*+-A poll by Gallup reveals South Korea’s favorite foreign novelist was, surprise, French SF author Bernard Werber, followed by Murakami and Hemingway.
*+-J.K. Rowling has accepted an apology and a charitable donation from the law firm which revealed she wrote The Cuckoo’s Calling using a pseudonym.
*+-After it was revealed that JK Rowling wrote the crime novel, The Cuckoo’s Calling, under pseudonym Robert Galbraith, book sales on Amazon have spiked by 507,000 percent.
*+-It was disconcerting the first time I came across words like ‘masturbation’ (or worse) in a Rowling text. Should she even KNOW those words? But the novel works.
*+-With no Spanish translation of The Casual Vacancy available, fans are taking matters into their own hands and crowdsourcing a pirate translation.
*+-As of last month, Harry Potter became available in e-book editions exclusively through Pottermore, and are available in French, German, Spanish and Italian.
*+-Jesse Potash, founder of PUBSLUSH, explains how his new publishing company marries crowdsourcing with altruism, and serves as a tribute to J.K. Rowling.
*+-The number of teen and YA publishing sites has proliferated in the past year. Here we survey the scene, looking at what works and why.
*+-A brief look at some of this past week’s most notable publishing news stories covers Pottermore, e-readers vs. tablets, library e-books and taxes.