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Helen Gregg

Translator Ross Benjamin Honored at SoHo Reception

In German Buch News by Helen Gregg

by Helen Gregg On Thursday, the Goethe-Institut New York and the German Book Office co-hosted a reception for Ross Benjamin, the acclaimed German translator of the recently-released Speak, Nabokov by Michael Maar (Verso Press, 2010). Ross Benjamin is the winner of the 2010 Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator’s Prize for his translation of Speak, Nabokov. Mr. Benjamin’s previous work has …

Getting NOOKy: B&N Encourages Students to Study with E-textbooks

In What's the Buzz by Helen Gregg

By Helen Gregg Just in time for back-to-college, Barnes & Noble announced today the August 2010 release of NOOKstudy, a free software application designed to help students use and manage all of their electronic resources and study aids. Despite the name, the application is for computers -– no Nook required. The new NOOKstudy will allow students to organize their class …

Indie Booksellers Have High Hopes for Google Partnership

In What's the Buzz by Helen Gregg

by Helen Gregg A significant number of independent bookstores have high hopes for the launch of Google Editions, the search engine giant’s much talked-about foray into e-books, reported the New York Times. For the past few years, smaller booksellers have struggled to compete with online e-book retailers such as Amazon or Apple. And while Google will also sell e-books directly …

Toshiba to Launch an E-book Store

In What's the Buzz by Helen Gregg

By Helen Gregg Toshiba is set to launch a new e-book store in the next few weeks, reported TeleRead. Powered by Blio, the new Book Place site will offer current bestsellers, along with cookbooks, travel guides, children’s books, and textbooks. From the press release: “Toshiba Book Place will offer you a full-color, 3-D, interactive reading experience – powered by Blio, …

Social Entertainment Site GetGlue Launches IPhone App

In What's the Buzz by Helen Gregg

by Helen Gregg A growing social networking site focusing on books, movies, video games, television shows, and music launched its iPhone app yesterday, reported eBookNewser. The site, called GetGlue, allows users to ‘check-in’ (ala FourSquare) with what they’re currently watching, reading, playing, or listening to. And similarly to FourSquare, users receive stickers that reflect their interests, and are occasionally eligible …

Rebtel Provides Cheap International Calling on Android Phones

In What's the Buzz by Helen Gregg

by Helen Gregg Rebtel, a mobile Voice over IP (VoIP) provider, expanded its presence in the mobile markertplace today with the release of a new Anroid app, reported TechCrunch. Rebtel provides cheap international calls by assigning foreign numbers a local number, and the customer only incurs the cost of a local call. Founded in Sweden in 2006, the company currently …

Brazil as Guest of Honor at Frankfurt 2013

In German Buch News by Helen Gregg

By Helen Gregg The Frankfurt Book Fair announced today that Brazil will be the fair’s Guest of Honor in 2013. The Frankfurt Book Fair, the largest publishing trade show in the world, selects a Guest of Honor for each year’s fair to bring worldwide attention to publishing in that country. About the selection, Juergen Boos, Director of the Frankfurt Book …

Midwest’s Largest Cooking Event to Feature Award-Winning Cookbook Authors and Chefs

In What's the Buzz by Helen Gregg

by Helen Gregg The annual three-day Epicurean Classic, held August 27-29 in St. Joseph, MI, will present attendees with a unique opportunity to learn from award-winning cookbook authors and chefs at demonstrations, lectures, and tastings. The largest cooking event in the Midwest, the Epicurean Classic features opportunities for close interaction with presenters, providing expert information in a casual and engaging …

E-Readers Versus the World

In What's the Buzz by Helen Gregg

by Helen Gregg To those looking for an e-reader –- you may already have one. E-reader software has allowed electronic books to be read on mobile phones for some time. Now, Chronicle Books, together with Mobifusion, have partnered to provide Chronicle content exclusively to mobile phones. Seven of the publisher’s titles on health and sexuality that were originally printed as …