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TECH TALK: Publish your book on Amazon with CreateSpace
Using Amazon to self-publish is a newer and quality way to get your book to the public. With both digital and traditional book formatting, it's a useful approach for getting your authored work published. CreateSpace is Amazon's own in-house book ...

Books-o-plenty
Osburn library director Phyllis Keenan says that a total of 94 books, tailored to children ages 1 to 13 years old, were added to their collection through the combined efforts of the library's staff and local supporters to qualify for the grant. “This ...

Here Are 34 Fall 2018 Books We Can't Wait To Read
“Today marks my sixteenth year on this hot, horrible earth,” misfit teenager Szu begins this book. In 2003, she meets the similarly misanthropic Circe, and the two forge an intense bond. Meanwhile, Szu's mother, Amisa, known for her turn in '70s cult ...

There's no Nobel for books this year. Enter the New Academy Prize and nominee Neil Gaiman.
The extract Barker has taken as an epigraph for her 14th book, The Silence of the Girls, describes Agamemnon and Achilles arguing over the ownership of Briseis in The Iliad. She was a queen who Achilles took as his slave after he sacked her city and ...

Books: The lost art of reading, big changes at ALOUD, a professor resigns and more in books
After news of the report circulated, Carlson, a novelist and one-time contributor to our books pages who, until this week, was a professor in UC Irvine's creative writing program, resigned his position there. Matt Pearce has our report. Ron Carlson in ...

9 science fiction and fantasy books coming out this September you should add to your reading list
We're going to start doing something a little different with our monthly book list here on The Verge: we're shifting this column from a monthly schedule to a bi-weekly one. Each list will be a bit shorter and hopefully, a bit less daunting than a ...

This week's 6 must-read books
The book takes readers through his personal and professional life, drawing on archival documents and original interviews. Namaste the Hard Way Sasha Brown-Worsham (memoir, Health Communications) When Sasha Brown was a teenager growing up in ...

5 books you should read before they become movies and TV shows in September
Some of the best movies and TV shows are based on books. Whether fiction or non-fiction, adaptations usually end up being smash successes. (Hey, Crazy Rich Asians.) If you gravitate toward films and series based on books, there are tons of movie nights ...

The key to Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's successful journey? It's books, she says
WASHINGTON — She has one of the most influential positions in the country, but as a girl who did not grow up privileged, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor credits her incredible journey to one thing. “The key to success in my life, it's the secret ...

5 new books you won't want to miss this week, including JD Robb's latest
USA TODAY's Jocelyn McClurg scopes out the hottest books on sale each week. 1. Leverage in Death by J.D. Robb (St. Martin's Press, fiction, on sale Sept. 4). What it's about: In the 47th book in a series, Lt. Eve Dallas investigates the coerced suicide ...

Fall books from Minnesota authors we're dying to read
You saw and announcement of a book you are dying to read, but what was the title and who wrote it? To help you keep track of the fall/winter “buzzy” books from Minnesotans (and Jan Brett, because we love her), we've compiled a list for you to clip and ...

10 'buzzy' books that are likely to become national best-sellers
Michael Beschloss, “Presidents of War” — A saga of how presidents, from 1807 to recent times, have taken Americans into war, by the author of nine books on presidential history. Doris Kearns Goodwin, “Leadership in Turbulent Times” — Exploration into ...

The 32-year-old millionaire founder of $3.75 billion Box thinks everyone needs to read these two books
Box CEO Aaron Levie may have made his millions helping companies move their data to the cloud, but the 32-year-old founder still takes the time to sit down and read a book. As the leader of a 1,960-person workforce with $500 million in annual revenue, ...

Seattle's dry summer has been one for the record books. Here's how it stacks up.
Seattle's dry summer has been one for the record books. Here's how it stacks up. Originally published September 2, 2018 at 4:16 pm Updated September 2, 2018 at 8:56 pm. Under sunny skies and in 85 degrees, Sean Whisnant stays cool as he works under ...

Historic Bucks County deed books to be restored, preserved
Bucks County is sending 75 historic deed books to be preserved for generations to come, the first step in a project aiming to save hundreds more. Dating back more than 300 years, the books tell the story of a Bucks County long gone: of colonists and ...

11 Books That Will Relieve Your End-of-Summer Sadness This September
So long, beach days. Farewell, rooftop mojitos. After a long, hot summer, it's finally September. But don't let post-summertime sadness set in because there's plenty to celebrate. Grab your PSL and your Kindle (or physical book, if you're old-fashioned ...

