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More on the future of bookstores

A great article in last Friday’s Globe and Mail, Will the last bookstore please turn out the lights? The main thrust of the article is that while there’s a lot of doom and gloom in the industry, there’s also some hope and, more importantly, some innovation. One source of Bleumer’s optimism is the “ferocious” level…

I have a few conferences coming up and I thought I’d share my schedule just in case any of you out there in sciencelibrarianblogland will also be attending. I’ll list them in order, along with whatever I’ll be presenting. BookCamp Toronto, May 15, Toronto 9:30: eBooks in Education and Academia — the glacial revolution John…

Books I’d Like to Read

It’s been quite a long while since I’ve done one of these. Here are some recently noticed books that look interesting from either a collection development or a professional development point of view. Fans, Friends And Followers: Building An Audience And A Creative Career In The Digital Age by Scott Kirsner An essential guide for…

If you love sword & sorcery books and stories (and who doesn’t!), SF Signal has one of their Mind Meld features in which they ask a bunch of writers and editors to name their favourites of the genre. Here’s a taste: Lou Anders “Ill met in Lankhmar” tops any list. How could it not? Fafhrd…

Authorial control

Horror author Cherie Priest has a very nice post from a couple of days ago called Control. It’s basically about what mass market fiction authors do and don’t have control over in the book production process. Now, the mass market fiction publishing niche is hardly the main concern on this blog, but I also think…

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