From Mrs. Darwin, purveyor of so many good book-ish things, comes this meme. I'll just say that I have a special place in my heart for Newbery Medal winning books. Why? My great-grandfather's book won this award in 1925.Keep in mind that my kids haven't been small enough to pay attention to this category of book for a while. Show More Summary
The Association of Music Producers, New York, presented its first awards for music and sound. The Best of Show award was won by “Metamorphosis,” an animated short for Good Books, with music by Antfood, New York.
By Tom Spurgeon everyone's favorite cartoonist David Lasky is trying to sell some art to raise the funds to go to San Diego and attend the Eisner Awards ceremony where his Carter Family book is nominated. No nicer man than that David Lasky, and his art looks pretty great, too. Show More Summary
Today is the final day of voting for the 5th Annual EPL Awards, to to recognize the best of the 2012-13 Premier League season including everything from footballers, managers, podcasts, books, websites, video networks and much more. Polls...Show More Summary
Journalists Renowned for his Coverage of Fracking Discusses His Book, Which Is Nominated For Prestigious NYPL Award. By ANGELA MONTEFINISE When veteran news reporter Tom...
My co-author Joe Swartz and I are happy to announce that our book Healthcare Kaizen was named a recipient of the prestigious Shingo Professional Publication and Research Award. The award will be formally presented to the co-authors in early 2014 at the Shingo Prize annual conference. A formal release will be coming out in a few weeks, but [...]
Taking a page from the Grammys and the MTV VMAs and other awards show books that call for riskier fashion choices, the ladies of the Billboard Music Awards didn't disappoint Sunday night. Or maybe they did, depending on what disappoints...Show More Summary
Conde’ Nast Traveler has just posted three videos featuring my advice on a variety of subjects. In this week’s edition of tips from our Top Travel Specialists Collection, we hear from Gary Leff, our specialist when it comes to award tickets and cashing in all manner of frequent flier (and frequent guest) points. In these [...]Show More Summary
Reader Brad sent me an email asking the following: I just tried to book an award ticket using American miles from Los Angeles to Hong Kong by way of New York. In a previous post you wrote this should be allowed since it does not exceed the MPM by more than 25%, yet the agent [...]Show More Summary
Recipients of the Bill Finger Award for Excellence in Comic Book Writing, presented yearly at Comic-Con International: San Diego as part of the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards.
WHO WINS THIS YEAR'S AWARD? Bill Finger Award Recipients Announced Mark Evanier and his blue-ribbon committee have decided who will receive this year's Bill Finger Award for Excellence in Comic Book Writing. Read more
English PEN has announced its 2013 awards for promotion (of five translated titles) and for translation (sixteen titles). Some promising-looking stuff here -- and, of course, I'm thrilled to see another book by The Colonel-author Mahmoud Dowlatabadi forthcoming in translation.
Exhibitions and Other Happenings: TOMORROW! Columbia College Chicago is hosting an informal portfolio review for their graduating photography students from 5-8pm tomorrow, May 16. Creative professionals are invited to go check out the work of this group of young photographers. Show More Summary
Dear Big Chance Book Awards: My question is, why didn't I even make the semi-final list of over 8,0000 aspiring writers? Are you kidding me? I want my entry fee refunded or I'll report you to the Attorney General. Yours, sincerely, etc. etc.
This is awkward. Columbia University has a fund on the books that can only be awarded to someone from Iowa – and who is white. The university is seeking to make changes to the Lydia C. Roberts graduate and traveling fellowships, which limit its recipients to the categories of Iowan and Caucasian. According to the [...]
Back in February a pretty major devaluation of the Marriott Rewards program was announced. The changes consisted of them adding a ninth hotel category, and 36% of properties going up at least one category. Anyway, the changes kick in on May 16, so if you want to lock in any award nights at the old [...] Related Stories What Miles & Points are Worth: Hotel Points
Silver Dolphin Books is celebrating children’s book week by offering a discount on its interactive children’s book app, The Trip – Little Critter Reader Adventure. The app was recently awarded a seal of approval by the National Parenting Center and can be downloaded all week for only $0.99 cents.
The special video the DWAs makes where they stick the host -- this year the actor and comedian Scott Thompson -- into the works nominated for best book went off with a couple of mess-ups at the show itself. So I hope you'll watch itShow More Summary
The 2013 Children’s Choice Book Award winners have been revealed. Jeff Kinney took author of the year award and John Green won the teen book of the year prize. We’ve linked to free samples of all the winners below. How many have youShow More Summary
Each year over 500 writers and lovers of mysteries gather in New York City for a black-tie evening to celebrate the winners of the Edgar Awards. However, few lovers of children and young adult books realize that the awards also honors authors in those fields.