News & Notes – Coronavirus Edition, Week 12 (5/30/2020)

May 30, 2020 News & Notes 2

News & Notes: Coronavirus Edition

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

Bookish News

Worth Reading/Viewing (not all book-related)

Free Fiction Online

A number of authors and companies are offering free fiction to lift your spirits while you’re on lockdown.

  • J. K. Rowling Introduces The Ickabog, a children’s story/novel she wrote “in fits and starts” between Harry Potter books and read to her children. She is releasing it for free online, a chapter or two a day between May 26 and June 10, and you can read it here. There’s an illustration competition for children, and some of the best illustrations will be included when the book is published in print (in November 2020 in English.)

Forthcoming Books, Movies, & Shows


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