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Op-Ed: Hachette v. Amazon e-book feud must consider needs of new authors

Book publisher Hachette and entertainment powerhouse Amazon are locking horns over e-book pricing. Amazon wants to lower the prices of e-books, citing higher readership and high price elasticity, while Hachette wants to avoid a possible price war.

Video: Clones, Freemasons and authors on Fiction Frenzy TV VLog Special

Vancouver - "Tour of Chinatown in Singapore," "Obscurity" and "Don't trust clones or cousins" are but a few of the quirky and fun topics on the latest episodes of Fiction Frenzy TV VLog show.

Op-Ed: Want to be an author? Beware Amazon's 'Kindle unlimited'

Amazon.com may soon offer a new "Kindle Unlimited" subscription service for $9.99 per month that gives subscribers unlimited access to over 600,000 titles. What does this mean for new authors?

Explosive indie publishing topics on Fiction Frenzy TV VLog show Special

"Video logging or VLogging on YouTube is a new form of entertainment," says James Edwards, author and Fiction Frenzy TV VLogger.

Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies in Mexico City home, 1927-2014

Considered one of the most significant authors of the 20th century, famed Colombian journalist, novelist, short story writer and screenwriter Gabriel Garcia Marquez has passed away at the age of 87 in his Mexico City home.

NetGalley, sequels, haunted cathedrals on Fiction Frenzy TV VLOG Special

A frenzy of indie artists vlogging to viewers from all over the world in AR Films new show "Fiction Frenzy TV." Two new episodes showcasing indie authors and musicians were released on "Fiction Frenzy TV"'s YouTube channel this month.

Book Talk: Novelist, comedian Koch decries loss of risk-taking

Dutch writer and comedian Herman Koch's novel "Summerhouse with Swimming Pool" follows hot on the heels of "The Dinner", a study of racism, madness and death in an outwardly respectable middle-class ...

Photo Essay: Notable writers and celebs at Savannah Book Festival Special

Savannah - The 2014 festival featured best-selling authors and home-grown celebrities. Fans of writers such as Mitch Albom, the Deen brothers, A. Scott Berg, Melanie Benjamin, and Wally Lamb came to the "Hostess City of the South" to meet their favorite authors.

Mitch Albom helps kick-off the 2014 Savannah Book Festival Special

Savannah - On Valentine's Day, Mitch Albom, author of Tuesdays with Morrie and new novel The First Phone Call from Heaven, delivered the keynote address at the 2014 SBF. The festival brings dozens of authors and thousands of book lovers to Savannah each year.

Do not underestimate author Melissa F. Miller's abilities Special

Pennsylvania born Melissa F. Miller was living the dream of many — working at a big international law firm in downtown Washington, D.C. Her husband, also an attorney, was working at a different firm.

Sundance for Books at the Raindance Book Festival 2013 Special

Richmond - The "Sundance for Books”, Vivalogue Publishing and Black Bond Books held the first Raindance Book Festival which celebrates and supports local Canadian authors. Organizer Lynn Duncan was passionate about giving Canadian local authors a chance to shine.

'Sword of the Spirit, Shield of Faith' wins Charles Taylor Prize Special

Toronto - A decade in the making, Cambridge professor Andrew Preston's "Sword of the Spirit, Shield of Faith: Religion in American War and Diplomacy" (Knopf Canada), won the Charles Taylor Prize. The Announcement came during a luncheon at King Edward Hotel.

James Patterson delivers Savannah Book Festival's keynote address Special

Savannah - Bestselling author James Patterson's remarks focused on storytelling and what he's passionate about, including the importance of getting kids to read.

New book aiding suicide charity offers 'anything and everything' Special

The end of the holiday season may leave many with happy memories, but for others, it can be dark indeed. A new anthology of short Irish fiction is hoping to address the spectre of suicide, and help suicide charity Console at the same time.

Librarian discovers Jorge Luis Borges note tucked away in a book

Toronto - A librarian's routine day at work took an exciting turn when he discovered a surprise tucked between the pages of a dog-eared copy of Plato's "Republic": a greeting card signed by famed author Jorge Luis Borges.

A discussion with the authors of this year's Charles Taylor Prize Special

Toronto - To write is to breathe. For the authors on the short list for this year's Charles Taylor Prize, that statement is realized as you listen to the five discuss how their books came into being.

Writers compete to have morgue named after them

Dundee - Ten of the world's top crime writers are competing to have a new morgue and research facility in Scotland named after them.

Oregon Book Awards tour visits Baker City Special

Baker City - On July 8, the 2011 Oregon Book Awards author tour arrived at the Crossroads Art Center in Baker City, Oregon. The visit was part of a state-wide tour for three published Oregonian authors who were awarded for outstanding excellence in the literary arts.

Website compares your writing to famous authors

A new website that compares writing samples with those of popular authors has the Internet and literary community buzzing.

Pulitzer Prize Winning Author Studs Terkel Dead at 96

Author and broadcaster Studs Terkel has died at the age of 96. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1985 for his book The Good War, which featured people's memories of World War II.

Authors, Publishers, and Google Reach Landmark Settlement

The Authors Guild, the Association of American Publishers (AAP), and Google announced a settlement agreement on behalf of authors and publishers worldwide that expands online access to millions of in-copyright books and other written materials.

40th anniversary Man Booker Prize to be awarded on October 14

This is the 40th year that the Booker Prize, now the Man Booker Prize, has been awarded. Five men and one woman are vying for the award.

What the Dickens? Manuscripts Expected to Go Under the Hammer For $2m

Christies In New York are about to auction off a giant collection of important literature works including special signed editions from even Charles Dickens.

Best-selling author Sidney Sheldon dead at 89

Do you still have "A RAGE OF ANGELS", "MASTER OF THE GAME" or 'IF TOMORROW NEVER COMES" lying around the house?

Playwright Miller To Receive Prince Of Asturias Award

OVIEDO, Spain (voa) - American Playwright Arthur Miller has become the third foreign writer and the first American to receive Spain's prestigious Prince of Asturias Award for Literature. The 87-year-old writer was honored for significant contributio...

European Online Journalism Awards launched

LONDON - The 2001 EOJ Awards, a competition to reward excellence in online journalism, was launched today by the organisers of the annual NetMedia conference in London. The awards, now in their third year, were set up in recognition of the hu...

Hollywood And Zurich Salute Swiss Playwright Duerrenmatt

GENEVA (dpa) - For many Swiss citizens playwright Friedrich Duerrenmatt was more of a notable denigrator of his own country than an internationally-respected author. In November 1990, not long before he died, Duerrenmatt shocked bourgeois Switzerla...

IndyPublish.com Launches Author-Focused, Global Publishing Services

MCLEAN, Va. - IndyPublish.com launches its global publishing services and online community for authors that was announced at the Frankfurt Book Fair. Based in McLean, Virginia, U.S.A., IndyPublish will enable writers to cost-effectively and quickly pu...
 

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Books on sports  music  and media line the shelves in Nishi s Discovering Columbus; there are also b...
Books on sports, music, and media line the shelves in Nishi's Discovering Columbus; there are also books of poetry, including a volume of Walt Whitman's work, Hemingway's "The Sun Also Rises" and Obama's "The Audacity Of Hope." The books further Nishi's theme of a diverse, culturally potent America that is both broad and inward-looking.
Three self-published authors answer questions and provide advice
Three self-published authors answer questions and provide advice
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Amazon Kindle.
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Annerae Vasquez and Josefina Rosado.
Annerae Vasquez and Josefina Rosado.
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credit: Gabriel Lascu
Books of some Nigerian writers
Books of some Nigerian writers