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Book Publishers, AOL To Launch New Book Recommendation Site

Three big publishers and AOL are set to launch Bookish, a “new digital platform for readers.” Hachette Book Group, Penguin Group, and CBS’ Simon & Schuster are backing the new site, which is supposed to launch this summer; AOL will promote the property and handle ad sales. A press release describes Bookish as “a place for readers to find great content about books and authors from a variety of publishers.”


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus