Interesting posts and other things that have caught my eye this week. It isn’t actually everything, since I didn’t want to kill myself copy-pasting, so for the entire link collection check out my Delicious page.
Who else lost track of the days? Anyone? Just raise your hand.
Books in General
- Illustrating Moby-Dick One Page at a Time – mediabistro.com: GalleyCat
“Since August, artist Matt Kish has worked his way page-by-page through Herman Melville’s Moby Dick–illustrating each page along the way.”
Authors & Publishers
- Bloggers Question Amazon Sales – mediabistro.com: GalleyCat
“His post generated a stream of comments, including this anonymous post: “I work for a trade house, and while I am not going to reveal my identity or that of my employer, I can tell you that our top Kindle sales of any one title are in the range of about 1000 downloads life to date.”"
- What Constitutes an eBook Bestseller? – mediabistro.com: GalleyCat
“By GalleyCat’s count yesterday afternoon, 64 of the 100 eBooks currently topping the Kindle bestseller list were priced at $0.00.” Oh my.
- Sunday Salon: How Fast Do You Read? | B O O K L U S T
“That said, I don’t know how you fast readers do it! I often feel the pressure to read faster, do more, keep current with everyone else. I read for pleasure, yes, but at the same time, I feel like more recently as I read, I wonder how soon I can finish a book and move on to the next one. If it takes me longer than I expect to read a book, I start getting worried.”
Book Wishlist (aka the new section!)
- I Am Scrooge by Adam Roberts. Sort of like I Am Legend meets A Christmas Carol?
- The Great Perhaps by Joe Meno. I fell in love with the cover, yes, but listen to this: “Joe Meno’s forthcoming The Great Perhaps is the story of “the Caspers, a family of cowards: Jonathan, a paleontologist, searching in vain for a prehistoric giant squid; his wife, Madeline, an animal behaviorist with a failing experiment; (and) their daughter, Amelia, a disappointed teenage revolutionary…Each fears uncertainty and the possibilities that accompany it.” Sounds like a Wes Anderson film!
- The Diary of Samuel Pepys by Samuel Pepys. Says Jenny: “Samuel Pepys is the most utterly charming rogue of a diarist it has ever been my good fortune to meet. And it does feel like meeting him, personally, possibly in his nightgown: he is so vividly alive, breathing on the page, completely sincere in his opinions, emotions, and desires. He is just the kind of person you’d like to know.”