Welcome to our new feature where we talk about random things we’ve seen around the blogosphere. It could be an interesting article, a book trailer, maybe a fun piece of news we feel you should know about, and maybe even a stylish pair of shoes or handbag we’ve seen (if Laura has her way!). Basically it’s a bit of a mashup! Enjoy….
Kindle Ebook Sales Over Take Print on Amazon
News this week is that sales of ebooks on Amazon have exceeded that of their print books. I have to confess by being both surprised and not surprised by this news. I know I’m not making sense, bear with me! I pretty much suspected this would happen at some point, in many ways we’ve seen this story before with the music industry. But I didn’t expect it to happen so soon. There are still so many people that are book people, you know people who just love the delicious smell of books and those crisp lovely pages. Even I who love my Kindle A LOT, still love pretty new books. But when I read this article it made me think about what books I’ve bought this year and I realised I’ve only actually bought two physical books, the rest have been ebooks. So it makes me wonder where this is going to take the publishing industry, in ten years will we buy actual books anymore?
Source: Guardian Books
Jennifer Lawrence $10 million Hunger Games Pay Deal
After her success in the film adaptation of THE HUNGER GAMES apparently Jennifer Lawrence has negotiated a super pay rise for the two sequels. Her pay cheque which was a modest £500,000 for the first film, will be a rather larger $10 million for CATCHING FIRE and MOCKINGJAY which will be broken down into three further films, rather than two. I personally thought Jennifer was great as Katniss. I had my reservations when she was first cast, but she captured the essence of Katniss brilliantly, so I’m glad to see she will be continuing with the rest of the films. If only I could get a job where I was paid $10 million…. I must buy that lottery ticket 😉
Goodreads Interviews Sherrilyn Kenyon
I’m a huge Sherrilyn Kennyon fan and have read all of her Dark-Hunter books, some of the more than once. So I had fan-girl moment when I saw that she has been interviewed on Goodreads this month. I didn’t know she collected swords or that she used to work as a paranormal investigator! AND….. *excitement levels reaching mega watt volume* – there is going to be a Dark-Hunter TV series. Holy cow, yes a TV series *dies*!!! Read it here.
How To Make A Handbag Out Of A Book
You all know I love books. You all know I love handbags. So a book handbag, what more can I ask for? I had to share this very fun YouTube video HOW TO MAKE A HANDBAG OUT OF A RECYCLED BOOK. I had to ignore my rule of ‘you don’t deface a book… ever’. To admit that this was quite a fun idea, especially if you are swapping your physical library over to an ebook one.