Posts Tagged ‘Amazon.com’
March 29, 2013 | by Sadie Stein
- “The largest and most important group of William Faulkner material ever to appear at auction”—including his Nobel medal, an unpublished short story, and illustrated letters, recently found at the Faulkner home—is expected to fetch at least $2 million at Sotheby’s come June.
- Here is a sweet library marriage proposal for you. (To read, that is.)
- In further library human-interest, Flavorwire rounds up nifty librarians from around the country. (Just a small sampling, of course.)
- Now for something completely different: the all-seeing eye that is Amazon.com is acquiring Goodreads for an undisclosed sum.
March 12, 2013 | by Sadie Stein
- Books carved with surgical tools.
- Related: “I’m sure what I did was completely blasphemous, but y’all ... it turned out really cool.” Wallpapering with Faulkner. (His pages, not him.)
- How many copies need to move to qualify a book as an Amazon bestseller? PW does the math and finds: not that many.
- Speaking of inflation! In the UK, the sinister-sounding “inflation basket” indicates that people are buying more e-books, less champagne.
- “These are fundamentally probing, even discomfiting, books.” Meghan O’Rourke pays tribute to Renata Adler.
January 23, 2013 | by Sadie Stein
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A cultural news roundup.