- The SLJ Battle of the (Kids') Books will start two weeks from today with a face off between Octavian Nothing Vol. II and Ways to Live Forever. The competing titles are awesome, as are the judges–this should be fun to watch. Check out the newly launched blog for details.
- NPR looks at the DRM issue, and talks with Naomi Novik, among others.
- Jo Graham on all the books she's written; many of the unsold ones sound fabulous.
- Carrie Ryan started a conversation about sex and violence in YA lit (and why the first is so much more controversial than the second), and R.J. Anderson continued it with thoughts of her own. Comments sections of interest.
- It's really too bad: There are no vampires at Boston Latin School.
- The Bookseller/Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title of the Year finalists are out. And the winner is The 2009-2014 World Outlook for 60-Milligram Containers of Fromage Frais, which doesn't strike me as quite odd enough. Definitely not as good as fellow contender Curbside Consultation of the Colon.
- Interesting new site launch: Filmwell. (Spotted on Twitter.) I do not know if it has the cinetrix's seal of approval.
- H.P. launches an on-demand magazine producer.
- Also in the NYT, Errol Morris begins a five part inquiry "Whose Father Was He?", about a soldier who died at Gettysburg and his family.
- Justine on hard cover vs. paperback publishing. I'm reminded of Chris Barzak's post awhile back.
- Jackie at Literary Escapism uncovers some hilarious fantasy-themed checkbook art. Once–before I was a Real Adult–my mom ordered me checks with teddy bears on them. I felt like a serial killer.
- Finally, so much fun, Ed gets his righteous hate on for Jonathan Littell's The Kindly Ones.
2 thoughts on “Monday Hangovers”
MagCloud sounds like an interesting and cheaper alternative to large-scale printing and distribution, but not, as the New York Times suggests, to running off copies of your small publication at the local copy shop. Twenty cents per copy is actually very high.
Thanks for the heads-up about the Errol Morris article in the NYT, Gwenda. I would have missed it, and it was fascinating.
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