Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Winner and What's Up This Week

The winner of JIMMY STONE'S GHOST TOWN are:



Congratulations! The e-book link will be emailed to you directly.

Everyone, be sure to check back on Friday for another Freebie Friday giveaway, featuring HEAD GAMES: A PRETTY TOUGH NOVEL by Keri Mikulski.

What's up this week?

In honor of the Digital Book World 2011 conference, a continuing discussion about e-books and e-readers...

"What e-reader should I buy?" (PC World) compares the specs for the Amazon Kindle and NookColor

Or no e-reader at all? (Time) How about using your iPhone or Blackberry? (Too small screens for my taste, but what do you think?)

What's next for Small Booksellers? (NY Times) How will technology affect them?

Beginning of the End (Future Book) Another guess on how publishing will evolve.

Children's Books in the Digital Age
(PW) 80% of teens prefer print books.


What's Up With Borders? (Jacket Copy)

Top Ten Historically Misleading Films (Time) What do you think about books and films that take "artistic license" with history? How about other facts?

Academy Award Nominees Announced ( I have seen exactly two of the best picture nominees. Wow. I need to get out more.

The Secret to Success (Globe&Mail) Self control is a secret?

Still time to enter (The Book Aunt) I love Kate Coombs and her writing!

Happy release week to: Gwen Roman (TRAIL OF THE TUDOR BLUE), Ellen Booraem (SMALL PERSONS WITH WINGS), James A. Moore (SUBJECT SEVEN), Steven L. Layne (PARADISE LOST), Cynthia Leitich Smith (BLESSED), Frewin Jones (THE CHARMED RETURN: THE FAERIE PATH), Sarwat Chadda (DARK GODDESS: DEVIL'S KISS), Pam Bachorz (DROUGHT), Eilis O'Neal (THE FALSE PRINCESS), Todd Strasser (FAMOUS), Tomas Mournian (HIDDEN), Julie Kagawa (THE IRON QUEEN: THE IRON FEY), L. Divine (THE MELTDOWN), Dan Gutman (MISSION UNSTOPPABLE), Joel Naftali (THE RENDERING), R.A. Nelson (THROAT), and Jeff Sampson (VESPER).

This week's video link is a cool art project in NY. You can read about it and see some of the stills here, and check out the gallery here. (Thanks, Kate!)