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Vale Di Gribble
Family and friends are gathering this morning to mourn the loss of Diana Gribble AM, one of the pre-eminent figures in the local and national publishing industry over recent decades.
Detail of a portrait of Di Gribble sourced from ArtsHub
Many tributes and obituaries have been published in the days since Di passed away of cancer last week at the age of 69. The…
Advertising in Books
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Unlike magazines, books have somehow always avoided the encroachment of advertising. They’ve even managed to successfully resist product placement - at least for the most part. The website Publishing Perspectives yesterday visited a subject that will shock bibliophiles everywhere. Under the banner, ‘Is it Time for publishers to Offer Advertising in Books?’, the article considers the implications of cloud reading. Cloud…
Lethem Slams Brooklyn’s Writers
“Brooklyn is repulsive with novelists, it’s cancerous with novelists.” So opined acclaimed novelist Jonathan Lethem in a profile in the LA Times this weekend. The comment has raised eyebrows - in Brooklyn and further afield - because few writers of recent vintage have been more closely associated with the city. Partly because of his disillusionment with Brooklyn, Lethem moved to southern California last year…
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Google Digitisation Project Thrown Out of Court
A Federal Court judge in New York has rejected an agreement between Google, publishers and a group of about 40 libraries. Google has been digitising books in these libraries - which include Stanford University and the University of Chicago - with a view to making them viewable and searchable online. The books Google has been digitising include out-of-print books and ‘orphan’ books - books…
McSweeney’s Launches Three New Ventures
The McSweeney’s empire continues to grow apace. Last week, Dave Eggers and co announced the launch of two new imprints under the McSweeney’s umbrella. The Bay-Citizen reports that “chef David Chang of Momofuku fame in New York announced that his quarterly project, Lucky Peach, will have a print component done by McSweeney’s as well as an iPad app”. There’s a cookbook also in the…
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