News & Notes — 7/13/13

July 13, 2013 Uncategorized 11

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:

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    Photo © Alexandre Duret-Lutz. Used under Creative Commons license (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Literary Losses:

Photo: Margerie Pinto-Liete

Book Announcements:

  • George R. R. Martin revealed in a blog post (on his “Not a Blog”) what the Iron Throne really looks like, in a painting by Marc Simonetti for the cover of an upcoming anthology.  Hint: The HBO series got it wrong.  (Thanks to Jason Boog of GalleyCat for pointing me to this post.)
  • “23 Writers ‘Face Off’ in Upcoming Anthology”.  The stories will pair characters from well-known thriller series by writers such as Lee Child, Jefferey Deaver, R. L. Stine, Heather Graham, Steve Berry, Lisa Gardner, and more. (Jason Boog, GalleyCat)

Free & Bargain books:

  • Don’t forget the free audiobook downloads from SYNC!  You will need to download the Overdrive Media Console to be able to download the audiobooks.  Here are this week’s and next week’s titles:
    • July 11 to July 17: The Peculiar by Stefan Bachmann (read by Peter Altschuler; HarperAudio) and Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens (read by Simon Vance; Tantor Media)  
    •  July 18 to July 24: Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers (read by Erin Moon; Recorded Books) and Hamlet by William Shakespeare (read by a full cast; L.A. Theatre Works)
  • Open Road Media has 150 ebooks on sale, including Dorothy Sayers’ Busman’s Honeymoon, John Jakes’ North and South, Pat Conroy’s The Prince of Tides, and plenty of SF, thrillers, literary fiction, and even nonfiction.  

    Awesome lists: 

    Really Cool:

    World’s longest book domino chain, produced by and in the Seattle Public Library.

    Just for fun:  

    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.

    11 Responses to “News & Notes — 7/13/13”

      • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

        Whoops! Thanks for catching that; I’m not sure what went wrong. It should work now. (Sorry it took me a while to get back on this — my internet access has been down all day, and just came back on.)

    1. readerholicnotes

      I loved the article about bookshelves being the new medicine cabinet! I always like to see what books people have on their bookshelves.

    2. kimbacaffeinate

      My kids loved Magic School Bus, and I am glad my memory is intact and should be for years to come with all the reading and writing I do..LOL

    3. Bea

      Bookshelves have always been my medicine cabinet test, lol. Now I’m off to check out the red flag article.