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The 10 Best Books of 2016
A finalist for the National Book Award, Mahajan's novel — smart, devastating and unpredictable — opens with a Kashmirian terrorist attack in a Delhi market, then follows the lives of those affected. This includes Deepa and Vikas Khurana, whose young ...

The 10 Best Books of 2016
A finalist for the National Book Award, Mahajan's novel — smart, devastating and unpredictable — opens with a Kashmiri terrorist attack in a Delhi market, then follows the lives of those affected. This includes Deepa and Vikas Khurana, whose young ...

10 books to help you lead digital transformation
The book draws on interviews with more than 30 C-level executives from large companies include GE, Ford, and McDonalds, and makes the case that all leaders must understand the impact the digital revolution will continue to have in their industries, ...

EU Wants to Make E-Books, E-Newspapers Cheaper
The European Union wants to apply the same sales tax rules for digital books and newspapers as their print versions, in a move that would bring down the price of electronic publications. The EU Commission on Thursday proposed that electronic ...

Kids' Steals and Deals: Children's books, mittens, headphones and more
Please click on the following website links to be directed to the offers from the companies we featured, and be sure to read the details. Conditions and restrictions may apply. If you have any specific questions about these details, please contact with ...

3 excellent new books on Pearl Harbor
With every year, the event slips further away from living memory and further into the history books, where it will be analyzed and re-analyzed as one of the most pivotal moments of 20th-century history, when the war that had been raging for years in ...

Emily Ratajkowski Calls a New Book of Her Nude Photos 'A Violation'
Ratajkowski is the subject of a new book of photos, but she's making it clear that she wants nothing to do with it. The book features a variety of nude and nearly nude photos taken by Jonathan Leder four years ago. Ratajkowski said on Twitter Wednesday ...

Emily Ratajkowski slams photographer for publishing her nude photos without permission
Emily Ratajkowski is furious with a photographer who she says published nude photos of her without permission. The model went after photographer Johnathan Leder after he announced he will be publishing a book consisting of naked Polaroids of her from ...

Anna Kendrick: By the Book
The actress, singer and author of “Scrappy Little Nobody” would love to be a bath reader, “but the Parisian charm wears off after five minutes, and then I just want to be dry.” What books are currently on your night stand? Taraji P. Henson's memoir ...

Three Handsome Books on Country Living
Just crack open one of the glossy new books devoted to American “country house” living and concoct your own melodrama about the privileged few. The impulse behind their lavish retreats was to “get away from it all” — but, of course, the “all” often ...

Big Beautiful Books for Small People
Arriving at a moment when they seem perhaps especially welcome, these six large-format books might provide a bit of escape for young readers and grown-ups alike. They remind us that literature can be at least as strange and interesting as reality, and ...

SU alumnus offers publishing guidance to students
With his accomplishments in book publishing, Schulman set out to make the process more user-friendly and easy. His company's website offers an inside look at this simplified means of independent publishing. Visitors who consult the online page will be ...

Classic Books Yanked From Virginia County Schools After Parent Complaint
There's no denying that the books depict bigoted conduct and offensive language. According to the AP, racial slurs appear 219 times in Huck Finn and 48 times in To Kill a Mockingbird. The American Library Association rank both among the most banned and ...

Holiday Books Gift Guide: Fascinating fiction to give and get this holiday season
Inspired by stories Chabon was told by his grandfather on hisdeathbed, this beautifully-wrought novel tells the story of a relationship that spans the 20th century. The Spy. Paulo Coehlo. Knopf, $22. The latest book from the author of “The Alchemist ...

Holiday Books Gift Guide: Beautiful, strange and powerful photo books that must be seen
In the 1950s, beatniks and hippies established a houseboat community near San Francisco; this photo book profiles its idiosyncratic residents. Cerro Gordo. David Black. Hat & Beard Press, $60. Photographs of a year in the life of Los Angeles, inspired ...

Holiday Books Gift Guide: Listen up! These audiobooks are a delight
A humorous retelling of Shakespeare's “The Tempest,” with Prospero re-imagined as a Canadian theater festival director, read by television actor Thomson. Not Dead Yet. Phil Collins, read by the author. Penguin Audio, $45. But seriously: The charming ...

Review: Michael Lewis on Two Well Matched (but Finally Mismatched) Men
Yet passionate fans of Mr. Lewis's should also be warned: “The Undoing Project” is less cinematic — which is to say, less plot-driven — than some of his previous books. The ideas generated by his two intense, extraordinary subjects are as much the ...

