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The Guardian children’s fiction award 2015 longlist – The Guardian

Friday, July 10, 2015

Find out more about the eight books that have been longlisted for the Guardian’s children’s fiction prize 2015 – plus what the judges thought of this year’s selected reads that ‘bring young readers the world on a single shelf’ Plus enter The Guardian’s young critics competition

New York Times blocks Ted Cruz book from bestseller list. Conspiracy? – Christian Science Monitor

Friday, July 10, 2015

Ted Cruz has a new book out – a memoir/campaign manifesto titled “A Time for Truth.” Published on June 30, it sold about 12,000 copies in its first week, which is pretty good nowadays for a tome that doesn’t have “shades” or “gray” on its cover. Despite these sales, The New York Times has told publisher HarperCollins it won’t put “Time for Truth” on its nonfiction bestseller list. The problem…

Rosemarie Dombrowski on Phoenix’s Literary Scene, the Art of the Flash Memoir – Phoenix New Times

Friday, July 10, 2015

Rosemarie Dombrowski is a writer on a mission. The poet, ASU lecturer, and co-founder of the Phoenix Poetry Series will lead a two-part creative writing workshop on the art of the flash memoir at 7 p.m. on July 22 and 29 at Changing Hands Bookstore. The writing workshop is open to the public, and it’s just one of the ways she’s trying to pull literary culture out of the ivory…

Fact Or Fiction: Beauty Myths – 10TV

Friday, July 10, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio – When it comes to beauty, we all have different ideas about the best practices.  10TV hit the streets of Columbus to find out if several popular beauty myths are actually fact or are merely works of fiction. Fact or Fiction: If you pull out one gray hair, two more will pop up. The people we caught up with couldn’t agree on this one. So, we went…

Apple’s stock falls into the danger zone – USA TODAY

Friday, July 10, 2015

Getty Shares of Apple (AAPL) Thursday continued their steep fall, violating several ominous key levels and starting to cost investors some real money. The gadget maker’s shares Thursday cratered $2.53, or 2.1%, to $120.06 a share – their lowest closing price in five months. The stock’s rapid decline is getting harder for Apple bulls to ignore. Investors are increasingly fearful China’s appetite for high-priced smartphones could dim with the stock…

Apple’s new ad campaign says, ‘If it’s not an iPhone, it’s not an iPhone’ – Apple Insider

Friday, July 10, 2015

By Mikey Campbell Thursday, July 09, 2015, 06:39 pm PT (09:39 pm ET) Apple on Thursday released the first two installments of a new iPhone campaign that pleads to the brain rather than the heart, while vaguely alluding to the inferiority of competing products. With its new “Hardware & Software” and “Loved” TV spots, Apple returns to a more practical form advertising, telling consumers about iPhone’s merits rather than showing…

Huawei and Google reportedly releasing a Nexus phone this fall – The Verge

Friday, July 10, 2015

2015 may see a first for Google’s line of Nexus Android phones: a Chinese manufacturer. The Information reports that Huawei is in line to produce the device, which is said to be planned for fall. It’s not the first we’ve heard of the possibility; IBT said last month that the Huawei Nexus phone was coming, citing an employee at the company’s UK branch, while Android Police published a tentative rumor in May…

Apple’s stock falls into the danger zone – USA TODAY

Friday, July 10, 2015

Getty Shares of Apple (AAPL) Thursday continued their steep fall, violating several ominous key levels and starting to cost investors some real money. The gadget maker’s shares Thursday cratered $2.53, or 2.1%, to $120.06 a share – their lowest closing price in five months. The stock’s rapid decline is getting harder for Apple bulls to ignore. Investors are increasingly fearful China’s appetite for high-priced smartphones could dim with the stock…

The 15 Best Nonfiction Books of 2015 (So Far) – Paste Magazine

Friday, July 10, 2015

From the birth of James Bond in Jamaica to an exploration of romance in the age of Tinder, we’ve collected 15 nonfiction must-reads below. With authors ranging from a British neurologist to a rock critic to a high-powered CEO, these captivating books are sure to entertain you for years to come. 15. I Am Sorry to Think I Have Raised a Timid Son by Kent Russell Kent…

