Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Writing News for July 2016

Experimental Writer Dennis Cooper’s Blog Pulled by Google
Novelist/poet/performance artist/ blogger Dennis Cooper’s work is definitely not for everyone, and it’s not meant to be. Almost a decade and a half of original work, including a gif novel-in-progress, might be lost forever.
http://www.craveonline.com.au/culture/1011245-experimental-writer-dennis-coopers-blog-pulled-google

How Sydney author Liane Moriarty sold six million books and inspired an HBO series
She's sold six million books about the darker side of suburban life. So why is Liane Moriarty the most successful Australian author you've never heard of?
http://www.smh.com.au/good-weekend/how-sydney-author-liane-moriarty-sold-six-million-books-and-inspired-an-hbo-series-20160701-gpw7ul.html

Warner Bros. to Host 2 Breakfast Receptions at Hogwarts
Harry Potter fans of all ages are invited to watch dawn break over the Hogwarts castle model while enjoying an exclusive breakfast reception. The iconic castle took a team of 40 people seven months to build from scratch with over 300 fibre optic lights installed to simulate lanterns and torches.
https://www.wbstudiotour.co.uk/breakfastathogwarts

'Eat, Pray, Love' Author Elizabeth Gilbert Splits From Husband José Nunes
Gilbert announced the news in a Facebook post on Friday, writing, "I am separating from the man whom many of you know as "Felipe" — the man whom I fell in love with at the end of the Eat, Pray, Love journey. He has been my dear companion for over 12 years, and they have been wonderful years. Our split is very amicable. Our reasons are very personal.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/elizabeth-gilbert-separates-josé-nunes_us_5776d10ae4b0a629c1aa05e6

Yet Another Kindle Unlimited Scam – Prawns!
Many innocent self-published authors, and especially those publishing non-fiction, were caught up in the attempts by Amazon to rid Kindle Unlimited of scammers who were using a weakness in the way Amazon pays for an ebook read in Kindle Unlimited.
http://www.justpublishingadvice.com/yet-another-kindle-unlimited-scam-prawns/

Author Michael Herr Has Died
Author and war correspondent Michael Herr had died at the age of 76.
Herr is best known for his 1977 memoir Dispatches, as well as co-writing the screenplay for Full Metal Jacket.
http://www.adweek.com/galleycat/author-michael-herr-has-died/121784

Nook pulls out of UK
Nook is pulling out of the UK and transferring its UK customers to Sainsbury's.
The e-reader and tablet company owned by American bookselling chain Barnes & Noble told customers it would stop trading in the UK, effective as of 15th March 2016, via a notice posted on its website
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/nook-pulls-out-uk-323820

Simon & Schuster launches Salaam Reads imprint for Muslim children
A glaring lack of diversity in children's books has led Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers to launch an imprint centering on Muslim characters and stories, The New York Times reports.
http://theweek.com/speedreads/608364/simon--schuster-launches-salaam-reads-imprint-muslim-children

Crime writer in court over a thwarted bank robbery that was exactly the same as the plot of one of his novels 
The wordsmith, who was struggling financially, broke into a branch of Sparkasse bank before it closed in his native Leipzig in eastern Germany.
Wearing a mask, he yelled at customers to lie on the floor and pointed an alarm gun at staff, demanding they fetch him money.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3704492/Crime-writer-court-thwarted-bank-robbery-exactly-plot-one-novels.html

World's 'smallest hard drive' means every book written can now be stored on a stamp
When Johannes Gutenberg invented the printing press he changed the world.
Now a team of scientists in the Netherlands has taken this to the ultimate extreme. Through the manipulation of single atoms they have made the world's smallest hard drive. It is so dense the technology could store all the world's books on device the size of a postage stamp.
http://www.smh.com.au/technology/sci-tech/worlds-smallest-atomscale-hard-drive-means-every-book-written-can-now-be-stored-on-a-stamp-20160719-gq8o0l.html

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