Wednesday, July 18, 2012

State of the Book Web this Week

Lots of stuff was going on this week! Normally I just read Buzz Worthy News at Cuddlebuggery, but today, I felt like I had to update you guys in short snippets. Most of this will be links, so click away!

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Finnick Odair was cast. Sam Clafin is signing on to Catching Fire, the next movie in the Hunger Games series.

This is his profile picture.

Yeaahhhh.

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The other day, author Terry Goodkind posted personal information about someone who pirated his books. You can read the full story here.


(Sidenote: Author Stephanie Lawton wrote an article detailing how to deal with Pirates.)


Later, this actually incited a few twitter comments from the EVER AWESOME Chuck Wendig. See below:


We totally agree! Have you actually read Kat (the Aussie Zombie)'s post about nice authors? Authors CAN respectfully comment on reviews! As another author weighed in:



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Now, on the other side of legal things, author Elizabeth Fama wants you to KILL HER ARC.

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chicklitgirls.com is apparently charging $95 dollars for reviews. Further detail by Dear Author.

(Guys, I only charge in books. One book gets you a review- wait, has someone already done that?)

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We apparently owe publishers/ authors something when we request ARCS.

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We're very sorry for Lucy. Please try to show her some support.

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The Bookish Brunette (aka Zombie Queen) has some well said words about how we can untwist our panties. I think I may be in love with her. (Part 1, Part 2)

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Crushable is calling Beautiful Creatures the next Twilight. *cough*

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Lisa Burstein talks about authorial jealousy.

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Marissa Meyer tells you how to read faster.

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Yet another author uses Twitter as a weapon of stupidity:


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But I used Twitter as a good thing! In non-relevant news, I made somebody laugh:



8 comments:

  1. Awesome news!

    you've been awarded the Versatile Blogger Award:
    itchingforbooks.blogspot.com

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  2. Oh wow, I'm so much more excited to watch Catching Fire now. *swoons*. looks like a lot of news going around the blogosphere...thanks for sharing! I'm a new follower :)

    Rabiah
    Confessions of a Readaholic

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    1. Thanks for following us. ^^

      We appreciate every last one of you!

      And also- OMG YES CATCHING FIRE

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  3. 1. Abilities normal humans don't have.
    2. Dies/is in pain for three days.
    3. Comes back with a shiny new body, either with power, or with MORE powers.
    4. He sees you when you're sleeping...

    C'mon, Stephenie Meyer totally ripped off Jesus.

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    1. ....I think you're my new best friend.

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    2. OMG JESUS REALLY WAS A VAMPIRE. Mind is blown.

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    3. ♥ Does it make it better or worse that I was in church when I first made the connection? And it wasn't even Easter.

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