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Bookends: Garth Stein will speak and sign books at Bluffs event
The One Book One Nebraska reading program, now in its 13th year, is sponsored by the Nebraska Center for the Book, Humanities Nebraska and the Nebraska Library Commission. It encourages Nebraskans across the state to read and discuss the same ...

Books: New and noteworthy: Dan Brown, 'Ali'
USA TODAY's Jocelyn McClurg scopes out the hottest books on sale each week. 1. Ali: A Life by Jonathan Eig (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, non-fiction, on sale Oct. 3). What it's about: A biography of legendary, complex boxer Muhammad Ali (“The Greatest”), ...

Andrew O'Hagan's 6 favorite books
Few writers have a genuine sense of social sweep — of how to manage a large vision of society sentence by sentence — but DeLillo's masterpiece makes you believe that a novelist can wield magical powers. All of his books depict the individual ...

K-State professor writes about racism in children's literature
The last topical chapter deals with the structural racism of the book publishing industry. Nel gives this questions careful scrutiny and identifies multiple reasons for it, as well as some suggestions for how to fix the problem. It is not simply the ...

Banning books infringes on a reader's right to choose
According to my coworker, I have a thing about Banned Books Week, which just wrapped up Sept. 30. She might be right, because whenever September approaches a little nerve starts throbbing in my gray matter. Several of them in fact. And the same phrase ...

The 10 Best Fiction Books Coming Out in October 2017
As October rolls in, the leaves are changing, the air is filled with pumpkin spice, and a flurry of great fiction is being released. There's nothing like a crisp new book in your hands to make your autumn complete — except for perhaps these 10 new ...

Media titan SI Newhouse, former New Yorker and Vogue publisher, dead at 89
Newhouse played a part in Donald Trump's break into the mainstream during the '80s, when Newhouse's company owned the Random House book publisher. After noticing that a cover story about Trump shot up the sales of GQ, a Condé Nast property, ...

What Happens To Willie In The 'Outlander' Books? This Character Has A Surprising Story
With the third season of Outlander, you should get ready to start caring about characters you didn't even know existed yet, including a certain little English lord of all people. If you want to know why book fans are so excited about this next episode ...

The Publishing Entrepreneur Who Has The Technology To Find The Next JK Rowling
What turns a great story into a bestselling book? Is it good connections in the publishing world, dogged perseverance, or luck? The question has frustrated authors for decades, including the likes of J.K. Rowling whilst seeking a publisher for her ...

16 Of The Best Nonfiction Books Coming In October 2017
Fall is in full swing, bringing new books as we head into a season of long, cold evenings. Luckily, October's new releases in nonfiction will be the perfect accompaniment for your pumpkin spice lattes and mugs of hot apple cider. That should serve as ...

Notable Michigan Books
The book reviews local restaurants, bars, brew pubs and wineries; details exciting things the area offers for children of all ages, including a guided Adventure Tour of downtown Traverse City; gives the skinny on the best beaches, trails, rivers and ...

Journalist revisits roots of trauma in new book
Annette McGivney's new book “Pure Land” revisits her 2007 award-winning article “Freefall” in which she investigates Hanamure's death and exposes a deep-rooted crisis of lost culture within the Havasupai tribe. McGivney also explores how neglect and ...

'Justice League The Art Of The Film' Book Publishing Date Announced
'Justice League The Art Of The Film' Book Publishing Date Announced. by Bryan Smith on October 1, 2017. Justice League art book Titan Books has announced the publication date for Justice League – The Art Of The Film book, which will feature concept art ...

Who Entered the History Books This Weekend?
Last week we outlined three historic short track races taking place this weekend. With ideal weather situations in Barre, Vermont; Rockford, Illinois; and Nashville, those three events are now in the books. Here is who took top honors. Alex Prunty wins ...

Lancaster firm produces books by presidents, Tom Hanks, Jay-Z, Martha Stewart and other celebrities
Although the focus has shifted away from technical books for McGraw-Hill, North Market Street Graphics still handles work for McGraw-Hill Business as well as numerous other well-known publishers, including Knopf Doubleday, Candlewick Press, John Wiley ...

Bringing the Unabomber to justice, and to the screen
Don Bracken's History Publishing Company has optioned the book to the independent studio IM Global, with director Rob Lorenz on board to start the project in January. Sitting in the study of his home one recent morning, Bracken discussed the dramatic ...

Children's authors slam celebrity-heavy World Book Day lineup
Top children's authors including David Almond and Anthony McGowan have criticised a celebrity-heavy lineup of titles for next year's World Book Day, describing the choice of books by famous names including Julian Clary and Clare Balding as patronising ...

