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What do protests about Harry Potter books teach us?
They even staged public book burnings across the country, at which children and parents were invited to cast Rowling's books into the flames. These fiery spectacles garnered widespread media coverage, sparking reactions ranging from bemusement to ...

How I got a publishing offer after trying to write a novel in 30 days
It is pretty much the oldest cliché in the book. But sometimes those are the ones that say it best. The short version of my quest to find a literary agent and/or a publisher is this: I started submitting my novel in April. This was followed by weeks of ...

6 New Books You Need To Read In July
Summer is the season for finding yourself, if this month's big book releases are to be believed. There's intrigue, loss, hilarity, and women figuring out what they really want—and in some cases, starting their lives over. If you're looking for a ...

Why horror super-producer Jason Blum has turned to publishing
“We're trying to be a home for our artists, and be an outlet for them no matter what they want to do: write a book, do a live event, do a television series, make a movie,” he tells me. “Having a book division helps me keep books front of mind when we ...

Weekend picks for book lovers: Oprah's new pick 'Behold the Dreamers'
What should you read this weekend? USA TODAY's picks for book lovers include Behold the Dreamers, the new pick of Oprah Winfrey's book club. Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue; Random House, 382 pp.; fiction. In her debut novel, Imbolo Mbue ...

If a baker is allowed to discriminate because of his faith, who will be next?
Consider the book publishing industry. Printing and distributing a book typically reflects the publisher's profit motive, not his ideological leanings. But it's not hard to imagine some pious homophobe refusing to publish, say, a book championing gay ...

Books That Will Satisfy All Readers This Holiday Weekend
If finding a good story isn't on your summer bucket list, you're doing it all wrong. Journeying away from the chaos of your daily routine — be it a vacation or just the day at the beach — obviously requires good books in your tote. And let's face it ...

Books, DVDs for $1 or less at Manitowoc library's Used Book Sale
Once again, it's time for the Friends of Manitowoc Public Library Bi-Annual Used Book Sale. Not to boast, but this time around, it's pretty spectacular! Book sale doors open at 9 a.m. Friday. We will have tables and tables full of books, CDs, children ...

LibraryBub Announces July 2017 Featured Books from Independent Publishers
Today LibraryBub reveals its titles of the month for July 2017 as part of its program of introducing librarians to outstanding books from independent publishers. Included among the recommended titles are many that have won awards and several that are ...

Hundreds of books owned by Warren Zevon to be sold
WEST BARNET, Vt. — Late singer and songwriter Warren Zevon's heroes were writers and classical musicians. That's clear by the "Werewolves of London" singer's large and eclectic library of books now for sale. The collection of nearly 1,000 books ...

When a book is more than just a book
Books, for me, have never just been printed words on pages between two covers. They have always somehow become linked to my life. Almost every book I've read, even the terrible ones, usually connects me to something beyond just the tome in my hands ...

Summer reads: the top seven books for every taste
If you're looking to travel Europe without paying for international airfare, Bill Bryson's 1991 travelogue is the book for you. Bryson retraces the path he backpacked as a college student in the early 1970's, from Hammerfest, Norway to Istanbul, Turkey ...

Summer Reading Books: The Ties That Bind Colleges
Many college orientations include discussion of a common reading assignment. The books are almost always tied to current events and often make strong statements on issues like immigration, race and the perils of technology. Credit Justin Gilliland/The ...

Indie publisher, movie company to open on Parsons
Two Dollar Radio, an independent, family-run book publisher and film production business, has found permanent, 3,000-square-foot office space at 1124 Parsons Ave. Eric Obenauf and his wife, Eliza Wood-Obenauf, and their financial partner, Brett Gregory ...

15 Most Screwed Up Relationships In Comic Books
Due to the various retcons and alternate timelines of comic books, it's difficult to say that one relationship is screwed up all the time, but there are definitely moments that are completely insane in our eyes. As such, we're going to be taking a look ...

Local Author Spotlight: Books on firefighting, Dunmore, baseball published
Book's local connection/inspiration: “I began by jotting down vignettes, stories of past fires, accidents, other interesting incidents, which I thought perhaps my children or eventually grandchildren might be interested in. After doing this for a bit ...

Travel books entertain and educate
NEW YORK >> Whether you're an armchair traveler, a road tripper or a frequent flyer, books about travel can inspire and inform. Here are a few out this season on a variety of travel themes. >> “Great American Railroad Journeys.” This book is a tie-in ...

