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Author publishes third book
David Perry lives his life as a full-time pharmacist, but in every second of his free time he manages to write and publish books. The Isle of Wight resident has self-published two books, “Second Chance” and “The Cyclops Conspiracy.” His newest novel ...

Listening to 'Hillbilly Elegy' on the Google iOS Play Books App
The bad news is that Google Play Books iOS app is missing some essential features. There seems to be no way to bookmark a section. This is important, as it is common to want to go back and re-listen to a section. There is also no sleep timer. I use the ...

Amy Chua: By the Book
The law professor and author, most recently, of “Political Tribes” loves comic novels: Kingsley Amis's “Lucky Jim,” she says, “is possibly my all-time favorite book.” What books are on your nightstand? My nightstand is filled with junk, but next to my ...

Ivanka Trump, Wayne Rooney and the art of the bad book deal
Estimates are out for how much publisher Portfolio might have lost on Ivanka Trump's book, and they won't be happy reading for the US's “first daughter”, or her publisher. Women Who Work was conceived, its author has said, after she appeared on The ...

Ukrainian kid calls out British book for confusing Ukraine with Russia (VIDEO)
The book's entry about planes stated that “the biggest aicraft ever built is the Russian AN-225.” The boy immediately saw the mistake: AN-225, also known as Mriya, was built by the Ukrainian plant Antonov, based in Kyiv. Outraged about the book ...

David Inman Steps Down at Quarto Group
Inman rejoined Quarto in 2013 as its managing director, overseeing Quarto distribution services and its international publishing partnerships. Leaver credited Inman with growing the company's international children's publishing via Quarto's Frances ...

What's the future of books? We ask a psychic at Mystic Journey Bookstore in Venice to tell us straight
During my first visit, the store was bustling, with readers lounging in comfy chairs and on the back patio, perusing some of Mystic Journey's 5,000 books. Carlos Castaneda gets his own section, but the store's selection also includes more mainstream ...

Libraries: More than a building full of books
Located on Fifth Avenue, nestled between 40th and 42nd streets, the New York Public Library is as inspiring as it is imposing. Opened in 1911, and guarded by two marble lions named Patience and Fortitude, this beautiful beaux-arts building functions ...

Delve into black history with a book
Win McNamee/Getty Images The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial is shown in the early morning light on Martin Luther King Day January 15, 2018 in Washington DC. Martin Luther King Jr. would have been 89 years old today. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images ...

11 New Books We Recommend This Week
Senior Editor, Books. FRANKENSTEIN IN BAGHDAD, by Ahmed Saadawi. (Penguin, paper, $16.) In Saadawi's intense and surreal novel, an Iraqi junk peddler named Hadi starts to bring home the body parts of bomb victims, stitching them together in the hope ...

15 Great Books That Will Become Movies in 2018
It's always a blessing and a curse to see a great book turned into a movie. Most film adaptations never compare to their book predecessors. Yet there's still the thrill of seeing the same story play out in two wildly different mediums. And, of course ...

Can Amazon do to health care what it did to books?
First books. Then groceries. Now health care? Amazon shook up the health care world on Tuesday, announcing it was partnering with fellow heavy hitters Berkshire Hathaway (BRKA) and JPMorgan Chase (JPM) to address soaring costs. Amazon (AMZN), which has ...

Man Prefers Comic Books That Don't Insert Politics Into Stories About Government-Engineered Agents Of War
APOPKA, FL—Local man Jeremy Land reportedly voiced his preference Thursday for comic books that don't insert politics into stories about people forced to undergo body- and mind-altering experiments that transform them into government agents of war. “I ...

In Tomales, three days with experts in children's book publishing
It seems to happen now and then: someone weaves a story fit for a children's book that enchants family and friends but, with no experience in publishing, the author watches her hopes wilt. Squandered stories no more! This month in Tomales, two visiting ...

The Best Bartending Guides and Cocktail Books, According to Bartenders
The way you learn how to make craft cocktails isn't by drinking a lot of them (though that experience doesn't necessarily hurt). You need to memorize recipes, learn how different liquors are made, and even understand a bit of chemistry — that's why ...

Books from Milwaukee's Pabst, Uihlein families pulled from trash, given to Pabst Mansion
The old books that Kathryn Thoman found while helping oversee the demolition of downtown Milwaukee's Renaissance Book Shop wouldn't be notable except for the names written inside. Those would be Ida Pabst, the daughter and daughter-in-law of two men ...

