formattingDebut Novelist Wins Canada’s Biggest Lit Prize (PW)
When the winner of the C$100,000 Scotiabank Giller Prize was announced at a gala in Toronto Monday night, the spotlight was on a new writer, Sean Michaels, and his debut novel Us Conductors, published by Random House Canada.

Ending Reader Comments is a Mistake, Even if You Are Reuters (GigaOM)
In a post about the decision, Reuters Digital executive editor Dan Colarusso describes it as a necessary evolution, brought about by changes in reader behavior.

Is Nonfiction eBook Formatting Still Terrible on Tablets? (The Digital Reader)
One might think that ebook formatting would be nearly perfect in 2014, but as we rapidly approach the Kindle’s 7th anniversary the Neilsen Group reminds us that badly formatted nonfiction ebooks are not hard to find.

One Man’s Diary of a Month-Long Library Closure (Book Riot)
Closed. Just like that. For construction. They’re adding on to the existing building, doubling the branch’s total size. Sounds like a great thing, right?

Kindle Daily Deal: The Boy Who Said No (and others)


  1. I watched the Giller Prize broadcast the other night. I was happy to see that four of the shortlist are already available digitally in the US with Tell by Itani available for preorder for January. By the time the sixth book is available, I suspect I will have forgotten all about it but this is a big improvement over years past. Not that I have plans to read all of them but geo-restrictions drive me crazy. Why the US publishers didn’t bump publication dates up as soon as the longlist was announced is beyond me. I swear I’m not the only litfic reader around here that gets most of my news from CBC.

    PS: Itani’s The Deafening is on sale to US readers at Amazon for $1.99. That one I did buy.

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