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Internet Archive Digitalizes Images From Historical Books
The popular photo sharing site, Flickr, has been updated with nearly 3 million historic images and drawings from more than 600 library book pages scanned by an Internet archive organization. The move is to preserve the legacy of the original images in ...

Blinkist for Android gives you the gist of non-fiction books in 15 minutes
We first brought you news on Blinkist back in January, delving deep into the reading subscription service that helps you get to grips with books in fifteen minutes. It's all about manual curation, as experts in their specialized fields with a passion ...

Read 1001 books? Ranger Doug did it on a tour bus
In the past year, “Ranger” Doug Green finished reading all of the 1,001 books that “you must read before you die,” an ambitious - and somewhat arbitrary - list that 100 scholars created and packaged into a book first published in 2006. For Green the ...

Oak Park girl takes 94 pounds of books to India
To bring children in India closer to her norm, Najda joined with Sivan Aharon and Nya Schwartz, two of her fifth-grade classmates at Beye Elementary School, to collect books in a box outside their classroom. This year, when Najda returned to India, she ...

20 New Books We Can't Wait To Read This Fall
Summer may be the season to relax with a beach read, but autumn is high time for new blockbuster novels. Amazon editors broke down the 20 most anticipated books of fall 2014. From household author names like George R. R. Martin and Jodi Picoult to ...

Texas pastor demands public library 'purge' vampire books: I think it's ...
Texas pastor demands public library 'purge' vampire books: I think it's ...

Hollywood hits the books hard this fall
After a summer break of superheroes and transforming robots, Hollywood's hitting the books harder than ever this fall. Cinema schedules are starting to resemble best-seller lists. Between now and the onslaught of Oscar-ready heavy-hitters arriving in ...

Comic Book Stars World's First Hero With Autism
Extraordinary superpowers, high-flying villains and fearless, world-saving heroes are the stuff of countless comic books. But the newest star to hit the comic circuit is different than most. Michael is a comic book character with autism - a hero with a ...

Killough-Walden's readers driven to support books, issues
Duarte explained, “Heather posts blurbs or excerpts from her upcoming books. Part of being a street team member is sharing these, as well as any competitions. In general, we share links to her books and let people know about her. ... When I signed up ...

A college library without books? Yep, it's a thing
What if you walked into your school library and found it completely devoid of books? That's what students at Florida Polytechnic University in Lakeland, Fla. found when the school's brand new library opened its doors last week. While you won't find a ...

Businesses blend beans and books
Thousands of books from the Book House in Dinkytown now line the walls of Espresso Royale as the result of a new partnership between the two businesses. As apartment complexes and chain restaurants began to pop up in Dinkytown, the shops formed a ...

Raj Kosuri Signs Publishing Deal With CelebrityPress For New I.T. Book
Nick Nanton, Esq. along with business partner, JW Dicks, Esq., the leading agents to Celebrity Experts® worldwide, recently signed a publishing deal with each of these authors to contribute their expertise to the book, which will be released under ...

Accepting The Strange Brilliance Of 'Acceptance'
We have to backtrack a little here, right at the start. Acceptance, book three in Jeff VanderMeer's Southern Reach trilogy, is hitting the shelves soon, and I want very badly to talk about it. But before I can do that, I have to talk about the first ...

Historian writes two books on the history of Washington Crossing Parks - The Times, Trenton
On Christmas night in 1776, George Washington and 2,400 men crossed the icy Delaware River into Trenton and then later Princeton, where they went on to win decisive victories that changed the course of the Revolutionary War. But it wasn't until 1895 ...

Book News: New Haruki Murakami Book Coming Out In December
Murakami's just-released Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage has topped The New York Times' hardcover fiction bestseller lists and reportedly inspired some Londoners to wait in line overnight to meet Murakami at a book signing. His ...

September 2014's Best Books: 12 Fiction Must-Reads for Your Imagination to ...
September 2014's Best Books: 12 Fiction Must-Reads for Your Imagination to ...

