Monday, March 2, 2009

Book News, In Brief

In anticipation of the adaptation's upcoming release, Super Punch has compiled their favorite Watchmen links.

Are you an author who would rather spend time with your fictional creations than with your real-life significant other? I think you're creepy, but The Book Deal approves!

Books on the Nightstand has a piece about Fables, a members only bar that's home to Nova Scotia's Loquacious Compendium Book Club. Warning: You'll get a buzz from the photos alone.

Sunday's BoingBoing featured a post about Brain Harvest, a new short story site aimed at science fiction fans with A.D.D. All B.H. stories are 750 words or less (guaranteed!), and the site plans on adding similarly skimpy news, reviews and interviews in the coming weeks.

Amazon has capitulated to criticism from the Author's Guild, reversing their stance on the Kindle 2's text-to-speech function. According to Publisher's Weekly, the big A will give publishers and authors the choice over whether or not to enable the awkward, Stephen Hawking-sounding feature.