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Free Samples of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalists

The finalists for the 33rd annual Los Angeles Times Book Prize have been revealed, and we’ve collected free samples of all their books below–some of the best books released in 2012. Here’s more about the awards:

“The winners of the L.A. Times book prizes will be announced at an awards ceremony April 19, the evening before the L.A. Times Festival of Books, April 20-21. Held on USC’s campus in Bovard Auditorium, the awards are open to the public; tickets will be made available in late March.”

 

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Humble eBook Bundle Raises More Than $1 Million

As of this writing, the Humble eBook Bundle has sold 77,909 of the digital book package, raising $1,096,100. The average buyer paid $14.07 for the collection and only one day remains to buy the special offer.

The Humble Bundle team has offered a collection of digital books from writers like Cory Doctorow, Paolo Bacigalupi, Lauren Beukes, Kelly Linkand more, letting readers pay as much or as little as they want. As the project exploded in popularity, they added a series of comic book bonuses to the bundle, including  xkcd: volume 0 by Randall Munroe Penny Arcade Volume 1 & 2 by Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik, and two Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal Collections by Zach Weiner.

Here’s more from the site: “Separately, this collection of fantastic novels and comics would cost around $157. But we’re letting you set the price! These eBooks are available in multiple formats including PDF, MOBI, and ePub so they work great on your computer, eBook readers, and a wide array of mobile devices … Choose how your purchase is divided: to the authors, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Child’s Play Charity, and/or the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.”

Humble eBook Bundle Raises $938,100+

Can the pay-what-you-want model work for the publishing industry? UPDATE: With five days left to purchase, the Humble eBook Bundle has already raised more than $938,100.

The Humble Bundle team has offered a collection of digital books from writers like Cory DoctorowPaolo Bacigalupi, Lauren BeukesKelly Link and more, letting readers pay as much or as little as they want. They have already sold more than 68,450 copies of the bundle, with the average buyer paying $13.71 for the bundle. We discussed the bundle on the Morning Media Menu today, press play below to listen.

Here’s more from the site: “Separately, this collection of fantastic novels and comics would cost around $157. But we’re letting you set the price! These eBooks are available in multiple formats including PDF, MOBI, and ePub so they work great on your computer, eBook readers, and a wide array of mobile devices … Choose how your purchase is divided: to the authors, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Child’s Play Charity, and/or the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.”

Editor’s Note: This post was updated as the story evolved.

Indie Booksellers Choice Awards Winners Unveiled

The winners of the first annual Indie Booksellers Choice Awards have been announced.

The following five books were selected by independent booksellers: The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi (Night Shade Books), The Instructions by Adam Levin (McSweeney’s), The Singer’s Gun by Emily St. John Mandel (Unbridled), Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes (Grove/Atlantic), and Wingshooters by Nina Revoyr (Akashic).

The five winning titles will be displayed in participating independent bookstores throughout the country. Comedian David Rees hosted the awards ceremony at the Housing Works Bookstore Cafe in New York City.

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Clare Vanderpool Wins 2011 Newbery Medal

Author Clare Vanderpool has won the John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children’s literature for her book, Moon over Manifest. The award was announced at the American Library Association Youth Media Awards in San Diego.

Follow this link to read free samples of the winning titles. Four other titles were named as Newbery Honor Books: Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L. Holm, Heart of a Samurai by Margi Preus, Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night by Joyce Sidman, illustrated by Rick Allen and One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia.

In addition, A Sick Day for Amos McGee, written by Philip C. Stead and illustrated by Erin E. Stead, won the Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children. Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi won the Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults.

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China Mieville & Paolo Bacigalupi Tie for Best Novel at the Hugo Awards

hugoaward.pngOver the weekend, The City & The City by China Mieville and The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi reached an historic tie for the Best Novel award at the 2010 Hugo Awards.

Here are a few of the other winners, follow this link for the complete list.

Best Novella: ‘Palimpsest,’ Charles Stross (Wireless; Ace, Orbit)
Best Novelette: ‘The Island,’ Peter Watts (The New Space Opera 2; Eos)
Best Short Story: ‘Bridesicle,’ Will McIntosh (Asimov’s 1/09)
Best Graphic Story: Girl Genius, Volume 9: Agatha Heterodyne and the Heirs of the Storm Written by Kaja Foglio and Phil Foglio; Art by Phil Foglio; Colours by Cheyenne Wright (Airship Entertainment)

Paolo Bacigalupi Wins Best Novel at Nebula Awards

sfwa.pngOver the weekend, Paolo Bacigalupi won best novel at the 2010 Nebula Awards for The Windup Girl. In addition, Kij Johnson won the short story award for “Spar.”

Hosted by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Association, the winners were revealed at the Nebula Awards Banquet in Florida on Saturday. More awards after the jump…

Best Novelette: Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest; Red Mask, Black Mask, Gentleman, Beast by Eugie Foster

Bradbury Award for Best Dramatic Production: District 9 by Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell (Via Tor.com)

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Hugo Award Nominees Announced

hugoaward.pngOver the weekend, the nominees for the Hugo Awards were announced.

Here’s more about the prize: “The Hugo Awards, to give them their full title, are awards for excellence in the field of science fiction and fantasy. They were first awarded in 1953, and have been awarded every year since 1955. The awards are run by and voted on by fans.”

Here are the nominees for Best Novel:

Boneshaker by Cherie Priest (Tor)
The City & The Cityby China Mieville (Del Rey; Macmillan UK)
Julian Comstock: A Story of 22nd-Century America by Robert Charles Wilson (Tor)
Palimpsest by Catherynne M. Valente (Bantam Spectra)
Wake by Robert J. Sawyer (Ace; Penguin; Gollancz; Analog)
The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi (Night Shade)

More nominees after the jump…

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