Friday, September 16, 2011

Friday Links

As the title says, and as we've done in the past.  Today's the day I shall post some links that I found interesting around the net this week.

For those of us who enjoy books for more than just their words:

- THAT COVER GIRL analyses the good, the bad, and the ugly of book covers, usually mostly YA.  She also interviews designers and has a delightful sense of humour.

- need decorating help?  Here are some posters made of the text of your favourite books

In the world of Children's publishing we have learned that adult author Phillipa Gregory will be penning a Young Adult work.

Emma Thompson (yes, that Emma Thompson) will be writing a new Peter Rabbit tale.

And we have two new imprints starting up:  the one and only LeVar Burton from Star Trek, but more appropriately in this case, Reading Rainbow, is starting a digital line called RRKidz.  And Sarah Odedina is starting Hot Key Books, a publishing company that will be part of the Bonnier Group.

And in general industry news, we've got the good and some not so good.

Over at - the genre website I also work for - we have some interesting geek news:  JJ Abrams is for sure directing the next STAR TREK film (like there was any doubt), Harrison Ford mentions the possiblity of a fifth Indy movie and William Shatner insists that Star Wars is a derivative of Star Trek (ooh, get the boxing gloves ready . . . )

Last but not least, this:

And thus Adrienne Kress finishes up her first week back blogging and introduces a new routine that is all kinds of awesome (so long as she actually manages to keep it up)!  Thank you to all my readers, old and new, for checking it out.  Let's see what next week brings shall we. . . 

Have a happy weekend everyone!

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