News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, and other cool stuff
- BookExpo and BookCon 2018: Authors Explore the Multiplicities of Diversity (Publishers Weekly)
- BookExpo 2018: Reaching the Romance Reader (Shelf Awareness) A BookExpo panel discussed how indie bookstores can reach romance readers — and why they should.
- What happened when I (tried to) read 30 books in 30 days (Stephanie Vozza, Fast Company)
- These Portuguese Libraries Are Infested With Bats—and They Like It That Way (Smithsonian)
- Unusual suspects: the writers diversifying detective fiction (David Barnett, The Guardian)
- A story of survival: New York’s last remaining independent bookshops (The Guardian)
Book & Movie Announcements
- There’s a new Inspector Alleyn mystery called Money in the Morgue! How did I miss this!? HarperCollins had the first few chapters and some notes for an unfinished Inspector Alleyn mystery by Ngaio Marsh. They gave it to fellow New Zealander Stella Duffy to finish. Like Marsh, Duffy is familiar with both NZ and Britain, and has been involved in theater, so she was the logical choice. (Stuff.co.nz) The Guardian praises the novel, and says they can’t tell where Marsh ends and Duffy begins. I must read it!
Isn’t that the truth!?
That’s it for this week!