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Jesus, Reconsidered. Book Sparks Evangelical Debate

NPR – 2010-03-26

Brian McLaren, an influential evangelical leader, suggests in a new book that Jesus is not the only way to salvation. Traditional evangelicals fiercely object to his ideas. But McLaren is tapping...

Rare signed George Orwell book fetches £86,000

Independent – 2010-03-25

A rare signed first edition of the first full-length work by author George Orwell has sold for £86,000, auctioneers said today.

How to: Create an e-book using Google Sigil

PC Advisor – 2010-03-25

Publish commercial e-books in the ePub format E-book sales will likely get a boost from Apple's brand-new iPad, and you can benefit too. Here, we show you how to create a commercial e-book using...

The Stupid Reason the World's Biggest Book Publisher Is Avoiding the iPad Like the Plague [Ipad]

Gizmodo – 2010-03-24

# ipad You'll notice a major book publisher is missing from this slide : Random House , the biggest one in the world, actually. More »

A $499 e-reader that opens like a book

MSNBC – 2010-03-24

E-book readers are a fun category of gadgets, because their shape is not yet set in stone. While one laptop is much like the other, manufacturers are still experimenting with e-readers, trying to...

Kobo Debuts Dedicated e-Book Reader

Publishers Wekly – 2010-03-24

E-book retailer Kobo is making good on plans to release its own dedicated reading device and has...

'Rapture Ready!': A Great Pop-Culture Book Comes Out In Paperback

NPR – 2010-03-24

Linda Holmes, NPR culture blogger, says the book "is not only the smartest exploration of Christian pop culture that I've ever come across; it's one of the wisest explorations of American pop...

National Book Network International Expands

Publishers Wekly – 2010-03-24

National Book Network International is moving to bigger facilities this summer to accommodate...

Atkins Diet Book Gets a Tummy Tuck

ABC News – 2010-03-24

One of the world's most famous diets may be returning to favor, as a new book updates its guidelines in an attempt to make it more workable.

What If Everyone on Twitter Read the Same Book?

Wired News – 2010-03-24

What if everyone on Twitter read the same book at the same time and we formed one massive, international book club? Let's find out.

New MI5 book from 1960s 'tells real-life James Bonds how to spot Soviet spies'

Daily Telegraph – 2010-03-22

A new book detailing how MI5 dealt with Russian spies during the cold war has been uncovered detailing the exploits of real-life James Bonds.

Kindle for iPad Could Heat Up E-Book Business

PC World via Yahoo! News – 2010-03-22

Amazon has posted a preview of the future of e-books, its Kindle e-reader app for Apple's forthcoming iPad. Amazon, the top e-book reseller, is teaming its e-book format with the most anticipated...

EU wants open book on anti-piracy deal

The New Zealand Herald – 2010-03-22

BRUSSELS - The European Union said it wants the United States and others to publish a draft global anti-piracy deal to end rumours that it advocates cutting off internet access for illegal...

BL publishes book about 20th century British publishing

vnunet.com – 2010-03-22

IWR News Desk, Information World Review , Monday 22 March 2010 at 16:40:00 The British Library has published a book that examines the lively history of British publishing over the Twentieth Century...

Yale Launches Course for the Book and Magazine Publishing Industry

Yale University Office of Public Affairs – 2010-03-22

Yale University will launch a new Yale Publishing Course this summer, bringing emerging industry leaders from around the world together with experts in their respective fields to tackle the most...

Amanda Knox Wins $54,154 in Suit Over Raunchy Book

Fox News – 2010-03-21

Knox wins $54,154 in damages after suing author of book for revealing details of sex life

What every expert needs, a book midwife

Independent – 2010-03-21

Mindy Gibbins-Klein took 10 years to publish her first book, A Dance in the Desert , a novel about a friend who, after suffering from epilepsy all his life, committed suicide. Writing about the...

The future of children's book publishing

Washington Post – 2010-03-21

Stephen Lowman explores the future of children's book publishing.

After withdrawal of 'Last Train,' book publishers ponder accuracy policies

San Jose Mercury News – 2010-03-20

Earlier this month, Henry Holt & Co. stopped printing and selling 'The Last Train From Hiroshima,' about the atomic bombing of Japan, because its author had relied on a fraudulent source for a...

