Laura Hazard Owen has a great review up at GigaOM on an intriguing new book on reading with kids, by former GalleyCat editor Jason Boog. The book, called ‘Born Reading: Bringing Up Bookworms in a Digital Age — From Picture Books to Ebooks and Everything in Between,’ has strategies for reading with your kids, no […]
Thanks to Jason Boog at GalleyCat for introducing me to the work of Jane Mount, an author and artist who, as a follow-up to her book “My Ideal Bookshelf” is now selling paintings and prints inspired by the book’s bookshelf concept, which people can customize with the favorite books of their choosing. The cheaper print [...]
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When Stephen King announced that his latest novel, Joyland, would be published in a print-only edition with indie publisher Hard Case Crime, the move seemed to demonstrate support for his publisher, some faith in traditional publishing, and a savvy publicity move.
Almost as soon as it was released, however, the book was available online as a pirated ebook, along with a wide variety of King’s other titles.
Thanks to Jason Boog at GalleyCat for alerting me to this article from the American Library Association which, among other things, lists the top ten ‘challenged’ (aka ‘banned’) books of 2012. Here they are: • Captain Underpants (series), by Dav Pilkey • “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian,” by Sherman Alexie • “Thirteen Reasons Why,” by Jay [...]
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Galleycat has a great article questioning Amazon’s Kindle book return policy. The author, Jason Boog, explains that nearly 1,200 people have signed a petition calling on Amazon to change its policy, which currently allows readers seven days (long enough to read the book!) to ask for a refund. It isn’t clear to me from the [...]
We here at Publishing Business Today are fairly transfixed by today's confluence of the presidential inauguration and the observance of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday. We get a little choked up about democracy and civil rights, so the whole thing has got us a little verklempt. In the spirit of the day, we direct you to the King Center's extensive bibliography on Dr. King, Civil Rights and Nonviolence.