Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Wednesday Dog Ears

This week's Dog Ears features another Onion nod to the truth as well as a nod to the act of judging a book by its cover:
  • The Onion yet again hits just a bit too close to home with "Day Job Officially Becomes Job."
  • Dr. Kirkland C. Peterson at Tor.com wrote an interesting piece about right brain / left brain interaction while reading fiction (and specifically fantasy) in "Fantasy Matters."
  • The Daily Beast has a slideshow exploring "The Best-Selling Books in Your City."  Denver isn't on the list, but the following cities are: NYC, LA, Chicago, Philadelphia, SF-SJ-OAK, Boston, Dallas, Detroit, Wash. DC, Houston, Cleveland, Atlanta, Minneapolis, Tampa, Seattle, and Miami.
  • Joseph Cassara of The Faster Times cracked me up with "To My Whore of a Roommate, Love Jane Austen."  I'm not entirely sure of the point, but I did laugh at this part: "It is a universal truth that a single man with a large fortune is in need of a cock sucking whore. And there you are!"
  • For those of you who, like me, are starting to suspect that the publishing industry is a load of poo circling the drain, David Backer has compiled "Long Live Fiction: A Guide to Fiction Online" at The Millions.
  • And for those of you who are still clinging to the notion that the publishing industry is not a load of poo circling the drain, here's an interesting interview at Smart Bitches, Trashy Books about the influence of cover art in the publishing world: "Redoing a Cover, Rebranding a Series: An Interview with Hank Phillippi Ryan."

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