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Get ready for more big political books
The charged political environment was a big topic at the BookExpo at the Javits Convention Center this week, with signs that more big books on politics are on the way. John Sargent, CEO of Macmillan, the parent company of Henry Holt, which published ...

Summertime Sports Books: From Keith Hernandez to Vladimir Nabokov
Thankfully, just in time, there's the expected flood of vegetable-reverent titles, as well as books that will take you to all corners of the world and personal, nostalgic journeys inspiring the rediscovery of classics that feel just right for the ...

73 Books to Read While the Sun Is Out and the Days Are Long
Thankfully, just in time, there's the expected flood of vegetable-reverent titles, as well as books that will take you to all corners of the world and personal, nostalgic journeys inspiring the rediscovery of classics that feel just right for the ...

BookExpo-BookCon tandem puts spotlight on diversity
“We're about publishing scholarships that can affect humanity and the humanities in academia. The university is committed to supporting our book publishing program.” Show organizers are calling diversity not just a matter of fairness, but also of ...

Political Books Rule the List Now. What Was Selling 30, 40, 50 Years Ago?
HIT PARADE Americans are so consumed by political books right now that some of us at the Book Review began to wonder about reading trends in summers past. A quick browse in our archives revealed that 10 years ago this week, Stephenie Meyer's sci-fi ...

What Should Your Kid Read This Summer? Here Are Three to Start With
When I was a girl, my friends and I clung to each other and even to our teachers during the June goodbyes. Nonetheless, we chanted with glee, “No more pencils, no more books, no more teachers' dirty looks!” We conjured lazy days unfettered from ...

PR: Publishing Platform Authorship Is Proud to Announce Their Platform Will Open on June 1st
Authorship aims to simplify the book publishing process by giving all the authorities to the author. When an author publishes a book at the platform, he/she enjoys all the rights and does not have to comply with the complex policies of publishers ...

Keep your book subscriptions close to home at Milkweed Books, Red Balloon
We found two local bookstores that offer book subscriptions — Milkweed Books, affiliated with the publisher Milkweed Editions (both in the Open Book building, 1011 Washington Ave. S., Mpls.), and the Red Balloon children's bookshop, 891 Grand Ave., ...

Pressing matters: Padre Martínez and the dawn of New Mexico publishing
“These guys had no clue how to be book binders,” said Tomas Jaehn, director of the Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections at the University of New Mexico. He and Leech clarified that Padre Martínez acted as writer, translator, and ...

Three giants of US publishing name the books they're most proud of
The heads of three American publishing powerhouses met to discuss the state of the books business May 31 in New York City. Penguin Random House CEO Markus Dohle, Simon & Schuster CEO Carolyn Reidy, and Macmillan CEO John Sargent, speaking ...

Ursula K. Le Guin's Final Book Of Poetry Is Set To Be Published By An Indie Press — But They Need Your Help
Le Guin, the prolific writer who passed away in January 2018, was a visionary creator - and now her final work, a poetry collection entitled So Far So Good, is being brought forth into the world by a small, independent publisher, who has launched a ...

Entrepreneur And Executive Coach Dr. Rob Douk Demonstrates How To Unite Social Activism And Business
The book is published with ForbesBooks, the exclusive business book publishing imprint of Forbes Media. The most enduring memorial of all is to build diligently and fearlessly toward a better world. Such is the goal of social entrepreneurship. In his ...

18 very gay and very good books you should read this Pride Month
Pride Month is officially here and that can only mean one thing: time to load up your reading list with stellar queer stories. Of course, you should be mixing gay books into your to-be-read pile no matter what time of year, but this month, as you ...

Best-Selling Books Week Ended May 27
NPD 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 ...

Why Picture Books Are Perfect Bedtime Stories
It's time to put the little one to bed. What do you do? Put on an audiobook, read them a bedtime story with fun pictures, or turn on some cartoons? A new study suggests the old standby of an illustrated bedtime story is best for developing your ...

Lack Of Books Hits Illinois Prison Libraries
Research shows one way to stop the cycle of people winding up back in prison is through educational programs for inmates. Prison libraries are supposed to support those efforts, but that doesn't appear to be the case in Illinois, where for all of last ...

A Wichita school dumped books in the trash, and neighbors want to know why
A trash container filled with books outside a Wichita elementary school had several nearby residents wondering why the school didn't donate or recycle the materials. Lynette Evans was walking her two dogs near Woodland Elementary School in North ...

