Critical Linking: April 3, 2013


“The “Single Ladies” hitmaker has teamed up with Andre 3000 for a duet of the late singer’s “Back to Black” for the soundtrack of the upcoming remake of The Great Gatsby.”

So we beat on, boats against the current, born back ceaselessly into unnecessary remakes.


“This Fortune 500 company, operator of 689 retail bookstores and a very active website, is a major supplier of adult pornography and child erotica.”

You think B & N would be in better shape if more people knew it was one of the “dirty dozen?


“The Foundation also noted that it has moved from its traditional paper entry form to a new online entry form for publishers to enter and pay for books to be submitted for the 2013 National Book Awards.”

Hey, National Book Awards! Welcome to 2003.


“Personally, I think publishers care deeply about what they do, about readers and authors but they often seem to look inwards, concentrating more on their competitors (other publishers, as they see it) and less on truly understanding and meeting their readers’ needs.”

Ding ding ding ding.

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