This week! Publishing!
This week in celebrity publishing, Sarah Palin has hired lawyer Bob Barnett for a possible book project, and there are rumors afoot that Britney also wants to get into the family business with a book or three of her own.
In completely 100% related news, the Telegraph in the UK has listed 100 novels everyone should read. What’s #1? MIDDLEMARCH. Yikes, that’s a little long, let’s see, already read #2 MOBY DICK, what’s next… Oh, ANNA KARENINA. Um. Scientists, aren’t we a little behind on the technology of beaming novels directly into heads? Please stop your procrastinating. Thanks. (thanks to reader M Clement Hall for the link)
Speaking of, this week’s “Future of Publishing” article is brought to you by Lev Grossman in Time Magazine, with usual suspects advances and returns being cited as plagues/relics of the 20th century, and self-publishing and e-books the wave of the 21st Century. Hmmm… why are the new “Future of Publishing” articles looking a lot like the old “Future of Publishing” articles?
And in case you need proof that the era of e-books has already arrived, 2.1 million people downloaded free electronic versions of Suze Orman’s 2009 ACTION PLAN (via Pub Lunch, subscription). 2.1 million!!!!
And finally, when I was a kid I was absolutely positive we’d have flying cars by the year 2000, but look! New flying cars!
Have a great weekend!