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Bookish news and publishing tidbits 17 November 2011

book news Bookish news and publishing tidbits 17 November 2011

RIASS stuff:

Coming up: a review of My Sweet Saga'by Brett Sills, an interview with Favel Parrett, and an interview with Lara Morgan.

Enter our latest giveaways!'<' We're giving away a copy of'Forgotten'by Cat Patrick

See our interview (and giveaway) with popular Australian author Dianne Blacklock

Interested in doing a guest post or interview on RIASS? Drop me a line at

Other bookish stuff:

Lara Morgan interview and giveaway'

Cover art for China Mievilles Railsea'revealed'(you can preorder it here)

How Do You Choose What Book to Buy Next?

Amazons Kindle lending library is contract breach, say US authors'

Have you heard about the Make It Safe Project? It donates LGBT-themed books to schools & shelters. Founded by a teen!'

Penguin gets into the self-publishing game'

Guillermo Del Toro talks to a Wired reporter about The Night Eternal, Pacific Rim, and his new video game!'

Ann Patchett Bucks Tide of Bookstore Closings by Opening Her Own'

Kylie Ladds 2011 fiction favourites

The Publishers Association And Booksellers Association Launch Professional Shadowing Scheme'

The 25 Most Disturbing Twilight Products of 2011 (only 25?)'

Peter Bradshaw REALLY doesnt like the latest Twilight movie, do you?'

Calling Ian Irvine fans- theres an interview and give-away.'

Are Frank Millers politics visible in his comics?'

The secret ingredient in the battle of the celebrity Christmas cookbooks?'

Virginia Woolf books:'The perfect gift for angsty, serious teens (via Booktopia)

VIDEO: Neil Gaiman & Connie Willis in Conversation at World Fantasy 2011!'

The worlds most expensive photograph

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