Saturday, July 25, 2009

And this is why I like my Paper books!!

This morning while drinking my morning java and browsing the new issue of Maclean's Magazine, I came across an interesting article in the "Good News / Bad News" section. It was about how went in to its customers Kindle accounts and simply deleted 2 books from their customers accounts.

You can read the article below;


Hard to know which is more's willingness to flout the privacy of people using its Kindle electronic readers, or its imperviousness to irony. The world's biggest online bookseller floored Kindle users when a major publisher changed its mind about allowing an electronic edition of two of its books to go out. Numerous copies had already been sold, so Amazon simply went into its customers' Kindle accounts, electronically deleted the books and credited the customners with refunds. The titles in question? 1984 and Animal Farm, by George Orwell.
Maclean's Aug 3rd, 2009

Monday, July 20, 2009

Author Signing July 29 2:30-4:30

Paul Schultz will be signing copies of his book The Fuhrer Virus on July 29 from 2:30-4:30.
Set during the summer of 1941, this is the story of a conspiracy hatched by a cabal of German officers and their American supporters to secretly infect Adolf Hitler with a virus that will render the Nazi dictator comatose for a crucial period of weeks.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Will Ferguson knows who we are!!!

From CBC BookClub Live Chat with Will Ferguson author of Why I Hate Canadians, Bastards & Boneheads: Canada's Glorious Leaders Past and Present, Happiness, Beauty Tips From Moose Jaw and Spanish Fly to name a few.

[Comment From Chat Noir Books]
Do you find yourself hunted and hounded by people who didn't/don't get "Why I Hate Canadians"?
Will Ferguson: Chat Noir? In New Liskeard?/
[Comment From Chat Noir Books]
yeah ;)
Will Ferguson:

One of the great things about being Canadian is that we live in one of the few countries in the world (Australia would be another possible one) where a book titled "Why I Hate Them" is assumed to be tongue-in-cheek. With Canada, it was sort of like titling a book "Why I Hate Bambi's Mother."/

Will Ferguson: I should explain. I lived in New Liskeard when I was with Canada World Youth. (Actually, in Haileybury with Candy Keith and Graham Gambles. I was volunteering at the agricultural college.)/

OKAY - Seriously, that is pretty cool. Will Ferguson knows who we are!!!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Joseph Boyden in Toro magazine

There's a great interview with our favourite author crush Joseph Boyden (I admit some of us here may be more smitten with his lovely wife Amanda) in Toro magazine.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Order of Canada

Jay Ingram host of Daily Planet and author of several books including Daily Planet Book Of Cool Ideas has been appointed to the Order of Canada. Congratulations!