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  • Amazon criticized for selling advice book for pedophiles

     
    Online retail giant Amazon.com came under a storm of electronic protest Wednesday for selling a self-published electronic book called "The Pedophile's Guide to Love and Pleasure." The title -- published Oct. 28 by Phillip R. Greaves -- has been flooded......
  • A night at the Southern California Independent Booksellers Assn. Awards

     
    Saturday night, the Southern California Independent Booksellers Assn. gathered members, authors and publishers for its annual awards dinner at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel. Located in the Hollywood and Highland complex, it's sort of glamorous -- just a...
  • David Markson's library for sale, and going fast

     
    When David Markson, author of the postmodern classic "Wittgenstein's Mistress," died in New York in June at age 82, he left behind a vast library of books. In the dissolution of Markson's worldly possessions, more than 50 cartons -- holding......
  • 105-year old Dawson's Book Shop begins clearance sale

     
    Dawson's Book Shop, founded in 1905 by Ernest Dawson, begins clearing its stock when it opens at 10 a.m. today. For the next two weeks, more than 3,000 collectible books will be marked down as much as 75%; photographic and......
  • 'Sesame Street' shows off new e-bookstore

     
    How things have changed. Years ago, "Sesame Street" was available to children only on television or in the library. But now they can read "Sesame Street" books online. The venerable franchise announced Thursday that a "Sesame Street" e-bookstore is now...
  • Looking forward to Book Expo 2010

     
    Book Expo America, the publishing industry's annual conference, kicks off Tuesday in New York City, and I'm on my way to cover it for The Times. And by "on my way," I mean "at 30,000 feet," brought to you here,......
  • Ray Bradbury in L.A.: Snapshots

     
    Ray Bradbury, who will be 90 on Aug. 22, appeared at the Mystery and Imagination Bookstore in Glendale on Saturday to help launch "Listen to the Echoes: The Ray Bradbury Interviews," a new book by Sam Weller. Weller, center, was......
  • Oregon bookstore destroyed by fire

     
    Firefighters responded to a blaze at the Great Northwest Bookstore in Portland, Ore., Sunday afternoon, the Oregonian newspaper reported. Rare books, archives and a stock of more than 100,000 books are thought to have been destroyed. Not as well known.......
  • Food books, a feast of ideas

    Food books, a feast of ideas
    There's a Calvinist streak marbling the fat of any good American eater: One hand giveth and the other taketh away. I should. I shouldn't. Pleasure and pain. I want it but I shouldn't have it. This is a good time to reflect on just how American our...
  • OpenSky helps authors develop their brands

    OpenSky helps authors develop their brands
    NEW YORK -- About a year ago Mary Ann Naples had a holy-cow moment. If she'd been a cartoon character, she would have smacked her forehead until stars came out. She was standing atop an escalator at Book Expo America, the publishing world's spring...
  • Book publishers see their role as gatekeepers shrink

    Book publishers see their role as gatekeepers shrink
    Joe Konrath can't wait for his books to go out of print. When that happens, the 40-year-old crime novelist plans to reclaim the copyrights from his publisher, Hyperion Books, and self-publish them on Amazon.com, Apple Inc.'s iBooks and other online...