Bites: Beast Books, Nick Hornby, Zeitoun haikus, Palin’s ghostwriter, and more

Daily Beast innovator Tina Brown is, in a joint venture with Perseus Books Group, starting a new imprint called Beast Books. The imprint will forgo the typical publishing schedule, which is, as Brown sees it, an untimely process that misses important opportunities to attract readers. At Book Beast, the entire process of writing and publishing (beginning with an e-book) will take a mere two to four months.


Nick Hornby interviewed at Flavorwire

Write a haiku and you could get a free copy of Zeitoun (via Boing Boing)

The Guardian takes a look at celebrity biographies.

An interview with the creator of “Pinocchio: Vampire Slayer.”  Huh?

As if waking up isn’t a pain in the ass enough, I have to wake up to this question via HTML Giant:  “What if someone made a book by plagiarizing the newspaper; then six years later someone came along and made a book by plagiarizing that first plagiarism?

The fictional character played by David Duchovny from the show “Californication” has a book published in real life called God Hates Us All.

Sarah Palin’s ghostwriter, Lynn Vincent, is also a credited writer for the book “Donkey Cons: Sex, Crime, and Corruption in the Democratic Party.”


Why the French are pissed about Polanski getting arrested.


It ain’t easy tryin’ to sell a song in Nashville.

Weezy meets Weezer.

Thom Yorke meets Flea?