Email digest: Wednesday 31 July 2013

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Book review
Book review: Alice in Bakingland, By Alice Arndell, reviewed by Emma Wong-Ming 

Events
The book launch for Craig Cliff’s novel The Mannequin Makers is at Kirkaldie & Staines tonight

Meet the Author – Isobelle Carmody: Tue 6 August

Fergus Barrowman will launch Eleanor Catton’s much anticipated 2nd novel, The Luminaries, tomorrow night at @timeoutbooks

Page & Blackmore ‘Rumpus at the Bookshop’

Book News
PANZ AGM guest speaker Sandy Grant on the hammering the book industry has taken

The Nielsen bestseller lists for the week until 20 July

The Bookseller’s trial top 50 e-book bestseller list

Awards News
#nzpba New Zealand Post Book Award finalist taster: pages from The Meeting Place, Vincent O’Malley

From around the internet
Who is excited about Artemis Fowl being made into a Disney movie?

Real live paper books fill @PenelopeWhitson with a naughty joy unlike any other (aka. paper v e-books, the benefits of each)

What are your book deal-breakers?

Four designers of recent book covers compare their original concepts with the final version

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