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Another Journalist Targeted for Wearing Google Glass

San Francisco is a dangerous place to flaunt Google Glass. For the second time this year, a person was targeted for wearing the device – this time, in broad daylight at a BART station. The second victim is 20-year-old journalist at Business...Show More Summary

Successful School Visits

Some tips for having author visits at schools go smoothly.

It’s Not Me

5 days agoMedia / Publishing : Soapbox

As the author of a contemporary novel about four women who are roughly my age, I’m often asked how much of my book is autobiographical.

The Bible May Become Louisiana’s Official State Book

6 days agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

The King James version of the Bible may become the official book of the state of Louisiana. Legislation passed the House Committee on Municipal, Parochial and Cultural Affairs this week. The bill will now head to the full House of Representatives for consideration. The Times-Picayune has the scoop: “Rep. Show More Summary

Need a Quick Drone Task Accomplished? Gofor Will Bring You One On-Demand

Drones are beginning to infiltrate the market like 3D printers – if you need one just for a quick task, you can borrow it using Gofor. Personally, I think a drone would be a perfect office go-for capable of delivering piping hot lattes and lunches. continued… New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.

Readly App Adds 100+ British Magazines for US Consumers

Readly, the e-Magazine app is adding a giant bundle of 100+ British magazines to its reading bank, including new titles like Marie Claire, Look, Now and Wallpaper. The app will be adding this to the current subscription cost of $9.99 per month, so you’ll start noticing the new titles automatically appearing in the app. Show More Summary

Gravity: Augmented Reality Tablet That Lets You Sketch in 3D

Gravity is a drawing tablet designed by students at the Royal College of Art. Unlike other tablets, it’s specifically created for augmented reality. You can draw with it using the special stylus, and your drawings will appear three dimensional. Show More Summary

Reading Rooms Will Be Popping Up Around NYC This Spring

6 days agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

The Uni Project is preparing a series of pop up reading rooms that will be moving around New York City in April and May. These outdoor reading zones will provide books to the general public. Check it out: “Based in New York City, weShow More Summary

The Believer & KCRW Launch New Podcast

6 days agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

McSweeney’s literary magazine The Believer has teamed up with Los Angeles public radio station KCRW on a new monthly podcast dedicated to experimental arts-and-culture. The Organist, hosted by Believer editor Andrew Leland, will publish monthly. Show More Summary

John Gerzema: Why Women Make Better Business Leaders [PSFK 2014]

The author of the Athena Doctrine on how feminine skills and competencies will define the leaders of the future.

How Much Would Game of Thrones Real Estate Cost in Real Life?

6 days agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

How much would it cost to buy The Red Keep from Game of Thrones in real life? Real estate company Movoto estimates this at $743,132,880. The real estate company has created an infographic which explains how they came to this number.Show More Summary

Video Infographic: Who Really Invented the Internet? Why?

It’s easy to take the internet for granted. When was the last time you heard that Al Gore invented the internet? Like most other complex inventions of multifarious technology and hardware, the internet’s history is complex and interesting. Want to hear the whole story? New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.

‘The Exemeus’ & ‘The Blogger Abides’: Coming Attractions

6 days agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Here are some handpicked titles from our Coming Attractions page. Want to include your book? Just read our Share Your New Book with GalleyCat Readers post for all the details. Fear of Beauty by Susan Froetschel: “We hear two sides of this story. Show More Summary

Author Sue Townsend Has Died

6 days agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

British author Sue Townsend has passed away. She was 68 years old. Townsend passed away after having been sick. She had health issues over the last few years. BBC has more: “Townsend, who was left blind after suffering from diabetesShow More Summary

Staples Adding 3D to Its Printing Services

Staples announced it is testing out 3D printing services in two stores in New York and Los Angeles. If successful, the company will expand to more locations. The New York location will have six 3D printers to handle customer demands,...Show More Summary

TED Partners with Simon & Schuster to Publish ‘TED Books’

6 days agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

TED Conferences LLC and Simon & Schuster will partner together to publish a 12 title series called TED Books. Renowned book designer Chip Kidd, a past TED speaker, will create the cover art for all of the projects. The publisher plans to release one book every one-to-two months beginning in September 2014. Show More Summary

Google Offering Google Glass to Everyone for One Day Only

If you’ve been dying to get your hands on Google Glass, you can join the Explorer Program at 6 a.m. ET on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. You’ll still have to pay $1,500 for the fancy eyewear, but Google is going to throw in a free set of frames or shades. continued… New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.

Fabulous First Lines, 2014 Edition, Round One

Some of this year's best first lines from MG and YA novels.

TinkerBots: Modern Legos to Help Your Child Develop Robotic Skills

TinkerBots are like Legos - they even snap to, and jive with Legos. All you have to do is snap together pieces to make creatures, machines, and moveable creations that can repeat functions that you. And as we’ve mentioned, you can also add your old Legos pieces to make the creatures more elaborate. Show More Summary

Amazon to Acquire comiXology

Amazon has agreed to acquire digital comic book publisher comiXology, in a deal whose terms were not disclosed. The acquisition is expected to close during Q2 2014. “We have long had the goal of making every person on the planet a comics fan,” wrote David Steinberger, co-founder and CEO of comiXology, on the company’s site. Show More Summary

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