Thursday, February 26, 2009

Book News, In Brief

Note to Bookseller of Kabul author Asne Seierstad: The Kabul bookseller you based your novel upon hates your book.

From Let death change your life. "You only die once. Why not take tips from great philosophers on how to do it well?"

Also from Why can't a woman write the Great American Novel? While this may sound like debate bait, it's actually a thoughtful review of Elaine Showalter's A Jury of Her Peers.

Author Shanna Swendson has posted a couple of practical guides for writers performing on the pimp-circuit: Lesson 1. Promotion for Non-Jerks. Lesson 2. How to Be a Good Con Guest.

The Millions Book Blog attempts to revive the Revolutionary War, only instead of tea taxes, they have England and America battling over book cover aesthetics.