Special Books Attract Collectors And Dealers For Annual Sale
Based in part on worth and value, and special because they are “things I like,” and possibly signed by famous people and authors, book expert John Renjilian said the special and collectible distinction allows Friends of the C.H. Booth Library Book Sale ...

Image Comics Pulls Comic Book Cover That Showed Violent Lynching
If it were just a book meant to be provocative for the sake of being provocative, Image would not be publishing it, so by the transitive property the fact we are publishing it means it's not provocative for its own sake. It is, however, meant to make ...

These are your must-read books for the back half of 2017
The year's half over, but 2017 has saved the best for last with some intense delights for geeks arriving in late summer and fall. Case in point: these five books on our must-read list. We've got the return of one widely-loved writer (Philip Pullman ...

Why Young People Need Diverse Books
Finding children's books with characters that look like her daughter has not been easy for Felisha Burleson of Dallas, Texas. Burleson says trips to the library with 9-year-old Niyah, who's Mexican and African American, are often discouraging. Like ...

10 books to read if you want to get rich
From real estate investing to how the largest wealth managers impact the global market, this list of books deals with all the most prominent aspects of finance and investing, which are extremely beneficial for entrepreneurs (and anyone else, really) to ...

Books: Christopher Isherwood's love letters, Hollywood memoirs and more
Oprah Winfrey announced her new book club selection: “Behold the Dreamers” by Imbolo Mbue. The 2016 novel is about immigrants from Cameroon whose lives in New York are disrupted by the 2008 economic collapse. We review “The City Always Wins,” a ...

Olmert's ordeal
His crimes will remain a stain on his career, but his career is more than just one stain and he deserves to be able to tell that story in the book he is writing. He also deserves to be remembered for the good and the bad, something the State Prosecutor ...

Lisa Yee Talks Teen Superheroes in the DC SUPER HERO GIRLS Books
While loads of little girls are getting into these books (you should have seen the kiddos hanging out at her booth at DCC this year), parents are also finding a lot of worth in the series. “I have a lot of parents, especially dads, who were overwhelmed ...

Taunton Public LIbrary is 'more than just books'
TAUNTON — Daisy Delano isn't overly sentimental about the so-called good old days, when people came to the library to borrow books and nothing but books. “It's not a negative,” she said of the popularity of lending DVD movies — which now account for ...

Travel books, from literary pilgrimages to beer tours
This book is a tie-in to a BBC series of the same name that airs on public TV this summer, hosted by Michael Portillo, who wrote the forward to the book. In the show, Portillo travels by train across America from New York and Boston to Atlanta and New ...

Hundreds of Books Owned by Warren Zevon to Be Sold
Late singer and songwriter Warren Zevon's heroes were writers and classical musicians. That's clear by the "Werewolves of London" singer's large and eclectic library of books now for sale. The collection of nearly 1,000 books includes copies signed by ...

Hampstead woman authors book on hand-lettering
11 by Page Street Publishing Co. Already, the book has sold close to 1,000 copies via pre-order. Latta, a Carroll native, is an alumna of McDaniel College who worked as a teacher at North Carroll Middle and Francis Scott Key High schools. The Times ...

Kay Thompson in 'Funny Face' (1957). (Photo: YouTube)
The duo signed a contract for a fourth book, Eloise Takes a Bawth, in 1962, but editor Ursula Nordstrom noodged Thompson to deliver a manuscript for six years without success. (In one letter, Nordstrom wondered, “I wonder if I'm dead and don't realize ...

Nova Science Publishers
Nova Science Publishers, an academic publisher of books, encyclopedias, handbooks, e-books and journals, has over 30 years of experience in the book publishing business. Nova Science Publishers is committed to provide its readers –students, faculties, ...

These beautiful books are actually podcasts
I'm head over heels in love with Seung Tae Oh's latest art project, a clever reimagination of popular podcasts as physical objects. Currently pursuing his MA in product design at the Royal College of Art, Oh turned two podcasts into books, filling them ...

The Incest Diary: Harry Potter publisher set to launch memoir of girl's 18-year sexual relationship with her dad
The publisher of Harry Potter has defended launching a book which details a woman's 18-year incestuous relationship with her father. Bloomsbury, which published JK Rowling's famed fantasy series, is set to launch The Incest Diary on July 18, but the ...

