Around the Bookish World: News Week-in-Review

Filed in News , The Eclectic Lover Posted on April 23, 2010 @ 10:26 am 2 comments

This week Best Buy began selling Barnes & Noble’s eReader, the Nook, in it’s stores.

The Wall Street Journal reported that, starting Sunday, the Amazon eReader, the Kindle, will be sold by Target stores.

All Things Digital is reporting that Kakai is working on an eReader for students.

The Associated Press has a story on author Danielle Steele’s former assistant being sentenced to prison for embezzling. The assistant was earning $200,000 a year for part-time work and was convicted for embezzling over $760,000 USD.

Penguin announced a new program this week to provide electronic and print books to children. The website is

The list of Locus Awards Finalists were released this week. It looks like a great list. I’ve read some of the titles and already have others on my TBR list. The winners will be made known at the Science Fiction Awards Weekend in Seattle WA, June 25-27, 2010.

The Dear Author blog has a post with the list of backlist Harlequin titles that are newly available in ebook format this month. There are 167 titles on the list.

Penguin Books Australia had an unfortunate typo in one of their cookbooks, the Pasta Bible.  Instead of reading “freshly ground black pepper” the recipe called for “freshly ground black people”.   Penguin Books Australia has offered a refund or replacement to people who bought the book before the typo was discovered.  A revised edition is expected late next month.

The Orange prize shortlist was made public this week at the London Book Fair.  The winner of the prize will be announced on June 3, 2010.

On Monday, Tor Books announced that they had signed Terry Goodkind to a three book deal, the first of which will be a Richard and Kahlan novel.   It is expected out early next year.

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  • Anne A April 25, 2010 at 7:47 am

    Ah… something lovely to look forward to… more Terry Goodkind 🙂

  • Book Lovers Inc Staff April 25, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    I can't wait for another Richard and Kahlan story. I'm one of the people that will be waiting to read it as soon as it is released.

    The Eclectic Lover

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