An Idea Whose Time Maybe Hasn’t Quite Come

May 19th, 2005 · 1 Comment
by Booksquare

We’re confused. In our defense, it’s been like, oh, a day since that last happened. So we’re catching up on Publisher’s Lunch (or, in our case today, Publisher’s Afternoon Break Because Our Eyes Are Crossed) and we stumble across an item that seems, on the surface to be too strange for words. And not just because it’s buried at the bottom of the “Blogwatch” column. See, normally, we expect a blog-related posting.

Not this time. Our old friends at Penguin (see all previous) have come up with an idea that’s either brilliant or bizarre. It’s not a situation where you can declare something a classic before it’s been on the market for a week — this is one where time will surely tell. The deal: you go the Penguin site linked below; you download one of the best spoken word sames from some of the greatest books of all time (narrated by the finest actors around); you mix your samples with music; you submit your mix and try to win great prizes.

This is a true and faithful rendition of what we believe is happening. We eagerly await clarification. Or the Oliver Twist/Peppermint Twist mash-up.

File Under: Publishers and Editors

1 response so far ↓

  • genevieve // May 22, 2005 at 3:01 am

    What is annoying is that you can’t see what the samples are without entering the comp, can you? ( well I guess I could just backtrack, couldn’t I.)
    We can do this at home without embarrassing ourselves online, it’s called getting your kids to use their imagination.