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Around The Bookish World: Week-In-Review

Welcome to this week’s news post, in this edition we have news for more potential HBO projects for G.R.R Martin and a bit of a departure for Danielle Steel as well as our usual books to watch out for!




Horror author, James Herbert  sadly passed away this week at the age of of 69. His works has influenced other authors and has sold over 50 million copies which included books, The Rat, Haunted and Fluke. He also recently published his latest book, Ash which came out last week.


Romance novelist, Danielle Steel has announced she will be writing an illustrated Children’s book, which is a huge departure from her previous books and genre. The book which is entitled Pretty Minnie in Paris which follows the antics of a chihuahua in the French city. The press release also states: “Steel has one passion that her fans might not know about—her love for dogs. Pretty Minnie in Paris is inspired by …

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Around the Bookish World: News Week-in-Review

Wow this week we have had major news shaking up publishing and ebooks, so it is a bit jam packed issue in today’s news post.
The biggest and most contraversial announcement though has to be HarperCollins’ announcement that their ebooks would be restricted with a 26 borrowed limit. As you can imagine this has ignited the ire of many librarians and their patrons about this because the limit is set at such a low level.

HarperCollins have responded in an open letter to libraries and library users to explain this new measure by saying this would be a way to protect ebook growth and market. Below is an extract of an open letter explaining this and click here for the full statement:

We have serious concerns that our previous e-book policy, selling e-books to libraries in perpetuity, if left unchanged, would undermine …

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