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February 2012 – Articles

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“An Author site/blog using Google ads to generate revenue from authors probably isn’t anyone you want to read.”

– The Write Agenda

ALERT: John Steinbeck Family Defrauded by Writer Beware™ & SFWA Attorney: The 2007 Scam that Writer Beware™ Didn’t Report . . . Why?

11/25/2011: Writer Beware seems to be defending Book Country (Writer Beware – Victoria Strauss)

ALERT: Blogger Get’s it Wrong: Amazon Sales Rankings are Valuable Metrics if Benchmarked over Time

ALERT: Victoria Strauss Critical of Indie Authors Successes: The Voice of Envy

ALERT: (Posted 10/25/11) P.N. Elrod Claims Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers (SFWA) Has Hackers: Cyber Crime Incitement?

ALERT: (Posted 10/24/11) American Book Publishing: No Case, No Criminal Contact & No Legal Action Taken

ALERT: American Book Publishing “Investigation” Research Released: No Proof of Victoria Strauss’ Cl

February 29, 2012

Who Decides What Books You Can Buy?
Corante
There were indie publishers and small houses and of course vanity self-publishing, but if you wanted real exposure (in this thing called a “book store” – two words, a store for books, odd to think of that now) then you went through a major publisher.
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Hot Indie News Reporter Lands Book Publishing Deal
HotIndieNews.com
Hot Indie News reporter, Stevie B, recently secured a publishing contract with Publish America, an international book publishing house.

Jackie Collins experiments with self-publishing The Bitch
The Guardian
Collins told US publishing website GalleyCat that she will self-publish an ebook of The Bitch in March, “a complete rewrite” of the novel, for $2.99 or less. A sequel to The Stud, The Bitch continues the story of Fontaine Khaled, who has “an Arab 
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Joho the Blog » Apple blocking books that link to Amazon
By davidw
But he finds what I think is the right argument in this case. first, the online marketplace for books simply as a matter of fact is dominated by three players: Apple, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble. This dominance imposes particular responsibilities 
Joho the Blog
Apple Refuses To Sell Book That Links To Amazon Store 
By John Biggs
Apple Refuses To Sell Book That Links To Amazon Store. John Biggs. posted 15 mins ago. Comments. View Staff Page. Biggs is the editor of TechCrunch Gadgets. Biggs has written for the New York Times, InSync, USA Weekend, Popular 
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Amazon selling refurbished Kindle Fire for $169 | TeleRead: News 
By Paul Biba
Amazon can change self-published e-book pricing at will (Updated)  “Some of the people usinglibrary.nu actually owned or had rights to use the books, but needed electronic copies in order to use machine translation …” John on “Why the 
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Why Amazon’s KDP Select Is God’s Gift to Authors | The Creative Penn
By joanna@TheCreativePenn.com (Joanna Penn)
There are no rules and what works for one book, won’t work for another, so it’s important to listen to all sides before trying something yourself. It’s no secret that Amazon’s KDP Select offers free promotion to authors who enlist in the program.
The Creative Penn
A History of Book Trailers; Cee Lo Green Is Writing a Memoir
The Atlantic Wire
[The Hollywood Reporter] You can add Jackie Collins — author of Hollywood Wives and Hollywood Wives: The Next Generation — to the growing list of name authors dabbling in e-book self-publishing. She’s offering up “a complete rewrite” of her 1979 
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Kindle Owners’ Lending Library has over 100000 books | Ubergizmo
By George Wong
The Kindle Owner’s Lending Library and KDP Select program hasn’t been around for very long now but Amazon has already reported that over 100000 books are now available to borrow on the service. From not-so-known books all the way to 
Ubergizmo
Kindle Owners’ Lending Library reaches 100K books | TeleRead 
By Paul Biba
From the press release: The Kindle Owners’ Lending Library continues to grow rapidly, now offering more than 100000 books that Amazon Prime members with.
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Josh Hopkins Books New NBC Comedy Pilot, What About ‘Cougar 
By The Huffington Post News Editors
Josh Hopkins has joined the cast of “Lady Friends,” Kari Lizer ‘s new NBC comedy pilot, reports TV Guide. But before you break out your Big Carl to mourn the thought of Grayson leaving Jules on “Cougar Town,” just because Hopkins has 
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The 8 Books Every Home Decorator Should Own | Apartment Therapy
By Eleanor Busing
On the whole, Apartment Therapy readers are a book-loving bunch, and we writers are no different. With so many gorgeous home decorating books out there, and with online shopping so quick and easy, I accumulate design books an 
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Goings On: Books Pick: History Lessons : The New Yorker
By The New Yorker
Beginning with the twenty or so Angolan slaves brought to Jamestown in 1619 and ending with the election of Barack Obama, Henry Louis Gates, Jr.,
Goings On
Harry Potter e-books coming to schools, libraries
Boston Herald
By AP NEW YORK — Harry Potter [website] 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, announced Monday that it has reached an agreement with JK 
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The buzz in books – Feb. 29
USA TODAY
By Lindsay Deutsch, USA TODAY Famed authors self-publishing: Jackie Collins will release an e-book version of The B****, which will be a “complete rewrite of her previous version of the novel,” as a “gift for my fans,” according to GalleyCat.
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Kindle Owners’ Lending Library Now Offers Readers Over 100000 Books to Borrow 
MarketWatch (press release)
The Kindle Owners’ Lending Library continues to grow rapidly, now offering more than 100000 booksthat Amazon Prime members with Kindles can borrow for free–including over 100 New York Times Best Sellers like The Hunger Games trilogy–as frequently as 
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Kumon Partners with Reading Is Fundamental to Bring Books to Underserved Children
MarketWatch (press release)
During the month of March, Kumon will donate $10 to RIF, the equivalent of four new books, for each new student who enrolls in Kumon, with the goal of donating $75000 to support RIF’s mission. “We are thrilled to partner with an organization that 
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Regional author publishes book featuring Mingo sites
Williamson Daily News
“I found PublishAmerica, and sent them my first three chapters before I was finished with the book,” Reed said. “They wrote back that they were interested.

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The Pearl – By John Steinbeck – YouTube
Summary of my book i am reading for my communication arts class.
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For what possible purpose does steinbeck give us such a detailed 
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California Giant Berry Farms adds children’s content to website – I4U 
Gallery: John Steinbeck. 1 images  4:01 am Members of YOSAL, Youth Orchestra Salinas, pose with John Steinbeck’s giant birthday cupcake and…- 4:01 am A 
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‘A Big Day’ for author Schuler
Newton Daily News
After spending some time researching online, she found Oklahoma-based Tate Publishing and Enterprises LLC, a family owned Christian publishing organization.

E-Book Buyers Shelving Traditional Book Stores
BusinessNewsDaily
More than half of e-book buyers have increased their use of apps to purchase booksand more than one-third have increased their use of general websites such asAmazon, according to an on-going study by the Book Industry Study Group, which samples 
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Why Santorum Flops, Atheists, Satire and Muslims, Steinbeck Tips and Drones 
FlaglerLive.com
John Steinbeck was born on Feb. 27, 1902. Feb. 27th was his 110th birthday. He’d once laid out six writing tips as follows: 1. Abandon the idea that you are ever going to finish. Lose track of the 400 pages and write just one page for each day, 
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E-book readers are buying plenty – but not in bookstores
Christian Science Monitor
What’s interesting, though, is where they’re buying and what they’re reading. According to the BISG’s Consumer Attitudes Toward E-book Reading survey, e-book consumers are buying more books – both print and electronic – but they’re buying mostly online 
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Christian Science Monitor
R.I.P. Jan Berenstain
Baltimore Sun
By Dave Rosenthal Every Baby Boomer parent has spent hours reading the adventures of the Berenstain Bears, so I was saddedned to hear that co-creator Jan Berenstain had died at age 88. She and her husband Stan, who died in 2005, created the bear family 
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Liguori: Tiger Woods Needs To Write His Own Book!
CBS Local
By Ann Liguori After reading Hank Haney’s web site synopsis of his book, “The Big Miss,” (due to be released March 27) and reading Tiger’s reaction to it months ago, then seeing yesterday’s comments from Tiger’s agent, Mark Steinberg, there is only one
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Celebrate Dr. Seuss March 2
Utica Observer Dispatch
By STACIE BEERS Read Across America Day is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on March 2 – Dr. Seuss’ birthday. In honor of Dr. Seuss, the Smyrna Public Library has many of his books on display. Some of his books have been made 
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The Terrifying Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
New Yorker (blog)
He is forced to rise early to feed the books breakfast and tidy their dust jackets. When an old bookfalls apart, he must piece it back together and breathe life back into it by reading it. When stragglers from the bookless grayness stop by, 
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Fed finds better real estate, banking conditions
MarketWatch
By Greg Robb, MarketWatch WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Residential real estate markets and banking conditions are improving across most of the nation, according to the Federal Reserve’s latest Beige Book reading of economic conditions released Wednesday.
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Huffman school board hosts debate over suitability of books
Your Houston News
27 Huffman Independent School District board of trustees meeting centered on the appropriateness ofbooks that junior and senior students read in Hargrave’s advanced placement English classes, which Matra Kreig has taught. Angela Blackburn, mother of 
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TGS 6th Grade Students Complete Rebecca Caudill Reading Program
Teutopolis Press-Dieterich Gazette
By Anonymous The sixth grade students completed their participation in the Rebecca CaudillReading program and the Bluestem Reading program with a Love of Books Celebration. During the celebration the students voted on the Rebecca Caudill and Bluestem 
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Moms Talk: What Are Your Kid’s Favorite Books?
Patch.com
So grab a cup of coffee and settle in as we start the conversation today with: What are your kids favorite books? Answer from Mom’s Councilmember Denise (mother of 1): My daughter does readevery day for school, which is usually a book she gets from 
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Green Eggs and Ham, Hero Style
Patch.com
Hometown heroes came to Holmdel’s Village School to read to children. Digital books are around the corner, but for now, the colorful storybook with pages you can’t wait to turn is still king. By Christina Johnson Dr. Seuss would have loved to know that 
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Book donations sought
Lodi News-Sentinel
If you have new or gently used children’s book lying around the house, Lodi Kumon Center wants to take them off of your hands. The center is working with Kumon North America and Reading is Fundamental to provide books to under served children across 
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One Book program selects ‘Winter in the Blood’ as March selection
Laurel Outlook
Readers may also sign up for a discussion group by calling 657-8258. Discussion groups will be hosted at these locations: • Monday, March 5: Castle Rock Middle School library, led by Terra Beth Jochems, 7 pm. • Tuesday, March 6 — Rocky Mountain 
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The Miracle of Life
Virginia Connection Newspapers
By Rabbi Leibel Fajnland/Director of Chabad of Reston-Herndon Did you know that the Book of Esther read every year on the holiday of Purim (Thursday March 8), is the only book in the entire Bible in which a reference to God is not made even once? Why?
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Lifetime Distributors, aka “The Book People,” Bring Reading to the Workplace 
Einnews Portugal
In a Sydney garage back in 1990, two entrepreneurs named Mark Bonello and Terry Kinsella founded a book selling business, known as Lifetime Distributors “The Book People” (Lifetime). SAN DIEGO, CA, February 29, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ — In a Sydney 
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World book day – read all about it!
Isle of Man Today
By Jackie Turley SCHOOLS and libraries are holding a wide range of activities to celebrate World Book Day on Thursday. The annual event, which is a celebration ofbooks and reading, is marked in more than 100 countries. At Foxdale School, author Adrian 
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School’s library scheme is reading success story
Portsmouth News
It works by giving families a reading list of 12 books available at Portchester Library – and of these, they can choose 10 to read with their children before coming up for their first day of school. Headteacher Mark Wildman says the scheme is proving 
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Portsmouth News
Jeff Dawson/Lester Library: Kindle Fire e-readers now available
Herald Times Reporter
The Kindles will offer patrons a chance to experience an e-reader before they purchase one for themselves or a family member. These e-readers are available to anyone 18 years or older with a valid library card and a photo ID. Each Kindle has 12 books
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Hey teacher, leave those books alone!
The Guardian (blog)
I’m not sure how many books we’ve got but it’s a good half-terraced-house full I can tell you! Despite the copious hordes of books my children often want the same ones over and over. No sooner have I read them the awe-inspring blurb of a brand new 
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The Guardian (blog)
From page to screen: the rise of the video book trailer
The Guardian
Most of the time they are a little on the perfunctory side: Camcorder pointed at author, author fielding questions or (oh, the visual riches) looking down and reading from the book they’re promoting. Some, like The Night Circus, aren’t really much more 
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Nokia Reading and Nokia Transport hands-on video round-up
NokNok.tv
A more in-depth look at Nokia Reading, now. After all, it promises to do a lot more than just provide a digital bookreading format. There’s the News Stream element that brings a host of short-form news sources into a nice magazine-like viewing format.
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Inequities exist between Oshkosh school libraries
The Oshkosh Northwestern
But they also have access to more books than any other school in the district, and students are checking them out at a faster rate. Experts say access to reading materials remains a critical ingredient to improving childhood literacy, but not every 
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Herbal Microscopy Book Receives American Botanical Council’s James A. Duke 
Sacramento Bee
28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The American Botanical Council (ABC) has announced the recipient of its James A. Duke Excellence in Botanical Literature Award in the reference and technicalbook category. The American Herbal Pharmacopoeia’s 
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‘Partials’: Battling for humanity and herself
Kansas City Star
If anything, it’s growing even stronger in the run-up to the movie based on her book “The Hunger Games” as publishers rush in with their Next Big Things. Readers who enjoy headstrong feminist leads making their way through post-apocalyptic incarnations 
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Local author tells of Robin Hood
Messenger Index
Vahlberg will have several book signings in March at Hastings Book Stores. He is excited to get his new book into the public eye, meet his fans face to face and meet interested readers through it. March 17 at Hastings on Boise Ave., 
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Author will tell story of Medfield’s Daughter of Liberty, Mercy Scollay
Wicked Local
Samuel Forman, author of the newly published “Dr. Joseph Warren: The Boston Tea Party, Bunker Hill, and the Birth of American Liberty,” will share new discoveries about Scollay, a distinguished yet unrecognized Medfield resident.
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Kindle Owners’ Lending Library Now Offers Readers Over 100000 Books To Borrow 
TheStreet.com (press release)
More Amazon customers are reading independently-published books, with over 1 million KDP Select books borrowed through the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library since the program launched for indie authors in December. KDP authors participating in the Kindle 
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Cushman revealed: New book examines posthumously-famous Chicago street 
WBEZ (blog)
First, learning from Brad Cook, the IU archivist who maintains the Cushman collection, that Cushman was a first cousin by marriage to John Steinbeck. Although he was never important enough in the writer’s eyes to have appeared in Steinbeck’s letters, 
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Alzheimer’s disease: A silent killer
East Valley Tribune
He is also the author of “Life’s Observations By An Everyday Nobody,” published in 2010 by Eloquent Books of the Strategic Book Group.

Happy Birthday John Steinbeck Greatest Quotes
This week marks John Steinbeck’s 110th birthday.  This week marks John Steinbeck’s 110th birthday. The author is best known for his socially conscious 
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John Steinbeck’s Six Tips for the Aspiring Writer and His Nobel Prize 
By admin
Today is the 110th birthday of writer John Steinbeck, whose great novel of the 1930s, The Grapes of Wrath, gives an eloquent and sympathetic voice to the dispossessed. In 1962, Steinbeck was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature “for his 
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Between the By-Road and the Main Road: A Sorrow that Weeping 
By Mary Ann Reilly
February 27. John Steinbeck’s birthday. In his Nobel Prize acceptance speech, Steinbeck said: “Literature is as old as speech. It grew out of human need for it, and it has not changed except to become more needed.” Literature is critical.
Between the By-Road and the Main Road
Music & Literature: Buffett, the Beatles, Metallica, the Stones – They 
By Erin
The Boss, Bruce Springsteen, has a song called “The Ghost of Tom Joad” about the hero of John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath. Mumford and Sons also have a song inspired by this character and novel, it’s called “Dustbowl Dance.” 
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Norm Goldman Interviews British Comedy Scripwriter and Author, Terry Ravenscroft
OpEdNews
And although John Steinbeck is not known especially as a writer of comedy – Tortilla Flats notwithstanding – I am a great admirer of his work. Although the object of writing comedy scripts and writing humorous books is the same – to make people laugh 
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Jacksonville Store Holds Book Drive For Family In Need After Fatal Fire
WITN
The family home-schools, so in an effort to help rebuild their library, Barnes and Noble in Jacksonville set up a book donation drive. They have a selection of books, notebooks, and pencils for you to choose from. You can purchase the items at checkout 
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13 WTHR IndianapolisIndiana woman takes up battle against school 
WTHR
The book is about to be published on a national level by Tate Publishing. “Bullying is intentional. They pick their victim and they do it repeatedly,” 

Inmate allowed to publish book on aggressive dogs
San Francisco Chronicle
(AP Photo/Handout) (02-28) 17:44 PST SAN FRANCISCO — State prison officials announced a settlement today with a maximum-security inmate that will allow him to publish a book about how he bred and trained aggressive dogs, including the Presa Canarios 
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Community Briefs: Schools music festival tonight
Colusa County Sun Herald
Lange was associated with John Steinbeck as he wrote the articles that ultimately became his classic novels. Entry forms and additional information are available at http://colusacountyartscouncil.org. The Veterans of Foreign Wars is hosting an indoor 
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Author of FBS study likes Georgia State’s position
Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)
Georgia State doesn’t need tradition to eventually succeed on college football’s highest levels, according to Russell Wright, the managing director of Collegiate Consulting, the Atlanta-based company that conducted an FBS feasibility study for the 
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Author open to chance of Dolan as papal contender
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
By Annysa Johnson of the Journal Sentinel Author and veteran Vatican reporter John Allen, who has consistently downplayed the hype around New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan as a possible papal contender, is now hedging his bets after seeing the 
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Author Demetria Lucas dishes dos, don’ts of dating at Ohio State
OSU – The Lantern
Dating advice author Demetria Lucas spoke at the Ohio Union’s US Bank Conference Theatre Feb. 27. Forget the old childhood rhyme, “first comes love, then comes marriage.” For Demetria Lucas, it’s first comes happiness by living the best life possible 
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Local author’s debut novel seen as first in series
Our Colorado News
In the words of Monument author JL Austgen, “perfect characters are boring,” and the main character in his debut novel, “Keyser Run,” is far from perfect. FBI agent Evelyn Morgan is a lean, mean, investigating machine with a dark secret.
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Boston Public Library to Host Authors and Lecturers in March
Fenway News Online
BOSTON – February 27, 2012 – The Boston Public Library will host authors and speakers throughout March at the Central Library and in branches across the city. Harvard University will send scholars to several branches to discuss everything from 
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Ebook sales up, but slower; traditional book sales fall | TeleRead 
By Paul Biba
From Shelf Awareness: In December, net book sales fell 3.5%, to $1.52 billion, as reported by 77 publishers to the Association of American Publishers.
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The Perfect Wife by Victoria Alexander – | Lost Book Sales
By A Reader
Preferred format: Digital Attempted place of purchase: BoB/Kobo/Diesel/ARe. Reason for Lost Sale: Price Price of Lost Sale: 7.99 USD – US Dollar Country of Lost Sale: United States What you did instead: Read fan fiction or a different book 
Lost Book Sales
E-Book Consumers Drive More Sales & The Popularity of eBook 
By Gary D. Price
E-Book Consumers Drive More Sales & The Popularity of eBook Reading Platforms. Posted on February 28, 2012 by Gary D. Price. From the BISG (Book Industry Study Group): E-book consumers are increasing their purchase of books — both 
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How EDC Plans to Sell More Books After Dropping Amazon | Digital 
By Jeremy Greenfield
By Jeremy Greenfield, Editorial Director, Digital Book World, @JDGsaid. The Educational Development Corp., which announced today that it is pulling all of its titles from Amazon, plans to increase its sales by abandoning the major online 
Digital Book World
Your New BEAU: Don’t Judge a Book… | Beaufort Books
By Beaufort Books
Of course you have your book-to-movie transformations—always somewhat hit or miss, depending on the people behind the film. The Oscars was replete with such films this year, really boosting book sales. You have you truly successful film 
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Beattie’s Book Blog – unofficial homepage of the New Zealand book 
By Bookman Beattie
Despite slowing growth rates in the final quarter of 2011, e-book sales rose 117% for the year, generating revenue of $969.9 million at the companies that report sales to the Association of American Publishers. Sales in all trade print segments 
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Tim Wendelboe » Blog Archive » Mammut book sales
By Tim Wendelboe
The Norwegian version of my book “Kaffe med Tim Wendelboe” is now available at the yearly Mammut sales in book stores across Norway for Kr.149,- per book. The book was nominated for the 2009 Gourmand world cookbook awards and 
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Harry Potter library deal a plus for J. K. Rowling and OverDrive 
By David Rothman
Just like book sales, library loans thrive on mass-media exposure. And how many contemporary novels are more “mass,” from book and media perspectives, than the Harry Potter series? Just like formal literacy programs, media mentions 
LibraryCity
Peninsula Center Library Hosts Used Book Sale This Weekend 
By fpullara
USED BOOK SALE offered by the Peninsula Friends of the Library at the Peninsula Center Library. (address below). WHEN: Thursday, March 1, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.. Friday, March 2, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, March 3, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
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Volunteers make things happen @ the Library! « rochpublibrary
By rochpublibrary
In the Friends of the Library Book Store, volunteers raised $57, 000 for the Library gift fund, Friendsbook sales online netted $26481 and in our auditorium raised a further $12100. Our intrepid book sorters waded through many donated books 
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Author Interview: designcrumbs | Envato Notes
By Adrian Try
Cats laying on his keyboard, a coffee mug with his own logo, coding to metal, and playing more Xbox than an adult should. This week we meet Jake Caputo (designcrumbs) from ThemeForest. If you’re an Envato marketplace author and would 
Envato Notes
Author: Pro-choice Ayn Rand ‘would have hated Ron Paul’ | The 
By Eric W. Dolan
Gary Weiss, the author of Ayn Rand Nation, said Tuesday that despite some overlap between their political philosophies, the novelist Ayn Rand would have hated Texas Rep. Ron Paul. Many conservatives, most notably Glenn Beck, have 
The Raw Story
Hyperion & ABC News Make Promo Videos For Author Kenneth 
By Dianna Dilworth
Hyperion & ABC News Make Promo Videos For Author Kenneth Davis.
GalleyCat
CAPs “Islamophobia” report author linked to Muslim Brotherhood 
By creeping
He is also the co-author of “Fear Inc.: The Roots of the Islamophobia Network in America,” a Center for American Progress-sponsored report that purports to expose the “small, tightly networked group of misinformation experts” on the right who 
Creeping Sharia
A tribute to famed children’s book author, Jan Berenstain | MNN 
By Jenn Savedge
Jan Berenstain’s legacy includes environmental titles that taught kids to take care of the planet.
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Local author, illustrator celebrates reading with students
Grand Island Independent
“A very important part of our work as authors and illustrators is we don’t just write and illustrate books, we go out and encourage children to read,” said Aurora author and illustrator Preston McDaniels, who was on hand to share his story and talents.
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BY THE BOOKS: Feb. 29
Wicked Local
A positive message about people living as neighbors, it is a book for both children and adults that encourages reading aloud and discussion. The setting is a rural town in south coastal Massachusetts with cranberry bogs, ponds, pine trees and sassafras 
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Before class, take a break, for Dr. Seuss is about to turn 108
Daily Illini
 moral to his readers. “Dr. Seuss is part of the cultural background of America, as much so as any other of the traditions,” said Mike Rogalla, children’s librarian at Champaign Public Library. On March 2, a movie version of Dr. Seuss’ book “The 
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Attendance up but book sales down at Perth Writers Festival
Bookseller Publisher Online
SJ Finch writes: This year’s Perth Writers Festival was a phenomenal success, attracting an estimated crowd of around 30, 000 people, Danielle Benda told the Weekly Book Newsletter. … The full text of this item is exclusively available to WBN 
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Enough drama to make Gibbs book a best-seller
Trinidad & Tobago Express
When Commissioner of Police Dwayne Gibbs returns to Canada and publishes his memoirs, T&T would have given him the opportunity to become a billionaire from royalties earned from his book sales. He and his assistant were not the right persons for the 
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Medical bookstore to close after over 30 years on Spruce street
The Daily Pennsylvanian
In recent years, the store has began selling other products — medical scrubs, gift items, school supplies — to supplement book sales, according to Klund. It hasn’t proved enough. “If your book sales go down, you can sell shirts and mugs all you want, 
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Woods’ agent criticizes book by former swing coach
Watertown Daily Times
(AP Photo/Palm Beach Post, Allen Eyestone) MAGS OUT TV OUT NO SALES 1 Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. 2 Don’t Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not 
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Adult Hardcover Book Sales Fell 18%, Paperbacks Down 16% in 
The trend of plummeting book sales continued in November and December, the industry’s two most important months, to end the year 17.5% down for adult 
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Book Donations, Book Sales | Harborlight Community Partners
Harborlight Community Partners, Inc. is a growing non-profit organization with the capacity and sustainability to provide affordable housing across Southern 
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Big wave metaphor pushes business book sales
28 February, 2012 : – The Amazon best-selling book – Big Wave Surfing: Extreme Technology Development, Management, Marketing and Investing – was named 
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Weymouth author finds home for “Shelter”
Wicked Local
When I came up with a third draft of the story, I felt it was good enough to send it to a publisher.” She said Tate Publishing, an Oklahoma-based firm, 

