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Author Ryan Avery aims to set record for number of books signed
Avery, co-author with Jeremey Donovan of the book “Speaker, Leader, Champion,” is hoping to set a new record in number of books signed for the Guinness Book of World Records. Avery aims to sign 5,000 copies of the book which is being published on ...

Complimentary Standard iPad Edition Offered to Authors Beginning to Publish ...
Complimentary Standard iPad Edition Offered to Authors Beginning to Publish ...

Publisher attacked over Amma book
The office of publishing house DC Books and its CEO's house in Kottayam were attacked by unidentified persons, allegedly to protest against publication of a Malayalam version based on Gail Tredwell's controversial book on spiritual leader Mata ...

The top 10 books on Apple's iBooks
iBook charts for week ending March 31, 2014: Top Paid Books. 1. Divergent by Veronica Roth (Katherine Tegen Books). 2. Insurgent by Veronica Roth (Katherine Tegen Books). 3. Allegiant by Veronica Roth (Katherine Tegen Books). 4. The Fault in Our Stars ...

9 Books So Funny You're Guaranteed To Laugh
Thank god for April Fool's Day and April, period. It's been a brutal winter; we could all use a good laugh. The only reason you wouldn't find the books on this week's list funny is if you're not a fan of April Fool's Day or if some dastardly trickster ...

Enjoy Your Favorite Video Games As Classic Children's Books
You probably remember Little Golden Book classic The Poky Little Puppy from your childhood. Not a dog person? Then maybe The Shy Little Kitten or The Little Red Hen was more your style. Needless to say, those timeless stories are ingrained into ...

St. Paul library to outline old books disposal policy
The St. Paul Public Library system doesn't have the money or space to hold onto every book, magazine or historical document it receives, leading some to question what's getting thrown away. "We the public don't know what they have, but they're ditching ...

Books to Watch Out For: April
“A Farm Dies Once a Year” (Henry Holt), by Arlo Crawford, out April 1st. Arlo Crawford grew up on a farm in Pennsylvania, where his parents moved, in the seventies, after his father dropped out of law school. Crawford spent his younger years trying to ...

Book publisher comes under attack in Kerala
In a violent reaction to the publication of a book, translated from the English original written by Gail Tredwell, a former resident of the Mata Amrithanandamayi Math in Kerala's Kollam district, the outlet of the publishing house DC Books and the home ...

On Book Publishing & Postpartum Depression
pregnant A few years ago a friend of mine published a book of poems. For the next two years, he couldn't write. Eventually he published another book, but the depression he experienced lost him time. Or, perhaps, it gave him the time he needed to think ...

Rare Audubon books fetch $3.77 million
The auction scene was, in the words on a keenly interested observer, what you might expect: A group of 12 or 15 people seated in a room with the auction items on display. The bidding started low — nervously low for the seller — and then pushed up, up ...

Stamford-based book publisher Cengage emerges from bankruptcy
The business model of book publishing has been upended as course materials increasingly become available online. Cengage was formerly owned by Thomson Reuters as Thomson Learning. Problems for the company started after it was purchased in 2007 ...

The death of conservative books?
So, with success of WND beginning in the late 1990s, I decided to become a book publisher, too – knowing there was a lot of money being left on the table by the overwhelmingly liberal publishing establishment. WND Books was founded in 2001 through a ...

Hear what 'wordless author' David Wiesner has to say about books
It would have come as no surprise, then, that Wiesner grew up to be a children's book author, producing beloved titles such as "Flotsam" and "Mr. Wuffles!" The Philadelphia-based illustrator has won three Caldecott Medals, only the second person in ...

23 Gorgeous Bookplates That Will Give Your Books Serious Style
With this in mind, we wanted to celebrate one of the most bookish literary accessories around: the bookplate. Also known as ex libris, meaning “from the library of,” the bookplate has been gracing the inside front covers of books for centuries. At its ...

Book News: 'Socks, I've Worn A Few?' Flea Is Writing A Memoir
Flea, the perpetually shirtless bass player for the Red Hot Chili Peppers who is also known for how and where he has sometimes worn a sock, has a book deal, according to a press release from Grand Central Publishing. The memoir will span his childhood ...

