Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Book News, In Brief

And the 10 Most Challenged Books of 2008 were...

A teaser poster for the second Twilight film, New Moon, has been leaked to the web. And by 'teaser,' I mean, 'Dude is such a tease.'

Stardoc author, Sheila Kelly, has posted a depressing bit of dream-killer over at the Genereality Blog: The (Fiscal) Reality of a NYTimes Bestseller.

The oldest dust jacket known to prehensile thumbed man was recently found in a library at Oxford University. Funny, it looks sorta like McSweeney's web page.

A new iPhone app has been released which deals specifically with indie bookstores. It allows you to browse the Indie Next List and Indie Bestseller Lists, search for any in-print book with the option to buy it online from the indie bookstore of your choice, and comes equipped with a 'Store Finder' feature which locates indie bookstores in your area.
Related: MediaBistro reports, Book Applications Increase 280 Percent