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Books making the leap to movie screens later this year
The worlds of books and movies frequently collide — and not just on the crowded surface of my desk. I like to keep an eye on the books-turned-movies world, to give myself time to read the book before the movie. Doing things in that order seems to me ...

Library to host events
Brian West, owner and founder of the Method 8 Corporation/method8inc.com, will be operating as a business consultant, publishing consultant, marketing consultant, entertainment consultant, event planner, mini production studio, book publisher, internet ...

25 Must-Read Books That Will Make July Fly By
Do you hear that? It's the sound of your beach bag begging you to stuff it with the Summer's best new books. June already blessed us with a ton of great reads, so it's time to take a quick peek at what's hitting shelves in July. Need a spine-tingling ...

Publish a Book of Your Very Own with BookVenture
Instead hardcover books are given more attention and respect, because they are considered classier. Which is why BookVenture has seen fit to celebrate Paperback Book Day with a publishing promo. With the Light Sentiments promo authors can now ...

Petition questions removal of books at UA campus library
FAYETTEVILLE -- The proper place for books in the main library at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville remains a tricky topic among at least some faculty members after an email from a UA librarian questioned the removal of most printed materials ...

5 new books you won't want to miss this week, including the new Brad Thor thriller
USA TODAY's Jocelyn McClurg scopes out the hottest books on sale each week. 1. "Spymaster" by Brad Thor (Atria, fiction, on sale July 3). What it's about: In the latest in a series, counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath is called in when a secret ...

Book Notes: July 1, 2018
Adults will receive a prize and an entry into the grand prize for every five books they read. Children and teens earn points by reading, doing activities and attending events at the local KCPL branch library. The more points earned, the better the ...

Discover What to Read Next With This 'Instagram for Books'
I have a massive list of books on my “to read” list, but somehow whenever I head to the library or bookstore I manage to pick up something else instead. I'm very easily swayed by an awesome cover. Article preview thumbnail ...

Two new books take kids to space with Clayton Anderson, Nebraska's first and only astronaut
“(She) kept pulling me over to the children's aisle and telling me I needed to write a children's book,” he said. “I wasn't quite sure I was up for that, and she insisted ... she let me know she was really thinking about the publisher Sleeping Bear ...

Here's 12 fantastic science fiction and fantasy novels that you should check out this July
Yoss is a Cuban science fiction author whose novels Super Extra Grande and A Planet for Rent were recently translated into English by Restless Books. The publisher has a new novel from him, Condomnauts, set in the 24th century. It follows Josué Valdés ...

Eagle Scout candidate amasses 4K+ books
Ben Sheppard, 14, had a goal of collecting 1,000 books for the Friends of the Ocala Public Library to sell but more than quadrupled that number in just 10 weeks - and he is not yet done. OCALA — He had set his sights on collecting 1,000 books, but in ...

Keanu Reeves Is Publishing Books That Are Beautiful, Socially Conscious, and Worth Your Time
High Winds is a small, pastel-hued book with sunset-inspired geometric graphic designs by L.A.-based artist Jessica Fleischmann and pithy, all-caps text by Oswald. It is one of four books released last year by the new L.A.-based publisher X Artists ...

Wave of pro-Trump books coming in summer and fall
"I think you have various books seeking to be the anti-'Fire and Fury,'" says Eric Nelson, editorial director of Broadside Books, a conservative imprint of HarperCollins Publishers that is releasing Chaffetz's "The Deep State: How an Army of ...

Fr. Bernard Champagne and Jay Mccurtten's New Book "Good People Go to Hell, Bad People Go to Heaven" is a ...
Fr. Bernard Champagne and Jay Mccurtten's New Book "Good People Go to Hell, Bad People Go to Heaven" is a ...

Bruce Thompson's New Book "Justice: A New Beginning" is the Epic Sequel to the Amy Johnson Series that Features a ...
Bruce Thompson's New Book "Justice: A New Beginning" is the Epic Sequel to the Amy Johnson Series that Features a ...

Louise Holland's New Book "Parkinson's Disease Dementia Timeline" Follows the Changes in One Patient Throughout ...
Louise Holland's New Book "Parkinson's Disease Dementia Timeline" Follows the Changes in One Patient Throughout ...

