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Readers In China Prefer Reading E-Books More Than Ever
China has long been known as the next big thing in the e-book industry. With more smartphone users than the US, it's an easy target for publishers looking to increase digital revenues. A survey recently conducted by the Chinese Academy of Press and ...

Tracking the Books to TV Trend: American Gods, Shannara, GoT
American Gods is one of many books that debuts (or returns) this year as a TV series. Neil Gaiman's modern classic (his best book, by my reckoning) delves into the things that we actually worship as determined by how much we seek them or think about ...

Two Free E-Books to Learn Color Theory Fundamentals for Retouching
Wacom teamed up with Kevin O'Connor and Natalia Taffarel to create two e-books detailing everything you need to know about colors and color management. The first PDF was created by O'Connor and will take you through everything there is to learn to get ...

Preschoolers' story comprehension similar for print and digital books
The content of a children's book -- not its form as a print book or a digital book -- predicts how well children understand a story, finds a new study by NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. The findings, presented on May ...

Kasich Signs Books, Talks Issues On Book Tour - Saying Erasing ...
Kasich Signs Books, Talks Issues On Book Tour - Saying Erasing ...

Denver7 Books for Kids drive helps local children in need get books to read
For the third year in a row, Denver7 is continuing its efforts to give books to school-aged children in need. The Denver7 Books for Kids book drive was created after teacher Kyle Schwartz of Doull Elementary asked students to finish the sentence "I ...

The 2017 NFL draft is in the books. And the process sure sounds miserable.
Minutes after the Washington Redskins drafted Ryan Anderson with the 49th overall pick Friday evening, he was on a conference call with local reporters. During the interview, which lasted less than 4 minutes, it was clear the outside linebacker was ...

19 books you have to read in May
Whether you're looking for a great book to pack in a picnic basket or just want to avoid spring cleaning (hey, we don't blame you), May has plenty of fantastic reads in store: Everything from compulsively readable memoirs like Gabourey Sidibe's essays ...

Barbershop Books is using barbershops to inspire young black boys to read
Sometimes a book is just a hobby, a fun way to consume a new story. But sometimes a book is a powerful tool to advance social change. The National Book Foundation announced the winner of the 2017 Innovations In Reading Prize on Monday. The prize is ...

Book reviews: Big, beautiful books
How do I summarize a book this size about block printmaking in 350 words or so? It isn't easy because author Josie Lopez so thoroughly researched the topic. The result is a hefty 248-page book with 120 illustrations of block prints created by noted New ...

Sale offers vintage books
Dean Poling | The Valdosta Daily TimesFriends of the Library members Janet Toffolo and Sarah Smart hold copies of vintage books, including early printings of Hemingway's 'A Moveable Feast' and Mitchell's 'Gone with the Wind,' which will be offered ...

38-year-old millionaire retiree shares 5 books that changed his mindset
Chris Reining crossed the $1 million threshold at age 35 and retired at 37, thanks to various habits he had developed. One such routine was reading for one hour every night. That happens to be a "rich habit" of highly successful people. On his blog ...

Paper book sales rise as e-books plunge
In our technology-driven culture, where everything is accessible when we want it and at the tips of our constantly clicking fingers, it's baffling to learn that e-book sales are falling while paper books are flying off the shelves. Sales of digital ...

Old Books Smell Like Coffee, Have Their Own Flavor Wheel
One fun characteristic about me is that I like to smell books. Maybe it's weird, I dunno. They just smell good. Old, new, it doesn't matter. The first thing I do whenever I acquire new reading material is inhale deeply of the semi-sweet aroma emanating ...

15 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Publishing a Book
I signed the contract with my publisher, Penguin/Razorbill in the late summer, early fall of 2015, and my book doesn't come out until tomorrow, May 2, 2017, nearly two full years later. And I was on the fast track in terms of publishing! Continue ...

Aviary, Chicago's Coolest Cocktail Bar, Is Kickstarting a Cookbook
The team behind the Aviary — sister bar to Alinea, arguably Chicago's most important restaurant — is going to publish a cookbook. Chef Grant Achatz and his business partner Nick Kokonas announced the book on Twitter and in a release to press this ...

Bernie Sanders Is Publishing a Book About Political Revolution for Teenagers
Bernie Sanders' only presence on Amazon won't just be creepy coloring books anymore. The Independent Vermont senator and former Democratic presidential candidate has announced that he's penning a guide to political revolution for teenagers, and it'll ...

