Periodically, producing the Saturday Industry News piece is falling-out-of-bed easy. This is not one of those periods. Maybe it’s August and everyone who doesn’t have a kid starting school in the past two weeks is busy on vacation. Or maybe everything that’s big news (DOJ likes its collusion suit; Apple and the publishers don’t) has a certain duh quality. Or maybe I lack imagination. But there just doesn’t seem to be much newsy content these days.
There are some tidbits here and there. Barnes and Noble will start selling Nooks in the UK, which seems intelligent. The Hunger Games has passed Harry Potter as the most-sold book series on Amazon’s long history. Thomas Nelson has pulled David Barton’s revisionist Thomas Jefferson book, The Jefferson Lies, so Glenn Beck will publish it.
None of these stories get my blood pumping, in terms of news. There was, however, a…
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