2017: The year's top stories

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2017: The year's top stories

#OMAK — The year that was 2017 brought weather-related disasters, creative writing in the sky, government maneuverings and a wealth of court matters – a typical year in Okanogan and Ferry counties. #The Chronicle's news staff combed through the pages of the past year's issues to come up with the
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This ColourPop Cosmetics Sale Is The Brand's Biggest Yet, So Prepare For Free Palettes

Although no official date has been announced regarding when their amazing sale will end, the brand is currently offering customers 30 to 40 percent off some of their best-selling items and 20 percent off of everything else. This means you can score a fan favorite 12-shade eyeshadow palette for as low
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AU/RA Turns 'Lord of the Rings' Fan Fiction Into Musical Inspiration

Also, I wanted to express how much I love creative writing. So, I wanted to intertwine that with songwriting, and I've tried to be very riddle-y. I talk in metaphors a lot. There's always a story and sometimes you see it through characters. It's my safe place. I won't stay strictly alternative pop. I'll bring in other
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Here are the most popular products from Amazon's 'biggest ever' holiday season

As to which products moved the needle, Amazon's Echo Dot and the Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote were the best selling products across every category, an impressive feat to say the least. Predictably, Amazon didn't release any specific sales figures, only noting that Echo Dot sales ranged in the
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New book chronicles Placer County railroads

That void will be filled with the imminent publication by Arcadia Publishing of “Railroads of Placer County.” The new paperback, 128 pages long and costing $21.99, has a publication date of Jan. 15 — too late for this Christmas but a nice little read during a chilly winter night as the omnipresent Union
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Who is William Graham? Former Washington Post Publisher's Son Dies In Suicide Similar To Father

William Graham, the son of Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham, committed suicide in Los Angeles, California, on December 20 in a death that mirrored his father's more than 50 years ago. Graham, a 69-year-old lawyer, taught trial law at the University of California at Los Angeles before years
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William W. Graham, son of Washington Post publisher Kay Graham, dies at 69

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William W. Graham, son of Washington Post publisher Kay Graham, dies at 69

Both of Graham's parents, and his brother and niece, held the positions of publisher and chief executive before the newspaper was sold to billionaire Jeff Bezos in 2013. His mother, Katharine, was a legend in Washington politics and media. She took over the paper in 1963 after her husband, Philip L.
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WOTY 2017

That abbreviation is real and means “Word of the Year,” or rather words of the year considering the proliferation of choices in English by various dictionary publishers. WOTY selections seem to have been started by the American Dialect Society in 1971, with such categories as “most useful,” “most
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Amazon reveals its top-selling items over the holidays

Echoes had also been best-sellers on Black Friday, and Amazon dropped Dot prices to under $30 this month to fuel demand. Amazon said customers bought twice as many Fire TV streaming sticks over the holidays compared to last year. It's been a killer holiday stretch for Amazon. Thanksgiving and
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Creative Writing Project For Children

Apply, or post a similar freelance job: Looking for an experienced creative writing person (preferably in children related books age 5-12), to write a (1421004)
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Behind the Panel: Marc Silvestri on founding Image Comics, Cyberforce and legacies

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Behind the Panel: Marc Silvestri on founding Image Comics, Cyberforce and legacies

SYFY WIRE recently unleashed So Much Damage: The Oral History of Image Comics, which looks at the publishing company's creation and during which Mike Avila sat down with Silvestri to not only chat about Image and why the gamble worked at the time (it was a case of a perfect storm) but also
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Boys & Girls Club of Washington County celebrates literacy

Club members will have the opportunity to read, be read to and flex their creative writing skills all month. “With December being a short month, we wanted to do something different, fun and creative to end the year,” Executive Director Addie Nardi said in a news release. “The staff at the clubs has done a
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December 24, 2017 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library

December 24, 2017 Los Angeles Times Best Sellers Available at the Library. Artemis by Andy Weir remains the #1 book on the Los Angeles Times Fiction Hardcover List for the week of December 24, 2017, while Leonardo Da Vinci by Walter Isaacson stays in the top spot the Hardcover Nonfiction List.
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Philip Hammond urged to publish Treasury's Brexit impact studies

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Philip Hammond urged to publish Treasury's Brexit impact studies

The move comes after a similar suggestion by David Davis that his Brexit department had carried out 58 sectoral analyses resulted in immense pressure to publish the findings. The Brexit secretary was heavily criticised after putting out documents that he admitted had been stripped of commercially
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Son of legendary Washington Post publisher commits suicide like his dad

