Publishers don't decide which books they're going to publish while sitting alone in a dark room with one little lamp burning. It's not a secretive process and it's not just a matter of a singular person's whims or personal tastes.
Welcome back (after we took last week off, to digest) to our Friday roundup! We should have two weeks of news to cover, but nothing much of anything strange or startling happened Thanksgiving week, so we're going to concentrate on just this current week.
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Before we get this ball rolling, we have two minor points which relate to the calendar which we feel merit mentioning. First, for the superstitious among us, it's not only Friday the 13th, but it's actually a double-dose, being 9/13/13. Wooo! Scary!
Adults are criminally liable if they give cigarettes, or alcohol, or illicit drugs to a child. But our society does not view giving a child a donut, or fries, or soda as abusive -- even if it occurs day after day.
The explosion of information has created a need to group data in meaningful ways. Curation encourages users to form niche communities around their passions by sharing content that centers on their core specialty.
When Joe McGinniss rented a house next to the Palins' home, the local paper ran an editorial reminding McGinniss that "Alaska has a law that allows the use of deadly force in protection of life and property." The editor responsible is now out.
Newspapers seem to be clinging to blandness as a viable business model in an exciting new world of opinions available to their potential customers -- to their detriment. And then they wonder why they're failing.