Publishing and selling your writing in the Upper Peninsula
"Finding the right publisher is very difficult. you need to find one editor who really believes in your work, and when they read your work, whatever comments they have are really designed to help the book be better, rather than simply be critical ...

The 13 enthralling science fiction and fantasy books you need to check out this June
One crew member, Sunday Ahzmundin, works to unravel the mystery behind the death a fellow crew member, all while watching her fellow passengers plan a mutiny one day at a time across millennia. Publishers Weekly gave the book a starred review, ...

NYRF 2018: Money, Status Will Drive More Diversity
It is widely acknowledged that both Hollywood and the book publishing industries have a diversity problem. PW's annual salary survey indicated that approximately 80% of the book business is white, and accordingly, a relatively small number of books are ...

Bookworm: The Capital flips through a few local books
Books are far from dead — in fact, they continue to breed like brainy, creative, adventurous rabbits. We should know. The Capital is a satellite library for books of local interest, labors of love shipped to us in fine, sturdy envelopes or left at our ...

Sean Spicer is just as glad as you are that he no longer speaks for Donald Trump
At the publishing convention BookExpo today in New York City, Spicer appeared to promote his book, The Briefing, out July 24 from the conservative book publisher Regnery. In an interview with his publisher, Marjory Grant Ross, under the glare of ...

Local author releases new book of poetry
Much of Chitwood's work – seven poetry collections and two books of essays – focuses on the tension between the past and present, where he's come from and where he is now. Chitwood earned a bachelor's degree in English from Emory & Henry College in ...

31 books everyone will be reading this summer
Goodreads rounded up the best books to read this summer across a number of genres: fiction, young adult, nonfiction, historical fiction, romance, and fantasy and science fiction. In order to create the list, Goodreads picked the books that had been ...

Michelle Obama, King, Sparks, Grisham, Witherspoon: An early look at the big books of fall
NEW YORK — Michelle Obama's memoir Becoming may be the glittering jewel in the fall books season, but plenty of other big-name baubles are headed for bookstores come September. Booksellers got a sneak peek this week at the fall lineup (the most ...

10 great sci-fi books to read before they become TV shows
We've put together a list of some of the great sci-fi books currently being turned into TV series, and we'll update it over time as the shows premiere and other adaptations are announced. Feel free to leave a comment letting us know which adaptations ...

A short and satisfying summer books preview
There are a couple times of year when colleagues start casually stopping by my office to chat about books. It would happen more often if I weren't on a different floor than many of them — and also, it's not just casual talk. Come June, they're looking ...

Congratulations Graduate! Now Read These 3 Books.
Class of 2018, here's what you need to know about the real world, according to these 3 books: You can feel like an outsider and still be successful; life is better if you learn to laugh at yourself; and, despite the hype, 30 is not the new 20. Here's ...

Two 'Younger' Fans, and S&S Staffers, Find a New Project in Their Favorite Show
For Dana Trocker and Christine Pride, it was a no-brainer. When the two Simon & Schuster employees saw that a central character on the TV show Younger, which is set in the world of New York book publishing, was releasing a novel, they wanted life to ...

Library of Congress adds donor's big collection of comic books, pop-culture items
WASHINGTON — The Library of Congress has acquired its largest donation of comic books and other pop-culture memorabilia, including early Mickey Mouse storyboards and items that date to the dawn of American newspaper comics. The acquisition ...

14 books for your Oregon summer reading 2018 list
Whatever your child's preferred two-wheel ride, Portland author Eric A. Kimmel has you covered with this delightful picture book that also serves as a bucket list for Oregon bicycle experiences. Parents will find helpful tips for choosing a child's ...

Books: Rachel Cusk, the long literary life of the Replacements and more book news
Hi, all! Carolyn Kellogg, books editor here, back from a trip to Helsinki, Stockholm and Paris with the not-at-all groundbreaking news that these are delightful cities. Yes, I shopped at Paris' Shakespeare and Company, but not enough — when decided I ...

Want Michael Lewis's Next Book? You'll Have to Listen to It.
After years of stagnation in the industry, audiobooks have become a rare bright spot for publishers. While e-book sales have fallen and print has remained anemic, publishers' revenue for downloaded audio has nearly tripled in the last five years ...

