Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Book News, In Brief

The MN Sun has dropped their swine flu headlines in an effort to alert the public to an even deadlier threat: Poetry Cafe Turns Kids to Beatniks.

Obama really is a bookseller's best friend. After the President told a New York Times reporter that he'd been reading Joseph O'Neill's Netherland, the book received "a double digit increase in sales" and a speedier paperback release.

Keep those Wolverine TPs in stock! Hugh Jackman has announced he's doing another X-film, this one based on Chris Claremont and Frank Miller's famous, 4-issue, Wolverine mini-series. To read a recent review of this decades-old comic, click here.

Borders has announced their bold, new approach to bookselling: Personal Recommendations. While hyping this as an 'independent-style strategy,' Borders has given it a decidedly corporate spin. Employees are only allowed to recommend from a list of four (four?!) pre-approved titles. Now that's personal!