Monday Night Links of Ebook Opinion
- Ars Technica has a fabulous (but lengthy) post about ebooks and the evolving publisher response (mostly not helpful). Ars is waiting for Apple to take up the mantle of ebooks like it did with music. I think it won’t. Apple’s focused on gaming and why not? Video game sales were about the only entertainment item that was up last year.
- From a different perspective is Lavie Tidhar of Apex Magazine. Her argument is that the lack of a future proofed format and the fact that paper lasts longer than bits and bytes means that print isn’t dead. Print books aren’t dead. It’s the print publishing model that seems to be on its last legs. [Thanks D Cross]
- According to this article in the Guardian, staying away from Revolutionary Road because it looks too depressing (and for the record, the book is super depressing and therefore the trailer is being true to the story) is the only way to live a happy life because if you are seduced by happy endings you are bound for real life disappointment. [Thanks Bec].
- Jessica from RacyRomanceReviews ordered a Kindle. It will be delivered in 5-6 weeks. She debated between Kindle and Sony but ultimately choose the Kindle because of the wireless feature, ability to annotate, and that she could return it if she didn’t like it. I know that SB Sarah has become increasingly irritated with Sir Fusspot as she has nicknamed her Kindle.
- And in the ultimate wardrobe malfunction, Comcast gave viewers a 10 sec peek at a porn channel during the SuperBowl.
- Someone is imagining covers of movies made into books, sixties style. I love it. My favorite might be Shaun of the Dead. [Via Scalzi]