Reading in the News: Outlander, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Neil Gaiman and the Nook
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Reading in the News: Outlander, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Neil Gaiman and the Nook

While I’m finishing some reviews, here are some bookish news items seen recently: Outlander the TV show: I am all about the new Outlander cable TV show. Diana Gabaldon is heavily involved in every aspect of production, and it’s being made by Ronald Moore, the guy who made Battlestar Galactica. Moore and Gabaldon have given … Continue reading

E-Reader News and Reviews

Series authors are being pushed to write more, faster. How is that a good thing?

An interesting article in today’s New York Times talks about how publishers are demanding that authors write faster.  Because of e-books, so the article says, readers want new stuff all the time – so writers are being pressured to produce not just the usual novel a year, but also short stories and novellas that can … Continue reading

E-Reader News and Reviews

Updated software for the Kindle, and are e-readers good for teens?

Kindle Update The latest news from Amazon is a software update for the Kindle.  These aren’t big changes, but a few things you might be interested in: Public notes Real page numbers (corresponding to an actual print version of the book) Improved newspaper and magazine format and a feature called “Before You Go” which will … Continue reading