Archive for January, 2012

Browsing the stacks (Houston Chronicle, 30 Jan 2012, PageD1)

January 31, 2012

Browsing the stacks
By Maggie Galehouse
Houston Chronicle
30 Jan 2012

Tucked away at a small table between SEX and AMERICANA, Ann Becker and I are munching on chicken sandwiches and talking shop. The shop we’re talking is Becker’s Books. The bookstore, which sells used books, opened in 1993 and went online two years…read more…

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Gary’s Grading Gallery (Cherokee County Herald, 1 Feb 2012, Page3A)

January 31, 2012

Gary’s Grading Gallery
By Gary Davis
Cherokee County Herald
1 Feb 2012

Several years ago an unknown Mississippi writer wrote a book that he tried in vain to coax a major publishing house to publish. The name of that book: A Time to Kill; the author: John Grisham. Grisham then had a local publisher publish his work. A…read more…

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Newspapers feel impact of the internet (The Herald (South Africa), 31 Jan 2012, Page6)

January 31, 2012

Newspapers feel impact of the internet
Zeenat Moorad
The Herald (South Africa)
31 Jan 2012

THE circulation market for consumer magazines and newspapers is being adversely affected by the availability of free content on the internet, a Pricewaterhousecoopers report said yesterday. According to PWC, print circulation figures are declining and…read more…

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Waterford Library sparks national celebration (The Day, 30 Jan 2012, PageD1)

January 31, 2012

Waterford Library sparks national celebration
By KRISTINA DORSEY
The Day
30 Jan 2012

Sometimes, one good idea begets another. In December, Nadine Lipman was reading an article about Take Your Child to the Bookstore Day. As the head of children’s services at Waterford Public Library, naturally, she imagined applying that very notion to…read more…

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Houghton Mifflin to print for Amazon (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, 30 Jan 2012, Page2D)

January 31, 2012

Houghton Mifflin to print for Amazon

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
30 Jan 2012

Amazon.com Inc. made a deeper dive into the publishing world with an agreement announced last week that lets Houghton Mifflin Harcourt print and distribute electronic books owned by one of Amazon’s publishing arms. Titles from Amazon’s East Coast…read more…

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Voices from Nigeria (The Star Malaysia, 31 Jan 2012, Page10)

January 31, 2012

Voices from Nigeria
By YINKA IBUKUN
The Star Malaysia
31 Jan 2012

THE chaos of Nigeria’s largest city of Lagos gets boiled down to prose as a narrator notes “how unpretty” its sprawl looks, with “its unplanned houses sprouting like weeds”. Another author describes the madness of the commute, how six roads meet and…read more…

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There is nothing wrong with having a publisher that’s not here (Nigeria). … But then what’s incumbent on us is to try to support the work that’s happening here. (The Star Malaysia, 31 Jan 2012, Page10)

January 31, 2012

There is nothing wrong with having a publisher that’s not here (Nigeria). … But then what’s incumbent on us is to try to support the work that’s happening here.

The Star Malaysia
31 Jan 2012

reliance on Western recognition and audiences, and the indirect influence it may have on Nigerian literature, saying the authors are often edited to suit Western tastes. “There is nothing wrong with having a publisher that’s not here (Nigeria) ……read more…

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There is nothing wrong with having a publisher that’s not here (Nigeria). … But then what’s incumbent on us is to try to support the work that’s happening here. (The Star Malaysia, 31 Jan 2012, Page10)

January 31, 2012

There is nothing wrong with having a publisher that’s not here (Nigeria). … But then what’s incumbent on us is to try to support the work that’s happening here.

The Star Malaysia
31 Jan 2012

reliance on Western recognition and audiences, and the indirect influence it may have on Nigerian literature, saying the authors are often edited to suit Western tastes. “There is nothing wrong with having a publisher that’s not here (Nigeria) ……read more…

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Reading for success (The Star Malaysia, 31 Jan 2012, Page10)

January 31, 2012

Reading for success
By PHIL HAZLEWOOD
The Star Malaysia
31 Jan 2012

WHETHER it’s a large chain retailer or the smallest bookstall at an airport departure gate, Indian bookshops all have one thing in common: the predominance of business and management titles. English-language biographies of leading business figures and…read more…

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Techsimpact and The BookCase Project

January 29, 2012

Techsimpact contains all the posts for the The BookCase Project. This is a site that posts the latest news on tech’s impact on hardback books, on the publishing industry, and on (brick and mortar) bookshops. “Like” The BookCase Project at  https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-BookCase-Project/201733486549165