Bloomberg.com Takes A Look At Robert Miller and his vowed to revolutionary idea to target the practice that allows booksellers to send unsold copies back to publishers for credit. ``In this age of global warming it's insane to be shipping books back and forth across the country for no good reason,'' said Margo Baldwin, president of Chelsea Green Publishing Co. of White River Junction, Vermont.
Poof! Harry Potter has performed a new vanishing act.
For the first time in nearly a decade, the New York Times bestseller lists will be without a title featuring J.K. Rowling's hugely popular young wizard. And the character is finally disappearing from the Canadian rankings as well.
When it comes to the gathering, coalescing, and analysis of data, most places can't compete with the United States CIA. I think a lot of library types would like to know some of their secrets, at least when it comes to data and information processing.
Well, now you can.
The textbook dilemma...apart from the escalating costs of these extraordinarily heavy and hefty tools for college students, Chegg, a company that rents textbooks out also claims that "Textbooks largely contribute to the 40% of paper products found in landfills which convert into hazardous methane as they degrade." They are working with Ecolibris and Plant a Tree USA to help the environment.
On Fresh Air: Edgar Award-winning author Charles Ardai is founder of Hard Case Crime, a pulp-fiction publishing group that reprints classic crime stories and publishes new pulp. All Hard Case novels come out in mass-market paperback editions, much like the classic crime novels from the '40s, '50s and '60s, with cover art inspired by images from the genre's heyday.
Under the pseudonym Richard Aleas — an anagram of his own name — Ardai writes crime fiction, too. His novels Little Girl Lost and Songs of Innocence detail the exploits of private investigator John Blake.
The stories are frank and earthy, dealing with ageing, sex, obsession, passion and disappointment.
"Older women are the most wonderful supporters of fiction, go to festivals, buy books, go to clubs and talk about the books among themselves," she says. "I thought there is a market there already and if I can write a book which they will tell each other [about], it was going to be quite a good idea. And there was simply the [attraction of] unexplored territory."
Peter Hartlaub thinks the books that we were exposed to as children were even more scary than some of the movies. Beatrix Potter is based in a world where rabbits constantly live in fear of getting eaten. And we won't even get into the screwed up universe of the Grimm Fairy Tales, which is basically like a "Saw" movie without Donnie Wahlberg...