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Below, we’ve listed the all of the titles that will be given away. To take part in this event, follow this link to learn more details and fill out an application to be a book giver.
Shelf Awareness reports that this year’s selections “includes the first graphic novel, first university press title and first Asian-American authors. As before, one book is in English and Spanish, and two are available in large-print editions. In addition, the 35 titles were an increase from the previous years’ 30, allowing more authors and publishers to be represented.”
Members of The Rock Bottom Remainders, the rock band composed of bestselling authors, are answering questions on Reddit today.
Authors Stephen King, Scott Turow, Mitch Albom, Amy Tan and more are part of Hard Listening, a new book about the band.
One Reddit reader asked: “Since you all are writers, do you have a hard time choosing who is going to write the lyrics for your songs?” and received some funny responses.
The Authors Guild called Amazon’s purchase of Goodreads ”a truly devastating act of vertical integration” in an online dispatch. Guild president Scott Turow had this statement:
Amazon’s acquisition of Goodreads is a textbook example of how modern Internet monopolies can be built … The key is to eliminate or absorb competitors before they pose a serious threat. With its 16 million subscribers, Goodreads could easily have become a competing on-line bookseller, or played a role in directing buyers to a site other than Amazon. Instead, Amazon has scuttled that potential and also squelched what was fast becoming the go-to venue for on-line reviews, attracting far more attention than Amazon for those seeking independent assessment and discussion of books. As those in advertising have long known, the key to driving sales is controlling information.
A new script by Presumed Innocent novelist and Authors Guild president Scott Turow debuted online today. “Rochelle” stars Pulp Fiction‘s Rosanna Arquette and launched on WIGS, a YouTube channel “producing high-end, original, scripted dramatic series and short films about the lives of women.”
We’ve embedded the first episode above–what do you think? The Safety of Objects director Rose Troche shot the short film. New episodes from the video series appear every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9 a.m. ET.
Here’s more about the short film, from Facebook: “”Some forms of vengeance require professionals … When the wife needs ‘the other woman’ to exact revenge.”
What’s your favorite book with a twist? Share your favorite twisty novel at Random House’s TwistedLit hashtag. This GalleyCat editor recommends Pick-Up by Charles Willeford.
Over at Time magazine, Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn shared her four favorite books with literary twists. We’ve linked to free samples of her picks below–some great summer reading for the beach…
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie
Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow
The Department of Justice sued five major publishers and Apple this week, alleging that they colluded to fix eBook prices.
The decision generated responses around the industry. Authors Guild president Scott Turow wrote:
The settlement provides a gigantic obstacle to Amazon’s competitors in the e-book business by allowing Amazon to function without making a profit, something that leaves that market forbidding to anyone else who might think of entering, and a bad business for those already there. Today’s low Kindle book prices will last only as long as it takes Amazon to re-establish its monopoly. It is hard to believe that the Justice Department has somehow persuaded itself that this solution fosters competition or is good for readers in the long run.
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