Welcome to another week of bookish news!
There were a couple of interesting new bookish hashtags on Twitter this week. If you missed them before you can click on the hashtags here to go to the searches for #booksthatchangedmyworld and #badnamesforbookimprints.
The Internet Archive, a repository of public domain eBooks, has added a “Send to Kindle” link. They have lots of great free eBooks over there. I download books from there onto my Sony Reader every week.
eBookNewser had an interesting article about Austria’s national library cutting a deal with Google to digitize 400,000 of their books. Scanning is set to start next year.
Borderzine has a piece on teen authors self-publishing their books. It was an interesting read. I’ve read about authors self-publishing their books, but I hadn’t thought about teenagers doing that.
One of my favorite news items this week was an article at USA Today announcing that Janet Evanovich is going to be writing a couple of graphic novels featuring her Alex Barnaby character from Metro Girl and Motor Mouth. I loved these books. They were so funny they had me laughing out loud. I’m going to reread them again before the graphic novels come out.
Little, Brown and Company announced their new suspense imprint, Mulholland Books. I love reading suspense books and I wish them all the best in their new endeavor.
We currently have five giveaways going on here at BLI, but just in case that’s not enough check out this special giveaway at The Geeky Lover’s personal blog.
As promised Susi, The Geeky Lover, has a surprise from her Lara Adrian Meet & Greet up at her blog. You get a chance to win a signed copy of “Gezeichnete des Schicksals” or if you don’t understand German you can win a bunch of swag she brought home from the event. You can find the post here.
I enjoyed everyone’s comments last week even though I didn’t hear from anyone else that loves book lists like I do. This week since my favorite news item involved graphic novels, I thought I’d ask for opinions on them. There seem to be more and more authors adding graphic novels to their repertoires. Have you ever read a graphic novel? Do you like them? If you want to give me a recommendation that’s fine, too. Remember that commenting on our non-giveaway posts (like this one!) enters you in our We Love Your Comments giveaway. See the full rules here.