Posts tagged New York Daily News
Derek Jeter’s New “At Bat” Project: Book Publishing
November 18, 2013 | 2:58 pm
Last week, my two favorite things came together – baseball and books. Even more specifically, New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter announced he was partnering with Simon & Schuster to create a literary imprint Jeter Publishing. Those that know me know I have a large baseball card collection with most of it dedicated to Jeter, who will be 40 next June. There are about 2,000 unique cards of his in my collection. So I was intrigued when I saw the New York Times story about Jeter’s preparation for retirement from baseball, which will be sooner than I would like. “I understand how important...
Brooklyn Public Library strikes deal with Simon & Schuster
April 24, 2013 | 10:28 am
The main branch of the Brooklyn Public Library is how we all imagine a library should look—large ornate doors and columns with gold designs on each side. You feel as though you are walking into someplace special—as libraries should feel. But the Brooklyn Public Library, the fifth largest system in the country, isn’t immune to financial issues. The BPL is an independent system with 58 neighborhood libraries, and not affiliated with the New York City or Queens Borough Public Libraries. The BPL is looking at creative ways to raise money and has struck a deal with publisher Simon & Schuster to do so,...
Was the E-Reader Actually Invented 64 Years Ago In Spain?
January 29, 2013 | 3:47 pm
The international desk of the New York Daily News published a story today that ... how can I possibly put this? Let me just say that as someone who edits a website about e-reading news, I honestly can't imagine that I will ever come across a more picture-perfect example of exactly the sort of story I'm looking for when I go trolling the Web for ideas each day. This story really is that perfect. (Thank you, Lee Moran of the Daily News. I owe you a beer!) Anyway, here's the basic gist of the story: Back in 1949, a Spanish woman by the name of...