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Bookmonger: Books for reluctant young readers
Have you been trying to convince a youngster you know that reading can be fun, not a chore? Two new juvenile fiction books, aimed at ages 3 to 8, may help you win the day. I find it rather curious that both books, so similar in purpose, were published ...

Hundreds of rare books soaked by rain in California State Library
The California State Library is working to salvage some of its rarest books damaged during Monday's rain and hailstorm. The third-floor ceiling had a water leak, damaging around 250 volumes dating back to the 1800s. Advertisement. “The water came right ...

Lilly Library offers rare books, puzzles, exhibits
Rebecca Baumann holds up a piece of latex with words printed on it from the book "Lay Text." Seeing and discussing different types of books is part of a class called Z681: The Book 1450 to the Present, which is taught at the Lilly Library. Mallory ...

Sacramento Hailstorm Leaves Rare Books On Ice
SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — When Monday's hail storm blew through Downtown Sacramento, the California State Library was on thin ice. “Right above this ceiling right here is a little platform and it caught a lot of rain than anticipated,” said library ...

Ending 'Mom-and-Pop' Governance
Among them are the authors of two books released in January by Johns Hopkins University Press, How to Run a College and How University Boards Work. “Can American higher education navigate through uncharted waters if the leadership relies on an ...

Ian Buruma: By the Book
These are the books that are presently on my stand: “Ma'am Darling,” by Craig Brown; “Promise at Dawn,” by Romain Gary; “King Zeno,” by Nathaniel Rich; and “House of Sleeping Beauties,” by Yasunari Kawabata. What's the last great book you've read? My ...

Hybrid Publishers Get New Standards from Independent Book Publishers Association; Leveling Playing Field for Indies
She Writes Press and SparkPress Publisher Brooke Warner spearheaded the initiative to establish hybrid publishing criteria in her role as Chair of the Advocacy committee of the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA). The Advocacy Committee is ...

Five libraries around the world that are open despite the odds
“The ongoing conflict has hampered library services and many people are afraid to stay out of their homes for any length of time,” says Qayoom Suroush, an analyst focusing on Afghanistan. “In short, they need everything that is required for a modern ...

15 Trailblazers On What History Books Will Say About Women's Activism In 2018
“I'd like future history books to talk about the role women have played in changing the country. I want them to be specific. I want them to talk about Black Lives Matter and how it was started by women. I want people to understand that the Women's ...

Ten books to read in March
A National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize finalist, Schutt is known for her taut, haunting and original take on contemporary themes. Mimi, the newly widowed starlet in the title novella in this collection, discovers that her husband Arnie has willed his ...

Montana Hope Project helps create children's book to share its story, raise money
But in addition, the Hope Project, which is always looking for kids to grant wishes for, is selling the books as another fundraiser to help pay for those wishes, which cost on average $8,900 apiece. After 12 years with the highway patrol, an emotional ...

Account Manager: International and Special Markets
Guilford Press seeks a smart, flexible professional for a multifaceted position to work in our NYC Sales Dept. This position works closely with customers, authors, and staff across departments to service existing accounts and to expand our sales into ...

The Right Fit Formula, a Controversial New Weight Loss Book Using Personality Profiling and Mindfulness, Lands ...
The Right Fit Formula, a Controversial New Weight Loss Book Using Personality Profiling and Mindfulness, Lands ...

These are Amazon's picks for best books this March
We make room in our busy schedules to watch the latest seasons of our favorite TV shows, but we don't put enough time aside for books. If you're looking for something to keep you occupied before bed or on your commute to work this March, we suggest ...

BBC Studios is adapting Terry Pratchett's iconic Discworld books for a six-part TV series
Sir Terry Pratchett's long-running fantasy series Discworld is finally getting a TV adaptation from BBC Studios, according to a new report from Deadline. Discworld is a massive series written by Pratchett — who died in 2015 — which spans 41 books ...

These are the 8 most popular books about money and investing ever
Here's how you start on Dave Ramsey's seven-point plan. One: Create a $1,000 emergency fund. Next: Pay off debt, starting with the smallest amount. This book, first published in 2003, offers entry-level financial advice that has resonated with many ...

Leadership books for volatile and uncertain times
Leaders – especially those in the federal government – are facing some extraordinary challenges these days. Our volatile, uncertain, chaotic and ambiguous world, or VUCA as the military and intelligence communities call it, seems to be running at a ...

