March 8, 2012

Day in Review


Smashwords calls for authors and customers to protest PayPal censorship

25 reasons why books are here to stay

Brooklyn Public Library gets an Espresso Book Machine

Jonathan Swift’s to-do list for when he got old

J-Franz v Twitter

Why aren’t “traditional” publishers putting up more of a fight?

Finally: John Updike ebooks

German publisher to J.R.R. Tolkien, 1938: We’d like to publish you, but can you prove your Aryan descent?

Wiley wants to dump Frommer’s, Webster’s New World Dicitonary, and CliffsNotes imprints

What to read when your heart’s broken

Ten best non-existent bookstores

Students in schools with full-time librarians have higher test scores


Dennis Johnson is the founder of MobyLives, and the co-founder and co-publisher of Melville House. Follow him on Twitter at @mobylives