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Bookish news and publishing tidbits 4 October 2011

book news Bookish news and publishing tidbits 4 October 2011

Something cerebral to start the day? Modern Shakespeare Quote Translations'

And because its 7am here: An Alarm Clock App That Sends an Embarrassing Tweet Every Time You Hit Snooze'

Magazines in your hand will go Digital'

The power of Amazon California grants reprieve from collecting taxes in lieu of providing jobs.'

The ABCs of E-Reading'

Breaking news: Maureen and Tony Wheeler have acquired Canongates share 'in Text Publishing

Brazilian tricycle distributes books to disadvantaged communities

Boom time for childrens books: see @MartinChiltonstory:'

Win a personalised set of books by R J Ellory'for you and a friend!'

Updating classic novels with a comic twist'

Jon Hamm on WTF Pod''(not bookish, but do you really care?)

The Essential Science Fiction'Films Every Fan Should See:'

Royal Mint set to produce a special Dickens 2012 coin to mark bicentenary of his birth next

Kids Book Review is running an unpublished picture book award

Google eBooks launch imminent'

Siphiwo Mahala Discusses Wit, Humour and the Literary Influences Behind African Delights'

Writers: Do you have enough internal conflict. Really? REALLY?'

Editing the gay out of young adult books

Nicole R Murphy on indie press

Should New York City create a Bookshop Map?

Olympian (Percy Jackson style) Week Blog Tour over at MFB

Interview with artist Barbara Loftus in this weekends Guardian.'

Best Graphic Novels for Readers, Reluctant or Otherwise Ages 3-13'

Havent we seen that? Books with look alike covers'

Recently on Read in a Single Sitting:

Book giveaway: Cardanica: a steampunk nightmare by Dario Tonani'(open to all!)

A roundup of book giveaways 2 October 2011'(because we want you to win stuff)

Book Review: Tiger's Curse by Colleen Houck'(because we know you like tigers. But if you dont like YA, you might prefer this simply awesome tiger book instead)