Click My Link! January 28, 2013
Just in! Winners of the ALA Youth Media Awards!
Via Publishers Weekly, The Most Anticipated Books of Spring 2013. (Nicely broken down by genre.)
Hilary Mantel on having her Thomas Cromwell novels adapted by the RSC. (Video.)
The Failure of Book Trailers, and the Rare Exception. (I've still never seen a book trailer--H.)
Our friend Kristi (@booksnyarn) wrote a post on the recent news about Macmillan and library ebooks.
How SF author Jeremiah Tolbert recommends books (a dose of Reader's Advisory for your morning).
Speaking of Reader's Advisory, here's a post from AbeBooks on Dragons in Literature.
My friend Caro used pictures to illustrate weeding the print reference collection at Hampshire College.
B&N plans to trim number of stores by a third in the next decade. (Diminishing number of physical bookstores will have increasing impact on libraries.)
Shelf Awareness has your AAP September numbers. (Mass market steadily dropping and yet....patrons still have mighty love for them here.)
10 reasons why poetry is NOT dead. (It still goes out here, but very selectively.)
E-book business models: A scorecard for public libraries. (Lots of info here.)
Pride & Prejudice at 200! Take the quiz.
Caroline Kennedy sings the praises of libraries at #ALAMW13.
The publisher's anxiety at the electronic book. (For all the people who ask: What are they so worried about?)
A cool appeal for support for the Dekalb Public Library expansion.
10 things you may not know about the Newbery Award. (I guarantee you I knew none of these things.)
Just for Fun!
From io9, 11 Preposterously Manly Fantasy Series--there's a lot to disagree with here.