8 hrs ago
Agent Updates to the 2014 WD Conference
As promised, here are the last minute agent updates to the 2014 WD Conference, Aug. 1-3, 2014, in NYC.
12 hrs ago
Xenia Daily Gazette
Xenia Community Schools Foundation grants enhance library resources1:39 pm
The Xenia Community Schools Foundation recently announced the first round of classroom and library grants, totaling more than $9,000 for the 2014-2015 school year.
16 hrs ago
The Columbus Dispatch
Five authors win 2014 Ohioana Book Awards
Five authors have won 2014 Ohioana Book Awards. The annual awards, first presented in 1942, recognize outstanding books by native Ohioans or residents of the state for at least five years - or authors who have written about the state or an Ohioan.
Thu Jul 31, 2014
David Brion Davis: Yale University professor of history emeritus; founder and director emeritus of Yale's Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition; author of 16 works of nonfiction; winner of scores of awards and honors, including a Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction.
William T. Vollmann, author of "Last Stories and Other Stories"
No one ever accused Sacramento writer William T. Vollmann of being timid, unimaginative or short-winded.
Wed Jul 30, 2014
Bill O'Reilly's marijuana poll shows 90...On Bill O'Reilly's personal website,...
On Bill O'Reilly's personal website, visitors can buy tickets to see O'Reilly's tour, take history quizzes, buy a copy of O'Reilly's nonfiction work "Killing Jesus" or read articles that reflect the conservative views popularized on O'Reilly's work on Fox News.
Stacy Peralta's 6 Principles for Capturing Humanity in Commercials
People often question why documentary filmmakers direct commercials. What's the motivation? Ask just about any documentary filmmaker worth his or her salt, they'll tell you.
How to Sell Your Picture Book
Pitching a picture book? Things are looking up. Although the Association of American Publishers reports that book sales in the children's/young adult segment declined from January to October 2013, many agents observed an uptick in picture book acquisitions throughout 2013 and into 2014.
Mon Jul 28, 2014
William Shatner, Russian grammar and anime: Top finds at upcoming used book sale in Bay County
A scene from an anime graphic novel at the Friends of the Bay County Libraries 40th annual Used Book Sale.
Sat Jul 26, 2014
Global Columbus: Marionette Yvonne Cortez
Family: Husband, Lenin Cortez, works as a machine operator at Rightway Fasteners Inc.; two daughters, Nicole Yvonne, 17, Melanie Marinel, 9 Hobbies: I collect stamps, and I love reading nonfiction books, especially biographies of famous people.
Summer reading list: nonfiction
Being a compendium of some of my most popular nonfiction reviews from the past year, from Capital in the 21st Century to The Divide A genuinely funny and extremely weird tour through the world's dumbest rules, starting with the Babylonians up through the Hittites ; the ancient Greeks and Romans and modern times, including the notorious "Pi=3.2" ... (more)
Fri Jul 25, 2014
Review: "Manakamana" a sensorally rich ferrying to Hindu temple
High above a jungle in Nepal, pilgrims make an ancient journey by cable car to worship Manakamana.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
International Best-Selling Author Paul McKenna on His Writing Process
Paul McKenna , the hypnotist and self-help guru from the UK, has a gift for writing best-selling nonfiction books.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
Manor of Secrets' is fun young adult fare
Editor's note: For fans of the British period drama "Downton Abbey," the fifth season can't come too soon.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
New directions: Chevy Chase writer finds insights in nature
The way she decided she would negotiate her current stresses - the death of her sister, her own battle with breast cancer and the empty nest when her daughters left for college - was to erect “a small conservatory off the back of our home … and learn how to care for tropical plants.” The most recent of her books, ... (more)
Mon Jul 21, 2014
As a young writer, ERNEST HEMINGWAY knew he could recreate American fiction if he held a true, remorseless bead on the scenes before his eyes and the sentences forming in his head.
Sat Jul 19, 2014
Curt Gentry dies: best-selling writer of Manson, Hoover books
Curt Gentry , a San Francisco author who wrote or co-wrote 13 books including best-sellers "Helter Skelter" about the Charles Manson case and a harshly critical biography of FBI chief J. Edgar Hoover , died July 10 in a San Francisco hospital .
The Morning Call
Top 3 Books: Nonfiction hardcover
The history of North America is encapsulated in the history of her covered bridges in many ways.
Review: 'War of the Whales; A True Story,' by Joshua Horwitz
NONFICTION: After several whales beached themselves and died in 2000, journalist Joshua Horwitz set out to find out why - and discovered that the mass deaths were almost certainly caused by the U.S. Navy.
Dallas Morning News
'Spillover' author David Quammen kicks off the 10th annual Mayborn with inspiration, advice
Three-time National Magazine Award winner David Quammen winningly engaged an audience of aspiring and published authors at the kickoff of the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference in Grapevine.