Search Results: "Behrman House Publishing"


BOOK REVIEW

TOO MANY LATKES by Richard Codor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 18, 2011

"One of many tales featuring an overabundance of latkes, but properly festive (in the end, at least) and with digital enhancements that give this edition a leg up over the forgettable print version (2011). (iPad storybook app. 6-8)"
The first night of Hanukkah turns out to be anything but restful for a poor family, thanks to an overenthusiastic magic potato. Read full book review >

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PUBLISHING by Gail Godwin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 13, 2015

"No blindingly brilliant insights into the seismic changes that have transformed publishing but an agreeable memoir that captures its pleasures and pitfalls."
The evolving nature of the book business over the past half-century, as experienced in one up-and-down career. Read full book review >

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THE LAST DAYS OF PUBLISHING by Tom Engelhardt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2003

"A brilliantly realized cri de coeur, pulsing throughout with life, sorrow, and thought."
An ex-editor laments the death of the book—by writing a wonderfully observant novel about an editor whose career and way of life are both coming to an end. Read full book review >

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LORD OF PUBLISHING by Sterling Lord
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"Anecdotal and occasionally self-admiring—but some affecting episodes sprinkled throughout."
In his debut, the nonagenarian founder and co-chairman of Sterling Lord Literistic remembers his youth, the founding of his literary agency, some literary lions (and bears), his four wives, success and failure. Read full book review >

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YUMMY FLY PIE by Jomike Tejido
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 28, 2011

"A few nibbles of entertainment, but this app is no hearty meal. (iPad storybook app. 2-6)"
After baking "fly pie," Mr. Frog sets out to find someone to share it with. Read full book review >

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PAGPAGAYUK by Eugene Evasco
retold by Eugene Evasco, illustrated by Piya Constantino, developed by Vibal Publishing House
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2011

"Still, the story of the evil giant, the desperate storyteller and a thieving bird (the title character) is unusual enough in its storytelling and design to stand out in the app crowd. (iPad storybook app. 6-12)"
A Filipino folktale seems less than striking at first glance, but subtle visual effects in the app make it worth a second glance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 12, 2012

"A well-organized, brief synopsis of publishing basics, and handy to keep on an e-reader."
This short guide covers the nuts and bolts of getting a book published, whether by a publisher or on your own. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 31, 2011

"A reassuring, information-packed roadmap to getting into print."
Do-it-yourself authors will get a useful leg up on the business side of self-publishing from this slim how-to guide. Read full book review >

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THE BUSINESS OF BOOKS by Andre Schiffrin
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"This is a jolting reminder what has been lost and what was once possible in publishing—and an important story for anyone interested in the future of reading."
An unsentimental look at the corrupting influence of money on book publishing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"An engaging history of a country through the biography of its most famous dwelling. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
The latest installment in the For Kids series offers a biography of a house. Read full book review >

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HOUSE by Albert Lorenz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"However, the artwork is deeply satisfying and the throng of informational tidbits keeps readers turning the pages, to savor slowly or devour in one sitting. (Picture book. 7-12)"
This handsome book, subtitled "Showing How People Have Lived Throughout History with Examples Drawn from the Lives of Legendary Men and Women," comes in the wake of Lorenz's Metropolis (1996) and is just as meticulously crafted. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"A how-to book that belongs on many shelves."
A brief but comprehensive survey both of the crisis-beset book-publishing industry and of strategies for authors and publishers to get books on the market. Read full book review >