BOOK EMPIRE VOL. 09

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.

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The Dutch book world is very saddening. Publishers are dumping their imprints and literary institutions are shutting down all around.
Next in line is TenPages, stating their work is no longer financially viable.

There probably isn’t a lot of crossover between tabletop role-playing games and Ice-T fans, but for those who have a love of both, heaven has arrived. Ice-T will have a Dungeons & Dragons audio book out soon. He retells his experience: “This motherfucker got a sword that talks to him… Motherfuckers live in places that don’t exist, and it comes with a map. My God.”
Oh Ice-T!

Everyone loves a good list and The Guardian provides.
The top 10 worst couples in literature.

Book readings should be more interesting than the standard reading followed by a Q&A. We totally agree and Alex Kalamaroff at HTML Giant comes up with 8 ways to make them better.
BAM!

And my favorite article of the week. Once a month the Fireside Room of a fancy pants hotel in Seattle is turned into a reader’s playground. People gather there to read in silence with others. There is no talking, no presentation, no acknowledgement besides a small, knowingly nod. All you do is sit and read quietly and enjoy yourself.
If anyone is up for this in Rotterdam, totally contact us!

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