Amazon.com has lauched a feature where authors can connect with fans through blog updates, book recommendations, reviews and more. So far more than 1,000 authors have joined Amazon Connect, including Rick Moody, Elizabeth Kostova and Wonkette’s Ana Marie Cox. Moody, by the way, highly recommends Brian Wilson’s SMiLE and Thomas Pynchon’s The Crying of Lot 49.
Over at Publishing News, our friends across the pond discuss the current state of publishing in this ominously titled article: Random House addresses future with agents RANDOM HOUSE IS holding a series of meetings with agents to discuss a wide range of issues pertaining to the current and future state of the industry. CEO Gail […]
Thank god Miss Snark has derailed the increasingly boring discussion of fabulist James Frey and his “con” (which some consider bloody good publicity). Now we can break out the numchucks, because this is going to ignite a storm. Says Snark: E-books are so not-viable that it annoys the crap out of me that publishers even […]
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