Friday, November 16, 2007

Book News, In Brief

The Wu-Tang Clan's most surreal member, Ghostface Killah, is set to release a book this January. The book, The World According to Pretty Toney, is billed as the "ultimate guide to life" for "the modern day hustler," and covers everything from "livin'and hustlin'" to "lovin' and eatin'." Sounds mmn, mmn good!

Marvel Comics has begun offering their comics online, at a price considerably less than retail. Over at ICv2, Ilan Strasser of Fat Moose Comics Shop explains why it may lead to the death of comic book shops, and comic book/trade paperback sales in general. For those of you who might think that Strasser is overreacting, call your local record store and ask them how online sales have effected their business...if their phone is still connected.

Travis Smiley, the thought provoking media personality behind the highly successful -- and self-published -- The Covenant With Black America, is expanding his publishing a big way. Smiley recently announced books by Cornell West and Iyanla Vanzant in the coming year, with plenty more to follow.

Bonus! Ghostface Video!