Diggin’ Yrself Out…
Man E-Booker Prize: For the first time, the judges of the Man Booker were given e-readers to read the books submitted for the award. From the BBC.
Snooki’s (Lack of) Sales: Snooki’s book A Shore Thing has only sold 8,998 copies so far. From the Hollywood Reporter.
Salinger’s Whopper: Turns out J.D. Salinger was a big fan of Burger King, according to a cache of letters just made public.
The Ole’ Book Nook in Urbana, Ohio will close its doors. From the Springfield News-Sun.
Germ Bookstore and Gallery in Philadelphia, a store specializing in books about aliens, will also close. From the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Friday is Myday…
Apple’s Agency Model Scrutinized in UK: Now that Amazon has launched its UK Kindle Store, Apple’s agency model is under fire in the UK. From the Bookseller.
Building An Audience for Translation: Chad Post talks about how it needs to be done over at Publishing Perspectives.
What Makes People Pick Which Book to Buy: Another great HuffPo story (from a couple days ago), in which the author asks her friends what influences their book buying decisions. She comes up with a list of popular reasons for book buying–useful!
The House that Larsson Built: Quercus was tiny when it bought The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Now it’s really big. From the Independent.
Did Amazon Learn Business from Robber Barons?: The Vancouver Sun compares Amazon’s pricing tactics to robber barrons’ much older business tactics.
Forthcoming: Salinger’s Secrets: Turns out there’s a lengthy bio and a documentary in the works. From GalleyCat.
The Other PW on the Rumpus Book Club: Poets & Writers follows up on the Rumpus Book Club, which we reported on a few weeks ago