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Obama to provide 10000 free e-books through your library
President Obama announced a new program on Thursday aimed at delivering access for more than 10,000 e-books to financially-strapped school children throughout the United States. The $250 million program will feature titles from numerous publishers ...

Free Comic Book Day Is Saturday, May 2
The first Saturday in May is always celebrated as Free Comic Book Day by thousands of comic book stores around the country. As the name indicates, shops give away comic books on this day, making it a dream event for comic fans. A search tool at the ...

The 9 Books Every Leader Should Read
There are more than a million business books in print, and thousands more published every year. But what if, for some reason, you were only allowed to read nine books about managing people? (Why nine and not 10? I'll explain at the end of the post.) ...

Innovative Hybrid Publishing Company She Writes Press Announces 12-City ...
Innovative Hybrid Publishing Company She Writes Press Announces 12-City ...

From Sherlock Holmes to The War of the Worlds: 13 E-Books Students Can ...
From Sherlock Holmes to The War of the Worlds: 13 E-Books Students Can ...

18 Brilliant Books You Won't Want To Miss This Summer
Everyone who loves beautiful fiction probably already has the release date of Hemon's new book penciled into their calendars (it's been moved up from an initial May 12 date) -- but if you don't, mark it down now. While his Lazarus Project transformed ...

Indie book publishing company breaks down publishing barriers
Her book “The Outskirts of Hope: A Memoir of the 1960s Deep South” is the kind of story you might hear on NPR, but would have probably been turned down by the larger publishing houses. Now her experiences of spending two years in an all-black town in ...

Mayweather-Pacquiao PPV's expected to set boxing record; 11500 show up for ...
Mayweather-Pacquiao PPV's expected to set boxing record; 11500 show up for ...

When Minimum-Wage Hikes Hit a San Francisco Comic-Book...
When Minimum-Wage Hikes Hit a San Francisco Comic-Book...

What You Should Pick Up on Free Comic Book Day
It's that time of year again: Free Comic Book Day. Comics shops around the country will open their doors today for the annual celebration of the occasionally-funny books that are always looking to lure in a few new believers. It's a wonderful time for ...

Here's Where to Get a Free Comic Book Today
It's like Christmas in May for comic fans: today is Free Comic Book Day. You can check here to see which of your local stores are participating, but remember, you can't just snag any title you want—here's a list of the 2015 giveaways. In the ...

Novelist Ruth Rendell, Author Of 'Wexford' Books, Dies At 85
British mystery and crime writer Ruth Rendell — one of the most prolific authors in the genre, with more than 60 novels — has died at age 85 following a stroke in January, her publisher said in a statement. "It is with great sadness that the family ...

High school students write children's books
WINCHESTER, Ky. (AP) — A group of George Rogers Clark High School students visited Conkwright Elementary School kindergarteners in Winchester recently to read books written and printed as part of their creative writing curriculum. GRC teacher Casey ...

Books on the History of the Police, the Landmarks Commission and the Waldorf ...
Books on the History of the Police, the Landmarks Commission and the Waldorf ...

Jesse Eisenberg Apparently Knew Nothing About Comic Books
Who says you have to be a comic book fan to be in a superhero movie? Actor Jesse Eisenberg, who will play Lex Luthor in the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice movie, apparently knew nothing about comic books before tackling the role of ...

“Literary litterbug” should have donated books he tossed on highway
I find it hard to believe that Glenn Pladsen could not find a better way to dispose of the books he no longer wanted than to throw them out of his car window. Libraries, nursing homes, assisted-living facilities and schools are happy to receive ...

Floyd Mayweather's Win Helps Vegas Sports Books Turn a Profit
Floyd Mayweather helped Las Vegas sports books turn a profit by winning a unanimous decision against Manny Pacquiao in the most-wagered bout in boxing history. Mayweather entered the fight as a 1-2 favorite and the majority of bettors picked the ...

Books: New and noteworthy
USA TODAY's Jocelyn McClurg scopes out the hottest books on sale each week. 1. The Wright Brothers by David McCullough (Simon & Schuster, non-fiction, on sale May 5). What it's about: The Pulitzer Prize-winning author (Truman, John Adams) tells the ...

