Free Audiobooks for Kids From Audible


The links below are to articles reporting on free audiobooks on offer from Audible for kids while schools are closed.

For more visit:
https://ebookfriendly.com/hundreds-audible-audiobooks-free-coronavirus-pandemic/
https://goodereader.com/blog/audiobooks/audible-offering-hundreds-of-kids-audiobooks-for-free
https://bookriot.com/2020/03/19/audible-launches-audible-stories-for-children-and-teens-while-school-is-out/

New Ebook Embargo for Libraries: Update


The links below are to articles reporting on some recent updates regarding the new ebooks embargo put in place for libraries by publishers such as Macmillan and Random House.

For more visit:
https://www.booksandpublishing.com.au/articles/2020/03/19/147923/macmillan-lifts-library-embargo-for-new-release-ebooks/
https://goodereader.com/blog/digital-library-news/here-are-the-new-ebook-terms-from-random-house-and-macmillan

Pet Names Writers Have Given Their Pets


The link below is to an article that takes a look at some names (and the story behind the names) that writers have given to their pets.

For more visit:
https://lithub.com/the-stories-behind-15-of-the-best-names-famous-writers-gave-to-their-pets/

George R. R. Martin in the Midst of the Coronavirus Pandemic


As the world waits for George R. R. Martin to complete his epic fantasy series, the ink below is to an article that seeks to reassure readers that he is well (for the moment) in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic and continuing to write.

For more visit:
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/mar/18/i-feel-fine-george-rr-martin-reassures-fans-from-self-isolation

Now Is Not the Time – The Coronavirus Novel


Over at the Amazon bestsellers list, you’ll often find a number of books reflective of the times or some event/s currently taking place, whether that is a death of a celebrity, an historical moment remembered or even a current crisis unfolding. The link below is to an article pointing out that now is probably not the time to write and release that coronavirus novel you have pieced together.

For more visit:
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/17/books/review/sloane-crosley-pandemic-novel-coronavirus.html