Writer’s Cramp with Lisa Scottoline
In this fascinating article from the New York Times, readers hear from bestselling mystery author Lisa Scottline, on why she is now writing more to finish more books and bring them out sooner, thanks to the advent of the ebook revolution.
Seventeen states have now joined the class action law suit over ebook pricing, saying that “Apple and five of the six major U.S. publishers conspired to create the agency model for e-books and thereby fix prices.”
You know how when your browsing in a bookstore and all those books have the titles on the spines sideways, and you have to tilt your head and adjust your body to read them? Well, there’s an Apple app now to help you take care of that, called ShelfLook.
We know it as the epitome of being a successful author, when they crack the New York Times bestseller list, especially when they hit the top ten. YA Highway presents eight things you probably don’t know about this famous bestseller list.
There are some really strange kid’s books out there, like the Series of Unfortunate Events or Captain Underpants. Flavorwire here presents the authors behind these strange publications.
With the release of the final book in the Newsflesh trilogy, Blackout, coming this week, Grant has offered up an alternate ending to the first book in the series, Feed, called Fed, available for free on Facebook.
How a Book is Born
And to round off this week’s book news, with have an interesting and hilarious flow chart about the birth of a book.