News This Week (June 19th)

Every week Logos employees collect the most interesting news bits from the book and music world…

A visual application of Ulysses is censored by Apple, then rethought.

Eoin Colfer is writing adult fiction.

What Americans used to read.

What to do when your co-author is accused of murder for hire?

Borders is struggling.

Ghostwriting is no longer shameful.

What if you only read what you bought as a teenager?

Amazon continues to strong-arm publishers.

Publisher’s Weekly now has an iPhone/iPad app.

David Eagleman’s Sum gets a boost from Stephen Fry.

The new USB typewriter.

The Wizard of OZ will become a community sourced audiobook.

On having a rare book addiction.

Science fiction publisher Tor is making many of it’s bestselling 2009 books free e-books.

Poet David Chaloner dies at 65.

Alan Moore drops out of the Gorillaz opera collaboration.

Food guide publisher Egon Ronay dies at 94.

Jack Kerouac’s typewriter is up for auction.

A woman is caught pouring mayonnaise in a book drop.

Who was the real Holly Golightly?

A real book thief.

On words.

Hans Fallada’s Every Man Dies Alone becomes an accidental success.

An impassioned plea for picture books.

Scott Pilgrim will hit the silver screen and the arcade.

David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas is being adapted for the silver screen.

Andrei Bely’s Petersberg is called the Russian Ulysses, among others.

The success of Steig Larsson’s series has publishers searching for more.

Google will scan 400,000 copyright-free Australian books.

10 adult books for kids.

A Harry Potter theme park opens in Florida.

Nick Hornby is working on an album with Ben Folds.

Clive Owen will play Ernest Hemingway in a new HBO series.

See a retrospective of Julian Hanshaw’s images.

Neil Young’s album, Greendale, will become a graphic novel.

Portuguese writer and Nobel laureate José Saramago dies at 87, the world remembers:

The Guardian UK (piece 1) (piece 2)

The New York Times (piece 1) (piece 2)


Read an interview with Grant Morrison.


Janina Larenas is the book buyer for the New Book Department. She is a printmaker and book artist who works with a variety of mediums to create narrative imagery. Her pieces range from stickers and posters to science illustration, embroidery to zines, often merging technical crafts with fine art presentation.