'What I Know for Sure' by Oprah Winfrey
The 14 years during which this book's contents were written were eventful ones for “The Queen of All Media.” She closed “The Oprah Winfrey Show,'' which ran from 1986 to 2011 and remains the highest-rated talk show in history. She launched her OWN ...

Music City Word Beat: Most Popular and Bestselling Books in Nashville, August ...
Music City Word Beat: Most Popular and Bestselling Books in Nashville, August ...

Anti-terrorism coloring books feature graphic crucifixion, grim warnings ...
Anti-terrorism coloring books feature graphic crucifixion, grim warnings ...

Samsung Doubles Down on Publishing, Sponsors Frankfurt Book Fair
This October, the world's largest international book fair will partner with Samsung, a global leader in mobile technology, in a new collaboration that will highlight the convergence of mobile technology and the global publishing industry. Over the ...

Book Buzz: Nick Cannon publishing kids' poetry book
Nick Cannon may be experiencing marital troubles, but that doesn't seem to be slowing down the prolific entertainer. Scholastic will publish an illustrated poetry book for children written by Cannon, 33, in March. Neon Aliens Ate My Homework and Other ...

Mental health issues, not books, led to teacher's suspension
Free speech supporters who believed the author was targeted for the books' stories of school massacres in 2902 have been purchasing the novels from Amazon. "Bought this in protest of the local authorities arresting and confining this person just for ...

Book Portrays Eichmann as Evil, but Not Banal
Ms. Stangneth's book cites that document and a mountain of others to offer what some scholars say is the most definitive case yet that Eichmann, who was hanged in 1962, wasn't the order-following functionary he claimed to be at his trial, but a ...

Discrimination Against Print-on-Demand Books Is Out of Touch and Bad for the ...
Discrimination Against Print-on-Demand Books Is Out of Touch and Bad for the ...

Back to School for Entrepreneurs: 7 Must-Read Books
If you're the type of person who is always looking to improve yourself and your business, here's a partial list of my favorite "personal development" books (in no particular order). I've read every one of these multiple times over the years, until ...

Complimentary Kindle and NOOK Book Format For Authors Self-Publishing With ...
Complimentary Kindle and NOOK Book Format For Authors Self-Publishing With ...

Brenda Knight Shares THE ART OF THE BOOK DEAL
From the outside, book publishing can seem mysterious, but from the inside it is really quite simple. Twenty-two year publishing veteran Brenda Knight will teach up and coming writers how to sell themselves and their book ideas, who they are really ...

Danville resident launches book publishing business
We will distribute their books on our website and will consider publishing their books as well—providing value-add to authors who don't have the upfront costs or knowledge needed to professionally publish a book and market to readers.” The company's ...

Finding Cash, Valuable Baseball Cards, And Other Treasures Stashed In Used ...
Finding Cash, Valuable Baseball Cards, And Other Treasures Stashed In Used ...

Get Your Business Book Published: Crown Publishing Group Editor Matt Inman ...
Get Your Business Book Published: Crown Publishing Group Editor Matt Inman ...

Little Free Library owner has books stolen
Bubolz, 79, who manages the library on her front stoop on behalf of her Appleton-based Fiction Book Club, was robbed of all the books on three different occasions in August. She said more than 70 books have been taken. “I can't imagine why anyone would ...

'Women in Clothes'
Books on clothes tend to focus on the attire of the glamorous — designers who dressed the most beautiful women of their time, celebrities who wowed the world with their looks, or magazine editors whose pithy comments set the tone for a generation of ...

Therapists Spill: Their Favorite Books on Therapy
Therapists Spill: My Favorite Books on Therapy Because it's done behind closed doors, therapy can seem like a mystery. How do therapists actually conduct therapy? How do they treat disorders such as depression and anxiety? What if you could be a fly on ...

Book Publishing, Not Fact-Checking
Hardly any called out the publishing houses that distributed her book. Mam's story gained a mass following with the release of her best-selling memoir, first published in France in 2005. The book's success helped the activist launch the Somaly Mam ...