School won't let students take 'serial killer' class textbooks home
“In no way am I suggesting that these books be censored, as they are NYSTL [Text Law] approved by the DOE,'' she wrote. “However, please do not allow students to take them home — they should be read in the library where they are supervised by a ...

Bob Dylan and Will Smith: Children's Authors?
Kids too young to read generally have their books selected for them by adults, and we tend to gravitate toward favorite characters from our childhoods, which often means our parents' childhoods: Madeline, Babar, Curious George and the rest of the ...

Books blog
Your space to discuss the books you are reading and what you think of them. Tips, links and suggestions: what are you reading this week? Poem of the week: Us by Zaffar Kunial. An only apparently informal riff on an only apparently straightforward ...

Author and Sea Captain Linda Greenlaw Shares What Books Top Her Reading List
Linda Greenlaw first came on our radar as a swordfishing boat captain made famous by Sebastian Junger's book and movie, The Perfect Storm, (Greenlaw was portrayed on film by Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio), which told the true story of the Andrea Gail and ...

Victor Love's 'The End of War' gets new marketing campaign
AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry's only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services ...

Books That Burn
You could almost say Bradbury's book about book burning was purposely built for flogging a President who has claimed (bragged?) that he doesn't have time to read. (“I read passages, I read areas, chapters, I don't have the time,” he told Megyn Kelly.) ...

TODAY anchors share their picks for best summer reads
As you're lounging by the pool or hanging at the beach this summer, it's a great time to pick up a book! With a Pew Research Center study showing that 76 percent of U.S. adults have read a book in the last year, which is down from 79 percent in 2011 ...

Tommy Orange's There There is the novel of the summer
I was asked at a publishing party. I confessed that I had not. “So she's not there there yet,” one of the publishers concluded. “But I'm there there.” “Is it that good?” another one asked. “It's so good,” the first confirmed. “Yes, Tommy Orange's New ...

Amazon's Audiobook Boom
Book publishing has reached a point of what could be called stable insecurity. The steep fluctuations of the post-Kindle years, in which rapid e-book growth seemed poised to upend the industry, have settled—for traditional publishers, at least, e-book ...

77 new movies, TV shows, albums, and books to check out this month
While half of the year's movies, TV shows, albums and books may have already been released in that time, perhaps the best is yet to come. Everything on the way in July makes this year look anything but front-loaded. Have a look through Fast Company's ...

On the Books
Five years after Gov. Bob McDonnell rejected Medicaid expansion, the Virginia Senate on May 30 joined the House of Delegates in approving the measure as part of the state budget, after some Republicans in both chambers joined Democrats in supporting it ...

10 Books You Need To Read In July
Now that summer's in full swing, it's time to kick back and enjoy a great book. To help get you started, we've put together a list of recommended reads — a mix of picks from Patch staffers and Amazon editors. Whether you're looking for the ultimate ...

Book Clubs Are Really Having a Moment Right Now
Book clubs are more popular than ever, with bookworms meeting up through more and more social media-based communities moderated by publishers, celebrities, popular newsletters, and even “influencers.” While book clubs themselves are nothing new ...

Unholy matrimony! Who spoiled Batman's wedding?
“While the Times piece is more fulsome than some might like,” he wrote, “it does not spoil the shock ending of the book for fans.” Comic studios are not generally averse to leaking big events to get a bit of news: the death of Superman in 1992 and ...

Sharon Horgan's 10 Favorite Books
A book I read at least once a year. I took American studies as part of my degree, and found Hemingway a little late, but The Sun Also Rises is the ultimate of the modernist school. I'm not sure why I read it so often, but much has to do with the huge ...

No 'Trump Bump' for Pro-POTUS Authors—Sean Spicer Is the Latest to Fizzle
Publishing's “Trump Bump” isn't all it's cracked up to be. If you're writing a book about modern politics, one shortcut to the bestseller list would seem to be President Donald Trump tweeting about your tome. He often trumpets books by White House ...

Tabatha's Bag of Books: Chatters and Matters
Here are three doable ideas to inspire your next at-home vacation that can easily include books, too. • Make your own beach oasis and dune with a few bags of beach sand. There are many design possibilities. Add a large plastic pool with water to dip ...

Coordinating Editor - Web, Social Media and Community Engagement
Springer Nature is the world's largest academic book publisher, publisher of the world's highest impact journals and a pioneer in the field of open research. The company numbers almost 13,000 staff in over 50 countries and has a turnover of ...

