A Lifetime of Benefits for Children who Understand the Importance of Sleep

Do you sleep well? Snoozby and the Great Big Bedtime Battle is a groundbreaking collaboration written by sleep experts illustrating the benefits of sleep directly to young children.


WASHINGTON, Feb. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — In Snoozby and the Great Big Bedtime Battle, by sleep clinicians, Terry Cralle, RN and Dr. W. David Brown, Sam “fights” bedtime to stay awake and…

The Trapped Chilean Miners & the Story Behind the Book

Job interviews can be marathons. But I’ve never heard of one quite like what journalist Hector Tobar went through on his way to becoming the chosen author for “Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle that Set Them Free.” Tobar, a journalist and author, is the…

Micro Publisher analyzes growth of e-book sales

Author Walter Shiel has written several books on aviation and history. Shiel, who is also a regular blogger, takes a close look at his book sales over the last couple of years with a breakdown of each electronic book type, along with a comparision of book sales versus print sales. Interesting stuff for any aspiring author.  Take a gander.

A Steve Jobs Comic Book

Apple vs Amazon Steve Jobs

The late Steve Jobs

The comic from Bluewater Productions, which was first announced last June, is expected to show the history of Steve Jobs and Apple’s rise to the top of the technological heap. Of course, since the comic was produced before his passing, the paper copy will make no mention of when he passed away. The special eBook version however will make respectful mention of the end of his life. While those who use Comixology as their main comic book or eBook reading app will have to wait until October 27th to get the book, Kindle users will be able to download the book today and Nook users tomorrow. 

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The Color Purple released as an e-book

Classic book released as an e-book

Author Alice Walker’s “The Color Purple,” a Pulitzer Prize winner in 1983 and still a widely taught and discussed classic, is finally coming out as an e-book.

But the classic novel in e-book format is not being released by a traditional publisher.

Open Road Integrated Media, a digital publishing company co-founded two years ago by former HarperCollins CEO Jane Friedman, has reached an agreement with author Alice Walker to release the electronic version of “The Color Purple” and most of her other work in the latest technology.

The Littlest Library in the World – Coming to your Town?

Terry Sennett & Claudia Cooley in front of The Book Booth

Thanks to Joseph-Beth Bookstore in Lexington, KY for finding this story.

On September 3rd, “America’s littlest library” – a library based inside a British telephone booth – officially opened in Clinton Corners, NY. It’s 3’x3’x8’ and fits two people at a time, as long they don’t mind getting a little cozy.

The Huffington Post interviewed Claudia Cooley, who came up with the idea, via email about the workings of the littlest library, why it has no security, and their unconventional plans for Halloween.

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The Book Business continues to Evolve

The economics of the book business are changing so rapidly the publishing industry barely looks like it did just six months ago.

Divining the profitability of a book is a mysterious art. But basic book economics suggest an e-book is more profitable than a hardcover, even at substantially lower consumer prices, due mostly to the inventory and return costs associated with physical books.

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Online Bestseller Lists Key for Authors

Online Bestseller?How much do e-books benefit when they hit the Nook and Kindle bestseller lists? A lot, new findings suggest. Meanwhile, the New York Times bestseller list appears to have less effect on e-book sales.

“We found that there is a significant benefit to making these lists, and that benefit is far stronger for e-books than it is for print, where titles rise and fall in sales rank far more frequently,” he writes. “In fact, e-books that rise high on the bestseller list can normally look forward to a far longer time on the list than an equivalent print book.”  [LEARN MORE]