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Isenhour: Limiting green books will create more confusion
Isenhour: Limiting green books will create more confusion. Tripp Isenhour gives insights on green books and why there are more pressing issues that the R&A and USGA need to address. show less. PlaylistTrending. Isenhour: Limiting green books will ...

South Asian book publishing: writing top class, big deals missing
Apart from China – Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam and Indonesia – have robust publishing industries and churn out quite a few international bestsellers. Indonesia is seen as a rising star in Asia, even as the ...

Why a Picture Book Now for Young Kids? Let's Just Say He Could Feel It in His Bones
Jeff Smith is the creator of Bone, the series often credited with kicking off the boom in graphic novels for children when it was published beginning in 2005. Now Smith has a picture book set in the world of Bone, “Smiley's Dream Book,” aimed at kids ...

Ten books to read in August
In a book rich in fascinating details drawn from personal archives, Baker follows the adventures of John Auden, a geologist and older brother of the poet WH Auden, and Michael Spender, a surveyor and older brother of poet Stephen. Both were drawn to ...

New books
Astronomy and astrophysics; Atomic and molecular physics; Biological and medical physics; Chemical physics; Computers and computational physics; Cosmology and relativity; Device physics; Energy and environment; Fluids; Geophysics; History and ...

Unreasonable Request: Asking The CEO Of A Publishing Company To Mentor You
After Sharon retired from Walmart, she decided to co-write a book and snag the CEO of a publishing company as her own mentor. That's an unreasonable request I had to hear about. Stephanie Burns: Tell me about your Unreasonable Request. What did you ...

How Publishing's Floral-Print Trend Came to Rule the World's Bookshelves
“A successful book can help to drive a design trend. The publishers will point to the jacket as part of a book's success and say, 'Let's try that, everything blue.'” Corral said. “Any time a book is well-reviewed and supported by forces outside of the ...

Closing the books on July; looking ahead to August
ROANOKE, Va - It's hard to believe, but we are already in the 8th month of year. Summer vacation is winding down and kids will soon be back in school. July as a whole was an up and down month. It started on the dry side, but for most of us, it is ...

10 books Amazon's editors say are the best reads this August
If Prime Day 2018 was any indication, Business Insider readers love books. Just over a week ago, Amazon held its annual Prime Day event, offering deals on everything from Instant Pots to Echo Dots. Among our readers, though, the best seller was Amazon ...

Buy Books and Never Read Them? There's a Japanese Word for That
In English, stockpiling books without ever reading them might be called being a literary pack rat. People in Japan have a much nicer term for the habit: tsundoku. According to the BBC, the term tsundoku derives from the words tsumu ("to pile up") and ...

33 Great True-Crime Books, According to Crime Writers
While crime-driven storytelling is experiencing a boom in television and podcasts, it's long been one of literature's most enduring obsessions. To honor the genre's roots, Vulture asked a group of crime authors writing today to pick their all-time ...

Abrams Acquires Peter Mayer's the Overlook Press
Illustrated book publisher Abrams has acquired The Overlook Press, an independent publishing house founded by the late publishing executive Peter Mayer. Beginning in August, Abrams will take over editorial and marketing operations of The Overlook Press ...

10 Books You Need To Read In August
One of our favorite ways to unwind is to curl up with a good book, and there sure are some great new reads out right now! We've put together a list of our recommendations — a mix of picks from Patch staffers and Amazon editors. With adventure, drama ...

Cleveland in the running for $25000 worth of children's books, reading room makeover
CLEVELAND - JetBlue may bring some major bookings here soon! Cleveland is one of 16 finalist cities in the running to receive $25,000 in children's books and a reading room makeover from the airline's Soar with Reading program. As of Wednesday ...

Barnes & Noble says sales of books related to anxiety are soaring. Here's why
Barnes & Noble said sales of books related to anxiety are up more than 25 percent through this past June from a year ago because "we may be living in an anxious nation." Shoppers are increasingly looking at workbooks that help them cope with anxiety, ...

All the science fiction and fantasy books that you should check out this month
I studied military history in grad school, and in the years since, I've been keenly aware of how warfare is imagined in science fiction and fantasy. There are some books, like Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game and Joe Haldeman's The Forever War, that ...

Why an Orthodox rabbi chose to publish a book with a Reform publisher
The resulting book — a social justice commentary on Jewish values, social justice and ethics called Pirkei Avot (known in English usually as the Ethics of the Fathers) — would be comfortable territory for an Orthodox publisher accustomed to printing ...

