Friday, April 18, 2014

Book News You Can Use 4/18/14

Happy National Library Week!  Here are stories from CNN and NPR commemorating this awesome week.

Congratulations to all of the award winners and nominees! We have the Library of Congress Prize, the Go On Girl Award, the Carnegie Medals and the Pulitzer Prizes.

I wouldn't pay this much money for an iPad with every single last bell and whistle, much less pay $1100 for an e-reader.  And who buys Sony e-readers anyway?

The relationship between libraries and publishers regarding e-books are improving, but still have a long way to go.

Written Magazine did an interview with Pearl Cleage regarding her new book.  And here's an article from Shelf Awareness.

I was sad that I had to miss Eric Jerome Dickey during his time in South Carolina Wednesday (I either need him come on the weekend or visit Charleston. PLEASE!).  But before he came to Sumter and Columbia, he came to Atlanta.  Here is photographic evidence (and he's cut off his locks!).  And he stopped by WLTX before he greeted the people of the Capital City.


While promoting the TV movie for A Day Late and A Dollar Short (which airs on Lifetime tomorrow night), Terry McMillan said that she thinks that plans for the Getting To Happy movie is pretty much DOA.  This makes me happy for the sole reason that my expectations for the movie weren't high anyway.  And here is her interview on Good Day LA.

Looking for some children's fantasy books with African-Americans?  Here you go.

One YA author compares the publishing industry to something like Hunger Games.

I have been hearing good things about Bedrock Faith, so I may have to check it out.  Here is a very positive review (but it does contain spoilers).

For all of you basketball and sports biography fans, there is a new book coming out about Michael Jordan.

Do you want to know how much of a book addict you are?

An article published several weeks ago discussed the state of Black-owned independent book stores.  But then, we live in a world where Barnes and Noble and Books-A-Million are hurting too. And Charleston's Black book store closed when Clinton was still in office.  Anyhoo, Rashid Darren (who's an author) talked about his experience in dealing with independent stores (one Black, one gay-themed).  Any blog post that has both Nikki Giovanni and Grumpy Cat is alright with me.

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