A son of legendary former Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham shot himself to death in a suicide that's eerily reminiscent of his dad's more than 50 years ago, according to a report Monday. William Graham, 69, died Dec. 20 at his home in Los Angeles, according to an obituary in the
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How Long Does Too Faced's Year-End Sale Last? These Deals Are So Good

And this sale isn't about moving slow-selling items. A ton of Too Faced's best sellers are on sale, from the infamous Sweet Peach palette to their Latex glosses. They haven't announced how long it's lasting, but some of the items are already selling out. Get them while you can! To give you an idea just
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11 leadership books to read in 2018

So we've poured through 2018 book lists from publishers, asked business thinkers for recommendations, and sorted through upcoming galleys sent our way for the leadership titles that most pique our interest. From high-profile names — former FBI Director James Comey is releasing a book on
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Photos Show Up Blurry After Publishing

Hey everyone. I have already searched for the problem and know many have has the same issue, although no solution was given in all of those cases, so I will try myself. During the building process, everything looks ok. On the published version though, any image I've added ends up blurry, be it
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2017 Comox Valley Year In Review: January

A new publishing company opened for business in the Comox Valley in 2017 – Watershed Sentinel Books. WS Books is the publishing arm of the Watershed Sentinel Education Society. Among its highlights in its first year was working with well-known B.C. commentator and activist Rafe Mair on his final
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Case Study Writing

Details. we are looking for a writer who can diversify in different types of verticals but help us write 10+ case studies based on information provided. Project Type: Ongoing project
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Enter the World of Unstoppable Comics, the Publisher Shaking up Whitewashed Superhero Stories

Superhero blockbusters have taken center stage on the pop-culture calendar, with movie adaptations of Marvel and DC properties redefining the course of the film industry over the last decade. Comic books remain at the center of this wave, but beyond the two most powerful comic publishing
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Book Editor

Details. Looking for someone that can do book edits and possible ghost writing to make the story more interesting. This job was posted from a mobile device, so please pardon any typos or any missing details.
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PlayStation Holiday Sale Week 3 Is Live Offering Some Crazy Good Deals This Boxing Day

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PlayStation Holiday Sale Week 3 Is Live Offering Some Crazy Good Deals This Boxing Day

Are you looking for some new games this Boxing Day? Maybe you're looking to add some more fun to that shiny new PS4 you got for Christmas this year. Whatever the reason, Sony has just updated PSN with the third week of their Holiday Sale deals. From indies, to classics and best-sellers to DLC
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Universal Music Group Acquires Publishing Catalog From Stiff, ZTT And Perfect Songs

UNIVERSAL MUSIC has acquired publishing rights of renown British pub label STIFF RECORDS, ZTT RECORDS and PERFECT SONGS from SPZ GROUP, owned by producer TREVOR HORN, reports MUSIC BUSINESS WORLDWIDE. Included in the deal is the entire ZTT catalogue and select STIFF
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3 Things Marketers Can Do to Build—and Keep—a Loyal, Engaged Audience

From the emergence of fake news to the well-publicized power struggle between publishers and distribution platforms, one thing remains abundantly clear: It is incredibly difficult for publishers and marketers to spark and manage the one-to-one conversations that matter most to their businesses.
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Amazon unveils its top-selling holiday gifts this season

The Echo Dot, Amazon's cheapest smart speaker, was the most popular item on the company's online marketplace during its “biggest holiday season. That's thanks in part to … customers buying Echoes from their Echoes and other Alexa-enabled products.” Echoes had also been best-sellers on Black
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JTA: French publisher recalls kids' paper claiming Israel

(JTA) — One of France's oldest publishing houses announced the recall of a magazine for children featuring trivia game cards stating that Israel and North Korea are not real countries. The cards that appeared in the January 2018 edition of Youpi magazine, which belongs to the Groupe Bayard
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Kenmore native Stewart receives Christy Award for Best Debut Novel

“There's this element among writers that if you write your biggest fear, it won't happen,” she said. The novel began as a short story for a creative writing class Stewart took in 1991 at the University of Michigan, where she was enrolled in graduate school. She's written other stories since, but this one
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Clubs & Meetings for Dec. 26-Jan. 1

SHOW LOW: Writer's Workshop at Arts Alliance of the White Mountains Center for the Arts on second and fourth Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. … HEBER: Memoirs/creative writing group meets on the last Friday of the month at 10:30 a.m. in the multi-purpose room at the Rim Community Library, 3404
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Remember The Pentagon Papers Case? Because Steven Spielberg Doesn't.

