New Years Resolution: Listen to more comedy... →
*not really my new years resolution. But these look interesting and worth listening to!
Wow. Fascinating and terrifying analysis of grief... →
A fun game of inflation and bestsellers...through... →
Cool sonic sculpture/art/project at the Museum of... →
Social research that's obviously still still in... →
Your year-end publishing summary from Atlantic →
Forbes analysis on whether internet-readers prefer... →
Love highbrow takes on sports and sports media.... →
Still, the absolute BEST part of this is that the typographically hilarious, archaic, and intransigent New Yorker refers to the “offensive coördinator” and “defensive coördinator.” BWAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAA. I love it so much.
Two fabulous blog-reactions to the Russo and the... →
And! http://www.rochester.edu/College/translation/threepercent/index.php?id=3758 I like that these aren’t interested in demonizing Amazon so completely. There’s plenty to dislike about Amazon, but let’s not get completely out of control with it, eh? The fact remains that while I support my local bookstore as much as I can, I will also continue to buy from Amazon. Sorry,...
Great counterpoint to Richard Russo's op-ed on... →
He makes good points, and I probably 55% agree with him. Still, I go to The Book Cellar in Lincoln Square and buy an obnoxiously expensive book every so often simply because I like having it nearby.
Richard Russo (& Friends!) offer a take on the... →
Even-handed and well-written. I especially like Dennis Lehane’s “scorched earth capitalism” line, and Russo’s contention that such tactics may well eventually come back around to bite Jeff Bezos in the ass.
Counterpoint #2: a major publisher offers four... →
Counterpoint #1: Eight reasons why one writer has... →
It’s a little braggy and self-involved for my liking, but the points are interesting.
I just read, and loved, "The Privileges." Don't... →
Also, definitely read both.
Success in self-publishing ebooks: it's real... →
Yet even this successful (by any measure) self-published author “…wants the book to be professionally edited and marketed.” And “Multiple audio-book publishers have made offers. Six film studios have inquired about movie rights. Two foreign publishers bid on the book. Ms. Chan is holding off on such deals, for fear they might sabotage a potential contract with a...
What can I say, I'm a sucker for books, lists, and... →
And I love/hate that Will Boast and Jesamyn Ward picked each others books. I kind of hope they are dating or something.
Three Nashville-based musicians show that small is... →
Amazon thinks publishers are fixing the prices of... →
Or can they? How would I know? All (fascinating) speculation.
The hilarious Mindy Kaling breaks down the... →
I'm not a comic book reader, but this look at... →
I really love Ken Auletta for his clear, concise... →
Totally fascinating, clear-eyed, and great.
…the mass marketer keeps missing the point. He’s busy looking for...– Seth Godin, We Are All Weird (pgs 33, 68)