After Borders filed for Chapter 11 and closed hundreds of stores across the country, many of us involved in the book publishing industry have been talking about the future of the brick and mortar bookstore. An interesting article recently ran in Canada’s Globe and Mail about the future of Canadian bookstore chain Indigo, which adds to this ongoing discussion about bookstores, e-books, and the wave of change publishing is experiencing: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/indigos-heather-reisman-faces-digital-reckoning/article1977785/
Looking for a fun book to enjoy in a mother/daughter book group? Look no further! JUST ADD MAGIC by Cindy Callaghan is a magical story packed with fabulous food, unusual ingredients, and a great cast of characters. And Cindy has just launched a special giveaway/promo for middle grade girls in book groups. Learn all of the details at Cindy’s website: www.cindycallaghan.com/blog. But you have to act fast — her giveaway ends June 30.
Married to Bhutan by Linda Leaming (Hay House; April 2011) just got a nice review on BookLoons. Reviewer Hilary Williamson calls it “a delightful and enlightening memoir”and “A must read if you enjoy travel literature.” For the full review visit www.bookloons.com. For more information about this funny and magical new memoir visit www.marriedtobhutan.com.
“Hazel Rowley, a biographer whose subjects ranged from a neglected Australian writer to a famous African-American one, and from a distinguished pair of French philosophers and their romantic entanglements to a distinguished American presidential couple and their (possible) romantic entanglements, died on March 1 in Manhattan. She was 59.”
Right-Sizing Your Home by Gale Steves got a great review on the Boston Globe’s web site. Reviewer, Tara-Nicholle Nelson, writes that the book is, “worth many times its cover price.” Here is the full review: Rethink, rearrange, but don’t relocate.