Thursday, November 19, 2009

Jacket Blurbs 11-16-09

  • "But, since it was just the two of us, he had additional questions. So I told him: "Father, I cannot tell a lie. As I've already told you, I cut the tree." [Sarah, this seems somewhat similar to a story about George Washington. – eds. THAT'S VERY COOL. – SP]"Editing Going Rogue;
  • "Anyone can do a dystopia these days just by making a collage of newspaper headlines, but utopias are hard, and important…" – Kim Stanley Robinson on utopias, via;
  • "I'm sure he only used to buy books about macho detectives who murder people mindlessly and sportsmen who have recovered from alcohol dependency and significant injury." – Chris Matyszczyk, on Kindles and covers;
  • "…that as long as they are carrying books that affirm homosexuality as moral, you will not purchase books from them." – easily offended bigots respond to Scholastic's inclusion of a 'pro-homosexual' book in their catalog;
  • "…the two revived one of the old characters and added in a few, including a Scotland Yard detective and a lesbian vampire countess." – A Stoker writes a Dracula sequel, with some help;
  • "…someone with a 'personal blog, writing a genuine or organic review,' did not need to disclose how they got the book or assign it a value." – the FTC, on pay-per-post reviewing;
  • Edison’s Concrete Piano: Flying Tanks, Six-Nippled Sheep, Walk-on-Water Shoes and 12 Other Flops from Great Inventorsthe best book title of the year, per the LA Times;
  • "If you can’t discount books, how can you get customers and market share? This is some communist-style shit…" – Chad Post, on French book discounts;
The 'book burning' mentioned in "Hard on the Bible", via:

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