Friday, March 7, 2014

Book News You Can Use 3/7/14

Relax in Paradise Phyllis KrasilovskyJustin Kaplan and Sherwin B. Nuland.

Somehow I forgot to congratulate the literary winners of the Image Awards last week.  There were some surprises among the winners (at least according to me).

George Saunders won the Story Prize!

Here are the nominees for the 2014 PEN/ Faulkner Awards and the Lambda Literary Awards.

Can going from a bestseller to a bust can be the end of an author's life?

Did you know that this week is Read an Ebook Week?

Simon and Schuster has launched a new website to help discover new reads.

Jay Leno talks about independent bookstores going away, including one of his favorites in London. Maybe he should open a bookstore, since he has more time on his hands.

Nikky Finney talks about the work of James Baldwin in this podcast.

If anyone wants to sponsor me into going to the LA Times Festival of Books, your contribution will be greatly appreciated.  Also taking sponsorships for the North Carolina Literary Festival.

The South Carolina Book Festival is two months away and the list of authors that are coming (so far) have been announced.

Ann Rice is one of many who have signed a petition to stop author bullying on Amazon.  This is a bigger problem on Goodreads, but I digress.

Both kids and adults need comfort reading, which means (according to this article) reading below grade level.

Does money influence best-seller lists?

Elmore Leonard's items are being sold in an estate sale this weekend.

Here are five authors from my home state that you wish you would have heard of.  I've heard of two of them!

And the Paddington Bear movie is coming out in time for Christmas!

Image from Victoria Writes.

1 comment:

  1. I already checked ticket prices to fly to LA for the festival. And you're right, I need to be looking for a sponsor too!