A daily roundup of book and publishing news from across the Web: Orange Prize Shortlist; Virtual Book Fair; Jhonny Weir, Author; What's Killing Fiction; Michelle Obama iPhone App; Nielsen Sells the Bookseller.
Orange Prize Shortlist Announced
The Orange Prize for fiction shortlist was annouced this morning, with books by Barbara Kingsolver and Hilary Mantel making the cut.
Virtual Book Fair?
Given all the trouble surrounding travel to the LBF this year, Publishing Perspectives wonders about whether a virtual book fair might work.
Johnny Weir's Upcoming Book
The Minneapolis Star Tribune says it will be funny.
What's Killing Fiction?
Tune in to this argument going on between the editor of two big literary magazines about what's killing literary fiction.
Michelle Obama Kids Book Comes to iPhone
The First Lady's coming to your local iPhone.
Agreement Reached for Buyout of the Bookseller
Media research company Nielsen has agreed "in principle" to sell the Bookseller to its managing director, Nigel Roby.