Report: Senior Uber exec threatened to dig up dirt on journalists – So apparently stalking and doxxing have gone mainstream. According to a story in Buzzfeed and discussed in this Gigaom piece, Uber’s Senior Vice President of Business Emil Michael proposed holding female journalist Sarah Lacy “personally responsible” for any ... more >
We’re all familiar with the assertion that books are “special,” and therefore deserving of different treatment than other commercial products. I used believe it myself. Until, that is, folks like Jon Sargent and Authors United started using it to justify crap like agency pricing and the shunning of Amazon. To ... more >
Negative online reviews are now protected by law in California – Given some of the controversial cases involving consumers under fire for leaving negative reviews of restaurants, hotels, or other products and services, California has passed a law that prohibits businesses from punishing or proactively silencing consumers who may leave ... more >
I almost always read the epigraph and the dedication but I rarely read an Author’s Note, Acknowledgments, or Letter to the Reader. I also can’t recall ever reading the “extra” stuff at the end (often found in the Avon A books). What about you?
A total of 274 Borders employees were laid off, most of which were corporate employees in all departments except the buyer/planner group. According to the PW article, 156 positions at the Ann Arbor, MI, headquarters were eliminated and 118 positions at the distribution centers, field marketing organization and corporate sales ... more >
There was an Australian library (I think) that once hosted single’s parties which I thought was a brilliant idea. Apparently, though, some of the Literati* think that book tastes are more of a turn off than a turn on. Self help books are apparently something that would likely make women ... more >