I'm publishing a book. How do I go about getting Library of Congress information to include behind the title page? [more inside]
posted by RossWhite
on Feb 7, 2007 -
Give me some recommendations for French-language science-fiction or fantasy books. [more inside]
posted by Silune
on Feb 6, 2007 -
What sort of online contest should I hold to give away a book of poetry? [more inside]
posted by steef
on Feb 4, 2007 -
Please recommend a good book about the history of the space travel. I'm particulary interested in NASA, but if it includes info about other countries, all the better.
posted by dpx.mfx
on Feb 1, 2007 -
What works of fiction are most firmly embedded in the American cultural consciousness? That is, what books are most frequently alluded to or drawn from in popular culture and daily life? [more inside]
posted by zadermatermorts
on Jan 30, 2007 -
I found this comment by languagehat earlier today
somewhat bewildering; "You don't think book reviewers, even the insightful ones, read every word of all those books, do you?" [more inside]
posted by Wolof
on Jan 23, 2007 -
What's the most compelling, narrative-driven (perhaps), "how to start your own business" book you've read? [more inside]
posted by c:\awesome
on Jan 20, 2007 -
Photography / Gallery / Book Filter: I am a amateur photographer in the process of building up gallery shows and the like. Can I create a book to show my work? Is this acceptable to most galleries? MORE INSIDE [more inside]
posted by damiano99
on Jan 11, 2007 -
BookRecFilter: One of my favorite authors has just knocked my socks off with his most recent book. I love what he did so much that I'd like to find other historical fiction like this. *Small spoiler for The Terror inside* [more inside]
posted by i_am_a_Jedi
on Jan 10, 2007 -
I have a self-publishing conundrum: I really like the size of Moleskine notebooks (3.5 x 5.5). I want to put out a book in these dimensions. Lulu and other POD publishers that I've found won't go that small (especially in hardcover). So, my question's a two parter: a. Do you know any way I can get this done (ie, alternatives to Lulu who will do that size)?
b. If I can't find such a company, I'm interested in hand-writing some Moleskines and customizing the covers to make them look more "commercial"--ie, create a dust jacket or sticker or some other alternative. Solutions/suggestions for something that'll look unique and kickass?
posted by dobbs
on Jan 8, 2007 -
What are some great depressing, or I should say melancholic, 21st century novels/short story collections? The latest that I have ordered is E. Annie Proulx 'Close Range: Wyoming Stories,' but that is from the late 90s.
I just cannot take the material that is being churned out in the 21st century. Most of it is pretty much the same. If it isn't formulaic mainstream work it turns out to be obscure and pointless POMO drivel.
I've scoured the 20th century and found a ton of titles, but almost nothing from the last 7 years.
The one recent gem I found is Cormac McCarthy's 'The Road'.
Thanks in advance.
posted by Gnostic Novelist
on Jan 6, 2007 -
I'm now managing my third startup, having successfully built and sold the first two. Nonetheless, despite my supposed expertise, I often have the sense that I'm totally faking it, completely flying blind.
Are there any good books on startup company management? All the entrepreneurship books I've found are exceedingly basic, and focus only on business plan writing / fundraising; conversely, all the standard management books seem tailored only to Fortune 500s.
Anything in between? A good book on how to manage a fast-growing (and, this time, non-tech) startup company day to day?
posted by anonymous
on Jan 3, 2007 -
My father-in-law's basement is filled with hundreds of old books, inherited from his parents. What's an easy way for him to sell them? [more inside]
posted by melvix
on Jan 2, 2007 -
Looking for the title to/author of a series of children's books. I can only remember a few details about these books. Help!
posted by dyerfr
on Dec 31, 2006 -
What are some good books for people with mild ADD? By this I do not mean, books about
attention deficit disorder, I mean books that are short, or easy to read. [more inside]
posted by mjao
on Dec 31, 2006 -
I've read a few really good works on quantum physics and other cutting-edge sciences, and I'd like to know more. However, I'm coming at this topic from a decidedly non-scientific education. Can someone suggest a few titles?
posted by jackypaper
on Dec 28, 2006 -
I'm looking for a book of funny drawings of cats from the 1970s.. I've been passed this question at christmas time by my mother, who was asked by a fellow librarian.. A friend read a picture book while at school at an Australian High School in the early 1970s that she loved and has never fogotten. She does not know the title or author but says it was about an artist who drew a cat every day and each day the cat was different. One day it was very thin and slid down grates and through bars, then the next day it was a completely different shape and so had different experiences. Does anyone remember this book?
posted by theducks
on Dec 26, 2006 -
I just finished an excellent book-- An African in Greenland
by Tété-Michel Kpomassie-- which details an Togolese man's interactions with the Inuit. I was wondering if anyone could recommend other books which are one non-Western culture's take on another. (To me, at least, the more apparently unrelated the two cultures the better.)
posted by bethm
on Dec 24, 2006 -
Is there a website that will let me know when books I want go from the undesired hardcover to the coveted paperback?
posted by srboisvert
on Dec 24, 2006 -
Years ago my wife and I read a story by Heinrich Böll which I remembered being titled "Christmas Every Day," but its real title is apparently Nicht nur zur Weihnachtszeit (Christmas Not Just Once a Year)
. This year we'd like to read it to our son, who is now old enough to appreciate its black humor. I thought this would be easy to find in print or online, but I've looked up web and down Foyles, and have had no luck. Can anyone tell me the name of an anthology where the story appears ... or scan it and be my friend forever?
posted by lukemeister
on Dec 22, 2006 -
Are there any books you think a smart, grieving preteen would find comforting or of use? More details inside. [more inside]
posted by Ash3000
on Dec 17, 2006 -
Novels, short stories, movies--all are welcome. I find shadow stories spooky and interesting. My fave was a kid book called "The Shades" which explains how the shadows of people live their own lives. Know of any others?
posted by largecorp
on Dec 15, 2006 -
I need to catalogue my non-profit's library of books and videos. We want it to be accessible for students and faculty to easily see what we own and what is currently available for borrowing. I have been looking at LibraryThing, and am pretty impressed, but I can't see a way to incorporate our films, to give each item an id number, or to mark what is currently borrowed or available. Are there ways for me to do this, or would another site/software be better?
posted by arcticwoman
on Dec 14, 2006 -
If you could buy any computer book(s) or subscribe to any tech-related journal(s), what would it (they) be? [more inside]
posted by yellowbkpk
on Dec 13, 2006 -
Help! My books are rotten - as in they're covered in mould! Suggestions on anything I can do to save them most welcome... [more inside]
posted by Sifter
on Dec 13, 2006 -
GiftIdeaFilter (sorry): I'm looking for suggestions for poetry books for an 8-year old girl
. She's an excellent reader and likely well above her target reading level. I thought introducing her to poetry might be a nice change of pace... preferably something she won't finish by supper. Thanks!
posted by Witty
on Dec 12, 2006 -