I’m finishing up Chris Anderson’s The Long Tail. It’s an interesting look at, what Anderson thinks as “current trends” in online retail.
I was just be-bopping along when I read Lee Gomes insightful WSJ article. Maybe Anderson is looking a bit too far into the future? And making a few too many assumptions?
I’ll post thoughts when I get done.
to check out BookTV’s weekend schedule.
One show of note is Lewis Buzzbee talking about The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop. It airs 2 a.m. ET.
I finished Marilyn Johnson’s Dead Beat. It’s one I picked up after watching her reading and interview on Book TV.
Thoughts are posted over at LibraryThing.
The Man Booker Prize longlist will be released on Monday, August 14th. Only England/Ireland bound authors are able to win the 38-year-old prize. The shortlist will be announced on September 14th with the prize being handed out on October 10th.
You know those marketers love this kind of extended hype.