Welcome to Biting-Edge, a blog shared by authors and vampire experts, Mario Acevedo and Jeanne Stein. We’ll cover urban fantasy, vampires, pop culture, and all things Joss Whedon. Unlike other fantasy blogs, we don’t insist on body cavity searches (unless you ask politely). Snarkiness is most welcome...though we won't promise not to bite back!

Wednesday, January 09, 2013
  Lists, Trailers, And A Cat Who's Not A Rat
Okay, kids, I promised a regular column this week and here it is. Lots going on in the media world. Most of it is wrap-up for the year like this:
  
Abebooks’ Most expensive Sales in 2012



An inscribed first edition of Ian Fleming's Casino Royale, which sold for more than $46,000, was narrowly beaten by a 1603 celestial atlas ($47,729) on AbeBooks annual list of most expensive sales.

Also showcased on the website are the most expensive sales in science, mathematics, children's and YA, art, photography, poetry, maps and atlases, ephemera, travel and exploration, medical, science fiction and fantasy, and books written by world leaders.

The Most Expensive Sales in 2012:
1. Uranometria, Omnium Asterismorum Continens Schemata, Nova Methodo Delineata, Sereis Laminis Expressa by Johann Bayer ($47,729)
2. Casino Royale by Ian Fleming ($46,453)
3. Die Verwandlung (The Metamorphosis) by Franz Kafka ($30,000)
4. A Latin Bible from 1491 ($26,200)
5. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak ($25,000)
6. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott ($25,000)
7. A Polyglot Bible from 1599-1602, edited by Elisa Hutter ($25,000)
8. Livre d'Heures (Book of Hours) ($24,680)
9. Cosmographia by Petrus Apianus ($23,681)
10. Les Ruines de les Splus Beaux Monuments de la Grece by Julien David Le Roy ($23,530)

#  #  #  #

From Word and Film: Great Gatsby trailer—don’t know about this one


#  #  #  #


If you're tired of lists, skip this one. Best Literary Adaptations of 2012.

“Literary filmmaking stands out as a particular bright spot," Word and Film observed in showcasing its choices for best literary adaptations. Argo, Life of Pi, Lincoln are among the works cited.

#  #  #  #


I love stories about indie book stores and their loyal customers.  Songs, too.

#  #  #  #

Did you see this?

The cat’s not talking.. 

Prison guards caught a cat carrying a mobile phone and a saw trying to walk through prison gates in north-east Brazil, it has emerged. The guards saw the white cat walking towards them with tape wrapped around its back and stomach. 

When they looked closer they saw the cat was also carrying drills, an earphone, a memory card, batteries and a phone charger. 

All 263 detainees in the prison of Arapiraca, a city of 215,000 people in the state of Alagoas, are considered suspects in the plot, which is being investigated by local police. 

"It's tough to find out who's responsible for the action as the cat doesn't speak," a prison official told local paper Estado de S Paulo. 

The cat was taken to an animal disease centre to receive medical care. The incident took place on New Year's Day but was first reported by national media on Saturday.

#  #  #  #

From Flavorwire: 10 Grumpiest Living Writers

Look who's Numero Uno:

Bazinga....
 
Comments: Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link



<< Home
www.marioacevedo.com
jeanniestein.com

Biting Edge - Blogged


Marta Acosta
Vampiress.ca
Zombie Defense Tactics
L.A. Banks
Robin Brande
Douglas Clegg
Mary Janice Davidson
Midnight Moon Cafe
P.N. Elrod
Christine Feehan
Andrew Fox
Jasper Fforde
Neil Gaiman
Laurell K. Hamilton
Charlaine Harris
Charlie Huston
Sherrilyn Kenyon
The Midnight Hour
First Offenders
Christopher Moore
Susan Squires
Storytellers Unplugged
Carrie Vaughn
Lynn Viehl
Chelsea Quinn Yarbro


Agent Query
AOL Bookmaven
Bookmouth
Bookseller Chick
Bronze Word
GalleyCat
Guide to Literary Agents
Grumpy Old Bookman
Marcela Landres
Miss Snark
The Neglected Books Page
Preditors and Editors
Pub Rants
Publishers Lunch
Slushpile
Latino Stories


Alt Vampires
Love Vampires Reviews
Bite Me Magazine
Borderlands Bookstore
Dark Carnival Bookstore
Dark Hunter
Horror Writers Assoc.
Kaleighbug Books
Locus Magazine
Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore
Paranormal Fiction
Paranormality Universe
Realm of the Vampires
Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Net
Undead Update
Vampire Genre
Vampire HQ
The Vampire Library
Vampires Vault
Vampress
Vamprowler
Vampyres Online



ARCHIVES
March 2006 / April 2006 / May 2006 / June 2006 / July 2006 / August 2006 / September 2006 / October 2006 / November 2006 / December 2006 / January 2007 / February 2007 / March 2007 / April 2007 / May 2007 / June 2007 / July 2007 / August 2007 / September 2007 / October 2007 / November 2007 / December 2007 / January 2008 / February 2008 / March 2008 / April 2008 / May 2008 / June 2008 / July 2008 / August 2008 / September 2008 / October 2008 / November 2008 / December 2008 / January 2009 / February 2009 / March 2009 / April 2009 / May 2009 / June 2009 / July 2009 / August 2009 / September 2009 / October 2009 / November 2009 / December 2009 / January 2010 / February 2010 / March 2010 / April 2010 / May 2010 / June 2010 / July 2010 / August 2010 / September 2010 / October 2010 / November 2010 / December 2010 / January 2011 / February 2011 / March 2011 / April 2011 / May 2011 / June 2011 / July 2011 / August 2011 / September 2011 / October 2011 / November 2011 / December 2011 / January 2012 / February 2012 / March 2012 / April 2012 / May 2012 / June 2012 / July 2012 / August 2012 / September 2012 / October 2012 / November 2012 / December 2012 / January 2013 / February 2013 / March 2013 / April 2013 / May 2013 / June 2013 / July 2013 /


Powered by Blogger