News You Can Use – Nov. 27, 2012

McGraw-Hill Agrees To Sell Its Education Publishing Business For $2.5 billion - Someone thinks publishing is still worth a lot of money!

Using Elements of Your Story to Market Your Book – Great article by Debby Mayne

Daily Routines of Famous Writers – Take a look at how Kurt Vonnegut, Maya Angelou, Ernest Hemingway, and others did their work.

Amazon Takes on Supermarkets with Groceries in the UK – The article mentions the eight distribution warehouses Amazon has in the UK. In the U.S. they have over 40 massive warehouses. They are experimenting with groceries and home delivery in the Seattle area (click here for their site).

How Writers & Publishing Professionals Can Network on Twitter - Useful directory if you use Twitter.

Ken Burns Documentary Revives Rejected Book – After 73 years a book rejected by Random House gets attention in a big way. There is a moral to this story, don’t you think?

The Biblio-Mat – the first used book vending machine. $2.00 per book random selection. Click through to a video of how it works.

 

4 Responses to News You Can Use – Nov. 27, 2012

  1. Lisa November 27, 2012 at 9:28 am #

    The Bilio-phile! Awesome idea! But I wonder…..maybe you should pay your $2 and then keep selecting until you get a book you like, and the rejects get put back in the machine?

    Lisa

  2. Peter DeHaan November 27, 2012 at 4:36 pm #

    I need one of these in front of my house. I have more than a few books that need a new home, so this might be the solution.

    • Steve Laube November 27, 2012 at 6:03 pm #

      Great idea Peter!

      But it may be simpler just to have a garage sale!

  3. Peter DeHaan November 27, 2012 at 4:36 pm #

    I need a Bilio-phile in front of my house. I have more than a few books that need a new home, so this might be the solution.

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