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6 wishes for books and publishing in 2015
Fewer books like "51 Shades of Beige." Every few years some beleaguered book professional notes that we have too many books, as anyone who sees about 100 per week come across her desk eventually concludes. Part of the problem is that we have too ...

Five Books To Help Millennials Keep Their 2015 Resolutions
A guest post by Stephanie Denning (@stephdenning), who writes about leadership issues from a Millennial perspective. New Year's Eve is synonymous with new resolutions. Except rarely are the resolutions new. Every year, most of us renew the same ...

6 wishes for books and publishing in 2015
But in that line, I'd like to share my list of wishes for books and publishing in 2015. The points that would make the publishing planet brighter, bookish lives superior, and bring smiles to readers' faces. Here's what I wish for 2015: Publishers ...

The Book Exchange
The shop, which has been under the ownership and management of Thomas Schafer for about a year, is one of the last remaining bookstores in the area and has branched out to offer more than just books to its customers. Movies, games, puzzles, sports ...

When It Comes To Furry Muses, Cats Are For Brevity And Dogs Are For Books
Ernest Hemingway once said that a cat has absolute emotional honesty: Human beings, for one reason or another, may hide their feelings, but a cat does not. So Hemingway might have appreciated Francesco Marciuliano's best-selling book, I Could Pee On ...

Why You Should Read More Books in 2015
Last night, instead of being a fun human being and partying it up at a wild New Year's Eve party, I spent the evening cooking a pot of blanquette de veau, sitting around in my parents' living room, and finishing up a few books before the start of the ...

The best books we can't wait to read in 2015
The only thing that's disappointing about making a list like this is that once you know when books are due out, you know exactly how long you'll have to wait for them. For instance, Judy Blume's new book won't be out until June. June! Fear the Darkness ...

New books party: the British Ecological Society edition
Thanks to the British Ecological Society, I am sharing some scholarly and academic-type books about all sorts of interesting biological topics, including ecological speciation, emerging infections, scientific writing and even a monograph of the ...

Tulare teen collects 8000 books for needy children
When Caitlin Phelps realized there were children in Tulare who didn't have books at home, she decided to lead a book drive at St. Aloysius where she goes to church. For the second year in a row, this 16-year-old girl enlisted the help of fellow teens ...

Read before you drink! Six essential cocktail books
This is the optimum cocktail coffee-table book, and there's a reason its featured prominently at Anthropologie: The book cover feels like soft suede. Along with full page photos and recipes, authors Eric Prum and Josh Williams, the duo behind the Mason ...

Librarians Share The Best Books They Read In 2014
Librarians from the New York Public Library recalled the best books they read in 2014. From romance to thriller to biography, you'll find your new favorite books below. "I'll Give You the Sun" by Jandy Nelson: Twins Noah and Jude are total opposites ...

HarperCollins isn't the only publisher to wipe Israel off the map
... pretty sure of is that HarperCollins is sorry that somebody noticed the omission outside the countries where these maps were welcome. But it isn't the only publishing company that wiped Israel off the map. Scholastic Inc., the large children's book ...

Share Kindle books with your family
Back in the day when books were printed in actual ink on real paper, it was a cinch to pass books around the family. I vividly recall my sisters and me sharing the latest Nancy Drew Mystery stories, sometimes hiding under the covers reading them by ...

Here's Where People Thought Genre Book Publishing Was Headed In 1991
Back in 1991, OMNI Magazine did a huge survey of the state of science fiction and fantasy publishing, and where people thought things were heading. Not surprisingly, nobody predicted the rise of Borders, much less Amazon or e-books. But some stuff was ...

Best-selling books for the week that ended Dec. 28
Here are the best-selling books from Publishers Weekly for the week that ended Dec. 28. HARDCOVER FICTION. 1. “Gray Mountain” • John Grisham. 2. “Hope to Die” • James Patterson. 3. “Revivial” • Stephen King. 4. “All the Light We Cannot See” • Anthony ...

Weekend picks for book lovers
What should you read this weekend? USA TODAY's picks for book lovers include a new history that explores how GI's became avid readers during the Second World War. When Books Went to War by Molly Guptill Manning; Houghton Mifflin Harcourt , 288 pp.; ...

