Here’s a guy looking for answers by compiling all kinds of metircal data of books. Kind of weird, maybe or not? Either way, the resulting statistics will be fun to check out. You can participate too. We may just have to do that.
This was found via Books, Inq.
Starting this morning, Google Books is offering downloads of “entire works”, for free. For the past two years Google has been working with university liabraries from California, Michigan, England and a few in between. They have digitized anything and everything. Today, Google posted all of their copies of “public domain” books.
The folks over at the Penguin blog are dropping hints that Viking may start up a new novel … in serial series style. That’d be cool if they can deliver a compelling story to keep you coming back.
It’ll be interesting to see what they do and who they get to do it!
to check out the Book TV schedule for the weekend.
And if you have the means, mark your calendar for September 30th in Washington DC. That’s the day of the National Book Festival. So far 70+ authors have committed to appear. That list is here, but no schedule yet, of which ones will be signing. If you make it up there let me know. I’d love to post pics and hear about it. I can’t make it, but I’ll get to make up there one of these years.