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France's literary books output down

The Bookseller – 2008-08-11

France's literary output will be down in...

Books of The Times: A Reporter’s Dispatches From a Recovered Life

New York Times – 2008-08-06

David Carr, a media columnist for The New York Times, has written a fierce, self-lacerating tale.

ABFFE, ALA Launch Banned Books Site

Publishers Wekly – 2008-08-05

To put a spotlight on the upcoming Banned Books Week, ABFFE and the ALA have launched a website promoting the week-long celebration of the freedom to read. The goal of the site,...

Booktrust chooses best of kids books

The Bookseller – 2008-07-29

Jeanne Willis, Chris Riddell and Tim Warnes...

Foxy Brown, Lil' Kim Sued By Publisher Over Undelivered Books

MTV Asia – 2008-07-28

Publisher Simon & Schuster filed separate lawsuits in the New York State Supreme Court Thursday against rappers Foxy Brown and Lil' ...

Cuban writer Rivero wins Spanish prize

Miami Herald – 2008-07-26

MADRID -- (AP) -- Cuban dissident writer Raul Rivero has won a prestigious Spanish journalism award for his work as a journalist reporting on his native country, where he spent two years in jail on...

E-books spell the end for publishers?

Infomatics – 2008-07-24

Young claimed that the change will come about because the electronic format allows established authors to publish the books themselves. "They can upload them onto their websites and charge people to...

Recently recommended books for children: 0-3

Guardian – 2008-07-22

The Pigeon Finds a Hotdog, Make a Wish, Pink Lemon and other good books to read with youngsters

Books of The Times: A Child With a Problem, a Family With an Excuse

New York Times – 2008-07-21

Jennifer Haigh has a great gift for telling interwoven family stories and doing justice to all the different perspectives they present.

Courant Books Editor Goldberg Victim of Layoffs

Publishers Wekly – 2008-07-21

The books editor at the Hartford Courant, Carole Goldberg, was laid off today in a round of cutbacks at the Connecticut newspaper.

Authors Guild challenges S&S over e-books

The Bookseller – 2008-07-21

The US-based Authors Guild is once again...

Memoir review: 'Books' by Larry McMurtry

San Francisco Chronicle – 2008-07-21

Books A Memoir By Larry McMurtry Simon & Schuster; 259 pages; $24 Larry McMurtry, author of some 40 books and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for his 1986 novel "Lonesome Dove," has lived a dual life...

Books of The Times: The Case of the Dead Doppelgänger Turns a Detective’s Life Inside Out

New York Times – 2008-07-17

In this unusual sequel, the police Detective Cassie Maddox goes undercover as a dead woman after her spitting image is murdered.

Media Talk: Rare Indeed: A Chain Committed to Selling Out-of-Print Books

New York Times – 2008-07-16

Small, niche booksellers have been closing right and left, but that has not deterred Barnes & Noble from expanding into one of their businesses.

Repro India site 'to supply 200m books globally'

The Bookseller – 2008-07-16

Publishing giant Repro India is investing INR...

Children's Books: Bookshelf

New York Times – 2008-07-15

New children’s books: “Oops!” by Alan Katz; “Lost and Found,” by Andrew Clements; “The Lonesome Puppy,” by Yoshitomo Nara; and more.

Dylan Thomas prize picks 14

The Bookseller – 2008-07-15

A longlist of 14 books has been revealed for...

Flat World Knowledge Challenges Textbook Industry; Offers Free Books to College Students and a New Model for Publishing

PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance – 2008-07-14

Flat World Knowledge, a publisher of free and open college textbooks, today announced it will soon begin the nation's largest in-classroom test of open college textbooks.

£6.1m Repro India site 'to supply 200m books globally'

PrintWeek – 2008-07-14

Publishing giant Repro India is investing Rs 52 crore (£6.1m) in a massive 5,388sqm-printing unit that it hopes will supply 200m books to the global educational and children's book markets.

Children's Books: They Die and They Diet

New York Times – 2008-07-12

In “Generation Dead” and “Zombie Blondes,” it’s high school as usual — except you’re dead.

Children's Books: Weapons of Mass Creation

New York Times – 2008-07-12

Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu’s fantasy novel is set in a future dystopian Niger, in a world ravaged by nuclear war and full of magic.

Rushdie Takes 'Best of Booker' Prize

Washington Post – 2008-07-10

LONDON -- Salman Rushdie is probably the Booker Prize's best-known winner. Now he is officially the best.