Bibliophiles: Pulitzer Prize-winning author Megan Marshall
Before that the last English novel I had read was A.S. Byatt's “Possession,” one of my all-time favorite books. I love the way it makes vivid the life of the researcher in the archives. Another favorite of all time is Rebecca Goldstein's “The Mind-Body ...

Ways of Seeing: Books Within Books
Ponte City by Mikhael Subotsky & Patrick Waterhouse's published by Steidl A collection of images of Ponte City, an enormous apartment complex in Johannesburg, South Africa. An exhaustive visual, historical and analytical examination of every resident, ...

8 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read in 2015
The title says it all. If you're looking for a wide array of lessons learned and entrepreneurial experiences, this book is for you. Sharing insights from 41 different founders, The Startup Playbook covers everything from leadership lessons to finding ...

10 new books to read in 2015
Hornby, the best-selling author of “High Fidelity,” “About A Boy” and other books, also is a screenwriter who penned the screenplay for “Wild,” the just-released film based on Cheryl Strayed's memoir of the same name. Hornby's new novel, “Funny Girl ...

GARDENING BOOKS: A Green Year in Review
For those with green fingers, now is the time to sit back and read a good book or two—gardening books of course. Here are a few favorites from 2014. Kiss My Aster: A Graphic Guide to Creating a Fantastic Yard Totally Tailored to You (Storey Publishing ...

Mark Zuckerberg Starts a Book Club, Invites 30 Million People
Mark Zuckerberg is trying to read a book every other week — and tens of thousands of his not-so-closest friends are going to read along with him. The Facebook CEO posted this message to his 30 million Facebook followers last night inviting them to ...

New program will give books to Laclede County kids
A national organization looking to get books into the hands of kids has made its way to Laclede County. Dolly Parton's Imagination Library gives books to kids under the age of five in an effort to promote literacy. The program kicked off in Laclede ...

Books rely on budgets
Ryan Meyers, 3, plays a board game with his grandmother Helena Kalb on the children's floor of the Marion Public Library on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014. The Meyers clan, including Jacob, 5, Olivia, 7, and Ryan, 3, visit the library at least once a week to ...

Tiny Library to keep books alive
The owner of South Side Conoco on the corner of State and 7th avenue in Belle Fourche found his inspiration to open his own tiny library after reading the story of a Minnesota man wanting to keep books alive. Owner LaVern Bills says, "So when I read ...

Cindy Lange-Kubick: My year in books, some of them good
Books are my BFFs. All of my life, nose in a book. Best thing about school? Story time. Best thing about family vacation? Book time in the back seat. Best thing about nursing a baby? More time for reading. But I've always had post-reading amnesia ...

Noteworthy books for 2015
A new book by Toni Morrison is always an event, so the literati marked their calendars this fall when it was announced that the Nobel Prize-winning author would bring out "God Help the Child" (Knopf, April 21), a novel about childhood trauma and how it ...

Mark Zuckerberg's 2015 Personal Challenge: A Year of Books
Cynthia Greco suggested I read one book a month that another person chooses -- and got 1,900 likes on her suggestion. Rachel Brown, Bill Munns, Marlo Kanipe and others suggested I read the Bible. My friend and colleague Amin Zoufonoun suggested I ...

Books: New and noteworthy
USA TODAY's Jocelyn McClurg scopes out the hottest books on sale each week. 1. Silver Screen Fiend by Patton Oswalt (Scribner, non-fiction, on sale Jan. 6). What it's about: The actor/comedian recounts his "addiction" to the movies during the '90s when ...

Bits | For the Indie Writers of Amazon, It's Publish or Perish
Traditional book publishers have been reluctant to participate too much in reading-subscription services, for fear that individual books, their authors and the editors who shape them will be devalued. But self-published writers, also called independent ...

Mark Zuckerberg Invites 30 Million to His New Book Club
Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg Hosts Internet.org Summit Mark Zuckerberg CEO of Facebook speaks during the Internet.org summit in New Delhi on Oct. 9, 2014. Udit Kulshrestha—Bloomberg/Getty Images ...

Mark Zuckerberg's New Year's resolution: Read more books — with a few million ...
Mark Zuckerberg's New Year's resolution: Read more books — with a few million ...

SPEAK EASY: Why are readers picking up fewer books in 2015?
Have you ever gone onto Goodreads and seen that you were three books behind on your challenge? It's nerve wracking! I felt like I ALWAYS had to be reading, no matter what else might be going on. The challenge was exacerbated by the guilt that I had so ...

