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Sweek Launches on All Platforms
At the Frankfurt Book Fair 2016 Sweek has been successfully launched on all relevant platforms: iOS, Android and Web with overwhelming responses from readers, authors and publishers. Besides upcoming writers and top authors uploading new stories on ...

Pirates promote books at Pope School
The book fair was pirate themed, with every age group in the kindergarten-through-sixth grade school having the chance to decorate a pumpkin to look like a pirate. Some gave their's pumpkins bandannas or mustaches, while others decorated with gold ...

The 15 Best Nonfiction Books Coming In November 2016
The best nonfiction books of November are coming, and they'll provide a wonderful (not to mention much-needed) departure from the partisan chaos. Plus, you'll need something to do with all your free time once there's no longer a need to obsessively ...

The 9 Best Fiction Books Of November 2016 That Are As Delicious As Thanksgiving Dinner
As the weather chills and we all gather in the cozy indoors, it's the perfect time to curl up with a fantastic book. Luckily, I've got the 9 best fiction books of November 2016 for you to dig into with a slice of pie and cup of cider. Whether you're ...

Scribd Adds Magazines to Its E-Book Subscription Service
Tolstoy, move over. Scribd, the closely held San Francisco-based subscription service that offers access to e-books, audiobooks and documents for a monthly fee of $8.99, is adding a select group of magazines to its mix. The eight publications include ...

The Five Most Valuable First-Edition Books of the 20th Century
The classics of contemporary literature are like pillars that provide the creative structure and frame of reference that other works of excellence may be built upon. They can also make quite the investment, according to a rare-book index compiled by ...

22 Rio Olympians And Paralympians Whose Books You Should Buy
For grades four and up, the book talks about growing up in Baltimore, winning an NCAA championship as a freshman at Syracuse and the start of his NBA career with the Denver Nuggets. The four-time Olympic medalist also discusses overcoming difficult ...

Poker & Pop Culture: Strategy Books Telling How to Play, But Warning Not To
When it comes to books about poker strategy, we tend to think of them being written for a particular audience — namely, poker players enthusiastic about the game and eager to learn how to win more often. We also tend to think of the authors of such ...

Charlamagne tha God to publish book 'Black Privilege'
The book, called “Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create It,” will be published with Simon & Schuster imprint Touchstone. The publisher announced the book on Tuesday, and in it, Charlamagne promises “brutally honest insights” as he ...

Books|Review: Marina Abramovic's 'Walk Through Walls,' a Memoir of Masochism and Pretension
There's a self-help aspect to this memoir — “I hope that this book is inspirational and teaches everyone that there is no obstacle that you cannot overcome” — that blends poorly with the implicit injunctions to warm one's hands on the blaze of her ...

Authors, friends share their inspiration for new books
At a lively event at a Busboys and Poets last week, Jason Reynolds said he picked up a habit from a novelist he fondly calls the “late, great Walter Dean Myers.” “I write every single day,” said Reynolds, sharing the advice from Myers, an award-winning ...

Culture Report: San Diego Author's Magnum Opus Is a Book About Books
Famed author Henry Miller wrote about many of the books that influenced him in “The Books in My Life.” San Diego writer and poet Jimmy Jazz liked that concept, but he wanted to take it a big step further by writing about every single book he's ever ...

Art & Design|Maurice Sendak's Estate Is Awarded Most of a Book Collection
The estate of the author and illustrator Maurice Sendak, who died in 2012, has won most of a book collection of Mr. Sendak's in a legal dispute with the Rosenbach Museum and Library in Philadelphia. Credit James Keyser/The LIFE Images Collection, via ...

Rwanda: How Local Writers, Publishers Are Trying to Cultivate Reading Culture
Studies recommend that in order for children to learn to read and enjoy it fully, it is vital that they have access to books that are appealing and appropriate for their development. Also, children who have a solid foundation in their mother tongue ...

Appletree Books invites local authors to write in its windows for National Novel Writing Month
Christine Howey, a local playwright, poet and theater critic, sketches out a new book-length poem on a yellow legal pad in one of Appletree Books' picture windows on Tuesday afternoon, as part of the independent bookstore's monthlong promotion of local ...

Books Should Send Us Into Therapy: On The Paradox of Bibliotherapy
cover As an advocate for both books and therapy, I determined, upon first hearing the word “bibliotherapy,” that this might be my bespoke profession. I go to group therapy. I read a lot of novels. I'm constantly recommending novels to my group. Members ...

