Around the Bookish World: News Week-in-Review

Filed in News , The Smutty Lover Posted on July 16, 2010 @ 11:00 am 4 comments
Have you ever wondered what Curran was thinking in important key scenes in the Kate Daniels Series? Well Ilona Andrews is giving away the free Curran point of views that been posted at their blog and has been compiled in a wonderful short omnibus. It is available for download at Smashwords – link here. Good news is that there will be more key scenes in the future!
Janet Evanovich has left St Martin Press due to the collapse of discussions about the renewing of her contract for which she received around 10 million dollars for each book. But due to several reports her son who is also her agent is negotiating for 50 million dollars for the next four books. Whether another publisher will pick her up with these new terms is up in the air especially when most publishers are cutting back due to the recession. She also has a new spin-off series which will feature Diesel and a graphic novel.and the Stephanie Plum movie based on One for the Money, starring Katherine Heigl will be in production soon.

Ann Aguirre has revealed the cover, which I think has a wonderful gritty tone as well as the first two chapters of her upcoming YA dystopian novel Razorland. The chapters can be downloaded here. She is also offering ARCs, which you can enter via Goodreads. Details and link to enter can be found here.

Suzanne Collins will go on tour to promote the final book of her The Hunger Games trilogy, Mockingjay. It has also been picked up to be made into a movie and production should start some time later this year/early next year.

Book store sales have fallen in the month of May by 2.6 % to $109 Billion according to the US Census Bureau. But ebooks sales have risen in that month and in fact gained over mass market sales which have fallen down to 7.3%. It is an interesting indicator that ebooks are definitely catching up with print sales.
Audible has an iphone app and you can now listen to their audio books via your iphone/itouch!!! and can be downloaded from here.
And finally – Old Spice Guy has joined in the campaign to save libraries. Four words! I love this guy! Hopefully he can add and highlight to the campaign and silent the critics who think libraries aren’t that important due to the credit crunch.

 What do you think about these huge advance for a book? Do they make the books better? What are your 5 cents about that?

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  • pattepoilue July 16, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    I've seen a few posts about big advance and how the books should be better since the author got paid so much…I have to say I really don't care how much an author make. Good for them…but that's not a criteria that should influence the reading of a book.
    My two-cents 😉

    I love the cover of Razorland!! So prettyyyyyy

  • Ina July 16, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    I'm not sure what to think about that… won't be there a disturbance in the quality? I mean she knows how much she get paid and then it's important for her to write more books in less time?

    thanks sooo much for the link about Curran – can't wait to read his scences!!

    and yeah, Razorland looks gorgeous 🙂

  • Emily July 16, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    Meh, I loved me some Stephanie Plum for a long time but book 15 was so bad I couldn't finish it and it completely killed my interest in reading any further in the series.

  • Beth July 17, 2010 at 1:01 am

    Some of these authors seem to be getting greedy. I mean $50 mil? As an advance? Ridiculous.
    Thanks for all the news tidbits.
    Loved the Old Spice guy vid.

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