THE EROTIC UNDERSIDE OF HOLLYWOOD
License: CC BY-NC 2.0
This is the edition I have (around here somewhere).
Let’s get something straight. Amazon scrapes your reading stats every time you read an e-book. So does Apple. (See the WSJ story “Your Ebook Is Reading You.”) Oh, and by the way, who do you think owns Goodreads (which knows a lot about your reading habits)? Amazon, that’s who.
Google processes your Gmail to uncover keywords that help it put customized Amazon ads in your face every day. Somehow that’s not news, but the fact that Adobe slurps e-book analytics from users of Adobe Digital Editions is treated as if it’s the scandal of the century.
Analytics is a big (and I mean enormous) part of what Adobe does now. Do you remember when Adobe acquired Omniture in 2009 for $1.8 billion? What do you suppose that was all about?
It was about analytics, that’s what.
So yeah, I went to the bookstore last night to kill some time and look what they had!! I need to rob a bank.
(Here’s a link to a Cronenberg interview.)
They also had the new Vampira biography.
Joe Lansdale’s THE THICKET is out now!
If you’re not discovered master storyteller Joe Lansdale yet, read an extract here.
This book is hilarious and horrifying and you should get it and read it RIGHT NOW.
New Arrivals: First Edition of SERENADE (1937) by James M. Cain, lengthily inscribed by him on the day of publication.
Watch out…this one’s a looker.