March 2012 – Articles

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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’ Claims

March 30, 2011

Under The Same Stars, By Tim Lott
The Independent
In John Steinbeck’s East of Eden, the character Lee says “the greatest terror a child can have is that he is not loved, and rejection is the hell he fears”. Tim Lott’s new novel delves into the heart of this original sin, of estrangement and separation 
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Review: Resurrected ‘Pipe Dream’ drags, forced
Yahoo! Philippines News
By MARK KENNEDY | AP – 15 minutes ago NEW YORK (AP) — In 1955, the Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein musical “Pipe Dream” was in trouble — and John Steinbeck knew it. “The show sidesteps, hesitates, mishmashes and never faces its themes,” the 
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Terence Blacker: Artists have a duty to cheer us all up
The Independent
To help people through hard times, a John Steinbeck is needed, but also a Cole Porter. The snobs and sneerers may talk dismissively of escapism, as if art which focuses beyond the gloomy present is by its nature inferior, but David Puttnam has provided 
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‘Pipe Dream’ at Encores! goes up in smoke
Even more obvious here, the subject — happy hookers and jolly bums on John Steinbeck’s Cannery Row — was palpably not a comfort zone for artists revered for their serious musical-play masterworks. Of course, “All at Once You Love Her,” the only song 
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In the novel Tortilla Flat by John Steinbeck, what are Danny’s 
In the novel Tortilla Flat by John Steinbeck, what are Danny’s goals? what is the main conflict in Danny’s life? What does Danny want? and what gets in his way…
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Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment today announced the Blu-ray debut of two critically acclaimed and classic films from its catalog, THE GRAPES OF
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10 Books Every Fantasy Author Should Read
The more you’ve read, the more you know — and the better equipped you’ll be for your journey into the lands of imagination. So we asked some of our favorite fantasy authors to name the books that every fantasy author should know. (Note: What? No Strauss, Crispin, Macdonald or Scalzi?)

Steinbeck On Falling In Love
By Suzanne Marques
As I get ready for a road trip to Carmel – last minute, rash, rushed, perfect – I keep thinking of John Steinbeck, who wrote Cannery Row. He has written some of my favorite American novels focused on California, like East of Eden and The 
LA Woman
Montclair SocioBlog: American Lit – It’s Still the Same Old Story
By Jay Livingston
John Steinbeck (823) [+2] (22.) William Carlos Williams (772) [-0-] (23.) Saul Bellow (706) [+2] (24.) Richard Wright (670) [+2] (25.) Robert Frost (661) [-5] Can that number in brackets really be change of rank since 1947? If so, in 1947 Nabokov 
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Why Road Trips Are Still Important |
By brendan
It hasn’t changed in the 50-some years since John Steinbeck wrote about it in Travels With Charley: “If one has driven a car over many years, as I have, all reactions have become automatic. One does not think about what to do. Nearly all the

Review: Resurrected ‘Pipe Dream’ drags, forced
San Francisco Chronicle
(03-29) 10:33 PDT NEW YORK, (AP) — In 1955, the Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein musical “Pipe Dream” was in trouble — and John Steinbeck knew it. “The show sidesteps, hesitates, mishmashes and never faces its themes,” the author wrote to 
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First Nighter: Encores! Series’ <i>Pipe Dream</i> Almost a Dream Come True
Huffington Post (blog)
It’s not difficult to see the appeal John Steinbeck’s 1945 novel Cannery Row and 1954 sequel, Sweet Thursday, had for the sometimes folksy Oscar Hammerstein II when he was looking around for potential musical-comedy-izing material.
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Jeffrey J. Crow – North Carolina’s wise history of preservation
In John Steinbeck’s novel The Grapes of Wrath, the Joad family contemplates its painful move from Oklahoma to California. Many precious possessions, including the land, will be left behind. The Joad women sort through the many belongings that they 
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2012 EPIC Awards Announced | ARe Cafe
Spiritual/Metaphysical Romance: Lingering Spirit by Marilyn Meredith, Oak Tree Press. Short Story: Chamber Music by Peter A. Balaskas, Uncial Press

Pipe Dream
Based on John Steinbeck’s Cannery Row and Sweet Thursday, the sprawling show takes audiences into the heart of the seamier side of California’s Monterey County, and a world inhabited by indolent men who’ve taken to squatting in an abandoned warehouse 
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Amanda Hocking: ‘A lot of authors tend to over market
A lot of authors tend to over market or they don’t take criticisms very well. They think that their bookis perfect. They don’t want to get bogged down with editing or covers, because they think their bookis so good. Or they market too hard.
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Top Book Publisher AST Could Owe $228M in Back Taxes
The Moscow Times
Five companies in the AST Group, which includes one of Russia’s top book publishers, could be hit with a 6.7 billion ruble ($228 million) bill for back taxes on income hidden from authorities through shell companies, Vedomosti reported Thursday.
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Is Winter’s of our Discontent by John Steinbeck hard to read 
Is Winter’s of our Discontent by John Steinbeck hard to read?…
What is John Steinbeck’s OVERALL writing style? – John Steinbeck 
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Amazon CEO plans to raise sunken Apollo 11 engines
FILE – In this file photo made May 25, 2010, Inc. CEO and founder Jeff Bezos speaks during the company’s shareholders meeting in Seattle. An undersea expedition spearheaded by Bezos used sonar to find what he said were the F-1 engines that 
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Check out ‘Anna in the Tropics’
Hattiesburg American
But while the Frank Galati play “The Grapes of Wrath” based on the famous John Steinbeck novel offers “clear, political statements” about homelessness, Rackoff says that “Anna in the Tropics” eschews politics for transcendent themes.
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US-born author to pay plagiarism damages in Israel
A Jerusalem court has ordered one of Israel’s best-selling novelists to pay $60000 in damages and legal costs to a fellow author for plagiarizing her material. US-born Naomi Ragen denies lifting material from Sarah Shapiro’s work.
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March 29, 2012

Goldman Critic Looks at $1 Million Book Contract
And all the big book reviews, especially The New York Times, will cover it. So it’s got as good a chance as anything a publisher is likely to put out next year to hit big. So, if Smith is smart, he should command at least $1 million.
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Good news for the book industry
Crain’s New York Business
By Matthew Flamm @mflamm_reporter The book industry got good news on two fronts on Wednesday. Profits were up in 2011 at Random House Inc., parent company Bertelsmann reported. And book sales spiked in January, according to the Association of American 
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Former Cast Member Confirmed to Return for THE DARK KNIGHT RISES
In 1980, director John Boorman spotted Neeson as Lennie in John Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men,” and cast him in the Arthurian epic feature “Excalibur.” During that decade, Neeson played a wide range of characters in such films as Roger Donaldson’s “The 
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In praise of books
Durham News
John Steinbeck is my favorite author, and, I suspect, Roy’s volume to be similar to his California novels. Just then, Anna, my daughter, shows me a slim Penguin pocketbook volume of Aesop’s Fables. Later she finds “Antic Hay” by Aldous Huxley.
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Another Yankee Shocked — Southerners are  –
By John Ballard
In the tradition of John Steinbeck, whose Travels With Charlie chronicles a journey across the country rediscovering America in his declining years, Constantino Diaz-Duran is on pilgrimage and on foot, walking from New York to Los Angeles
Strangers | Futility Closet
By Greg Ross
Nobody can be adequately paid for wasting his time. Raymond Chandler. John Steinbeck, Thornton Wilder, and Dashiell Hammett had already turned down the job. When Chandler finally did hear from Hitchcock, it was to learn he’d been fired 
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Forces of Geek: we like pop culture: THE GRAPES OF WRATH and 
By (Stefan Blitz)
Based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel “The Grapes of Wrath” by author John Steinbeck, the eponymous film is directed by four-time Academy Award winner John Ford and stars Henry Fonda, John Carradine, and Jane Darwell. The film 
Forces of Geek: we like pop culture
Book Club
By American Club of Lyon
Our Book Club met on March 28 for a potluck lunch at the home of Beth Berry. We discussed The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, a dismal tale of the Joad Family and their plight moving westward along the famous Route 66. If you haven’t 
American Club of Lyon First Paragraph
By Michael Wade
The policeman and the postman could not even get into their own offices in the Town Hall, and when they insisted on their rights they were taken as prisoners of war and locked up in the town jail. – From The Moon is Down by John Steinbeck
Philadelphia Poets 2012 Book Release | MOONSTONE ARTS 
By nebadon
He judged at the Philadelphia Writers Conference and spoke at the John Steinbeck Festival in Salinas, California. He was a winner of the Mad Poets Annual Contest and received the Anthony Byrne Award for Poetry. His most recent book is 
Liam Neeson Confirmed for THE DARK KNIGHT RISES – News 
By Venkman
In 1980, director John Boorman spotted Neeson as Lennie in John Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men,” and cast him in the Arthurian epic feature “Excalibur.” During that decade, Neeson played a wide range of characters in such films as Roger 
Brainy Gamer: Seeking the light
By Michael Abbott
We find that after years of struggle we do not take a trip; a trip takes us. –John Steinbeck. Thematic ambiguity invites interpretation, but when I play Journey, I see specificity. From where I sit, Journey is the most vivid and succinct expression of 
Brainy Gamer

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Top Book Publishers Turn To IKA Collective To Create Cinema Trailers, Branded 
SHOOT Online (press release)
They worked extensively on “enhanced” versions of such classics as Jack Kerouac’s “On The Road” and John Steinbeck’s “Of Mice And Men.” IKA’s editors and designers took archival audio and video footage provided by the publishers to create short video 
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Things To Do: March 29 and beyond
San Jose Mercury News
Tracy Martin / TheatreWorks AJ Meijer as Lennie, left, and Jos Viramontes as George in John Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men,” forTheatreWorks. Previews are April 4-6, and the show opens on April 7, 2012, at the Mountain View Center for the Performing 
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March 28, 2012

Hain vows to fight for free speech after judge takes him to court
John Larkin, the Attorney General for Northern Ireland, has been granted leave to prosecute Hain and Biteback Publishing. Hain will face allegations that his criticisms of the judge in his memoir could “undermine the administration of justice”.

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Could the Amazon Kindle Revitalize Science Fiction?
Have you heard of Alien Assassin: The Human Chronicles Book Two by TR Harris? Or The Galactic Mage by John Daulton? Maybe not. But they’re among the top 10 bestselling science fiction bookson the Amazon Kindle right now.

What makes a good book-to-film adaptation?
A.V. Club DC
And here’s why: One of your main points in that review was that the film hewed too closely to the book. You called it “stenography in light,” and said when a book-to-film adaptation sets out to be faithful to the source material, “the best result is a 
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Amazon got started by selling such products as books and consumer electronics. It’s now focused on providing convenience in selling products, such as diapers or breakfast cereal, that used to require repeat trips to a physical store.
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Author Naomi Ragen ordered to pay damages in plagiarism case
Jewish Telegraphic Agency
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli author Naomi Ragen was ordered by a Jerusalem court to pay nearly $63000 in damages to author Sarah Shapiro, following a plagiarism conviction. The Jerusalem District Court on Tuesday ordered Ragen to compensate Shapiro, 
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Bigger Than Agency, Bigger Than E-Books: The Case Against Apple and Publishers
Wired News
But the DoJ’s investigation and a related civil lawsuit touch on issues bigger than rising e-book prices or even collusion between publishers. The cases are also about who has the right to sue e-book publishers, the nature of publishers’ bilateral 
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Adapting The Grapes of Wrath
TheaterJones Performing Arts News
Why Artes de la Rosa’s Adam Adolfo decided to stage John Steinbeck’s epic novel using only 10 actors. by Alexandra Bonifield by John Steinbeck, Adam Adolfo (adaptation) Fort Worth — It’s not easy to imagine John Steinbeck’s 1939 National Book Award 
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TheaterJones Performing Arts News
The Grapes of Wrath; A Living Scrapbook
The final experience is a multimedia, multi disciplinary stage celebration of the literary work of John Steinbeck. Based upon the novel’s text as well as historical photographs and music, the Artes de la Rosa production gives audiences a glimpse of the 
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For California fishermen, squid is big money
Monterey was its capital, its crowded waterfront the backdrop for John Steinbeck novels such as “Cannery Row.” But the boom went bust by mid-century as overfishing brought a devastating collapse. Squid fishing exploded in the 1990s when worldwide 
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March 27, 2012

Amazon Kindle Store Glitch Removes Buy‎ – by Jason Boog‎ – 22 minutes ago

By Jason Boog on March 27, 2012 3:38 PM Through a mysterious glitchin the Amazon Kindle Store, all the buy buttons on Kindle eBooks have been deactivated 
On Falling in Love | The Jesuit Post
By Perry Petrich, SJ
It’s springtime. And John Steinbeck has some advice: First — if you are in love — that’s a good thing. Just in time for the season, a dear friend passed along to me Steinbeck’s beautiful letter on love. He’s responding to a letter in which his oldest 
The Jesuit Post
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John Steinbeck on Texas: “I have said that Texas is a state of mind, but I think it is more than that. It is a mystique closely approximating a religion. And this is true to the extent that people either passionately love Texas or passionately hate it 
Learning Curve on the Ecliptic
To Be Innovative You Have to Know the Rules, First « 40kBooks
By Letizia Sechi
Shakespeare and Dante read the same, as do Carl Sagan, Will Durant, Robert Heinlein, and John Steinbeck. When writing was first recorded on papyrus, I imagine there were naysayers, decrying the fact that we had no need to record our 
Peter Hain faces contempt case over book’s criticism of judge
The Guardian
The former cabinet minister Peter Hain faces contempt of court proceedings over strident criticisms he made of a judge in his memoirs, its publisher has said. John Larkin, attorney general for Northern Ireland, has been granted leave to prosecute Hain
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Peter Hain faces contempt of court charge over book
BBC News
John Larkin, Attorney General for Northern Ireland, granted leave to prosecute both Mr Hain and Biteback Publishing. It is claimed a passage in the book “undermines the administration of justice”. The ex-Northern Ireland secretary said he would defend 
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Amazon Pulls, Then Returns, Yaoi Manga Publisher To Kindle For Mysterious Reasons
Ken Lui, the vice president of production at DMP, told Publishers Weekly at the time that he had recently submitted a book that Amazon rejected, despite carrying the print version: “I did try to publish a couple of new books and one didn’t pass,” Lui 
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Fox Bows ‘Grapes of Wrath,’ ‘Zorba’ on Blu-ray
Home Media Magazine
The Grapes of Wrath, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name, byJohn Steinbeck, about a family of Oakies traveling to California during the Great Depression, was directed by four-time Academy Award winner John Ford and stars Henry 
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Dymocks appoints new MD
Inside Retailing
Cox joined the book giant in 2011 as GM of buying, marketing and operations after 20 years in retail management. He has filled the role in a temporary capacity following Grover’s departure earlier in the year and will drive growth strategy for Dymocks 
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Works of local artists on display at Art Museum of Los Gatos
San Jose Mercury News
 AJ Hayward, Lynne Dahms, Maryon Hicks, Marion Kraai and Lea Frey. Saratogan Audry Lynch recently won the Area IV Honor Award for Service to the Profession, in recognition of her half dozen or more books, mainly centered on John Steinbeck.
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Nina D’Angelo: Writing Quote of the Day – John Steinbeck
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March 26, 2012

A Writer in a Wheelchair: Things That I’ve Been Reading 
By Emma
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A Writer in a Wheelchair

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Few students mourn death of an encyclopedia
Napa Valley Register
That morning, the New Technology High School freshman had given a presentation on the John Steinbeck novel “Of Mice and Men.” “We made videos of alternate endings, embedded them into an electronic poster, then we presented them to upperclassmen who’d 
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The Zoot Theatre Company presents THE PEARL, April 12-14
Broadway World
Based on the novel by author John Steinbeck, Zoot’s take on The Pearl, directed by Sharon Leahy, tells the story of Kino, a poor pearl diver who gets his hands on the “pearl of the world” and through his journey, discovers the greed and evil that comes 
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AT THE LIBRARY: ‘Novel Destinations’ can take you to fascinating places
The Westerly Sun
If you have read any of John Steinbeck’s novels, Monterey and Salinas Valley in California come to life in the pages of “Cannery Row” and “East of Eden.” As he walked along Ocean View Boulevard in Pacific Grove, Steinbeck would recall “the sea rocks 
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Local Author Hits Amazon’s Bestseller List
Tumbler Ridge News
Tracy Krauss’ latest book, Play it Again hit the bestseller’s list last month in the “Contemporary Romance” Category. The book is Krauss’ third novel, a prequel to her first book, And the Beat Goes On

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March 23, 2012

‘The Grapes of Wrath’ remains relevant tale
Dayton Daily News
By Corey Gibson, Contributing writer 1:53 PM Friday, March 23, 2012 The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company continues its 18th season by staging Frank Galati’s Tony award-winning adaptation of John Steinbeck’s classic American novel, “The Grapes of Wrath.
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Gregory Alan Isakov Says Horticulture is a Lot Like Songwriting
OC Weekly (blog)
Well, I’m also a huge John Steinbeck fan, and a lot of his imagery makes it into my songs as well. Prose has a lot more influence on the way I write. My first record, after I read Ernest Hemingway’s Old Man and the Sea, it was interesting that I lived 
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THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED | Whidbey Crosswind
By Melanie Hammons
The book chronicles Olson’s experience in re-creating John Steinbeck’s 1960 road trip across America which inspired Steinbeck to write “Travels with Charley.” Olson sits on the porch of Steinbeck’s boyhood home in Salinas, Calif.
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Advice on Advice from Literary Greats | Brain Pickings
By Maria Popova
Even though he issued six timeless tips on writing, John Steinbeck followed them with a sort of caveat cautioning against relying too heavily on such advice: If there is a magic in story writing, and I am convinced there is, no one has ever been 
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John Steinbeck’s Letter From Vietnam | Luxury Hotel In Vietnam
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Madeleine Crum, The Huffington Post: Though John Steinbeck is best famous for chronicling a woes of The Great Depression, his raw, journalistic accounts of after tellurian tragedies are created with a same piquancy as “The Grapes of Wrath” 
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Travels With Charley in Search of America; John Steinbeck
By (Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea
Travels With Charley in Search of America; John Steinbeck. Title: Travels With Charley in Search of America. Author: John Steinbeck. Publication Year: 2011. Publisher: Penguin Audio. Edition: audio. Reader: Gary Sinise (very good) Source: 
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Steinbeck’s rules for writing – The Short Story Club – My Telegraph
By Louise Doughty
I also very much liked his disclaimer to his own advice… Comments. Recent Posts. Steinbeck’s rules for writing. March 22, 2012 12:57 pm 
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This will hurt me…: A person who will not read has no advantage 
By Kris
John Steinbeck’s Cannery Row is one of the revered books of the American canon and takes its name from a street lined with sardine fisheries in Monterey. The novel revolves around the lives of its inhabitants: Chinese grocers; bums; 
This will hurt me…
Jack Kerouac’s List of 30 Beliefs and Techniques for Prose and Life 
By Maria Popova
In the year of reading more and writing better, we’ve absorbed David Ogilvy’s 10 no-bullshit tips, Henry Miller’s 11 commandments, John Steinbeck‘s 6 pointers, and various invaluable advice from other great writers. Now comes Jack Kerouac 
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Lewis University Alumnus Home Again at the Philip Lynch Theatre 
By Jo Slowik
ROMEOVILLE— Lewis University alumnus Chad Tallon ’08, returned to the PLT stage as a member of the National Theatre Players and their production of John Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men” on Tuesday, March 20. The production was 
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Managing a Real Review Process – PM Hut
By PM Hut
John Steinbeck. I have seen the program review process in many companies reduced to no more than a “dog and pony show.” These so-called Gate Reviews are nothing more than the equivalent of Mr. Steinbeck’s unqualified praise.
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The Armchair Traveller — America in 244 pages!
The Hindu
Travels With Charley; John Steinbeck When the cover of a book is an odd green-and-black and the author has won a Nobel Prize for literature, do you automatically assume it will be a dense, academic read? Well, I did, and I’m happy to admit that John 
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Springsteen, Glenn Beck and Tom Joad
Huffington Post (blog)
Springsteen has some deep similarities to Guthrie who played licks from his guitar and lived the life that John Steinbeck wrote about in The Grapes of Wrath, which influenced Springsteen was so heavily that he made an album titled after Steinbeck’s 
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Oak Tree Press Blog: Traveling Down the Hero’s Journey
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…/traveling-down-heros-journey.html
MAKE MINE MYSTERY: About Eppie Winner, Lingering Spirit
After I became one of Oak Tree Press’s authors, Lingering Spirit was published as a trade paperback. Later, it was once again an e-book and made available for…/about-eppie-winner-lingeri…

Theater Listings: March 23-29
New York Times
(Rooney) ‘Pipe Dream’ (opens on Wednesday) Encores! continues its 2012 series with the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical based on John Steinbeck’s novels about 1950s California down-and-outs, “Cannery Row” and “Sweet Thursday.
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Where did John Steinbeck write Grapes of Wrath
John Steinbeck probably completed writing The Grapes of Wrath in 1939 It was published in April of that year and there didnt seem to be a lot of delay…/Where_did_John_Steinbeck_write_Grape…

Pipe Dream, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s 1955 Musical About Outsiders, Awakens in NYC
By Mervyn Rothstein John Steinbeck’s California coastal community of Cannery Row was described by the novelist as “a poem, a stink, a grating noise.” Learn how Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II turned the world into the musical Pipe Dream, 
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Prepare to hear a lot about Woody Guthrie
LA Observed
“Presentations will discuss such topics as Guthrie’s influences, the power of radio in 1930s Los Angeles, Guthrie’s ties to John Steinbeck and the Joads, as well as the contemporary resonance of Guthrie in folk music and folk migration across borders 
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Ingram lands major deal with British publisher
The Tennessean
A local book publishing services company has scored two deals in recent days to better position itself during the industry’s digital transformation. La Vergne-based Ingram Content Group said itspublisher services division has been tapped to manage 
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Market Watch: Return of the Chandler strawberries
Los Angeles Times
By David Karp, Special to the Los Angeles Times “Oh, strawberries don’t taste as they used to,” wroteJohn Steinbeck in “East of Eden.” Never mind that the chapter was set a century ago; many foodies believe that industrial varieties and practices have 
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Steinbeck classic on school stage
Market Rasen Mail
John Steinbeck’s play Of Mice and Men will be performed in the school drama hall on Wednesday, March 28 and Thursday, March 29 at 6.30pm. Please sign in to be able to comment on this story. Search for: (Plumber, Taxi, McDonalds…) Where?
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Rozhdestvenskaya`s art photos exhibited in Vienna
The Voice of Russia
Both will run through early April. The daughter of the famous poet Robert Rozhdestvensky, she is a former English-to-Russian translator of the work of writers such as John Steinbeck, John Le Carre and Sidney Sheldon. (TASS,
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March 22, 2012

