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Bookish News and Publishing Tidbits 8 April 2012


book news Bookish News and Publishing Tidbits 8 April 2012

RIASS stuff:


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

Guest post: Kate Forsyths list of Rapunzel'retellings

Guest review: Entwined'by Heather Dixon (review by Jami Zehr)


An interview with Michael Grant, author of the'Gone'series


Is Amazon the new Google? Thoughts on Amazon SEO

Other bookish stuff:

Book rapper hits 50k downloads

Locus Photo and Ephemera Archive Kickstarter Project'Our goal is to fund the preservation of a historic and irreplaceable collection of materials covering the science fiction, fantasy, and horror fields, including author and convention photos, correspondence, and other ephemera, accumulated by Charles N. Brown and'Locus'magazine over the past 60 years.

The top American writers?'I am asking for your help in determining what it means to be an American writer. Is it dependent upon where that author was born? Or does it only matter where the author did his or her best work?

E-book Consumers Read More Books, says Pew Report: E-book consumers are reading over a third more books than their print-only customers. According to 'The Rise of E-Reading,' released yesterday, the average reader of e-books says he or she has read 24 books in the past 12 months, compared with an average of 15 books by non-e-book consumers. For device owners, those who own dedicated e-book readers (such as the original Kindle or Nook) also stood out, having read an average of 24 books in the previous year vs. 16 books by those who do not own dedicated e-readers.

How to Write a Book When You're Really, Really Busy:'I plan extensively. I have a spreadsheet. When I start a new book, I sit down with my calendar and block off all the days when something out of my control will make it impossible for me to write that day. Sometimes I have to travel, sometimes it's a big project I know will drain me, sometimes I have a family commitment. Whatever the case, I don't kid myself. I know when I'm not going to be able to get my word count in.

Lauren Oliver inks deal for first adult novel

Cooking with Poo'wins'The Bookseller's Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title of the Year

Hunger Games'parody the Hunger Pains'blooper reel:

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