Joan Griffis/Illinois Ancestors: Books identify Scottish-Americans
Based on both published and unpublished material, this book "differs from volume one in that it includes gravestone inscriptions located in cemeteries on both sides of the Atlantic." This book consists of an alphabetical listing of over 1,600 ...

It Looks Like Ebooks Won't Kill Print Books After All
Yet despite the increasing realization that digital and print can easily coexist in the market, the question of whether the ebook will “kill” the print book continues to surface. It doesn't matter if the intention is to predict or dismiss this ...

Inside a Giant Star Wars Nerd's Giant Books of Star Wars Prototype Art
By this point, the imagery of the Star Wars franchise has been carved into the walls of popular culture. Countless millions can picture the costumes of Darth Vader and Han Solo, the skylines of Cloud City and the Forest Moon of Endor, the metallic ...

Book publishers find haven in Sharjah Book Fair
Sharjah: The 35-year-old Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) has evolved into a cherished attraction for many book lovers and publishers from around the world. Providing a great platform for publishers to exhibit their latest titles and books, it ...

An Artist Is Building a Parthenon of Banned Books
And next year, writes Ellie Diaz of the American Library Association, the ancient structure will take on new meaning when it's recreated in a public square in Germany—built entirely out of banned books. The Parthenon of Books is the brainchild of ...

Emma Watson left Maya Angelou books in the London subway with secret notes
Books helped make "Harry Potter" actress Emma Watson a star. Now she's paying literature back by leaving free books with personal notes in London subway stations. Watson planted copies of Maya Angelou's memoir "Mom & Me & Mom" around the London ...

Parkplace Books co-owner to open new bookstore
Mary Harris knew the closure of Parkplace Books last December wouldn't be the end of her 40-year career in books. “It's been my life,” she said. “I really felt that I at least had to make the effort to have another one.” Harris reached out to loyal ...

Publishing Insights From the Nielsen Children's Book Summit
At Nielsen's annual Children's Book Summit in New York City on October 27, industry experts and executives discussed important issues in children's publishing, particularly relating to digital content. The opening keynote was presented by Kristen ...

10 Purses That Are Brilliantly Disguised As Books
Most bookworms store their favorite titles on the shelf, not on their sleeve. But it turns out some of the world's most page-turning stories also make for head-turning totes we could totally rock outside of the library. Some of the bags below are even ...

Books-A-Million and FastPencil Partner to Offer Self-Publishing that Includes In-store Book Placement for Authors
The Books-A-Million community can access the self-publishing offering directly from the BAM! Publish home page. “FastPencil simplifies the process by which authors write, format, publish, distribute, market and print their work,” said Beat Barblan ...

Popular Michigan-based gardener, author releases books
His discussion was based on one of his recent books, called “Plant Breeding for the Home Gardener: How to Create Unique Vegetables and Flowers.” As I listened to the highly energetic young man's voice, delving into methods of plant breeding, I realized ...

Sharjah Book Fair gets under way with talk of 'Publishing City'
SHARJAH, Nov 3 — The 35th Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) begins November 2 in the UAE city, ushering in 11 days of literary events as the city details plans to become a bigger player in international publishing. Sharjah International Book Fair ...

California Ban on Ballot Selfies Stays on Books
California voters who want to share photos of their marked ballots when they vote in the current election may be out of luck. Damian Trujillo reports. (Published 6 minutes ago). California voters who want to share photos of their marked ballots when ...

Publishers Poised to Compete for Obama Books
Vice President Joe Biden is thinking about writing a book. Former Attorney General Eric Holder recently sold one for seven figures. Former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is shopping one, and Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway ...

Trevor Noah: By the Book
Planes are for watching movies based on books.” What books are currently on your night stand? For fiction I've got Colson Whitehead's “The Underground Railroad” and Paulo Coelho's “The Alchemist.” For nonfiction I've got Jill Leovy's “Ghettoside,” a ...

The Amazon Rapids App Gets Kids Reading—But It Can't Replace Books
“I tell parents to find anything the child is motivated to engage with—comic books, Minecraft manuals, or sports or nature magazines for kids—as a way to get the child to practice reading.” Amazon Rapids throws a new option into that mix. Susan ...