A Writer’s Desk: 6 Writing Tips from John Steinbeck
6 Writing Tips from John Steinbeck. Enjoy! Posted by Jonathan S. at Friday, March 16, 2012 · Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to Facebook…/6-writing-tips-from-john-stei…
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Steinbeck, Woody Guthrie dual focus of this year’s Steinbeck Festival in Salinas
The Salinas Californian
Also featuring panel discussions, films, tours, lectures and music When the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression come up in conversation, the names John Steinbeck and Woody Guthrie are apt to be as prevalent as the stock market crash of 1929 and the 
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Launch Of The Novel Prize For Unpublished Novelists
The Prize showcases how far self-publishing, handled professionally, can take you by offering a unique opportunity to win editorial, design, publishing and marketing services worth up to £6000. 1. Editing by The Book Specialist (worth up to £2500) 4.
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Downtown, and all around, Tom Murrin will be missed
The Villager
 stop by the office and gush about a new theatrical discovery or regale us with an anecdote of his Hollywood upbringing — like the time he accompanied Ava Gardner to the premiere of John Huston’s “The Bible,” along with Mr. and Mrs. John Steinbeck.
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How has John Steinbeck influenced American Culture? – Yahoo! Answers
I have read a few books but I am not sure how he d……
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John Steinbeck Style Of Writing Free Essays 1 – 20
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Storee Wryter (About Kyria) Gets Award –paws4people foundation 
Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at,…/storee-wryter-about-kyria-gets-awar…

Zorba the Greek and The Grapes of Wrath come to Blu-ray
Monsters and
The Grapes of Wrath: Based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel “The Grapes of Wrath” by authorJohn Steinbeck, the eponymous film is directed by four-time Academy Award winner John Ford and stars Henry Fonda, John Carradine, and Jane Darwell.
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SBPRA Signs Groundbreaking eBook Deal with China as Multi 
Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency has announced the sale of over 500 of its eBook titles for distribution throughout China. The deal was signed with…/sbpra-signs-groundbreaking-ebook-deal-with-ch…

Tanya Kach’s Book Prompts Lawsuit From Former Therapist « CBS 
Kach, Tate Publishing and Lawrence Fisher, Kach’s attorney who co-authored the book, are defendants in the case. Kevin Tucker, a lawyer representing the…/tanya-kachs-book-prompts-lawsuit-…

Thoughts on writing from John Steinbeck | 1X57
By Steven Mandzik
Abandon the idea that you are ever going to finish. Lose track of the 400 pages and write just one page for each day, it helps. Then when it gets finished, you are always surprised.” — “If there is a magic in story writing, and I am convinced 
(a character in trouble and their ending) Critical Response English 
Please give me any advice you have xxx MY ESSAY: A book which I have recently read which has a character in trouble is, Of mice and Men by John Steinbeck. The trouble steadily progresses throughout (a character in trouble and their 
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Therapist to sue woman held captive for a decade
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Also named in the suit are Ms. Kach’s former attorney, Lawrence Fisher, who wrote the book based on Ms. Kach’s account, and Tate Publishing. On Wednesday, Common Pleas Judge Judith Friedman ruled the case would be open to the public after Ms. Pope 
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Music Row’s archrival, the Bakersfield Sound, occupies the Country Music Hall 
Nashville Scene
This was the vineyard that produced the bitter fruit of John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath. And yet the prejudice directed at “Okies” by longtime residents would result in a tight-knit community and sense of camaraderie among the transplants that 
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The Nonfiction Writers Conference—An Online Event—Returns May 16 to 18, 2012
PR Web (press release)
Topics include traditional and self-publishing, ebooks, virtual book tours, social media, Amazon sales strategies, blogging, SEO, professional speaking, freelance writing, information product sales, and other book marketing tactics.
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The Nonfiction Writers Conference-An Online Event-Returns May 16 to 18, 2012
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Topics include traditional and self-publishing, ebooks, virtual book tours, social media, Amazon salesstrategies, blogging, SEO, professional speaking, freelance writing, information product sales, and other book marketing tactics.
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‘Hunger Games’ expected to be box office blowout
NEW YORK (NBC) – Thursday’s launch of “The Hunger Games” is expected to be big, if the screaming fans and book sales in the tens of millions are any indication. “The fervor that we’re seeing already for this film, certainly mimics what we saw for the 
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Is automated publishing the future? | Marketplace from American 
Real books and bookstores are becoming a thing of the past. Does new technology mean authors are next to go?…/automated-publishing-future

Hudson: Goodbye and thanks to the World Book
Wicked Local
Author John Steinbeck wrote, “Even while I protest the assembly-line production of our food, our songs, our language, and eventually our souls, I know that it was a rare home that baked good bread in the old days. Mother’s cooking was with rare 
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March 20, 2012

The St. Martin’s marijuana mystery: Who sent the publisher pot?
New York Daily News (blog)
That’s the question being asked by the publishing industry today, in the wake of a confounding revelation (first reported by The Smoking Gun) that someone in California tried to send 11 pounds of marijuana to the esteemed Manhattan publishing house.
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Feds Intercept Pot Shipments To Publishing House
The Smoking Gun
MARCH 21–Two shipments of marijuana destined for the New York City offices of a major book publisher were intercepted this month by federal agents after postal workers detected a “suspicious odor” emanating from the Express Mail parcels, according to 
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John Steinbeck’s Letter From Vietnam
Huffington Post
Madeleine Crum, The Huffington Post: Though John Steinbeck is best known for chronicling the woes of The Great Depression, his raw, journalistic accounts of later human tragedies are written with the same poignancy as “The Grapes of Wrath” and “Of Mice 
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The gripes of wrath
Hindustan Times
If John Steinbeck had written The Grapes of Wrath after last year’s Fukushima tragedy, the Joad family would have been replaced by the Kobayashi family and the land grabbing banks would have been replaced by the ones that supplied Tokyo Electric Power 
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Seeking the truth in an ‘American’ controversy
On the other hand, a number of works of advocacy — Upton Sinclair’s “The Jungle” and John Steinbeck’s “The Grapes of Wrath,” for example — were novels. And authors have often hidden their lives in fiction: Countless works, including Jack Kerouac’s 
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WHAT’S NEXT?: Access to e-books at libraries uncertain
Heritage Newspapers
Much like the record labels during that period, book publishers don’t appear to have a surefire model that they’re confident won’t harm pulp sales, so the marketplace is in a state of price parity between print and digital.

What two things does john Steinbeck compare the pearl to
The climax in The Pearl by John Steinbeck is when Kino kills a man attempting to steal the pearl The resolution is when they throw the pearl back in the…/What_two_things_does_john_Steinbeck_…

How Many Times Should A Library Be Allowed To Loan An E-Book 
By Sethcrzygy86
How many books do the Big 6 put out every year? Say 1000 each. Those 100 books subsidize those other 5900. Most of them will get bought by libraries; most of them you’ll never hear of. What is the right number to get cheaper e-book sales 
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Writerhead Wednesday: John Steinbeck & the Aching Urge of the 
By Kristin Bair O’Keeffe
A few weeks ago in the New York Times, I read a piece that compiled six very logical writing tips offered up by John Steinbeck (abandon the idea you are ever going to finish; write freely and rapidly; you know, the usual stuff…). But, I was 
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USM pulls scholarships after heckling of K-State’s Rodriguez 
By The Associated Press
Fire’em. Child rape? Fire’em. Let them all know they’re on the wire and there is zero tolerance for ethics violations. In the souls of the people the grapes of wrath are filling and growing heavy, growing heavy for the vintage. —John Steinbeck 

Rising like a phoenix . . . Peter’s shop, a year after the blaze
East Anglian Daily Times
John Steinbeck: “Grapes of Wrath, Of Mice and Men – again, the pathos of the stories, the sadness of his books; but with humour underlying it.” Modern authors? “I’ve just read Pure by Andrew Miller, which won the Costa Book of the Year prize.
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Why didn’t John Steinbeck tell us George’s emotions when he shot  “Why didn’t John Steinbeck tell us George’s emotions when he shot Lennie dead in ‘Of Mice and Men’?” – Find the answer to this question and millions more on…
Quote by John Steinbeck: “In the evening a strange thing happened  1 person liked this quote by John Steinbeck: ‘In the evening a strange thing happened: the twenty families became one family, the Children were the children …
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The Growing Texas Secessionist Movement « Maryland politics As John Steinbeck wrote in Travels With Charlie, “Texas is a state of mind. Texas is an obsession. Above all, Texas is a nation in every sense of the word. And there’s an opening convey of generalities. A Texan outside of Texas is a foreigner.”  Maryland politics

MCC trip to feature Calif. coast, national parks Northwest Herald Other highlights include a tour and lunch at author John Steinbeck’s boyhood home, two nights in Coarsegold, and day trips to Yosemite, Sequoia Redwoods and Kings Canyon national parks. The cost per person is $3814 for single, $3224 for double,  See all stories on this topic »

March 19,2012

Canadian publishers face uncertainty The Canadian publishing industry has long faced uncertainty, but e-books, the US pricing system and a concentration of major retailers in the Canadian market contribute to greater uneasiness today, according to three industry insiders. See all stories on this topic »

Goldman Sachs’ Trader Finds a New Occupy Tactic CounterPunch Even the poor buy into this, which is why John Steinbeck once remarked that they regard themselves as ‘temporarily embarrassed millionaires.’ ” Now, I respect people who thoroughly research their subject and write three in-depth books with endless  See all stories on this topic »

Penguin picks up book publishing rights for ustwo’s Whale Trail Pocket Gamer.Biz by Keith Andrew With total downloads across iOS and Android hitting 182000, ustwo has announced Whale Trail’s next journey will see the IP make the leap to books. The studio has signed a deal with Penguin Group to publish Whale Trail eBooks,  See all stories on this topic »

‘The Grapes of Wrath’ Dated and Detailed for Blu-ray High-Def Digest The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, a DTS-HD Master Audio Mono soundtrack, and supplements include Commentary by Joseph McBride (Film Scholar) and Susan Shilllinglaw (John SteinbeckScholar), Fox Movie Channel presents Fox Legacy with Tom Rothman,  See all stories on this topic »
Browsing the Arts listings for the week of Friday, March 16 Plain Dealer John Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men.” 8 pm today-Saturday; 3 pm Sunday. Through Sunday, April 1. Sunday performances followed by a question-and-answer session with the cast. $15. Cleveland Play House at PlayhouseSquare. 1407 Euclid Ave. See all stories on this topic »

Meeting for book-lovers This is Hull and East Riding Cynthia O’Sullivan will be giving a talk on John Steinbeck. The meeting is at the Endsleigh Centre in Beverley Road from 7.30pm on Tuesday, March 20. Entry is open to any women, whether they are members or not. The meeting is the last meeting of the  See all stories on this topic »

Former Sag Harbor Mayor John Ward Dies Back in the day when there were 30 bars on Sag Harbor’s Main Street, Ward met John Steinbeckwhen he needed work on a boat motor and they became great drinking and fishing pals. In the novel, “Travels with Charley”, Ward is referred to as “The Mayor of  See all stories on this topic »

Mike Daisey’s betrayal of This American Life’s truth – and my trust The Guardian John Steinbeck’s Travels With Charlie, the solitary rough-hewn journey through backroads America, should be renamed Travels from Hotel to Hotel With Charlie and Mrs Steinbeck. Then, there is Joseph Mitchell, the great chronicler of Lower Manhattan’s See all stories on this topic »
Why is john steinbeck a modernist writer? – Yahoo! Answers why is he a modernist writter? Why is he the mos……
John Steinbeck – Travels with Charley in Search of America  John Steinbeck – Travels with Charley in Search of AmericaPublisher: Recorded Books | ISBN: 199996699X | Language: English | Edition: 3999 | Audio CD in…/john-steinbeck-travels-with-charle…
Of Mice and Men (by John Steinbeck) | The Store Egypt The Store Egypt · Home · About Us · Products · How To Sell · Contact Us · Home; »; Product; »; Of Mice and Men (by John Steinbeck…/of-mice-and-men-by-john-steinbec…
Widow struggling to hold on to home Worcester Telegram I am a very lucky person because I am alive, in a country with laws, and have read and seen “The Grapes of Wrath,” by John Steinbeck, where Tom Joad and his family watched their house get torn down by a bulldozer during the Great Depression. See all stories on this topic »
‘Urban explorers’ invited to Rail Trail Calgary Herald This is where John Steinbeck, Jack Kerouac or JD Salinger (the Beat Boys) would hang out if they were alive and living in Calgary today. If you are thinking you’d like to try some urban exploring in Cowtown, here is my suggested tour of the Rail Trail. See all stories on this topic »
charloft: Saturday and loss By m_benitez It’s so much darker when a light goes out than it would have been if it had never shone.” ― John Steinbeck I read this quote in a magazine, and thought of my adoptive grandmother. She was the first one in my ‘family’ (outside of my adoptive  The Character Loft
Walkabout – If you can read this… By Al Denelsbeck On the flip side, I am completely lost as to why anyone would bother with F. Scott Fitzgerald or John Knowles, not terribly impressed with William Shakespeare or Ernest Hemingway, and think John Steinbeck was a ham-fisted amateur at  Walkabout
This will hurt me…: A child of five would understand this. Send  By Kris  The Devil in tthe Flesh, Raymond Radiguet; Middle Passage, Charles Johnson; The Painter of Signs, R.K. Narayan; Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck; The Eye, Vladimir Nabokov; The Tenth Man, Graham Greene; Time’s Arrow, Martin Amis  This will hurt me…
The Lovely List- Friday Wrap Up | Lovely: Bridal Fashion Inspiration By Jordan Thoughts on Falling in Love from John Steinbeck. Who needs wedges for their outdoor wedding? These are adorabale, and come in so many pretty hues! This Gold Leaf manicure is on my list of To Do’s for the weekend! Favorite Wedding of  Lovely: Bridal Fashion Inspiration
Axcient Accentuates Image to Reflect Ambition By Larry Walsh Set aside the technology message, the billboard itself physically looks like something out of John Steinbeck novel, replete with its wooden pillars rising out of the marsh that rings San Francisco Bay. It’s the message, though, that Moore, 32,  Channelnomics
What is John Steinbeck’s view on religion, specifically in the  What is John Steinbeck’s view on religion, specifically in the Grapes of Wrath? He uses different religions (not ust christianity) and also nature forms as well.…
John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men | Facebook GreatDeal wrote a note titled ✔✔✔ John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men. Read the full text here.
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck | The Book Worm’s Library A poor family of sharecroppers driven from their Oklahoma home by drought, economic hardship, and changes in financial and agricultural industries.
John Steinbeck – East Hampton, NY Patch John A. Ward, of Sag Harbor, died Thursday, 11 days after his 90th birthday. He is survived by two of 10 siblings, many children and grandchildren. The list of his

Former Mayor John Ward Dies The Sag Harbor Express This was a loosely knit group which included Bob and Frank Barry, Bob Freidah and the author John Steinbeck, as well as businessmen who served on the Round Table, the precursor to the Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce. Together, in the early 1960s,  See all stories on this topic »

Abortion is real attack on women Reading this cover story, I was reminded of John Steinbeck’s heart-wrenching novel The Grapes of Wrath. The “By the numbers” section following the article stated that it takes 15 minutes to pick a flat of strawberries, and strawberry pickers are paid  See all stories on this topic »

Reclamation and Representation: the boundaries of the literary  By Lisa Stead Publisher Charles Pick’s archive has been recently opened, offering a glimpse into his lengthy career and working relationship with big literary names including John Steinbeck, JD Salinger, John Le Carre and Roald Dahl. The archive  Reclamation and Representation:…
charloft: Saturday Losing The Light By Victor Van Dort It’s so much darker when a light goes out than it would have been if it had never shone.” ― John Steinbeck I think I know exactly what he means. This — this is about how I felt when I lost Scraps. He was such a happy, cheerful, playful dog, up to  The Character Loft
Blenny Bonanza | The Blenny Watcher Blog By BlennyWatcher The mangrove lagoon off Isla San Jose, described by John Steinbeck in his classic Sea of Cortez, proved to be the perfect place for critter hunting and included a large colony of Orangethroat Pikeblennies and Gulf Signal Blennies. The Blenny Watcher Blog

The Sad and Infuriating Mike Daisey Case The Atlantic Whether any family exactly like the Joads was known to John Steinbeck — or exactly like George Bailey’s or Mr. Potter’s to Frank Capra for It’s a Wonderful Life? Charles Dickens and Oliver Twist? You get the point. Mike Daisey could have had 98% of  See all stories on this topic »

I do have a real job…. I swear…: John Steinbeck and Love Wise words about love in a letter from John Steinbeck (author of East of Eden, The Grapes of Wrath, and Of Mice and Men) to his teenage son: “First — if you are…/john-steinbeck-and-love.html
Photo – NPR nedhepburn: nevver: Six Tips on Writing from John Steinbeck Abandon the idea that you. nedhepburn: nevver: Six Tips on Writing from John Steinbeck…/nedhepburn-nevver-six-tips-on-writing-fro…
john steinbeck « A Writer’s March 6 Writing Tips from John Steinbeck (with Sliding Commentary). 1. Abandon the idea that you are ever going to finish. Lose track of the 400 pages and write just
“Explore” the locations that inspired John Steinbeck – National  Salinas Event: “Explore” the locations that inspired John Steinbeck – Find event details, directions, start time, and other related events.…/249365864-explore-the-locatio…
Travels with Charley – John Steinbeck – #9.99 – I4U News In 1960, when he was almost sixty years old, John Steinbeck set out to rediscover his native land. He felt that he might have lost touch with its sights, sounds and…/travels-charley-john-steinbeck-999
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East of Eden: John Steinbeck Centennial Edition (1902-2002  This sprawling and often brutal novel, set in the rich farmlands of California’s Salinas Valley, follows the intertwined destinies of two families–the Trasks and the

Author Watch – Best Sellers – March 10, 2012 « The Write Agenda  Best Sellers – March 10, 2012. The Write Agenda’s list of untraditionally published authors and others with current Amazon Sales Rankings of 10000 or better.…/author-watch-best-sellers-ma…

6 Writing Tips from John Steinbeck « A Writer’s March The following was sent my way via Molly Beer. The tips were published recently in the Atlantic courtesy of MARIA POPOVA. (and culled from a 1975 interview in…/6-writing-tips-from-john-stein…
John Steinbeck Richard McColl The legitimate bum, a wayward soul who believes he is a beat poet on a higher plain will have an arsenal of tales to regale the crowd. And it is this traveller that
6 Tips on Writing from John Steinbeck and 16 Great Links – Marcia  These 6 Writing Tips From John Steinbeck were culled from a Facebook post by Justine Musk. She always finds the coolest things to share with everyone so,…/6-tips-on-writing-from-john-steinbeck…
East of Eden/The Wayward Bus by John Steinbeck – Reviews  East of Eden/The Wayward Bus has 19 ratings and 1 review. Ralph said: I had forgotten that I read this book and in fact I must still have it. East of Eden w……/3462236-east-of-eden-the-wayward-b…
Essay: In the novel, Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck explores  Have a little read: … In the novel, Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck explores many cultural and social issues during the era of the great depression. Of Mice and…/In_the_novel__Of_Mice_and_Men_…
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Lifeboat [Masters of Cinema] [UK] Blu-ray Review Finally convincing John Steinbeck to “go Hollywood,” the screenplay was based on a novella from the author commissioned specifically to act as a treatment for the film by Hitchcock. Near and dear to Hitchcock’s heart, this wartime drama for the British  See all stories on this topic »
Award-winning Barrow author caught in squeeze between bookstores, Amazon Alaska Dispatch The decision came about after Alaska publisher Marshall Cavendish sold the rights to its titles, including “My Name Is Not Easy”, to Edwardson, who had no warning about the sale, got an email saying: “We’re really excited about this,  See all stories on this topic »

Literary figures come to life to aid PV libraries Daily Breeze But others such as Sherlock Holmes (Josh Cohen) and his female assistant (Mary Cohen) or the Queen of Hearts (food and wine chair Glenous Absmeier) and John Steinbeck (Ron Rodgers) staged vignettes, giving guests historical tidbits about their lives. See all stories on this topic »

Poodle with beauty and brains Tempo “Charley“a standard poodle of the great American author, John Steinbeck. “Charley“ accompanied Steinbeck who drove across the United States for three months in 1960. Steinbeck wrote the book, “Travels with Charley; In search of America“. See all stories on this topic »

INSPIRATION FROM OUR CHILDREN – Welcome To The Kingdom   Begins Carcium Storrowton Tavern West Springfield Massachusetts Fiction Tate PublishingCarcium Trilogy Author Donald Calvanese Tate Publishing
Just One More Day in the Driver’s Seat « Just One More Day in the  Her book is published through Tate Publishing, a mainline publishing house dedicated to working with aspiring authors and giving their book its best chance in

Commenting on Amazon reviews? My books‘ pages on Amazon aren’t my pages, and readers don’t go there to find me.  Have you ever commented on a review on Amazon (of your own book or…/should-i-comment-on-my-amazon-reviews/

Lower Nazareth Township teen author to host book signing in Bethlehem In February it was released nationally by Oklahoma-based Tate Publishing. The fantasy novel focuses on a 15-year-old orphan, Kirin, who was reared at the 

