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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.

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  1. Roger Colby

    June 21, 2016 at 10:45 am

    Thanks for linking to my Tolkien article. When I wrote it back in 2012 I had no idea it would have legs as long as this.

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