The Daily Square – Santa Claus Is Coming To Town (Jackson 5 Version)

December 23rd, 2008 · No Comments
by Kassia Krozser

Today’s links of interest:

  • More Readers Are Picking Up Electronic Books
    Nice story, featuring FoBS Malle Vallik. Also, is it really obligatory for the NYT to use the phrase "bodice ripper" when they talk about romance? Am convinced it’s so.
  • News and Gossips Home > News Jodie Sweetin’s $$$ Book Deal: Still On!
    The problem is not that the book deal is still on, the problem is the money being paid for a book that might (or might not) capture an audience.
  • Banned in Cupertino
    Sad. Or pathetic. Or maybe just clueless. eBooks now face the hurdle of being deemed "porn", thereby missing the possibility of being sold as iPhone app. There needs to be a better way to define objectionable content, one that uses logic and context.
  • Interview with Clay Shirky, Part I : CJR:
    We quote: "One of the things that I?ve noticed with criticisms of the Internet is that very often they?re displaced criticisms of television. That there are a lot of people, Nick Carr especially is a recent addition to the canon, wringing their hands over the end of literary reading. And they?re laying that at the foot of the Internet. It seems to me, in fact, from the historical record, that the idea of literary reading as a sort of broad and normal activity was done in by television, and it was done in forty years ago."
  • New iPhone E-book Apps from ScrollMotion
    Quibbles? Oh we have a few…first, already suffering from extreme app overload (man, who would have thunk we’d have to manage little icons on our phones so assiduously?); second, are they joking about those prices? Worse, are they serious?
  • Book publishing, literature, and the economy
    Salon takes a stab at the current state of publishing. Not their best effort, considering.
  • Twitter / littlebrown
    Fave bookish thing online this season: the real person who Twitters as Little Brown is offering up great book suggestions to enquiring readers. Got to love, love, love that.
  • Stop picking on the Newbery Medal, the premier award in children’s literature.
  • S&S Publishing ?Fundamentally Strong,? Reidy Asserts
    Probably true enough, so here’s hoping Simon and Schuster doesn’t fall victim to parent company woes. Also, anyone else notice the cause/effect thing going on with these results reports? As ebook selection increases, so do sales.

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