I can barely believe that a year ago I started to track book and business news via the WU Google Notebook. Since updates take a chunk of time–even if I do enjoy finding them–I really would like to know how many of you visit and utilize the notebook, or whether it should be discontinued. Comment here or send us a note at email@example.com.
Speaking of, be sure to check out the notebook this week for some big happenings, including losses for Barnes & Noble and Borders, a lower price for the Kindle (with 5,000 new titles coming from Simon and Schuster, and new e-book growth for Penguin), a new James Bond novel for summer reading, a Harry Potter prequel, a paranormal social network forum by Steven Spielberg, a new way to purchase books via blackberries, not-so-great news out of BookExpo America re: paperback novels, a comedy script contest for FOX, and more.
In other news, I saw Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull this past week, and I have to say that I sadly agree with Billy Mernit’s critical appraisal of the flick: Major suspension of disbelief required. Not that it wasn’t worth it to see Harrison Ford in that hat again, but still, be prepared to check your writer’s notebook at the door. Has anyone else seen it? Care to share your thoughts on tension, suspense, emotional development and red herrings and/or loose ends?