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MarketInk: Zoo's Public Relations Veteran Now Book Publisher
San Diego public relations veteran Georgeanne Irvine, a 40-year employee with the San Diego Zoo, has ventured into a new role of overseeing book publishing at San Diego Zoo Global Press, an entity that's part of San Diego Zoo Global, the nonprofit ...

Kids get new books every month, thanks to teachers' fundraisers
CADILLAC — In recent years, it's been common to see teachers fundraising for supplies and decorations for their classrooms. This summer, the trend turned to books, with one teacher's campaign to buy books for her students going viral. More teachers ...

Friends of a Maine writer posthumously publish her novel about the afterlife
Elisabeth Wilkins Lombardo died without ever holding or reading a page from her printed novel, “The Afterlife of Kenzaburo Tsuruda,” a book about an atheist Japanese scientist who, upon his death, stumbles through a spiritual afterlife he never ...

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New books
Astronomy and astrophysics; Biological and medical physics; Computers and computational physics; Device physics; Energy and environment; Fluids; Geophysics; History and philosophy; Instrumentation and techniques; Materials science; Miscellaneous ...

20 Best Books to Give the Person Who's Read Everything
This spare, beautifully written book brilliantly conveys the redemptive power of working with one's hands. It's not a family saga, no one is saving the world, yet the main character makes meaningful changes one small decision at a time. Find out the ...

The 10 books to read in October
The most frequent question I get from readers — whether family members, neighbors, friends or other book critics and authors — is “What should I be reading? What's good right now?” This column is the answer. I'll provide a selection of the month's ...

9 new sci-fi and fantasy books to check out this October
What struck me the most about the book isn't so much the design and creation of the device itself, but the impact that it's had on the people who manufacture it. It's not a pretty picture, and there's a horrific toll that accompanied its creation ...

Apple's 'Everyone Can Create' curriculum launches on Apple Books
Fist announced at Apple's education event in Chicago, the company today launched its new “Everyone Can Create” curriculum on Apple Books. The curriculum joins Apple's “Everyone Can Code” initiative by offering teachers a way to integrate drawing, ...

Tips, links and suggestions: what are you reading this week?
I often recommend as entry points for people who don't read classics things like Treasure Island, and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea - books which are wonderful works of popular escapism, which challenge any sort of stuffy notion of what a ...

Books coming out this week: All You Can Ever Know, A Dream Called Home, and more
Unsurprisingly, one of the ways I center myself during stressful times is turning to a good book. Reading clears my head, soothes my soul, and brings me joy. If you need to do the same, take a look at this list of books coming out this week. It's a ...

Center for Book Arts Partners with Rockport Publishers to Publish "Bookforms"
The Center for Book Arts has created an innovative guide to book binding. Partnering with Rockport Publishers, The Center worked with book artists from their community to create this comprehensive tome. When, Rockport Publishers contacted the Center ...

'Property Brothers' newest project: a children's book
At least not according to their new book “Builder Brothers: Big Plans” (HarperCollins; $17.99; 32 pp.), which publishes Tuesday. The HGTV stars will be in The Woodlands to meet their youngest fans and sign copies of their book — the first in a series ...

106 new movies, TV shows, albums, and books you must check out this month
To help you separate the worthwhile from the time-wasters, Fast Company has prepared a ghoulish guide to the most promising movies, shows, albums, and books coming your way this Shocktober. (Actual ghoulishness may vary.) All treats, no tricks, and far ...

Educators and Digital Book Publishers Team Up to Fight Fake News
One panel this year, "Publishing in a World of Fake News," addresses the impact of alternative facts on writers, publishers and educators. "Journalists and book publishers are in a place of distrust in the minds of many Americans," said Michael ...

Educators and Digital Book Publishers Team Up to Fight Fake News
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- In a world of fake news and alternative facts, no one is left out the quest for truth. But if facts are debatable, where does that leave teachers and book publishers? Enter the Digital Book World ...

Justin Timberlake, RuPaul and 16 Other Celebrities With Books Out This Fall
With midterm elections only a few months away, it's no surprise that prominent political figures are speaking out by publishing tell-alls this fall, with books coming from the likes of Michelle Obama, Bernie Sanders, Steve Scalise and Julian Castro in ...