10 New Books We Recommend This Week
This week's books offer seriousness and substance, two qualities much in demand during this pause between holidays. After talking to Michael Chabon on the Book Review's podcast about how he chose to meld fiction and memoir to get at the way in which ...

Quran Exhibition Shines A Light On The Holy Books' Dedicated Artists
When you walk into the Smithsonian's "Art of the Qur'an" exhibition, you're met with a book that weighs 150 pounds. The tome, which dates back to the late-1500s, has giant pages that are covered in gold and black Arabic script. "Somebody spent a lot of ...

Book Discovery, Author Empowerment, and Digital Publisher Solutions
The DBW Daily is the go-to newsletter for staying up to date on the biggest issues facing the book publishing industry and indie authors. To get all the top stories and think pieces from the past 24 hours in your inbox every day at 8:00 AM, sign up for ...

Bibliomania, the Dark Desire For Books That Infected Europe in the 1800s
Dr. Alois Pichler was almost always surrounded by books. In 1869, Pichler, originally from Bavaria, became the so-called “extraordinary librarian” of the Imperial Public Library in St. Petersburg, Russia, a prestigious position that gave him a salary ...

My 10 Favorite Books: Janet Mock
For his bookshop and website One Grand Books, 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 in the series is Janet Mock, an activist, the producer of the HBO ...

Best Films Books Of 2016
It's been a surprisingly good year for film books. Whether you are into biographies, film history, pictorials, “making of” books, or critical studies, there was something for just about everyone. This year's list may top last year's, which was also ...

Macmillan Children's Publishing Expands E-book Lending
Macmillan Children's Publishing Group announced that it will expand its K-12 school and library e-lending program to include frontlist titles. The move means Macmillan will have now offer schools and libraries approximately 20,000 e-books, and will add ...

Student publishing house launches newest book
STEVENS POINT - A student-run publishing company at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point will launch its newest book, a collection of poetry, with a series of free events Dec. 6-9. Cornerstone Press will release “Meditations of a Beast” by ...

Locks, Mops and Bouffants: Two Books on Hair
Emma Tarlo, the author of “Entanglement: The Secret Lives of Hair,” a book about the surprisingly diverting topic of the international hair trade, likes to pin bits of research to her bulletin board. A “frosty cluster of synthetic curls” from Brussels ...

The most ambitious, irritating, hopeful and overrated books of 2016 — and the best one, too
The presidential race dominated my reading this year — like it seemed to dominate everything. So as I sift through my 2016 stacks, I see plenty of works on politics, candidate memoirs and books hitting on hot-button campaign debates. But fortunately ...

Two New Books Shed Light on the Kennedy Mystique
Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press. $29.99. Everybody has a theory about the plot to kill John F. Kennedy. It's about time somebody looked into the conspiracy to keep him alive. More than half a century after that fatal shooting on Nov. 22, 1963 ...

It's not your grandma's Book of the Month Club
Kevin Callahan, director of marketing at the Crown Publishing Group, has no doubts about the club's ability to point members to books worth reading. “Maris Kreizman has earned a very strong reputation among readers and publishers as a taste maker,” he ...

Beautiful Coffee Table Books (as Holiday Gifts)
The book doesn't ask a lot of its reader, either: Apart from brief summaries of his collaborations with big-name artists and brands, the pages are mostly plastered with pleasing images — exactly 320 of them. $325, available beginning Dec. 5, phaidon ...

Gabriel Garcia Marquez had Fidel Castro read his books to catch errors before publication
But few realize that Fidel Castro played a part in those books. Not as a character or inspiration, but as an editor. “Many people say that Fidel was an eager reader,” says Stephanie Panichelli-Batalla. “He would read all the time. You would give him a ...

More than 1.8 million teens are reading books by text messages thanks to this start-up
The two founders did extensive testing with 15,000 people and found that a typical person only completed reading 35 percent of the books on a mobile-optimized website. But the people who received those same books via text messages became so attached ...

Book Of 'Kid-Lit Parodies' Isn't Just Offensive, It's Bad Comedy
The American public loves everything just a little bit dark and twisted these days ― superhero movies, comedies, and even children's books. So Bad Little Children's Books fits right into the market: Billed as “Kid-Lit Parodies, Shameless Spoofs ...