Borders extends open invitation to book clubs

Los Angeles Times – 2010-03-20

The chain lets book groups know they are welcome to meet at its stores. The move is aimed at boosting sales amid intense competition from online vendors and big retailers such as Wal-Mart and...

Latest e-book fight is over royalties

Crain's New York Business – 2010-03-19

Matthew Flamm - While Amazon goes to the mattress for its coming e-book war with Apple, and publishers try to take back ground they lost long ago on e-book pricing, the Authors Guild has just...

Authors Guild Warns Again on e-Book Royalties

Publishers Wekly – 2010-03-19

The Authors Guild has reiterated its belief that 25% of net royalties is too low to become the...

Anne Frank Book Sheds New Light on Diarist

Discovery Channel – 2010-03-18

Anne Frank was a gifted storyteller, even while enduring the horrors of a Nazi concentration camp, according to a new book.

BEA Unveils New York Book Week

Publishers Wekly – 2010-03-18

BookExpo America is testing out a new event for the upcoming BEA in May called New York Book...

Posner says he failed to source material for book

AP – 2010-03-17

AP - An author and journalist who resigned last month from the Internet news site The Daily Beast over allegations of lifting material acknowledged that passages in his latest book are similar to...

Million-Copy Print Run for Grisham's First Kids' Book

Publishers Wekly – 2010-03-17

Dutton has revealed the cover art and first printing for John Grisham's first book for young...

Borders opening doors to book clubs

Chicago Tribune – 2010-03-17

In the increasingly brutal book wars, Borders Group Inc. is learning what coffeehouses long have known: Encourage shoppers to think of you as a home away from home and they'll spend more, maybe even...

The Viral Video The Book Publishing Industry Wants To Believe

paidContent.org via Yahoo! Finance – 2010-03-17

What direction is the book industry heading? Penguin Group subsidiary Dorling Kindersley Books prepared this video on the "end of publishing" for a sales conference and it was reportedly such a hit...

New book casts Abraham Lincoln as a vampire hunter

Chicago Tribune – 2010-03-17

Nation's 16th president recast as ax-wielding gothic superhero in Seth Grahame-Smith's new book, and not even scholars mind brush with the undead — On a recent afternoon, Tom Schwartz, the state...

Thatcher unlikely to fight court ruling on book profits

CTV.ca – 2010-03-17

Colin Thatcher is dismayed with a court ruling that says he can't make any money from a book he wrote about his case, but Thatcher's publisher says the convicted killer is unlikely to appeal.

New book by Bob Marley's son strains legend's family ties

AFP via Yahoo! News – 2010-03-16

A son of reggae legend Bob Marley, Ky-Mani Marley, has written a new book claiming he was deprived of his father's fortune for years by the reggae star's widow.

Bloomberg and Wiley in a book publishing agreement

vnunet.com – 2010-03-16

IWR News Desk, Information World Review , Tuesday 16 March 2010 at 14:00:00 Information provider for businesses and professionals, Bloomberg, has appointed Wiley as an exclusive global publisher and...

Baldacci Hopes Enhanced E-Book Will Put Focus on Content, Not Price

Publishers Wekly – 2010-03-16

Author David Baldacci hopes the enhanced e-book he created for his upcoming novel Deliver Us...

Hysteria, tears in Berlusconi book on Italy's love

Reuters via Yahoo! News – 2010-03-16

Hysterical and tearful messages from Italians imploring Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to persevere after being attacked last year fill a new book that hits stores just as campaigning for regional...

Lulu.com Going Public: IPO For Book Publishing Website Coming Soon

The Huffington Post – 2010-03-16

What's Your Reaction? The company behind the Lulu.com book publishing Web site has taken the first official step toward an initial public offering in Canada.

Sarah Ferguson, Duchess Of York Launches Children's Book Series

The Huffington Post – 2010-03-16

NEW YORK, March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- This August, the Duchess of York and Sterling Children's Books will publish Helping Hand Books, a series designed to help children understand personal and social...

Silvio Berlusconi's own publishing firm releases book celebrating PM as 'Superman'

Daily Telegraph – 2010-03-16

Emotional messages likening Silvio Berlusconi to Superman after his show of strength when he was attacked in Milan last year have been compiled in a new book published by a firm owned by the Italian...

Bookstore Sells Half of All Copies of WWII Book

Publishers Wekly – 2010-03-15

A Washington-area bookstore has sold 13,200 copies of Hell...

