Kindle: The Greatest Publishing Business Model Since Gutenberg
But before anything, I suggest you spend time doing the arithmetic on your Web site, The Daily Beast, which regurgitates the day’s news, usually hours after it appears on Drudge, Huffington or The New York Times.
The Daily Beast is (1) free and (2) has one teeny ad for British Airways.
Tina, how do you pay your bills? I understand Barry Diller is your sugar daddy in this venture. Dare I ask what’s in it for Barry?
55-WORD BOOK REVIEW
Note: In the May 8, 2007, edition of this e-zine, “The Book Business: An Industry of Whiners,” I proposed an online (for-profit) book service, QuickieBookReviews.com, that features short reviews (55 words) with one * to four ****—just like movie reviews. You are invited to submit a 55-word review of any really good book that readers would enjoy, or a not-so good book that will save them time and money.
[NOTE FROM D.H.: The review below is a pan of a book mentioned in the text above that was wildly hyped by Chris Matthews and Andrea Mitchell of MSNBC as a favor to their “regular contributor to MSNBC,” Richard Wolffe, Newsweek’s senior White House correspondent. They endorsed it without having read it, and I feel royally ripped off by Matthews and Mitchell.]
(0 stars) "Renegade: The Making of a President" by Richard Wolffe. “Renegade” was Barack Obama’s Secret Service handle during the campaign. A raw, woefully unedited stream-of-consciousness rush job of psycho-babble blather that jumps all over the place, only briefly coming alive with the description of the win in Iowa. The subtitle, “The Making of a President,” demeans the magnificent oeuvre of Teddy White. Crown, 368pp, ISBN-13: 978-0307463128, $26, hardcover. —DH 06-09-09.