Fear of Flying With Books
Books are not written to be weapons. Well, most aren't. But many could be: a copy of Clarissa or The Man Without Qualities or, for that matter, anything in hardcover ever published for a lawyer. I was unprepared, however, for the finesse with which ...

Matt Baker was a pioneering artist during comic books' the 'Golden Age'
His provocative and sensual portrayal of women on the covers of several comics would later earn him condemnation from Dr. Fredric Wertham, a leading psychiatrist who thought comics were bad for kids. But Baker's illustrations resonated nonetheless. He ...

In these divided times, here are 2 books that explore the personal side of politics
This book is a reminder that the Black Lives Matter movement isn't, as some have tried to characterize it, anti-police or anti-government: It's pro-people. The book is quiet, almost poetic, and it's compelled more by telling the coming-of-age story of ...

Bay Area and beyond: Oakland publisher Transit Books brings foreign voices to US
“You see that they're not willing to take on that book that might just be a little unfamiliar or a little strange or a little bit too challenging.” And so the Levys — out of their Oakland apartment — launched Transit Books, a nonprofit publishing ...

Books with named characters could help babies learn faster
A new study is shedding light on just how crucial reading to infants can be, and points out certain types of books can have a bigger impact on early development. Inside the Brain Cognition and Development Lab at the University of Florida, researchers ...

HBO Executive and Professional Coach Publishes New Book on Enlightened Leadership
NEW YORK (February 2, 2018) – Carla Moore, Vice President, Point of Sale Strategy and Education at HBO and Certified Professional Coach, today announced the publication of Crash! Leading Through the Wreckage: Using Personal Power to Transform Your ...

Banning books is bad for the future of our country
It's very easy for each of us to create a world in which we only see and hear things that we agree with. We can choose to associate only with people who share our views. We can select news providers that cater to a specific political base. We can build ...

DBD's Kuo-Yu Liang Joins ReedPop
Asked whether his book publishing expertise will be useful in the convention business, Liang said: "It's all connected. It's about having fun and having good content, whether it's books, comics, or conventions. [My Job is] connecting authors to readers ...

Children's Books About Black History, Heavy on Biographies
In LET THE CHILDREN MARCH (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers, $17.99; ages 6 to 9) Monica Clark-Robinson tells one girl's story of the 1963 children's march on Birmingham. Frank Morrison's illustrations are loose and modern in spirit ...

Best-Selling Books Week Ended Jan. 28
NNPD BookScan gathers point-of-sale book data from more than 16,000 locations across the U.S., representing about 85% of the nation's book sales. Print-book data providers include all major booksellers (now inclusive of Walmart ) and web retailers, and ...

Lights Talks Merging Music And Comic Books On 'Skin & Earth'
That philosophy fueled the incredibly ambitious and well-executed new project from Canadian singer/songwriter and now comic book artist Lights. A lifelong fan of comics who dreamed of seeing a female musician create a comic and album crossover, the ...

Third Man Books Announce Second Children's Book, The Magic of We
The publishing arm of Jack White's Third Man Records, Third Man Books, today announces its second children's picture book, The Magic of We. Written by teacher Danielle Anderson-Craig, and illustrated by her friend and colleague Carly Dooling, The Magic ...

Holland foundation funds children's books for libraries nationwide
The foundation is based out of Holland and was founded seven years ago in honor of a local businessman's mother. The group awards thousands of dollars in grant money to benefit children's programs — especially libraries — all over the country. With ...

Commentary: Why Haven't Publishers Apologized for Their Books That Glorify Slavery?
Institutions throughout the country, from Congress, to universities, newspapers, and insurance companies, are acknowledging their connections to the ideologies of slavery and segregation. Yet, the businesses so directly responsible for the ...

5 Books to Read Now if You Want to Retire Rich
You might be able to start collecting Social Security at 62, but personal finance expert Suze Orman says it's a mistake to think this is the right age for most people to retire. Given today's economic reality and the longer lifespans many of us can ...

Former WV teacher of the year publishes book
Berkeley's blog was turning into a story, and Sponaugle thought it might make a good book. “In March of 2014, one of the custodians at the school said something to the tune of 'people need to hear the good news every once in awhile,'” she said. “The ...

