Been one of those weeks where it doesn't look like I'm doing much here, but really, it's just a few posts that were harder than I expected. Still, should've scheduled the Longmire post for later in the week to spread things out. I expect next week to go better (still, am hoping for a couple of good, but simple, books to blog about). Here are the odds 'n ends from this week about books and reading that caught my eye. You've probably seen some/most/all of them, but just in case:
- The crisis in non-fiction publishing -- I didn't realize (probably should have) things were that grim for NF publishing. Still, there's a silver lining here.
- Bookstores Won’t Go the Way of Video Stores -- Need this post after the last.
- Outstanding paper on the impact of ebook DRM on readers, writers, publishers and distributors -- Cory Doctorow points to a paper on DRM.
- A Book Buyer’s Lament -- Amen.
- A History of Noms De Plume -- this week's infographic focuses on Pen Names. Interesting stuff.
- The Cornell Collective – Trailer -- Paul Cornell is going to have a podcast, great, don't have enough of those.
- The Cartel by Don Winslow -- I haven't read The Power of the Dog, but man...this sequel sounds great.
- Tin Men by Christopher Golden -- Looks like this military SF novel is full of action and style.
- The Leveller by Julia Durango -- just a killer premise, not sure the novel itself would be my cup of tea, but the setup sounds fantastic.