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Bookish News and Publishing Tidbits 18 April 2012


book news Bookish News and Publishing Tidbits 18 April 2012

RIASS stuff:

I'm in Argentina right now, but will endeavour to pop in with bookish updates. Until then, it's scheduled posts galore! If you'd like to contribute something while I'm away, drop me a line at readinasinglesitting AT

A visit to one of the most beautiful bookshops in the world

Guest post:'Best BFFs in Young Adult Fiction'by Sarah Billington

Guest post: a few of author Nicola Moriarty's favourite things

Guest Post: Bookish Habits Whilst Travelling'by Dee DeTarsio

Other bookish stuff:

Four women on National Biography Awards long list

Amazon eyeing off local warehouse in Australia

10 books that would make great theme parties

A library waives overdue fees in return for, well, returns

R.J. Palacio on her favourite books

Daring to Cut Off Amazonpublisher pulls out:''The Educational Development Corporation, saying it was fed up with Amazon's scorched-earth tactics, announced at the end of February that it would remove all its titles from the retailer's virtual shelves. That eliminated at a stroke $1.5 million in annual sales, a move that could be a significant hit to the 46-year-old EDC's bottom line.

The death of a bad grammar rule'(Hopefully theyll shut up about the misuse of hopefully now): Top-down guidelines and regulations can be valuable; but they are valuable only insofar as they reflect peoples habits and assumptions. And if the regulators want to preserve their authority, they must be as open to evolution as the thing they claim to regulate. Language, like any good technology, must be responsive to the people who use it.

NEED MORE BOOKS:'Publishers in buying frenzy ahead of London Book Fair'The money is there for the right books and publishers are keen to spend their money on the right books, says Orion Publishing Director Jon Wood. People are spending more per title, but buying less overall, which is why auctions are going into overdrive.

A playlist from Wiley Cash, author of A Land More Kind than Home

Book reviews are essential for sales success, but should you pay for them?

Top 10 Ways to Ruin a Book Cover Design'Web design requires a unique set of principles that do not apply to a book jacket. If anything,'billboard and advertising design'applies more closely to book design because of the simplicity required to be effective. The web on the other hand, has the potential to hit a viewer with multiple topics at one time while still allowing a visitor to browse.

No award for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

Miriam Halahmy discusses her new book Illegal'In'Illegal'I have shown how easily vulnerable young people can fall under criminal influences and find themselves trapped, without an exit plan. Lindy is the most vulnerable, but even Karl could get into serious trouble for keeping Lindy's criminal activities secret, let alone riding his bike.

Embrace'by Jessica Shirvington trailer (see also our review)

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One comment

  1. Thanks for the link love. And for the rest of the links. Very interesting!

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