When I first saw a commercial for “The Post,” Steven Spielberg's new film about the heroic efforts of Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham and editor Ben Bradlee to expose corruption and bring the Pentagon Papers to the American people, I had a warm, nostalgic flashback to all those Con Law
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Fund bonanza to enrich institution libraries

Even though the librarians of different colleges are elated over the directive saying that it will enrich collection of libraries, the All Assam Publishers and Book Sellers Association has given a mixed reaction to the development. An office bearer of the Association said if the State Government is really
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Headed to the Rose Bowl game? Here's what you should be eating

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Headed to the Rose Bowl game? Here's what you should be eating

Charity: After the game Sodexo donates the remaining food to Pasadena Hot Meals and helps serve those in need. Largest delivery: More than 65,000 Coors, Dos Equis and local craft beers are delivered to the stadium Dec. 26. Best-sellers: Hot dogs, burgers, pizza slices and nachos, plus beer,
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TI helps mothers with last-minute Christmas shopping

ATLANTA (AP) – Rapper T.I. spent Christmas eve spreading holiday cheer among some single mothers, helping them with their last-minute shopping for gifts. In a video T.I. posted on social media, the Grammy-winning artist entered an Atlanta-area Target on Sunday and called for all single mothers
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Amazon says it sold “tens of millions” of Echos, other Alexa devices during holiday shopping season

More than one billion items were ordered from the legions of independent sellers on Amazon's Marketplace. … On Tuesday, the company said the Echo Dot miniature speaker was the best selling product from any manufacturer across Amazon's retail site during the holiday season, with “millions” of units
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How Much Is Fenty Beauty's Mini Bomb & Face Set? This Mini Set Is Seriously Adorable

The product description reads, “A must-have set of Fenty Beauty's most coveted luminizers for the face and lips in travel-friendly sizes for killer radiance on the fly.” Seeing how these two products are two of Fenty's best sellers, Rihanna probably figured that people would want to take them if they were
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Amazon unveils the top holiday gifts this season

Pete Souza's “Obama: An Intimate Portrait” was the best-selling non-fiction book and Dan Brown's “Origin” topped the fiction list. Household and fitness gifts were also hot items. The Instant Pot DUO80 was the best-selling kitchen item and robot vacuum cleaners were in high demand. The Fitbit Charge 2
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Experienced Creative Writing person needed to write a Kids Book of 500+ jokes & fun facts…

Looking for an experienced creative writing person (preferably in children related books age 5-12), to write a Kids 500+ Jokes, fun facts, and tongue twisters. The 500+ is combined, but mostly Jokes. Samples will be provided for what I'm looking for to qualified applicants. I need the project finished in a
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Resolutions for the single girl who's looking for love

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Resolutions for the single girl who's looking for love

2018 is almost upon us (the year really flew by, huh?) and you know what that means. It's time to make the same promise again.'New year, new me'. If 2017 wasn't so great for you in the love department, here are some resolutions you need to adopt to ensure Cupid's arrow finally hits you this year.
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Smashwords Unveils End of Year Sale

Smashwords is one of the largest independant self-publishing solutions and they have just announced their first ever end of year sale. There are currently 30,000 indie ebooks and from 6,000 and they are discounted anywhere from 25% to 75%. The deals are active from December 25th to January 1st.
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Join Us on a Journey of Discovery During CSArts-SGV's Debut of “Pippin”

The Visual Arts Conservatory is participating in a steampunk art exhibit in the lobby, steampunk letters are featured in the program by Creative Writing Conservatory students and the Production & Design Conservatory serves alongside professionals to develop their craft through practical experience.
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The Single Best Plan to Use for College Essay Examples

You should not ever underestimate value of article documents to your professor who would like to comprehend your own research and writing capabilities. Essentially, writing will be needed in all classes, and, if you aren't very proficient in it, then you may like to come across some expert support. You're
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Ann Bagnall, publisher of historic cookbooks – obituary

Ann Bagnall, who has died aged 90, made a lasting contribution to the world of food literature and social history when, aged 60, she set up a publishing company specialising in historic cookbooks and guides to household management. Southover Press brought 18 lost classics back to print. Rather than
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2017 TechRaptor Awards – Best Writing Award

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2017 TechRaptor Awards – Best Writing Award

