Misc. bits and bobs in the book world

Posted: August 13, 2008 in Uncategorized

Amazon’s big prediction for the “Kindle”

From The Register UK:

” Amazon’s Kindle e-book reader will sell more than 380,000 in 2008, according to analysts at CitiGroup. UK retailer Waterstones agrees that e-books are the future and is putting Sony Readers into its high street stores. ”

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The Shame of Book Abuse …

From The Guardian blog:

” If you have a book, you have a purpose and a shield. This is fine to an extent, but usually belittling to the books you’re escaping into. When I’m abusing a book, I lapse into a kind of ravenous trance, reading too fast, remembering too little. When you can study a book review from start to finish without realising you’ve already read the novel in question, you can be pretty sure you’ve been perpetrating abuse. ”

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Judging a book by its cover

From the New York Times:

Most authors have no control over their book covers. Roth, Palahniuk and Murakami are exceptions to the rule.

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