News & Notes — 6/01/13

June 1, 2013 Simon and Schuster, Tor 4

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

Books & Ebooks in the News:


Worth Reading:

    Free & Bargain books:

      • Maisie Dobbs, by Jacqueline Winspear, $2.99 on Kindle and Google
      • Cold Magic, by Kate Elliott, $1.99 on Kindle and Nook

      Really Cool:  

      Here’s the new cover for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.  The artist, Kazo Kibuishi, is obviously drawing from the movies (literally.)  I have to wonder why he picked this early scene, though, instead of something more obviously connected with the Chamber of Secrets.

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      4 Responses to “News & Notes — 6/01/13”

      1. Bea's Book Nook

        Re Tor and DRM: I have bought several Tor kindle books via Amazon and the were DRM-free. I hope Tor continues to offer DRM-free books.

        • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

          Thank you, Bea, that’s good to know! I hope they do, too, not least because it means that once you’ve bought the book, you can convert it to another e-reader format without breaking the law.

      2. George

        Regarding the cover for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, I think most covers have either focused on the flying car aspect or some very, very innocuous allusions to the Chamber of Secrets. My guess as to why 1) the flying car is rather fun & exciting & 2) not wanting to give too much away as to what the Chamber of Secrets means.

        Although by now it’s not really a secret about the Chamber any more.

        • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

          You make a good point! Even if most adults and teens have already read the books or at least seen the movies, there are plenty of children who are just coming of age to read Harry Potter, and don’t know much about the books yet.