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Archive for October, 2011

Dick Estate Lawsuit

The Philip K. Dick estate has filed suit against Media Rights Capital, which bought the rights to Dick’s “Adjustment Team” in 2009. The estate claims MRC owes them half a million dollars and a percentage of profits from the 2011 film The Adjustment Bureau. MRC now claims the story’s copyright has lapsed, citing a 1954 […]

World Fantasy 2011 Winners

The World Fantasy Awards winners were announced at this year’s World Fantasy Convention, held October 27-30, 2011 in San Diego CA. (Lifetime Achievement winners are announced in advance of the event). Winners are: Best Novel Who Fears Death, Nnedi Okorafor (DAW) Zoo City, Lauren Beukes (Jacana South Africa; Angry Robot) The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, N.K. Jemisin […]

Neil Gaiman Presents

Audible has launched a new curated imprint, Neil Gaiman Presents, as part of their ACX (Audiobook Creation Exchange) platform, which helps rightsholders find narrators and producers to create audiobooks. Gaiman says, “I’ve picked books I loved and wanted more people to find, and worked as closely as I could with each author to find just […]

New E-Book Imprint, InterMix, Launched by Berkley/NAL

Beginning in January 2012, Berkley/NAL, the mass-market division of Penguin, will launch a new e-book imprint called InterMix. Focusing on genres common among mass-market titles, such as women’s fiction, romance, mystery/ thrill, and science fiction, InterMix plans to release a mix of titles from new authors and reprints. All InterMix titles will be given new […]

Dreamhaven To Close Brick-and-Mortar Store

Esteemed Minneapolis, MN bookstore DreamHaven announced that they are closing their retail location at the end  of January 2012.  In a note sent to the DreamHaven Catalog email list, owner Greg Ketter described the situation: “It’s been a tough decision but in-store business has all but disappeared. Mail order shouldn’t change too much because of […]

Monica Hughes Award Launched

A new award for Canadian children’s literature, the Monica Hughes Award, has been launched by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre and will be sponsored by HarperCollins Canada. The award is in memorandum of children’s SF writer Monica Hughes, who passed away in 2003, and will include a $5,000 cash prize. The first award is scheduled […]

2012 TAFF Ballot Now Open

The Trans-Atlantic Fan Fund has announced candidates for its 2012 TAFF Fund ballot. Winners will attend the 2012 EasterCon in London April 6-9, 2012, and will administer TAFF for two years. The nominees are: Warren Buff (nominated by James Bacon, Paul Cornell, Chris Garcia, Tim Illingworth and Lloyd Penney), Kim G. Kofmel (nominated by Flick, […]

Books-A-Million Pulls DC Titles

Following in the footsteps of Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million announced they will no longer sell print versions of the 100 graphic novel titles that DC plans to release exclusively in digital form on the new Amazon Kindle Fire next month. Books-A-Million president Terry Finley said, “We will not promote titles in our stores… if publishers […]

Howe Steps Down as BFS Chair

Following the controversy over his possible conflict of interest regarding some winners of the British Fantasy Awards, David Howe has resigned his position as Chairman of the British Fantasy Society. Statements from both BFS President Ramsey Campbell and now-acting BFS Chairman Graham Joyce followed the resignation. Campbell’s statement exonerates Howe of any wrongdoing: Following the […]

Amazon Launches SF/Fantasy Imprint: 47North’s publishing division has announced a new SF/fantasy/horror imprint, 47North. The imprint has announced their first 15 titles, to be released in late 2011 and early 2012. Upcoming books include Against the Light by Dave Duncan (January 2012); The Mongoliad: Book One by Neal Stephenson & Greg Bear (April 2012); and Further: Beyond the Threshold by Chris Roberson (May 2012). Titles […]

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