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Best-selling books for week that ended Oct. 26
Here are the best-selling books from Publishers Weekly for the week that ended Oct. 26. HARDCOVER FICTION. 1. “Gray Mountain” • John Grisham. 2. “Leaving Time” • Jodi Picoult. 3. “Burn” • James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge. 4. “Edge of Eternity” ...

Triumph Books Marks 25th Anniversary
Triumph Books, a sports books publisher based in Chicago, is well known for its instant books, such its glossy, fully illustrated tribute to Nascar driver Dale Earnhardt, released just 10 days after his death in a crash in 2001. Dale Earnhardt ...

FDU press director details academic book publishing process during talk
Ever wonder what goes into getting an academic book published? Many people may be unaware and uninformed about the world of academic publishing. Visiting from just down the road, Harry Keyishian, director of Fairleigh Dickinson University Press gave ...

Bookings: Greater Boston author readings Nov. 2-8
Anjali Mitter Duva (“Faint Promise of Rain”) reads at 3 p.m. at Book Ends, 559 Main St., Winchester ... Hiawatha Bray (“You Are Here: From the Compass to GPS, the History and Future of How We Find Ourselves”) reads at 4 p.m. at the Paul Pratt Memorial ...

Get an Instant Income From e-Book Publishing
Of course, some of those print books are published by major publishers, and they're not likely to license their books to you. But there are many older books by major publishers that were published before e-books, so the publisher didn't purchase the e ...

Photos sought for book publication
Sapling Grove Press, a small, independent publisher of poetry, literature and art, is inviting southern Appalachian photographers to submit photographs for possible publication in a book. According to the press website, the book will be an anthology to ...

Bookstore owner is easy to read: She wants books in kids' hands
We sell mostly used books with a selection of new books for children. We offer books in most all genres, specializing in children's vintage literature. We carry first editions, scarce out-of-print books and books for reading. We strongly support ...

Azar Nafisi's 6 favorite books
Bartleby, the Scrivener by Herman Melville (Dover, $3). I am still amazed by Melville's ability to create characters in a few quick strokes. His tale of Bartleby, first described as "pallidly neat, pitiably respectable, incurably forlorn," is one of ...

Familiar names feature new books for holidays
In addition to local-oriented books, the holiday book-buying season also has kicked off for shoppers seeking more familiar titles. Big-name authors “usually have books coming out in November or December, or even October, for people to buy for gifts ...

Books: New and noteworthy
USA TODAY's Jocelyn McClurg scopes out the hottest books on sale each week. 1. I Must Say: My Life As a Humble Comedy Legend by Martin Short (Harper, non-fiction, on sale Nov. 4). What it's about: A memoir by the comedian, who takes his title from his ...

NYCC: Stan Lee & Disney Publishing's "The Zodiac Legacy"
The legendary creator has teamed up with Disney Publishing, co-writer Stuart Moore ("EGOs"), artist Andie Tong and Executive Editor Nachie Marsham to create a trio of illustrated novels called "The Zodiac Legacy." The first book, fully titled "The ...

E-Book Mingles Love and Product Placement
It's an e-book, a series of websites and web TV shows, and a vehicle for content sponsored by companies. And if it succeeds, it could usher in a new business model for publishers, one that blurs the lines between art and commerce in ways that are ...

'Prince Lestat' by Anne Rice
“Prince Lestat” — the first “Chronicles” book in more than a decade — is dense with long sentences and passages, some of which read as if they might be outtakes from previous novels. Sometimes Lestat is the narrator, telling you where he's been while ...

New Book Publishing November 3, 'Project Odyssey,' Explores Exciting ...
New Book Publishing November 3, 'Project Odyssey,' Explores Exciting ...

Book Minnow Opens New Chapter In Publishing
Eileen Gittins doesn't like to tell people she is chief executive of the world's largest specialist self-publishing book company when she's on a long flight. "If I do that, they tell me about their book for the next three hours and I don't get any ...

HarperCollins, Penguin Young Readers, Random House Children's Books ...
HarperCollins, Penguin Young Readers, Random House Children's Books ...

Sports book report - Dolphins, Rams help lead Vegas books to big win
LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas sports books enjoyed their third largest win of the NFL season on Sunday as popular favorites sputtered to a 5-6 record against-the-spread, including outright losses by a 10.5-point favorite and two other teams considered to be ...

