There isn’t much happening in the book world today. Apple has filed its motion to dismiss in the DOJ suit. Obviously Cotes will deny this motion but Apple has to make it in order to preserve its right to appeal.
Here’s some food for thought. McKenzie Walton tweeted this the other day “One of my least favorite terms is ‘shit-eating grin’. Like, I don’t even know what that means. That’s GROSS.”
My god, she is so right.
In lieu of book news, here are some random links that might interest you:
Nick Denton: The Banner Ad Era is Closing | Digiday – ““We all know the conventional wisdom: the days of the banner advertisement are numbered,” Denton wrote in an email to Gawker staff. “In two years, our primary offering to marketers will be our discussion platform.” Gawker recently revamped its commenting system in a way that Denton hopes will improve the quality of conversation on the site. He also hopes to find ways for advertisers to participate, noting in an email that “in a couple of years I could see “discussion management” being more important than traditional online advertising.”” DigiDay Personal Note:There was another article that talked about how Gawker’s new commenting system would work in that the originator of a thread could control the types of comments people saw, thus shaping the conversation. I find that quite disturbing.
Astor+Blue | Digital Publisher, Classic Publishing – “We are an innovative “Digital First” Publisher dedicated to producing the highest quality ebooks and custom print editions by leveraging the latest in Digital Technology and New Media. We curate a list of well-written books by authors of diverse voices, and devote ourselves to actively helping readers from around the globe discover – and rediscover – those voices. Through the “Digital First” platform, A+B does not merely publish books, we E-LAUNCH them through a highly specialized, long term, proactive marketing program. We strive to be a destination for where to find ebooks, and where ebooks will “find their readers” as well. In short: We maximize each title’s readership and keep it alive indefinitely. This is our mission.” This is not a romance digital publisher but a literary fiction one. I’m not certain it would be of interest to the readers here.Astor + Blue
BuzzFeed Animals – A whole category devoted to listings of cute animal pictures. BuzzFeed
As for deals, here is a good one for you:
The Forever Instinct by Barbara Delinksy * $2.99 * A | BN | K | S
First Things First by Barbara Delinksy * $2.99 * A | BN | K | S
The Scent of Jasmine by Barbara Delinksy * $2.99 * A | BN | K | S
Straight from the Heart by Barbara Delinksy * $2.99 * A | BN | K | S
This Heart of Mine with Bonus Content by Susan Elizabeth Phillips * $1.99 * A | BN | K | S
Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty.
You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com