Episode 76

The Virtues of Difficulty

In this episode, Jeff and Amanda talk Simon and Schuster reupping with Amazon, another hand-wringing YA essay, an author engaging in “light-stalking,” news of a new Toni Morrison novel, new books, and much more. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace, Kobo, and TryAudiobooks.com.

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Links discussed in the show:

S&S signs new deal with Amazon

Daniel Handler’s plan to help indie bookstores

New Toni Morrison Novel

The Percy Jackson problem

Kathleen Hale, blogger stalker

Waterstones sleepover contest

New books discussed in the show:

The Republic of Imagination: America in Three Books by Azar Nafisi (Viking)

Some Luck by Jane Smiley 

Beautiful You by Chuck Palaniuk

Fahrenheit 451, read by Tim Robbins

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