'Firestorm at Peshtigo' kicks off Books Between Bites
Books Between Bites will begin its 25th season at 12:10 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, at Salem United Methodist Church, 120 Sheboygan St. Judy Goldsmith, former dean/CEO of UW-Fond du Lac and current County Board supervisor, will review “Firestorm at ...

Amazon Invites Children's Book Authors To Kindle Direct Publishing, Rolls Out ...
Amazon Invites Children's Book Authors To Kindle Direct Publishing, Rolls Out ...

Anti-terrorism coloring books rereleased with ISIL references
The titles — "We Shall Never Forget 9/11: Kids' Book of Freedom" (price: $4.99) and "The True Faces of Evil Global Terrorism" ($6.99, includes trading cards) — are available through the website of Really Big Coloring Books, and include a ...

Self-publishing changes book world, library collections
Self-publishing is when an author publishes his or her own book instead of using a separate publishing company. It gives the author complete control, and therefore responsibility, over the publication process, including production, price, marketing and ...

Minecraft books hook game-obsessed kids
NEW YORK – Like millions of parents, Aaron Sacharow welcomes those moments when his son – 7-year-old Tyler – takes a break from video games and picks up a book instead. He will even settle for the book being a guide to Minecraft, a game that's sold ...

Author Ben Mezrich: Amazon's Battle With Hachette Book Group Is 'Terrifying ...
Author Ben Mezrich: Amazon's Battle With Hachette Book Group Is 'Terrifying ...

5 Long Books Worth Every Page
Ian McEwan, who writes about books with more authority than I do, recently spoke out about the current trend in the book world--novels that sit around the 800-page mark. (Just pick up the current bestseller list and see Outlander and The Goldfinch ...

Ken Follett: By the Book
What books are currently on your night stand? “Ten Cities That Made an Empire,” by Tristram Hunt, is an original and critical look at the history of the British Empire. I'm taking huge pleasure from rereading “King Solomon's Mines,” by H. Rider Haggard ...

Books to Watch Out For: September
The book opens with “An Actor Prepares,” in which a college theatre professor's sexual preoccupations and relational dysfunctions are revealed through a production of “A Midsummer Night's Dream.” “Another Manhattan” is about a man who goes to buy a ...

Two Novelists Launch Brash Books
Launched by veteran crime novelists, Lee Goldberg and Joel Goldman, Brash Books is a new publishing venture with a debut list of 30 titles by award-winning crime novelists. Brash's books are available in print and digital through an exclusive, and ...

Images from 500 years of books are now on Flickr — and they could change the ...
Images from 500 years of books are now on Flickr — and they could change the ...

The Best Productivity Books
Books on productivity can be great investments, rewarding us with better ways to work, stay creative, and reduce stress. Let's build a list of our favorites. We're adding our own recommendations, but since there are more productivity books than we can ...

'The Drop' by Dennis Lehane
One can forgive Lehane for straying, especially as his book is as authentically grounded in place as his earlier works and more pleasurable than any tie-in novelization with such a contorted evolution has a right to be. And “The Drop” benefits from ...

Top 10 Books for September 2014
Recently a fellow critic asked me how many books I am reading these days; she was curious about the amount of books evaluated for this monthly post. I told her the same thing that I try to say here each time: There is no way that I can read and weigh ...

In E-Book Price War, Amazon's Long-Term Strategy Requires Short-Term Risks
Since May, Amazon and the publisher Hachette have been locked in a battle over the pricing of e-books. For customers it's meant that they can't pre-order books from authors such as J.K. Rowling and James Patterson. And it's upset many authors because ...

Female Fans Give Boost to Comic Book Publishers
The demographics of nerd culture are changing: A Publishers Weekly report released in May found that women ages 17 to 33 were the fastest-growing group at comic book retailers nationally. “There's a lot of fan-driven momentum that is largely coming ...


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