Posts tagged Salman Rushdie
Humble Bundle announces audiobook bundle
January 21, 2014 | 4:28 pm
Well, 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...
Ignore the Doomsayers: The Book Industry Is Actually Adapting Well
November 3, 2012 | 3:45 pm
Numbers show that the publishing industry is handling the rise of e-readers better than what folk knowledge might suggest. The fall publishing season is in full swing. There can hardly have been a year with more luminaries atop both the fiction and nonfiction bestseller lists; J. K. Rowling, Michael Chabon, Ken Follett, Junot Diaz, among others, represent literary acclaim and commercial appeal. Diaz (This Is How You Lose Her) is having an especially good run: He is both a National Book Award finalist and a recipient of a MacArthur "Genius" prize. Stephen Colbert, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Neil Young, Bob Woodward, and Salman Rushdie...
Salman Rushdie discusses his work with Booktrack
February 11, 2012 | 3:17 pm
Salon Magazine has an article on author Salman Rushdie, who 22 years ago was the subject of a Muslim fatwa for writing uncomplimentary things about Mohammed in his book The Satanic Verses. While the article’s headline focuses on Rushdie’s current situation with regard to the fatwa (he notes that it’s been ten years since there was “any real security issue”), most of the article is actually taken up by discussing Rushdie’s participation in the Booktrack e-book soundtrack program. Rushdie attended a dinner sponsored by Booktrack to commemorate publishing a Booktrack-enhanced Rushdie short story, “In the South”. He gave a...