Friday, September 26, 2008

Book News, In Brief

Having garnered the ire of every bookstore, Amazon is hoping to make a brand new enemy: Apple/iTunes.

I'll admit it. I'd been purposefully avoiding linking to the dozens of different 'Text Books Are Too Expensive for College Kids!' articles littering the web. Every other book blog was posting them, so I figured, why bother? But this new angle -- Textbooks are bad for your health -- well, I've gotta give the kids credit for coming up with this one.

Damn. If I'd seen this ten minutes ago, I'd have blog-jacked the whole page and saved myself a 'Book News, In Brief' post. Via The Guardian UK:
Antonia Fraser on writing biography
Wendy Cope on writing poetry
Robert Harris on writing novels
Simon Jenkins on journalism