Bay Ridge Talk • View topic – Book reading tonight at Bookmark 
Book reading tonight at Bookmark – all invited. Post by Lysiak » Sat Feb 18, 2012 3:07 pm. Hey Everyone! I wanted to pass along an invitation to everyone on 
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Wholesale Book Reading Light (SKU 695119) DollarDays
DollarDays offers online wholesale and closeout products to retailers nationwide. Compete head-on with big box retailers and discount store chains when you 
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Audio Book Reading | All On Audio Books
Get The MOST Out Of Life Reading “Lord Of The Rings” Audiobook Soundscape Project …So, with that said, I’m trying a very interesting hybrid of.
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Co-author of ‘Bears’ books Jan Berenstain dies
San Francisco Chronicle
Jan Berenstain, who with her husband, Stan, made up one of the most successful husband-wife teams in children’s literature, guiding an empire of books, videos and TV shows about the everyday problems of a family of bears, has died. She was 88.
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Recent Posts From This Author
Montreal Gazette (blog)
There’s a certain karma about these things. And on the day Martina Navratilova, who had her own cancer scare a year ago, announced she’ be joining the cast of this season’s Dancing with the Stars, Alisa Kleybanova announced her comeback after a bout 
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EXCLUSIVE: Jackie Collins to SelfPublish – GalleyCat
By Jeff Rivera
EXCLUSIVE: Jackie Collins to SelfPublish. By Jeff Rivera on February 28, 2012 5:39 PM. It’s hitting the industry like a rash: Major authors are ditching their publishers to selfpublish their own eBooks. Seth Godin, Stephen King, J.K. Rowling, 
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‘Fantastic Flying Books‘ storytellers float to cloud nine with Oscar victory
Entertainment Weekly
by Anthony Breznican Everybody who claims an Academy Award is feeling pretty good in that moment, but perhaps no pair of winners on Sunday night were walking on air as much as the directors of The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore.
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E-book deal’s the steal of the century
Sydney Morning Herald
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 series. The matter has prompted a rebuke from the NSW Fair 
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Local author’s ‘Undone’ soars to No. 1 on Amazon
Amarillo.com
It was around Super Bowl kickoff that day that Stallings’ book, “Coming Undone,” reached No. 1 onAmazon’s Religious Fiction and Religion/Inspirational list. And for about an hour, it was No. 98 on all of Amazon’s paid best-sellers.
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Artist publishes fourth book
Charlotte Observer
By Marjorie Dana Cotton Ketchie’s books can be purchased at Landmark Galleries on Main Street or from www.landmark-galleries.com or www.amazon.com. “Little Did They Know,” is available on fromAmazon.com on Kindle. Mooresville native Cotton Ketchie is 
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Colorado reading initiative aims to give every 4-year-old a book
Denver Post
The new program and the Denver preschool program will use the same book. But it’s not just about giving away the books, said Megan Wilson, executive director of Reach Out and Read Colorado, a partner for the statewide program.
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Books from Birth giving kids head start on reading
DeSoto Appeal
She can read a page, and she might need help with two or three words.” Aniaya’s progress, her mother said, is a result of her enthusiastic reaction to the Shelby County Books from Birth program, which has delivered a book to her home free of charge 
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Book Review – Getting Past Your Past
Technorati
A new book by Dr. Francine Shapiro offers techniques to help readers get beyond the trauma or setbacks caused by memories of their past. The book, Getting Past Your Past, Rodale, 2012, starts by telling readers that every experience in their lives has 
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‘Mind Gym’ a must-read for Sacramento State softball
StateHornet.com
Head coach Kathy Strahan gave the book, “Mind Gym: An Athlete’s Guide to Inner Excellence,” to the team before the winter break. The team has been reading the lessons and applying them to its performance on and off the field by using focus exercises 
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Books have left me more mindful this winter
Seacoastonline.com
By Ron McAllister For people who love books, any season is a good season for reading, but winter — even mild ones like the one coming to an end now — offers abundant time indoors for good books. And I’ve read some corkers this winter.
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Recommended Reading: Fantasyland
New York Daily News (blog)
Looking back now, it makes sense why I had found it then – the book had just been released. Clearly, the publishers had put it out just at a time when fantasy baseball was beginning to creep back into the minds of the American public.
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‘Zona: A Book About a Film About a Journey to a Room’ Is a Departure for Geoff 
PopMatters
As such, a book about film would seem to be a timely addition to his oeuvre. But Zona is nonetheless a departure for Dyer, not only in that it broaches yet another subject area, but also in the fact that it is a close reading of a single text: Andrei 
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New Book Reveals the Truth about the Power of the Word of God
PR Web (press release)
His fight is a thrilling true story which entertains all readers young and old. This book started as an entertainment based on true ghost stories, but eventually revealed the truth behind them. It revealed the truth, which is the word of God.
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Stephen King to Narrate the Audio Book of The Wind Through The Keyhole: A Dark 
Kalkion
Stephen King will read his new audiobook, The Wind Through The Keyhole. it will be the first time in more than a decade that King will narrate a full-length audiobook. Simon & Schuster Audio will publish the book simultaneously with the Scribner 
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Secret Squirrel » five things: that we fancy
By felicity
Of note is a particularly sweet letter from a favourite author of ours, John Steinbeck. His beautiful letter of advice to his love bitten son can be enjoyed in full here. Below is a letter John wrote to his publisher which is found as a dedication in the 
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The Buoy Archives: Brilliant Things
By The Buoy Archives
Some of the most brilliant things that happen in fiction occur when the writer allows what seems to be a disconnected image to lead him or her away from the line that was being taken.” John Steinbeck. Posted by The Buoy Archives at 10:27 
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Online Books Available at New Brunswick Free Public Library
Patch.com
By Jennifer Bradshaw The New Brunswick Free Public Library is keeping up with changing technology by offering patrons thousands of downloadable books to read on their Nook and Kindle eReaders. The library takes part in elibrarynj.com
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E-book lending program may be implemented in the fall
Spartan Daily
SJSU students could have more options in obtaining their textbooks with the introduction of an e-booklending program in the fall. The California State University system reached a deal with three bookdistributors (Cengage Learning, CourseSmart and 
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Book value
Investors Chronicle
By Jonathan Eley, 29 February 2012 Every year, we receive dozens of books from publishers hoping for a favourable review. They fall into two broad genres. There are analyses of why something in the recent past happened, and what should be done to 
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Should a bookstore have to sell everything?
MobyLives
doesn’t explicitly reference Amazon’s boycott of indie titles from IPG, but it says something quite relevant about Amazon’s actions: that there’s something insane about one of the biggest online retailers in the country not carrying the widest range of 
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Open Road Integrated Media selects Ingram Publisher Services to 
By Paul Biba
From the press release: Open Road Integrated Media, a digital publisher and multimedia content company, has selected Ingram Publisher Services and Lightning.
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The Skin They’re In
The Occidental Weekly
It’s from one of my favorite books, “East of Eden” by John Steinbeck. The book is written about this one word “timshel,” which means “thou mayest” in Hebrew. The theme of the novel is free will versus fate in the lives of two pairs of brothers, 
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Kristi Yamaguchi Is Coming to Hingham
Patch.com
Olympic gold medalist will be signing her new book at the Hingham Barnes & Noble on March 8. By Tony Catinella Olympic gold ice skater Kristi Yamaguchi will be in Hingham on March 8 to sign copies of her new book at the Barnes & Noble at Derby Street 
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Ticket Sales Announced for “Book of Mormon”
NBC Chicago
Tickets for “The Book of Mormon,” which begins December 12th at the Bank of America Theatre, will go on sale March 19th. The show, courtesy of South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, received nine Tony Awards last year including Best Musical.
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Harry Potter and the Future of Public Libraries
TIME
But OverDrive is more than just a library partner. It also will provide the sales platform for buyers to purchase e-books on Pottermore. This latest e-book tale takes place in a largely hidden, but fairly volatile, corner of the market.
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Greek heritage inspired young chef
The Tennessean
Last year, he published his first book, The Master Method: Cream Soups (Grecians Gourmet), which is available online at Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com and Booksamillion.com, among other online retailers. What was it like growing up in the restaurant 
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Publishing firm is aiming to capitalise on e-book growth
Derby Telegraph
A DERBY publishing company has launched a division that aims to capitalise on to the growing popularity of e-books. Derby Books Publishing, based at the Parker Centre, in Mansfield Road, has established JMD Media. The new arm of the company will deal 
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Life after Harry Potter
The Sun Daily
JK ROWLING, whose Harry Potter fantasy book series became a global publishing phenomenon, is writing her first novel for adults but the title and plot are still a closely-guarded secret. The British writer, 46, whose teenage boy wizard tales became 
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Woods’ agent criticizes book by former swing coach
Atlanta Journal Constitution
(AP Photo/Palm Beach Post, Allen Eyestone) MAGS OUT TV OUT NO SALES Haney’sbook about his six years as Woods’ coach is titled, “The Big Miss.” It is to go on saleMarch 27, a week before the Masters. Golf Digest began releasing small excerpts Tuesday 
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Jackie Collins enters digital self-publishing
The Bookseller
Jackie Collins is going into self-publishing, with plans to release an e-book version of The Bitch, “a complete rewrite of her previous version of the novel”, in the US. Collins is published by Macmillan in the US, and Simon & Schuster in the UK.
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Author Jiri Kuchar finds 16 paintings in Czech Republic once owned by Adolf Hitler
New York Daily News
AP PRAGUE, Czech Republic – A five-year search by a Czech author has discovered that 16 paintings in the Czech Republic were once owned by Adolf Hitler. The art works, which Hitler bought in Germany during World War II, had been moved to Czechoslovakia
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New York Daily News
Acclaimed author ZZ Packer to give public reading in March at University of 
The Republic
Acclaimed fiction author ZZ Packer is holding a live reading at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The reading is set for March 8 at 7 pm at the Great Plains Art Museum in Lincoln. She also will offer a talk titled “Voice in Fiction” at 12:30 pm on 
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Tulsa publisher drops ‘predator’ Amazon
Tulsa World
By KYLE ARNOLD World Staff Writer A Tulsa book publisher is pulling its entire line from online retailer Amazon.com and its distributors, saying the Internet giant is squeezing margins too thin in the industry. Education Development Corp., a publisher 
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Pan Mac snaps up Amazon bestseller Wilkinson
The Bookseller
Pan Macmillan has snapped up UK and Commonwealth rights to Amazon’s self-publishing bestseller Kerry Wilkinson in a six-book print and digital deal. Wilkinson has already self-published three novels through Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing tool, 
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The Bookseller
New Book Provides Irreverent Crash Course in Effective Reasoning
Houston Chronicle
Since 2010, eBookIt.com (based in Sudbury, Massachusetts) has helped thousands of authors and publishers get their books converted to ebook format, and distributed to all the major ebook retailers, including Amazon.com, Barnesandnoble.com, 
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February 28, 2012

Prudish PayPal censors its literature portal
Daily Mail
Their hot buttons are bestiality, rapefor- titillation, incest and underage erotica,’ founderMark Coker wrote in an e-mail to authors whose works were … (It’s really hard to take Mark Coker serious with all of this blame on PayPal. Coker has censored authors himself for business reasons.)

‘The Descendants’ Author Insults ‘The Artist’
The author of “The Descendants,” Kaui Hart Hemmings, may not be very happy that the film adaptation of her book was overlooked for Best Picture last night.
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Jan Berenstain: Berenstain Bears co-author dies aged 88 after suffering fatal 
Daily Mail
By Laura Cox The author of the beloved Berenstain Bears children’s books died on Friday, aged 88, Associated Press reported. Janice Berenstain and her husband, Stan, wrote and illustrated the Berenstain Bears books that have charmed preschoolers and 
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Owlkids Books Names Karen Boersma Publisher
Publishers Weekly
By Laura Godfrey Canadian children’s publisher Owlkids Books has announced that, as of March 5, it will have a new publisher to develop its growing books division: Karen Boersma. Boersma has been vp and publisher of Kids Can Press for the last 14 years 
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Six strangers come together to author book
TribLocal
The group forced them to write and edit, themselves and each other, and as they moved along the process, they decided to pursue self-publishing a book that would collect their short stories and poems in one place. “We didn’t think we could publish a 
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publishamerica « The Sanctuary
Tags: fantasy, fiction, First Flight, publishamerica, science fiction, short fiction, short stories, supernatural · 0. Today, February 27, 2012, is a good day! A GREAT 
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Scuba Diving With Coumadin in Arbitration And How To Do It 
The Guild; > Arbitration And How To Do It. (PublishAmericaPublish America); > Scuba Diving With Coumadin. 0 Points. Search this Topic: Add Reply New Topic 
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Mid-Size Publisher to Pull Books From Amazon in Solidarity With 
By Jeremy Greenfield
PRESS RELEASE: EDC to Discontinue Sales of Usborne Books on Amazon CHAPPAQUA, N.Y., Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Educational Development Corporation.
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It’s Freedom to Read Week – free a challenged book
insideTORONTO.com
It’s Freedom to Read Week – free a challenged book. Freedom to Read Week goes Feb. 26 to March 2. Photo/FREEDOMTOREAD.CA There are three Freedom to Read events taking place in Toronto this week. Harbord Collegiate Institute Library will once again be 
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Wisconsin lineman reading the Book of Mormon
Deseret News
Konz says he enjoys reading religious books. While former Wisconsin lineman Peter Konz trains for the NFL draft, he is reading the Book of Mormon. Our Take: Here is an interesting look at a future NFL lineman who enjoys reading religious books with an 
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Students geek out over reading
Fremont News Messenger
Clyde Elementary School Principal Peggy Stickney wears broken glasses and a loud tie on “Geek Out Over Books Day.” Kindergarten teacher Brandon Mussell reads to students during Right to ReadWeek on Feb. 22 at Clyde Elementary School.
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Nathan Englander’s search for “one true reader
National Post
In Nathan Englander’s short story “The Reader,” an aging Russian author embarks on a North American book tour after spending more than a decade working on his new novel. He is greeted by a changed cultural landscape. Where he was once mobbed by adoring
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National Post
Empowering books to help parents and kids bond, grow
CTV.ca
Reading a good book to children is one of life’s greatest joys. But busy parents don’t always have time to browse bookstore shelves for hidden gems to share with their kids. Heather Feldstein, the founder of WordsByMom.com, reviews books for children 
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Paperback Q&A: Jasper Fforde on One of Our Thursdays Is Missing
The Guardian
In the Thursday books I like to bring the nature of backstories, rhetorical devices, genre and the reading process itself centre stage – in my books, narrative devices cease to be storytelling theory, and end up being narrative devices themselves.
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Tracking Teens: NJ author Matthew Quick has another novel on deck
Philadelphia Inquirer
But Quick’s last two books have been young-adult fiction, first with “Like a Rock Star” and now with “Boy21,” which hits bookstores next Tuesday. Quick will do a reading of “Boy21” at Collingswood High School on Monday. “Boy21” is about Finley, 
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God’s Foundational Truth Versus Humanists’ Empty Promises
Christian News Wire (press release)
Howard Eugene Wright, who is available for book signings, interviews and speaking engagements, is a born-again, Spirit-filled Christian of 56 years. He is an ordained elder who has pastored in several churches in the USA from 1966 to 2001.
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Quote Unquote: Author-publisher relationship of the day
By Stephen Stratford
Anthony Horowitz, author of the wildly successful Alex Rider series for children and now The House of Silk for adults which I have bought but not yet read, asks in the Guardian, “Do we still needpublishers?”. He says of Orion, his adult 
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Paypal Puts Publishers’ Panties In A Wad
WebProNews
Mark Coker, Smashwords founder reported the payment processor PayPal had told the publisher to remove books in certain categories (erotica) and threatened 

E-book production overtakes hardbacks in 2011
The Bookseller
The Nielsen numbers do not include the large number of self-published titles published direct to Amazon’s Kindle platform, which require only an ASIN. Nevertheless, the figures show an upswing in e-book output since 2010. In 2011, 35000 e-books were 
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The Bookseller
PR Newswire
Virtual-Strategy Magazine
28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The Amazon best-selling book – Big Wave Surfing: Extreme Technology Development, Management, Marketing and Investing – was named the 2011-2012 winner in the How To category by the Los Angeles DIY Book Festival.
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Steinbeck Returns
San Jose Mercury News
Thomas Steinbeck, the oldest son of Nobel Prize-winning author John Steinbeck and his wife, Gwyndolyn Conger Steinbeck, came to Los Gatos on Feb. 11 to help the town celebrate the opening of the new library. Los Gatos has always been proud that two of 
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The Hitching Post Turns 50
Patch.com
John Steinbeck won the Nobel Prize for Literature and basketball legend Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points in a single game. Closer to home, 1962 was notable because downtown Reading business The Hitching Post first opened its doors.
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The Pinion: “The Book Thief” is a good read
my.hsj.org
“The Book Thief” is a unique book written by Markus Zusak. This book is well worth your time toread. The book is set in Germany during World War II, but unlike most such books, “The Book Thief” isn’t about someone who’s Jewish.
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AsiaRooms.com – Celebrate reading at Bangkok International Book Fair
PR Urgent (press release)
A wide array of books for all audiences will be featured at the Bangkok International Book Fair from March 29th to April 8th 2012. The Bangkok International Book Fair will be taking place once again from March 29th to April 8th 2012 at the Queen 
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Nokia unveils e-reading app
The Bookseller
Nokia has announced an “integrated reading hub experience”, which will expand the e-book market across more countries, according to the technology company. Revealed at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today (27th February), the platform brings 
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‘Phantom Tollbooth’ anniversary brings author, illustrator to KC
Kansas City Star
“Norton would read passages from what he was writing, and I started doodling some sketches,” Feiffer said. The two, now in their early 80s, never planned to collaborate on a children’s book. It just happened that way. “There’s virtually nothing in my 
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Tim Newark | Irish Publishing News
Irish Publishing News  Constable author, Tim Newark, whose book, The Fighting Irish was the subject of a Pat Kenny interview Wednesday 22nd February.
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New Book Offers Lessons Learned from Adam and Eve
PR Web (press release)
George M. Goodrich further discusses the story of the Garden of Eden in new book “Adventures with Apples and Snakes” uses the experience of Adam and Eve’s fall from God’s grace to provide personal growth and to provide insights for group discussions.
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Lovin’ Your Body
BU Today
There will be food, book signings, and giveaways. The event is free and open to the BU community. BU has several resources for those struggling with an eating disorder. Contact Behavioral Health at 617-353-3569, Student Health Services at 617-353-3575,
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Study: New children’s books lack reference to nature, animals
USA TODAY
By Nanci Hellmich, USA TODAY Children have been enjoying stories set in forests and jungles since Little Red Riding Hood, but these kinds of natural environments are disappearing from kids’ picture books today as more are set inside homes and other 
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USA TODAY
Goodman books ‘Jungle Book
Variety
By Gordon Cox The world preem of the Mary Zimmerman-helmed stage adaptation of “The JungleBook” is among the shows lined up for the 2012-13 season at Chicago’s Goodman Theater, with new plays by Christopher Shinn, Dael Orlandersmith and Quiara Alegria 
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McKinley students receive books
Parkersburg News
By MICHAEL ERB (merb@newsandsentinel.com) , Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG – Students at McKinley Elementary School opened a new chapter Monday, receiving books through the school’s Forever Available Books program.
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Mark Coker « Marion’s blog
As I write these words, somewhere on the Internet someone is comparing a business decision made by Smashwords (a digital publishing enterprise) to the 
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Author speaks about college’s creation
Williamsport Sun-Gazette
Dr. John F. Piper Jr., author of the recently published “Lycoming College, 1812-2012: On the Frontiers of American Education,” was guest speaker at the Williamsport at the Rotary Club’s Monday meeting. The former professor and dean at Lycoming College 
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Author pens book on Justice Center
Asheville Citizen-Times
On his doorstep was a box of books, his first work as an author having just arrived and ready for release. The joy of seeing the printed, finished product of “Justice for All! The History of the Justice Center” was tempered by the sobering reality that 
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Author Reveals Future Book & Series To Terminally Ill Fan To Fulfill His Wish
Techdirt
We’ve been talking about the value of content creators being awesome (and human), so it’s always nice to highlight a few stories of that in practice. Late last week a story made the rounds of how a terminally ill cancer patient, Nachu Bhatnagar, 
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Barnes & Noble welcomes author Barbara Kathleen Welch
Wicked Local
By Anonymous Meet author Barbara Kathleen Welch when she comes to Barnes & Noble, Derby Street Shoppes, 96 Derby St, in Hingham to read and sign her latest book “Paddle B. Daddle & Splasher!” at 1 pm Saturday, March 10. It’s springtime at the lake, 
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Gravano, ‘Mob Wives’ star and author, wants Staten Islanders’ pity
SILive.com
By Jillian Jorgensen STATEN ISLAND, NY — Karen Gravano has a message for the folks who advocate a boycott of her book and her appearance tomorrow at Barnes & Noble: She, too, is a victim. Criticism that the “Mob Wives” reality-show star is profiting
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The Powerful Impact NPR And The New York Times have on book 
By Steffen Konrath
Business Insider :: Goodreads is a site where people list the books they are reading or would like to read. Check out how much a book’s listings spike after it’s mentioned by NPR or the New York Times. Chart Of…
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Audio books on sale at World Book Fair
Hindu Business Line
PTI No time to read? No worries you can always ‘listen’ to your favourite book while cooking, jogging, driving or even when out buying groceries, thanks to a range of audio books that have been available in the country for some time now.
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Freedom to Read Week
Hinton Parklander
“I look at other countries where you can’t read certain things and authors are kicked out of a country because they wrote a book. We’re so lucky here you can pick up any comic book, magazine, or newspaper you want.” Stewart notes that wasn’t always the 
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Chris Stewart’s off-field interest is an open book
San Francisco Chronicle
“I’ve been reading Revolutionary-era books, and obviously he had a big part in that whole time, just the influence that he had causing us to think differently than most people thought at the time.” The Giants’ catcher is learning that Franklin was the 
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No Money, No Problems? ‘The End of Money’
PopMatters
In the introduction to his book, he recounts some of the fervent reader responses to his article.Readers called him a fascist, along with accusing him of “shilling for secret lobbying groups.” Though I don’t usually evince such extreme reactions to 
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Dr. Seuss’ birthday sees a national reading event and the release of ‘The 
NorthJersey.com
“The Cat in the Hat” (2003): Mike Myers stars as Dr. Seuss’ easy-reader hero, but the live-action film was critically knocked for its crude humor, adult content and 82 minutes of story padding that took it far afield from the original book.
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NorthJersey.com
Dolly Parton epiphany, the Imagination Library, still impacting Ark. school kids
Today’s THV
She realized that if she wanted to impact her community and country, she could use her celebrity status to introduce young children to a lifetime of reading. This was how the Imagination Library was born. It is designed to get books into the hands of 
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Los Gatos History Timeline
San Jose Mercury News
John Steinbeck, author of that best-selling novel, The Grapes of Wrath, has betaken himself to a secluded canyon near here and padlocked himself against the world. In Los Gatos some people tell you that the “Okies”–those destitute migratory farm 
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Smashwords Succumbs to Censorship by Paypal – I4U News
Mark Coker, the founder of Smashwords, sent out an email to all authors, publishers, and agents Paypal, Smashwords‘ payment processor, has issued an 
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Smashwords Pulls E-Books That Offend Paypal – CrimeSpace
First, read this post by Smashwords founder Mark Coker. Then tell me how you feel about PayPal dictating what Smashwords can sell. Sure, the site’s turned int …
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Kee Hinckley – Google+ – More on Smashwords giving in to Paypal’s 
More on Smashwords giving in to Paypal’s censorship from +Remittance Girl You wrote: “PayPal is requiring Smashwords to immediately begin removing the…
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Smashwords Email Regarding Content Restrictions – 2/27 | Pavarti
As with the first email from Friday (archived here: http://www.smashwords.com/ press/release/27), you’re receiving this message because you have previously 
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CheapLit: Free ebook sample of “Consequences” by Aleatha Romig 
Smashwords Edition 2012  Smashwords Edition License  purchased for your use only, then please return to Smashwords.com and purchase your own copy.
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WALC on in: It’s a sale of 50000 tales
Times Record News
By Claire E. Kowalick kowalickc@timesrecordnews.com 940-763-7543 Claire Kowalick/Times Record News The Wichita Adult Literacy Council and Newspapers for Education will have more than 50000 books in 37 genres available at the book sale beginning with a 
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New Stats: 2011 Was Good For E-Books, Not So Good For Print
paidContent.org
The Association of American Publishers closes out calendar year 2011 today with a round of new stats on print and digital books. Publishers’ e-book revenues were up 117.3 percent in 2011, with hardcover, paperback and mass market sales declining 
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Town Talk, Feb. 28: Snowboard fundraiser all day today
The Union of Grass Valley
The Friends of the Nevada County Libraries are holding a Book Sale on 9 am to 3 pm Saturday at the Doris Foley Historical Library, 211 N. Pine Street in Nevada City. Thousands of paperback and hardback books are included — fiction, nonfiction, 
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Now, Harry Potter in schools, libraries
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Now, OverDrive, American digital distributor of e-books, is bringing the Potter series to e-readers on Amazon Kindle, Android, iOS, BlackBerry and Windows Phone. Thebooks will be made available to over 18000 public and school libraries across the 
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Berenstain Bears Co-creator Jan Berenstain Dies | Parenting 
PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Jan Berenstain, who with her husband, Stan, wrote and illustrated the Berenstain Bears books that have charmed preschoolers and their 
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Eating Light, Done Right Teams Up with the Frisco Sunrise Rotary Paddy Dash Event
PR Web (press release)
Tania will be available for book signings at the Paddy Dash and looks forward to being a part of benefiting a great cause. The book is available by visiting http://www.eatinglightdoneright.com/.
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Should Barnes & Noble Drop ‘Booksellers’ from Its Name 
By Edward Nawotka
Dropping ‘booksellers’ would free B&N to explore new business avenues and opportunities without shame or insincerity–and would likely boost the stock price.
Publishing Perspectives
Nokia Reading: Get gripped by a great book
Nokia Conversations
Now you can also read your favourite gripping novel. We already read emails and look at websites on our smartphones – now people can also enjoy their favourite local and international authors, and discover new books on the Nokia Lumia using one 
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Chicago reading program features story collection
Appleton Post Crescent
CHICAGO (WTW) — The Chicago Public Library has chosen its next book for the city’s “One Book, One Chicago” program. It is the short story collection “Gold Boy, Emerald Girl” by Yiyun Li. The program encourages Chicagoans to all read the same book at 
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Get latest books on your mobile
The Asian Age
Now read bestsellers on your mobile phones. With a unique feature of digital books on mobile option, RockASAP, a mobile commerce website, has recently launched an application at the 14th New Delhi World Book Fair. RockASAPs ‘E-Book‘ search engine 
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Book Briefs, Feb. 28
Las Vegas Review-Journal
Book clubs from around the valley are welcome to the Vegas Valley Book Festival pre-festival bookgroup mixer set for 10:30 am March 6 at the Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive. Members of the Centennial Hills Readers Circle and other 
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Read to your baby? Groups say yes, it’s important
Seacoastonline.com
“People will learn first-hand why (reading to babies) is important and what it does for children,” Hampton Rotary Club Service Director Larry Marsolais said. Attendants will receive a backpack filled with a T-shirt, book and pamphlets about reading to 
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Read Across America Day celebrates Dr. Seuss this Friday
NorthJersey.com
Repeated readings seared the words into her memory, and the story is still relevant to her today. “That’s still part of our family narrative,” the Ridgewood resident says with a laugh before finishing that portion of the book: “Will our mother like 
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Oprah Winfrey turns book club into ‘Fight Club’
Times of India
On the show, Kimmel comes up with an idea to make ‘Oprah’s Book Club’ more interesting and suggests an alternative ‘Book Club Fight Club’. “Let’s be honest… reading is like the most boring thing in the world, so this show takes your Book Club and 
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Fans, Publishers, Creators Gather at the MangaNEXT Convention
Publishers Weekly
In the panel rooms, manga publisher Vertical Inc. announced two new licenses and other publishers as well as creators discussed the strategies they are using to survive and thrive in a changing marketplace. After a couple of brutal years that has seen 
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A Significant Flinch
Inside Higher Ed
In an apparent concession to thousands of academics who have rallied against its “exorbitantly high pricing,” the scholarly publishing juggernaut Reed Elsevier on Monday withdrew its support of the Research Works Act, a bill that would have preempted 
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Author Sean Frain Releases Fascinating New Book, “A Lake District 
ABOUT: Strategic Book Publishing and Rights Co, LLC provides book publishing, book marketing, and e-Book services to over 10000 writers around the world, 
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Publisher Pulls Supports; ‘Research Works Act’ Killed – Slashdot
crabel writes “It appears the dreaded Research Works Act is dead. The bill would have prevented agencies of the federal government from requiring public 
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‘1491’ author to speak on New World’s lost history
StarNewsOnline.com
By Ben Steelman Scientific discoveries of the past 25 years have drastically altered the way we view American Indians, says the author of the best-selling histories “1491” and “1493.” Charles C. Mann will discuss these findings in a free public lecture 
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Literary History Today Feb 27: John Steinbeck born  – Literary Places
At the John Steinbeck National Center in Salinas earlier this month, I met a group of visitors from Germany who were big fans of the author. They believe, and I 
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What were some of the recurring topics John Steinbeck wrote about
Of Mice and Men, Grapes Of Wrath, East of Eden (which was written for Hitchcock ), Cup of Gold, and Cannery. What are some books that John Steinbeck 
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Twitter Trackbacks for John Steinbeck’s Six Tips for the Aspiring 
Today is the 110th birthday of writer John Steinbeck, whose great novel of the 1930s, The Grapes of Wrath, gives an eloquent and sympathetic voice to the.
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John Steinbeck – waldina
Today is John Steinbeck’s 110th birthday. I first read “The Pearl” in high school. I know I read “Of Mice and Men” and “The Grapes of Wrath” around the same 
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Why is the tinker not given a name in the story “The 
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Author William Gay recalled as master storyteller
The Tennessean
Author William Gay enjoys a smoke in the woods outside of Hohenwald in 2001. / File / The Tennessean Twilight, William Gay’s third novel, was published in 2006. The day after William Gay died, Sonny Brewer drove up Little Swan Creek Road in Hohenwald, 
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Children’s author to visit store
Lancashire Evening Post
Toy firm Kiddiroo, based in Mark Square, Tarleton, near Preston, is holding a special event with Penny Dale to celebrate this year’s World Book Day. The company has agreed a deal with the writer, who has sold more than four million books
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Audio books at World Book Fair
Zee News
No worries you can always ‘listen’ to your favourite book while cooking, jogging, driving or even when out buying groceries, thanks to a range of audio books that have been available in the country for some time now. Audio versions of about hundred 
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Diversity must not be feared
AberdeenNews.com
In 1939, John Steinbeck wrote a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, “The Grapes of Wrath.” Set during the Great Depression, Steinbeck tells the story of a poor family of sharecroppers as they made their way west from Oklahoma and the hardships they 
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Tracking Teens: NJ author Matthew Quick has another novel on deck
Philadelphia Inquirer
BY MOLLY EICHEL Author Matthew Quick and his wife, Alicia Bessette, stroll in Collingswood, where he grew up. AS A WRITER, Matthew Quick has traveled from Collingswood, NJ, to outer space and inner teenage psyche. Quick, who grew up in South Jersey and 
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Moon Travel Guide Author Offers Tourism Tips for Seoul Business Travelers
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Moon Seoul author Jonathan Hopfner helps businessmen save time with ten tips to combine a quick business trip with tourist highlights. Seoul’s rapid-fire economic growth has been accompanied by a boom in the number of foreign executives visiting the 
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Author Jodi Picoult to Visit Vernon Library
Patch.com
Internationally bestselling author Jodi Picoult will speak about and read from her new book, Lone Wolf, at 2 pm March 11 in Stevenson High School’s Performing Arts Center at an event sponsored by the Vernon Area Public Library District.
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iUniverse Author Elaine Cooper wins award at LA Book festival
PR Urgent (press release)
iUniverse author Elaine Cooper’s book wins the top prize in the romance category of the Los Angeles Festival of Books 2012. BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (Feb. 27, 2012) – iUniverse Publishing, the leading provider of professional self-publishing services, 
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February 27, 2012

