Books http://www.kunc.org en Book News: The Clash Of The Comic(-)Cons http://www.kunc.org/post/book-news-clash-comic-cons <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>The nation's biggest comic book convention has issued a cease-and-desist letter to the nation's third-biggest comic book convention over the use of the name "Comic Con," <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/comic-book-convention-organizers-clash-over-name/2014/07/27/e93435ba-15e7-11e4-88f7-96ed767bb747_story.html">The Associated Press reports</a>. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:24:00 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 59128 at http://www.kunc.org Book News: The Clash Of The Comic(-)Cons Fiction Explores The Push And Pull Of Arab-Israeli Identity http://www.kunc.org/post/fiction-explores-push-and-pull-arab-israeli-identity To be an Arab living in Israel proper has long been a challenging proposition. Even sussing out what to call them has political implications: Arab Israelis? Israeli Arabs? Palestinian Israelis? Or maybe just Palestinians? Arabs in Israel live lives that constantly — often stressfully — straddle two cultures: They are all at once ethnically Arab and citizens of the Jewish state.<p>I'm not talking here about Palestinians who live in Gaza and the West Bank. I'm talking about Arabs who live inside the Green Line and vote in Israeli elections. Some even serve in Israel's military. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:45:00 +0000 59082 at http://www.kunc.org Fiction Explores The Push And Pull Of Arab-Israeli Identity Book News: Amazon Reports Big Quarterly Loss http://www.kunc.org/post/book-news-amazon-reports-big-quarterly-loss <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>Amazon reported big second quarter losses Thursday and said the current period may be even worse. The company posted a quarter net loss of $126 million, or 27 cents a share, even though sales rose 23 percent. After Thursday's news, shares fell more than 10 percent in after-hours trading. As <em>The Wall Street Journal</em> points out, "The losses reflect Amazon's heavy investments in new businesses and services that some investors worry are stretching the Seattle company too thin. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:15:00 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 59071 at http://www.kunc.org Book News: Amazon Exec Says Hachette Is Using Authors 'As Human Shields' http://www.kunc.org/post/book-news-amazon-exec-says-hachette-using-authors-human-shields <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>Amid the ongoing dispute between Hachette and Amazon, Amazon executive Russ Grandinetti has proposed paying Hachette authors normal royalties while donating the e-book profits to charity, according to <em>Publishers Weekly. </em>Amazon's removal of the pre-order button on Hachette titles has been one of its most lethal weapons in the dispute, though it has raised the ire of authors. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:19:00 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 59046 at http://www.kunc.org Book News: Booker Prize, Now Open To U.S. Authors, Longlists 5 Americans http://www.kunc.org/post/book-news-booker-prize-now-open-us-authors-longlists-5-americans <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>The 13-book longlist for the Man Booker Prize, the U.K.'s most prominent literary award, was announced Wednesday. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:53:00 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 59018 at http://www.kunc.org