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Islamic State ransacks libraries, burns books in Iraq
Residents say the extremists smashed the locks that had protected the biggest repository of learning in the northern Iraq town, and loaded about 2,000 books — including children's stories, poetry, philosophy and tomes on sports, health, culture and ...

Books: New and noteworthy
USA TODAY's Jocelyn McClurg scopes out the hottest books on sale each week. 1. Funny Girl by Nick Hornby (Riverhead, fiction, on sale Feb. 3). What it's about: Young Sophie Straw rises from the provinces to become a TV comedian in swinging '60s ...

George RR Martin Says No New Book In “Game Of Thrones” Series For 2015
“These are increasingly complex books and require immense amounts of concentration to write. Fans really ought to appreciate that the length of these monsters is equivalent to two or three novels by other writers.” The fifth book in the series, A Dance ...

Award-winning author Kate DiCamillo to talk books at The Washington Post
Readers often tell us they are big fans of two things: animals and books. So The Washington Post is bringing the two together in an event with an author who has several cherished stories about animals. Kate DiCamillo, author of the award-winning “Flora ...

7 Super Books To Read Instead Of Watching The Super Bowl
If you're someone who will be wondering what time the Super Bowl is over, and you only sort of like Katy Perry but mostly wish Destiny's Child would do another reunion halftime show, you could always just read a book instead! The prospect of getting ...

Djokovic's place in the history books
Furthermore, what made the situation considerably worse for Murray was that he spent much of his own precious energy venting. Djokovic used every trick in the book -- most of it unconsciously or incidentally, because nobody is quite that clever -- to ...

Rebecca Mead's 6 favorite books that illuminate the Victorian era
Eminent Victorians by Lytton Strachey (Dover, $10). Published in 1918, at the tail end of the Great War, this book offers an acidulous retrospective of an era only recently departed by way of four short profiles of 19th-century worthies: an influential ...

Colin's Column | McQueen, Galliano and a Tale of Two Books
Coinciding with Galliano's recent return to the catwalk and the restaging, in March, of the “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty” exhibition at London's Victoria and Albert Museum, two books are soon to be released, which attempt to explain the brilliance ...

Borderlands Books To Close In March
It seems not even cornering a niche market can keep bookstores alive anymore. Borderlands Books, purveyors of niche and popular science fiction, fantasy, mystery, and horror books to an enthusiastic community, announced today that it will close by ...

Baffling finish to Super Bowl 49 tempered sports books' big day
“That was our one losing scenario,” said Nick Bogdanovich, William Hill sports books' director of trading. “We had a big start with the futures, so it's going to be close but the game couldn't have been worse.” An hour after the final second ticked off ...

Power at your fingertips: Local man creates e-books with search engine ...
Power at your fingertips: Local man creates e-books with search engine ...

Why All Publishers Can and Should Go Direct-to-Consumer
direct-to-consumer marketing sales book publishers HarperCollins Many publishers think direct-to-consumer (D2C) programs are difficult to implement, expensive to operate and generate heaps of extra work that their bottom lines can never justify ...

Popular books in Mississippi
1. "Gray Mountain," John Grisham, Doubleday, $28.95. 2. "Mississippi's Greatest Athletes," Rick Cleveland, Nautilus, $38. 3. "Greenwood Vol. 3," Allen Hammons, Mary Carol Miller and Donny Whitehead, West Washington Books, $44.95. 4. "Natchez Burning ...

8 Books You Need to Read This February
Each month, Boris Kachka offers nonfiction and fiction book recommendations, and you should read as many of them as possible. Get in Trouble: Stories, by Kelly Link (Random House, Feb. 3) Link's first non-YA collection in a decade is a haunted house ...

We Need Diverse Books: Can Children's Authors End Publishing Industry ...
We Need Diverse Books: Can Children's Authors End Publishing Industry ...

The Mission's Borderlands Books Will Close
Borderlands Books "will be closing very soon... no later than March 31st," according to a statement from the Valencia Street bookseller. For 18 years, the Science Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery, and Horror Fiction-focused store has striven, per its mission ...

The best children's books: Newbery, Caldecott winners announced
Breaking News. Boston's mayor has postponed a Super Bowl victory parade for the New England Patriots because of bad weather. Please select your default edition: International U.S.. Mexico. U.S. Edition. U.S.; International; Arabic; Español; Mexico ...

