Monday, August 6, 2007

News Bits, In Brief

This year, U.S. revenue for self-help books will exceed $600 million. While their effectiveness is debatable, publishers, at least, are feeling great.

Audio books are destroying book clubs everywhere! The latest divide among book lovers is not about what they are reading, but if they are reading at all.

This weekend saw a new push in the media for e-books. The 'library in your pocket' pitch was used for the umpteenth time, as well as a new 'save money and trees' angle aimed at politically minded, shallow pocketed college students.

I hate his artwork and loathe his writing, but I never fail to read his delusional interviews. The comics creator you love to hate, Rob Liefeld, talks independent publishing, Image Comics and his Youngblood series at