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Humble Bundle announces audiobook bundle
January 21, 2014 | 4:28 pm

palehorseWell, the Humble Bundle once again breaks new ground. Not content to have offered pay-what-you-want sales in computer games, music, and e-books (twice), now it’s launched an audiobook bundle. The titles you get for paying anything within the next two weeks include: The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie (Anyone remember when the fatwa Rushdie got for writing it was the biggest Islamic scare story to hit the news? My those days seem quaint now.) Stolen by Lucy Christopher Abandon by Meg Cabot Junky by William S. Burroughs...

The smarm debate continued: It’s not about the Internet … or is it?
December 20, 2013 | 10:28 am

The literary feud about snark versus smarm kicked off at the end of this year seems set to splutter on well into 2014. Maureen Dowd, in the New York Times Sunday Review, picked it up in a piece entitled "Bigger Than Bambi," referring to the now-notorious Bambi Rule: "If you can’t say something nice, don’t say nothing at all." And, she concluded, "such prettifying is consistent with a culture dominated by an Internet concerned mainly with marketing techniques." Although I applaud Dowd's decision to stand by snark against the saccharin surge of smarm, I have to differ on that point -...

Morning Roundup — Stories you may have missed
November 17, 2012 | 10:19 am

Out of Touch: E-reading isn't reading (Slate) Hey Tim Ferriss: Book banning isn't a marketing gimmick (Paid Content) With Amazon Publishing Stonewalled By Retailers, Tim Ferriss Taps BitTorrent To Market His New Book (Tech Crunch) Dave Eggers: 4 Spot-on TED Talks (Mashable) Kindle Daily Deal: Freeman by Leonard Pitts, Jr. {and} Promises to the Dead by Mary Downing Hahn * * *    ...