Monthly Archives: May 2010

Fortune Cookies — More from the Smart Cookies on Personal Finance

I finally got around to reading The Smart Cookies’ Guide to Couples and Money, which I first wrote about back in March after attending their taping of the CBC Studio One Book Club. Their book expands upon the snippets (crumbs?) … Continue reading

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More books, fashion icons and getting frisky at Adult Breakfast – Day 3 of BookExpo

Yeah, so that thing I wrote in yesterday’s post about limiting the number of books I was grabbing at BookExpo? Let’s just pretend I never said that. My canvas bag was stuffed to the brim within an hour on the … Continue reading

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Books, royalty and zombies — Day 2 of BookExpo

It was a busy day in the Exhibit Hall at BookExpo America, with publishers and book distributors promoting their new books as well as backlist and thousands of attendees — a mix of booksellers, librarians, authors, agents, press and book … Continue reading

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E-books, indies and the new reality — Day 1 of BookExpo

Book Expo America — also known as BEA — is one of the biggest events in the publishing and bookselling world, encompassing three days of educational sessions, author autograph sessions and an exhibit hall full of publishers showcasing their recent … Continue reading

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Guerrilla marketing or corporate graffiti?

Just spotted this advertisement stenciled on the sidewalk outside the Vancouver Public Library in downtown Vancouver: Is it clever guerrilla marketing, or tacky corporate graffiti? I seem to recall an uproar last year when Barcardi Rum and Ikea each tried … Continue reading

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Vancouver: Indie-Friendly or Indie-Foe?

Earlier this month, Sophia Books announced that it would be closing at the end of May. That same day, news came that Elfsar Comics would likewise be closing at the end of the month. Back in January, the last remaining … Continue reading

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Never judge a book by its movie

In what I hope to make a regular feature at BrainCandy, a round-up of news and links on books that are being made into movies — whether we want them to or not… Rumour has it that Carey Mulligan — … Continue reading

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