More on the misprinting of Freedom by Jonathan Franzen in the U.K.: the book was published with "around 50 punctuation and spelling mistakes after a typesetter sent the incorrect edition from their computer," the Telegraph reported.
Some 8,000 copies have already been sold from a first printing of 80,000. HarperCollins UK is offering to replace all extant copies, and CEO Victoria Barnsley said that the publisher is "doing everything in our power to reprint the book over the weekend and rush it out into the shops early next week."
Copies of the title in Australia and New Zealand are being recalled, too, according to Bookseller and Publisher Online.
When you see the cover art for Stephenie Meyer's Twilight
, you notice the hands cupping a red apple. When Kimbra Hickey encounters that same cover, she sees red. The New York Post
reported that Hickey, a professional "parts model," would like "some
recognition for her pinky-size role in the Twilight phenomenon."
was major exposure for my hands. But nobody knew who I was," she said.
"I see people reading it on the subway, and I say, 'Those are my hands!
I'm a hand model!' I'm sure they think I'm crazy--a crazy lady on the
Hickey often stores a Gala apple in her purse so she can
recreate the pose for fans. "It was too big of a deal just to let it
be," she said. She was paid $300 for the 2004 photo shoot.
This is one of the coolest book-related coffee shop motifs we've ever seen: the new branch of D'Espresso in New York City, a block from the New York Public Library at Bryant Park, has glazed tiles featuring images of books. As pictured in the New York Times
, the tiles and the rest of the decor make the space look as though the shop has been flipped on its side. The tiles run along the ceiling, down one wall and along the floor.
Owner Eugene Kagansky said the next D'Espresso will look as though it is upside down.
In recent years, a number of Cornell University professors have chosen to support Buffalo Street Books
by sending their course book lists exclusively to the store. The Cornell Daily Sun
reported that professors felt a need to support the indie "in order to
conserve what they feel is an important part of the Ithaca literary
"It is a part of our community," said Mary McCullough,
an English professor. "[So] it is our ethical responsibility to give
Among the initiatives fostered by the bookshop is the First Class Program
"which allows students to order from book lists that were handed to
Buffalo Street Books, get books delivered to their first class," the Daily Sun
Weissbrot, owner of Buffalo Street Books, noted that it is also
important to introduce students to the variety that independent
booksellers offer: "They don't really know the uniqueness of independent
book stores. They don't know what they're missing if they've never seen
it or experienced it. People think: 'A book is a book is a book. I can
get it on Amazon, online. All books are the same. It doesn't matter
where I get it.' "
--- Old Tampa Book Co.
Tampa, Fla., "has survived downtown's economic difficulties, endured
noisy, dusty roadwork projects and adapted to the computer
era--somewhat," the Tribune
reported, noting that co-owners Ellen and David Brown operate a "cozy,
well-stocked store which, 16 years after its humble beginning, is a
"We may have a wooden cash drawer, but people find us on the Internet," said Ellen Brown.
The Bookbinders' Guild of New York is holding a panel on New & Social Media in Publishing, Tuesday, October 12, at the Random House offices at 1745 Broadway in New York City. Panelists are Kate Rados, marketing director of F&W Media; Dan Blank, founder of We Grow Media; Morgan Baden, senior manager, internal communications and social media at Scholastic; and Michael Szczerban, assistant editor at Simon & Schuster. Beer, wine and cocktails begin at 5:30; program begins at 6:15. $40 for Guild members; $60 for nonmembers. For more information, go to bookbindersguild.org.
A memorial service for longtime editor Larry Ashmead, who died September 3, will be held Tuesday, November 9, from 4-5:30 p.m. at St. Bartholomew's Church
at 325 Park Avenue (at 51st) in New York City. Reception follows at Inside Park, the restaurant contained within the church.
Book trailer of the day: The Defense of Thaddeus Ledbetter by John Gosselink (Amulet Books), with lyrics from the book set to music by Stephen Barr, an agent at Writers House, and his brother; Barr and a film school friend shot the video downstairs in the Writers House courtyard.