Book Empire Vol. 06

All the book news you need to know, on a need-to-know basis.

We understand how busy you are and how difficult it is to keep up with all the book news that’s being thrown at you every day. To make your life a little easier, we’ll compound the most important bits into 1 blog post every week, exactly telling you what you need to know. Please don’t worry your pretty little head about the possibility of propaganda or censorship. We’ll do that for you.


If you never knew how powerful punctuation marks could be, read this article on Vulture.
Still can’t decide if the em-dash is better than the parentheses.

It’s now possible to borrow E-books at your Dutch library! Pictures on Twitter show people standing in line to get the first e-books. That’s how you know you’re a hit!

The adaptation we’ve all been waiting for. George Orwell’s 1984, but this time with less literary credit and more typical YA-romance tacked on.
And of course they cast Kristen Stewart.

After giving out the Hatchet Job of the Year for the most spiteful book review of 2013, the media is evaluating what they actually want out of book reviews.
Is book criticism still a path worthy of following?

All the sci-fi ladies! The Arthur Clarke award is playing it a little different this year. After 2013 being the male-only gate for science fiction award novels, they realized its no longer a male-only world. They released the first part of their shortlist which consists of just female authors. Their second shortlist with male authors will be released shortly.
If you like it then you should have put an award on it!

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