Byzantium’s Shores: chronicling the misadventures of an overalls  By Kelly Sedinger (Writing advice from John Steinbeck, which is always welcome. I don’t follow this particular piece of advice, though. I just feel goofy reading my dialogue out loud. I do something kind of along the same line, though: I play the scene in my head,  Byzantium’s Shores: chronicling the …
Who here reads By sync0s I have a lot of conservative (somewhat) books and would like one book from another POV. Just don’t suggest one with anti “evil right wing” Koch brothers rhetoric. Read something from John SteinbeckDont waste your amazon  Marijuana Growing
charloft: Saturday – Zara’s light. By serialfiller It’s so much darker when a light goes out than it would have been if it had never shone.” ― John Steinbeck From Zara Beck of the Pirate Story There are a few ways I could have written about this prompt You will excuse … The Character Loft
The Stay-Home Generation – The Gospel Coalition Blog By Collin Hansen The Buchholz plan for Generation Y closely resembles the good life as envisioned by Grapes of Wrath novelist John Steinbeck. This is a moral vision that celebrates individualism unleashed from the ways of the past. Read it yourself in  The Gospel Coalition Blog
Booketta’s Book Blog: IMM and MM By Jane Hanbury The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck The Impressionist – Hari Kunzru The Pilot’s Wife – Anita Shreve My Lover’s Lover – Maggie O’Farrell Fingersmith – Sarah Waters Bleeding Heart Square – Andrew Taylor (All 6 for £3 from a charity shop)  Booketta’s Book Blog

Which of the US Big Six Will Be First to Merge? | Publishing  By Edward Nawotka It has become a common meme in publishing that in 2-3 years we’ll see one of the US Big Sixpublishers merge with another. Which will it be? Publishing Perspectives

The Next To Last Drink, a NEW Novel by Lois Mathieu PR Web (press release) She is the recipient of the Joseph E. Brodine Award, presented to her by The Connecticut Poetry Society for her poem Counting Sheep by Night, a poem on the Holocaust. Lois is the author of DEBUT, a novel originally published by SterlingHouse Publisher See all stories on this topic »

Casey Research Recommended Reading We at Casey Research are often asked, “What books have had the biggest impact on your investing philosophy?” To find out, we took a quick, informal poll of our most prominent economists, editors, and analysts to see which books helped
When a Library Vomits Books … By Alex So this is what it looks like when a library vomits books. Just kidding – it’s actually an art installation by Spanish artist Alicia Martín, titled Biografias, made from about 5000 books: The Spain-based artist’s sculptural installation at Casa de  Neatorama
Five classic books not yet available in e-book form | TeleRead  By Chris Meadows The Houston Press’s Books blog has a roundup of five classic novels you cannot (yet) read on a Kindle, for various reasons. The reasons are actually the most. TeleRead: News and views on e-books,…

March 16, 2012

Bryan Winfrey Interviews PublishAmerica Cofounder Willem Meiners  Bryan Winfrey Interviews PublishAmerica Cofounder Willem Meiners  Ask Your Publisher Bryan Winfrey of PublishAmericaby publishamericatv521 views

An Honest Gaze | India Currents By Anu Kumar Strategic Book Publishing. $13.50. 182 pages. Available in paperback and e-book. In the story, “Waiting,” Kusum, an elderly lady, still retains her fierce independence of spirit. It is much against her will that she succumbs to the demands and  Latest articles: India Currents

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Reconciliation Washington Post (blog) —Do cities benefit from hosting the NCAA? —Male fruit flies, spurned by females, turn to booze. —It turns out that the Muppets are, in fact, clients of Goldman Sachs. —Roger Lowenstein profiles Ben Bernanke. —John Steinbeck’s letter to his son  See all stories on this topic »
‘The Diviners’ in Santa Ana finds redemption in water OCRegister 2 Hour Luxury Electric Boat Cruise in Newport Beach for $89 By ERIC MARCHESE / FOR THE REGISTER Like some of the works of John Steinbeck, “The Diviners” meshes spiritual concerns with the geographical and economic aridity of the Great Depression. See all stories on this topic »

Anderson replaced as Books-A-Million CEO Times Daily By Bernie Delinski Books-A-Million Inc. announced it has a new chief executive officer to replace Florence native Clyde Anderson, who remains the board’s executive chairman. Terrance G. Finley, who is the company’s president and chief operating officer  See all stories on this topic »

Local woman authors book Winfield Daily Courier Online According to a press release from Frederick, Md.-based publisher PublishAmerica, the story is set in the old west, where options for women were very limited 

New Book Covers Science, Spirituality and Extraterrestrial Life Yahoo! Contributors Network “The book,” notes KR, “is filled with extraordinary knowledge.” KR was born in a small town in Poland. He now lives in New York. iUniverse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is the leadingbook marketing, editorial services,  See all stories on this topic »

Why East Of Eden’s Lee Is My Favorite Asian American Character in  By Koji Steven Sakai My favorite pre-Asian American studies, pre-Asian American power, pre-civil rights fictional Asian American character is Lee from East of Eden (1952) by John Steinbeck. East of Eden is a long epic novel. So it’s difficult to try to encapsulate the

A CUP OF JO: On falling in love By Joanna Goddard Back in 1958, John Steinbeck, author of East of Eden, The Grapes of Wrath, and Of Mice and Men, got a letter from his teenage son Thom, in which Thom confessed that he had fallen desperately in love with a girl named Susan at his boarding  A CUP OF JO
If we can figure out what they did right we might learn something By John Lampard This is how you write says John Steinbeck, author of “The Grapes of Wrath”, to name one of his titles. Abandon the idea that you are ever going to finish. Lose track of the 400 pages and write just one page for each day, it helps. Then when it

Some Scary Thoughts To Think About The Spoof (satire) The present definition of traitor would include Jesus Christ, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Mohamed, Bob Dylan, John Steinbeck, Rush Limbaugh many of the members of the Republican and Democratic Parties and Oprah. The Untied States did not have  See all stories on this topic »

‘When you disagreed with Steve Jobs, you lost’ Register Apple and publishing houses Simon & Schuster, Hachette Book Group, Penguin Group, Macmillan and Harper Collins are accused of acting together to fix the prices of ebooks and forcing Amazon to play with their ball. EC antitrust head honcho Joaquin  See all stories on this topic »

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HarperCollins Launches Erotica Digital Imprint Good E-Reader (blog) The erotica genre as a whole came under attack in the last two weeks when PayPal ordered more than 2000 titles that were deemed inappropriate to be removed from Smashwords‘ catalog of ebooks; failure to do so would result in the cancellation of  See all stories on this topic »

U.S. Warns ApplePublishers The case centers on Apple’s move to change the way that publishers charged for e-books as it prepared to introduce its first iPad in early 2010. Traditionally

Nicholas Hoare books closes Ottawa, Montreal shops The shops, on Sussex Drive in Ottawa and Greene Avenue in Montreal’s Westmount neighbourhood, offer books and stationery with a distinct British theme. He said the Sussex Drive shop in Ottawa faced a 72 per cent rent increase from the landlord,  See all stories on this topic »

Founders of Steinbeck House restaurant recall their dream for a lunch spot in  The Salinas Californian Sommer, Petie Helfrich and Jane Hansen were in on the ground floor of the Valley Guild, which owns and operates the restaurant in the childhood home of author and native son John Steinbeck at 132 Central Ave. Eight other guests joined the founders in  See all stories on this topic »

Amazon Digital Content Sales Up 21% In January: eDataSource – eBookNewser By Dianna Dilworth on March 16, 2012 10:13 AM Amazon digital content sales were up 21% in January from December, according to new analysis from eDataSource which analyzed more than 50000 Amazon receipts sent via email. According to the analysis,  See all stories on this topic »

March 15, 2012

Antitrust lawyer: Apple ebook deals are illegal BetaNews WM: The book publishers had an obvious motive — to preserve the profit margins on the sale of hardcover and paperback books, which were threatened by the much lower prices for ebooks that were offered by Amazon. To preserve these prices,  See all stories on this topic »

Book Warehouse to shut doors after 32 years Vancouver Sun The decision is being called another blow to BC’s independent book store industry, which is facing sharp competition from larger book retailers, Amazon, and e-book sales. “This is not very good,” said Margaret Reynolds, executive-director of the  See all stories on this topic »

Save the date: This week in celebrity wedding anniversaries 1943 – Author John Steinbeck and Gwyndolyn Conger, in New Orleans. The couple married 11 days after Steinbeck’s divorce from his first wife was finalized. He was 41 and she was 27. 1939 – Actor Clark Gable and actress Carole Lombard, in Kingman, Ariz. See all stories on this topic »

Three fun things to do with your family this weekend Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Vogel Hall, Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 N. Water St. A play based on John Steinbeck’s classic novella about the friendship between two displaced migrant ranch workers in Depression-era California. For more family fun ideas, check out the  See all stories on this topic »
Arts & Humanities Reviews, March 15, 2012 Library Journal LIT Steinbeck, John. Steinbeck in Vietnam: Dispatches from the War. Univ. of Virginia. Mar. 2012. c.240p. ed. by Thomas E. Barden. illus. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780813932576. $29.95. LIT Bronson, Fred. The Sound of Music Family Scrapbook. See all stories on this topic »

Marva Dale, senior author El Paso Inc. She again searched Internet sites, sent out queries to four potential publishers, and was thrilled whenOak Tree Press responded.

6 bits of writing advice from John Steinbeck – Holy Kaw! Who better to listen to than the greats when it comes to rediscovering the inspiration to continue slogging away at that novel? Seeing as John Steinbeck grabbed himself a Pulitzer and a Nobel Prize, it’s certainly safe to use that descriptor,  Holy Kaw!

Where Are Art Thou, Amazon? Online News Heard Now The purpose of this article is to pick on Amazon. More specifically, dissect Jeff Bezos. More than a few readers own Amazon stock. A few of you make a living buying and selling said stock. Quite a number of you are his customers. See all stories on this topic »

Behind the Redwood Door North Coast Journal By John M. Daniel – Oak Tree Press (March 15, 2012) Outside the bar, a woman screams. Inside, conversation stops, a bartender mutes the TV, and Guy Mallon 

Challenging future for booksellers, Publishers Conference warns  By emma “One third of all book sales will not be made through bookstores in around three years time.” After that, the  (Nonfiction is less affected, as illustrated books and categories like cookbooks and lifestyle titles are still predominantly print books.) Book News

A Writer’s Desk: Oprah’s Book Selections HURT Sales? By Jonathan S. While sales of titles selected by Oprah spiked an average of 400 percent in the first week alone, and other books by those authors also enjoyed what Garthwaite termed an “economically significant” boost, readers’ newfound interest in those  A Writer’s Desk

East Brunswick resident presents library exhibit honoring veterans Eventually, the words and images were compiled into a 208-page book, “Casualties of War,” which was published by Tate Publishing.

Schofield teacher on leave after parent complains of ‘pornographic’ sci-fi book Aiken Standard Sources said the teacher read from three books, among them”Ender’s Game” by Orson Scott Card, as part of the district’s literacy initiative program. Card’s 1985 novel won several science fiction awards and is listed on numerous children’s literary … See all stories on this topic »

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Oprah Hurt Book Sales? – EarlyWord It seems unlikely, but the AP reports that a new study says Oprah’s endorsements suppressed thesales of books overall. Because “the books Oprah chose were
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March 14, 2012

Wednesday Morning LitLinks | Author Scoop By Jamie Mason “On this day in 1939, John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath was published. A series of shorter novels published in the mid-30s — Tortilla Flat, In Dubious Battle, Of Mice and Men, The Red Pony — had brought Steinbeck increasing success  Author Scoop

LA Review of Books gets $25000 from Amazon LA Observed Lots going on at the online Los Angeles Review of Books. The site plans to relaunch a much-expanded website on April 18. It may have something in the works with KCRW. And today it announced a $25000 grant from “in support of its mission to  See all stories on this topic »

‘Godfather’ Author’s Son Files Counterclaim Against Paramount BusinessWeek s interpretation of a 1969 agreement with “The Godfather” author Mario Puzo is costing his estate more than $10 million, the novelist’s son and estate executor said in court papers. Paramount, a unit of New York-based Viacom Inc. (VIA), sued Anthony  See all stories on this topic »

German e-book sales reach EUR 38 million in 2011 – study Telecompaper (subscription) E-books accounted for around 1 percent of all book sales in Germany in 2011, according to GfK. This is equal to sales of EUR 38 million, up 77 percent from 2010. The German download market has grown significantly since 2010, with downloads of music,  See all stories on this topic »

Puzo family fires back at studio in ‘Godfather’ suit Chicago Tribune (Reuters) – The estate of “The Godfather” author Mario Puzo has fired back at movie studio Paramount Pictures with a $10 million counterclaim over Paramount’s attempts to block a new bookin the Mafia saga. Lawyers for the estate of Puzo also sought to  See all stories on this topic »

Protests force PayPal to drop attempts at e-book censorship Santa Cruz Sentinel By Alistair Barr SAN FRANCISCO — PayPal, the online payment service owned by San Jose-based eBay (EBAY), is backtracking on its policy against processing sales of e-books containing themes of rape, bestiality or incest after protests from authors and  See all stories on this topic »

• Now playing: Eaglets hatching in the wild Times-Mail (subscription) The book was published by Publish America in November. In describing it, Fran wrote, “My story begins as a letter to my unborn son in 1983. My husband (Tom Woolston) and I thought we were finished having children, even though we still didn’t have the  See all stories on this topic »

Paypal New Speech-friendly Policy for Online Book Sales Kansas City infoZine San Francisco, CA – infoZine – Payment service provider PayPal has announced a new speech-friendly policy for online book sales, reversing plans to shut off payment processing to publishers of certain forms of erotic literature. See all stories on this topic »

Book industry continues to shake up: Scott Turow’s odd views of  By jrochkind I think the reason it’s not more common is simply because they are different sorts of businesses, requiring different competencies and attention — and also that retailers don’t want to undercut their own new book sales. Perhaps the mega  Bibliographic Wilderness
Pricing issues retard ebook sales in China | TeleRead: News and  By Paul Biba On Feb 20, 360buy Jingdong Mall, the nation’s No 2 e-commerce website by sales, announced it was launching an e-book retail platform, selling novels, magazines and multi-media books in digital form. “We planned to sell e-books ever since  TeleRead: News and views on e-books,…
PayPal reverses course on e-book sales ban | Tech Trend By Tech News Headlines – Yahoo! News PayPal on Tuesday reversed a ban on the use of the online payments service for sales of electronicbooks portraying rape, incest and bestiality. Tech Trend

PayPal Forced Into Erotica U-Turn Forbes In a new blog post, PayPal said: First and foremost, we are going to focus this policy only on e-booksthat contain potentially illegal images, not e-books that are limited to just text. The policy will prohibit use of PayPal for the sale of e-books  See all stories on this topic »

Struggling to Survive Salt Lake City Weekly From The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck: “And the great owners, who must lose their land in an upheaval, the great owners with access to history, with eyes to read history and to know the great fact: When property accumulates in too few hands it is  See all stories on this topic »
Alamo history buff to answer questions about Davy Crocket San Antonio Express He is a member and former board member of the Western Writers of America and a member of the Alamo Society and the John Steinbeck Society. Saturday is also the last date to submit recipes for inclusion in the 150th Anniversary of Kendall County Edition  See all stories on this topic »
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Letters Of Note: John Steinbeck | Michael Seidel | Blog Post | Red  Letters of Note has done it again, this time with a letter from Steinbeck to his editor after completing “East of Eden”, A Book Is Like A Man. It’s from Journal of a…/letters-of-note-john-steinbec…
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March 13, 2012

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Johnnie Moore’s Weblog: Steinbeck on writing By Your Name Here Maria Popova spots this great comment from John Steinbeck. If there is a magic in story writing, and I am convinced there is, no one has ever been able to reduce it to a recipe that can be passed from one person to another. The formula seems  Johnnie Moore’s Weblog
World Book Trade: Literary legends brought to life in publisher’s  By Peter Scott With tales of beers with John Steinbeck at his Nobel prize ceremony and signing up Roald Dahl on a transatlantic ferry, the newly opened archive of the publisher Charles Pick offers a intriguing glimpse into publishing’s golden era. After he  World Book Trade
Mick Wiggins at UALR | Eye Candy By Leslie Newell Peacock  recently completed a series of cover illustrations commissioned by Penguin Classics for the entireJohn Steinbeck catalogue. Wiggins works in a clean, flat style reminiscent of illustrations of the 1930s. The work will be up through March 22. Arkansas news, politics, opinion,…

Scott Turow: Apple didn’t collude, it offered an e-books life raft Los Angeles Times (blog) Last week shivers shot through the world of publishing when news broke that the US Justice Department warned Apple and five major publishers that it was investigating them for alleged collusion, the Wall Street Journal reported. See all stories on this topic »

Scott Turow on why we should fear Amazon Salon If Amazon wanted to sell e-books from the Big Six (as the six largest book publishersare called), it could no longer sell those titles for $9.99. Publishers actually make less money with the agency model, so why have they insisted on it? See all stories on this topic »

Book gets published | Blackfoot Journal By kevensen Linda Gatewood, of Blackfoot, has gotten her first book, “Winter Secret,” published by Tate Publishing. It’s the first in a planned series of four books. Blackfoot woman writes ‘Winter Secret’. BY KENDRA EVENSEN  Blackfoot Journal

PayPal backtracks on e-book policy Chicago Tribune PayPal, the online payment service owned by eBay Inc., is backtracking on its policy against processing sales of e-books containing themes of rape, bestiality or incest after protests from authors and anti-censorship activist groups. See all stories on this topic »

Smashwords Removes Censorship Policy, Allows Erotica – eBookNewser By Dianna Dilworth on March 13, 2012 12:00 PM Smashwords is no longer censoring content from including rape, bestiality and incest. The site’s founder Mark Coker posted a new update in the PayPal censorship scandal on the Smashwords website last night See all stories on this topic »
Smashwords Removes Controversial Censorship Policy – GalleyCat By Dianna Dilworth on March 13, 2012 12:38 PM Smashwords founder Mark Cokerhas restored its Terms of Service agreement following a community-wide debate over censorship. The site had added a provision that would censor content that includes rape, See all stories on this topic »

Random House U.S. Author Portal Online Resource Goes Live March 12 PR Web (press release)  one-stop online resource that provides thousands of Random House US authors and illustrators with access to comprehensive up-to-date information about their sales, royalties and subsidiary rights deals for their newly published and backlist books. See all stories on this topic »

Apple, publishers may be sued for e-book price fixing MSN Money By Trefis 7 minutes ago Apple (AAPL) and five large book publishers could be slapped with a lawsuit by the US Department of Justice for allegedly colluding to keep the prices of e-books high, according to a report last Friday. The book publishers in  See all stories on this topic »

The week in Culture The Yorker A publisher, who began the trend of in-store book-signings, Pick had on his books the names of writers John Le Carré, John Steinbeck, Roald Dahl, Monica Dickens (Charles Dickens’s great granddaughter), and many, many more. See all stories on this topic »

Smashwords Reaches Agreement with PayPal Publishers Weekly By Gabe Habash The last few weeks of talks and damage control seem to be nearing an end forSmashwords and PayPal, who, according to Smashwords Website, will “soon announce revised content policies” that Smashwords founder Mark Coker expects “will  See all stories on this topic »

Search for love brings spiritual renewal Memphis Commercial Appeal “Date, Pray, Wait” retails for $19.95 at product38647.html and at local bookstores. It is also available for $9.95 in ebook format at and Barnes & Noble. You may contact the author directly at to request a  See all stories on this topic »

Six Tips on Writing from John Steinbeck | Brain Pickings By Maria Popova Curating eclectic interestingness from culture’s collective brain. Brain Pickings
Bruce Springsteen’s Call to Battle | worldwide hippies By Worldwide Hippies In 1995 The Ghost of Tom Joad, an exquisite album initially inspired by John Ford’s classic cinematic interpretation of John Steinbeck’s great novel, The Grapes of Wrath, marked a shift in the staging of Springsteen’s characters from the streets  worldwide hippies
The Great Okie Novel: The Grapes of Wrath « Andrew Oldham’s  By andrewoldhamsboneyard This month I am reading John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath. What is amazing about this text, after another failed attempt at reading J.G. Ballard’s Crash, is the rhythm of the line. Steinbeck just doesn’t capture the tone of the character,  Andrew Oldham’s Boneyard
pattinase: Interesting Article about Dan Marlowe in LA REVIEW OF  By pattinase (abbott) On the Gull’s Road, Willa Cather; Leaf in the Wind, Gene Wolfe, STORIES; Pack of Cards, Penelope Lively; Ember Days, Nick Ripatrazone, PLOTS WITH GUNS; The Chrysanthemums, John Steinbeck; Stay Awake, Dan Chaon, STAY AWAKE  pattinase
Shocking STR8 Kiss: Gerald & Betty Ford | Asterisk By Matt  in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism, and self interest are the traits of success. And while men admire the quality of the first, they love the produce of the second. — John Steinbeck  Asterisk
Murders of Afghan Villagers. I’m not surprised. | MyFDL By Liz Berry John Steinbeck described the process chillingly well over 50 years ago in his novel East of Eden: The Best Description of “Soldiering” that you’ll ever read as a father explains to his son about the process of “soldering.” “Cyrus explained softly  iflizwerequeen’s myFDL diary

Biscoe author publishes mystery novel about Asheboro Richmond County Daily Journal The book is available for purchase online, at Publish America, for $27.95. Adams has other books on the way as well. One is entitled “The Universe Wept” and 

Christian Publishing Leader Ernest Owen Dies Known as “the dean of Christian publishing,” he was influential in enhancing the writing careers of Billy Graham, Charles Swindoll, James Dobson, Max Lucado…/32955-christian-publishing-leader-…

John Steinbeck « Angela Quarles Ethan Hawke. Showing my age by highlighting a contemporary, so you young ‘ uns shut up. He’s still a hunk at 41, I say. He definitely brings back tons of
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6 Writing Tips From John Steinbeck The legendary author explains why you should abandon all hope of finishing your novel. If this is indeed the year of reading more and writing better, we’ve been
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Sajha Publication to publish books in multi-languages Himalayan Times LALITPUR: Sajha Publication has started publishing books in various mother languages in its bid to develop the organisation as an inclusive publication house. The Publication has decided to publishbooks in a dozen mother languages within the current  See all stories on this topic »

Ebook Publisher Whiskey Creek Press Has 9th Anniversary PR Web (press release) Ebook Publisher Whiskey Creek Press celebrates 9th anniversary, having published 1500 ebooks of fiction by more than 450 authors since March 2003. A traditional small press publisher paying author royalties, Whiskey Creek Press may be found at  See all stories on this topic »

March 12, 2012

6 Writing Tips From John Steinbeck Maria Popova Entertainment The  The legendary author explains why you should abandon all hope of finishing your novel.…/6…/254351/

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Local Author to have first book signing The Marshall Democrat-News Myers signed her first book contract for “Nightmares” with Bedside Books, an imprint of American Book Publishing. The official release date is March 30.

