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Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 8 | Canadian Release

dwkThe Diary of a Wimpy Kid book 8 has a Canadian release date of NOVEMBER 5th, 2013! A few weeks ago Abrams Books released an original image by Jeff Kinney (seen here), which featured Greg Heffley under an umbrella being bombarded by raining eight balls. The image is a subtle hint of what fans can expect in the new book.

"Never in my wildest dreams did I think that Greg Heffley's stories would be enjoyed by this many kids around the world," said Kinney in a statement. "I'm incredibly excited that ABRAMS is launching the newest Diary of a Wimpy Kid book with an international release of this size."

The other books in the series include Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever, and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel. Jeff Kinney has also written and illustrated The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book and The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary.

First published in 2007, Diary of a Wimpy Kid has been widely praised for its ability to turn reluctant readers on to books. More than 85 million DWK books are in print in over 44 territories; three movies based on the series have grossed more than $250 million and The Wimpy Kid Island on poptropica.com, a virtual world for kids, remains one of the most visited on the site.

For more information on the global release of the book visit: http://www.abramsbooks.com/wimpykid8pr.html

AGO Event with MID-CENTURY MODERN author Judith Miller

Join us Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. for an hour of fascinating conversation about Judith Miller’s life with antiques and a glimpse into her latest book heralding design from the 1940s to 1960s. Miller’s Mid-Century Modern (Mitchell Beazley, 978-1845336936) is a comprehensive and critical guide to one of the most exciting periods in design history and one of the hottest design trends of the moment. This invaluable book covers all of the most iconic designs and designers emanating from the 1940s to 1960s and explores the most desirable furniture, ceramics, glass, metalware, interiors and textiles from the period. The event will take place at the AGO (317 Dundas street W) visit http://artmatters.ca/wp/2012/10/designtalk-judith-miller-and-mid-century-modern-in-shopago/ for more information.

Industry Legend Touring This Fall

author tour
Doug Gibson
author of Stories About Storytellers

Doug Gibson’s new book Stories About Storytellers (ECW, 9781770410688), is described in the July/August 2011 Fall Preview issue of Q&Q as “at once an insider’s take on the politics of Canadian publishing and a literary tour of an important era in Canadian letters from one of the industry’s living legends.” This fall Mr. Gibson is touring across Canada as a one-man show and will entertain crowds with stories about the authors he got to know well in the course of his career as an Editor and Publisher like Pierre Trudeau who lead him (“Run!”) into a whizzing stream of traffic that almost crushed both of them and Alice Munro who credits him with keeping her writing short stories when the world demanded novels.  18 tour dates have already been confirmed including WordFest (Oct.15), Vancouver International Writers Fest (Oct. 18), and International Festival of Authors (Oct. 22). Please email us for more information about bookings!

Dates Confirmed:

Sun. Sept 25th, Toronto ON Word on the Street: Vibrant Voices of Ontario tent Official bookseller: University of Toronto Bookstore   Wed. Oct 12, Winnipeg MB McNally Robinson, Grant Park location   Thurs. Oct 13, Saskatoon SK Saskatoon McNally Robinson

Fri. Oct 14, Edmonton AB LitFest 12noon – 1pm downtown mall 7pm-9pm Main Stage event, Milner Public Library Theatre, signing in lobby Official bookseller, Audrey’s Books

Sat. Oct 15/Sun. Oct.16, Calgary AB WordFest Official bookseller: Pages On Kensington   Tues. Oct 18, Vancouver BC 8.00PM Vancouver International Writers Fest, Improv Centre Bookseller: Kidsbooks   Sat. Oct 22, Toronto ON International Festival of Authors

Sun. Oct 23, Ottawa ON Ottawa International Writers Fest Official bookseller:  David Dolan, tel: 613-222-5490

Thurs. Nov 3, St. Catherine’s ON Brock University Bookseller: Shelley Martin, Brock's bookstore

Wed. Nov 9. Waterloo ON Bookseller: Wordsworth Books

Saturday, November 12, Kingston ON 2pm – 4pm Indigo 259 Princess St, Kingston

Fri Nov 18/Sat Nov 19, Ottawa ON 6pm-7pm Association of Canadian Studies, annual conference   Sun Nov 20, Montreal QC Books & Breakfast Librairie Paragraphe Bookstore

Tues. Nov 22, Windsor ON University of Windsor bookstore Martin Deck: 519.253.3000 x3726

Wed Nov 23, Sarnia ON 7pm Library Auditorium The Bookkeeper, Susan Chamberlain 519-337-3171

Thurs. Nov 24, London ON 300-seat Wolf Hall at Central Library Official bookseller: Mark Pittman, Oxford Book Shop tel. 519-438-8336   Wed Nov 30, Toronto ON LRC Gardiner Museum Lunch Event Series

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Twitter and publishing: a marriage made in heaven

Twitter and publishing"New research conducted by the Social Media Usability Group shows that 83% of publishing professionals, given a straight choice between Twitter and their partners, would choose Twitter. One enthusiastic editor confirmed the sentiment 'Twitter is like the good old days of publishing; great fun and no one really knows what's going on' and goes on to say 'my wife tweeted to me that she'd like to talk IRL, TBH I thought WTF....it's caused quite a #rift'." Read the rest of this story at FutureBook.net.

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