Monday, 10 December 2012

News: Spilled Cups Of Tea, Secret Scottish Book Sculptor, Etc

Last week, David Relin, co-author of Three Cups of Tea, is dead. Said to have killed himself. The tragedy in contextualised here. Lesson: Be wary of who you ghostwrite for.


  • BBC to adapt JK Rowling's The Casual Vacancy for TV. How are they going to cast the characters, and will they- of course they'll probably sanitise it - a little.
  • Airport novel writer Wilbur Smith signs six-book deal with HarperCollins. First HC book coming in Xmas 2014. Ernest Cline ("Ready Player One", being adapted by Warner Bros) scores deal for book ... something about video games. Gary K Wolf coming up with a third Roger Rabbit book?
  • Ron Charles congratulates 2012's Publishing Person of the Year, PD James ... and gets corrected. Hilarity ensues in the "Red Room of Gain" where there are "no shades of grey".
  • Scotland's secret book sculptor strikes again. Here's a gallery of her latest work.
  • Will it soon become illegal to sell used books?
  • The lure of second-hand bookstores.
  • The times when spell-check fails.
  • Here's some tips on upgrading your resume/CV, and here's ten buzzwords to axe from your LinkedIn profile. Good job hunting.


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