What’s Happening in Fauquier County Washington Post A discussion of “The Winter of Our Discontent,” by John Steinbeck. New members are welcome.540-422-8527. Mystery Book Club, noon Thursday, Warrenton Library, 11 Winchester St. Discussion of “Faces of the Gone,” by Brad Parks. New members are welcome. See all stories on this topic »
NiteTalk: Randy Wayne White Returns with Another Doc Ford Blockbuster NBC 6 Miami (blog) Ed Ricketts, who collaborated with John Steinbeck on The Sea of Cortez. He too was a marine biologist, and he too was brilliant. Would you call him Ford of the last of the true Floridians? No, not really. I’d call Hannah Smith one of the last true  See all stories on this topic »

Could an E-Book Price Collusion Crackdown Hasten the End of Bookstores? Slate Magazine (blog) (Photo by Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images) Last Friday, I wrote about a Wall Street Journal report alleging that the Department of Justice had warned Apple and five book publishers about price collusion over e-books.

E-Books: The New Way to Read YU Observer For centuries, books had been printed on paper, bound into pages. Before that there were scrolls, and even those can be traced all the way back to the ancient Egyptian papyrus. Today, the averagereader can avail himself of countless books  See all stories on this topic »

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Reader Spotlight: Ana María Rodríguez – The Houston Indie Book  By kirby AMR: It might sound almost like a contradiction since I write mostly nonfiction for children, but I have learned a lot about writing from adult, fiction authors such as John Steinbeck and John Grisham. I find both are very inspirational story-tellers  Houston Indie Book Festival
A Kind of a ‘Huh?’: The Siting of Twentysix Gasoline Stations | the i.b.  By theibtaurisblog This was the road that the Joad family travelled from Oklahoma to California in John Steinbeck’s 1939 novel The Grapes of Wrath and it was Steinbeck who called Route 66 the ‘Mother Road’.[1] Bobby Troup’s popular song ‘Get Your Kicks on  the i.b.tauris blog
One of Life’s Great Deceptions By Shawn A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.” John Steinbeck * * * * * We all struggle to maintain some sense of control over our lives. Some of us attempt. Shawn Smucker
BLOGS FROM THE GRAVE | Noir Nation: International Crime Fiction By James Fouche Letters by John Steinbeck, Jane Austen and CS Lewis now come to mind. Perhaps also the compilation of Churchill quotes, or the random ponderings of Anthony Burgess and other literary geniuses. These authors are long gone, yet they  Noir Nation: International Crime Fiction
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Good Monday Morning: National Steinbeck Center hosts Young Authors Program The Salinas Californian Danica Alfaro, left. and Jovany Medrano, seventh-grade students at La Paz Middle School in Salinas, read John Steinbeck’s “The Red Pony” in preparation for their participation in the Steinbeck Young Authors program today at the National Steinbeck  See all stories on this topic »
Literary legends brought to life in publisher’s archive The Guardian With tales of beers with John Steinbeck at his Nobel prize ceremony and signing up Roald Dahl on a transatlantic ferry, the newly opened archive of the publisher Charles Pick offers a intriguing glimpse into publishing’s golden era. See all stories on this topic » The Guardian
10 top road trip apps CNN In “Travels with Charley: In Search of America,” one of literature’s most famous road trips, John Steinbeck wrote, “We find after years of struggle that we do not take a trip; a trip takes us.” In the spirit of Steinbeck’s philosophy on travel,  See all stories on this topic »
Bruce Springsteen’s call to battle Independent Online In 1995 The Ghost of Tom Joad, an exquisite album initially inspired by John Ford’s classic cinematic interpretation of John Steinbeck’s great novel, The Grapes of Wrath, marked a shift in the staging of Springsteen’s characters from the streets of New  See all stories on this topic »
Amazon publish Wigan student’s novel Wigan Today A YOUNG novelist is living her very own fairytale after her first full-length book was published on Amazon. St John Rigby College student Stephanie Mills, 18, has had her debut novel Home Run published through the online entertainment giant’s Kindle  See all stories on this topic »
How Oprah’s endorsements hurt book sales While sales of titles selected by Oprah spiked an average of 400 percent in the first week alone, and other books by those authors also enjoyed what Garthwaite termed an “economically significant” boost, readers’ newfound interest in those authors came  See all stories on this topic »
E-Book Publishers Need to Make Changes to Settle Probe, EU Says Bloomberg Joaquin Almunia, the antitrust chief, told reporters today that a settlement was only possible if the publishers were “ready to remove” the cause of EU objections regarding sales restrictions. No talks on a settlement are currently taking place,  See all stories on this topic »
New Book Uses Humor and Real-Life Experience to Walk Readers through Passing  Yahoo! Contributors Network With the release of his newest study guide, Project Manager: How to pass the PMP® Exam without dying in the attempt (published by Trafford Publishing), author Pablo Lledó knows he’s on to something big. “We have one of the most complete books to  See all stories on this topic »
Amazon vs. indie publishers: IPG “not budging” MobyLives “If publishers push back and book readers can’t find their titles on Amazon’s virtual shelves, it could be a ‘difficult public relations issue,’ Shanley said.” It may be inevitable in any event, according Matthews. “There’s not enough money to keep  See all stories on this topic »
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Tucson Festival of Books spreading literacy KVOA Tucson News TUCSON – In 2010, Arizona had almost 14000 students drop out of school, and organizers at the Tucson Festival of Books said they hope family outings to events like theirs can help fight those statistics

Digital advertising will bankrupt UAE publishers Al-Bawaba Digital is the future of advertising in the UAE but currently the rates offered to publishers are so low that most of them are going to end up bankrupt. It simply no longer pays for the content generation required to stay in business. See all stories on this topic »

Bookshops v Amazon – is there any future for the high street  By Jeremy Head Online provides a huge opportunity for book sales and other new travel experiences to flourish, but I really think there’s something to be gained from being in a store and flicking through a book in your hand, that you can’t always get online. Travelblather

More revelations concerning the DOJ’s cunning plan to put an end to  By Dennis Johnson The big hope was that high-margin e-book sales would take off and drive profits higher. If Amazon cut prices, B&N’s digital business could stall. Already, B&N appears to have struggled to generate enough cash from its traditional bookstore  Melville House Books

March 11, 2012

E-Book Smackdown: Who Should Control Pricing—Publishers Or Amazon? paidContent:UK But it’s also sparked controversy and legal battles, including threats this week of a lawsuit by the Department of Justice against Apple and its publishing partners. So who should be able to set e-book prices—the major publishing houses or retailers  See all stories on this topic »

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Seeds of Michel Stone’s novel planted in class Spartanburg Herald JournalJohn Steinbeck once said of writing, ‘The formula seems to lie solely in the aching urge of the writer to convey something he feels important to the reader,’ ” Stone said. “Mothers have fears. You pray you don’t screw it up. I’m sure the mother in the  See all stories on this topic »
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TRAVELING IN THE SHADOWS OF OUR | By Sarah Bennett John Steinbeck, Cannery Row. Thousand-year-old redwood trees gave me shade me as I drove north on two-lane Cabrillo Highway, but they also hid my view of the steep cliffs just beyond those trees, and the thrashing waves far below the

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Why Barnes & Noble Will Still Go Bankrupt Motley Fool Up for discussion today is the bull case that Barnes & Noble (NYSE: BKS ) has the legs to survive because its lease payments are expected to be lower than in the past, now that Borders is out of the picture. However, the company is still burning cash  See all stories on this topic »

March 10, 2012

Characters step out of the pages of children’s books Morpeth Herald “There were lots of fabulous costumes and the day was successful in raising awareness that we have plenty of books which our children can enjoy reading.” Book sales were held at the school and they raised more than £70 for Book Aid International. See all stories on this topic » Morpeth Herald
‘They’ll be reborn’ What does the future hold for libraries? As e-readers become less expensive, she foresees them becoming more common. Right now, e-books account for about 20 percent of book sales at most major publishers. At Reddick, less than 10 percent of their patrons utilize the library for e-books. See all stories on this topic »
UK Printed book sales plummet as the e-reader grows in popularity  A new chapter in publishing: Printed book sales plummet as the e-reader grows in popularity. The rise of e-readers – such as Kindle – is thought to be behind a…
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Construction crews start on Spartanburg Amazon facility The State By TREVOR ANDERSON – The (Spartanburg) Herald Journal Seattle-based online retailerAmazon’s $50 million investment in Spartanburg County is beginning to take shape. A massive concrete slab that will be the foundation for the company’s new 1  See all stories on this topic »

VN MADE » Sounds and syncopations of syllables By Tom Do John Steinbeck. These dual people come to mind immediately. When we was during St. Gregory’s High School in classes 7 and eight, my coach was Brother James. He was translating a “Gitanjali” and he took me underneath his arm and gave  VN MADE
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News Briefs Publishers Weekly Smashwords is continuing to talk with PayPal following the payment processor’s demand thatSmashwords remove all titles containing bestiality, rape, and incest. Smashwords has been given an indication from PayPal that enforcement could be relaxed,  See all stories on this topic »

Death Row Inmate Under Investigation for Selling Books from Prison  By John Jarzemsky This time, however, the Texas prison system is launching an investigation to determine whether or not Marshall is benefiting from the sales of his two published books, available through Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Marshall was convicted in  LitReactor

Authors Guild re Pricing: Government Could Kill E-Book Competition  By Richard Curtis …a trail-blazing reprinter of out-of-print genre and general fiction and nonfiction by leading authors. Ourbooks are available in all e-book formats and paperback. Read the latest publishing news and provocative blogs by top commentators in  Publishing In the 21st Century

“John Carter” in the Library of America (blog) On April 12, the Library of America — the venerable series that puts out solid, academic editions of Mark Twain, John Steinbeck and other American classics on acid-free paper — is reissuing “A Princess of Mars” by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the novel that  See all stories on this topic »

AuthorHouse authors honoured at the LA Book Festival PR Urgent (press release) Several indie books published by AuthorHouse have been recognized for their outstanding quality at the 2012 LA Book Festival. AuthorHouse Publishing, the leading provider of self-publishing and book marketing services for authors around the globe,  See all stories on this topic »

Amazon hints at original content strategy Total Telecom Inc., the Internet retailer that originally built its fortunes around selling books, is dropping clues that it will take a more active hand in bankrolling and crafting original content such as films and television programs. See all stories on this topic »

March 9, 2012

Scott Turow: ‘Amazon was using eBook discounting to destroy bookselling We’ve reprinted the entire letter below, but here is an excerpt: “Amazon was using e-book discounting to destroy bookselling, making it uneconomic for physical bookstores to keep their doors open … The irony bites hard: our government may be on the  See all stories on this topic »

Another AuthorHouse book to be turned into a movie PR Urgent (press release) Bloomington, Ind. (Mar 9, 2012) – AuthorHouse Publishing, the leading provider of self-publishingand book marketing services for authors around the globe, is pleased to announce that another of its books is being given the Hollywood treatment. See all stories on this topic »

Smashwords v. Paypal Censorship Issues – AgentQuery Connect It’s been a lot of places, but I haven’t seen it mentioned here. Smashwords and PayPal are currently at loggerheads regarding censorship issu……v-paypal…

PayPal draws the line on erotic books, as criticism mounts PC Advisor “We believe it would be unfair to authors and readers alike for any organization to censor what writers are allowed to imagine and what readers are allowed to read,” Mark Coker, founder of Smashwords wrote in the email, suggesting that classical books  See all stories on this topic »

The very good case for book burning « blue milk By blue milk I have two children, and I have spent a lot of time reading to them. When you have the right book,reading to your kids can be tolerable, even fun. But with the wrong bookreading to your kids is MURDER. They squirm. They half-sit on you and  blue milk

Where Does Censorship Stop, And Who Sets The Standards? KMVT By Jay Michaels Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV) The PayPal company has asked the electronic book seller Smashwords to not sell books and stories that deal with incest, rape, and bestiality. But Smashwords says even the Bible could be banned,  See all stories on this topic » KMVT
US Justice Dept warns Apple, publishers over e-books Reuters Mark Coker, founder of e-book distributor Smashwords, blamed big publishers for pricing books too high and warned that any Justice Department action that hurts the agency model would benefit Amazon. “I’m incensed over this whole thing,” Coker said. See all stories on this topic »

Privacy Rights Orgs Get Behind Smashwords Publishers Weekly Recently, PayPal gave online publishers and booksellers, including, Smashwords, and eXcessica, an ultimatum: it would close their accounts and refuse to process all payments unless they removed erotic books containing descriptions of  See all stories on this topic »

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PayPal Banning Books With ‘Obscene’ Content XBIZ PayPal has sent warnings to online publishers and booksellers, including SmashWords, BookStrand and eXcessica, that it would “limit” the company’s PayPal account partly because banks and credit card companies it works with restrict such content. See all stories on this topic »

The Steinbeck House | Poets and Writers By jxie Built in 1897 and restored in 1973, this Queen Anne Victorian served as the birthplace and childhood home of John Steinbeck. Today, the house is operated by The Valley Guild as a luncheon restaurant. Tours and private parties are available  Poets and Writers

Printed book sales plummet as the e-reader grows in popularity Daily Mail In the first eight weeks of 2012, Britons bought 7.6million printed novels – almost two-and-a-half million fewer than books bought in the same period in 2011. The slump coincides with a jump in sales of e-readers, which include Kindle and iPads. See all stories on this topic » Daily Mail
Printed Book Sales Slump Sales of printed novels have fallen by a quarter in the first two months of this year due to the increased popularity of e-readers such as the Kindle. Britons bought 7.6 million novels over the first eight weeks of 2012, almost two and a half million  See all stories on this topic »

PayPal draws the line on erotic books, as criticism mounts In an email on Monday to its customers, e-book publisher and distributor Smashwords, said it believes it is wrong for credit card companies, banks and other financial institutions to censor legal fiction. “We believe it would be unfair to authors and  See all stories on this topic »

Of Mice and Men comes to the Stables Hastings and St. Leonards Observer Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, The Stables Theatre, The Bourne. Friday March 9 to Saturday March 17. £12.50, concs £7.50, £2 off on Sundays THE spring season brings the stage version of Steinbeck’s classic novel, Of Mice and Men, to The Stables See all stories on this topic »

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PayPal targeted in book censorship row Recently, PayPal gave online publishers and booksellers, including Book Strand, Smashwords, and eXcessica, an ultimatum: it would close their accounts and refuse to process all payments unless they removed erotic books containing descriptions of rape,  See all stories on this topic »

Google Play vs. Amazon Bangstyle I have to say that I even stopped shopping at Books-a-Million as much after the purchase of my Kindle. That being said, I do support competition, and it is always in the customers’ best interest when there is competition. See all stories on this topic » Bangstyle
Google Begins to Scale Back Its Scanning of Books From University Libraries Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription) “We’ve digitized more than 20 million books to date and continue to scan books with our library partners,” a Google spokeswoman told The Chronicle in an e-mailed statement. Librarians at several of Google’s partner institutions, including the  See all stories on this topic »

PayPal Draws the Line on Erotic Books, as Criticism Mounts PCWorld Smashwords said the “hot buttons” for PayPal are “bestiality, rape-for-titillation, incest and underageerotica“. Smashwords has modified its terms of service to include PayPal’s demands. The publisher however ruled out changing PayPal as its payments  See all stories on this topic »

Daily Wildcat Arts & Life staff’s favorite and would-be Festival of Books authors Arizona Daily Wildcat The fourth annual Tucson Festival of Books comes to the UA on Saturday and Sunday. The festival first debuted in March of 2009 on campus, with 450 authors and 50000 visitors. Famous authors and journalists such as Roy Peter Clark, Margaret Regan,  See all stories on this topic »

March 8, 2012

Teen authors have plenty of stories to tell The Spokesman Review • Young authors in grades 6-12 are invited to attend TWINE (Teen Writers of the Inland Empire

Amazon and Google Play engaged in a Price War over eBooks Good E-Reader (blog) This new online destination has amalgamated standalone services, like Google Books and integrated it into Google Play. Since then they have been giving away .25 daily deals on Apps, Movies andBooksAmazon is with little to no fanfare are matching all  See all stories on this topic »

Two Legs Bad: An Open Letter to Mark Coker  – Poison Godiva Remittance Girl wrote an interesting reply to the Smashword/PayPal dilemma: Two Legs Bad: An Open Letter to Mark Coker #smashwords #censorship # erotica.…/two-legs-bad-an-open-letter-to-mark-co…

Smashwords vs. PayPal Highlights Free Speech vs. Free Enterprise Yahoo! Contributors Network Yes, if you look at the recent decision by the online payment processor, PayPal, when they told the independent ebook publisher, Smashwords, that they would no longer process payments for anyone buying books dealing with some erotica. See all stories on this topic »

Report: Amazon prepping two new Kindle Fire tablets TG Daily Amazon is reportedly preparing to launch two new tablet PCs during the second half of 2012. According to DigiTimes, the upcoming Kindle Fire tablets will weigh in at 7 and 10 inches, respectively. Interestingly enough, it appears as if Amazon has  See all stories on this topic »

Music Interview: The Civil Wars Yorkshire Evening Post “We’re both fans of Flannery O’Connor and John Steinbeck – that probably shows in what we do,” admits White. Their songs aim to “capture a feeling, a moment, to make whoever is listening to the music feel it. Joy, loss, despair – they’re all fair game. See all stories on this topic »

Chinese Communist Party frets over a new threat: A book by an aged communist Washington Post “Frankly, this book was never going to be a sensational bestseller,” said Bao Pu, the founder of the Hong Kong-based publishing house. But there is no telling what will stir anger these days in a country that is increasingly prosperous and powerful but  See all stories on this topic »

Google Play enters the fray: War with Amazon imminent? New York Daily News (blog) BY FRANK SANTO Hoping to steal some thunder from Apple, Google has announced it will be combining Google Music, Google Books and the Android Market app store into a media supermarket called Google Play. Customers will be able to access music,  See all stories on this topic »

Michael Taeckens leaves Algonquin Books for Graywolf Press Publishers Weekly He was promoted to online and paperback marketing director there 18 months ago, and developed Algonquin’s social media presence; created the Lucky 7 e-book promotion; and launched the Algonquin Book Club of live events/webchats, pairing Algonquin  See all stories on this topic »

Window panes and the state’s fiscal pain Illinois Times  Hickory Road: Stories from Hickory Hollow (Publish America, 2011), is a collection of his stories, many of which have appeared in Illinois Times.

Printed book sales slump When sales of non-fiction and children’s books are included, the total number of bookssold in the UK fell by 4.7 million to 25 million over the eight week period, according to Nielsen BookScan, which compiles data from across the high street. See all stories on this topic »

Follow the Leader Family’s bedtime tale hits the market Frink said the book which is published by Tate Publishing is based on the story she told Noah to help him relax and fall asleep at night…/familys-bedtime-tale-hits-the-…

Stories of PublishAmerica YouTube Willem Meiners, co-founder of PublishAmerica, shares stories of past authors who’ve come toPublishAmerica to get their books published.

The PublishAmerican Dream YouTube Willem Meiners, co-founder of PublishAmerica, talks about PublishAmerica’s impact in the publishing industry and how it has fulfilled the dreams of many now

Apple, E-Book Publishers Threatened With Lawsuit Wall St. Cheat Sheet By Emily Knapp The US Department of Justice has warned Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and five of the biggest publishers in the country that it plans to sue them for allegedly colluding to raise the price of e-books. CBS Corp.’s (NYSE:CBS) Simon & Schuster Inc.,  See all stories on this topic »

Justice Dept Threatens Apple, Publishers With Price-Fixing Lawsuits: Report Wired News (blog) By Tim Carmody A new report at the Wall Street Journal says that the US Department of Justice has threatened Apple and five major publishers with an antitrust lawsuit, alleging the publishers and Apple colluded to fix e-book prices.

Publishing and Big Data Smart Data Collective As the author of four books, I pay close attention to the publishing world, especially with respect to its use of emerging technologies. Brass tacks: I often doubt wonder if traditional publishers have truly embraced the Information Age.

