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Bookstores Adding Free Wi-Fi

Independent booksellers are beginning to offer free wi fi to increase customer traffic. Bridget Rothenberger told Bookseller This Week that offering free wi-fi was “one of the smartest decisions” and that she would “recommend it to every bookstore.” I love… more

The 2006 P.E.A.R.L Awards

The 2006 P.E.A.R.L Awards

The PNR PEARL Awards Paranoramal Excellence Award for Romantic Literature) for 2006. Best ANTHOLOGY: My Big Fat Supernatural Wedding by Jim Butcher, Charlaine Harris, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Lori Handeland, Rachel Caine and more… Best FANTASY/MAGICAL: Master of Swords (Berkley Sensation) by… more

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New Book Ban Drive

Susan Patron’s The Higher Power of Lucky won this year’s Newbery Medal, the highest honor for a children’s author. In it, the 10 year old protagonist uses the word “scrotum”. Librarians, school teachers, and booksellers are concerned about this word… more

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More Syndicated Goodness

Reuters loves Jayne because Staying Alive is the third of her reviews to be picked up by Blogburst and syndicated in the last three weeks. Linkage here or go to the main Reuters Entertainment page and scroll to the bottom…. more