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Browsing Archive: November, 2010

Book #4

Posted by Jeff Markowitz on Monday, November 22, 2010,
I have spent quite a bit of time this week thinking about my visit this past Wednesday to the Barnes & Noble in Ithaca NY.  It was a different sort of book event for me.  I spent well over two hours at the store Wednesday evening talking to some twenty men and women from the Killer Coffee Club.



 

Unlike many of my book events, most of the people who turned out had already bought and read It's Beginning to Look a Lot like Murder in the weeks leading up to my visit.  Which resulted in a very d...
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The Best Books of 2010?

Posted by Jeff Markowitz on Monday, November 15, 2010,
Generally, at this time of year, I start to think about my list of the best books of the year, the best books published in 2010.  I'm not sure if it says something about the publishing industry, or about my reading habits, but I don't have much of a list this year.  Was 2010 a bad year for new books?  To be honest, I'm not sure.

On Friday, I blogged about The Poisoner's Handbook and that is certainly on my list.  But beyond that, it's slim pickings.  I'm inclined to put Hereville, by Barry Deu...
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Cruise ships, and the problem with ebooks

Posted by Jeff Markowitz on Thursday, November 11, 2010,
Earlier this year, I looked into a mystery conference cruise to take place later this month. I'm not a cruise ship kinda guy, so after some back-and-forth, I said no.  Today I learned, as a result of the recently stranded cruise ship, the mystery cruise has been canceled.

All those passengers stranded on that cruise ship with no power, no services, limited supplies, nothing to do.  If that had been the mystery cruise, I told my wife, at least the authors would sell a lot of books.  And she res...
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