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Weekly Roundup for 8/2/13


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.

Cats have been getting plenty of attention around the Akashic office as of late because of the forthcoming Simon’s Cat vs. the World, but that doesn’t mean we don’t  love dogs! This week, Publishers Weekly featured an article about beloved literary dogs.  (We’ve always had a soft spot for Because of Winn-Dixie.)

Scholastic has unveiled new illustrated covers for the Harry Potter series in honor of its 15th US anniversary. If you line up all of the seven books, you get an image of the Hogwarts Castle across the spines—an excellent reason for going out and repurchasing all seven books.

Independent bookstore owners have made their disappointment with President Obama’s visit to an Amazon factory clear. Ann Patchett, owner of Parnassus Books in Nashville, Tennessee, invited Obama to her store in an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal. Where do you stand?

Did you know you can vote on a haiku to be sent on the MAVEN mission to Mars? This is probably going to be the closest any of us will get to space travel.

The New York Times featured an article about the many varieties of disappointment you can experience when meeting your literary idols.

An 8-year-old girl and 10-year-old girl are having their book of rules published by Simon & Schuster. We find the “don’t bite the dentist” rule to be incredibly wise and true.

With all this summer heat, some “War and Peach” or “Clockwork Orange Creamsicle” sounds too good to not be real!

Did you miss the H.N.I.C. Book Launch at powerHouse Arena? See photos from the event here.

Posted: Aug 2, 2013

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