Whale watching: Every day after work, Ohio librarian Matt Kish illustrates a passage from each page of his Signet Classic copy of Moby-Dick. This is extremelycool. So far he has made it to page 220. Read more about his project at The Book Bench.
Authors getting younger: Harlan Coben joins the ranks of James Patterson, John Grisham, Kathy Reichs, and more bestselling authors who have started writing mysteries for young readers. His new 3-book series will begin in 2011 and feature guest appearances from notable Coben characters Myron Bolitar and Win Lockwood. [Via GalleyCat]
Roll out the red carpet: Melville House is sponsoring the first annual Moby Awards for best (and worst) book trailers. (The Oscars meet the Razzies, sorta. Minus the traditional celebrities.) Nomination categories seem rudimentary but right, ranging from budget considerations to notable appearances (by authors and others) and "Least Likely to Sell a Book." I think we have candidates for all of those, should we decide to vote!