Monday, September 14, 2009

Book News, In Brief

Hot on the heels of Steve Jobs' jabs, finds four reasons Why Apple's Tablet Will Eat Kindle's Lunch.

Having realized that holding up a bookstore is a hundred dollar heist (at best!), enterprising thieves have taken to stealing and re-selling over-priced college textbooks.

Labor Day has passed. Being seen with a 'Summer Read' is now as passe as wearing white and/or flip-flops. While I can't help you with your unfortunate fashion decisions, I can direct you to the LA Times' Fall Reading List. See? There's hope for you yet. Via.

Every day, in an effort to make more sales, booksellers lie about (1.) reading books we've only read reviews of, (2.) enjoying books we had to force ourselves to finish, and (3.) wishing we had more room in our store for local authors' work. So why the hell do we continue to try and uphold an honest approach to sales-inhibiting release embargos? The Book Publicity Blog attempts an explanation.

Today's Padding-Out the Post Link: The New York Times' Bestseller Lists