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Bookish news and publishing tidbits 16 November 2011

book news Bookish news and publishing tidbits 16 November 2011

RIASS stuff:

Enter our latest giveaways!'<' We're giving away a copy of'Forgotten'by Cat Patrick

See our interview (and giveaway) with popular Australian author Dianne Blacklock

See our list of YA books about time travel

Interested in doing a guest post or interview on RIASS? Drop me a line at

Other stuff:

Very interesting post about YA covers and the glamorisation of dead girls.

Why Developers Are Interested in Kindle Fire and What It Could Mean for Publishers'

Young Adult Novel Discovery

Kim Harringtons Clarity has been optioned for TV

A humble tribute to Isaac Asimov'

Have you ever had a reading slow down?

What would JK Rowling say to her 16-year-old self?

Study finds the human brain is poorly equipped to understand high-tech media''(I dont get it)

If youre an unpublished writer with a YA ms, Hardie Grant Egmont wants you for the Ampersand

100 Best First Lines of Novels:'

ArtsBeat Blog: Rushdie Runs Afoul of Webs Real-Name Police'

Who Are the Plagiarism Police?

Nearly 50 people have signed up for the Virtual Advent Tour so far. Are you one of them? Details

Angry Robot finds deals through Open Door'

How Vamps Went from Drooling Corpses to Hot Superheroes

Great discussion going on regarding the price of ebooks come and have your say:'

Kurt Vonnegut on worrying about women

Reading fiction can strengthen your social ties and even change your personality'

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