Night Owls Lineup
The NINC Night Owls tradition continues with a few old favorites and some new topics. If you have something special you’d like to share, please contact Night Owl facilitators Linda Barrett or Debra Salonen.
So far, our line-up includes:
Face Time with Day Leclaire (open to current and former Harlequin authors)
More on the DOJ Case Against Publishers
A settlement was declared by presiding Judge Denise Cote on September 5. The settlement funds were tabulated using categories of bestsellers, frontlist, and backlist books. The settlement amounts are $31.7 million from Hachette, $19.6 million from HarperCollins, and $17.75 million from Simon & Schuster.
The per-unit pricing formula broke down this way:
New York Times bestseller list (Fiction, Non-Fiction, and Advice) = $1.32
E-book refunds for books purchased from April 1, 2010 to May 21, 2012 will be made in checks or credit, provided by the retailers directly to the consumers, following approval from the court. PW Daily
Prose to Images with InkLit
InkLit came out October 1 with Patricia Briggs’s Alpha and Omega: Volume 1, adapted from the 2008 Cry Wolf. Penguin’s Berkley/NAL is making graphic novels out of published print books. This is headed by Richard Johnson, formerly of DC Comics.
Additional future authors include Charlaine Harris, Laurell K. Hamilton, and Karin Slaughter. Johnson is also looking for new material and plans to do some looking at Comic-Con. PW Daily
Shindig Virtual Book Tour
Authors have another choice in video connections with readers when they connect with http://www.shindig.com/. The site allows authors to set up virtual book tours that include book talks, readings, video
streaming and interactive Q&A sessions. Events can be available for up to 1,000 viewers and can be recorded
for later viewing.