Lynn Neary

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Printing Wikipedia Would Take 1 Million Pages, But That's Sort Of The Point

Sunday, March 30, 2014

A German-based group called PediaPress is trying to raise enough money to make a print copy of all of Wikipedia. That's right, Wikipedia, the ever-evolving, always-changing, inherently digital encyclopedia of information gathered by contributors all over the world. To say this would be a massive project is an understatement.

One ...


'Sous Chef' Reveals The High-Adrenaline Dance Behind Your Dinner

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

In his new memoir, sous chef Michael Gibney spends 24 hours on the line, capturing the rhythm of a New York restaurant kitchen — from quiet morning prep work to dinner hour in full swing.


Common Core Creates Opportunities For Publishers

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

New education standards called Common Core are being adopted in 45 states and Washington, D.C. That has created an opportunity for trade publishers.


Pew Study: Many Technophiles Also Love Libraries

Thursday, March 13, 2014

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 new report by the Pew Research Internet Project, you'd be wrong.

Pew has been studying the changing role of libraries ...


From Uganda To The Midwest, 'All Our Names' Draws Portraits Of Love

Saturday, March 08, 2014

In his latest book, Ethiopian-American writer Dinaw Mengestu explores the nature of loneliness, violence and love. Mengestu is known for his novels about the immigrant experience in this country, but this book, All Our Names, is something of a departure. Much of the story unfolds in Africa and there are ...


When It Comes To Women's Writing, How Do Publications Stack Up?

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

For the fourth year in a row, VIDA has tallied the gender breakdown in prominent literary journals. Some outlets, like The New York Times Book Review, have grown more equal; others, not so much.


College Costs Are Daunting, Even For The 'Comfortable'

Saturday, January 18, 2014

President Obama thinks more poor kids who are good students should be enrolled in the country's best colleges and universities. Too often, he says, kids from lower income families don't even apply to the best schools, where they might have a good chance of getting financial aid.

This week, he ...


E-Readers Mark A New Chapter In The Developing World

Monday, December 02, 2013

A former Amazon executive who helped Jeff Bezos turn shopping into a digital experience has set out to end illiteracy. David Risher is now the head of Worldreader, a nonprofit organization that brings e-books to kids in developing countries through Kindles and cellphones.

Risher was traveling around the world with ...


A Panorama Of Devastation: Drawing Of WWI Battle Spans 24 Feet

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Joe Sacco is a cartoonist, graphic novelist and journalist; he's best-known for his dispatches from today's regions of conflict, like the Middle East and Bosnia, in cartoon form. But for his latest book, The Great War, Sacco turns his eye on history. He's recreated of one of the worst battles ...


Brick-And-Mortar Bookstores Play The Print Card Against Amazon

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

When it comes to book publishing, all we ever seem to hear about is online sales, the growth of e-books and the latest version of a digital book reader. But the fact is, only 20 percent of the book market is e-books; it's still dominated by print. And a recent ...


'Winter's Bone' Author Revisits A Tragedy In His Ozarks Hometown

Thursday, September 05, 2013

The Ozarks mountain town of West Plains, Mo., is the kind of town where a person can stand in his front yard and have a comfortable view of his past.

"My mom was actually born about 150 or 200 feet that way, and my grandfather's house is I guess 200 ...


How Scholastic Sells Literacy To Generations Of New Readers

Monday, July 15, 2013

Chances are you have had contact with Scholastic Publishing at some point in your life: You might have read their magazines in school, or bought a book at one of their book fairs, or perhaps you've read Harry Potter or The Hunger Games? From its humble beginning as publisher of ...


Best Of The Summer: 6 Books The Critics Adore

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

There is no one definition of a summer book. It can be a 1,000-page biography, a critically acclaimed literary novel, a memoir everyone is talking about — or it might be your favorite guilty pleasure: romance, crime, science fiction. Whatever you choose, it should be able to sweep you away ...


Preserving The Season's Fruits With A Canning Evangelist

Saturday, June 29, 2013

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.

That's a crisis first-time cookbook author Kevin West found himself in a few years back. After one particular farmers market spree, West's buyer's ...


What Kids Are Reading, In School And Out

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Walk into any bookstore or library, and you'll find shelves and shelves of hugely popular novels and book series for kids. But research shows that as young readers get older, they are not moving to more complex books. High-schoolers are reading books written for younger kids, and teachers aren't assigning ...


McCann's 'TransAtlantic' Crosses Fiction And Fact, Ireland And U.S.

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

About five years ago, Colum McCann stumbled upon a small piece of history he had never known: In 1845, Frederick Douglass, then an escaped slave who was already famous for his anti-slavery writings and speeches, visited Ireland to raise money and support for his cause. McCann says he knew almost ...


'The Son': A Texas Saga With Guilt And Gore To Go Around

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The American West has always been fertile ground for writers. Now Philipp Meyer steps into that territory with his new novel The Son. It's a family saga that traces the settling of Texas from its days as a wild frontier to the oil boom — with no shortage of violence.