News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, and other cool stuff.
- Twitter continues to have problems. For links to articles on what’s been going on since Elon Musk took over, and a list of some of the alternatives your favorite authors might be considering, check out my post on the Twitter debacle.
- Entangled Publishing Launches Red Tower Books, Focused on Romantic SFF (Tor.com)
- The National Book Award winners were announced. You can also see the finalists at the same link.
- Access to books and information is basic to a healthy democracy (letter from a number of Utah authors, published in the Salt Lake Tribune)
- Paper Defiance is a new podcast about independent bookstores. So far, they have highlighted The Ripped Bodice in California and several indie bookstores in Australia.
For Writers & Bloggers
- How to Recover After Tanking Your NetGalley Feedback Ratio (We Are Bookish, the NetGalley blog
Books, Movies, and TV
- Mercedes Lackey is crowdfunding Valdemar merch and extras, like maps and detailed timelines. You only have a day or two left to join the Kickstarter.
- 19 Cozy Fantasy Books For You To Curl Up With This Fall (Buzzfeed)
- Fantasy Books for Kids (The Portalist) This is a great list of middle-grade fantasy, and includes books by classic authors like George MacDonald, great mid-20th-century writers like Susan Cooper, and more recent fare by a host of wonderful and diverse authors. I have loved every book that I’ve already read, so I’ll be adding a lot of the others to my TBR list. Five notable children’s fantasy authors are unaccountably missing, however: Lloyd Alexander, L. M. Boston, Edward Eager, C. S. Lewis, and E. Nesbit really ought to have been included.
- 66 New and Upcoming Romances for Fall 2022 (Goodreads)