News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, and other cool stuff
- Seattle Public Library locations designated “Safe Place” for teens, joining a network of such sites in the county. Libraries: more than just books. (School Library Journal)
- Missouri Governor Nixon is putting libraries in peril by withholding funding allocated by the state’s legislature. (BookRiot)
- Man Booker International Prize 2015 finalists revealed (GalleyCat)
- A Doctor Seuss Museum is in the works for Springfield, Mass. – his hometown. (The Artery)
- Books for Boys and Books for Girls: Problems with Gendered Reading (Kelly Jensen, BookRiot)
For Writers & Bloggers
- Aftermath of a Kindle Daily Deal (Jim C. Hines’s blog) – Looks at the impact being a Daily Deal can have on sales, based on the author’s own experience.
- Even J. K. Rowling got rejection slips, both for Harry Potter and her Robert Galbraith mysteries. In fact, one publisher rejected both (and must be feeling pretty sheepish by now!) (The Guardian)
Book & Movie Announcements
- Cover reveal of the new, fully illustrated HP and the Philosopher’s Stone (global release date: Oct. 6, 2015) (click here to see some illustrations)
- Spielberg to direct Ready Player One adaptation for Warner Brothers (Deadline)
- Wonder Woman is getting a new (and more practical!) costume (The Mary Sue)
- Sony is planning another remake of Little Women (Hollywood Reporter)
- What Books Could Be Used to Rebuild Civilization? (article on the Long Now Foundation, plus links to lists) (Open Culture)
- The Top 10 Treasure Hunts in Fiction (Jane Alexander for The Guardian)
- The Art of the Picture Book Barcode – creative art- and design-work incorporating barcodes. (100 Scoop Notes blog, School Library Journal)
- 10 Best Coming-of-Age Books You’ve Never Read (Camille DeAngelis, for Publishers Weekly)
- 18 Perfect Short Stories That Pack More of a Punch Than Most Novels. (i09)To clarify, these are specifically SF/F stories, mostly SF. And they left out two of my favorites: Isaac Asimov’s “Nightfall” (the original short story, not the novel) and Spider Robinson’s “God is an Iron.” (Warning – many of these have adult content.)
- 23 Signs Your Jane Austen Addiction Is Getting Out of Hand (Buzzfeed)
That’s it for this week!
Thanks for those very interesting links ^^
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Glad you found them interesting! 🙂
Bea @Bea's Book Nook
Wait, how did I not hear about the Dr. Seuss museum in Springfield? That’s just 2 hours down the highway from me. Road trip! (When it opens, of course.:D)
So many good links, you keep me busy reading. 🙂
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Two hours?! That’s cool; you should totally go, and review it for your blog! (When it opens, of course.)
Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library
A Dr. Seuss museum sounds so fun! I wish Massachusetts wasn’t quite so far away! The Kindle Daily Deal post was interesting. I’ve always wondered how that really affected authors. Great News and Notes!
Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library recently posted…My Cookbook Wishlist
Me too; I’m almost tempted to plan a vacation to Massachusetts once it opens. Maybe when the fall leaves are at their peak!
anna (herding cats & burning soup)
LOL I always wonder at the ones who rejected future bestsellers like that. Woops!
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I imagine someone is really kicking themselves!