Friday, July 4, 2008

Friday's Finds - News and Giveaways (4 July)

Happy 4th of July, my friends!!

Here are Book News / Giveaways galore for this weekend. I'm always happy to promote books, authors and other book bloggers. So if you have something to share (news, reviews, giveaways etc), just let me know via the contact form (link above in the menu bar, above the header) or email me at abookblogger at gmail dot com with the details.

I'll be back on Monday with more (or earlier if I find something I must share!). Happy book-end!


Check out 'BOOK LOVERS FOR THE CURE' over at Lisa Roe's.Enter the contest to win a free signed copy of Dr. Lisa's excellent book over there. 

Must-read: this article written by the co-authors of the Nanny Diaries: “Guide to Surviving the Surviving.” It’s a light hearted piece on how to deal with the personality changes that often occur of a relative diagnosed, and now surviving cancer.

Hurry up and enter Katrina's regular Monday giveaway (which ends this Sunday and a new one begins the Monday after as always) where the prize is any book mentioned on her site.

While newspapers are slashing book coverage, CNBC is adding. Besides featuring over 30 authors on air last year, they just launched the Bullish On Books blog edited by Senior Producer Gloria McDonough-Taub.

To win a copy of WITCH EMBER and THE RAVEN, visit J. Kaye's Book Blog and post a comment on her reviews of WITCH EMBER and THE RAVEN. A comment on one enters you once; comment on both and be entered twice.

Night Shade Books is proud to announce the publication of Walter Jon Williams' new novel, Implied Spaces. To celebrate the release of the book—which Kirkus Reviews describes as “an intelligent, delicate and precise novel of real depth: a pleasure to read, an undertaking to savor"—Night Shade has posted a self-contained excerpt from the book on their website.

Bookfool is giving away an autographed copy of The Questory of Root Karbunkulus.

Each Week CNN puts up first chapters of books in various genres. Currently you can read Grisham's A Painted House, and some others.

A gently used copy of A Wedding in December is up for grabs at everyday life.

DreamWorks Studios has acquired the film rights to "The 39 Clues," a mystery series-online game that Scholastic will debut in September. Spielberg, director of "Jaws," "Schindler's List" and the "Indiana Jones" films, says he's hoping to direct.

Laura Moriarty's Rest of Her Life is being given away by The Tome Traveller

Marianne Mancusi and Liz Maverick are famous for the costumes they wear to romance conventions, and this year, they made the shift to video. Now they're inviting readers to create their own costumes, based on characters in books published by Dorchester, for cash prizes and free books. Prizes will be awarded in the historical, paranormal, and romance categories, plus one for overall creative

The Cynsations grand prize giveaways for July are two signed copies of Wake by Lisa McMann.

*NEW* Scholastic Summer Kit Giveaway. Ends July 15.

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