CLOUD UNBOUND

Libraries, ebooks, publishing, and all the sublimely prickly stuff in between as viewed by Heather McCormack, Collection Development Manager, 3M Cloud Library

CLOUD UNBOUND

Libraries, ebooks, publishing, discovery

Diverse Lit, Ya’ll!

Never heard of the Caine Prize for African Writing? It’s awarded to a work (a short story) by an African writer published in English, whether in Africa or elsewhere. Mondo amazing collection development tool.

Thanks for the education, Jonathan. I’ll post the shortlist later today.

"If I want to know something, I’ll Google it. If I want to buy something, I’ll Amazon it."



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A UK Amazon shopper in the BBC program Amazon’s Retail Revolution (we Americans can’t watch it online, unfortunately).

A much retweeted statistic from the show, per the The Bookseller

More than half of Britain’s online retail spend goes to Amazon, working out at £70 for every man, woman and child in the country, according to a new BBC television programme.

Competition, where are ye?



Happy almost publication day (April 22) to Lisa Robinson, the onetime editor of Hit Parader and Rock Scene magazines and, more recently, a contributing editor to Vanity Fair.
For gossip on The Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson, The Clash, Lou Reed, and more, look no further than the provocatively titled There Goes Gravity from Cloud publishing partner Penguin. NPR interview here. This one’s leaping atop my TBR pile, to be judged alongside other music and New York City-centric memoirs like James Wolcott’s Lucking Out: My Life Getting Down and Semi-Dirty in the Seventies.
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Happy almost publication day (April 22) to Lisa Robinson, the onetime editor of Hit Parader and Rock Scene magazines and, more recently, a contributing editor to Vanity Fair.
For gossip on The Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson, The Clash, Lou Reed, and more, look no further than the provocatively titled There Goes Gravity from Cloud publishing partner Penguin. NPR interview here. This one’s leaping atop my TBR pile, to be judged alongside other music and New York City-centric memoirs like James Wolcott’s Lucking Out: My Life Getting Down and Semi-Dirty in the Seventies.
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Happy almost publication day (April 22) to Lisa Robinson, the onetime editor of Hit Parader and Rock Scene magazines and, more recently, a contributing editor to Vanity Fair.

For gossip on The Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson, The Clash, Lou Reed, and more, look no further than the provocatively titled There Goes Gravity from Cloud publishing partner Penguin. NPR interview here. This one’s leaping atop my TBR pile, to be judged alongside other music and New York City-centric memoirs like James Wolcott’s Lucking Out: My Life Getting Down and Semi-Dirty in the Seventies.

"There are times even now, when I awake at four o’clock in the morning with the terrible fear that I have overslept; when I imagine that my father is waiting for me in the room below the darkened stairs or that the shorebound men are tossing pebbles against my window while blowing their hands and stomping their feet impatiently on the frozen steadfast earth."



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The opening paragraph of Alistair MacLeod’s exquisite short story “The Boat,” via Louise Swinn of Sleepers Publishing, Down Undah.

MacLeod, a giant of Canadian literature, passed away yesterday.



strandbooks:

Ridiculous vintage book cover for A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole. I have never seen a cover so mirror the message in the blurb. Well done.

This loon’s tale is in my top ten favorite novels of all time. I want this edition because lunatic art speaks to me.

strandbooks:

Ridiculous vintage book cover for A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole. I have never seen a cover so mirror the message in the blurb. Well done.

This loon’s tale is in my top ten favorite novels of all time. I want this edition because lunatic art speaks to me.