Bill Gates shares the 2 best books he's read this year
Bill Gates loves to read. The billionaire philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder tears through around 50 books per year and prioritizes reading over other hobbies, even if it means missing out on certain cultural touchstones. "There is so much good ...

'Diversity in Romance' report finds decrease in books by authors of color
According to the second annual State of Racial Diversity in Romance Publishing Report from romance-specialty bookstore The Ripped Bodice, for every 100 books published by leading romance publishers in 2017, only 6.2 were written by people of color ...

'Beauty and the Beak' wins prize for science book excellence
The new children's book, “Beauty and the Beak,” has won the highest honor in children's book publishing given by a scientific organization, the AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books. The book includes information from the Cornell Lab ...

March's sci-fi and fantasy book releases are out of this world
It's hard to believe it's already March, but when it comes to publishing, that means something great: big new book releases! Publishing runs by season, like so many other industries, and March is always a huge month for books. It's always fun to comb ...

Tech Moves: Microsoft vet heading new data-focused game publisher; Cortana under new management; and more
“It really hasn't changed much since book publishing,” Urie said. “This space is ripe for innovation. With the amount of data in mobile and in gaming — it's just not being taken advantage of.” The games industry is made up of studios, who develop the ...

7 New Books We Recommend This Week
Senior Editor, Books. WHAT ARE WE DOING HERE? Essays, by Marilynne Robinson. (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $27.) In essays that are characteristically rigorous and combative, Robinson wrestles with various points of civics and theology. “It's an ...

Dolly Parton Gives The Gift Of Literacy: A Library Of 100 Million Books
The Library of Congress hosted a very special guest at story time this week: Dolly Parton. The country music legend is also a champion of early childhood literacy, through her Imagination Library. Every month, the nonprofit program mails a free book to ...

Fox Chapel Launches Children's Book Imprint
Happy Fox, a new children's imprint from Fox Chapel Publishing, was unveiled at last month's North American International Toy Fair. The East Petersburg, Pa.-based publishing house Fox Chapel, best known for its craft titles, saw an opportunity to ...

Fantasy Writer Terry Goodkind Now Claims He Hated His Book Cover Because It's 'Sexist'
Earlier this week, Goodkind wrote a post on Facebook calling Shroud of Eternity “a great book with a very bad cover. Laughably bad,” inviting readers to share their thoughts in a poll. He later apologized to cover artist Bastien Lecouffe Deharme in a ...

Senior Editor, Little Bee Books and Yellow Jacket
Little Bee Books and Yellow Jacket, imprints of Bonnier Publishing USA is seeking an organized, energetic, and eager senior editor to work with the Publisher to create and grow a well-rounded and successful children's list. We are in need of an ...

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library Gifts Its 100-Millionth Book As Dollywood Opens For Season 32
If the fastest wooden roller coaster in the world or the world-renowned cinnamon bread isn't enough to get you out of your chair and heading to Pigeon Forge, here's another reason: every time you visit Dollywood – which, by the way, just won ...

Publishers already contacting Hicks about book deal: report
"Michael Wolff with his unauthorized tell-all has sold something like 900,000 books, and it's made him a millionaire, even though there's been questions about some of his reporting," the agent said. "Believe me when I say that the publishing world and ...

11 Underrated Business Books That Should Be On Your Bookshelf
6. The Money Code: Free, Wise & Rich -- Raimon Samso. This book offers a simple concept: what does it take to have financial freedom? To answer that question, it goes into the belief systems people build up around money, and their habits, emotions and ...

Read the Books Behind the Oscars
Algonquin Books. (2008). Set in 1940s Mississippi, this novel takes place on the McAllan family farm, where Laura McAllan is trying to forge a new life after leaving Memphis behind. It is told from the perspectives of a number of people — black and ...

Rumors of a Hope Hicks diary has publishers scrambling and could ...
Rumors of a Hope Hicks diary has publishers scrambling and could ...

Who Wants to Publish Omarosa's White House Tell-All Book?
Omarosa Manigault Newman isn't shy about expressing her interest in writing a "tell-all" book about her brief tenure in Donald Trump's White House. "I'm thinking of writing a tell-all sometime," Newman told her cast mates on an episode of Celebrity Big ...

