Kim Kardashian selfie book

Kim Kardashian is releasing a book of only selfies called Selfish! For the older Moby readers here is the Wikipedia definition of selfie: A selfie (/ˈselfiː/) [1] is a self-portrait photograph, typically taken with a hand-held digitalRead more »

What can book marketers learn from Satanists?

We at MobyLives have never been shy about asking the big question to which so many people already seem to know the answer: namely, are publishers bad at marketing? AndRead more »

Two For Tuesday: Is The Publishing Industry Doomed?

Topics discussed: death, On Kawara, bouncy castles, Mark Wahlberg, Ben Affleck, Slate, disruption, #disruption, e-books, Barnes & Noble, ideology, Matt Yglesias, Uber, martinis, dens, tweed, candelight, Mumford and Sons, Periscope,Read more »

Website with limited quality control standards sues other websites for exploiting website’s limited quality control standards

Last week, Amazon filed a lawsuit in Washington’s King County Superior Court against four websites:,,, and Why did Amazon do this? Let’s go to the complaint:Read more »

Booker losses: Ion Trewin and Martyn Goff have passed away

Ion Trewin, journalist-turned-publisher and director of the Man Booker Prize, has passed away at 71. He was diagnosed with cancer last October, but continued to work with the committee throughRead more »

The book that changed a museum

The Director of London’s British Museum, Neil MacGregor is to step down from his job at the end of this year. MacGregor has been at the helm of the institutionRead more »