News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, giveaways on this and other blogs, and other cool stuff.
Books & Ebooks in the News:
- “Winter Weather Disrupts Book Sales” (Publishers Weekly). No surprise there!
- Apple’s appeal rejected by court in ebook price-fixing case, which allows the court-appointed monitor to continue working. (New York Times)
- Dreamworks creates in-house Dreamworks Press. Sales and distribution will be handled by a branch of Perseus. (Publishers Weekly)
- Oyster, the ebook subscription service, now offers children’s books, including a number of Disney titles. (Oyster blog)
- “Open Road Media Acquires E-Reads,” giving Open Road an additional 1,200 books in a variety of genres by authors such as Greg Bear, Aaron Elkins, and Laura Kinsale. (Publishers Weekly)
- Barnes & Noble announced the finalists for its 2013 Discover Award. (Barnes & Noble)
- Maxine Kumin, prizewinning poet and former U.S. poet laureate, died Feb. 6 at the age of 88. She was best known for “Up Country,” the work for which she won the Pulitzer. (AP)
- Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book to be released as graphic novel. The 2 volumes are adapted by P. Craig Russel and a team of artists will create the pictures. Look for volume 1 on July 29; Vol. 2 is due on Sept. 30. (Neil Gaiman’s blog; he also talks about the Winter’s Tale movie.)
- Stephen King has 2 new novels coming: Mr. Mercedes in June, and another book entitled Revival in November. (GalleyCat)
- What would Middle-Earth look like from space? (via i09; thanks to Bea of Bea’s Book Nook for the link)
That quote pretty much sums up the past week! Stay safe, stay warm, and enjoy reading, everyone.
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Quiet week. Thanks for the shout out. 🙂
Awesome pic of Middle Earth and I am looking forward to King’s books
Jan @ Notes from a Readerholic
I like the cover to Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard book. And the snow quote is so true!
I started to comment on The Sunday Post, but not sure I finished it 🙁 I know I got distracted by the books in your post so if I didn’t comment I meant to…LOL
I wonder if e-book sales were up during the winter weather?