publishing March 3, 'Fool's Return,' Explores Creativity, Invention ...

New Book Publishing Releases 'Fool's Return'
"Fool's Return,' a new novel being released March 3, taps the contemporary zeitgeist in a story that intertwines suspense, past life regression and energy technology. "I am interested in metaphysics and cutting-edge ideas that advance and improve ...

Indie author tries and fails to drop out of Tournament of Books
There was a dust-up at the Tournament of Books on Monday when the site was informed that author Scott McClanahan was withdrawing his novel "Hill William" from the competition. The unusual and oblique notice came via a Facebook post by McClanahan, ...

Students open up to books with 'speed dating'
For the activity, Fosmire sets up eight tables, each with four books and two iPod Touch devices. Students have two minutes at each table to read a book's summary, inspect the cover, and, if the book has a QR bar code on the jacket, use one of the ...

Book Club Meeting: Come Talk About Steinbeck's 'Grapes Of Wrath'
Clearly, some of us were still working on our Grapes Of Wrath book club assignment (Chapters 1 through 10, or, for those who know the book but aren't reading along, up until the Joads leave Oklahoma). But not today! Today, we're all caught up and ready ...

Does anybody read books the right way any more?
And I'm not talking about paper versus digital. I'm talking about curling up with a good book, for hours. Sitting in a hammock, or in a chair by the fire, just totally pulled into a book. Is the long, totally focused book-reading session a thing of the ...

Leicester man ordered to pay restitution for rare books stolen from Becker College
EAST BROOKFIELD — A Leicester man who stole about 100 rare books worth more than $115,000 from the library at Becker College, then sold some to dealers and tried to pawn others using the website Craigslist, was ordered to pay $3,000 restitution ...

Bill Adler, Writer, Editor and Compiler of Books, Dies at 84
Bill Adler, who pursued his goal of being the P. T. Barnum of books by conceptualizing, writing, editing, compiling and hustling hundreds of them — prompting one magazine to anoint him “the most fevered mind” in publishing” — died last Friday in ...

How do you sell that book after you have written it?
SEATTLE -- Catherine Zobal Dent faces a question now familiar to many writers: How do I market my book to attract readers? Ms. Zobal Dent joined more than 10,000 writers, readers and publishers here last week at the Association of Writers and Writing ...

How to Upload Public Domain Books Straight to Your Kindle — For Free
The 19th century book The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers has jumped up the charts on Amazon, and it's no mystery why. The critically acclaimed HBO drama True Detective heavily references the book of short stories. Amazon was selling a Kindle ...

Book News: 'Goodnight Moon' Author's Lullabies See The Light After 60 Years
A collection of lullaby poems from Margaret Wise Brown, the author of Goodnight Moon who died in 1952, is being published on Tuesday by Sterling Children's Books. The works were discovered in a trunk in her sister's farmhouse in Vermont. One lullaby ...

Leicester man gets probation in stolen books case
EAST BROOKFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Leicester man charged with stealing rare books worth more than $100,000 from Becker College — including an original copy of "Uncle Tom's Cabin" and a book signed by Abraham Lincoln — has been sentenced to ...

Ferrum author writes Franklin County history books
As the author of nearly three dozen books, Merritt has been recording Franklin County history on paper as a full-time hobby. “I was interested in genealogy and organized a genealogy group, which led to other things and creating reference books on the ...

Seven Questions Writers Should Ask Before Publishing
Years ago, the only way to get published was to type the manuscript, send it to a publisher, and hope for the best. But book publishing has changed significantly. There are more opportunities -- and many more pitfalls. Here are seven basic questions ...

Festival of Books announces participating authors
The L.A. Times Festival of Books announced on Tuesday the names of the hundreds of authors who will participate in the annual event. Taking place at USC, the Festival of Books is one of the largest literary festivals in the U.S., attracting more than ...

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Books to Watch Out For: March
For more than a decade, Doniger's scholarship has been under attack by conservative Hindu groups who feel that her work misrepresents and insults their religion; last month, her eight-hundred-page book “The Hindus: An Alternative History” was pulled ...

OUR STORIES | Ancestry Books is coming to North Minneapolis!
On Thursday January 23rd my partner, Verna Wong, and I signed a lease on a storefront located at 2205 Lowry Avenue N. Minneapolis to be used for our bookstore, Ancestry Books. We had for several years been dreaming of opening up a space that would ...

MFAs, NYC, and AWP Aren't Necessary for the Survival of Literature
Teresi was upset that I was badgering him about why the AWP Bookfair wouldn't be open to the Seattle book-buying public (the next day, AWP would reverse their decision and open the book fair up after all). His tirade about the importance of AWP ...

Military History Book Publisher Creates Dedicated Games Division
Osprey Publishing has established a dedicated games division to produce tabletop, miniatures, and card games. While Osprey Publishing has released a few miniature wargaming titles in the past, the military history publishing company has recently ...

Books|Amid the Slush Piles and Proofs Lurks a Page-Turner With a Dirty Secret
Chris Pavone managed to turn his experience in book editing and living in Luxembourg into an Edgar-winning spy novel, “The Expats.” With “The Accident,” he matches that first novel's nail-biting level of excitement while continuing to write about what ...


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