Thursday, July 31, 2008

Book Buzz

  • Dig out your prom dresses, ladies. Borders and Barnes & Noble (as well as every other bookstore in the land) are hosting release parties for Breaking Dawn tomorrow night. Those of us that weren’t asked to prom (I’m still in therapy over it) are out of luck.

  • If you can’t wait until Saturday midnight for your Stephenie Meyer fix, USA Today has an interview with her today. For those who finish Breaking Dawn in one day, YALSA recommends “read-alikes.” Borders suggests Meyer fans try L. J. Smith’s Night World and P.C. and Kristin Cast’s Marked.
  • I recently learned that publishers actually post trailers for books on YouTube. This article doesn’t think it’s such a great idea. As for me, I’ll likely end up wasting hours playing on the site trying to find other trailers. Another marketing trick? Putting "chick flick" covers on all books by female authors. The Guardian is not happy about the trend.

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