HBOAccess Writers Fellowship Winners Announced – Deadline

Friday, July 10, 2015

HBO has announced the winners of its inaugural HBOAccess Writers Fellowship. Nine writers were chosen out of 2,000 submissions for the 8-month-long program which will be held at the HBO campus in Santa Monica, CA. It includes one week of master classes where the fellows will participate in discussions with HBO executives and showrunners. Discussions will focus on character, story development, pitching, securing representation, and building a professional network. Each…

Star Wars films to become Little Golden Books — exclusive – Entertainment Weekly (blog)

Friday, July 10, 2015

Close Posted July 9 2015 — 11:04 AM EDT As the world prepares for the release of Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One, the now-legendary tales of Star Wars are being released in a brand new, kid-friendly format: For the first time, Star Wars retellings will be available as Little Golden Books from Random House, EW reports exclusively. The first six books in this series will be released on July 28: The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the…

N.Y. Times keeps Cruz off bestseller list – Politico (blog)

Friday, July 10, 2015

By DYLAN BYERS 7/9/15 5:53 PM EDT The New York Times informed HarperCollins this week that it will not include Ted Cruz’s new biography on its forthcoming bestsellers list, despite the fact that the book has sold more copies in its first week than all but two of the Times’ bestselling titles, the…

Unpaid internships ‘should be banned to build diversity in publishing’ – The Guardian

Friday, July 10, 2015

The award-winning novelist Kerry Hudson is set to make a bold call for change in UK publishing, which she believes is failing “to reflect the extraordinary spectrum of communities in this country”. Hudson, author of the prize-winning debut novel Tony Hogan Bought Me An Ice-Cream Float Before He Stole My Ma, will call on Thursday evening for the publishing industry in the UK to ban unpaid internships and commit to…

‘Rigged game’? You bet! NYT’s excuse for keeping Ted Cruz off bestseller list … – Twitchy

Friday, July 10, 2015

This is just embarrassing for the Times. Or ought to be… twitter.com/dylanbyers/sta… — Stephen Hayes (@stephenfhayes) July 09, 2015 No kidding. The @nytimes has informed HarperCollins that it will not include Ted Cruz’s new bio on its bestsellers list:: http://t.co/q1jcnHgL8U — Dylan Byers (@DylanByers) July 9, 2015 More from Politico: The New York Times informed HarperCollins this week that it will not include Ted Cruz’s new biography on its forthcoming…

BARNES & NOBLE To Double Size of GRAPHIC NOVEL / MANGA Section – Newsarama

Friday, July 10, 2015

CREDIT: Barnes & Noble Press Release Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the nation’s largest retail bookseller and the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced that it has expanded its selection of Graphic Novels and Manga to double…

What Twitter’s Potential Flipboard Acquisition Means for the Publishing Industry – Entrepreneur

Friday, July 10, 2015

For about a decade, technology has been viewed as the death knell for traditional media. Newsrooms are laying off staff in droves, and local news bureaus are shutting down. During the years of this turbulent transition, traditional media outlets have struggled to find business models that work. They’ve established paywalls, experimented with native advertising, built mobile apps and watched as social media absorbed their loyal readers. Related: Twitter Reportedly in Talks to…

The Apple Watch might be flopping, says report – ExtremeTech

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Apple has been on a roll for the last decade or so — everything it releases seems to be a smash hit, even when the initial reaction is pessimistic. No one talks about the iPad having a goofy name or the iPhone getting all fingerprint-y anymore. These products changed the market for personal computing, but what about the Apple Watch? Data collected by Slice Intelligence shows Apple Watch sales dropping…

Apple Music could kill Spotify and still be a failure – Yahoo Finance

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Most stories about Apple Music focus on how the new service  will be battling for subscribers against popular competitors like Spotify and Deezer. But to the music industry, and likely to Apple (AAPL) itself, that battle is almost irrelevant. That’s because only one in 20 U.S. adults subscribes to a music service now, a paltry level of penetration that must grow exponentially — and fast — to prevent the industry’s…

Google Says Its AI Catches 99.9 Percent of Gmail Spam – Wired

Thursday, July 09, 2015

About a decade ago, spam brought email to near-ruin. The contest to save your inbox was on, with two of the world’s biggest tech companies vying for the title of top spam-killer. By February 2012, Microsoft boasted that its spam filters were removing all but 3 percent of the junk messages from Hotmail, the company’s online email service at the time. Google responded by claiming that its service, Gmail, removed all but about…