Penguin Random House merger approved The proposed merger of Penguin and Random House has been given the go-ahead by the European Commission. Brussels said the merged business - which will be the world's largest book publisher - would not raise competition concerns, because it will "face several strong competitors". More
Golden Gate Bridge goes to digital toll system Drivers approaching the majestic Golden Gate Bridge experienced something new on Wednesday - no human toll collectors. The workers were removed in favor of cheaper and faster electronic transponders, and a camera system that photographs every license plate that comes through, mailing an invoice to each motorist who doesn't prepay. More
100 Mil Read Digital Bible The Bible might be ancient, but that doesn't mean it has to be old fashioned. A free, digital platform has launched the Christian text into the 21st century. The Digital Bible Platform is a free service that allows users access to digital recordings of the Bible in hundreds of languages. More
Dan Brown's 'Inferno' is already burning There's no mystery about what the biggest book of the summer will be: Dan Brown's "Inferno" is coming out on May 14, and his publisher won't let you forget it. Today is the 10th anniversary of Brown's phenomenal blockbuster, "The Da Vinci Code." Doubleday is celebrating by giving away free e-copies of the 2003 novel that launched him into publishing history. More
Trey Songz Scores Second No. 1 Album With 'Trigga' - Hollywood Reporter ArtsBeat: Trey Songz Is No. 1; Slow Sales for Thicke - Ellis County Press 07/9/2014 - 2:33 pm | View Link
Bitcoins.com on auction block, proceeds go to former Mt. Gox ... - ZDNet ... in Japan and was also granted Chapter 15 ... Opening bids will begin at $185,000. Aron Meystedt ... domain names including Rides.com, ... 07/9/2014 - 6:32 am | View Link
How to develop depth of character in your writing so the media ... - Examiner.com This could be your opening chapter. ... Read it in 90 seconds aloud to a digital recorder. Play it back. How smooth does it sound to your ears? 07/9/2014 - 4:24 am | View Link
Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM) Releases June ... - Yahoo! Finance Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM) Releases June ... - TMC Net 07/8/2014 - 3:16 pm | View Link
J.K. Rowling pens a new 'Harry Potter' story and 'Potter' theme park ... - Christian Science Monitor Wait time for new Harry Potter ride: 450 minutes - Associated Press 07/8/2014 - 5:35 am | View Link
Movie Tavern Northshore (Photo: Business Wire) To display its dedication to the Northshore community, ahead of the opening, Movie Tavern will present a special donation to the Southeast Louisiana chapter of the American Red Cross during a private ribbon-cutting ceremony. “We are thrilled to bring the ... 07/21/2014 - 5:52 am | View Link
Is literature dead? Or, how to read books in the digital age Ellenberg's index is based on the most-highlighted passages in the Kindle electronic versions, and where they appear in the book -- for an unread book, they'll be clustered in the opening pages. He cautions that his method is "not remotely scientific and ... 07/10/2014 - 9:00 pm | View Link
Mark Waid, Barry Kitson's Empire volume two first chapter goes free Thrillbent has made the first chapter of Empire Volume Two free to read. The digital platform has released the opening chapter that marks Mark Waid and Barry Kitson's return to their creator-owned property. The series returned as part of Thrillbent's newly ... 06/11/2014 - 11:48 pm | View Link
Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse, Part 2 review (PC) The return of Broken Sword with The Serpent's Curse marked a nostalgic yet flawed return for intrepid adventurers George Stobbart and Nico Collard. The game's opening chapter was clearly a labour of love for British developer Revolution Software ... 05/6/2014 - 8:00 pm | View Link
Ebooks: Is digital opening up a new chapter for publishing? With ebook sales on the rise, how is the publishing industry embracing the world of digital? Next week some of the biggest names in publishing will gather at the Hilton in London's Park Lane for The Bookseller Industry Awards. This year sees the ... 05/9/2012 - 9:58 pm | View Link
Amazon.com: X-Men: First Class (+ Digital Copy) [Blu-ray ... Find X-Men: First Class (+ Digital Copy) [Blu-ray] at Amazon.com Movies & TV, home of thousands of titles on DVD and Blu-ray. 07/24/2014 - 3:43 am | View Website
ACM Website Educational and scientific computing society, provides a forum for the exchange of information, ideas, and discoveries. 07/23/2014 - 1:17 pm | View Website
Chapter Chapter is an ambitious, multi-artform cultural space based in Cardiff, Wales that presents and produces international art, performance and film alongside a dynamic ... 07/23/2014 - 11:30 am | View Website
Digital terrestrial television Digital terrestrial television (DTTV or DTT) is a technological evolution of broadcast television and an advancement over analog television. DTTV broadcasts land ... 07/22/2014 - 10:15 pm | View Website
Polaroid Corporation 1 Polaroid's growth under its founder; 2 Bankruptcy and the "new" Polaroid Corporation. 2.1 "Chapter 11" controversy; 2.2 Use of Polaroid brand following bankruptcy 07/22/2014 - 2:44 pm | View Website
Time-tripping witch and scholar Diana Bishop returns in “The Book of Life,” the final installment of Deborah Harkness’s bestselling All Souls trilogy. When last encountered in “Shadow of Night,” Diana and her husband, aristo vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont, had just landed back in the 21st century after a sojourn in Elizabethan England.
By now, the story of British double-agent Harold “Kim” Philby may be the most familiar spy yarn ever, fodder for whole libraries of histories, personal memoirs and novels. But Ben Macintyre manages to retell it in a way that makes Philby’s destructive genius fresh and horridly fascinating — and, to me, at least, ultimately inexplicable.
Midwestern natives among four of five Americans longlisted for literary awardLost in Wednesday's news about the first global Man Booker Prize longlist was that among the five Americans who made it on the longlist of finalists, four are Midwesterners.
For the first time in 70 years, three of J. D. Salinger’s earliest stories are available to the public — and new illustrations helped make it possible. The recently released collection, “J. D. Salinger: Three Early Stories,” comes from the Devault-Graves Agency, an indie publisher in Memphis, Tenn., that carefully tiptoed around the Salinger estate’s copyright. Before he died in 2010, the famously reclusive author of “Catcher in the Rye” (1951) spent the last decades of his life insisting — sometimes in court — that no one quote from his letters, republish his uncollected work or use his famous characters.