Book News: To Make This E-Book Sweeter, Just Add Product Placement
The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly. Product placement, that old standby of Hollywood blockbusters, is slipping into something a little more texty. Readers, meet Find Me I'm Yours: a versatile e-book with ...

Seattle Loves Books, But Can It Be A City Of Literature?
Writer Ryan Boudinot helped the group Seattle City of Literature. Boudinot used to publish his books in New York. But then, he discovered there's a literary revolution going on right here in Seattle. I asked him to prove it, so he brought me to a comic ...

11 Books You Should Read This November
Amazon Book's editorial team has unveiled the new must-reads for November, from fan-favorite authors like Stephen King to stories that are sure to be a hit. Whether you enjoy historical biographies or prefer gripping novels, there's a book here for ...

Busted books born again
The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Library has 3.4 million books at its two campus locations, Hamilton and Sinclair Libraries. And if library books could talk, oh the stories they could tell. “Well, we have a lot of books that come in that people use ...

Love of books, friendship bind members of 100-year-old club
“A hundred years ago, a book club was common; maintaining for that long has always been a challenge, especially generation after generation,” said Jay Price, chairman of the department of history at Wichita State University. “It is very rare for ...

Illustrator draws on the Boss for 'Outlaw Pete' book
When the cartoonist Frank Caruso first heard Outlaw Pete, from Bruce Springsteen's 2009 album Working on a Dream, he immediately pictured the song — a starkly cinematic account of a man whose life of crime begins in infancy, when he robs a bank — as ...

STL author Leckie's books optioned for TV, but she worries about 'whitewashing'
Ann Leckie's science fiction books have been optioned for television — although she knows what a longshot that can be. The author of the Hugo- and Nebula-winning "Ancillary Justice" blogged last month: "Now, 'optioned' doesn't necessarily mean that ...

Start Publishing Buys Cleis Press
Start Publishing is the book division of Start Media, which is a privately held media company with interests in exhibition, feature film production and financing. With its e-book backlist now over 5,000 titles, Weisfeld said the company will see what ...

PH publishing industry urged to be globally competitive
MANILA, Philippines—With dwindling interest in books and barely a tenth of the population reading for leisure, the National Book Development Board (NBDB) is lining up three days of activities next week it hopes will spark interest in reading and spur ...

As a Writer, What Influences You Other Than Books?
Each week in Bookends, two writers take on questions about the world of books. This week, Thomas Mallon and James Parker discuss what influences their work — aside from other books. By Thomas Mallon. I keep photos around me while I write the way ...

7 Books You Need to Read This November
Each month, Boris Kachka will offer nonfiction and fiction book recommendations, and you should read as many of them as possible. 33 Artists in 3 Acts, by Sarah Thornton (WW Norton, Nov. 3) The author of the pop ethnography Seven Days in the Art World ...

9 Books That Malcolm Gladwell Thinks Everyone Should Read
He's made a career revealing the hidden factors that affect our lives and livelihoods — for example, by unpacking the personality traits that made Steve Jobs and IKEA founder Ingvar Kampran so outrageously successful. And like every great writer ...

Books to Watch Out For: November
“Mermaids in Paradise” has the same off-beat, multilayered sense of humor as Millet's previous books, such as “Magnificence,” which was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award, and “Love in Infant Monkeys,” which was a finalist for ...

Traditional Publishing vs. Self-Publishing: What's The Best Route For ...
Traditional Publishing vs. Self-Publishing: What's The Best Route For ...

Picture this: Books that stretch your creativity
For most of us, a love of reading began with our parents or older siblings reading picture books to us when we were little: Dr. Seuss, fairy tales, "Goodnight Moon," Robert Louis Stevenson's “A Child's Garden of Verses,” Mother Goose rhymes, "Where The ...

First Lines from This Week's New Books
Richard Ford returns this week with a new book featuring Frank Bascombe, the observant New Jersey real estate agent from his previous books “The Sportswriter,” “Independence Day,” and “The Lay of the Land.” Fellow literary lion Denis Johnson has also ...

On the Books: Product placement comes to ebooks
Books, however, were always sacred in that regard, untainted by commercial messaging: a slice of media we could consume without being not-so-subtly persuaded to consume something else, too. That assumption was upended yesterday with the release of ...

