The Daily Square – Girl Go Edition

May 9th, 2007 · No Comments
by Kassia Krozser

Today’s links of interest:

  • Newspapers juggle book review sections in a time of change
    More on the Atlanta Journal-Constitution issue and the proposed solution on the part of the newspaper.
  • Enough and its discontents
    Terry Teachout has looked at his life and decided on an action plan to stop spending "… too much time having experiences in order to write about them and not enough having them purely for their own sake." We agree. Reading and listening to music and watching television and going to movies should sometimes be simply for the sheer joy of it.
  • Mixing books, digital channel
    We tend to worry when the lead starts "In yet another sign of the convergence between publishing and the Internet…" Seriously "another sign of the convergence"? Anyway, Simon & Schuster is starting a book video "channel" to promote trailers and books.
  • Taming the Wild West of content
    Desperately needed: better systems to manage how and when content is being used online. Applicants need not apply…just go ahead and start building a better method.
  • A suitable job for a woman?
    Hmm, lots of women in publishing. Lots of women who buy books. So why a prize dedicated to female authors? Because the contest world is still largely old-boy network.
  • From the glass house | Features | Books | Arts | Telegraph
    "Our chief fiction critic Lionel Shriver explains why, for a novelist, reviewing is a dangerous game." Or, why playing with hand grenades is safer than reviewing.
  • Why Not the Worst?
    In defense of the not-so-good books.
  • The prize bigger even than the Booker
    Writing — is it about the success or the failure?

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