What We're Reading: EW's books staff recommends dramas that hit close to home
Each month, EW's books staff selects some of their favorite recent reads, whether new releases or older titles they've just caught up on. In addition, you can check out all the books EW has covered over the past month here, including reviews and ...

Books-A-Million Releases Top Autographed Editions and Author Events for Fall 2018
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 1, 2018--Books-A-Million announced today the list of highly anticipated reads and popular author events for the fall and holiday season. This year's list features top upcoming autographed editions as well as ...

14 New Books to Read This October
October is finally here, which means it's finally time to put on your chunkiest sweater and dunk your head straight into your seasonal beverage of choice. Better yet, you could celebrate the coziest season of the year with one of the many great new ...

No More Late Fees For Kids Books At Manchester Libraries
Manchester's public libraries want more kids to read. So they've decided to get rid of the late fees. Now, if a kid checks out a book and forgets to take it back, that's OK. According to WMUR-TV, eliminating the fines will cost the library about $8,000 ...

Guest Post: University Presses Are Thriving, Not Broken
Whether they say it or not (and Paywall, to its credit, does), these criticisms are directed at commercial publishers of expensive STEM journals rather than not-for-profit university presses, which specialize primarily in books in humanities and social ...

Manchester libraries eliminate overdue fines for children, teen books
MANCHESTER -- City librarians won't be depleting children's piggy banks anymore, after city leaders announced that they have eliminated fines as of Monday on books and other library materials designated for children and young adults. City library ...

Books for Left-Brained Readers
Dear Match Book,. I'm wondering if you can help me discover books for my husband, who is not a big reader. I am, however, and since I've become his personal librarian over the years, he reads more than he might otherwise. He is a scientist by training, ...

Hundreds of books to choose from at Fall Book Sale
Mark your calendars now for the Hilo Public Library Fall Book Sale, slated for Oct. 25-27. Hundreds of books are priced at $1 for hardcovers and $.50 for paperbacks. (Books in the Better Books Section may be priced somewhat higher.) Special bargain ...

Around the world with Simon Reeve and Neil MacGregor – books podcast
In their different ways, both of the books in this week's podcast are focused on bringing us a better understanding of the world by reaching out to countries, peoples and religions little known in the west. In his memoir Step By Step, BBC presenter ...

Russian national park prepares for publishing children's book about Arctic
"We have prepared for publication an Arctic book, which is a project of the national park and Arkhangelsk's school 45," the director said. "Currently, respective authorities study the book to issue a recommendation to use it as a textbook for school ...

Balti Virtual launches new line of children's books using augmented reality
Baltimore-based startup Balti Virtual has released a new line of children's books that use augmented reality technology to make images come to life. The virtual reality firm, which has made a name for itself making things like press-on tattoos, maps ...

The Books That Inspired Rebecca Traister's Good and Mad
Author and New York contributing editor Rebecca Traister discusses the books that inspired her fiercely argued and profoundly relevant history of America's “oppressed majority,” Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women's Anger (Simon ...

How to Write a Cookbook That Gets People Talking
I had parents who worked in magazine and book publishing, so I was always surrounded by print media and I taught myself how to cook out of cookbooks. I don't say this to sound cute or anything, it's really been my lifetime obsession. I never had a blog ...

Europeans Approve Flexible VAT for E-books
The European Union has voted to allow the 28 member states to apply lower value added tax (VAT) rates to electronic publications, including e-books and downloadable audiobooks. The ruling, which was approved by the Economic and Financial Affairs ...

Reading group: what should we read to celebrate the Windrush generation?
Alongside numerous books about culture and leftwing politics, James also went on to publish Beyond a Boundary in 1963. This pioneering blend of sport, memoir and serious politics is another stone-cold classic. It remains one of the best books you could ...

Stimulating Books on Motivation and Self-Starting Included in LibraryBub Selection for October
LibraryBub is a service that helps thousands of librarians to discover bestselling and award-winning books from the independent publishing sector. Founded in 2015, LibraryBub works with all major libraries and is the industry's first service dedicated ...

Tyndale Momentum Publishing Announces New Book by Best-Selling Author, Dr. Robert A. Petterson
BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 2, 2018--Tyndale Momentum, the non-fiction division of Tyndale House Publishers, announced the October 9 release of The One Year Book of Amazing Stories: 365 Days of Seeing God's Hand in Unlikely Places, by best-selling author, ...

