PW Picks: Books of the Week, October 21, 2019

This week: the latest from Nelson DeMille, plus a biography of Thomas Edison from a Pulitzer winner. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-10-18 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Book review: 'Damn Yankees' and the passions they stir

'Twenty-Four Major League Writers on the World's Most Loved (and Hated) Team' makes it personal.A couple of years ago, for Father's Day, my family bought me the interactive video game MLB 2K9 for the Wii. The great thing about the game, and also its enduring frustration, is its verisimilitude —... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2012-04-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Missing 20th Century: How Copyright Protection Makes Books Vanish

Because of the strange distortions of copyright protection, there are twice as many newly published books available on Amazon from 1850 as there are from 1950 Continue reading at The Atlantic

[ The Atlantic | 2012-03-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Super Thursday set for 11th October

Books by Michael Palin, Zadie Smith, Andrew Marr, and Ann Widdecombe have been added to the... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2012-03-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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How 200,000 Books Were Given to U.S. Troops

Moving 200,000 books isn’t an easy task, but through the goodwill and team work of several organizations, that’s exactly what happened in an unprecedented donation of James Patterson’s own books to the United States Armed Forces. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2012-03-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Media Decoder Blog: Former Goldman Executive Is Said to Complete Book Deal

Greg Smith, the former Goldman executive who wrote a widely read Op-Ed in The New York Times about the changing culture at the Wall Street firm, has reported made a deal with Grand Central Publishing, part of Hachette. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2012-03-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Duddle wins Waterstones Children's Book Prize

Jonny Duddle, a concept artist for the new Aardman Animation film "The Pirates! In An... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2012-03-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Duddle wins children's book prize

Jonny Duddle, the concept artist for Aardman film The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists, is named overall winner of the prestigious Waterstones Children's Book Prize. Continue reading at BBC News

[ BBC News | 2012-03-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Dutch book chain Selexyz files for bankruptcy

Book chain Selexyz, not long ago the dominant force in Dutch high street bookselling, is on the... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2012-03-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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E-book growth ‘reducing value’

The overall value of consumer book purchases has dropped 9% since 2008, according to the annual... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2012-03-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Hardie Grant signs cookery blog book

Hardie Grant UK has signed a vegetarian cookery title based on the blog Green Kitchen Stories.... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2012-03-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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J.K. Rowling's Website Starts Selling Harry Potter E-Books

It didn't take a Hogwarts magician to know this day would eventually come. The bookstore feature of J.K. Rowling's Pottermore website went live Tuesday, enabling English-language readers to buy the digital editions of all seven Harry Potter novels—and the audiobook editions—from anywhere in the... Continue reading at AllThingsD

[ AllThingsD | 2012-03-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Harry Potter E-Books Finally Arrive on J.K. Rowling's Pottermore

Pottermore was due to go live in October, but it missed its launch. The is expected to open to the public early next month. Continue reading at PC World

[ PC World | 2012-03-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Trust Buster Takes Hard Line As E-Book Probe Continues

The Justice Department's top antitrust official says she won't stand by quietly if companies make agreements with rivals on price, signaling a stern stance as the department conducts a high-profile probe into electronic-book publishing. Continue reading at AllThingsD

[ AllThingsD | 2012-03-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Marvel Offers Digital Extras for Comic Book Fans

Next month, Marvel Comics will release a new application to add content enhanced with augmented reality to some of its comic books. Continue reading at PC World

[ PC World | 2012-03-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Book review: 'The New Republic' by Lionel Shriver

Lionel Shriver deftly handles terrorism, politics and satire in 'The New Republic.'It takes guts to write a satire about terrorism — and Lionel Shriver has guts. She has already published biting novels about the failings of the U.S. healthcare system ("So Much for That") and a school shooter... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2012-03-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Book review: 'The Idea Factory' by Jon Gertner

A look at AT&T's Bell Labs documents what in its heyday was truly a marvelous innovation machine and focuses on a handful of compelling narratives.For generations of industry research executives, AT&T's Bell Telephone Laboratories served as an inspiration: a warren of youthful scientists... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2012-03-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Book review: 'The Stranger Within Sarah Stein'

Thane Rosenbaum skillfully mixes fantasy and tragedy in 'The Stranger Within Sarah Stein,' whose heroine weathers her parents' divorce with pluck and defiance.Young adult novelists are increasingly tackling darker subjects: kidnappings, drugs, rape. But few have delved into so many dark subjects... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2012-03-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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OUP grows picture book list

Oxford University Press has appointed a new commissioning editor with a view to expanding its... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2012-03-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Schnittman leaves Bloomsbury for Hachette Book Group

Hachette Book Group has appointed Evan Schnittman to the role of executive vice  president,... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2012-03-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Book review: 'These Dreams of You' by Steve Erickson

In 'These Dreams of You,' Steve Erickson writes incisively and movingly about issues of family and race, but the novel goes off the rails with tangents.Zan Nordhoc's unhappy family is certainly unhappy in its own ways in Steve Erickson's new novel "These Dreams of You." For instance, in a... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2012-03-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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