There are so many links I come across and there is not enough time to write longer posts about all of them. Borrowing an idea from Ben Dowdy and his Misfill feature at The Pen Addict, I have started sharing these links in a blog post with a short description about why each article is interesting for authors.
- Powell’s by Powell’s (Powell’s Books) – “Invoking a labyrinth of books; secret libraries; ancient scrolls; and cognac swilled by philosopher-kings, Powell’s by Powell’s delivers the wearer to a place of wonder, discovery, and magic heretofore only known in literature. This scent contains the lives of countless heroes and heroines. Apply to the pulse points when seeking sensory succor or a brush with immortality. Notes: Wood, Violet, Biblichor.” Brilliant.
- Greenlights (greenlights.com) – Matthew McConaughey was everywhere these last three weeks promoting his new book. Greenlights has been at the top of the bestseller list since it launched.
- The Map (Work & Co x Gary Hustwit) – This 10 minute video describes the evolution of the New York City subway and the latest digital version, which adapts to the level of details you need. Very cool.
- Seeing With Fresh Eyes (edwardtufte.com) – Edward Tufte is hard to classify. I remember going to one of Tufte’s workshops several years ago. It was fascinating, all the threads he was pulling on— information graphic design, statistics, symbology, cognition, and most importantly, meaning. This is his new book, his fifth. I ordered it immediately.
- Good Movies As Old Books (hellomattstevens.com) – This is a very fun online project where designer Matt Stevens has imagined great movies of today as book covers from the past. Looks like there are over 100 designs in the catalog.
- Permanentlink (permanent.link) – An interesting paid service that keeps links from your book active, with permanent links, archived pages for those links, and link analytics.
- Independent booksellers write a new chapter during COVID-19 (CBS Sunday Morning) – Kelefa Sanneh visits The Strand in New York City and EyeSeeMe in St. Louis to find out how indies are working hard to survive during the pandemic.