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Op-Ed: Penning scary stories: It’s not a difficult exercise

Scary stories have been an integral part of our growing up. In fact, why only growing up? Doesn't a well-represented horror tale send shivers down our spine even well beyond our childhood?
In the Media by Milton Este

Darwin’s Beagle library digitalized

Singapore - An online reconstruction of the books that Charles Darwin took on the ship Beagle, has made the library from Darwin’s famed voyage more accessible.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

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?
In the Media by Calvin Wolf - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Can all parents raise their children as bilingual speakers?

“Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow and Gisele Bündchen do it, so why can’t we do it too?” Some monolingual parents ask when they hear about the Hollywood stars, rich or celebs, for whom it has become trendy to bring up children to be bilingual.
In the Media by J.N. Paquet - 1 comment

Children’s books teach important lessons on accepting differences Promoted

Leading experts and authors agree that helping children recognize and accept differences at an early age is important, especially via literature.
Promoted Content by Kay Mathews

'Fault in Our Stars' cries up a solid win

"Fault in Our Stars" beat expectations and proved the young female audience is not to be ignored at the box office. Going in it was going to beat "Edge of Tomorrow," but it wasn't close.
In the Media by Tim O'Brien

George R.R. Martin wants to 'kill you' for charity

George R.R. Martin is finally writing the long, long awaited next installment of A Song of Ice and Fire which the hit show Game of Thrones is based on. If you donate $20,000 USD to his charities he will kill you off in it!
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Video: Malka Marom, author of 'Joni Mitchell in Her Own Words' Special

Toronto - Malka Marom's latest book "Joni Mitchell - In Her Own Words" details the intimate interviews she had with Canadian painter/songwriter and artist Joni Mitchell over the decades.
Digital Journal Report by AR Vasquez - 2 comments

The Canadian Opera Company says 'Olé!' to Don Quichotte Special

Toronto - The Canadian Opera Company will be staging Jules Massenet’s 1910 work 'Don Quichotte' for the first time in its history. Along with being a company premiere, it marks the Canadian debut of the work's celebrated lead vocalist.
Digital Journal Report by Cate Kustanczy

Harvard library reveals rare books bound in real human flesh

Cambridge - A 2006 article from the Harvard Crimson about three antique books discovered in Harvard's library bound in real human flesh has resurfaced and is rapidly trending throughout Facebook.
In the Media by Scott Tuttle - 2 comments

Review: Memoir tells story behind 'The Room' with expected hilarity Special

If you've never been to a public screening of Tommy Wiseau's 2003 cult film “The Room”, you've been missing a wonderful, surreal experience. Few legitimate intentional comedies hurt your belly from laughter the way this terrible flick can.
Digital Journal Report by Jeff Cottrill - 2 comments

Review: Can Divergent, a series not for teens, be saved by the producers? Special

Chicago - The FIRST Divergent movie is great fun and better than the book, but will the final installment result in teen suicides, bad AP scores and a dumbed-down public? Can the sanity of Divergent viewers be saved with a new ending to the series?
Digital Journal Report by Ruth Hull - 1 comment

Bertelsmann says profits up in 2013, sees further growth

Frankfurt - German media and publishing giant Bertelsmann said on Wednesday it expected further growth this year after a "gratifying" business performance in 2013."Bertelsmann delivered a gratifying business performance in 2013," said chief executive Thomas Rabe."...
In the Media by AFP

Girl's escape from Shining Path in Tomlinson's 'Lethal Dispatch' Special

San Francisco - Max Tomlinson, author of "Sendero" (awarded by Kirkus Reviews as the Best of 2012) is back with a new action thriller novel "Lethal Dispatch".
Digital Journal Report by AR Vasquez

Op-Ed: There's still one book your school can afford

It seems that school districts are being hit from every direction with financial burdens these days. Everything from the rising cost of textbooks to skyrocketing fuel expenses for buses has brought spending under ever-greater scrutiny.
In the Media by Nicole Weddington

