News by month: December 2011

Author of her own destiny

On December 16, 2011 By

 

By Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson

The solitary bookcase in Jane Friedman’s SoHo office is half empty. Her home library has 10,000 volumes, she says, but after a 40-year publishing career that saw her rise from being a Dictaphone typist at Random House to chief executive of HarperCollins, she rarely picks up […]

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Vintners’ Alliance, a marketing technology and database provider for super premium wineries, announced that wineries utilizing its Intent Conversion service received, on average, a 14% increase in their October eCommerce sales.  Read more.

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Fuel cells have long promised to deliver a cleaner source of power, but they are far from commonplace. But government efforts in recent years to reduce emissions by subsidizing cleaner energy generation are boosting fuel cells’ acceptance and benefiting companies such as ClearEdge Power, which on Tuesday launched two new systems designed to make […]

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Open Road Integrated Media announces the ebook publication of nine titles by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker, including novels The Third Life of Grange Copeland and Meridian; poetry collections Revolutionary PetuniasHorses Make a Landscape Look More Beautiful, and Once; short story collections You Can’t Keep a Good Woman Down and In Love & Trouble; and essay […]

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Blue Bottle is one of the major shrines of the national coffee circuit. The shop at Mint Plaza is small, with big windows. Inside it’s like a mad-scientist’s laboratory whose devices are designed to torture the bean and make it yield its secrets.  Read more.

 

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