Lynn Neary http://wnku.org en Authors Take Opposite Sides On Hachette, Amazon Spat http://wnku.org/post/authors-take-opposite-sides-hachette-amazon-spat You might think that all writers would be of the same mind about the <a href="http://www.npr.org/2014/05/23/315279264/why-some-books-youre-looking-to-buy-on-amazon-arent-there">dispute between Amazon and Hachette Publishing Company</a> over the price of ebooks. Think again. This week two different sets of authors sent open letters to their "readers" urging them to take one side or the other in the ongoing controversy.<p>It all began when the publisher and Amazon were unable to reach an agreement on ebook prices. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 22:34:00 +0000 Lynn Neary 37596 at http://wnku.org Authors Take Opposite Sides On Hachette, Amazon Spat Court OKs Universities' Quest To Turn To More Digital Copies Of Books http://wnku.org/post/court-oks-universities-quest-turn-more-digital-copies-books A U.S. appeals court has ruled against a group of authors, deciding in favor of a consortium of universities in a case that hinged on copyright law and provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The universities had allowed Google to make digital copies of more than 10 million books so that they could be searchable by specific terms. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 21:17:00 +0000 Lynn Neary 36693 at http://wnku.org Maya Angelou, Poet, Activist And Singular Storyteller, Dies At 86 http://wnku.org/post/maya-angelou-poet-activist-and-singular-storyteller-dies-86 Poet, performer and political activist Maya Angelou has died after a long illness at her home in Winston-Salem, N.C. She was 86. Born in St. Louis in 1928, Angelou grew up in a segregated society that she worked to change during the civil rights era. Angelou, who refused to speak for much of her childhood, revealed the scars of her past in <em>I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings</em>, the first of a series of memoirs.<p>Growing up in St. Louis, Mo., and Stamps, Ark., she was Marguerite Johnson. It was her brother who first called her Maya, and the name stuck. Wed, 28 May 2014 14:06:00 +0000 Lynn Neary 36206 at http://wnku.org Maya Angelou, Poet, Activist And Singular Storyteller, Dies At 86 'Sous Chef' Reveals The High-Adrenaline Dance Behind Your Dinner http://wnku.org/post/sous-chef-reveals-high-adrenaline-dance-behind-your-dinner A restaurant kitchen at the peak of the dinner rush can be a crazy place — hot, crowded and filled with a kind of intense energy that some people, like Michael Gibney, thrive on. Gibney's been working in restaurants since he was young. In his new book, <em>Sous Chef,</em> Gibney tries to capture the rhythm of the kitchen by taking his readers through one day in the life of a fast-paced New York restaurant.<p>Writing is a new affair for Gibney, but cooking is his first love. He got his start in the restaurant business as a kid, washing dishes. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 21:06:00 +0000 Lynn Neary 33831 at http://wnku.org 'Sous Chef' Reveals The High-Adrenaline Dance Behind Your Dinner Pew Study: Many Technophiles Also Love Libraries http://wnku.org/post/pew-study-many-technophiles-also-love-libraries You might think that in a world of Google and Wikipedia, people who love technology wouldn't care much about the musty old local public library. But, according to <a href="http://www.pewinternet.org/2014/03/13/library-engagement-typology/">a new report by the Pew Research Internet Project</a>, you'd be wrong.<p>Pew has been studying the changing role of libraries in America in the digital age. Thu, 13 Mar 2014 21:30:00 +0000 Lynn Neary 33377 at http://wnku.org Pew Study: Many Technophiles Also Love Libraries 50 Years After Assassination, Kennedy Books Offer New Analysis http://wnku.org/post/50-years-after-assassination-kennedy-books-offer-new-analysis In the 50 years since the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the public has never tired of books about the charismatic young president and his tragic death.<p>This year, the market has been particularly flooded with Kennedy books — from glossy photograph collections to serious biographies and histories to a new round of books devoted to conspiracy theories.<p>There were already thousands of books about Kennedy before this 50th anniversary year, but Tony Lyons of Skyhorse Publishing believes there is always room for more. Mon, 18 Nov 2013 22:05:00 +0000 Lynn Neary 29496 at http://wnku.org 50 Years After Assassination, Kennedy Books Offer New Analysis Preserving The Season's Fruits With A Canning Evangelist http://wnku.org/post/preserving-seasons-fruits-canning-evangelist Shopping at a farmers market on a weekend morning can turn bittersweet if your eye for just-picked summer fruit is bigger than your refrigerator and appetite.<p>That's a crisis first-time cookbook author <a href="http://www.savingtheseason.com/about-me/">Kevin West</a> found himself in a few years back. Sat, 29 Jun 2013 12:04:00 +0000 Lynn Neary 24480 at http://wnku.org Preserving The Season's Fruits With A Canning Evangelist E-Books Flipping The Page On Publishing Standards http://wnku.org/post/e-books-flipping-page-publishing-standards Not known as a hotbed of experimentation, the world of publishing has been slow to embrace the transition from print to e-books. This past week in New York, however, the <em>Tools of Change</em> digital publishing conference attracted entrepreneurs and innovators who are more excited by, rather than afraid of, the future.<p>It was the kind of crowd where some were more inclined to say "Steal my book!" than to argue over what that e-book should cost. Sun, 19 Feb 2012 07:38:00 +0000 Lynn Neary 7611 at http://wnku.org Publishers And Booksellers See A 'Predatory' Amazon http://wnku.org/post/publishers-and-booksellers-see-predatory-amazon Booksellers and publishers are worried that Amazon is going to devour their industry. The giant online retailer seems to have its hands in all aspects of the business, from publishing books to selling them — and that has some in the book world wondering if there is any end to Amazon's influence.<p>Publishers have a problem when it comes to discussing Amazon: They may fear its power, but they are also dependent on it, because like it or not, Amazon sells a lot of books. Mon, 23 Jan 2012 16:00:00 +0000 Lynn Neary 6700 at http://wnku.org Publishers And Booksellers See A 'Predatory' Amazon Tourtiere: A French-Canadian Twist On Christmas Pie http://wnku.org/post/tourtiere-french-canadian-twist-christmas-pie If you happen to spend Christmas Eve in Canada — especially Québec — you might lucky enough to be invited to a festive dinner after midnight mass. The feast is an old tradition from France called revellion, and it's something to look forward to after a long day of fasting.<p>"They'll have a huge feast, with sweets and lobster and oysters, everything," says Thomas Naylor, executive chef to the Canadian ambassador to the U.S. "But, in Quebec at least, you'll always have tourtière. Fri, 23 Dec 2011 22:02:00 +0000 Lynn Neary 5698 at http://wnku.org