11 books for art lovers
Thoughtful commentary puts the art work in context while photos of Flatbed's print facilities and equipment and the artists and printers at work, as well as a glossary of printmaking terms, make this book robust. “Degas: A New Vision,” by Henry ...

Books newsletter: Your book-shopping helper, smart cephalopods and more
If you're shopping for the holidays, we have you covered: There are more books than ever before in our holiday gift guide — upward of 170 titles to give and get, from “Baby's First Quark” (yes, for babies) to Arnold Palmer's final words of wisdom. THE ...

These Are the Books We're Giving Our Friends This Year
Every year, Mother Jones receives hundreds of worthy books, but there are always a handful that truly stand out, the ones we end up foisting on friends and family. Well, friends and family, here you go, in no particular order. Also, be sure and check ...

7 Books That Make American History Great Again
2016 has been the year of thinking differently about America—so what better gift to give this Christmas than a book that provides a very different perspective on a piece of American history? Here are 7 books that will keep even hardcore history buffs ...

The top 10 books most challenged in schools and libraries
In her story, my colleague Moriah Balingit quotes James LaRue, director of the American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom, as saying that he understands why some books are upsetting to some students, but he said schools should ...

Local author talks self publishing, kids book
SHEBOYGAN – Sheboygan author and attorney Mary T. Wagner cannot pinpoint the exact moment she decided to pursue children's literature, but it was her daughter's work as a circus aerialist that inspired imagery of the big top life, and then she found ...

Satirical children's book cover illustrations draw criticism
Illustrations in the book tackle not only race, but also macabre depictions of death or injury and lewd sexual themes, among others. CNN received a copy of the book directly from the publisher, Abrams Books. The book's cover features a yellow strip ...

Books: New and noteworthy
USA TODAY's Jocelyn McClurg scopes out the hottest books on sale each week. 1. George Lucas: A Life by Brian Jay Jones (Little, Brown, non-fiction, on sale Dec. 6). What it's about: A biography of the filmmaker behind the iconic Star Wars franchise ...

Rock Books -- Words about music filling shelves
Aural Accompaniment: Springsteen's provided the soundtrack to his book with “Chapter and Verse,” an album that compiles cuts from early bands The Castiles, Steel Mill and The Bruce Springsteen Band with some representative career-spanning cuts, ...

Roz Chast's 6 favorite books
Spiegelman's amazing graphic memoir about his father, a Holocaust survivor, is harrowing and sad and funny and one of the most compelling books I've ever read. I'm grateful to Spiegelman for creating Maus, because it opened up the possibilities of what ...

Friendly robots rule in four new kids' books
Robots are having a moment in children's literature, which seems fitting in an increasingly digital world. Eliot Schrefer looks at four new kids' books full of bits and bytes and beeps and boops. Bitty Bot. Written by Tim McCanna, illustrated by Tad ...

5 Business Books to Learn From
Now he has produced a book that shows how to multiply the effects of your persuasion. The key is to take the right steps before you attempt to influence someone. This book reveals the proper timing and setup, something many sophisticated marketers don ...

Use Your Facebook Habit as Inspiration to Read More Books
There's nothing inherently wrong with reading Facebook, unless you'd rather be reading a good book instead (and that whole fake news problem.) Luckily, the habit loop, which David Kadavy describes as the “habit hook” in his post, holds the key to ...

CCSU to start certificate course in book publishing
Meerut: In a first of its kind move, Chaudhary Charan Singh University (CCSU) on Monday will start a seven-day certificate course in book publishing in collaboration with the National Book Trust (NBT) and the Union ministry of human resource ...

Books|'How to Speak Midwestern,' Edward McClelland's Regional Guide
Unto the breach steps Edward McClelland's “How to Speak Midwestern,” a dictionary wrapped in some serious dialectology inside a gift book trailing a serious whiff of Relevance. Not that Mr. McClelland, a native of Lansing, Mich., who now lives in ...

Designed by David Eads, Juan Elosua and Clinton King – Published Dec. 6, 2016
Showing all books (309). Covers List. Use the filters below to explore more than 300 titles NPR staff and critics loved this year. (You can also combine filters!) Want even more recommendations? Check out our favorite books from 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, ...

Tech startup delivers books by text
The two founders did extensive testing with 15,000 people and found that a typical person only completed reading 35 percent of the books on a mobile-optimized website. But the people who received those same books via text messages became so attached ...


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