News & Notes – 8/30/14

August 30, 2014 self-publishing, 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.

I missed doing a News & Notes post last week due to unavoidable circumstances (i.e., moving our daughter into college!) My apologies, and I hope you enjoy this week’s post!

Books & Ebooks in the News:


Photo © Napa County Library (Aug. 2014)

Worth Reading/Listening to: 


For Writers & Bloggers:

  • Author Jim C. Hines on despair – feeling it rather than writing about it. (Guest post on the Magical Words blog)
  • Best books on writing according to Sarah Armstrong of the Writing Courses blog. 
  • Can I Use That Picture? – an infographic to help bloggers and others determine whether it’s OK to use a copyrighted image. The infographic is too large and the print too small to read it here, but you can enlarge the original image (just click on it) or buy a poster. (The Visual Communication Guy)


© The Visual Communication Guy. Used with permission.

Book & Movie Announcements:

Really cool:

3D “page” from Goodnight Moon “a comb and a brush and a bowlful of mush”


3D castle designed, printed, and assembled by Andrey Rudenko. Photo via

Bookish Quotes:

Maurice Sendak poster

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 – 8/30/14”

    • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

      I agree! I think in 10 or 20 years, there will be personalized solutions for a lot of things. They already have 3D printed casts with holes in, so you can shower. Though it occurs to me that “printing” is really a misnomer; you’re manufacturing something layer by layer by extrusion, not applying ink or toner to create a visual microsurface.

  1. Rita_h

    Interesting about B & N hooking up with Samsung for that device–curious how that will be received by e-reading folks.
    I love that castle! What a wild idea, that 3D printing. I’d seen it before on tv, but not for something of that size.
    Thanks for the fun and informative news as usual.

  2. Angela's Anxious Life

    I missed my Sunday Post last week too. Busy with family. I didn’t realize banned book week was already coming. WOW! I always want to do something for it on my blog but never really do. Maybe this year will be the year!

  3. Greg

    You know, I would like to see a really good live action Boxcar children movie, and I think my kids would too if it was done well, but at least they’re doing an animated version. And Cate Blanchett as Kaa? I’ll bet she’ll do great with that! Hmm… sad to see the NAPA library picture, books should not be on the floor like that! LOL.