“The Book Was Better”: Why Readers of TV Adaptations Need to Let GoTIMEThe battle between books and TV used to be fought by bibliophiles proclaiming that they didn't even own televisions. Today, the terms of battle have changed, as prestige TV has gotten enough cultural status that there is probably some counter-snob ...and more »
New York TimesThe Creative Art of Selling a Book by Its CoverNew York TimesPeter Mendelsund often says that “dead authors get the best book jackets.” Mr. Mendelsund, who has designed striking covers for departed literary giants like Kafka, Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy and Joyce, dreads working with picky writers who demand a ...
ForbesAmazon Does E-Book Math For Hachette In Arguing For $9.99 PricesForbesAfter months of speculation and squabbling, Amazon.com Amazon.com finally laid out its position in black and white in its dispute with Hachette Book Group. In a post on Tuesday to an Amazon Kindle forum, the Seattle company said that its “key objective ...Amazon's new attack on […]
NPRPop-Up Books Make Environmental Science Easy-Peasy For KidsNPRDorion distills hefty environmental concepts into bite-sized, kid-friendly explanations. Along the way, whimsical pop-up spreads — complete with pull-tabs, flaps and booklets — engage even the shortest attention spans. Her books, written for 7- to 12 ...and more »
TechCrunchA Book By Any Other NameTechCrunchOne excellent piece by Laura Miller at Salon suggests that the “active readership for self-published books has agreed to go through America's slush pile.” In other words, Amazon is letting anyone throw crap at the wall and we, the readers, have to see ...Review: Amazon unlimited e-book service is limitedJourna […]
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