A collection of Things That Make Us Good Adults from the Adulting launch party at Housing Works Bookstore.
The book is Adulting: How to Become a Grown-up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps by Kelly Williams Brown, yet another Tumblr-blog-to-book-deal, and it’s available from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, as well as your local independent bookseller.
My point is that I wish we had been able to save the video store. I know the young citizens of the new order don’t miss it, but kids don’t miss anything: they’re kids.
Great Tumblr Book Search: Paul Laudiero has been named the grand-prize winner of The Great Tumblr Book Search, and Chronicle will publish his book (Expletive) Rough Drafts. Think you have a great blog-to-book idea? Chronicle, which has published numerous Tumblr blog-inspired books, says the contest will be an annual partnership.
The current book situation, here in the villa of no shelf space.
Took some books to Housing Works today, and left with a few new ones.
Back in 1998, when Amazon was just a classic Internet company, full of bits and vinegar, it got into some scrum with Barnes & Noble (more would follow) and issued a press release saying: “Goliath is always in range of a good slingshot.” Real talk! “Your company,” responded Barnes & Noble, “is now worth more than Barnes & Noble, Borders, and all of the independent booksellers combined.” Amazon replied with a memorable one-word press release: “Oh.” It’s not so puckish anymore, because it doesn’t have to be.
I’ve got some reading to catch up on.
Jennifer Egan’s storyboard manuscript for her Twitter story, “Black Box”
As discussed at @codemeetprint’s #twitterfiction event last night. Analog creation of a digital artifact that was also printed in the physical magazine.
Very excited for this. Not long now, yes?
I always wondered how ten more books mysteriously appeared on my bookshelves for every book I finished reading.
I’m currently in the “set them free” part of this cycle.