The Scribe Wire
Publishing news, our news, things we love and perhaps a few 'awwwww' pictures as well.
Enjoying this edifying and deceptively simple Google Search Infographic from Mashable.
Enjoyed today at the Scribe offices via The New Yorker.
It's like all these animals can see into my soul! And they are all very disappointed with what they see. Arrrgh. '33 Animals Who Are Extremely Disappointed In You.' Thanks, BuzzFeed.
We enjoyed this article from the Guardian Books Blog about book trailers. We use them sometimes, and they've been fun to make — but do they work? How do they sit next to the actual book? And what does the advent of e-books mean for the definition of what a book is? Interesting times indeed...
Very much looking forward to the new weekly book show on SBS, 'For the Love of Books' which is starting in April. Katherine Boo's mindblowing book Behind the Beautiful Forevers will be featured in the first episode; everyone from Salman Rushdie to Anna Funder is already raving about it
'I am a signed-up humanist and I guess what that means is that I believe in the capacity of humans to be good to each other.' Alom Shaha was in Australia recently, promoting his memoir The Young Atheist's Handbook. Compassionate and humane, it's a wonderful book, and this article is a fantastic introduction to Alom, and his approach to life.
John Kinsella discusses the problematic idea of 'Australian Literature'
Incredible images of riotous colour from the Holi festival in India via the Guardian.
Matching a look to a book?! Still not sure where we sit on this one but seeing Scribe's Shantaram cover come to life in fabric is fun. In fact Scribers have an uncanny ability subconsciously to dress like our books already—more evidence soon to follow!
“I wake up every morning and check if I am in a state of grace,” he told a television crew. “If not, I go back to bed.” Oh, Leonard Cohen, you're as hard to resist as the manatees! Seriously, though, this is an amazing article —the story of Leonard calming a riotous, 600,000-strong crowd with poetry is incredible.