Baldacci says he has 'enriched' e-book on the way

AP – 2010-03-15

AP - David Baldacci is ready for e-book immersion.

Readers Are Devouring Apple Book Apps

BusinessWeek – 2010-03-15

Demand for digital book applications on Apple devices gives developers and publishers fresh ways to make money—a mixed blessing for Amazon

Ky-Mani Marley says book distorts his story as Bob Marley's illegitimate son

Washington Post – 2010-03-14

MIAMI -- A son of Bob Marley has written his memoir, an arresting narrative about life as the exiled child of a musical and social icon.

Bloomberg and Wiley Announce Exclusive Book Publishing Alliance

Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance – 2010-03-11

NEW YORK----Bloomberg L.P. and John Wiley & Sons, Inc. announced today that Wiley will be the exclusive global publisher of BLOOMBERG® and BLOOMBERG BUSINESSWEEK® branded books to be marketed as...

Book Buzz: Movie works magic for 'Alice in Wonderland'

USA Today – 2010-03-11

Alice bounds out of the rabbit hole; conservative titles are burning up the list; and 'Wimpy Kid' author Jeff Kinney goes Hollywood.

Mantel’s ’Wolf Hall,’ Cheever Biography Win Book Critics Award

Bloomberg – 2010-03-12

March 12 (Bloomberg) -- Three of the awards given by the National Book Critics Circle last night went to British writers, including Hilary Mantel, who was honored at the New York ceremony with the...

Barnsley hails World Book Day 'boost'

The Book Seller – 2010-03-10

World Book Day has "given a great boost to...

Profits Jump at Hachette; December E-book Sales Soar

Publishers Wekly – 2010-03-10

Hachette Book Group USA contributed the majority of the 24% earnings increase for Lagardere...

French indies launch book portal

The Book Seller – 2010-03-10

Seven independent booksellers with nine...

Taylor and Burton book to JR Books

The Book Seller – 2010-03-10

Jeremy Robson of JR Books has acquired UK and...

Google, Italy agree massive book scanning project

AFP via Yahoo! News – 2010-03-10

Google said Wednesday it had reached agreement with the Italian culture ministry to scan up to a million books housed in the national libraries of Rome and Florence.

Hilary Duff to write young adult book series

AP – 2010-03-09

AP - Welcome the latest celebrity children's author, Hilary Duff.

BRC reports high street book sales decline

The Book Seller – 2010-03-09

Struggling non-fiction bestsellers and strong...

Manuel Zelaya, Former Honduran President, To Write A Book About Coup

The Huffington Post – 2010-03-08

What's Your Reaction? CARACAS, Venezuela — Former Honduran President Manuel Zelaya plans to write a book describing his ouster last year. Zelaya says Honduras' business elite was behind last June's...

Pear Press Teams With Airline for Book Promotion

Publishers Wekly – 2010-03-08

In a marketing move to overcome the challenges facing publishers in search of an ever-elusive...

Washington lawyer Bob Barnett is the force behind many political book deals

Washington Post – 2010-03-07

In "I, Alex Cross," the new bestseller set in Washington by James Patterson, fictional detective Alex Cross scans the ego wall in the office of a senator he's investigating:

John Edgar Wideman to Self-Publish New Book via Lulu.com

Publishers Wekly – 2010-03-05

In an unusual move for an established author, critically acclaimed novelist, memoirist and...

Covered: Penguin Classics' Pretentious New Book Jackets

Forbes – 2010-03-04

These aren't covers for book lovers; they're for graphic designers.

Book on atom bomb horrors halted over false stories

Reuters – 2010-03-03

Reuters - A book about a handful of Japanese who survived both the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atom bombs has been pulled from U.S. book shelves amid reports it is based on false accounts and with doubts...

Macmillan Stacking Sandbags Against e-Book Flood

Salon.com – 2010-03-03

If you want to see someone frantically struggling to defend an existing analog business model against the disruption that comes from digital, look no further than a blog post today from John...

Hindus urge Penguin USA to withdraw book on them

NDTV – 2010-03-03

Hindus living in the United States have urged the Penguin Group to "immediately" withdraw noted scholar Wendy Doniger's book on the community, alleging that it has numerous errors in its historical...

Publisher to Halt Printing of Disputed Hiroshima Book

New York Times – 2010-03-02

The publisher of a book about the atomic bombing of Hiroshima whose author relied on a fraudulent source has said it will stop printing and shipping copies.

