BookMachine Weekly BookWrap: publishing stories from around the web

BookWrap is late this week, we blame this. Watch out for pictures from the event coming soon from this man.

It’ll be worth tuning in as social media master Jon Reed of Publishing Talk has his Masterclass blogged and tweeted LIVE this Monday. And on a similar topic, Are Social Media Sites the New Slush Pile?

Seth Godin argues that with the rise of Shovelware–it’s time to rate publishers. And on the self-publishing theme, here’s How This 23-Year-Old Used Tumblr To Land A Book Deal, but there’s one thing worth considering about The Publishing Biz: Will it Break You?

Elsewhere, as Amazon’s new Kindle lending program causes publishing stir, Gizmodo figures that Amazon Is Letting Publishers Ruin The Kindle. A bit of digging from the New York Observer, and Gizmodo Discovers Amazon Is Not Letting Publishing ‘Ruin the Kindle’. Confusing.

ReadWriteWeb has Instapaper’s Marco Arment On How The iPad Is Changing Reading, while the New York Times is Considering the Future of Reading: Lessons, Links and Thought Experiments.

Finally, it’s worth contemplating The Digital Dilemma for Picture Book Publishers, and don’t miss Book: A Futurist’s Manifesto.

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