Check it out: More than books available at Celina Public Library
This could be a combination of books, audiobooks or DVD/Blu-ray movies. Books and audiobooks are checked out for two weeks; movies have a checkout period of up to four titles for five days. The library also has a printer/copier/scanner and fax machine ...

A Call to Action for Publishers In the #MeToo Moment
When the Weinstein, Rose, and Lauer media powerhouses fell so quickly and so permanently, I was sure that the book publishing industry would also have its day of reckoning. After all, for decades, many in the industry have experienced the nightmare of ...

7 books you should read before they become movies and TV shows in February
This is peak awards show season, people. The 2018 Oscars are a mere month away, and we can't wait to see who brings home top honors. We're binge-watching the award-winning TV shows we missed and seeing as many nominated movies as we can before the big ...

Chinese, Cuban book publishers agree to boost cooperation
Executives from major publishing houses of China and Cuba agreed here Friday to expand cooperation in several areas, and establish a better dialogue between both cultures and peoples through literature. As part of the activities at the Havana 27th ...

Austin's Sam the Space Monkey starred in kids' books
We didn't know that Austin's own Sam the Space Monkey, who took flight Dec. 4, 1959, was also a star of children's books. Fans have not forgotten this little pioneer, the subject of the 1962 Wonder Books Easy Reader edition, “The Monkey in the Rocket ...

Foreign Threat, A Suspense Thriller Debut by Elevation Book Publishing
Fear plays a role in American society, and rightfully so to a point. We fight immigration because of fear, we are careful to make deals for DACA based on the idea of security, and we're fighting to secure the southern border with any obstacle, to delay ...

Doctor's office prescribes reading for children, handing out free books
Last time Maggie Lewis-Stevenson took her twin 10-month-olds to the doctor's office, they each also got a book along with their well-visit shots and checkup. “I thought it was very sweet,” said Lewis-Stevenson, of the picture books they received. They ...

Most Afghans Can't Read, but Their Book Trade Is Booming
At a time when book publishers in many countries are struggling, over the last three years those in Afghanistan have been flourishing — and that is despite the country's chronically low literacy rates: Only two out of five Afghan adults can read. But ...

Column: 10 favorite books
Like many folks of my generation, I can't remember just when I learned to read. It certainly wasn't at school. I was far beyond “See Jane run,” well before the doors to Ms. Powell's first grade classroom swung open in late August of 1961. I can only ...

Weekend picks for book lovers, including James Patterson's book on the NFL's Aaron Hernandez
What should you read this weekend? USA TODAY's picks for book lovers include James Patterson's non-fiction take on Aaron Hernandez, the fallen NFL star who was convicted of murder before he committed suicide in his prison cell. All-American Murder: The ...

Foreign Threat, A Suspense Thriller Debut by Elevation Book ...
Foreign Threat, A Suspense Thriller Debut by Elevation Book ...

Extreme Overflow Publishing Announces a New Book - Wide Open ...
Extreme Overflow Publishing Announces a New Book - Wide Open ...

There are bookshops in Nigeria—but nowhere near enough
“For a country of our size, the number of bookshops is abysmal,” Bibi Bakare-Yusuf, co-founder of Cassava Republic, a Nigerian book publishing company, tells Quartz. The lack of bookshops is particularly frustrating for publishers looking to distribute ...

OFF THE SHELF: Talking books, taking trips
Funny thing about working in a public library — somehow, you always end up talking about books. As you might have noticed, we have a big construction project underway at the Richmond location of the Madison County Public Library (more about that in a ...

Resource matches readers with books
Ever finish a book and wonder what to read next? Columbus Public Library has a great resource to help you decide! NoveList by Ebsco touts itself as “the secret to finding your next great read.” Offering read-alike and listen-alike recommendations for ...

10 Inspiring Children's Books for Budding Little Artists
Other books—for slightly older children—explore the lives of history's greatest artists. One example is Action Jackson, written by award-winning authors Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan. The biographical story covers Jackson Pollock's life and work ...

Books newsletter: A mystic bookish journey, a memoir of the US-Mexico border, a YouTube star and a couple of ...
Books newsletter: A mystic bookish journey, a memoir of the US-Mexico border, a YouTube star and a couple of ...

Here are 11 new picture books for your family to warm hearts and minds in February
If you're not a fan of Utah winters, the shortest month of the year can start to feel really loooooong. Fortunately there are plenty of reasons to celebrate in February — Valentine's Day, Presidents Day and Lunar New Year. February is also Black ...


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