Jun 26, 2015

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The weekend is here and I'm looking forward to it.  My reading list is getting longer.  I'm hoping to finish John Scalzi's The Lost Colony and start on Andy Weir's The Martian this weekend.  I've also just received a preview copy of S.H. Jucha's Libre, A Silver Ships Novel, the second book in the Silver Ships series.  I am looking forward to reading this real soon.  I have a post about the first book in the series here or you can just view the YouTube video here

Libre will be published on Amazon on August 1st 2015.  Get the first book, The Silver Ships, and read through it with your favourite beverage, of course. I believe that I consumed a lot of Earl Grey Tea with that story. 

Enjoy!.


  • University of Iowa Receives 18,000 Volume Science Fiction Library
  • Why Do Libraries Pay More Money for e-books?
  • Penguin Random House Now Selling Book on Twitter?
  • Should I give someone a book? (flowchart)
  • Let's Quit It with the Introvert/Extrovert Nonsense




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University of Iowa Receives 18,000 Volume Science Fiction Library


io9.com - Sioux Falls resident Allen Lewis has been a science fiction reader all his life, and he’s now donating his 18,000 volume-strong library to the University of Iowa. Read more..






Why Do Libraries Pay More Money for e-books?


[A change of perception is needed, there differences between e-book and physical book while we think there is not much difference we will be constantly coming up against this. Wolf McT]

goodereader.com - Libraries in Canada and the United States have been quite enamored with establishing digital collections. This includes audiobooks e-books, magazines, newspapers and video. 95% of all libraries in these two countries have an e-book collection and the costs are starting to add up. Predatory pricing by major publishers are pricing their e-books almost 500% more than the Kindle edition and libraries have had enough. Read more..



Penguin Random House Now Selling Book on Twitter?


Ink, Bits, and Pixels - There's a story going around today that the world's biggest trade publisher has set up shop and is now selling books on Twitter. I am not sure that is actually the case. While it is true that Random Penguin tweeted a link on Friday which led to a collection of what looks like sale pages, only one of those pages has a buy button. Read more..





Should I give someone a book? (flowchart)


ebookfriendly.com - There are books you would not give to anyone under any condition. There are also books that you enjoyed reading, but don’t feel like going to use them again. San Francisco-base illustrator and designer Jon Adams has designed an entertaining and funny book chart for BuzzFeed Books.  Read more..




Let's Quit It with the Introvert/Extrovert Nonsense


lifehacker.com - Over the last few years, we’ve heard a lot about the critical differences between introverts and extroverts. We all heaved a collective sigh as we read personality descriptions, thinking, “that’s me!” But like many personality stereotypes, these aren’t very useful for understanding ourselves.  Read more..





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