Debunked atom bomb book selling

USA Today – 2010-03-02

The debunking of a book about the atomic bombing of Japan seems to have made it more popular.

How Much It Really Costs To Publish An Ebook Vs A Real Book

Gizmodo Australia – 2010-03-01

Ebooks negate the most obvious costs of hardcover books: No dead trees, ink, warehouse or shelf storage, so of course they’re cheaper. In fact, isn’t $US12.99 for an ebook just a little bit...

Math of Publishing Meets the E-Book

New York Times – 2010-03-01

E-books are cheaper to produce than print volumes, but consumers may not realize that expenses like overhead and royalties are still in effect, publishers say.

Author Solutions Announces E-book Distribution Deal with Barnes & Noble's nook

TM – 2010-03-01

Author Solutions , the world leader in indie book publishing, announced today an e-book distribution deal with Barnes & Noble. Under terms of the agreement, e-book formats of all new ASI titles...

Book-to-movie not always a happy ending

Knoxville News Sentinel – 2010-02-27

Book-to-movie doesn't work for me very often. I am almost always disappointed in the "movie version" of a favorite book. The result is usually that I hate the movie because it "just wasn't as good"...

Nintendo is the latest entrant to e-book game

The Christian Science Monitor – 2010-02-26

The forthcoming Nintendo DSi XL will have the screen size to handle e-book titles. But Nintendo won't be knocking Amazon off its perch anytime soon.

Sedaris Teams with Falconer for Next Book

Publishers Wekly – 2010-02-26

David Sedaris's next title to be illustrated book of animal...

Science Writing At Its Finest? Richard Dawkins's 'Oxford Book Of Modern Science Writing'

The Huffington Post – 2010-02-25

What's Your Reaction? Sometime in 1976 I was asked to be a judge for the 1975 National Book Awards for the category "The Sciences."

English-language book sales down in US and UK, up elsewhere

The Book Seller – 2010-02-25

The UK and US were the only major...

A Wii book reader due

New York Post – 2010-02-25

Nintendo Co. is putting William Shakespeare and Mark Twain alongside "Super Mario" with its new handheld game device. The Kyoto-based maker of the top-selling Wii console introduced the DSi XL...

Rapidshare gets court order to clamp down on digital book piracy

Los Angeles Times – 2010-02-25

Book publishers are hoping to close a chapter on their fight against digital piracy, having won a key legal victory against RapidShare, a popular website that was found by the court host pirated...

Salman Rushdie to write book about decade in hiding

USA Today – 2010-02-24

Novelist Salman Rushdie plans to write a book about his decade in hiding under a death threat from the Iranian government using a digital archive of his personal papers housed at Emory University,...

Elsevier launches new online book series: Elsevier Insights

EurekAlert! – 2010-02-24

( Elsevier ) Elsevier, a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical, and medical information products and services, announced today the launch of Elsevier Insights, a new online book series...

Superman's comic book debut brings $1 million

USA Today – 2010-02-23

The million-dollar Action Comics #1 was in "Very Fine" condition, or 8.0 in a 10-point scale used by comic book collectors.

E-Book Sales Jump 176% in Flat Trade Year

Publishers Wekly – 2010-02-22

E-book sales from the 13 publishers that report figures to the Association of American...

Worm hunters, Nazi spoons vie for odd-book prize

AP – 2010-02-22

AP - Worm hunters, lethal robots and Nazi spoons are in the running for Britain's quirkiest literary award, the Diagram Prize for year's oddest book title.

Book on Hiroshima bombing blighted by phantom engineer

The Scotsman – 2010-02-22

A NEW book about the atomic destruction of Hiroshima has won critical acclaim with its heartbreaking portrayals of the bomb's survivors – and is set to be made into a film

Doubts Raised on Book’s Tale of Atom Bomb

New York Times – 2010-02-21

The author of a new book about the destruction of Hiroshima concedes that he was probably duped and says he will rewrite the book for future editions.

Usain Bolt lands two-book deal with publisher HarperSport

ESPN – 2010-02-20

Usain Bolt's agent says the record-breaking sprinter has agreed to a two-book deal with publisher HarperSport.

Blake to publish Cheryl and Ashley Cole split book

The Book Seller – 2010-02-20

John Blake is publishing an up-to-date...

