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Links for “Behind the Grammar” number 17 for August 24, 2010.
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Borders CFO Resigns
Mark Bierley, Borders Group Inc. CFO, resigns (Crain’s Detroit Business)
Barnes & Noble Is For Sale
Barnes & Noble on Block (Wall Street Journal)
Landlords Worry About Closures As Barnes & Noble Contemplates Alternatives (Retail Traffic)
Barnes & Noble proxy war and earnings complicate sale (Reuters)
New York Bookstore Installs an Espresso Print-on-Demand Machine
McNally Jackson Will Soon Be Printing Books While You Wait (The New York Observer)
Can this ‘robot’ help save publishing? (CNET)
Penguin Accepting Unsolicited Manuscripts
Penguin Books Accepting Unsolicited Submissions Through October 2010 (The Freelance Writing Job Network)
Advertisements Coming Soon to E-Books?
Advertisements Coming Soon to E-Books (ReadWriteWeb)
Chinese Prefer E-Books
Hard times for traditional books as China’s digital publishing industry grows (The Independent)
Shanda Launches New E-reader in China (PC World)
E-Books Half Price in UK
W H Smith Sells All eBooks for Half Price (Media Bistro)
WHSmith’s Samsung Slide E60 is more enotepad than ebook reader (CNET)
Textbook Renting Update
Textbook rental: one of best ways for students to save money (The Christian Science Monitor)
Textbook rentals going viral (Delaware Online)
Horrible Query Letters
Don’t Be “That” Writer
14 Reasons Your Manuscript Got Rejected Before Page 1 (Superhero Nation)
5 Steps to Dazzling Minor Characters (Word Play)
Seth Godin Will Forgo Traditional Publishing
The Billion-Dollar Typo
In the Case of the Billion-Dollar ERISA Typo, 7th Circuit Upholds Win for Verizon (The American Lawyer, via Law.com)
Microscopic Look at US Visa (notcot.com)