Monday, April 14, 2008

Book News, In Brief

Publisher's Weekly linked to this last week, but we're list whores so we're gonna go ahead and link again: The 25 Books to Remember from 2007

How cool would this have been? Osamu Tezuka, the godfather of modern of modern manga and anime, almost worked with Arthur C. Clarke. According to this piece at IO9, Stanley Kubrick had wanted Tezuka to serve as the art director of 2001!

Either the author's an assh*le or the book really sucks. Via 1 killed, 1 injured in shootings after Dr. Dre book signing party.

The idea of Snoop Dogg releasing a line of children's books may seem strange until you realize that he's already marketed himself via action figures, power drinks, doggie treats, porno dvds and his own brand of hot dog. What's strange is that it took him this long to get to kids' lit.

At last, a refreshing alternative to all of those 'Indie Bookstores are Disappearing' articles: 'Corporate Bookstores Are Dying' articles!