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The Kindle Store, now available in Canada

Dec 10 2012: Amazon has launched a Kindle Store in Canada, but has yet to officially announce its existence.

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    Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, and The Casual Vacancy to be serialized by BBC in 2013 and 2014

    Dec 04 2012: The BBC has commissioned a six-part series based on Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke which is scheduled for release in 2013. The BBC is also planning an adaptation of J.K. Rowling's A Casual Vacancy for 2014.

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      Three Cups of Tea author dies aged 49

      Dec 03 2012: David Oliver Relin, a journalist and adventurer who achieved acclaim as co-author of the best seller Three Cups of Tea (2006) and then suffered emotionally and financially as basic facts in the book were called into question, died Nov. 15 in Multnomah County, Ore. He ...

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        E.L. James Named PW's Publishing Person of the Year

        Nov 30 2012: The author of the Fifty Shades Trilogy, E.L. James, has been named Publishers Weekly's Publishing Person of the Year for 2012.

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          Kevin Powers wins the Guardian First Book Award for "The Yellow Birds"

          Nov 30 2012: Kevin Powers has won the Guardian first book award for The Yellow Birds, which takes its title from a US army marching song and has drawn comparisons with Cormac McCarthy and Ernest Hemingway.

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            Amazon to open European publishing division in 2013

            Nov 29 2012: Amazon is to open a European publishing wing, focused on English-language titles for the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain. Jeff Belle, Amazon Publishing vice-president, said Amazon was "determined to invent ways to help authors reach more readers". Amazon already ...

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              Dreamworks Studios look to be acquiring rights to "Light Between Oceans", debut by M.L. Stedman

              Nov 29 2012: DreamWorks Studios is in exclusive talks to acquire M.L. Stedman’s debut novel The Light Between Oceans, studio co-chairman/CEO Stacey Snider confirmed. Harry Potter series producer David Heyman will produce with Jeffrey Clifford. Rosie Alison, who brought the book into...

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                Last chance to sign up to be a host location for World Book Night USA, April 23, 2013

                Nov 27 2012: Bookstores and libraries wishing to be a host location for the 2013 World Book Night USA event (Apr 23) need to apply by December 1. Forms available at worldbooknight.org.

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