The Daily Square – Leaving On A Jet Plane Edition

June 20th, 2007 · No Comments
by Kassia Krozser

Today’s links of interest:

  • XML Rules at O’Reilly’s Confab
    Remember, kids, we were hot on the XML before PW knew its name. Structured mark-up, that’s the ticket!
  • ‘Da Vinci Code’ Under Investigation in Italy
    Even if the wheels of justice turn slowly and all that, this is beyond silly. It’s like the Italians want to look ridiculous.
  • Into the belly of the whale
    Jeremy Ettinghausen asks the "where are you, oh publishers" question so that we don’t have to (granted he got up at 3 in the morning to beat us to the punch…little does he know that BS habitually "sleeps in"). Also, we learn that he’s been hanging out with bloggers in bars. That’s where they all go!
  • Going to Court over fiction by a fictitious writer
    Yeah, well, so you sign a contract with someone who doesn’t really exist. Should that fall under the category of failing to do due diligence?
  • Publishers Throw Support Behind Adobe Digital Editions
    To be announced today at O’Reilly’s Tools of Change Conference. Speaking of which…we’re here!
  • In search of the Great British Novel
    No, really, it’s not "pick on the UK" week. It just feels that way.
  • The designated dozen
    The supposed twelve books to read before you are 12. Maybe it’s because of that big ocean between us, but we worry that the UK is missing out on a lot of fine children’s books.
  • Waterstone’s admit charging to promote books
    This one goes out to Don Linn: "Waterstone’s, the book chain, admitted yesterday that it has asked publishers for up to £45,000 to promote their books in its 300-plus stores, but the retailer strongly denied that the money influences which titles it recommends to buyers."

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