If You Love Old Hollywood Gossip, Put These Books, Films, and Podcasts on Your List
Before TMZ, there was Confidential. And Hedda Hopper. And Louella Parsons. And books and movies stuffed with the greatest gossip old Hollywood had to offer. In the last few weeks alone, two yummy harbingers of golden-age gossip have made their way to ...

Finding Alarm and Consolation About the Apocalypse in Two New Books
One of Scranton's previous books had the even less cheery title of “Learning to Die in the Anthropocene,” the Anthropocene being the era marked by “the advent of human beings as a geological force.” This new collection of essays, many of them ...

Tourists Are Swapping Their Japan Guide Books for Instagram
Tourism is booming in Japan, but a growing number of visitors are ditching their guidebooks for an app better known for celebrity snapshots and images of food: Instagram. The social photo-sharing service is proving to be especially popular among those ...

August's Best New Books Will Add Some Nightmare Fuel to Your Bookshelf
August's Best New Books Will Add Some Nightmare Fuel to Your Bookshelf. Escape the real-world horrors with fictional disasters, imploding families, and unreliable narrators aplenty. By Lauren Hubbard. Aug 1, 2018. Courtesy. Voiceless dystopias ...

6 great kids' picture books that celebrate summer – before it comes to an end!
by Diana Murray; illustrated by Zoe Persico (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, ages 4-8). The story: Kids who live in the country have a wonderful place to explore on a summer day – the great outdoors, filled with flowers and creatures and what's ...

Sophie Hannah: By the Book
Sophie Hannah, whose Hercule Poirot novel “The Mystery of Three Quarters” will be published this month, is addicted to self-help: “Write a book and call it something like 'The Five Secrets of Badass Kickassery' and I will buy it immediately.” What ...

11 New Books We Recommend This Week
Times being what they are, we also suggest a book about the impact of the opioid crisis, and a graphic novel about the pathologies of race relations, and Michiko Kakutani's look at the erosion of objective truth as a democratic value. Rounding things ...

32 books everyone should read in their lifetime
Some of his predictions came true, like cameras being everywhere and our bodies being scanned for weapons. This book is a must-read because it's a cautionary tale of what happens when the government is given too much control over the people and their ...

How Book Vending Machines Can Help Those Living In America's Book Deserts
Low-income neighborhoods in major cities across America have book deserts — a limited access to children's books negatively impacts children's vocabulary and reading comprehension. Book vending machines, installed in high-trafficked areas within these ...

Agent Danielle Smith's Former Clients Speak Out
The children's book publishing world has been roiling for the past week over the disclosure that Danielle Smith, the principal of Lupine Grove Creative, an agency specializing in children's and YA authors, acted more like a literary grifter than a ...

A selection of first sentences from new books, Aug. 5
It was almost midnight when my girlfriend got a call from her sister, who had been arrested for taking a kebab skewer at a cookout and stabbing her husband. “Baby, You're Gonna Be Mine,” stories by Kevin Wilson. She wasn't expecting to see him here ...

The 50 books we're dying to see get adapted
Spoiler alert: This book is based on the life of Laura Bush. Sittenfeld was famously inspired by the former First Lady's biography, which became this semi-fictional telling of a Wisconsin grade school teacher who finds herself in the White House and at ...

The books Trump wants you to read
Although the White House has not released an official reading list from the President, Trump has not been shy about promoting books on his go-to medium: Twitter. There's a common theme among the books that have Trump's approval. They either focus on ...

Oakhurst Library Holds Self Publishing for Authors Workshop on Saturday, August 11, 2018
Ball's workshop will focus on helping authors know the milestones to getting their books published. His presentation entitled “Is Your Book Ready to Publish?” is scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Library's Community Room at 49044 Civic Circle Dr ...

Latest News
When most people think “book publishing,” they think of trade publishing houses, which produce most of the titles you'd find at a place like Barnes & Noble. Julia Baker '19, who aspires to work in publishing, was one of those people. But then, a ...

18 water-themed books to dive into this month
This month we're featuring books about a substance that defines life on Earth more than any other: water. Did you know that 71 percent of the Earth's surface is covered by water? Whether you look at the glass as half-full or half-empty, salty or fresh ...

