January 23, 2012
New York Magazine profiles n+1's new literary personals section.
am New York interviews author Elmore Leonard.
At NPR, stream Adam Acuragi's new album, Like a Fire That Consumes It All Before It... (out January 31st).
Mr. Pelecanos compared the sales strategy for his 99-cent e-book with the experience of buying a song for 99 cents from a band he doesn't know. "If we sell 100,000 e-books for 99 cents I won't make money, but the assumption is that if the majority like the book we've brought them into the tent," he said. "Hopefully, that will trigger sales in my library."
Morning Edition talks to publishers and booksellers about Amazon's move into the publishing business.
Weekend Edition interviews Alec Wilkinson about his new book, The Ice Balloon: S.A. Andree and the Heroic Age of Arctic Exploration.
Amazon MP3 has 1,000 digital albums on sale for $5.
also at Largehearted Boy:
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