Here are Book News / Giveaways 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 :).
Blood Muse has five paperback copies courtesy of The Wheel of Darkness by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child to give away. Enter before August 1st.
From LA Times: IDW Publishing, a comics company best known for horror titles (most notably "30 Days of Night") and adaptations of movies and television shows, is going into the beltway world by publishing "Presidential Material: Barack Obama" and "Presidential Material: John McCain," a pair of graphic novels that chronicle the life of the two men who both want to be riding on Air Force One for four years.
Alea is having her first ever book giveaway for the book Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison. She's asking entrants to share the funniest book they have read this summer. Enter before August 2nd.
From Cnet: Sony one-ups Kindle by announcing on Thursday that its Reader Digital Book will be able to read electronic books published using the .epub format that many of the largest book publishers are using. Until now, Sony's e-book reader could only read books available from the Sony e-book store, PDF documents, and DRM-free text. Starting next month, the new PRS-505 Sony Reader model will be able to access secure DRM- and non-DRM-protected content in the .epub format, formerly called the Open eBook format. (Here's a review of the device.)
And don't forget to enter Teresa's “What Should I Read Next?” Giveaway. Make your suggestion for the August giveaway by July 31. It's a huge list, so choose well!
Through July 27, Tor.com offers 24 sci-fi and fantasy eBooks as free downloads. They're available in several formats, including .pdf, Mobipocket, and HTML. Notables include Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson, Battlestar Galactica by Jeffrey A. Carver, Sun of Suns by Karl Schroeder, Crystal Rain by Tobias Buckell, and more.
Booking Mama is currently giving away a copy of Stone Creek by Victoria Lustbader.
From the Writing Life: Beginning tomorrow, and running through August 4th, Farrar, Straus and Giroux and Macmillan Audio will be offering the audio edition of Thomas Friedman's The World Is Flat for free. Listeners will receive the audiobook in three easy-to-download sections, and soon after that, as an added bonus, will also receive an exclusive prepublication audio excerpt of Friedman's Hot, Flat, And Crowded: Why We Need A Green Revolution And How It Can Renew America. Farrar, Straus and Giroux will release the new book on September 8th.
Up for Grabs has an ARC copy of The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent to give one lucky reader.
The top 3 best-sellers according to USA Today on Thursday were:
1. "Twilight" by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown)
2. "The Shack" by William P. Young (Windblown Media)
3. "New Moon" by Stephenie Meyer (Little Brown for Young Readers)
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Ordinarily I'd have posted this on Monday. But I figured you guys would have fun finding the answers over the weekend, hence this addition. Here goes: In celebration of the release of Sherrilyn Kenyon's ACHERON, Anna is running a Dark-Hunter Contest. It will run from July 25th-August 5th. The prize will be a box full of Dark-Hunter goodies!!! The winner will be announced on August 5th at midnight. Good Luck! Link - http://annavivian.blogspot.com/2008/07/dark-hunter-contest.html
Don't forget my Author Guest Post : Jasmin Rosemberg (and a GIVEAWAY!)