Weekly Roundup: 2/11–2/17
The Telegraph: Fairytales Too Scary for Modern Children, Say Parents
After my last post I thought it only fair to highlight that some people don’t think fairy tales are appropriate for children. I highly disagree, of course, but I am also aware that many fairy tales only became “children’s stories” when the Grimms put them in a book called Kindermärchen. It’s interesting to read the reasons why parents reject certain stories.
Publishers Weekly: Bookstore Sales Plunged in December, Slipped for Year
An interesting explanation of why bookstores can report higher sales individually, but the industry-wide surveys show decreases.
Clay Johnson: Is SEO Killing America?
This is a talk that was given at this year’s TOC. Johnson presents some interesting ideas, and it’s worth spending a few minutes to watch.