News in Books Week of August 13

14 Aug 2015

Books of Books are All the Rage (And Very Meta)

Love the uniquely tactile experience of reading a well designed book? Find yourself entranced by the most lush of cover art (even though you know you aren’t suppose to judge a book by it’s cover?) Enter 50 Books | 50 Covers, a traveling exhibition and soon to be published book celebrating the artistry behind good book design. Read More ↦ 

We Love John Scalzi, Like, A Lot

Highly successful, deservedly best selling, and hilariously witty Science Fiction author John Scalzi has been in the news quite a bit this week.

First, he published pretty in depth sales stats from his last book’s “hardover era”. Interested in “The State of a Genre Title, 2015”?  Read More ↦ 

Second, as his books continue to gain popularity, his gender equality advocacy, witty blog, and highly engaged social media accounts are catching the eye of people who don’t always hang out in the more nerdy corners of the internet. Read More ↦ 

Publishing Continues to be a Growing Industry

NewsCorp, parent company of HarperCollins and Harlequin Publishing, announced growth in it’s publishing segment! Long live books! Read More ↦

Fahrenheit 451 Becomes Reality in… Berkley??? 

Head librarian, Jeff Scott, conducted the annual culling of the Berkley City libraries without consulting librarians, leading to the destruction of over 35,000 books! Read More ↦

Breaching Boundaries: Haruki Murakami’s Advice Column to be Published

Murakami’s fiction has touched the lives of many, but what you may not know is that he has also penned an advice column, responding to 3716 of the 37465 letters he has received. Sadly, the answers are all in Japanese, and there are no plans to translate the book into English. Read More ↦

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Chloe is a Professional Book Nerd. She loves big words, big books, big dogs, and big adventures.