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Morning Brief — May 8, 2008

Mashable reports that FORA.tv (sort of C-SPAN online) has managed to secure a few mil in funding.  What this means for us is that FORA is likely to stick around — and cover our authors — for a while yet (at least until they burn through this latest pile of cash).

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Since we’re all now staking our claim online — whether individually or corporately — it probably behooves us to give a little thought to what we post online and how it appears.  ReadWriteWeb talks about how we read online.  Apparently, research shows that online reading habits are similar to how I used to “read” (in other words, skim) in college.  So that means if I write a really long blog post, you won’t read it.  Or something.

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A lot of marketing departments reach out to book groups.  Booklist’s Book Group Buzz blog lists some sites that feature online reading guides. 

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Ever booked an author on “Connie Martinson Talks Books”?  Methinks pretty much yes if you’ve ever sent an author to L.A.  LA Observed reports that she has donated her interviews to Claremont University.

May 8, 2008 Posted by | Miscellaneous, Reading Groups | , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment