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Trump's Book Club: A President Who Doesn't Read Promotes the Books That Promote Him
WASHINGTON — President Trump, a leader who is not exactly a man of letters — at least not beyond those on his CAPS LOCK keyboard — has been using his Twitter account to promote a slew of books that he regards as “incredible,” “terrific” and “great ...

Obama at No. 1: 'Becoming' surpasses 'Fire and Fury' in book sales
Hardcover sales, however, are just one measurement of a book's success. "Becoming" has also been an ebook and audio book hit. Obama's publisher, Penguin Random House, said Friday that "Becoming" "sold more than 2 million units in all formats and ...

3 New Books That Will Help You Gain a Deeper Understanding of India and China
While there are hundreds of books you can choose from, I've selected just three that I've read over the past year: One on India and two on China. These books don't pretend to be comprehensive. They do, however, offer a deeper look into a few important ...

Out & About: Wendy Zomparelli Book Reading
If her name rings a bell, it might be because it appeared on the masthead of The Roanoke Times for seven years by the title “Publisher.” Zomparelli, 68, who retired in 2007 after 22 years with the paper, will pay a visit Sunday to Canterbury Books in ...

The Books We Read to Help Us Understand Racism
The year has nearly come to an end, which means it's a good time for reflection and to catch up on some reading. The bevy of black male writers pictured above are celebrated in a new cover story by T Magazine. What's interesting about the feature is ...

This Norwegian Town Has More Books Than People
For travelers who wish to escape humanity, there's a remote village in Norway that officially has more books than people. Mundal, in western Norway, is an introverted bibliophile's dream. There are only 280 people but more than 150,000 books. In fact ...

Trump supporters are vandalizing a Little Free Library dedicated to Michelle Obama
The Times began publishing in 1851 and, in a front-page article, recommended books that very first December. “This is the season of book-blossoms. The holidays act upon books like April upon trees,” the paper opined, extolling both “Memoirs of the ...

10 new science fiction and fantasy books to check out this December
My background is in military history, and one of the things that I've been trying to do more of in recent months is to get a bit more up to speed on the current state of the field of modern military writing. There has been some interesting reads out ...

Romance Author Nora Roberts Responds To Tomi Adeyemi Accusation: 'You Can't Copywrite A Title'
In her blog response, Roberts wrote, “I titled this particular book, wrote this book, turned this book into my publisher nearly a year before her book–a first novel–was published. So unless I conquered the time/space continuum, my book was actually ...

Anuradha Roy's 6 favorite books
Writing on music is often stupefyingly technical, but Sheila Dhar's collection of essays and biographical stories is a book like no other. It is comic, compassionate, observant, and exhilarating, and brings alive the secret world of Indian classical ...

Give A Valuable Gift: The Top 10 Business Books For 2018
It's that holiday time of year again, and you're trying to select a gift for the boss or a coworker. You want to make it personal, but at the same time, you want to keep it professional. The answer is simple. Get them a book. You probably know ...

5 new books you won't want to miss this week: Jackie Chan's memoir, new Nora Roberts
USA TODAY's Jocelyn McClurg scopes out the hottest books on sale each week. 1. “Never Grow Up” by Jackie Chan (Gallery, nonfiction, on sale Dec. 4). What it's about: A memoir by the popular Hong Kong-born actor/stuntman/singer. The buzz: Chan ...

'Well-Read Black Girl' Turns Books Into Community
With her new book, Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves, she's looking to celebrate the voices of black women in literature, from recognized novelists to lesser known voices. The anthology shares personal essays from black ...

Books On Broadway hosting authors as part of Holiday Stroll
Isern is a University Distinguished Professor of history at NDSU and will be signing copies of his most recent book, "Pacing Dakota," which came out in July. A collection of short stories and essays, "Pacing Dakota" is Isern's seventh book featuring ...

Top 7 Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Books To Read
Various books have been written about Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies that discuss in detail the potential of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. These are books that do not focus on short-term hype or FUD, but instead on the stable effect of this ...

Books make great gifts, and these three from Minnesota authors fit the bill
These two novels and a book of essays by Minnesota authors are worthy of residing under the Christmas tree. “Operation Clusterpuck” by Jennifer Rock & Michael Voss (Wise Ink, $15.95). Don't be put off by the wink-wink title of this corporate thriller ...

Minnesota book firm Lerner buys Zest to enhance its teen books profile, expand reach in stores
Lerner Publishing Group, Minnesota's largest book publisher and one of the nation's top producers of educational books, is pushing more aggressively into the retail market with the purchase of Zest Books. San Francisco-based Zest was a pioneer in young ...

We Can Read Books by Their Covers: Corrupt Politicians
We give a lot of power and, therefore, prestige to our elected officials. Among other things, they decide how much money to take out of our paychecks, what we can be thrown in jail for, and even when we may be asked to make the ultimate sacrifice for ...

Local author, publisher finds solace in bulldozers and books
According to Steve McCondichie, his life was planned out for him well before he was born. His father owned a heavy equipment and bulldozer business near Atlanta called Trax Inc. According to McCondichie, his father made it clear he would one day be ...

A Book-Length Argument for a Pop Culture 'Digital Renaissance'
From the perspective of the early 2000s, an entirely plausible argument could have been made that the internet (and digital file-sharing) would eventually do to movie studios and TV networks and book publishers the same thing that it was doing to the ...

Ten Bulldogs enter the record books after Alden Invitational
enters the Bryant record book in two events. In the 60m, Xiarhos is now tied for eighth as she finished with a time of 8.29. The freshman is also fifth all-time in the 300m, finishing with a time of 44.20. Rebecca Reynolds also enters the record book ...

Gwendolyn Washington's new book "As Long as There is a Tomorrow, There is Hope" is the riveting tale of millennials ...
Gwendolyn Washington's new book "As Long as There is a Tomorrow, There is Hope" is the riveting tale of millennials ...

Kevin Miller's New Book "The Adventures of Jelly Bean Slide: Learning the Alphabet" is a Fun, Ultra-Colorful ...
Kevin Miller's New Book "The Adventures of Jelly Bean Slide: Learning the Alphabet" is a Fun, Ultra-Colorful ...

Kyle Weber on balding & book publishing
In terms of getting the book published, Weber simply says, “publishing if you're going to go the self-publishing route is no problem.” The challenging part of creating The Book of Bald was the “grueling nature of the editing process.” “It's not hard to ...

2018 books-as-gifts guide
A Smart Talk holiday tradition is back! One of our favorite shows of the year -- the annual books-as-gifts guide. Everyone enjoys a well-thought gift, especially when it is a good book. Whether it is fiction, a novel, non-fiction, poetry, a how-to book ...

Books bring holiday home to Jewish children
It's Hanukkah and hundreds of Tampa Bay children have been reading stories about the Jewish Festival of Lights in books distributed worldwide by the PJ Library program. Some books might even make their way into classrooms when children share the ...

Waynesboro Public Library hosts workshop on writing, publishing a book
Drumheller is book editor and photojournalist based in Burlington and Brevard, North Carolina. He is the founder of the Creative Book Writers Project and has helped over 130 regional writers and artisans publish their narrative biographies, historical, ...

What's behind a recent rise in books coverage?
If it occasionally feels like nobody reads books, anymore—that we are indeed witnessing the slow death of the literary novel, and the rapid decline of leisure reading, and the steady increase of American non-readers—why is it that mainstream ...

Book Publishers Market Report Released Forecasting Movement in the Industry
Fluctuations over the past five years have weighed down the potential for revenue growth in the Global Book Publishing industry. Over this perioda transition toward digital technologyparticularly e-bookshas created a fast-growing segment. Meanwhilemore ...

Tips, links and suggestions: what are you reading this week?
Every book feels like a little treat, just for me. This is his 'gothic western', a crazy tale which starts out like the Sisters Brothers, passes through Shirley Jackson, hangs around with Scooby Doo and in the end is something all its own. Utterly nuts ...

Polis Books Launches Diversity-Focused Crime Imprint
In an effort to find works by new and diverse authors, independent publishing house Polis Books is launching Agora Books, a diversity-focused imprint devoted to crime and noir fiction. Polis Books founder Jason Pinter said the new imprint will launch ...

Marlon Bundo, Vice President Mike Pence's bunny, will be back in two more books in 2019
WASHINGTON – BOTUS is back. Vice President Mike Pence's rabbit, otherwise known as Bunny of the United States, will star in two more children's books from Pence's wife and daughter, their publisher announced Monday. Marlon Bundo will take young ...

Bill Gates Shares the 5 Best Books He Read This Year
Bill Gates has announced his annual list of his favorite books of the year, perfectly timed for the holiday season. The Microsoft co-founder encourages the gift of reading with these five titles, which range from a memoir about the power of education ...

