Friday, December 03, 2004

This may be a Friday that really means something. By that, I mean the end of a work week, when work ceases for a time? I will need to work some, though--more projects stacked up. But for right now I'm not going to think about that.

I received a subscription invitation in the mail today that is making my phone-dialing finger quiver. I believe I've mentioned my craving for a subscription to Publisher's Weekly, and how difficult it is to access copies at public libraries. It is the single most helpful resource for writers of books. (Hello, editors: Do I need a comma after "single?") When I subscribed in the past I learned immeasurably from it, and it has helped my career. But I have really balked at the $225 yearly subscription rate. I just haven't been able to afford it. So the offer of $149 is tantalizing. And I'm definitely going to go for it.

Speaking of great magazines about books: Have you sampled Bookmarks magazine? Since the demise of Book magazine, it has become the best of the glossy book mags. I love the way it's crammed with information about dozens and dozens of new books in all genres. And I admire the short shrift they give to the mass-market top-of-the-bestseller-list stuff. So if you love to read about books, check out their website. Bookmarks is also available at Borders, Barnes, and all better bookstores.


Anonymous Anonymous said...


Thanks for the shout out -- we appreciate it!

Jon Phillips
Editor, Bookmarks

12:19 AM  

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