Author-publisher Schwalbe to share love of words at literacy luncheon
Book clubs and food are a perfect match.” He eventually sold the website to Macmillan Publishers, where he now works. His first book was “Send: Why People Email So Badly and How to Do it Better,” which he co-wrote with his friend, David Shipley, in ...

Assistant to Book Publishing Marketing Executive
CAA is seeking an assistant to support an Executive in our Book Publishing department. This Executive works with clients across all departments to create event and media opportunities for A-list celebrity talent around the publication of their books ...

HarperCollins Publishers Buys AMACOM Books
NEW YORK, March 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- HarperCollins Publishers today announced it has acquired the trade book assets of AMACOM from the American Management Association International (AMA). HarperCollins will take over all front list and backlist ...

March Is Reading Month, Here Are Some Books You Should Check Out!
As you probably know, March is National Reading Month. Many schools will have projects set up to engage kids in reading, but it is really something for the whole family to get involved in. Books are a great way to escape, go on an adventure, learn ...

Bill Gates Is Obsessed With These 2 New Books
Bill Gates had some awesome answers for curious Redditors on his AMA this week, commenting on topics ranging from philanthropy to technology to beer. (He's not really a beer guy, he says, but he'll drink light beer at a ballgame “to get with the vibe ...

“Wake Up and Read” to “Libraries Lead”
A Gallup poll in 1955 found that almost two-thirds of adults had not read any book apart from the Bible in the previous year. A 1957 survey found that only 17% of Americans were currently reading a book. And spending on books was decreasing, as more of ...

Best science fiction and fantasy books out this month
The Feed (Morrow), Nick Clark Windo's debut, quickly establishes this is not your typical post-apocalyptic scenario. Readers are introduced to Tom and Kate, a couple living in the very near future; they are trying to establish dominance over the Feed ...

Slideshow: Best-selling books
NPD BookScan gathers point-of-sale book data from about 16,000 locations across the U.S., representing about 85 percent of the nation's book sales. Print-book data providers include all major booksellers and Web retailers, and food stores. E-book data ...

Books roundup: Five literary events in New Orleans in March
It's March: when spring returns, clocks do whatever it is they do when daylight saving time begins and we break out the shorts and flip-flops we'll all be wearing for the next eight months. Among the city's densely populated fooding-and-festing spring ...

Reese Witherspoon's New Project with Kerry Washington Proves Needs To Start Her Own Book Imprint Already
Somehow Reese Witherspoon has joined up with yet another superstar peer (in this case Kerry Washington) to coproduce and costar in yet another limited television series based on an acclaimed book from a female author, and instead of asking when ...

Dodgers Lit: Four Authors Pitch Their New Baseball Books
Brothers in Arms: Koufax, Kershaw, and the Dodgers' Extraordinary Pitching Tradition (publishing May 1 from Triumph Books and available for pre-order now) is that book, offering deep, detailed profiles on the pitchers who formed that tradition as well ...

Best-Selling Books Week Ended Feb. 25
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 ...

With books and music, Minneapolis publisher makes mental health 'a little less scary'
“Dog Medicine” and “Naubinway” were released within two weeks of each other in late 2015, capping an end to a very busy (and successful) year. Wahlberg took a little breather after that. But now he's busy again with a new project — a book by another ...

Nashville's McKay's used books and music store is going strong despite trends
With the closing of several of our area's most popular used bookstores, like Bookman/Bookwoman, Ms. B's and one of the Rhino Books locations, I wondered how the giant McKay's was faring. And a trip out to the massive store, perched on a hill just off I ...

Surprise! The Cat in the Hat Is Not the Best-Selling Dr. Seuss Book of All Time ... See Which One Is
March 2 marks what would have been the famous author's 114th birthday. In honor of the occasion, his publisher Random House gave PEOPLE the exclusive roundup of the top five best-selling Dr. Seuss books of all time — and No. 1 isn't what you'd think ...

Publishers release books chronicling life of 'America's Pastor'
Several books chronicling the life of the Rev. Billy Graham are being published as the world says goodbye to the Baptist preacher known as "America's Pastor." Zondervan released "A Prophet With Honor: The Billy Graham Story" by William Martin on Feb ...

Book lovers flock to opening day of Books 'n' Things Fair in Aiken
For Neil Dunlap of Anderson, the goal was to find books about South Carolina history, the military and art that he could buy for bargain prices and then resell. “I'm a book dealer, and I'm in a couple of antique malls,” he said. “I also do a little bit ...


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