Sam Adams | 'I just wanted to write and I’ve done so whenever I’ve had the opportunity'

For more than half a century, Sam Adams’ eclectic output has made him a stalwart of Wales’ literary scene. He discusses his latest novel Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-16 01:59:07 UTC ]
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Apple Wants DOJ to Wait Till End of Trial for Settlement With Three Publishers

Apple has opposed a government proposed judgment in an ebooks price-fixing lawsuit, stating that the judgement seeks to terminate and rewrite its contracts... Continue reading at PC World

[ PC World | 2012-08-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Defining Mobile Opportunities and Strategies

Mobile publishing is the disruptive channel du jour, for which many publishers are anxiously seeking a viable strategy. What was a relatively marginal niche for magazines—content feeds on smartphones—became a broad phenomenon with the advent of tablets in 2010. Delivering rich magazine content... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2012-07-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Media Decoder Blog: Blind Chinese Rights Activist Is Writing a Memoir

Chen Guangcheng, whose nighttime escape and conflict with the Chinese government led to a diplomatic crisis for the United States last spring, is writing a memoir to be published next year. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2012-07-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Writing Life: Chris Colfer of 'Glee' inspired by fairy tales

The television star mines childhood fascination in writing 'The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell.' When Chris Colfer was just 20, he'd already been named one of GQ magazine's men of the year, having sung and acted his way into the hearts of America as Kurt, the high-pitched, openly gay brunet... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2012-07-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Gabriel García Márquez may never write again

The Nobel Prize-winning author's brother says the effects of dementia mean Márquez may be unable to write. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2012-07-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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More Tablet Owners Want Free Apps, With Ads, Instead of Paid

Both the number of people who use tablets and usage per tablet user are exploding. But tablet users' appetite for paid apps isn't following the trend.   A new study commissioned by the Online Publishers Association found that 54% of tabl ... Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

[ Editor & Publisher | 2012-06-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Richard Ford: Why writing is an act of optimism

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Ford talks about his new novel "Canada," his memories of the late Raymond Carver, and how art makes life.    Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2012-06-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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S&S sign Sam Warburton books

Welsh rugby captain Sam Warburton has signed a two-book deal with Simon & Schuster. The... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2012-05-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Daunt: Waterstones customers 'want Kindle'

Waterstones m.d. James Daunt has said the deal with Amazon to sell its e-reading devices and... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2012-05-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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How fast can they write? E-books push writer productivity

A dozen books a year? Some writers are accelerating the pace in this brave new world of ebooks. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2012-05-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Google wants authors group out of library case

Google Inc. urged a judge Thursday to toss The Authors Guild and an organization representing photographers out of 6-year-old litigation over the future of the world's largest digital library, a move that would force authors and photographers to individually fight the online search-engine... Continue reading at Crains New York

[ Crains New York | 2012-05-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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To live and write in L.A.

Writer Tod Goldberg couldn't quite grasp the essence of Los Angeles as a young first-time visitor, but that had as much to do with the city as with him.I can still remember the first time I saw Los Angeles. It was December 1980, I was 9 years old, and the view came from the back seat of my older... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2012-04-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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PayPal, You've Met Your Match: Erotica Writers

Mark Coker of Smashwords became the leader of indie ebook writers--including some with dirty minds--in a fight against censorship and PayPal. He also has strong feelings about the DOJ's ebook pricing lawsuit.Mark Coker is the CEO of Smashwords, an ebook publishing and distribution platform.... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2012-04-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Market Transformation Equals Challenges and Opportunities: Content Services in India 2012

In 2006, when PW released the first report on the content services industry in India, the topics centered on XML, PDF, and e-deliverables, and conversations revolved around print- vs. content-centric work flow. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2012-04-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Lawyer: Apple wants trial on ebook price-fixing

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Apple Inc wants to go to trial to defend itself against U.S. government allegations that it conspired with publishers to raise prices of electronic books, a lawyer for the Silicon Valley giant said in court on Wednesday. Continue reading at Baltimore Sun

[ Baltimore Sun | 2012-04-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Faber launches writing prize

Faber has set up a new prize in memory of author Gordon Burn, alongside New Writing North and the... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2012-04-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Satiric iPad App Punch Wants You To Laugh, Play, Pay

Despite a cheeky promotional claim that profitability is "not something we think about," Punch has a grand vision of becoming a lucrative tablet publishing platform. But first, a quiz: hedge fund or organic farm?David Bennahum is the CEO of Punch, a news and entertainment app that launched last... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2012-04-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Boyd to write next Bond novel

Novelist William Boyd is to write the next James Bond book, with 007 set to return to a 1960s... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2012-04-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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McFly duo write children's book

Tom Fletcher and Dougie Poynter from McFly sign a publishing deal to produce two children's picture books. Continue reading at BBC News

[ BBC News | 2012-03-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Book review: 'Hot Pink' by Adam Levin

This collection of short stories includes the fine 'Frankenwittgenstein,' 'Considering the Bittersweet End of Susan Falls' and uneven others.Hot Pink Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2012-03-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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