Friday News Roundup, November 6, 2009

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Here are some book related stories that have been in the news this week:

Entertainment Weekly has the first chapter of the Twilight parody, Nightlight. (EW)

Mattie Stepanek’s mother, Jeni, has written a new book about his life. Good Morning America has an excerpt. (GMA)

Are ebooks and the price war changing the publishing industry? (PBS)

The family of Stieg Larsson, author of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, is battling over his estate. Things are complicated because he and his girlfriend of 32 years never married and he didn’t leave a will. (The Guardian)

Lucy Maud Montgomery’s final Anne of Green Gables book reveals a darker side of the Blythes. (The Globe and Mail)

10 cool bookends for the bibliophile in your life. The Star Wars trash compactor bookends are awesome. (Oddee)

The top 5 books on the New York Times Hardcover Fiction Bestseller List:
THE LOST SYMBOL, by Dan Brown
THE SCARPETTA FACTOR, by Patricia Cornwell
PURSUIT OF HONOR, by Vince Flynn
NINE DRAGONS, by Michael Connelly
THE HELP, by Kathryn Stockett

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