News & Notes – 6/06/15

June 6, 2015 News & Notes 12

News & Notes

News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, and other cool stuff

Book News


Worth Reading


For Writers & Bloggers


Literary Losses

Author Tanith Lee died on May 24, 2015, following a long illness. Lee had dyslexia and did not learn to read until the age of 8; she began writing at 9. Lee went wherever her imagination took her, penning children’s and adult fantasy and science fiction novels, erotic gothic thrillers, creepy fairytale retellings, even crime novels and historical fiction. In addition to books and short stories, she also wrote a number radio and television scripts, including two for the SF series Blake’s 7. Her works were nominated for a number of awards and won several, including the prestigious World Fantasy Award. Lee had twice been treated for breast cancer. She was 67.  (Obituaries:  The Guardian; The New York Times; NPR; Tor.comLocus Online also has a list of her awards and achievements.)


Book & Movie Announcements


Awesome Lists


Bookish Quote


That’s it for this week!


12 Responses to “News & Notes – 6/06/15”

  1. Bea @Bea's Book Nook

    I didn’t realize that people were complaining about Scalzi’s book deal. What a shame that we can’t just celebrate someone’s success.

    Not a single city in my state made Amazon’s well-read list.I admit that I’m surprised that Boston didn’t make the list.

    Your trends at BEA link is incomplete; it should be
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Oh, thank you, Bea! I must have clipped some of it when I copied-and-pasted the link.

      I agree re Scalzi’s deal. And the Amazon list is a bit biased, since it’s based on their sales info only. Maybe people in Boston use physical bookstores more than in other cities, and purchase online less?

  2. RO

    This post is totally awesome! Love reading about news and trivia around the globe, and appreciate the updates. Pleased to see that NC, (where I live now) and Baltimore, MD (where I’m from)both made the list at 11 and 12. Yippee! Hope your weekend is fab!


    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Oh, I’m glad you enjoyed the links! I try to do this every week, but I missed about three weeks due to work pressure and two weeks of vacation. Hopefully I’ll be more consistent in July!

  3. R_Hunt @ View From My Home

    Wow, too many good links here to point out, except to say I enjoyed the BEA photos but they should’ve shown more of the true side to it (from what I’ve heard, haven’t been there) the long, long lines and frustration of being turned away from a signing or speaker, the overlapping events, the unattainable women’s restroom etc. I wish for book blogger and reader’s sakes that they would make it more user-friendly.
    Your other links are wonderful, getting my second cup and browsing them now 🙂 Thanks for your hard work!
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I would really love to go to BEA someday but those drawbacks do make it a bit of a daunting prospect. Glad you enjoyed the links, and I’m sorry I missed several weeks… but now that I’m back I’ll try to be more consistent again!