Critical Linking

Critical Linking: March 25th, 2013

Our daily round-up of bookish links. Tastes great with coffee.

 

Barnes & Noble is also pressing Simon & Schuster for more compensation, such as costs associated with in-store promotions. Publishers typically give retailers money to cover certain store marketing costs. The retailer is arguing that its stores serve as the primary way for consumers to discover new writers, say people familiar with the situation. The retailer worries that consumers use its stores as “showrooms” to find titles that they then order online at a discounted price, the people said.

Dudes, chill.

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With Jack Spade’s deep pockets giving Adobe’s landlord unmatchable financial leverage over the small used bookstore, getting pushed out of their home since 1988 is almost certain.  “It just doesn’t make sense to run a bookshop [when paying] $8,000 a month in rent,” Liz conceded, acknowledging the shop is bracing for a forced relocation.

Lame, Jack Spade. Lame.

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“I can’t believe this — it’s like a movie,” said Toni Morrison, who sat at one of the 420 wooden tables in the flag-bedecked Washington Hall, a majestic Romanesque structure at the United States Military Academy.

When Toni Morrison is awestruck, it must really be something.

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Based on one of Jane Austen’s unfinished novels, Welcome To Sanditon will be a full interactive experience that takes you to the beach town of Sanditon, California as it attempts to revitalize itself into a modern resort destination. 

So we’re moving on to adapting unfinished Austen stuff now, eh?