Today’s links of interest:
- Print or digital – which is more sustainable?
Interesting article about the sustainability issues surrounding different publishing choices. Hoping to hear more from this conversation. (Also Karen Christensen is just so smart!)
- Arrington: CrunchPad ‘Steamrolling Along’, ‘Big News’ Soon
- Belle de Jour revealed as research scientist Dr Brooke Magnanti
Once upon a time, this might have been interesting, but wethinks that moment has passed. On the plus side, it’s nice to see she’s not ashamed or hiding behind blobby words. Like that.
- Undisclosed conflict in a review of Jon Krakauer’s book on Pat Tillman
Interesting (and open!) look at a reviewing scandal. Not feeling the love over the reviewer’s assertion that the newspaper should have known something he should have revealed. Bad.
- One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Consumers Want Choice On Pricing, Delivery Of Content
- September Bookstore Sales Increase 7%
With September’s numbers reflecting The Lost Symbol, we are curious to see how the rest of the year shakes out.
- Greenleaf’s “Publishing Incubator” Puts You in Control, For a Price
A profile of Greenleaf Book Group. Their business model is working because they work it.
- Digital Romance
Not sure what the subhead romance readers are promiscuous means, unless, yes, they shop around, but this is an excellent look at the state of the female readers. Nice to see Malle Vallik, Angela James, Sarah Wendell, and Jane Litte sharing experience. Note to Steve Zacharias: that slight inconvenience you think readers encounter is, in fact, often a huge annoyance and reason to buy something else. Authors should be paid, but people who buy books should also be considered. Thank you.
- Harvill Secker To Release Early E-Book Of Henning Mankell’s New Novel
Nice. (no comment on pricing strategy)
- Oxford Word of the Year 2009: Unfriend
We are totally linking to this. Because it’s an annual tradition. Because we love the logic that goes into the choice of Word of the Year. And because we live in fear of Rebecca unfriending us!