DOJ Threatens Apple, Book Publishers with Lawsuit Regarding E-Book Sales DailyTech Last December, the European Commission opened a formal antitrust investigation into whether five international e-book publishers had been practicing anti-competitive tactics with the help of Apple and its e-book store iBooks. See all stories on this topic »

Exhibit offers animals and humans in art Newsday There is also John Steinbeck’s draft on yellow tablet paper of his book, “Travels with Charley,” a story about him and his French poodle who become traveling companions as they go cross country in a truck that becomes their home. See all stories on this topic »

Apple, book publishers facing potential US suit: WSJ FRANCE 24 AFP – The Justice Department is threatening to sue Apple and five major US publishers for allegedly colluding to raise the price of digital books, The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. The newspaper, citing people familiar with the matter,  See all stories on this topic »

March 7, 2012

Amid iPad frenzy, Apple staff say ‘Remember the workers’ Register That said, as the great author John Steinbeck noted, “Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.” Moll is also not the only one concerned with  See all stories on this topic »

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Major Publishers Pull Plug on New E-Books For Lending Libraries Boise Weekly But recent changes from a few of the nation’s largest publishers will soon hinder the public’s access to e-books from lending libraries in Boise and across the United States. Penguin Books, which includes authors Tom Clancy and Patricia Cornwell in its  See all stories on this topic »

Censorship Battle Catches Smashwords in the Middle Publishers Weekly  and incest, Smashwords’s founder Mark Coker and his company are trying to rectify the problem by working as a middleman between their 30000+ authors, 

9 Movie Farmers That Were The Salt Of The Earth Screen Junkies John Steinbeck’s classic 1940 “The Grapes of Wrath” with evicted farmer Henry Fonda as Tom Joad captured American hearts. The soft spoken farmer must move his family off of farmland due to the Great Depression. Fonda’s Joad performance is priceless,  See all stories on this topic »

Amazon Takes On Publishing… Then The World Here And Now (AP) Amazon is moving into the book publishing industry, hiring former Time WarnerPublishing CEO Larry Kirshbaum to head its new venture. Bloomberg Businessweek reporter Brad Stone says the publishing industry is running scared. See all stories on this topic »

Librarians Whine Over Price Hikes Library Journal (blog) We think that ebooks should cost less than print books. After all, Amazon charges less for their ebooks, and if Amazon charges less it must be because the book costs less. That much is obvious. Of course there is the fact that ebooks have significant  See all stories on this topic »

Thousands of Book and Magazine Publishing Executives to Convene in NYC for the  MarketWatch (press release) PHILADELPHIA, March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Thousands of publishing executives from the book and magazine publishing industries will convene at the New York Marriott Marquis, Times Square, March 19-21, for the Publishing Business Conference  See all stories on this topic »

Latino activists smuggling blacklisted books into Arizona New York Daily News By Marcelo Ballve / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS New Yokers Elizabeth Calixto and Rich Villar have joined the campaign to send “forbidden” books to Arizona. Latino activists who have dubbed themselves “librotraficantes,” or “book traffickers,” are planning to  See all stories on this topic »

Author Solutions Looks for A Buyer Publishers Weekly By Jim Milliot Coming off of a year with sales of $99.8 million and net income of $4.2 million, representatives for Author Solutions Inc. are looking for a buyer for the self-publishing giant. According to the offering memorandum, majority owner  See all stories on this topic »

Why Should Mark Coker and Smashwords Have Special Rights  Nonsense to both. Mr. Coker is ranting around the Internet about how PayPal dissed him and his ebook publishing website, Smashwords. By now we know…/mark-coker-smashwords-special-rights-money-…

British or American English? Malaysia Star (emphasis mine) Surely this is a harsh and inaccurate way of describing American English, the language used by John Steinbeck, Arthur Miller, Ernest Hemingway, Robert Frost, Mark Twain, and a whole lot of other excellent writers, some of whom have won  See all stories on this topic »
Mark Grist: champ of the rap battle The Guardian His unorthodox techniques involved “battling” his pupils in the character of figures from books such as Lennie and Curley in John Steinbeck’s Of Mice And Men. And he did very well – his next step would have been an assistant headmaster role,  See all stories on this topic »

Why Amazon will beat Google iMedia Connection Apple, Facebook, Amazon, and Google face major challenges the next two years. Which companies will emerge victorious? Which will take damage? You might be surprised. Four industry giants: Apple, Facebook, Amazon, and Google. See all stories on this topic »

Only Six Books: Excerpt from Jeanette Winterson’s New Memoir Daily Beast novelist Jeanette Winterson recounts how there were only 6 books in her childhood home—and how the forbidden ones she brought home went set on fire by her mother. One was the Bible and two were commentaries on the Bible. My mother was a pamphleteer by  See all stories on this topic »

Book prices to increase as Hadera Paper costs climb Haaretz Learning of the news, book publishers promptly warned that they can’t absorb the increase: The prices of books in Israel will have to rise. Amnon Ben-Shmuel, director-general of the Book Publishers Association of Israel, said Hadera Paper – an IDB  See all stories on this topic » Haaretz
Kay Warren Shares Secret of Joy in New Book PR Web (press release) Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, offers books that bring Christian faith to everyday life. Baker Publishing Group publishes high-quality writings that represent historic Christianity and serve the diverse interests and concerns of  See all stories on this topic »
Books-A-Million, Inc. To Broadcast Its Fourth Quarter And Fiscal 2012 (press release) By Business Wire 03/06/12 – 12:45 PM EST Books-A-Million, Inc. (NASDAQ:BAMM) today announced that it will provide an online Web simulcast of its fourth quarter and fiscal 2012 conference call on Tuesday, March 13, 2012. The Company will release results  See all stories on this topic »
Major indie joins chains in boycott of books pubished by Amazon MobyLives by Dennis Johnson One of the country’s leading independent bookstores has announced it will be joining Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, and Canada’s Chapters Indigo in boycotting books published by According to a report by Stacie Spring for See all stories on this topic »

Print book sales plummet Sales of print books slipped 17.1 percent in 2011, according to the Association of American Publishers.…/print-book-sales-plummet…

Program sets the stage for monthlong study of ‘The Grapes of Wrath’ Greenfield Daily Reporter The Hancock County Public Library distributed dozens of free copies of the John Steinbeck classic at the event on Saturday night. ( Arika Herron/Daily Reporter) GREENFIELD — As more than 200 people poured through the doors of the Creative Arts and  See all stories on this topic »

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Kate Lyall Grant new Severn House publisher The Bookseller Kate Lyall Grant is to become the new publisher of Severn House, with overall responsibility for the entire list, including the Crème de la Crime titles. Crème de la Crime, specialising in mid-list authors, is celebrating its first birthday with the  See all stories on this topic »

JK Rowling creates buzz with announcement of novel LSU The Reveille She has the right to write another book.” Zimmerman said she gave up on the Potter series after reading the first two novels. “They were too long, but I will probably read her new book if it’s good,” Zimmerman said

Smiles & scowls The Salinas Californian ª SMILES to the Salinas-area artists living with brain injuries who boldly displayed their creative visions Friday at the John Steinbeck Center. Sponsored by the Central Coast Center for Independent Living, the works of photography told compelling  See all stories on this topic »

Feldheim Books to Customers: Come Back Arutz Sheva It was recently reported that the company is in danger of collapse due to the overwhelming of the book publishing and distributing industry by online publishers and e-books. Feldheim officials said it has asked for a stay in proceedings of financial  See all stories on this topic »

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Ruling could have Kwame Kilpatrick keeping profits from his book after all Detroit Free Press By Tresa Baldas The Michigan Supreme Court has resuscitated ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick’s fight to keep all his book profits and block the state from dipping into his memoir sales. The state’s high court ordered the Michigan Court of Appeals on  See all stories on this topic »

Scholastic making e-reading app for kids Hindustan Times Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos holds up the new Kindle Fire at a news conference during the launch ofAmazon’s new tablets in New York. A leading publisher of children’s books is taking a big step into the electronic market. Scholastic Inc. is developing an app  See all stories on this topic »

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Amazon Is The New SkyMall Gizmodo Australia Passengers on Delta flights with Wi-Fi will now get free access to Amazon. Say goodbye to that kitschy catalogue, say hello to the better future of airborne shopping. The Next Web reports that Delta wants to make shopping in the air easier by giving  See all stories on this topic »

Cancer survivor, professor Arvind Chaturvedi to sign copies of his book  wrote a book about a facing cancer and his new… His book, “Facing Cancer: An Unforgettable Surviving Experience” is available online from the publisher,, (search by author’s name).

Book ’em: Cal Ripken Jr. writes second novel USA TODAY Both books are based partially on Ripken’s experience as a youth baseball player. The Hall of Famer talked to Game On! about his literary career. I’ve always enjoyed the platform you have with kids.
Book burning: When history repeats itself New York, NY – Book burning seems to be making history once again. The inadvertent and partial incineration of some Qurans by a US-Afghan labour detail at Bagram ignited a web of action, from Kabul to the media circuits of the Republican Party  See all stories on this topic »

Author shares his life’s view at Waltham book signing Wicked Local Enright, a musician and author, recently published “The Truth Hurts,” his second novel – he plans to write three in his “Mad Man from Athgarvan” series – and its release means he can now remove his metaphorical sunglasses and face the world.

Erotica Hits the Suburbs I mentioned the book to another friend, to see what she’d heard of the phenomenon. “Oh, that’s the soft porn book everyone is reading. They talked about it during this lecture I went to in Westport on intimacy. I don’t see how reading a soft core novel  See all stories on this topic »

CATO Meeting eTravelBlackboard MICE News Bigger than Texas? More like Bigger in Texas. “Texas is a state of mind. Texas is an obsession. Above all, Texas is a nation in every sense of the word.” Author John Steinbeck wasn’t far off the mark with his description of America’s Lone Star State. See all stories on this topic »

Why women are writing about sex – without shame The Guardian You can’t ignore the technology available today and where we are in self-publishing. We are in a certain period of expression. People have seen that you can have a wonderful catharsis in getting your views and experiences out.

Children’s publisher developing app for e-reading The Seattle Times A leading publisher of children’s books is taking a big step into the electronic market. By HILLEL ITALIE AP National Writer No comments have been posted to this article. A leading publisher of children’s books is taking a big step into the electronic  See all stories on this topic »

March 6, 2012

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Anthony Horowitz is absolutely right about publishers – apart from mine The Guardian I enjoyed Anthony Horowitz’s witty article about the writer’s need for a publisher (The battle for books, 28 February). And I agreed with almost every word. Like him, working as an author and a publisher, I talk about books, not “content”;  See all stories on this topic »

Library | | Wauseon Reporter In Sherman’s Path, published by Royal Fireworks Press of New York, is his first novel. The novel tells the story of 12-year-old orphan, Henry Atkinson, who lives

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Author Urges Online Reputation Management To Rewrite Truth San Francisco Chronicle (press release) Online Reputation Management, an Internet reputation management and repair firm, succeeds in reestablishing credibility for victimized author. New York, NY (PRWEB) March 05, 2012 Online Reputation Management’s most recent accomplishment: J. Leigh,  See all stories on this topic »
Local author to lead “Hunger Games” book discussion series Local scholar and author John Granger, whom Time magazine called “the Dean of Harry Potter scholars,” is set to lead the series. Granger, of Oklahoma City, has shared his insights about the artistry and meaning behind several beloved book series  See all stories on this topic »
Author Asra Q. Nomani: The NYPD Should Spy on Muslims Village Voice (blog) 5 2012 at 11:22 AM While Mayor Mike Bloomberg has defended the NYPD’s controversial practices, Asra Q. Nomani, author of Standing Alone: An American Woman’s Struggle for the Soul of Islam and co-director of the Pearl Project, has outright promoted the  See all stories on this topic »
Local author discusses 8th Air Force and the ‘Flying Fortress’ (video) Oneida Dispatch By CAITLIN TRAYNOR SHERRILL — Despite the most common depictions of US airmen in World War II, author Cheryl Pula says members of the 8th Air Force were much younger than most think. In fact, many say they were just children. See all stories on this topic »
In Her New Novel, Author From Castle Rock, CO Addresses  Seattle Post Intelligencer Beneath the surface of the glamorous industry lies not only the gross negligence that we have witnessed unfolding on the news, but also a host of violent and non-violent crimes that go unprosecuted each year according to the author and  See all stories on this topic »
Bestselling Westport Author to Speak in Greenwich The Daily Westport Best-selling author and Westport resident Jane Green will discuss her latest book, “Another Piece of My Heart” in Greenwich this month. “Another Piece of My Heart” is Green’s 13th novel. It tells the story of Andi, a 37-year-old woman who spent much of  See all stories on this topic »
Play by local author a story of resilience Danbury News Times “Thou Shalt Not Dance,” a new play by Lynn J. McNeill, will be performed this week at The Brookfield Theatre for the Arts. Photo: Contributed Photo / CT If You Go Performances of “Thou Shalt Not Dance” will be at 8 pm on Friday, March 9 and Saturday,  See all stories on this topic »
Paypal Pressured To Play Morality Cop And Forces Smashwords To Censor Authors Techdirt Ebook publisher Smashwords reports that it has become one of the latest recipients of one such action. Under pressure from credit card providers, Paypal has put in place a policy that it would no longer process payments for ebooks that contained themes  See all stories on this topic »
Baker & Taylor in Deal with Smashwords Publishers Weekly Baker & Taylor has signed an agreement with Smashwords that will enable the e-book distributor to offer its titles through B&T’s Blio application. Using Blio, readers can sample and purchaseSmashwords e-books, create digital libraries for purchased  See all stories on this topic »

From staff reports Pensacola News Journal The Pensacola State College Lyceum Series presents the college production of John Steinbeck’s“Of Mice and Men.” The production, which takes place during the Great Depression in California, is a parable about what it means to be human. See all stories on this topic »

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BookRenter Morphs into Rafter; Offers Free Textbook Adoption Data Campus Technology Rafter is pegging the service as a way to increase customer loyalty by keeping book buyers within the bookstore via multiple channels. Third, Rafter CRM provides mechanism to help bookstores increase business with marketing, merchandising,  See all stories on this topic »

Court ordered to look at Kilpatrick book dispute By AP View full sizeAP File PhotoThe Michigan Supreme Court is ordering a lower court to take another look at a dispute over the sales of a book written by former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick. The Michigan Supreme Court is ordering a lower court to  See all stories on this topic »

Apple, Amazon rivalry could grow Crain’s New York Business The move could also give Apple’s iBookstore a bigger presence in the e-books market. Despite the iPad’s popularity, Apple has only a 10% share of e-book sales, according to publishing consultant Jack Perry. He puts Amazon at 60% to 65% and  See all stories on this topic »

Carnegie Corporation of New York, American Library Association Announce New  MarketWatch (press release) The awards will be given to the author of the best book for adult readers in two categories–fiction and nonfiction– each year. Two additional authors will be shortlisted as finalists in each of the categories. Winning authors will receive a $5000  See all stories on this topic »

Publishing Talks interview with Lou Aronica of Fiction Studio  By (WritersCast) Publishing Talks host David Wilk interviews Lou Aronica, writer, editor, publisher, and founder of born-digital publishing company The Fiction Studio. WritersCast

Indie publisher James Atlas is indie no longer, or, Now Nancy Pearl has a friend! MobyLives by Kelly Burdick Biographer and editor James Atlas, who has acquired books for HarperCollins, Penguin, and WW Norton and later published an independent list at Atlas & Co., has teamed up with Amazon Publishing to publish a new series, Amazon Lives,  See all stories on this topic »
Of Mice and Men The Skinny Re-telling of John Steinbeck’s sun-washed tale of two migrant field workers traveling through California in search of their very own piece of the American Dream. Of Mice and Men provides a heartbreaking, bleak and oppressive portrayal of struggling  See all stories on this topic »
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N.Y. Times Bestselling Author Launches Ethan Pritcher, Body Switcher, the  Albany Times Union Douglas E. Richards, acclaimed author of the bestselling adult thriller, WIRED, returns to his roots with a fun adventure series for kids Ethan Pritcher, Body Switcher, is the latest fun, fast-paced juvenile adventure from author Douglas E. Richards,  See all stories on this topic »
“Game Change” Author Halperin: Palin “Assuming” Movie Is A “Smear” RealClearPolitics Co-author of “Game Change” Mark Halperin tells “Morning Joe” that Sarah Palin is preemptively responding to the book’s upcoming HBO film adaption because she is just “assuming” it portrays her in a negative way. “Rather than being a divisive thing,  See all stories on this topic » RealClearPolitics
Author Urges Online Reputation Management To Rewrite Truth (press release) Online Reputation Management’s most recent accomplishment: J. Leigh, author of self help tutorials, found herself a victim of a competing author’s relentless tirade to drive her out of business. Leigh turned to Online Reputation Management to expose  See all stories on this topic »
Look Out, Google — ‘Amazon Is Already Doing More Than $1 Billion In Ad Revenue’ Business Insider AP One big threat to Google’s core search business is the potential for Amazon to usurp Google’s position as the “start point” for many product searches and skim off the revenue that goes along with it. Google makes an overwhelming percentage of its  See all stories on this topic »
Wimpy Kid author: even my son prefers Harry Potter “My nine-year-old has read all the Harry Potter books and I said, ‘Well, my book was voted the best book of the past 10 years in the UK’. “And he said, ‘Was Harry Potter published in the past 10 years? Because those books are way better than yours.

World of the Written Word: Publisher blues By Joan Druett “E-books sales have risen significantly throughout this recent period but they’re not even close in value to the loss of turnover from what will soon be called p-book sales.” Perhaps it is time for publishers to stop subscribing to BookScan .

Are Bookstores and Libraries Doomed by Digitization? Posner – The  By Richard Posner But such bookstores account for only a small volume of total book sales. The Amazon business model, though revolutionary, is visibly in the line of descent from mail-order businesses such as Sears Roebuck

Author Charlotte Abel Releases Taken: The Channie Series – Second Book in YA (press release) Indie Author Charlotte Abel has released the second book in her trilogy The Channie Series. Taken is the sequel to the highly acclaimed Amazon best-seller Enchantment, which debuted in May of 2011.

World Book Fair 2012 ended with bigger hopes Newstrack India The 20th edition of World Book Fair ended with a hope of a bigger event next time on Sunday. The nine day-long book fair, that was inaugurated by Mr. Kapil Sibal, Human Resource Development Minister, on 25 February 2012 was concluded on 4th March 2012.

Knoxville novelist to speak at Literacy Luncheon in Oak Ridge Oak Ridger Schoenewaldt’s book was last spring’s selection for the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers program, a Book-of-the-Month Club, and Doubleday Book Club’s alternate selection for January 2011.

John Locke, ‘Donovan Creed’ Author, On Selling A Million eBooks Huffington Post Kentucky novelist John Locke is the first self-published author to sell more than a million digital bookson His “Donovan Creed” series, about a former CIA assassin, has captivated an audience largely comprised of women over age 45

Book publishing involves a social responsibility Newstrack IndiaBook publishing involves a social responsibility and cannot be seen only with a business point of view,” said Mr. MA Sikandar, Director, National Book Trust, India in an exclusive interview with newstrackindia.

Amazon To Launch 10 Inch Kindle Fire? Mobile Inquirer What do you dislike most about the first version of the Amazon Kindle Fire? Could it be screen size, well you may be in luck as rumors fly that their could be a10 inch Kindle Fire out soon.

“Censorship” at Apple Library Journal (blog) A kind reader sent me this article in which Seth Godin accuses the Apple bookstore of censorship because Apple won’t carry one of his free ebooks that contains links to Amazon enabling readers to easily purchase books in his bibliography.

Harvard Education Press Book Signings at ASCD Harvard Education Press will be hosting book signings at our booth at the ASCD Annual Conference March 2426 2012 in Philadelphia Book Signing Schedule

Amazon to publish limited e-books outside of Kindle Store  Amazon is making a rare effort to branch out in its e-book publishing beyond the Kindle through a new deal with author James Atlas that was outlined on Friday.

Attorney News Online » Is Barnes and Nobles going to go out of  By admin I told a friend my parent bought me a Nook Color for Christmas and she advised me to return it back. I asked her why and she said , ” Barnes and Nobles is going out of business. Once it does, you can’t get books anymore on your Nook.”

March 5, 2012

Report: Amazon to Open Physical Retail Store PCWorld (blog) The store will also give customers a way to buy physical books published by Amazon– titles that the company’s bookselling competitors, including Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, and Indigo Books and Music, refuse to carry in their stores. See all stories on this topic »

The New York Times book review Bestsellers Calgary Herald 2 Rankings reflect sales figures for the week ended Feb. 18, at almost 4000 bookstores plus wholesalers serving 50000 other retailers (gift shops, department stores, newsstands, supermarkets), statistically weighted to represent all such outlets

Amazon Publishing to Sell Ebooks Outside of the Kindle Store The Inquisitr Amazon didn’t exactly make very many friends in the publishing world when it made the decision to sell ebooks from its Amazon Publishing arm exclusively on the Kindle Store, but now it looks like the company may be having a change of heart. See all stories on this topic »

Regional arts and entertainment events Philadelphia Inquirer Out of the past With each day, the world of John Steinbeck’s Depression-era drama Of Mice and Men seems less remote. This tale of desperate men trying to find small comforts amid crushing economic pressure goes on at 2 and 7 pm Sunday at People’s Light  See all stories on this topic »
What does an author do? Profile on Les Roberts Hudson Hub-Times In my early years I learned much more from reading John Steinbeck, Ernest Hemingway, Raymond Chandler, Dorothy B. Hughes, ‘The Great Gatsby,’ etc. than I ever learned in a writing classroom. Those moments when I’m happily writing away and will use a  See all stories on this topic »

Ariz. sheriff’s Obama investigator selling book Albany Times Union (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Charlie Leight) MARICOPA COUNTY OUT; MAGS OUT; NOSALES PHOENIX — The lead investigator in an Arizona sheriff’s investigation into President Obama’s birth certificate is selling his report as a book. See all stories on this topic »

Let’s Go: Spring into gardening Chanhassen Villager Special events include programming on seed saving and heirloom plants, Arboretum maple sugarbush tour and tasting and book-signings by guest authors of new gardening editions. Local plant societies, landscapers and garden stores will have displays and  See all stories on this topic »
Dobson’s childhood pet inspires children’s story While the story is a bit young for her son, Dobson says her daughter loves it and has tagged along with her to book-signings on weekends. Dobson is already working on a followup to her book, also involving Gertrude. She said when you have a goat that  See all stories on this topic »

Mark Coker’s email about Paypal’s attempts to censor Smashwords  PAYPAL CENSORSHIP UPDATE In case you haven’t heard, about two weeks ago, PayPal contacted Smashwords and gave us a surprise ultimatum: Remove…/mark-cokers-email-about-pa…

