AudioGo will be marketing the ebook and audiobook editions of Kathleen Sharp’s update to her 2004 biography of Hollywood power couple Lew and Edie Wasserman, who operated both the MCA talent agency and Universal Studios. In Mr. and Mrs. Hollywood: Edie and Lew Wasserman and Their Entertainment Empire, journalist Sharp, who covered the movies/TV for [...]
J.J. Abrams Directing Star Wars 7, Marvel’s MAX on comiXology Platform, RED 2 Trailer, Live-action Toy Story | Geeky Friday
The Force is with J.J. Abrams! After much speculation, the geekosphere was abuzz yesterday with word that Lucasfilm/Disney has tapped J.J. Abrams to direct Star Wars: Episode 7. As 3PO would say, “Thank the maker!” Abrams did a sweet job bringing new life to the recent Star Trek reboot without disrespecting the original. His own [...]
With Parker, the latest film incarnation of the badass protagonist appearing in two dozen Donald Westlake books, hitting theaters today (the character previously appeared in 1967’s Point Blank and 1999’s Payback), librarians should be aware of other forthcoming films based on print resources and have them on hand. Beautiful Creatures. (Feb. 14) A supernatural love [...]
Yesterday, book blog The Millions (which turns ten—an eon in internet years—in 2013) announced a series of short nonfiction ebooks called “The Millions Originals.” These shorts will be longer than the average long magazine article but shorter than the average book: they are nonfiction novellas, in other words. They can be purchased on Apple, Amazon, [...]
For librarians headed to ALA Midwinter in Seattle, may I strongly suggest NO STARBUCKS. As a general rule, this is expected of the resident. For the visitor, abstaining for one day is good enough.
Instead, as a Seattle native, I recommend a ten-minute walk (probably in the rain) to a few of Seattle’s superlative and nearby-the-Convention-Center cafés, located along the E. Pine/ E. Pike St. corridor in the Capitol Hill neighborhood.
Furthering a relationship begun in 2008, AudioGO and Karin Slaughter have signed an agreement granting the publisher exclusive North American audiobook rights to the bestselling thriller writer’s next ten titles. AudioGO previously released Slaughter’s Martin Misunderstood, which snagged a 2009 Audie Award nomination in the humor category. The publisher since has released Slaughter’s novels Criminal [...]
The Walt Disney Company January 15 announced the future launch of Disney Infinity, a line of video games that would mix characters from its numerous film properties, e.g., Pirates of the Caribbean’s Jack Sparrow sharing an adventure with Toy Story’’s Buzz Lightyear. The AP quotes Disney-Pixar animation chief John Lasseter as saying that the new [...]
Salem Press, which was purchased in 2009 by EBSCO, is moving and shaking once again. Under a new exclusive license between EBSCO Publishing and Grey House, Salem’s literary, history, health, and science works will now be published by Grey House. The company is mainly known for its directories and other ready-reference content, and recently bought [...]