Grief Is the New Cool: The Millions looks at the new trend for books on grief.
Fundamental Fail: All government funding for the Reading Is Fundamental organization has been cut.
J.K. Rowling Biopic: They’re making one… from the Times Colonist.
Why Barnes & Noble Survives: Time explains…
The Pressures of Success: The editors of the Mark Twain autobio are feeling it. From the LA Times.
The Armchair Sailor in Newport, RI
Looking Glass Books in Portland, OR
Lit Out Loud: The NYT runs down literary reading series in New York.
Happy National Grammar Day: It’s today. Here are some details from the official Web site.
Price Points: British consumers expect to pay less for e-books than print books, according to Internet Retailing.
Bad Borders: The Consumerist outlines the bad deals that closing Borders have to offer.
New Tenants: Four Michigan cities say their closing Borders will find new tenants.
Advertising Nook: In order to get consumers to associate its e-reader with subway travel, Barnes & Noble will promote the Nook on subway locator app HopStop. From AdWeek.
Visual Writing: The Millions looks at how writers give visual cues to readers.
Printing Press: A story about HP’s new high-volume printing technology being used by book publishers.
Apple Rejects Sony Reader iOS App And…: CNN / Fortune examines the fallout and implications of Apple’s rejection of Sony’s Reader app.
LibreDigital Raises $4 Million: The digital warehousing company has raised another $4 million in funding, according to the Statesman.
From B&N to Borders: The closing of an Encino, CA B&N has been a boon for a Sherman Oaks Borders, according to EncinoPatch.
The End of Ownership: Are e-books changing how we view book ownership? asks Good E-Reader.
31 Books in 31 Days: The National Book Critics Circle is blogging about each of its finalists between now and its awards ceremony in March. The series starts today with poetry finalist Terrance Hayes.
Double Fallon: Jimmy Fallon will publish two books based on his Thank You Notes bit. From WSJ.
Literary Profiling: Here’s a fun story from last week’s NYT about how and why we like the books we like, or why we say we like them on Facebook.
Seeking Salinger: A writer for the Millions goes in search of two lost Salinger stories.
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Amazon Sues Texas Over Taxes: Amazon is taking Texas to court over the state’s demand of $269 M in taxes.
On Borders: Here’s the Washington Post’s take on Borders struggle for survival.
More On Borders: And here’s Newsweek’s take.
Literary Archives = Monkfish? So a columnist for the Guardian contends.
Reynolds Price Dies at 77: This is this southern novelist’s NYT obit.
A Writer’s Afterlife: The Millions wonders what fans owe their deceased heroes, in this case Jim Carroll.
On Barnes & Noble: Publishing Perspectives looks at B&N’s changing role in the book world.
The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has declined to dismiss a lawsuit filed against Barnes & Noble that claims the bookseller stole the design of the original Nook digital reading device. U.S. District Court Judge James Ware ruled that Spring Design, which produces the Alex eReader, a dual screen digital reader much like the original Nook, can pursue a suit charging B&N with misappropriating trade secrets, breach of contract and unfair competition.
In its suit, Spring Design says that it met with B&N prior to the release of the Nook to discuss a partnership with the retailer around the Alex eReader. However, after the release of the Nook in late 2009, Spring Design filed suit, claiming that B&N violated a nondisclosure agreement and copied the Alex eReader’s features for use in the Nook. Both devices feature a b&w e-ink screen and smaller color backlit screen and both run on Google’s Android operating system.
book and publishing news from across the Web:
What Your E-Reader Knows About You: NPR investigates the user data e-readers might be sending back to their manufacturers. Scary.
Publishing An NBA Winner: Bruce McPherson talks about publishing Lord of Misrule with the Daily Freeman.
Being An NBA Winner: The NYT talks to Jaimy Gordon herself, author of the above-mentioned NBA winner.
UK E-Reading in the Cloud: Waterstone’s, one of the biggest booksellers in the UK, is cooking up a cloud-based e-book reading strategy, according to the Bookseller.
From Shakespeare to Santa: McSweeney’s offers a few letters to Santa from characters from Shakespeare.
No Color from Amazon?: PC World notes that both Apple and Barnes & Noble have made pushes into color e-books, while Amazon hasn’t.
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The Year’s Worst Books: The Guardian wonders what they are.
Writers on Editors: The Awl talks to five writers about their book editors.
Bookstores Are Fighters: NPR talks to booksellers big and small about how they’re fighting against the digital tides.
Two Million Books for Sale: Japan’s largest bookstore will open next week with 2 million books available. From the Mainichi Daily News.
The Future: Harvard’s Nieman Lab is asking smart people in journalism what 2011 will hold. Steven Brill talks e-books in this post.
Ads in E-books: Ubergizmo thinks a bit about what that would look like.
The : Here’s the NYT on Google E-Books Times‘ take.
Kindle vs. Google: According to the Bookseller, Amazon has cooked up a version of its Kindle for the Web that will allow indie booksellers to sell Kindle e-books through their Web sites, just like Google’s platform.
How to Get Google to Notice Your E-Book: Google’s e-bookstore means that publishers will have to start thinking about search engine optimization in new ways. From O’Reilly Radar.
More on Ackman’s B&N Bid: The NYT Dealbook blog looks at Williams Ackman’s proposal to finance a Borders/ B&N merger.
Franzen on Oprah: Jonathan Franzen appeared on Oprah yesterday, and it looks like now they’re friends, but this Daily News writer has some tough things to say about the meeting.
iPad 2 Coming Soon?: Pocket-Lint reports on rumors that Apple’s second version of the iPad may debut as soon as February 2011.
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Franzen Competing for Bad Sex Award: He probably doesn’t want to win it, but Freedom is up for an annual award given in the UK for worst sex in a work of fiction. From E-Reads.
E-Books in Africa: AllAfrica.com looks at the growing e-book business in Africa, and the challenges it faces.
Nook Color Vs. Kindle: Time compares and contrasts…who will win?
HarperCollins Vs. Gawker–The Legal Perspective: The Daily Beast talks to lawyers about the impending court case between Gawker and Sarah Palin’s publisher, HarperCollins, over the site’s unauthorized publication of a large swath of Palin’s upcoming book.
Yeah, Where : The Is Google Editions? Toronto Star notes the publication by Google of an HTML5 e-book about the Web and wonders what it indicates about when Google Editions will launch.
From Union Square to Hogwarts: A new train line seems to have opened up in New York’s Union Square subway station. From the Daily News.
Foer’s Un-Digital Book: New York magazine takes a look at Jonathan Safron Foer’s newest project, a kind of book-sculpture that you can own a copy of for $40.
Internet Textbook Sales Take a Bite Out of Brick and Mortar: Masslive.com notes how the bottom line at an Amherst bookstore has been hurt by online textbook sales.
And at Brown Too!: The Brown University Daily Herald notes the same trouble facing the university bookstore.
The End of a B&N: Despite local protests, Barnes & Noble will close a popular Encino store.
After the After Party: The good news is if you missed the NBA after party, the Daily Beast, which hosted, has some pics to show you.
Meet Jaimy Gordon: Follow this series of links to a 1983 interview with this year’s NBA winner in fiction!
Patti Smith’s Poetry: And, in more NBA-inspired coverage, HuffPo takes a close look at Patti Smith’s poetry–her memoir Just Kids is far from her first book…