Book News — Thursday, 2nd June, 2011

  • Justice LeagueDC is hoping to bring in new readers with a bold move.  Starting August 31st with Justice League #1 they’ll be relaunching every single one of their titles.  From blastr.
  • Shakespeare will be getting even more attention than usual next year in the UKs cultural celebration taking place in celebration of the Olympics.  From The Guardian.
  • Dark Horse are teaming up with some brick-and-mortar businesses to distribute free digital content.   The promotion launches in July, and continues through September, with a Buffy the Vampire Slayer related story the August freebie.  So make sure you visit your local comic book shop to find out if they’re participating.  From Digital Spy.
  • A global book club has launched online thanks to the power of Twitter.  From The Guardian.
  • A truly frightening statistic: 3 in 10 children in the UK do not own a single book.  What’s really frightening is it likely even worse here in the United States.  From The Guardian.
  • The Guardian asks if Science Fiction is sexist.
  • With such a rich history to draw from, and so many more books being published in the 20th and 21st centuries, why do we focus so much attention on 19th century novels?  From The Guardian.