Mark Zuckerberg Starts A Book Club, Becomes This Generation's Oprah
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is this generation's version of Oprah. His crowd-sourced New Year's resolutions post on Facebook prompted Zuck to start a book club this year. The club is so influential that the paperback version of the first book Zuck ...

'The Girl on the Train,' by Paula Hawkins
“The Girl on the Train” has more fun with unreliable narration than any chiller since “Gone Girl,” the book still entrenched on best-seller lists two and a half years after publication because nothing better has come along. “The Girl on the Train” has ...

Face a book: Zuckerberg shares New Year's resolution with 30M friends
Mark Zuckerberg announced on Saturday night that his New Year's resolution will be to read a new book every two weeks. “I'm excited for my reading challenge. I've found reading books very intellectually fulfilling,” Zuckerberg wrote in a post. “Books ...

Zuckerberg, read these 10 books first
If I were Mr. Zuckerberg, I would aim for books that can be read slowly and carefully by busy people in their spare time, choosing ones with the capacity to enlarge their sense of what it means to be human and to live respectfully and generously among ...

Enthusiasts buy, sell antique paper from books to postcards at event
The show features paper advertising, postcards, books, photographs, stamps and documents, he said. Among the antiques offered by about 30 vendors yesterday was a pocket-sized cracked leather book from the 1870s titled United States Army Infantry ...

10 Books You Might Not Have Read in 2014 (But You Should Really Read in ...
10 Books You Might Not Have Read in 2014 (But You Should Really Read in ...

Local teen author writes first of three historical fiction books
A 13-year-old Omaha student is about to be a published author with three historical fiction books to his credit. Show Transcript Hide Transcript. Advertising. Video Transcript. PETERSEN. A 13-YEAR OLD OMAHA STUDENT WORKED RIGHT THROUGH THE ...

Mark Zuckerberg's Book Club Could Be (Much) Bigger Than It Looks
The site is already a publishing giant. With rivals like Amazon and Google, and with increasing movement toward e-commerce, Facebook's potential interest in book publishing seems natural. Facebook's "buy" button launched over the summer. Facebook and ...

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Resolves to Read More Books
“I've found reading books very intellectually fulfilling,” Zuckerberg wrote in a Facebook note on Friday, sharing the challenge he has set for himself for 2015. “Books allow you to fully explore a topic and immerse yourself in a deeper way than most ...

20 Great Mystery Books You Should Read
Even though the year has already wrapped up, these books will keep you completely engrossed. Keep reading to find your next nail-biting novel. 1. "Revival: A Novel" by Stephen King: Set over half a century ago, the story focuses on the bond between a ...

2015 Book Publishing Industry Predictions: Slow Growth Presents Challenges ...
2015 Book Publishing Industry Predictions: Slow Growth Presents Challenges ...

Best Film Books of 2014
Looking back, 2014 was a banner year for books about the movies. Whether you are into biographies, film history, pictorials, "making of" books, or critical studies, there was something for everyone. In fact, this past year may prove to have been one of ...

On the Books: Is Mark Zuckerberg starting the world's largest book club?
Even more inconceivable—might Facebook be getting people off of social media and into books? Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg just might make it happen with his New Year's resolution to read a new book every two weeks in 2015. “A Year of ...

Mark Zuckerberg Starts A Book Club As His New Year's Resolution
Aside from creating the world's largest social network, Facebook chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg is known for his ambitious New Year's resolutions. In the past few years, he learned how to speak Mandarin, met a new person that does not work at ...

When Mark Zuckerberg Likes a Book, Sales Soar
The Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg made a New Year's resolution to read two books a month in 2015, and he's inviting his 31 million Facebook friends to join him. Over the weekend, Mr. Zuckerberg created a Facebook page, “A Year of Books,” ...

13 Books That Will Help You Actually Keep Your Resolutions This Year
So before there's even an inkling of resolution abandonment, let's put in some safeguards to prevent that from happening this time around. This is the year to be as awesome as you've always wanted to be. And by reading the following 13 books, you'll be ...

IDW Publishing Acquires Top Shelf Productions
The publisher met with commercial and critical success in 2013 with the debut of "March," a memoir of the Civil Rights Movement from the perspective of Rep. John Lewis, written by Lewis and Andrew Aydin, and illustrated by Nate Powell. "March: Book Two ...


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