17 New Books You Won't Want to Miss This Fall
With her artful memoir, Small Fry (Grove), his daughter, Lisa Brennan-Jobs, has written a book that upends expectations, delivering a masterly Silicon Valley gothic. Here is a chronicle of the spurned daughter who eventually moves into a half-furnished ...

Myanmar army apologizes for mistaken photos in book on Rohingya crisis
The military's official newspaper, the Myawady Daily, issued a statement on Monday from its publishing arm, which produced the book 'Myanmar Politics and Tatmadaw: Part I', apologizing for two of the photographs. “It was found that two photos were ...

10 Books You Need To Read In September
Labor Day might be the unofficial end of summer, but the calendar says we've still got a few weeks left. That means you've still got time to fit in some quality beach reads — and there sure are some good ones out right now! To help you round your ...

These Are the 20 Books Travelers Are Always Leaving Behind at Their Hotels
Forgot to pack a book for your vacation? No need to worry. All you have to do is look in your hotel for a good read someone else left behind. Hotel chain Travelodge revealed the 20 most-left-behind books at their locations, and the list includes some ...

Tips, links and suggestions: what are you reading this week?
In this new book she enters the world of female correctional facilities and the tough and gritty backgrounds that led there. The nuance, subtly and shocking visceral personas characterised explodes all the stereotypes and tropes of countless movies and ...

National Book Festival in Washington breaks attendance and sales records
Marie Arana, the literary director of the National Book Festival, said, “Authors new to the festival were agog at the sizes of their audiences — positively gobsmacked. We probably made heads grow in the process, but we love making authors feel like ...

7 terrific books about America's labor movement
So: How to spend a day off work? Well, you could look at it as an extra 24 hours to read — a chance to dive into the history of the labor movement in America. Here are seven great books, fiction and nonfiction, about labor unions and the fight for ...

Books coming out this week: Feminasty, I Should Have Honor, and more
I've noticed patterns in my reading habits recently. I've become an alternator: one fiction book, then a nonfiction book; one intense read, then a lighter one to lift the mood. As the long weekend winds down and we shift to fall reading, I highly ...

Some Books Can Kill
The Smithsonian's Cullman Library holds a gorgeous 1602 edition of Ulisse Aldrovandi's De animalibus insectis, a pioneering book on insects illustrated with detailed woodcuts. This volume, however, has a deadly secret. Its cover, a collage of recycled ...

John Kerry Recounts a Life Full of Incident (and a Few Regrets) in 'Every Day Is Extra'
It's what John Updike called, in one of his Henry Bech books, “that Wasp knowingness, that facility with things.” Kerry had an unteachable sort of ease; he could handle himself. This book lingers, for several intense chapters, on Kerry's experience in ...

You Could Win These Seven Amazing Books From Tor's #FearlessWomen!
Looking for something to read? Tor Books has some ideas! Enter now for a chance to win a box full of #FearlessWomen books and cool swag. Tor Books wants everyone to celebrate the #FearlessWomen of science fiction and fantasy with one grand prize ...

GUEST COLUMN: Books for those heading to school
I think I have talked about the new series of books by Nancy Krulik about the princess who wants to go to knight school, not princess school. Her father gives her permission if she can complete eight nice tasks for others. She is having a hard time ...

Grzybowski: Reading through the Southwest
... was used in the show's pilot episode for the Dillon Panthers home field. You can find these books set in the Southwest and more at the Pflugerville Public Library, located on 1008 W. Pfluger St. Be sure to ask your librarian about their favorite ...

Kada Story Attended 2018 BIBF Digital Publishing Forum upon Invitation, Focusing on Building a New Ecosystem for ...
Kada Story Attended 2018 BIBF Digital Publishing Forum upon Invitation, Focusing on Building a New Ecosystem for ...

The Top 20 Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2018
As the season begins to change and the temperatures cool down, a new season of books comes with it. From dark and magical YA novels to sweet romance and everything in between, these are the most anticipated books of fall. The Dinner List by Rebecca ...

The Football Book That Trumps All Other Football Books
Non-fiction sports books generally fall into two categories: a biography, or the recounting of a team's or a league's noteworthy existence. Jeff Pearlman's eighth book, the just-released “Football for a Buck: The Crazy Rise and Crazier Demise of the ...

What books to read this fall
I've long since abandoned gardening, as my neighbors will attest, but the thrill of the seed catalogue has been replaced by the blurb-filled optimism of book publishers' catalogues. And the analogy is more apt than you might think. Some of these ...

