News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, and other cool stuff
- Missing Hong Kong book editor Lee Bo returns home from the Chinese mainland. (The Guardian)
- Novel “co-written” by robot makes it past first stage of Japanese literary competition (Los Angeles Times)
- Self-published titles ‘22% of UK e-book market’ in 2015. (The Bookseller)
- Mandatory Kindle update for models from 2012 & earlier (Amazon, via The Bookwyrm’s Hoard)
- PLA 2016: How We Need Diverse Books Is Working with Libraries (Diane Patrick for Publishers Weekly)
- What I Miss About Being a Bookseller (Jaime Herndon, for BookRiot) As a former bookseller myself, I really related to this one.
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Book & Movie Announcements
- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory musical headed to Broadway. It has been playing in London’s West End. (Variety)
- Dirk Gently adaption will feature Elijah Wood as Gently’s assistant, Todd. The series is based on the Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency books by Douglas Adams. (Variety)
- 75th-anniversary Make Way for Ducklings will feature a poster map and an audio recording on CD. (GalleyCat)
- Free Coloring Books from World-Class Libraries & Museums: The NYPL, Bodleian, Smithsonian, & More (Open Culture)
- 47+ Of Your Favorite Books About Libraries (or at least with libraries in them) (BookRiot)
- 20 Books That Will Hook You From the Very First Page (Goodreads blog) And because it’s on Goodreads, you can instantly add them to your to-read list.
- Fictional Islands That Are Too Good To Be True. (BookRiot) This gave me a giggle because… well, you’ll see.
- 6 Prologues I’m Tired of Reading (Jackal Editing and Proofreading blog)
That’s it for this week!