Book Empire Vol. 21

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.


Apartment Therapy made a list of famous authors’ bedrooms. Take a look into the secret sleeping lives of Virginia Woolf, Truman Capote and William S. Burroughs.
Fun fact! A lot of these authors slept in a one-person bed…

Sci-fi has been predicting the future since its beginning, but do we have any idea how accurate they have been?  The fine folks at Printerinks, a printer ink store, have created a thoughtful infographic to showcase you just how many of our current technologies had been thought up by visionaries from the past.

Do you also wonder how Wes Anderson comes up with all these crazy movie ideas? He must read a lot, because The Airship has made a collection of books to be paired together with each of his movies.

Another book pairing situation is happening at The A.V. Club. Dan Wakefield, longtime friend of Vonnegut wrote up a list to tell you which Vonnegut book to read just before making specific big life decisions.
I started reading Welcome to the Monkey House immediately.

Screwpulp is here to bring your book to the masses. Fed up with good books being written, but not finding their audience, Screwpulp came up with a solution. All the books on there are for free, the only payment required is some social media promotion. This way the books can find their fan base without the hassle of traditional publishing.

At the end of this month the most awesome literary festival just got a bit more awesome. Hay-on-Wye, known for the insane amount of bookstores, is hosting the yearly Hay-festival with a crazy line-up of authors. This week they also named Stephen Fry the new president of the festival and he couldn’t be more proud.
Do I see another book club outing in store?

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