The Daily Square – I’m Coming Over Edition

April 26th, 2007 · No Comments
by Kassia Krozser

Today’s links of interest:

  • Bloomsbury and the Struggle With Web Economics
    Web 2.0? Most publishers are still trying to figure out Web 1.0.
  • Book reviews pushed to margins
    More on the declining books review section in major newspapers.
  • The Summer of Diana
    Fourteen Diana books, one summer. Are you willing to take the challenge?
  • Darwin nearly failed to evolve in print
    A look at the John Murray archives reveals many moments, including a suggestion for rejecting Charles Darwin’s "Origin of the Species" with delicacy: He suggested that Darwin?s earlier observations on pigeons should be made into a book as ?everybody is interested in pigeons?. He enthused: ?The book would be received in every journal in the kingdom and would soon be on every table.?
  • Chief censor sacked after book ban row
    The Chinese government attempts to instill the principles of transparency in its censorship process.
  • Bad characters, good reads
    In praise of the bad guys of fiction.
  • Making book on agencies’ feud
    Money quote: "If there’s any good news here, it’s that people in the industry are still battling over literary content," said Amy Schiffman, an agent with the Gersh Agency in Los Angeles.
  • Media Sales Soar at Amazon
    One of those delightfully vague press releases that requires in-depth analysis. Anyone up for the task of breaking down a quarterly earnings report?

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