Book Reading – The Sorceress of Savon and The Woodcutter King 
log in • contact us. 6:00 PM. Book Reading – The Sorceress of Savon and The Woodcutter King of Muladin. Saturday, February 25, 2012 @ Coffeesmiths. EVENT 
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Book Reading Letters by Sofie Beier http://www… – Type 
Book Reading Letters by Sofie Beier http://www.bispublishers.nl/book… Comment Loading… • Repost • 3 Topics • Feb 13, 2012. Cannot add comment if you are 
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Anthony Horowitz: Do we still need publishers?
The Guardian (blog)
It’s true that Apple have cannily demanded 30% of all profits and you can only sell yourbooks through Apple stores, meaning that effectively they own you. But 70% is still tempting. Amazon is offering the same deal with their Digital Text Platform and 
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90000 4th Graders Receive Books for Read Across America Day
SunHerald.com
National Read Across America Day, March 2, 2012, will be an exciting day this year for 90000 Arizona 4th graders, their families, New Mexico Navajo 4th graders and military families nationally. The distribution of 90000 books will culminate in a 
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Let JK Rowling’s magic dispel prejudice about her ‘proper adult novel’
The Guardian
The book world freaked out – the world’s most successful author is releasing a new novel. Harry Potter achieved a very special act of actual magic: it made it completely acceptable for an adult to carry around, read and enjoy a children’s book.
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Durham educator pens children’s books
WRAL.com
In the book, the farm animals escape, and the farmer has to be creative in catching them. The plot teaches that “you don’t always have to do things the same way, the same way another person does it,” she said. The Reading Recovery Foundation has 
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Bleak House: The plot catches fire
The Guardian
I didn’t – and nor did plenty of other Reading Group contributors. Earlier on in the reading, safarikent eloquently expressed his/her impression of the book: I wonder what safarikent thinks now? So much of the latter half of the book is a race against 
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World Book Day events
The Galloway Gazette
World Book Day is now in its 15th year and is the biggest annual event supporting books andreading in the UK. Libraries across Dumfries and Galloway are encouraging local people to join in the celebrations on Thursday, March 1.
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John Steinbeck at the Movies
Legacy.com
Born 110 years ago today, John Steinbeck was one of the most celebrated novelists of the 20th century. His works won awards, became standards in high school and college classrooms, and have been turned into movies as enduring as the novels that 
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Oprah’s Book Club Fight Club: Jimmy Kimmel Pitches New Shows To Oprah On 
Huffington Post
Kimmel came up with a great way to spice up Oprah’s influential “Book Club,” which revolutionized the world of book publishing during its 15-year run. “Let’s be honest,” said Kimmel, “reading is like the most boring thing in the world, 
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‘Oscar Wao’ author Junot Diaz announces new book
Entertainment Weekly
by Stephan Lee It’s been five years since Junot Díaz’s first novel The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao and more than 15 since his first book of short stories Drown. Oscar Wao was a literary sensation upon its release in 2007, topping several year-end 
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Author Appearance and Signing: Anne Canadeo
Newsday
Explore LI Wed21 Author Appearance and Signing: Anne Canadeo Northport, NY 631-261-6930Event overview More events at this venue Be the first to rate: 0 Click to rate When: Wed. 3/21 7 pm. Where: Northport-East Northport Library, Northport NY 151 
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Colorado Author Introduces Relevant Themes That Include PTSD, Adoption and 
Albany Times Union
In her Darcy Farthing mystery adventure series, author Arleen Alleman appeals to all types of readers, male and female, young and old, and even appealing to readers who are not typically fans of mysteries, observes http://M3NewMedia.net After writing 
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AAP Estimates: E-book Sales Rose 117% in 2011 as Print Fell
Publishers Weekly
Despite slowing growth rates in the final quarter of 2011, e-book sales rose 117% for the year, generating revenue of $969.9 million at the companies that report sales to the Association of American Publishers. Sales in all trade print segments fell in 
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Harry Potter E-Books Will Be In Libraries
MocoNews
OverDrive, the largest distributor of digital materials to libraries, is also providing the sales platform for paid e-book sales on Pottermore.com. The news comes at a time when most big publishers have restricted library access to their e-books.
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Earnings Up at Penguin in 2011
Publishers Weekly
The increase was led by Penguin Group USA which had increases in sales, profits and operating margins. The US performance in turn was driven by gains in e-book sales which more than doubled in the year and accounted for about 20% of total Penguin Group 
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Steinbeck’s Love Advice; New Books by Zadie Smith and Junot Diaz
The Atlantic Wire
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 sales. Penguin imprint Riverhead Books will publish Junot Diaz’s 
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`Short sale hell’ all too common
Daily Breeze
If you are represented by a real estate attorney, see what your options are if your lender rejects your short sale or continues to drag its feet in approving your deal. Ilyce R. Glink’s latest book is “Buy, Close, Move In!” If you have questions, 
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GI native, retired FBI agent writes book
Lexington Clipper Herald
It is also being sold at Hastings Books, Music & Video in Grand Island, where Aldridge would like to do a book signing during a visit to Nebraska in June. Aldridge said sales of the book have been going well and he’s sold about 500 copies since the 
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Happy Birthday, John Steinbeck! | pglibrary
Happy Birthday, John Steinbeck! Free! Saturday, February 25. The Pacific Grove Public Library proudly celebrates Steinbeck’s 110th birthday. 1pm. Long-time 
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John Steinbeck’s 110th birthday celebrated in Salinas | The Salinas 
Members of YOSAL, Youth Orchestra Salinas, pose with John Steinbeck’s giant birthday cupcake and performed Sunday at the Steinbeck Center in Salinas.
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Happy Birthday, John Steinbeck | The Lit Witch: A Book Blog
John Steinbeck was born on this day in 1902. In honor of his 110th birthday, let us take a look at popular Stenbeck titles on Amazon as well as the.
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Download: The pearl by steinbeck multiple choice assessments 
John Steinbeck … Activities, 180 Multiple Choice … the complete The Pearl Lesson Planapprox. 109 pages in all. Each lesson plan is a published teacher 
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John Steinbeck, happy birthday! : BWBooks
John Steinbeck, happy birthday! http://t.co/VAwljZec by BWBooks 174174537666134016.
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Author asks: Do French parents have a certain je ne sais quoi?
Fond du Lac Reporter
The author attends a planning meeting for meals in Paris creches, or daycare centers, and it sounds like a morning meeting at a Michelin-starred restaurant: Four-course meals are de rigueur for 3-year-olds, centered on perhaps a fish in dill sauce, 
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Berenstain Bears author dies at 88
Toronto.com
Authors Stan and Jan Berenstain, creators of the Berenstain Bears childrens books, are shown in this Aug. 30, 2002 file photo, at their home in Solebury, Penn. By Joann Loviglio Associated Press PHILADELPHIA—Jan Berenstain, who with her husband Stan 
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Award-winning author/illustrator visits elementary students
FOX19
SYCAMORE TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) – Elementary students in Sycamore Community Schools will learn about the writing process, journal keeping, editing and illustration creation when Grace Lin, an award-winning author and illustrator, visits the district 
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Recent Posts From This Author
Canada.com (blog)
Chances are you’ve taken the day off work to watch all of the extensive coverage on deadline day in the NHL. If so, hats off to you! Now then, just in case you miss a deal as you step out to grab a sandwich or what have you, I’ll be posting details on 
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Bestselling author to speak at Northwood Tuesday
Midland Daily News
Linkner is a New York Times bestselling author. His book was named one of the top 10 business books of 2011 and selected as Northwood University’s fall 2011 Omniquest book. Linkner is the CEO and managing partner of Detroit Venture Partners.
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“Cultural Czar” Danny Simmons a Talent Author and Artist!
PR Newswire (press release)
27, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — “CULTURAL CZAR” DANNY SIMMONS IS AN ARTIST, AUTHOR, (DEEP IN YOUR BEST REFLECTION!) AND A MAN OF MANY GREAT ACCOMPLISHMENTS…IS OUR SYM-MAGAZINE MARCH/APRIL COVER FEATURE! SYM represents symbolic and intends to leave a 
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Anne Rice signs books Wednesday in Tempe
East Valley Tribune
16, 2012 at a Barnes and Noble bookstore in New York. Anne Rice, bestselling gothic and religious author, signs her newest horror tale “The Wolf Gift.” The booksigning line opens 30 minutes before the event. DETAILS >> 7 pm Wednesday.
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Plagiarists take note … A screengrab from Liz Fielding’s blog
The Guardian (blog)
 reported that “within hours of blogging that my story had been plagiarised the guilty party has closed her blog to all but the invited, removed her Twitter account and all the books she purported to have written have been removed from Smashwords“.
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Five Strolled into Madness
Christian News Wire
“Five Strolled Into Madness,” an instant best-seller, has been published by Publish America and is available in bookstores and at Amazon.com.

PayPal Strong-Arms Indie Ebook Publishers Over Erotic Content
ZDNet (blog)
By Violet Blue | February 27, 2012, 3:08am PST Summary: PayPal has forced its merchants that publish and distribute e-books to censor erotic literature. PayPal’s new aggressive campaign wants to stop independent e-book publishers that use its service 
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ZDNet (blog)
“The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore” from Moonbot Studios Wins 
MarketWatch (press release)
“The idea for the film was inspired by a dear friend and mentor, Bill Morris, a lover of books and a grand old gentleman of children’s book publishing,” said William Joyce, co-founder of Moonbot Studios and co-director on the “Morris Lessmore” film.
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Lockerbie: Author claims new evidence proves timer did not come from Libya
stv.tv
The author, John Ashton, claims the evidence he has uncovered “destroys the case” against both Abdelbaset al-Megrahi and Libya. Mr Ashton has written the book based on exclusive interviews with Megrahi. He is a writer, researched and TV producer who 
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Author’s books teach children financial basics
Canton Repository
By Saimi Bergmann Robin Yang decided to write her “Enchanted Collar” books after noticing a gap on the bookshelf. “What I’ve found in financial literacy, there is a bipolar phenomenon — the books available are either picture books for age 6 and 
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The threat to books
UPI.com
On this visit to Zurich I did a reading in one bookshop in the city and a book signing session in another. But being close to this issue gives me a certain insight. Since my books are translated into 15 languages, I know a fair amount about how 
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Library Blog: Happy Birthday John Steinbeck!
By DM
Here’s a birthday shout out to John Steinbeck, who was born on February 27, 1902. Steinbeck was a famous American writer widely known for the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Grapes of Wrath (1939) and the novella Of Mice and Men (1937).
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The Maddow Blog – Rachel Maddow at the Steinbeck Center
By Will Femia
National Steinbeck Center, Salinas, California – Our mission is to tell the story of John Steinbeck’s rich legacy and to present, create and explore stories of the … 2 Google reviews – Write a review. 1 Main St Salinas, CA 93901 (831) 775-4721 
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Some weekend fizziness | Fizzy Thoughts
By softdrink
When I was at the National Steinbeck Center I was surprised to learn just how many movies were made from John Steinbeck’s books. Don’t ask me how many….just know it seemed like a lot, probably because I’ve never seen any of them.
Fizzy Thoughts
Crazy Horse « DrMathochist
By John Armstrong
John Steinbeck. “The Grapes of Wrath” 12 hours ago; “But that you cannot know. For the quality of owning freezes you forever into ‘I’, and cuts you off forever from the ‘we’.” 12 hours ago; “If you could separate causes from results, if you could 
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How does john steinbeck emphasize simple family relationships in 
11 hours ago  How does john steinbeck emphasize simple family relationships in of mice and men?
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John Steinbeck’s Birthday Celebration – Salinas, CA – on Sun Feb 26 
Come and celebrate the 110th birthday of legendary author, John Steinbeck, with a Community Free Day for Monterey County residents. This day will include 
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Movie Quote of the Day: #2 East of Eden (1955) – John Steinbeck’s 
East of Eden (1955) directed by Elia Kazan from the novel by John Steinbeck Julie Harris as Abra and James Dean as Cal Trask. Abra: Cal, can I ask you 
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John Steinbeck « Armida Books
Going through this impressive list by onlineschools.org, I have to admit that the books mentioned definitely deserve being there. As a Greek, I was glad to see 
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Pop Index: “Community” Returns, Kyle Chandler, John Steinbeck’s 
Pop Index: “Community” Returns, Kyle Chandler, John Steinbeck’s will. Tags. CDATA, Chandler, Document, John Steinbeck, Kyle, Literature, Spotlight, 
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John Steinbeck Birthday “Doc’s Lab” Guided Tours 
In honor of John Steinbeck’s 110th birthday, the Cannery Row Foundation will offer hourly guided tours of Ed Ricketts’ Pacific Biological Laboratories, 
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Signature Quotes: John Steinbeck | I Acknowledge Class Warfare 
Signature Quotes: John Steinbeck. No Comments. “Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat, but as 
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Steinbeck Center
of mice and men -. john steinbeck presentation. Teacher Support Materials · Search Bibliography · Activities · Character Census and Descriptions · Characters 
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of mice and men mla with citations – Research Database
In three pages this paper discusses how irony is used by John Steinbeck in Of Mice and Men. APA and MLA Source Citations. In four pages this paper considers 
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First Edition Fine Leather Bound The Long Valley by John Steinbeck
First Edition Fine Leather Bound The Long Valley by John Steinbeck The book is from Trafalger Square in Vero Beach. 772-231-6506 sold by Chris Horsly 
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5 Things You Need to Know Today: Feb. 27
Patch.com
Then you’re in good company, including Nobel laureate John Steinbeck (1902); actress Elizabeth Taylor, (1932); political activist Ralph Nader (1934); and TLC’s “Chilli” Thomas (1971), which gives us today’s Video of the Day (click the video link).
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February 24, 2012

Amazon Pulls 5000 eBooks From the Kindle Store
By Jamie Condliffe
Almost 5000 eBooks have been pulled from the the Kindle Store because of a change made to Independent Publishers Group’s contract with the online seller. The move is a result of Amazon’sdemand for upfront payment from publishers, 
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Amazon takes a company’s e-books out of stores after disagreement
Christian Science Monitor
When the Independent Publishers Group couldn’t come to terms with Amazon, the bookselling giant took 5000 IPG titles out of their Kindle e-book store. By Molly Driscoll / February 23, 2012 The Independent Publishers Group, which is based in Chicago, 
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Lamp Post: Of Mice and Men
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John Steinbeck The book Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck is a commonly read novel in high school. The story is a tragedy. Set in the time of the Great Depression, the novel explores the sometimes blurred lines that separate right and wrong.
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Amazon.com pulls more than 4000 ebooks in pricing dispute
Toronto Star
John Goddard Business Reporter Amazon.com has cut more than 4000 ebook titles from its online Kindle store, including those from several independent Canadian publishers. “It’s obviously something that’s really concerning us,” co-publisher of Toronto’s 
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Nook Tablet Is Not Really a Kindle Fire Threat
PCWorld
By Tony Bradley, PCWorld Barnes and Noble is preparing to launch a new Nook Tablet designed to go head-to-head with the Amazon Kindle Fire at $199. The Nook Tablet seems like a solid, capable device, but it is more likely to offer competition for 
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Harry Potter Author Writing New Novel
ThirdAge
Patricia Bostelman, marketing vice president at Barnes & Noble Inc., said, “We’re absolutely thrilled by the news that JK Rowling, one of the best-selling children’s authors of all time, is now writing in a new area.” In announcing the project, 
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Reaction to Amazon retribution against IPG spreads quickly, but Big Six remain 
MobyLives
“I am shocked at this use of power and monopoly and I am afraid they will try to do the same here too,” says Alessandro Gallenzi, managing director of Alma Books, in a Bookseller report headlined, “UK publishers’ ‘concern’ over Amazon e-book removals.
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Amazon ebook withdrawal: an author’s perspective (DONE)
MobyLives
I supported all sellers of my books equally, from Amazon to WORD in Brooklyn. But now what? I don’t want to make any heated edicts or promises I can’t keep, but Amazonseems bent on forcing me to reconsider my agnosticism. I note all this, 
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If Barnes & Noble goes bankrupt, will book sales plummet? – Yahoo 
It seems to me that most people who buy online probably first browsed at a  I hope not. I have quite a bit more to say about this but I won’t bore you.  I think yes.
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Fiction Book Sales Statistics | Statistic Brain
Fiction Book Sales Statistics. Category : Entertainment Share on 
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The Harry Potter author JK Rowling and the publisher’s dream
The Independent
Bloomsbury said its relationship with the author was “stronger than ever” and revealed plans to publish illustrated editions of all the works. While Rowling said Bloomsbury had published Harry Potter “so brilliantly” the relationship had, at times been 
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Author Kevin Seccia Offers $1000 to Anyone Who Beats Up Chris Brown
Opposing Views
Kevin Seccia, author of the book How To Beat Up Anything, has set the bounty for bashing Brown, despite the danger he could be charged with soliciting the crime. Writing on his blog, Seccia says: “For legal reasons I will say this is partially a joke, 
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Twilight Breaking Dawn Author Clears Up 6th Twilight Movie Rumors Debate & More
Hollywood Hills
Twilight Breaking Dawn author clears up 6th Twilight movie rumors debate & more. As previously reported Twilight Saga author Stephenie Meyer got mega pissed over all this possible 6th,Twilight Saga movie chatter. Now, Breakingdawnmovie.org has a new 
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Nigerian Author Publishes Poetry Collection with Dorrance Publishing
PR Leap (press release)
COM) “Collection of Poetry”, a new book by Joshua O. Oronigbagbe, has been released by DorrancePublishing Co., Inc. Joshua Oronigbagbe examines women, romance, aspirations of love, humanity’s penchant for good time and pleasure, global warming, 
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JK Rowling writes novel for adults
Telegraph.co.uk
She spoke of floods of tears and a “sense of bereavement” when writing the last Harry Potter book, but JK Rowling is now ready to move on. By James Hall, Consumer Affairs Editor The author has signed a publishing deal to release her first ever novel 
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A love of books begins at home
Vernon Morning Star
Vernon resident Jim Bodkin shared the following story about introducing his daughter Alicyn to the joys of reading. Your article about sharing a love of books sent me, at age three score and 10, into a nostalgia trip of the reading pleasures I shared 
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Local doctor signs meaningful book
Summit Daily News
During her first couple years in the county, she worked on the first few chapters of a book describing what she had learned and sent it to agents, only to get rejected with the basic sentiment that “no one wants to read about dying.
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‘Diary of a Predator:’ A book you can judge by its cover
Daily Camera
This letter is published in the memoir, and the dismay is brought to the reader. This is a difficult, graphic and tragic read. The cover alone is unsettling. If you were to judge this book by the cover, your judgment would likely be accurate; 
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J.K. Rowling Publishing Book for Adults | Harry Potter, JK Rowling 
By Just Jared
J.K. Rowling Publishing Book for Adults. J.K. Rowling Publishing Book for Adults. J.K. Rowling has landed a deal to publish a book for adults! The Harry Potter creator will publish a book through Little, Brown at an unannounced future date.
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JK Rowling writes adult novel
Hindustan Times
JK Rowling, whose “Harry Potter” fantasy book series became a global publishingphenomenon, is writing her first novel for adults, but the title and plot are still a closely-guarded secret. The British writer, 46, whose teenage boy wizard tales became 
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This is a grand old book to read
Spiked
One thing that comes up again and again in Inside the Divide, the latest book about the Celtic-Rangers divide, is the noise at these infamous ‘Old Firm’ games. Top striker turned TV presenter Gary Lineker is quoted as saying: ‘I can testify that there 
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Rowling Sells Digital Rights to Next Book
Good E-Reader (blog)
By Mercy Pilkington JK Rowling, the genius behind the world of Harry Potter, has been applauded for her foresight in retaining her digital rights to the Harry Potter books. When the series was first sold to her publisher in the early 1990s, e-readers 
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If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM 
Gamasutra
IRVINE, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 23, 2012 — ATLUS (Index Digital Media, Inc.), in collaboration with Cyanide Studios, today unveiled a limited pre-order bonus art book for \”Game of Thrones™,\” the upcoming RPG based on the internationally bestselling 
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‘Harry Potter’ author JK Rowling has deal for new novel for adults
The Oshkosh Northwestern
The author of the mega-selling “Harry Potter” series has an agreement with Little, Brown in the United States and Britain to release her first adult novel, the publishers announced Thursday. The title, release date and details about the book, 
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Author Sean Covey Visits Blaine Co. Schools
Twin Falls Times-News
The Blaine County School District uses internationally-recognized author Sean Covey’s “The Leader in Me” model at all of it elementary schools. And it’s the only school district in Idaho to do so. Covey told the Times-News that it’s a voluntary model 
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More From this Author
New Republic (blog)
MILFORD TOWNSHIP, Michigan — Mitt Romney on Thursday night visited Tea Party country, or what passes for it in these parts. He was the guest of honor for about 500 tea party activists at a banquet hall in northwest Oakland County, on the very outer 
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Local war vet pens book to help others
Bay News 9
‘Unspoken Abandonment’ is available in paperback and Kindle from Amazon.com. Wood is scheduled for two book signings at the downtown St. Petersburg Starbucks on 1st Ave. N., on Mar. 28th and 31st. Sen. Jim Norman talks about the USF cuts.
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Tales of life at sea
Yellow Advertiser
“I’ve had fantastic feedback at the book signings I have done. “It’s been something that has taken me by surprise because I feel I have more stories I could tell.” AUTHOR : Fisherman and author Paul Gilson is enjoying literary success .
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JK Rowling has deal for new novel for adults
Boston.com
The author of the mega-selling “Harry Potter” series has an agreement with Little, Brown in the United States and Britain to release her first adult novel, the publishers announced Thursday. The title, release date and details about the book, 
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How does John steinbeck’s description of the life under the sea 
The difference between the life on land and the life in sea.
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John Steinbeck | Judy Reeves
Posted in Writing Practice | Tagged A Prayer for Owen Meany, beginnings, Beloved, endings, J.D. Salinger, Janet Fitch, John Irving, John Steinbeck, Milo 
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John Steinbeck | Snippets of Sense
If this is something you are currently feeling about John Steinbeck’s masterpiece, don’t. Banish such fears immediately, find yourself a copy of this book tomorrow 
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The Pearl: John Steinbeck | |
John Steinbeck’s The Pearl is usually considered a simple novel with only one way to interpret it, but our study guide demonstrates that there’s a lot more to this 
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Consumer Attitudes Toward E-Book Reading
2012, the Book Industry Study Group, Inc, R.R. Bowker. Tools of Change, New York, NY – February 15, 2012. Market. Research. Consumer Attitudes. Toward 
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Book Reading – “Bad News for Outlaws” | Business, Political, and 
Book Reading – “Bad News for Outlaws”. Submitted by lgram on Mon, 02/13/2012 – 3:43pm. In celebration of Black History Month, the Fort Smith Museum of 
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Good Book Reading
An intriguing selection of some most interesting books, complete with book cover images, bookcontent lists, book descriptions, book excerpts and book reviews.
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February 23, 2012

