Isn’t this supposed to be a slow time in publishing? Is there a slow time anymore? I’m not feeling it. Meanwhile…
The brainiacs at the Millions have a great post on the implications of Amazon’s purchase of Abe Books, and what it means for the future of their business. Basically: when vendors sell on Amazon and Amazon doesn’t have to do anything… Amazon makes money.
Another brainiac out there wrote a post on basic concepts in publishing accounting which…. uh… I haven’t read. Kinda busy. But the people at Fine Print did, and they linked to it, and if it’s good enough for them, by golly it’s good enough for me!
GalleyCat had more on the controversy surrounding Random House’s cancellation of THE JEWEL OF MEDINA. Salman Rushdie? Not impressed with the decision.
And finally, I’ve noticed that there’s been a marked uptick in traffic to the blog lately, and so I’d like to extend a special welcome to the new visitors! I hope you will comment and make this blog your home. Seriously, kick off your shoes and steal stuff from the fridge. As always, come for the publishing advice, stay for the monkeys.
Have a great weekend!