NaNoWriMo – E-Book battles and more


National Novel Writing Month – or NaNoWriMo happens every November – Hundreds of thousands of aspiring writers take the challenge: 50,000 words in 30 days! Complete a novel in just under a month!

Follow the NaNoWriMo blog for more information – or sign-up here. In the meantime, mark your calendars, Ferndalians, for November 16th — see above^

In the meantime, there’s writer-related news bits to chew on:
Why are writers being curbed by NSA surveillance?
–The L.A. Times responds to a recent PEN America study that found “Chilling Results” –writers spooked into self-censoring by the NSA.

But in more reassuring news, the Huffington Post shows us that: Writing Can Transform Your Health


Meanwhile… in eBook News

Picture1“E-Books in Libraries, 2013 Has Been a Year of Small Victories and Bigger Battles”
The bigger battles, here, are often waged by Public Libraries, as its consistently challenging to keep up with all the models and services.
–As best as we can, here at FPL, we’ll continue striving to serve our eReading audience as best we can -via our econtent provider – OverDrive Media

And then in random book news:

The Library of Congress has officially opened The Seth MacFarlane Collection of Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan Archive

The processed collection comprises 1,705 archival boxes of notebooks, as well as “report cards, extensive correspondence with scientists and other major figures of the 20th century, drafts of scientific papers, books, articles…” -donated to LOC through the generosity of Emmy Award-winner MacFarlane (of Family Guy fame).

Finally, we’re sorry if this gets the ubiquitious song stuck in your head…
Ylvis’s YouTube hit The Fox becomes children’s book
Much-watched song by Norwegian musical comedy duo due out in US as illustrated story


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