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12 Must-Read Books This Fall
The book tells the story of Pip, a young woman looking for her father who embarks on an internship in South America. A Julian Assange-type figure and two investigative journalists complicate matters. Like Franzen's earlier works, the novel is broken ...

Fall 2015's best Latin American books
Fall 2015 promises a crop of new English-language books drawn from Latin America and Spain's vibrant, thriving literary landscape, as well as from Latino/a writers in the US. While they may get some airtime during Hispanic Heritage Month (15 ...

Q&A: New owner of Good Books is plotting strategy that includes both old and new
Good Books has a number of really strong series that were exciting to us, including the "Fix-It and Forget-It" books, Linda Byler's Amish romances, and the "Little Books of Justice & Peacebuilding," among others. Good Books also has a rich backlist ...

Mike Towle Joins Dallas' Brown Books Publishing Group
Mike Towle joins Brown Books Publishing Group as editorial director, having worked successfully on a number of Brown Books projects over a decade as a ghostwriter and editor, along with his 25 years' experience in publishing and media. In connection ...

Selznick, Franzen, Kaling among authors with books this fall
NEW YORK (AP) — Brian Selznick and Edwidge Danticat, authors of two of fall's most anticipated works for young people, both know something about living in multiple worlds. Selznick has been traveling, in his mind, among movies, printed books and ...

Malala: Nations Should Spend Money on 'Books, Not Bombs'
“Books, not bombs.” The now 18-year-old, who grew up in a Taliban stronghold in Swat Valley, Pakistan, watched as her hometown fell to Taliban extremists. After speaking out against the group's restrictions on female education, she was shot by members ...

Publishing Technology Launches New Online Platform ingentaDrive
Oxford, 1 September 2015 – Publishing Technology has announced the launch of ingentaDrive – a new packaged online solution that allows publishers to go live with fully branded, online sites, delivered from the cloud, within weeks. Combining the ...

Library Acquires Collection of Early American Cookery Books
In the Esta Kramer Collection of American Cookery — the library's new collection of over 700 American cookery books — you can find recipes for federal pancakes, squash pie, flummery (fermented pudding), calf's head pie and stewed oysters. You can ...

French Publisher Won't Print Book on Moroccan King After Authors' Arrest
PARIS — A major French publishing house has decided not to publish a book critical of King Mohammed VI of Morocco after its two authors were arrested last week in Paris and charged with blackmail and extortion on accusations they demanded 2 million ...

How Making Time for Books Made Me Feel Less Busy
This all came into a sharp focus when I realized, to my horror (but probably not to my surprise), that I had read just four books in all of 2014. That's one book a quarter. A third of a book per month. I love reading books. Books are my passion and my ...

Budding bibliophile baby bawls at the ends of books
The mother opens the book again and starts reading, causing the baby to cease his weeping, but the crying resumes as soon as the story ends again. The video goes on to show multiple incidents of the boy's mother and father finishing books, saying "the ...

Why the Most Famous Agent in Book Publishing Is About to Become a Famous ...
Why the Most Famous Agent in Book Publishing Is About to Become a Famous ...

Artists on art: Books — form, function, joy
Michelle Berg Vogel's art of bookbinding is illustrated by her handmade books above. She is a bookbinder, who makes books of all shapes and sizes — from leather, and wood (oak mostly), and paper, and sometimes even recycled items. She also works with ...

Why is Everyone Publishing a Book These Days?
If you haven't noticed that the "publish-or-perish" phenomenon has moved from academia to the general population, you haven't been paying attention. My chiropractor is writing a book on nutrition. So is Don, a former HP sales consultant, just booted ...

2015 Fall Books Preview: 33 Can't-Miss New Reads
Setting aside Jonathan Franzen's ubiquitously discussed new novel Purity, fall 2015 is an embarrassment of literary riches. Intriguing fiction debuts, humorous essays from masters of the form and new offerings from some of the greatest novelists of our ...

Books: Self-published sensation about sleepy rabbit acquired by Penguin Random ...
Books: Self-published sensation about sleepy rabbit acquired by Penguin Random ...

How the Tiny Graywolf Press Became a Big Player in Book Publishing
Before she won multiple awards and wrote one of the Times Book Review's top-ten books of 2014, the young poet Eula Biss tried to sell a book of essays to major publishing houses. “They were looking to push her into a more polemical voice,” says her ...

