Amazon was very pleased with itself last month when it announced that 100 titles from DC comics would be available in digital format exclusively from Amazon. Barnes & Noble, purveyor of the color Nook, was less delighted. Was this any way for DC Entertainment to treat an old friend? Especially one that announced an expansion of its comics section earlier this year? So now B&N made a nasty little decision of its own. Read More
At last week’s BookExpo America, Amazon managed to do what it had done so many times before: give traditional publishing houses an anxiety attack. This time, the company did so by hiring one of the old guard’s own, Larry Kirshbaum. However, it was not merely the hire that scared book-industry insiders, but what it portended: Read More
A most unusual email came over the transom last week, inviting The Politicker to a fundraiser next month for at-risk local youth featuring Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and Rev. Al Sharpton. But don’t expect any rubber chicken dinners or uplifting speeches.
Instead, expect serious rug-cutting and hip-shaking as de Blasio and Sharpton channel their inner Read More