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From Fox Business: An activist investor wants Barnes & Noble Inc. to try again to sell itself, arguing the bookseller needs an owner who can invest in its beleaguered operations. Sandell Asset Management has recently started buying a stake in the New York bookstore chain and is already among its 10 biggest investors, according to people familiar […]
Seven percent of American adults believe that chocolate milk comes from brown cows, according to a survey conducted earlier this year by the Innovation Center for US Dairy. This has nothing to do with books, but PG found it interesting/disturbing. He doubts that many Canadians would be so ill-informed.
From TCK Publishing: One of the factors that decides whether your book will be successful or a flop on Amazon Kindle is the formatting. While reading a book, have you ever seen the text all run together, paragraphs with weird characters, or chunks of text that just seems to go on forever? How did you […]
From Nerdy Book Club: I was an absolute book fanatic from the start. Or, to be more precise, I was an absolute PICTURE book fanatic. When adults asked what I wanted to be when I grew up, my answer was always the same: picture book illustrator. Every week as a child, my mother took my […]
From The Wall Street Journal: Robot developers say they are close to a breakthrough—getting a machine to pick up a toy and put it in a box. It is a simple task for a child, but for retailers it has been a big hurdle to automating one of the most labor-intensive aspects of e-commerce: grabbing […]
A consortium involving Tesla, French company Neoen and the South Australian Government will deliver what is reputed to be the world’s largest lithium ion battery.
From Design Observer: AIGA and Design Observer’s 50 Books | 50 Covers competition, which reviews and awards the best of book and cover designs published within the past year, has just concluded its 94th cycle. We’re pleased to announce this year’s winning cover and winning book selections, along with a few trends the judges couldn’t help but notice while digging deep into […]
From the American Booksellers Association: Bookselling This Week: Please talk about your early experiences with reading and books. Christine Onorati: I was a bookworm from as early as I can remember, getting in trouble for reading at the dinner table and never leaving home without a book. I viscerally remember the summer reading club at the […]
Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, […]