Around the Bookish World: News Week-in-Review

Filed in Gini Koch , Nalini Singh , News , The Smutty Lover Posted on November 12, 2010 @ 3:00 pm 5 comments

This week we have some major announcements from the New York Times and some fun tidbits from long-awaited books!

The ereading market has reached and broken the 1 billion dollars barrier. The growth of ebooks in the past year is the fastest growing section publishing and there is projected figures that it will reach $3 billion dollars by 2015.
Another sign of the increasing popularity and growth of ebooks – The New York Times has announced that it will start to count ebooks in their bestseller list, which will start early next year. They will compile data from retailers and publishers as well as other sources.
The New York Times have also reported the FPD tradeshow in Tokyo this week, a Chinese company called Hanvon will be producing and releasing the first colour e-ink screens for their ereader. The ereader will be available on sale in China next March and will retail for $440. There is talk that it might be sold in the US as well as some of Hanvon’s products are available on sale at Fry’s.
Kelley Armstrong has released and posted the comic version of novella Becoming that tells of Elena’s transformation of turning into a werewolf. The comic can be viewed and downloaded for free in PDF here
There is also a link to order a print on demand copy as well!
JR Ward has unleashed the cover for the next BDB book:
Payne, twin sister of Vishous, is cut from the same dark, seductive cloth as her brother. Imprisoned for eons by their mother, the Scribe Virgin, she finally frees herself-only to face a devastating injury. Manuel Manello, M.D., is drafted by the Brotherhood to save her as only he can-but when the human surgeon and the vampire warrior meet, their two worlds collide in the face of their undeniable passion. With so much working against them, can love prove stronger than the birthright and the biology that separates them?
Fantastic news and congrats to Gini Koch who has announced that she has sold two more books– she has stated at her blog that-
My awesome agent just called to share that DAW has confirmed they’re buying Books 5 & 6!!! Meaning “Alien Diplomacy” and “Alien vs. Alien” will be coming in the nearish future to bookstores and eReaders near you! (You know, right after “Alien Tango”, “Alien in the Family” and “Alien Proliferation”.)
Nalini Singh has posted the blurb to the eagerly awaited book, Kiss of Snow which will focus on Hawke and Sienna. The book is out on May 31st:

New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh’s exhilarating world of shapeshifters and psychics is “paranormal romance at its best” (Publishers Weekly). Now comes the story of an alpha wolf named Hawke used to getting exactly what he wants–and of the only woman who dares tangle with him.
Since the moment of her defection from the PsyNet and into the SnowDancer wolf pack, Sienna Lauren has had one weakness. Hawke. Alpha and dangerous, he compels her to madness.
Hawke is used to walking alone, having lost the woman who would’ve been his mate long ago. But Sienna fascinates the primal heart of him, even as he tells himself she is far too young to handle the wild fury of the wolf.
Then Sienna changes the rules and suddenly, there is no more distance, only the most intimate of battles between two people who were never meant to meet. Yet as they strip away each other’s secrets in a storm of raw emotion, they must also ready themselves for a far more vicious fight…
A deadly enemy is out to destroy SnowDancer, striking at everything they hold dear, but it is Sienna’s darkest secret that may yet savage the pack that is her home…and the alpha who is its heartbeat…
And finally check out the abbstastic cover for Erin McCarthy’s latest Fast Track book, The Chase!

How much do you think will including ebooks into the rankings influence the bestseller list?
Are bestseller rankings affecting your choice of books?

About Has

Has is a bookaholic and feeds her addiction whenever she can. She usually can be found lost in a Romance or an Urban Fantasy novel. Her favourite sub genres are Paranormal, Fantasy and some Scifi. Her most treasured authors are, Patricia Briggs, Ilona Andrews, Ann Aguirre, Lisa Kleypas and Tamora Pierce. She loves that discovery of finding a brand new author and falling in love with their books. Has also blogs a The Book Pushers - Book chatter and reviews

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  • RK Charron November 13, 2010 at 7:40 am

    Hi 🙂
    Thank you for the excellent news & links.
    All the best,

  • LSUReader November 13, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    It makes sense to include ebooks on the best seller lists. It's an acknowledgment of what we already know–lots of folks out there are reading ebooks.

  • Marg November 14, 2010 at 3:17 am

    Thanks so much for the link to the Kelley Armstrong comics. I hadn't heard about those before.

  • Jenny N. November 14, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    I never at the bestseller lists though I am happy for authors I know if they manage to get on one of those lists.

  • Jackie November 15, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    JR Ward and Nalini Singh are two authors I've really got to read! It's incredible news about the ebooks. A year ago I would have balked at the thought of ebooks but now I'm doing everything I can to win an e-reader (yes, I'm still too cheap to buy one :-p )

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