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Morning Brief — Thursday, August 14

I was doing laundry yesterday when a neighbor entered the laundry room with her golden retriever, which promptly began sniffing around my clean clothes.  I was about to ask Neighbor if she could keep Dog away from my clothes when I realized I really liked Dog better Neighbor.  I edged Dog away from my cart and reached for my dryer sheets.

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BookTour.com, a database of author events nationwide, announces a new partnership with IndieBound, which means that events scheduled with IndieBound members (most independent bookstores) will automatically be posted to the BookTour site.  I like automatic.

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Galleycat writes up Book Screening, a new site featuring book trailers.

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At Three Percent, Chad Post has just updated his extensive Translation Database of works in translation published by American publishing houses this year.

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Off the Page, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel’s book blog, comments on the various book-oriented social networking sites like Goodreads, LibraryThing and Shelfari.  I once spent a Saturday afternoon adding all the books I’ve ever publicized (154 at the time, if I remember correctly) to my Shelfari shelf.  Why, you may ask?  Good question.  One which I continue to ponder.

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Down the Avenue posts an interesting piece about what happens to blogs when they get big — usually we think of bloggers as individuals marching to the beat of their own drums, but some blogs have grown so large like Boing Boing (or started out that way like The Huffington Post) that they have multiple writers, editors, ads, etc. — sort of like … traditional media.

August 14, 2008 - Posted by | Book Tour, Book trailers, Social Networking, Translations | , , , , , ,

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