NC writers explain how they handle the overflow of books
“I take them to the Battery Park Book Exchange Wine Bar in the Grove Arcade in downtown Asheville (batteryparkbookexchange.com). It's a beautiful, cozy place that has the intimacy of a personal library but serves wine and food as well as used books ...

David McCullough On Books
The Tehran-born Hakakian has spent 30 years living in the United States, writing books and op-eds critical of the regime in her native country, and protesting the mullahs who rule there. She even helped found an organization that documents human rights ...

Most valuable comic book movie franchises
Comic books have been popular since the 1930s, but it is probably safe to say that the various superheroes who have populated the pages of those books have never been more popular than they are now. And one measure of that popularity is both the ...

Ticket to Write: Books cover natural splendor of state
Travelers who love to explore nature on foot or with a camera should enjoy two newly released books from the Ohio University Press. Follow the Blue Blazes (276 pages, $26.95) by Connie and Robert J. Pond is a second edition, a completely revised update ...

Gainesville toddler reads 1000 books before age of 2
Clementine Connolly spends most of her days reading. At the breakfast table, she reaches for her book much like an adult would reach for the morning newspaper. At night before going to sleep, she curls up in bed with another book. Yet, she's not even 2 ...

Matthew Crawford's 6 favorite books
The Sovereignty of Good by Iris Murdoch (Routledge, $20). In this trio of lectures, Murdoch says that to see the world clearly is a rare moral accomplishment, because it requires us to break free of our self-absorbed fantasies. This is what good art ...

City Room | Moving West Side Books: A Sequel
In the interim I had married a poet and, with two writers in the house, our combined books created quite a library. When I called the moving man to cart some of the many books to our upstate home, I reminded him about the last encounter. “It's come ...

What Game of Thrones changed from the books: Season 5, Episode 4
This week's episode of Game of Thrones, "The Sons of the Harpy," killed off at least one character who doesn't die in George R. R. Martin's published books. And that's not the only shocker. Several prominent characters — Sansa, Littlefinger, Brienne ...

Game Of Thrones Season 5 Just Departed From The Books In A Deadly Way
Spoilers abound in this article if you haven't caught the fourth episode of Game of Thrones Season 5, “The Sons of the Harpy.” If you haven't watched, yet, skedaddle out of here and check out one of our other lovely stories, including what we know ...

Book-reader's recap—Game of Thrones, Episode 504—Sons of the Harpy
Spoiler Note: This post is intended for those who have read the books in the Song of Ice and Fire series. As such, the post itself and the comments will contain spoilers. If you haven't read the books yet, you can discuss this episode in our non-book ...

How to Make Multi-Channel Publishing Profitable
Second, there is the potential to reuse parts, or modules, of the original content or the wider source material in different ways, locations and contexts. For example, a piece on the Algonquin Hotel in a travel guide to New York may also be suitable ...

Putting Multi-Channel Publishing into Practice
multi-channel publishing ebooks digital strategy Most book publishers are already multi-channel publishers in some form or another; the differences between print and digital supply chains all but guarantee it. But that's more often by necessity than by ...

Review: 'The Wright Brothers' by David McCullough
A lot of books about the Wright Brothers are written for children. Maybe that's because these two aviation pioneers are better known for their work than for anything personal, and because inventing the first viable airplane is more exciting than ...

Meerkat integrates address books, befriends Facebook after Twitter snub
Meerkat is reducing its dependency on Twitter by integrating address books and letting users post live video streams to Facebook. Installing the updated app now brings up an option to enter your phone number and give Meerkat access to your address book ...

Game of Thrones TV Book Club: Did 'Sons of the Harpy' just confirm a huge fan ...
Game of Thrones TV Book Club: Did 'Sons of the Harpy' just confirm a huge fan ...

17 Books We Should All Give Our Moms To Read, Because There's Something ...
17 Books We Should All Give Our Moms To Read, Because There's Something ...

'Game Of Thrones' Season 5: The Most Shocking Changes From The Books
Game of Thrones is taking major detours from George R.R. Martin's novels in season five. From major character deaths to totally altered journeys, we're rounding up the 5 biggest changes from the books to the TV show as of right now. Game of Thrones is ...

