Friday, March 6, 2009
Twitter me Zeitgeist
I am always suspicious of people who use the word "zeitgeist" in daily parlance. So...um...yuck. (Or am I being totally jaded?) Such a different tone from our friend's interview in yesterday's post. Sadly it is the editors who are the buyers, and the agents, the sellers, which means the editors set the tone for today's books. If you can't stomach the read. Here's the upshot: "This fall [HarperCollins Publishers] will publish 21 new hardcover and paperback original titles under the It Books imprint, focusing on pop culture, sports, style and content derived from the Internet, like a planned collection of Twitter posts called Twitter Wit." Oy.