Friday Whatnot: December 12, 2014

What are our friends in publishing blogging about these days?

On their blog, the folks at Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill wrote:

“Our director of marketing and sales, the inimitable Craig Popelars, is a self-proclaimed savant of the secondary characters from beloved holiday movies. He’ll see your Cindy Lou Who and raise you a Prancer. (After all, we do love a good character-driven story here at Algonquin.) As his email-stocking-stuffer gift to us all, Craig presents this quiz, a test of movie characters who stand the test of time, if not your memory.”

Delicous-LibraryAnd then on the Workman blog, Editorial Intern Perry wrote this post titled A Gift Guide for Your Book Lover, because Perry “is tired of getting bookmarks for Christmas. Sorry, Mom.”

Perry, you found many items I’ve never seen before… like the invisible bookends, the Literary Thumbprint Portrait, and the Delicious Library Digital Cataloging System.


And over at Melville House, they posted this photo essay: This is what an entire publishing house working ’round the clock to create a book in three days looks like. 

And the book created in three days.

Beth Golay

Beth is a reader, writer, marketer and Books & Whatnot founder. Even though she knows better, she's a sucker for a good book cover and will positively swoon if a book is set in appropriate type. @BethGolay