Books of The Times: The Day of the Jackal, Tinker, Tailor, Bourne, Avalanche and Dr. Hero

New York Times – 2008-07-10

Christopher Reich’s thriller is the rare page-turner that begins in by-the-numbers fashion, promising not much, but furiously picks up steam as it goes.

Rushdie Wins the ‘Best of the Booker’ Prize

New York Times – 2008-07-10

Salman Rushdie’s novel “Midnight’s Children” beat five other former Booker winners from the prize’s 40-year history in an online public poll.

Author Nick Hornby not feeling the fever pitch over e-books

Engadget – 2007-06-08

Filed under: Misc. Gadgets , Handhelds This won't come as a massive surprise to most, but author Nick Hornby isn't so into e-books . After walking into a British Borders book store to find the £399...

JK Rowling says no to age banding on children's books

Guardian – 2007-04-08

Jul 3: Harry Potter author joins growing revolt against plans to brand children's books with 'appropriate' age bands

Oxford’s Square Books Gets Campy

Publishers Wekly – 2007-01-08

Richard Howorth, owner of Square Books in Oxford, Miss., is hoping to turn the summer season -- when many tourists avoid the area becuase of the hot, humid weather -- into a draw with a series of...

S&S to Distribute 'Chicken Soup' Books

Publishers Wekly – 2007-01-08

Simon & Schuster has signed on to distribute Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing LLC.

What children say about children's books

CNN – 2007-01-08

Ask an adult what makes a children's book appealing, and she might talk about the colorful artwork, the clever storytelling or the lessons imparted.

Ypulse.com Announces Launch of Ypulse Books and Books Preconference at 2008 Ypulse National Mashup Conference - ... (PRWeb via Yahoo! News)

Yahoo – 2008-06-30

Ypulse.com, the leading independent media platform for teen media and marketing professionals, in partnership with publisher Modern Media, today announced the launch of Ypulse Books,...

SIBA Shoots for Consumers, Aims to Sell 100,001 Books

Publishers Wekly – 2008-06-27

The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance has several new projects in the works to directly reach customers on behalf of its member stores.

Three Books about Smart, Funny Housewives

NPR – 2008-06-27

Suburban misfit Marc Acito — author of Attack of the Theater People and other comic novels — relies on three fictional gal friends for comfort, laughs and inspiration.

Books of The Times: Exploring What Lies Beyond Manifest Destiny

New York Times – 2008-06-26

Walter Nugent explains how the United States assembled its immense and fecund national territory in this history of American expansion and imperialism.

CDC Partners with Tizra to Make Clients' Books Available As Online PDFs

Publishers Wekly – 2008-06-26

Yesterday, Chicago Distribution Center (CDC), the distribution arm of the University of Chicago Press that is a one of the majordistributors of scholarly and university press books, announced a...

Jackets Required: The 351 Books of Irma Arcuri

Publishers Wekly – 2008-06-26

It's amazing how just a little craft can make something stand out. Case in point: the jacket art for this mystery book about books.

Survey Shows Increasing Use of E-Books As Research Tool Among Students

Publishers Wekly – 2008-06-25

Ebrary, the Palo Alto-based digital content service and delivery company that is a leading supplier of e-books and other materials to libraries, announced the results of its 2008 Global Student...

Books for Grownups: June 2008

Publishers Wekly – 2008-06-24

This month, PW and AARP bring you a handful of hot summer reads, including hefty novels, notable nonfiction and helpful how-to's to keep you company at the beach or wherever you'll be relaxing. ...

No Sale for All for Kids Books & Music

Publishers Wekly – 2008-06-23

Chauni Haslet was unable to find a buyer for All for Kids Books & Music and will retire at the end of the month.

Atwood scoops Spanish literary prize

Guardian – 2008-06-17

Jun 26: Margaret Atwood has won Spain's Prince of Asturias literary prize for a body of work amounting to 25 volumes of poetry, fiction and nonfiction

Books Invade the Cable Networks

Publishers Weekly – 2012-02-10

The tagline “It’s not TV. It’s HBO” is something many will remember from the late 1990s, back when the cable network was in the vanguard for airing critically acclaimed series like The...

Between the Lines: Many books for Black History Month

SacBee – 2012-02-10

February is Black History Month, a time to remember the struggles, accomplishments and contributions of African Americans.

