Kyle Books eats up Tom Watson’s weight-loss memoir

Kyle Books aims to spark a "national conversation" with Tom Watson’s account of how he reversed his diabetes and lost eight stone. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-11 07:20:10 UTC ]
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Guess the Most Offensive Book of 2013? Nope, Not 50 Shades of Grey

The books series cited as being most often subject to complaints in 2012, as determined by a study by the American Library Association, wes Dav Pilkey’s Captain Underpants books. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2013-04-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Optimism and auctions at London Book Fair

This week's London Book Fair saw a return to the hectic fair auctions of
 pre-recession years... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2013-04-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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First US printed book up for auction

The first book printed in America is expected to fetch up to $30m (£20m) when it goes under the hammer in New York later this year. Continue reading at BBC News

[ BBC News | 2013-04-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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World Book Night US: Washington, Michigan, and New York attract the most volunteers

As World Book Night approaches again, a list of rankings shows where volunteers – who give away free books on April 23 – are most heavily clustered in the US. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2013-04-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Printed book sales rebound after poor week

Sales of printed books jumped more than £1m last week, after the value of the market hit a... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2013-04-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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10 most challenged books list for 2012 includes some newcomers

The most-challenged book series of 2012 was the 'Captain Underpants' books by Dav Pilkey. Former list-toppers 'ttyl' and 'The Hunger Games' are missing from the list entirely. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2013-04-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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North Korea book wins Pulitzer Prize

The Pulitzer Prize for fiction has been won by author Adam Johnson for his novel based in North Korea, The Orphan Master's Son. Continue reading at BBC News

[ BBC News | 2013-04-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Rare North Korean Titles Excite London Book Fair

Books with first hand accounts of life in North Korea are rare, so John Sweeney's Zombie Nation and Jang Jin-Sung's Crossing the Border are generating unique buzz at the London Book Fair. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2013-04-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BA's Godfray: Amazon can destroy book trade

Amazon’s quest for industry domination is “scary” and it could have the ability... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2013-04-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Book marketing’s next chapter

Book publishing has been famously slow to embrace technology, but some industry executives are hoping it's never too late to change. Taking a page from the tech community, an independent publisher and a top talent agency will announce Monday that they have joined forces to host the first-ever... Continue reading at Crains New York

[ Crains New York | 2013-04-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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This New Library Of The Future Brings You Your Books Via Robot

The new James B. Hunt Library at North Carolina State University shows what can happen when you marry a library with cutting-edge technology and interesting design--plus an automated librarian. In a digital age where many commentators tolled the death knell for the book-bound library, we’ve... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2013-04-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Whither Bargain Books?

E-books are affecting bargain books, like everything else in the publishing industry. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2013-04-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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B.J. Novak will release a book of stories in 2014

"The Office" writer B.J. Novak signed a two-book deal with Knopf. The first title will be a collection of stories based on some of his previous performances. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2013-04-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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2013 Best Translated Book Award Finalists Announced

Ten fiction titles and six poetry collections finalists have been announced as the finalists for this year's Best Translated Book Awards. The winners will be revealed May 3rd. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2013-04-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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More Than a Digital Book World

With ebook and total digital sales posting steady—if generally smaller—increases in 2012, sales of print books held up fairly well across the book trade and at most major houses. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2013-04-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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A book editor unleashes the beast within in Arnon Grunberg's 'Tirza'

Years of quiet sacrifice boil dry as a father in his late 50s fears he's losing everying, including his beloved daughter."Parental love is the sacrifice made in silence," says Jorgen Hofmeester, the protagonist of "Tirza," Arnon Grunberg's latest translated novel. In "Tirza," the quiet martyrdom... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2013-04-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Lumley joins book festival programme

Actress Joanna Lumley is among the names lined up for the 10th Borders Book Festival in Melrose later this year. Continue reading at BBC News

[ BBC News | 2013-04-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Book sales fall 6% at W H Smith

Book sales at W H Smith dropped 6% like-for-like in the six months to 28th February, according to... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2013-04-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Robert Frost: his 10 favorite books of all time

In addition to being a master writer, celebrated American poet Robert Frost was also a master reader. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2013-04-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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HC UK puts Knox memoir on hold

HarperCollins will not be publishing Amanda Knox's memoir Waiting to be Heard in the UK this... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2013-04-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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