August 23, 2012

Lit Tidbits

  • The Writer magazine will go on hiatus after the October 2012 issue. I'll miss my monthly subscription. I hope it returns sooner rather than later.  :-(
  • FremantleMedia and Random House joined together to create Random House Television. The focus is on developing television content from Random House books with the help of Random House's editors, publishers, authors and agents. 
  • Self-published authors need editors. That is all.
  • Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack is available on Spotify. There are 15 classical tracks on the album.
  • Amazon announced that The Hunger Games Trilogy is the bestselling series of all time. Go Suzanne Collins!
  • Alicia Silverstone is rolling with the book publishing homies. She inked a deal for two more books: The Kind Mama and The Kind Diet Cookbook.
  • Goodreads reached 10 million users! If you are not a member of this great literary social media site, please join. Add me as a friend. 
  • Barnes & Noble dropped the price of NOOK devices. 
  • New words were added to this year's edition of Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary. A few of the new words are: aha moment, f-bomb, bucket list and sexting. Check out more here.

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