Morning Notes: Bookshelves Rejoice Edition
WATERSHED MOMENT FOR AUTHORS?
The recent release of the Harry Potter series in e-book format marks “the first time that a major author has ventured forth to offer e-books directly to the public”. Is this a sign of authors having more power in the marketplace, or just that J.K. Rowling can do whatever she wants? Hmm – probably that she can do whatever she wants. Click here to read.
MO DOES CUL DE SAC
Did you know that children’s lit luminary Mo Willems recently sat in for a 6 day stint on the comic strip Cul de Sac? Click here to see the first strip, and click forward on the site to see the entire run.
ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNICA TO STOP PRINTING BOOKS
Real headline alert! It’s the end of print for Britannica, and they feel fine. In a related story, bookshelves are rejoicing. Click here to read.
About Travis Jonker
Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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