Judge puts off ruling on Google's proposed digital book settlement

Washington Post – 2010-02-19

NEW YORK -- Google confronted a barrage of criticism from opponents of its proposed digital book settlement Thursday as the Internet search giant tried to persuade a federal judge to approve a deal...

No ruling from judge on Google book case

AFP via Yahoo! News – 2010-02-19

Google and opponents and supporters of its digital book project have sparred in court as the judge hearing the case pressed the Internet titan about its plan to offer millions of books online.

Portugal upholds ban on book about Madeleine McCann

Reuters via Yahoo! News – 2010-02-19

A Portuguese court upheld on Thursday a ban on a book about the disappearance of British toddler Madeleine McCann written by former detective Goncalo Amaral who led the initial investigation.

Google book project opponents, supporters meet in courts

AFP via Yahoo! News – 2010-02-19

Google traded arguments with opponents and supporters of its digital book project in a Manhattan courtroom Thursday as the judge hearing the case pressed the Internet giant to defend the venture.

Google, Publishers, Authors Defend Book Settlement

Update2 – 2010-02-19

Feb. 18 (Bloomberg) -- Google Inc. and a group of publishers and authors urged a federal judge to accept a $125 million settlement that would create the world’s biggest digital book library.

No decision today in Google Book hearing

V3.co.uk via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News – 2010-02-19

A US judge has postponed his ruling in the case over Google's Book service settlement.

Madeleine's Parents Set To Speak On Book Ban

SkyNews via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News – 2010-02-19

Kate and Gerry McCann will speak publicly for the first time later about a Portuguese court's decision to uphold a ban on a book claiming their daughter Madeleine is dead.

Is Apple Actually Pushing for the $10 iPad E-Book, After All?

Wired News – 2010-02-18

We've lamented the death of the $10 e-book, the victim of a showdown between Amazon and publishers emboldened by the advent of the iPad. But a New York report says Apple's iBook pricing scheme would...

Google seeks court approval of digital book project

AFP via Yahoo! News – 2010-02-18

Google, along with supporters and opponents of its ambitious digital book project, are set to appear in a Manhattan courtroom Thursday after five years of legal wrangling.

Mobile Content Companies Scale Back Expectations Of Revenue Growth

paidContent.org via Yahoo! Finance – 2010-02-18

Mobile entertainment companies have scaled back their content sales expectations - but are getting far more bullish that consumers will pay directly for content, according to the Mobile...

'Maddie's dead' book ban stays

The Sun – 2010-02-18

KATE and Gerry McCann 'pleased' that ban remains on book about missing tot

Portuguese court confirms Madeleine McCann book ban

AFP via Yahoo! News – 2010-02-18

A Portuguese court on Thursday banned a book on the disappearance of the British girl Madeleine McCann written by the police officer who led the initial probe, a lawyer for her parents said.

Columnist to publish book on Tiger Woods

Sportsnet.ca – 2010-02-18

A longtime journalist's "inside account" of Tiger Woods is being published in June.

Jobs Is Said to Assist With Book on His Life

New York Times – 2010-02-16

Apple’s chief executive is set to collaborate on an authorized biography, to be written by Walter Isaacson, the former managing editor of Time magazine.

E-Book Price Increase May Stir Readers’ Passions

New York Times – 2010-02-13

The most voracious readers of e-books have shown a reflexive hostility to prices higher than $9.99 for popular titles.

Seven Stories Book Looks at African Americans In Motorsports

Publishers Wekly – 2010-02-11

Seven Stories Press is releasing, Racing While Black: How An African American Stock Car Team...

Publishers Win a Bout in E-Book Price Fight

New York Times – 2010-02-09

Publishers have managed to take some control — at least temporarily — of how much consumers pay for their content.

Justice Dept. Criticizes Latest Google Book Deal

New York Times – 2010-02-08

While the Justice Department did not explicitly urge a rejection of the deal, its opposition on copyright, class action and antitrust grounds is a setback for Google.

Publishers, Amazon in flux in e-book pricing fray

Reuters – 2010-02-04

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The chief executive of book publisher Macmillan said on Thursday his company is still in talks with online retailer Amazon.com Inc over the pricing of its books,...

Amazon loss on e-book pricing could fuel trend

Reuters – 2010-02-02

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A pricing battle lost by Amazon.com Inc to a top publisher may herald pressure from other publishers, compromising low e-book prices which could potentially hit sales...

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