News & Notes – 1/25/14

January 25, 2014 writing 6

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 (and thinking about): 

      For Writers & Bloggers:


        Upcoming events and polls:

        • International Book Giving Day is Feb. 14, 2014.  “International Book Giving Day is a day dedicated to getting new, used and borrowed books in the hands of as many children as possible.”  Give a book to a child this Valentine’s Day!  
        • The 2014 All About Romance Annual Reader Poll ends Monday, so if you read romance, head over and vote for your favorites! There are lots of categories, and you can vote in as many or as few as you choose. 

          Book & Movie Announcements:

          Free & Bargain books:

          Kindle $1.99 bargains! Please check prices before you buy, as they can change.  Some of these may also be on sale at B&N, Kobo, Sony, or other ebook retailers.


            Awesome lists: 

              Really cool:

              Design by Creative Home Engineering
              • Secret Doors and Passages – a lot of them are bookshelves.  I’ve always wanted a secret passage! (All designed by the same company, but pretty cool anyway.)

              Bookish Quotes:

              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.

              6 Responses to “News & Notes – 1/25/14”

              1. Bea

                Wow, i actually read a lot these links already! That rarely happens. 😀

                I want a bookshelf that hides a secret passage, that would be so cool.