Reading ‘Ducks, Newburyport’ is mentally taxing — and physically exhausting

Lucy Ellmann’s novel is a 1,000-page single sentence, and it was just shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2019-09-11 12:30:00 UTC ]
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E-Reads Reissues Harlan Ellison Backlist

The books will be reissued in both trade paperback and ebook formats, and will feature updated interiors and new cover treatments. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2013-12-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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S&S Keeping 'Duck Dynasty' Title on Shelves

Despite the controversy stirred up Wednesday afternoon by critical remarks of "homosexual behavior" by Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson in a GQ interview, Simon & Schuster has no plans to pull Phil Robertson's bestselling book, Happy, Happy, Happy. The title has sold nearly 600,000... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2013-12-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Pennsylvania Legislators Support Tax Fairness

The state urges Congress to pass the Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 or similar legislation. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2013-12-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Times publisher reports pre-tax losses of £24m

Times Newspapers Limited pays out £14m to departing directors, including chief executive Tom MockridgeThe publisher of the Times and the Sunday Times has reported a pre-tax loss of £24m, as payouts to departing directors hit £14m, according to financial filings for the year to 30 June 2013.Times... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2013-12-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Sun publisher posts £75m pre-tax loss

News Group Newspapers took charges related to the phone-hacking scandal of almost £90m in the year to 30 JuneThe parent company of the Sun and Sun on Sunday has reported a pre-tax loss of £75m in the year to 30 June, after taking charges of almost £90m in relation to the phone-hacking... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2013-12-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Italy proposes tax credit for book-buying

The Italian government has proposed a law allowing book buyers to claim up to €380 (£... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2013-12-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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There's lots to like at Upworthy, but not much to read

The fast-growing news-feature website leads the league in approvals. Is that because it publishes less rather than more?The driving belief for news websites is that more (that's more stories, features, videos, blogs) equals more hits and thus more money. But what if less can also equal more... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2013-12-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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What authors are reading in 2013

Australian authors and critics sift through the piles of books they read in 2013 to highlight the treasures they found.     Continue reading at The Sydney Morning Herald

[ The Sydney Morning Herald | 2013-12-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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10 grammar books to read before you die of boredom | Mind your language

A seasonal selection of new (and not so new) books about language that are anything but dullBooks about English fall into various categories, mostly offputting ones: the academic, rarely of much interest, and often incomprehensible, to the general reader; the lament for a (mythical) golden age... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2013-12-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Reading the New York Times Magazine isn't what it used to be | Michael Wolff

The magazine was once the most hotly anticipated Sunday read. Now it's been eclipsed by the showy T style publicationTwo magazines, both published by the New York Times, arrived in my house over the weekend, one thin, the other thick.The thin one, The New York Times Magazine, is largely about... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2013-12-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Autumn statement: UK's special effects industry cheered by tax relief plan

Chancellor's measures to help film business likely to encourage more Hollywood studios to use British post-production facilitiesThe UK's film special effects industry has received a shot in the arm with the government announcing plans to make it easier for Hollywood studios to qualify for UK tax... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2013-12-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Publishers, Book Fair Help Revive Cambodia’s Love of Reading

Under the Khmer Rouge, Cambodia's reading culture was destroyed, but over the past five years it has returned with the help of a revitalized publishing industry. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2013-12-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Bill Gates: Here Are the Books I Read When Out on the Road

I read while traveling, waiting for meetings, in the evening, and especially on vacation. As you can see, I'm still pretty much an old-school print guy, because I like to jot notes in the margins, but I assume I'll move over to ebooks when annotation features get better.     Continue reading at Wired

[ Wired | 2013-12-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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In Taiwan Reading is Cool, But Lukewarm on Ebooks

Despite being digitally savvy Taiwanese readers are dedicated to print and ebooks remain just 2% of the market — though change is afoot. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2013-12-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The E-Reading Software That's Better Than Kindle or iBooks

A new deal with Penguin UK means a greater variety of books for the insurgent platform.     Continue reading at The Atlantic

[ The Atlantic | 2013-12-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Supreme Court Won't Hear Amazon Appeal in NYS Tax Case

New York State’s collection of online sales tax has withstood a legal challenge by Amazon and Overstock, as the U.S. Supreme Court decided this morning not to hear an appeal of a March ruling by New York’s top court that found that the state could impose the tax. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2013-12-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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ALA 2014 Preview: Getting Ready to Read

The conversation about the Common Core standards will be a hot topic at this year’s ALA Midwinter Meeting, as many public librarians make efforts to reach their patrons and community members—as well as form partnerships with school librarians—to provide information on the standards. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2013-11-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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FutureBook: mobile gains prominence for social reading

Mobile devices are increasingly being used for social reading and recommendation sites, the... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2013-11-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon offers physical bookstores a cut of Kindle ebook sales, and just enough rope

Just as Kobo has cozied up to physical booksellers, so too does Amazon have a plan to smother them in e-ink kisses. Under the company's new "Amazon Source" program, any independent bookstore that sells a Kindle tablet or e-reader will be rewarded with ten percent of future book purchases made on ... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2013-11-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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A different Morrissey to read Morrissey

An audiobook version of Morrissey's Autobiography will be read by actor David Morrissey.... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2013-11-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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