JK Rowling has deal for new novel for adults
USA TODAY
Rowling’s Potter books, which broke sales records around the world, were published by Bloomsbury in Britain and Scholastic in the US Rowling will now share the same publisher with Stephenie Meyer, whose Twilight series at least partially filled the gap 
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Birdy author’s memoirs tell of his involvement in a war crime | Books 
William Wharton’s autobiography describes how his US army unit killed German prisoners in the second world war.
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BOOK EVENT FEB. 25: Independent authors featured at February Blues Book Bash
Morning Sentinel
BRUNSWICK — Maine Authors Publishing of Rockland is sponsoring a February Blues Book Bash in Brunswick. Independent authors will sign, sell and read from their works. They will also be offering information about writing and self-publishing
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Little, Brown To Publish JK Rowling’s First Novel For Adults
Booktrade.info
Little, Brown Book Group and Little, Brown and Company are delighted to announce that they willpublish JK Rowling’s first novel for adults worldwide in the English language, both in print and ebooks. David Shelley, Publisher, Little, Brown Book Group, 
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E-Textbook Vendor Sues Publisher for Ending Licensing Agreement 
A licensing agreement between the publisher Cengage Learning and the e- textbook vendor Kno has gone sour. Details recently surfaced of a legal battle 
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Amazon pulls 5000 Kindle e-books in contract pricing dispute 
By Chris Meadows
Well, there Amazon goes again, throwing its weight around. When it came time to renew its e-booksales contract with the Independent Publishers Group, a.
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Melville House Books » Return of the thug: Amazon removes buy 
By Dennis Johnson
MobyLives has previously noted rumors (see this earlier report) that Amazon has been making “astronomical” demands on publishers trying to negotiate their annual contract with the company. It’s the talk of the industry behind the scenes, with 
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Author Receives First Dollar, Offering Life Coaching to Area
SurfKY News
As she explained to members of SurfKY News during a recent visit, Publish America sends authors working under their name the “first dollar” once all the 

Author Lynn Rush the Flagship Writer of New Adult Category – Wasteland, a 
MarketWatch (press release)
Rush is the flagship author of Crescent Moon Press’s (New York City, NY) newest category — New Adult. Attendees of the Tucson Festival of Books will get a chance to talk demons, guardians and more paranormal lingo with Lynn Rush, an award winning 
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‘Harry Potter’ author JK Rowling writing novel for adults
Digital Spy
Rowling’s literary agency The Blair Partnership has not yet announced details about the upcoming book, but the author has confirmed her next project is aimed at an older audience. The author said in a statement: “Although I’ve enjoyed writing it every 
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With Help from Author Laura Hillenbrand, Drug Repurposing Comes to Chronic 
Wall Street Journal (blog)
By Amy Dockser Marcus The CFIDS Association of America says that $2 million in funding — backed by individual gifts including a $250000 donation from best-selling writer Laura Hillenbrand, who has chronic fatigue syndrome– is going to grants and 
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Exorcist Author on Santorum & Satan
National Review Online (blog)
By Kathryn Jean Lopez There has been a lot of attention paid to comments Rick Santorum made in a speech at Ave Maria University about Satan. Delivering a speech at Ave Maria University in 2008, the former senator said, in part: The Father of Lies has 
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War Horse Author Michael Morpurgo Says His Book ‘Got Lucky’ Being Made Into 
Sky News
Best-selling children’s author Michael Morpurgo told Sky News his novel, which has been made into a blockbuster film by Steven Spielberg and is up for six Academy Awards, was a flop when it was published 30 years ago. “It was one of these books that 
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How could they? National Enquirer slammed for publishing photo of Whitney 
Mirror.co.uk
The National Enquirer has sparked outrage by publishing a photograph of Whitney Houston apparently lying in an open coffin. The morbid image, which was allegedly taken at the family’s private service at a funeral home in New Jersey, was splashed across 
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February 22, 2012

Amazon Disputes Terms With Publisher | WebProNews
By Shawn Hess
Amazon has removed any e-book offerings from Independent Publishers Group (IPG) until some new terms can be reached regarding compensation. Though print editions of the distributors books are still available, the new terms Amazon has 
WebProNews

In publishing, money makes the words go around
City Pulse
Then there’s “Rules for My Unborn Son” by Walker Lamond, which was reminiscent ofJohn Steinbeck’s letters to his son about love. And let’s not forget the phenoms like “Julie & Julia,” “Stuff White People Like,” Chelsea Handler and her vodka thing and 
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Marketing Metrics: A book review by Bob Morris « First Friday Book 
By Bob Morris
What Paul Farris, Neil Bendle, Phillip Pfeifer, and David Reibstein offer in this book is what they characterize as “a comprehensive, practical reference on the metrics used to judge marketingprograms and quantify their results.” This is a 
First Friday Book Synopsis
Why I Don’t Do Cold Submissions–Usually
By Darcy Pattison
When you write “The End” on the last page of your story (novel or picture book), it’s time to startmarketing the story to editors. For this, you need a business hat. Let’s think about marketing. If you sell Jaguars–those beautiful classic cars–what is 
Fiction Notes
E-books at center of dispute
Denton Record Chronicle
Denton librarian Laura Douglass holds a Nook e-reader in front of a computer displaying digital books that Emily Fowler Central Library has available for checkout Monday. By Peggy Heinkel-Wolfe / Staff Writer Local librarians are known for squeezing a 
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Denton Record Chronicle
Vista Woman Admits Stealing Books From County Libraries
San Diego Reader
22, 2012 A Vista woman accused of stealing thousands of books from libraries around San Diego County pleaded guilty to one count of “commercial burglary” in the Vista courthouse on February 20. An investigation reportedly started last July when Maria 
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‘Linsanity’ explored in book about NBA sensation
Newsday
Books Newsday > Entertainment > Books ‘Linsanity’ explored in book about NBA sensation Published: February 22, 2012 9:58 AM By The Associated Press NEW YORK – (AP) — A new book promises to give a Lin-side look at the NBA’s newest sensation.
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Newsday
Leanna Landsmann: E-readers can enhance kids’ curiosity for books
Detroit Free Press
I’m amazed how much he reads on it, but I worry — does he understand what he’s reading on the Kindle as well as he does reading books? Plus, I miss reading books at bedtime with him. Answer: With many children getting e-readers, their transition from 
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Books to Movies – The Oscars are here! The Oscars are here!
About – News & Issues
By Mark Flanagan, About.com Guide February 22, 2012 The Academy Awards are this coming Sunday, and a few of the films up for the Best Picture honor just happen to be adaptations frombooks. Oh, and here they are now: Jonathan Safran Foer’s second novel 
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Author Catherine Chung to Present Book Reading
UD Headline News
On Monday, March 5, author Catherine Chung will present a reading from her bookForgotten Country as a part of the Poet-in-Residence Reading Series. The reading will take place at 6:00 pm in Zucker Auditorium in the University Science Center on the UD
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UD Headline News
Kids, Books and a Five-Hankie Gem
New York Times (blog)
And I’ve encountered no better description of what books in general and one book in particular can mean to someone than hers. “Sometimes,” she says, “you read a bookand it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the 
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New York Times (blog)
Stephen Colbert to Write Children’s Book About a Pole
E! Online
drops on May 8. “It’s been a lifelong dream of mine to write a children’s book. I hope the minutes you and your loved ones spend reading it are as fulfilling as the minutes I spent writing it,” quipped Colbert. The idea of the funnyman giving the 
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E! Online
First Amendment crusader Barney Rosset dies
Reading Eagle
“The district attorney said, `Do you realize that members of the grand jury have children who are buying that book at newsstands right near their school?'” Rosset recalled. “And I looked at him and said, `If that’s true and they buy it and read it all 
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Teachers are using The Hunger Games craze to inspire kids to read more
WXYZ
The tickets go on sale February 22nd for the much-anticipated movie coming out on March 23 rd , and die-hard fans of the young adult book series can’t wait. “It’s one of the greatest books I’ve ever read,” said Olilvia Cole, a 7 th grade student at 
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WXYZ
Reading helps in tough times’
Deccan Chronicle
By Tushar Gandhi I am an avid reader and I simply love reading. I think books are one of the best ways to develop one’s personality. The books that had a deep impact on me were introduced to me during my teens. They were very popular books back then.
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Corner: The latest kids’ books to win the Coretta Scott King Awards
ScrippsNews
By KAREN MACPHERSON, Scripps Howard News Service Celebrate Black History Month byreading the latest winners of the Coretta Scott King Awards, given annually to the best children’sbooks written and illustrated by African-Americans.
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The Book Nook: ‘The Wolf Gift’ by Anne Rice; ‘The Snow Child’ by Eowyn Ivey 
Advocate Weekly
Or felt annoyed that you bought a book that was merely so-so? Or closed a book and JUST wanted to talk about it? Or wished you had a place to discover new books? The Book Report Network aims to solve these reader dilemmas, with thoughtful book reviews, 
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Book heroes come to life
Swindon Advertiser
Pupils swapped their uniforms for book character costumes yesterday as part of the week, which aims to encourage children to read more. Staff dressed up as characters from the Wizard of Oz and put on a performance in assembly as part of a week of 
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Cyclechex, Kelley Blue Book Team Up to Offer Motorcycle History Reports on KBB.com
Sacramento Bee
The Cyclechex report can include historical title information such as the last recorded odometerreading, any disclosed damage, the number of previous owners, salvage, rebuilt, or stolen titles, vehicle identification number (VIN) decoding, 
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Thomas Mallon on the Fact and Fiction of ‘Watergate’
New York Times (blog)
I was struck while reading—and reviewers have also been noting this—by the number of fully realized, deeply sympathetic female characters in the book, and was particularly taken with Rose Mary Woods, Nixon’s personal secretary, and Alice Roosevelt 
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Todd Starnes in the house
Cleveland Daily Banner
TODD STARNES, the award-winning journalist and best-selling author, visited Books-A-Million in Cleveland Tuesday evening promoting his latest work, “Dispatches from Bitter America.” The former Lee University student spoke to several groups on the 
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Report: Bobby Brown peddling tell-all book about life with Whitney Houston
msnbc.com
While interest in the couple was fading at the time he wrote the book, Brown’s recent return to the spotlight after Houston’s Feb. 11 death brings a better market for the story and a chance for Brown to cash in. Says one major publisher to the 
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Vook Publishing Contest Winners Announced – eBookNewser
mediabistro.com
By Dianna Dilworth on February 21, 2012 2:23 PM Brian Brushwood’s Scam School: Volume 1, a collection of magic tricks won the “Best Overall eBook” in digital publishing company Vook’s eBook Creation Contest. Today, the company announced the winners of 
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Stephen Colbert Is Publishing a Children’s Book
Flavorwire
by Caroline Stanley. Posted on 3:00 pm Tuesday Feb 21, 2012 Remember that children’s book about a flag pole that Stephen Colbert asked a very grouchy Maurice Sendak to critique for him back in January? Well, in spite of the fact that famed author and 
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Visiting Writers Series hosts Debra Monroe for March 8 readings
Appalachian State University
Book sales and signing will follow each reading. Monroe is a professor at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas, where she teaches in the MFA program. She has been nominated twice for the National Book Award and has published poems, 
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Appalachian State University

E-book Reading 10% of Canada’s National Book Count
Publishers Weekly
This year’s count for English print book sales was 1153081, an increase of 4% over 2011’s count. Of that number, 111053 were e-book sales. Since this is the first time e-books have been counted, the growth in e-book popularity in Canada cannot yet be 
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Excellent Sales at the 51st Stuttgart Antiquarian Book Fair
ILAB
After three busy days the Stuttgart Book Fair closed with excellent results. Almost all the 80 exhibitors from Europe and the USA reported five or even six-digit sales. At the opening on Friday, 27th January, the stands were crowded.
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Book Review: Zona
New Zealand Herald
By John Gardner The sales pitch to the literary agent or publisher for this book must have been entertaining. “I want to write a book that is a sort of summary of a wilfully ambiguous science fiction movie made by a Russian director more than 30 years 
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Award-winning Business Authors Publish Novel Selling to Zebras, The Untold 
PR Web (press release)
The novel tells the story of Kurt Kostner, the dedicated vice president and general manager of C3 Technology, who has been given an ultimatum: Turn sales numbers around in 90 days or pack up your things. The original Selling to Zebras book described
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The Book Corner: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the E-Reader
TribLocal
Her favorite book is The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay. If you had asked me 18 months ago if I’d ever come to love reading e-books, I would have laughed at you and run to my bookcase to embrace my beloved (print) books.
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Reviving reading as a culture
Gulf Today
The project is dedicated to reviving the culture of used books and fostering a love forreading in the UAE. Its aim is to embrace old and used books donated by their owners to The Book Shelter where they will be showcased at the project’s library.
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Gulf Today
739 books read during Winter Reading Club program at Watchung Library
New Jersey Hills
Aaron Shieh, 9, of Watchung, one of the three grand prize winners, holds a basket of book and games. Other prize winners are the Shiffman Family of Watchung, and June Lin of Green Brook Township. Watchung Library patrons of all ages read 739 books 
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An open book
ESPN (blog)
I can’t explain the actual way Rudy wrote the book — you’ll just have to read it to find out — but I will tell you this, when I first started reading the first couple chapters, it was really different. It’s kind of hard when you read a book about 
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Reading the future
TODAYonline
To anyone trying to read the runes of this fairly new market, it seems like a case of hearing the bad news before the bad news: Either printed books are dead, or no one is reading at all. I don’t think either of those things is true.
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You know it’s a good book when it makes you laugh out loud
Farm and Ranch Guide
I really can’t remember a time when I haven’t been entertained by a good book. Even before I couldread I remember the pleasure I got from having people read to me. I clearly remember the excitement I felt when I started first grade.
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Librarians Hope to Build Readers on ‘Hunger Games’ Excitement
School Library Journal
The film version “validates a book and validates the reading experience for kids. ‘Harry Potter’ is a great example. I saw an entire generation of kids inspired to read from that series.” Seventh graders at Lakeshore will be reading The Hunger Games 
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6-year-old presidential knowledge whiz kid pens first book
Sun-Sentinel
While most kindergartners are learning their ABCs and colors, 6-year-old Rohith Karthik was using his knowledge of the 44 American presidents to write his first book, “Hey Kids, America Needs Us!” Rohith learned to read by the time he was 3, 
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Sun-Sentinel
Gomez tells story of abuse and addiction
ESPN
I want it to be a story about my addictions; I want to inspire people who have problems with drugs and alcohol who read the book to turn their lives around.’ I tried to stay true to that.” This is no feel-good saga, no celebrity biography trumpeting a 
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Patti Murin, Lorna Luft, Eric Anderson & More to Lead ROOM 16 Reading, 3/8
Broadway World
On March 8th at 2 pm there will be a reading of ROOM 16 by Stephen Sislen (composer/lyricist), Andrea Lepcio (book) and Ben H. Winters (lyrics), directed by Kim Weild with music direction by Vadim Feichtner. ROOM 16 is described as “a wry, dark, 
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Marietta author admits to bilking lovers, clients
Atlanta Journal Constitution
By Bill Rankin A Marietta fantasy author accused of bilking his lovers out of more than $4 million pleaded guilty Tuesday to the fraud schemes and a newly disclosed scam. Federal prosecutors disclosed that for more than a decade, beginning in 2000, 
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Author Adam Johnson on Phoenix, North Korea, and His Latest Novel, The Orphan 
Phoenix New Times (blog)
By Deborah Sussman By Bob Beard By Claire Lawton By Benjamin Leatherman By Becky Bartkowski By Jayson Swearingen By Claire Lawton By Claire Lawton By Sativa Peterson By Claire Lawton By Deborah Sussman Tue., Feb. 21 2012 at 9:00 AM Adam Johnson had 
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Free Kindle Books – Ereader News Today
Here are 3 free Kindle books for this morning. Have a great Monday, everyone. Please “LIKE” this and share the free books. Check out today’s Book Of The Day: 
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The Seattle Public Library | E-books & Downloads
The Library offers a variety of digital audiobook, e-book, video and music services. Access these services 24/7 using a computer and your Seattle Public Library 
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Bookstores in Falmouth, Yarmouth, Brunswick buck national trend with increased 
The Forecaster
By Gillian Graham Employee Kate Winn straightens a row of books at The BookReview in Falmouth, one of the local independent book sellers enjoying increasingsales. Donna Williams, owner of The Book Review, said she saw a boost after Borders in South 
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du and Maraya launch “The Book Shelter” project to promote a culture of reading
WAM – Emirates News Agency
 Al Qasimi Wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, Ahmed Al Qaseer, Shurooq’s Chief Operating Officer, Hazim Sawaf, Shurooq’s Director of Marketing and Communications, representatives from du, and a number of intellectuals and book lovers.
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Official: Books burned in Afghanistan extremist
Newsday
Click here Official: Books burned in Afghanistan extremist Originally published: February 21, 2012 2:06 AM Updated: February 21, 2012 11:51 AM By The Associated Press DEB RIECHMANN (Associated Press) (AP) — Muslim holy books that were burned in a pile 
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Long live The Death of the Author | Books | guardian.co.uk
As recent ‘Holocaust’ literature shows, textual ambiguity and complexity make for stronger storytelling.
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Top-Selling Female Historian To Give Talk And Sign Preview Copies Of Her Book
AboutMyArea
She has sold more than 2.3 million books and has just completed her fourth historical fiction novel, – A DANGEROUS INHERITANCE, the sequel to INNOCENT TRAITOR, which tells the story of Lady Katherine Grey. This book will be published on the 21st June 
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An Author’s Attention to Awkwardness
Wall Street Journal
By MIKE VILENSKY “The main problem is that when I was 0 to 19 my face would seem extremely awkward and that turned people off,” said the author Tao Lin, explaining his occasional anxiety about public reading, on Presidents Day at St. Mark’s Bookshop.
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Wall Street Journal
Author Sean Covey to visit local schools
Idaho Mountain Express and Guide
By TERRY SMITH Parents and members of the public are invited to hear author Sean Covey, developer of The Leader in Me program, at school assemblies Thursday in Ketchum, Hailey and Bellevue. The Leader in Me program, now in place at several schools in 
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Local book group spans generations, gives insight into African-American experience
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
By Marylynne Pitz, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Members of the Aurora Reading Club co-sponsored a Jan. 30 reception at Carnegie Music Hall for two authors. Book club members, seated from left, are Martha Conley, Cecilia Williams and Florence Johnson.
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Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Clubs join to nurture reading
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
For 30 of those years, she was a reading specialist and many of the students she taught at Brashear High School loved a Walter Dean Myers book about friendship and tough times called “Fast Sam, Cool Clyde and Stuff.” A busy grandmother with a 
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Book shows how easy it is to make delicious artisan bread
Reading Eagle
Last year, armed with the determination to find an easy bread recipe without the knowledge if such a thing existed, I came across a book on the Internet with a title that sounded too good to be true: “Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day.
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March is Reading Month at the Chippewa River District Library
The Morning Sun
But one thing most people don’t recognize March for is for Reading Month. Celebrate the month with us. Turn the laptops, iPads and X-Boxes off for a while and discover a new book. Studies show that those who read have higher GPA’s, bigger vocabularies 
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FOX Carolina 21Middle school reading book raising eyebrows for some Upstate 
WHNS Greenville
Entertainment News from AP By Greg Funderburg, Reporter – bio | email Some Upstate parents are furious about a book their kids are reading in middle school. They say it’s too mature for their kids because of the sex. The book in question is an 
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BOOKS GONE WILD
Innisfil Scope
As part of Freedom to Read Week, which runs from Feb. 26 to March 3, library staff are dropping off free books at locations throughout the town. Across the world, people are fighting for the right to readwhatever they choose. From freedom of the press 
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Library brings readers, authors together
Charlotte Observer
Author Stephen Lehmann will talk about his book 2:30-4 pm Feb. 25 at the Union West Library in Indian Trail. JOHN ANDERSON In May 1954, the French garrison at Dien Bien Phu surrendered to the Viet Minh, and French colonial rule in what was known as 
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5 unconventional political books
Politico
Here are five with an unconventional approach to politics: — Patrick Gavin ContinueReading Text Size – + reset Here are five with an unconventional approach to politics: — Patrick Gavin 1. “Taft 2012: A Novel” by Jason Heller Be honest, 
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Politico
USC, mascot Cocky unveil new reading program bus
Aiken Standard
The mascot, who doesn’t speak, acts out stories as the volunteers read and then he gives a book to each child. All the children promise Cocky they will continue to read at home. The program has had 400 student volunteers and visited 237 sites.
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Jeweler moonlights as novelist writing thrillers
Asbury Park Press
Sales, however, were lackluster and Penguin declined to accept another book. His third novel, “The MOP,” another crime thriller that centers around a fictitious group of secret agents who answer only to the director of the CIA, was self-published in 
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Undernews: Things to do with your old books
By SAM SMITH
Bookmooch members exchange about 2000 books a day and donate about 2% of their points to charities, about 10000 books a year. As of a year ago, Bookmooch had about 25000 active members. If Bookmooch had 2.5 million active 
Undernews