Melissa Rivers lauds and laughs in 'The Book of Joan'
“The Book of Joan” (Crown), by Melissa Rivers. Before launching into a slew of brazen zingers, comedian Joan Rivers often used her signature catchphrase, “Can we talk?” Nine months after Rivers' sudden death, her daughter, Melissa Rivers, is ready to ...

'Look Who's Back': Germans Reflect on the Success of a Satire About Hitler
Since it first appeared in Germany in 2012, the book has sold two million copies in that country, where it topped best-seller lists for 20 weeks. It has been translated into 42 languages, including Hebrew, and comes out on Tuesday in the United States ...

Melissa Rivers remembers mom in memoir
Yep, Joan Rivers is probably chortling somewhere up in the great Comedy Club in the sky. Melissa Rivers says she wanted to write a book that would have made her mother laugh. And Joan, who died last September at age 81, and her jokes ripple throughout ...

5 Books to Take on Vacation
One of the things I love most about going on vacation is having the luxury to just sit and read. It can be stressful choosing the right books, though, because there's nothing worse than having time, scenery and a comfy lounge chair -- and a so-so story ...

8 Books You Need to Read This May
Each month, Boris Kachka offers nonfiction and fiction book recommendations, and you should read as many of them as possible. A God in Ruins, by Kate Atkinson (Little, Brown, May 5) The great British writer's sideways sequel to Life After Life takes up ...

Small is beautiful: in praise of organic book publishing
Like every other trade publisher, PRHI too has been realigning itself aggressively to the market over the past couple of years. It is believed that this created a certain cultural conflict between an editorial team focused on bringing out good books ...

Game of Thrones May Have Doomed Loras to a Worse Fate Than in the Books
Hello, friends and bannermen. On Sunday's Game of Thrones, we got to meet the official Faith Militant and the Sand Snakes! How did it match up with the books? How did it differ? This weekly chat series is for fans of George R.R. Martin 's A Song of Ice ...

Tennessee's first lady, Junior League, police partner for book drive
In a school of 300 low-income students, just one child owns a book, according to the First Lady of Tennessee. During a speaking engagement Monday night, Crissy Haslam cited a national study and told members of the Junior League of Chattanooga that 61 ...

Venture High students help with Jingle Books
On Monday, two students presented Jingle Books organizers with $200 in donations that came from a student-organized coffee sale. Jingle Books is an annual book drive held by the Coeur d'Alene School District with the goal of providing one book to each ...

Join The 'Morning Edition' Book Club As We Read 'A God In Ruins'
Welcome to the second session of the Morning Edition book club! Here's how it works: A well-known writer will pick a book he or she loved. We'll all read it. Then, you'll send us your questions about the book. About a month later, we'll reconvene to ...

Meet the Children's Choice Book Award winners
(CNN) Kids and teens aren't shy about their favorite things, especially when it comes to the books they love. In the run-up to the 2015 Children's Choice Book Awards, young readers cast more than 1,300,000 votes for their favorite books, authors and ...

E-poll books spark controversy
A plan put forth by the DeSoto County Election Commission to place a minimum of two electronic poll books at each of the county's 39 precincts at a total cost of $172,000 has been put on hold for at least another two weeks. The DeSoto County Election ...

GUEST COLUMN: Books to encourage you to do, make, create
It is May but I want to share one last poetry book in honor of April being National Poetry month. “The Death of the Hat” has poems selected by Paul B. Janeczko and illustrations by Chris Raschka. The book is their fourth collaboration and is a 'brief ...

What's the Best Book That's Been Made Into a Great Movie?
“Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” though ultimately disowned by Dahl (who himself wrote the original screenplay), is emblematic of a general rule of adaptation, which is that children's books typically make for better movies than anything ...

10 best books of May 2015, according to Amazon's editors
From the fantasy world of 'The Ember in the Ashes' to the strange true story of 'Empire of Deception,' the best titles to be released this May are an eclectic bunch. Check out the full list of books Amazon editors rate most highly, along with thoughts ...


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