Estimating Kindle E-Book Sales For Amazon
In this analysis we'll try to gauge Amazon's e-book sales through Kindle e-reader. Based on our assumptions and estimates, we conclude that the company may be earning between $265 million to $530 million a year from e-books alone. That's still small in ...

Russell Brand writing children's books
FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2012 file photo, comedian Russell Brand performs at "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career, at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills, Calif. Brand has a deal with Atria Books for a series called “Russell ...

EDITORIAL DIRECTOR
Furthermore, the selected candidate will evaluate manuscripts, and acquire 40-50 new books each year, seeking out, nurturing, and promoting emerging as well as eminent authors who publish in a range of fields. A Bachelor's degree and ten years of ...

So Harvard Miiiight Have a Couple of Books in Their Library That Are Bound ...
So Harvard Miiiight Have a Couple of Books in Their Library That Are Bound ...

Google Play Books signs on as DC Comics' latest sidekick
DC Entertainment's weekly comics periodicals are now available from Google Play Books every Wednesday. DC Entertainment. Comic book storefronts on the Internet have been largely app-driven, but that's changing. DC Entertainment, which publishes DC ...

EDITORIAL DIRECTOR
Furthermore, the selected candidate will evaluate manuscripts, and acquire 40-50 new books each year, seeking out, nurturing, and promoting emerging as well as eminent authors who publish in a range of fields. A Bachelor's degree and ten years of ...

Farrah Abraham Publishing An Erotic Book Trilogy! Get The Boner-Poppin ...
Farrah Abraham Publishing An Erotic Book Trilogy! Get The Boner-Poppin ...

Saratoga Reads announces top five books for public vote
SARATOGA SPRINGS >> Saratoga Reads has announced that out of some 80 titles nominated by the public for the program's next book of choice, five have been selected as finalists. The winning title will be decided by public vote, with area residents ...

Panel on book publishing at Lyme library
Lyme — Jan L. Kardys and Jeanne E. Rogers will present a program for new writers, published authors, and anyone interested in the publishing industry at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Lyme Public Library. They will share their years of experience on topics, ...

Children's book publishing workshop offered April 12
Author-Illustrator Maryann Cocca-Leffler has published more than 45 books for children and has worked for most major publishers. Topics will include the publishing process, from idea to printed book, fine-tuning a story, query letters, submissions and ...

Books? Or No Books? Envisioning the Academic Library of the Future
My mother would always select books on British history; my father would select mysteries, travel tales or books about the sea. And me, well I would immerse myself in all those childhood classics from Little House on the Prairie to Nancy Drew. As I got ...

Books Bound In Human Skin Are Spooky Reminder Of 'Macabre' Medieval Trend
Charles W. Eliot, cousin of Nobel-prize winning poet T.S. Eliot and a former president of Harvard University, once described books as the “quietest and most constant of friends.” That warm little expression becomes somewhat grisly when one considers ...

Why one local book publisher thinks the Midwest could be the country's next ...
Why one local book publisher thinks the Midwest could be the country's next ...

Startup Offers Free Ebooks So No Good Book Goes Unread
Why It's Taking Off: Readers can download free books in exchange for reviewing them, and as reviews and download rack up, book price increases translating into better earnings for writers. The music industry was democratized by YouTube and Soundcloud, ...

Books bound in human flesh discovered in Harvard library
There's just something creepy and arcane about old books. But a discovery recently made amongst the Harvard University library's dusty shelves might rank as one of the creepiest library findings of all time. Three ancient books with peculiar-looking ...

How to Hire the Right Editor for Your Self-Published Book
The book publishing industry is going through a huge transition. It's easier than ever to get a book out into the world. All the resources you need to publish a book are available you. You no longer need to go through the traditional gatekeepers ...

The Only Books as Epic as A Game of Thrones
Hold on to your dragons — Game of Thrones is returning to TV this Sunday! We're, of course, big fans of the series on which the show is based, A Song of Ice and Fire. Author George R. R. Martin has yet to complete the series, so we're still waiting on ...