Up in Flames: How Moscow Can Salvage Damaged Books After Massive Library ...
Up in Flames: How Moscow Can Salvage Damaged Books After Massive Library ...

Books' profits take hit on late INT
Nevada sports books won $3.2 million off of $115.9 million wagered on the Super Bowl, according to numbers released by Nevada Gaming Control on Monday. But it could have been so much more. The New England Patriots winning in a higher-scoring ...

This Library With No Books Is Transforming the Way Kids Learn
“I asked myself how children were supposed to get any education without books, especially given that they'd catch up with their teachers really fast,” McDonald said. An avid reader herself, the 36-year-old often shopped for books online, which led to ...

Scholastic study: Choosing books builds love of reading
To clarify, nobody is suggesting that kids should have the option of declining books that are part of the classroom curriculum, say substituting “Twilight” for “A Wrinkle in Time” for classroom studies and homework. But in their free time, whether at ...

Match Book: What to Read Next
Those books that I would reread because I loved them so much include Varlam Shalamov's “Kolyma Tales” (how could anyone live through so many years of the gulag and come out such a sensitive humanist?); Vladimir Makanin's “The Escape Hatch”; ...

You can now rip books to your Kindle, but you won't want to
At some point, you've probably wished that you could do the same for your book collection, probably because you forgot how much effort it would take to scan in every page yourself. Despite this, Amazon is launching Kindle Convert, a way for you to rip ...

10 Books to Read for February
Kumon, the Sacramento Public Library and News10 have come together to bring you "10 Books to Read." Following are the selections for February 2015. Fiesta Babies – Carmen Tafolla Babies enjoy the colorful fiesta with singing, dancing, hugs, and kisses ...

6 E-Books That Are Better Than Their Print Versions
In this e-book, the dashing blond star of everyone's favorite rom-com movie ever, Cary Elwes, gives you the inside scoop on the making of the film and lets you rewatch it as you read...without putting down your reader. Cue up the famous duel scene ...

Disney Publishing Worldwide Releases 'The Fosters: Keep Your Frenemies ...
Disney Publishing Worldwide Releases 'The Fosters: Keep Your Frenemies ...

Harper Lee, Author of 'To Kill a Mockingbird,' Is to Publish a Second Novel
Harper Lee, the reclusive author of the beloved best-selling novel “To Kill a Mockingbird,” will publish a second novel in July, her publisher announced Tuesday. The recently rediscovered book, “Go Set a Watchman,” was completed in the mid-1950s, in ...

8 books Neil deGrasse Tyson says every intelligent person should read
Want to know why we use fossil fuels to power our buildings and cars? How the US came to be the "leader of the free world"? How we transitioned from floating single-celled organisms to walking, talking humans? Then you should read eight books, says ...

Harper Lee to publish new book, sequel to 'Mockingbird'
My editor, who was taken by the flashbacks to Scout's childhood, persuaded me to write a novel (what became 'To Kill a Mockingbird') from the point of view of the young Scout. "I was a first-time writer, so I did as I was told. I hadn't realized it ...

Converting Books To Your Kindle Is Just A Rip Away
Ripping movies from DVDs may be of questionable legality, but it's not hard to do. Ripping music from CDs is even easier, and less legally gray. So why can't you rip your books into ebooks? Well, Amazon's now got a way for you to do just that ...

Amazon's Kindle Convert Can Turn Your Paper Library Into E-Books
If you've been hanging on to those paper books because the idea of having to repurchase them all as Kindle titles is daunting, Amazon has a new option for you: Kindle Convert, a program for Windows that turns print books into digital versions fully ...

Educating the Educators: 4 Choice Books to Fill Juneau's Curriculum Gap
A handful of books pulled from the fourth-grade curriculum in the Juneau school district in December were riddled with historic inaccuracies, among other problems, their critics allege. What was so wrongly depicted? They were to be part of a weeklong ...

Five books that took decades to get published
The sequel to Harper Lee's classic To Kill A Mockingbird is being published this July, more than half a century after it was written. Lee's latest release Go Set A Watchman was initially rejected by her publishers and was only recently rediscovered. It ...