No, ebooks aren't dying — but their quest to dominate the reading world has hit a speed bump
It wasn't so long ago that book publishers and bookstore owners were quailing about the coming of ebooks, like movie theater owners at the dawn of the television age. Now they're taking things more calmly. Recent statistics confirm a trend first ...

Minot's Main Street Books Celebrates Book Week
The scavenger hunt continues all week. Participants get a book of coupons for local businesses and are entered to win $75 worth of newbery and caldecott medal award winning books. Winners will be announced at Main Street Books' Curious George Party ...

Magic of Storytelling campaign provides books for kids
SPOKANE, Wash. - 27 schools in the Inland Northwest will receive over 14,000 books this week through the Magic of Storytelling campaign. KXLY has teamed up with local businesses to sponsor schools. One of those sponsors, Washington Trust Bank, will ...

Having Trouble Having It All? Ivanka Alone Can Fix It
The preface of Ivanka Trump's new book, “Women Who Work,” is anodyne enough. But something about the third paragraph stuck deep in my craw. I didn't see it coming, at first. “Over the last year and a half,” it begins, “I've had the honor of traveling ...

'The Real Bomb Is in Islam's Books'
During his visit to Egypt last week, “Pope Francis visited al-Azhar University, a globally respected institution for Sunni Islamic learning,” and “met with Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb, the imam of the government-run Al-Azhar mosque and an Islamic philosophy ...

A Fantastic, Fantastical Book for the New, Cool Woman in My Life
She loves to read George Saunders and Octavia E. Butler and watch “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Game of Thrones” (she's also read the books by George R. R. Martin). Can you help me think of a book I could recommend for her that would knock her ...

Three books to inspire young readers to bravery
With Girl Rising: Changing the World One Girl at a Time (Wendy Lamb Books, ages 14 and up), Tanya Lee Stone shows that Yousafzai's demand is being bravely echoed around the globe by other young women. Inspired by the 2013 film “Girl Rising,” which ...

Tor Books announces a new fiction imprint dedicated to experimental storytelling
Yesterday, one of the largest publishers of science fiction and fantasy novels, Tor Books, announced that it is launching a new fiction imprint: Tor Labs. The new venture will focus on “experimental approaches to genre publishing, beginning with ...

How the scrappiest social media team in publishing is holding the industry's feet to the fire
At the London Book Fair in March, Johnson live tweeted the pitiful traffic to Amazon Publishing's booth, which some weirdo decided to set up directly across from Melville House's. Amazon isn't the only big kid that the small team spends their days ...

New Revenue Streams With Digital Book Printing
Publishers can test new authors, formats, and subject matter without the high overhead and risk associated with offset printing. They can bring out-of-print titles back to print and optimize their backlist. This webinar will explore how leading book ...

Golf's governing bodies think yardage books may give pros too much information
If you've ever looked at a professional golfer's yardage book, you know how complex they can be. The books often look like they were drawn by a clinically insane person with arrows and numbers pointing in every direction. But golfers rely on these ...

My Life With Bob: A Flawed Heroine Keeps Book Of Books, Plot Ensues
Bob isn't a pet or a teddy bear, though he does hold sentimental value and has been with me since my school days. Unimaginatively abbreviated, BOB is my Book of Books, a bound record of everything I've read or didn't quite finish reading since the ...

Ivanka Trump's new book came out today. Here's how it compares to her 2009 literary debut
Ivanka Trump's first foray into self-help writing came in 2009 with “The Trump Card,” a breezy compilation of workplace advice, stories about her deal-maker dad and a hefty dose of celebrity name-dropping. But in her second book, released Tuesday ...

Track athletes lash out at proposal to wipe record books clean
It should be no surprise that track-and-field athletes have reacted swiftly — sometimes angrily — to a proposal that would cast aside current world records under the premise that faulty drug-testing in the past makes them unreliable. European ...

Books roundup: Six literary events in New Orleans in May
New Orleans postpones its annual celebration of independent bookstores until after Jazz Fest; we haven't heard many specifics but there generally are events at shops around the city including Octavia Books, Maple Street Book Shop, Tubby & Coo's Mid ...

Mom Fundraises to Get Books Featuring Muslim Children Into Schools
A Philadelphia mom recently launched a GoFundMe campaign to get children's books featuring African-American Muslim children to West Philadelphia schools. Melanie Bartlett, who is raising her own daughter as a Muslim, has already raised over $6,000 ...

