Saturday, June 25, 2011

Saturday Link Salad

It's that time of week folks, time to grab a cup of coffee and catch up on the news of the week!


-The biggest buzz of the week was certainly the Pottermore reveal, which turns out was really a Pottermore tease as the site doesn't come online until October.  Information released about the site talks about it being an interactive experience with the stories, with new and "hoarded" materials from Rowling as well as the official place to purchase the ebooks.


Honestly you have to read at least a half a dozen of the interviews with her to figure out the scope of the site as it's not all spelled out on her Youtube announcement .  So if you didn't read all the news make sure to check some of these out: msn entertainment article, usa today.com article, and this msn video interview with Rowling.  For by far the most comprehensive info on Rowling and Pottermore, including video, Press release and screen shots, make sure to check out the Leaky Cauldron.


If you head over to Pottermore.com you can register your email to be alerted on Harry Potters Birthday (also Rowlings) to sign up for early entry into the site.  The Rumor mill is abounding with all sorts of exotic extras that will be included for those folks, but likely as not you'll just be a test user to get buzz going.


-At Lesley Livingston's launch party for Once Every Never, she announced two more books in the series.  Titled: Every Never After and Now and for Never, and published by Penguin Canada.  This cleared up some confusion for me as I was so sure when she originally announced this book she had mentioned it being a series, but then I read the book and thought I must have misunderstood.  So voila! It is going to be a series.  


I reviewed Once Every Never earlier this week, so make sure to check it out if you haven't already.


-Finally, if you live in Toronto and would like to hook up with fellow book bloggers for events, coffee and such Amy of Amy Reads has the sign up for you! Head on over to her site an fill in her form and hopefully we can all get together soon (virtual or in person!).  

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