Safari Friday searching the web for writers and readers News from the Book Industry
Safari = Swahili for long journey.I am on the look out for anything accessible from a keyboard that educates, entertains, intrigues, raises a smile. Anything that helps a reader get through the day or a writer the next draft. Let me know if you write a website that you’d like featured or discover something that really should be shared.
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Here’s a selection of what appeared in yesterday’s newsletter: * job losses at Waterstones * Amazon UK tax * Major retailers are selling the new Dan Brown at lest than half price – Independent bookshops can’t compete * Microsoft considering buying Nook Media for lots of money
Popular stories right now include:poetry plagiarism, Keith Richard facing £3,000 fine for overdue library book, Erotic readings in London and an in depth look at Hindi pulp fiction.
Then comes trade and competitions announcements, links to feature articles in major newspapers and opinions expressed on blogs and journals.