Four Words Editors Dread
“Send me a copy.” This, just after a chat with an acquaintance on the marvels of a forthcoming book. What, “send me a copy.” And the pre-conditioned response? “Of course…” Do we go around asking people for free haircuts, shoes, ice cream? Why is it that people feel books should be given away for free? Maybe…just maybe this has to do with an...
Cory Doctorow on Tweets from Tahrir: "Tweets from... →
Death of Backlist Reported
After a long illness from a variety of causes, close friends reported the death of Backlist. Married for the last few centuries to Traditional Publishing, it was that venerable industry’s last champion. In the 1980’s, Backlist (AKA “Reorders”) fell seriously ill due to prolonged exposure to secondhand sales, skyrocketing printing costs (which resulted in the steep rise in books’ price), and...
This Arrived in the Mail Today for One of Our... →
Addressed to John… Posted by Crystal
Print Is Dying? The NYPL Has An iPad App For That →
From Gothamist: Taking a page out of their “Find the Future“-themed centennial celebration exhibition this year, the New York Public Library unveiled today their first-ever iPad app, called Biblion: The Boundless Library. For those who can’t get up to The Stacks in person, it’s a nifty little way to peruse history from your lap. Posted by Joana
The Rude Pundit on MSNBC’s The Ed Show last night, talking Trump’s exit and fun facts about the remaining GOP candidates.
How Would You Explain the Kindle to Charles... →
Slowly and calmly, probably. Or like this: (via Gizmodo) Posted by Joana
Did we always think in search terms and we just didn’t know it? Thoughts melded...– Scott Malcomson in NYT Magazine’s “The Sixth Floor” blog on search terms, hashtags, and Tweets from Tahrir.
Summer Internship at OR Books
We’re on the lookout for a summer intern to work in our publicity department (college students or recent-grads). Feel free to reblog, RT, or pass along to anyone you think might be a good fit! — OR Books, a NYC-based publishing startup, is looking for a media-savvy college student (or recent grad) to join our team as a publicity intern. The position is part-time and entails working...
AN OPEN LETTER TO CUSTOMERS SHOPPING THE... →
Hilarious and depressing! This obtuse liquidation process is designed to trick you into buying books now, in mass quantities and at a measly discount, so that your self confidence will be crushed later when everything goes to 70% off and you realize you’ve been played for a fool and could’ve gotten all those New York Times bestsellers for the price of ramen. Don’t you feel...
Oops! Turns out even the tea party patriots want their medicare to stay put. Lee Papa of The Rude Pundit’s Almanack appears on MSNBC’s The Ed Show to talk about the Republican’s lack of a real health care platform (and how they’re feeling the heat even from their own constituents).
Tonight on MSNBC's the Ed Show, Lee Papa brings... →
If you haven’t yet seen the Rude Pundit in action, you’ll want to tune in…
Fun facts about Republicans, with and without...
A sneak peek at what to expect if you join us TONIGHT for a live reading of The Rude Pundit’s Almanack at The Half King in NYC (7pm). Posted by Fern