Toledo author releases book | Community

Toledo author releases book |  Community

Author Cathy Wetten, of Toledo, who writes under the pseudonym Charli West, recently released a new book, “The 50 Year Dream,” which is the first book in her new “Dream Series.” According to the author, “The 50 Year Dream” is a contemporary romance with a Denver, Colorado setting — two special dinners; one 50-year dream; … Read more

Salman Rushdie’s books top Amazon’s bestseller lists after stabbing

Salman Rushdie’s books top Amazon’s bestseller lists after stabbing

British author Salman Rushdie poses behind some copies of his book “Joseph Anton” on October 1, 2012 in Berlin. Author Salman Rushdie’s “The Satanic Verses” topped several Amazon’s bestseller lists on Tuesday, days after he sustained serious injuries in a stabbing at a lecture in New York. Johannes Eisele | Afp | Getty Images Author … Read more

News columnist to do talk, book signing | lifestyles

News columnist to do talk, book signing |  lifestyles

New Castle News columnist Dorothy Knight Burchett will do a talk and a book signing beginning at 6 pm Aug. 23 at the New Castle Public Library. Knight Burchett will tell the story of how she was inspired to write “On Sunny Lane,” and how “Sweetheart” got his name. Knight Burchett’s column began to appear … Read more

BOOKS: The ABC Murders: Agatha Christie | Local News

BOOKS: The ABC Murders: Agatha Christie |  Local News

“Murder on the Orient Express” and “Death on the Nile” may be the more famous Hercule Poirot mysteries but Agatha Christie’s “The ABC Murders” is right up there with them. It may be even better. But that could be because “ABC” is much lesser known than “Orient Express” and “Nile.” But that is only part … Read more

Antitrust trial puts book publishing industry in the dock

Antitrust trial puts book publishing industry in the dock

NEW YORK (AP) — The Justice Department’s effort to block the merger of Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster isn’t just a showcase for the Biden administration’s tougher approach to corporate consolidationit’s a rare moment for the publishing industry itself to be placed in the dock. Through the first week of an expected two- … Read more

Frankie Meyer: Google Books serves as ‘information treasury’ for family history research | lifestyles

Frankie Meyer: Google Books serves as ‘information treasury’ for family history research |  lifestyles

Have you included Google Books in your search for family history? The site, located at https://books.google.com, is a treasury of information. Since the Google Books project started in 2004, millions of books have been digitized and added to the database. Some books were provided by publishers and authors, and some were obtained from the collections … Read more

Not just books: New birding backpacks donated to Roanoke Valley libraries | Local News

Not just books: New birding backpacks donated to Roanoke Valley libraries |  Local News

As the crow flies, aspiring birdwatchers can wing it to any library in the Roanoke Valley to check out a useful backpack. Stocked with binoculars, field guides and directions to local birdwatching hotspots, the birding backpacks were donated to regional libraries by Roanoke Valley Bird Club, said Botetourt County Libraries Director Julie Phillips. “We want … Read more

Stephen King set to testify for govt in books merger trial

Stephen King set to testify for govt in books merger trial

WASHINGTON — As the Justice Department bids to convince a federal judge that the proposed merger of Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster would damage the careers of some of the most popular authors, it is leaning in part on the testimony of a writer who has thrived like few others: Stephen King. The … Read more

Vivendi Shares Slip as It Considers Book Publisher Divestment as Part of Lagardere Takeover

Vivendi Shares Slip as It Considers Book Publisher Divestment as Part of Lagardere Takeover

By Mauro Orru Shares of Vivendi SE fell Friday after the media conglomerate steered by the family of French billionaire Vincent Bollore said it was considering the disposal of its book publishing business Editis to avert potential competition concerns as part of its bid to take over smaller French rival Lagardere SA, the owner of … Read more

Sentiment prompts readers to cherish their worn-out books | Books

Sentiment prompts readers to cherish their worn-out books |  Books

Laurie Hertzel Star Tribune (Minneapolis, Minn.) Readers say their old books are more than objects: They are physical reminders of love. Your tattered old books remind you of parents and grandparents, of childhood, of grad school, of traditions or trips or memorable moments. Your worn-out books are more than objects: They are physical reminders of … Read more