Author exposes East Timor ‘stolen generation’ Sydney Morning Herald In this 2001 photo, Madalena Soares holds a photo of her 12-year-old daughter, Cesaltina, taken from her during the 1999 conflict and placed in a Java orphanage. Photo: Jason South Of the thousands taken to Indonesia, many are still traumatised,  See all stories on this topic » Sydney Morning Herald
Author Pam Houston will be busy on trip to Ogden StandardNet By Amy K. Stewart Taking a break from her book tour, author Pam Houston will be popping into Ogden this week to coach writing students at Weber State University and also to visit with the public regarding her new book, “Contents May Have Shifted. See all stories on this topic » StandardNet
Author Shares Her Life Experiences News Chief Judi Osburn works on a hand made quilt at her home in Winter Haven. Monday, February 27,2012. By PAULA STUART WINTER HAVEN – “Accept your limitations and deal with it!” That’s the advice Judi Osburn, of Winter Haven, is giving to everyone. See all stories on this topic »
Owosso author to speak at Girl Scout luncheon Argus Press LANSING — Janie Panagopoulos, Owosso native and author of “Little Ship Under Full Sail,” the story of the heroic great-grandmother of Girl Scouting’s founder, will speak at the Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan’s Volunteer Recognition Luncheon and Awards  See all stories on this topic »
An elegy to a lost friend Salon By Heller McAlpin, Barnes & Noble Review Henry James’ famous exhortation to “Try to be one of the people on whom nothing is lost” clearly hasn’t been lost on Sarah Manguso. In “The Two Kinds of Decay,” her fiercely observant, wrenching 2008 memoir of  See all stories on this topic »
Review: Never See Them Again Houston Chronicle (blog) M. William Phelps will discuss and sign “Never See Them Again,” 7 pm March 12,Barnes & Noble, 12850 Memorial; 713-465-5616. Also at 6:30 pm March 13 at Murder By The Book, 2342 Bissonnet; 713-524-8597 or See all stories on this topic » Houston Chronicle (blog)
A ‘Real’ life: From reality TV to tragedy, Lauren Bergfeld builds a new life  Destin Log “I truly believe that everything in life happens for a reason,” the 29-year-old former reality TV star said, while sitting in Barnes & Noble Wednesday. “I never in a million years thought I would be living in Destin, but I guess you never really know  See all stories on this topic »
Local readers remember their favorite Dr. Seuss book Heber Springs Sun-Times By Staff reports My favorite Dr. Seuss book is The Cat in the Hat. It was fun reading it as a bedtime story for your child. Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss. Dr. Seuss’ book, Bartholomew and the Oobleck is a favorite of mine. It impresses upon us the great  See all stories on this topic »
March 8 reading, reception and book signing event is slated at the Great  The Republic The reading, which will be followed by a reception and a book signing, is set for 7 pm at the Great Plains Art Museum. Packer is the author of a short story collection “Drinking Coffee Elsewhere.” She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and was  See all stories on this topic »
The horse reader Brisbane Times ”I’ve read the foreword and back pages of both, but I won’t read the books until I’ve finished training,” Moody says. ”I’ve learnt a lot from Bart just by watching him, but I don’t want my judgment clouded by reading how they did it. See all stories on this topic » Brisbane Times
Embassy of Spain establishes book club The Zimbabwe Standard BY OUR STAFF The Cultural Centre of the Embassy of Spain will establish a book club that is set to offer relief to Harare writers and readers through regular book readings and discussions. The initial club meeting to determine logistics,  See all stories on this topic »
In the Spirit: Pastor says, for a change, read the whole Bible Wisconsin State Journal Emilie Shields, 37, a web editor, said the early books are “a little dense” and not as fast-paced as the kind of reading she’s used to. But she’s learning a lot of background that will help later books make more sense, she said. See all stories on this topic »
Fox News CEO Roger Ailes Writes Book Blurb For Rachel Maddow’s ‘Drift’ Huffington Post The Fox News chief says Maddow makes “valid arguments,” and praises “Drift” as “a book worthreading.” Below, see the full text of Ailes’ blurb (h/t Politico): Drift never makes the case that war might be necessary. America would be weakened  See all stories on this topic »
66th birthdays lead to memorable drive across America in classic ’66 cars John Steinbeck called it “The Mother Road, the road of flight” in his classic 1939 novel “The Grapes of Wrath.” An endless stream of people took The Mother Road to escape the Dust Bowl and head west to California with dreams of a better life. See all stories on this topic »

Book Review: The Infernal Republic by Marshall Moore Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog) When reading a collection of short stories, I find myself abandoning stories half way through or skipping others entirely, and I usually cannot wait to get the collection over and done with. A strange way to begin a review of a short story collection,  See all stories on this topic »

March 3, 2012

Ariz. sheriff’s Obama investigator selling book Fresno Bee Retired detective and volunteer Maricopa County sheriff’s posse member Mike Zullo is listed as the co-author of “A Question of Eligibility,” an e-book for sale through Amazon and Barnes and Noble. The book is a copy of the investigation findings  See all stories on this topic »

Ariz. sheriff’s Obama investigator selling book The Associated Press Retired detective and volunteer Maricopa County sheriff’s posse member Mike Zullo is listed as the co-author of “A Question of Eligibility,” an e-book for sale through Amazon and Barnes and Noble. The book is a copy of the investigation findings  See all stories on this topic »

Jewish-Iranian author: Don’t attack Iran Ynetnews WASHINGTON – In a recent op-ed published by the New York Times, Jewish Iranian-American author Roya Hakakian wrote in reference to Iran and Israel that “no two nations have ever been so deeply shaped by each other and yet so unaware of their debt to  See all stories on this topic » Ynetnews
Bio: Frank Gromling Frank’s current life focus has two synergistic components: protection of the environment and publishing books to educate people about the importance of environmental protection and how to participate in it. Since 2000, Frank has been part of a unique  See all stories on this topic »
CeeLo Green Book to Be Released Next Year Long Island Press By Derek Johnson on March 3rd, 2012 CeeLo Green announced earlier this week that he will be coming out with his memoir, and he promised that reading the book will “make you a believer, not only in me, but also…yourself.” Grand Central Publishing  See all stories on this topic » Long Island Press
How is loneliness presented in this novel? and what is John Steinbeck Of Mice and Men – How is loneliness presented in this novel? and what is John Steinbeck trying to say about the theme of loneliness?…/how-loneliness-presented-this-novel-what-…
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The missing Steinbeck portrait | Steve Hauk | Blog Post | Red Room John Steinbeck by Ellwood Graham. John Steinbeck was born 110 years ago today. I know it  It is called Conversations with John Steinbeck. A half dozen of…/the-missing-steinbeck-portrait

Author Darryl Hurd talks about his book “The Enemy Next Door” WDBJ7 Author Darryl Hurd came on the WDBJ7 Saturday Morning show to talk about his new book, “The Enemy Next Door.” Hurd has book signings coming up at Mill Mountain Coffee on Starkey Road on Saturday March 3 at noon. Another book signing is at Froth on  See all stories on this topic »

Peace activist John Dear book reading in Washington, D.C. Renown Peace Activist John Dear will read from his latest book. Lazarus, Come Forth! on Tuesday, March 8, 2012 at Church of the Savior, (The Festival Center), 1640 Columbia NW in Washington, DC The reading begins at 7 pm. John Dear latest book explores  See all stories on this topic »
Book Lover’s Lunch readers share their choices at Austin Public Library Post-Bulletin By Heather Rule If you’re a bookworm and you ever wanted to compare notes with other avid readers, the Book Lover’s Lunch at the Austin Public Library might be the place for you. It’s a small, informal gathering of folks who bring their lunch and a  See all stories on this topic »
Zac Efron Reads The Lorax! Yes, Reading Is Fun!! In honor of the 15th annual Read Across America Day, Zac Efron read The Lorax by Dr. Suess to children at the New York City Public Library. Yes, kiddies, it was a bookbefore it was a movie! See reading is COOL! Let’s all grab a book today and get  See all stories on this topic »
For the Love of Reading The National Education Association’s Read Across America program encourages reading with children with annual celebrations based around Dr. Seuss’ March 2 birthday. Schools, libraries, bookstores and children’s venues often host special events to  See all stories on this topic »
School 5 celebrates Read Across America Day Evening Observer In a proclamation by President Barack Obama, he stated, “Reading enriches the human experience and illuminates the path to learning, opportunity and success. By sharing the beauty and power ofbooks with our children, we make a vital investment not  See all stories on this topic »
Woodbine Community Celebrates Reading Cape May County Herald (press release) This year’s theme will be based on Seuss’s book “The Lorax”. The students will be kicking off a reading incentive “Growing Better Readers.” Activities are scheduled for the entire week this year, based on books by Dr. Seuss: Monday (“The Cat in the  See all stories on this topic »

Author Examines Risks And Rewards Of Yoga He’s be introduced by Jacques Steinberg, author of The Gatekeepers and Your Are and Ironman. The event if free and a Q&A session and book signing will follow. Advance registration for the event is suggested. Broad will also be speaking in his hometown  See all stories on this topic »

Books: New and noteworthy USA TODAY USA TODAY’s Jocelyn McClurg scopes out the hottest books on sale the week of March 4. What it’s about: What was it like for those who survived after the “unsinkable” Titanic struck an iceberg on April 14, 1912? Wilson tells their little-known stories. See all stories on this topic »
Official: Mistakes led to Afghan Quran burnings The Seattle Times The incident started when the books and other Islamic texts that a US military official said had extremist inscriptions were removed from the library at the Parwan Detention Facility and then taken to the burn pit at the adjoining Bagram Air Field. See all stories on this topic »

Author wanted books as lasting legacy The Westerly Sun Connolly is the president of Crosswinds Press, a publishing company she runs with her husband George out of their house on Crosswinds Drive near Noank (hence the name). The company exists primarily to publish Connolly’s book series about her grandson  See all stories on this topic »

Dave Nordstrand: The river next door The Salinas Californian John Steinbeck immortalized our river in the opening of “Of Mice and Men.” In a scene he set near Soledad, he described a place where the river “runs deep and green.” Jump forward to 2006. A sign painter, in a dash of near Steinbeckian creativity,  See all stories on this topic »

Libraries In Crisis: Urging Random House To Reconsider Pricing  By The Huffington Post News Editors Random House, the country’s largest trade publisher, has informed libraries that wholesale charges for e-books would rise by more than 20 percent for new adult releases and more than double for new children’s books. Random House noted  The Full Feed from

The books that changed me Sydney Morning Herald Many writers came to writing after they read a poor book and thought to themselves that they could do better. I came to it by reading Dune and then wishing I could do half as well. Imagine a magical world where a boy goes to a school for wizards,  See all stories on this topic » Sydney Morning Herald
Belle kids reach reading milestone Kewanee Star Courier Kewanee School Board member Jeff Johnson reads a Dr. Seuss book to students in Rachelle Price’s kindergarten class at Belle Alexander School Friday. By Mike Berry Every year, March 2 is a big day at Belle Alexander School. It’s Read Across America Day,  See all stories on this topic »
Words and music: Outreach events bring books, beautiful sounds to Stockton kids Stockton Record Jocelyn Mejia, 5, picks out a few books to read that were donated by the Reading is Fun program during Friday’s Read to Me, Stockton! event at Taylor Leadership Academy in southwest Stockton.CRAIG SANDERS/The Record By Barbara Zumwalt STOCKTON  See all stories on this topic »
Apple iBooks 2 Review: Easy Reading on Your iPad Tablet PC Review One app to get in the eReading category is Apple’s free iBooks. iBooks lets you read eBooks downloaded through Apple’s iBooks store, via iTunes. iBooks can also organize and display booksproduced in the ePub format, and some books in PDF. See all stories on this topic »
NOEM: Make reading a priority Rapid City Journal As a mother of three, I have made it a priority in our family to take time to read. It started with readingbook, or sometimes two, before bedtime and now that my kids are in school, we still set aside time to read books for leisure. See all stories on this topic »

Libraries protest Random House price hike Utica Observer Dispatch Competitors such as Penguin Group (USA) and Simon & Schuster have either limited e-books for libraries or made them entirely unavailable. Publishers are concerned that free downloads could cost them sales. The American Library Association is urging  See all stories on this topic »

Rights group says Tintin publisher’s anti-racism ‘ambiguous’ The Bostwana Gazette PARIS (AFP) – French rights group CRAN on Thursday attacked the publisher of the Tintin books for his “very ambiguous” anti-racism after he said he was proud to sell the racially stereotyped ‘Tintin in the Congo’. The head of the CRAN (Representative  See all stories on this topic »
Op-Ed: PayPal warns publishers about bestiality, rape and incest content Sydney – In what is being called a censorship move, PayPal has informed e-bookpublisher Smashwords that if it doesn’t remove content containing references to rape, bestiality and incest, it will withdraw its services. In case you haven’t heard,  See all stories on this topic »
Charles England students: ‘Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!’ Lexington Dispatch Volunteers from the community visited classrooms to partake in the festivities by reading Seuss’books. The annual reading motivation and awareness program is part of the activities that also recognize the National Educators Association’s Read Across  See all stories on this topic »
5 Facts About Dr. Seuss (POLL) So in honor of the late great Theodor Seuss Geisel’s 108th birthday, we present five facts to know about the author, and encourage everyone to take part in Read Across America by just sitting down and cracking open a good book! See all stories on this topic »
Pierce County Reads books remembers difficult time | Books  Books & Publishing News  The Pierce County library system picks a book every year for county residents to  This this year the book strikes close to home.…
Publishing news from Brazil – Beattie’s Book Blog Beattie’s Book Blog – unofficial homepage of the New Zealand book community  Looking for More Brazilian Publishing News in English? The most recent…/publishing-news-from-brazi…

“Fifty Shades Of Grey”: Erotic Novel Gets Women Fantasizing — And Causes  Huffington Post The reviews on Amazon include comments like “This was one of those books that keeps you glued to the pages; staying up reading into the early morning” and “This story is magical!” This morning the TODAY show aired interviews with a group of women,  See all stories on this topic »

Dr. Michele Marie Burke Delivers Encouraging Spiritual Advice PR Web (press release) Dr. Michele Marie Burke’s new Christian non-fiction book, “…And I Will Heal Their Land” (published by WestBow Press), offers readers some much-needed encouragement and inspiration in these trying times. Burke finds quite a bit to be concerned about  See all stories on this topic » PR Web (press release)
About BooksBook signings for local fans Canton Repository Hudson author John David Merwin recently published the book “The Bartered Virgins” through Dorrance Publishing Co. of Pittsburgh. The book is a history of the 1917 sale of a group of Caribbean Islands from Denmark to the United States. See all stories on this topic »
Roundup: Books, transfers and bounty programs The Virginian-Pilot Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer’s literary foundation and a national non-profit organization will provide 32000 new books to kids from low-income families across the state. Beamer’s foundation, Herma’s Readers, will undertake the project in  See all stories on this topic » The Virginian-Pilot
Author Scheiber: Obama Economic Team Escaped Depression  Read ‘Author Scheiber: Obama Economic Team Escaped Depression, Fumbled Recovery’ from our blog Daily Ticker on Yahoo! Finance. The dark economic days of early 2009 — hundreds of thousands of jobs lost per month, the Dow sinking  Yahoo! Finance: The Daily Ticker
James Q. Wilson, ‘Broken Windows’ author, dies at 80 | The Daily  By Vince Coglianese James Q. Wilson, ‘Broken Windows’ author, dies at 80 | He was being treated for leukemia, according to a family friend. The Daily Caller
Author of Infanticide Paper Received Death Threats | Verum Serum By John Not according to a new study/review of studies published since 2004 which found that more than half of climate study authors are skeptical of global warming claims: In 2004, history professor Naomi Oreskes performed a survey of research  Verum Serum
Author, activist Winona LaDuke to speak at U of M March 29  By Joe Kimball MinnPost is a nonprofit news organization, providing high quality journalism for people who care about Minnesota. The Latest posts on MinnPost

Book spotlights ‘distinctive’ Ponte Vedra Beach homes Florida Times-Union Since its release, he has sold 900 copies in area bookstores, through word of mouth and at severalbook signings. The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach is holding a Legacy Trust home and art tour today, and three of the five homes on the tour are  See all stories on this topic »

Author, Illustrator Tom Montana’s New Book Eli’s Adventure, Is Excellent  Virtual-Strategy Magazine Second, proceeds from the book’s sales are given to Love By Action, a non-profit organization that supports children living in poverty and the community of Mathare Valley, Kenya. Its website is” Tom added that a check for $1000  See all stories on this topic »

Steinbeck, Bikers, and Slimy Critters – Explore By Green Life John Steinbeck called the nearby Gabilan Range “beckoning mountains with brown grass love.” (Their westerly counterparts, the Santa Lucia’s, he said, were “brooding — unfriendly and dangerous”). And from 1917 to 1994, the fort served as  Explore
This Day in Chicana herstory: Josefina Fierro de Bright passed away  By cindylu Together, they entertained luminaries such as John Steinbeck, Lillian Hellmann, Theodore Dreiser, Orson Welles, Robert Lowell and others. In addition, Fierro de Bright played a major role in curtailing the so-called Zoot Suit Riots, pleading  Lotería Chicana
Unprecedented Oklahoma Drought! | Real Science By Steven Goddard The Ministry Of Truth reminds us that John Steinbeck never existed. Dustbowl Cimarron County Oklahoma Arthur Rothstein 1936 2 500 Unprecedented Oklahoma Drought! And that the current drought is the worst ever. ScreenHunter 92 Mar. Real Science
Author : Clint (Saturday, March 3rd, 2012 at 4:43 am) Moviehole Julianna Margulies (“The Good Wife”) is joining Christopher Walken, Al Pacino and Alan Arkin in the action comedy “Stand Up Guys” for Lakeshore (THR). Idris Elba and Taraji P.Henson are doing the new Screen Gems thriller “No Good Deed” (THR). See all stories on this topic » Moviehole
Famed Author Leon Uris Had a Bookstore in Sherman Oaks Author Leon Uris, who wrote the best selling book Exodus, once owned a book store in Sherman Oaks, according to the site LA Observed. Sherman Oaks lost its last bookstore in 2011 when Borders shut down. The popular site LA Observed reminded us this  See all stories on this topic »

Norwalk Students Study ‘Murder’ Scene The Daily Norwalk by Nancy Guenther Chapman (email) A CPR dummy lies behind Brien McMahon High School on Friday, simulating a murder scene from John Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men.” Sgt. Arthur Weisgerber answers questions from Paulina Gomez, right, a junior at Brien  See all stories on this topic »

Digital publisher claims right to children’s book The Daily News Online NEW YORK (AP) — A digital publisher being sued by HarperCollins over an electronic edition of Jean Craighead George’s award-winning “Julie of the Wolves” has filed a statement in federal court saying it had “secured all necessary e-book rights. See all stories on this topic »

Scituate author’s book goes Hollywood Enterprise News By Ed Symkus Scituate native Nick Flynn had an inkling that he wanted to be an author when he was about 12. “I was taken by the books I read back then,” said Flynn by phone from New York, “and what I was reading then was Sherlock Holmes. See all stories on this topic »
Author Denis Johnson stages reading of new play in Provincetown Wicked Local By Staff reports Denis Johnson, author of six novels and a former FAWC writing fellow (1981-82), will be joined by a troupe of actors for a staged reading of his new play, “Des Moines,” at 8 pm on Saturday, March 3, in the Stanley Kunitz Common Room at  See all stories on this topic »
Author, ‘Testing Prayer: Science and Healing’ Huffington Post (blog) When sickness strikes, people around the world pray for healing. Many of the faithful claim that prayer has cured them of blindness, deafness and metastasized cancers, and some believe they have been resurrected from the dead. See all stories on this topic »

Author tackles identity disorder Winnipeg Free Press TORONTO author Lilian Nattel set out to write her newest novel with the best of intentions — to shed light on the lives and challenges faced by individuals living with a condition known as dissociative identity disorder. See all stories on this topic »

Arkansas City Public Library is host to book signing Arkansas City Traveler The novel, set in 1920s Kansas, speaks of lost hopes and the youths of the 1920s who started out with so much abundance, according to a press release. It is published by Tate Publishing & Enterprises, Mustang, Okla. See all stories on this topic »

Books Reading | Genealogy Reporter Today is World Book Day. The project is aimed at children and in developing their love of books. The school or nursery registers with the site and at some point Book Reading | The House Baba Built: An  Meet-the-Author Book Reading. Ed Young introduces and shares some of the backstory for creating The House Baba Built: An Artist’s Childhood in China.;a=1
Book Reading « Tara Fuller I want to give a HUGE thank you to every one that came out to the PERIGEE MOON launch party last night to help me celebrate the release. It was a blast and I
Michael T. Fournier Book Reading and Musical Performances by  Michael T. Fournier Book Reading and Musical Performances by Coastwest Unrest and Walker Rose (3/9/12, 8p-11p). by: Blackbird Studios – February 29th,…/michael-t-fournier-book-reading-an…
‘Taare Zameen Par’ actress Tisca Chopra At Book Reading Session  ‘Taare Zameen Par’ actress Tisca Chopra participated in the reading session of author Kiran…/xp2yyr_taare-zameen-par-actress-tis…
BLOG.TEACHINGBABYTOREAD.COM: Book Reading Challenge  Book Reading Challenge for 2012. Some of the parents over on the BrillKids forum posted a challenge to read 1000 books to their children during 2012.…/book-reading-challenge-for-2012…
English Department: David Livewell book reading at La Salle  Philadelphia Events News, Sports, Weather, Traffic and Philly’s Top Spots.…-/E0-001-046339595-5
Is she reading a bookReading a book” is “leyendo un libro.” Usually this would be combined with a conjugated form of “estar”, such as “Estoy leyendo un libro”, or “I am reading a
Andrew Breitbart’s Book Sales Spike Upon News of Death – Forbes News that conservative blogger and culture warrior Andrew Breitbart is dead at age 43 has sparked a run on the book he published last year, sending it zooming…/andrew-breitbarts-book-sales-spike-upon-…
Tennessee Used Book Sales | BookSaleManager Blog Tennessee used book sales are occasions regularly hosted by libraries and non –profits. A commonbook sale will often be a finite event, scheduled, no more.…/tennessee-used-book-sales/?…
Religious book sales end year strong Religious book sales were up according to the latest monthly figures available from the Association of American Publishers (AAP), with a strong ending for 2011 .…/24604-religious-book-sales-end…
Obtain Worthy Book Sales Through a Worthy Book Marketing Plan You’re a professional speaker, or consultant, who just published his first book. Now that you are bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, you’ve got to get to work obtaining…/obtain-worthy-book-sales-through-a-…
Ebook sales up – Overall book sales fall | The Passive Voice In December, net book sales fell 3.5%, to $1.52 billion, as reported by 77 publishers to the Association of American Publishers. E-books, which rose 72.1% over…/ebook-sales-up-but-slower-net-b…
‘The Lorax’ movie buzz boosts Dr. Seuss book sales | All of that is boosting Dr. Seuss book sales: Green Eggs and Ham is No. 47 on USA TODAY’s Best-Selling Books list, up from No. 219 last week; The Lorax is 59 ,…/The-Lorax-movie-buzz-boosts-Dr-Seuss-b…

Should we question Mark Coker’s Values? Paypal moves against Smashwords, Mark Coker Responds (MERGED THREAD) If you don’t like American morality, the answer is simple. Don’t bother selling to/ through Americans/American companies. This is like going in a place that serves

