Disguised as a boy, the heroine of ‘Curious Toys’ finds freedom — and answers

Elizabeth Hand’s novel is both a mystery and a fascinating exploration of gender. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

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Book review: A father and son find common ground in 'Along the Way'

Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez examine the nature of their relationship and the ways it's shaped their lives in their loving, candid new memoir.Martin Sheen was a struggling 21-year-old stage actor when his first son Emilio was born. Sheen, seventh of 10 children in a family that knew him as... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2012-05-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Curious Fox signs first fiction titles

Raintree has acquired the first titles for its fledgling fiction list, Curious Fox, from Fiction... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2012-05-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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HC finds Real detectives story

HarperCollins has bought world rights in The Real Lady Detective Agency, an account of a true-... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Microsoft finds a nook of its own in Barnes & Noble

Microsoft seems to have found an open window back into the ebook business, closing the door on an ongoing patent dispute with its new partner. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2012-04-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Finding the Right Role for Trade Paperbacks

The trade paperback format lost some ground to ebooks through the first nine months of 2011, according to Bowker Market Research, but it remained the most popular print category. Still, the question being asked is what consumer segment the trade paperback is serving in a time when ebooks often... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2012-04-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Media Equation: Amazon Low Prices Disguise a High Cost

An antitrust suit may provide short-term price reductions on ebooks, but once the competition is flattened, Amazon is likely to resume its monopolistic ways. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2012-04-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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One-fifth of U.S. adults read ebooks as market booms, survey finds

One in five American adults read an electronic book in the last year, as gift-giving sped the shift away from the printed page, a Pew Research Center survey showed on Wednesday. Continue reading at Baltimore Sun

[ Baltimore Sun | 2012-04-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Finding the Right Course

It’s not just trade bookstores that are feeling the pinch from online retailers and other discounters. At the National Association of College Stores’ Campus Market Expo held earlier this month at the Salt Lake Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, NACS’s OnCampus Research division... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2012-03-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Survey Finds 60% of Publishers Agree that Print Publishing’s Time is Limited

Almost two-thirds of industry leaders from the publishing industry foresee that newspapers and other print publishers will end up as digital-only enterprises by 2020, according to a survey conducted by MPP Global Solutions. Conducted during two web ... Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

[ Editor & Publisher | 2012-03-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Faber to answer the Big Questions

Faber has acquired at title attempting to answer life's awkward questions, Big Questions from... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2012-03-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Technology at The Forefront of Upbeat Toy Fair

The approximately 30 publishers exhibiting at the 2012 New York International Toy Fair, held at the Javits Center, February 11–15, saw full aisles and strong orders for the first time in several years. The Toy Industry Association’s preliminary figures estimated attendance was up 4%, to 34,000.... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2012-02-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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HUP Finds Logo for New Line Via Contest

In September, Harvard University Press tried something a little different. That month the scholarly press announced it was holding an open search for the design of its forthcoming book series featuring English translations of works in various Indian languages. HUP has now found a logo and look... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2012-01-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Hardie Grant to find out Why You're Not Married

Hardie Grant UK has acquired a relationship guide by Huffington Post writer Tracy Macmillan. UK... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Melville House Finds Hit for the 99%

Although the staff at Melville House originally envisioned David Graeber’s new book as a short work on the economy, it just kept growing until Debt: The First 5,000 Years, a now 550-page comprehensive work on the impact of financial issues on people, was eventually published this past summer.... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2011-12-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Finding Your Way Through the Digital Maze: E-Solutions 2011

Book publishers know that their business is changing, and quickly. Whether it’s online publishing through the Web, downloadable ebooks, or app development, digital content and the technology that supports it is the newest path to sales growth and customer satisfaction. In today’s book content... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2011-11-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Angry Robot finds deals through Open Door

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Tue, 15/11/2011 - 15:39 Angry Robot has books by two debut authors following its "Open Door Month", in which un-agented authors could submit their works directly to the publisher. Editor Lee Harris negotiated both deals, each for world rights... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-11-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon Prime Book Lending: Your FAQs Answered

Users can start borrowing books from Amazon right now, so here's what you need to know about using the service with your Kindle device. Continue reading at PC World

[ PC World | 2011-11-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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TBD needs "freedom" post Amazon takeover - IPG

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Wed, 02/11/2011 - 13:55 The Independent Publishers Guild has accepted the OFT’s decision to clear the merger of Amazon and The Book Depository, but called on Amazon to “work hard” with its members to allay their concerns. Following a survey, IPG... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-11-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Publishers Find More Uses for QR Codes

Quick Response, or QR, codes, those black-and-white pixel squares that function as super charged consumer bar codes, are on advertisements, Web sites, and anything else at which you can point a QR reader. While publishers have been putting QR codes on jacket covers for several years, they have... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2011-10-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Pan Mac finds A Dog's Purpose

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Fri, 05/08/2011 - 10:59 Pan Macmillan has acquired a book described as a cross between Marley and Me and Tuesdays with Morrie, called A Dog's Purpose by W Bruce Cameron, already a bestseller in the US. Fiction publisher Jeremy Trevathan bought... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-08-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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