Around the Bookish World: News Week-in-Review

Filed in News , The Eclectic Lover Posted on May 28, 2010 @ 7:10 am 4 comments

We have two winners to announce today.  The winner of a signed paperback copy of The Betrayal by Pati Nagle is…Sullivan McPig   and the winner of the ebook copy of Many Paths by Pati Nagle is…buddyt.  Congratulations to both of you!  We will be contacting you shortly.  Thanks for participating in the contest.  Enjoy your books!

BookExpo America (BEA) took place this week in New York.  I wish I could have gone, but I couldn’t so I followed the twitter hashtag #BEA10.  eBookNewser put together a roundup post on this year’s BEA here.  Publishers Weekly reports that next year BEA will return to a three day event.

Since last month, Penguin and Amazon have been trying to work out an agreement on ebook prices.  It looks like they accomplished that according to a post at GalleyCat.  This is good news for Kindle owners that have been waiting on books.

Sony announced that they will be making their Sony Reader devices available in several more countries later this year.  Japan, China, Australia, Italy and Spain are the lucky countries.

Engadget has an interesting article about a new eReader from Acer.  It’s called the LumiRead and includes an ISBN scanner to get the ISBN number off your paper books to you can find an ebook version.

eBookNewser reports on a new color eBook reader from Pandigital.  It looks pretty but they report it only has a six hour battery life.

USA Today has put together a list of “Hot Summer Books.”  It includes Sizzling Sixteen by Janet Evanovich.  I’m really looking forward to reading more of Stephanie Plum’s madcap adventures.  These books always make me laugh out loud.  Pretty much the perfect summer beach read in my book.

The Audies awards were given out this week for the best audiobooks.  I haven’t listened to that many audiobooks but I know some people really like them.

The Canadian Prix Aurora Award winners for 2010 were announced this week at the Canadian National Science Fiction Convention, Keycon.  Wake by Robert J. Sawyer won the award for Best Novel in English.  I’ll have to add it to my TBR list.

Jeffery Deaver will be writing the next James Bond novel according to a press release over at Simon & Schuster.  The novel will be released next year on Ian Fleming’s birthday, May 28.

Feel free to discuss interesting book news in the comments.  Also, I have a question for you this week.  What summer reads are you most looking forward to getting your hands on?

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  • AtenRa May 28, 2010 at 7:38 am

    I'm dying to read Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins, Vanished by Kate Brian,Insatiable by Meg Cabot,Paranormalcy by Kiersten White anf The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff

  • ColleenFL May 28, 2010 at 9:40 am

    @AtenRa – Mockingjay is on my TBR list too!

  • Sullivan McPig May 29, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    I'm very happy to have won The Betrayal! 😀
    And I'm looking forward to the release of Sparks by Laura Bickle.

  • ColleenFL May 29, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    @Sullivan McPig – Congrats! I hope you enjoy reading THE BETRAYAL as much as I did!

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