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Friday News: More digital lending; 24 hour library access; and Noel...



Each year, a portion of the proceeds from the Emerald City Writers’ Conference book fair goes to support DAWN (Domestic Abuse Women’s Network). For 2013, they’ve partnered with Barnes & Noble as the vendor, which means readers who are unable to attend the book fair in person will still be able to have a portion of their purchase go toward DAWN. If a reader purchases a book by a participating author does so either in a B&N store or online, DAWN will receive a donation.

Titles purchased in a Barnes & Noble store from October 19th-October 25th and titles purchased at from October 19th-October 30th will have a portion of the sale donated to DAWN. Enter code 11132172 at time of check out, or mention the code when purchasing in store. Participating authors include Maya Banks, Karen Rose, Robyn Carr, Marie Force, Cecilia Grant, Yasmine Galenorn, Vivian Arend, Tiffany Reisz, and Andrew Shaffer.

For readers in the Seattle area, the fair itself is Saturday, October 19th, from 4:30 – 6:30 in the Grand Ballroom of the Westin Hotel.  Open to the public.  For a complete list of participating authors:

“Because people who write and read and review books are f–king putting themselves a tiny little bit above the rest of us who f–king make records and write pathetic little songs for a living.”

So how does he feel about the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, even though he doesn’t seem to know who it is? “What a c—. Whoever that is, has got to be. I don’t get it. Book sellers, book readers, book writers, book owners — f–ck all of them,” says Gallagher. Seriously, book owners? CBA

This does not include the FRONTLIST titles.  The books purchased are good for two years or 52 lends and titles are around $25 per hardcover. lending through OverDrive. 

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


  1. Helen
    Oct 18, 2013 @ 07:06:03

    Perhaps it would be more informative to have a list of people Noel does like.

  2. Lynne Connolly
    Oct 18, 2013 @ 07:19:51

    I love Noel Gallagher! Uneducated, egotistical, highly intelligent, he puts a swing on things, gives everything a different viewpoint, whether you agree or not. Since his favorite guitarists include Jimmy Page and Jonny Marr, he’s not wrong about everything! He must have a new album coming out soon. When that happens, he targets a piece of popular culture and lays into it, and the media always responds.
    It’s the Mank way.

  3. LeeF
    Oct 18, 2013 @ 07:49:10

    24 hour library- as Rachel Maddow would say “best new thing in the world today”- or maybe just in the US since the article does mention China having them. LOVE IT!

    And yea! B&N and all those authors for supporting DAWN.

    Kind of makes the Noel Gallagher rant (publicity stunt or not) seem a little pathetic.

  4. Sunny
    Oct 18, 2013 @ 12:15:59

    Noel subscribes to both the “You can only like one thing ever” AND “I am outraged people like things I don’t like” schools of internet thought! Who knew.

  5. samantha
    Oct 18, 2013 @ 15:11:45

    I love Oasis and Noel, but don’t expect him to make sense. This is a man whose daughter was named after Anais Nin after all.

  6. Julie M.
    Oct 18, 2013 @ 15:13:56

    Showing my age here (or general cluelessness) but I’ve never heard of Noel Gallagher so umm… yeah….

  7. brandy
    Oct 19, 2013 @ 14:42:58

    @Helen said: Perhaps it would be more informative to have a list of people Noel does like.

    Sadly, (whether it’s sad that it exists, or sad that I know it exists), there is a list! I am a fan of his music, but I will readily admit Noel and his brother Liam have lots and LOTS of opinions and don’t hesitate to share. Don’t click if you’re offended by the f-bomb, as that’s dropped all over the place.

    YouTube: 10 Things Noel hates

    There’s also one from his brother and former bandmate, Liam. I think it’s bonus content from a concert video, or something similar.

    This is nothing new, he’s said similarly stupid things about anything from Coldplay to, well, anything else you can think of. SSDD. ;)

  8. brandy
    Oct 19, 2013 @ 14:47:03

    @Julie M.: Noel is from the British band Oasis, with such hits as “Don’t Look Back in Anger,” “Champagne Supernova,” and “Wonderwall.” They were heavily influenced by The Beatles. They formed in the early 90s but broke up recently, and he’s playing on his own now, I think.

  9. Heather Greye
    Oct 21, 2013 @ 11:03:01

    Thanks, Dear Author, for highlighting the book fair. It’s my home chapter/conference and we’ve been supporting DAWN for several years.

    We had a great turnout at the book fair and can’t wait to see how the online portion works out.

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