On Saturdays, I’ll be posting links that I found interesting throughout the week that have to do with the WorldWideWeb(ofBooks). Here’s this weeks’ list:
- Will e-reading devices like the Kindle eventually move from early-adopter novelties to widespread use? And, will Apple’s tablet play the same part in this progression as it did with its iPods? More here.
- Speaking of using e-formats for books, The Vampire Diaries: The Struggle can now be read online in its entirety.
- Twilight: The Graphic Novel will be coming out on March 16, 2010. There is now a pre-order page on Amazon.com, and Shelf Life (@Entertainment Weekly) has posted a sample page.
- The TPL system (Toronto Public Library) reported its best year ever in terms of library patron usage in 2009.
- Some people are questioning the usefulness of many book prizes.
- Nominees for the 2010 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, which honour the best in mystery writing, were announced.
- Is the publishing industry really going downhill?
- 2010 Newbery, Caldecott, and other ALA award winners were announced.
- If a book wins the Nobel Prize, should it always be translated to English to reach a wider audience? Apparently, lots haven’t.
- Aiming to “give hope to minority audiences”, a new publishing house has been launched.
- Reading actual print may be decreasing among young people, but their actual time spent reading in general is apparently staying level.
- After yet another incident of whitewashing cover art, Bloomsbury USA has reacted to online outrage with an apology and intention to re-release a book with a new cover.
Tags: book covers, ipad, kindle, libraries and librarians, translations