Today’s links of interest:
- The Wovel: Literary Alternative To Browsing Blogs
Nice NPR piece about Victoria Blake and Underland Press and new e-markets.
- Breaking: The Sky Is Falling. Will Publishing Innovate or Deteriorate?
Jane from Dear Author reviews the challenges facing the publishing business and wonders if it’s too late to save the industry from itself.
- Brave New World: Chunking
Martyn Daniels considers the ins and outs of content chunking.
- Rowling powerless to block ‘Potter guide’
The Lexicon is one of those never-ending stories. Will the actual product be as interesting as the brouhaha surrounding it?
- Richard Spilman: Blockbusters and Publishing – the Pareto Principle vs. Netflix
Another response to the Anita Elberse article. It’s just not getting the warm fuzzies she likely expected.
- Who bucks up whom?
Good post from Jim Huang (via Sarah Weinman) about co-op dollars versus placement dollars, chain stores versus indies, and are those books on display paid placements or genuine recommendations from people who’ve read books.
- Blockbuster or Bust
Anita Elberse is a fan of the blockbuster acquistion. Read, discuss, thanks.
- Harvard Biz Prof: Publishing Can’t Change
Ron Hogan of Galleycat responds to Anita Elberse’s Wall Street Journal piece (linked either above or below). We do love Ron Hogan.
- 10 New Year?s Resolutions
Excellent advice from the great Yodiwan!
- Borders Group says Jones out, Marshall in as CEO
- The New Austerity in Publishing
Okay, this is funny. If you have a sick sense of funny.
- Scribner to publish first lady Laura Bush’s memoir
Now that the bidding war, such as it was, is over, can we talk about this advance?