Today’s links of interest:
- Homes for Good (Orphan) Books
Peter Brantley has an awesome post on the plight of orphaned books, especially in light of a presumed settlement of the never-ending Google Books issue. Included is a proposal for eventual compensation should copyright holders emerge (which is similar but slightly different from ideas we’ve put forth in the past).
- Vroman?s Wins ‘PW?s’ Bookseller of the Year
Whoo hoo to our local bookstore!
- Why No Bookseller Can Read Everything
More on the "too, too many books" thought.
- Book Lovers Ask, What?s Seattle?s Secret?
Forget New York, Seattle is the leading tastemaker when it comes to literary matters.
- Harry Potter: the last battle
On the eve a major court case, a summary of the issues notes that the online Harry Potter lexicon was used by everyone from J.K. Rowling to her publishers to the filmmakers, yet: "Rowling’s lawyers claim the Lexicon has no creative value and contributes nothing to the readers’ understanding of the Harry Potter series."
- Dallas Morning News Reporter: PR Email Straight to The Junk Folder
More on this month’s meme…
- Bill Keller’s Book Sales No Great Shakes
Sales are slow for Keller’s Nelson Mandela-themed title. This reminds us that a) not every high profile author is an automatic winner, and b) there is no predicting how the public will react.