News & Notes — 7/06/13

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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:

For Writers & Bloggers:

  • Camp NaNoWriMo’s July session has begun.   Sponsored by the same group that brings you NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) in November, Camp NaNoWriMo offers the same challenge: write the rough draft of a novel (or other book) in a single month.  GalleyCat has collected three years’ worth of writing advice to get you started.

Book Announcements: 

    • Neil Gaiman is returning to The Sandman with The Sandman: Overture.  The graphic novel series will be illustrated by J. H. Williams III.  The first installment is scheduled for Oct. 30, 2013.  (Press release on DC Entertainment’s blog)

      Free & Bargain books:

        Awesome lists: 

        • “Book Titles with One Letter Missing”  20 Photoshopped covers with one lettter missing from the title (by @darth on Pleated Jeans).  (Heads up: one of them involves a rude gesture; the others are pretty family-friendly.)
        • “Free Books for the Fourth of July” Sorry I’m a little late reposting this, but it’s still useful. Links to 12 free documents and books by the Founding Fathers, including the Declaration of Independence, The Constitution, the Federalist Papers, and writings and orations by Jefferson, Samuel Adams, John Adams, and Benjamin Franklin.  Also included are links to other lists of free books, all of them available through Project Gutenberg.
        • “Nonfiction Summer Reads for Parents and Kids” from Bookish.  Topics include Marie Curie, space exploration, the race to build the atomic bomb, slavery, archaeological discoveries at Jamestown, and the assassination of Lincoln.
        • “Fascinating First Editions from the 1950s” (Covers curated by Richard Davies for AbeBooks)

        Really cool:

        Gladstone’s Library, Hawarden, Flintshire, Wales

        That’s it for this week!

        I’m always on the lookout for interesting articles, lists, and links for News & Notes, so please let me know if you see (or write!) anything that might be good for this feature.  You can leave me a comment or send me an email — my address is on the About/Review Policy/Contact page.

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