Niche Publishing: Publishers Seek To Capitalize On e-Books

Editor & Publisher – 2012-02-03

As traditional revenue channels for newspapers collapse, publishers are seeking new and innovative ways to make a profit without expending a lot of resources. Finding the appropriate niche is the key...

Bedford Square Books strikes exclusive Tesco deal

The Bookseller – 2012-02-15

Bedford Square Books, the e-book and print-on-demand venture set up by the Ed Victor Literary...

Over a third of students ‘not interested’ in physical books

The Bookseller – 2012-02-16

Students are split on the necessity of physical textbooks in a digital world, but a majority of...

A Sneak Preview---for Books

The Wall Street Journal – 2012-02-17

Publishers are experimenting with a new strategy: Ahead of the print release of a splashy new novel, they're releasing digital prequels, priced at 99 cents, to help build buzz.

Raisin, Roberts and Joseph to judge BBC prize

The Bookseller – 2012-02-17

Authors Ross Raisin, Michele Roberts and Anjali Joseph will take their place alongside BBC London...

Are Teens Embracing E-books?

Publishers Weekly – 2012-02-17

A recent PubTrak survey from R.R. Bowker indicated that teens remain reluctant when it comes to e-books. Accustomed to social media, they find that electronic stories have “too many...

Kitson Stacks Up the Books

Publishers Weekly – 2012-02-17

When Fraser Ross opened his first trendy Kitson clothing and accessories store in West Hollywood in 2001, it was a magnet for celebrities and the paparazzi that stalked them, a most unlikely retail...

Inkling Habitat streamlines creation of e-books

San Francisco Chronicle – 2012-02-20

No one would mistake a book publisher for a tech company, but they do have one thing in common: offshoring. Just as Apple and other major gadget makers rely on companies like Taiwan's Foxconn...

Film studio sues to prevent more 'Godfather' books

Reuters – 2012-02-22

NEW YORK, Feb. 21 (Reuters) - The movie studio that controls the rights to "The Godfather" has sued the estate of its creator Mario Puzo, accusing his heirs of wrongfully authorizing new book sequels...

Angola: Writer Gaby Simões Releases Books

allAfrica – 2012-02-21

[ANGOP] Luanda - The Angolan writer Gaby Simões released Sunday in Luanda the books "A pata dos ovos de diamante" and "O pintinho da pata de pau", both part of the...

Nigeria: 'I Love Adventures, Read Great Books By Great Writers'

allAfrica – 2012-02-13

[Leadership] Nurudeen Rafindadi, is the Chief Executive Officer of Afri Project Consortium, a multi disciplinary consulting firm and national President of...

Africa: Prize Winning Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to Speak At Commonwealth Lecture

allAfrica – 2012-02-13

[Commonwealth] Multiple prize winning author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie will speak on the 2012 Commonwealth theme 'Connecting Cultures' at the Commonwealth Lecture on...

Uganda: Books They Read - Bonnevanture T. Asiimwe

allAfrica – 2012-02-13

[Monitor] Bonnetvanture T. Asiimwe is a Visual Art Consultant and Director of Proxy Concepts Consult. He also serves on the board of Uganda Reproduction Rights...

Angola: Vice Minister Calls for Public Support in Combat Illegal Sale of Books

allAfrica – 2012-02-12

[ANGOP] People are urged to avoid acquiring books from informal market with a view to discouraging the illegal sale of school textbooks.

Africa: Caine Prize 2012 Judging Panel Announced

allAfrica – 2012-02-11

[CISA] London - The judges of this year's Caine Prize for African Writing have been announced. The panel will be chaired by author and Fellow of the Royal Society of...

3 books about dogs in wartime

The Washington Post – 2012-02-22

1) Sergeant Rex (Atria, $26) is Marine Mike Dowling’s account of his 2004 deployment with his military working dog, a German shepherd named Rex. Tasked with seeking out improvised explosive...

3 best books on the American Revolution, chosen by Richard Brookhiser

The Washington Post – 2011-07-02

I backed into the American Revolution in college when I took a course from Garry Wills about Thomas Jefferson. Wills found Jefferson fascinating and quirky, but he loved George Washington, whom he...

Major events in the world of books in 2011

The Washington Post – 2011-12-10

Jan. 18 Bucking the widespread decline of independent bookstores, One More Page Books opens in Arlington. Feb. 1 English professor Alan Gribben sparks a national debate when he publishes a new...

Re-reading old books ‘enhances the experience’

Hindustan Times – 2012-02-16

Re-reading your favourite books or re-visiting your favourite holiday spots is actually good -- these enhance a person's experience, says a new study.