E-books at center of dispute
Denton Record Chronicle
The Denton Public Library began offering downloadable books in 2007, when the list of available titles was shorter and the technological limits greater. In recent years, some smaller libraries, such as the Decatur Public Library and the Aubrey Area 
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Barnes & Noble sales rise launches cheaper Nook Yahoo News
From Yahoo! News: (Reuters) – Barnes & Noble Inc posted strong sales in both its Nook and printed books businesses over the holiday quarter, holding its own 
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Paramount Suing Godfather Author’s Estate | PerezHilton.com
By Perez Hilton
Hollywood LOVES sequels, unless they aren´t seeing any of the profits. Paramount has filed a lawsuit against the estate of Mario Puzo, the author of The Godfather, because it has given a green…
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Beth Groundwater: Today’s Mystery Author Guest: Chrystle Fiedler
By Beth Groundwater
The first, DEADLY CURRENTS, was released in 2011 and WICKED EDDIES, will be out in 2012. Beth lives in Colorado, enjoys its outdoor activities such as skiing and whitewater rafting, and loves talking to book clubs. Please visit her author 
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The Reading Life: Charlotte author’s audiobook an Audie award 
By Pam Kelley
Charlotte author’s audiobook an Audie award finalist. “Macbeth: A Novel,” an audiobook co-written by Charlotte’s Andrew Hartley, is a finalist for an Audie. Each year, the Audio Publishers Association awards Audies, known as the Oscars of 
The Reading Life
Tuesday News: New Nook Pricing, Kindle Rumors  – Dear Author
By Jane
ALL of these incest, pseudo-incest, rape, and bestiality titles were uploaded to the e-book store, BookStrand.com, mainly by self-pubbed authors who don’t know where to draw the line when it comes to obscenity. We have deactivated those 
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Author Lynn Plourde speaks at Fairmount School — Bangor Daily 
By UnBylined
2, Bangor’s Fairmount School hosted the annual Young Authors Day. This year, author Lynn Plourde spoke about a few of her books. She lives in Winthrop with her husband, Paul, and their Irish setter, Maggie. Her newest book is “Only Cows 
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Publisher brings English book pirates to court
Tuoitrenews
Known better under the English name First News, Tri Viet has been a respected name in the domestic publishing industry for years, known for putting out high quality translations of foreign books, as well as language teaching and learning materials.
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British author’s ‘sex’ book banned
Hindustan Times
Officials said anyone found with a copy of the book could be fined and anyone making copies for distribution faced a jailsentence and a fine. Peter Mayle, 72, was born in Brighton and is the author of a string of books, including international 
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Book reading experiment — Dancing on the Radio
Book reading experiment. Posted on February 19, 2012 in Pen on paper. I have decided to do an interesting little experiment in order to see how important first 
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Leanna Landsmann: E-readers can enhance kids’ curiosity for books
Detroit Free Press
I’m amazed how much he reads on it, but I worry — does he understand what he’s reading on the Kindle as well as he does reading books? Plus, I miss reading books at bedtime with him. Answer: With many children getting e-readers, their transition from 
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Students Read to Support Their Library and Save the Pinole Pool
Patch.com
By Audra Holland With much attention on literacy rates, students today are avidly encouraged to read. At Ellerhorst Elementary School, the PTA-funded Accelerated Reader Program has been a success at keeping kids excited about it by reading a book
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Charity delivers books in bulk to schools
Muskogee Daily Phoenix
Actually, Kaitlynn and her friends will have to wait until March to get their books. The books at BFSA were among 20000 books delivered to eight Muskogee schools in preparation for Read Across America Day on March 3. Trucks from the Oklahoma City 
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Hands up if you love books!
Portsmouth News
IN CHARACTER Pupils from Copnor Junior School dress up for their book day. Picture: Malcolm Wells (120220-6499) By Aline Nassif HUNDREDS of schoolchildren transformed into their favourite book characters to kick off a year of reading for fun.
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Portsmouth News
The best children’s book of all time?
MobyLives
 Scholastic’s Parents magazine announces a list of the top one hundred books for kids. Culled from over 500 titles suggested by literacy experts, educators, and parents, the list is part of their literacy and reading issue.
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MobyLives
Measuring the lifespan of a fact is no easy task
Iowa City Press Citizen
What: John D’Agata will read from his new book, “The Lifespan of a Fact,” which focuses on the question of how negotiable a fact in nonfiction actually is. When my kids force me to watch “Dinosaur Train” with them on PBS, the most redeeming feature is 
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E-books and the future of literature | TeleRead: News and views on 
By Chris Meadows
Gaby Wood, the Telegraph’s Head of Books, has an fairly lengthy article on The Telegraph pondering what e-books mean for the future of literature. Wood.
TeleRead: News and views on e-books,…
The Book Bench: In the News: Eudora Welty’s Home, Homeless 
By Andrea DenHoed
Loose leafs from the New Yorker Books Department. « In the News: Lively  Are some books too dangerous to read in prison? “You look into  A Denver couple needs a new home for their thirty-thousand-volume book collection. “You can use 
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13 Design Treasures Spotted During Modernism Week in Palm Springs
Phoenix New Times (blog)
The three-day show began on Saturday, kicking off Modernism Week and unraveling a string of lectures, tours, book signings and parties that gets longer every year. (The event has grown from an actual seven-day week to a calendar-defying 11-day week.) 
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Lessons from a Lonely Book Signing | WordServe Water Cooler
By James H. Pence
After this, I would ride a huge wave of popularity, turn out a bestseller every few years, and have book signings where people lined up around the block just to have the privilege of meeting me. As you probably already have figured out, none of 
WordServe Water Cooler
Guest Post – Confessions of a Fangirl + Giveaway! | Romance at 
By Sue
There were book signings dedicated to different publishing houses at different times and days, so I hobbled due to the five thousand blisters from the heels I’d been wearing skipped to Rachel G’s table. While waiting in line, I rehearsed this 
Romance at Random
And then all of my fingers fell off — TheBloggess.com
By Jenny the bloggess
Presidental My Profile. 23 Laura February 21, 2012 at 1:36 pm. I would like a bookplace with a catface instead of your signature. Could that happen? 24 Kara February 21, 2012 at 1:36 pm. Just bring Ferris Mewler with you to book signings.
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Former Gov. Sarah Palin aide fined for insider emails published in book
Alaska Dispatch
No matter the explosive material, the book suffered in sales in large part due to the fact that the rough draft of the manuscript was leaked before publication by author Joe McGinniss, who had moved next door to Palin and was also writing a book about 
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Barnes & Noble Coughs Up 8GB Nook Tablet To Compete With Kindle Fire 
Android Police
Barnes & Noble this morning took the wraps off of a new, 8GB version of the Nook Tablet set to compete dollar-for-dollar with the Kindle Fire. The 8GB Nook Tablet is packing slightly less impressive hardware than its 16GB brother, as B&N cut both the 
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Mob widow calls for boycott of Staten Island reading of “Mob Daughter”
SILive.com
By Deborah E. Young STATEN ISLAND, NY — When self-proclaimed mob princess Karen Gravano sashays into Barnes & Noble next Wednesday night as part of the tour promoting her memoir “Mob Daughter,” it represents a rare opportunity for her to brush
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Mom spreads purée joy with cookbook
News & Observer
She has three upcoming cooking classes and book signings at the Earth Fare store in Brier Creek. Six years ago, Gardner’s transformation from industrious mom to food blogger to author started with the birth of her first child.
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This is Somerset
With orders from across the country and in the US within the first three weeks of it being released, his publishers are already asking for a sequel and he’s swapped the daily commute to Bath with attendingbook-signings in Waterstones.
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Out & About: Dallas writer to talk at Authors in April
Shreveport Times
Book signings at 11 am and after the presentation. Books will be sold by Barnes & Noble. The luncheon is a benefit for Pioneer Heritage Center at LSU-Shreveport. Admission: $40, individual, and $400, table of 10. Tickets go on sale Feb.
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Our opinion: Publishers, libraries must find common ground
Dubuque Telegraph Herald
Just like many industries, including newspapers and textbook publishing, the world of libraries is immersed in change. OverDrive, the main distributor of digital materials to libraries, reports that library patrons checked out 35 million digital titles 
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Academic publishing facing “unprecedented challenges”
The Bookseller
It is important that booksellers and publishers work together to meet the changing needs of students and the demands that makes upon the academic market.” Waterstones, John Smith & Son, Marylebone Books and BML Bowker will be among those present at the 
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The Bookseller
View Packt Publishing’s Bestselling Windows Phone 7 XNA Cookbook and More, Now 
DigitalJournal.com (press release)
PacktLib, Packt Publishing’s online digital library, is a comprehensive resource that hosts almost 800 books on specific technologies and solutions. Written by IT professionals, Packt’s books are focused on adapting and customizing today’s systems, 
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Easy Kindle Publishing – How To Be An Author Finally Explained
Empowered News (press release)
There is finally a way to ensure clients that there can be: Easy Kindle Publishing! For some, it has always been a formatting issue, and this guide will help correct those problems, so that there will be no more: attempting to pull your hair out, 
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Montrose Publishing to close doors Friday
Citizens Voice
Montrose Publishing Co. was developed as a separate business formed in 1958 from what is now the newspaper known as Susquehanna County Independent, established in 1816 by Justin Clark as the Susquehanna County Centinel. Products printed by Montrose 
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HarperCollins Acquires Second Official Photographic Book From Justin Bieber
Bradenton Herald
By HarperCollins Publishers NEW YORK and LONDON, Feb. 21, 2012 — /PRNewswire/ — HarperCollins announced today the acquisition of JUSTIN BIEBER: JUST GETTING STARTED, the second official photographic book from multiplatinum-selling superstar Justin 
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Author dishes all the dirt on organic farming
Edmonton Journal
Known for his Toronto restaurants Mistura and Sopra Upper Lounge, Capra is also an award-winningauthor and television host on Restaurant Makeover. Capra will be at NAIT in March for a weeklong program that provides students in the school of 
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Pioneer Profiles: Author David Treuer describes reservation life
Bemidji Pioneer
He professes to love teaching and looks back at his years at Princeton University in New Jersey with teacher and author Toni Morrison as one of the turning points in his life. Treuer’s doctorate is in anthropology, but he quickly learned that he liked 
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How to Save Books
Boise Weekly
by Ted Rall Borders and Barnes & Noble killed independent bookstores. Amazon killed Borders. Now Barnes & Noble, which sells more than 20 percent of pulp-and-ink books in the United States, is under siege. If B&N collapses: the death of books.
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Book Review: Laura Hillenbrand’s “Unbroken”
The-Burg
While reading this book, I cannot remember how many times my jaw dropped, my head shook and I thought, “You have GOT to be kidding me. Another bad thing cannot possibly be happening to this man.” When you think you’re reading the worst of it, 
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New alphabet book for kids puts a spotlight on Brooklyn
New York Daily News (blog)
An homage to the borough Selina Alko calls home, the author/illustrator uses color, culture and whimsy to take readers on an alphabetized tour. Alko, 43, paged through Brooklyn history books to help determine which landmarks, foods and folklore would 
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BU Literary Lions Take the Stage Tonight
BU Today
Epstein will read excerpts from his just published novel Liebestod: Opera Buffa with Leib Goldkorn (WW Norton, 2012). “I have been reading different parts of this novel for the full five years it has taken to write this book,” Epstein notes.
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Book Signings
September 25 2010. Saturday, September 25 2010 11:00am – 12:30pm. RANDY WESTON BOOKSIGNING…African Rythms…The Au … December 04 2010 
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Publisher Says NHL Goalie Iced Book Deal
Courthouse News Service
By REUBEN KRAMER PHILADELPHIA (CN) – After a stellar career defending the net against pucks, Hall of Fame goalie Bernie Parent must defend himself against a state court complaint that he walked away from a book deal, filching a manuscript.
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Woman pleads guilty to stealing library books
San Jose Mercury News
A San Diego County woman has pleaded guilty to stealing about 2000 library books and DVDs to resell on the Amazon website. City News Service says 45-year-old Maria Nater of Vista entered a plea Tuesday to felony burglary.
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Ga. author pleads guilty to defrauding woman
Boston.com
A Georgia author of a fantasy trilogy has pleaded guilty in a scheme to bilk women he met through a dating site out of millions of dollars. Federal prosecutors in Atlanta say Mitchell Gross pleaded guilty Tuesday to wire fraud and money laundering.
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Author/Attorney Michael Bobelian To Speak at Saint James Men’s Club
The Armenian Mirror-Spectator
He is the author of Children of Armenia: A Forgotten Genocide and the Century-Long Struggle for Justice, which was published by Simon & Schuster in 2009. Children of Armenia breaks new ground by telling the story of the aftermath of the Armenian 
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Paramount sues Mario Puzo family for publishing new ‘Godfather’ book without 
TheCelebrityCafe.com
Paramount Pictures, which released all three of Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather films, is suing the estate of Mario Puzo, the author of the original 1969 novel, for publishing another book based on the franchise’s characters without getting the 
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Publishing News: International publishing and  – Publishers Global
Publishing News. Publishing and media news from across the globe: 14882 news items in the archive. Now showing page 1 of 745. New Book, Our Whole Life 
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Lebanese author and Brazilian publisher awarded UN Arab culture 
The United Nations cultural agency has awarded its annual prize recognizing efforts to increase awareness of Arab culture to Lebanese author Elias Khoury and 
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Born on Feb 27 John Steinbeck Caricature | Flickr Photo Sharing
Caricature of John Steinbeck. click the link to watch the February 27 of the Birthday Blog, covering: Josh Groban, Chelsea Clinton, Ralph Nader, 
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World Book Fair 2012, New Delhi
Newstrack India
The organization was founded with the objective of book publishing and book promotion in India. It is the oldest book fair in India and the second largest book fair in the world. It is considered to be the third biggest market for English publication 
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Spirit Hearts: Hemlock teen writing fourth book, aims to become an author
The Saginaw News – MLive.com
McKenzie promotes her books by donating copies to her school library and occasionally does book signings at various book fairs. The books are available online. Her fellow students, she said, are excited about what she’s done. “They tell me, ‘That’s so 
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Praised by Vatican official, ‘Doonby’ hitting screens
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Peter was influenced by John Steinbeck’s American settings and said, “That’s why ‘Doonby’ was set in small-town U.S.A., where relationships and conflicts are a microcosm of the attitudes and weaknesses of society as a whole.” 
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What’s on for the Weekend: Supertramp and Santa Rosa Plateau
By Kerri S. Mabee
John Steinbeck’s classic novel will come to life when the Temecula Valley Players stages “Of Mice and Men” debuting at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 16 at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater. The play runs Feb. 16-19, 23-26. Free events at Pala 
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Short Takes
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 Carie Penabad are praised for their “deeply researched and carefully constructed life-and-works study of Miami’s first woman architect, Marion I. Manley” entitled MARION MANLEY, while Chistopher Waldrep is compared to “John Steinbeck
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Local students study in Sea of Cortez, U.K. – Arlington Times
She joined other students in retracing part of the 1940 voyage of the writer John Steinbeck and the biologist Edward Ricketts, who traveled to the Gulf of California to study seashore life. Students combined observation and identification with 
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Steinbeck Scholar in Our Midst
Santa Clara Weekly
She is best known for her keen interest in John Steinbeck, the Pulitzer Prize winner from Salinas who died in 1968. Many consider Lynch a Steinbeck authority. She authored four books about Steinbeck, often including first-hand information from 
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Experience an alternative Los Angeles
Evening Standard
Eagle Rock has a history of attracting artists and writers and counts Aldous Huxley, John Steinbeckand Terry Gilliam as ex-residents. Not to mention a certain Barack Obama who studied at the local Occidental College. Along with Highland Park, 
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ILLINOIS SPOTLIGHT: Illinois high schools add to reading lists
Chicago Tribune
But local teachers are increasingly adding other offerings — books students choose themselves and discuss with classmates. At Centennial High in Champaign, freshmen and sophomores are required to read one core book each quarter, and then they choose 
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Owning books can turn kids into lifelong readers
The Coloradoan
Book Trust is a Fort Collins-based nonprofit organization that empowers children from low-income families to choose and own books from Scholastic Book Clubs each month of the school year, inspiring a passion for reading and developing life-long 
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Unusual scupltures back reading project
St George and Sutherland Shire Leader
KOGARAH Library launched its take on the National Year of Reading last week with sculptures featuring thousands of books. The installation includes dozens of books suspended from the ceiling, and a wall, arch, chair and vase made from unwanted books.
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The end of books – or a bright new dawn?
Cambridge News
But books – physical, ‘dead-tree’ books, that is – are under threat from their electronic cousins. These days, even the most technophobic literature-lovers are investing in ‘e-reading devices’ like iPads, Sony Readers and Kindles: cunning little gizmos 
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Cambridge News
Warhol’s Assailant Left Another Mark, on a Library Book
New York Times (blog)
Nor did anyone in the reading room turn her in for doing what she did, marking up abook’s cover and several pages inside. Some would say she defaced the book. Fifteen years or so went by before anyone noticed, and by then, she was dead.
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New York Times (blog)
Reading James Joyce proves an odyssey for this group
Waynesville Smoky Mountain News
To describe the people involved as meticulous, well read and intelligent somehow falls short. They have spent about four years reading Finnegans Wake together. Saturday’s meeting began on page 282 of this more than 600-page book.
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Outcry Over Afghanistan Quran Burnings Shows Misguided ‘Honor’ About Sacred Book
Daily Beast
The pages on her Quran were dog-eared, and she read it without covering her hair or doing wudu, the traditions I was taught I had to do whenever I opened the Quran. “To me, the Quran is a research book,” Mernissi said, respectfully.
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Daily Beast
Thursday Poetry Reading by Prof. Joe Heithaus Previewed in Newspaper
DePauw University
The article previews Heithaus’ Thursday reading at the Putnam County Public Library, describes how his book was published, and offers background on his work. As an “Airpoet,” Heithaus was invited toread at the Library of Congress, reports Lauren 
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Sarah Palin’s former aide Bailey fined over email use
Kansas City Star
McLeod, a Palin critic, initiated the complaint against Bailey in September 2010 after reading about his plans for a Palin book with two co-authors in the Daily News gossip column, the Alaska Ear. At the time she filed the complaint, McLeod had been 
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Indian book market in “rapid growth”
The Bookseller
The Indian book market grew by 45% in volume and 40% in value over the first half of 2011, with adult fiction the fastest-growing area of the market, according to Nielsen BookScan India figures as the panel marks its first full year of sales monitoring 
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The Bookseller
Godfather sequel shown no respect
The Guardian
The 2006 publication of a second sequel, The Godfather’s Revenge, was without its “knowledge or authorisation”, and the book “received mediocre reviews and suffered weak sales“, and “far from properly honouring the legacy of The Godfather … tarnished
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Author Meredith Kennedy Chronicles Her Global Adventures in New 
Author Press Release (Strategic Book Group)  ABOUT: Strategic Book Publishing and Rights Co, LLC provides book publishing, book marketing, and e- Book 
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Local Publishing Company Faces Changing, Challenging Times
Patch.com
The primary genres published by Fort Lee’s Barricade Books include non-fiction titles of true crime, mafia, Judaic books and celebrity biographies, but the landscape of the publishing industry is changing. The mission of Barricade Books is to provide 
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Small UK Publisher Acquires Huge European Bestseller
Booktrade.info
The UK rights for a European publishing phenomenon have been acquired by the small independent British publisher, Hesperus Press. The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson is a Swedish debut which has 
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February 21, 2012

Danville author nominated for Agatha Award for new mystery
San Jose Mercury News
DANVILLE — Penny Warner, author of more than 50 books and the Valley Life columnist for the Times, has been nominated for the 2011 Agatha Awards for mystery writers. The Danville author was nominated for her new book “The Code Busters Club, 
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An Iranian-American author and a foreign correspondent on the lessons of 
The Atlantic
A recent Atlantic interview with author Dr. Azar Nafisi, author of the bestselling-in-the-US Reading Lolita in Tehran, launched a correspondence with her friend Robin Wright, who has been covering Iran as a foreign correspondent since 1973.
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A classic restaging of an American classic
Montgomery Newspapers
By Dante JJ Bevilacqua Much talent has gone into the People’s Light & Theatre Company’s revival ofJohn Steinbeck’s 1937 classic “Of Mice and Men.” Brilliantly fleshed out onstage, Steinbeck’s drama still remains a work of substance and power.
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Local students study in Sea of Cortez, UK
Marysville Globe
She joined other students in retracing part of the 1940 voyage of the writer John Steinbeck and the biologist Edward Ricketts, who traveled to the Gulf of California to study seashore life. Students combined observation and identification with 
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Chip MacGregor .com: Does the publisher lose money if my book 
Brynn asked, “Does a publisher lose money if a book doesn’t earn out?” I get this question a lot, and to answer it I need to beg your forebearance… Let me 
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Barnes & Noble sales rise, launches cheaper Nook
WHTC
Sales at its Nook business, including e-books and the devices, rose 38 percent to $542 million during the holiday quarter, which ended January 28. And physical book sales at its 720 superstores rose 4.2 percent in the first holiday quarter since rival 
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Sale of book titled ‘Where Did I Come From?’ may be banned
The Borneo Post
He said should the contents violate Section 7 of Subsection 1 of the Printing Presses and Publications Act 1984, an order to stop its sales will be issued and distributors still importing and selling the bookcan be charged under Section 8 of 
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Home Ministry shelves children’s book on sex education
The Malaysian Insider
The ministry’s deputy secretary-general Datuk Abdul Rahim Mohd Radzi said it had ordered a temporary halt to the book’s sales to study if the content could harm the community’s “moral.” “If the contents are found to have elements that could harm the 
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Barnes & Noble announces $199 Nook Tablet aimed at Kindle Fire
Los Angeles Times
By Nathan Olivarez-Giles When Barnes & Noble launched the Nook Tablet last fall, it did so at a higher price and with more storage space than the rival Amazon Kindle Fire. But on Tuesday, Barnes & Noble’s Nook Tablet was dropped down to Amazon’s level.
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Kindle 2 Amazon Books Amazon Coupon Kindle Book
has upgraded its Kindle e-book reader, bringing the device more on The new family is now available.. DX V Kindle. Get Mar 17, 2009. Watch Amazon Kindle vs .
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Stephen Colbert calls Amazon’s Jeff Bezos ‘a vindictive man 
By Amy Rolph
Stephen Colbert calls Amazon’s Jeff Bezos ‘a vindictive man’
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Stephen Colbert Children’s Book: Grand Central Publishing Will Release ‘I Am A 
Huffington Post
Grand Central Publishing said Tuesday that it will publish “I Am a Pole (And So Can You!)” on May 8. In a two-part “Colbert Report” segment that aired last month, Colbert previewed the book with “Where the Wild Things Are” author Sendak.
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Stephen Colbert children’s book about a flag pole finds a publisher
The Imperfect Parent
After the segment Colbert declared to release it as soon as he found a publisher. Grand Central Publishing said Tuesday that it will oblige and release the book May 8. During his segment with Sendak, Colbert previewed the story, which revolves around a
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Interview: Debra Webb, author of ‘Obsession’
USA TODAY
There are no words to adequately convey how grateful I am to the friends and family who never let me give up, to the pioneer authors and supporters who forged the indie way, and to Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Smashwords who provided the fantastic venues
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Students, Families, and Schools Read and Donate 150000 Books in Just Five Days
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Less than a week after announcing its first-ever national Read for My School campaign, We GiveBooks announced today that participants successfully reached the goal of 150000 children’s booksread online-all in just five days. The effort will result in 
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Stephen Colbert is scared of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.
Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)
Patchett told Colbert that small bookstores offer smart staffers and a satisfying community experience — something Amazon.com just can’t match. Colbert responded: “I have a couple books coming out this year, and I can’t agree with you because of Jeff 
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I’m a World Book Night Volunteer! #Books #Reading ~ Opening Lines
If you never heard of either, the International Day of the Book is April 23rd, meant to celebrate booksand reading, and to honor Cervantes and Shakespeare who 
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Two Ideas to Improve the Digital Book Reading Experience – YouTube
A demonstration of a prototype ebook reader that makes reading digital content more like 
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Dana Point resident publishes collection of writings
OCRegister
Szenderski said the idea for the book grew out of a weekly email newsletter he sent to the employees of the marketing and branding firm he founded. “It was mostly therapy for me. I just loved to write and share,” Szenderski said.
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Paramount Sues Anthony Puzo to Stop New ‘Godfather’ Book From Being Published
AceShowbiz
The film studio has sued Anthony Puzo, the son and executor of late author Mario Puzo, and has been seeking damages and order barring the Puzo estate from publishing a third “Godfather” book called “The Family Corleone” in July 2012.
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E-textbooks beyond Apple’s iBooks
Washington Post
Apple’s iBooks got a lot of attention, but there are several other alternatives in the e-textbook space that show promise. For example, the Nature Publishing Group recently launched a new text called Principles of Biology, a constantly updating science 
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Praised by Vatican official, ‘Doonby’ hitting screens
WND.com
Peter was influenced by John Steinbeck’s American settings and said, “That’s why ‘Doonby’ was set in small-town USA, where relationships and conflicts are a microcosm of the attitudes and weaknesses of society as a whole.
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Contra Costa libraries on overdrive trying to meet demands for e-books
San Jose Mercury News
With checkout times of seven or 14 days, it could be summer before either book was delivered to your Kindle, iPad or other device. There are approximately 1500 e-books and a similar number of audiobooks available online from the library, 
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How Author Christopher Herz Connects Kids Across the Globe 
By Dennis Abrams
Author Christopher Herz, who used social media to promote his books, now plans to use social media to create an online community of young readers and authors.
Publishing Perspectives
Publishing Perspectives Daily News – Beattie’s Book Blog
By Bookman Beattie
Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and 
Beattie’s Book Blog – unofficial…
Local author reads poetry, prose in Welches
Sandy Post
By Jim Hart Sharon Wood Wortman of Brightwood, author of “The Portland Bridge Book,” is seen on a Fremont Bridge ladder 375 feet above the Willamette River. Wortman will read stories and poems Friday, Feb. 24, in Welches Brightwood writer Sharon Wood 
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Barnes & Noble sales rise, launches cheaper Nook
Sun-Sentinel
(Reuters) – Barnes & Noble Inc posted strong sales in both its Nook and printed books businesses over the holiday quarter, holding its own in its bruising fight with Amazon.com Inc’s Kindle in the digital books market. Sales at its Nook business, 
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Spiritual Rags to Spiritual Riches by Vennie L. Watts – YouTube
Book Trailer for Vennie L. Watts, A Tate Publishing Author.  Tags: book trailer · publish 
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Sales of Pantheon book series top 100000, next title to feature Aztecs
Coventry Telegraph (blog)
By David Bentley on Feb 21, 12 03:54 PM PUBLISHER Solaris has announced thatsales of the bestselling Pantheon series by British author James Lovegrove have now topped 100000. The blend of high-octane action, military science-fiction and ancient 
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In New Memoir, Even Broken Brains Can Heal
DigitalJournal.com (press release)
“This book began as therapy and developed into something so much greater,” she says. In her new “Memoir of a Broken Brain: Falling Down and Getting Up Gracefully” (published by WestBow Press) she recounts her tale. Incapable of speech when she began, 
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Covington author publishes new book
Danville Commercial News
“Follow Your Dream” is a sequel to “Imaginary Minds,” both through PublishAmerica. “Imaginary Minds” tells the story of Marley Wiley, a country girl who has a strong desire to become an author. As Marley and her siblings grow up during the 1950s and 
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Award-winning nonfiction books for young readers
The Seattle Times
Kids books: The Sibert winners for excellence in nonfiction include “Balloons Over Broadway,” “Drawing From Memory,” “Black & White” and “The Elephant Scientist.” By KAREN MACPHERSON “The Elephant Scientist” tells of the discovery that elephants 
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Of Books, Boycotts, and Killer Whales
Huffington Post
My new book about killer whales in captivity — Death at SeaWorld – does not hit stores for another five months, and already there are two online petitions (here is one) to boycott the title and urge booksellers and the media to ignore and reject the 
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Nortin Hadler, author of several books on medical overtreatment, turns his 
Washington Post
In books such as “Stabbed in the Back: Confronting Back Pain in an Overtreated Society” and “Worried Sick: A Prescription for Health in an Overtreated America,” Hadler argues for holding medical interventions to a high standard: Do they reduce 
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Author E. Asamoah-Yaw Reinvents Readers’ Biblical Understanding
PR Web (press release)
For the author, faith outside the self encourages total self-submission and hinders one from discovering one’s innate powers. This book will be featured at the 2012 Michigan Reading Association in Grand Rapids, MI, on March 9-11, 2012.
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Afghans protest disposal of Muslim holy books at US base
Los Angeles Times
REPORTING FROM KABUL — An angry protest erupted outside a sprawling US-run military installation on Tuesday after base personnel allegedly disposed improperly of religious materials including Muslim holy books. Gen. John Allen, the US Marine who 
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Friends of Richmond Library offer members’ only preview book sales
The Daily News Online
Quarterly preview sales are offered on the Wednesday before the Friends’ popular Thursday book sales. (Rocco Laurienzo/Daily News) Posted: Tuesday, February 21, 2012 12:35 am | Updated: 12:38 am, Tue Feb 21, 2012. BATAVIA — The Friends of Richmond 
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Giant book sale at Carnegie Free Library Saturday
Connellsville Daily Courier
By Nancy Henry, FOR THE DAILY COURIER Saturday is the giant book sale at Carnegie Free Library of Connellsville sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Books in all categories will be for sale, including: fiction, nonfiction, tweens, children, travel, 
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Savannah book festival all grown up
Savannah Morning News
Mason remarked on the great attendance at the book festival. While about 100 of us were listening to her, great crowds were listening to an impressive variety of authors at the other festival venues. The official tent for book sales seemed to be 
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Man forced to move 30000 books from personal library
kwgn.com
Jeff also likes books. He owns a few. ”Over thirty thousand.” says Lee. Jeff Lee and his wife Ann have been buying and storing books for over 30 years. The subject is Mother Earth with a total cost of over half a million dollars.
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Heithaus to read from debut book ‘Poison Sonnets’
The Banner-Graphic
Heithaus will be speaking at the Putnam County Public Library on Thursday, Feb. 23 at 7 pm He will read selections from “Poison Sonnets,” which will be followed by a reception and book signing.Books can be bought at the event as well as from Amazon 
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Who is the greatest U.S. President? – DVD Talk Forum
By davidh777
Re: Who is the greatest U.S. President? There’s only one right answer …socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires. – John Steinbeck. Old 
DVD Talk Forum
Nick Adams & Co Rare Books – An interview with David Meeker
By Allie Baker
Nick Adams & Co Rare Books – An interview with David Meeker. It is my pleasure to share this interview with you today. My interview is with David Meeker, owner of Nick Adams & Co. Rare Books for 25 years. David collects John Steinbeck 
The Hemingway Project
Satisfy Your Desire to Read Good Books with Online Book Stores
Someone has rightly said that a man only learns in two ways, one by associating with smarter people and the other by reading booksReading books regularly expands our horizons of knowledge and everyone should get involved in the habit 
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YRead: Traditional Books and Electronic Reading
By BYU Bookstore
When I pack for a long trip there comes a point where I have to decide: what book do I want to read on the road? I am sure most of us have dealt with this crucial decision at some point of our lives. You know how it is, if I make the wrong reading 
YRead
Eight of the Most Shocking Scenes From Comic Books |
By Remy Carreiro
What I meant to say was: When Alan Moore writes a comic book, it is not unheard of for him to use rape as a means to garner an emotional response from the reader. He does not shy away from brutal subject matter, and for that reason, you 
Letterology: Here’s Looking at You Lincoln
By Flushed left
Sidenote: Just last month Kalman visited Seattle on a book tour with her good friend Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket), which had to be the funniest book reading I have ever attended. Together, they read from their new book about failed 
Letterology
Socrates’ Book Reviews: It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
By Yvonne
D This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from! I’ve been on vacation for the last week – having a nice, relaxing trip in 
Socrates’ Book Reviews
3 Presidential Biographies Worth Reading | BookLeverage 
By George Rodriguez
3 presidential biographies that go unnoticed by modern-day America.
BookLeverage – Leveraging Books…
“Fondle them – peer into them, let them fall open where they will 
By Cynthia Haven
In fact, perhaps Kindle may be closer to the television screen to begin with, since both reading a bookand watching TV are essentially passive activities. So … why does the tactile quality of the book, which at least the interactivity of turning the 
The Book Haven
Books Kill Trees: 6 Reasons to Switch to eBooks | The Smoking Jacket
By MSpry
But writers are fickle, horrible people, and for the most part they want you to read books that eliminated thirty percent of the Argentine rainforest only to sit unread in a publishers warehouse. So here, below, is the definitive final word on the 
The Smoking Jacket

