The Top Five Communique Articles of 2008
As reflected by the sheer number of people who clicked on the links and wrote in about the features:
1. Publisher Judith Regan fired over the OJ If I Did It book amidst accusations of pandering to tabloid controversy. Apparently no one had a problem with the Scott Peterson book though.
2. Apple's CEO Steve Jobs disses Amazon's Kindle as a flawed concept. Apparently God was wrong.
3. Bestselling author Ishmael Beah defends himself against allegations that parts of his memoir were fabricated. Beah remains utterly credible when compared to the fake memoir of Black ghetto life by a White woman who never ventured out of suburbia, and the false autobiography of a holocaust survivor's marathon journey to freedom across 3,000 miles of Nazi-occupied Europe (turns out she isn't even Jewish).
4. Entertainment Weekly releases its list of The One Hundred New Classics: The Best Reads from 1983 - 2008. Despite not being included in the list, ex-Beverly Hills 90210 star Tori Spelling's autobiography still hits #1 on the New York Times bestseller list.
5. The Berrett-Koehler Author Bill of Rights, emphasizing greater responsibility on both the author's and BK's part is released to the public under a Creative Commons license for all publishers to (hopefully) adopt. Various industry blogs pick up the document as a new model for collaboration.
Was your favorite story from 2008 one of the articles listed above? Was there one that should have been up there? Write it in below - it's what blogs are for!
Posted by BK at 3:21 PM