Posts tagged Stephen Colbert
Amazon/Hachette: Colbert, the ABA, Amazon’s reputation, and Hachette layoffs
June 6, 2014 | 6:07 pm
More Amazon/Hachette news bites: Stephen Colbert has apparently been taken in by the Hachette hype; he did a couple of segments on his show lambasting Amazon for making it harder for people to buy his books, including an interview with author Sherman Alexie. J.A. Konrath was not amused, firing back with a post intended to be humorous but that really just came off as ranty. (It’s a lot harder to be funny when you can’t mug for the camera.) Of course, it’s worth noting that Colbert’s persona on his show is a put-on, a strawman send-up of...
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...