Love story, chronicle of Hurricane Katrina win U.S. book prizes

A love story that examines modern attitudes about race, a chronicle of the days after Hurricane Katrina and a biography of Anglo-Irish satirist Jonathan Swift won National Book Critics Circle awards on Thursday.
In the Media by Reuters

On heels of memoir, Keith Richards to publish children's book

Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards, famous for surviving years of rock 'n' roll excess, will release a children's picture book with illustrations by his daughter Theodora Richards, his publisher said on Tuesday.
In the Media by Reuters

Review: Doolittle's Rob Ford exposé is a compelling, if limited, read Special

“Rob Ford might be a genius – if not of the academic variety, certainly of the kind that matters in politics,” Robyn Doolittle writes in “Crazy Town: The Rob Ford Story,” her bestselling account of the notorious Toronto mayor's career.
Digital Journal Report by Jeff Cottrill - 1 comment

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 ...
In the Media by Thomas Escritt (Reuters)

U.S. author George Saunders wins Story Prize for short fiction

American author George Saunders on Wednesday won the Story Prize for his best-selling short story collection "Tenth of December," which has been lauded for its formal innovation and keen eye to people's darker aspects.
In the Media by Reuters

Pearson logs 2013 profits, but shares slump on outlook

London - Publisher Pearson, owner of the Financial Times, said on Friday that net profits rallied last year, but gloomy forecasts and US woes sent its share price plunging.Profits after taxation soared to £538 million last year, from £311 million in 2012, Pea...
In the Media by AFP

Barnes & Noble rejects bid, mulls Nook plans

New York - US bookseller Barnes & Noble on Wednesday rejected an investment firm's offer for a controlling stake, as it said it was studying options for its troubled Nook electronic books unit.Chief executive Michael Huseby said "we are still studying the pos...
In the Media by AFP

In appeal, Apple says judge 'wrong' in e-books case

New York - Apple has appealed the verdict in its e-books price-fixing case, saying a US federal judge was "wrong" in ruling that the tech giant stifled competition."Apple's entry as an e-book retailer marked the beginning, not the end, of competition," the compan...
In the Media by AFP

American best-selling author Mitch Albom helps PH typhoon victims

American best-selling author Mitch Albom has traveled to the typhoon-ravaged areas of Tacloban City in the Philippines to help rebuild destroyed libraries there in cooperation with National Bookstore, the Philippines' biggest bookstore.
In the Media by Leo Reyes

Investment firm bids for ailing Barnes & Noble

New York - An investment firm offered Friday to take a controlling stake in the troubled US bookseller Barnes & Noble, sending the share price soaring.G Asset Management (GAM) said in a statement it believes Barnes & Noble, which also makes the Nook elect...
In the Media by AFP

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.
Digital Journal Report by Kay Mathews - 4 comments

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.
Digital Journal Report by Kay Mathews - 2 comments

Court backs Apple e-book monitor, within limits

San Francisco - A US appeals court on Monday shot down Apple's bid to derail a court-ordered monitor in its e-book price-fixing case.The panel of judges specified, however, that the monitor's job is limited to making sure that Apple has an antitrust compliance program...
In the Media by Glenn CHAPMAN (AFP)

Court backs Apple e-book monitor, within limits

San Francisco - A US appeals court on Monday shot down Apple's bid to derail a court-ordered monitor in its e-book price-fixing case.The panel of judges specified, however, that the monitor's job is limited to making sure that Apple has an antitrust compliance program...
In the Media by AFP

Canada, publishers reach ebooks competition settlement

Ottawa - Four major ebook publishers reached a settlement Friday with Canadian authorities to end practices which officials said choked off competition and kept prices high.
In the Media by AFP
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Libertarian books (from left to right): "Economics in One Lesson" by Henry Hazlitt, "The Revolution: A Manifesto" by Ron Paul and "Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal" by Ayn Rand.
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