10 books Amazon's editors say are the best reads this September
The point is, no matter the weather, it's always a great time to pick up a new book. If you're looking for a book to get lost in this September, you can check out Amazon's Best Books of the Month section. Each month, Amazon's editors curate a list of ...

Kuwaitis Share Pictures of the 'Banned Books' They Own at Home
Images of books were shared using hashtags ممنوع في الكويت which literally translates to “Banned in Kuwait” and صور كتاب ممنوع في مكتبتك “Share a photo for a banned book in your library”. People shared photos for the books they own and were listed ...

The most popular books at St. Paul and Hennepin County libraries
A plane crashes in a remote part of Minnesota, killing a U.S. senator. No, we're not recounting one of the sadder episodes in Minnesota political history, we're talking about the plot of “Desolation Mountain,” the most requested book at St. Paul Public ...

Market, Manage and Measure Growth: 6 Motivating Business Books for Autumn
... the authority marketing specialists in working with business professionals to elevate brands and grow businesses through publishing. Adam has built the company into one of the largest business book publishers in America, serving over 1,000 members ...

New books, fresh for fall
From space weapons to mind reading, the books on this year's list tell tales of scientific transformation, balancing historical insights with urgent calls to action. Consider a transgender scientist's reflections on his legacy or tag along on a quest ...

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

10 things to know from Bob Woodward's new Trump book
Bob Woodward, the legendary journalist of Watergate-reporting fame, is publishing a new book, “Fear,” about the Trump presidency. The Washington Post, where Woodward is an associate editor, reported Tuesday on the book and revealed some of the ...

The 20 Books Hotel Guests Most Frequently Leave Behind
Before you check out of your hotel on your next vacation, don't forget do a quick sweep of the room for reading material—especially if you brought along any of the books on this list. As Travel + Leisure reports, these are the books guests are most ...

Amazon Goes From Books to a Trillion-Dollar Valuation
Created in a garage in a suburb of Seattle, Washington, the company, renamed "Amazon," sold its first book - Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies: Computer Models of the Fundamental Mechanisms of Thought by Douglas Hofstadter - to a computer ...

JD Salinger's Books Are Being Reissued For a Big Centennial Celebration
A famed recluse, J.D. Salinger probably would have hated being celebrated in any way, and yet celebration has come for him. In advance of the centennial of Salinger's birth on January 1, 2019, Little, Brown has announced plans to honor the author, ...

8 New Books You Should Read This September
In spite of inevitable comparisons to Hillbilly Elegy (guilty as charged), Smarsh's memoir of Midwestern poverty, cast as a book-length missive to the child she hasn't had, comes from a very different place. Smarsh's family history, tracing generations ...

Viola Davis Brings A New 'Corduroy' Book To Bear
Viola Davis is known for her roles in movies like Fences and The Help. She's won an Oscar, an Emmy, a couple of Tony Awards — the list goes on and on. But as we sit in her trailer on the set of the TV show in which she stars, How to Get Away with ...

Global Consumer Book Publishing Market Trends,Size,Demand,Applications,Competitors,Geographical segmentation ...
Global Consumer Book Publishing Market Trends,Size,Demand,Applications,Competitors,Geographical segmentation ...

The top 10 books on Apple's iBooks-US
iBook charts for week ending September 2, 2018: (Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, Publisher : iBooks US Bestseller List - Paid Books. 1. The Affair by Lee Child - 9780440339359 - (Random House Publishing Group). 2. To All the Boys I've Loved ...

Bobby Lynn Maslen, whose Bob Books helped millions become readers, dies at 87
Mrs. Maslen, whose Bob Books series was a teaching tool that became a publishing sensation, died Aug. 16 at a hospice center in Portland, Ore. She was 87. The cause was Alzheimer's disease, said her daughter Lynn Maslen Kertell, who oversees and ...

Jho Low wants to block publication of books on him
Jho Low, the onetime Hollywood fixture who's allegedly in hiding over his corruption scandal in Malaysia, is trying to block the publication of two blockbuster books on him. The tomes include “The Sarawak Report” by Clare Rewcastle Brown. Reports claim ...

Bobby Lynn Maslen, whose Bob Books helped millions learn to read, dies at 87
When Maslen created Bob Books, she was teaching 3- to 6-year-olds at the private Catlin Gabel School in Portland. “I couldn't find the books I wanted to teach reading – books that would make it an easy, joyful experience for kids,” she later told ...


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