Tuesday Links: Audies say listen to this,Turowhas his say on the DOJ, Olympics to Moon ‘come out to play’

April 17, 2012

I really thought this one was a late April Fools Day prank but it’s legit.

Rolling Stone:  Olympics Organizers Ask Keith Moon to Play Closing Ceremony

“I emailed back saying Keith now resides in Golders Green crematorium, having lived up to the Who’s anthemic line ‘I hope I die before I get old’,” the band’s longtime manager, Bill Curbishley, told the Times. “If they have a round table, some glasses and candles, we might contact him.”

Not to knock Rolling Stone but they decided to use a shall we say much more sober picture of Keith, but they really could have gone with this one which perhaps is the one he would have chosen if he’d been asked.

Lynd Ward Graphic Novel Prize

Sponsored by Penn State University Libraries and administered by the Pennsylvania Center for the Book, an affiliate of the Center for the Book at the Library of Congress, the Lynd Ward Graphic Novel Prize is presented annually to the best graphic novel, fiction or non-fiction, published in the previous calendar year by a living U.S. citizen or resident. A prize of $2,500, the two volume set of Ward’s six novels published by the Library of America, and a suitable commemorative will be presented at a ceremony to be held at Penn State later this year.

NPR: DOJ E-book lawsuit: Is It 1934 All Over Again?

Trapped inside Amazon’s low-price prison, publishers channeled MacGyver and cobbled together a temporary fix out of duct tape, a Swiss Army knife and Apple’s brand-new iPad.

To everyone’s surprise this ramshackle solution survived two years — and changed the e-book landscape forever.

PW: Turow, Apple Worry About Amazon Monopoly

Authors Guild president Scott Turow also used the word monopoly in his response, saying that low Kindle book prices “will last only as long as it takes Amazon to re-establish its monopoly. It is hard to believe that the Justice Department has somehow persuaded itself that this solution fosters competition or is good for readers in the long run.”

and the nominees are….

PW: APA Announces 2012 Finalists for Audie Awards

The four titles in the running for the 2012 Audiobook of the Year Award are:

  • American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition, by Neil Gaiman, narrated by Neil Gaiman, Dennis Boutsikaris, Daniel Oreskes, Ron McLarty, Sarah Jones and a full cast (HarperAudio)
  • Bossypants, written and narrated by Tina Fey (Hachette Audio)
  • Steve Jobs, by Walter Isaacson, narrated by Dylan Baker with an introduction by the author (Simon & Schuster Audio)


N.Y. Times:  The Battle for a Comic Empire that Archie Built.

At this, the last of the privately run Mom-and-Pop comic book dynasties, Ms. Silberkleit, 59, the daughter-in-law of a company founder, Louis H. Silberkleit, is deadlocked in a court battle for control of the company with Jonathan Goldwater, 52, a son of another founder, John L. Goldwater. Like Betty and Veronica, the two are feuding over Archie’s future, but there is nothing comic — or friendly — about their rivalry.

posted by jim


2 Responses to “Tuesday Links: Audies say listen to this,Turowhas his say on the DOJ, Olympics to Moon ‘come out to play’”

  1. jcrisp7068 Says:

    re: Keith Moon – perhaps the Olympics organizers were thinking of a hologram version of Keith ?

  2. Jim McCluskey Says:

    That would be great but there’d have to be some kind of randomizer attached so you might get the sober Keith sometimes and other times, Moon the Loon.

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