Banning books is a sin: Chetan Bhagat

Hindustan Times – 2012-01-30

While talking about the freedom of speech and expression in books written on religion, popular novelist Chetan Bhagat opined that there should be no ban on books and people should appreciate the...

Tree-planting memoir wins $40K lit prize

CBC – 2012-02-14

Charlotte Gill's vivid memoir of her 17 years as a tree-planter, which weaves her experiences into an examination of logging and its environment impact, has won the B.C. National Award for Canadian...

Poets drop out of T.S. Eliot Prize competition over politics

Chicago Tribune – 2011-12-13

Two poets who were shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize dropped out of contention last week, voicing concerns over its sponsor. Aurum Funds, an international financial firm, recently signed on for a...

Author wins $100,000 prize for Jewish history

Yahoo! News – 2012-02-16

The author of a history of Jews in the Soviet Union has won a $100,000 award.

Writing prize taps Trudeau, Macdonald biographies

CBC – 2012-02-22

Biographies of Canada's first prime minister, Sir John A. Macdonald, and one of the most controversial, Pierre Trudeau, are vying for the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing.

Film studio sues to prevent more Godfather books

Stuff – 2012-02-22

The movie studio that controls the rights to The Godfather has sued the estate of its creator Mario Puzo, accusing his heirs of wrongfully authorising new book sequels to the fictional mafia family's...

New books by legendary chefs will inspire home cooks

SacBee – 2012-02-22

If you're looking for new challenges to expand your cooking repertoire or you long to know how the greatest chefs think about food, here are two books you're going to love.

Contra Costa libraries on overdrive trying to meet demands for e-books

San Jose Mercury News – 2012-02-23

Libraries face biggest challenge in years trying to balance patrons' desires for both paper and e-books

Bits Blog: Amazon Pulls Thousands of E-Books in Dispute

The New York Times – 2012-02-23

It is still early days for the Kindle Fire.

Rare US comic books fetch $3.5m

BBC – 2012-02-23

A collection of early comic books - including those featuring the debuts of Batman and Superman - is sold for $3.5m (£2.2m) at auction in New York.

Amazon takes a company's e-books out of stores after disagreement

The Christian Science Monitor – 2012-02-23

When the Independent Publishers Group couldn't come to terms with Amazon, the bookselling giant took 5,000 IPG titles out of their Kindle e-book store.

Diagram Prize shortlist revealed

The Bookseller – 2012-02-23

A guide to Estonian socks, an examination of the role of the fungus in Christian art, and a...

Kenya: ICC to Donate Books to Mt Kenya University

allAfrica – 2012-02-24

[Nairobi Star] The International Criminal Court will donate books to the Mount Kenya University as part of cooperation between the court and the varsity's law...

Gambia: One Million Books for Gambia Reaches NBR

allAfrica – 2012-02-24

[Daily Observer] NBR - Hand In Health, an NGO based in Minnesota in the United States in partnership with Books For Africa, Wednesday morning commenced the...

Taking E-books To the Next Level

Publishers Weekly – 2012-02-24

Despite technological petting zoos, QR codes on shelf-talkers linked to bookstores’ Web sites, and in-store displays of physical books with signage reminding readers that they can also buy...

Between the Lines: An Oscar-night nod to books that were made into films

SacBee – 2012-02-26

A look at the list of Oscar-nominated films starring in tonight's 84th Academy Awards is a reminder of the thousands of books, novellas and short stories that have found their way into movie theaters...

Harry Potter e-books coming to schools, libraries

San Francisco Chronicle – 2012-02-27

(02-27) 08:03 PST New York (AP) -- Harry Potter e-books are coming to schools and libraries, at a date to be determined. OverDrive Inc., a leading distributor for the school and library markets,...

Steinbeck's Love Advice; New Books by Zadie Smith and Junot Diaz

The Atlantic Wire – 2012-02-27

Today in publishing and literature: Zadie Smith's first novel in seven years is arriving in September, more tributes to Grove Press founder Barney Rosset, and new data about print book...

Harry Potter e-books coming to schools, libraries around the world

The Christian Science Monitor – 2012-02-28

Pottermore has partnered with e-book company Overdrive to bring electronic versions of the 'Harry Potter' series to libraries and schools in five languages.

"Harry Potter" E-books get worldwide library distribution

Yahoo! News – 2012-02-28

LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - The "Harry Potter" saga may have seen the end of its run in the movie theaters, but J.K. Rowling's wizardly brain child will live on in the world's libraries. British...

