Monday, March 28, 2011
1. Lost For Words — Novelist David Mitchell (of Cloud Atlas and The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet fame), and "owner of speech defect" gives his take on this year's Oscar Best Picture winner, The King's Speech.
2. The Publishing Pie: An Author's View — (video) — Margaret Atwood delivers this talk at a "tech" conference in February. She talks the changing author/publisher dynamic, and she's surprisingly hilarious!
3. Charlie Sheen's Quotes as New Yorker Cartoons — Speaking of hilarious, here are some very well done faux-New Yorker cartoons of some of Charlie Sheen's more memorable (read as: crazy) quotes.
4. E-books Rock — The trade journal Publisher's Weekly is now, for the first time, collecting sales data on e-books. Still, many publishers have declined to provide that information. This article gives some background, and also a list of the best-selling e-books for which PW does have data.
5. National Book Critics Circle Award Winners — In case you missed it, Jennifer Egan's A Visit From The Goon Squad nabbed this year's NBCC award for fiction.
Posted by Greg Zimmerman at 11:05 AM