Friday News: Amazon v. Harper Collins?, George R.R. Martin teaser, a woman’s interfaith endeavor, and an international bromance
HC would not be quite as vulnerable to Amazon delaying shipments or other the other actions it took against HBG last year since its list contains much more Christian, romance and children’s titles that have solid sales outside of Amazon. And HC has worked aggressively to find other e-book channels to offer its books through other than Amazon. It recently launched a more ambitious direct-selling program and has also added thousands of titles through the major subscription services. –Publishers Weekly
The chapter appears on Martin’s website and is told from the perspective of Sansa Stark, living under the name Alayne Stone. She is played on the HBO adaptation by Sophie Turner. –CBC News
Jessey Eagan is a Christian and a mother of two, who works as a children’s director at Imago Dei Church in Peoria, Illinois. This year during Lent, she decided to wear a hijab. She kept a diary of her experience in a blog called #40DaysOfHijab, which is sparkling a debate both in the Christian and Muslim community. –BBC News
In that moment, I couldn’t help but think about the boundaries we had broken down. It’s 2015 and cell phones and computers have changed everything. Language boundaries aren’t that real. We had happily chatted with each other using a translation app. There’s an app for everything.
Anything is possible. Thank you, Steve Jobs. –Buzzfeed