Today’s links of interest:
- Dutton Signs Major Multimedia Trilogy
This is what we’re talking about !
- With Weak First Half, RH has ?Much Catching Up to Do?
As does the rest of the economy (revised figures? wow, you have to wonder why the initial numbers were so far off, no?).
- Craziness required
Jon Scieszka, the national ambassador for young people’s literature, talks about reading and kids. And makes some good sense in the process.
- Facing Cuts, Editors ‘Relax the Rules’ to Make Swift Changes
This is the modern world.
- Social Networking for Books: One Ring, or Loosely Joined?
Tim O’Reilly on the social networks for books, offering a huge shout-out to GoodReads.
- Edinburgh Book Club Wins Penguin/Orange Broadband Readers’ Group Prize 2008
Cool. Now for our bookclub to put itself in the running.
- Egmont UK Launches New Website
Press release written by newly minted graduate of School of New Media Jargon. We’ll summarize: Egmont has a new website that they desperately hope will attract young people while making their parents happy.
- Britsy Mitzi Arrives At Faber & Faber Just in Time
A weird, uncomfortable profile of Mitzi Angel, new head of Faber & Faber.
- Kindle fails to set light to unsold e-book pile
There were predictions of i-Pod-like numbers for the Kindle? Seriously. That analyst should be shot.
- E-textbooks may not be cheaper than printed ones, report says
Well, sorta, kinda. The bigger question for the future is whether or not traditional text publishers will be able to compete in a DIY marketplace that *will* make e-textbooks economical choices for students.
- Brisk output belies crisis facing publishing industry
How Japan’s publishing industry is changing.