6 nonbusiness books for business leaders
I'm a voracious reader. I read at least 150 new books each year, spanning almost every genre of nonfiction and several fiction categories. I'm never far away from my Kindle, and I rarely make it through a week without a new Amazon Prime hardcover ...

Innovative Books Built to Clean Drinking Water Around the World
Through innovative technology, those around the world without clean drinking water can now drink clean water by using the Drinkable Book. "The Drinkable Book is both a water filter and an instruction manual for how and why to clean drinking water," the ...

Local book publisher recognized with two silver medals
Connecticut author, speaker and publisher Tara R. Alemany won two silver medals at the annual Florida Authors and Publishers Association (FAPA) President's Book Awards in Orlando, presented to the best books of 2014 and the first half of 2015. Alemany ...

Inside the adult coloring book craze
Check out Amazon's bestsellers list and you'll find that several of the top slots are filled by adult coloring books. “It's a phenomenon,” said Christine Carswell, publisher of Chronicle Books. “I've been in publishing for 30 years and I've never seen ...

225 Kindle books are just $1.99 or less on Amazon right now
Kindle Book Sale TORONTO, ONTARIO: November 24, 2009 -- Mark Medley is writing a first-person report about his time with the Amazon Kindle November 24, 2009 in Toronto, Ontario. He is photograph at his home in downtown Toronto. (Dave Chan for ...

Just a Book? No, More Like a Trusty Companion
The book I wish I could read again for the first time — and the book, I've long felt, I most wish I had written — is “Mystery Train: Images of America in Rock 'n' Roll Music,” by Greil Marcus. It turns 40 this year. I've been hoarding confetti ...

Young and quirky YouTube stars lift traditional book publishers
With that kind of appeal to young readers, Franta is part of a generation of YouTube stars giving a boost to the book publishing industry. More than a million books, both physical and digital, by online stars have been produced globally by Franta's ...

Young and quirky YouTube stars lift traditional book publishers
With that kind of appeal to young readers, Franta is part of a generation of YouTube stars giving a boost to the book publishing industry. More than a million books, both physical and digital, by online stars have been produced globally by Franta's ...

Coloring books: the sensation drawing in the adult nation
What use to be seen as exclusively a child's activity, coloring books evolved in the past year into a pastime for adults to de-stress. Companies are selling millions of coloring books with intricate, beautiful designs all in black and white. These ...

The Monocloud Is Upon Us! It's Time to Stock Up on Books
Now, of course, all seasons are book seasons, but everyone knows that fall feels like the best time to read a book. And, luckily for all of us, there's two high-quality book sales popping up around town in the next two weeks. The books are cheap and ...

13 Books That Will Change The Way You Look At Your Relationship With Your Mother
It's hard to think of your mother as anything other than a mother. Although becoming a mother has the capacity to change that, even then it's difficult to remember that the woman who answered your every cry and changed your dirty diapers actually had a ...

Books-A-Million sells book published by Vincent Middle-High School junior
"There were so many great students who worked so hard on these submissions. We felt Melia's book stood out. It's kind of a cool young adult sci-fi/fantasy kind of book I thought would have been a great choice," said Books-A-Million Competition ...

The Books That Shaped Them
One of the most influential books I ever read was Toni Morrison's "The Bluest Eye," which I read my first year of college as a class assignment. It forced me, as a white girl from Tennessee, to evaluate and come to terms with my unearned privilege in ...

Lizzie Skurnick: a passion for Young Adult fiction
As she digs among them, she presses title after title into my hands with the passion of a lifelong fan: books from her eponymous children's and young adult imprint; books she's written herself (Shelf Discovery, her paean to vintage young adult fiction ...

Why Facebook Cannot Help You Sell Books
As an author, book marketer and social media specialist, I cannot think of a single more wasteful thing an author can do for book sales than to market on Facebook. Put simply, there is no evidence that Facebook can sell books, unless you're a celebrity ...

Jesse Eisenberg: By the Book
What books are currently on your night stand? “Ilustrado,” by Miguel Syjuco, was on my night stand, but I accidentally left it on an airplane yesterday. So it is likely on someone else's night stand, probably someone who works for Delta. Who is your ...

