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Monday Morning Motivation

Posted: 07 Dec 2011 07:32 PM PST

Monday Morning Motivation: Inspirational Messages That Motivate You To Start Your Week Off Right Monica Marie Jones, Detroit, MI, The Literary Loft, 2011, 174 pp. *** I came across Monica Marie Jones at a conference 3 years ago and she inspired me so much, when I went home that night, I instantly searched for her [...]

Bankroll Squad 3

Posted: 07 Dec 2011 07:00 PM PST

Bankroll Squad 3 David Weaver, Georgia, SBR Publications, 2011, *** I totally fell in love with David Weaver and the Bankroll Squad Series!!! This entire series reads like a fast paced thriller! I read the 1st and 2nd back to back and was like fiend waiting for part three to come out! Usually with series [...]


Posted: 07 Dec 2011 06:42 PM PST

Bittersweet Allison "Essence M" Edwards, New York, Illuminnessence Publishing, 2011, 285 pp. *** This was my first read from Allison Essence M Edwards and it won't be my last. The story told about Brianna and what she went through in her life was a excellent story. This drama filled book was definitely a pager turner from [...]

LE FREAK An Upside Down Story of Family, Disco, and Destiny

Posted: 07 Dec 2011 06:01 PM PST

Although Nile Rodgers makes the grade as a B-list celebrity, he isn't as famous as the musical record warrants. A longtime co-leader of the so-called disco band Chic, he's best known for the bass line his partner Bernard Edwards devised for the monster single "Good Times," which later drove the seminal "Rapper's Delight" and several [...]

30 Holiday Gifts For Journalists

Posted: 07 Dec 2011 05:46 PM PST

Holidays are just around the corner and we know most of you who read this blog have a journalist or two in your life that you'll be shopping for. Here are the recommendations from our entire 10,000 Words crew for journalistic, geeky, fun gifts. We also have holiday gift guides from 2008 and 2009 that [...]

Selling Books by Their Gilded Covers

Posted: 07 Dec 2011 05:14 PM PST

Even as more readers switch to the convenience of e-books, publishers are giving old-fashioned print books a makeover. Publishers are putting more thought into books' aesthetics. Many new releases have design elements usually reserved for special occasions — deckle edges, colored endpapers, high-quality paper and exquisite jackets that push the creative boundaries of bookmaking. If [...]

Kodak Discusses High-Speed Inkjet Book Printing

Posted: 07 Dec 2011 04:45 PM PST

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Dec 1— Digital inkjet book printing first began to draw the attention of printers and publishers at drupa 2008. Today, just a few years later, Kodak has multiple customers in Europe, North America and Asia producing and selling millions of digitally printed books that are virtually indistinguishable from their offset counterparts. Kodak and [...]

Go the F**k to Sleep Now Available as Enhanced E-Book

Posted: 07 Dec 2011 04:33 PM PST

The international bestseller and worldwide phenomenon "Go the F**k to Sleep" is now available as an enhanced ebook from Akashic Books and Open Road Integrated Media. The enhanced edition, available on iTunes and delivered to all major retailers, includes priceless, page-by-page narration of the delightfully profane lyrics by renowned film director Werner Herzog , along with [...]

Is This the Flexible Tablet of the Future?

Posted: 07 Dec 2011 04:22 PM PST

Yes, the tablets of today are cool, handy devices, but if Samsung makes good on the promises from its latest video, showing a conceptual tablet with a flexible AMOLED screen, then the tablets of the future will make the current ones look ancient in comparison. In the video, a see-through device made entirely of a [...]

Electronic textbooks? U-M students may have lighter backpacks starting next fall

Posted: 06 Dec 2011 08:53 PM PST

The University of Michigan wants to move the majority of its introductory courses to electronic textbooks. "The big, slick, pricey textbooks that get used in courses that draw hundreds and thousands of freshmen: There's a huge profit being made there," U-M Dean of Libraries Paul Courant told the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs on [...]
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