Is the world ready for Jewish E-Books? Jewish E-Books redefines the Jewish 
PR Leap (press release)
“The e-book market is exploding,” he says. “And Jewish E-Books has become a part of it.” Jewish E-Books-the most extensive Jewish digital library to date-has built a literary empire of over 1200 English and Hebrew titles of an assortment of genres, 
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A Steinbeck classic, stark yet nuanced
Philadelphia Inquirer
But despite plenty of obvious contemporary parallels, director David Bradley keeps John Steinbeck’s 1937 classic, well, classic, and stripped to its bare essence. Everyone remembers George and Lennie – that mismatched pair of bindle stiffs looking for 
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Rankin tells Orion: ‘Authors need publishers
The Bookseller
Author Ian Rankin stressed that authors “really need publishers“, especially “as more content floods the market, of varying quality”, as his own publisher Orion celebrated its 20th anniversary at a reception at the Natural History Museum in London last 
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Out There: Library book program a thriller
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune
Nursing home residents can check with their respective activity directors regarding book delivery. In a day and age when electronics make it easy to download and read books and other materials, physical books still are enjoyed by many — including some 
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How the internet can inspire children to read more
WalesOnline
by Our Correspondent, South Wales Echo IT’S a truth universally acknowledged, if not proven, that a child in search of a book is more likely to read something recommended by another child than an adult. Libraries can be awash with adults 
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• E-book vs Paper Book
CRIENGLISH.com
E-books are becoming more popular among young people due to their portability and the variety on offer, alongside the hot sales of many e-reading terminals. However, the e-book market is still not mature. For those trying to build a reliable e-book 
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Tips, links and suggestions: the books we’re reviewing this week
The Guardian (blog)
Each week we publish a list of some of the books our critics will be reviewing during the week, and invite you to tell us what you’re reading and reviewing on the site. Last week, many of you did just that. HeleneM told us that she was reading Your 
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The Guardian (blog)
‘Hunger Games’ Books ‘Inspiring’ For Wes Bentley
MTV.com
Now it’s time to get into his thoughts on the impact of Suzanne Collins’ best-selling trilogy as a whole and what he thought about reading them for the first time knowing he might be bringing Crane to life on the big screen. “I think they’re fantastic 
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Home Ministry stops sale of ‘Where Did I Come From’ book by Peter Mayle
Malaysia Star
PUTRAJAYA: The Home Ministry has asked bookstores to immediately stop the sale of Peter Mayle’sbook Where Did I Come From’, a book explaining the facts of life. Ministry Deputy Secretary General Datuk Abdul Rahim Mohd Radzi said Tuesday they had 
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Sales and profit up at Quarto
The Bookseller
International co-edition publisher Quarto has pledged to “redouble” its efforts to “make and sell good books” as it announced revenue and profit increases last year. The London-based firm’s sales rose by 6% to $186.126m for the year to 31st December 
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The Bookseller
Sale Of ‘Where Did I Come From’ May Be Banned
Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 21 (Bernama) — The Home Ministry will impose a restriction and prohibit abook titled ‘Where Did I Come From’, written by Peter Mayle, should it be found to contain elements which affect morality and the minds of the public.
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Full colour Amazon Kindle touchscreen eBook reader coming 2012
Pocket-lint.com
Amazon is to launch a full colour version of its touchscreen Kindle eBook reader later this year. E Ink, the electronic paper display manufacturer, claims that it has received orders from the retail giant to supply 6-inch full colour, touch-enabled 
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February 20, 2012

Why should the price of ebooks . . . be on the floor?
Irish Times
Essentially, those pesky middle-men, the literary agents and publishers, would be bypassed by the new technology, resulting in a more direct and frill-free relationship between creator and consumer. Lately, however, the fact that one of those “frills” 
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Irish Times

Don’t Judge a Book by its Trailer
International Business Times
If you didn’t know the trailer was pushing a book, you might think the unsettling animation was for “Contagion.” The video is eerily effective, and will no doubt help in digital as well as physical sales of the book. The use of voiceover, 
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International Business Times
Books and the Future
Penfield Post
Can you imagine what libraries will look like as the concept of electronic books continues to develop? Or what about our own personal bookshelves? Will we even need to have used book sales? Interesting questions for the future…. E-books are great, 
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The write stuff
Monterey County Herald
Luke hosts a free book signing/benefit at 6 pm Wednesday at the Pacific Grove Library. Copies of his book “Dragon Valley” will be available for purchase. Half of the proceeds from book sales at the event will go to the library. The book is available 
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Young Phila authors aid homeless shelter
New Philadelphia Times Reporter
Homeless shelter case manager Debra Handrich looks over a small sample of books that 7-year-old authors Cale Blake and Daniel Walker, both of New Philadelphia, wrote and illustrated, Monday after the boys donated money from their book sales to the 
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“Print is Still Our Core Business,” says Orion CEO at Party 
By Roger Tagholm
About Us. Publishing Perspectives is an online journal of international book publishing news and opinion. With correspondents around the world, we provide personal stories and analysis from those on the cutting edge of digital, global, and 
Publishing Perspectives

Mark Kelly writing children’s book
Politico
Continue Reading Text Size – + reset His “Mousetronaut: A Partially True Story” will be published in October by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. According to Simon & Schuster, which released a statement Monday, the book tells of a little mouse
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Politico
Todd Boss publication reading March 14
MinnPost.com
By Audra Otto | 02:51 pm Acclaimed Twin Cities poet Todd Boss — a featured author at MinnPost’s 2011 Book Club Blast — couldn’t be happier about the release of his new poetry collection, “Pitch” (WW Norton), which has spent its first four weeks on 
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Re-reading benefits mental health
New Zealand Herald
By Christine Sheehy Last week, academics confirmed what book lovers like me instinctively knew: re-reading an old favourite is good for you. A study published in the Journal of Consumer Research, concludes that repeated “hedonic experiences” such as
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New Zealand Herald
Literature can open door to new levels of literacy
Cumberland Courier Newspapers
CAMDEN Library set me a difficult challenge when it asked for a list of my favourite books. As an ambassador for the National Year of Reading, the library wanted my list to add to its newly-launchedreading blog. For a self-confessed bookworm who can 
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500 books released at Bhubaneswar Book Fair so far
Times of India
“Around 3000 different books are being published every year in Odisha these days. But much more needs to be done to increase readership,” said Dhal. Writers feel publishing books have become far easier than finding readers today.
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Book festival organizer talks about upcoming event
KVOA Tucson News
TUCSON – During this time of year, the events keep coming in Tucson! Next month is the Tucson Festival of Books at the University of Arizona. The event brings authors, publishers and the readingpublic together in one place. Volunteer co-chair Bimi 
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Author Azar Nafisi speaks at the Kimmel center
Newsworks.org
By NewsWorks Staff Azar Nafisi wrote the well-known bestseller “Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books,” a compassionate and often harrowing portrait of the Islamic revolution told through the experiences of a university professor and her students 
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Self-help author to sign books in Jerseyville
Alton Telegraph
By SYLVIA DECKER Rory Vaden, 29, author of his first book, which has recently made the New York Times Best Seller list, will be in Jerseyville today as part of a 20-city national tour. Vaden, co-founder of a multimillion-dollar international training 
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Call the Midwife author will be “smiling in heaven” over its success
Mirror.co.uk
Call The Midwife author Jennifer Worth will be “looking down from heaven” in delight at its massive TV success, the writer who adapted her memoirs said yesterday. Heidi Thomas revealed the pledge she made to dying Jennifer, 75, after the series 
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Podcast: Author Andrea Lynn Steele reads her human book
Central Florida Future
Author Andrea Lynn Steele reads her human book Meet an Atheist Activist in the form of a Q&A. Steele is also the author of Your Preacher May Not Want You to Read This. For more information on the Human Library, read the article here.
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REGION: Local authors to sign books in Escondido
Press-Enterprise
Three of PublishAmerica’s authors, CL Moss, of Corona, Travis Kleist, of Sun City, and Crawford Meeks, of Valley Center, will appear at Blue Mug Coffee and 

Gabby Giffords’ husband to write children’s book
USA TODAY
Gabrielle Giffords, on her memoir, is writing a children’s book about a mouse that goes to space. Mark Kelly, right, the husband of former US Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, left, will write a children’s book about a mouse that goes to space.
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Upcoming iPhone App Lists 1001 Must-Read Books
Mashable
An app based on the bestselling literary reference book “1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die” is soon to be released in the App Store. The 1001 Books App is the creation of John aka Arukiyomi. It is being developed in response to comments on John’s 
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Florida Book Awards Announce Winners
The Ledger
By VIC NUNEZ The Florida Book Awards came out recently, honoring the best work by Florida authors. Gold Medal Winners include (by category) Visual Arts: “Hidden Seminoles: Julian Dimock’s Historic Florida Photographs” by Jerald T. Milanich and Nina J.
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Authors in LA this week: US poet laureate Philip Levine and more
Los Angeles Times (blog)
Levine comes to Los Angeles this week as part of the Aloud Series to discuss the lyric power of his verse: His visit is just one of the highlights of this week’s listings of author and book events in the LA area. Our listings are by no means complete 
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Cheaper Nook Tablet could give Kindle Fire a run for its money starting tomorrow
BGR
Barnes & Noble may be planning to launch a new version of its Nook Tablet at the same $199 price point that has helped Amazon’s Kindle Fire retain its spot atop Amazon’s best-selling electronics list since its launch last year. According to a purported 
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Amazon gearing up to launch 10-inch Kindle Fire in Q2 2012 – report
Apple Insider
By Sam Oliver Amazon plans to expand its Kindle lineup and more directly take on Apple’s iPad with a new 10-inch Kindle Fire tablet set to launch in the second quarter of this year, according to a new report. Amazon has begun placing orders for the new 
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Author to see first novel in print… after brain condition made her FORGET 
Daily Mail
By Lauren Paxman An author who survived a three month coma is celebrating the publication of her first novel – after completely forgetting she had written it. Alexandra Singer was struck down with the crippling nerve condition cerebral lupus in 2008, 
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Daily Mail
US Jewish author releases alarming account of anti-Semitism in Germany
Haaretz
In his book, ‘I Sleep in Hitler’s Room: An American Jew Visits Germany’, Tuvia Tenenbom documents six months of travel throughout Germany, interviewing the locals about their views on Jews and exploring the daunting world of neo-Nazi clubs.
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Haaretz
Author, illustrator knit together satisfying children’s story
The Grand Rapids Press – MLive.com
“I don’t know how to knit, but I darn,” said the 29-year-old author from Oakland, Calf., alluding to his mending skills. “I own a lot of sweaters, but I don’t know how to make a sweater. But I did shear a sheep once, and that’s an important part of 
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John Steinbeck-Voice of America – YouTube
Melvyn Bragg travels from Oklahoma to California to examine the enduring legacy of the Nobel 
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Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck EPUB, LIT, MOBI | ISBN-10: 0140177396 | 2.12 MB Genre: Classics Description: Tragic 
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How do I set up a reading group?
The Guardian
I really love reading and would love to start a book group…but how to do it? I don’t know many people who would join and apart from that, have never formed any kind of society before! – TheBookThief Anyone can set up a book group!
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Upcoming App Lists 1001 Must-Read Books
AppAdvice
For iPhone users who are also voracious readers, here’s something good to look forward to. An app based on the bestselling literary reference book “1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die” is soon to be released in the App Store. The 1001 BooksApp is 
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UTMB students help kids with reading
Daily News – Galveston County
After a few minutes of greetings and prize exploration, each child selects one of the 35books on a special shelf in the library that contains only Osler contest reading list selections — and sits at a library table with a medical student mentor.
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When EB White is also Grandpa
Christian Science Monitor
But Martha eventually gave the green light to the book idea, which she brought to reality as the project’s editor. She hopes the book will nudge readers into visiting or revisiting her grandfather’s other books, and she’s also hoping that an accurate 
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Christian Science Monitor
‘Blueprints of the Afterlife’: death glaciers and other disturbances
The Seattle Times
26 at the Eagle Harbor Book Co. on Bainbridge Island. By by Tyrone Beason The author of “Blueprints of the Afterlife” will read at 3 pm Feb. 26 at the Eagle Harbor Book Co. on Bainbridge Island; free (206-842-5332 or www.eagleharborbooks.com).
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Best of Olympia 2012 Retail: Best Bookstore – Orca Books
Weekly Volcano
Two years later, when my novel Lightfall was published, I held my first reading there. I’ve sold a reassuring number of books at Orca, but probably bought even more. With Orca having been voted “Best Bookstore” in this year’s Best of Olympia Readers‘ 
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Introducing the GeekMom Book Club!
Wired (blog)
By GeekMom Blog Book clubs can be a lot of fun. You get to read books that you might not normallyread and share your favorites with other people. But sometimes it’s hard to find people in your real life that would be interested in reading geeky books.
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Childhood dreams come to life on pages of her books
Bay News 9
Using their ideas, she crafts tales of adventure and faraway places and puts them into wonderfully illustrated books. She hopes these colorful, easy-to-read stories teach children that reading is a doorway to another world and to a better life.
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What do Russians read now?
Pravda
Reading has become extremely trendy in today’s Russia. Someone put forward a suggestion to make the list of books that every person should read in this life. Others offered to make the list of booksthat change people’s way of thinking and bring 
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Book review: Beginning Android 4
PC Advisor
If you want to start developing apps, and don’t have the pre-requisite knowledge of Android, then you might want to consider reading this book’s pre-cursor Android Apps for Absolute Beginners. In more than 500 pages and using worked examples all the 
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Author Ted Bagley Talks about His Struggle to Find Inner Peace
Albany Times Union
From the author that brought readers The Tragedy of Darkness, a magnificent novel of love and tragedy, comes another memorable read. This time, Ted Bagley lets them glimpse My Personal War Within: “A Struggle to Find Inner Peace”.
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Giving books away successful for author
CBC.ca
(CBC) A PEI author has found success in the online book world by giving her writing away. Patti Larsen, a writer of young adult paranormal fiction, has self-published 11books. A few months ago, she took advantage of a new program at Amazon.com that
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Brookline Author to Hold Event at Sugar Café
Patch.com
Brookline author Lindsey Smith will hold a book release party at Sugar Café on Feb. 23. By Erin Faulk Lindsey Smith was at the airport a few years ago when she saw someone binge eating all the wrong things. At first, she said, she was judgmental.
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Closing the Book on Barnes and Noble
Patch.com
In an effort to compete with Barnes and Noble, Levy said his store discounted best-selling authors and had various sales. However, not all people were so enthusiastic about the closing of the store. Susan S. Liberman, sole practitioner in Georgetown, 
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Margaret Atwood to address Douglas Anderson School of the Arts Writers Festival
Florida Times-Union (blog)
The festival is a three-day celebration of the printed word with 14 invited authors who will do readings,book signings and workshops with hands-on, craft-oriented sessions in all genres of writing. Atwood has written more than 50 volumes of poetry, 
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Gearing up for Book Signings | J P Galuska
Gearing up for Book Signings. Posted on February 9, 2012 by admin. J P Galuska has been all over the news lately, getting geared up for her book signing at the 
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Friends and family, Report on book signings 2/18 and 2/19 God 
02-20-2012 Friends and family, Report on book signings 2/18 and 2/19 God gave us a very blessed weekend. Saturday Febuary 18th we were graciously 
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Upcoming Book Signings | Best Indie Authors
Upcoming Book Signings. 2. The author of Journals of a Wannabe Basketball Player, Lovely Whitmore, will autograph copies of her juvenile fiction book 
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Novel dreams
Memphis Commercial Appeal
Tate Publishing, publisher of Joe Fitzpatrick’s “Voyage to the End of Time” has scheduled a book signing from 1 to 3 pm March 3 at Otherlands Coffee Bar, 641 S. Cooper. The science-fiction book, written for young adults and teens, will be available in 
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Author’s collective effort produces stories from the fringe
Bellingham Herald
While not a thoroughly polished collection, “Penumbra” offers a variety of stories from the fringe that should tickle the fancy of many readers. BARBARA LLOYD MCMICHAEL writes a weekly column focusing on the books, authors and publishers of the Pacific 
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Barnes & Noble reportedly readying 8GB Nook Tablet
CNET
Barnes & Noble is prepping a new version of its Nook Tablet to better compete against Amazon’s Kindle Fire. The book retailer will launch an 8-gigabyte version of its tablet through Wal-Mart on Wednesday, according to The Verge.
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Rachel Maddow Receives Steinbeck Award – SJSU News
By Patricia Harris
Rachel Maddow, host of “The Rachel Maddow Show” on MSNBC, will receive the John SteinbeckAward at an event beginning at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25 in SJSU’s Morris Dailey Auditorium. Maddow will appear in conversation with KGO host Pat 
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The Stage / Reviews / Of Mice and Men
By Thom Dibdin
Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh, February 17-March 17. Author: John Steinbeck; Director: John Dove; Producer: Royal Lyceum Theatre Company; Cast includes: William Ash, Steve Jackson, Garry Collins, Liam Brennan, Mark McDonnell, 
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By MAXi
Plot: David Blair directs this powerful British Drama, loosely inspired by John Steinbeck’s novel ‘Of Mice and Men’. Set in Nottingham, the film revolves around the relationship between the thuggish Danny (Stephen Graham) and Joseph 
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The Green Apple Core: Blind Items: Bay Area Author Edition
By Kevin Davis
This Outer Sunset District-residing scuba diver, and author of 50 books, 30 of them for young adults, dedicated his 2008 novel (in which John Steinbeck friend- Ed “Doc” Ricketts features heavily, to a dive boat operator. One of the tattooed 
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Hyperion to Publish Three Original EBooks in Richard Castle’s Acclaimed 
TVbytheNumbers
New York City, February 20, 2012 – Hyperion today announced plans to publish three original eBook novellas by renown mystery writer Richard Castle, marking a return to his internationally bestselling and award-winning Derrick Storm series.
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Amazon turns the heat on Apple with Fire
Moneylife Personal Finance site and magazine
Apple might be beginning to feel the heat from Amazon, with the first signs of real competition emerging from the brisk sales of Amazon Fire in the final quarter of 2011. Amazon seems to be leveraging its well-oiled logistics machine and competitive 
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Best of the Web Book Marketing Tips for the Week of February 13 
Here’s a roundup of some of the best book marketing Tweets from the past week, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others.
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Amanda Jenkins Farmer’s Page – Book Marketing
Amanda Jenkins Farmer’s Page on Book Marketing.
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Ebook Writing Strategies To Boost E-book Marketing And 
When you are creating your e book, it is crucial to offer the reader a compelling cause to arrive to your internet site. Indicating “visit my web page for far more 
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What corporate America is reading, January 2012
Kansas City Star
800-CEO-READ, a leading direct supplier of book-based resources, compiles a monthly list of best-selling business books based on purchases by its corporate customers nationwide. Here are the best sellers for January 2012, plus descriptions of the Top 
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Nancy Margulies’ Book Signing: Harbor Books, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, 1:00 to 
Coastsider
Please join us for the launch of a most unusual book: a faux museum catalogue by a fake curator about a non-existent art exhibit. If you like to laugh you’ll love this book! The author of Klassic Koalas: The Koala Museum of Modern Art Catalogue, 
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Jodi Kantor’s book on Obama marriage is ‘chick nonfiction’? Take it back 
Buffalo News (blog)
Meanwhile, Salon’s Rebecca Traister issued this lacerating tweet: “Metrics: multiply author’s femininity by subject’s femininity, divide by book sales? Dunno. Math’s hard.” The Washington Post’s Ezra Klein added his (lower-pitched) voice to the 
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12-year-old author publishes her first book – phillyBurbs.com : The 
The family kept their fingers crossed, but was surprised to catch the attention of Tate Publishing, a Christian-based, family owned publishing house, soon after 
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Look Out, Kindle Fire: Barnes & Noble to Launch Cheaper Nook This Week [REPORT]
Mashable
Is Barnes & Noble launching an 8GB Android tablet to compete with Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet? The bookseller is planning to release a smaller edition of the Nook Tablet this week, if a leaked memo from Walmart is to be believed.
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Other Wasilla resident has strong Hastings ties
Hastings Star Gazette
A young woman — she’s 12 — with a strong Hastings connection has written and published her first novel, “Chaderick – Not a Vampire, Not a Zombie, Not a Superhero,” which is now available throughBarnes & Noble and Amazon. Lauren DW Luchsinger Fox’s 
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Author will discuss foreign policy — from Kennedy to Obama
Salt Lake Tribune
Frederick Kempe, the author of Berlin 1961: Kennedy, Kruschev and the Most Dangerous Place on Earth, will talk foreign policy on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at Westminster College. Kempe, the president and CEO of the Atlantic Council — a non-partisan 
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Disney options rights to ‘Moneyball’ author Michael Lewis’ book about his old 
NOLA.com
By Mike Scott, The Times-Picayune “Moneyball” author Michael Lewis is apparently money in the bank as far as Hollywood is concerned. The latest studio to partner with the New Orleans native: Disney, which has optioned the feature-film rights to Lewis’ 
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Author with local ties to sign books in Jerseyville
Alton Telegraph
By SYLVIA DECKER Rory Vaden, author of a motivational book that has made the New York Times Best Seller list, will will visit Jerseyville on Tuesday as part of a 20-city national tour. Vaden, co-founder of a multimillion-dollar international training 
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New memoir explores author’s upbringing in Africa
PR NewsChannel (press release)
“Beyond Fences” (ISBN 1463727313) by Helge Staby Deaton shares the story of the author’s life in her birthplace of Africa from 1937 to 1970, tumultuous years of decolonization and social and economic upheaval. Born in Namibia to German immigrant 
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Book Review: The World in a Skillet: A Food Lover’s Tour of the New 
By admin
 over the years they rebranded with the more essay-driven From the Southern Table. And of course, the book has its own website, which features a calendar of book signings and other events throughout the Southeast in the next few months.
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Marion man takes publishing into own hands – The Daily Egyptian
By emileur
Clark, of Marion and a 1967 SIUC alumnus, is self-published and is now self-distributing his children’s book, “My Dog Butch.” He’s now doing a string of book signings in the area and will be at the Bookworm bookstore in Carbondale Saturday.
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Professor Griff teams up with WAC! | We Are Change
By wischange
Help WeAreChange find Truth Squads… To be the eyes and ears for the people, we need your ears and eyes to let us know about book signings, press conferences and events of global elites, politicians and celebrities. Whether its NYC 
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Review: Of Mice and Men, Royal Lyceum Theatre
Edinburgh Evening News
By JAMES T HARDING GRITTY social realism is what John Steinbeck is famed for, but this Lyceum production tones down the nasty side of American ranch life at the expense of the emotional mechanics of the play. In this classic story, adapted from the 
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Steinbeck’s “Cannery Row” to be released in Iran
Iran Book News Agency
Mehrdad Vosoghi has finished translating a novel by John Steinbeck entitled “Cannery Row” which is indeed one of Steinbeck’s sweetest novels. IBNA: Cannery Row is an English language novel by American author John Steinbeck. It was published in 1945.
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He did what?
Stockton Record
Stanford University has had plenty of famous students (Charles R. Schwab, John Steinbeck and Sally Ride to name just a few), but Hoover was there for the school’s inauguration in 1891 and among the pioneer class of graduates in 1895.
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LTUE moves to UVU
UVU Review
Book signings are also a main fixture of the event, but the bookstore sold out of some books and also closed before most book signings occurred. The biggest complaint by authors and attendees was the long trek from the parking lots, especially since 
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The Talk of the Times with Ryan M. Alpert
Scranton Times-Tribune
Roy White and Angelo Saverino will hold book signings, Yankee-themed artwork by New York City artist and Dunmore native Tony Gianti will be there, and music will be provided by DJ Barry Snyder. Q: What is included in the admission price?
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Amazon to release colour e-ink readers this year?
HEXUS
The first rumour came in the form of a report from Chinese, Economic Daily News, which states that E Ink Holdings, has reportedly landed orders for 6 inch colour e-book reader modules from Amazon, with shipments to begin in March and ramp up to three 
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February 18, 2012