Printed books fall £2.8m as kids go back to school

The Bookseller – 2012-02-28

Printed book sales slumped 11% last week as children returned to school and adults to work...

BBC Books acquires Hom and Huang

The Bookseller – 2012-02-28

BBC Books has acquired a title by chefs Ken Hom and Ching-He Huang, both Chinese food specialists...

E-book deal's the steal of the century; 4000 pirated books

The Sydney Morning Herald – 2012-02-29

An Australian group-buying site owned by Microsoft and Nine sold e-book readers bundled with a treasure trove of thousands of pirated books including the full Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings...

Comedy Central to Publish Funny Books; Happy World Book Day

The Atlantic Wire – 2012-03-01

Today in publishing and literature: Comedy Central's new publishing imprint won't be breaking the bank, bestselling self-published e-book mystery writer Kerry Wilkinson scores a three...

3 books by Hitchens to be reissued in April

Yahoo! News – 2012-03-02

Three of Christopher Hitchens' most contentious books are coming back into print, and debuting in digital form.

Slate to Begin a Monthly Review of Books

The New York Times – 2012-03-02

The Web magazine will publish an expanded look at books on the first Saturday of each month, as stand-alone book review sections in newspapers have dwindled.

3 controversial Hitchens books to be reissued

Crains New York – 2012-03-02

Associated Press - Three of Christopher Hitchens' most contentious books are coming back into print, and debuting in digital form.Twelve, an imprint of the Hachette Book Group, announced Thursday...

Three Christopher Hitchens books to be out soon

Hindustan Times – 2012-03-02

Three of Christopher Hitchens’ most contentious books are coming back into print, and debuting in digital form. Twelve, an ...

Gender bias in books journalism remains acute, research shows

Guardian – 2012-03-02

Study by Vida shows great majority of quality-press reviews are still by and about male writersIt was the year when VS Naipaul infamously declared no woman writer to be his equal, so perhaps it's not...

E-Books on Tablets Fight Digital Distractions

The New York Times – 2012-03-05

Reading a book on a tablet like the Kindle Fire is “like trying to cook when there are little children around,” David Myers said.

McShane new Waterstones head of books

The Bookseller – 2012-03-05

Waterstones has announced former Piccadilly store manager Rik McShane as its new head of books at...

Emma Donoghue in running for £30k story prize

The Bookseller – 2012-03-05

Orange and Booker-shortlisted author Emma Donoghue ihas been shortlisted for the Sunday Times EFG...

Random House drastically raises the price of e-books for libraries

Engadget – 2012-03-05

Oddly, Random House deciding to triple the price of its e-books for libraries is being considered a compromise. While others, like Penguin, are pulling their electronic tomes from the virtual shelves...

Chimp tale wins $25K Charles Taylor Prize

CBC – 2012-03-06

Andrew Westoll has won the $25,000 Charles Taylor Prize for his book The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary, which depicts research chimps as they live out the remainder of their lives in a Quebec animal...

Giller Prize enlists Roddy Doyle, Anna Porter as judges

CBC – 2012-03-05

Irish author and screenwriter Roddy Doyle and author and publisher Anna Porter have been named to the jury that will choose the 2012 Giller Prize winner.

France launches Google-style plan to scan and sell out-of-print books

GigaOM – 2012-03-06

The government of France has passed a law to digitize and sell half a million "indispensable" works from the 20th century. The goal of this project is to preserve and commercialize French books from...

Are Tablets Killing Our Attention Span for Books?

The Atlantic Wire – 2012-03-06

Today in the "modern life is hard" department: Reading books on tablets may be more difficult than reading print books. Sure, a tablet is lighter, more convenient, and saves you a trip to...

Sacramento Public Library selects 2 books for 'One Book' program

SacBee – 2012-03-06

The Sacramento Public Library is going for broke this year with its Sacramento One Book program, celebrating two books rather than one, according to director Rivkah Sass.

Google pulls books into entertainment hub

The Bookseller – 2012-03-07

The Google eBooks store has been merged into the company's wider entertainment portal with...

Guardian Children's Books podcast: Simon Mayo on his first book Itch

Guardian – 2012-03-07

Itch is the story oft a 14-year-old schoolboy from Cornwall who is on the run with a rucksack full of chemical elements when he is taken hostage by his crazy science teacher...Radio presenter and...

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