Monday, July 9, 2012
BOOK REPORT: Book News For The Week of July 8, 2012
Texas Walmart Becomes a Library
A closed down 124,500 square feet Walmart store has now been converted into a new public library.
Amazon to Acquire Dorchester
Amazon is planning to acquire the flailing publisher Dorchester, with plans to pay back royalties and release ebook versions of Dorchester's authors' books.
Why Ebooks are Not Like Print Books
Bestselling author Charles Stross lays down the strong merits of ebooks over print books.
Tolkien's Top Ten Tips for Writers
Learn what good writing means from the genius behind Lord of the Rings.
A Casual Vacancy Will be Pricey
J. K. Rowling's new book, A Casual Vacancy, due out September 27, measuring at 512 pages, will be $35 in hardcover, and $19.99 in ebook. But I think Little Brown's knows they're going to make some money off of it.
Random House Audio to Publish Fan Fiction Story
Random House Audio is inviting fan fiction writers to present a five-minute sample of their work at this year's Comic Con. It has to be within certain fandoms and one story will be picked the winner to be professionally recorded and streamed on the Random House Audio website.