Jul 20, 2010 @ 9:00:00 am
This fall the Los Angeles Review of Books will launch an online only review headed by Tom Lutz, chair of the UC Riverside creative writing department. Two years in the making, the Review has signed up some tony contributing editors, including T. C. Boyle, Carolyn See, and Marisa Silver (among others), and Lutz vows it will be "the best-paying book review outlet around." Until he can launch a print edition, that is. The first issue promises Jane Smiley writing about Jessica Mitford and James Ellroy on Beethoven.
Amazon reports that ebooks outsold hardcovers for the first time over the past three months—or as Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos eloquently puts it, "The Kindle format has now overtaken the hardcover format." The numbers exclude the free "bestsellers" that have inflated earlier sales figures.
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