Quickie remainders

  • Edwin Morgan contends that the literary traditions of Scotland and England “have increasingly diverged, and are likely to continue to do so.”
  • Publishers, realizing suckers book collectors will plunk down cash for ever-more-elaborate hardbacks, sell “deluxe versions” of new novels in mainstream U.K. bookstores.
  • A debut novel written by Esquire editor Adrienne Miller garners accolades at the Village Voice.
  • For the Boston Globe, Jessica Keener considers the potential impact of book blogs in today’s publishing environment.
  • Left Behind mastermind Tim LaHaye declines to respond to the news of Michael Standaert’s forthcoming Skipping Toward Armageddon: The Politics and Propaganda of the Left Behind Novels and the LaHaye Empire. (Thanks to Richard for the link.)

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