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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Twenty-Four Hours in Twitterville

It's mind boggling how much news comes across Twitter within a 24 hour period.  Check out these announcements via Publishers Weekly and TechCrunch.

Yesterday a new web site appeared on the Net.  It's called Pottermore .  It is very simply a purple background with silver words stating the title followed by handwritten words, Coming soon, and J. K. Rowling's signature.  Anticipation is high.  UPDATE:  June 17, 2011---There are now owls on the site which when clicked take the user to a YouTube video. 

Jeff Kinney has a new title coming in his Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, Cabin Fever.  It is set for a November 15, 2011 release with 6 million first printing copies.  Now that's a whole bunch of books.  Check out this interview where he speaks about this new book.

USA Today has an article about the book Alice Ozma has written titled The Reading Promise:  My Father and the Books We Shared.  Her father an elementary school librarian read to her every night from the fourth grade until she left home for college.  What a wonderful commitment and legacy!

bitly has expanded their free services to include not only shortening URL links but sharing, tracking and analyzing them.

1 comment:

  1. Refresh the Pottermore page. There are now owls on it! Supposedly every day until the announcement there will be something new. My group at LibraryThing is very excited!