Posted on June 24, 2024 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Catch up quick with the bookish news of the past few days ... or take a deeper dive into each story. Your choice!

  • The 2024 Locus Awards were announced last weekend; winners include System Collapse by Martha Wells (science fiction novel), Witch King by Martha Wells (fantasy novel), A House with Good Bones by T. Kingfisher (horror novel), Promises Stronger Than Darkness by Charlie Jane Anders (young adult novel), and The Saint of Bright Doors by Vajra Chandrasekera (first novel).

  • A leaked document says that in 2022, Amazon sold more than 70 percent of all books, regardless of format, in the United States; Book Riot’s post has links to the original reporting and an analysis, both of which require subscriptions. 

  • Perhaps not surprisingly, Amazon is facing a proposed class-action lawsuit; author Christine DeMaio filed the suit, saying that Amazon has monopolized the audiobook retail market, causing authors to overpay for distribution (Reuters). 

  • Percival Everett is coming to the big screen again; his latest novel, James, has been picked up by Universal Pictures, with Steven Spielberg as executive producer and potentially Taika Waititi as director (Variety).

  • Susanna Clarke’s Piranesi is also being adapted, albeit as a stop-motion animated feature (IndieWire). 

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