Friday Linky List - July 11, 2014

At The New Republic (via PW): Chip Kidd Thinks Lena Dunham's Book Cover Could Use an Upgrade: But she's not alone in reviving 70s-style fonts

Book Benches! at Bookshelf: roundup, "50 unique BookBench sculptures, designed by local artists and famous names to celebrate London’s literary heritage and reading for enjoyment. Runs until September." Books about Town

From ShelfAwareness: HarperCollins Relaunches Website, Emphasizes Direct Sales. They all should have done this a long time ago!!!

At Shelf-Awareness: Children's Author Allan Ahlberg Declines Amazon-sponsored U.K. Lifetime Achievement Award!

From NYC The Official Guide - Kid Lit City, Suggested Itinerary based on famous children's books

At The Bookseller (UK): Concerning Times for authors - "The results of the Authors' Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS) survey, What are Words Worth Now?, published yesterday (8th July), tell a story that many authors know only too well: authors' earnings are falling fast."

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