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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The Authorized, Unauthorized : Here’s the story from the AP of the audio version of Salinger’s classic, which is only legally available to the blind but not for commercial release, because the author never granted audio rights. Catcher in the Rye
T.S. Eliot Longlist Announced: The longlist for one of the UK’s top poetry prizes has been announced, and it features some big names, including two Nobel winners. From the Bookseller.
Bears Find God: The once-agnostic Berenstain Bears have a series of explicitly Christian e-book apps, which offends some people, and inspires others. From USA Today.
Expensive Rotten Book: Former Sex Pistols lead singer John Lydon is publishing a very pricey scrapbook for fans. From the Telegraph.
Students, Would You Give Up Paper Books?: The NYT wants to hear from you.
Yesterday’s Apple Event: Nothing about books, but in case you want to know what cool new toys Apple unveiled, here’s a writeup from Engadget.
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Modern Times Bookstore in Crisis: San Francisco’s beloved indie bookseller Modern Times is in urgent need of a cash influx, reports Mission Local.
Ads in Books: The WSJ asks readers to get ready for ads in books, comparing them to the product placement in movies and other media. Ugh.
A Man’s Guide to : C’mon guys, you know you need some help with this one. From the Eat, Pray, Love Daily Beast.
Remembering David Markson: The Millions looks back at the strange career of the recently deceased experimental novelist.
Writers, Get Blurbed Quick and Cheap: A Rumpus writer is offering to blurb anyone’s book in 24 hours. Seems like it’s free, too!
Salinger’s Toilet for Sale: Really. You can bid on it. They’re asking a million bucks. Ugh. From Galleycat.
Arguing with Shatzkin: The Seattle Post Intelligencer argues with the publishing futurist.