April 19, 2012
Amazon Acquires Rights to Ian Fleming’s Bond Novels

From a press release: “Amazon.com, Inc. and Ian Fleming Publications Ltd today announced that Amazon Publishing has acquired a ten-year license for North American rights to the entire list of James Bond books by Ian Fleming in print and ebook.”

Fleming’s two works of non-fiction — a collection of travel writings called Thrilling Cities (1963) and an expose of the illegal precious stones trade entitled The Diamond Smugglers (1957) — are also included in the agreement.

The question not answered by Amazon is whether or not people will be able to purchase the Bond books in North America from anywhere other than Amazon.

March 20, 2012
James Bond Pin-Up Book Covers

These James Bond book covers were created by Michael Gillette for Penguin’s celebration of author Ian Fleming’s centenary birth year. They look great, unfortunately, they are also really expensive selling for $95 or $225 per print depending on the size. You don’t even want to know how much the print of all 15 covers above will set you back. [via superpunch]

March 20, 2012
James Bond Pin-Ups

[via superpunch]

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