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Book news, reviews, and musings 15 Dec 2010

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News and features

Japanese publishers have hit out at Apple over a series of copyright violations.

If you live in the UK or Ireland, why not take part in World Book Night?

Scholastic is in a bit of strife after being accused of using its preferential position in schools to its advantage.

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Goodies, freebies, and giveaways

Shelley Rae at the wonderful Bookd Out blog has put together some gorgeous bookplates that you can download for free.


Bitten by Books interviews author Amanda Downum, author of The Bone Palace.

The Fringe Magazine interviews AA Bell, author of Diamond Eyes.

Rising Shadow interviews Blake Charlton, author of Spellwright.


We review We All Fall Down by Robert Cormier, and find it a challenging, suspenseful read.

While were on the Cormier theme, Adam at Roofbeam Reader reviews Cormiers classic The Chocolate War.

Stargazer Puj reviews The Tapestry of Love by Rosy Thornton.


Mental Floss gives us ten works of literature that were truly tough to write.

Bite the Book muses on book pricing in Australia, while author Robin Spano muses on the sweet point for ebook pricing.

Just for fun

Romance for the bookishly inclined.

Author birthdays

Happy birthday, 'Muriel Rukeyser!

Quote of the day

Walls and walls and walls of books [are] an extraordinary beauty for me.' Pat Conroy

Beautiful book cover of the day:

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