March 2, 2012

I Don’t Know What to Do About My Daughter’s Bully BlogHer (blog) Helping Children Protect Themselves in the Twenty-first Century Tate Publishing 2010 I expalin for parents and teachers how to teach safety to children ages 5-13 in a nonthreatening way. The children are safer, more confident, ready to save themselves  See all stories on this topic »

John Steinbeck | Penn Manor Library The first step in your research is finding out the history of Of Mice and Men and biographical information on John Steinbeck. Your first start should be …
400 turn out in Salinas for Steinbeck’s 110th birthday  John Steinbeck was born 110 years ago today in Salinas, and Sunday the National Steinbeck Center in his hometown threw a birthday party in his honor.
Twitter / Open Culture: John Steinbeck’s 6 Tips fo … John Steinbeck’s 6 Tips for the Aspiring Writer & His Nobel Prize Speech. http://t. co/rD73IHWr Today is his 110th birthday.
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Local writer self-publishing his way to Christian fantasy success Reminder Newspapers By Denise Coffey – Staff Writer (Lr) Sara Hoyt (WA junior and president of the Library Club), Scott Appleton, and school librarian Deborah Sharpe. Photo courtesy of Brenda Stockwell. Scott Appleton was 17 when he spent three months in Thailand as a  See all stories on this topic » Reminder Newspapers
Steinbeck Novel Comes to Chatham Stage Director Frank Licato sees the play, based on John Steinbeck’s novel of the same name, as a universal, yet quintessentially American, story. “It centers on family, and we all grow up with family, we all have family,” Licato said. See all stories on this topic »
8 memorable depictions of farmers Farm Industry News (subscription) The John Ford-directed movie captures the sense of despair and desolation of John Steinbeck’s original novel. Although its depictions of agriculture are sparse and foreboding, it still has the power to move even a cynical viewer. See all stories on this topic »

Barbara Bedell: Heart-athon raises $65000 for hospital in Harris Times Herald-Record For copies, visit All proceeds will be donated to the homeless children of New York City, where he volunteers. The Hudson Valley Chamber Winds, conducted by Adam Fontana, will perform at 4 pm Saturday during the  See all stories on this topic »

Andrew Breitbart dies: Conservative publisher remembered across the web Washington Post Conservative publisher and bloggerAndrew Breitbart collapsed and died during a walk near his home in Los Angeles on Thursday. He was rushed to a nearby hostpital but could not be revived, the AP reports: Breitbart suffered heart problems a year earlier  See all stories on this topic »

Author Stephen Prothero gives his list for the 12 most influential Catholics  CNN (blog) Editor’s note: Stephen Prothero, a Boston University religion scholar and author of “God is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions that Run the World,” is a regular CNN Belief Blog contributor. By Stephen Prothero, Special to CNN (CNN) – Anyone who is old  See all stories on this topic »
Author plays the ‘Half-Blood Blues’ CNN “Half-Blood Blues” is the second novel from Edugyan, an author with a bit of a globe-hopping past. She was born and raised in Canada, the daughter of immigrant parents from Ghana. She has studied and lived in the United States and across Europe,  See all stories on this topic »
‘Hunger Games’ Author Suzanne Collins Loves The Movie: Jennifer Lawrence Is  Hollywood Life The Hunger Games movie has received the seal of approval from the book’s author, Suzanne Collins – and we couldn’t be more excited! I’ve just had the opportunity to see the finished film of The Hunger Games. I’m really happy with how it turned out. See all stories on this topic »
Author and Wellness Expert Ellen Whitehurst Oak Ridger (blog) At the mere mention of Feng Shui, I instantly used to fear my wife would ask for my help in rearranging our furniture. That was before my friend, publicist Imal Wagner, sent me an interesting paperback titled “Make This Your Lucky Day: Fun and Easy  See all stories on this topic »

Steinbeck Country — home of Salinas, Cannery Row and Monterey — wears its  Toronto Star The Nobel Prize-winning author John Steinbeck was born in Salinas where two mountain ranges, Gabilan (which he described as jolly) and Santa Lucia (described as dark and moody) created the Salinas Valley, filled with green crops that were as good as  See all stories on this topic »

Libraries protest Random House price hike Wall Street Journal AP NEW YORK — The American Library Association is urging Random House Inc. to reconsider its steep increases in the price of e-books for library wholesalers Random House, the country’s largest trade publisher, announced earlier this week that  See all stories on this topic »

Misadventures in publishing | FutureBook After the news this week that I have signed a publishing deal with Pan Macmillan, I thought I would write a little bit about my experience with “the industry” over

Teen Author Will Autograph Books at Crossroads A couple years after Struer wrote the story, Dawn took it to Tate Publishing, which is based in Oklahoma. The company requires their authors to pay a small fee up front to publish their first book, which they return to them after 5000 copies of the  See all stories on this topic »
Local Author to Hold Book Signing Saturday Brownwood News (blog) “Covenant of Freedom” is published by Take Publishing and Enterprises, and is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at, or by or See all stories on this topic »
Telling Estacada’s stories: New book digs into area’s history Hurd’s book, “Estacada,” will be released March 5. It is the latest in the popular “Images of America” series by Arcadia Publishing, a leading publisher of local and regional history that has also released books about Lake Oswego, Molalla,  See all stories on this topic »

Memories of Dr. Seuss Heber Springs Sun-Times By his death in September 1991, Dr. Seuss had written and illustrated 44 children’s books. Hisbooks have been translated into more than 15 languages and over 200 million copies of his bookshave been sold world-wide. I don’t know many people who have  See all stories on this topic »

Seth Godin’s Book Rejected From Apple Due To Amazon Links – GalleyCat By Dianna Dilworth on March 2, 2012 11:24 AM Author Seth Godin’s new book Stop Selling Dreams is not be available in the iBookstore. Why? According to Godin, thebook was not approved because the bibliography contains links to books on Amazon. See all stories on this topic »
Why Innovation Fails – Book Excerpt: ‘The Wide Lens’ (blog) BOOK EXCERPT: “Why Great Products Lose to Good Solutions: Sony vs. Amazon in the eBook Wars,” excerpted from “The Wide Lens” by Ron Adner. Launched in 2006, Sony’s Reader was a Lamborghini to the Model Ts of earlier attempts at electronic book readers. See all stories on this topic »
James Atlas, Veteran Publisher and Author, Will Edit for Amazon New York Times (blog) Mr. Atlas, the author of a renowned biography of Saul Bellow, is responsible for signing up 12 biographies in the series, and has acquired several books so far, according to an Amazonspokeswoman. More authors are in discussions with Amazon See all stories on this topic »
The buzz in books – March 2 USA TODAY Theodor Geisel, the beloved author and children’s book editor, turns 108 today. In honor of his birthday, write where you like to read in rhyme with @USATODAYBooks’ hashtag #rhymingbirthday… 7 facts you didn’t know about Geisel. See all stories on this topic » USA TODAY
Three Hitchens Books to Be Revived New York Times (blog) By JULIE BOSMAN Three books by Christopher Hitchens that had gone out of print will be revived in paperback and e-book, the publishers of the titles said. Twelve, an imprint of the Hachette BookGroup, will release the three books on April 10. See all stories on this topic »
The Few, the Brave: Those Who Expand Their Books Coverage Wall Street Journal (blog) By Christopher Shea Like the Wall Street Journal but unlike the vast majority of publications, Slate is expanding — rather than slashing — its books coverage. The self-consciously contrarian site just announced that it will be debuting a special  See all stories on this topic »
Ellis donates thousands of books Austin Herald Ellis is wrapping up its Martin Luther King Jr. book drive project, with far greater results than anyone could predict. Ellis Middle School sixth-grader Ana Velazquez, left, reads to Community Learning Center students Adrian Castelan and Amy Ortiz with  See all stories on this topic » Austin Herald
Take a look… INSIDE A BOOK Canon City Daily Record In honor of that Cat in the Hat’s 108th birthday, children across America are celebrating by picking up a good book. The National Education Association’s “Read Across America” event is recognized and celebrated every year to motivate children to read  See all stories on this topic »

Dr. Seuss’ books were the hooks for Muncie students at Read Across America event Muncie Star Press 10:55 pm I read with great interest the article by Thomas St. Myer (Feb.- 9:30 pm We are what we eat, they say. We can eat what we read, too.- 11:01 pm Dr. Seuss’ books were the hooks for Muncie students at Read Across America event Christina Coates  See all stories on this topic »

World Book Day: Let’s get children reading The Independent (blog) By Laura Davis The aim of it is to encourage young children to get reading, providing opportunities by sending out book tokens to schools across the UK. Thousands of children will receive a £1 discount of a selection of eight books, including Big Day  See all stories on this topic » The Independent (blog)

Associa and Associa Supports Kids Launch Campaign for Reading and Literacy MarketWatch (press release) “The Scout book series provides a great reason to pick up a book and read with your children. The ASK book series is written specifically to introduce safe and healthy activities to children in a fun and entertaining way. Best of all, they encourage  See all stories on this topic »

Reader reviews roundup The Guardian (blog) I decided to read the books. I won’t be adding them to our library”, R042 begins drily. “Hysterical reviews about moral propriety and turpitude are going to sell this book well to audiences of children eager to challenge parental authority,” s/he says,  See all stories on this topic » The Guardian (blog)
Strongsville Kiwanis helps children learn to love reading Plain Dealer (blog) By Tara Quinn, Sun News Enlarge Tara Quinn, Sun News Ena Bindel and her son Keanu of Strongsville flip through the wide selection of free books given away by the Kiwanis Club of Strongsville. (Bob Perkoski/Special to Sun News) reading gallery (7  See all stories on this topic » Plain Dealer (blog)

Beamer and First Book join forces to bring new books to Virginia kids VT (March 2) – Herma’s Readers, the Virginia literacy foundation founded by Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer, and First Book, the national nonprofit that provides new books to kids in need, announced a new partnership on Friday that will provide  See all stories on this topic »Book shop success taken as read This is Leicestershire High street book stores might be suffering as a result of online sales and the Kindle – but one independent store is bucking the trend. The Bookshop, in Kibworth, opened at the height of the economic downturn two years ago. However, friendly staff and  See all stories on this topic »Katie’s Cup Book Club announces March reading selection, discussion dates Rockford Register Star By Vivian Gomez Katie’s Cup Book Club, 502 Seventh St., Rockford, has picked “Midwives” by Chris Bohjalian as its reading selection for March. The book discussion will be co-hosted by Rockford-area Lutheran Ministries and Katie’s Cup coffee bar at 7 pm  See all stories on this topic »If You Give A Mouse A Cookie, You’re Fucked: 10 Tips For Avoiding Terrible  Deadspin But those books are REALLY shitty. They’re all way too long, and the bears NEVER kill any campers or steal Molson from a nearby tent. I have two children, and I have spent a lot of time reading to them. When you have the right bookreading to your  See all stories on this topic »

Read Across America Day touted by Obama WJLA By Yasmeen Alamiri It’s a great day to pick up a book! US President Barack Obama on Friday issued a presidential proclamation declaring March 2 as Read Across America Day. Obama, who was a former law professor, stressed the need to enhance literacy  See all stories on this topic » WJLA

Patch’s Poll: Who Is Your Favorite Children’s Book Author? Today is Read Across America Day, to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Who is your favorite children’sbook author? Take our poll and tell us why in the comments! By Elissa Bass Teaching Assistant Patti Pickett, as The Cat in the Hat, with Principal  See all stories on this topic »

Aurelio’s Pizza Named Presenting Sponsor of Joliet Slammers Reading Program reading program, which started mid-February and runs through summer, began as the Book Buddies program in 2011. The focus is to work in conjunction with area schools and libraries to promote literacy through baseball to children in grades K-8. See all stories on this topic »
Watching Tarkovsky With Geoff Dyer’s Voice in My Head Slate Magazine Or Dyer would begin a section with a grandiose claim, like “There follows one of the great sequences in the history of cinema,” and I’d feel compelled to stop reading and watch the sequence in question before returning to the book to hear him break it  See all stories on this topic » Slate Magazine
Co-author of ‘broken windows’ policing theory dies The Associated Press Wilson and co-author George L. Kelling argued in a 1982 article in the Atlantic that communities must address minor crimes and their effects, such as broken windows, to prevent larger problems from developing. The pair argued that, in communities,  See all stories on this topic »
Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! 9 Facts to Know About the Famed Author TIME By Aylin Zafar | @azafar | March 2, 2012 | + Beloved children’s book author Dr. Seuss would have turned 108 today, and he would surely have been proud to see that his works are still relevant as ever, resonating with children—and adults—of all ages. See all stories on this topic »
Teaching the country Reporter-Times Wallace plans to hold book signings in the near future at Barnes and Noble stores, he said. Wallace’s interest in politics began about 17 years ago when he was a single parent raising three children, he said. “I started a book on living in America in  See all stories on this topic » Reporter-Times
March Museum Roundup In addition to the book signings, childrens’ Story Time readings, Ask an Expert sessions, and stargazing opportunities that are monthly staples at the Air and Space Museum, two family days round will keep visitors busy. March 23 is Family Day at both  See all stories on this topic »

Dot Rotten The Edinburgh Journal DR: One of my favourite authors for storybooks is John Steinbeck. He wrote Of Mice And Men. That’s a really good book. Away from that, one of my favourite authors, I’ve got his book on my phone right now Robert Greene. He did the The 48 Laws Of Power. See all stories on this topic » The Edinburgh Journal

Kevin Flanagan: If you want a traditional book publishing deal, epublish your  Irish Independent UP until recently, the traditional way to become a bestselling author was with a publishing house. This allowed publishers to emerge as a kind of literary overlord that trampled on hopeful authors without any sign of remorse. See all stories on this topic »

Another major player announces boycott of Amazon in support of IPG MobyLives by Dennis Johnson One of publishing’s smartest and most-watched publishers yesterday announced he was “breaking the Amazon habit,” in large part because of the attack by Amazon against the Independent Publishers Group (IPG). In a blog post called “Why  See all stories on this topic »
Apple Won’t Sell Seth Godin’s Book With Amazon Links – eBookNewser By Dianna Dilworth on March 2, 2012 8:51 AM Author Seth Godin revealed this week that his latest book Stop Selling Dreams will not be available in the iBookstore because it contains links to buy books mentioned in the bibliography from Amazon. See all stories on this topic »
Amazon Employees Are Happy with CEO Jeff Bezos Auctionbytes By Ina Steiner employees who rated their companies on career site CarreerBliss ranked CEO Jeff Bezos highest, earning him the number three spot on the CareerBliss list of the 10 Happiest CEOs for 2012. However, Amazon ranked lowest on that  See all stories on this topic » Auctionbytes
A Q&A with author Amanda Hocking Amanda Hocking is an author who did the unthinkable — she sold most of the onemillion copies of her self-published books in e-book format. Now her Trylle trilogy, Switched, Torn and Ascend, is being released in paperback by St. Martins Press. See all stories on this topic »

Penguin Ireland Signs Debut Author | Irish Publishing News By Editor According to the company, the story is told in Sylvia’s irreverent, quirky and, at times, angry voice and is a book of huge emotional power which examines relationships, family, love and death through a compelling story. Grehan said, ‘I am  Irish Publishing News

Publishing News – February 2012 Publishing News – February 2012  Chain bookstores Barnes and Noble, Books -a-Million and Chapters Indigo (Canada’s top bookseller) have announced that…/2012/…/publishing-news-february-201…

Andrew Breitbart, controversial conservative author, dead at 43 Calgary Herald LOS ANGELES — Conservative activist Andrew Breitbart, an influential voice in US Republican politics known for his attacks on liberals and Democrats, died unexpectedly of natural causes in Los Angeles early on Thursday, his family said. He was 43. See all stories on this topic »
Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss: Local author teaches children how to draw ‘Lorax  The Grand Rapids Press – The event helped to localize today’s National Education Association’s Read Across America Day, honoring the birthday of the beloved children’s book author. Also today, ‘Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax,’ is opening up on the big screen – the fourth Seuss book made  See all stories on this topic » The Grand Rapids Press –
James Q. Wilson, co-author of the ‘broken window’ community policing strategy After the article appeared, the wisdom of authors was sought by police and politicians. “I read it and it hit me,” Kevin White, then mayor of Boston, told the Globe in November 1982 as he insisted on more foot patrols by the police department. See all stories on this topic »
Book Reading And Signing By Local Author … FOX19 OXFORD, OH (FOX19) – Local resident and author Laura Huber will be reading excerpts from her latest books, The ABC’s of Homeschooling and The Life Planner – Discovering Yourself and Achieving Your Goals at the Oxford Community Arts Center Second Friday  See all stories on this topic »

‘Of Mice and Men’ at People’s Light Daily Local News What we need now is a bard, someone like author John Steinbeck, who could help explain the ways our Great Recession does damage to the best in our humanity. As Steinbeck put it, “it has always seemed strange to me … the things we admire in men,  See all stories on this topic »

Book Reading and Signing: Jodi Picoult Newsday Explore LI > Events Fri2 Book Reading and Signing: Jodi Picoult Huntington, NY 631-271-1442 Event overview More events at this venue Be the first to rate: 0 Click to rate When: Fri. 3/2 7 pm. Where: Huntington High School Oakwood and Mckay roads  See all stories on this topic » Newsday
Pick Up a Book, Pass It Around for Read Across America Day Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday March 2 by joining book lovers and your local school or public library forRead Across America day. By Larissa Dudkiewicz Pick up a book for Read Across America Day! Schools and libraries across the state and  See all stories on this topic »
Children’s book app gives readers 65 possible paths Sun-Sentinel Targeted at readers from third through sixth grade, the story takes a page out of old choose-your-own-adventure books. In the story, two tweens find a magical paintbrush that brings to life anything it paints. There are 65 possible paths a reader can  See all stories on this topic »
Readers celebrate World Book Day as Blue Peter broadcasts from University of  Mancunian Matters March 1 was World Book Day and literary events are continuing throughout this week. The aim of the initiative is to encourage kids to explore the pleasures of reading in as noisy and fun a way as possible. Children up to 18 are given a £1 book token to  See all stories on this topic » Mancunian Matters
Discover WHAT BOOK broadcaster PETER SISSONS is reading now Daily Mail On a desert island it would have to be something that I could read and re-read, that really opened my eyes, and gave me new insights. The sort of book which, when you close it, you wish you could remember more. So I would choose either Stalin or  See all stories on this topic » Daily Mail
Norman Parents Upset With Racy Reading Assignment News On 6 “It’s pornography, is what I think it is,” said Tammy Jensen referring to the passage that explicitly details a sexual encounter between two characters in the book Snow Falling on Cedars. Her 16-year-old daughter was reading the book Wednesday night  See all stories on this topic »
Kumon Partners with RIF to Bring Books to Underserved Children Duluth Weekly In Georgia, RIF has served 64767 children and distributed 241595 books last year. But an estimated 611000 children are living in poverty and are still in need of RIF’s support. “In a lot of our schools, kids are not on reading level. See all stories on this topic »
Baker & Taylor to Offer Smashwords ebooks in Blio eReading Application and  MarketWatch (press release) CHARLOTTE, NC and LOS GATOS, Calif., March 2, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Baker & Taylor, Inc., the world’s largest distributor of digital and physical books, together with K-NFB ReadingTechnology, developer of the Blio eReading application,  See all stories on this topic »
In days of old when books were bold and censors weren’t contented Sydney Morning Herald She posed as a depraved reader and got the book from a Martin Place bookshop, allowing the censors to ascertain that it was perverse indeed. Its raunchiest scene between two women characters read: ”and that night they were not divided”. See all stories on this topic » Sydney Morning Herald
Read ‘Berenstain Bears and Too Much Junk Food’ this weekend Mother Nature Network (blog) Jan Berenstain, co-creator of ‘The Berenstain Bears’ book series, recently passed away. Reading this book about eating too much junk food with your kids can honor her memory and teach a useful lesson. When my youngest was in pre-school,  See all stories on this topic » Mother Nature Network (blog)
JHS students’ reading ranks well Jamestown Sun Dr. Seuss’s birthday and Read Across America Day are both today, and according to test scores, students in Jamestown Public Schools are doing better than the average North Dakota student when it comes to cracking the books. The reading achievement  See all stories on this topic »
Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday with Read Across America MyFox Dallas Dr. Seuss is not only fun for all ages, but his work is considered an excellent tool for helping kids develop a love of reading and learning, among other benefits. “Also, his use of rhyme makes his books an effective tool for teaching young children  See all stories on this topic » MyFox Dallas
You react to Hank’s book, Tiger, his handling of the media, and the hoopla (blog) Solutions Etcetera I think in the absence of any contract, HH is free to write any book he pleases, and TW is well within his right to be pissed off about it. Hard to read “ethics” with a straight face in any thread involving TW, too. See all stories on this topic »

Jackie Collins experiments with self-publishing The Bitch | Books  Queen of the bonkbuster will e-publish revised edition under her own steam in the US.…/jackie-collins-self-publishing-the-bitch

