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Morning Notes: Ascot Signing Bonus Edition

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SO WHO’S BUYING THE BOOKS?

Infographics – there are a ton of the things out there. I rank them using a handy Internal “Hm” Meter. The more internal “hm”s I inaudibly “say”, the better the infographic. This one, from the folks at Random House, received a number of “hm”s. Trends in Consumer Book Buying is a nuts and bolts look at the current state of the book market. Click here to read.

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(Thanks to Book Patrol for the link)

E-BOOKS: TWO DECADES LATER

Let’s take a trip down memory lane, when e-books came on 3.5 in. floppy discs. Click here to read.

THIS BODES POORLY FOR MY UNAUTHORIZED B.F.G. PREQUEL

This is interesting. A couple guys recently took to Kickstarter to raise money for a sequel to children’s classic Where the Wild Things Are. Harper Collins responded with the world’s largest spittake before composing themselves and filing a copyright complaint. The page was shut down over the dispute. But! Through the magic of the internet, you can still check it out here. Click here for the story in the New York Times.

(Thanks to Quill & Quire for the link)

WANTED: ROYAL LIBRARIAN

I am pleased to say this is a real headline alert. Ascot not included (although…signing bonus?). Click here to read.

A PODCAST FOR LIBRARIANS

One of my favorite parts of ALA Annual was meeting school Matthew Winner. He’s a school librarian, he’s a blogger, he’s a Mover & Shaker, and now he’s a podcaster. The first installment of the Let’s Get Busy podcast is out in the world and off to a great start. Matthew chats with school librarian Sherry Gick about ALA and ISTE. Click here to listen.

THE GIVING NAILS

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Double real headline alert! This post at Neatorama led me to a whole new world of children’s literature-themed nails. Click here and scroll to the link gallery at the bottom to head down the rabbit hole.

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About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.

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  1. I think the most surprising thing about that infographic is that someone is actually buying hardcover books. I can’t remember the last time I bought a new, adult hardcover book.

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