Banned Books Week: Celebrating Our Freedom to Read
Graphic novels tackling the issues of sex and gender made up a chunk of the 2016 list of most challenged books, a list published each year by the American Library Association during Banned Books Week. In case you were preoccupied by headlines about ...

Instead of wiping old 'porn czar' law from books, Utah lawmaker may push to revive — and expand — it
(Al Hartmann | The Salt Lake Tribune) Brightly colored billboard just north of the 5300 S. exit on I-15 northbound claims that Cosmopolitan magazine is pornographic. That ad campaign is central to a move that may revive the long-dormant state office ...

Why baby advice books make mums miserable (especially the ones on breastfeeding)
Baby books fall into three categories: What Your Baby Should Be Able To Do (urtext: the What To Expect series); How To Make Your Baby Do What You Want (key work: Gina Ford's Contented Little Baby Book); and The Many Ways in Which You Might Screw ...

These are Amazon's picks for best books this October
If you're looking for something to keep you occupied before bed or on your commute to work this October, we suggest checking out Amazon's Best Books of the Month, a section of the site wholly dedicated to new releases in literature and fiction ...

How to maximize the number of books you read
Various pieces of advice float around the internet, i.e. Read 10 percent daily of whatever book you're reading (easy when you're using an e-reader), or commit to 20 pages each morning as soon as you get up (this only takes 30 minutes at average reading ...

A new book teaches kids of the internet age all the “lost words” from nature and outdoor play
What's to become of kids these days, with their damn pocket computers and inability to differentiate between bird species? The Lost Words is a new book for people worried the next generation will lose touch with nature. Written by Robert Macfarlane ...

Banned Books Reading To Benefit ACLU Illinois Tonight
LAKEVIEW — Banned Books Week officially wrapped up on Saturday, but there's one more local event that allows advocates for free expression to celebrate books that have faced some form of censorship. Kill Your Darlings Live Lit and thirdcoastreview.com ...

9 books to help us understand mass shootings
In times of tragedies like these, readers often look to literature for answers, even when they know that some things are beyond explanation. Here are nine books, both fiction and nonfiction, about the victims and perpetrators of mass shootings in North ...

10 best books of October 2017, according to Amazon's editors
From a memoir of time spent in space to the latest works by well-known authors such as Rupi Kaur and Jennifer Egan, the books being released in October are a varied group. Check out the titles that Amazon editors liked the best, with thoughts from ...

Stratford: Library begins '1000 books before 5' effort
STRATFORD — There are 1,825 days from the time a child is born to their fifth birthday, and the Stratford Library is urging the little ones cram in 1,000 books in that time span. Five is the age when children can enter kindergarten, and the librarians ...

How to Publish a Bestselling Book and Become THE Expert in Your Niche
In other words, you, like this prospective publisher we're talking about, may not be open to reading a full manuscript but would be open to reading a proposal — which is essentially just a document which describes the book and explains why it will be ...

Quvenzhane Wallis Children's Books Are Out This Week, And You're Definitely Going To Want Them On Your Shelves
When Wallis' book deal was originally announced, the first installment of her Shai Williams trilogy was slated for a January 2017 release. Press coverage at the time reported that the then-untitled A Night Out with Mama — described as being "[l]oosely ...

DC and Marvel duke it out in "Slugfest"
Tucker talked to Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal about the companies' early years and where the future of the comic book publishing industry will go. What follows is an edited transcript of their conversation. Kai Ryssdal: You point out in your prologue ...

MARKET SNAPSHOT: Dow Books 150-point Rise As Stocks Overcome 'act Of Pure Evil' To End At Records
U.S. stock benchmarks closed at all-time highs on Monday afternoon, as equities resumed a steady run-up that could set the tone for the final three months of 2017. Four main benchmarks set records: the S&P 500 index, the Dow, the Nasdaq and the ...

Who Gets to Write About Romance? A Response From the Books Desk
The cover of the Oct. 1 edition of The New York Times Book Review was a roundup of fall romance novels by Robert Gottlieb, a longtime editor of writers including Michael Crichton and Toni Morrison; an accomplished critic who has written on dance, music ...

Robert Delpire, Champion of Photography as Art, Dies at 91
Mr. Delpire (pronounced del-PEER) created his own photographic universe in Paris — publishing books, curating exhibitions and directing the Centre de National de la Photographie for more than a decade after it opened in 1982. It is now part of the ...

Two Dollar Radio opens new bookstore, bar, event space - OSU
Nearly 12 years ago, Eric Obenauf and Eliza Wood-Obenauf, a married team with a shared love of music, film and books, started their own independent publishing company, Two Dollar Radio. After traveling between New York and San Diego for two years, ...

