Words of the Day: Wednesday, 9 October

words_of_the_day_graphicThis is a digest of our Twitter feed (now with a new title) that we email out most Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Sign up here for free if you’d like it emailed to you.

Book reviews
Book Review: The Sundew Stalks, by Joanna Knox, illustrated by Sabrina Malcolm 

Giveaways
Giveaway: Richard Dawkins: An Appetite for Wonder (biography)

Events
Sounds an interesting event – Veronica Meduna & Rebecca Priestley tell the Science Story

Book News
This is certainly food for thought about the US publishing industry – ebooks in 2008 $64m, in 2012 over $3b.

Copyright Licensing NZ is calling all authors, book artists and publishers to take part in stakeholder survey:

From around the internet
Nothing meaner than an author challenged for popular ascendancy

Have you got an interest in Dutch books, translated into English? @geckopress

Your ideal YA flowchart – I ended up with Ship Breaker. You?

Oscars hype starting for #TheBookThief film. With comments from Picador publisher, Cate.

How to become a better reader

On Poetry: Airini Beautrais relishes the fulfilment of intent

Austen rewriting:McDermid does Northanger Abbey, McCall Smith -Emma, Trollope doing Sense and Sensibility

Email Digest: Monday, 16 September 2013

This is a digest of our Twitter feed that we email out most Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Sign up here for free if you’d like it emailed to you.

Book reviews
Book Review: Hene and the Burning Harbour, by Paula Morris

Comics, Kiwi-style – a review of a comic anthology from NZ Herald

Events

The BNZ Awards are to be announced tomorrow evening. Exciting!

This looks like a truly excellent event looking at women in NZ cartooning today (15 November)

Book News
Apply to be a judge for the #nzpba or #nzpcba Book Awards!

The Luminaries is selling like crazy – just check out the last few weeks bestsellers’ charts  (article)  (charts)

Terry Pratchett signs 10-book, 7-figure deal with Doubleday and Anchor | NYT

Is this the end for NZ publishing?

Booker News
Shock as Man Booker prize plans to accept works by American writers – News – Books – The Independent 

Readings Books’ book of the week is the Booker-shortlisted The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton

Weekly Roundup: Reactions to the shortlist

From around the internet
Read to your children until they are 9 (or as long as they’ll let you)

Ten top books for children featuring smart, interesting women, by kiwi authors –  great way to celebrate suffrage

Do you need to publish with a small publisher these days to make it big?

The US independent bookstore industry continues to thrive despite it all

What is the importance of truth in fiction? Faber author, Robert Williams, gives it some thought …

About interviewing authors, by the Scotland Herald

Study finds that reading for pleasure puts children ahead in the classroom