Interesting links spanning the whole book world have come across my desk in the last twenty-four hours.
Five popular mystery/thriller writers are giving away books like popcorn today and tomorrow (through Feb. 2). J.A. Konrath, Blake Crouch, J. Carson Black, Lee Goldberg, and Scott Nicholson have joined forces to give away a big selection of their ebooks, plus ten Kindle Fires and a bunch of gift cars. Oh, and a generous library donation! If you like thrillers or know someone who does, check out the details and click free links at Big Kindle Boogie.
What’s the (book) world coming to?
The Authors Guild weighs in on some recent history of the publishing and book retail world. Is Amazon the innovator or the anti-Christ?* Is Barnes and Noble our last, best hope against crushing monopoly? Join the fray, or just read about it, at the Authors Guild blog.
*For what it’s worth, I think Amazon is a little of both.
World’s most beautiful bookstores
Let’s not forget physical books. Take a tour of twenty of the most glorious physical bookstores in the world! You could walk these aisles for days!