NBF Launches the Book Rich Environment Initiative

Over a quarter of a million books will be donated to public housing communities through a new initiative by the National Book Foundation in tandem with the federal government and several nonprofit organizations. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

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Book Review: “Not Extinct Yet”

If you’re more than 50 years old, you will either think this story was coincidentally familiar to your own unpredictable publishing odyssey, or immediately upon finishing “Not Extinct Yet,” you’re going to call ... Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

[ Editor & Publisher | 2012-05-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Frankfurt Book Fair features Kiwi authors

Kiwi authors such as Patricia Grace and Lloyd Jones are seeing increased interest in their books being translated into German ahead of this year's Frankfurt Book Fair. Continue reading at Stuff

[ Stuff | 2012-05-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Announcing the Return of the Audio Book Club

In the May issue of the Slate Book Review, Meghan O’Rourke writes about Are You My Mother?, cartoonist Alison Bechdel’s therapy-fueled exploration of her relationship with her mom. Writes O’Rourke: Continue reading at Slate

[ Slate | 2012-05-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Seven-book fantasy series for Bloomsbury

Bloomsbury has bought world English rights in the first three books in a seven-book fantasy... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2012-05-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Reading Agency and PA launch digital skills scheme

The Reading Agency and the Publishers Association have launched a digital skills sharing... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2012-05-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Target Closes the Book on Kindle

Target, the first brick-and-mortar store to sell the Kindle, will soon pull Amazon’s popular e-reader from its shelves. Continue reading at AllThingsD

[ AllThingsD | 2012-05-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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TCS Launches Digital Publishing Platform at MarkLogic 2012

Washington, D.C., May 2, 2012: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS) a leading IT services, consulting, and business solutions organization, today announced the launch of its Digital Publishing Platform (DPP) at MarkLogic World 201 ... Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

[ Editor & Publisher | 2012-05-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Digital 8% of 2011 book sales value, says PA

Consumer ebook sales increased by 366% to £92m in 2011, with sales across all digital... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2012-05-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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E-book sales grew by 54% in 2011

Digital book sales have gone up 54% in the past year to £243m but total book sales have fallen by 2%. Continue reading at BBC World

[ BBC World | 2012-05-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Media Equation: Byliner Takes Bissinger’s E-Book Off Amazon

Byliner.com, a digital publishing company, withdrew the ebook “After Friday Night Lights” by Buzz Bissinger from Amazon because of a pricing dispute involving a promotional giveaway. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2012-04-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Mamut highest-ranking trade figure on ST Rich List

Alexander Mamut, the Blackwell and Pearson families, and Jamie and Jools Oliver are among the... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2012-04-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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E-Book Publisher Drops DRM

Science fiction publisher Tor UK has announced it will stop using the technology that restricts copying from all of its ebooks, in a possible precedent for the industry. Continue reading at PC World

[ PC World | 2012-04-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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C&R launches children's and YA imprint

Corsair publisher James Gurbutt and editor Sarah Castleton are launching a "bijou imprint... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2012-04-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Book review: Frank Deford goes deep, as usual

In 'My Life as a Sportswriter,' the Sports Illustrated writer reminisces on his time chronicling the offbeat and the mainstream in sports.A bio on NPR's website of its commentator Frank Deford notes that the magazine GQ christened him, quite simply, "the world's greatest sportswriter." (Is he?)... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2012-04-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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E-book release for film scripts

Ben Hur and Casablanca are among the film scripts to be released as ebooks for the first time by Warner Bros. Continue reading at BBC News

[ BBC News | 2012-04-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Microsoft and Barnes & Noble Create E-Book Partnership

Coming up first: A Metro-style Nook e-reader app for Windows 8 that will be available to U.S. and international users. Continue reading at PC World

[ PC World | 2012-04-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Potter scribe 'talks Jungle Book'

Steve Kloves, the screenwriter who brought all seven Harry Potter books to the big screen, is in talks to direct a live action remake of The Jungle Book. Continue reading at BBC News

[ BBC News | 2012-04-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Digital Rights Managment to be dropped by Tor and other Macmillan sci-fi books

Digital Rights Management software was originally meant to restrict pirating of ebooks, but many complain because of the restrictions it places on users. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2012-04-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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A Knockout Start For Lookout Books

Emily Smith, executive director of Lookout Books, has been in and out of the office more in the past few months than she has been in years, thanks to the success of her imprint’s very first release, a collection of new and previously published work from a 75-year-old master of the short story,... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2012-04-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Two-book Golden deal for W&N

Weidenfeld & Nicolson has acquired one of the hotly-tipped books of London Book Fair, Golden... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2012-04-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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