Saddest Little Bookworm: Boy Breaks Down Every Time Book Ends
You know that feeling when you come to the end of a really, really good book? You're so sad it's over, you just want to cry. That's what happens to 10-month-old Emmett Stevers every time his mom says "The End." This adorable baby boy just might be the ...

Second Acts: A Second Look at Second Books of Poetry by Eleanor Stanford and ...
Second Acts: A Second Look at Second Books of Poetry by Eleanor Stanford and ...

Best-Selling Books Week Ended Aug. 30
Nielsen BookScan gathers point-of-sale book data from more than 16,000 locations across the U.S., representing about 85% of the nation's book sales. Print-book data providers include all major booksellers (now inclusive of Wal-Mart) and Web retailers ...

The 10 Most Unfilmable Books (That Absolutely Must Be Made Into Films)
One of the best parts of science fiction and fantasy books is that they let our minds go to places where reality can't follow. Recently creators have taken an interest in visually showing us these impossible places, and we love it. Here are 10 books ...

Five authors to talk about their books at fall luncheon
Three novelists and two non-fiction writers will discuss their new books at the Metro Detroit Book & Author Society's fall book luncheon, Oct. 19 at Burton Manor, 27777 Schoolcraft, Livonia. The authors are David Maraniss, a Pulitzer Prize-winning ...

E-Book Sales Fall After New Amazon Contracts
A recent snapshot of e-book prices found that titles in the Kindle bookstore from the five biggest publishers cost, on average, $10.81, while all other 2015 e-books on the site had an average price of $4.95, according to industry researcher Codex Group ...

6 non-business books for company leaders
I'm a voracious reader. I read at least 150 new books each year, spanning almost every genre of nonfiction and several fiction categories. I'm never far away from my Kindle, and I rarely make it through a week without a new Amazon Prime hardcover ...

Knox Co. school coupon books now on sale
Knox County Schools' annual coupon book campaign is underway! You can buy them from any Knox County student through Sept. 21. The money raised from the books goes right back to the schools, with $8 of the price going to the school of the student who ...

Books: New and noteworthy
USA TODAY's Jocelyn McClurg scopes out the hottest books on sale each week. 1. Make Me by Lee Child (Delacorte, fiction, on sale Sept. 8). What it's about: Our hero Jack Reacher arrives in the small town of Mother's Rest and helps Special Agent ...

15 Books to Read This Fall
David Lagercrantz, Sept. 1. The book arrives a decade after “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” vaulted punk protagonist Lisbeth Salander to fame, following the death of author Stieg Larsson. The thriller by Swedish journalist and novelist Mr ...

NASA Books Early Seats on Commercial Space Flights
PASADENA, Calif.—Two years before planned commercial space taxis are scheduled to make their initial manned test flights, NASA already is in the midst of contracting for operational missions to carry working astronauts into orbit. A senior National ...

Kid Lit Style: Decor inspired by children's books
"Tawny Scrawny Lion" kids bedding from Land of Nod. The company has partnered with Little Golden Books on a reintroduction of several of the publisher's most iconic children's books. Bedding and soft furnishings feature some of the children's favorites ...

Three Books to Inspire You and Change Your Life
Broadcasting Happiness: The Science of Igniting and Sustaining Positive Change (BenBella Books) Who doesn't want to be happier? Michelle Gielan, founder of the Institute for Applied Positive Research, shows us how to cultivate positivity and broadcast ...

The best novels in English: readers' alternative list
“The God of Small Things – though a fairly recent book – resonates very strongly with me. It explores caste, sexism, colonialism and the strange unspoken rules that tie Indian families together. Like in most great novels, the prose itself is stunning ...

7 Books You Need to Read This September
The four books in Ferrante's Neapolitan series, of which this is the dark and clamorous finale, are really just one thick novel, but its piecemeal translation has allowed the pseudonymous author's American cult to swell to Knausgaardian proportions ...

My 10 Favorite Books: Penny Arcade
For his new bookshop installation, One Grand, the editor Aaron Hicklin asked people to name the 10 books they'd take with them if they were marooned on a desert island. The next installment in the series comes from Penny Arcade — the writer, actress ...

E-Book Prices Increase, Sales Slump After Amazon & Publishers Finalize Contracts
Just three months after Amazon tied up its bevy of contracts with top publishing houses, it looks like those deals might not be working out well for several companies, as they've reported declining e-book revenues in recent months. The Wall Street ...


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