Today’s links of interest:
- Bookstore Baksheesh: The Real Estate Deals That Sell Books
While the dirty little secret of co-op is well-known in the book industry, it’s being revealed to the general public slowly. Though one suspects the average consumers instinctively knows all that space is sold to the highest bidder.
- Yahoo Issues Takedown Notice for Spying Price List
This is interesting. You can see why Yahoo wouldn’t want the general public knowing how cheap it is sells their information.
- Mattins: A micropodcast of daily readings
Another cool project from the mind of James Bridle. Short, random-esque readings to start the day.
- Wealthy, wireless, women
It’s like playing Jeopardy: Who buys ereaders?
- REVIEW: Sony Reader Pocket Edition
Jane Litte takes one of the new Sony readers for a drive.
- A Typical Trade Title’s PL
This is not for the faint-hearted.
- thoughts on the rick moody twitter experiment
Another bookseller weighs in on the experience of tweeting a Rick Moody story.
- Senators Begin Questioning ACTA Secrecy
As well they should!
- Piracy on the wane?
No, we really can’t get enough of this story.
- Jeffrey Archer lands record £18m deal for a modern Forsyte saga
Sigh. Maybe this is worth, maybe it isn’t. Seems like this is the time err on the side of caution.
- Book Patrol: Harlequin Goes Soft On Hard-Boiled
During the rerelease process for titles from their pulp/hardboiled fiction collection, Harlequin made the decision to update the content for modern tastes. We disagree with this. Changing the book changes the reading experience.
- 50 Best Free Book Apps for Your iPhone
What is weird is that the Kindle app is missing. Granted it’s not necessarily for free books, but you can acquire the many titles offered for free by Amazon as promotions.