One of the curious things about SEO optimization is that it works by altering webpages so that they market themselves: that is, instead of creating ads external to the thing advertised, you re-shape the thing itself so that it’s easier to find and more interesting and attractive to link-clickers. And if we can do it with webpages, why not with, say, books? Why shouldn’t books undergo whatever ongoing tweaking they need to be as successful as possible?
John Lennon’s manuscripts for his album Plastic Ono Band
P. S. look at John’s hand-writing in the song My Mummy’s Dead..
The book is an expanded version of this blog post.
Before Apple came…the pip.
Another brain pickings story: Fascinating archive video of Steve Jobs at the early days of NOVAGRAM… I mean NEXT…
Skip to 5.20 to see some sensational braces and a large collection of un-likeable people talking urgently in a room.
Nice cameo from Paul Rand at the start too!
Full story here:
Top children’s books of 2011 (my picks are 10 & 11) from the excellent Brain Pickings site.
Also check out the top photography books of 2011: