This Week in the December Publishing Coma:
Slate has, in my opinion, one of the very best end-of-the-year-best-of-books lists because they do something very simple: ask a bunch of people what their favorite book was and have them talk about it. You know. What we did on Wednesday.
Our favorite feline Galley Cat caught up with an AM New York article about how online popularity isn’t translating into mega book sales. You can let the kids out of the house, folks — a book based on this blog will not be roaming the streets.
This just in from the New York Times: popular online content translates into book sales!! Annnnnnd just so we’re clear: online popularity does not translate into book sales. Unless it does.
And finally, for all of The Wire fans who chimed in yesterday, definitely definitely check out the New Yorker’s profile of David Simon, which is awesome and fascinating, and includes a hilarious story about how the actress who plays Snoop (who basically WAS Snoop in her past life) collared some guy who was selling bootlegged copies of The Wire and then called up David Simon on his cell to ask what she should do to him.
Have a great weekend!