May 13, 2013 |
NEW YORK — Upcoming novels by Sue Grafton, Elizabeth Gilbert and Wally Lamb are among 40 fall and winter releases excerpted in a free e-book. "Buzz Books 2013: Fall/Winter" also previews fiction from Amy Tan and actor James Franco and such nonfiction as a memoir about Johnny Carson by confidant Henry Bushkin and a book about the Beatles' rise by veteran reporter Larry Kane, who frequently interviewed the band in the 1960s. "Buzz Books 2013" was released Monday by Publishers Lunch, an...
March 29, 2013
Revolutions in the book business make headlines day after day. Two years ago, Borders filed for bankruptcy ; Amazon, the bane of bookstores, has become a formidable publisher, as well; and, among other upheavals, a dispute over financial terms between Barnes & Noble and Simon & Schuster has led the retailer to cut back on orders from the publisher. What does all this mean for the people who work in the industry, from authors to literary agents, publishers and librarians? Style posed that question to several...
March 25, 2013
Everyone at KidsPost is pretty excited because we have our very own book. The KidsPost series called "My Name Is . . . ," which featured stories about the lives of kids in countries such as Kenya, Egypt, Brazil and England, among many others, has been turned into an e-book (or electronic book). The e-book can be downloaded and read on Kindles, Nooks and iPads. The book, called " Kids Around the World ," is based on the reporting of foreign correspondents from The Washington Post.
February 27, 2013 |
I have noticed over the years that every so often magazines (and now blogs) feature beautiful spreads of book-filled rooms, with headlines like "Living With Books" or "The Pages of Our Lives. " Usually the images feature poetic, far-off places where leather volumes fill 15-foot-tall, wood-paneled shelves, or sparse rooms with gauzy curtains have stacks of books on the floor, standing like architectural columns. As a book lover, I find these rooms transporting and inspirational but totally out of touch.
February 6, 2013 |
Consumers may someday be able to buy and sell old e-books, apps and songs the same way campus bookstores sell used textbooks — at least if an Amazon patent ever comes to life. The patent, which Amazon filed in 2009 and won on Jan. 29, imagines a digital resale marketplace where users can trade "digital objects" like e-books, songs, videos and apps. According to the patent, these items would live in the user's "personalized data store," presumably in the cloud. Selling...
January 14, 2013
E-books may finally be catching on with the toughest of customers: kids. A report produced for children's publisher Scholastic finds that 46 percent of kids between the ages of 9 and 17 said they had read an e-book as of 2012, compared to 25 percent in 2010. And around half of those who have not read an e-book say they want to do so. Still, the appeal of traditional books remains. Around 80 percent of kids who read an e-book still read print books, according to the new report.