Wonder why your local public library is underfunded? Overpay of top city officials could be one reason. Here’s an example from my hometown, Alexandria, VA. The city manager’s $266,508 salary and additional benefits are almost as much as the entire substandard budget for library materials. – D.R Rashad Young, hired at $245K and now paid […]
Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) July 15, 2013
ASCD, the global leader in providing programs, products, and services that empower educators to support the success of each learner, and the publisher of more than 40 education books a year, is launching a short-format imprint with the debut of its first four ASCD Arias™ professional development publications.
Each short-format publication will be 48 pages in length and will answer a crucial and timely “How do I…?” question. ASCD Arias contain original, standalone content that can be read in one sitting and immediately applied to practice.
I had to write about this since the number 1 spot was taken by my neighboring city, Alexandria, Va., and the 18th was also a Virginia city, Richmond, where my son is in school. Go VA! Here’s the complete list, compiled by Amazon, and based on sales numbers of books, newspapers and magazines, both print and [...]
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“Over the years I’ve often quoted David H. Rothman of Alexandria, Va., a pioneer in the entire field of electronic reading devices,” writes James Fallows, a national correspondent for The Atlantic, in an article about U.S. infrastructure that was published earlier this morning on The Atlantic‘s website. “[Rothman] was talking about his “Teleread” proposal many, many years [before] [...]
Gadgetell, a division of Philadelphia, Pa.-based North American Publishing Co. (NAPCO), has acquired TeleRead.org, a Web Site covering global e-book news based in Alexandria, Va.
There's a reason one of the world's most popular maxims is, "never judge a book by its cover." That's because everybody judges a book by its cover. Traditional or fancy, plain or electric, simple or three-dimensional, a cover says a lot about the text inside, and the imprint (and printers) behind it. Last issue's cover story on how publishers are using eye-catching covers to boost sales and improve positioning on retailer's shelves was an instant hit with readers, because publishers know that great covers sell great books. That's why they design them to stand out and be judged. The high level of enthusiasm for