20 new books to read in June
We're in the heat of summer which means there's no shortage of great books to tear through on those lazy beach days. Click through for brilliant fiction, eye-opening memoirs, bracing thrillers, and a few powerful queer stories perfect for Pride month ...

The Best Summer Books
Sedaris is our finest miniaturist—and not because he's 5'5″ (” 'Pocket gays,' we're sometimes called”). Whether the subject is his Fitbit obsession, a benign tumor or his sister's suicide, he delivers compassion, hilarity and a sense—even in the ...

A summer made of stories: Great books for warmer days
Below we recommend June, July, and August books, great reading to beguile the climbing temperatures. Our fiction ranges from Florida to Ghana, from Ireland to the samba joints of 1930s Brazil. Our nonfiction tells of life in fracking-land, Pennsylvania ...

Bestselling authors pen books about Texas
Two best-selling Austin authors have penned new books about Texas that garnered glowing reviews this spring in national publications such as the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. Lawrence Wright, who won the Pulitzer Prize in 2007 for The ...

A-list authors skip print
After years of stagnation in the industry, audiobooks have become a rare bright spot for publishers. While e-book sales have fallen and print has remained anemic, publishers' revenue for downloaded audio has nearly tripled in the past five years ...

Comics, video game manuals, books - it all adds up to literacy
So literacy is the ability to read and write. And because people tell me that I can write good, certainly that means I grew up reading books, right? After all, you need to know what you're reading before you can write it in a way that others can read ...

5 new books you won't want to miss this week, including a new 'Devil Wears Prada' novel
USA TODAY's Jocelyn McClurg scopes out the hottest books on sale each week. 1. When Life Gives You Lululemons by Lauren Weisberger (Simon & Schuster, fiction, on sale June 5). What it's about: Can Emily Charlton — former assistant to magazine editor ...

17 refreshing books to read this summer
Here are 17 refreshing books to read this summer. They're about … maritime disaster? America's opioid crisis? Toxic social media? The legacy of the Confederacy? How about a man who falls in love with a bear and is completely serious about it? No one ...

BookCon 2018: We Need Diverse Books: Beyond Diversity 101
If the We Need Diverse Books panel feels like a homecoming, it's because this weekend marks the literary organization's annual return to its birthplace. BookCon is the reason WNDB, which promotes inclusivity and diversity in books, as well as among ...

Deaf sheltie dogs inspire new book
Kashuba said finding a publisher and marketing the book has been more daunting. To find a publisher, she spent some time paging through all the dog books she had at home. One name that came up again and again was Covenant Books Inc. in Murrells ...

Beavers, National Parks and Trump's Attacks on Science: 16 New Environmental Books for June
By John R. Platt. We've made it past Memorial Day weekend, which means that for many of us it's time to start planning our summer reading lists. Luckily there are plenty of new environmentally themed books coming out in June—more than any one person ...

Publishers embrace, and ponder, audiobooks' rise
And while the industry debated whether e-books expanded the market, or simply shifted it to digital reading, publishers agree that audio brings in new customers and allows them to encounter a narrative when a physical or e-book would be impossible ...

Largo Attorney Writes Award-Winning Book on VA Benefits for Florida Veterans
LARGO, Fla., June 3, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) has announced that the book, Veterans Benefits for the Florida Resident, by Largo attorney and veterans advocate John R. Frazier, is a Silver Award ...

5 Sci-Fi Books Biotech Geeks Should Read Right Now
From space colonization to resurrection of dinosaurs to machine intelligence, the most awe-inspiring visions of humanity's future are typically born from science fiction. But among an abundance of time travel, superheroes, space adventures, and so ...

Second Book in the PAKK Series: Amazon Expedient is Now Available
Dreaming Big Publications is a publishing company on a mission to reach more people on a global level by publishing books that educate and advocate for mental health and social justice issues. Our main focus is nonfiction-self-help, memoirs, and books ...

The Best Books on Cults, for These Cult-Obsessed Times
Welcome to Reading Lists, comprehensive book guides from the Strategist designed to make you an expert (or at least a fascinating dinner-party companion) in hyperspecific or newsworthy topics. This week: a selection of books (and notable articles and ...

New Bobby Kennedy books mark 50th anniversary of his murder
New Bobby Kennedy books mark 50th anniversary of his murder in. This week marks the 50th anniversary of the murder and death of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy as he campaigned for the presidency. Towson author Blaine Taylor, who has a forthcoming ...


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