LG Electronics in Korea has announced a new budget smartphone/phablet, the LG G Stylo, with size, specs, and pen input implementation to challenge the Samsung Galaxy Note, at a considerably lower price point. For some readers – me included – this could be the portable writing and productivity platform of their bargain-basement dreams. The new […]

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French publishers saw strong foreign rights sales for several titles in 2014, and the Nobel Prize for Literature went to French novelist Patrick Modiano, who is published by Gallimard.

Not an easy read, Modiano often treats themes such as identity, memory and the German occupation in France during World War II. His book Pour que tu ne te perdes pas dans le quartier (So that you won't get lost in the neighborhood) which was published the week before the Nobel Prize was announced, has so far sold 305,000 copies

In South Korea, homeland of tablet maker Samsung, tablets may be responsible for a drop in reading. At least, that’s what a Korean Publishers Association executive told Publishing Perspectives at the Seoul International Book Fair. Seung Hyun Moon, Director, International Project Department at the Korean Publishers Association, still says “the market is getting worse. Publishers [...]

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A digital publisher plans to release a newly unearthed novel written by Pulitzer Prize winner Pearl S. Buck, a long-time Bucks County native until her death in 1973.

The new book by the author of the widely-acclaimed classic, The Good Earth, is being published with consent of her son.  Buck penned The Good Earth from her 1825 stone farmhouse in Hilltown, Upper Bucks County, and died in 1973. She and her husband, Richard Walsh, raised seven adopted children and several foster children on the 68-acre grounds, now preserved by Pearl S. Buck International.

A never-before-published book by writer Pearl S. Buck will be released after being discovered in a storage unit. The person who discovered the manuscript, which is titled “The Eternal Wonder,” gave it to the Buck family this past December. It is thought that Buck finished the novel shortly before her death.

“The Eternal Wonder” is “the coming-of-age story of Randolph Colfax, an extraordinarily gifted young man whose search for meaning and purpose leads him to New York, England, Paris and on a mission patrolling the DMZ in Korea that will change his life forever

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