Former Messenger sports editor Bobby Mathews set to release first book – The Troy Messenger

Former Messenger sports editor Bobby Mathews set to release first book – The Troy Messenger

On Friday, former Troy Messenger sports editor Bobby Mathews will release his first book, Living the Gimmick, a fictional story set in the chaotic world of 1980s professional wrestling. Mathews is a longtime reporter, managing editor and sports editor that has worked for the Enterprise Ledger, Troy Messenger, The Statesboro Herald in Georgia and numerous … Read more

Keynoter Kwame Alexander on Creating More Empathetic Human Beings

Keynoter Kwame Alexander on Creating More Empathetic Human Beings

“The mind of an adult begins in the imagination of a child,” said Newbery Medalist Kwame Alexander in his keynote address during the US Book Show on Thursday, May 26. If you want to create more empathetic human beings, then I believe we ‘ve got to put books in the hands of children that are … Read more

Children’s Authors Discuss New Releases

Children’s Authors Discuss New Releases

On the final day of the US Book Show, May 26, author Jon Scieszka (The Real Dada Mother Goose: A Treasury of Complete Nonsense) sat down with three children’s authors to discuss their upcoming releases: Chloe Gong (Foul Lady Fortune), Justin A. Reynolds (Shot Clock), and Christina Soontornvat (The Tryout). Donning a top hat and … Read more

‘Shutting Down’ Publishers for Copyright Violations

‘Shutting Down’ Publishers for Copyright Violations

As Sheikh bin Zayed allocates millions of dirhams for books at Abu Dhabi’s fair, the show announces action against copyright violators. On the exhibition floor of the 2022 Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, May 23. Image: Publishing Perspectives: Porter Anderson By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson See: Sheikh Zayed Book Award Honors Its 2022 Laureates … Read more

the Beach Read of the Summer

the Beach Read of the Summer

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Loading Something is loading. I used to avoid the romance genre entirely, opting instead for heart-racing thrillers or gut-punching literary fiction. Part of me thought of romance novels as just erotica or the mass-produced books you grab from the grocery store … Read more

Feel-good books with guaranteed happy endings

Feel-good books with guaranteed happy endings

No disrespect meant to the downers of the literary world, but sometimes you just want a book that makes you smile. Here’s a collection of the best feel-good reads of the year so far. They’ll make you laugh, and they might make you cry – but only tears of happiness. The Hawk’s Way, by Sy … Read more

Column: Best-selling author Ken Blanchard has a new book for the leader in all of us

Column: Best-selling author Ken Blanchard has a new book for the leader in all of us

He has been in the leadership business for 40-plus years, so it’s no surprise that management guru and best-selling author Ken Blanchard has acquired some impressive titles along the way. He is the co-founder of the Ken Blanchard Companies, the Escondido-based international management training and consulting firm that he and his wife, best-selling author Margie … Read more

Historical Happenings: The Book on San Onofre Beach

Historical Happenings: The Book on San Onofre Beach

SUPPORT THIS INDEPENDENT JOURNALISMThe article you’re about to read is from our reporters doing their important work – investigating, researching, and writing their stories. We want to provide informative and inspirational stories that connect you to the people, issues and opportunities within our community. Journalism requires lots of resources. Today, our business model has been … Read more