Betty Miles, Whose Children's Books Tackled Sexism, Dies at 90
Betty Miles, a writer whose books for children and young adults addressed real-life issues like sexism, racism and censorship after she had emerged from the 1950s to become a feminist, died on July 19 at her home in Shelburne, Vt. She was 90. Her death ...

Books about anxiety, finding happiness are trending. Here are some best-sellers.
As our lives get busier and busier and the world seems more uncertain, Americans are turning to books to find relief from anxiety and to search for happiness. Sales for books in the anxiety category rose 26 percent over the past year at Barnes & Noble ...

The Book Everyone in the Netherlands Is Talking About Is Finally Coming to the US
The book opens in 1996, when her brother-in-law, Cor van Hout, was shot several times in an attempted murder, while her sister, Sonja, and their 2-year-old son, Richie, were in the car. They all survived, but Mr. van Hout was murdered in 2003, gunned ...

Letters: 'All of Us Authors Are in It Together'
While self-publishing is a great model for some authors, for many others it is not an option. In particular, journalists, nonfiction writers, teachers, and academics need advances in order to write a book, because they have to take time off from work ...

Britain's GCHQ code-breakers to publish new puzzle book
LONDON, Aug 3 (Reuters) - Britain's intelligence and security organization GCHQ is publishing a new book of puzzles in the Autumn aimed at those who fancy themselves as potential code-breakers. The book is timed to coincide with the agency's centenary ...

Bookmark: 4 summer books you might have missed
Summer whizzes by, books get buzzed about, noted on "best of" and "to be read" lists, and then — blammo! — the talk turns to fall books. Wait, what about those summer titles? We haven't read them all yet! So before we get engulfed in the buzz of ...

John Green wants you to read tiny books
But that's just the start of this real-life episode of “Honey, I Shrunk the Books.” These Penguin Minis from Penguin Young Readers are not only smaller than you're used to, they're also horizontal. You read these little books by flipping the pages up ...

Best-Selling Books Week Ended July 29
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 ...

10 best books of August: the Monitor's picks
Composer and pianist Paul Kildea finds an original way to explore the genius of Chopin by considering the pianos he used as he created some of his great compositions. The book is a meditation not only on the life and work of Chopin but also on music ...

This collectible book about Ferraris likely costs more than your actual car
Meant to be about as exclusive as Ferraris are themselves, this new retrospective about the luxury car brand will feature a sculptured steel and chrome book stand, as well as an aluminum display case for one of your ultra-limited edition folios. Bot ...

Books-A-Million sold 35000 books during 'Penny-A-Page' sale
Books-A-Million says it sold more than 35,000 books in its 15 Alabama locations Wednesday during its one day "Penny-a-Page" sale. For one day in Alabama, the retailer allowed customers to buy one book and pay a cost of one penny per page, with a ...

Want to add to your personal library? Hundreds of books on sale this weekend at Lane Library in Oxford
From westerns and romance novels to rare classics and children's literature, hundreds of books are on sale this weekend at Lane Library in Oxford. The bi-annual Friends of the Library Book Sale is held in the Havinghurst Meeting Room on the library's ...

Slideshow: Check out this week's best-selling books
Print-book data providers include all major booksellers and Web retailers, and food stores. E-book data providers include all major e-book retailers. Free e-books and those sold for less than 99 cents are excluded. The fiction and nonfiction lists in ...

The Daughter of Steve Jobs is Publishing a Book
Lisa Brennan-Jobs, daughter of Steve Jobs, is publishing a book on September 4, 2018. She tells the story of “the pride and pain of a childhood spent navigating the vastness between her struggling single mom and Apple's mercurial founder.” She wrote a ...

Read These 3 Books About Global Warming
In this book, Lynas draws on scientific research on climate change to predict how the planet will be affected by each degree of temperature rise. The Earth's average global surface temperature has increased about 1 percent since 1880, and Lynas wrote ...

Patricia Hermes, Whose Children's Books Had Serious Side, Dies at 82
Patricia Hermes, an author whose books for children and young adults often dealt with serious subjects, including, death, incest, war, famine and slavery, died on July 11 at her home in Phoenix. She was 82. Her death was confirmed by her daughter ...

Book Deals: Week of August 6, 2018
Rick Bleiwiess at Blackstone Publishing shelled out six figures, in a three-book deal, for James Wade's debut novel, All Things Left Wild. Mark Gottlieb at Trident Media Group handled the world rights agreement, describing the novel as exploring ...


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