Link-N-Blogs: Jan 11

“Whenever I open one of your emails it’s like you’re right there next to me, whispering your most personal computer virus into my hard drive.”–Benson Bruno

  1. A Novel’s Worth of Email: According to this article from The Atlantic, the average person writes a novel’s worth of emails in a year. If your job’s main form of communication is email, I can easily see this being the case—maybe even a few novels’ worth in some cases.
  2. Bestselling Books of 2012: Publisher’s Weekly has compiled a list of the bestselling books through both Amazon and Nielson sales reports. Check to see if your favorites made any of the lists!
  3. Most Anticipated books of 2013: Now that we’re done with 2012, time to look forward to the 2013 books! The Millions website has listed some of their most anticipated books. What releases are you looking forward to this year?
  4. Happy Meal Books: McDonalds in the UK has reached a deal with the National Literacy Trust to give away books as prizes in their Happy Meals instead of toys. Read the full article from The Guardian to find out more. Don’t you wish that McDonalds in the US were doing this as well?
  5. Notable Deaths: Finally, we end on a sad note. Publisher’s Weekly has released their list of the publishing industry’s notable deaths of 2012, which include author favorites Ray Bradbury, Maeve Binchy, and many more.

“I don’t have ugly ducklings turning into swans in my stories. I have ugly ducklings turning into confident ducks.”—Maeve Binchy