*"Stephen King makes horrifying guest appearance on rock album." Wow, I can't outdo that headline. Way to go, Guardian.
*Booze and books? Why the hell not, asks one Australian bookstore chain. Berkelouw Books has added a wine bar/reading room to its chain of shops, featuring Australian wines and cheeses.
*Not content with being the Oprah of retail, Wal-Mart has decided to out-O Miss Winfrey herself, announcing the launch of a new book club at Sam's Club. The first book to be featured is Beth Hoffman's Saving CeeCee Honeycutt.
*Days of Our Lives has jumped media from screen to page with its new line of branded books. Days of Our Lives Publications kicks things off in May 2010 with, naturally, a book bearing a drawn-out and repetitive handle: The Days of Our Lives: The The Untold Story of One Family's Dream and the True History of the Days of Our Lives.
*While the response to Google's Nexus One phone has been lukewarm on the whole, it has provoked a much warmer response among some. Specifically, the family of late sci-fi writer Philip K. Dick, who claim the name of the device was lifted from Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Litigation ensues.