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Bookish

Posted by Jeff Markowitz on Tuesday, May 10, 2011,
Unable to rely on bookstores as the focus for their promotional efforts, unable to attract readers in large enough numbers to their own company websites and unwilling to cede the digital marketplace to amazon, the big New York publishing houses are joining forces to launch bookish, the "new digital destination for readers".  Bookish will be financed by Simon &  Schuster, Penguin Group USA and Hachette Book Group, until the company becomes profitable.  Carolyn Reidy, president and CEO of Simon...
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It is just sad

Posted by Jeff Markowitz on Tuesday, May 3, 2011,
As a young actress, Yvette Vickers appeared in the 1958 B movie cult classic, Attack of the 50 Foot Woman.  She played the part of Honey Parker, the "other woman" who seduces the 50 foot woman's husband. ("When she's in the booby hatch, throw the key away.  That'll put you in the driver's seat.  You'd make a wild driver, Harry... with fifty million bucks.")



But her credits go well beyond Attack of the 50 Foot Woman.  She was Roxy in Reform School Girl and Daisy in Shortcut to Hell.  She was ...

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