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Apple Launches iBookstore In Japan With Exclusive Titles

During the iPad Mini event last year, Apple announced native Asian language support would be coming to iBooks. Now iOS fans in Japan can take more advantage of this native support as the iBookstore has made its way over to the island nation. Apple announced this morning that the iBookstore has officially launched in Japan. Much like the launch of …

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What ‘Thinking Like Zuck’ Could Mean For Your Business

Not everyone loves all of Facebook’s policies and practices, but one thing that’s hard to argue against is Founder/CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s entrepreneurial success. Have you learned anything about business from the Facebook story? Let us know in the comments. Think Like Zuck: The Five Business Secrets of Facebook’s Improbably Brilliant CEO Mark Zuckerberg is a Wall Street Journal bestselling book …

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Author George Saunders Talks At Google

Google shared another one of its @Google Talks today. This one features George Saunders, the New York Times bestselling writer of short stories, essays, novellas and children’s books. He appeared at Google to promote his collection of stories “Tenth of December”. More recent @Google Talks here.

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Go the F**k to Sleep Author Has Some Words For Google

Google has released its latest Authors@Google video, which features authors Adam Mansbach and T Cooper. The former is best known for his “children’s book for adults” titled Go the F**k to Sleep. The popular book was made even more popular when actor Samuel L. Jackson read it. He has also written the books Rage is Back, Shackling Water, Angry Black …

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Anne-Cath. Vestly Honored With Google Doodle

Google is honoring Norwegian children’s literature author Anne-Cath. Vestly with a doodle in Norway. This would have been her 93rd birthday. She passed away in 2008 at the age of 88. She won numerous awards, and her most famous work was Eight Children and a Truck (Åtte små, to store og en lastebil in Norwegian). It is about a family …

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Randi Zuckerberg Snags a Two-Book Deal from HarperCollins

Randi Zuckerberg, former marketing head at Facebook and sister of CEO Mark Zuckerberg, has just finalized a two-book deal with HarperCollins. The first book will be called “Dot Complicated,” which happens to be the name of a modern lifestyle newsletter and blog where Zuckerberg serves as the Editor-in-Chief. The other book will be a children’s book exploring some of the …

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Eric Schmidt Ties Search Rankings To Verified Profiles In Upcoming Book

It’s become pretty obvious that Google is looking to put user identity at the forefront of a number of its products, and that includes search. Nothing new there. Eric Schmidt apparently talks about this in his upcoming book, and notes flat out that profile verification will be directly tied to search engine rankings. The Wall Street Journal has a few …

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Completely Paperless Public Library Could Come to Texas

Bexar County, Texas may soon be the first place in the U.S. to operate an entirely digital public library. A Judge in the county, Nelson Wolff, is pushing for the construction of an entirely bookless public library. He says it will be called BiblioTech, which is a play on biblioteca, the Spanish word for library. While some public libraries across …

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McGraw Hill Lends Its eBooks To Libraries

Publishing house McGraw Hill announced today that it is expanding its digital offerings to libraries, by offering an enhanced purchasing program for its eBook library. They call the new purchasing alternative their “perpetual access” program. The publisher’s eBook library includes nearly 2,000 titles, and is continuously updated. McGraw Hill says academic libraries will be interested in reference works, and public …

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Fifty Shades of Grey Shocks as Top Amazon Book of the Year

No really, of course. Nobody should be surprised that an entry in the popular trilogy took Amazon’s yearly crown, as it was a pretty big year for masturbatory fiction. It was actually book three (Fifty Shades Freed) that grabbed the top spot. That’s because the first two in series, not published in 2012, couldn’t be included in the list. The …

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E-Cookbook Compiles Techie Recipes for Charity

If you’ve ever wondered what figures in the tech community are eating? Want to donate to charity? Well, with a purchase of a new ebook called “The Startup Chef” you can fulfill both of those desires. Published and showcased via Leanpub, “The Startup Chef” currently sports 75 recipes from people all over the tech spectrum. It’s the work of YouTube’s …

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Eric Schmidt Has A Book Coming Out In April, Google Is More Powerful Than Most People Realize

Knopf Doubleday Publishing announced today that it will release a book called The New Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations and Business, co-authored by Google Executive Chairman and Google Ideas Director Jared Cohen, on April 23rd. “Schmidt and Cohen have written a clear-eyed, seminal book about our future,” said Knopf Chairman and Editor in Chief Sonny Mehta. “It …

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