John Paul Stevens: By the Book
The former Supreme Court justice and author of “Five Chiefs: A Supreme Court Memoir” and, most recently, “Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution,” feels indebted to Norman Maclean, who taught him poetry at the University of ...

Local Maui Book Publisher Launches First Worldwide Coordinated Virtual World ...
Local Maui Book Publisher Launches First Worldwide Coordinated Virtual World ...

Bad News For Books: Liberty Media Slashing Its Stake In Barnes & Noble
Three years after bookseller Borders filed for bankruptcy, is another bookstore staple getting closer to the chopping block? Barnes & Noble Noble, the largest bookseller in the U.S., isn't a goner just yet, but the development it revealed Thursday ...

It Was Once 'Somewhat Common' to Bind Books With Human Skin
"While books bound in human skin are now objects of fascination and revulsion, the practice was once somewhat common," writes Heather Cole, assistant curator of modern books and manuscripts at Harvard's Houghton Library. "Termed anthropodermic ...

Faubourg Marigny Art and Books: How Otis Fennell and his little gay book shop ...
Faubourg Marigny Art and Books: How Otis Fennell and his little gay book shop ...

Character, and Characters, of the Village
The book, peppered with evocative photographs and other illustrations, is published in association with the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation. The landmarks provide the backdrop, writes Andrew Berman, the society's executive director ...

Woman uses kangaroo named Boomeroo to promote books on nature ...
Woman uses kangaroo named Boomeroo to promote books on nature ...

Copy Editor
Publishers Weekly is the international news platform of book publishing and bookselling. In addition to its weekly print magazine, which was founded in 1872, PW has a robust website and a very strong social media reach. PW also has a mobile edition ...

Apple's Greed Is Making My iPhone Worse
Many folks immediately confirmed that, yes, it was Apple's greedy "30% or else" policy that was preventing me from being able to buy the book in my apps — because Apple is in the ebook business and Apple doesn't want me to buy ebooks from anyone other ...

Volunteer book givers spread the love of reading
BRUNSWICK, Ohio -- A free book? It wouldn't be unusual for our local libraries to be lending books, free of charge. But how about a free book that you can keep? That's the idea behind World Book Night, an annual celebration of reading that will be ...

Writer Larry Baker believes books are best held in hand
It may be a marketing ploy for his new book “The Education of Nancy Adams,” the real print edition from a real Iowa publisher, Ice Cube Press. He'll haul it around all spring to real bookstores and libraries in Iowa, and Tuesday at Des Moines Area ...

Next Century Publishing to Launch 'Welcome to the Big Leagues' at the L.A. ...
Next Century Publishing to Launch 'Welcome to the Big Leagues' at the L.A. ...

Archaia & BOOM! Alums Join Forces for Magnetic Press
So how do you stand apart from the crowd -- what's an intuitive way that you qualify your recently-established comic book publishing house? How do you take a slice of the savory market pie? If one were to take a page out of former Arcahia publisher ...

Hey, Whit: Can you recommend some good books by women?
"Hey, Whit" is a feature where I offer long-form answers to your pop-culture questions. If there's something on your mind, please reach out at [email protected] or via Twitter (hashtag #heywhit). Today's question: For some reason I've found that ...

What Books Do You Really "Have" to Read?
I'm less attracted to the question of books I felt I should read and more interested in the idea of "should" as an auxiliary verb applied to anything other than treating others with kindness and respect, paying taxes and the consumption of leafy green ...

Books meet bytes
A one-click link to all these books, pictures, and artifacts depends on 11 service hubs (Harvard is one) and about 1,200 smaller content suppliers in 15 states. The very idea of DPLA had been conceived in the same room where this week's workshop was ...

'Human skin' book at Harvard found to be bound in sheepskin
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts (Reuters) - A 17th century book owned by Harvard Law School, thought to have been bound in human skin because of an inscription that referred to a man "flayed alive," has been shown through scientific testing to have been ...


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