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Bertelsmann Media

Bertelsmann Open to Increasing its Stake in Penguin Random House

Pub Date: Jan 18, 2017

  Reconfirmation of commitment to the book business Bertelsmann CEO Thomas Rabe: “Penguin Random House has achieved all goals of the combination” Bertelsmann is open to increasing its share in the world’s biggest trade publishing group, Penguin Random House. The international media, services, and education company currently holds a majority 53-percent stake in the group Read more »

2017 Hillman Prizes for Journalism– Enter Now

Pub Date: Jan 10, 2017

2017 Hillman Prizes for Journalism Entry Deadline: January 30 The Sidney Hillman Foundation is accepting nominations for the 2017 Hillman Prizes which honor investigative journalism and commentary in the public interest. Winners exemplify reportorial excellence, storytelling skill, and social justice impact. The 2017 prizes will be given for work published or aired in 2016. Our categories are: Book (nonfiction) Newspaper Reporting (print or online) Magazine Reporting (print Read more »

Vital Source, Ingram Content Group

VitalSource appoints Jennifer Solomon and Tim Ridgway to Leadership Roles

Pub Date: Jan 10, 2017

VitalSource Technologies LLC today announced the addition of Jennifer Solomon as its Director of Market Development. “Jenn has a wealth of experience in the educational publishing industry and came to us with an incredibly strong sales and leadership background and a consistent track record of building successful teams, driving sales and growth in market share Read more »

American Society of Journalists

ASJA Conference for Writers Scheduled for 2017

Pub Date: Jan 6, 2017

According to the polling firm Nielsen, Americans’ most common New Year’s resolutions include losing weight, getting into shape, saving money, and spending more time with friends and family. The American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) Annual Conference on May 5 and 6, 2017 in New York City can’t help people pursue these worthwhile personal Read more »

Barnes & Noble Bookseller

Barnes & Noble Sales Fall Short, But Profits Up

Pub Date: Jan 5, 2017

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS) today reported that comparable store sales decreased 9.1% for the nine-week holiday period ending December 31, 2016. Online sales increased approximately 2% for the holiday period. The sales decrease was largely due to lower traffic, as well as the decline in coloring books and artist supplies – a reversal of Read more »

Book Reviews


Forever is the Worst Long Time by Camille Pagán

Pub Date: Dec 29, 2016

Forever is the Worst Long Time, Camille Pagán, Lake Union Publishing – In 1998 James Hernandez flies from Michigan to New York City to meet his best buddy Rob’s fiancee – and falls head over heels in love with her Read more »

Punitive Damages by Jim Lively

Punitive Damages by Jim Lively

Pub Date: Dec 29, 2016

Punitive Damages. Jim Lively, Merrimack Media – PJ is a rescued Wiemaraner dog with a mind of her own. Intelligent, by turns devious, philosophical and occasionally cunning, Read more »

John O'Hara Stories

John O’Hara stories by Charles McGrath, Editor

Pub Date: Dec 19, 2016

John O’Hara stories, Charles McGrath, Editor, Random House – Twentieth-century American author John O’Hara’s stories of everyday, familiar people are featured in a new Library of America collection, edited by Charles McGrath Read more »

Eisley by Cronon

Loren Eiseley: Collected Essays on Evolution, Nature, and the Cosmos Edited by William Cronon

Pub Date: Dec 19, 2016

Loren Eiseley: Collected Essays on Evolution, Nature, and the Cosmos, Edited by William Cronon – Loren Eiseley (1907-1977) has been described as “a paleontologist with the spirit of a poet.” His works have drawn comparisons to the great naturalist-writer Henry David Thoreau and have inspired other great scientist-authors such as Carl Sagan, Stephen Jay Gould and Neil deGrasse Tyson Read more »

The Trapped Girl by Robert Dugoni

The Trapped Girl by Robert Dugoni

Pub Date: Dec 19, 2016

The Trapped Girl, Robert Dugoni, Thomas & Mercer – Seattle Detective Tracy Crosswhite investigates when a young woman’s body is fished up in a crab pot out of Puget Sound. It seems the victim went to great lengths to conceal her identity, but who was she and from whom was she trying to hide Read more »

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