I run The Book Bio, which is a website for my online book club to keep track of our book club reads, recommended books, etc. Each year we do a poll about the top books and issues of the year and as I was writing the list and finding the links today I decided my blog readers may be interested as well. I've also included a link to the page, which includes links to news stories and blog posts on each topic.
1. E-Readers - both popularity and comparison of main features
2. YA: Quality and quantity as well as popularity among adults
3. Censorship: Ellen Hopkins, SpeakLoudly campaign, Amazon's various fiascos
4. Opening of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter
5. Weiner and Picoult vs. Franzen
6. Closing of indie bookstores
7. "Death" of picture books
What do you think? Did I leave anything major out? And how do you feel about the issues faced in book-related events and publishing this year? Did you blog about any of these issues - I'd love to list links to people's blogs on these topics on here and on the Book Bio!