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  • Amazon's Goodreads Purchase Draws Raves, Pans on Twitter

    Goodreads members and the book community on Twitter responded vociferously to the acquisition of Goodreads by Amazon.com, offering both sober analysis and an outpouring of mordant, gloomy wit about the future of the social reading site.

  • Delilah Launches Book Club

    Famed radio personality Delilah is starting a book club. The radio host, who anchors a nightly syndicated song request program, will launch the new club with Kristin Hannah's Home Front.

  • Book Publicist Coordinates Sandy Relief on Jersey Shore

    Independent book publicist Kathleen Matthews Schmidt is using her publicity skills and publishing industry contacts to help the victims of Superstorm Sandy who live on the Jersey Shore.

  • Publisher Coordinates Grassroots Efforts on Staten Island

    Bywater Books publisher Michele Karlsberg is putting her skills as a book publicist to good use this week, coordinating relief efforts on Staten Island.

  • 'Publishers Weekly' to Add Canadian Adult Reviews

    Publishers Weekly is adding reviews of Canadian adult books to its weekly prepublication review coverage of U.S. titles. Leigh Anne Williams has been named Canadian Adult Reviews Editor, reviewing general fiction and nonfiction.

  • Avon Launches A Facebook Romance Excerpt App, DRM-Free Titles

    Avon Books is launching AvonSocialReader.com, a free Facebook app that targets the romance reader, offering an extensive list of sample excerpts from Avon romance e-books offered at up to a 20% discount.

  • Mamiverse Providing New Source of Information About Latino Books

    Mamiverse.com, a site offering content catered to Latina mothers, is launching a books section called Mamiverse Books.

  • Natan Fund Launching Literary Award

    The Jewish and Israeli nonprofit The Natan Fund has created a literary award designed to support the creation of nonfiction books on Jewish topics.

  • Coffeeandbooks.com Launches; Virtual Bookstore for Coffee Lovers

    Hillcrest Media Group and Dunn Brothers Coffee are partnering to bring books to coffee lovers with Coffeeandbooks.com.

  • New Literary Journal to Make Its Debut in Twin Cities

    A group of seven Twin Cities writers with ties to local publishing houses will launch this fall Revolver, a literary journal with a unique editorial process.

  • New Venture to ‘Fansource’ Book Events

    Looking to address the major problem with promotional book events--namely low attendance—-science author Andrew Kessler is launching a new online venture called Togather.com, a "fansourcing" platform that allows authors, and their fans, to propose events and get commitments from those planning to attend.

  • S&S + Mobile Commons = YA Txt Campaign

    Comic-Con San Diego will be crawling with rabid YA book fans this weekend, making it an ideal place for Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing and Brooklyn-based mobile strategy and software company Mobile Commons to kick off a new mobile program that allows readers to connect with authors via text messaging.

  • Free Press Releasing Digital Sampler to Promote Five Summer Books

    To promote five of its summer releases, Simon & Schuster's Free Press imprint is publishing a e-book, as well as an app, with excerpts from the books.

  • PW Picks Slideshow Sampler

  • Three Printz Honorees Hit the Road Together

    On April 23, a trio of authors who were recognized with 2012 Michael L. Printz Awards embarks on a group tour to California and Virginia. Joining forces are Printz winner John Corey Whaley and Printz Honor winners Daniel Handler and Maggie Stiefvater. The tour is unusual for two reasons: it involves honorees of a single award and it was coordinated by publicists at three different houses.

  • Consortium Launches App for Consumers

    On Friday, Consortium launched an app, Bookslinger, which provides short stories taken from its publishers books to promote discovery.

  • Christian Press Donates Book Profits to Damaged Library

    Christian publisher Sheaf House and author Joe Bonsall of the Oak Ridge Boys country and gospel quartet, will donate profits from sales of his latest book to benefit a Branson, Mo. library damaged by last week's tornado.

  • Press Release: PW's Beyond Her Book Celebrates 5th Anniversary with Weeklong Bash

    Beyond Her Book, the popular blog penned by Milwaukee writer Barbara Vey, is celebrating its fifth anniversary with a weeklong virtual party. Seeking to top last year’s festivities—when the blog received 22,600 comments over the course of the week—Vey has once again structured this year’s party day by day, each day devoted to different literary genres, and plans about 50 giveaways per day. The party begins on Monday, March 5, 2012, at midnight, and runs through Saturday, March 10, 2012.

  • The Moth Lands MacArthur Grant

    The non-profit dedicated to the art of storytelling, The Moth, has received a $750,000 grant from the MacArthur Foundation.

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