The NY Times profiles library-ladder makers Putnam Rolling Ladder Company
* Not exactly news, but could someone with greater influence than I possess help The Guardian understand that they’re not obliged to cover every single Harry Potter-related story that comes down the pike?
* The Millions discusses anticipated books left to publish in 2008. And if you want more hot forthcoming books action, you can check the catalogs I run down regularly on Fridays and my two BEA roundups
* FC2 is getting dropped from the University . . . continue reading, and add your comments
Friday Catalogs: Simon & Schuster and Counterpoint/Soft Skull Summer ’08
Simon & Schuster
First up is a book I’ve been hearing a lot about lately, The Book of Chameleons by Angolan Jose Eduardo Agualusa (available, trans. Daniel Hahn). The book received last year’s Independent Foreign Fiction Prize and has been likened to Barges and Calvino. It involves a man who sells pasts, and the plot deals with Angola’s history. Reviews in The Complete Review and the Orlando Sentinel.
I’m heartened to see Simon & Schuster publishing a collection of short stories in . . . continue reading, and add your comments