News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, and other cool stuff
- Mass Merchants Feel the Love from ‘Cursed Child’. (Publishers Weekly) And total sales in the first week topped 3.3 million copies. (GalleyCat)
- Rikers Island gets unofficial New York Public Library branch. (amNewYork)
- Penguin Random House is moving house. Or rather, they are combining both their sites into their main building in 2019, when space is due to open up. (GalleyCat)
- SimplyE is a new, easier-to-use app in the library ebook arena. Publishers Weekly‘s Andrew Albanese is guardedly optimistic about it.
- Publisher Lose Another Round in George State Univ. Copyright Case (Publishers Weekly)
- Harry Potter Exhibit Set for British Library (BBC)
- Diversity in Publishing Isn’t Just About Writers—Marketing Matters Too (NPR)
- Be Kind, Return…your borrowed ebooks to the library. Not sure how? Here are instructions for Kindle and a tip on where to find out for Overdrive and other services. (BookRiot)
- I Can’t Even With Librarians Who Don’t Read Diversely (Molly Wetta for BookRiot) She makes a persuasive argument for librarians (and perhaps the rest of us who read and recommend books) to read more diversely.
That’s it for this week!
I had no clue that a new Harry Potter was coming, but glad it did. I am really bad about returning books on time, and I have fines to prove it. Lol
I’ve paid my share of fines, too… but ebooks don’t let you keep them; they expire on the due date. Annoying if you’re in the middle of reading it, but useful if you’re finished. OTOH, if you finish early, a lot of people don’t know how to return a borrowed ebook, which means the next person in line is waiting unnecessarily.
Becki @ The Flutterby Room
The Harry Potter exhibit at the British Library next year sounds interesting. I will definitely have to keep an eye out for more info on it.
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I wish I could go, but it’s a long swim across the Pond!