Taunton’s Hopewell Elementary kicks off Read Across America Week Wicked Local By Gerry Tuoti Dressed as their favorite literary characters and clutching their favorite books, hundreds of Hopewell Elementary School students celebrated reading and enjoyed a feast of green eggs and ham. “We want to promote reading and get the kids  See all stories on this topic »
Time for a good book Scottsboro Daily Sentinel The week-long celebration honors the fostering of lifelong interests in reading throughout schools in the nation and celebrates the birthday of children’s author Dr. Suess. During DEAR Day, Rotary members volunteer their time to read books and discuss  See all stories on this topic »
We’ll miss you, Jan Berenstain, but I kind of hated your bears ChicagoNow (blog) Unfortunately, while those books “helped so many children through so many kinds of challenges that kids face,” I was not one of those children. As a child, I did not find thebooks helpful AT ALL. In fact, after reading a few of The Berenstain Bears  See all stories on this topic » ChicagoNow (blog)
‘The Hunger Games’ author Suzanne Collins gives movie her approval (blog) By Brill Bundy When a book is adapted for the movies, one has to take what the authorthinks of the cinematic version with a grain of salt. Still, it’s always nice for them, their fans and the studio when they give it their stamp of approval. See all stories on this topic » (blog)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DR. SEUSS: New film ‘The Lorax’ helps fans salute the late  Washington Post (blog) SEUSS: New film ‘The Lorax’ helps fans salute the late children’s author By Michael Cavna Fans spanning the map will celebrate — in one way or another — the birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known to generations of young and once-young readers  See all stories on this topic »
‘Monkeys’ author visits ROWVA Galesburg Register-Mail ROWVA fifth and sixth grade students greet author Jim Aylesworth after he spoke to their classes Wednesday. The author’s visit was funded by the ROWVA Public Schools Foundation. By Anonymous “Naughty little monkeys” decorate a wall of the ROWVA  See all stories on this topic »
A battle between The Author and The Fact Checker Boston Globe When news reaches him of an outrage perpetrated by his nemesis, The Author (also known as John D’Agata), a charming but amoral fiend who eternally schemes to destabilize reality, The Fact Checker springs into action. “The Lifespan of a Fact,” a  See all stories on this topic »
5 Classic Dr Suess books Times of India He wrote 44 books for children, and each one is just as amusing and lyrical as the rest. Entirely imaginative, easy-to-read and even easier to laugh at, Dr. Seuss’ writings are a must-read for anyone who loves rhymes and wonderfully imagery. See all stories on this topic »
Authors to sign books at Yawn’s, FoxTale Cherokee Tribune by Cherokee Tribune staff FoxTale Book Shoppe is owned by friends and fellow writers, above from left, Karen Schwettman, Jackie Tanase and Ellen Ward. They opened the book store because of their respect for books, community and independent retailers. See all stories on this topic »
U of M Police Library Monitor Accused of Stealing Books, Selling Them for A University of Minnesota police employee is accused of stealing hundreds of librarybooks, and then selling them for thousands of dollars on the internet. Investigators say most of the books that went missing are from the Diehl Hall Biomedical Library  See all stories on this topic »

Rachel Maddow takes home John Steinbeck | AfterEllencom How about John Steinbeck I know me neither At least not until I heard that Rachel received the prestigious Steinbeck Award earlier this week…/rachel-maddow-takes-home-john-stein…

Bestselling authors discuss past addictions NYU Washington Square News Yael Yisraeli, community relations manager at the NYU Bookstore, said the panel was unique and important. “This event is part of a series of panels that we’ve been doing on different subject matters,” Yisraeli said. “We’ve done [them] primarily on  See all stories on this topic »

Dr. Seuss’ books were the hooks for Muncie students at Read Across America event Muncie Star Press Parents and children play games, eat snacks and read free books during the Read Across America program at South View Elementary School on Thursday. / Jordan Kartholl / The Star Press MUNCIE — Natalie Perkins, 6, loves to read. See all stories on this topic »
Weinberg Foundation/Baltimore Reads Launch Major Book Drive MarketWatch (press release) Today’s Book Drive launch is being held at one of those schools: Governor Martin O’Malley is scheduled to be the featured speaker for today’s event which marks Read Across America Day, the start of Read Across Maryland month, and the birthday of Dr. See all stories on this topic »
Is Your Family Reading Enough? LifeGoesStrong Actress Jessica Alba attends a kickoff event for the National Education Association’sRead Across America Day at the Library of Congress last March 2. Oh, the places you’ll go – if you and your family curl up with more books. Start today, March 2  See all stories on this topic » LifeGoesStrong
Read An E-Book Week Draws International Authors, Readership Good E-Reader (blog) By Mercy Pilkington First conceived of by author Rita Toews more than nine years ago as a response to the stagnant acceptance of electronic readingRead An E-Book Week has slowly built a strong international following among digitally published authors  See all stories on this topic »
An Ordinary Soldier- Important military reading on Afghanistan These issues are what makes this book so important as more than just a good read. It is a matter of opinion whether or not Allied command fully understood the significance of the fact that the Taliban were prepared to fight hard for this position. See all stories on this topic »
Book Club Cookbook’ offers recipes inspired by clubs’ favorite books Muncie Star Press We can eat what we read, too.- 11:01 pm We are what we eat, they say. We can eat what we read, too. The Book Club Cookbook by Judy Gelman and Vicki Levy Krupp (Tarcher/Penguin, $21.95), first published in 2004 and now newly updated and revised,  See all stories on this topic »
Reading is cool so please find the time, Camilla tells children Evening Standard The Duchess of Cornwall today “begged” children to find the time to read a book. Speaking to mark World Book Day today, Camilla said reading was “cool” and urged every child to develop a love of the written word. It comes after the Duchess backed the See all stories on this topic » Evening Standard
Rep. Murt Helps St. David Students Explore World of Dr. Seuss Inside the Father Curran Hall of St. David Church, where he and his family are parishioners, Murt read“The Cat in the Hat,” among other Dr. Seuss books, to 140 eager pre-kindergarten through second-grade St. David students, as well as students from  See all stories on this topic »

‘August: Osage County’ packed with powerhouse performances Pensacola News Journal The subject of last week’s column was John Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men” at Pensacola State College, with its bleak, Depression-era setting. This week’s focus is Pensacola Little Theatre’s “August: Osage County.” Written by Tracy Letts, “August: Osage  See all stories on this topic »

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Torstar book publishing revenues drop $5.1m The Bookseller Harlequin Mills & Boon parent company Torstar has reported book publishing revenues were down $5.1m (£3.2m) in 2011 compared to 2010, with operating profit also falling by $2.9m from $83.7m (£52.6m) in 2010 to $81.8m (£51.4m) in 2011. See all stories on this topic »

Author of book on Chamberlain’s 100 points has been busy Philadelphia Inquirer By Marc Narducci Gary M. Pomerantz was only 15 months old when Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points on March 2, 1962, but it didn’t stop the former Washington Post writer and current Stanford University lecturer from writing a comprehensive book on one  See all stories on this topic »

Author criticizes Jindal education plan The Daily Advertiser Bobby Jindal and several other governors across the country have bought into an education reform plan that won’t work, a nationally recognized education advisor and author told members of the Louisiana School Boards Association on Thursday. See all stories on this topic »
Author Vin Jackson Dedicates Chilling Horror Novel to the Deceased Friend Who  Houston Chronicle Each time Martin returned to the rig for his twenty-eight day shift, he brought with him Jackson’s latest draft and list of numerous questions from the author. Martin’s research was exacting because, for him, the facts had to be right. See all stories on this topic »
books by Hitchens to be reissued in April Three of Christopher Hitchens’ most contentious books are coming back into print, and debuting in digital form. Twelve, an imprint of the Hachette Book Group, announced Thursday that books on three of Hitchens’ favorite enemies — Bill Clinton,  See all stories on this topic »
Book sheds new light on the first North Americans Toronto Sun Rewrite the history books. Hold those aboriginal land claims. The first North Americans may have been Europeans. Good grief, is Julio Iglesias the rightful owner of Caledonia? Will Brigitte Bardot demand Manhattan back? The answers lie in dozens of  See all stories on this topic »
Tributes As Outspoken US Publisher Dies Sky News Republican leaders are paying tribute after outspoken American conservative commentator Andrew Breitbart, who “famously enjoyed making enemies”, died unexpectedly at the age of 43. The editor, who helped launch The Drudge Report and who held an early  See all stories on this topic » Sky News

Robert Michael Fried Reprises as Success Coach in Second Book San Francisco Chronicle (press release) His much awaited new book is like a success life coach in a box. “Igniting Your True Purpose and Passion: A Businesslike Guide to Fulfill Your Professional Goals and Personal Dreams,” is winning critical and reader acclaim. It was an Amazon best seller  See all stories on this topic »

Updated: Thursday, March 1, 2012 19:03 Montana Kaimin Steinbeck’s writer’s block: As he was writing “East of Eden,” John Steinbeck wrote a series of letter to his editor. Letters of Note has one such letter, describing the famous author’s frustrations during the writing process. Whether you are working on  See all stories on this topic »

Self-publishing makes us think we can write Evening Standard DO WE still need publishers? Not a day goes by without an unknown author bringing out a self-published book. Even established authors are getting in on the act. This week Jackie Collins and Amanda Craig both announced they were reprinting some of their  See all stories on this topic » Evening Standard
Sports books to read and refer to Buenos Aires Herald Today, books on sports — some with history — are being churned out all the time, some good, some not. Being keen on history and finding that readers were also interested — many belonging to the then stronger British community whose families were  See all stories on this topic »
It’s a Day to Celebrate by Reading a Book By John Patten You Need To Know It’s Theodor Geisel’s Birthday: Geisel—better known as “Dr. Seuss,” for his middle name—did more to help young readers than anyone in the last 100 years, with his witty and fun books for young readers. See all stories on this topic »
Bayonne girl starts book drive to help promote reading The Jersey Journal – The 16-year-old junior at Bayonne High School is a figure skater, an avid reader, and someone who likes baking, swimming and helping others. She was crowned Miss Garden State Teen America 2012 last fall, and has started a book drive, entitled Becka’s  See all stories on this topic » The Jersey Journal –
This week, it’s all about books Mooresville Tribune Park View Elementary School kicked off the week with a family reading night and guest readersthroughout the week read to students. The school will end the week with a book parade as students dress up as their favorite characters from a book and parade  See all stories on this topic »
My View: Building a nation of readers begins at home CNN (blog) As a teacher, I emphasized to my students the value of reading. But I am also a parent, and as a parent, one of my favorite things to do was read to my children. We’d pick out favorite books, and I’dread them over and over at their request. See all stories on this topic »
Duchess Of Cornwall Speaks Up For Reading On World Book Day Huffington Post UK The Duchess of Cornwall has begged non-book lovers to begin a new chapter in their lives and startreading. Camilla, who says she has fond memories of her father reading to her as a child, was speaking on World Book Day. She met children and authors as  See all stories on this topic »
Read to your baby! (blog) But I’ve never doubted the power of reading aloud since then. Anyway, to follow the conversation analogy, as your baby gets older, the reading experience effortlessly translates into pre-literacy skills. A toddler learns to open a book from left to  See all stories on this topic »
Patch Picks: Read Across America Day Host a reading party: Invite your friends and neighbors over for an evening of books and reading. Ask everyone to bring a book to exchange and keep. If you want to get really creative, pick out a bookin advance and assign parts to be read aloud. See all stories on this topic »
15th anniversary of World Book Day celebrated across Dorset Dorset Echo FICTION came to life as favourite characters descended on schools and shops for World Book Day. The celebration of authors, illustrators and reading had its 15th year across the county yesterday. Robin Hood, princesses and a dozen Harry Potters  See all stories on this topic »
Mini-libraries popping up in front yards, public locations for people to read  Appleton Post Crescent They’re filled with books people can take and then replace or exchange with other books. / Submitted by Andy Manis MADISON — People with a big love of reading are finding a little way to share books. Across the country, and soon in the Fox Valley,  See all stories on this topic »
Perdue, Atkinson among NCofficials reading to kids AP WAXHAW, NC — An annual effort to celebrate reading is drawing out Gov. Beverly Perdue and the state schools superintendent to hit the books in schools. State Superintendent June Atkinson will be at an elementary school in Waxhaw on Friday to  See all stories on this topic »
RES makes reading fun Mount Airy News “She’s a very good reader,” Edwards said. Stephen Priddy listens intently as his son, Logan, a second-grader at Rockford Elementary School, reads aloud to him. After the students read theirbooks, they take their turn answering questions about it on  See all stories on this topic »

Big Read features ‘Grapes of Wrath’ Indianapolis Star The Hancock County Big Read program will celebrate John Steinbeck’s “The Grapes of Wrath,” a classic novel about sharecroppers driven from their Oklahoma homes during the Great Depression and forced to become migrant workers in California. See all stories on this topic »

Shortlists revealed for 2012 IPG Independent Publishing Awards The Frankfurt Book Fair Digital Marketing Award: Constable & Robinson, Nosy Crow and Top That! Publishing Two more categories — the Nielsen Innovation of the Year and the IPG Diversity Award — have no shortlists this year, though winners for both  See all stories on this topic »
Evangelist Marketing Can Deliver Business Miracles BusinessNewsDaily Though Goldfayn wrote his book for the electronics industry, he says that the concepts are relevant to the marketing needs of small businesses, entrepreneurs and startups. Evangelist marketing is not a cosmetic fix; it’s an organic process that starts  See all stories on this topic »

March 1, 2012

BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU GIVES BARBARA BAUER LITERARY AGENCY HIGHEST RATING IN NJ – The Better Business Bureau of New Jersey has given the Barbara Bauer Literary Agency, Inc., its highest rating, which is A+! Established in 1984, BBLA, Inc., has sold bestselling titles in fiction and nonfiction for adults and children, as well as plays, television rights, screen rights and poetry. BBLA, Inc., is a member of Literary Management Professionals, an international  association which promotes professional growth and recognition for its membership.  Persons interested in being nominated for membership in Literary Management Professionals should call 917-683-3403 for information.

Electronic Book Pricing Under Attack Americana Exchange So, according to the allegations in the lawsuit, the publishers decided to set the retail price for electronic books. A typical price appears to be $14.99. Meanwhile, someone else became interested in selling electronic books – the aforementioned Apple  See all stories on this topic » Americana Exchange
Ex-Punk Author, DIY or Die Forever: Test-driving the newest iBooks Author app  Austin Chronicle Here’s one measure of how much things have changed since then: I was impatient with that Apple tech because I’d been trying to publish my book for two days. It took another two days before all the problems were solved and it appeared on the iTunes  See all stories on this topic »
Lee Child most successful UK Kindle author The Bookseller Self-publishing author Kerry Wilkinson, who has just been signed up by Pan Macmillan in a six-book deal, is number 10 on the bestselling Kindle list. Leather also published most of his books using the Kindle Publishing Direct tool. See all stories on this topic » The Bookseller
Teen’s new novel deals with of bullying, more Ridgefield Press CJ feels “e-self-publishing” shouldn’t be looked down upon. “While it’s important for books to be available for purchase at a bookstore, it’s also important to take note of the fact that the world is becoming more technological advanced everyday and  See all stories on this topic »
Hancock County library looks to boost reading by giving away copies of ‘Grapes  Indianapolis Star The Big Read celebrates John Steinbeck’s novel “The Grapes of Wrath” and features concerts, theater, movies, discussions and dancing throughout March at a variety of Hancock County locations. Here are highlights: Big Red Kickoff: 6 pm March 3,  See all stories on this topic »
ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Trustees explore Monterey attractions outside of meetings Middlebury Campus (subscription) John Steinbeck did some of his most influential writing in Monterey. Wharfs and canyons house impressive marine life, such as sea lions, sea otters, harbor seals and dolphins. A number of trustees on the east coast flew out to Monterey a day early to  See all stories on this topic »

Author’s book, ‘A Dog to Remember,’ earns accolades 12 in Manhattan to author June Greig of Longmeadow, Mass., a New Jersey native and graduate of Paramus High School and Bergen Community College. The 54-page book consists of simple verse and illustrations that reflect on life with a dog and how  See all stories on this topic »

David Stanley turns high school doodles into book Greenville Daily Reflector In addition to printing his short book, the publishing house assists with marketing, provides access to a book distributor and make the book available electronically through Ebooks, Barnes & Noble Booksellers and Amazon. But to have that happen,  See all stories on this topic »

Read-in protests Tucson book ban, ethnic studies cuts UT The Daily Texan Sheela Jane Menon, graduate student in English, reads a selection from “Bless Me Ultima,” by Rudolfo Anaya, in a read-in Wednesday on the West Mall. The event was hosted to protest the banning of books in an Arizona public school district as well as to See all stories on this topic » UT The Daily Texan
E-Book Consumers Prefer Buying Through Apps and Online Retailers Than Actual  Kalkion (blog) E-book readers (people, not the device) are buying more books— both print and e-book formats—online and especially through in-app purchasing, and thus causing more woes and lack of sales for the beleagured brick-and-mortar stores, according to the  See all stories on this topic » Kalkion (blog)
Read all about it: local librarians take to road This is Scunthorpe She said: “This year we are celebrating books and reading in schools around North Lincolnshire. “This is all part of a big push to improve library membership through schools, and encourage more young children to pick up a book more often. See all stories on this topic »
New Book Explores How Women Can Align with the Earth to Live Beautifully (and  San Francisco Chronicle (press release) Their new book, “Earth Is Your Sweet Spot: A Woman’s Guide to Living Beautifully” (White Cloud Press, $12.95), is already gaining a groundswell of support from readers, and receiving praise from renowned author John Gray (Author of Men Are From Mars,  See all stories on this topic »
The Last Indies: Bookstores adapt to meet reader demands, technology Atlanta Intown The cost of attendance includes a copy of the book and dinner with the celebrated author. More and more, indie bookstores are finding ways to expand the solitary experience of reading to one that can be both monetized and shared. See all stories on this topic » Atlanta Intown
Region set to read, discuss all month Staunton News Leader For the fifth consecutive year, the community will be reading. Residents of Staunton, Waynesboro and Augusta County are encouraged to read the same book — this year’s choice is “Walking Across Egypt” by Clyde Edgerton. Unlike other years, the  See all stories on this topic »
Library’s annual book sale benefits many Burlington Times News It was one of my oldest son’s first words and now that he’s a little older, he uses it in the form of a question almost every night in hopes that we’ll read one together before bedtime. When I was pregnant, I would prop books up on my belly and read to  See all stories on this topic »
Reading Marathon For World Book Day Isle of Wight Radio An Island book shop manager is embarking on a reading marathon this morning (Thursday) to celebrate World Book Day. Paul Armfield from Waterstones in Newport is hoping to travel around the Island reading to children at twelve different Island primary  See all stories on this topic » – Celebrate reading at Bangkok International Book Fair PR Leap (press release) COM) The Bangkok International Book Fair will be taking place once again from March 29th to April 8th 2012 at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center. Known as a thriving hub for the south-east Asian book market, the event attracted 1.6 million  See all stories on this topic »
Reading the Entrails Americana Exchange The San Francisco Book and Paper Fair held center stage in northern California over the first weekend in February. The fair, an every other year opportunity when the ABAA Fair goes to Southern California, leaves the city and convention center available  See all stories on this topic » Americana Exchange
Geoff Dyer Discusses His New Book, ‘Zona,’ the Upside of Boredom, and Despair Daily Beast “For example with World War I, there was so much stuff that you could get from any number of other books that I just couldn’t be bothered to do, it was so boring for me as a writer. Hopefully that means the reader can go to the Somme book and get all  See all stories on this topic » Daily Beast
Belleville: Book drive (press release) The Belleville Middle School Builder’s Club is conducting a book drive by collecting gently-used children’s and young adults’ books for use at a new Mommy and Me reading class coordinated by the Newark Public Library and the YMCA at an area shelter. See all stories on this topic »
The disappearing virtual library (formerly Gigapedia) had offered, if the reports are to be believed, between 400000 and amillion digital books for free. And not just any books – not romance novels or the latest best-sellers – but scholarly books: textbooks,  See all stories on this topic »
Literary heroes join World Book Day party BBC News Children enjoy a break from the routine of the national curriculum and the chance to celebrate books and reading Half a million children in 21 countries are joining top children’s authors in events to celebrate World Book Day. See all stories on this topic » BBC News
A history of the book OUPblog (blog) By Michael Suarez and Henry Woudhuysen ‘And yet the books‘ by Polish writer Czeslaw Milosz (1986) brilliantly captures the relationship ‎between the book as a universal, world-wide object, a thing that exists by the millions and yet is so ‎individual,  See all stories on this topic »
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr Morris Lessmore – Official Trailer HD (2012) YouTube Suddenly a hurricane strikes, blowing Morris’s writing out of the book and blowing him off the balcony. While Morris frantically grabs for his book, the hurricane blows away the buildings. After the storm, Morris finds the city and its residents  See all stories on this topic »
Radical publisher defied censors with ‘obscene’ books Montreal Gazette Barney Rosset, who has died at age 89, championed works that the rest of the books industry would not touch; as a result he was once described as The Most Dangerous Man in Publishing. Rosset’s publishing house, Grove Press, was a shoestring outfit  See all stories on this topic »

Amazon Kindle ‘Lending Library’ breaks 100000 titles Yahoo! Contributors Network By Mike Flacy | Digital Trends – 3 hrs ago Starting with just 5000 titles during early November 2011,Amazon announced today that the Lending Library service on the Kindle now provides access to over 100000 titles. Available to anyone with an Amazon  See all stories on this topic »

Of Mice and Men The Edinburgh Journal John Dove’s Of Mice and Men, based on John Steinbeck’s stage adaptation of his own novel, opens onto a tranquil and expansive stage set against the backdrop of the 1930s American depression, where a competitive social climate is based on individual See all stories on this topic » The Edinburgh Journal

Contest Winner Accepts Two-Book Deal With Harlequin MarketWatch (press release) NEW YORK, LONDON and TORONTO, March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Today, Harlequin, one of the world’s leading publishers of books for women, added a compelling epilogue to its tremendously popular So You Think You Can Write event by announcing  See all stories on this topic »

Author Matthew Bowman talks about ‘the Mormon moment’ Christian Science Monitor Author Matthew Bowman talks about Mormonism, a faith that once stood apart, but may now host a US president among its ranks. By Marjorie Kehe / March 1, 2012 “If you told most Americans that in 2012 the candidates for the major parties to be president  See all stories on this topic » Christian Science Monitor

Award-winning author to speak at university Bethany Beach Wave SALISBURY — Teacher and five-time Coretta Scott King Literary Award-winning author Sharon M. Draper is coming to Salisbury University next Tuesday, as part of the biannual E. Pauline Riall Lecture series at Salisbury University. See all stories on this topic »

William Gay’s admirers celebrate the genius of the late Tennessee author Nashville Scene —Serenity Gerbman, Humanities Tennessee I once asked William Gay what it was like to be a famous author in a small town like Hohenwald. Did his neighbors come around at odd hours, bug him for autographs? Did he get into conversations about his  See all stories on this topic » Nashville Scene
Datebook: February 27 – John Steinbeck Turns 110 | wkms John Steinbeck was born February 27, 1902 (and died December 20, 1968). He was an American writer, widely known for the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The.…/datebook-february-27-–-john-steinbeck-tur…
John Steinbeck | Kylin Untitled East of Eden by John Steinbeck–Content: brothers, land, crazy lady; Feelings: why have I not read Steinbeck before?, this is good, this is really good; 5.
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