I can’t write every great post on the internet, and since I won’t be writing anything that constitutes even a mediocre post today, I strongly recommend you go to these other fine websites for your entertainment and edification:
- Russ Marshalek has the best analysis of the Bloomsbury Liar cover art controversy. “Basically, Bloomsbury got called out, and they’re undertaking a massive expenditure to set it right. Ideally, this will open a dialogue that extends beyond just the realm of publishing to a place very real where race still plays a giant factor: the book shelf.”
- Carolyn Kellogg discusses Lizzie Skunick’s Shelf Discovery: “Skurnick’s blogging goes back a few years — her litblog Old Hag was one of the smartest, funniest takes on books on the Internet. I was such a fan that I saw her at a conference and tried to tell her how awesome the blog was, doing all but screaming “Oh, my God! I love it!” It took years before she believed I wasn’t a straitjacket-ready stalker.”
- And lastly, Flatmancrooked has posted a few of Emma Straub’s short stories online in anticipation of her first book, which they’ll be publishing in September. Additionally, you can purchase shares of Emma’s future for $10 each. In exchange, you’ll receive a signed and numbered book (and, if you are in the New York metropolitan area, maybe a baked good).