Email digest: Tuesday 2 May 2012

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Events
Meet Steve Wheeler, author of a new Sci Fi series, The Fury of Aces, tonight at Whitcoulls Lambton Quay at 7pm


Book news and opinion
Michael Moynahan to retire from HarperCollins Australia and New Zealand

Are ebooks really the future of writing?

Entries are open for the 2012 BNZ Literary Awards. This year’s Katherine Mansfield Award judge is Elizabeth Smither

The BNZ Short, Short Story Competition is also back on Facebook-150 words max. Bookman Beattie will judge

Radio NZ Storytime to play reviews of New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards

Microsoft Invests $300 Million in B&N’s Digital Subsidiary

Find out whether your face made the cover of the latest Stephen King novel, The Wind Through the Keyhole


New books
Emily Perkins new novel launched in style


Book reviews
The Flytrap Snaps by Johanna Knox

Did you know you can review and rate your favourite Gecko Press books on their website?

Wonderful write ups by Cliff Fell on Landfall Online for Rachel Bush and Joan Fleming

Super Finn by Leonie Agnew


From around the internet
The Brontë Sisters Power Dolls smash their way into the literary clubhouse

Watch Claudia Orange discuss the origins of her book The Treaty of Waitangi on ‘The Good Word’

A reader sent a video of themselves reading I’m Not Scary to the author Rod Campbell and he sent her a signed book.

Do you listen to music while you read? Then Booktrack is for you!


Tuesday poem
Love poem for a morning by Airini Beautrais


Office antics
Here’s Hera and her mountain of Children’s Choice votes – it’s her job to process them

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