Around the Bookish World: News Week-in-Review

Filed in News , The Smutty Lover Posted on October 15, 2010 @ 2:00 pm 4 comments

This week we have a lot more book covers and blurbs for books coming out in the new year!

Charlaine Harris’ Harper Connelly books looks like will be heading to the small screen because it has just been picked up and will be adapted into a television series which will be produced by Ridley and Tony Scott for CBS! Congratulations to Charlaine!
Great news and huge congrats for Leanna Renee Hieber! She has sold a YA series to Sourcebooks.
Magic Most Foul, follows a young mute girl in 1882 London, and finds herself in danger. Leanna has posted a blurb at her blog-

Ann Aguirre has posted up two covers for her new releases in 2011.

She is contributing a steampunk YA romance to an anothology which will be edited by Trisha Telip. Other authors involved includes, Maria V. Snyder and Caitlin Kittredge, the anthology is due out next May.

Next up is a title and cover change  for Ann’s dystopian YA formaly known as Razorland. It will be now called Enclave.

Old cover/title ——————- New cover/title 
Ann also announced the sequel to Enclave as Outpost and that should be out sometime in 2012. Enclave will be released in April!

Larissa Ione has unveiled the cover and blurb for her spinoff series, Eternal Rider.

They are here. They ride. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
His name is Ares, and the fate of mankind rests on his powerful shoulders. If he falls to the forces of evil, the world falls too. As one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, he is far stronger than any mortal, but even he cannot fight his destiny forever. Not when his own brother plots against him.
Yet there is one last hope. Gifted in a way other humans can’t-or won’t-understand, Cara Thornhart is the key to both this Horseman’s safety and his doom. But involving Cara will prove treacherous, even beyond the maddening, dangerous desire that seizes them the moment they meet. For staving off eternal darkness could have a staggering cost: Cara’s life.

She is currently working on the second book of the series which will feature, Runa’s brother Arik. But for an excerpt of Eternal Rider- here.

Amazon has announced that they will be selling Kindle Singles shorts. These stories will range from a 10 thousand to 70 thousand wordcount. The Kindle Singles would have their own section in the Kindle store and will have attractive pricing to tempt buyers for a quick read.

This week the Booker Prize winner was announced. Author Howard Jacobson won with his book, The Finkler Queston. Bloomsbury will be reprinting an extra 150000 copies, to meet newfound demand.

And finally Nanowrimo is about to start on the 1st of November – good luck to those who will be participating!
So what do you think of covers/titles changing just before the release date, would it affect your perception of the book?

About Caro The HEA Lover

Caroline is a HEA loving, yarn addicted French who's desperately hoping to get a HEA of her own. If she's not reading then she can be found knitting while listening to Audiobooks or watching Tv shows. Her secret addiction is reading websites that make fun at other people's expense (DYAC, Failbook)! Caroline also blogs at the Secret HEA Society with Susi.

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  • Scorpio M. October 15, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    Changing the cover AND title can get confusing. I hate it when it's done to re-releases, I've ended up buying dupe copies! aargh!

  • LSUReader October 15, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    Changing the cover doesn't bother me too much, but a title change is problematic. I've been confused in the past when I've put a book on my TBR list a few months ahead of publication, only to not be able to find the book when it should be available.

    Interesting news re the Harper Connelly series. Hope it comes together well.

  • draconismoi October 15, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    I agree…the title change is completely unnecessary and ridiculously confusing. I've been similarly duped into buying duplicate copies of books when the U.S. title is different from the British, Australian or Canadian editions.

  • Has October 16, 2010 at 11:25 am

    I hate changing covers/titles midway a series although in some instances it changes better than previous covers. Although I have to say I also got caught out with different UK/US titles and I hate when I bought multiple copies due to this.

    I think the Harper series is going to have the True Blood treatment according to the article- so it looks like they are going to stick close to the books instead of just 'basing' it on the series.

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