Sure there's a couple of useful ones in there, begging you to get up when you're hurt, but these voices are so prevalent over the course of the game that you'll need to learn to isolate and ignore them, no matter how stinging their comments may be. The writing and handling of this one element alone is all
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Washington Post Heir William Graham Commits Suicide Like Publisher Father

Will's mother, Katharine, served as primary publisher of the Post for more than 2 decades thereafter. She played a crucial role in the Post helping bring down President Nixon during the Watergate scandal. She also led the charge in continuing to publish the Pentagon Papers despite being challenged by
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Penguin India chooses Priyanka Chopra to deliver their annual lecture, gets slammed

Majorly because why would a publishing house choose an actor instead of a writer or publishing professional to deliver the lecture. Many Twitter users slammed this decision and an independent feminist publishing house, Zubaan, even went on to point out through a Twitter thread the presence of
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A message from the publishers: SoutholdLOCAL says goodbye

After four years of covering the wonderful communities of the North Fork, this was a difficult decision for us to make. We've enjoyed covering the news from Mattituck to Orient. But after a careful analysis, we've decided to refocus our resources on areas that represent a greater potential for audience and
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Key Lessons On Life and Success

She completed an online Masters degree in Creative Writing, secured contracts for her first novel and poetry collection and set up Cinnamon Press. Its first publication raised funds for the Meningitis Trust, a disease that had killed a writing mentor, because Jan is passionate about giving back; generosity,
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Locally published poetry magazine goes live

Salazar began writing poetry seriously about two years ago, when he started as a graduate student at Mississippi University for Women's creative writing program. He's been featured in more than a half-dozen publications, and earlier this year placed in a national poetry competition held by the
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Black-owned Philly bookstores looking for a comeback

Today, Davis points to the rise of Black Lives Matter activism and the growing criticism of mass incarceration — illustrated in best sellers like Michelle Alexander's The New Jim Crow or Ta-Nehisi Coates' Between the World and Me — as reason for a renewed interest in black bookstores. The number of
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11 New Plus-Size and Size-Inclusive Brands That Launched In 2017

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11 New Plus-Size and Size-Inclusive Brands That Launched In 2017

But above all, we're offering a lot of design details in a size range and at a price point that has rarely, if ever, been done before: our full glitter suit, dresses with interesting and intricate cut-outs, and faux-fur trimmed moto jackets have been among our best sellers.” As for 2018, Mason says we can expect,
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Six Flawed Arguments for Loot Boxes

A loot box is not a fair and valuable transaction and many of us hate them for that. We hate that we have to pay real money for what amounts to a pull on a virtual slot machine and we hate the fact that publishers and developers alike would rather manipulate their consumers with what amounts to virtual
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Apple launches its Boxing Day iTunes sale with album deals in Canada

The company is offering album deals on iTunes like it has in past years, but doesn't usually offer deals on products through its Apple retail stores or online store. The album deals available now include many new releases and a number of best sellers and classic albums all for $6.99. You can browse the
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Where does brand safety go from here?

As the industry continues to prove, even the most finely crafted digital ad campaign can be twisted if threats to brand safety aren't actively addressed. Digital advertising is becoming increasingly automated, with programmatic ad buys made with vast publisher networks placing ads besides all kinds of
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PubHTML5 Can Help Users Convert PDF to Flipbook in Minutes

In this digital age, online content publishers wish to maximize the opportunities they have to engage as many readers as possible. For many years, the Portable Document Format, widely known as PDF, has been a very useful tool for site visitors to view documents made available online. However, the
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Ian Langford obituary

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Ian Langford obituary

Ian Langford, who has died of oesophageal cancer aged 61, was a conservationist and publisher with a special interest in wildlife art. He showcased the work of artists who were also passionate about conservation, such as John Threlfall and Carry Akroyd. The Langford Press art books he issued were
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French publisher recalls kids' paper claiming Israel 'not a real country'

One of France's oldest publishing houses announced the recall of a magazine for children featuring trivia game cards stating that Israel and North … The cards that appeared in the January 2018 edition of Youpi magazine, which belongs to the Groupe Bayard publishing house, read: “We call these 197
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Evo Morales Inaugurates Publishing House of Plurinational State

Evo Morales Inaugurates Publishing House of Plurinational State … He assured that now everything will be printed in this state publishing house, so not only a great investment will be saved, but also reading will be socialized and universalized, due to the importance that is given nowadays to
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