Ideal Homes: Suburbia in Focus – Carolyn Jewel tweeted out this link to a website that provides maps, photographs, and other details that explores “the origins and significance of suburbia as revealed through the history of South East London.” It’s a great resource for historical authors and it is interesting from a reader’s point of view.Ideal Homes
Simon & Schuster ends its stand off with Barnes & Noble – Simon & Schuster has finally come to terms with B&N. If you recall, the two companies have been at loggerheads (thank you historical romance novels) over coop, or money that S&S would be required to pay to support B&N. S&S has not had any substantial orders from B&N for nearly a year.
Lauren Graham’s novel is being adapted for TV – There are more and more opportunities for fans to get together with other fans and meet their favorite authors. Last weekend there was the Naughty Mafia, a large indie blogger and indie author event in Vegas, as well as Authors After Dark. But for others, they attended Debbie Macomber’s fan retreat in Nashville, where “400 women gathered for a weekend of tea, knitting and literary friendship” and found a comforting camaraderie between fans of the author’s best-selling books. Random House is planning several more similar author retreats, NPR reports.”USA Today
Funny reviews – There are some funny people who review on Amazon (and some ridiculous products sold there). Amazon compiled some of the “best of the best” and posted them. “What can I say about the 571B Banana Slicer that hasn’t already been said about the wheel, penicillin, or the iPhone?” Mrs ToledoAmazon
17 Problems Only Book Lovers Will Understand – HarperCollins produced a very funny sponsored post over at Buzzfeed about the 17 problems book lovers will understand. Whoever put together these gifs must be a reader because I related to every one of the 17. Like 5 and 6. Hee!Buzzfeed.
Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty.
You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com