The Best New Books Out This July
A few weeks ago, what I always fear will happen actually did happen. I'd been reading Beck Dorey Stein's engrossing memoir, From the Corner of the Oval, out July 24, on my commute home. “Huh,” I thought, as I looked up from my book and saw a slightly ...

Scholars Talk Writing: How Does a Book Editor Find Projects?
Schneider: Publishing books has enabled me to combine my intellectual and political passions. I'm a nerd/leftist who still feels, naïvely perhaps, that books can change the world. The list I've developed reflects my commitment to publishing books that ...

Cold Books for Hot Days
It's hot out there, especially if you live in the Midwest or on the East Coast, both sizzling through an epic summer heat wave. So stay in the air conditioning, keep yourself hydrated and — if you can — cool down with one of these books, which are ...

29 New Scifi and Fantasy Books to Add to Your Reading List in July
The third book in Sullivan's Legends of the First Empire series sees humankind finally rise up against the godlike beings who've ruled since the beginning of time. But defeating them will be a nearly-impossible feat—with complications like magic and ...

Marketing Manager
Position Summary: Bloomsbury Children's Books seeks a Marketing Manager to develop and implement innovative marketing campaigns for books across all ages, imprints, and formats, including picture books, middle grade and young adult fiction and ...

Books coming out this week: The Intermission, The Banker's Wife, and more
Hello and welcome to Monday, which is really sort of like a Thursday this week, because Wednesday is the Fourth of July, making Tuesday like a Friday! You get all of that? Even if you didn't quick track, it's fine. Because we're celebrating a holiday ...

During the World Cup, Read These 3 Books About Soccer
Originally published in the United States in 1998, this book by Uruguayan novelist and journalist Galeano gives a history of the game, an analysis of famous plays and short biographies of some famous players. Of José Manuel Moreno, he writes, “His ...

Helping Children Identify As Readers — Starting With A Haircut
That means, first and foremost, that reading should be fun. It also means kids need to see their lives and interests reflected in the stories they read. But, Irby says, the publishing industry has a long way to go. When he went to a big book convention ...

French Book Sales Fell 1.6% in 2017
French publishing sales were down in 2017, falling 1.6% compared to 2016. Revenue declined from €2.84 billion ($3.7 billion) in 2016 to € 2.79 billion ($3.6 billion) in 2017, according to a report from the French Publishers Association (Syndicat ...

7 New Books You Should Read This July
The Mere Wife, by Maria Dahvana Headley (MCD Books, July 17) There might be more revisionist takes on Beowulf than there are English translations, but Headley (whose own translation comes out next year) brings the story of the hero, the monster, and ...

Top 3 Tips For New Writers About Self-Publishing On Amazon
Once young authors have written a book, what do they do next? Among the most obvious options that come to my mind, the most effective one is Amazon self publishing. It is easy to do and can bring you profit in no time. So, to answer questions you may ...

Colorful Spectrum of Books for Children Featured in LibraryBub Selection for July
LOS ANGELES, July 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/. LibraryBub is a service that helps thousands of librarians to discover bestselling and award-winning books from the independent publishing sector. LibraryBub works with all major libraries and is the industry's ...

9 Summer Books All Future Brides Should Add to Their Reading Lists
Calling all bride-to-be bookworms! Put a pause on wedding planning for a hot sec and allow yourself some much needed R&R time this season, curled up with a fabulous book (outdoors, of course). And don't worry, you Type-A brides who won't allow yourself ...

Best Sci-Fi Books of 2018 (So Far)
There's never been a better time to take some time off from reality and escape into some much-needed sci-fi. 2018 has been a great year for great reads, and luckily we still have 6 more months to go. Here are the 10 books that we've already loved this ...

Arsenic-Laced Books Discovered in University Library
In an article published on The Conversation, research librarian Jakob Povl Holck and associate professor Kaare Lund Rasmussen explain that they had decided to scan the books using a series of x-ray fluorescence analyses in hopes it would enable them to ...

Toxic History, Poisoned Water: The Story of Flint
Two new books approach this disaster from different angles. “What the Eyes Don't See,” by Mona Hanna-Attisha, is a stirring and personal account by the Flint pediatrician who first presented unequivocal proof that children were being poisoned. Her book ...


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