I just discovered this site and I love it. Breathing Books has some of the coolest photos of books, book vignettes, the writing life, libraries and such. Take a look. Do you have some great book-related images? Send ‘em on and we’ll post them on Working Titlez. Send to email@example.com. Wouldn’t you like to take a long soak in this tub with a great book?
I had lunch with an author the other day, and we discussed introducing his new book in an e-book only format. “But how would I sign books?” he lamented. It is true, not likely to have a book signing at the local Borders for an e-book. But then I was talking to popular Las Vegas author Deborah Coonts, WANNA GET LUCKY? and LUCKY STIFF, and she mentioned that lately she’s been asked to sign Kindles and other e-reader devices. Go figure. Then comes along today’s Media Bistro edition, with an article from Jason Boog about authors signing Kindles. What about you? Would you ask an author to sign yours? Would you buy a print book just because you could get a favorite author to autograph it? BTW: Deb says a silver Sharpie works best.
London is a bookstore lover’s paradise. Bookstores can often be found within a stone’s throw of each other and they’re varied in inventory and ambiance but all beg you to leisurely browse the stacks. It was such a visit, years ago, that I first noticed the book covers in the UK were completely different from their counterparts in the US. Here’s a link to a site comparing some popular titles. Can you figure out why the designs would appeal to one country’s readers over the other’s?