Daily Links 10/03/2010

Sunrise
David points to the absence of Vampires in top tens!
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Elsevier To Do Titles with Blio
I’ve seen a demo of Blio and while it’s impressive, I still don’t know why a webpage couldn’t do most of it.
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With new opportunities come new challenges
Mike Shatzkin does some good explaining of why the digital shift is SO much trouble for trade publishers.
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Pighog Press Competition
Isn’t Pighog Press the best name you’ve ever heard for an imprint?
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Google partners with Italy for groundbreaking book scanning deal
This is interesting news
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Does Wat Thamkrabok Offer a Wonder Cure for Addiction?
An interesting note from author Paul Garrigan over at the Maverick House blog.
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Books overtake games as most numerous iPhone apps
I honestly do not think this matters!
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Brown Bag’s Night at the Oscars
Hard luck and well done to the Brown Bag folks!
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Books now on sale online and in shops
Great news for Little Island
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booktrade.info – Book Trade Announcements – HarperCollins Signs New Series With Picture Book Star Oliver Jeffers
Good news for Northern Ireland raised Oliver Jeffers
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Lapwing Catalogues & Information – Home
New to me but, it seems, far from new, is Lapwing a poetry press from Belfast. Let not the free website fool you, Lapwing offers nearly all the poetry on its list in pdf format for paid download, streets ahead of many Irish publishers.
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Kerry Babies Case-the tipping point for Irish Women’s Rights
Mike Cosgrave is Publisher at Cork University Press. He writes fine piece on his blog about the Press’ books. Well worth reading this one!
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