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31Mar/110

iPad 2 International Sales Start is a Pre-Order Launch at Best|Lastest Ipad News]

iPad 2 International Sales Start is a Pre-Order Launch at Best
Apple is launching the iPad 2 sales in 25 more markets today. At 1am (2am in Germany) the online sale of the iPad 2 began. I guess tons of Apple fans that got up at 2am or stayed up until then were...
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28Mar/110

Walker Books and WingedChariot announce digital partnership at the opening of the 45th annual Bologna International Book Fair

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From the press release:

WingedChariot is the latest digital partner for Walker as part of an ongoing digital development strategy. WingedChariot, already known for its pioneering work in the digital picture book publishing arena, will work with Walker to produce interactive apps based on Walker’s award-winning, best-selling children’s book properties.

Both Walker and WingedChariot share a commitment to quality storytelling, multi-lingual narrative and the importance of combining language and play. This innovative partnership will allow both partners to work together to create the very best in picture book apps.

Neal Hoskins, digital publisher at WingedChariot says,

“We love Walker Books and their fine list of great storytellers. We are delighted to be working with them and look forward to sharing our craft, knowledge and expertise in this new era of multi-lingual digital publishing. In the ever changing world of digital book making, we never want to lose sight of the story, the play and fun that are at the heart of all great picture book productions.”

Jane Winterbotham, Publishing Director at Walker Books adds,

“WingedChariot is a company that understands the importance of the reading experience, and their digital apps manage simultaneously to enhance that experience while remaining sensitive to the author and illustrator’s original artistic intention. We’re also very pleased to be working on multi-lingual projects that will reach out to Walker’s existing international market.”

16Mar/110

International Music Score Library Project for free music scores

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Here’s what they say about themselves:


Welcome to the portal page of the International Music Score Library Project (IMSLP)! We at the IMSLP believe that music should be something that is easily accessible for everyone. For this purpose we have created a music library to provide music scores free of charge to anyone with internet access, with several other projects in planning. IMSLP is also entirely collaborative, and all contributions are greatly welcome.

You can browse by composer (aphabetical), composer (time period), instrumentation, genre, recordings by composer.  As of March 15, they have 88,000 scores and 5,000 composers.

There’s also a NY Times article here.

16Mar/110

International Music Score Library Project for free music scores

Screen shot 2011 03 16 at 11 30 13 AM

Here’s what they say about themselves:

Welcome to the portal page of the International Music Score Library Project (IMSLP)! We at the IMSLP believe that music should be something that is easily accessible for everyone. For this purpose we have created a music library to provide music scores free of charge to anyone with internet access, with several other projects in planning. IMSLP is also entirely collaborative, and all contributions are greatly welcome.

You can browse by composer (aphabetical), composer (time period), instrumentation, genre, recordings by composer.  As of March 15, they have 88,000 scores and 5,000 composers.

There’s also a NY Times article here.

16Mar/110

International Music Score Library Project for free music scores

Screen shot 2011 03 16 at 11 30 13 AM

Here’s what they say about themselves:

Welcome to the portal page of the International Music Score Library Project (IMSLP)! We at the IMSLP believe that music should be something that is easily accessible for everyone. For this purpose we have created a music library to provide music scores free of charge to anyone with internet access, with several other projects in planning. IMSLP is also entirely collaborative, and all contributions are greatly welcome.

You can browse by composer (aphabetical), composer (time period), instrumentation, genre, recordings by composer.  As of March 15, they have 88,000 scores and 5,000 composers.

There’s also a NY Times article here.

16Mar/110

International Music Score Library Project for free music scores

Screen shot 2011 03 16 at 11 30 13 AM

Here’s what they say about themselves:

Welcome to the portal page of the International Music Score Library Project (IMSLP)! We at the IMSLP believe that music should be something that is easily accessible for everyone. For this purpose we have created a music library to provide music scores free of charge to anyone with internet access, with several other projects in planning. IMSLP is also entirely collaborative, and all contributions are greatly welcome.

You can browse by composer (aphabetical), composer (time period), instrumentation, genre, recordings by composer.  As of March 15, they have 88,000 scores and 5,000 composers.

There’s also a NY Times article here.

16Mar/110

Yoani Sanchez receives International Women of Courage award

Last week, in a ceremony that took place on International Women’s Day at the State Department, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and First Lady Michelle Obama honored this year’s recipients of the International Women of Courage Awards. We were thrilled to learn that Yoani Sanchez, blogger and author of the forthcoming Melville House book Havana Real, was among the recipients.

Unfortunately, though, Yoani couldn’t be there to accept the award. As is their custom, the Cuban government denied her request for an exit visa. (Looking on the bright side, Yoani has a nice stack of these entertaining denials now, because she wins a lot of awards.)

Nonetheless, Yoani accepted the prize remotely and is donating the prize money (,000) to the children’s cancer charity Los niños de Carmen y Rey. You can watch her deliver her eloquent and moving acceptance speech in the form of the following video, and see for yourself why we’re so honored to promote her message here.

6Mar/110

International Women’s Day (8th March 1911 – 8th March 2011)

International Women’s Day
8th March 1911 – 8th March 2011

We know that it’s 6th of March today, but we guess there’s no harm posting earlier ;)

Each year around the world, International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8 (100th year this year). Hundreds of events occur not just on this day but throughout March to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women. Click on any of the links below if you wish to:-

  1. know more
  2. know the history of IWD (PDF)
  3. participate
  4. voice out your opinion on matters impacting women’s equality?
  5. be inspired
  6. join the conversation
  7. watch more videos on IWD
  8. network & interact
  9. sponsor a woman?
  10. donate
  11. volunteer in the US
  12. run for Congo women
  13. send an eCard

And as usual, here are some free ebooks / resources:-

  1. A History of International Women’s Day in Words & Images by Joyce Stevens
  2. American Women & The World War by Ida Clyde Clarke (HTML)
  3. Towards Equal Rights for Men & Women by Ethel M. Smith
  4. Emory Women Writers Resource Project
  5. The Yellow Paper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman – 12 pages (HTML)
  6. Are Women People? by Alice Duer Miller (Humor, poetry) (Various Formats)
  7. The Business of Being A Woman by Ida M. Tarbell

Happy International Women’s Day and Happy Reading!

 

 

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11Feb/110

Identity Games International USA Presents Game Board for iPad|Lastest Ipad News]

Identity Games International USA Presents Game Board for iPad
Last week, at the German Toy Fair in Nurnberg, Identity Games presented the Game Board for iPad. Developed under license of Apple's development centre.
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21Jan/110

Amazon to Acquire LOVEFiLM International Limited|Lastest Kindle News]

Amazon to Acquire LOVEFiLM International Limited
Amazon.com, Inc. today announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire the remaining shares in LOVEFiLM International Limited . LOVEFiLM is a leading European subscription entertainment service which combines the benefits of online DVD and games rental-by-post as well as streaming films and TV shows instantly over the internet to PCs, internet enabled TVs and Playstation3.
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