October 25th, 2014

Whence Publishing?

The book industry suffers. First, Barnes & Noble and Borders destroyed the independent bookstores. Then Amazon destroyed Borders and put B & N into the Ebola ward. Now Amazon is threatening the big publishers in negotiations with Hachette. The industry is changing and it will change more.

The publishing industry manufactures books and sells […]

October 18th, 2014

Amazon Through The Long Term

These days, my physical shopping is limited to grocery stores and lumberyards. Jeff Bezos has changed the way I buy almost everything. I have not been to a mall or a downtown shopping area in months. I don’t think I am alone and I don’t care to change.

Bezos and Amazon have accomplished this […]

October 11th, 2014

Six Reasons To Read P.G. Wodehouse

P.G. Wodehouse (pronounced “Wood House” as I learned after pronouncing it incorrectly for many years) was a prose stylist and one of the great humorists of the 20th Century. S.J. Perelman, James Thurber, and Ring Lardner are his peers. I reread a few of Wodehouse’s novels and short stories each year. My Wodehouse paperbacks have […]