Friday, June 27, 2014

Book News You Can Use 6/27/14

Relax in Paradise Nancy GardenMary Rodgers and Allen Grossman.

Congratulations to Kwame Alexander for being nominated for the best fictional Young Adult book by American Libraries Association!!

In a major victory for libraries, Simon and Schuster will open e-book lending to all libraries.  You can read your Stephen King and Zane now.

Hatchette bought Peresus Books this week.

Terry McMillan is switching publishers, but both are under the Penguin Random House umbrella.

Good news for Vince Flynn fans: Mitch Rapp will live on.

Sophia Loren is releasing a memoir in time for the holiday season.

A short video of the Mitchell S. Jackson and Kiese Laymond event (that was in NYC last month) made its way to Vimeo this week.

Speaking of Mitchell, check out his review of Song of the Shank that was in the New York Times.

Here are five reasons why everyone benefits from diverse children's books.

I can understand where Troy from AALBC is coming from in this article.  However, there is two sides to every story and somewhere in the middle is the truth.  I'm not saying they are all like this, but I have been to events where there were African-American book sellers and it wasn't the world's best experience. (Here's an example.) With that being said, I can also understand why Essence Music Festival is using Wal-Mart to sell books (besides the fact that Wal-Mart's a sponsor).

Seth McFarlane will match donations in the Reading Rainbow Kickstarter campaign.

Nine-year-old Spenser Collins made a Little Free Library for his community.  Too bad his town didn't like it.  Fortunately for Spenser, a lot of people have rallied to his cause, including a well-known author.

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