10 Must-Read Books for November
Before the publishing calendar settles down for the holidays, November is the month for the heavy hitters: big names like Elena Ferrante, Zadie Smith, Michael Chabon and Jonathan Lethem. We've got them all on our list for the month, but we balanced ...

Cowboys rookies Prescott, Elliott can climb in NFL record books
Both are making their marks on the NFL record book. Prescott has led the Cowboys to six consecutive wins since they lost to the New York Giants in the season opener. If Prescott and the Cowboys (6-1) win Sunday against the Cleveland Browns (0-8), ...

USD 489 teachers welcome new books for libraries
Roosevelt Elementary School first grade teacher Yvette Moritz sorts through the books she received from the district to build up her classroom library on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at the school in Hays. Each elementary school in USD 489 received 3 ...

Trump's favorite books are the ones he claims to have written
Asked to name his favorite book, the Republican candidate used to say the Bible. Now, he's dropped the pretense: Trump's favorite books are the ones that have his face and name on the cover. Because for Donald J. Trump, everything is always about ...

The New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books of 2016
Every year since 1952, the Book Review has convened an independent panel of judges to select the New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books. Judged purely on artistic merit, it's the only annual award of its kind. This year's judges were G. Brian ...

8 New Nonfiction Books We Recommend This Week
This week, our critics and editors at the Book Review recommend 10 grim books for grim times. The Times's Jennifer Senior points out two books for special praise. Madeleine Thien's novel “Do Not Say We Have Nothing” didn't win the Man Booker Prize, but ...

Adult coloring books and a graphic novel: Consider me newly hooked
According to Nielsen Bookscan, which provides data for and about the book publishing business, some 12 million "adult coloring books" were sold in 2015, up from — are you ready? — 1 million sold the previous year. Among the best-selling titles are ...

Megyn Kelly: By the Book
The Fox News anchor and author of “Settle for More” says “Bridget Jones's Diary” reads “like my own journals from pretty much every phase of my life and made me laugh so hard I cried.” What books are currently on your night stand? “Maestra,” by L. S ...

Three books take home Kirkus Prizes
The awards, in the categories of fiction, nonfiction and young readers' literature, were announced Thursday evening in a ceremony at the Four Seasons Residences in Austin, presented by Kirkus Review, the book review magazine owned by Austin ...

If 'Twilight' and the Bourne books had a baby. . .
Stephenie Meyer dedicates her new book, “The Chemist,” to Jason Bourne and Aaron Cross, the fictional heroes of Robert Ludlum's espionage thrillers. That pretty much sums up the mission of the novel, her first mystery and second adult project after her ...

Why Chuck Palahniuk went from 'Fight Club' to coloring books
Inspired by his female friends who have jumped onto the adult coloring-book bandwagon, and frustrated by the fact that “when they get done coloring the books are falling apart,” Palahniuk has just published “Bait: Off-Color Stories for You to Color ...

What's Driving the Surge in Art Books?
A spectacular high point of this year's Frankfurt Book Fair—the largest international meeting of the industry—came when David Hockney and his publisher Benedikt Taschen presented A Bigger Book (500 pages, 35 kilograms) to a large audience of ...

10 Books That Will Get Your Kids Excited About Money
Have you considered books that give lessons on money concepts like saving and spending? Don't assume it's too early: 45 states now include some kind of personal finance coursework in their K–12 education standards, up from 21 states in 1998, according ...

Skyhorse to Publish New Book on Chicago Cubs' Historic World ...
Skyhorse to Publish New Book on Chicago Cubs' Historic World ...

Werewolves of Syracuse? CNY books and authors
In "Tainted Moonlight," the first in what we will be a series of books, Korban Diego must learn how to be a werewolf in a world that is dealing with the aftermath of a virus that has transformed ordinary people into once fictional creatures. Despite ...

Books-A-Million to begin selling self-published books
Publishing offer a number of packages for self-publishers, like just physical books or e-book files. They also offer publishing services, like a basic edit or cover design help. They also offer distribution - you can hire them to send your e-book to ...

Craft Editor (Acquisition and Development)
Fox Chapel Publishing, a growing book and magazine publisher based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, is seeking an experienced Editor with a background in illustrated book publishing with a focus on craft. Successful candidates will be able to manage a ...

The 16 books that explain the 2016 race
No doubt, dozens of campaign 2016 book deals are being inked right now, with political journalists and campaign insiders promising to deliver the inside story of this extraordinary presidential race. I hope they do deliver it, and I will read as many ...


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