The new (supposedly expanded) edition of Don Tapscott’s Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything comes out April 17th! I’m not sure how much expansion they could do from the first edition, unless they just update the case studies. There has been so much in the past 18 months will social and group-think sites, that it has become obvious, to even the most stuck-in-the-mud businesses, that collaboration is the future.
Let me know if you run across any advance reviews out there. I’d like to read them and see if the new edition is worth buying.
I just read that Michael Chabon’s The Yiddish Policemen’s Union will be adapted to film by the Coen brothers.
I also just read in the latest issue of Bookmarks magazine that Chabon has a non-fiction book hitting the stores in March.
While making the rounds today I ran across Buzz Girl’s post about Houghton Mifflin’s Spring 2008 list, which listed a debut novel by Jonathon Miles. The title is Dear American Airlines, and is billed as “an irate demand for a refund tut urns into a “cri de coeur” of a misspent life, talent unused and happiness lost.”
I recognized Miles’ name from his column on cocktails and his work at Men’s Journal. As I did some digging online he seems to be one of the more prolific and cross-subject reporters out there. So you may have seen his work elsewhere. I’m banking that his ability to pen a novel will be just as entertaining and insightful. We will all just have to wait until June to find out!
Here’s a pretty neat post from some folks over at Picador about publishing a book simultaneously as a hardback and paperback.
I’ve always wondered if it’s two different customer sets. Paperbacks have always been easier for me to read, so I always go for those (the lower price point helps too). But the hardbacks look sooooo much better on the shelf and 9 out of 10 times are designed better.
From my desk here I can see six titles that I bought in paperback and liked it so much that I bought it in hardback too. Is that weird? I haven’t reread any of them, but it just seems more appropriate to have these books as hardbacks sitting on my shelf.