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Monthly Archive March, 2009

Daily Links – March 26, 2009

How to Get Indies in on the iPhone Game. Indiebound app?
What Steven Johnson likes about the Kindle. Jokes aside, one-handed (and no-handed) reading really is a plus.

Daily Links – March 25, 2009

Author proposes in his latest book.. Pretty clever, if geeky.
Coolest. Bookmarks. Ever..
Junk in My Trunk and Craigslist Experiment. Love this Craigslist idea from William @ Hang Fire.
Women more avid readers of books than men survey says. From UK Telegraph.
Photos of Amazon Distribution Warehouse.

Daily Links – March 24, 2009

A web Companion to Under the Volcano. "A Hypertextual & Illustrated Companion to the 1947 semi-autobiographical novel by English writer Malcolm Lowry." Very interesting.
Build a Bookshelf. Cheap bookshelf porn via Mother Earth News (via Reading Copy).

Daily Links – March 23, 2009

15 Coolest Bookshelves. More bookshelf porn.

Daily Links – March 22, 2009

Ganging up Ikea shelves for a striking, cheapass wall-o-books. Awesome bookshelf porn.

Daily Links – March 21, 2009

Was this review helpful to you?. How Amazon’s simple question contributed significantly to their bottom line.

Daily Links – March 20, 2009

Top 10 books about bookselling. I think they missed a few (more on that later), but still a good list.
Blogging is the New Closure. David Jacobs on reading with the iPhone Kindle app: “I have one major complaint: I found the act of finishing the book unsatisfying; after paging through 4393 “locations” (the Kindle doesn’t [...]

Daily Links – March 19, 2009

Investment Books. In these confusing economic times, Marginal Revolutions recommends several investments books to turn to.
The Madness of the CPSIA and How Google and Amazon Might Benefit. Michael @ Book Patrol on the idiocy that is the CPSIA: “Who could possibly benefit from this ill-conceived law. Well, how about Google and Amazon for starters. Call [...]

Daily Links – March 18, 2009

To Be (Shakespeare) or Not To Be? Doubts about the newly-discovered portrait of The Bard.
Write Your Own Irish Memoir! Just in time for St. Patty’s Day. Bestseller list, here I come.
Tragic loss in PA – Humans fine, books and cats less so… A heads-up from buddy Lux Mentis about a fire at the shop of [...]

Daily Links – March 17, 2009

Highsmith: A Romance of the 1950s. William at Hang Fire Books has a great review of the new book about the romance between writers Patricia Highsmith and Marjorie Meaker. Looks like something to pick up.
Growing Sentences with David Foster Wallace. OR: How to write like DFW in ten easy steps.
My dad wrote 1984…. George Orwell’s [...]

Daily Links – March 16, 2009

A queer idea of me: Poe regrets drunkenness. “Will you be so kind enough to put the best possible interpretation upon my behavior while in N-York? You must have conceived a queer idea of me – but the simple truth is that Wallace would insist upon the juleps, and I knew not what I was [...]