Dixon teen publishes books for young readers; more in works
Now the 19-year-old has two self-published books, and more in the works. “I just sat down at my computer one day and I started writing,” Bonnette said. Bonnette, a 2013 Dixon High School graduate, publishes with CreateSpace, an independent publishing ...

Keeping Tabs on Best-Seller Books and Reading Habits
The Toronto-based e-reading platform Kobo, which delivers digital books to 23 million people in 190 countries and is a competitor to Amazon Kindle, recently released statistics for 2014 that showed the best-selling books in the company's major markets ...

Harper Lee Publishing 'To Kill a Mockingbird' Sequel
Harper Lee Publishing 'To Kill a Mockingbird' Sequel. More. The author known for the famed book following Scout and her father, Atticus Finch, to release second novel more than 50 years later. 2:37 | 02/04/15 ...

News Corp (NWSA) Earnings Preview: Will Book Publishing Division Offset ...
News Corp (NWSA) Earnings Preview: Will Book Publishing Division Offset ...

Amazon's Kindle Convert Can Turn Your Books Into E-Books
Kindle Convert, an application for Windows, turns print books into digital versions that work on Amazon's Kindle software, TechCrunch reports. The program costs $19 and requires users to scan the pages of physical book at a computer scanner. The ...

14 Books To Read During Rush Hour To Keep You Engrossed, Because You ...
14 Books To Read During Rush Hour To Keep You Engrossed, Because You ...

3 EB White classics will soon be available as e-books
HarperCollins announced Wednesday that “Charlotte's Web,” “Stuart Little” and “The Trumpet of the Swan” can be purchased as e-books starting March 17. White's granddaughter Martha White told The Associated Press that family members had worried ...

11-year-old author makes book publishing look easy
Following in her father's creative footsteps, 11-year-old Waldon Middle School student Kennedy Keller published her first book, Allie the Annoying Elephant, with a strong message. "Allie learns that it's okay to be different and that you shouldn't ...

Why Game Of Thrones TV Fans Should Be Happy The Books Have Run Out
Seeing as GRRM hasn't even come close to finishing the book — and I'm of the personal opinion we're going to end up getting at least two more books after The Winds of Winter, despite his assurance there'll be only one — the show has no recourse but ...

Book Merchandising Tips for the Self-Publishing Author
Merchandising is a business-retail discipline that is rarely applied when self-publishing a book. The principles of selling a product or a brand can and should be utilized in your publishing efforts. This complex action demands a mindset that is often ...

7 strategies for writing 3 books in 3 years
The “miserable” parts of the experience have been documented over and over again. Or just ask any author on a book deadline — or let the thousand-yard stare speak for itself. After all, not all of us can have an entire corporation behind them like ...

Paul Acampora: Lee's news makes it a great week for books
If you were hoping for some miracle to occur this week that might disrupt the Kardashian stranglehold on the world wide web (at least for a little while), then your prayers were answered when a little old lady named Nelle Harper Lee shared on Tuesday ...

Harper Lee's Editor and Publisher Swear She's Excited About New Book
Excitement among literary fans has been at its peak since news broke Tuesday that HarperCollins would be publishing Go Set a Watchman, a lost-now-found novel by beloved To Kill a Mockingbird author Harper Lee. Reactions to the announcement have ...

A first look at Taya Kyle's 'Wife' book jacket
What's new on USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list and in publishing... Taya's turn: As American Sniper continues its box-office domination (more than $250 million and counting), Chris Kyle's 2012 memoir repeats in the No. 1 spot on USA TODAY's list for ...

On the Books: EB White ebooks available soon; rare Italian book sells for $191000
Just one week after Harry Potter was released on the e-book service Oyster, HarperCollins announced that three E.B. White classics would soon be available as ebooks. White's surviving family members were initially concerned that electronic versions ...

The Voice: Star talking books narrator retires
After more than 50 years of recording "talking books" at the American Printing House for the Blind in Clifton, star narrator Mitzi Friedlander is hanging up her headphones and turning the last page on her record-setting career. The retiring storyteller ...

Harper Lee's new book already No. 1 on Amazon's bestseller list
Lee's new book isn't coming out until July 14, but it zoomed to the top of the Amazon book sales chart Wednesday because it's available for pre-order. A mock-up of a plain blue book cover is featured on the site with the words "Cover to be revealed ...


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