Monday, June 22, 2009

Rewind. Recap.

The week that was...

On World Music Day (21st June), we were offering a FREE book download of 'How the Earth was Filled with Music'. Click here to download your copy of the book. We also put up some illustrations from our books under a Creative Commons license. You can find them on our Flickr account. Feel free to remix them and create your own story. We also hope to make our blog as multilingual as our books and did a test post on the different Indic languages our blog can support.

An Israeli newspaper conducted an experiment where they allowed writers and poets to run the newspaper for a day. Every week, Free Reads is making free CC-licensed fantasy short stories available for kids. Catherynne M. Valente is putting up one chapter a week of her YA fantasy book, The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making, on her website for free. 'FREE: The Future of a Radical Price' is also giving away 150 books before it is launched next month. R. Sriram's paper 'Understanding the Demand Drivers of Books in India' made for an insightful and interesting read. June 16th was Bloomsday : a day to commemorate the life of James Joyce and relive the events in his novel Ulysses. We found two hotels which are spreading some book love to their guests and also learned what one college campus thought about e-textbooks. Meanwhile, Jeffrey Archer rewrote a book to appeal to the newer generation. If you like words, check out this post on hard words, invented words and beautiful words. Check out our Twittering Thursday post for some interesting links from our Twitter account.

Lastly, start your Monday with a chuckle and watch this stop motion animation made from a musical score.

Image Source: doug88888


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