Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Book News, In Brief

Know someone who’s 100? The National Centenarian Awareness Project is looking for subjects for an upcoming book. But act fast, cuz -- let's face it -- most folks don't live to be 101.

When looking at other people's book shelves, what secrets can we learn? What warning signs may we glean? Can we really tell if the owners are smarter/stupider than us? The Oregon Live takes a look.

Everyone knew that factions of the Muslim community were going to get sour about Salman Rushdie's knighthood, but what I want to know is: What took Iran so long? Hell, Pakistan was bitching about it two weeks ago.

The good news, via PRWeb: HBF Publishers (HBFP) is leveling a digital cultural imbalance by giving African American authors opportunities never before available: control of the content and delivery of their books with immediate access to a growing and profitable African American reading market, cultivated over the years by QBR The Black Book Review and the Harlem Book Fair.
And the bad news, via us: Amazon won't sell the books.
But wait! There's some more good news: Us. The Inkwell. We'll sell the books...
A li'l more bad:...or we'll return them, unsold...
And Good:...but at least we'll try...
Bad: ...which is more than Amazon will do.