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BUNDORON PRESS PUBLISHING HOUSE UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP by (Bundoran Press 27 December 2012 / ) - Small press publisher of speculative fiction, Bundoran Press of Prince George, BC, will be moving to Ottawa, ON. Publisher and founder, Virginia O'Dine, announced today the sale of the company to one of her authors, Hayden Trenholm.

O'Dine, who created the company seven years ago and has since published twelve books, said: "Working with writers and helping see their dreams come true is an incredibly rewarding experience and it was a tough decision to sell the business." (Source: Bundoran Press)

Baen Ebooks Kindles Relationship with Amazon by ( 27 December 2012 / ) - RIVERDALE, NEW YORK— Ebook pioneer Baen Books is making its ebooks available in the Kindle Store on Amazon for the first time beginning in mid to late December 2012. Science fiction and fantasy publisher Baen Books has sold its own ebooks for over fifteen years at Baen’s retail site,, where ebooks have always been downloadable totally free of digital rights restrictions. They will also be DRM-free in the Kindle Store. The move to third party distribution is new territory for Baen, which has built a name for itself in the ebook arena with an innovative e-Advanced Reading Copy program and limited time monthly discount bundles. These programs will continue, according to Toni Weisskopf, Baen's publisher.

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Thunderbirds Creator Gerry Anderson Dies by BBC News Article (, Jamie 26 December 2012 / ) -

(A look back at the life of Gerry Anderson. Image: Thunderbirds/ITC and Century 21 Television)

Gerry Anderson, the creator of hit TV shows including "Thunderbirds", "Stingray", and "Joe 90", has died at the age of 83.

He also created "Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons" and his puppet superheroes fired the imaginations of millions of young viewers in the 1960s and '70s.

"Thunderbirds", a science-fiction fantasy about a daring rescue squad, ran from 1965 and was his most famous show.

Anderson had suffered from Alzheimer's since 2010 and the disease had worsened in recent months, his son Jamie said.

Jamie Anderson announced the news on his website, saying his father died peacefully in his sleep at noon on Wednesday.

Ernie Cline signs with Crown Publishing for his 2nd novel, Armada by ( 10 December 2012 / ) - New York Times Best Selling author, screenwriter, and pop culture icon Ernie Cline has scored seven figures in advances for domestic and foreign publishing rights to Armada, which will be Cline's next novel following his debut smash, Ready Player One. Once again, Cline has sold North American publishing rights to Crown Publishing, a division of Random House, where Julian Pavia will again be his editor; and the foreign publishers that landed the book in every major territory will be announced shortly. The publishing deals are based on a 20 page proposal by Cline. Film rights are expected to find a studio home quickly. Story details are currently being kept under wraps, but the story is said to have a high concept hook that offers the ultimate wish fulfillment to every video game fan on the planet. (Source: ) (more ...)

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