Reading Corner | Book for kids fun and educational
MyrtleBeachOnline.com
By Caroline Evans – Reading Corner “An African Safari” by Richard C. Hood was a delightful book, even though it wasn’t meant for readers of my age. Or probably your age, for that matter. Hood wrote and illustrated “An African Safari” for youngreaders 
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Lafayette’s Centaurus High students hungry for reading
Daily Camera
Reading is critical for students. The better reader you are, the better the access you’re going to have to jobs,” said Rhonda Haniford, principal of the school. Connie Carlson, left, a literacy teacher at Centaurus High School, hands a book to Diana 
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Banned book now OK, says NZ censor
Sky News Australia
Distributing the book could have attracted a fine of up to $NZ200,000 ($A156,000), or a jail term of up to 10 years. This week the Office of Film and Literature Classification, after reading the book, lifted restrictions on it, saying the adult content 
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Georgia Author Braxton A. Cosby To Hold Book Signing and Reading In Buford For 
PR Urgent (press release)
Braxton A. Cosby, author of the new and acclaimed novel, The Star Crossed Saga: Protostar, will be holding a book signing and reading in Buford, GA on Saturday, February 18th from 4 pm to 7 pm atBooks for Less, located at 2815 Buford Drive, Buford, 
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Nathan Englander exposes the human capacity for self-deception in What We Talk 
Toronto Star
Englander will read excerpts from his new book Wednesday night at the Authors at Harbourfront Reading Series (go to http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com for details and tickets). This is the second in a string of readings at Harbourfront by Canadian and 
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DFW evangelist James Robison speaks out again
Fort Worth Star Telegram
26 at Barnes & Noble, 2601 Preston Road, Frisco. Life Outreach International is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability. The council reported that Life Outreach took in $62.9 million in revenue in 2010.
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Award-winning author ‘can be as free as possible’
San Antonio Express
By Steve Bennett Chinese American author Maxine Hong Kingston is special guest at Gemini Ink’s Spring 2012 Autograph Series. Maxine Hong Kingston has never not wanted to be a writer. In 10th grade she wanted to be a famous poet, the Chinese American 
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Interview with Jim Beck, Author of Patient Zero – Blogcritics Books
By Tracee Gleichner
“I still don’t believe in a lot of description when writing a book. It’s just not my taste to write a bunch of ‘flowery’ description.”
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Life inspires chosen author
The Olympian
SE Admission is free, and the event will include door prizes, book sales and signings, and entertainment beginning at 6:30 pm by magician Rick Anderson. • For more information on either event, call Courtney Schrieve at 360-412-4418.
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‘The Vow’ Tops Times Best-Seller List; Joins Three Other Faith-based Books
Bradenton Herald
From B&H Publishing Group, The Vow joins three other film-related, faith-based books as national best sellers, including The Resolution for Men, The Resolution for Women and The Love Dare, Nos. 10, 12 and 13, respectively on the Times paperback advice 
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The third time’s the charm
Fort Scott Tribune
John Steinbeck’s tragic tale of the plans of two lifelong friends gone awry is coming to the Fox Playhouse in Nevada, Feb. 23-26; and it’s the third time the Community Council on the Performing Arts has brought this production to the stage.
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Book Review: The Harbor by Ernest Poole
Blogcritics.org (blog)
The problem is that it lacks drama. Compare it with a later classic like John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath, and its failure to engage the reader emotionally is clear. Compare it with John Dos Passos USA, and its lack of epic scope becomes apparent.
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Ecstatic Amanda Knox celebrates lucrative book deal with her new man James Terrano
Daily Mail
Now she has been pictured out with her guitarist boyfriend James Terrano, also 24, going for lunch to celebrate signing a $4million book deal with HarperCollins on Thursday to tell her dramatic story. Knox now needs to consider how she will spend her
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Anglers and Hunters Unseat Two Animal Rights Politicians
AmmoLand.com
By Anthony P. Mauro, Sr. By Anthony P. Mauro, Sr. Whitmore Publishing Company has agreed to publish “Color the Green Movement Blue: A Remedy for 

Guantanamo: Book fair at sight
Solvisión
After traveling the western and central part of the Island, the XXI International Book Fair will open its curtains in Guantanamo on February 29 to 4 March, moment considered as the most expected cultural event in Cuba. Presentations and book sales are 
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Amanda Knox’s trial by autobiography
Telegraph.co.uk
“This is a book that the country will feel very sensitively about,” he says. “It is one of the most tragic, emotive and widely talked about cases of recent years. But it’s impossible to predict whether that interest will transmit into book sales.
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Author evokes ‘literary father’ Greene
StarPhoenix
Apparently, wrote the friend, she was listed as the author of The Man Within My Head, which just so happens to be the name of Iyer’s latest book. In fact, according to Amazon.com, Beahan is the author of The Open Road, Video Night in Kathmandu, 
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Life inspires chosen author
Bellingham Herald
“I read a lot of John Steinbeck in high school and I love the fact that he had so many different experiences,” said Watson, 61, of Port Townsend. “I’ve found that life experiences give you a lot of tools for your toolbox.
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The Verve: John Bellmore has passion with array of outlets
The Spokesman Review (subscription)
Working with up to 15 students a week, he also made art, which included a series of portraits of characters from John Steinbeck’s stories that were displayed at Spokane Civic Theatre during its run of the play “Of Mice and Men.
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Life inspires chosen author
TheNewsTribune.com
Richard Jesse Watson works full-time as an illustrator and author. But he also has been a welder, a carpet layer, a fruit picker and a mailman – and all of those jobs helped shape his career as an artist, he said. Lacey City Councilman Lenny Greenstein 
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“Life Without Limbs” Author Weds in California
TheCelebrityCafe.com
“Life Without Limbs” author and motivational speaker Nick Vujicic married fiancé Kanae Miyahara on February 12 in a romantic ceremony in California. The newlyweds are now honeymooning in Hawaii, where they have been spotted snapping pictures on the 
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Popular St. Charles author D.C. Brod to lead free writing workshop at Elgin 
Suburban Life Publications
By Staff reports Sharing her secrets with writers is St. Charles novelist DC Brod, who will lead an Elgin Community College Writers Center Special Topics Workshop from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm Saturday, Feb. 25. The free workshop will take place in the 
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Amanda Knox book deal to pay back parents?
CBS News
Knox just signed a book deal with publisher HarperCollins worth millions. It has been reported the deal is worth $4 million. “48 Hours: Mystery” correspondent Peter Van Sant, who has been covering her case since Knox’s first trial in 2008, 
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Readers vote: Prisoner of Tehran next book club pick
Globe and Mail
I gave you the choice of 10 books, five fiction and as many non-fiction titles. Voting was fierce and ferocious, with two books, the Man Booker Prize-winning novel The Sense of an Ending, by Julian Barnes, and the bestselling memoir Prisoner of Tehran, 
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Winnipeg Free Press – PRINT EDITION
Winnipeg Free Press
As preparation for writing a memoir about American author William Styron, his daughter Alexandra read the cache of his correspondence held by Duke University. The resulting book Reading My Father, published last year, reveals how charmed she was by the 
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Amazon pulls iPads from China site: Report
The Malaysian Insider
IPads have been taken off Amazon’s China e-commerce site, as it is not an authorised reseller in the country. – AFP pic SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 18 – Internet retail titanAmazon has pulled iPads from its website in China at Apple’s request, The Wall Street
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Former premier Steve Bracks is to publish his political memoirs later this 
Herald Sun
FORMER premier Steve Bracks is to publish his political memoirs later this year, reflecting on Labor’s time in power at state and federal level. “Labor has been in power in Victoria 21 out of the last 30 years. Before that it had been out of office for 
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Best-selling author donates books, urges reading
Sun-Sentinel
By Marc Freeman, Sun Sentinel Popular author James Patterson is on a mission that may be obvious to someone in his line of work — getting students engaged in reading for life. On Friday, the writer of 75 best-selling fiction titles spoke with students 
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From Josephine Baker to Northern bigotry, kids’ books touch many themes
STLtoday.com
The ugly truth of Northern bigotry is just one of the facts no longer off-limits for children’s books. This month, Black History Month, brings scores of books dealing with the black experience in America. Here are several worth reading at any time of 
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The Lean Start Up by Eric Ries
Small Business Trends
As you read the book, you’ll see how his methods are different than how most companies operate today. However, those differences will spur you on to read it and apply his principles Companies used to take years to manufacture products.
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Goddess of the chick lit hit
The Canberra Times
Post-feminism at its most depressingly inane? Or is it an insult to the intelligence of women who like to read and write about contemporary female lives? If Jane Austen were alive today, would her books come in pink sparkly covers?
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Salinas to celebrate 110th anniversary of Steinbeck’s birth
The Salinas Californian
ABOVE: Toni Bernardi, president of the Valley Guild, gazes at a portrait of a young John Steinbeckon Monday at the Steinbeck House in Salinas. Conner Jay/The Salinas Californian Steinbeck’s various possessions, including his glasses and cup, 
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Amazon may launch a larger Kindle Fire in Q2
By Dan Graziano
Amazon is reportedly preparing to launch a follow up to the company’s wildly successful Kindle Fire. The specs have not yet been finalized, however Ama.
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eBooks Account for 10% of all Book Sales in Canada
Good E-Reader (blog)
During the course of one week in January, The National Book Count found some interesting statistics on book sales in Canada and the organization mentions this is the first time they have ever reported on eBook phenomenon. 1.2 million physical books 
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Kitson Stacks Up the Books
Publishers Weekly
But one decade and an additional 12 stores later, Kitson has emerged as a valuable specialty outlet for publishers, with book sales topping $1.6 million last year. “Our turn on books is 11 times a year,” says Ross, who moved to Los Angeles from Toronto 
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Profits Rise Again at Simon & Schuster
Publishers Weekly
By Jim Milliot Since e-books first became a meaningful part of a publisher’s business in 2009, results at Simon & Schuster have followed a familiar pattern—a decline in revenue but an increase in earnings. Between 2009 and 2011, total sales at S&S 
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About Books: Author goes from poetry to short stories
Canton Repository
It and “King Crawdads” both were released through PublishAmerica. Both books can be obtained online through publishamerica.com, amazon.combarnesandnoble.com, and booksamillion.com. “King Crawdads” is priced at $16.95, and “Stroke the Lites Over Me,” 
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Six Degrees Left: Is Amazon the Death of Literary  – Atticus Books
Amazon’s influence and impact on books and publishing in the U.S. is uncontested. What is debatable is whether the changes Amazon has forced are for the 
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Books-A-Million | bibliophiliacs
The boycott of Amazon by refusing to stock their books on the shelves, now includes Barnes & Noble, Indigo, Books-A-Million, and IndieCommerce, the venue 
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Local author wins NAACP Image award
KOMO News
Local author Jeff Burlingame won an NAACP Image Award today, for a biography of Olympic track legend Jesse Owens. This is the second time Burlingame has traveled to the prestigious awards show. Last year, he was nominated in the same category of 
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Tebow time: Leading Edge students get book time with famous QB
TriValley Central
Klimke’s class also received a $50 Visa gift card, mini footballs and a cornhole set through the BOOKIT! Reading Program. The following are comments from the readers. In no way do they represent the view of trivalleycentral.com.
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Reading _The Wives of Henry Oades_ at Cupertino Library
San Jose Mercury News
This month, the Cupertino Library Adult book discussion group will read and discuss Johanna Moran’s novel _The Wives of Henry Oades_. After the abduction of his family by Maori kidnappers in the late 19th century, Henry Oades makes a new life in 
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Doyle and O’Brien will be featured readers at New Waterford Book Pub
Cape Breton Post
Shortly after his retirement from the CBC, Doyle had the chance to produce a book for Nimbus Publishers on the quirky facts and history of Cape Breton. After a solid year of research, scouring materials from places like the Beaton Institute archives, 
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Memoir gives award-winning writer a new challenge
Ventura County Star
Book-signings and promoting “My Roots & Blossoms” ranks high on her list of things to do, but Ain is already eyeing future literary projects — a collection of haiku or perhaps a look at some of the friends she’s made and people she’s met in Simi over 
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Recommended: Why books and movies are better the second time
msnbc.com
By Natalie Wolchover New research reveals why people like to reread books, re-watch movies and generally repeat the same experiences over and over again. It’s not addictive or ritualistic behavior, but rather a conscious effort to probe deeper layers 
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Kids, Parents Enjoy Books By Busload
KETV Omaha
There are three Metro buses that are filled with boxes of books and they are all being given away for free. The Metro bus service, Metropolitan Community College and the Literacy center are sponsoring the Books by the Busload event.
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Author sees white America falling into economic divide
Charlotte Observer
Whether or not one agrees with the author’s analysis or the causal sequence he develops, the empirical evidence he marshals on the increasing divide in “White America” is as important as it is disturbing. In the eyes of Murray, whose earlier works 
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Long Island Authors to Hold Vineyard Book Fair
openPR (press release)
 Jeff Rimland, Jim Roth, Richard Scheinberg. The Long Island Authors Group is a not-for-profit corporation, 501c pending. WHAT: Book Fair, book signings, entertainment, wine tasting, free drawing for an Amazon Kindle. Store this image in big size.
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‘Real Moms Love To Eat’ author Beth Aldrich
ABC15.com (KNXV-TV)
 affair) to food that anyone would enjoy the information and funny stories.’ Real Moms Love To Eat can be purchased at amazon.com and Barnes and Noble Bookstores. Aldrich is holding 2 book signings here in the Valley. Family Dinner_20100415120040_JPG.
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2012 IACP Food Writing Finalists Announced
LA Weekly (blog)
“American Flavor” (Author: Andrew Carmellini; Editor: Libby Edelson; Publisher: Ecco/Harper Collins); “The Apple Lover’s Cookbook” (Author: Amy Traverso; Editor: Maria Guarnaschelli;Publisher: WW Norton & Company, Inc.); “The Homesick Texan” (Author: 
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Students learn the basics of book publishing
Glendale News Press
Author Ann Whitford Paul tells students about writing and publishes books at Lincoln Elementary School in La Crescenta on Thursday, February 16, 2012. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer) Wearing a chef’s hat and apron, children’s book author Mary Ann 
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Academic publisher Elsevier hit with growing boycott
CBC.ca
(iStock) To publish or not to publish? That is the question medical and science academics are asking after 6000 of their colleagues boycotted one of the world’s largestpublishers. The “Cost of Knowledge” campaign was started by an international group
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February 16, 2012

Ask Your Publisher Bryan Winfrey of PublishAmerica YouTube
Bryan Winfrey, Operations Manager at PublishAmerica, delivers his speech at the 2012 Mid-Atlantic Authors Convention in Wilmington, DE, at the Hagley 
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Opinion: Writer Beware (SFWA) Coverup Shows Duplicity and Deceit towards Writing Community 

20 Classroom Classics That Shouldn’t Be – Online College Courses
By Staff Writers
The Grapes of Wrath by John SteinbeckJohn Steinbeck wrote far, far better examples of simultaneously timely and timeless literature than The Grapes of Wrath, yet somehow it stands as his most common classroom exposure. After a while 
Online College Courses
The Pioneering Wolf that Reminds Us of Ourselves
By tim lydon high country news
And don’t forget traveling John Steinbeck and his wolf-descendent dog named Charlie or the vision quests of young Native Americans, alone in the wilderness. Many of us are transplants to the West and in OR-7 we recognize the same 
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Featured Author: nemomatic
Nemo Gould, better known on Instructables as nemomatic, is a kinetic sculptor who uses found objects to create his works. A larger collection of his w…
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February 15, 2012

Stuart attorney Richard Kibbey pens book about iconic cinema star Pat Boone
TCPalm
Published by Tate Publishing and available at Barnes & Noble and other bookstores, the is packed with details about Boone’s life, the 14 films he starred in between 1956 and 1970, and his reflections on his time as a top box office star.
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Oprah, by Kathryn Lofton
The Christian Century
Her choice for the relaunching was John Steinbeck’s East of Eden. The episode in which this choice is announced includes a giddy tour of Chicago in a bookmobile, during which Oprah drops off gift-wrapped copies of the book to surprised viewers and 
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Is Amazon evil, or are they just really good at business? | TeleRead 
By Joanna
Amazon is not evil. They have just figured out what the customers want better than anybody else has so far, and they are giving it to them. Vreeland points out, correctly, that customers don’t buy ‘Random House books‘ or ‘Penguin Books.
TeleRead: News and views on e-books,…

Best-selling Author Will Be Keynote Speaker at Child Abuse Prevention Month 
MarketWatch (press release)
15, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Regina Brett, author of The New York Times best-seller God Never Blinks: 50 Lessons for Life’s Little Detours, will be the keynote speaker at the “Protecting PA Kids, Preventing Abuse” annual breakfast on April 3 at 
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Thousands Come To YU Book Event
The Jewish Week
More than 15000 people — families and singles, children and seniors, Orthodox and non-Orthodox — browse through tables and shelves crammed with discounted books and DVDs and educational software offered for sale during The Seforim Sale sponsored by 
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Cannery Row by John Steinbeck : Biblio Unbound
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USA. IBM typewriters. John STEINBECK.
USA. New York City. 1958. American writer John STEINBECK in his Manhattan home. USA. IBM typewriters. John STEINBECK. – USA. New York City. 1958 
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The Last Lecture Given by Our Good Friend Jeff Zaslow
Huffington Post
Randy Pausch, the subject of Jeff’s internationally best-selling book, The Last Lecture, tutored us about how he achieved his childhood dreams: floating in zero gravity, publishing an article in the WorldBook encyclopedia and designing theme park 
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Wednesday book news: Readers Digest, e-books on sale and more
Los Angeles Times
Algonquin Books is having an e-books sale. The publisher asked seven of its authors to each pick a favorite Algonquin book, and those e-books are on sale this week for $1.99. The pickers include Tayari Jones, Jonathan Evison, and Heidi Durrow; 
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Book Publishers Take Down Piracy Sites
paidContent.org
Faced with a proliferation of unauthorized book-sharing sites, the publishing industry is embracing some of the same legal tactics as their counterparts in the music and movie industry. On Wednesday morning, an international coalition of publishers 
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Online Store Kno Sues Publisher for Pulling Its Digital Textbooks [EXCLUSIVE]
Mashable
Publishing giant Cengage Learning wants to stop selling its titles through digital textbook seller Kno, and Kno — which counts on Cengage material for about a quarter of its sales — is suing for breech of a license agreement.
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Wicks Group Buys Bendon Publishing
Publishers Weekly
New York private equity firm The Wicks Group has purchased a majority share in Bendon Publishing, a leading purveyor of coloring, activity, and other mass market book formats. One of the three Bendon co-owners, CEO Don Myers III, will leave the company 
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Author Piri Thomas hailed
New York Daily News
T The result is “An Homage to Piri Thomas,” to be held Saturday at El Teatro del Museo del Barrio, Fifth Ave. and 104th St. The free, soldout event features the performances of 10 authors reading work dedicated to Thomas, including Pulitzer 
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Take A Personal Journey with the Author in New Xulon Title
Houston Chronicle
The author makes himself completely transparent to his readers in his thirty-nine day journal, which allows others to see his personal journey with God; his struggles, feelings and innermost thoughts are present at the turn of every page.
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Johnson new’s novel, ‘The Substitute Bride,’ is out as e-book
San Jose Mercury News
By Mary Ann Cook THE SUBSTITUTE BRIDE: Victoria M. Johnson has a new romance novel out on Amazon and Smashwords.com titled The Substitute Bride, her fourth book. It’s an e-book composed of three intertwined short stories: The Substitute Bride, 
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Author returns ‘home’ for book signing event
North London Today
Ellie, who went to Southbury Primary School, in Swansea Road, Ponders End, is a trained journalist and has worked for a number of marketing companies, but she has now decided to try her hand at writing – Lolly Luck is her first novel.
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A Ghost at Stallion’s Gate, Top-Selling Kindle Book for Write Words Inc.
PR.com (press release)
Book publisher Write Words Inc. reports Elizabeth Eagan-Cox’s novel A Ghost at Stallion’s Gate is top seller from December’s 2011 Kindle list. Inland Empire, CA, February 15, 2012 –(PR.com)– Arline Chase of Write Words, Inc, book publisher
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Bookstore sales fell 0.8 percent last year
STLtoday.com (blog)
Sales were down 0.8 percent in bookstores, the US Census Bureau says. It was actually less than the decline in 2010, however, when sales fell 1.4 percent. The sales only include new books in bookstores and do not include “electronic home shopping or 
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Book Cover Lover: John Steinbeck – The Pearl
By AL
Årtal: 1956. Förlag: Almqvist & Wiksell Foto © AL / Book Cover Lover. Etiketter: 1950. 0 kommentarer: Skicka en kommentar. Äldre inlägg Startsida. Prenumerera på: Kommentarer till inlägget (Atom). “I take people very seriously. People are all 
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6 Steps to a Booming Brainstorm | Self Publishing Team | Duolit
By Shannon
John Steinbeck. On Monday we started our conversation about the importance of brainstorming and how we go about conjuring one up. Sometimes we need a brainstorm to get the ideas flowing, or sometimes even when we’ve already had an 
Self Publishing Team | Duolit
InkSpot: Down, Dog! I’m Writing.
By Deborah Sharp
John Steinbeck counseled blocked writers to pretend they’re writing to an aunt. P.J. O’Rourke said: ”Write badly. Bad writing is easier.” The Internet is rife with offers to unblock through meditation and yoga. Hmm … I’ve practiced yoga for many 
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Do Women Get a Raw Deal in Publishing?
By Lauri
The question becomes why did the publisher choose this cover, the cover one of the biggest parts of marketing a book? Even that title? It’s quite a serious book about a woman who has separated from her adulterous husband of many years 
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Author Fred Setterberg to give book talk at Larkspur Library
Marin Independent-Journal
Fred Setterberg, author of “Lunch Bucket Paradise: a True-Life Novel,” will give a book talk from 7 to 8 pm Feb. 27 at the Larkspur Library, 400 Magnolia Ave. In the book the award-winning Oaklandauthor describes his life growing up as a child of a 
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Kobo Expands Retail Footprint Throughout the U.S., Announces Kobo Vox to be 
PR Newswire (press release)
Kobo’s global ebook store – 2.5 million books and more than one million free – just got better with color and enhanced multimedia content. Discover a new world of reading with rich vivid color content for all ages, including cookbooks, engaging travel 
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The Little Black Book of Fitness Business Success Now Available in Paperback
Houston Chronicle
Released in May of 2011, The Little Black Book of Fitness Business Success climbed the bestseller lists on Amazon, peaking as the number 1 bestselling book in “Small Business” and number 3 in “Business and Investing.” It reached number 36 for books of 
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No Amazon at Barnes and Noble | Book Divas
Barnes and Noble has announced that books from Amazon Publishing won’t be sold in its bricks and mortar stores. Books published by Amazon will still be 
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Is There Hope for Barnes & Noble Redux « An American Editor
Last week I offered the suggestion that Barnes & Noble (B&N) consider getting out of the brick-and-mortar end of the business and instead franchise its name 
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British Book Buyers are Switching to “e” from Print and Spending Less
DigitalJournal.com (press release)
E-book sales are rising to offset a decline in physical book purchases, but only in volume. With the lower price points of e-books versus their print counterparts, the value of book sales is shrinking. That revelation is just one finding from the 
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Gippsland author on national stage
ABC Local
By Gerard Callinan Gippsland author Barry Heard’s memoir “Well Done, Those Men” has been chosen as the Victorian book in the National Year of Reading. The announcement was made at a ceremony at the State Library of Victoria attended by Premier Ted 
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Amazon: The World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies in 2012 | Fast 
Jeff Bezos’s bald pate, trim physique, signature cackle, and relatively rare public appearances all work to build mystique around Amazon’s founder and CEO.
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Australian publisher launches e-book list
Sydney Morning Herald
Pan Macmillan has become the first major book publisher in Australia to launch a digital-only list. An initial 22 e-books will be available on its Momentum site with new titles under $10 and previously published titles under $5.
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We Give Books Announces Nationwide “Read For My School” Campaign
Albany Times Union
Starting today, readers everywhere can secure donations of new hardcover and paperback books for their local public elementary school simply by reading free digital books online athttp://www.wegivebooks.org. We Give Books announced that as many as 
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More Library Patrons Downloading Digital Books
Patch.com
By Zak Koeske As a result of the growing popularity of tablets, the Bergen County Cooperative Library System (BCCLS) — and by extension the Fair Lawn Library — has been working to expand its e-bookand audio book selection as more patrons shift their 
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The Cupid-Like Pleasure of Canon Love
Huffington Post (blog)
The Grapes of Wrath was my first John Steinbeck book, and nothing could top it among his other wonderful novels. But East of Eden was a very respectable second. — Germinal got me hooked on Emile Zola when I initially read him.
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Melville House Books » Penguin seen more clearly as trying to 
By Dennis Johnson
Anger at Penguin for pulling its new ebooks from distribution by the country’s main distributor to libraries continued to mount yesterday, despite the revelation that the move may have been prompted by Penguin’s learning that the distributor, 
Melville House Books

The Impact of Electronic Readers
WNEP-TV
Barnes and Noble is the company behind the Nook. Amazon is responsible for the Kindle. “It’s pretty simple. You can search for the book you want or you can find some of the hot buys going on right now. They have different deals for you.
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Nora Roberts in defence of romance
New Zealand Herald
She sells books like, well, they’re going out of fashion. Which, of course, they are – just not in Nora-land. There are more than 400 million Nora Roberts novels in print. Last year alone she shifted 10million books. Thirty-four Nora Roberts titles 
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February 14, 2012

Publishing News
The series can be used as publicity and education materials for museums and memorial halls, and is also a reference book worthy to be collected by the cultural 
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New printing of FW Boreham books | John Broadbanks Publishing 
New printing of FW Boreham books. Reprints of the F. W. Boreham books The Chalice of Life: The Significant Stages of  John Broadbanks Publishing News 
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A National Paywall That Works
ReadWriteWeb
Spend a lot of time hand-holding skittish publishers. “Apple or Microsoft or Google are not getting into the business of spending two months meeting with the publisher and advising them how to do business. That’s what we’re doing,” says Tomas Bella, 
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Steven Symes, WriterBeware Bitter, Failed Writers
I’m just going to say it straight: If you want to be a writer, you need to beware anyone who is bitter because they “failed” at becoming a writer themselves.
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Tim Tebow to Read “Green Eggs and Ham” to Children Nationwide During America’s 
MarketWatch (press release)
14, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — The stage is set for superstar quarterback Tim Tebow to deliver one of his clutch performances that will benefit young readers across the country. Tim has partnered with BOOK IT!, the reading incentive program 
We Give Books Announces Nationwide “Read For My School” Campaign
PR Web (press release)
Starting today, readers everywhere can secure donations of new hardcover and paperback books for their local public elementary school simply by reading free digitalbooks online at http://www.wegivebooks.org. We Give Books announced that as many as 


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How Tech Is Making Us More Aware of the Ways We Read
The Atlantic
Francis Spufford’s wonderfully titled The Child that Books Built is an elegant example, and now the estimable Marilynne Robinson is about to release a book of essays called When I Was a Child I Read Books. A number of British writers have produced a 

Bookle: A Friendly EPUB Reader for the Mac
The Mac Observer
On top of that, the publisher may chose to add DRM to the book, so the average customer is confronted with different hardware, different file formats and different DRM. Good luck reading all the books you’re buying in this technological era when 2030 


The Mac Observer

Mainstream: Read to Live: Readers Make Leaders Members Share a Love of Prose
my.hsj.org
Students hate to read. The mere thought that a book of more than 100 pages will be assigned in an English class makes students cringe. For students reading is a punishment, a chore, a task of monumental proportions; something that must be avoided.