Illustrated Books to Help Children Embrace Their Differences
He is bright, inquisitive and loving, but social situations leave him confused and uncomfortable. He's just beginning to realize he's a little different. He has always loved reading, so I've begun to use books to help him find comfort in this world ...

Do Medical Schools Still Need Books?
The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, which welcomed its first students in 2010, opened with just 50 books on its shelves, but students quickly pushed to expand this collection to 4,000 books, saying that they preferred to use physical ...

Maps, manga and Kim Kardashian: Banned books in Pennsylvania's prisons
Until recently, Pennsylvania's list of banned materials included quite a few head-scratchers: a book of Pablo Picasso paintings, the State Employees' Retirement Code and a tourism brochure promoting “scenic Route 6” barred for purported sexual content ...

Publishing book in honour of her mother
In 2009, she had promised her dying mother, Molly Smith, that she would complete her book. It had been written and edited; photographs were attached. All she needed to do was publish it. “I felt bad that I'd told my mother I'd do something, and I hadn ...

Ten books to read in October
Egan, whose A Visit from the Goon Squad won the Pulitzer and National Book Critics Circle award, has outdone herself with Manhattan Beach. It's an astonishing noir-tinged novel set in 1940s Brooklyn. With intimate focus, she follows Eddie Kerrigan, a ...

GTA book publisher accused of whitewashing Indigenous history
Indigo is among bookstores that have pulled a children's educational workbook that angry parents say glosses over the history of Indigenous people since the arrival of Europeans to North America. The social studies section of the Complete Canadian ...

Key West's Last Independent Bookstore Bounces Back After Hurricane Irma
Key West Island Books, independently owned and operated as a seller of new, used, and rare books since 1975, has become a Conch institution for its vibrant author event series and glass-of-wine-when-you-walk-in familiarity. After Hurricane Irma, the ...

Follett Enters School Book Fair Market
Hopkins said he believes publishers and schools are looking for alternatives in the book fair market. Follett has relationships with about 6,000 publishers, Hopkins said, but does not have its own publishing program. “We won't promote our titles over ...

4 Real-Life Book People Fact-Check Younger
I've worked in publishing for seven years, and because I do social media, I'm exposed perhaps more than most to how the general public thinks a newly written book gets to shelves, so there was no way I wasn't going to watch this show. The public ...

Ta-Nehisi Coates tackles Trump, Obama and race in searing new book
Coates, who won the 2015 National Book Award for Between the World and Me, eloquently unfurls blunt truths in his latest book, pointing to how embedded white privilege is in the identity of our nation, and how the desire to preserve it constrained, and ...

What a Forgotten Kids' Book Reveals About US Publishing
Mukerji's first three children's books, Kari, the Elephant; Jungle Beasts and Men; and Hari, the Jungle Lad, were well-received and sold handsomely, bringing him national fame. “He was incredibly savvy about figuring out the American publishing ...

Get an exclusive first look at Berger Books' inaugural lineup of comics
Karen Berger helped change the course of comic books. As an editor at DC Comics, she was instrumental in the development of Alan Moore's Swamp Thing and Neil Gaiman's The Sandman, two titles that showed off superhero comics' potential for more ...

V Books: Todd Mayfield Discusses His Dad's, Curtis Mayfiled, Fulfilling Life In New Book, 'Traveling Soul'
Recently, Todd Mayfield, the acclaimed artist's second eldest son, released a new book titled, Traveling Soul: The Life of Curtis Mayfield with co-author Travis Atria. VIBE spoke with Todd Mayfield about Traveling Soul, his dad's insecurities, his ...

The Twitter Sensation WeRateDogs™ Is Now Available in Book Form from Skyhorse Publishing
NEW YORK, Oct. 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- It was inevitable that the social media breakout by Matt Nelson would become a book. Based on his Twitter account, #WeRateDogs: The Most Hilarious and Adorable Pups You've Ever Seen (Skyhorse Publishing ...

8 Books You Need to Read This October
Voices in the Dark, by Ulli Lust, trans. by John Brownjohn and Nika Knight (New York Review Books, October 10) Lust's debut graphic novel has an unusual provenance: an Austrian cartoonist's adaptation of a 1997 novel about sympathetic Nazis, recently ...

In Dan Brown's 'Origin,' Robert Langdon Returns, With an AI Friend in Tow
Dan Brown has thrown off the doldrums of “Inferno” with a brisk new book that pits creationism against science, and is liable to stir up as much controversy as “The Da Vinci Code” did. In “Origin,” the brash futurist Edmond Kirsch comes up with a ...


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