Writer Elin Hilderbrand, 'Queen Of Summer,' Wears Her Crown Proudly
Carlisle was on hand to celebrate Hilderbrand's 10th anniversary with her publisher, Little, Brown. Before she switched publishers, her sales were respectable — now, they're spectacular. She churns out a new summer book every year, and they regularly ...

Six Books By Main Line Authors
There's no shortage of inspiration on the Main Line and local authors have taken those observations and experiences and turned them into books. According to the Global Book Map, at least 106 books mention or are set in Montgomery County. An additional ...

PM Narendra Modi to write book for youth, to be out later this year
Milee Ashwarya, editor-in-chief for the commercial and business divisions at PRH India and the publisher of the book, said, "In a rare and unique initiative, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has decided to directly address the state of the students through ...

Preschool donates hundreds of children's books to library
New Ipswich Librarian Anne Soini pulls out box after box, filled with children's books. “I haven't counted, but there must be hundreds,” she says, as she begins to lay them out on a table in the back room of the library. The books came from a donation ...

At 10000 feet in Colorado's Rockies, a library takes shape, blending nature and books
Jeff Lee and his wife, Ann Martin, have worked at the Tattered Cover bookstore in Denver for years, quietly nursing a dream that seemed far beyond their reach. Avid lovers of books and nature, they conspired to marry the two in a vast library woven ...

Sixteen Books Every Auto Enthusiast Should Read
A list of “bests” is always temporary, but these books will add weight to anyone's corpus of knowledge for cars, racing, and race drivers. Our list includes recent titles as well as some oldies that deserve reacquaintance. And nobody's automotive ...

The Books Of Summer: Fun, Historical, Mysterious
Five recommended books to add to your summer reading list, from NPR's Petra Mayer. (Courtesy of the publishers). Looking for a fun book to take on vacation? Petra Mayer (@petramatic), an editor at NPR books, joins Here & Now's Lisa Mullins with her ...

Local author, filmmaker publishes his first book
"People aren't going to see the movie to see us because no one knows us, except friends and family, so publishing the movie would be a little extra push to build the film's credibilty and possibly the excitement," he said. "I believe if people read the ...

Alley Cat Books doesn't just sell books, it supports writers too
In 2014, Simon Crafts and his fellow employees thought the old-fashioned school desk displayed in the window of Alley Cat Books, on 24th and Treat, looked a little lonely. They put up a sign that read “Writer in Residence Wanted.” It was meant as a ...

Summer reading: Books to keep kids learning
The sixth book in the Nick and Tesla series follows the young inventors and twin sleuths Nick and Tesla. In the Solar-Powered Showdown, Nick and Tesla have to rescue their kidnapped parents and outsmart the kidnapper, who wants to turn solar power into ...

2017 Summer Reading: 7 Books For Sports Fans
One such story belongs to Harvey Haddix, who pitched 12 perfect innings for the Pittsburgh Pirates in a 1959 game against the Milwaukee Braves. The Pirates lost on a throwing error. The book features a forward by Jim Bunning, who pitched a perfect game ...

A Brief but Potent Scare in 'You Should Have Left'
Kehlmann is now in his early 40s, and his reputation has not reached escape velocity in the United States, though his last book, “F,” about the varied fates of three brothers, was another rewarding, finely written effort. “You Should Have Left,” in ...

Civil War book donated to Bloomfield Library
The donation of the book to the library was made possible by Dean Rubeck of Indianapolis. Hawthorne Publishing says they hope the book will remain in the permanent collection at the library “to remind local people of the sacrifices and courage of ...

Milo Yiannopoulos' new book is hardly 'Dangerous'
Oh, Milo. You've done the impossible. Written a book that's largely…boring. Booted by major publishing house Simon & Schuster, controversial right-wing provocateur and incendiary quipster Milo Yiannopoulos now has self-published his so-called ...

Revolutionary Books to Read for Independence Day
While an allegory about the Soviet Union, Orwell's book is far from the "communism sucks and capitalism rules!" book that many high-school students think. Orwell—a dedicated democratic socialist—makes it clear that the human farmers (a.k.a ...

Tencent's online publisher files for Hong Kong IPO seen worth $800 million
People walk past a logo of Tencent Literature at a Tencent Interactive Entertainment stand during a book fair in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, China August 17, 2014. Picture taken August 17, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS ...

Tencent's online publisher files for Hong Kong IPO seen worth $800 million
People walk past a logo of Tencent Literature at a Tencent Interactive Entertainment stand during a book fair in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, China August 17, 2014. Picture taken August 17, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS ...


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