Highland Elementary Wins 500 Free Books
A Daviess County school won hundreds of free books to help kids read through the summer. Highland Elementary School won 500 free books in the Dav Pilkey Summer Reading Educator Contest. Pilkey is the author of the Captain Underpants children's ...

United Way of Treasure Valley collects 96000 books during Children's Book Drive
BOISE, ID - More than 96,000 books were donated during United Way of Treasure Valley's third annual Children's Book Drive in April. More than 500 volunteers helped clean and sort the donated books at a large warehouse on Fairview Avenue in Boise, ...

Tucker Carlson lands an eight-figure, two-book deal with Threshold Editions
The Fox News host and longtime conservative commentator has a two-book deal with Threshold Editions, the publisher told the Associated Press on Tuesday. No details were immediately available about the books by Carlson, who has become one of Fox's ...

How a small publishing company 'spun gold out of nothing'
"But neither of us had any experience in book publishing," said Michael Wise, a former Central Europe correspondent for Reuters. New Vessel Press, founded in 2012 by Wise and Ross Ufberg, then a Ph.D. candidate in Slavic studies at Columbia University ...

16 books our editors are currently reading
Whether you're getting ready to sit on the beach or planning a vacation, AOL.com editors have rounded up an broad mix of books just in time for summer. There's nothing better than diving into a good book, but with so many options out there, it's hard ...

From building to books
Warren Mueller's son, Jacob, was in high school when he suggested to his father that they work together to write a book. “I thought it was a good idea,” Warren said. “We could critique each other's work, share ideas and have a project that would bring ...

Man broke into Jewish school bus, set religious books on fire
Cops are on the hunt for a man who set fire to a stack of religious books inside a Jewish school bus in Brooklyn, police said Wednesday. The arsonist forced his way inside the school bus parked near Division and Bedford Aves. in Williamsburg by ...

Ivanka Trump's 'Vapid' New Book Earns A Series Of Savage Reviews
Trump has explained that the book is meant to “inspire you to redefine success and architect a life that honors your individual passions and priorities.” However, the self-help disquisition has been described in noticeably harsher terms in the book ...

2 startup founders quietly created the new 'Oprah's Book Club' for millennials — and the publishing industry is ...
2 startup founders quietly created the new 'Oprah's Book Club' for millennials — and the publishing industry is ...

TUNED IN: KAPOW! Free comic books on Saturday
When I think of comic books, I think of my dad. Back when I was a kid, he had one of those little country gas markets where you could get just about everything you needed, including comics. I raided his comic rack on a daily basis, and still have most ...

10 Books That Weren't Appreciated When They First Came Out
But if you're feeling a little under appreciated, then you're in some pretty good company: quite a few books that we now consider great works of literature where completely panned back in the day. Here are several books that weren't appreciated when ...

Arsonist sets Brooklyn Jewish school's bus alight using religious books
(JTA) — An unidentified man started a fire in a Jewish school's bus in Brooklyn using religious books he found in the vehicle. The incident from last week in the Williamsburg neighborhood was first reported by the New York media on Wednesday. The ...

32 books that will make you a more well-rounded person
These books were so universally loved and praised that they spawned a multibillion-dollar film franchise, a theme park in Orlando, Florida, and a spin-off series based on a Rowling book, Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them, which will be released ...

Books in brief
Whether sparked by Pong in the 1970s or Minecraft in the 2010s, humanity's love affair with video games is enduring; US consumers alone spent US$23.5 billion on them in 2015. Andrew Ervin slaloms through their cultural and technological history, from ...

6 Books to Read Before They Become Movies This Year
Hollywood-loving book clubs have plenty of fodder to choose from this year, with a spate of blockbusters based on novels due to hit theaters in the coming months. From young adult hits to classic mysteries to a pair of Stephen King adaptations, here ...

Many players in favor of banning green-reading books
“We expect to address this matter further in the coming months,” the joint statement read. Although green-reading books are becoming more common on the PGA Tour, most players asked on Wednesday at the Wells Fargo Championship were in favor of any ...

Crandall Public Library to launch books by mail program
The library will mail out books and materials to library card holders in reusable cloth packaging. “We'll be servicing our card holders. It is not limited to our taxing district (Glens Falls, Queensbury and Moreau),” Naftaly said. After reading the ...


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