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Bookish news and publishing tidbits 7 October 2011

book news Bookish news and publishing tidbits 7 October 2011

I Dont Get Book Trailers!

Chuck Palahniuk: Damned on the Book Show

A New Recommendation Engine for Science Fiction Books'

What scary book will you share with a loved one this Halloween?'

Interview with Daniel Lazar from Writers

NZ publisher and book distributor Addenda in voluntary liquidation'

Reader-focused post on head hopping:'

Will we ever fully understand Ernest Hemingway? God, I hope not, Paul Hendrickson'

Video featuring Random House employees:'

Star Trek and Star Wars bedtime books'

The National Posts ongoing series on D.W. Wilson, short story writer

Why book reviewers are an authors best

'Interview with Scott Westerfeld

Poet Tomas Transtromer is the first Swedish author to receive the Nobel Prize in literature in 40

Fox to adapt 'The Magicians' to series with 'X-Men: First Class' scribes.

Mathesons shop massive genre library'

Co-director of THIS IS NOT A FILM, Mojtaba Mirtahmasb is one of the six filmmakers arrested in Iran'

Revelations from textbook survey by @unswbookshop: 56% of students want printed book. 6% want e-version.

Jessica Au looks at Murakamis first classic Norwegian Wood and the recent film adaptation.'

10 bestselling books that were originally rejected:'

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Book giveaway: Cardanica: a steampunk nightmare by Dario Tonani'(open to all!)


Book Review: Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery



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  1. Hmm, I know I used to read a ton of books back in the day and still have some Dune books I need to catch up on (the newer series). I enjoy reading especially in the Sci-Fi/Fantasy space myself just hard to find the time lately.

    • Stephanie /

      You know, Ive never read Dune, although Ive had a copy on my shelves for years. Ive always been a bit of a sci-fi buff, but prefer the more social stuff to hard sci-fi. :) I also have a soft spot for old-school dystopian fiction.

  2. 10 bestselling books that were originally rejected

    Anne of Green Gables one of my favorite books as a kid, and how would have rejected Anne Frank wow

    Seriously Harry Potter

    • readinasitting /

      @RSA Course It goes to show that authors need to be persistentjust about everyone gets rejections!

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