Five Books Executives Should Read to Prepare for 2019
Why they are relevant: Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Caro wanted these books to illustrate how power works. President Lyndon Johnson, who started from a humble upbringing, became the ultimate Washington insider and one of the country's most ...

Health Care CEO Envisions New and Improved American Medical System
The book is published with ForbesBooks, the exclusive business book publishing imprint of Forbes Media. The American health care system has long been considered among the best in the world. However, many now believe that it is among the worst in ...

Here Are Bill Gates' Five Favorite Books Of 2018
As 2018 comes to a close, Bill Gates is out with a list of the five best books he read this year. Gates, who dropped out of Harvard to start Microsoft in 1975 and is now the world's biggest philanthropist and the world's second-richest person, is also ...

These Are Google Play's Top Apps, Books, TV Shows, and Movies For 2018
Google has announced this year's best Android apps, movies, TV shows, and books — at least ones that appeared in the company's online store, Google Play. The winners, announced Monday, include a number of big sellers, along some that Google's staff ...

Mom preserves son's legacy by publishing his children's book after his death
Mom preserves son's legacy by publishing his children's book after his death. Posted By: CBC Newson: December 03, 2018 In: CBC. Karen Eastland. Shawn Eastland died in a car crash nearly a decade ago and now his mom Karen has published the ...

The 10 Best Books on Skin Care, According to Beauty Experts and Editors
Welcome to Reading Lists, comprehensive book guides from the Strategist designed to make you an expert (or at least a fascinating dinner party companion) on hyperspecific or newsworthy subjects, like North Korea or wine. Here, we've found the best ...

5 alternatives to Apple's discontinued print services for photo books, calendars, and cards
Custom photo books and calendars make great gifts, and it's fun to set yourself apart with unique holiday greeting cards. However, after Apple announced it would be discontinuing its native photo printing services this past fall, this is the first ...

This Guy Makes Flip-Books Using Nothing But A Hole Puncher—And They're Mesmerizing
I've always been delighted by flip-books, those tiny books that contain a series of pictures that vary just slightly from one page to the next so that, when you flip through them quickly, it looks as if the picture is moving. I always sought them out ...

Kathleen Sullivan: Favorite books for you
IN 2018, I READ a little history, some biography, mysteries, a couple of literary novels, a few less literary historical novels and some classics. Here are several books I enjoyed and recommend. My two favorite books could not have been more different ...

Times Critics' Top Books of 2018
If we had to use a single word to describe the past year in books, it might be eclectic. Novels were told from the perspective of a woman imprisoned for murder, a woman who suddenly inherits a Great Dane and a woman having an affair with a writer who ...

'The Witch Elm,' 'Dopesick' and More: Janet Maslin's Favorite Books of 2018
Janet Maslin, a former staff critic who remains a frequent contributor to The Times, writes about her favorite books of 2018. The books on this list are limited to ones I mentioned in print this year. I spent much of my reviewing space on books that ...

Times Critics Discuss the Year in Books, From Triumphs to Disappointments
Near the end of each year, The Times's staff critics — Dwight Garner, Parul Sehgal and Jennifer Szalai — share their favorite books among those they reviewed over the previous 12 months. But as you might imagine, as professional critics and general ...

Moms start companies to fill demand for Spanish books
Canticos capitalized on a growing market for Spanish books in the United States, which the traditional publishing industry has addressed in fits and starts. Small companies are stepping in to fill the void, leveraging social media and strategic retail ...

Some of the year's best picture books
Believe it or not, 2018 is about over. If your preparations include the purchasing of gifts, perhaps you should consider books. Here are a few of 2018′s best picture books. A Stone for Sascha, by Aaron Becker. Caldecott recipient Aaron Becker gives a ...

The Best Books of 2018
“Confessions” recasts the white supporting players of Sheppardania as nonwhite and queer, and it demands that the full and mysterious humanity of all people be recognized, but the book is not didactic. By the time you think you've caught up to it, it's ...

Bill Gates reveals his 5 favorite books of 2018 - CNET
You may not be able to dine or live like a billionaire, but you can read like one. On Monday, Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates shared his annual ...

The best books to give everyone on your list
Books are truly a win-win gift. Not only are they effortless to buy and easy to wrap, but giving a book to loved one can be deeply meaningful — and far more personal than a bottle of wine. When a memoir changes your perspective, a historical fiction ...


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