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Weekly Roundup for 6/28/13


Every Friday, the Akashic team highlights industry news, reviews, and features from around the web. This week’s roundup comes to you from Akashic interns Melissa Bean and Gabriella Balza.

Even though you’re not supposed to judge a book by its cover, that doesn’t mean you can’t judge the cover alone. Take a look at what Design Observer called the 50 Best Book Covers of 2012 and see if you agree with any of their picks. (We were happy to see our friends over at Melville House on this list!)

What’s in a name? The Millions takes a look at the literary background behind some names, even the newest addition to the Kardashian Clan, North West.

Huffington Post Books posts a snarky infographic that dispels the misconception that a book’s process from author to shelf is a simple one.

YA author John Green called the traditional publishing process a “tireless and committed collaboration” that ultimately gives readers better products in the end. Read some of the speech that made many publishers, editors, and agents sigh with relief.

Google Maps now has an app that allows you to place your literary landmarks to their corresponding locations.  Let the artsy Facebook check-ins begin!

The fact that fan fiction can now be bought and sold serves as an excuse to to watch as many reruns as possible of all those Honey Boo Boo episodes without feeling bad about it.

Tim Burton will be directing Ransom Riggs’s Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children!

Need a refreshing literary analysis? Check out Thug Notes as “Sparky Sweets” tells us about “[his] girl Harper” (AKA Harper Lee).

Posted: Jun 28, 2013

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