Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Gone With the Wind, again

NYT reports that a new sequel to Gone with the Wind is being published. This one is a retelling of the story from the point of view of Rhett and titled Rhett Butler's People, written by Donald McCaig. Apparently Mr. McCaig has written previous work dealing with the Civil War era that has been highly regarded, so we can hope for a better quality product than Scarlett.

Monday, May 07, 2007

Business Week - Books in the Ukraine

Business Week reports that Bertelsmann is finding a strong market for the printed word in countries of the former Soviet Union. Where bookstores are scarce, and internet access not universal, they are finding success with inexpensive editions of printed books. It seems that in areas such as the Ukraine they are signing the hottest young writers and acting as their distributor. From comments posted to the story it appears that other regions of the world, one was from Peru, would respond favorably to such offers as well.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

James Whitcomb Riley

Riley Rhymes
a program based on the works of
Indiana's beloved Hoosier Poet
Jeff Keel appearing in character at
Words & Images,
home of The Train Place
19040 Main Street, Metamora, IN
Saturday, May 5, 2 PM