The World's 10 Most Expensive Books Ever Sold
The written word is rarely worth much, but just sometimes, it can cost millions. Over the last 31 years, governments, billionaires and private collectors have repeatedly trumped auctions prices for rare manuscripts. Below are the world's 10 most ...

Book News: Falconer's Memoir Pulls Down Britain's Top Nonfiction Honor
Tomalin, who chaired the judging panel, congratulated Macdonald for having "written a book unlike any other, about an obsession with a wild creature, brought to life in prose sometimes technical and always striking, and set in English landscapes ...

Books open world of imagination for children
Imagine! The fantastic stories and expansive ideas in books can feed a child's imagination to open up great possibilities. Children can imagine being anything, going anywhere, or doing anything. The power of imagination makes life exciting and solves ...

High taxes killing book publishing industry – Dr Osafo-Acquaah
He raised issues about the lack of financial support from banks and financial institutions that stemmed from the lack of support from government and its agencies. He added that GBPA have made some book productions for which the payments have delayed, ...

Readers' Poll: The 10 Best Stephen King Books
In our recent interview with Stephen King, we asked the author to name the best book he ever wrote. Without a moment's hesitation he went with Lisey's Story, a 2006 novel about a woman coping with the death of her husband, who happened to be a ...

Strong book sales push News Corp profit above estimates
(Reuters) - News Corp (NWSA.O), publisher of the Wall Street Journal, reported quarterly revenue and profit above estimates, helped by higher sales at its book publishing and online real estate businesses. Shares of the company rose 4 percent in ...

Strong book sales push News Corp profit above estimates
Nov 5 (Reuters) - News Corp, publisher of the Wall Street Journal, reported quarterly revenue and profit above estimates, helped by higher sales at its book publishing and online real estate businesses. Shares of the company rose 4 percent in extended ...

Publishing and Real Estate Services Push Revenue Up at News Corporation
The divisions that fueled the company's growth included book publishing and its digital real estate services group. Revenue for the news and information services division, which includes newspapers like The Wall Street Journal, declined 3 percent, to ...

Chuck Todd's 'The Stranger,' About Barack Obama
If the president reads Mr. Todd's new book “The Stranger,” it's hard to imagine him wanting to return to the program anytime soon. The book delivers a stinging indictment of his presidency so far, one underscored by this week's elections, which ...

News Corp. touts newspaper improvements
Thomson touted "considerable strength" at the book publisher HarperCollins and the online real estate company REA Group, where News Corp.'s 62-percent stake boosted digital real estate segment revenues by 24 percent to $112 million. The book ...

5 Genius Decor Ideas For Those Books You'll Never Read Again
Remember when home decor wasn't complete without a full set of encyclopedias in the living room or a stack of overdue library books on the entryway console? You know, a generation ago or so, when actual books abounded and decorating with them wasn't ...

Top five most scathing book reviews
“I can't really dignify her latest offering with the ascription 'book', nor the contents therein as 'writing' – rather they are sophomoric, hammy effusions, wrongheaded, rancorous and pathetically self-aggrandising.” Will Self's review of Julie ...

Don't just read, listen: Scribd adds audio books
Scribd, the document sharing and e-book service, is now adding audiobooks to its repertoire. The company announced Thursday that it's bringing 30,000 audiobooks to its library. And, you can listen to them for free with Scribd's $9-per-month ...

Book News: Netflix To Film Series From Lemony Snicket's 'Unfortunate Events'
Together with Paramount Television, the video-streaming giant has picked up the rights to Snicket's children's book franchise A Series of Unfortunate Events, with intentions to turn it into a live-action show. The series will follow Netflix's other ...

Bob Odenkirk: By the Book
What books are currently on your night stand? Many. Thanks to my acting-career heyday I have resumed purchasing new, fresh books, trying to single-handedly keep indie bookstores in business. Here's a list: “The End of Vandalism,” by Tom Drury; “Closing ...

It's Just Stuff: Books' value takes a bit of research
Books were the first category of personal property amassed by collectors. Just like today's book collectors, the ancients were intrigued by rarity and personal curiosities. In China, books were printed as early as the 6th century. Europe's first ...


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