5 Books to Read That Will Help You Retire Early
Many Americans think they'll never have enough money to retire. So being able to retire early can seem like a Holy Grail — an impossible quest none of us will ever come close to achieving. According to experts, though, it is possible not only to ...

Michael Lewis Makes a Story About Government Infrastructure Exciting
If someone had asked you a few weeks ago whether former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie would ever be depicted as a beleaguered hero in a Michael Lewis book, it would have been reasonable to say the chances were low — lower, even, than Christie's ...

What a Book Critic Finds in Mark Judge's 'Wasted' 21 Years Later
Mark Judge started out as the first kind of drinker and quickly became the second. He realized while still in college, at Catholic University in Washington, D.C., that he had a problem. He got into Alcoholics Anonymous, found help and wrote a book ...

Free books create big smiles for kindergartners at Vero Beach Elementary
Vero Beach Elementary School Principal Cynthia Emerson tells kindergartners they can pick 11 books to keep forever on Oct. 1, 2018, in the school's media center. The books were funded by a state grant that helps Title I schools. LAURENCE ...

TC Media acquires Somabec, a pan-Canadian distributor of French-language books, and publishing house Edisem
“Building on our long-standing success in book publishing and distribution in Canada, today we are proud to acquire Somabec and Edisem,” said Patrick Lutzy, General Manager of TC Media Books Inc. “These strategic additions will enable us, among other ...

Patrick Deneen recommends 3 books on the failure of liberalism
At the end of each episode of The Ezra Klein Show, guests are asked to name three books they think the audience should read. Recommendations from past guests can be found at vox.com/EzraKleinShow. Patrick Deneen's book about the flaws of liberalism ...

Scenarex launches Bookchain®, a blockchain publishing platform at ...
Scenarex launches Bookchain®, a blockchain publishing platform at ...

Scenarex launches Bookchain®, a blockchain publishing platform at the Digital Book World
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 2, 2018 /CNW/ -- Canadian-based Scenarex, a company developing publishing solutions with blockchain is launching the Beta version of its first solution, Bookchain®, this week. This release coincides with their presence as a ...

Library friends offer thousands of books
Featuring more than 50,000 used books and media, the event begins with a member's only preview sale Thursday from 7-9 p.m. at the Pendleton Convention Center, 1601 Westgate. Anyone can join the Pendleton Friends of the Library — memberships range ...

Scenarex launches Bookchain®, a blockchain book publishing platform
Scenarex launched the beta of Bookchain®, a blockchain publishing platform, at at the Digital Book World this week. Bookchain® is described by them as, ” an innovative solution, built on blockchain, that allows authors and publishers to configure the ...

Don't just write a book — publish it too and make some residual income. You can learn how for just $29
For decades, energetic, driven young scribes have worked to write the Great American Novel. Often, just hammering out an idea for a book is rough enough. So what happens after you've finally written it? How do you make sure anyone will ever even have ...

Organize Your Books, Movies, Music, and Video Games With Libib
I have a reasonable but not overwhelming amount of media: mostly books, followed by video games, followed by some collectible vinyls and CDs that I keep around. I also have friends who have rooms full of stuff: stacks of books and floor-to-ceiling ...

New York Media expands books coverage — and that's good news for readers
Books coverage has been shrinking in newspapers — including this one — for about as long as I can remember. Don't get me wrong, I'm proud to be nestled in the Sunday Chicago Tribune, the hometown paper I grew up reading, but what book lover doesn't ...

The Race-Focused Books We're Reading This Fall
Autumn, the season when we prepare for the imminent wintery cold, is finally here. With the midterm elections quickly approaching in November, progressive candidates of color are bracing for historic contests after scoring several huge upsets over the ...

8 New Books You Should Read This October
After six linked Dublin Murder Squad procedurals that quickly became the most sought-after galleys in book publishing, French takes a break from both the series and the detective's point of view without sacrificing the existential force and ...

Global Consumer Book Publishing Market Share, Growth by Top Company, Region, Application, Driver, Trends ...
Global Consumer Book Publishing Market Share, Growth by Top Company, Region, Application, Driver, Trends ...


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