Tips, links and suggestions: What are you reading this week?
The Guardian (blog)
Firstly, to tell you the authors and books on our radar so you can let us know what we’re missing, and secondly as an invitation for you to tell us about the books you’re reading. Here’s a list of some of the books our writers will be reading this week 


The Guardian (blog)
The only problem with ‘chick lit’ is the name
The Guardian
Recently I’ve read a lot of reviews of Pamela Druckerman’s book French Children Don’t Throw Food. And one thing that many of them mention is the fact that French mothers just tend to get on with doing things their way. They have the kinds of births 


The Guardian

Teaching reading with Randy on a world tour
Pryor Daily Times
She called it Reading Randy, after a similar program called Flat Stanley. Randy is a bear Adair brought to school and introduced to her students. She sends Randy home with a book for the students to read and then they bring Randy back with the book

What’s Happening in Georgia for Feb. 15-23
Florida Times-Union
By Cindy Holifield Children’s programs at the library: Book Babies’ Reading Program for babies 6-23 months, 9:30 am Wednesdays; Toddler Time Reading Program for children age 2, 10:15 am; Story Time Reading Program for children 3-5 years, 11 am; 

Braille comes unbound from the book: how technology can stop a literary crisis
The Guardian
Although she is reading aloud, there are no menus on the table. They aren’t necessary, because Fleet is blind. Instead, she reads using a Braille display that sits unobtrusively on her lap and connects to her iPhone via Bluetooth, 


The Guardian

Book Review: Paula Huston writes new book on Lent; ‘simplifying THE SOUL’
Examiner.com
In the useful book on Lenten practice, where quiet and silence, even meditation is recommended and outlined as practice for the Season, author of “simplifying THE SOUL: Lenten Practices to Renew Your Spirit.” Paula Huston, again gives readers an 

How Do Children Learn to Read Silently?
Newswise (press release)
Newswise — When a beginning reader reads aloud, her progress is apparent: Hunched over a book, little index finger blazing the way, she moves intently from sound to sound, word to word. I do not like green eggs and ham! I do not like them, Sam-I-am!

Self-Help Reviews, February 15, 2012
Library Journal
VERDICT While families with young children will especially appreciate this book, all readers will find it useful. McCown, Donald & Marc S. Micozzi, MD New World Mindfulness: From the Founding Fathers, Emerson, and Thoreau to Your Personal Practice.

Your Valentine’s Day reading list
Metro.us
Who needs a valentine when you can commit to a good book? We asked some of our favorite authors to share their picks for their top romantic reads. Her pick: “You cannot beat Jane Austen for Valentine’s Day. ‘Emma’ and ‘Pride and Prejudice’ are my 

Author and Columnist Jeffrey Zaslow Laid to Rest
MyFox Detroit
The 53-year-old author, husband and father was killed in a car accident near Elmira on Friday morning. Reichstein knew Zaslow only for his many columns and books. He said losing him is like losing a best friend. “He was just a brilliant, 
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Mathematicians Organize Boycott of a Publisher
New York Times
More than 5700 researchers have joined a boycott of Elsevier, a leading publisher of science journals, in a growing furor over open access to the fruits of scientific research. The protest grew out of a provocative blog post by the mathematician 
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Haunted by John Steinbeck and the Joads
In another thread, Kilgoretrout brings up a good point – Steinbeck’s portrayal of Oklahomans was not something to resent. The Joads were hard-working, 
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The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck CliffsNotes – Study Gu 
I m sure that many people today would relate to the Joads.
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Essays and Papers on Elisa Allen
“The Chrysanthemums” by John Steinbeck and “The Painted Door” by Sinclair Ross are two Symbolism is John Steinbeck’s The Chrysanthemums 1865 words 
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‘The Vow’ book gives true story behind film
BP News
(BP) — B&H Publishing Group has released an updated version of “The Vow” book, the amazing true story of commitment and faith that inspired a major motion picture by the same name. Krickitt (left) and Kim Carpenter live in Farmington, NM with their 
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Kids’ books lack connection to nature, US study finds
parentcentral.ca
In Canada, children’s picture book publishing is much different than in the US, says Judith Saltman, chair of the master’s of arts program at the University of British Columbia. It didn’t get underway until the late 1960s and the 1970s, 
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Book Review: Shanghaied by David Paul Collins
Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)
ORG None of the numerous coming-of-age memoirs, fictionalized accounts, or nonfiction historicalbooks of sea-going adventures have captured my imagination as magically as David Paul Collins’ novel Shanghaied, based on his own true story as a merchant 
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Publishers in frenzy over Amanda Knox, reports NY Times
KING5.com
According to a report published Sunday in the New York Times, Knox recently met with publishers, editors and publicists vying for the rights to her memoir, and “everybody fell in love with her.” Knox testified during her 2009 murder trial and again 
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Oak Tree Press Blog: Conferences are great times
Oak Tree Press Blog. Books and stories…compelling characters, amazing settings and fascinating lives…there are millions of them…starting with these! Let’s chat 
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Whitney Houston’s death spurs deluge of new Kindle e-book titles
Los Angeles Times (blog)
The fastest workers managed to publish their Kindle e-books the very day Houston died: six new titles about her in Amazon’s Kindle store bear Feb. 11 as their publication date. By the time the weekend was over, another eight had been added to the list.
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Here’s What Google (Plus Microsoft And Amazon) Will Sell At Their Stores
Fast Company
Built on top are even more web apps–Gmail, Google Docs, Maps, Books. And the product it’s been pushing most lately, Google+, can’t be sold either. Imagine if Facebook opened a shop to hawk Timeline, or Netflix started a video store, or Amazon a 
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Fast Company
Grant Cardone Announces the Launch of his Fifth Book – “Sell or Be Sold”
PR Web (press release)
The must read book of 2012, Grant Cardone provides readers with the definitive roadmap to achieve success and make their dreams come true. New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Amazon best selling author and international sales expert Grant Cardone 
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David Hall’s Book: Delusions from disgrace
Tulsa Today (blog)
Hall, now 81 and living in California, where he located after his release from federal prison, writes in his book, Twisted Justice (Tate Publishing), that Bartlett and Mitchell conspired to persecute him. In a newspaper interview published last Sunday, 
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February 13, 2012

Services Held For Local Author Jeffrey Zaslow « CBS Detroit
By mfusinski
Friends and family of best-selling author Jeffrey Zaslow said their final goodbyes Monday afternoon at Congregation Shaarey Zedek in Southfield.
CBS Detroit
Author Blogging 101: Linking for Traffic — The Book Designer
By Joel Friedlander
Author Blogging 101: Linking for Traffic shows how both generic and targeted links can start your traffic flow.
The Book Designer
City attorney by day, author by night — Des Plaines news, photos 
By Jennifer Delgado
Des Plaines City Attorney Dave Wiltse writes legal memos and articles often for his job, but he’s been flexing a new set of literary muscles in his latest endeavor. Wiltse is writing a book through the eyes of his great-great grandfather, Luis Keck, 
TribLocal – Des Plaines
Self-Help Author Drops Request For Indigent Status « CBS Minnesota
By Alison Lorge
A self-help author imprisoned for the deaths of three people following an Arizona sweat lodge ceremony no longer is seeking indigent status.
CBS Minnesota
Remembrance: Author Jeff Zaslow, 53 | Publishers Lunch
By Michael Cader
Co-author most recently of Gabrielle Giffords and Mark Kelly’s GABBY: A Story of Courage and Hope, and author of many other bestsellers Jeff Zaslow, 53, died Friday in a car accident in Northern Michigan. He had been at McLean & Eakin 
Publishers Lunch

Longmont grandmother publishes children’s book Longmont Daily Times-Call by Leslie Ann Clark retails for $12.99 and is available at a number of outlets, including Amazon.com,Barnes & Noble, Tattered Cover Book Store and Boulder Book Store. 5 to 9 pm Friday, Feb. 24, atBarnes & Noble, 701 E. 120th Ave., Thornton 11 am  See all stories on this topic »

Author Carl Richards Joins BAM Advisor Services Financial-Planning.com By Ann Marsh Planner, author and New York Times blogger Carl Richards, founder of Prasada Capital Management, has joined St. Louis-based BAM Advisor Services as its director of investor education. “I’ve long admired BAM and Buckingham and what they do  See all stories on this topic »

Open Road To Publish eBook Mark Salzman Memoir – eBookNewser mediabistro.com By Dianna Dilworth on February 13, 2012 1:08 PM Open Road Integrated Media ispublishing an eBook original memoir from best-selling writer Mark Salzman. The Man in the Empty Boat is about a year that Salzman spent suffering from anxiety, panic attacks  See all stories on this topic » mediabistro.com

Sales From Exclusive Amazon e-Book Thrillers Used To Fight Growing Epidemic of  DigitalJournal.com (press release) Amazon Kindle readers are making a big impact for children who are targeted against International child abduction: under an exclusive e-book offering via Amazon, best-selling geopolitical thriller writer Peter Thomas Senese’s author royalties from his  See all stories on this topic »
Longmont grandmother publishes children’s book Longmont Daily Times-Call by Leslie Ann Clark retails for $12.99 and is available at a number of outlets, including Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, Tattered Cover Book Store and Boulder Book Store. 5 to 9 pm Friday, Feb. 24, at Barnes & Noble, 701 E. 120th Ave., Thornton 11 am  See all stories on this topic »

Cathy Kelly brings a touch of Irish charm to Australia Cumberland Courier Newspapers She has sold over 16 million copies of her books worldwide. And considering she has bumped both JK Rowling and Dan Brown off the top of the bestseller lists in the UK, she’s got to be doing something right. Any now, my fellow book lovers, 

E-Book Publishers Want Library Borrowing to be Difficult PCWorld By Jared Newman, PCWorld Feb 13, 2012 10:00 AM In an effort to make library e-book borrowing less convenient, Penguin Group has discontinued over-the-air library book downloads for Kindle users. Users will instead have to download books onto a computer  See all stories on this topic »

Amazon is reportedly planning to launch its Kindle e-readers in Brazil and Japan The Next Web (blog) Separate reports indicate that Amazon may soon launch its Kindle e-readers in Brazil and in Japan, PaidContent notes. This would be one more step in the Kindle’s global rollout, following its recent launch in Italy and Spain. As we reported, Amazon has  See all stories on this topic »

Amanda Knox’s Memoir Goes Up for Auction; No Ban for ‘Tintin in the Congo’ The Atlantic Wire This becomes especially problematic when you consider that the expectation is Knox will pull down a seven-figure advance for the memoir, and other books about her case have had less-than-stellar sales. [The New York Times] The five-year campaign to  See all stories on this topic »

Bilbary Selects Ingram Content Group to Expand its Content Library San Francisco Chronicle (press release) As tablet and e-reader ownership continues to climb and more publishers are making their content available in digital form, new platforms are being created to provide readers with a worldwide library of books that are affordable and easily accessed. See all stories on this topic »

Author Jeffrey Zaslow Michigan Radio By Jack Lessenberry There’s a funeral today for best-selling author Jeffrey Zaslow, who was killed on a snowy Michigan road Friday morning. He had been at a book signing event in Petoskey the night before. Zaslow, who lived in a Northwest Detroit  See all stories on this topic »
Author Pamela Druckerman explains the art of French parenting 89.3 KPCC The book “Bringing up Bebe” by Pamela Druckerman on the shelves at a New York City bookstore. The book argues that French parents are superior to their American counterparts. Pamela Druckerman joins the show to discuss her new book, “Bringing up Bebe,”  See all stories on this topic »

Is It Already ‘The End’ for E-Book Readers? DailyFinance However, it’s easy to believe that the success of Amazon’s tablet is coming at the expense of its market-leading e-book reader. Amazon has certainly been aggressive enough in pricing its Kindle e-readers for mainstream appeal. The Kindle hit the market  See all stories on this topic »

Amazon, B&N, and publishers slug it out over e-books while libraries  By Joel Hruska Tensions have been high between Amazon and its various publishers since the retailer launched its Kindle digital lending library, but Penguin has just upped the ante by pulling out of a distribution deal it had with e-book lender OverDrive. ExtremeTech

Got a ghost story? Forthcoming book to explore haunted Fairhaven Bellingham Herald Now Gorman is expanding her research on the ghostly subject for a book that will be the 10th title published by Chuckanut Editions, the publishing arm of Village Books. “They know the ‘Haunted’ brochure has always been a hot topic in Fairhaven,” Gorman  See all stories on this topic »

Amazon Kindle To Japan And Brazil This Year? paidContent.org Amazon has been been in discussions with Japanese publishers since last year. Reuters refers to an article published in the Nikkei, which I was not able to access without a subscription. It says the Kindle Touch will be Kindle Japan’s “flagship model”  See all stories on this topic »

Why Amazon Will Create Brick and Mortar Retail Stores Tech.pinions And now we have rumors that Amazon is looking at opening their first store in Seattle. At first, you might think that an Amazon store will be going after a Costco given their breadth of products. But Amazon is smarter than this. See all stories on this topic »

iBooks Author Lets You Build Astounding Texts TechNewsWorld By Chris Maxcer iBooks Author, the tools Apple has provided to let anyone create books in its iBooks format, will make you believe you can write a textbook. It furnishes templates, offers features that will let you pack in the information,  See all stories on this topic »

Galloway sites feature in new book Galloway Today Local author Andrew Rigby has launched his action adventure fantasy novel The Warriors of Amun onAmazon Kindle and via Amazon Kindle apps for I-Pad, I-Phone, PC and Androids. The book is distributed electronically to Amazon customers in the UK and the  See all stories on this topic »

A Nonprofit Publisher Puts Another Nail in the $200 Textbook Coffin  OpenStax believes its free books can save students millions. www.good.is/…/a-nonprofit-publisher-puts-another-nail-in-the…
Why scientists are boycotting a publisher – Opinion – The Boston Globe The scientific community finds itself at the beginning of its own Arab Spring. At stake are values that all Americans hold dear: the free flow of information and the  www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2012/02/12/…/story.html

BookRix to Offer eBook Distribution Services Sacramento Bee This will allow writers to upload and sell their work on BookRix, Amazon, Apple iBooks, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and other competitive online stores. Users who purchase distribution solely through BookRix will have the option of upgrading to worldwide  See all stories on this topic »

Study: New kids’ books lack connection to nature MiamiHerald.com By JENN SAVEDGE Take a minute to think about your favorite book from childhood. Do you envision lots of furry animals? A wise old tree? Kids in the forest? With environmental issues so prominent in the American mindset, one would think that the natural  See all stories on this topic »

Amazon Preparing For Original Programming With New Hires TheUrbanTwist.com By Daniel Mbure on February 13, 2012 at 6:31 am | No comments yet Amazon seems to be planning to release original programming in the near future. According to a job listing on the Amazon site, the company is looking for a “Creative Executive,  See all stories on this topic »

Penguin Group stops sales of ebooks to libraries Examiner.com The Penguin Group USA announced that they have stopped all sales of ebooks to libraries, joining a growing list of the large “Big Six” publishers who have either stopped sales of their own or have severely limited them. Penguin announced the cessation  See all stories on this topic »

Will you be my expat valentine? Telegraph.co.uk She is currently working on self-publishing a memoir Like Rick in Casablanca, my Englishman and I will always hold a special candle for Paris. I was visiting Paris on holiday from my home country of New Zealand in 2007, when I bumped into a Englishman  See all stories on this topic » Telegraph.co.uk
Calendar of upcoming business events Indianapolis Star Self-Publishing Basics, 7 pm Carmel Clay Public Library, 55 Fourth Ave. SE, Carmel. Miles Nelson, co-owner of Dog Ear Publishing, will discuss what a publisher does, what authors can do to promote their work on any budget, how to publish an ebook,  See all stories on this topic »
Where e-Books Fall Short, Print Delivers Huffington Post (blog) The recent news from Pew Internet that e-reader ownership has almost doubled over this past holiday season makes it tempting to say that print books are not long for this world; after Amazon realized that many e-book readers enjoy browsing for titles  See all stories on this topic »
Savannah Book Festival outlines author signing, photo procedures Savannah Morning News By Savannah Morning News On Friday morning, organizers of the Savannah Book Festival, which takes place next week from Feb. 15-19, shared new information on procedures for photographing authors, getting your books signed, parking downtown and more. See all stories on this topic »
Publishing News: Kresley Cole to Publish New Young Adult Series  Darkfaerietales’s to-read book recommendations, reviews, favorite quotes, book clubs, Publishing News: Kresley Cole to Publish New Young Adult Series  darkfaerietales.com/publishing-news-kresley-cole-publish-you…
Book events and news from New England | Books & Publishing News Fans of the late English novelist Barbara Pym will gather to discuss the subtleties of her wit and prose and the rather proper world her characters inhabit. publishprofits.com/book-events-and-news-from-new-england…
Young Heroine Illustrates War Efforts of Everyday Citizens during World War II  PR Web (press release) This is her third book. iUniverse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music,  See all stories on this topic » PR Web (press release)

Author of Cinderella Ate My Daughter is speaker at St. Martin’s in San Jose San Jose Mercury News By Mary Gottschalk Best-selling author Peggy Orenstein will speak about her latest book, Cinderella Ate My Daughter, at St. Martin of Tours School on Feb. 16 at 7 pm Orenstein will discuss howmarketing transforms young girls into consumers at earlier  See all stories on this topic »

Penguin halts e-books sales to libraries Yahoo! Philippines News Simon & Schuster, Macmillan and the Hachette Book Group are among the major publishers that already limit e-book availability to libraries. While more and more smaller publishers are providing e-books to libraries, larger publishers have been concerned  See all stories on this topic »

Janry Pet Resort offers class about publishing dog books MyCentralJersey.com “Rockwell: A boy and his dog” is a book by Tewksbury author, Loren Spiotta-DeMare. / Courtesy of Loren Spiotta-DeMare Janry Pet Resort in the Stewartsville section of Greenwich will have author Loren Spiotta-DeMare teach a class about publishing books  See all stories on this topic »

Amazon Adds Washington Insider to Board PCWorld By John P. Mello Jr., PCWorld Feb 10, 2012 9:05 AM Amazon has added a Washington insider to its board of directors. Jamie S. Gorelick was elected to the board Thursday, according to a filing with the US Security and Exchange Commission (SEC). See all stories on this topic »
Amazon, Yahoo! Are S&P Gainers TheStreet.com By Alexandra Zendrian 02/10/12 – 12:05 PM EST NEW YORK (TheStreet) — Shares ofAmazon(AMZN) and Yahoo!(YHOO) were among the best performers on the S&P 500 midday Friday. Shares of Amazon rose 1.06% to $186.94. The competition between rival tablet  See all stories on this topic » TheStreet.com
New IndieCommerce Policy Bans Amazon Titles Authorlink According to Publishers Weekly, IndieCommerce began removing Amazon titles from its database earlier this week, joining Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million and Indigo Books’ decision to keepAmazon published titles out of their physical bookstores. See all stories on this topic »
Why Amazon, eBay and Google are building bricks-and-mortar stores Register Google is the latest, reportedly opening a store in Dublin, Ireland, to sell branded merchandise, but it’s just the latest in a group that includes eBay and even Amazon. Each of these companies appears to be trying to replicate the success that Apple  See all stories on this topic »
Amazon looks at N.J. for expansion, asks for sales tax holiday newjerseynewsroom.com BY BOB HOLT Powerhouse online retailer Amazon.com is negotiating a deal that could bring over 1500 full-time jobs to New Jersey. Amazon wants to open two warehouses in New Jersey, but they are looking for a 22-month holiday from collecting sales tax in  See all stories on this topic »
Amazon readying 9-inch Kindle Fire for 2012, analyst says CNET (blog) by Don Reisinger February 10, 2012 8:28 AM PST Amazon is nearing the launch of a 9-inch Kindle Fire, Pacific Crest analyst Chad Bartley says. Bartley told investors in a research note this week that the 9-inch Kindle Fire could launch by the middle of  See all stories on this topic »

February 12, 2012

Of mice and men by John Steinbeck. ? – Yahoo! Answers Of mice and men by John Steinbeck. ? Do you think George is guilty for what he did to lennie? (only answer I’d you have read the book). 4 minutes ago; – 4 days  answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid…
What were three books John Steinbeck write You can google ‘list of books that John Steinbeck wrote’ also  well, belive it or not but the thing had inspried john Steinbeck to write any of his books was blive it  wiki.answers.com/…/What_were_three_books_John_Steinbec…
Rachel Maddow Wins John Steinbeck Award – Njuice Author and The Rachel Maddow Show host Rachel Maddow has won the John Steinbeck Award. Previous recipients included Joan Baez, Bruce Springsteen,  njuice.com/5aVz

NESARA- Restore America – Galactics News: Health – Stop! Prevent  Finally, this book is available from the TATE BOOK PUBLISHING WEBSITE:. Please forward the link below to your contacts for immediate purchase. nesaranews.blogspot.com/…/health-stop-prevent-eradicate-sick…

Book retailers refuse to sell Amazon titles Financial Times By Barney Jopson in New York Book retailers have struck back at Amazon, the online retailer posing a threat to their businesses, by refusing to sell books from its nascent publishing arm, including an upcoming title from the Indian self-help guru  See all stories on this topic »

UltraVioletLove.com: Rachel Maddow Wins John Steinbeck Award  Deepak Chopra Remembers David Simon – http://www.chopra.com/files/ rememberingdavid.html Deepak Chopra announces the passing of David Simon,  www.ultravioletlove.com/…/rachel-maddow-wins-john-steinbe…
Rachel Maddow Win John Steinbeck Award | The Daily Call Thomas Steinbeck, son of the great John Steinbeck, had this statement in the release: “My father would have adored Rachel Maddow … Listening to Rachel  www.thedailycall.org/?p=12477

February 11, 2012

Literary Happenings: Books by local writers range from history to mystery Ventura County Star “Dying of Loneliness in a Crowded Room” (PublishAmerica) by Cathy Carter of Santa Paula is a collection of short poems, photographs and essays that focus on love, friendship and self-worth. Order at Amazon.com ($20). The following authors will visit  See all stories on this topic »

Stephen King, son Joe Hill team for ‘Road Rage’ series USA TODAY Their first story as a duo, Throttle, is being released as a new IDW Publishingcomic-book series called Road Rage beginning Wednesday. It follows The Tribe, a gang of grungy, infighting motorcycle outlaws who run afoul of a relentless homicidal  See all stories on this topic »

Amazon Kindle Fire 2 rumors: will it come before or after iPad 3? Northern Voices Online From the beginning of 2011 there had been huge rumors over the possible Kindle tablet fromAmazon, the world’s leading online vendor of books and digital contents. Once realized, AmazonKindle Fire became a hot product and it has been the only tablet  See all stories on this topic »

Briefly Noted | And The Nation’s All-Time  – Irish Publishing News By Editor Voters across Ireland have chosen John Boyne’s The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas as their all-time favourite of the 21 books which have won the annual Bisto Children’s Book of the Year Award since the awards began in 1990! The Bisto Ballot  Irish Publishing News
EvilReads: Humorous Publishing News and Gossip – Andrew  By Andrew Shaffer Free Book Fridays. One of the better author readings/signings I went to last year was the “Breathless Reads” tour, featuring five Penguin Books Young Adult authors. Penguin has a sampler featuring excerpts from their books, in anticipation of  Andrew Shaffer’s Blog
Writing and Publishing News » Blog Archive » Book Proposal Help! By Patricia Fry Book Proposal Help! Will you soon be faced with the task of writing a book proposal? Here are some resources that might help. Former acquisitions editor and literary agent, Terry Whalin is offering a 12-lesson online book proposal course for  Writing and Publishing News

February 10, 2012

Small talk: Shalom Auslander Financial Times His writing is also influenced by the broader sweep of Jewish history, as seen in his first work Beware of God (2006), a short story collection. This was followed a year later by Foreskin’s Lament: A Memoir. Auslander has published his work in Esquire,  See all stories on this topic »

Student who faked her pregnancy to sign book Mid Columbia Tri City Herald By Tri-City Herald staff A graduate of Toppenish High School who faked a pregnancy as part of a class project will make an appearance Saturday at the Barnes & Noble booksellers in Kennewick. Gaby Rodriguez will be at the store beginning at 2 pm to sign  See all stories on this topic »

Competitors Size up Apple’s iBooks Author The Mac Observer In January, Apple released a new OS X app called iBooks Author. It’s designed to assist authors and publishers with the compilation of books, especially textbooks for Apple’s iBooks 2.0 iOS app. But how does it stack up as an author’s tool? See all stories on this topic »

Books received this week The Guardian (blog)  the book if you wish: Since sudoku has recently been in the news, the publication of this newbook, Taking Sudoku Seriously: The Math Behind the World’s Most Popular Pencil Puzzle [Oxford University Press, USA; 2012: Guardian Bookstore; Amazon UK;  See all stories on this topic »

Nonprofit group to sell thousands of used books for charity Downtown Devil Book Sale 56 is held and organized by the Volunteer Nonprofit Service Association. The inventory for this year’s book sale is set to include about half a million books in 27 different categories, said Gayle Mort, a publicity team member for VNSA. See all stories on this topic »
Gauging America’s apetite for “The Hunger Games” The Detroit News (blog) That’s pretty impressive, and that’s before new movie tie-in editions of the books were released Tuesday. By the time the movie arrives there should be well over 25 million copies of the trilogy circulating in the US Again, impressive. See all stories on this topic »
Uneven E-book Growth Sees Lagardere Book Sales  – Newsodrome Technology – Global holiday-quarter books revenue dipped by 3.8 percent at Hachette operator Lagardere Publishing despite booming western e-book sales newsodrome.com/…/uneven-e-book-growth-sees-lagardere-bo…
Penguin Halts E-Books Sales to Libraries | WJTV NEW YORK (AP) Penguin Group (USA), which publishes such best-sellers as Kathryn Stockett’s “The Help” and “Elizabeth Gilbert’s “Eat, Pray, Love,” has  www2.wjtv.com/…/penguin-halts-e-books-sales-to-libraries-ar-…
Book Review: Going Solo, by Eric Klinenberg National Post Senior interviewed Klinenberg for her New York magazine piece in 2008, at which time his book (this book) was provisionally titled Alone in America. That title would still fit, though would be less conducive to marketing the book to non-American  See all stories on this topic » National Post
VEHICLE information expert, HPI, has joined forces with CAP Black Book to  Car Dealer Magazine By providing 15 months of valuations intelligence, dealers gain a better understanding of residual values in a fluctuating market. ‘Unlike other valuations services, HPI Black Book+ provides more than just a snapshot of a vehicle’s residual value at a  See all stories on this topic » Car Dealer Magazine
Peggy Blair: It takes a community National Post It’s not easy to sell a book these days, what with all the competition from e-books and a decliningmarket. It seems like every day we get hit with more bad news about bookstores closing, about poor sales, about how hard it is to be an author. See all stories on this topic »
Israeli author says attack Iran before it’s too late Hamilton Spectator DDN09GOODMAN Author and journalist Hirsh Goodman speaks in Hamilton Thursday night at Beth Jacob Synagogue. The United States and its allies believe the window to stop Iran from building a bomb is closing quickly… A prominent Israeli writer is  See all stories on this topic »
The Readers’ Writers: UK author Ash Penn Massillon Independent Q. Given your proclivity for privacy, what made you decide to become a published author? A. I have always written stories, and I can’t remember a time when I didn’t want to be published. For a lot of years I didn’t imagine that anyone would want to  See all stories on this topic »
Author spins family tales at Sausalito Library on Monday Marin Independent-Journal Bill Broder, author of “A Prayer for the Departed: Tales of a Family Through the Decades of the Last Century,” at 7 pm Monday at the Sausalito Library, 420 Litho St. In his new book, Broder honors the elders of his family through a se