Posts Tagged ‘Barnes & Noble’
April 10, 2013 | by Sadie Stein
Peter Workman, “known in the publishing world as a genially offbeat entrepreneur of nonfiction, with an on-base percentage—in publishing terms—worthy of Cooperstown,” has died. Workman hits included The Preppy Handbook, What to Expect When You’re Expecting, and The Silver Palate Cookbook.
Barnes & Noble gets into the self-publishing game with NOOK Press.
The death of the book, like doomsday, has been predicted since time immemorial.
But: “If reading is going be all digital in fifty years, so be it.” Tim Waterstone, founder of the eponymous bookstore chain, is philosophical.
Listen to John le Carré read from his new novel.
January 29, 2013 | by Sadie Stein
If you’re not Pride and Prejudiced out, here’s a playlist. (We think it should end with “Chapel of Love,” but that’s a matter of opinion.)
Barnes & Noble will be downsizing, closing twenty stores a year for the next ten years. (Did you know they had that many stores?)
In related news, the Globe and Mail is, depressingly, slashing its books section. That’s right: “Slashing.”
At least the word puberty is no longer censored! Judy Blume on the bad times.
It would seem that Harry Potter, like the Bible, can be used to support any argument.