I know, I missed last week’s potpourri installment. I even feel guilty about it. What can I say, I was in the Pacific Ocean, miles from decent internet access. I’ll try and make it up to you this week by giving you a day filled with linktastic goodness:
- Penguin Group has debuted a new ‘amplified’ version of Follett’s terrific Pillars of the Earth for the iPad. In addition to the text, they’ve tied in clips from the miniseries (on Starz) and a whole slew of background and behind the scenes material. This is where books are going, as we break free of the printed page: http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/digital/content-and-e-books/article/43897-penguin-debuts-amplifed-edition-of-ken-follett-s-pillars-.html
- Here’s an excellent post by Writer/Editor Barbara Roden about being an editor and the submissions process: http://simonmarshalljones.wordpress.com/2010/07/20/guest-blog-barbara-roden/
- The world’s most maligned typeface gets another kick in its sans serif teeth, courtesy of Passive Aggressive Notes: http://www.flickr.com/photos/passiveaggressive/4773512458/
- Another excellent post, this time from the ever-brilliant Shannan Palma on Story Structure and just how frickin’ perfect The Godfather really is: http://www.foulpapers.com/index.php/archives/2497
- A two-part link set nest. First a post from the always-insightful C.A. Young about the Old Spice Man and a flock of uncomfortable questions that he seems to bring up: http://dimlightarchive.com/?p=460
- As a follow up, recent market studies point out that, On a Horse or no, the Old Spice Man doesn’t seem to have helped their sales any: http://jezebel.com/5591548/alas-the-old-spice-guy-didnt-actually-help-old-spice-heres-why As a guy who smells like flowers most days, I must smile.