Critical Linking: November 12th, 2013

 

Total Miles Driven: 18,821
Indie Bookstores Photographed: 49
States visited: 48
Months on the road: 3+
Total # of times I give thanks for all of your support: 1,000,000,000 (and only grows each day)

Good job, Morgan. We like your style.

____________________________

The cash-short United States Postal Service, which has failed to win congressional approval to stop delivering mail on Saturdays to save money, has struck a deal with the online retailer Amazon.com to deliver the company’s packages on Sundays — a first for both, with obvious advantages for each.

I wonder how much they got paid.

____________________________

Alec Baldwin announced via a telephone conference call on Monday morning, November 11, that he has donated $1 million to the East Hampton Library for the New Children’s addition on behalf of his family. The $1 million donation will be used to underwrite the completion of the Baldwin Family Lecture Room in the new addition. The space will be used for children’s programs, film screenings, poetry readings, historical lectures, and author and book events.

Alec Baldwin is my favorite kinda celebrity: outspoken, complicated, and a little nuts. This story helps too.

____________________________

“I think you can have more satisfaction from live conversations,” she said, adding we were “going back to oral culture where the written word will be less relevant.”

Big time print/web editor, Tina Brown. Hard to see this, but an interesting idea, given how much easier audio/video is getting on the web.

 

____________________________

Sign up for our newsletter to have the best of Book Riot delivered straight to your inbox every week. No spam. We promise.

To keep up with Book Riot on a daily basis, follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, , and subscribe to the Book Riot podcast in iTunes or via RSS. So much bookish goodness–all day, every day.

Get a free copy of our Start Here: Read Your Way Into 25 Amazing Authors. Go here to get your copy (or just click the image below):
VIEW COMMENTS