This week (in August) in publishing:
The Man Booker longlist has been announced, and congratulations to the nominees for one of the most prestigious prizes in literature. And since I know you are dying to place some cold hard cash on who you think is going to win, you can do so at the William Hill betting site. Yes, I’m serious (I heart England). Blog aficionado Ian McEwan (ha! I wish. He doesn’t really read this blog) is currently the favorite at 3-1 for ON CHESIL BEACH. (thanks to the Millions for the tip).
The New York Times assesses the canon of assigned summer reading for students entering college, aka the first of many books college students everywhere will fake reading.
And finally… uh… did I mention it’s August in publishing? Yeah, I think I did that. Hmm… let’s see…. did I mention you can bet on the Booker prize? Totally insane, right? Oh, shoot, already talked about that.
Wait, what are you still doing here? Shouldn’t you be at the beach by now? Shoo! Go!
Have a great weekend!