This week, we have news from book adaptations and upcoming releases.
But first up! if you are a fan of Neil Gaiman
, you will adore this! He is appearing as himself in children’s PBS Arthur
- The episode that Neil will appear in will be called “Falafelosophy,” and will feature him helping and ispiring one of the kids in writing her graphic novel.
Pan Macmillan’s Rebecca Ikin
has told The Bookseller that she sees online marketing of ebooks will be very different from traditional print and that instead of 2/4 weeks of marketing it will be extended to a three month span. She told them: “There are new platforms for the e-book in a way that didn’t exist before, so our digital publishing team, our marketing team and our digital marketing team are working in an integrated way”.
Becca Fitzpatrick has announced that she has signed for a third Hush, Hush book. Tempest which will be released next year along with an untitled fourth book *not related to the Hush, Hush series but will be a YA romance* in a major two book deal with Simon and Schuster.
will also be in the UK, for a book blog promo tour of her upcoming Crescendo release. Full details of the dates and places can be found here
Kelley Armstrong has also signed up a new major deal with Harper Teen in a new three book deal which will follow on from her new YA series The Gathering trilogy. which will start next year. No further details whether this will be related to her Otherworld YA series or a new series.
has posted the new cover for her upcoming You Dropped a Blonde on Me
Important headsup! The WH Smiths
ebookstore has changed its policy and will not be selling their ebooks to non UK residents due to geo restrictions and tax reasons. According to this thread at Mobile Reads
– a few members have reported they received emails from WH Smiths saying they wont be able to buy ebooks from the US. Along with this new change Mobi/Reader e-formats will be removed as well.
Due to the recent news about WH Smiths restricting Ebooks outside the US – I am going to have an open thread to rant away about Geo Restrictions because there aren’t enough threads to complain about this!
And finally here is instructions dating from 1895 on how to open a brand new spanking book!
What do you think about the recent WH Smiths development?
Which other author would you like to appear in a movie/series as himself?