The weekly web ramble (11/4)

Links from the web jungle


– A new Library Journal survey proves libraries DO boost book sales

– Peter Jackson talks 3-D in his latest vlog on the making of The Hobbit

– If you’ve ever wondered why there’s nothing good on TV, this all-too-accurate satire from one of the writers of ABC’s Pan-Am has your answer:


Jim Butcher shares the most important thing an aspiring author needs to know

– Mary Robinette Kowal drops a few hints about her three upcoming Shades of Milk and Honey books

– A slew of NaNoWriMo advice from Scott Westerfeld and Justline Larbarlestier 

– Kirkus Reviews interviews Tamora Pierce

– A dose of Halloween cheer from Mira Grant:


– Read the first chapter of Cinder by Marissa Meyer 

– Check out the first chapter of The Doomsday Vault by Steven Harper 

– From, read Hello, Moto, a new short story from Nnedi Okorafor

– Check out the first chapter of A Million Suns by Beth Revis