Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Book News, In Brief

Would-be writers might want to continue delaying their would-be books, as publishers are putting a "temporary halt" on acquisitions.

When a star decides to 'write' an autobiography, just what sort of hell does that mean for the slumming ghostwriter? The Guardian UK asks seven ghostwriters to tell their side of the story.

Just in time for Thanksgiving, The Wall Street Journal has made a list of The Best Rare Books On Americana. Then again, we're in the midst of a recession, so maybe recommending rare and expensive tomes isn't so timely.

The Guardian UK has a list of this year's nominees for the Bad Sex Award. What's the Bad Sex Award? An only-in-England literary prize for the year's worst erotic writing. Making good better, the Guardian UK have cut and pasted the offending/award winning sex scenes!